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34th Infantry Division Commanding General visit Ft. Sill



FORT SILL, Oklahoma – Maj Gen Richard Nash commanding general of the 34th Infantry Division, Rosemount, Minn visits here 13 Jun 08 the Wounded Warriors and the troops of 34th Combat Aviation Brigade, St Paul, Minn 

Maj Gen Nash last visit here back in April of this year for the 34th Cab ROC Drill, before the 34th CAB arrived and set up operations  During this visit Maj Gen Nash visited with several Wounded Warriors that returned from theater, also during his visit , he observed first hand how the 34th CAB is operating here and how the troops are being trained 
   
The 34th Combat Aviation Brigade commanded by Army Col Clay Brock, arrived here only a week ago has begun training for deployment overseas in support of the Global War on Terror

The unit’s training consists of both air and ground collective training requirements The 166th Aviation Brigade is the primary trainer for the aerial training, including advance gunnery, aerial training exercises, air assault operations, and the mission readiness exercise that the 34th CAB will complete while here at the Fort Sill Mobilization Training Center 
     Army Col Steven J Smith the commander of the 479th FA Bde unit is the primary trainer for the individual and collective ground training, including mounted combat patrol, force protection, and Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer  Fort Sill Mobilization Bde provides the administrative, logistical and life support requirements for mobilizing and deploying units here at the MTC

By Army Master Sgt Gilbert G Benavides
479th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs
First Army, Division West




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