1st of the 102nd Infantry Soldiers conduct annual training at Stones Ranch Military Reservation, East Lyme, Connecticut, Soldiers focus on individual Infantry tasks to strengthen their basic MOS skills, Soldiers are from the 1st of the 102nd Infantry Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Connecticut Army National Guard. (US Army photo by Sgt 1st Class Michael J. Finnegan, A Co 1-102nd Infantry Regt. UPAR)  

1st of the 102nd Infantry - Annual Training - Jun 2016.

Soldiers conduct cold weather training with their newly fielded cold weather equipment at Stones Ranch Military Reservation from 04 March through 06 March 2016. The Soldiers are from the 1st of the 102nd Infantry Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Mountain, Connecticut National Guard. (U.S. Army Photo, Sgt 1st Class Michael Finnegan) 

Soldiers graduate from Military Mountaineering School during a graduation ceremony at the Mountain Warfare School at Camp Ethan Allen, Jericho, Vermont on Feb 20, 2015. Soldiers spent two weeks conducting rigorous basic winter mountaineering skills training. Soldiers are from the 1st of the 102nd Infantry Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Mountain, Connecticut National Guard. (U.S. Army Photo, Sgt 1st Class Michael Finnegan) 

Alpha Company - Mountain School Graduation - Feb 2015.

Members from Alpha Company conduct a surprise visit at the Connecticut's Children's Center in Hartford. Soldiers are from the 1st of the 102nd Infantry Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Mountain, Connecticut National Guard. (U.S. Army Photo, Sgt 1st Class Michael Finnegan)

Alpha Company - Laser Tag - Nov 2014.

Alpha Company - Laser Tag - Nov 2014.

Soldiers conduct individual weapons qualification on their M4 rifles at Fort Dix, New Jersey from May 1 through May 3 2015. Soldiers are from the 1st of the 102nd Infantry Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Mountain, Connecticut National Guard. (U.S. Army Photo, Sgt 1st Class Michael Finnegan)

Fort Dix - Weapons Qualification - 20150502.

Alpha Company - Arctic Equipment Training - Mar 2016.

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Alpha Company - Home Station Training - Mar 2015.

Soldiers perform rigorous and realistic Infantry skills training, on how to conduct an attack and urban operations, while conducting a home station drill at the Danbury Reserve Center on Mar. 7-8, 2015. Soldiers are preparing for their second annual training this year, which will take place Jun. 2015 and will focus on Brigade level operations and war games. Soldiers are from Alpha Company, 1st of the 102nd Infantry Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, (Mountain), Connecticut National Guard. (U.S. Army Photo by, Sgt 1st Class Michael Finnegan)

Soldiers graduate from Military Mountaineering School during a graduation ceremony at the Mountain Warfare School at Camp Ethan Allen, Jericho, Vermont on Feb 20, 2015. Soldiers spent two weeks conducting rigorous basic winter mountaineering skills training. Soldiers are from the 1st of the 102nd Infantry Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Mountain, Connecticut National Guard. (U.S. Army Photo, Sgt 1st Class Michael Finnegan) 

Alpha Company - Winter Annual Training - Jan  2015.

Soldiers conducting winter mountaineering operations  during Winter Annual Training at Fort Ethen Allen, Jericho, Vermont from Jan 8 through 17, 2015. Soldiers are from the 1st of the 102nd Infantry Battilion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Mountain, Connecticut National Guard. (U.S. Army Photo, Sgt 1st Class Michael Finnegan)

Alpha Company - Children's Medical Center - Dec 2014.

Members from Alpha Company conduct laser tag night as part of their units MWR program. Soldiers are from the 1st of the 102nd Infantry Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Mountain, Connecticut National Guard. (U.S. Army Photo, Sgt 1st Class Michael Finnegan)

Members from Alpha Company conduct laser tag night as part of their units MWR program. Soldiers are from the 1st of the 102nd Infantry Battalion, 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Mountain, Connecticut National Guard. (U.S. Army Photo, Sgt 1st Class Michael Finnegan)

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