Discussing Why Basic Training Should Remain Gender-Integrated (1999)

Research Paper Title Separation Anxiety and Boot Camp: Why Basic Training Should Remain Gender-Integrated. Abstract Several members of Congress are supporting legislation to separate men and women in basic training in the military for a variety of reasons, including sexual harassment and sexual relations between men and women. The push for such legislation began with several incidents involving multiple… Read More

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What are the Options for Increasing Gender Integration in the US Air Force Basic Military Training Programme?

Research Paper Title An Assessment of Options for Increasing Gender Integration in Air Force Basic Military Training. Abstract Currently, men and women in U.S. Air Force (USAF) Basic Military Training (BMT) sleep in gender-segregated flights; some training is gender-segregated, and some is gender-integrated. The USAF is currently reevaluating the degree of gender integrated training (GIT) in… Read More

What is the Incidence of MSK Injuries during Basic Training for the Different British Army Infantry Regiments?

Research Paper Title Musculoskeletal injuries in British Army recruits: a prospective study of incidence in different Infantry Regiments. Background Musculoskeletal injuries and attrition incurred during basic military training are a significant socioeconomic burden across many Defence Forces. In order to plan an injury prevention strategy, the purpose of this study was to quantify the regiment-specific… Read More

Evaluating the Use of Methylsulfonylmethane versus Placebo to Prevent Knee Pain in Military Initial Entry Trainees

Research Paper Title A randomized controlled trial evaluating methylsulfonylmethane versus placebo to prevent knee pain in military initial entry trainees. Background Methylsulfonylmethane (MSM) is a naturally occurring sulfur containing substance that has been shown to have anti-inflammatory and antioxidative properties. Previous studies using MSM as an oral supplement to improve pain in those patients with… Read More

Number of RAF Recruits who completed Phase 1 Training, 2010-2016

Below is the number of Royal Air Force (RAF) recruits who completed their Phase 1 initial military training between 2010 and 2016. Table 1: Number who complete phase 1 training Year Of Those Who Started in Year, Number who Completed Phase 1 Training 2010/2011 1237 2011/2012 1231 2012/2013 1251 2013/2014 1623 2014/2015 1886 2015/2016 2175… Read More

The Effects of Basic Training on British Army Regular & Reserve Recruits

Research Paper Title Effects of basic training in the British Army on regular and reserve army personnel. Background The aim of this study was to compare changes in aerobic fitness and body composition in response to British Army (regular) and Territorial Army (reserve) basic training. Methods Eleven regular recruits, 14 reserve recruits, and 20 controls… Read More