National Guard: Outside the Wire
They are usually "part time," citizen soldiers. But the Washington National Guard's 81st Brigade Combat Team was preparing to deploy to Iraq when this report originally aired. It was the second time in just a few years that the 3,400 members of the Brigade have been sent to the war zone. Heather Bosch traveled along on their final live-fire training to discover what drives these weekend warriors who will soon see danger full-time.
(Originally aired on KIRO Radio in 2004.)