Tuesday, March 16, 2010
The army is significantly changing up how they do basic training. The amazing part about this isn't that it's happening, it's that the new training schedule was based largely on actual input from combat veterans. The lack of bayonet training is specifically interesting to me. My father has told me several times of the they wasted on in basic training on bayonets. They apparently spent the entire day learning how to use one. Then in the last 5 minutes of class, their instructor told them if they were ever really out of ammo in a combat situation, just chuck the bayonet, hope you hit someone, and run.