Soldiers training in Hayden, Idaho

Soldiers in Hayden, Idaho

ORIGINAL CAPTION: My son in law today saw about 20 army guys with full combat gear walking down the street in Hayden, Idaho. He took pictures and asked them what they were doing. 'They said they were just training. One of the troopers was carrying a saw or squad automatic weapon. Is this just training or is it getting the people used to seeing troops patroling the streets. My son in law lives about a mile from the reserve unit at the airport. my son in law was kind of surprised to see those guys. I"ve lived in the Hayden area most of my life and never saw any patrols. (submitted by Pam)

From http://www.stevequayle.com/News.alert/09_Photo_of_Day/090210.photo.of.day.html

I sure would look stupid if I saw THAT outside my house. 

Growing up in OCCUPIED Germany, we were used to having American troops (tanks and the whole enchilada) rolling through town once or twice a year for their exercises, but they didn't stop unless a vehicle broke down or somebody got lost.

They conducted the training OUT OF TOWN.

We'd wave at them and they threw candy and chewing gum.   Wonder if these guys in Idaho have candy for kids.