A U.S. Army Pvt. pulls her way to the top of the slide to victory obstacle during the confidence course phase of basic combat training at Fort Jackson, S.C., Aug. 8, 2006. Basic combat training consist of nine weeks of intense training designed to hone skills, teach new skills, optimize physical and mental performance. U.S. Air Force photo by Senior Airman Desiree N. Palacios. This photo appeared on www.army.mil.