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Absolutely. Besides our monthly team training, our command element routinely does table-tops and debriefs, usually tweaking a scenario just slightly to see if the outcome or decisions may change. Some of these “exercises” are scheduled but more often than not, the scenarios stem from actual situations across the country or things we’ve learned about in the media. As a command element, we will place our team in the shoes of another team and explore what our decisions and what our teams tactics would be in a given scenario.