U.S. Army photo / Gertrud Zach.

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.

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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.

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And no one knows that better than military service members and we have the pictures to prove it.

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Photo via Facebook | 30th Adjutant General Reception Battalion

An unfortunate group of Army recruits who recently arrived at Fort Benning, Georgia for basic training will first endure several weeks of soul-crushing boredom as wards of the infamous 30th Adjutant General Reception Battalion, better known as 30th AG.

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Halifax County Sheriff's Office

Authorities pulled the body of a North Carolina grandmother from a creek Friday and charged her grandson, a Marine who had been AWOL, in connection to her murder.

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To paraphrase the legendary military theorist Carl von Clausewitz: Everything in small arms is simple, but the simplest thing is difficult.

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The father of Army Ranger Josh Rodgers said the family is "completely at peace" with the death of their son that the military has confirmed was the result of friendly fire.

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