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    ‘Desert Rogues’ spearhead Army initiative, form partnership with Tennessee Guard [Image 10 of 11]

    ‘Desert Rogues’ spearhead Army initiative, form partnership with Tennessee Guard

    Soldiers of Company D, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment “Desert Rogues," 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, keep an eye out for "the enemy" while on their M1A2SEP Abrams Tank, "Democracy," during an exportable combat training center training event located at Camp Shelby, Miss., June 9. At Camp Shelby, the Rogues will act as the opposing force in support of the 278th Armored Cavalry Regiment, a National Guard unit headquartered in Knoxville, Tenn. This event is of great significance in that it is the first time a battalion from the regular Army has acted as OPFOR for a reserve component unit since this practice was stopped after 9/11 due to the regular Army’s high rate of deployment. Not only does it signify that the Army is getting back to the way it used to be before the conflicts, but it also signifies a large step towards embracing the total Army concept. The training exercise is scheduled to be more than a month long, and will be finished in the last week of June. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Richard Wrigley, 2nd ABCT, 3rd ID, Public Affairs NCO)



    Date Taken: 06.09.2014
    Date Posted: 06.17.2014 23:15
    Photo ID: 1404844
    VIRIN: 140609-A-CW513-061
    Resolution: 4196x2700
    Size: 7.72 MB
    Location: FORT STEWART, US 

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