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 - National Guard To Go To Camp Irwin July 9 Some...
National Guard To Go To Camp Irwin July 9 Some 7,700 Southern California members of the 40th Armored Division, California .National Guard, began circling their calendars this ofp^eek as the dates for the 1960 encampments were an- by Major General Homer Eaton, Jr., the commanding „p„„.j ^ (.ff,' "i'"-^'^ ai^^^ ^0^-°- and men from Red lands Company C, 2nd Armored will spend two ^ • ^^^^ / v weeks July 9 to July 23. at Camp Irwin, 40 miles north of Barstow. Other CNG units from this area ^""^ ^"'""^ Banning, Collon. Ontario and San Bernardino. are all in the first sum- training group known as Com Command ".A", ^s was the case last year, the entire 40th Armored Division wi attend one camp. Summer r: ,o Trainin -j for lOfiO uill HP ™^Tr-^ • ^. "«"'«' three major Combat commands of the 40th will conduct individually at Camp Irwin. The remainder of the Di- tision will be split between Camp Roberta, Fort Ord and Hunter- Li g g e 11 Military Reservation. Splitting the Di\ision in this way permits maximum -use of available training facilities and allows for more intensive, realistic tr.iin- ing at the unit level, according to General Eaton. Commenting on the summer field training schedule. General Eaton pointed out that the primary aim of this year's encampment will be training at the squad. 1 platoon and company level under tactical conditions. All units will spend a ntinimum of four consecutive days and nights in the field with emphasis upon realistic night training operation.s. Travel to the training sites will be accomplished through the use of military convoys. Prior to troop motementi the public will he no- by news releases as n the specific hours and Guardsmen will use. routes

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  1. Redlands Daily Facts,
  2. 19 May 1960, Thu,
  3. Page 11

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