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New York Army Guard units increase their skills at Fort Indiantown Gap

 

Three hundred and seventy New York Army National Guard Soldiers from 53rd Troop command military police, engineer and transportation companies used two weeks of training time and improved multi-million dollar facilities at Fort Indiantown Gap to expand their skills from July 7-21.

The four units training at Fort Indiantown Gap were:

-One hundred and thirty three Soldiers from the Buffalo, N.Y. based 105th Military Police Company.

-Seventy-four Soldiers from the Auburn N.Y. based 222nd Military Police Company.

-Forty-four Soldiers from the Camp Smith N.Y. based 1156th Engineer Company.

-One hundred and twenty three Soldiers from the New Winsor, N.Y., based 1569th Transportation Company.

Fort Indiantown Gap is an active National Guard training center and serves as headquarters for the Pennsylvania National Guard.

“We train to make us better,” said Sgt. First Class Joshua Nowak, the senior gunner for the 222nd Military Police Company.

Nowak, a 20-year Soldier and Buffalo, N.Y., native, said he has seen plenty of changes and improvements to the training regimens over the past two decades.

“The training this summer has clearly been better than any we have had since I came to the unit 12 years ago; it’s a progression that I am proud to be part of,” Nowak said.

The 222nd Military Police Company was activated in 2005 as part of the 102nd Military Police Battalion. They deployed as a unit in 2013 to Qatar, and its Soldiers have served in Iraq, Afghanistan and Guantanamo.

The 1156th Engineer Company used their experience from a year-long deployment to Kuwait and Iraq that ended September of last year to design the 2018 Annual Training plan they oversaw as evaluators, said 1st Lt. Douglas Leonard Peters the Executive Officer of 1156th Engineering Company.  Read more

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New York Army Guard units increase their skills at Fort Indiantown Gap

 

Three hundred and seventy New York Army National Guard Soldiers from 53rd Troop command military police, engineer and transportation companies used two weeks of training time and improved multi-million dollar facilities at Fort Indiantown Gap to expand their skills from July 7-21.