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New in 2018: National Guard unit to lead Pacific Pathways for first time

A National Guard unit will take the helm for the first time during one of the Army’s Pacific Pathways exercises in 2018. The exercise, which is conducted three times a year, sends a unit through a training pathway, where it normally spends three to four months in a series of exercises with foreign militaries. Active-duty units usually lead the exercises, but the Indiana National Guard’s 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team will lead one rotation in 2018 fresh off a rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Louisiana. “[The brigade will be] coming through the Pacific at their highest rate of readiness,” Gen. Robert Brown, commander of U.S. Army Pacific, told Army Times. “And then demonstrating that they, too, can get where they need to go in a timely manner and can be in the region and truly be expeditionary.” Putting a Guard unit in the lead does present some challen...

Full article: https://www.armytimes.com/news/2017/12/29/new-in-2018-nat...

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