Navy sailors get Army training at Fort JacksonSUSANNE M. SCHAFER
Associated PressFORT JACKSON, S.C. - Navy sailors are trading sea legs for land combat as the U.S. Army is opening its largest training base to help them survive when sent into Afghanistan or Iraq.
The Navy is sending thousands of men and women to support Army units in those regions and wants its sailors to hone their fighting skills.
I find it strange that this AP story has not been picked up by the national blogs. I mean does it seem weird to anyone that people who signed up to be in the Navy are being trained on Army bases to go to Iraq? Like all good military people they are not making a stink, but check out this money quote: "This is excellent training, really. It will be very helpful. I'm headed to Iraq. I need this," said the 34-year-old reservist nurse from Columbus, Ohio.
Well, not so much the quote - but the attribution. A 34-year-old reservist nurse from Columbus, Ohio?
That is who we have fighting this war?