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Army updates training

The Army is overhauling its basic training to help recruits survive the particular dangers of missions in Iraq and Afghanistan. The changes add or beef up instruction on skills that include traveling in convoys and fighting in cities. The program begins this month and will be in use at all basic training installations by spring. The changes are some of the biggest since the Vietnam War, says Col. William Gallagher, who commands the basic combat training brigade at Fort Benning in Georgia. He is in the group that devised the new instruction. Full Story

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