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American Veteran

Basic Training: Surviving Boot Camp

In Basic training (boot camp), recruits follow orders without hesitation, or they won’t make it. To stand out, you’d better excel or you’re in for a lot of pain. It’s often easier to remain anonymous, though this can be challenging, because the day-to-day, and especially the drills, are often emotionally and physically extreme. Recruits are under a microscope and a drill instructor misses nothing.

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Episode 4: The Reckoning
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Episode 4: The Reckoning

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Season 2021 Episode 4
Episode 3: The Return
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Episode 2: The Mission
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