(WTVM) - It's said that an army is only as good as its training, which means preparing for combat is often more important than actually being in the battle itself.
That goes for not only active soldiers but the reserves as well.
In our Military Matters segment this week, we visited an Army post in California getting those reserve soldiers ready for battle.
"For about a three-week period we bring in up to close to 8,000 soldiers, predominantly Army Reserve, however, we do have some active component soldiers that serve as our opposing forces," said Brig. Gen. Shane Buzza.
That training was conducted last week at Fort Hunter Liggett, which is just south of San Francisco.