Recon paratroopers form 5th Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment conducted an M4 qualification range Sunday, January 13th as part of their Crew Gunnery Course at Fort Pickett, Virginia.
The qualification range is the first step as the Squadron’s paratroopers progress in their Off-Post-Training cycle at Fort Pickett.
The off-post training cycle gives paratroopers and leaders of the Squadron an opportunity to conduct realistic, tough training in the complex environment offered by Fort Pickett’s range complex.
Fort Bragg-based paratroopers recently conducted live fire-ranges to familiarize themselves with various weapon systems.
Paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted M9 Pistol, Shotgun and M320 Grenade Launcher ranges at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.
The battalion conducted the off-post training cycle at Camp Atterbury to give paratroopers and leaders the opportunity to conduct tough, complex training in a realistic environment.
Paratroopers from the 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment conducted weapons familiarization and live-fire ranges January 16, 2019 at Camp Atterbury, Indiana.
The training included safety procedures and employment of the M9 pistol and M-320 Grenade Launcher with both dry and live-fire iterations.
The battalion is training at Camp Atterbury as part of its Off-Post-Training Cycle to give paratroopers and leaders an opportunity to conduct complex training in realistic, tough environments.