FRIDAY FOTO (July 12, 2013)

July 12, 2013 at 5:20 am Leave a comment

A Different Kind of Fire Support

GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan – Soldiers from th 6th Khandak, 3rd Brigade, 203rd Corps Afghan National Army added 60mm mortar systems to their entourage of armaments and recieve assistance from Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment on how to operate their new equipment, 07 July 2013. The 6th Khandak mortarmen were already well-versed with firing systems of other variations; this light and highly mobile system allows them to shoot, move and communicate with improved haste. With the assistance of the 1-87 Infantry Soldiers, they were able to hit every target fo the day.  (Photo taken by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Foss)

 (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Foss)

 

Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 10th Mountain Division  show an Afghan soldier how to operate a 60mm mortar system during training in Afghanistan’s Ghazni province, July 7, 2013. Afghan soldiers from the 6th Khandak, 3rd Brigade, 203rd Corps Afghan National Army recently added 60mm mortar systems to their armament inventory. The U.S. troops are from the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team. Click on the photo to enlarge the image.

Editor’s Note: The 60mm mortar can be dangerous if not properly operated. In March seven Marines were killed during a training exercise when a 60mm round exploded.

To see how the trainees did, click here for a photo slideshow.

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