Basic combat training (BCT) is what soldiers must endure to join the ranks of the U.S. military. Over the years it continues to evolve as more efficient and well-designed training methods are developed.
I was not that nervous on my way to BMT -- I was kind of excited because I thought I knew what to expect. I had read up on it, asked a zillion questions on this forum, and talked with countless people who had been through BMT. The Military Reception Center at the San Antonio Airport did not have any TIs there waiting for us, or any military personnel whatsoever.