Jayson Jacoby
The Baker City Herald

National Guard Prepares For Major Exercise In 2015

By Pat Caldwell


The leader of Eastern Oregon's biggest Guard outfit says this summer's annual training stinton the high desert south of Boise will be one of the most important since the unit prepared to deploy overseas during the war on terror.

Lt. Col. Brian Dean said Friday that the 3rd Battalion, 116th Cavalry Regiment, will perform a number of high-tempo training exercises in August as the unit prepares for a rotation during the summer of 2015 at the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, Calif.

The 3rd Battalion consists of Guard units from Baker City, La Grande, Woodburn, Hood River, The Dalles, Hermiston, Pendleton and Ontario.

"It (Annual Training) will be very intense," he said.