Purple Haze in the Bluegrass


Kentucky Army National Guard Staff Sgt. Travis Rudd dashes toward an enemy machine gun position while Command Sgt. Maj. Victor Blair (opposite side) and Maj. John Schmitt provide suppressing fire during squad ambush training at the Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center on Feb. 18, 2011. The three Soldiers belong to Agribusiness Development Team 3, which is preparing to deploy to Afghanistan later this spring. Squad ambush lane training tests Soldiers on basic squad tactics and individual movement techniques that the unit had received prior to mobilization. Photo courtesy Kentucky Army National Guard Pre-mobilization Training Assistance Element Team, Wendell H. Ford Regional Training Center.

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