The Army Learning Model gets the wheels turning at Regional Training Site
By: Master Sgt. Benari Poulten, 80th Training Command Public Affairs | 80th Training Command
April 13, 20160
Fort Devens-Mass. — Spc. Abraham Keith had never considered himself much of a mechanic before he arrived at Regional Training Site Maintenance-Fort Devens, Mass. The Reserve Soldier works as a cook in his civilian life, so in his hometown of Birmingham, Ala., he spends more time fixing meals instead of cars.
Keith attended the 80th Training Command’s Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic Course at RTSM-Devens, and by the final week of the first phase, he was taking apart the engine block of a Humvee along with his fellow students. The three-week course teaches students the basics of maintaining and repairing four-wheeled military vehicles like Humvees and Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles.
“At first, I couldn’t get it,” said Kieth, who’s currently assigned to the 318th Chemical Company. “It was new to me. I just felt like, aw man, I’m not going to be able to do this.”