‘Lightning’ air defenders pass test to protect skies over National Capital Region
Sgt. 1st Class Latroy King, right, a Division West, 5th Armored Brigade observer controller/trainer, keeps a close watch on Florida National Guard Task Force Lightning Soldiers at Oro Grande Base Camp, N.M., ensuring proper march order and emplacement. This is just one station soldiers must successfully complete before progressing to the culminating training event held through August. (Photo by Capt. Kevin Lockett, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West)
Task Force Lightning soldiers of the Florida National Guard conduct crew drills with the Sentinel radar system at Oro Grande Base Camp, N.M. Sentinel radar detects, tracks, identifies and reports airborne threats, including helicopters, high speed attack aircraft, cruise missiles and unmanned aerial vehicles. The soldiers performed a variety of crew drills as part of the certification process by Division West, 5th Armored Brigade trainers in preparation for deployment to the National Capital Region. (Photo by Capt. Kevin Lockett, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West)
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