Staff Sgt. Amanda Smolinski dvidshub.net ASHWAUBENON, Wis.—As the Humvees rolled slowly through the city’s streets, children waved and others stopped to watch as soldiers dismounted their vehicles to meet with civil authorities and assess the local infrastructure. For three days in August, 22 Civil Affairs soldiers of the 432nd Civil Affairs Battalions, Charlie and Delta Companies, traveled in their High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicles, or "Humvees," 37 miles north of their headquarters here to the small town of Gillett. Once there, they began conducting a realistic training exercise. Other soldiers assigned to the headquarters element remained behind at the unit’s location to operate the tactical operations center. Teams used the Oconto County Fairgrounds as their forward operating base to conduct assessments on some of the surrounding municipalities while also meeting with local key leaders. Although the population of Gillett is only 1,303, the city offers services that one would find in larger cities. The city has garbage and recycling pickup, police and fire departments, parks, schools, a dentist, doctor office, chiropractor, and optometrist offices and other small businesses and essential services. to read more click here: dvidshub.net
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