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Minnesota Guardsmen participate in Panther Strike exercise

Minnesota National Guard CAMP WILLIAMS, Utah- Panther Strike is the premier military intelligence training event in the nation It started as a Battalion level exercise in 2005, and has evolved into a large-scale multiple Intelligence-discipline exercise This year's Panther Strike was held at Camp Williams, Utah, June 9 - 23 Camp Williams is just south of Salt Lake City, and it contains over 24,000 acres of training area that closely resembles the environment of Operation Enduring Freedom

Seven Soldiers from Bravo Company, Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 34th Infantry Division, Minnesota Army National Guard, were among over 700 participants from 20 States and Canada

The first week of Panther Strike was spent learning the equipment and tactics unique to each Soldier's specialty, as well as getting to know the other members of whatever team one would work with for the duration of Panther Strike The second week was spent in a Situational Training Exercise based on a real-world, deployment-based scenario, at the forward operating base on Camp Williams

The Minnesota contingent had various roles during Panther Strike 2013, with some individuals participating as analysts and collectors within different Battalion-level Intelligence sections, while others were role-players Overall, the Minnesota Soldiers learned a lot about their own duty positions, as well as developed relationships with other military intelligence professionals throughout North America

July 25, 2013
by Army Staff Sgt Matthew Mikesell
B Company, Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion



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