U.S. Army National Guard 11B Infantryman Marius Bache
By ROSELYNN YAZZIE
FORT HALL — Marius Bache just completed his U.S. Army National Guard training in Fort Benning, Georgia and is getting ready to be deployed to Kuwait in January and then on to Syria.
Marius graduated from New Horizons High School in March 2021, three months early, with the help of his enlistment. He was recruited by Sgt. Brian Venegas. He’s had two years of service under his belt. He recently finished up drill in Boise and completed his Army physical fitness test.
Bache said his decision to join the military was a calling to better himself as a person. He did his research beforehand and was motivated to change his life for the better. So far, he says it’s the best thing to ever happened to him and has helped him grow in more ways than one.
Bache’s title is 11B Infantryman. After completing basic training he is learning his way around military life and balancing his civilian life.
In the future, he’d like to attend Idaho State University to study auto mechanics and eventually reenlist and learn diesel mechanics, with the goal to one day have his own shop. His grandfather, Julian Mendez got him interested in cars.
Bache is grateful for the support from his mother, Kaylonnie Bache. He says she’s been his biggest role model and has helped guide him in his journey. The experience has brought them closer together.
His advice to those thinking about enlisting is to start with the National Guard because it’s a good introduction as well as provides many benefits in regards to education and health care. It also has opportunities for one to get off the reservation and see the world. More importantly it gives one the chance to become a part of a brotherhood that will never break.
“If I can do it, anyone can do it,” said Bache.