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First ever Sabot Academy helps prepare Reserve Soldiers for challenging master gunnery course
Army Reserve Sgt. David Scalzo (right), a training noncommissioned officer and native of Park Forest, Illinois, assigned to the 342nd Chemical Company, 472nd Chemical Battalion, 76th Operational Response Command, reassembles parts of a M2 .50-caliber machine gun while Sgt. 1st Class Joshua Hardman (left), division master gunner, 76th ORC keeps a watchful eye on his procedure 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)