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48th Infantry Brigade XCTC Sgt. Michael Uribe

Georgia Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Brandon Hicks and Pfc. Chad Lahue, with 1-108th Cavalry, set a 120mm mortar system and conduct a pre-mount check as part of their training at the Georgia Garrison Training Center, Fort Stewart, Ga. The 120mm mortar system, designed to provide indirect mortar fire support for mounted reconnaissance elements, was one of the weapons used during a combined arms live fire exercise at the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's eXportable Combat Training Capabilities (XCTC) training at Fort Stewart. (Army photo by Sgt. Michael Uribe - at Georgia Garrison Training Center)

FORT STEWART, Ga. - The 1st Squadron, 108th Cavalry Regiment, of the 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Georgia Army National Guard is the eyes and ears of the brigade, providing reconnaissance and surveillance throughout any area of operations.

The cavalry unit, headquartered in Calhoun, Ga. is a reconnaissance, surveillance, and target acquisition support unit trained to foresee, stall and restrain any possible threats to mission accomplishment, by heavy fire support and maneuvers. Its campaign participation includes two major wars, World War II and the War on Terrorism in, both, Iraq (2005 – 2007) and Afghanistan (2009 – 2010).

The battalion, led by Lt. Col. Christopher Kemper and Command Sgt. Maj. Ronnie Perryman, is currently participating in eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) at the Georgia Garrison Training Center, Fort Stewart, Ga. XCTC is a three-week battalion exercise that the Georgia National Guard 48th IBCT hosts to provide Soldiers with an experience similar to combat missions overseas and is a battalion field-training instrument designed to certify company proficiency in coordination with First Army.

More than 2,000 Georgia Guardsmen have converged on the regional training center at Fort Stewart, minimizing cost and time otherwise spent traveling to one of the Army’s Combat Training Centers in Fort Irwin, Calif. or Fort Polk, La.


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Date Taken:09.16.2013

Date Posted:09.26.2013 14:32

Location:FORT STEWART, GA, USGlobe

Hometown:CALHOUN, GA, US

Hometown:MACON, GA, US


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