Leopard 2A6M Refresher Training
By MCpl Biener
3 September 2009
The week of 1 to 8 August 2009 saw 5 tank crews from B Squadron deploy to sunny Munster Germany for some leopard 2A6M refresher training. The week started with a very long trip across half of the globe. The first group of tankers showed up in Munster late Sunday night and immediately headed to bed. The second crew showed up around midnight and was missing all of their luggage. Monday morning brought some infamous MG3 “education” as the Germans put it, with half of the crews wearing blue coveralls and still stinking from almost 36 hours of wearing the same clothes. The remainder of the week went on without a hitch, and once the lost luggage showed up, morale began to spike. Long work days included dry tank practice, turret trainer practice, and the always challenging gunnery simulator.
The weeklong trip ended with some simulator testing, and of course the long flight back home. All in all, the week was a success and the crews returned with their skills back to razor-sharp and ready to employ the new leopard 2s to its fullest potential.