Graduation for the senior cadets in the Army, Marines, Air Force and Navy today at the University of Minnesota.

A lot of planning goes into each training scenario.

Trekking through the Arden Hills Army Training Site. The third pic is at the top of a ridge that was almost vertical to climb. Everyone was gasping for air as they went over. The fourth shows the steep decent and how cadets managed to get down with the heavy packs they carried.

Pulling security in anticipation of a raid against our position.

Pulling security in anticipation of a raid against our position.

Dawn sprint after a raid.

Dawn sprint after a raid.

Fighting Insurgents

Cadets practice checking a “dead insurgent” for booby traps while instructors evaluate. Click through to see more.

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Rushing to get off the ground move to a new position. The cadets had been laying in the brush pulling security for about forty minutes when it was time to move immediately.

Rushing to get off the ground move to a new position. The cadets had been laying in the brush pulling security for about forty minutes when it was time to move immediately.

Carrying the AT4 all day isn’t easy.

Carrying the AT4 all day isn’t easy.

Cadets help each other apply camo paint before an ambush.