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FORT POLK, La. - More than 5,000 soldiers at Fort Polk are getting some one of a kind training. It's called decisive action. This week, some VIP's got a look at what could be the training of the future for the army. News Channel Five's Nolan Crane was there.

Here at Fort Polk, leaders have designed a new format to help our soldiers prepare for different types of attacks, and preventing cyber attacks are one of the army's top priorities.

"There is a very significant cyber threat where the enemy in the training area is trying to get on our computers into our networks, either corrupt them or to steal information. So, the cyber training is something that we are just working out the beginnings of our military doctrine," says Lt. Col. Matthew Canfield.

"Decisive action is the way the army is doing business in the future," says Kim Reischling.

Officials say 15 local government leaders in Louisiana witnessed the intense training it involves. More than 5,000 soldiers from across the country are participating in this updated training at Fort Polk.

"The purpose is to send in U.S. forces to help evacuate our folks, our civilians out of an embassy in this fictional training environment," says Matthew Canfield.

"The rotation will train our soldiers how to fight and win throughout wherever anything happens throughout the world.

This training is all part of a continuing learning process for our soldiers.

"The training here as always is realistic, relevant, and very rigorous," says Kim Reischling.

This decisive action training the soldiers are going through will end on Sunday.

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