This week on AK… a peak inside a military training exercise.
Recently an anti terrorism battalion of Marine Reservists were in Alaska for a two week training. One focus of the exercise was hand to hand combat. Reservist trainers say fighting up close with insurgents in civilian clothes is different than past wars where uniforms clearly identified the enemy. APRN’s Lori Townsend spent time at the training in June and has the story.
Thanks for listening to AK on Alaska News Nightly. To see pictures and video of the Marine Reservists training, go to our website at alaskapublic.org.
Tune in next week when we go hunting for rare pieces of Alaska history in the most humble of places… the yard sale.