Clarksville, TN Online: News, Opinion, Arts & Entertainment.


101st Airborne Division Strike Soldiers sharpen skills at Advanced Rifle Marksmanship progression training

 

Written by Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (AA) Public Affairs

2nd Brigade Combat Team - StrikeFort Campbell KY, 101st Airborne Division

Fort Campbell, KY – Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted an advanced rifle marksmanship and demolition training exercise here Monday.

The purpose of this training was to reinforce the basic skill sets that come with advance rifle marksmanship and demolition instruction.

Soldiers from 1st Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), rehearse room clearing procedures and tactics, learning how to communicate together at Fort Campbell, KY, July 27, 2015. Room clearing procedures fall under urban operations. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from 1st Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), rehearse room clearing procedures and tactics, learning how to communicate together at Fort Campbell, KY, July 27, 2015. Room clearing procedures fall under urban operations. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

“Today’s objectives was ARM, teaching ready up drills, and analyzing their ability to engage close targets at a rapid rate effectively,” said 1st Lt. Jeremiah Longo, an rifle platoon leader with Company A, 1-26th Inf. Bn., 2nd BCT Strike. “We also trained on demolition to see our ability to breach buildings and other obstacles.”

“After this, we took the cumulative training of these objectives and put them into real life action as we work our way up to higher level live-fire exercise,” added Longo.

The training helps to keep soldiers sharp and motivated.

“I’m excited about my Soldiers getting better at what they do,” said Spc. Juan Pizarro, a team leader with Company A, 1-26th Inf. Bn., 2nd BCT. “Even though it’s really hot out here, we are still training to standard and building unit cohesion,” continued Pizarro.

Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct ready up drills at Fort Campbell, KY, July 27, 2015. Ready up drills are the building blocks for effective short-range, rapid-engagement shooting techniques. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

Soldiers from 2nd Platoon, Company A, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conduct ready up drills at Fort Campbell, KY, July 27, 2015. Ready up drills are the building blocks for effective short-range, rapid-engagement shooting techniques. (Staff Sgt. Terrance D. Rhodes, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Public Affairs)

In the end, the goal is to create a Strike ready force that can’t be matched.

“We want to create lethal fire teams and lethal units that are capable of combat in any environment,” said Longo.


Sections

News

Topics

, , , , , ,

Comments

You must be logged in to post a comment.


  • Visit Us On FacebookVisit Us On TwitterVisit Us On PinterestVisit Us On YoutubeCheck Our FeedVisit Us On Instagram
  • Personal Controls

    Archives