The Infantry is a small band of brothers within the Army brotherhood. Their blue cords mean something special to them, and they will readily fight you if you say something negative about them.

Infantry combines your Basic Combat Training and Advanced Individual Training (AIT) into one school called One Station Unit Training (OSUT). Prospective infantrymen don’t go home after eight weeks of basic training; they stay and keep training.

During the final week of OSUT, these Infantry-hopefuls go through a challenging field exercise and many final stages of testing and trials. It’s a long week that requires teamwork and a no-quit attitude.

The final day, which turns into the night, is a long foot march back to the camp. Rather than stopping at their barracks, they make the long walk up the infamous Honor Hill.