KRTSANISI, Georgia - Maj. Scott Campell, TF GTEP Commanding Officer (left) and 1stSgt. David Schneider, TF GTEP SNCOIC, lead TF GTEP servicemembers on the first conditioning "hump" of the third phase of the Georgia Train and Equip Program
KRTSANISI, Georgia - U.S. Marines, soldiers, and airmen march alongside Georgian soldiers during the first "hump" of the third phase of the Gerogia Train and Equip Program. The formation moves along a nearby village street in the early morning as part of a conditioning hike
KRTSANISI, Georgia - Local traffic isn't heavy, but it is unique. TF GTEP members and Georgian soldiers move around a local man and his horse-cart during the first "hump" of the the third phase of the Georgia Train and Equip Program.
Georgian soldiers take aim in the Georgia Train and Equip Program.
The battalion commander and his staff pass by the reviewing stand during the graduation ceremony of the Republic of Georgia's 16th Mountain Battalion marking the completion of the third tactical training phase of the Georgia Train and Equip Program
Georgian soldier interprets as U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jason Doty, 720th Ordinance Company, instructs Georgian soldiers in how to deal with unexploded ordinance as part of the Georgia Train and Equip Program. Photo by Senior Airman Latonia L. Brown, USAF
soldiers apply camouflage paint during the practical application portion of the cover and concealment class. The training the Georgians receive throughout the 14-week GTEP program is progressive in nature, utilizing the building block approach to basic infantry skills
A Corporal from Headquarters platoon, Bravo Company, 113th Light Infantry Battalion, readies his 60 mm mortar near the mortar tube. The Georgia Train and Equip Program training is part of an effort to enhance the capability of selected Georgian military units to provide security and stability to the citizens of Georgia and the region.
Georgian soldiers of the Commando battalion execute platoon live fire ambush exercises during the Georgia
soldiers of the 113th Light Infantry Battalion practice their Combat Lifesaver skills during a planned chaotic combat environment.
Gunnery Sgt. William P. Bliss, assist team leader, Team 3, explains the application of camouflage paint during a land navigation practical application exercise. The training the Georgians receive throughout the 14-week GTEP program is progressive in nature, utilizing the building block approach to basic infantry skills.
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