Sgt. Brian Freeman pulls the quick-release cable on Sgt. William Huff's Improved Outer Tactical Vest during a training session for Soldiers of U.S. Army Europe's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division in Baumholder, Germany, Jan. 23. The quick-release, one of several improved features of the new armor, is designed to allow the wearer to quickly remove the IOTV when needed. 2nd BCT Soldiers are being issued the IOTV in preparation for the brigade's planned deployment to Iraq in the spring.