LENGTH: 9 weeks
DATES: Spring & Fall Start Dates
- Young man 17 or older
- Completion of high school requirements
- Completion of a recent sports physical
Preparing for Basic Training
We have found that if men prepare themselves physically for Basic Training, they will be better equipped for the rigors ahead. This recommended program gives you one short PT session to complete each day for up to eight weeks prior to your start date. You may start this program at any time, and do not have to complete it at the pace or sequence that we have prescribed. If you find the PT too easy or too hard, you may adjust it as needed.
Download: Physical Training Schedule
One of the best ways to prepare for Basic Training is to start memorizing 1 Peter. Try and memorize at least the first 16 verses before you arrive. This will be extremely helpful to you during the first few weeks of Basic Training, and the more you memorize beforehand the better. This recommended program gives you one verse a day to memorize through chapter 2 of the book. If you would like help in memorizing, you can download a scripture memory app such as VerseLocker or The Bible Memory App (both of these apps are available for Apple and Android and have free versions). Make sure that you memorize using the King James Version.
Download: 1 Peter Verse Sheets
Items on the Basic Training Packing List must be purchased and brought with recruits to Basic Training. Many of these items may be purchased through the ALERT Store. All items are required, regardless of season.
All necessary uniform items will be provided. See Basic Training Issued Items on page 2 of the packing list.
Download: Packing List