Soldiers from the 1-183d Attack Reconnaissance Battalion participated in
Operation Northern Strike from 26 July – 9 August in northern Michigan. The National Guard Bureau-sponsored exercise involved more than 5,000 service members from all of the country’s military services, 13 Army and Air National Guard states and the United Kingdom, Danish, Polish, Canadian and Latvian armies.
1-148 Field Artillery Regiment Soldiers participated in Keris Strike 2017 in Pahang, Malaysia. The annual 10-day exercise, held between American and Malaysian armed forces, provided members from both sides an opportunity to share lessons learned while strengthening bilateral response capabilities to U.N. peacekeeping missions throughout the world
The Idaho Army National Guard readiness center at Mountain Home recently underwent a $2.6 million renovation. The renovation turned an outdated facility into one intended to support the Guard’s training agenda well into the future.
Soldiers of the 116th Brigade Engineer Battalion, headquartered in Twin Falls, returned home today after spending the past three weeks at Fort Hood, Texas, conducting annual training. The training involved more than 80 Soldiers from the Magic Valley.
The battalion provided command and control to Task Force Dagger during the 278th Armored Brigade Combat Team’s eXportable Combat Training Capability rotation. The task force provided Opposing Forces that allowed the Tennessee Army National Guard unit to train against a capable near-peer force.
Soldiers from the Idaho Army National Guard are currently training in four countries and will deploy to train in eight others between now and the end of summer. None of these countries include Afghanistan or Iraq. Citizen-Soldiers rely on their civilian and military skill sets to train and work with soldiers in other countries.