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    I am a member of MOAA (Military Officers Association of America) and its magazine had a very interesting article of BCT at Fort Jackson.

    You can view the article on page 46 in the online edition (same as the magazine)

    http://www.qg.com/smartools/ebook/hosted.rails?issue=c69250c2dba14a08b164820e93a13a9 9153714b97ef44769a886820e93a13a99

    http://www.moaa.org/moarchive

    Its the magazine that has training for war. Awesome photo of females going at it during pugil stick fighting. I did pugil stick in the Marines but never in the Army so its good to see that.

    There is a video at the bottom of page 49 that says DIGITAL EXCLUSIVE - Click on it and hear the Army Chief of Staff.

    It also has an article on Operation Proper Exit that nearly brought tears to my eyes.

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    That was an excellent article. It looks like LTG Hertling is addressing some of my complaints with BCT, especially the one about Power Point. When I went through we did a day of pugils instead of bayonets, Fort Jackson had already closed down the bayonet course. Pugils were fun, but they did not really teach much about them. We spent maybe 4 hours on combatives. The idea of giving everyone an e-reader while they are in BCT is ridiculous. The smart book they issue now is the same exact thing, but a fraction of the cost. Those e-readers will get destroyed.

    I never knew my generation was called millennials, lol.

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    When did you go through LT?

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    Last fall, lol

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    oh lmaof!!!

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    Yea, I'm a newbie and a youngin.

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    Yeah, I caught the news last week. Chief- LT is going through growing pains.lol. It's all good.
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    Quote Originally Posted by matt View Post
    The idea of giving everyone an e-reader while they are in BCT is ridiculous. The smart book they issue now is the same exact thing, but a fraction of the cost. Those e-readers will get destroyed.
    If they actual implement, we should start a pool to see how long before they go back to paper. Anyone who's seen a smartbook on week 10 will quickly realize why that idea doesn't pass the sniff test. Good idea, but IMO the execution will be cost prohibitive.

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