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Using advanced virtual reality technology, Soldiers with the 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division completed training on the Javelin Weapon System in Swietoszow, Poland, Jan. 11, 2018 in support of Atlantic Resolve.

Atlantic Resolve is a U.S. endeavor to fulfill NATO commitments by rotating units throughout the European theater to deter aggression against NATO allies and partners in Europe.

During the 40-hour block of training, the Long Knife Soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas learned how to aim, maintain and effectively engage potential targets with the Javelin by training with a Basic Skills Trainer, a computerized system that allows users to train without actually firing live munitions.

Staff Sgt. Shea Raysin, a Homer, Michigan native and a cavalry scout with the 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, has worked with the Javelin system for more than five years and stressed the importance of the training.

“With this course we will have more certified Javelin teams,” said Raysin. “It provides more expertise to our fundamental skills, and it makes the 4th Cavalry Regiment that much more lethal on the battlefield.”

The Soldiers honed their skills by using the Javelin Basic Skills Trainer. Raysin explained the BST’s ability to provide a realistic training experience in varying virtual settings, which saves money and permits the Soldiers in 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment to train in simulations that resemble their current surroundings in Europe. Read more

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Using advanced virtual reality technology, Soldiers with the 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division completed training on the Javelin Weapon System in Swietoszow, Poland, Jan. 11, 2018 in support of Atlantic Resolve.

Atlantic Resolve is a U.S. endeavor to fulfill NATO commitments by rotating units throughout the European theater to deter aggression against NATO allies and partners in Europe.

During the 40-hour block of training, the Long Knife Soldiers from Fort Riley, Kansas learned how to aim, maintain and effectively engage potential targets with the Javelin by training with a Basic Skills Trainer, a computerized system that allows users to train without actually firing live munitions.

Staff Sgt. Shea Raysin, a Homer, Michigan native and a cavalry scout with the 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, has worked with the Javelin system for more than five years and stressed the importance of the training.

“With this course we will have more certified Javelin teams,” said Raysin. “It provides more expertise to our fundamental skills, and it makes the 4th Cavalry Regiment that much more lethal on the battlefield.”

The Soldiers honed their skills by using the Javelin Basic Skills Trainer. Raysin explained the BST’s ability to provide a realistic training experience in varying virtual settings, which saves money and permits the Soldiers in 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment to train in simulations that resemble their current surroundings in Europe.