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It has been a busy, but enjoyable, spring and summer for us. In addition to working summer jobs and preparing for LDAC and other military schools, our senior members have spent a good deal of time conducting B-12 Member Training with the new members who recently completed Candidate Term. Once the senior members are all off at LDAC, our local alumni will work with our other assets to ensure that the rest of the curriculum is completed before the coming school year.

Member Training consists of a number of training modules designed to ensure that each new member can function as B-12 cadre during the next Candidate Term. Below are some pictures of some of the training we have conducted so far:


OSL Terrain Walk

Operation STEADFAST LIGHTNING (OSL) is the most complicated training operation B-12 runs. As such, every year each new group of members goes on a trip to the AO for the purposes of familiarizing themselves with the layout of the area and the general sequence of events.


Many B-12 events are navigation-intensive, so a good portion of our training focuses on advanced techniques for accomplishing navigation without the usual tools. Earlier today, Hannah Kuegler got a chance to try out some methods of navigating that are not even taught in ROTC.

Trauma Management Training

Trauma Management

To add on to what has already been taught in Candidate Term and ROTC, the new members from the 120th pledge class have been going through more advanced trauma management training this summer.

Candidate Term and ROTC do a pretty good job at teaching the basics of first aid, so we take what the member already knows and try to really advance their abilities and knowledge with some intensive training methods.

Rope Work Day

Rock Climbing Rigging

On the the first day of “official” summer training, Hannah Kuegler joined up with B-12 alumni and training staff to learn how to set up rappelling and top rope climbing stations in a high angle environment.

B-12 Spring Training

Since we’re still a small company, it’s important that each B-12 member be capable of performing any company function. To this end, the new members from the 120th have spent much of the Spring learning about company management and developing new training modules for the next Candidate Term.