Transportation company rolls through annual training

Photos by Sgt. Shanna Rice, 2123rd Transportation Company

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Sgt. Terrell Turner with the 2123rd Transportation Company ground guides a scout vehicle back in a training area after an exercise at Camp Atterbury, Ind. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Shanna Rice)

CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. — Soldiers of the Kentucky Guard’s 2123rd Transportation Company conducted the unit annual training at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center May 27 – June 11, 2014. Driving in more than 25 company vehicles, the Richmond, Kentucky-based unit also continued its recycling work of transporting recycled materials from Bluegrass Army Depot in Richmond to a recycling center in Bedford, Indiana.

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Soldiers of the 2123rd Transportation Company prepare for convoy operations during annual training at Camp Atterbury, Ind. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Shanna Rice)

First Sgt. Allen Christie said the combination of a real-world mission and quality training at Camp Atterbury made for a beneficial AT for the unit as a whole.

The mission allowed our Soldiers to drive more than 20,000 collective miles and haul more than 70,000 pounds of cargo. Missions like these give them the opportunity to gain valuable experience in piloting these large vehicles.”

“I’m extremely proud of our Soldiers. We had lots of new faces and Soldiers in leadership roles for the first time, and we came out a better-trained and more cohesive unit.”

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Soldiers with the 2123rd Transportation Company gather for convoy instruction during a short halt on a training mission during the unit’s annual training at Camp Atterbury, Ind. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Shanna Rice)

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(L-R) Charles Scroggins, Spc. Cole Robinson, and Staff Sgt. Jarred Turner observe basic driver’s training during the 2123rd Transportation Company annual training at Camp Atterbury, Ind. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Shanna Rice)

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Pfc. Darrell Henderson gives clear hand and arm signals to his driver during driver’s training at Camp Atterbury, Ind. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Shanna Rice)

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