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Journeys of Discovery: Fort Hunter Liggett—U.S. Army Reserve’s largest training base

The United States Army’s Fort Hunter Liggett in Monterey County is larger than all of the other Army Reserve’s training installations combined, and the U.S. Army’s seventh largest training facility in geographic area.

Base Commander Colonel Kerry Norman talks with correspondent Tom Wilmer about the diversity of training exercises that attract Marine, Navy, and Air Force detachments from across America, as well as joint force soldiers from around the world, including Canada, England, South America and Saudi Arabia. 

Fort Hunter Liggett is an ideal training environment, with 170,000 acres of rugged and mountainous terrain that replicates more than 20 percent of the earth’s diverse geographic environments, including Afghanistan and Southeast Asia.

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Tom Wilmer produces on-air content for Issues & Ideas airing over KCBX and is producer and host of the six-time Lowell Thomas award-winning NPR podcast Journeys of Discovery with Tom Wilmer. Recorded live on-location across America and around the world, the podcasts feature the arts, culture, music, nature, history, science, wine & spirits, brewpubs, and the culinary arts--everything from baseball to exploring South Pacific atolls to interviewing the real Santa Claus in the Arctic.
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