Indiana National Guard crews are demolishing several vacant buildings in Gary.
The new program is a partnership between the Indiana National Guard, Fairbanks Drug and Alcohol Treatment and Community Health Network.
The soldiers will be involved in operations at the U.S. prison in Cuba for terror suspects.
Members of the 38th Infantry Division of the Indiana National Guard are set to be deployed to Cuba to help with Guantanamo Bay's detention operations.
Some members of the Indiana National Guard will be deployed for about a year.
Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger announced Tuesday morning that he will retire next year, after 45 years of service at the Indiana National Guard.
Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel told most of the Department of Defense' furloughed employees to return to work Monday.
Staff Sergeant Randall Lane of Indianapolis died at Camp Phoenix on Friday.
The training helps prepare U.S. military, homeland security personnel and first responders to attend in the event of a large-scale emergency.
Lt. Col. Cathy Van Bree says come June, 1,000 full-time guard staffers will be furloughed.