FORT BENNING , Ga. — The Air Force needs to dramatically increase the marksmanship component of basic training according to an Army and an Air Force drill sergeant who recently completed a drill instructor exchange program and were tasked with identifying potential improvements to the Army and Air Force basic courses.
“Honestly I think [Air Force recruits] should have the opportunity to qualify with their weapon. They have one day where they get a class on the M-16,” said drill instructor Army Staff Sgt. David Peters. “I know not every job in the Air Force will require you to deploy with a weapon — some of the guys don’t ever leave the states — but I think it would be a good experience, and at least build confidence in some Airmen that are coming out of basic training, that
I’m actually more curious, what did the Army Drill Sergeant find at AF Basic Training that should be brought back home?