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Schofield soldiers train for mission as ‘key leaders’ of Afghan troops

  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Army soldiers ran out of a helicopter after landing at Marine Corps Training Area Bellows during training exercises last week. Soldiers with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team from Schofield practiced air assault via helicopter at Bellows and moving through a mock Afghan village as they prepare for a deployment to Afghanistan.
  • CRAIG T. KOJIMA / CKOJIMA@STARADVERTISER.COM
    Pvt. Nicholas Ellenburg, left, and Sgt. Joaquin Vierra take positions in a tower overlooking a mock Afghan village. Part of the more than 3,500-soldier 3rd Brigade Combat Team from Schofield is heading to Afghanistan this summer as a security force assistance brigade.

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