Junior leaders have long complained that it has become increasingly difficult to prepare new infantry soldiers for deployment. Now the Army is making sure that soldiers are in better shape and more disciplined by the time they arrive at their first infantry units.
Benjamin Franklin nailed it when he said, "Fatigue is the best pillow." True story, Benny. There's nothing like pushing your body so far past exhaustion that you'd willingly, even longingly, take a nap on a concrete slab.
Photo from National Infantry Museum, used by permission.
It’s official: The National Infantry Museum and Soldier Center was declared the No. 1 “Best Free Museum” in America on Friday after a four-week vote among 20 of the top museums across the U.S. The final list includes the Top 10 of the bunch.
Here’s the one thing your Army recruiter never tells you before you ship off to basic training in Fort Benning, Georgia: It doesn’t start immediately. There’s this thing called the 30th Adjutant General Reception Battalion, which you must suffer through before actual training begins, and it's fucking awful.