Fields Of Fear

JMU Center’s Exercise Highlights Dangerous, Slow Process Clearing Mines

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Posted: April 7, 2014

New Zealand Army Sgt. Maj. Garth Boyd, working with the U.S. Department of Defense’s Humanitarian Demining Training Center, shows James Madison University graduate student Dane Sosniecki, 25, of Moberly, Mo., how to sweep for mines last week. The exercise took place outside the JMU Festival Conference and Student Center. (Photos by Nikki Fox / DN-R)
Angel Belen, a deputy manager at the U.S. Department of Defense’s Humanitarian Demining Training Center, talks to JMU students on Wednesday about the different kinds of mines found around the world.

HARRISONBURG — Children in the United States don’t have to worry about stepping on landmines while walking to school, hiking through the woods, or playing a pick-up game of soccer on a makeshift…

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