Simulators help Army Reserve Soldiers gain weapons proficiency at Operation Cold Steel III
A U.S. Army Reserve Soldier wearing M40 field protective mask fires a pneumatic operated M2 Browning .50 caliber Browning machine gun in the Warrior Skills Trainer during Operation Cold Steel III at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., on February 8, 2019. Soldiers train how to use chemical protective equipment while employing military weaponry to prepare for potential chemical attacks during wartime. 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.