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    Roll over with 119th ICTC

    Roll over with 119th ICTC

    Courtesy Photo | Spc. Joridan Travers and Spc. Rashad Carmichael put on their safety belts while acting...... read more read more



    Story by Staff Sgt. Aaron Duncan 

    1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – The 119th Inland Cargo Transportation Company, 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, and 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade conducted Army Humvee Egress Assistance Training, instructed by Muhammad Langley, at Camp Buehring, Kuwait Sept. 11.

    The training focused on roll overs in military vehicles, how to prevent them and how to react when it does happen.

    “The training was an exciting experience,” said Pfc. Andrea Post, a native of Butte, Montana, assigned to 119th ICTC as a cargo specialist.

    The day started with a brief class focusing on various subjects of information such as the steps to take when a roller is anticipated. They were also taught the importance of eye pro, the securing of equipment and weapons and why and how to wear safety belts. After reviewing the proper safety precautions, the time came for the Soldiers to climb inside the vehicles and get firsthand experience. The Soldiers would get the chance to experience what it was like to be in a vehicle as it rolled over in a safe environment.

    “I like how the training wasn’t only educational but fun for the Soldiers,” said Pfc. Celina Velasco, a native of Las Vegas, assigned to 119th ICTC as a motor transport operator.

    They first flipped at a 90 degree angle, then at a 180 degree angle and the last was at a complete 360 degrees, when they then had to exit and pull security. With each turn, the Soldiers felt the pull of gravity working against their movements and learned how to overcome and adapt. The training gave the Soldiers the opportunity to become a little more confident when traveling the road. The Soldiers reinforced their knowledge and experience so they can ensure everyone makes it back safe should an accident occur.

    “When the vehicle first flipped everything went flying, now I see why it was important to secure the equipment down,” said Pfc. Myia Parker, a native of Fayetteville, North Carolina, assigned to 119th ICTC as a petroleum supply specialist.



    Date Taken: 09.11.2015
    Date Posted: 10.19.2015 03:23
    Story ID: 179249
    Location: CAMP BUEHRING, KW 
    Hometown: BUTTE, MT, US
    Hometown: FAYETTEVILLE, NC, US
    Hometown: LAS VEGAS, NV, US

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