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constantly working to keep us and our allies safe. in fact, an exercise is underway on post at fort bliss. it is called the operational contract support joint exercise. you might be surprised to know that some of the traing involves lessons in a field that has nothing to do with war. abc-7’s evan folan brings us a story you’ll see only on abc-7. 0-8 32-40 48-53 1:13-1:25 more than 500 service members — including civilians — are participating in this exercice, which includes a lot more than combat traing. the 28 day exercise brings together hundreds of service members and civilians from the department of defense along with allied nations like the united kingdom. “typically we do not go int operations alone. we do it as a coalition” the exercis begins with warrior task traing – to build teamwork and deployment readiness skills. then – they move to the classroom where focus shifts to finance and contracts! “we are here to plan and if we have to do something either conflict or natural disaster and someone in need how do we do that together.” this traing ensures – your tax dollars are spent wisely when deploying troops and supporting those already overseas. “we are going to need fuel, food, water and power generation and probably interpreters.” “t goal is to give that commander the capability when it comes to contracted support and to take care of people that are involved.” however when working with allies – there are some challenges. “we are always divided by commo language” but that doesn’t stop them from completing the task at hand. “you overcome those challenges by integrating anyway when you do it in an exercise when you do it in the real deal those frictions are met and overcome” in th end, it’s about working together to make our troops have the tools they need, on and off the battlefield. “the goal is t give that commander the capability when it comes to contracted support and to take care of people that are involved.” evan folan, abc-7. teddy’s bills itself as “th only place to be.” tonight, an e

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