Monday, August 6, 2012

Alabama National Guard making history with training exercise

BIRMINGHAM, Ala. (WIAT) - The United States Army North is preparing for its largest training exercise ever which consist of 9,000 members of the Defense Department's chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear response force.

The training will take place at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.

National guard units from all over Alabama hit the road Sunday. Their convoy is comprised of National Guard units from Alabama, Florida and Kentucky, and is expected to be the largest domestic convoy in its history while traveling to the exercise on Aug. 5-6.

The 1166th Military Police Detachment 1 assisted part of the convoy during a stop to refuel in Birmingham.

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