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Fernando Lavana: Total Army School System Eyes Increased Training Load

army stock photoMaj. Fernando Lavana, the 80th Total Army School System Training Center commandant, has said the TTC seeks to expand its load in the future with the creation of a new facility, the U.S. Army reported Tuesday.

Amy Phillips writes the center, which is scheduled for completion in 2016, facilitates 30 percent of Army engineering training.

“TTC [Fort Hunter Liggett] provides continual good weather, more open space to drive the vehicles and flexibility of training on the calendar for training [as compared to other TTCs],” Lavana said.

FHL conducts the Horizontal Construction Engineer Reclassification Course in two phases that consist of classroom instruction and hands-on training.

The first phase is focused on the operation and maintenance of a dump truck, a 2.5 cubic yard loader and a hydraulic excavator.

The second phase comprises lessons on how to operate the backhoe, motor grader, a wheeled scraper and D7R Dozer.

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