Military use of Camp Guernsey increases
CASPER, Wyo. (AP) — The National Guard says more military personnel trained at Camp Guernsey Joint Training Center in fiscal 2013 after a two-year decline.
The Guard told a legislative committee Monday that training at the center outside the town of Guernsey increased 41 percent in the year that ended Sept. 30. The military uses the term “man days,” which is one person using the camp for one day.
The Casper Star-Tribune reported Tuesday (http://tinyurl.com/pnfrshb ) activity at Camp Guernsey peaked in fiscal 2010, then declined for two years.
The Guard says the increase last year might have been because personnel who were in Afghanistan returned to the United States and are training here.
Active and reserve personnel train at Camp Guernsey. The Army National Guard is the top user, followed by the Air Force.
Information from: Casper (Wyo.) Star-Tribune, http://www.trib.com