Mississippi's 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team will participate in a new training exercise at Fort Hood, Texas this summer. Photo credit WDAM.
CAMP SHELBY, MS (WDAM) -
The largest unit in the Mississippi National Guard is preparing for some intensive training in the Lone Star State this summer.
The 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team will partner with the First Cavalry Division at Fort Hood, Texas for a new type of training that's never been done by the National Guard.
It's called Multi-echelon, Integrated Brigade Training (MIBT).
It will involve the movement of more than 800 military vehicles from Mississippi to Texas.
"The MIBT, this is a new type of exercise that the 1-55 was chosen for to kind of be the proof of principle, as to how we go through that," said Maj. Gen. Augustus Collins, Mississippi's adjutant general. "A lot of high-level military and government officials will be there, watching the brigade go through this exercise, but that's fine with us. We want everyone to take a look, because we're going to shine."
The training will prepare the unit for a rotation at the Army's National Training Center in California next year.