Operation Cold Steel
Paper targets first at Cold Steel II
171105-A-FW423-031.JPG Photo By: Debralee Best

FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. - U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Nicholas Crook, 324th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 335th Signal Command (Theater), loads an M240B machine gun for gunner, U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Rebecca Schick, 324th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 335th Signal Command (Theater), Nov. 5, 2017 while qualifying on paper targets. Soldiers qualify on paper and pop-up targets with the M249 and the M240B machine guns during Operation Cold Steel II, hosted by the 79th Theater Sustainment Command at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif. Operation Cold Steel is America's Army Reserve's crew-served weapon qualification and validation exercise to ensure units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short notice as part of Ready Force X, bringing combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Army and joint partners anywhere in the world. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Staff Sgt. Debralee Best/TF Cold Steel II)


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