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    Moving Army equipment with ease

    Moving Army equipment with ease

    Courtesy Photo | Army Reserve Cpl. Diego Santiago, a cargo specialist of the 302nd Inland Cargo...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. Marco Gutierrez 

    350th Public Affairs Detachment

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. – When the Army needs to move supplies and equipment from one location to the next, it is up to transportation specialists to get it done. During Combat Support Training Exercise (CSTX) Global Lightning 2015 and the Quartermaster Liquid Logistic Training Exercise (QLLEX), it is up to members of the 302nd Inland Continental Transportation Company to move the equipment necessary to operate and succeed in the largest Army Reserve Sustainment training exercise in history.

    Army Reserve Cpl. Diego Santiago is a transportation specialist with the 302nd ICTC out of Joint Base Langley-Eustis, Virginia. During (CSTX) Global Lightning 2015 and the Quartermaster Liquid Logistic Training Exercise (QLLEX), their unit is tasked with operating the Central Receiving Shipping Point (CRSP) at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst.

    CSTX Global Lightning will challenge the Soldiers of the 302nd ICTC, because they don’t just have to worry about the transportation of equipment through the exercise, but also defending and reacting to enemy attacks, training them in their wartime mission in the real-world environment of the QLLEX phase of CSTX Global Lightning 2015.

    “We’ve been participating in war games while here, so we need to make sure we secure our perimeter, and that we are able to defend this location just like we would if we were deployed,” Said Santiago.

    Other members of the 302nd agree with Santiago, making the most of the low density Military Occupation Specialty (MOS) training of Global Lightning.

    “What I’ve enjoyed about the training is reacting to enemy fire. I may be a transportation expert, but I’m also a Soldier,” said Army Reserve Spc. Jamar Dye a transportation specialist with the 302nd Inland Continental Transportation Company out of Joint Base Eustis. Dye also explained that in the short time they’ve been involved in the exercise they have had to deal and react to three combat scenarios.

    While at CSTX Global Lightning, Soldiers of the 302nd have had a chance to use different equipment that they normally don’t get to use at their home station, explained Army Reserve Spc. Lara Williams, a transportation specialist with the 302nd ICTC.

    During the QLLEX portion of CSTX Global Lightning 2015, Soldiers with the 302nd ICTC will be hard at working ensuring all the units that depend on them are getting the support they need. Whether it be here in the U.S. or overseas, transportation specialists get Soldiers what they need when they need it.

    “We move the Army, without us the Army doesn’t move,” said Santiago.



    Date Taken: 06.17.2015
    Date Posted: 06.18.2015 14:37
    Story ID: 167143

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