Realistic training prepares paratroopers for combat

Pryor, Mike
March 2009
Soldiers;Mar2009, Vol. 64 Issue 3, p18
The article stresses the importance of realistic training in preparing paratroopers for combat. Developed by the 82nd Airborne Division, the author notes that the training is designed to assume what soldiers might experience when they go to action. In addition, he explains that paratroopers are put in a situation that could have a different result depending on how they interact with the role-players. A squad leader from Syracuse, New York says that realistic training is important to accustom soldiers to real combat situations in a short time.


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