Army Training


This past weekend I had a Muta 6 (each drill day is broken down into 2 MUTA’s).  MUTA stands for Multiple Unit Training Assembly) consists of four, four-hour periods or two days.  We ended up going to Weldon Springs, MO for our annual driver’s rodeo. I had the opportunity to play OPFOUR as an Afghani man (yes) for a day.  Since I haven’t deployed (yet) it was interesting to see how troops are trained when faced with either friendly nationals or hostiles.  The rodeo is a mock up scenerio of what could happen during any given convoy when deployed.  It was great training and I really enjoyed myself.  Sometimes with reserve units there is more lag time than anything else.  Our jobs are active (for quite a bit of us) when deployed or out in the field.

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Irregardless, this type of training also entrenches our camaraderie with one another which is essential for any military unit to properly function.

The only downside to the MUTA was that I ended up with a case of allergies, my face is puffy and looks like a prizefighter knocked a few rounds on my left eye.

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