1st Battalion 22nd Infantry



November 29 - December 1, 2011




Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted warrior tasks
and battle drills training Nov. 29-Dec. 1 at various locations on post.

Warrior tasks and battle drills are fundamental skills that all Soldiers need to fight and accomplish the mission, which is to
conduct full-spectrum operations anywhere in the world at a moment's notice, said Command Sgt. Maj. Timothy Edwards,
1st Bn., 22nd Inf. Reg., 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div.

Two days of warrior tasks and battle drills training led to a third day of skills examinations.

"Training was conducted to refresh the Soldiers on the fundamentals of their training," said Edwards.
"When Soldiers master the basics of their training, it will help them when they have to learn new methods
in additional stages of training."

The event's tasks and drills included weapons function, radio communication and medical evacuation lanes.
Radio and medical lanes required the Soldiers to speak clearly and think fast while calling up a medical evacuation
or giving a description and location of an individual.

These battle drills teach Soldiers how to react during firefights and medical emergencies, said Edwards.
"We trained until we were confident that we knew our tasks and drills by heart," said Pfc. Charles Byrd,
wheeled vehicle mechanic, Fire Support Company, 1st Bn., 22nd Inf. Reg., 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div.
"It was definitely helpful for those who use some skills more than others."

The training was designed to improve the skills of "Regular" Soldiers who have recently been assigned to the unit.
This training was beneficial to the younger Soldiers who haven't yet deployed, said Sgt. Manuel Flores, tanker,
Company D, 1st Bn., 22nd Inf. Reg., 1st BCT, 4th Inf. Div. The Soldiers were put in realistic scenarios
where they had to think fast and make correct decisions under pressure.

"Going through multiple scenarios has helped me focus on tasks and accomplish any mission that comes my way," said Byrd.
"I'm ready for the future tasks and missions we will be given."

Not only will the individual skills of the Regulars be enhanced, but also the fighting skills of the "Raider" Brigade
when they conduct full-spectrum operations, said Edwards.

"This event is just the beginning of the training cycle that we'll be going through," said Edwards. "During redeployment cycle,
the Regulars will work hard and train harder to become the best Soldiers that they can be."








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