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Lifeliners complete recovery training

 

Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – Soldiers of the 101st Sustainment Brigade completed the hands on portion of the Vehicle Recovery Course taught here with recovering a mired vehicle.

The course was taught by instructors deployed from the U.S. Army Ordnance Center and School, and was taught over 83 hours and eight days.

During the course, the six soldiers learned the basics of recovering vehicle with the M984 HEMTT wrecker and the M1089 wrecker.

Sgt. Joshua Garner, a recovery instructor with the 59th Ordnance Brigade, US Army Ordnance Center and School, walks the six students of the Vehicle Recovery Course through different approaches to recovering a vehicle stuck in a mire pit. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

Sgt. Joshua Garner, a recovery instructor with the 59th Ordnance Brigade, US Army Ordnance Center and School, walks the six students of the Vehicle Recovery Course through different approaches to recovering a vehicle stuck in a mire pit. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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Schoolhouse instructors train lifeliners on vehicle recovery

 

Written by Spc. Michael Vanpool
101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

101st Sustainment Brigade - LifelinersFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne DivisionBagram Airfield, Afghanistan – A deployment calls for a different skill set than the garrison Army life as many soldiers expand their knowledge with on the job training.

Those soldiers have formal classroom training and the same program as the schoolhouse. The only difference, instead of traveling to the school, the classroom came to them.

Instructors from the US Army Ordnance Center and School recently deployed to Afghanistan to train Soldiers outside the schoolhouse, including a Vehicle Recovery Course for soldiers of the 101st Sustainment Brigade.

Spc. Larry Smith, a mechanic with the 131st Transportation Company, a Pennsylvania National Guard unit attached to the 101st Sustainment Brigade, and Sgt. 1st Class Alvin Beehler, the chief instructor for the vehicle recovery course from the 59th Ordnance Brigade, US Army Ordnance Center and School, flip a mine resistant ambush-protected vehicle with an M984 HEMTT wrecker. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

Spc. Larry Smith, a mechanic with the 131st Transportation Company, a Pennsylvania National Guard unit attached to the 101st Sustainment Brigade, and Sgt. 1st Class Alvin Beehler, the chief instructor for the vehicle recovery course from the 59th Ordnance Brigade, US Army Ordnance Center and School, flip a mine resistant ambush-protected vehicle with an M984 HEMTT wrecker. (Photo by Spc. Michael Vanpool)

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