The 2nd Combined Arms Battalion, 137th Infantry Regiment of the Kansas Army National Guard will participate in a National Training Center combat exercise at Fort Irwin, California, from May 18 through June 15.
The 2-137th CAB will be training as a part of the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard, to demonstrate the U.S. Army’s Total Force Policy. Approximately 5,500 Army and Air Force personnel will participate in the joint exercise.
An NTC rotation simulates the tough, realistic operational environment that America's military forces may face in combat. The training is relevant and adaptable to emerging threats and technologies. The exercise presents scenarios with potential adversaries our nation could face and include guerilla, insurgent, criminal and near-peer conventional forces.
“Our motivated Soldiers have been working hard and training for more than a year in preparation for this exercise,” said Lt. Col. Jason Nelson, 2-137th CAB commander. “They are ready to demonstrate their exceptional skills and continue to build our partnerships with other units and states.”
The 2-137th CAB is headquartered in Kansas City, Kansas, with Headquarters Detachments in Topeka, Junction City and Wichita. Company headquarters are in the following locations: Company A, Emporia; Company B, Lenexa; Company C, Wichita; and the Forward Support Company in Manhattan. Units operate the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle and the M1A2 Abrams tank.
High-resolution video and photos of the exercise will be available for download on the Defense Video and Imagery Distribution System website at ww.dvidshub.net/feature/155NTC17.