• PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. " Specialist Kyle Holaday, cavalry scout, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, lists the specifics of an M3A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle to Greg Jacobson, a land owner in Las Animas County, during the Community Day at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colo., March 8, 2013. "Bison" Soldiers allowed members of the local community to sit inside their vehicle and try on their equipment.

    Board.

    PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. " Specialist Kyle Holaday, cavalry scout, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, lists the specifics of an M3A3 Bradley Fighting...

  • PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. " Colonel Omar Jones (standing), commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, provides a training overview to residents of Trinidad and Las Animas County inside the "Warhorse" Brigade tactical operations center at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colo., March 8, 2013. Jones expressed the importance of the training area and how it will lead to the brigade's success at the National Training Center, Fort Irwin, Calif, later this summer.

    Brief.

    PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. " Colonel Omar Jones (standing), commander, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, provides a training overview to residents of Trinidad and Las Animas County inside the "Warhorse" Brigade tactical operations...

  • PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. " Sergeant Eric Niedzwiecki, and Spc. Kyle Holaday, both cavalry scouts, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division brief Reyes Gonzalez, husband of Bernadette Baca-Gonzalez, mayor of Trinidad, on the capabilities of the M3A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle during a community day at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colo., March 8, 2013. Residents of the area interacted with Soldiers, viewed tactical vehicles and multiple weapon systems.

    Capabilities.

    PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. " Sergeant Eric Niedzwiecki, and Spc. Kyle Holaday, both cavalry scouts, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division brief Reyes Gonzalez...

  • PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. " Mason Riddle, 8, resident of Trinidad, Colo., holds an RQ-11B Raven during a community day at Pinon Canyon Manuever Site, Colo., hosted by 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division March 8, 2013. Residents held weapons and asked Soldiers about their experiences using them.

    Holding.

    PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. " Mason Riddle, 8, resident of Trinidad, Colo., holds an RQ-11B Raven during a community day at Pinon Canyon Manuever Site, Colo., hosted by 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division March 8, 2013. Residents held...

  • PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. " Sergeant Kyle Iverson, combat engineer, Company C, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, shows McKenzie, 8 and Mason Riddle, 5, residents of Trinidad, an RQ-11B during a community day at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colo., March 8, 2013. Local residents were encouraged to interact with Soldiers and ask them questions about their military experiences.

    Raven.

    PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. " Sergeant Kyle Iverson, combat engineer, Company C, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, shows McKenzie, 8 and Mason Riddle, 5, residents of Trinidad, an RQ-11B during a...

  • PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. " Bernadette Baca-Gonzalez, mayor of Trinidad, Colo., looks through a scout sniper scope during a community day hosted by 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colo., March 8, 2013. Baca-Gonzalez, along with city officials, received a brief on the capabilities of the "Warhorse" Brigade, viewed tactical equipment and handled multiple weapons.

    Scope.

    PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. " Bernadette Baca-Gonzalez, mayor of Trinidad, Colo., looks through a scout sniper scope during a community day hosted by 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colo., March 8...

  • PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. " Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, set up a variety of weapons for residents of Trinidad and Las Almas County, Colo., to handle and ask questions during a community day at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colo., March 8, 2013. Residents viewed and held weapons such as the M4 Carbine and M110 Sniper Rifle as well as the RQ-11B Raven unmanned aerial vehicle.

    Weapons.

    PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. " Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, set up a variety of weapons for residents of Trinidad and Las Almas County, Colo., to handle and ask questions during a community day at Pinon Canyon...

PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. -- Community, partnership and working together set the stage for the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, community day at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Colo., March 8.
Residents from Trinidad and Las Animas County, Colo., came to PCMS to interact with Soldiers and learn about tactical equipment, weapons and their experiences in the Army.
"It's giving back to the community," said Sgt. Eric Niedzwiecki, cavalry scout, Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry regiment, 2nd BCT. "It's not something they get to see everyday. For some of them to be able to show up and see our equipment and what we are doing, it's important."
Residents showed their support of the Soldiers training at PCMS.
"Im tired of the negativity from town and everyone not wanting to have this base here," said Greg Jacobson, a landowner in Las Animas County. "What you guys are doing is an extension of what this country is. We are out here to support you guys and see what you are doing."
Jacobson brought his grandson, who liked interacting with the Soldiers, to the event.
"I think it's pretty cool to see the troops, the weapons, the tanks and all the stuff they use," said Korey Monohan.
Monohan also thought it was important for the community to visit the Soldiers.
It helps the Soldiers build pride when the community comes out here, said Monohan. They do this for our country and its important for them to receive support.
Soldiers welcomed the visitors and liked interacting with them.
"I think it's really nice to think they can come out here and support us and get hands on with the weapons, unmanned aerial vehicles and the equipment," said Sgt. Kyle Iverson, combat engineer, Company C, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd BCT.
As the afternoon came to and end and Soldiers went back to training and visitors left to go to their homes, the handshakes and smiles between the two sides showed a bond had been formed.

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