Cold Steel II-First rounds downrange
U.S. Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Anthony Bedard, 94th Military Police Company, looks down the sights of an M240B machine gun during Operation Cold Steel II at Fort McCoy, Wis., Feb. 25, 2018. Operation Cold Steel is the U.S. Army Reserve’s crew-served weapons qualification and validation exercise to ensure America’s Army Reserve units and Soldiers are trained and ready to deploy on short-notice as part of Ready Force X 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 Spc. John Russell/86th Training Division)