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Carlisle in Cumberland County, Pennsylvania — The American Northeast (Mid-Atlantic)
 

Training Center

 
 
Training Center Marker image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
1. Training Center Marker
Why this marker is located so far away from the WWII Core area is unexplained.
Inscription. After the reception centers up to 14,000 soldiers a day reported to one of 242 training centers located throughout the country for roughly eight weeks of basic training. The training consisted of three general phases: turning civilians into soldiers; training soldiers how to use their equipment and weapons; and training soldiers how to function as units. At the training centers soldiers engaged in the following tasks:

- Indoctrination – understanding why we are fighting and the nationís objectives
- Physical conditioning to include the obstacle course
- First aid and sanitation
- Marksmanship
- Practical aspects of being a soldier: clothing, equipment, map reading, tent pitching, camouflage
- Marches and bivouacs
- Specialty (branch) training and unit training
 
Erected by U.S. Army Heritage and Education Center.
 
Location. 40° 12.233′ N, 77° 9.564′ W. Marker is in Carlisle, Pennsylvania, in Cumberland County. Marker can be reached from Army Heritage Drive. Touch for map. Marker is in this post office area: Carlisle PA 17013, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Obstacle Course (here, next to this marker); Model 1857 Light 12 Pound Gun-Howitzer

Insert - some aspects of training image. Click for full size.
By Larry Gertner, September 11, 2012
2. Insert - some aspects of training
(within shouting distance of this marker); Bugler John Cook (within shouting distance of this marker); A Toll Paid in Blood (within shouting distance of this marker); Drummer Jarvis Hanks (within shouting distance of this marker); The Carlisle Forge (within shouting distance of this marker); A Soldier Story (within shouting distance of this marker); A Century of Protection (about 300 feet away, measured in a direct line). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Carlisle.
 
Categories. War, World II
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on July 2, 2017. This page originally submitted on July 1, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. This page has been viewed 75 times since then. Photos:   1, 2. submitted on July 1, 2017, by Larry Gertner of New York, New York. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page.
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