Learning and lethal: Army Reserve Soldiers shoot gunnery at Operation Cold Steel III
U.S Army Reserve Spc. Dakota Walton with the 957th Quartermaster Company based in Denton, Texas, fires a M2 .50 caliber machine gun from a M1151 up-armored HMMWV during Operation Cold Steel III gunnery at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif. on February 6, 2019. Gunnery crews progress through a series of increasingly difficult qualification tables while being evaluated by experienced graders. Operation Cold Steel III trains and qualifies Army Reserve Soldiers on M2 .50 caliber machine guns, M19 40 mm automatic grenade launchers and M240 7.62 mm machine guns weapons systems in ground and mounted military vehicles, in order to provide lethal and combat ready units ready to deploy anywhere in the world.