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5,000 soldiers participate in Army activity

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    Col. Kevin Williams described his unit’s role Monday inside of the Brigade Tactical Operations Center in the 25th Infantry Division’s “Lightning Forge” exercise in the Kahuku Training Area.

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    Brigade Tactical Operations Center.

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    Lt. Col. Philip Mundweil, the opposing force commander, met Monday with his officers in the “church.”

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    Soldiers make their way down a road with their weapons.

While naval forces are at sea for Rim of the Pacific, the Army is holding its own big exercise, with lots of troops on the ground, military vehicles on the move and helicopters in the air as they practice against what are known as “near-peer” competitors. Read more

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