U.S. Army Capt. Jesse McAdam (left), commander of Comanche Company, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 501st Infantry Regiment and 1st Sgt. Travis Cooke, negotiate a hill on the ski course during the battalion’s biathlon competition March 7 at Joint Base Elmendorf-Richardson, Alaska. The purpose of the training is to develop each paratrooper’s ability to ski over variable terrain and rapidly engage targets at 50 meters with accurate fire in arctic conditions. The ski course will cover 5k of variable terrain while the marksmanship portion will test the fundamentals of marksmanship, rapid and effective manipulation of individual weapon systems, and how to compensate for environmental conditions. Stay tuned for the results as this competition is “No Joke.” (Photo by Army Sgt. 1st Class Jason E. Epperson / 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne), 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)
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