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Older recruits are joining up

...corrections officer said her major challenge in the first weeks of training was climbing and rappelling the 50-foot "Victory Tower." Pvt. Black is afraid of heights. "I cried all the way up and all the way down, but my drill sergeant talked...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2006/08/19/met_93085.shtml
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Victory Tower getting new look, 'scary' training ritual remains same

...recruits will have to conquer their fears and a massive fortress of steel when they begin training on a new, 70-foot Victory Tower nearing completion here. But the training ritual, which requires them to rappel down a 40-foot wall, swing from...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/09/29/met_392306.shtml
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Army recycles old buildings

...ties, these telephone poles. They can all be reused," Mr. Shealy said, waving at the 40-foot-high wooden "Victory Tower," once used to teach recruits rappelling and rope climbing. Along with the 29-year-old tower, which was replaced...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2005/11/21/met_24695.shtml
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Sanford: Fort Jackson's size, missions could fend off closure

...but relative to other things, this is one (base) where I feel confident." The governor spoke in the shadow of "Victory Tower," the 45-foot wooden structure where trainees clamber up a variety of rope ladders and either rappel or scramble...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2003/08/26/met_386195.shtml
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First weeks develop soldiers

...one and two) Begin instilling Army values Participate in physical training Receive communications training Negotiate Victory Tower Learn basic first aid Learn map-reading skills Practice drill and ceremony Learn military justice system White Phase...

http://chronicle.augusta.com/stories/2000/04/06/met_286288.shtml
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