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La. Guard’s Infantry Brigade begins tough 3-week training

by Minden Press-Herald

By Sgt. 1st Class Denis B. Ricou, Louisiana National Guard Public Affairs Office

NEW ORLEANS – The Louisiana Army National Guard’s 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is currently participating in the eXportable Combat Training Center (XCTC) training to better enhance their combat skills and readiness at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, from May 20 – June 6.

XCTC is the Army National Guard’s program of record that enables brigade combat teams to achieve the trained platoon readiness necessary to deploy, fight and win battles. The three-week exercise tests unit’s skills to prepare them for their federal response missions.

Louisiana National Guard Soldiers with the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team get fitted with a multiple integrated laser engagement system kit before starting their eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) rotation at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, May 17, 2024. XCTC is the Army National Guard’s program of record that enables brigade combat teams to achieve the trained platoon readiness necessary to deploy, fight and win battles. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Noshoba Davis)
Louisiana National Guardsmen with the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team practice lane training while working on their radios duringtheir eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) rotation at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, May 20, 2024. XCTC is the Army National Guard’s program of record that enables brigade combat teams to achieve the trained platoon readiness necessary to deploy, fight and win battles. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Noshoba Davis)
Louisiana National Guardsmen with the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team practice lane training duringtheir eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) rotation at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, May 21, 2024. XCTC is the Army National Guard’s program of record that enables brigade combat teams to achieve the trained platoon readiness necessary to deploy, fight and win battles. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Noshoba Davis)
 
Louisiana National Guardsmen with the 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team train on life-saving measures duringtheir eXportable Combat Training Capability (XCTC) rotation at Camp Shelby in Hattiesburg, Mississippi, May 25, 2024. XCTC is the Army National Guard’s program of record that enables brigade combat teams to achieve the trained platoon readiness necessary to deploy, fight and win battles. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Staff Sgt. Noshoba Davis)

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