How long does basic training last?

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How long is basic training? Do we get to visit family while we are in basic training?

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MSG Glenn
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RE: Basic Training

Army Basic Combat Training (BCT)is a 9 week course plus about a week at the Reception Battalion when you first get there.

You won't be able to visit with your family but there's a Family Day a day before graduation & a graduation ceremony the next day where the families are allowed to attend. Family Day is normally on a Wednesday & graduation is normally on a Thursday.

Usually immediately following basic you'll attend Advanced Individual Training to learn about the job you choose. It's possible that AIT will be at a different Army Post. The time you'll spend there is variable depending on which job you have.

After graduation your immediate family can sign you out so you can spend some time with them.

Courtney_G2012 (not verified)
Sorry i was just reading what

Sorry i was just reading what you said, what do you mean by sign you out? You cant just leave on your own?

MSG Glenn
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I think I was wrong

What I should have said is that after Family Day your family will sign you out if you go off post. You'll have to return usually be 2300 because the next day is graduation. They want to make sure you get back. If you don't have any family there then you'll still have off but will probably have to stay on post. It might have changed since I signed my son out of Ft.Benning in '04 then again it might be different with each BCT unit. After graduation you're on your own, either going on leave or en route to your next duty assignment. Until graduation you belong to the Drill SGT.

kinsall7101
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how long is AIT for a person

how long is AIT for a person that wants to be a motor transport operator

MSG Glenn
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MOS 88M AIT

It's a 7 week course.

kinsall7101
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where is the AIT training

where is the AIT training located for job 88M

MSG Glenn
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88M AIT

According to my information it's at Ft. Bliss, TX.

Jude Barrales
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How long is AIT if you want

How long is AIT if you want to be an engineer?

MSG Glenn
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RE: Engineer AIT

If you mean MOS 21B, Combat Engineer then AIT is 6 weeks long. There are many MOSs in the Engineering group, though.

Trevor01
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Military Police and basic training.

How long is osut for Military Police? Is 31B a hard to get MOS (due to availability)? Are you issued any more uniforms do to being a 31B ? And my BCT questions... Do you pay for the first ACUs that are given for BCT? When are you given your Class A, B, etc Uniforms?

Colin
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OSUT

I believe the OSUT for 31B is 17 weeks - 9 weeks for BCT and 8 for AIT. The availability just depends on the number of slots taken up by others. You'll find out about that before you go to MEPS so you can reserve your slot - talk to your recruiter if you're unsure.

I´m not sure about your uniform questions - your recruiter might know. Or someone else more knowledgeable may chime in.

MSG Glenn
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Uniforms

Your initial issue of uniforms is free for enlisted persons. You'll also receive a clothing allowance for uniform upkeep & replacement. Some units will replace a uniform damaged while on duty free of charge.

j.wingo94
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i have a question about AIT.

I will be married by the time I sign up for the army. I understand that I cannot take my husband to be with me to basic training but is there any chance of m being able to come back and get him and bring him with me to AIT? I know that my AIT will be about five months long, and due to that I am worried that my husband by then will be struggling for a place to live. if there is not a way to bring him with me is there a way he can be provided any help?

MSG Glenn
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@ j.wingo94

There is absolutely nothing that can stop your husband from traveling to the nearest town to your AIT post & renting a room. How often you'll be allowed to go off post will be up to your Instructors & policy. He will not be allowed to live in quarters on post.

torrinwebb
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MOS help

Where is AIT located and how long does AIT last for 12T technical engineers?

MSG Glenn
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@ torrinwebb

The information I have has AIT for 12T at either 14 weeks or 17 weeks or somewhere in between at Ft. Leonard Wood, MO. Plan on the longer time because I believe that's the most recent info. Your Recruiter will be your best source because he'll have the most up-to-date data. When you get your contract it'll be listed along with BCT & the dates.

Good luck!