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    87th DSSB Conducts Unit Defense Training

    87th DSSB Conducts Unit Defense Training

    Photo By Spc. Daniel Thompson | U. S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company of the 87th Division Sustainment Support...... read more read more



    Story by Spc. Daniel Thompson 

    50th Public Affairs Detachment

    Fort Stewart, Georgia- U. S. Army Soldiers from Bravo Company of the 87th Divisional Sustainment Support Battalion at Fort Stewart, Georgia conducted unit defense training exercises to help Soldiers prepare for direct fire, indirect fire, and chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear attacks July 15, 2021.

    U.S. Army Capt. Jessica L. Richardson, Bravo Company commander of the 87th Division Sustainment Battalion said, “We want to ensure that our Soldiers are aligned with those basic warrior tasks and drills and are prepared to engage the enemy if they’re ever attacked directly or indirectly.”

    This unit defense training is to test Soldiers’ reaction times and weaknesses when faced with direct fire, indirect fire and CBRN attacks. It was a culmination of defense training that was performed over the course of the past few months.

    U.S. Army Pfc. Andrew Benowitz, an allied trade specialist from Bravo Company, 87th DSSB, said, “It’s a great training in base defense because we’re learning a lot from the repetitions and all the critiques-- we don’t have time for something to go wrong if something ever happens like this while deployed.”

    Bravo Company is currently on the immediate reaction force and wants to be prepared in case it is called upon to provide support.

    U.S. Army Sgt. Maxwell Pudlo, a wheeled vehicle mechanic from Bravo Company, 87th DSSB, said, “We’re all loving this training because this is as close to a real-life situation on deployment as it’s going to get.”

    This unit defense training focused around protecting the entry control point. Machine guns were manned around the perimeter and Soldiers pulled 360 degree security at dawn and dusk to prevent a surprise attack.

    Richardson said, “I think the Soldiers did a great job especially since we don’t get a lot of opportunities to do this often; they were so motivated and fully engaged.”



    Date Taken: 07.15.2021
    Date Posted: 07.21.2021 16:22
    Story ID: 401220
    Location: FORT STEWART, GA, US 

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