US, Russian Soldiers Train Together At Fort Carson

By: KKTV/AP
By: KKTV/AP

Russian soldiers have arrived on U.S. soil--but it's not a return to the Cold War.

Twenty-two Russian army paratroopers are currently in the midst of two weeks of training at Fort Carson. It's the first time Russian soldiers have trained in the U.S., though soldiers from both countries have been conducting joint exercises for years.

The Russian soldiers are training with the 10th Special Forces Group on basic combat skills such as firing weapons and parachute drops, with intentions to progress to more complicated anti-terrorism exercises. According to the Associated Press, no classified weapons are being used for training, and U.S. escorts remain with the Russian soldiers around the clock.

U.S. soldiers are expected to go to Russia next year for similar training.


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