Operation Cold Steel
The MantisX is a simulator that can be used at home with any firearm. The accessory app provides a number of practice exercises and the Picatinny-mounted sensor detects movement and provides a measurable score.
Michelle Adams uses a SCATT trainer to practice - at home while wearing pajamas. Simulations devices allow remote Postal Match opportunities and training options when conditions prevent congregating.
Christopher Moriarty competes in Service Rifle with his daughter, Shannon. Using their SCATT trainer at home, Shannon practiced and earned a Master classification in High Power competition. This offers training when it's not possible to meet at the range.
Sgt. 1st Class Rosendorn fires during the Precision Pistol phase at All Army, one of the many competitive formats used at the event, which also included combat rifle, combat pistol, and action shooting courses.
Team Coach Sgt. 1st Class Rosendorn instructs the 3-335th TSBn Soldiers prior to a stage of fire. "Team Blackhawks" took first place among the other Army Reserve teams.
1st Sgt. James Salm inspects his target during a training session held after the unit's scheduled Battle Assembly. Local unit shooting teams and Postal Matches are a great way to improve unit training and retention.
Match Officials (left) at the Southport Gun Club brief Sgt. 1st Class Rosendorn, Maj. Zizkovsky, Cmd. Sgt. Maj. Fall, and Master Sgt. Brunet during their Open Sectional Indoor Pistol Championship. Events like this are open to the public and held around the country. All Army Reserve Soldiers can benefit by attending.
Local events enhance #RetentionViaReadiness
The Faces of Cold Steel
Action shooting tests skills relevant to Soldier readiness. Commanders encouraging Soldier participation find it also enhances retention rates as well.
From left to right, Sgt. Jordan Wamsley, Sgt. 1st Class Thomas Walsh, and Sgt. Cord Craig of the 744th Engineer Company (301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 416th TEC) find that participating in local shooting competition spurns on Soldier interest, improves retention, and enhances readiness.
Increasing Lethality – U.S. Army Reserve Small Arms Trainer Course Developed at Fort McCoy
Increasing Lethality – U.S. Army Reserve Small Arms Trainer Course Developed at Fort McCoy
Increasing Lethality – U.S. Army Reserve Small Arms Trainer Course Developed at Fort McCoy
Increasing Lethality – U.S. Army Reserve Small Arms Trainer Course Developed at Fort McCoy
Increasing Lethality – U.S. Army Reserve Small Arms Trainer Course Developed at Fort McCoy
Increasing Lethality – U.S. Army Reserve Small Arms Trainer Course Developed at Fort McCoy
The Small Arms Training Academy (SATA) at Fort McCoy is conducting a Proof of Principal class for small arms training coursework on 16 to 29 June.
Soldiers with Task Force Fortnite finish Operation Cold Steel III ops at Fort McCoy
Soldiers with Task Force Fortnite finish Operation Cold Steel III ops at Fort McCoy