Basic Combat Training (BCT) is the path that transforms civilians into Soldiers. Over the course of ten weeks, recruits learn basic tactical and survival skills, how to shoot, and how to march.
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After BCT, trainees attend Advanced Individual Training (AIT) to learn the skills of the Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) the trainee has chosen.
One weekend each month, Guard Soldiers report to their assigned unit for training, also known as "drill".