Well training serves several purposes obviously you’re taking civilians your teaching them some rudiments of how to be a soldiers your teaching how to live together, but are also sort of forging a spirit your forging a notion of why we’re doing this That’s the answer why we won the war we had a spirit, we did it because we work together when the time to fight for our country we wept everybody. I think men who felt a strong duty to the defense of their country to the preservation of our way of life. I think that’s the legacy that we would like to leave. The men the guns the mock battles are gone now, faded tank tracks and airstrips ghostly grids of tent cities these bear witness to the momentous effort and sacrifice that began with Patton’s vision here, in a desolate corner of America and ended in victory in the heartland of Germany and the coral atolls in the Pacific. A story of trial and triumph entombed in the former desert training center and Rice Army airfield in the sands of the Mojave freedoms desert.