113 SVS trains for deployment

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  • By Tech. Sgt. Tyrell Heaton
  • 113 WG Public Affairs
The 113th Force Support Squadron, Sustainment Services Flight, completed a deployment for training Oct. 1 to 3 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Penn., in order to accomplish training that is required for wartime readiness.
This training is normally conducted at home station; however, some of the resources for training are unavailable at home station.
"Specifically, we do not have M-series vehicles assigned to any units at Joint Base Andrews, to include the 10k All-Terrain Forklift and the 2-1/2 ton M-35/M-36 truck," said Master Sgt. Bruce
Templeman,113th Force Support Squadron services technician. "Our career field requires us to perform our duties of food service, lodging, recreation, and fitness in both a garrison environment as well as a bare base environment."
At Fort Indiantown Gap, the National Guard Bureau has assigned a training mission to the 201st Red Horse Squadron to conduct a Regional Equipment Operator Training Site. The 113 FSS
used this site to train on the forklift and 2-1/2 ton M-35/M-36 truck as well as set up the Alaskan Small Shelter System so that all enlisted Services personnel could become familiar with the operation of these vehicles in a contingency environment.
Classrooms were used to conduct briefings and classes on subjects like bare base setup, bed-down procedures, command and control functions, non-appropriated fund management and accounting, and senior leadership conducted career interviews with individuals and created goals, objectives, and an annual training plan.
Airmen went through family care plan briefings and the Lautenberg Act. During this deployed training, Capt. Cinnamon Carriaga, the Sustainment Services Flight chief, was pinned to the rank of major.
"Off-duty time was scarce; however, team bonding through shared training in an environment away from the normal hustle and bustle of home station was a positive byproduct of this training
event," said Sergeant Templeman.