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Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook: Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Surviving Boot Camp

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As anyone who has undergone the transition from civilian to soldier will tell you, basic training is a lot tougher and more challenging than any recruit can imagine. Michael Volkin discovered that fact soon after 9-11, when his personal vow to serve my country convinced him to enlist in the U.S. Army.

As Volkin quickly discovered, he was utterly unprepared for the new world of the military, “a completely different environment full of unknown exercises and acronyms, where can’t ...

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Overview

As anyone who has undergone the transition from civilian to soldier will tell you, basic training is a lot tougher and more challenging than any recruit can imagine. Michael Volkin discovered that fact soon after 9-11, when his personal vow to serve my country convinced him to enlist in the U.S. Army.

As Volkin quickly discovered, he was utterly unprepared for the new world of the military, “a completely different environment full of unknown exercises and acronyms, where can’t eat or talk without permission. Volkin began taking notes on everything and anything with the hope that no one else would have to go through basic training like I did completely unarmed with knowledge that would have eased my transition into the military and allowed me to be more successful.

During Operation Enduring/Iraqi Freedom, Volkin organized his notes, interviewed hundreds of other soldiers, and began to write. The result is The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook, a unique and utterly indispensable guide to successfully coping with and thriving in today’s military.

The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook is a comprehensive, practical, and easy-to-follow survival guide written specifically for every new or prospective recruit about to enter any branch of the armed forces. Volkin’s book offers step-by-step instructions and solutions, including helpful charts and graphics, for how to prepare both physically and mentally for boot camp. It includes a special eight-week fitness program specifically designed to improve your fitness test scores, specific study guides, an instructional How to”chapter, a list of what to bring (and not to bring) to basic training, tips for success, and much more.

The Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook was written by a soldier for men and women who want to become soldiers. No one should enter boot camp without having read this book.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781932714111
  • Publisher: Savas Beatie
  • Publication date: 8/18/2005
  • Edition description: 2nd Edition
  • Pages: 224
  • Sales rank: 365,378
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 0.50 (d)

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  • Anonymous

    Posted April 3, 2008

    I love this book!

    I purchased this book before I went off to a military camp and it helped out so much! Even though it wasn't basic training, it was so similar. Memorizing and learning the knowledge in the book helped me get a better understanding of what I was getting myself into and allowed me to be more prepared than the other recruits. A must-read for any type of military boot-camp training!

    1 out of 1 people found this review helpful.

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  • Posted May 14, 2010

    Very helpful

    I am preparing to head to United States Army Basic Combat Training at the end of May in Ft. Jackson, South Carolina, and I feel that this book has done an excellent job getting me prepared for what is in store. Although it cannot prepare me for the mental rigors I will endure, it has done a good job preparing me physically. This book also does an excellent job preparing the future soldier for what things need to be done prior to training such as taking care of bills and other items that one might forget to take care while at basic training. I highly recommend this book to all future soldiers.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted January 12, 2010

    Great book!!

    This book gave me good insight on how to be prepared when going into the military.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 19, 2006

    Amazing

    This book was extremely helpful in setting up an effective exercise routine. I perform this routine everyday, an exelent preperation for basic training.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 15, 2006

    !!!!

    this book is a great tool for pre basic workouts mentally and phyically...GREAT READ!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted March 17, 2006

    I'm Excited for Boot Camp

    This book is awesome. I have no military experience, and now my mind is so much more at ease about what to expect. I'm actually excited to go to boot camp!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 27, 2006

    amazing

    if anybody is going to join the military you got to read this book it helped out so much.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted February 1, 2006

    Best BCT book I have yet to come across...

    This book is by far the most informative out there and will set you miles ahead of other recruits! I have personally found it immeasurably helpful. HOOAH!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 22, 2005

    Great Book

    I'm planning on joining the Guard and wanted to know what I should expect. This book breaks everything down so that it is simple and easy to understand. I thoroughly enjoyed reading it and couldn't stop until I finished. I recommend to anyone interested in enlisting.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2005

    Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook: Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Surviving Boot Camp

    This book is great. It tells you everything you need to know to get through and succeed in boot camp in any military branch. Anyone who is going to be joining a branch of the military should read this book, it is very helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 20, 2005

    Saying how it sounds

    According to alot of people iv'e talked with and from sample articles this book is amazing. This is realy the ULTIMATE!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 24, 2005

    Ultimate Basic Training Guidebook: Tips, Tricks, and Tactics for Surviving Boot Camp

    This book is great! Anyone who is planning on joining the military should buy this book it was very helpful.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 27, 2005

    BT

    This is def. a book not to be missed. Any new recruit should have this.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted October 16, 2005

    Ready to roll!!

    I recently enlisted and leave for basic training soon. I've found the information in Mr. Volkin's book INVALUABLE! Reading the UBTG has been like having a coach who gets you physically and mentally conditioned for the big game. I am ready to roll!!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted September 9, 2005

    A Must-have! Best pre-Basic Book out there!

    The writing of the book is simple and straightforward yet overflowing with important information. Very detailed and sometimes very funny, you will have the best, clearest idea of what to expect in BCT. Indispensable guide, anyone contemplating or have enlisted to join the Army (or any branch of the armed forces) MUST read this book. If you do, you'll go to Basic a hundred steps ahead than the rest of the recruits. Good luck to all!

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  • Anonymous

    Posted June 24, 2005

    good book - fun to read and to the point

    I bought this book as a gift for someone who was planning to join the military. He loved it. It was entertaining and factual. A good mix of storytelling and anecdotes along with the data you need to be prepared. After boot camp my friend said he would have been lost without this book. It made boot camp MUCH easier and took away many of the fears and questions.

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  • Anonymous

    Posted August 3, 2005

    IM A SQUARED AWAY SOLDIER

    this book has prepared me farther than i thought i could ever have been for basic training. Volkin covered everything that i needed to know to prepare myself for basic down to his exercise program. a must read for any army recruit before they enter training

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