Most can agree that combat can take a toll on the mind and body and that small things residents may take for granted, like talking to a friend is something soldiers rely on to pull them through any tough situation.
Fort Campbell’s 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment, which is attached to the local post’s 1st Brigade Combat Team is gearing up for mass training next month at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, Louisiana and soldiers assigned to that unit recently enjoyed some down time playing golf with comrades to prepare for the tough training.
Sergeant First Class Michael Ashbaugh says the bonds between combat buddies will last a life-time and could not be put into words.
According to Sergeant First Class Ashbaugh, positive memories made with friends helps soldiers cope better with the stresses of war and being away from family.
The 1-32nd Regiment will be among other units at Fort Polk for about a month and military officials say the training soldiers receive at the Louisiana post will test them on their knowledge of previous training exercises.