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Cold Steel’s Mongoday Warriors Take to the Field 
Interesting army training story.
Staccato bursts from the M 240 machine gun pierced the chilly night air around Fort Wainwright from September 10–13. Rogue Cortininan Liberation Forces (CLF), roaming unchecked around Birch Hill, were eventually overcome by the “Mongolian Horde.” 

Sound strange? Not at all. The event was part of a grueling exercise for officers of 2nd Battalion, 1st infantry Regiment (Cold Steel). Moving long distances, carrying heavy rucksacks, and executing numerous small unit missions – all with very little food and sleep – were just a few of the challenges the officers faced while participating in their first “Mongoday.” 
LTC David Wisecarver, 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment Commander, initiated the four-day training event for the battalion’s officers based on a tradition from the Army’s 75th Ranger Regiment. As enacted in the Ranger Regiment, Mongoday is an exercise conducted in the spirit of the Mongoday warriors of Genghis Khan – the most courageous military unit in the history of combat.
Much more at the link.
Posted by:Steve White

#2  Glad I read the whole article. I thought Mongoday wasa Blazing Saddles film festival.
Posted by: Super Hose   2003-10-22 2:00:49 PM  

#1  They only had one M240? No wonder it took them four days--everybody had to take turns!

"Mongoday" seems to be the Mongol equivalent of "Kamikaze"--kind of a dubious name to pick for the exercise?
Posted by: Dar   2003-10-22 1:21:29 PM