FORT HUACHUCA, Arizona -- Company C of the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion will conduct a defensive live fire training exercise on the fort's newly constructed Range 1B. The battalion's Company A conducted similar training on the range in September.

The new range creates an environment where units can simulate an attack and defend their perimeter.

Soldiers will conduct day and night fire events around 9 a.m. and later in the day around 5:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, Dec. 8 and 9.

Soldiers will use pyrotechnics to include tracer rounds, star clusters, parachute illumination rounds and smoke grenades. In addition to the use of pyrotechnics, Soldiers will fire a variety of weapons. This type of training prepares our Soldiers for potential real-world operations.

On and off-post residents will see and hear noise and light displays from the training.

The 40th Signal Battalion is a combat ready, theater tactical signal battalion capable of worldwide deployment in response to Joint Chiefs of Staff, Department of the Army, Forces Command and Army Signal Command mission directives across the spectrum of conflict.