First Army Reserve indoor rifle range operators selected for training
PAGO PAGO, American Samoa - The first indoor rifle range in the Army Reserve, a Modular Small Arms Range, or MSAR, is slated to open for training April 26. “The sons and daughters of American Samoa serving in the Armed Forces will have the single best indoor training facility in the Army,” Brigadier Gen. Douglas Anderson, 9th Mission Support Command Commanding General, said. “We are providing our Soldiers in American Samoa state of the art training facilities and the ability to conduct training at home, keeping these Citizen Soldiers with their families and employers to the maximum extent possible.” Prior to this construction, Soldiers of the region flew to Hawaii to conduct their regular required training. Now with the training site locally based, Soldiers will be able to complete their annual requirements without having to leave home to do so. Pictured here, MSAR firing lanes. (Photo Courtesy U.S. Army)