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88 Guard Car Draws a Crowd Across New York

Wade Ingalls and son Tyler, age 15, drove 70 miles from Lafargeville, N.Y. to get a look at the #88 Dale Earnhardt, Jr. race car sposored by the National Guard. The race car was part of the New York Army National Guard Open House at the Thompson Road Armory in Syracuse on Sunday February 24. The armory is home to the Guard's 27th Brigade Combat Team, currently mobilized in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and preparing to deploy this spring as the lead command and control element for Combined Joint Task Force Phoenix. The unit will train and mentor Aghan army and police forces. In addition to the NASCAR race car, the unit also displayed Army National Guard vehicles and equipment. Soldiers shared their Guard experiences with members of the media and the public as well as new and prospective recruits. U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Kevin Abbott (RELEASED).

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