Photo Credit: Sgt. Christopher M. Gaylord, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Spc. Alexander McDowell (foreground), and Spc. David Han (background), both human intelligence collectors with Company B, 109th Military Intelligence Battalion, maintain their vigilance in Humvee gun turrets Aug. 10 during a convoy counter-improvised explosive device range on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., that was part of a 10-day field training exercise to prepare the battalion for its upcoming deployment within the next year. Shannon Baird, a performance enhancement specialist with the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program who has worked for the past six months with B Co. to assist in increasing the performance of its Soldiers and their methods – both mentally and physically – for preparing themselves for any task, spent each day in the field with the company prepping it for each training task the night before.