Tuesday, October 20, 2009

National Guard bobsled team goes for the gold

The National Guard has both a NASCAR and an Indy race car.

They've also got a custom-made chopper, courtesy of Orange County Choppers.

What most people don't know is that the National Guard also has a bobsled team. And if things go the way they hope, they'll also have a gold medal.

Members of the Army National Guard Bobsled team are now training for the 2010 Vancouver Olympic games at the official training facility Lake Placid, NY. They will compete for slots on the U.S. team.
The team is comprised of Army National Guard members from Vermont, California, Virginia and Utah. To read the January 2009 DoD story on their training, go here.

According to the National Guard Bureau, the soldiers are part of the Army National Guard's Outstanding Athlete Program. In addition to giving their all for their country and their respective states, they will now give their all for the gold medal in 2010.
Check out the nifty NGB video on their training:

Let's keep an eye on them as they represent the United States in international competition, and wish them well on their bid for the gold medal.

Posted by Tech. Sgt. Nick Choy,
Oregon National Guard Social Media Manager

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