2009 CPEO Military List Archive

From: Lenny Siegel <lsiegel@cpeo.org>
Date: Mon, 9 Nov 2009 23:29:39 -0800 (PST)
Reply: cpeo-military
Subject: [CPEO-MEF] REUSE, MUNITIONS: Ravenna Arsenal (OH) and the National Guard
Ohio National Guard's camp casts Ravenna Arsenal site in new role

By Brian Albrecht
Cleveland Plain Dealer (OH)
November 8, 2009

The simulated guts of an improvised explosive device lay scattered on a desk in the small house in Portage County. Nearby, a rocket-propelled grenade launcher leaned against a "blood-spattered" wall.

Flash-bang grenades were concealed as booby traps to greet Ohio Army National Guard troops who would soon burst into the house, firing blank-loaded M-4 carbines at "insurgents" lurking in dark rooms and hallways.

In a few months these same soldiers could be repeating this urban combat training exercise for real in Afghanistan.


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Lenny Siegel
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