Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:03 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:03:02 GMT
Paramedics tell us they're amazed no one was seriously hurt in a rush hour crash just outside Albany Monday evening. The driver of a pickup truck lost control on Philema Road just before 5:00. The truckMore >>
The driver of a pickup truck and his passenger walk away from the mangled wreckage after a crash.More >>
Tuesday, May 21 2013 12:02 AM EDT2013-05-21 04:02:59 GMT
An unusual wreck on Albany's bypass Monday night left the highway littered with yard debris. About 9:30, a car collided with a trailer that was hauling tree limbs on the Liberty Expressway between theMore >>
Wrecked cars and yard debris slow traffic on Albany's bypass.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:45 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:45:07 GMT
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run. Police arrested 19-year-old Darren Huntley over the weekend in Waycross. 22-year-old DominiqueMore >>
Moultrie Police tell us they have the accused triggerman in a shooting in custody after two weeks on the run.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:37 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:37:21 GMT
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce. Nursing students at Georgia Southwestern asked business students to help them prepare for their job searches. HumanMore >>
Students at a South Georgia University are working together to make it into the workforce.More >>
Monday, May 20 2013 11:28 PM EDT2013-05-21 03:28:47 GMT
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do. An EF-3 tornado roared through Americus six years ago. It killed two people and destroyed Sumter Regional Hospital andMore >>
A lot of South Georgians are all too familiar with the damage a tornado can do.More >>
May 7, 2003
Valdosta - Training missions never stop for the Army National Guard. "The more time we spend training, the better we are," said Sgt. Cliff Boutwell.
Their newest tool is the Engagement Skills Trainer. "Its a computer based simulator that allows us to encounter everything we would in an actual combat situation," said Boutwell.
The situation may be simulated but the weapons are real. "They're not toys, they're actual guns that have been specially designed to shoot lasers," said Staff Sergeant Alan McGuffee.
The engagement skills training allows the Army National Guard to simulate anything from weapons malfunction to severe weather. They say its the best kind of training to prepare them for combat. "We can go from cold weather to rain, snow, and basically anything you could imagine," said McGuffee.
They can even design their own scenario. "If we're out at Ft. Stewart doing our battle training and we come to an odd situation or encounter, we can come back and put it into this computer and make it one of our environments," said Boutwell.
Their next deployment is still unknown, but this unit is certain that training like this will prepare them for anything.