Air Force Lieutenant Colonel Gordon Phillips is getting ready for a job on the ground. He's set to command a Provincial Reconstruction Team in
Afghanistan. The teams work with local governments to coordinate
rebuilding efforts. Building relationships with local leaders is key. Recently the team trained at Fort Bragg. Phillips led his team into a make-believe village. The members looked a at a clinic and provided medical care after a fictional earthquake. Provincial Reconstruction Teams also work in Iraq. Their number is set to double there in the wake of the Bush administration's new strategy.