Training in the Bayou State

By Cherie A. ThurlbyMay 8, 2007

A vehicle blows up, adding realism to the training. Safety is stressed during training and Soldiers are not harmed during the exercise.
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Soldiers encounter role-playing Iraqi police and civilians. When to use force and when not to use it is emphasized during the training.
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Secretary of Defense Robert M. Gates meets with Soldiers after observing their training.
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