National Guard Engineers train on Husky Mine Detection Vehicle


JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. — For most, crawling along in a training lane at less than 2 mph sounds grueling. For the men and women from Bravo Company, 898th Brigade Engineer Battalion, it’s a sense of normal after a very unusual year.

“March was the unit’s first drill back in person after not being together for nearly a year,” said 2nd Lt. Calvin Leque, platoon leader with Bravo Company, 898th Brigade Engineer Battalion stationed in Vancouver. “We have missed that team building, comradery during this past year.”

One of their first training events is to learn about the Husky Vehicle-Mounted Mine Detection System, or Husky VMMD, a configurable counter-improvised explosive vehicle that is designed for route clearance and demining.

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Source: U.S. Army