45th Infantry Brigade Train At Camp Gruber

Sunday, July 19th 2009, 5:31 pm
By: News On 6

News On 6

MUSKOGEE CO., OK -- For the first time since coming home from Iraq last October, the 45th Infantry Brigade is back on the battlefield. Only this time, the soldiers are just training.

The Oklahoma Army National Guard trained at Camp Gruber in Muskogee County.

Soldiers say the training is key to surviving.

"If we do go to war, we've got to train like the real thing. If not, you get to war and you die," said Spc. Robert Logan, Oklahoma Army National Guard.

"You never know when it could come up again. The window of time to prepare has seemed like its gotten shorter," said 1st Lt. Kendall Lynn, Oklahoma Army National Guard.

The soldiers spent two weeks in the field firing everything from mortars to machine guns.