Route Clearance Company learns breaching techniques

U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Aaron Nock in the 314th Engineer Platoon, 420th Engineer Company, 458th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Punxsutawney, Penn., fires a M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System 12-guage shotgun at the Ballistics Breaching range on Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017. Weapons training like this is assisting these U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in becoming the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the Nation. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Aaron Nock in the 314th Engineer Platoon, 420th Engineer Company, 458th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Punxsutawney, Penn., fires a M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System 12-guage shotgun at the Ballistics Breaching range on Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017. Weapons training like this is assisting these U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in becoming the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the Nation. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).

U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Aaron Nock in the 314th Engineer Platoon, 420th Engineer Company, 458th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Punxsutawney, Penn., fires a M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System 12-guage shotgun at the Ballistics Breaching range on Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017. Weapons training like this is assisting these U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in becoming the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the Nation. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).

A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier in the 420th Engineer Company, 458th Engineer Battalion,, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Indiana, Penn., fires a M26 Modular Assessory Shotgun System 12-guage shotgun at a Ballistic Breaching range on Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).
A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier in the 420th Engineer Company, 458th Engineer Battalion,, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Indiana, Penn., fires a M26 Modular Assessory Shotgun System 12-guage shotgun at a Ballistic Breaching range on Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).

U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Timothy Parkinson, right, with the 420th Engineer Company, 458th Engineer Battalion,, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Indiana, Penn., rushes in a four-man stack to use a M26 Modular Assessory Shotgun System 12-guage shotgun to breach “an obstacle” at a Ballistic Breaching range on Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017. Weapons training like this is assisting these U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in becoming the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the Nation. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).

U.S. Army Reserve Pvt. Dontae Pennybaker in the 420th Engineer Company, 458th Engineer Battalion,, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Indiana, Penn., fires a M26 Modular Accory Shotgun System 12-guage shotgun at a Ballistic Breaching range on Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017. His fellow Soldiers of the four-man stack are Pfc. Jason Beckley, left, Spc. Charles Williams and Spc. Joshua Harshman. Weapons training like this is assisting these U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in becoming the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the Nation. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).

U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Justin Carman with the 420th Engineer Company, 458th Engineer Battalion,, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Indiana, Penn., instructs his Soldiers on how to breach an obstacle using a M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System 12-guage shotgun at a Ballistic Breaching range on Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017. Weapons training like this is assisting these U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in becoming the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the Nation. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).

U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Joshua Harshman in the 420th Engineer Company, 458th Engineer Battalion,, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Indiana, Penn., fires a M26 Modular Assessory Shotgun System 12-guage shotgun at a Ballistic Breaching range on Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017. His fellow Soldiers of the four-man stack are PFc. Jason Beckley, left, Pvt. Dontae Pennybaker and Spc. Charles Williams. Weapons training like this is assisting these U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in becoming the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the Nation. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).

U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Daniel Gusich, commander of the 420th Engineer Company, 458th Engineer Battalion,, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Indiana, Penn., briefs his Soldiers before they began their training with M26 Modular Assessory Shotgun System 12-guage shotguns at a Ballistic Breaching range on Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017. Weapons training like this is assisting these U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in becoming the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the Nation. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).

A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier in the 420th Engineer Company, 458th Engineer Battalion,, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, holds the magazine of a M26 Modular Assessory Shotgun System 12-guage shotgun while training at a Ballistic Breaching range on Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017. The magazine holds five rounds. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).

A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier in the 420th Engineer Company, 458th Engineer Battalion,, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, ejects a shell from his M26 Modular Assessory Shotgun System 12-guage shotgun while familiarizing with the weapon at a Ballistic Breaching range on Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017. Weapons training like this is assisting these U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in becoming the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the Nation. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).

U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Aaron Nock in the 314th Engineer Platoon, 420th Engineer Company, 458th Engineer Battalion, 411th Engineer Brigade, 412th Theater Engineer Command, based in Punxsutawney, Penn., fires a M26 Modular Accessory Shotgun System 12-guage shotgun at the Ballistics Breaching range on Fort Drum, N.Y., Aug. 10, 2017. Weapons training like this is assisting these U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers in becoming the most capable, combat-ready, and lethal federal reserve force in the history of the Nation. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Clinton Wood).