Military Matters: Young female soldiers taking charge of ammunition

VIDEO: Military Matters: Young female soldiers taking charge of ammunition
Updated: Jul. 31, 2018 at 1:38 PM EDT
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(WTVM) - There is a wonderful patriotic song from World War II called 'Praise the Lord and Pass the Ammunition.'

That ammo is being passed these days by a younger generation and not always male soldiers.

"I decided to join the Army to challenge myself. It was just a calling, I just rolled out of bed one day, and said I want to be in the Army," says Sergeant Regina Martin, an Ammunition Supply Specialist at the Soto Cano base in Honduras. "Our job here at Soto Cano is to supply ammunition to trained joint task forces. I like working with one cohesive team. Working in a joint environment has been interesting to learn about the troop strength of the service. We've learned about each other's branches a little bit, and the different aspects of what we all go through. Working here at the [Ammunition Supply Post] has been a learning experience. This is all a new environment for me. Everybody is well-knowledge and hard-working, and we're a good working team. We work as one family."

Sgt. Martin's job is to maintain accountability of ammunition and to ensure task forces get the ammo they need for training purposes.

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