Iraq veterans train troops on lessons learned

National Guard members received some valuable training at Fort Drum in Watertown to prepare them for a mission in Afghanistan. The New York National Guard's 27th Brigade Combat Team is in the midst

News 12 Staff

May 28, 2014, 8:56 PM

Updated 3,651 days ago

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Iraq veterans train troops on lessons learned
National Guard members received some valuable training at Fort Drum in Watertown to prepare them for a mission in Afghanistan.
The New York National Guard's 27th Brigade Combat Team is in the midst of an intense three-week training period. The soldiers learn important lessons from Iraq war veterans so they will be better prepared for when they deploy to Afghanistan.
Even when the soldiers boarded a C-130 military transport plane to get to Fort Drum, they took part in a simulated drill of a medical emergency. The medics quickly simulate how they'd treat a real patient in a warfare emergency.
All the training is to make sure that the National Guard members are ready for a variety of situations in Afghanistan. The soldiers will deploy for a yearlong mission in January.


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