TSC-K displays training resources

Story and photo by Spc. Iesha Howard
21st TSC Public Affairs

In an effort to educate service members in the KMC and to make them more aware of the training resources available to them, the Training Support Center Kaiserslautern held an open house Nov. 21 on Panzer Kaserne in Kaiserslautern.

Once a year, TSC-K showcases and demonstrates training tools such as the Engagement Skills Trainer, the Improvised Explosive Device Display, the Laser Convoy Counter Ambush Training System, the Humvee Egress Assistance Trainer, the Europe Deployable Instrumentation System, a training aids display and a training demonstration of the Virtual Battle Space Simulation 2.

The TSC-K has many useful tools in its kitbag that some Soldiers are unaware of, and the open house provides a way to show Soldiers what is available and how to benefit from them.

“I asked a couple of Soldiers who attended the open house and they didn’t know that there was a Training Support Center here in the local area,” said Hershel Lester, the training resource specialist of TSC-K. “Each community has a Training Support Center to support the Soldiers with their home station training.”

The systems available use the latest technology to meet requirements ensuring service members are trained for their specific missions.

“I was very impressed with the display of technology the Army uses to train Soldiers for their missions,” said Lt. Col. George E. Bush, deputy chief of plans and programs at the U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s Warrior Preparation Center. “There are several opportunities for synergistic training between the U.S. Air Forces in Europe’s Warrior Preparation Center and our Army brethren at the Training Support Center at Panzer Kaserne. I look forward to working together to explore these training possibilities.”

Besides meeting the Soldier’s training needs, the TSC-K provides official Department of the Army and command photos, as well as photos for passports and  German licenses. The TSC-K also affords training opportunities for military senior enlisted service members and officers of the KMC every two months and specialized training by appointment.

TSC-K is open from 7:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and from 1 to 4 p.m. Monday through Friday in Kleber Kaserne, Bldg. 3266.