THE MICHIGAN ARMY NATIONAL GUARD KICKS OFF ITS ANNUAL 2 WEEK TRAINING PERIOD THIS WEEK AT CAMP GRAYLING. ONE OF THE MANY GROUPS TRAVELING FROM ALL OVER MICHIGAN AND NEIGHBORING STATES IS LANSING'S 119TH FIELD ARTILLERY REGIMENT. THEY ARE SPENDING 11 OF THESE DAYS IN THE FIELD TRAINING GUN CREWS TO OPERATION LIKE CLOCKWORK. ACCORDING TO THEIR COMMANDER, MAJOR SCOTT MEYERS OF ST. JOHNS, MICH., THIS IS EXACTLY WHAT THESE SOLDIERS LOOK FORWARD TO ALL YEAR...



THESE SOLDIERS HAVE RECENTLY RETURNED FROM DEPLOYMENT TO KUWAIT AND MANY ARE WORKING ON THE CANNONS FOR THE FIRST TIME. THE ADJUTANT GENERAL OF THE MICHIGAN NATIONAL GUARD, MAJOR GENERAL GREGORY VADNAIS, HAS NOTHING BUT PRIDE FOR WHAT THESE SOLDIERS MEAN TO HIM AND MICHIGAN IN GENERAL...



MORE THAN TWO THOUSAND SOLDIERS WILL HAVE TRAINED AT GRAYLING THIS YEAR BEFORE THE END OF THE SUMMER, CONTINUING A MICHIGAN TRADITION FOR 99 YEARS. FOR THE MICHIGAN ARMY NATIONAL GUARD, I'M CAPTAIN DOUG HALLEAUX.

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