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How to Prepare for Basic Training

Basic training (BT) places extreme physical demands on your body and mind to prepare you for the battlefield. You are constantly physically active...

By: Miguel Aragoncillo

Army vs. Navy: Which Is Tougher?

The annual Army-Navy college football game takes place today. Since 1890, Army and Navy have done battle 112 times, with Navy holding a slight ed...

By: Jordan Zirm

Nike to Produce Camo Uniforms For Military Appreciation Day Games

In honor of Military Appreciation Day on Nov. 9, Nike has created special camouflage uniforms for the eight participating basketball teams. Michi...

By: SkywordNews

3 Mistakes Recruits Make Preparing for Boot Camp

As a former active Marine and a trainer with experience preparing dozens of recruits for boot camp, I've seen recruits make the same mistakes over...

By: Chris DuBois

Experience Life in the Marine Corps Through New Website

Ever wondered whether a future in the Marine Corps might be right for you? The Marines' new website,, makes finding out easier than ever. ...

By: Dustin Brady

Latest Videos in Basic Training

SEALFIT: Pushing the Limits of What Athletes Are Capable Of

SEALFIT uses rigorous training techniques to push athletes further, helping them understand what their bodies are actually capable of.

Robots at the Ready

Air Force engineer 1st Lt Jason Rathje describes the robots or “autonomous agents,” which his lab is developing to help Airmen and emergency personnel to be better informed.

The Sky’s Not the Limit

Col Benjamin Alvin Drew, Jr. (Ret) describes the path that led him from Air Force helicopter pilot to astronaut.

To Own the Skies

Air Force Lt Col Eric Smith, an F-35 instructor pilot, talks about the elements that make the F-35 one of the most technologically advanced aircrafts in history.

No Time to Fail

After the massive 2010 Haiti earthquake damaged Port-au-Prince International Airport’s air traffic control tower, a small U.S. Air Force Special Operations team quickly got the airfield running so that countries could start delivering aid.