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116th Brigade Engineer Battalion returns from Texas exercise

Story by Capt. Robert Taylor | Idaho Army National Guard | 06.21.2017

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.

1 Guard: 12 countries.

Idaho Army National Guard to spend the summer in a dozen countries

Story by Capt. Robert Taylor | Idaho Army National Guard | 06.01.2017

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.