Audio: Joint Multi-National Readiness Center
Audio by Staff Sgt. Brian McGovern
As Charlie Company of the First Battalion, Royal Australian Regiment gets ready to roll out to a remote village, there are many preparations to be made -- weapons must be loaded and supplies packed into Humvees. But this isn't an actual war zone. It's the Joint Multi-National Readiness Center, or JMRC, near Hohenfels Germany. As part of Cooperative Spirit 2008, units like these Australians fight a simulated war alongside troops from the ABCA armies - Britain, New Zealand, Canada, and the United States.