Saturday, June 04, 2016

Military training during inclement weather....must we push it even during the wild stuff?

Everyone is "reflecting" on the life and times of Muhammad Ali.  He was a great man and athlete and his contribution to American society is not to be underestimated.  While I'm a fan, there is nothing I can add to that conversation.  Besides.  He has people worldwide thinking of him and his family during this time.

But what about those soldiers that died at Ft Hood yesterday?

I believe that they are heroes.  I believe that they tried to do the right thing even if it all went bad.  I believe they were trying to accomplish their training mission.

But I wonder.

Was it right to send them out on training while the base was experiencing record rain fall?  Oh and yes I've heard the mantra.  If it ain't raining, it ain't training.  The other one is the enemy doesn't call time out because of bad weather...the list goes on.

But to see soldiers lose their lives because of a flash flood that was easily just doesn't seem right.

What is the answer here?  Must the military push training even in wild weather so that its ready for its occurrence on a future battlefield?

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