US 6TH ARMY
DRILL SERGEANTS CREED
In basic training the main method
of moving troops from place to place around
the fort is everyone's favorite method of transportation,
'MARCHING.' Sometimes like above. It was 'Double Time'
as these troops are doing. Returning from the rifle range.
FULL FIELD INSPECTION
FALLOUT FOR INSPECTION
According to a visitor to the site, Buck Burton,
who was at fort ord for basic training in 1962.
"This type of inspection during basic, was the day
before graduation to verify we still had all our field gear."
TEAR GAS ROOM
Who can forget the Gas Chamber?
We all enjoyed ripping off our masks and
looking straight down into that
canster with the tear gas tablet.
A cool ocean breeze has never felt as good
as it did that day the minute we got outside.
Half the fun of being at the fort was all
the training. Bayonet training was to perfect close combat skills.
First it was demonstrated by the D.I. Practice of the technic was next.
Finally it became part of our physical workouts.