Preparing for Afghanistan

By Gary L. KiefferMay 9, 2007

Soldiers from the 18th Engineer Battalion fan out during room-clearing training at Campbell Barracks, Heidelberg, Germany.
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CH-47 Chinook helicopters from the 12th Combat Aviation Battalion drop into a landing zone to pick up the paratroopers.
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A Soldier provides security after dismounting a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.
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Soldiers provide security after dismounting a CH-47 Chinook helicopter.
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Soldiers train in simulated Middle Eastern settings, complete with role players.
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Soldiers go out on a patrol, practicing tactics they'll use in Afghanistan.
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