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U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Spurgeon Dennis, 324th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 335th Signal Command (Theater), loads an M240B machine gun, for U.S. Army Reserve Spc. Zachary Bice, 491st Military Police Company, 200th Military Police Command, while qualifying on paper targets, Nov. 5, 2017. 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) paper target qualification with the M240B machine gun, Nov. 5, 2017. 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 Sustaiment 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)