Camera Icon

Images: Heavy Weapons Course ends with a bang [Image 1 of 4]

Photo by Sgt. Matthew ThompsonSmall RSS IconSubscriptions Icon

Heavy Weapons Course ends with a bang

An Afghan National Army soldier prepares to fire an M2 .50-caliber machine gun during the culmination of the Heavy Weapons Course training at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Dec. 21. Afghan National Army soldiers trained on the SPG-9 73 mm recoilless rifle, M2 .50-caliber machine gun and 82 mm mortars. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Thompson, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)



Web Views
9
Downloads
0

Podcast Hits
0



Public Domain Mark
This work, Heavy Weapons Course ends with a bang [Image 1 of 4], by SGT Matthew Thompson, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:12.21.2011

Date Posted:12.27.2011 20:48

Photo ID:504138

VIRIN:111221-A-OB963-079

Resolution:1800x1196

Size:564.93 KB

Location:LAGHMAN PROVINCE, AFGlobe

Gallery Images

More Like This

  • Smoke fills the air after an Afghan National Army soldier fired an SPG-9 73 mm recoilless rifle at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Dec. 21, during a three-week heavy weapons course. ANA soldiers trained on the SPG-9 73 mm recoilless rifle, M2 .50-caliber machine gun and 82 mm mortars. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Matthew Thompson)
  • Soldiers from the Afghan National Army work together to check and adjust head space and timing on a .50-caliber Browning machine gun during weapon assembly and maintenance training at Forward Operating Base Boris, March 6. For many of the ANA, this is the first time they have received training on the weapon.
  • U.S. Army Sgt. Kyle Layton, 59th Mobility Augmentation Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, Fort Hood, Texas, instructs a soldier from Route Clearance Company, 2nd Kandak of the Afghan National Army, how to load rounds into the chamber of an M-2 .50-caliber machine gun during weapons training at Forward Operating Base Lagman, Afghanistan, March 24. The 59th MAC is responsible for familiarizing the ANA on the M-240B and M-2 machine guns as part of their military training.
  • A small elite group of Afghan National Army 209th Corps soldiers complete one of their last days of the NATO Weapons Fielding T3 (Train the Trainer) Course Aug. 8, which will enable them to independently instruct ANA soldiers throughout the northern provinces in Afghanistan on the mechanical fundamentals, familiarity and marksmanship of NATO weapons. The ANA 209th Corps is replacing their old Soviet-style weapons with six different types of NATO weapons including the M-16 rifle, M240B machine gun, M249 light machine gun, M2 .50 caliber machine gun and the M24 Sniper Weapon System. On Aug. 7, the same soldiers received certificates of appreciation for their dedication as primary trainers in assisting U.S. and coalition mentors instruct the 209th Corps 1st Brigade over the course of seven months. (Photo by Tech. Sgt. Casey Martin)

Associated News

Heavy Weapons Course ends with a bang

Options

  • Army
  • Marines
  • Navy
  • Air Force
  • Coast Guard
  • National Guard

HOLIDAY GREETINGS

SELECT A HOLIDAY:

VIDEO ON DEMAND

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • Youtube
  • Flickr