Today the Ukrainian cadets taught us about their military leaders.
Today was a great day to be in L'viv! In class we the American cadets and the Ukrainian cadets both shared national war heroes with each other. I learned that many of their war heroes here at the academy are soldiers who were decorated with the 'Hero of the Soviet Union', the most prestigious medal the Soviet Union awarded military personnel. After class all the cadets went to driver simulation training. There we were able to use the Ukrainian made driving and firing simulators for the Zil truck, T-80, and BTR. These simulators are giant metal structures that modeled the interior of their respective vehicles. Basically they are giant video games that were awesome! We are so fortunate to have had the opportunity to test them. After the simulators we met a few of the Ukrainian cadets on the training field for a game of soccer. Unfortunately many of the cadets had work and were unable to meet up with us, so instead we were able to relax and talk with the few cadets who did come. The remainder of the day we took a stroll downtown in L'viv, and had ice cream with CPT Cox while we enjoyed the cool breezes that soothed the city after a another toasty day in Ukraine.