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Military Boot Camp Locations

Military Boot Camp Locations

Military boot camps are training centers for soldiers to make them capable of protecting their country during any crisis. Here are some of the best, located both in and outside the United States.
CareerStint Staff
Last Updated: Mar 26, 2018
According to the German proverb, 'great war leaves the country with three armies―an army of cripples, an army of mourners, and an army of thieves'. Still people fight the war of peace. Ironic! Soldiers sacrifice their lives to protect their country and save their countrymen from unforeseen dangers. Nevertheless, the battle continues.
But have we ever thought how and where the armed forces are trained? Different branches of the military include the army, air force, navy, marine corps, and coast guard. A military boot camp is a rigorous training program required for a person to become a soldier. The workouts and discipline maintained at these facilities are of the highest quality, and turn an individual into a perfect soldier.
US Boot Camps
The US army has five main destinations that deliver military boot camp training. The basic training of the US army are of two types―Basic Combat Training (BCT) and Advanced Individual Training (AIT).
Fort Benning, Georgia
Fort Benning, established in the year 1918, in Columbia, was named after Brigadier General Henry L. Benning. This spot is located at Muscogee in the southeast of Columbus. The other base is housed at Chattahoochee in Georgia. The county of Russel is in Alabama. It's a self-sustaining military community providing training and housing to 120,000 military members and their families. Fort Benning, being the home of the United States Army Maneuver Center, has the capability to deploy forces by air, highway or rail, instantly.

Fort Jackson, South Carolina
Fort Jackson was harbored in the year 1917, and was known as Camp Jackson, initially. It is located in South Carolina. The fort is named after Andrew Jackson, the 7th US President, and an Army General. It was created at the time of World War I. The camp was abandoned at the conclusion of World War I, in the year 1922, but the outbreak of the Korean War allowed it to remain active till the 21st century. Today, it is the largest Initial Entry Training Center in the US Army. From the entire mass of soldiers, it provides training to 50% of men and 80% of women.

Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri
Fort Leonardo Wood military base is located at Ozarks, Missouri, and is named in honor of General Leonard Wood, a former Chief of Staff of the US Army. The base was created in December 1940, with the motive to train infantry troops. Later, in the year 1941, it attained a hierarchical post for the purpose of engineering training. The post is situated at a remote destination and at a considerable distance from the metropolitan center. Being based at a rugged terrain, soldiers have to undergo rigorous boot camp training sessions under extreme climatic variations.

Fort Knox, Kentucky
Fort Knox in Kentucky, was fortified in the year 1860 during the Civil War. It covers a vast area of 109,000 acres, stretching to the counties of Bullitt, Meade, and Hardin. The US Army Armor School is also located in this camp, which provides military training to young soldiers. Fort Knot is considered as one of the prime locations for US Army BCT. General George Patton Museum, located inside Fort Knox, presents the history of the Armored Forces and the US Army Cavalry.

Fort Sill, Oklahoma
Fort Still is considered as a National Historic Landmark, being the only army installation fort built in the South Plains during the Indian wars. It was raised by Major General Philip H. Sheridan, in the year 1869, for the purpose of combating the hostile tribes invading Kansas and Texas. The US Army Field Artillery School is located in this military base. It provides training to military corps, as the Field Artillery MOS school is located inside Fort Still. The other two popular schools being conducted under Fort Still are the US Army's Air Defense Artillery School and The 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade School.

Boot Camps Outside the US
  • Regional Force Surveillance Units, Royal Military College Duntroon ― Australia
  • The Canadian Forces Leadership and Recruit School ― Canada
  • Allgemeine Grundausbildung ― Germany
  • Basis Hadracha, Instruction Base ― Israel
  • The Basic Military Training Center ― China
  • The Rashtriya Indian Military College, National Defense Academy, Sainik Schools ― India
  • Royal Military Academy Sandhurst ― UK
  • Royal Military Academy of Belgium ― Brussels
  • Whampoa Military Academy ― Taiwan
Apart from these prime locations, many small camps have mushroomed globally to take in kids for military training.