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Third Battalion Field Training Exercise

SGT Guy McMillan takes notes as CPL Jason Austin attends to an ‘injured’ scout during the search and rescue exercise.

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta, Georgia, March 19, 2013, By SGT Lisa Kennedy – The warm temperatures and mountainous terrain did not slow down training for members of the Third Battalion when they held a weekend-long Field Training Exercise (FTX) along with the rest of the First Brigade during their March drill. Soldiers were notified through their chain […]

Do You Know Our History?

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta, GA, February 18, 2013, By CPL Eric Tedder - Did you know that the National Guard traces its beginning to December 13, 1636, when the General Court of the Massachusetts Bay Colony ordered the formation of three militia regiments? Did you also know that Georgia traces the beginning of its own […]

Georgia State Defense Force History

Battle of Kettle Creek, 1779

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta, GA, February 3, 2013, By CPL Eric Tedder – In 1733, James Oglethorpe established Georgia, the thirteenth American colony. Oglethorpe knew the threat of a Spanish invasion from Florida was imminent. In response Oglethorpe organized and trained a militia force in the colony that would be ready to respond at the first […]

2012 Battalion of the Year

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta, Georgia, November 5, 2012, By SGT Lisa Kennedy – Under the leadership and guidance of LTC Michael Hayden, the Third Battalion has been named “Battalion of the Year” for the First Brigade. This honor is based on a number of criteria including the unit’s knowledge, skills, strengths, and contributions to the […]

2012 Annual Training Exercises

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta, Georgia, November 3, 2012, By WO1 Jim Zegers – 4th BDE soldiers remove simulated casualties from a MEDEVAC UH-60 Blackhawk during Annual Training at Ft. Stewart, Georgia. Litter bears included PFC Juan Duran, LT Peter McCary, CPL Martin Ade, WOC Jerald Gifford, CPL Rex Barron, SGT Glenn Brett, PVT Mark Bailey, […]

Pilot Recovery Mission

CPL Muth documents the vital statistic of the casualty prior to extraction. Also pictured: MSG Sperin (76th SPT BDE) and CPT Waters (3BN 5BDE).
Photo and Story by SGT Ted Burzynski

GEORGIA GARRISON TRAINING CENTER, Hinesville, Georgia, November 3, 2012, By 2LT Ted Burzynski - Search teams from 5th Brigade, designated Blackhorse, Phoenix and Titan, participated in a field search to locate evidence from a downed aircraft as well locate and extract survivors and possible casualties. Teams Blackhorse and Titan were inserted for the initial search of the […]

2012 Annual Training, 3rd Battalion

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta, Georgia, November 3, 2012, By SGT Lisa Kennedy – Third Battalion soldiers SSG Jason Loefer and PVT Benjamin Ankrah search in heavy foliage for a missing airplane during a training exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia. The search and rescue exercise was part of the 2012 Georgia State Defense Force Annual Training.

MPAD Exercise

CLAY NATIONAL GUARD CENTER, Marietta, Georgia, July 14, 2012, By WO1 Jim Zegers – Troops from the Georgia State Defense Force (GSDF) Public Affairs Office assisted in a MOC (Media Operations Center) Training Exercise with the 124th MPAD (Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) from the Georgia National Guard.

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