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Soldiers Patrolling in Afghanistan

Soldiers newly arrived in Afghanistan are pictured during a RSOI (Reception, Staging and Onward Integration) exercise.


Reception, Staging and Onward Integration (RSOI) is a 2 to 7 day package that all troops, up to 350 per day, must complete before moving to their forward units, wherever that may be in Helmand.


Day 5 on the RSOI is a mock Patrol Base Exercise. The soldiers are split into multiples and have to practice all drills taught throughout the week in order to conduct a shura in the mock village of Wahim Kalay.


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Photographer: Cpl Mike O'Neill RLC LBIPP

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Taken on September 24, 2012