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The Idaho Army National Guard’s 116th Calvary Brigade Combat Team’s 145th Brigade Support Battalion conducts nighttime weapons qualifications at the Orchard Combat Training Center. The Soldiers qualified on the MK-19 40mm grenade launcher. Story by PFC Christian Duplessie.


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This work, Minuteman Report – 116th CBCT Night Fire, by TSgt Matt Schwartz, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.11.2012

Date Posted:06.11.2012 2:08PM

Category:Newscasts

Video ID:146368

VIRIN:120611-Z-IM339-001

Filename:DOD_100413698

Length:00:00:59

Location:TN, US

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  • The 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team’s 2nd Cavalry Regiment from Caldwell, Idaho lit up the night sky at the Orchard Combat Training Center June 10th.  
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