U.S. Army photo / Robert Timmons.

The Army is moving forward with changes to basic training slated to begin in October, despite the recent arrest of the commander in charge of implementing the new program of instruction.

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Army photo / Sgt. 1st Class Brian Hamilton.

For the first time in three years, Army recruits will have to pass a marksmanship test  during basic training using only the backup iron sights for the M16 rifles and M4 carbines, officials said.

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Dept. of the Army Photo by Ronald A. Reeves

When 18-year-old Shartim Robinson walked into the U.S. Army Albany Recruiting Center in Albany, New York, weighing 405 pounds, then returned weighing 270 pounds, he had hired a personal trainer and refined his diet and workout regimen.

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