Illinois Guardsmen break barriers as team sport at Rising Thunder

By Capt. Troy PrestonSeptember 3, 2019

Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers with 1st Platoon, D Company, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, conduct room clearing operations during Rising Thunder 19 at Yakima Training Center, in Yakima, Wash., Sept. 1, 2019. Rising Thunder 2019 is an annual exercise joining the U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) and is part of Pacific Pathways 19-3. Rising Thunder 2019 is also a United States Army Pacific-sponsored capstone event featuring U.S. Army units from the 7th Infantry Division and the Illinois Army National Guard's 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 108th Sustainment Brigade. The exercise includes company/platoon unilateral and bilateral training events in two phases, culminating with a bilateral live-fire exercise. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Troy Preston)
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Illinois Army National Guard Soldiers with 1st Platoon, D Company, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, conduct room clearing operations during Rising Thunder 19 at Yakima Training Center, in Yakima, Wash., Sept. 1, 2019. Rising Thunder 2019 is an annual exercise joining the U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) and is part of Pacific Pathways 19-3. Rising Thunder 2019 is also a United States Army Pacific-sponsored capstone event featuring U.S. Army units from the 7th Infantry Division and the Illinois Army National Guard's 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 108th Sustainment Brigade. The exercise includes company/platoon unilateral and bilateral training events in two phases, culminating with a bilateral live-fire exercise. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Capt. Troy Preston) (Photo Credit: Capt. Troy Preston) VIEW ORIGINAL