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A U.S. Army recruit negotiates the confidence course during the white phase of basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C., on June 14, 2006. The training lasts nine weeks and is divided into red, white and blue phases. Soldiers in the white phase are in their final three weeks. (Department of Defense/Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall, U.S. Air Force)

A U.S. Army recruit negotiates the confidence course during the white phase of basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C., on June 14, 2006. The training lasts nine weeks and is divided into red, white and blue phases. Soldiers in the white phase are in their final three weeks. (Department of Defense/Staff Sgt. Stacy L. Pearsall, U.S. Air Force)

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