The Navy’s USS Trayer has been called the unluckiest ship in the fleet because it’s constantly under attack.
At least it feels that way to new recruits, who spend 12 hours on the $60-million training ship as part of a simulation that mimics the chaos and fear of war.
With floods and fires, the exercise looks and feels real – and that’s the idea.
The military’s hoping that these kinds of simulations will help prevent post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) by prepping the “warrior brain” for what war is really like.
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