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Two days on the ground where the heroes among us train

May 24, 2013

Spirit Editor Zak Lantz, who took part in a recent training event aimed at advising employers on the requirements and benefits of having Guard and Reserve employees, poses behind the wheel of the 369 Engineer Detachment truck.

FORT INDIANTOWN GAP — If you didn't grow up as a family member of someone who was in The National Guard, chances are there's a little bit of confusion as to what exactly the role these individuals who serve might play.

In college, I had some Guard friends, and I always sort of saw them as part soldier, part civilian. But earlier this month, I had the opportunity to take part in a Boss Lift program held at the training grounds for The Guard at Fort Indiantown Gap, and it was there that I learned there is much more to it than that.

To read the full story about Spirit Editor Zak Lantz's trip, pick up Saturday's print edition of The Spirit.

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