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US Training Base Role

Discussion in 'Military Training, Doctrine, and Planning' started by CBISon, Aug 20, 2016.

  1. CBISon

    CBISon New Member

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    Does anyone know the role different US training bases played during WWII?
    I'm particularly interested in Fort Grant IL, Camp Carson CO and Fort Lewis Washington.

    Was it mostly just based on geography or did the different bases train for different purposes?
     
  2. OpanaPointer

    OpanaPointer I Point at Opana Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    Lots of them just got the troops used to which way to go when the order came to "right flank, march!" Others provided advanced training for specialties, such as jump school, tank school, "how to make prime rib taste like bologna" school, etc.

    Now, here's some links for you:

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Camp_Grant_(Illinois)

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Carson

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Lewis
     

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