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As we work together to get through a national crisis during these unprecedented times, communication is more important than ever. The Utah National Guard's Public Affairs Office is committed to ensuring timely and relevant information is made available to our service members, their families, employers and our local communities.

 

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NEWS | Sept. 30, 2019

Military Intelligence Soldiers Conduct Training in Northern Utah

By Sgt. First Class Dustin Waite B Company, 145th MI Battalion (Linguist)

Soldiers from B Company, and IC Detachment of the 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion (Linguist), 300th Military Intelligence Brigade held a field training exercise in Cache Valley National Forest, ‎August ‎9-11, ‎2019. The joint exercise emphasized intelligence operations in an austere environment, while focusing on human intelligence activities and basic Soldier skills. Evaluators for the training event were provided by the Utah National Guard's 640th Regional Training Institute  and allowed company leadership to get detailed feedback on mission-essential tasks.

After a tactical convoy to the training site, Soldiers established a tactical operations center and began training around the clock. Their mission was to gather intelligence to answer the Commander’s priority intelligence requirements, locate and destroy opposing forces, and protect friendly assets. During the operations, Soldiers utilized night vision goggles, drones, and paintball equipment. The training included a morale, welfare and recreation event and welcomed the family readiness group along with the battalion command team to the training location to enjoy some good food and makeshift baseball.

“The exercise was a great morale boost for Soldiers as they were able to apply the skills they had been training on all year,” said Capt. Benjamin West, Commander, B Company, 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion. “In addition, night operations utilizing NVGs and paintball guns let the Soldiers practice their Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills."

 

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NEWS | Sept. 30, 2019

Military Intelligence Soldiers Conduct Training in Northern Utah

By Sgt. First Class Dustin Waite B Company, 145th MI Battalion (Linguist)

Soldiers from B Company, and IC Detachment of the 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion (Linguist), 300th Military Intelligence Brigade held a field training exercise in Cache Valley National Forest, ‎August ‎9-11, ‎2019. The joint exercise emphasized intelligence operations in an austere environment, while focusing on human intelligence activities and basic Soldier skills. Evaluators for the training event were provided by the Utah National Guard's 640th Regional Training Institute  and allowed company leadership to get detailed feedback on mission-essential tasks.

After a tactical convoy to the training site, Soldiers established a tactical operations center and began training around the clock. Their mission was to gather intelligence to answer the Commander’s priority intelligence requirements, locate and destroy opposing forces, and protect friendly assets. During the operations, Soldiers utilized night vision goggles, drones, and paintball equipment. The training included a morale, welfare and recreation event and welcomed the family readiness group along with the battalion command team to the training location to enjoy some good food and makeshift baseball.

“The exercise was a great morale boost for Soldiers as they were able to apply the skills they had been training on all year,” said Capt. Benjamin West, Commander, B Company, 142nd Military Intelligence Battalion. “In addition, night operations utilizing NVGs and paintball guns let the Soldiers practice their Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills."

 

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In general, all media on the site is produced by U.S. DoD or Federal Agencies, and is in the public domain, i.e., not protected by U.S. copyright; however, other restrictions might apply, such as, but not limited to, the right to enforce trademarks, and the right of privacy/right of publicity, any of which might restrict use of some of the media. Media may not be used to imply endorsement of any product or service by the DoD. Proper credit of the producing journalist(s) is requested.