Guard shows bosses the ropes


Boss Lift organizers want to gives employers a better understanding of the impact of service and the demands the National Guard makes on those employees.

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Boss Lift organizers want to gives employers a better understanding of the impact of service and the demands the National Guard makes on those employees.

The program brings employers — and a few reporters —into the complex for a day and a half in late July, to get an inside look at how Guard and Reserve troops are trained.
This session, there are 185 of us. Some were from the local Boise area, others were flown in from distant parts of Idaho, and a group of us came from Oregon on a C-23 Sherpa transport.
Over the course of our carefully-organized stay, we’ll have two rides in a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter, spend time in a $3 million A-10A Thunderbolt II flight simulator, clamber on an M1-A1 Abrams tank, and have a chance to fire laser-rigged machine guns at a whole wall of computer-generated targets.
We’ll also get close to Apache attack helicopters, F-15 fighters, armored Humvees, Bradley Fighting Vehicles and other hardware.

 

Read more in the Dalles Chronicle.




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