Arkansas Army National Guard units are headed to Fort Chaffee for training

From Staff Reports

Arkansas drivers are urged to use patience this week when encountering military convoys on Arkansas roads

The Arkansas Army National Guard’s 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and supporting units will be traveling on Arkansas highways and interstates for week-long training at Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center near Fort Smith until Saturday.

The majority will transit to Fort Chafee along Interstate 40 from Camp Robinson in North Little Rock, but some units will transit along two-lane highways from armories around the state.

“We’re alerting the public in advance because we want to avoid potential mishaps as these heavy trucks, equipment and Soldiers make their way to Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center,”  Lt. Col Brian Mason, the Arkansas National Guard’s public affairs officer, said in a news release. “We encourage the public to plan accordingly and allow extra time in their travels, especially if those travels include traveling on I-40 and through construction zones.”

A convoy of military vehicles is seen in Georgia in September. The Arkansas National Guard is sending military units from Camp Robinson in North Little Rock to Fort Chaffee near Fort Smith for annual training. Drivers are encouraged to exercise patience as the convoys make their way to Fort Chaffee along Interstate 40 and other two-lane roads in the area.

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The 39th Infantry Brigade Combat Team is scheduled to train May 1-8 at Fort Chaffee Joint Maneuver Training Center for an upcoming Joint Readiness Training Center exercise later in the summer.