Army Reserve Soldiers Learn to Save Lives During Operation Cactus Gunnery
201116-A-HV276-006.JPG Photo By: Sgt. 1st Class John Freese

FORT McCOY, Wis. - U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 103rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Headquartered in DesMoines, Iowa, conducted a vehicle mounted gunnery training and qualification exercise, Nov. 4-18, at Fort McCoy, Wis. Cactus Gunnery is designed to give Soldiers at all levels an enhanced ability to independently defend their convoys and other vehicle movements. Army Reserve units regularly transport materials like food, ammunition, medical supplies and fuel to units in combat theaters of operation. The ability to engage organic troops and effectively bite back against would be assaults will take some pressure off security elements and contribute to the success of these vital supply missions. (U.S. Army photos by Sgt. 1st Class John Freese)


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