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 - THWSPAY, AUQUST 15,, 1957 40th Being Trained...
THWSPAY, AUQUST 15,, 1957 40th Being Trained For Atomic Future CAMP HOUJOHTS — Move,i xcxl year, the general went shoot and communicate afe the L,,, the 40Wa remaining uvo inafjiu wurds lti the accelerated unk Initial iuns probably will be training program of SoiitbernLpnt. to Camp Irwin for a similar California's 4ULh Armored Divi-T, quibc, completion of Which will sion, uurrenlly Flaying its an- mark the Virtual end of individ-nupl summer encampment here I i raining in the Southland and at Camp Irwin, in Ihe desert! \aliorial Guard oganization and near Barstow. | n^t point, in October 1<)5S. Oxnard s Battery A or tne 22511) Armored Field Artillery Battalion is taking part. Training [or the National r.uarrisiinen has been tailored to meet the demands of nuclear-age warfare, according to Ma]: Gen. Homer 0. Eaton Jr., division commander. This means more stress on Increased mobility greater firepower than ever before, and improved communications techniques, he said. In 40th Division training, said General Eaton as guardsmen pushed through the first of two weeks' field training at the two ramps, the new concipt of warfare is reflected in "more doing, less talking." "We have cut lecture-type trainina to a minimum in favor of more learning by actual -National Cuard unit doing," said General Eaton, 'Eaton said. In day-to-day realities, this | Borrowing a phrase from Ar-means each man in the 7800-1 my planners who are adapting strong division Is spending morel tactics and training of armored time on firing ranges during, units to the atomic age, Geuer-this year's' encampment; longer] al Katun described the new look hours in actually driving and, of the -lOih and other armored perfecting the techniques of: units as "lean and mean." fighting in the huge 47-ton Pat-] "The unit? are being stripped ton tanks which are the modern down to fighting size by eltml-armored division's mainstay, I nation of personnel in the 'lux- Approximately KTO men of jury' category," he explained, the division, in three battalions,! "And Ihelr being taught to oper-are training at Ihe Army's Ar-jate as small, reliant and self-mored Combat Training Center.! sustaining units. The advent of Camp Irwin, under the tutelage I battlefield-size nuclear weapons of some of the nation's top tank | has made it suicidal to concen-fighting experts. Urate any large numbers o£ troops General Eaton described the. or equipment because they'd of-■Camp Jrwin training as the: fer too lucrative a target for an "most significant addition" to ; enemy nuclear weapon." the 40th's training program this year. "We've taught our men how fundamentals will have been ing will start. Advance Training dividual phase of training, the months active duty training throughout tho country, new guard recruits are required to spend six months at an Army training post learning the back .-If men i s of miuluiy upur When these partially-trained guardsmen return to then- home town units, they're ready to step' into their assigned roles in team as the 'organization learns to function as an integrated un- it. The six months' program has -eliminated the costly time-consuming recruit t ing schools which once were a perennial headache in. every S|2 General I a is. the doctrine nf moving u;nl, <muiig iirtiu, mibu M.juiei-.mnderjiJJavy. p.nil Katon. "N'ow the instructor ing, he teams at Damp Irwin will glvef The National Guard division them their final polish and will [with 111 company-sized units help us with the mere difficult , based at some 50 hometown ar-Joh of welding Individuals into mories, will end ite annual field integrated tank crews, or training and return to home teams." 'stations on Aug. 24-23, mg quicKly to avom atomic re-, tahaton that is being empna-j,,,,,,,. sized m the 40th s field train-;in

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  1. Press-Courier,
  2. 15 Aug 1957, Thu,
  3. Page 19

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