Thursday, September 24, 2009

Fort Irwin's Theater of War by Amy MacWilliamson.

Was your training like this? Mine was not. I remember a couple of white guys hiding in the woods firing a fake AK47 at me.

Watch the photo essay here.


Blogger 13 Stoploss said...

In early '05, my BDE from the 101st went to JRTC in Fort Polk, Louisiana. There was no fake blood and guts, but they did have real Iraqi's living in makeshift villages. "Good Good's" by day, and RPG's and IED's at night.

9/24/2009 10:50:00 AM  
Blogger Alex said...

"Affectionately" referred to as The Box. Right. One E-6 told me he had been there seven times, and that he'd rather spend six months in Iraq than one at NTC. I didn't understand him until I spent min both, and he was right.

9/25/2009 01:24:00 PM  

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