Sunday, April 12, 2009

U.S National Guard troops to train in Costa Rica

1st Sgt. Jason Riley, of the New Mexico National Guard's Combat Arms Training Company, takes up a firing position on a live-fire obstacle course during training in the New Mexico National Guard's gunfighter course near Albuquerque, N.M., May 30. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Jim Greenhill)Albuquerque (KRQE) - Members of the New Mexico National Guard are heading to Costa Rica.

The troops will take part in an annual two week training event to conduct search and rescue operations for simulated flooding, mudslides and earthquakes.

The guard will also participate in joint medical training missions with active duty military forces and indigenous people in Costa Rica who do not have access to healthcare.

The troops leave tomorrow and will return on May 6.

No comments:

Related posts