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U.S. Army photo by SPC Felts, Christopher, 589th BSB
Before the sun rose on 5 MAY 11, HHC “Outlaw” Soldiers were already up and dressed, carrying a 25 pound ruck sack. Why where they up so early? For their weekly Sergeants Time Training, the company conducted a 5 mile ruck march on Fort Hood before beginning their classes for the day.
After completing their 5 mile tactical road march, the company conducted weapons training for the Soldiers. SFC Hall trained the Outlaw soldiers on the .50 cal weapon, using the .50 cal to allow Soldiers the opportunity to train hands-on by assembling and disassembling the weapon. SSG Rodriguez provided classes on the M249 machine gun, which also allowed the Soldiers to train hands-on with the weapon. Although not all the Soldiers will be assigned these weapons, familiarization training was conducted to ensure all Soldiers knew the capabilities of these weapons and could potentially in the future, be assigned them.
PV2 Nathan stated “It was great to be able to work with each of the weapons instead of sitting through a powerpoint brief. I enjoyed that we were able to assemble the weapons to gain experience and knowledge.”
The Battalion continues to train Soldiers weekly during Sergeant’s Time Training to ensure Soldiers maintain their knowledge on basic soldiering skills. The Battalion continues to train to enable our capability to support the fight!