Water training for U.S. Army at White Water
The 982nd Combat Camera Company (Airborne) has several highly covenanted slots. Here at Six Flags White Water, Soldiers are being familiarized with what exactly water and full gear fell like together. In the event of a water landing after jumping out of an aircraft or simply having to cross a body of water, Soldiers can build confidence that they came overcome planned or unplanned water obstacles. CPT Raymond Childress, the commander of the 982nd, was in the water almost the entire training time as we takes a hands on approach to make sure he knows each Soldiers reactions to the training. Interviews were conducted with two Soldiers; SPC Amber Stephens and SPC Joshua Lowery, but of the 982nd. None save 3 of the Soldiers trained had ever trained in water like this before. Many were so new to the Army they have yet to go to basic training. As Soldiers in the 982nd Combat Camera Co, their missions would include being attached to other units who preformed high operational tempo, high risk missions. Units may include infantry, special forces, scouts, etc. Therefore Soldiers of the 982nd need to be in good shape and as fearless as the unit they are attached to. The 982nd is Headquartered in East Point, GA, and does individual and small team missions constantly. Currently they have Soldiers in several overseas locations documenting via video and still camera items of particular interest to the battle field commanders.