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    The 693rd QM CO supports 650th RSG at CSTX

    The 693rd QM CO supports 650th RSG at CSTX

    Photo By Capt. Fernando Ochoa | Pfc. Quenae Brown, Pvt. Yaritza Carrillo, Pfc. Alexandria Lengson and Spc. Titus...... read more read more

    FORT MCCOY, WI, UNITED STATES

    06.12.2015

    Story by Capt. Fernando Ochoa 

    311th Expeditionary Sustainment Command   

    FORT MCCOY, Wis. – Soldiers from the 693rd Quartermaster Company in Bell, Calif., 155th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 304th Sustainment Brigade, traveled to Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, and were crossed leveled to support the 650th Regional Support Group during Combat Support Training Exercise June 12.

    Spc. Titus Burgess, Pfc. Alexandria Lengson, Pfc. Quenae Brown and Pvt. Yaritza Carrillo, all logistic specialist, were happy to attend this annual training, where they worked at the Forward Operating Base Liberty’s mayor cell.

    The CSTX is a multi-component, joint, integrated training event that is conducted over six forward operating bases and will serve more than three thousand soldiers from U.S. Army Reserve units from around the country.

    “I enjoyed my experience here because I learned a lot of new skills that I didn’t have before,” said Burgess. “Plus, I learned more about dealing with the brass. I felt like they really cared about what I thought.”

    Like a utility ball player on a baseball team, these soldiers worked a multitude of assignments such as manning the SINCGARS radio, Entry Control Points, the Mayor Cell reception and other miscellaneous tasks.

    “I got a lot of hands on training with my basic logistics training, learning from good NCOs like Staff Sergeant Camarena who showed me how to issue weapons,” said Carrillo. “Also, working with so many different people helped me improve my communication skills.”

    These young soldiers from the 693rd QM CO were happy and excited to be part of the CSTX exercise, where they learned new skills, made new friends and supported the 650th RSG.

    The Quartermaster Corps mission is to provide Base Operations Support, Quality of Life and services essential to the entire operational forces in support of Unified Land Operations and the Nation's War-fighting Mission.

    The Quartermaster ethos reads, "Logistics Warriors who are soldiers first, technicians second to none, battle focused, reliable professionals assuring victory by sustaining America's Army in peace and war."

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    Date Taken: 06.12.2015
    Date Posted: 06.12.2015 14:35
    Story ID: 166452
    Location: FORT MCCOY, WI, US 

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