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      Fort Jackson breaks ground on drill sergeants school

      FORT JACKSON, S.C. (AP) -- The Army has started construction on a new drill sergeant school at Fort Jackson.

      Only top-flight soldiers are allowed to enter the school, where tough instructors earn their famous flat-brimmed campaign hats.

      The school will graduate up to 120 drill sergeants in four sessions every year.

      The new school came about as part of the 2005 base closure and consolidation process. It brings together schools from Fort Jackson, Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and Fort Benning, Ga.

      (Copyright 2008 by The Associated Press. All Rights Reserved.)

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