A Soldier from Couch, Mo., is learning about teamwork as part of a Missouri National Guard program designed to prepare new troops for initial entry training.
Pvt. Drew Findley, of Couch is taking part in those activities and much more as part of the Guard's Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP).
"Normally, the RSP training is conducted in a local armory, but once every quarter, RSP training is conducted at Fort Leonard Wood," said RSP Instructor Spc. Jessica Sanders. "The result of having the training at a different location allows more intense and different kinds of training."
"A lot of our RSP kids have already been through basic training and are awaiting Advanced Individual Training," said Staff Sgt. Rodney Seabaugh, RSP coordinator of the Region 5 Area, located in Cape Girardeau. "Going though the type of training, like they receive in Fort Leonard Wood, strengthens their ability and understanding of the military."
"Some of the training we get to do at Fort Leonard Wood is awesome," said Findley. "I especially love the rappel tower."
Findley is scheduled to attend basic training in January of 2007 at Fort Leonard Wood.
For more information about the Recruit Sustainment Program or the Missouri National Guard call 888-GoGuard or visit www.moguard.com.