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CSTX moves Soldiers out of FOBs and back to basic Soldier skills
Army Reserve Soldiers don their protective mask during a simulated chemical attack outside of their perimeter at Combat Support Training Exercise 86-17-02 at Fort McCoy, Wisconsin, from August 5 – 25, 2017. Thousands of Army Reserve Soldiers joined service members from different service branches to train in a large-scale exercise focused on multi-echelon and multi-functional, realistic, tactical training to challenge and improve the proficiency of leader and collective tasks. One of the key focuses of the CSTX was to return to, and understand basic Soldier skills. The exercise moved Soldiers away from the sustainment lifestyle in forward operating bases, and Soldiers worked and lived in a more austere environment. Command Sgt. Maj. Ted Copeland, Command Sergeant Major, U.S. Army Reserve explained that moving Soldiers out of FOBs will develop them to become more mobile and agile and that it is necessary for survivability. (U.S. Army photo by Anthony L. Taylor)

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Photo by: Master Sgt. Anthony L Taylor |  VIRIN: 170815-A-KL464-072.JPG