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The Basic School (TBS) is where all newly commissioned United States Marine Corps officers are sent to learn the art and science of being a Marine officer. Held in Quantico, Virginia and currently lasting six months, the new officers are given extensive classroom and field training on subjects ranging from weapons and tactics to leadership and protocol. Whether commissioned from the Naval Academy (a maximum of 16 and 2/3 percent of each Academy graduating class may opt to become Marines), ROTC or one of the other Officer Candidate School (OCS) routes, TBS is the first stop for new Marine officers. During TBS, the officers are selected for a Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) ranging from Infantry to Military Police to Air Traffic Controller. Following TBS, the "Basic Officer" will attend one or more additional schools to be trained in that particular specialty prior to being assigned to a unit in the Fleet Marine Force (FMF). United States Marine Corps Emblem The United States Marine Corps (USMC) is a branch of the United States armed forces. ... Quantico, Virginia is in Prince William County, 23 miles north-northeast of Fredericksburg, Virginia, near Dumfries and Stafford along Highway 619. ... The bayonet, still used in war as both knife and spearpoint. ... Tactics is the collective name for methods of winning a small-scale conflict, performing an optimization, etc. ... In common usage, leadership generally refers to: the position or office of an authority figure, such as a President [1] a position of office associated with technical skill or experience, as in a team leader or a chief engineer a group of influential people, such as a union leadership [2... Teamwork: Fourth Class Midshipmen lock arms and use ropes made from uniform items as they brace themselves climbing the Herndon Monument The United States Naval Academy (USNA) is an institution for the undergraduate education of officers of the United States Navy and Marine Corps. ... The Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) is a training program of the United States armed forces present on college campuses to recruit and educate commissioned officers. ... In the United States armed forces, Officer Candidate School (OCS) or the equivalent is a training program for non-commissioned officers, soldiers, Sailors, Marines, Airmen and recent college graduates to earn commissions as officers. ... A Military Occupational Specialty (MOS) is a job classification in use in the U. S. Army and the U. S. Marine Corps. ... Infantry in the First World War Infantry (or Infantrymen) are soldiers who fight primarily on foot, using personal weapons. ... Military police (MPs) are the police of a military organization, generally concerning themselves with law enforcement and security. ... Air traffic controllers are persons who operate the air traffic control system to expedite and maintain a safe and orderly flow of air traffic and help prevent mid-air collisions. ...

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Basic School Nursing (298 words)
Abstract: The Basic School Nursing cluster was specifically developed to address the DOE Induction requirements of the school nurse specialist.
The goal of this cluster is to provide newly licensed school nurses with advanced knowledge and skills needed to practice safely and effectively in the school setting.
Basic School Nursing aims to facilitate successful transition from general nursing practice to school nursing by addressing essential nursing and educational components that are needed by school nurses, but are not included in a traditional nursing degree program.
Basic High School - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia (825 words)
Basic High School is a nine-month public high school that is part of the Clark County School District and is located in Henderson, Nevada.
The newly-found Basic, Nevada needed a school for their children to attend, hence Basic High School received the name of its city (the city of Basic is now the city of Henderson, Nevada).
Finally, a school pride statement that is written on the walls of the main hallway, states, "For the strength of the pack is the wolf, and the strength of the wolf is the pack," which is line from the popular poem "The Law for the Wolves" by Rudyard Kipling.
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