Photo by Capt. Kevin Manion, 206th MP Company (Released)
BASRA, Iraq--New York Army National Guard Soldiers of the 206th MP Company, posted in Basra, examine a map during a recent training exercise on quick reaction force missions.
As American military forces in Iraq draw-down, Soldiers are learning to do new missions. The company's 3rd Squad, 2nd Platoon recently cross-trained on the QRF mission with 3rd Squad, 2rd Platoon, led by Staff Sgt. Anthony Boodoo. The day's training also included escorting a British convoy.
NY National Guard In the News
Newsday -- Thu, 16 May 2013
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YNN -- Thu, 16 May 2013
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NewsOne -- Wed, 15 May 2013
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