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VOA Reporter’s Diary: Three Days of Harrowing Hazardous Environment Training  


WASHINGTON – “Grenade!”I took off for the door. Three steps and I dove for the ground.This was the wrong answer.”Don’t run, guys! You’re not going to outrun a grenade.”I and a dozen other VOA journalists got up and dusted ourselves off. It was day one of a three-day hazardous environment training workshop and I think our instructor was disappointed.Artillery shells like this one are lethal up to 40 yards away, says GJS instructor Shane Bell. (Daphne Dung-Ning Fan)Shane Bell with training firm GJS had just told us that the first thing you do when someone yells “grenade” is hit the …read more

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