(photo taken by WHOP's Marie Fainter)
The Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana continues to lead the nation in preparing soldiers for combat in war torn countries like Afghanistan.
JRTC is a place where soldiers from across the nation, come to train and perfect their war-fighting skills and military officials say preparing soldiers for war is a priority, since each soldier plays a very important role.
The 101st Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat, which includes the 1-32nd Cavalry Regiment recently returned from training at Louisiana with Battalion Commander, Lieutenant Colonel Paul Taylor talking about one of the many mock missions he conducted alongside his men over the course of the month long training.
Lieutenant Colonel Taylor talks about conducting combat patrols, which he says is something his soldiers will frequently do while they are deployed in Afghanistan.
As part of President Barack Obama’s troop draw down, only a select number of soldiers in the brigade will be deploying to Afghanistan.