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    1st SFAB Soldiers conduct tactical convoy training

    1st SFAB Soldiers conduct tactical convoy training

    Photo By Staff Sgt. Joseph Truckley | Sgt. 1st Class Jason Robinson, truck commander with the 92nd Brigade Support Battalion...... read more read more



    Story by Sgt. Joseph Truckley 

    50th Public Affairs Detachment

    FORT BENNING, Ga. -- Soldiers from 92nd Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade conducted Close Combat Tactical Training at the Clark Simulation Center at Fort Benning, Georgia on October 16, 2017.

    The training was conducted to focus on fundamentals of convoys in tactical situations.

    The 1st SFAB is the first of six planned brigades purposefully built to help combatant commanders accomplish theater security objectives by training, advising, assisting, accompanying and enabling foreign security force partners. SFABs will help brigade combat teams build readiness by freeing them from advisory missions.

    Shoot, move, communicate, and medicate are some concepts that the

    1st SFAB is focused on as well as advise and assist during training.

    The CCTT training covers the move portion of their training.

    “In a tactical scenario, the foreign counterparts will take the lead and our role will be to advise and assist by teaching them in a classroom setting and follow along with them during a convoy,” said Capt. Justin Vitug, 92nd BSB, Headquarters Headquarters Company commander.

    Staff Sgt. Placido Rivera, Intelligence Sergeant, HHC, 92nd BSB, said “By conducting a short convoy within a tactical environment, soldiers get to work on the basic fundamentals to work as a team to complete their objective.” It is here, where we get to create our TTPs and build a foundation, he added.

    During the training they went on simulated convoys in two groups with five vehicles in each group.

    “They have to remember when in this training environment, they need to train as a crew and a platoon and learn to help each other out,” said Alfred McKenzie, a computer based training instructor at Clark Simulation Center.

    The Soldiers also used radios and blue force trackers to communicate throughout the simulated convoy.

    “Communication is key,” said Sgt. 1st Class Larhonda Hankins, S-4 NCOIC, 92nd BSB. “This is very helpful for deployment operations, we all have to pay attention to our surroundings, the terrain and the weather which all play a factor during this training.” You have to be able to trust everybody and hope they pay attention in the classroom as well as trusting the trainers, she said.

    For more information about volunteering for 1st SFAB Soldiers should contact their branch manager.



    Date Taken: 10.16.2017
    Date Posted: 10.19.2017 11:02
    Story ID: 252257
    Location: FORT BENNING, GA, US

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