Army National Guard training prepares troops to serve U.S. - WALB.com, Albany News, Weather, Sports

Army National Guard training prepares troops to serve U.S.

Posted: Updated:
  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • PCA faces judge Monday for salmonella outbreak

    PCA faces judge Monday for salmonella outbreak

    Monday, July 28 2014 4:03 AM EDT2014-07-28 08:03:54 GMT
     Happening today jury selection set to get underway in one of the largest food recall cases in our nation's history. It comes nearly 5 years after a deadly salmonella outbreak was linked to a south Georgia peanut manufacture and three people, including it's former owner are set to stand trial. More >>
     Happening today jury selection set to get underway in one of the largest food recall cases in our nation's history. It comes nearly 5 years after a deadly salmonella outbreak was linked to a south Georgia peanut manufacture and three people, including it's former owner are set to stand trial. More >>
  • Flat tire leads to deadly crash in Crisp County

    Flat tire leads to deadly crash in Crisp County

    Monday, July 28 2014 3:43 AM EDT2014-07-28 07:43:51 GMT
    An overnight crash involving semi truck turned deadly on Interstate 75 in Crisp County.According to Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock, a car suffered a blowout and came to a rest in the traffic lane of I-75 south near exit 94.While awaiting assistance from a deputy, a tractor trailer slammed into the back of the car. The driver was thrown from the vehicle and killed.It happened around 1:45 AM.The truck driver was not seriously injured.The Georgia State Patrol and the GDOT are investigating.T...More >>
    An overnight crash involving semi truck turned deadly on Interstate 75 in Crisp County.According to Crisp County Sheriff Billy Hancock, a car suffered a blowout and came to a rest in the traffic lane of I-75 south near exit 94.While awaiting assistance from a deputy, a tractor trailer slammed into the back of the car. The driver was thrown from the vehicle and killed.It happened around 1:45 AM.The truck driver was not seriously injured.The Georgia State Patrol and the GDOT are investigating.T...More >>
  • UPDATE: Police search for man who shot up two vehicles

    UPDATE: Police search for man who shot up two vehicles

    Sunday, July 27 2014 11:38 PM EDT2014-07-28 03:38:04 GMT
    Albany police say several shots were fired into an unoccupied vehicle Sunday evening at a restaurant parking lot.More >>
    Albany police say several shots were fired into an unoccupied vehicle Sunday evening at a restaurant parking lot.More >>

 By Tayleigh Davis - bio | email

ALBANY, GA (WALB) -  Army National Guard soldiers performed marksmanship training at MCLB Saturday. They shot simulator weapons in different scenarios like ambushes and clearing buildings.

Sgt. Eric Lashley says they also practice squad movements to stay low during battle. Sight alignment drills also help troops hold a steady shot over a long distance.

Most everyone enjoyed the pugil training. It's the worst scenario soldiers want to be in when their  weapon runs out of bullets. Troops use the pugil as a weapon to fight with. If they hit the kill spot on their opponent's vest or helmet they receive a point. My opponent Deanna Kennedy already knows the drill and she was easy on me.

"It teaches you stances and how to be quicker and think fast," said Kennedy. "It can be tough. I've been hit so hard before I saw stars."

Kennedy plans to go to her unit in Bainbridge where the Guard will pay for her education. The National Guard also pays for Jarrell Seay's on the job training.

"You shoot M4s and M16s and you get a pay check," said Seay. "I joined to see how I could take military life and training. I love it."

He'll eventually go to an Army Unit in Savannah where he'll prepare to fight in the infantry division.  Several men and woman will graduate from National Guard training in March. They will head off to basic training and many will prepare for active duty in the coming months.


©2009 WALB News. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.  Feedback