Idaho Army National Guard 1st Lt Eric Wilbur distributes candy to Spc. Alex Amour June 2, 2019 at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California. Wilbur, a chaplain candidate, is providing religious support for the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team’s 145th Brigade Support Battalion during the unit’s National Training Center rotation.
While on the 116th CBCT’s brigade support area, WIlbur and his religious affairs specialist, Spc. Nathan Tupper, hold religious services for Soldiers, pray with wounded Soldiers and help monitor the unit’s morale.
The 116th CBCT is training at the National Training Center May 24 – June 20. Rotations at the NTC help build unit readiness and increase Soldier proficiency. Units from more than a dozen Army National Guard states are participating in the 116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team’s rotation. The 116th CBCT, one of five National Guard armor brigade combat teams, is headquartered in Boise, Idaho, and comprised of Soldiers from the Idaho, Montana, Nevada and Oregon Army National Guards.