First ever Sabot Academy helps prepare Reserve Soldiers for challenging master gunnery course
Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class James Artz, a motor sergeant and native of Grand Junction, Colorado, assigned to the 340th Chemical Company, 450th Chemical Battalion, 209th Regional Support Group, 76th Operational Response Command, puts the spring back into a M2 .50-caliber machine gun at the first ever Sabot Academy in White Settlement, Texas May 19. The four-day academy covers a variety of basic and advanced gunnery skills and knowledge, and is designed to better prepare students for the extremely challenging master gunnery common core course at Fort Benning, Georgia. (Official U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)