Local

November 21, 2012

11ACR Troopers getting vehicles back in the fight

Troopers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, work to fix a track vehicle during Decisive Action Rotation 13-02 at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Calif. The Troopers were part of a forward maintenance team designed to keep vehicles in the fight.

Troopers from Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, conducted a Unit Maintenance Control Point at the National Training Center, Nov. 6.

The UMCP is a forward base where Troopers conduct higher level maintenance and mechanics to get the vehicle back into the fight in the training area of the NTC and Fort Irwin.

“We try to replicate the downrange environment as close as we can that way we get real training value added to our work,” said Chief Warrant Officer Kabir Jimoh, a Trooper with Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment. “I am always amazed at the sense of purpose our Troopers demonstrate every day. From the team that goes to recover the vehicles, to the mechanics that get the vehicle back in the fight, there is no delay. We have an excellent team.”

The Troopers stay in the box during Decisive Action training rotations. This allows forward maintenance to occur in the field better and provided for faster service to the fleet.

“We get to play with the big toys,” joked Sgt. Adam Donaldson, a Trooper with HHT, 2/11 ACR. “From M-88s to M-984s, we have to be flexible to recover not only military vehicles but also the vehicles of the replicated civilians on the battlefield. It’s a unique mission that offers different challenges every time we go out. Bottom line is, we keep Troopers in the fight and it’s an essential job.”

The Troopers mission is split into recovery teams and maintenance. Recovery goes out to the site where the vehicle breaks down or gets stuck, and tries to fix it on scene. If the vehicle cannot be recovered this way, it is taken back to the UMCP where maintenance aims to fix the vehicle within 24 hours.

“It’s definitely a challenge working out here in the desert,” said Spc. Jon Bonquin, a Trooper with HHT, 2/11 ACR. “But, we make do with whatever we have to get the job done.”

Troopers from HHT, 2/11 ACR, are keeping the DA Rotations running by ensuring that vehicles get back into the fight. Without their hard work and dedication vehicle recovery would be a lot more difficult.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

News Briefs April 4, 2014

Ongoing Free tax preparation services. Fort Irwin Tax Center, building 288. All Active Duty, Retirees, and their dependents, as well as Reserve and National Guard on orders for more than 30 days, can use the Tax Center for free tax preparation. Monday – Friday, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Call for an appointment at 380-3604....
 
 
CW3-shows-helicopter

School Age Services children learn about safety, helicopter mission

Chief Warrant Officer 3 Rob Lopez, a UH-72 A Lakota helicopter pilot with B Company, 2916th Aviation Battalion here, speaks to children from the School Age Services program about the Sokol helicopter mission at the National Tra...
 
 
Dig_demonstration

Fort Irwin homeschool students learn about Native American Indian culture, insects, tortoises

Children partake in a coloring activity at the Environmental Center for Directorate of Public Works at Fort Irwin, March 14. The students, who are homeschooled, were on a monthly trip for children of the homeschooled community ...
 

 

Water treatment plant construction update

The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Los Angeles District’s Fort Irwin Water Treatment Plant construction project is underway. Construction and ground placement of new water pipes will periodically occur on post and outside the cantonment area. Currently, tractor-trailer trucks will be in the vicinity of the construction site at Goldstone and Outer Loop Roads, northbound...
 
 
Kindergarten-requirements

Get the kids signed up for preschool, kindergarten

Although the next school year is still months away, it’s time to start getting ready to enroll children in preschool and kindergarten. Colin Powell State Preschool on Fort Irwin is currently accepting enrollment packages. The...
 
 

March 2014 birth announcements

MEDDAC, NTC and Fort Irwin Fox James – boy March 2 at 4:30 a.m. 5 lbs., 15 oz., 19.6 inches Capt. Zachary and Sherry Wiles Unit: 2/11th ACR Adrian Paul – boy March 4 at 8:24 a.m. 8 lbs., 2 oz. Spc. Nicholas and Frances Foster Unit: 58th CEC Zaiden – boy March 8 at...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin