Images: PRT Laghman conducts weapons training [Image 3 of 12]
Photo by Capt. Tony Vincelli
Army Sgt. Lucas Simmons, a trained sniper from the Rhode Island National Guard's 3rd Platoon, Alpha Company, 1-182 Infantry Regiment and North Smithfield, R.I., native, observes as Air Force Staff Sgt. Abner Cornell fires the M24 Sniper Rifle Nov. 7 near Forward Operating Base Mehtar Lam in Laghman province, Afghanistan. Cornell, a Fort Lauderdale, Fla., native deployed from Langley Air Force Base, Va., and other airmen received instruction from Simmons and other soldiers on advanced weapons like the MK-19 grenade launcher and M2 .50-caliber machine gun during a training mission. The pair are assigned to the Laghman Provincial Reconstruction Team.