Army Reserve brigades host their first gunnery exercise; train nearly 400 Soldiers
Army Reserve Spc. Raj Strestha, a chemical, biological, radiological and nuclear (CBRN) specialist and native of Charlotte, North Carolina, assigned to the 377th Chemical Company, 485th Chemical Battalion, 415th Chemical Brigade, 76th Operational Response Command, waits for gunnery operations to begin at a M2 .50 caliber machine gun range on Fort Hood, Texas, July 11. Nearly 400 Army Reserve Soldiers from the 415th Chem. Bn. and the 209th Regional Support Group, 76th ORC are currently conducting a variety of gunnery related training at Fort Hood as part of exercise Dragon Fire from June 27 – July 21. The 25-day brigade-led exercise provides an opportunity for the participating Ready Force X units to conduct training and qualification to meet the same gunnery requirements as Operation Cold Steel, while providing a gunnery infrastructure for future qualification events. (Official U.S. Army Reserve photo by Sgt. 1st Class Brent C. Powell)