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RSS, 2CR Scalpel Medics conduct first Live Fire Exercise

A small convoy of Soldier’s assigned to Charlie Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment conduct a step rehearsal prior to executing the first Defense of Convoy Live Fire Exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Feb. 12 2018.

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2nd Cavalry Regiment

Written by Spc. Jared Montreal, 2d Cavalry Regiment

The Scalpel Medics of Charlie Troop, Regimental Support Squadron, 2d Cavalry Regiment started the year with a “bang” by conducting their first Defense of Convoy Live Fire Exercise at the Grafenwoehr Training Area, Germany, Feb. 12 2018.

C TRP, RSS, 2CR initially prepared by practicing battle drills as well as the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactics Trainer, which allowed them safe opportunities to familiarize themselves with the tactics and techniques necessary for success.

Second Lieutenant Katalina Freeman, Evacuation Platoon Leader, C TRP, RSS, 2CR, and event officer in charge, provided the Scalpel Medics a mission brief upon their arrival at the training site. The goal of the scenario was to send a small convoy with limited personnel on a mission to pick up casualties from the battlefield and move them to the Medical Evacuation point.

While conducting the mission, the Soldiers needed to be fully prepared to react to contact, return fire and conduct recovery operations while in contact with enemy forces.

“The LFX was a fun experience and an excellent way to demonstrate how to effectively perform convoy defense to new troopers,” said Pvt. Gerrame Dickson, an evacuation ambulance aide and driver, C TRP, RSS, 2CR.

The U.S. Army training standard is crawl, walk, run. This event served as the crawl phase for C TRP, RSS, 2CR and provided the opportunity for the Scalpel Medics to become better prepared for exercises such as the upcoming Saber Strike 18 road march this summer.

“[It was] a humbling experience for both soldier and leader development,” said Sgt. Evilio Rosales, Evacuation Squad Leader, C TRP, RSS, 2CR, and primary validator for the LFX.

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