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Fort Jackson recruits enter ‘rifleman phase’

After the initial shock of Red Phase – the first phase of U.S. Army basic training in which recruits are shocked out of their complacent civilian persona and taught the basics of being a soldier, down to the tying of their boots – basic training at Fort Jackson continues with the “rifleman phase.”

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Salute from the Shore: F-16s, C-17 fly over on July 4

Beachgoers at a packed Coligny Beach on Hilton Head Island were in perfect position take in the annual Salute from the Shore on Monday, July 4, 2016. Two F-16 fighter jets and a C-17 transport plane from Charleston Air Force Base roared over Coligny around 1:45 p.m., with onlookers applauding and waving American flags, saluting the country's real heroes. Josh Mitelmanjmitelman@islandpacket.com
Salute from the Shore: F-16s, C-17 fly over on July 4 0:35

Salute from the Shore: F-16s, C-17 fly over on July 4

Commander of the 169th Fighter Wing explains mission the McEntire F-16's were on before crash 2:50

Commander of the 169th Fighter Wing explains mission the McEntire F-16's were on before crash

U.S. Army Secretary won't talk about broken dams at Fort Jackson 0:49

U.S. Army Secretary won't talk about broken dams at Fort Jackson

The Wall That Heals on display in Blythewood for Memorial Day 1:25

The Wall That Heals on display in Blythewood for Memorial Day