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Military training in the Adirondacks

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SARANAC LAKE, N.Y. -

There will be a large military presence in the tri-lakes region of the Adirondacks this weekend.

The New York National Guard's Engineer Company, based in Kingston, will be conducting convoy training. About 120 soldiers and 45 military vehicles will be part of the training. The Adirondacks were chosen as it is unfamiliar territory to the soldiers. Soldiers will focus on land navigation, map reading skills and getting used to new 5- and 10-ton dump trucks.

"Throughout the weekend they should expect to see convoys of 10 to 12 military vehicles, tactical vehicles, patrolling certain areas, conducting route recons, rehearsing thinks like medical evacuations, recovery operations, drills like broken down vehicles, we have our own maintenance assets, we will send them out," N.Y. National Guard Capt. Daniel Colomb said.

The soldiers will not be carrying weapons.

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