This week, I’m attending a training course at another base. The accommodations here are amazing compared to what we’ve been living up north. There’s even a swimming pool! The training should be good and it’s a nice break from the normal routine.
The training is an advanced course on anti-terrorism and force protection. A lot of it is a study into previous terrorist attacks on US assets so that we can attempt to avoid repeating our past mistakes. It also delves into the planning of construction of new facilities, upgrading old facilities, and establishing checkpoints, entry control points, and other critical infrastructure.
It so far has been fascinating and I feel like it is one of the most beneficial courses I’ve attended. In fact, I’m sitting in the class, awaiting the results of the final exam, as I type this email.