Operation Cold Steel II
U.S. Army Reserve Sgt. Seth Thompson, 451st Regional Support Group out of Wichita, Kan., and a primary marksmanship instructor for Task Force Coyote, evaluates a Troop List Unit gunner from the 652nd Regional Support Group out of Helena, Mont., conducting functions checks, loading, unloading and performing immediate and remedial actions on an M240B machine gun, during Operation Cold Steel II at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 18, 2017. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve’s crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise to ensure that America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice and bring combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Army and our joint partners anywhere in the world. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Maj. Maryjane Falefa Porter, 364th Expeditionary Sustainment Command).