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Female Soldiers Train for Special Afghanistan Role
Female Soldiers learning to dine Afghan style
Photo by Spc P. J. Lawrence, 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team
FORT DRUM-- Members of the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Female Engagement Team learn how to dine politely during an Afghan meal during pre-mobilization training May 31 in Fort Drum. The 10-person FET will act as cultural mediators when deployed to Iraq, which means they will go on combat missions with the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, march and fight as they do, and then talk to Afghan women in an effort to understand their concerns.

NY National Guard In the News

Observer -- Wed, 23 Jul 2014

Dunkirk National Guard Soldiers among those at Fort Drum for training

More than 250 New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 642d Aviation Support Battalion Rear Detachment are participating in annual training at Fort Drum this month. The soldiers arrived... (more)

Associated Press -- Tue, 22 Jul 2014

New York Guard members conducting annual training

CORTLANDT MANOR, N.Y. -- Two hundred members of New York state’s volunteer defense force are conducting their annual weeklong training program at a Hudson Valley military site.

Time Warner Cable News -- Mon, 21 Jul 2014

New York Army National Guard Soldiers Training on Fort Drum

It’s usually the one time out of the year that New York Army National Guard Soldiers get to train with their entire battalion. Reporter Elizabeth Jeneault was in Fort Drum, where... (more)

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