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Guam Guard training at Andersen South

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by Krystal Paco

Guam - Thursday marked the penultimate day of training for Guam Army National Guard infantry battalion. Training continued this week where soldiers engaged in a mock Afghan village setup. To better prepare the platoon in the event of deployment, soldiers participated in live fire and air insertion exercises.

Guam Army National Guard Executive Officer Major Romeo Delfin told KUAM News, "Today we will have a platoon of our scouts, which is our Recon element. They're going to fly in to attack. They're going conduct a reconnaissance objective in order to prepare an effort and conduct an attack on the objective. So they are basically the eyes and ears for the commander so that when the main effort comes in, our fighters come in to take down the objective. They will provide information to that element."

Today's exercise also included an injury simulation. The platoon consists of 40 hand-selected men. "It's a pretty special platoon," said the major. "Because they're hand selected, they have to go through a selection process. Being in infantry men is a tough job but being a scout's even tougher. So in the scouts, we usually pick the best of the best."

The infantry battalion training wraps up tomorrow at Andy South.

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