Division West trains MI Soldiers for Afghan deployment
Army Reserve Soldiers in the 301st Military Intelligence Battalion's Detachment 58 meet with Afghan military role players during a training event conducted by Division West at Fort Hood, Texas, May 15. The Soldiers are training for their mission to provide intelligence support to commanders throughout Afghanistan. (Photo by Capt. Marvin J. Baker, 120th Infantry Brigade, Division West, Public Affairs)

FORT HOOD, Texas -- Nearly 30 Soldiers from the Army Reserve's 301st Military Intelligence Battalion out of Phoenix, Ariz., recently came here to form Detachment 58 and train with Division West for their upcoming deployment.

The group's mission will be to provide intelligence support to commanders throughout Afghanistan.

"The unit was created to mobilize, deploy and support force protection operations and to be the eyes and ears for (forward operating base) commanders in Afghanistan," said Division West chief of intelligence training, Lew Welshofer.

The detachment's mobilization training here with Division West has included basic report writing, interviewing skills and convoy operations, Welshofer said.

Division West conducted the functional training along with other subject matter experts from the Army Reserve Intelligence Support Center.

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