Georgia 48th IBCT Training in Germany; Memorial Scheduled For Fallen Georgia Soldiers

Approximately 150 troops from the Georgia National Guard’s 48th Infantry Brigade Combat Team are currently in Hohenfels, Gemany as part of a two week readiness mission to help prepare them for the Brigade’s upcoming combat mission to Afghanistan.

With elevations of nearly 1,200 feet above sea level and 39,000 plus square miles of training grounds designed to mirror the environments the Soldiers will be engaging the enemy and training their Afghani counterparts, the base is true to its motto to “Train to Win.”

Also, Georgia Army and Air National Guard members who have fallen in the line of duty during Operation Iraqi Freedom will be remembered at a State Memorial Day Ceremony hosted by Governor Sonny Perdue. The event will be at 11 a.m., Thursday, May 22, 2008, at Mount Paran Church of God in Atlanta. The public is invited to attend the ceremony. Georgia Public Broadcasting (GPB) will stream video of the ceremony on its website later that day at 2 p.m. GPB will also broadcast the ceremony on television at 7:30 p.m., Sunday, May 25, 2008.