California National Guard soldiers from the Fresno-based 40th Combat Aviation Brigade will be at Camp Roberts north of San Miguel on Tuesday for a daylong air assault exercise in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Kuwait.
The operation will involve both morning and nighttime operations, the California National Guard said in a news release Monday.
During the exercises, Black Hawk helicopters belonging to the 1-140th Aviation Battalion, a Los Alamos-based unit, will transport several platoons of soldiers across Camp Roberts to landing zones as a part of the training.
Once on the ground, the soldiers will conduct foot patrols to the camp’s arms training center to practice combat exercises in urban terrain.
The brigade is scheduled to travel to Fort Hood, Texas, later this year to conduct final preparations before deploying to Kuwait.