February 23, 2014 12:00 AM

JBLM soldiers train in California for a different kind of combat

It took only about 30 minutes at the Army’s massive training center in the Mojave Desert for Sgt. 1st Class Jesse Reyes to see a different threat than he’d faced in Afghanistan and Iraq. It was just a drill, but an enemy attack helicopter had his platoon in its sights with missiles that could destroy the armored Stryker vehicles and kill everyone in them.

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