U.S. Army Is Sending Soldiers To Compete In Rio Summer 2016 Olympics The group of soldiers are headed to Brazil, but they're not going there to guard the athletes. The Army has a detachment to groom Olympic athletes, a number of whom only recently became U.S. citizens.
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U.S. Army Is Sending Soldiers To Compete In Rio Summer 2016 Olympics

U.S. Army Is Sending Soldiers To Compete In Rio Summer 2016 Olympics

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The group of soldiers are headed to Brazil, but they're not going there to guard the athletes. The Army has a detachment to groom Olympic athletes, a number of whom only recently became U.S. citizens.