Today’s training involved mostly mounted operations where we drove humvees. We changed and rotated through the different roles on the humvee team which includes the driver, gunner, and team leader. We were trained how to react to IED’s (Improvised Explosive Devise) on the roadway, respond to small arms fire, and deal with refugees and stragglers on the side of the road. Today’s training also consisted of roadblocks, traffic control points, and check points. We had to react to friendly and enemy vehicles coming through or attempting to drive through each of these scenarios. Like all of the AIT we do, we were tested on the training.
It was some pretty cool training, mostly because it was mounted in humvees. Some of us switched out to be the enemies and attacked the convoy as it drove by.
In the morning when we were getting everything ready and leaving for the day of training, it honestly felt like we were heading out on a real mission. I was carrying a machine gun in each hand on the way down to load them into the humvee while it was started up and ready to go. I had my body armor and combat helmet on along with my carbine slung on my back. Very very awesome.
Until next time,