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Year in review: training.

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Soldiers from Alpha Battery, 118th Field Artillery, 48th Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard participate in infantry squad battle course training on Fort McCoy, Wis., July 17, 2008, during Patriot 2008. Patriot is a joint, multinational exercise involving National Guard, Reserve and active components of the Air Force and Army, as well as Canadian, British and Dutch forces.

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Soldiers of the 305th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division parachute out of an Air Force C-130 Hercules aircraft during a joint forcible entry exercise on Fort Bragg, N.C., June 17, 2008. JFEX is a joint airdrop designed to enhance service cohesiveness between Army and Air Force personnel by training both services on how to execute large-scale heavy equipment and troop movement. (Photo by Airman 1st Class Daniel Owen)

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Drill Sgt. Primus Brown instructs Soldiers from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 30th Infantry as they learn to high crawl through a sand pit as part of an obstacle course on Fort Benning's Sand Hill, Oct. 17, 2008. (Photo by David Dismukes)

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Spc. Daniel Farrier, MEDCOM Soldier of the Year, rescues a mannequin from a damaged vehicle during the combat scenario portion of the competition, June 17, 2008. (Photo by Jerry Harben)

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Soldiers from 25th Infantry Division perform a low crawl as part of their training at Schofield Barracks, Hawaii, Feb. 4, 2008. (Photo by Spc. David House)

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A Soldier competes in the "Best Warrior" competition night-fire exercise at Fort Lee, Va., on Oct. 2, 2008. Twenty-four of the Army's finest warriors representing 12 commands from across the Army gathered at Fort Lee, from Sept. 29 to Oct. 3, to compete in the competition, which names the Army's Soldier and Noncommissioned Officer of the Year. (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Tom Steber)
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Publication:Soldiers Magazine
Article Type:Brief article
Geographic Code:1USA
Date:Jan 1, 2009
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