Lonestar State Sustainers train on MRAPs
June 6, 2009
CAMP TAJI, Iraq - Texas Army National Guard Soldiers of Foxtrot Company, 949th Brigade Support Battalion, 419th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, were taught the driver's training course on the Mine-Resistant Ambush-Protected vehicle here May 2. The course consisted of classroom and hands-on training to include how to properly maintain and troubleshoot the MRAP vehicle. While the students became familiar with the vehicle operations and the auxiliary components inside the vehicle, the students also learned the use of the tools outside of the vehicle. Proper ground guiding procedures and maneuvering through obstacles were taught to the students. Although quite challenging, the students had to learn to drive the vehicle with other traffic safely and had a chance to drive at night using driver's vision enhancement equipment. Prior to the course completion, all the students tested their knowledge of what they learned. The training was a great opportunity for the Soldiers at Camp Taji in order to become knowledge and confident in using the equipment.