The US Army is postponing rotations into its combat training centres, in part, to free up National Guard troops to respond to governors’ growing needs to provide care to sick residents.
"Although we are adjusting the training calendar, the army combat training centres will continue to focus on improving unit readiness by providing highly realistic, stressful, joint and combined-arms training across the full spectrum of conflict," Lieutenant General Charles Flynn, the deputy chief of staff of operations, plans and training, said in a 18 March statement.
This decision will delay the 81st Stryker Brigade Combat Team’s (BCT’s) training rotation, a BCT that is part of the Washington Army National Guard, so that the Washington state governor can mobilise it to respond to the ongoing public health crisis.
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