TITLE

3:10 to Baghdad

AUTHOR(S)
Hoekenga, Christine
PUB. DATE
March 2008
SOURCE
High Country News;3/31/2008, Vol. 40 Issue 6, p6
SOURCE TYPE
Periodical
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article features the K9 Village, a simulated settlements on the Yuma Proving Ground, in Yuma, Arizona. The town is held as a dry and boring place in an isolated desert that serves as the proving ground of airdrop systems, aircraft, combat vehicle and countermeasures for landmines and roadside bombs before they are issued to soldiers. People consider the land as a useless area for so many years but the military had seen a chance to use the desert as a stateside mirror of the environmental conditions in the Middle East and Southwest Asia. It has become the premier test laboratory of the military which motivates them to care and cultivate the land into something that plays a significant role for the safety of the nation.
ACCESSION #
31634003

 

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