Due to prolonged deployments, and advances in technology, the Army has recently revamped basic training courses for the first time in nearly 30 years. For many reasons, the Army has traded classic courses such as bayonet training and long distance marches for indoor laser guided ranges and close quarters combat maneuvers. With the help of drill sergeants who have served in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Army has realized their need to capitalize on today’s modern technology based warfare. The Army has adapted their training methods in order to appeal to America's "gaming generation" of younger Soldiers. However, due to their sedate nature, the Army has had to reconstruct their physical training programs in order to properly prepare them for war.
The multimedia contains interviews of trainers and trainees, footage of digital video game based weapons ranges, live fire exercises, outdoor combat maneuvers and other tactical course applications. The multimedia piece parallels the Army’s simulated combat training with real life field applications