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Quick reaction force dominates CSTX 19

Sgt. Steven M. Springer, 339th Military Police Company 2nd Platoon 2nd Squad, of Bolingbrook, Ill., is on security detail as soldiers cordon and search a make-shift village. The 339th is attending CSTX 91 13-01 acting out notional scenarios based on real world activities. The Combat Support Training Exercise 91 13-01 is planned and coordinated by the 91st Training Division (Operations) at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif. CSTX gives participating units and opportunity to rehearse military maneuvers and tactics such as base security, convoy operations, and battle reaction drills during simulated enemy attacks as well as apply their Military Occupational Specialty skills in a theater of operations. The exercise provides realistic training to units to successfully meet the challenges of an extended and integrated battlefield.



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This work, Quick reaction force dominates CSTX 19 [Image 2 of 6], by SGT Anderson J. Grant, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:04.16.2013

Date Posted:04.22.2013 10:59

Photo ID:912205

VIRIN:130416-A-NQ355-622

Resolution:6016x4016

Size:19.66 MB

Location:FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:BOLINGBROOK, IL, US

Hometown:DAVENPORT, IA, US

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