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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Army officials on Saturday identified the soldiers who were involved in Friday’s deadly incident at Fort Jackson in Columbia involving a military vehicle and a troop formation that killed two soldiers and injured six others.

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Two soldiers died and six more were injured, two critically, in what’s being called an accident at Fort Jackson, the U.S. Army’s largest training installation.

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Army National Guard photo by Spc. Chelsea Baker

The United States is about to be treated to a total solar eclipse, and many active-duty soldiers across the country will have front row seats to the spectacle, while others will have to settle for a less magnificent but still pretty awesome partial eclipse.  

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A senior non-commissioned officer at Fort Jackson collapsed and died after finishing a two-mile run Thursday morning, according to fort officials.

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