GED Plus graduate Pvt. Daniel J. Houten (front) and Sgt. 1st Class Jerry A. Bowling (rear), mortarman course manager, Arkansas Army National Guard's 233rd Regional Training Institute, fold down the armored plate protecting the engine compartment of a M106 mortar carrier at Camp J.T. Robinson in North Little Rock, Ark. Houten, a former Israel Defense Forces M113 armored personnel carrier mechanic, checked out this similar American version with enthusiasm. After his service in Israel was complete, Houten enlisted in the Georgia Army National Guard and is currently in Army basic training at Ft. Benning, Ga.