NY National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Closing the Distance between Soldiers and Snipers with Army’s New Rifle

Sgt. Joseph Eigl, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard's Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, takes aim through the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Eigl was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion's higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper's weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)
Sgt. Joseph Eigl, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard's Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, takes aim through the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Eigl was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion's higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper's weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)

Sgt. Joseph Eigl, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard’s Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, takes aim through the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Eigl was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion’s higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper’s weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)

Staff Sgt. Sean Cassidy and Sgt. Qian Han, an infantryman and combat engineer assigned to the New York National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, identify targets on a sniper range during an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Cassidy and Han were among 30 Soldiers from the brigade learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper's weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)
Staff Sgt. Sean Cassidy and Sgt. Qian Han, an infantryman and combat engineer assigned to the New York National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, identify targets on a sniper range during an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Cassidy and Han were among 30 Soldiers from the brigade learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper’s weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)

Sgt. Qian Han, an combat engineer assigned to the New York National Guard's Alpha Company, 152nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, takes aim through the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Han was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion's higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper's weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)
Sgt. Qian Han, an combat engineer assigned to the New York National Guard’s Alpha Company, 152nd Brigade Engineer Battalion, takes aim through the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Han was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion’s higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper’s weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)

Sgt. Troy Perez, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard's Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, takes aim through the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Perez was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion's higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper's weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)
Sgt. Troy Perez, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard’s Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, takes aim through the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Perez was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion’s higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper’s weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)

David Beesley, a training specialist with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Armaments Command, serves as a spotter during M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Beesley taught 30 Soldiers assigned to the New York National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team how to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper's weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)
David Beesley, a training specialist with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Armaments Command, serves as a spotter during M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Beesley taught 30 Soldiers assigned to the New York National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team how to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper’s weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)

Smoke clears from the chamber of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle fired by Spc. Steven Monnat, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, during new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Monnat was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion's higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper's weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)(U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)
Smoke clears from the chamber of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle fired by Spc. Steven Monnat, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard’s Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Regiment, during new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Monnat was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion’s higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper’s weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)(U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)

Staff Sgt. Alexander Rector, a Public Affairs Mass Communication Specialist assigned to the New York National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, records video during a new equipment training for the M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. 30 Soldiers from the brigade learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper's weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)
Staff Sgt. Alexander Rector, a Public Affairs Mass Communication Specialist assigned to the New York National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, records video during a new equipment training for the M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. 30 Soldiers from the brigade learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper’s weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)

Cpl. Luis Alvarez, an infantryman assigned to the Massachusetts National Guard's Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 182nd Infantry Regiment, adjusts the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 4. Alvarez was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion's higher headquarters, the New York-based 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper's weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)
Cpl. Luis Alvarez, an infantryman assigned to the Massachusetts National Guard’s Delta Company, 1st Battalion, 182nd Infantry Regiment, adjusts the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 4. Alvarez was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion’s higher headquarters, the New York-based 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper’s weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)

Sgt. Troy Perez, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard's Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, looks through the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 4. Perez was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion's higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper's weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)
Sgt. Troy Perez, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard’s Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, looks through the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 4. Perez was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion’s higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper’s weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)

Staff Sgt. Alexander Rector, a Public Affairs Mass Communication Specialist assigned to the New York National Guard's 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, sets up a camera to record video during a new equipment training for the M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. 30 Soldiers from the brigade learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper's weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)
Staff Sgt. Alexander Rector, a Public Affairs Mass Communication Specialist assigned to the New York National Guard’s 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, sets up a camera to record video during a new equipment training for the M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. 30 Soldiers from the brigade learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper’s weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)

Sgt. Joseph Eigl, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard's Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, takes aim through the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Eigl was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion's higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper's weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)
Sgt. Joseph Eigl, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard’s Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, takes aim through the scope of an M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle during a new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Eigl was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion’s higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper’s weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)

David Beesley, a training specialist with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Armaments Command, serves as a spotter for Sgt. John Ritornato, III, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard's Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, during M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Ritornato was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion's higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper's weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)
David Beesley, a training specialist with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Armaments Command, serves as a spotter for Sgt. John Ritornato, III, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard’s Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, during M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Ritornato was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion’s higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper’s weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)

David Beesley, a training specialist with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Armaments Command, helps adjust a scope for Sgt. John Ritornato, III, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard's Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, during M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Ritornato was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion's higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper's weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)
David Beesley, a training specialist with the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Armaments Command, helps adjust a scope for Sgt. John Ritornato, III, an infantryman assigned to the New York National Guard’s Charlie Company, 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment, during M110 A1 Squad Designated Marksman Rifle new equipment training at Fort Drum, New York, November 5. Ritornato was among 30 Soldiers from the battalion’s higher headquarters, the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, learned to operate the SDMR and close the gap between the reach of a rifleman and a sniper’s weapons. (U.S. National Guard Photo by Maj. Avery Schneider)

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