Army National Guard

April 1, 2011
By Rachel Eisenhower

The U.S. Army National Guard is ramping up training opportunities for troops to fight back against the deadliest weapon in war zones-the improvised explosive device (IED). With an ultimate goal of increasing practice while decreasing travel costs, the guard is funding dedicated training lanes across the United States to give soldiers the skills they need to stay safe in any situation.

In the latest issue of SIGNAL Magazine, News Editor Rita Boland discusses how this initiative helps troops improve their tactics against IEDs in her article, "Battling Bombs at Home."

December 29, 2010
By George Seffers

Raydon Corporation, Daytona Beach, Florida, was recently awarded a more than $15 million contract to provide 21 virtual combat operations trainers upgraded from version 1.1 to version 3.1. The National Guard Bureau Operational Contracting Center, Arlington, Virginia, is the contracting activity.