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We have to continue to test ourselves as most of what we do is perishable, if we don’t use it we lose it. Finding new ways to test ourselves can get challenging. This can be accomplished by hitting the books, listening to after-action reviews, and challenging your team to challenge you in training. A couple of times a year team leaders are tasked with preparing and executing scenario training when the command does not preview the training packet. The team leaders are asked to make it realistic but also to try and make it challenging for command.