GUNPOWDER RANGE, Maryland — Soldiers patrol the foggy tree line, paying attention to every detail, every movement and every sound.
FORT LEE, Va. — While the 40th Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event may be over, the experiences of almost 300 service members will have a lasting impact on culinary programs across the military. With 588 judged entries, this event is a primary training opportunity for military chefs.
NEW YORK – Since the days of Baron von Steuben at Valley Forge, the U.S. Army has trained recruits, molding civilians into Soldiers to fight its nation’s wars. And since 1975, the Fire Department of New York has taken recruits and made them into firefighters at its Probationary Firefighter’s School on Randall’s Island.
Lt. Gen. Robert B. Brown, Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth, Kansas, commanding general, (right) shoots at targets with a paintball gun during the Mungadai team competition as part of a teambuilding exercise at the Army Training and Doctrine Command’s Commandants and Directors of Training Conference March 6. The CDOT was hosted at Fort Rucker, Alabama, by the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence March 5-6. The participants were flown via CH-47 Chinooks from the USAACE headquarters building to a training area on Fort Rucker where they competed in teams in a Skedco drag, a Humvee push, target shooting with paintball guns and questions on doctrine. Awards were given out to the top team and worst team.
When Sgt. 1st Class Fredrick Behnke received word, while he was in Afghanistan, that his next assignment would be at the Mission Command Training Program (MCTP) at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., he was perplexed and concerned.