While being part of the oppositional forces, Pfc. Mykaela Lamaster from 308th Brigade Support Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Brigade fires at a convoy conducting a training evaluation at Yakima Training Center, Wash., April 8, 2017. OpFor represents enemy forces to help give training scenarios a sense of realism. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Jacob Kohrs)
Taken: 04.08.2017 | Photo by Sgt. Jacob Kohrs
Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. - A maintenance convoy of 10 vehicles, moves down the road with the gunners a top the vehicles, on a swivel, looking for enemy movements. Suddenly, figures pop up from the brush and start firing on the convoy. The gunners start firing back and the convoy moves out of the line of small arms fire. As the convoy moves away, an explosion is set off on the side of the road disabling one of the vehicles, stopping the convoy while it still take small arms fire. This scenario has happened many times over the past 16 years of combat. A convoy is ambushed and pushing into an Improvised Explosive Device, disabling and stopping the convoy. Today, though, this is just an exercise. 308th Brigade Support...
04.17.2017 | YAKIMA TRAINING CENTER, WA, US | Story by Sgt. Jacob Kohrs