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    HEAT training in preparation for Combined Resolve XV

    HEAT training in preparation for Combined Resolve

    Photo By Sgt. Renee Seruntine | Combat medic Pvt. 1st Class Tyler Stark of the 115th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st...... read more read more

    HOHENFELS, BY, GERMANY

    02.19.2021

    Story by Sgt. Renee Seruntine 

    Joint Multinational Readiness Center

    HOHENFELS, Germany – Troops of the 115th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle (HMMWV) Egress Assistant Trainer, or, HEAT training, in preparation for Combined Resolve XV at the Hohenfels Training Area.

    The training simulates a vehicle rollover to prepare soldiers for driving in the training area during the exercise.

    “The importance of the HEAT trainer is to provide training for the Soldiers who are going out in the field as part of the rotational unit, to ensure their safety if their vehicle does rollover here at JMRC,” said Sgt. 1st Class Alex Voyce, a senior medical NCO at JMRC.

    Familiarizing soldiers with a rollover scenario is an essential part of ensuring soldiers are given the proper safety training prior to going out into the training area. The training, which teaches soldiers how to react calmly in the event of a vehicle rollover also requires the soldiers to assist each other in egress, making the training a team effort.

    “This was my first time so I wasn’t expecting what was going to happen and you’re always thinking of your guys to your left and your right,” said 1st Lt. Josh Martin, a field artillery officer with the 115th BSB from Kalamazoo, Michigan.

    The HEAT trainer reinforces the importance of seat positioning, wearing seatbelts while demonstrating the feeling of being disoriented and the effort required to execute rollover procedures, leading to the safety of all personnel.

    “Out in the training area there are dangerous roads and difficult terrain to maneuver and vehicle rollovers are a common occurrence out in the field,” said 1st Lt. Rick Arnold, a field artillery officer with Charlie Company, 115th BSB. “It’s important to get some practice in a safe environment before going out to the field in order to perform well if it actually happens in a real world situation.”

    Combined Resolve is a bi-annual U.S. Army Europe-led exercise series that is designed to give U.S. and NATO combat brigades in Europe the opportunity to train within a joint, multinational environment. For CBR XV, the U.S. forces use this opportunity to validate and assess their command’s ability to operate within a large conventional multinational force.

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    Date Taken: 02.19.2021
    Date Posted: 02.22.2021 10:52
    Story ID: 389477
    Location: HOHENFELS, BY, DE 

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