Red Arrow Infantry Division trains at Camp Grayling, Michigan

On the afternoon of July 10, 2018, members of the 1-120 Field Artillery pass over the Mackinac bridge while traveling in a convoy on their way to Camp Grayling, Michigan […]
On the afternoon of July 10, 2018, members of the 1-120 Field Artillery pass over the Mackinac bridge while traveling in a convoy on their way to Camp Grayling, Michigan for Annual Training. The 1-120 FA is headquarted out of Wisconsin Rapid, Wisconsin. They are joining up with the rest of the 32nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team for the next few weeks as the 32nd IBCT conducts 2018 A.T. at the Exportable Combat Training Center – or XCTC – in a 21-day, commander-driven, tailorable, instrumented, and realistic collective training model at platoon/company level involving more than 2000 Soldiers.

(U.S. Army photo by 1LT Daniel Yarnall)

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By SFC Helen Miller

In 2017, Michigan’s 3rd Battalion, 126th Infantry Regiment rejoined the ranks of the 32nd “Red Arrow” Infantry Brigade Combat Team, and for the first time in 70 years, both Michigan and Wisconsin National Guard Soldiers will wear the distinctive Red Arrow patch.

This summer marks the first time since World War II that they will train together as the 32nd IBCT convoys to Camp Grayling, Michigan for a major training exercise known as the eXportable Combat Training Capability program (XCTC).

The Army National Guard’s XCTC program is an instrumented Brigade field training exercise that provides an opportunity for the Red Arrow to evaluate its combat readiness through a full-spectrum exercise. The National Guard has a unique dual-mission as both the first military responder here at home in times of emergency, but also as the Army’s primary combat reserve force. XCTC will test the 32nd’s readiness to fulfill its federal mission to deliver dynamic combat power to the U.S. Army.Seen here are members of the 32nd IBCT crossing the Mackinac Bridge, a suspension bridge spanning the Straits of Mackinac to connect the Upper and Lower Peninsulas of the U.S. state of Michigan.

For more information on the 126th Infantry Regiment and the Michigan National Guard visit:

http://minationalguard.dodlive.mil/

For more information on the 32nd “Red Arrow” Division visit:

http://www.32nd-division.org/history/32hist.htm

For more information on the eXportable Combat Training Capability program visit:

http:// www. XCTC.org

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