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Old 06-25-2018, 02:31 PM
 
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Pretty significant, two additional months of advanced training. I like that they are teaching additional things like ACOG for rifles and doing extra training on other things like land navigation.

This will make Army infantry soldiers even better soldiers with solid fundamentals.

https://www.military.com/daily-news/...=todayinmil.sm

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The U.S. Army is refining a plan to extend by two months the service's 14-week infantry one station unit training, or OSUT, so young grunts arrive at their first unit more combat-ready than ever before.

Trainers at Fort Benning, Georgia will run a pilot this summer that will extend infantry OSUT from 14 weeks to 22 weeks, giving soldiers more time to practice key infantry skills such as land navigation, marksmanship, hand-to-hand combat, fire and maneuver and first aid training.
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Old 06-25-2018, 02:41 PM
 
Location: New Mexico U.S.A.
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Interesting article.

Going from 14 weeks of training to 22 weeks should make a difference... (I hope)
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Old 06-26-2018, 06:29 PM
 
Location: Yucaipa, California
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That is a big difference & may change the minds of some people about enlisting in the infantry.
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Old 06-26-2018, 07:56 PM
 
Location: Elysium
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That is a big difference & may change the minds of some people about enlisting in the infantry.
Frankly I think that might be a good thing. It is not 1944, 1951 or 1968 when we had to force young men into the infantry. I want those joining to actually mirror the Jody Call "I wish I was an Airborne Ranger". So hopefully a few more weeks in initial training should not matter to them.
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Old 06-27-2018, 02:04 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Frankly I think that might be a good thing. It is not 1944, 1951 or 1968 when we had to force young men into the infantry. I want those joining to actually mirror the Jody Call "I wish I was an Airborne Ranger". So hopefully a few more weeks in initial training should not matter to them.

I remember that!

I wanna be an airborne ranger
I wanna live a life of danger
I wanna go to Vietnam
I wanna kill a Charlie cong

Although I imagine it's been updated to reflect the current conflict.
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Old 06-27-2018, 04:48 AM
 
Location: Monnem Germany/ from San Diego
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I remember that!

I wanna be an airborne ranger
I wanna live a life of danger
I wanna go to Vietnam
I wanna kill a Charlie cong

Although I imagine it's been updated to reflect the current conflict.
Me too, Ft. Benning Sand Hill E-6-1 1984
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Old 06-27-2018, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Elysium
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I remember that!

I wanna be an airborne ranger
I wanna live a life of danger
I wanna go to Vietnam
I wanna kill a Charlie cong

Although I imagine it's been updated to reflect the current conflict.
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Me too, Ft. Benning Sand Hill E-6-1 1984
Fort Knox in 1982. We were not even infantry they just stripped out the Vietnam reference.

Thinking about it further, I guess we can have some infantry who just can't get themselves to voluntarily jump but still a bit longer training at Fort Benning should make zero difference.
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Old 06-27-2018, 09:51 PM
 
Location: North Carolina
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Stop trying to be like us Marines. We do 12 weeks of Boot Camp and then Infantry does another 12 weeks of SOI before going out to the fleet.
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Old 06-28-2018, 12:17 AM
 
Location: Wasilla, AK
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Stop trying to be like us Marines. We do 12 weeks of Boot Camp and then Infantry does another 12 weeks of SOI before going out to the fleet.
They'll never be like us! Semper Fidelis.
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Old 06-28-2018, 02:43 PM
 
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The WAC version as I remember hearing it in 1976.

Two old ladies laying in bed
One turned over to the other and said
I want to be an airborne ranger
Live a life of sex and danger
etc


I was in the next to last WAC officer class and went from that to Ordnance Officer Basic. Loved the WAC ladies, but sometimes they would crack me up which is bad when you are practicing keeping your serious face on.
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