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 March 26, 2010

Mobilization
PHOTO: Convoy Commander Staff Sgt. Carl Travis visits with local villagers who have gathered by a stopped line of guntrucks. Travis is flanked by Spc. Anthony Perry and Pfc. William Friese. The Soldiers are with the 1092nd Engineer Battalion Forward Support Company. Situational training exercise
Convoy Commander Staff Sgt. Carl Travis visits with local villagers who have gathered by a stopped line of guntrucks. Travis is flanked by Spc. Anthony Perry and Pfc. William Friese. The Soldiers are with the 1092nd Engineer Battalion Forward Support Company. The Soldiers were training to interact with villagers portrayed by cultural role players. The 1092nd, a West Virginia Army National Guard unit, is training to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

Photos by Tom Michele

PHOTO: oldiers from the 379th Engineer Company take a defensive security position by a Humvee guntruck on a Fort McCoy training lane. The Soldiers are Spc. Jacob Gaylord, Spc. Paul Alves, Pvt. Brad Feola and Spc. David Demattos. The 379th, a Massachusetts Army National Guard unit, is training to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. Defensive position
Soldiers from the 379th Engineer Company take a defensive security position by a Humvee guntruck on a Fort McCoy training lane. The Soldiers are Spc. Jacob Gaylord, Spc. Paul Alves, Pvt. Brad Feola and Spc. David Demattos. The 379th, a Massachusetts Army National Guard unit, is training to deploy in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.
PHOTO: Pfc. Dana Wiley drives a simulated Humvee guntruck from the laptop computer of the DARWARS program in a classroom at Fort McCoy’s Contingency Operating Location Freedom. To Wiley’s left is Sgt. Jason Crawley, operating the truck commander’s position, and, to Crawley’s left, with back to camera, Spc. Matthew Barr, at the turret gunner position. Simulation training
Pfc. Dana Wiley drives a simulated Humvee guntruck from the laptop computer of the DARWARS program in a classroom at Fort McCoy’s Contingency Operating Location Freedom. To Wiley’s left is Sgt. Jason Crawley, operating the truck commander’s position, and, to Crawley’s left, with back to camera, Spc. Matthew Barr, at the turret gunner position.

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