Realistic training yields real results for Civil Affairs
U.S. Army Soldiers from the 426th Civil Affairs Battalion, 351st Civil Affairs Command, USACAPOC, rehearse Troop movement techniques during a comprehensive simulated training exercise designed to test civil affairs teams’ ability to assess a village and engage key leaders August 27, 2022, in Junction City, a part of the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. “[NTC] provides a whole different atmosphere and sense of urgency for Soldiers to have to think about security, move through an entire village and interact with the population,” Sgt. Vincent Nguyen, a civil affairs noncommissioned officer with 426th CA Bn., USACAPOC, said. “Realistic training like this gets us out of the unit footprint and lets us train like we would actually fight or [interact] in the real world. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Elizabeth O. Bryson)

Photo by: Staff Sgt. Elizabeth Bryson |  VIRIN: 220827-A-DO632-0035.JPG