New mother is capable, combat-ready, and lethal
U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Cassie Kiester-Maldonado, cargo specialist, 743rd Transportation Company out of Boston, familiarizes herself with an M249 light machine gun during Operation Cold Steel II at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., Oct. 24, 2017. Operation Cold Steel II 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, bringing combat-ready and lethal firepower in support of the Total Army and our Joint Force anywhere in the world. (U.S. Army Reserve photo by Spc. Kati Waxler/4th ESC)