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FORT POLK, LA (KPLC) -
Fort Polk is widely known Army post throughout Louisiana and the South, but what people may not know is that the post is home to one of the only two Joint Readiness Training Centers (JRTC) in the United States.
The installation is an asset that U.S. Army Undersecretary, Dr. Joseph Westphal, says is important during a time of transformation for the Army.
"JRTC incorporates training that includes multiple agencies," said Westphal. "That makes it unique and that makes it critically important for the future of our Army.
Specifically, the Decisive Action Training Exercises (DATE) at the JRTC provides an approach to training Brigade Combat Teams in a joint, inter-agency, intergovernmental and multinational environment.
Unlike other training exercises, DATE allows units to train in more flexible scenarios that encompass more facets of service than combat. DATE rotations generally take one month to complete.
Maj. Gabriel Ramirez has had his tours of deployment, previously being stationed in Bosnia, Kuwait, Iraq and Afghanistan. He said his experience training at the JRTC at Fort Polk was helpful in his mission in Bosnia.
"Having gone through certain scenarios while I was here prepared me tactfully and trained me how to interact with other cultures," said Ramirez.
On 7News at 5, hear more about training from the Undersecretary's first trip to Fort Polk and on 7News at 6, take a look inside one of JRTC's training villages.