Troops Prep for NTC Training at Fort Irwin
FORT IRWIN, Calif. - New York Army National Guard Chief Warrant Officer Charles Eldridge (left), assigned to the New York Army National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and Master Sgt. William Yohn, with the 42nd Infantry Division Headquarters (right) install secure communications data into a vehicle radio during the brigade’s rotation to the National Training Center, Ft. Irwin, Calif., Oct. 3..The training, conducted at the NTC through late October, will provide Soldiers from the brigade with a realistic, demanding training environment. The exercise will stress leaders, Soldiers and staffs in a simulated combat environment and prepare them for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.