The Soldiers from HHC, 21st Theater Sustainment Command spent Feb. 17 to 19 at the training ranges in Baumholder honing their combat skills.
Affectionately labeled Warrior Week by 21st TSC Soldiers, the training conducted at Baumholder was designed to reassess the Soldiers’ tactical skills in a field environment, said Sgt. 1st Class Sabrae Bell, chief paralegal for Kaiserslautern Legal Services and the officer in charge of the M16 rifle and M9 pistol range qualification.
The Soldiers conducted training on the claymore mine, first aid, vehicle searches, hand and arm signals, ruck marches, securing a building, conducting a patrol and mortuary affairs as well as range qualifications with the M249 Squad Automatic Weapon, the M16 rifle and the M9 pistol.
“I think that it is very important that the Soldiers be fully trained on their warrior tasks and drills so they stay competent and confident,” Sergeant Bell said. “It gets the Soldiers away from their normal environment, and it gives the commander an assessment on what (the Soldiers) need to improve on in future training.”
Spc. Robert Fergusson, a food service specialist at the Clock Tower Café on Kleber Kaserne, said it’s nice to get out of the dining facility and come out to the weapons range to qualify with his M16 rifle and conduct some good training.
“The last time I was at a qualification range was about a year ago,” he said. “I’ve always enjoyed firing the M16. I plan on zeroing my weapon rapidly and qualifying expert.”
“Coming out here is definitely much better than being stuck behind a desk all day, but that’s just the kind of Soldier I am.” said Spc. Kellen Powell, an administrative payroll
specialist with Human Resource Sustainment Command. “When I’m out here, I really enjoy it.”
It feels good at the end of the day to know the Soldiers are properly training and competent in what they do, Sergeant Bell said.