FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. - Robert Smiley, principal director of Readiness, Training, and Mobilization in the office of the Assistant Secretary of Defense for Reserve Affairs, and Command Sgt. Maj. John Gipe, OSD Reserve Affairs command sergeant major, visited Fort Hunter Liggett this week.

The visitors' focus was on Soldiers and training facilities, and they went out into the middle of Warrior Exercise 2012, the monthlong exercise Soldiers training to enhance their war fighter skills. With more than 4,000 Soldiers participating in the WAREX and members of each branch of the Defense Department represented in Global Medic underway in conjunction with it, they saw plenty of activity.

Fort Hunter Liggett boasts a number of mock villages, known as MOUT sites, that simulate urban operations to train Soldiers in real world scenarios. In these photos, Smiley and Gipe observe Civil Affairs Soldiers training in one of them.