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TW in Iraq #1: The Journey Begins

January 22nd, 2006

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Our battalion arrived in California in early January, after a month of training in Massachusetts. During our first three days, we’ve been sitting through briefings all day. So far, we’ve gotten briefings on: the area of Iraq we’re going to be responsible for; Iraqi culture; the laws of war and the rules of engagement; identifying and responding to IEDs; desert survival; basic combat life-saving skills; radio communications protocols; house-to-house room-clearing tactics; strategies for surviving with honor in captivity; and how to handle the media (evidently, we are going to have reporters embedded with us). Read the rest of this entry »