Recruits needed for pretend war

May 26, 2008 4:43:51 AM PDT
Uncle Sam is looking for some new recruits to play Afghan villagers.

The National Guard is recruiting 200 civilian "extras" for a training center at Fort Chaffee in Arkansas.

They'll dress as native villagers to add some realism to mock villages under construction on the base.

The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette newspaper reports the "villagers" will get 90 dollars a day, plus free meals.

No live ammo will be used in the exercises, but the civilian extras will be acting out scenarios that include Hollywood-style explosions and other pyrotechnics.