U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade fire a 120mm mortar illumination round to reveal the impact area and increase the accuracy and lethality of the mortar team's fire power during the following shots on Jul. 23, 2020 as part of the 173rd BDE FTX in Grafenwoehr, Germany from Jul. 17 to Aug. 5, 2020. The 173rd Airborne Brigade is the U.S. Army's Contingency Response Force in Europe, providing rapidly deployable forces to the United States European, African and Central Command areas of responsibility. Forward deployed across Italy and Germany, the brigade routinely trains alongside NATO allies and partners to build partnerships and strengthen the alliance. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. John Yountz)
U.S. Army

Light up the night

U.S. Army paratroopers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 503rd Infantry Regiment, 173rd Airborne Brigade fire a 120mm mortar illumination round to reveal the impact area and increase the accuracy and lethality of the mortar team’s fire power during the following shots on Jul. 23, 2020 as part of the 173rd BDE FTX in Grafenwoehr, Germany from Jul. 17 to Aug. 5, [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with the Infantry Unit Leader Course, Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry - West, fire a round from an M224 60 mm mortar during live-fire training at Mortar Position 6 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, June 30, 2020. Marines with IULC utilized various weapons systems during the training to increase proficiency and readiness. The Marines participating in the course will leave as 0369 infantry unit leaders. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Lance Cpl. Andrew Cortez)
U.S. Marine Corps

IULC: Building infantry platoon sergeants

U.S. Marines with the Infantry Unit Leader Course, Advanced Infantry Training Battalion, School of Infantry – West, fire a round from an M224 60 mm mortar during live-fire training at Mortar Position 6 on Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, California, June 30, 2020. Marines with IULC utilized various weapons systems during the training to increase proficiency and readiness. The Marines [Read More …]

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, prepare to fire an M252 81mm medium weight mortar during a machine gun live-fire exercise at the Haltdalen training facility, Norway, June 22, 2020. The range was conducted to enhance small unit defensive skills in mountainous terrain. MRF-E conducts various exercises including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare training, as well as military-to-military engagements throughout Europe that enhance cooperation among partners and allies. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Sgt. Abrey Liggins)
U.S. Marine Corps

There’s No Umbrella for this Type of Rain

U.S. Marines with Marine Rotational Force – Europe 20.2, Marine Forces Europe and Africa, prepare to fire an M252 81mm medium weight mortar during a machine gun live-fire exercise at the Haltdalen training facility, Norway, June 22, 2020. The range was conducted to enhance small unit defensive skills in mountainous terrain. MRF-E conducts various exercises including arctic cold-weather and mountain-warfare [Read More …]

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nathan Schiel, a mortarman assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently attached to 3rd Marine Division, adjusts an 81 milimeter mortar during a crew-served weapons competition at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, March 3, 2020. A crew-served weapon is any weapon that requires two or more people to operate. The competition was held to identify the best crew-served weapons teams in the battalion. (U.S. Marine Corps photo by Cpl. Savannah Mesimer)
U.S. Marine Corps

3rd Marine Division- Brilliance in the Basics

U.S. Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Nathan Schiel, a mortarman assigned to 1st Battalion, 6th Marine Regiment, currently attached to 3rd Marine Division, adjusts an 81 milimeter mortar during a crew-served weapons competition at Camp Schwab, Okinawa, Japan, March 3, 2020. A crew-served weapon is any weapon that requires two or more people to operate. The competition was held to identify [Read More …]