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JLTV training kicks off at Fort McCoy

20th May 2019 - 12:30 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

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The US Army has begun training soldiers on the new Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) at Fort Mccoy in Wisconsin, the army announced on 15 May.

Army Reserve instructors with the 94th Training Division - Force Sustainment were the first to begin training soldiers on the army's newest vehicle in the first JLTV Operator New Equipment Training (OPNET) from 6-11 May.

The first JLTV OPNET course taught 32 students on the vehicle's characteristics, operations, operator maintenance and safety. The students are required to operate the vehicle approximately 100 miles across multiple surfaces and scenarios, including steep slopes, tight turns, obstacles, rough terrain, city streets, night driving, highways and high-speed avenues.

The Army Reserve has procured 60 JLTVs to train soldiers and Department of Defense civilians.

The 94th TD, headquartered at Fort Lee, Virginia, supports the 80th TC's mission of more than 2,700 instructors providing essential training to DoD civilians and soldiers from the Reserve, National Guard and active duty.

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