- Associated Press - Wednesday, May 18, 2016

SYRACUSE, N.Y. (AP) - Members of the a New York Army National Guard infantry unit will be on the move this week as they conduct training ahead of maneuvers in Louisiana this summer.

National Guard officials say 3,000 soldiers in the Syracuse-based 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and supporting units will train at Fort Drum in northern New York starting Thursday and concluding on Sunday.

The brigade has elements from Jamestown in western New York to Farmingdale on Long Island. Officials say motorists can expect to see a higher frequency of military convoys on New York’s roads as Guardsmen from across the state travel to and from Fort Drum.

The training mission is the brigade’s last before the unit heads to Army’s Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana, in July. The unit last trained there 15 years ago.


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