412th Theater Engineer Command, Public Affairs NCOIC
Photo Credit: Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene
Staff Sgt. Marcus Acklin, 689th Engineer Company, mans the mock .50 caliber machine gun on a Medium Mine Protected Vehicle “JERRV” Virtual Route Clearance Simulator. The image in the monitor to Acklin’s right is a representation of what he sees in the view finder of the head hardness he’s wearing. Acklin and 14 other Army Reservists from the 689th validated upgrades to the “JERRV,” the Mine Protected Clearance Vehicle “Buffalo,” the Medium Mine Protected Vehicle “RG31,” the Vehicular Mounted Mine Detector “Husky,” and the Man Transportable Robotic Systems “Talon.” The upgrades included an Afghanistan database, seat shakers, additional Improvised Explosive Devices, additional markers and colors, and a detonation cord for the “Talon.”
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