Paratroopers get back to the basics with Battle Drill 1

By Staff Sgt. Mary S. KatzenbergerAugust 29, 2013

An infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team rests outside his hooch, or outdoor dwelling, before heading out with his squad to attack a notional enemy position, Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The paratroopers slung ponchos to trees to sleep under in preparation for a predicted evening downpour. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)
1 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – An infantryman with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team rests outside his hooch, or outdoor dwelling, before heading out with his squad to attack a notional enemy position, Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The paratroopers slung ponchos to trees to sleep under in preparation for a predicted evening downpour. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger) VIEW ORIGINAL
Infantrymen with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team line up behind a berm and prepare to lay down suppressive fire on a notional enemy, Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg, N.C. During the daylong training the paratroopers honed their skills of shifting fire, or moving the direction of fire so another squad can move in, and lifting fire, ending the engagement with the enemy once the other squad reaches the objective. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)
2 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Infantrymen with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team line up behind a berm and prepare to lay down suppressive fire on a notional enemy, Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg, N.C. During the daylong training the paratroopers honed their skills of shifting fire, or moving the direction of fire so another squad can move in, and lifting fire, ending the engagement with the enemy once the other squad reaches the objective. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger) VIEW ORIGINAL
Infantrymen with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team identify potential enemy positions on the field before them and outline a plan of attack, Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg, N.C. During the daylong training the paratroopers honed their skills of identifying the enemy at various distances and of clearing a building of an enemy presence. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)
3 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Infantrymen with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team identify potential enemy positions on the field before them and outline a plan of attack, Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg, N.C. During the daylong training the paratroopers honed their skills of identifying the enemy at various distances and of clearing a building of an enemy presence. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger) VIEW ORIGINAL
Infantrymen with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team clear a building during squad attack training, Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The infantryman cleared the room firing blank rounds, and later moved to firing live ammunition into targets located throughout the building. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)
4 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Infantrymen with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team clear a building during squad attack training, Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The infantryman cleared the room firing blank rounds, and later moved to firing live ammunition into targets located throughout the building. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger) VIEW ORIGINAL
Infantrymen with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team identify potential enemy positions on the field before them and outline a plan of attack, Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg, N.C. During the daylong training the paratroopers honed their skills of identifying the enemy at various distances and of clearing a building of an enemy presence. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)
5 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Infantrymen with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team identify potential enemy positions on the field before them and outline a plan of attack, Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg, N.C. During the daylong training the paratroopers honed their skills of identifying the enemy at various distances and of clearing a building of an enemy presence. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger) VIEW ORIGINAL
Infantrymen with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team clear a building during squad attack training, Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The infantryman cleared the room firing blank rounds, and later moved to firing live ammunition into targets located throughout the building. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)
6 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Infantrymen with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team clear a building during squad attack training, Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The infantryman cleared the room firing blank rounds, and later moved to firing live ammunition into targets located throughout the building. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger) VIEW ORIGINAL
Infantrymen with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team move to the clear the second room in a building during squad attack training, Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The infantryman cleared the room firing blank rounds, and later moved to firing live ammunition into targets located throughout the building. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)
7 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Infantrymen with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team move to the clear the second room in a building during squad attack training, Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The infantryman cleared the room firing blank rounds, and later moved to firing live ammunition into targets located throughout the building. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger) VIEW ORIGINAL
Infantrymen with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team conduct an after action review, Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The after action review is an analysis of a mission that highlights  how the mission went, what tasks the squad performed well on and what tasks the squad can improve on so they can continue to improve their tactical skills. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger)
8 / 8 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Infantrymen with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team conduct an after action review, Aug. 20, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The after action review is an analysis of a mission that highlights how the mission went, what tasks the squad performed well on and what tasks the squad can improve on so they can continue to improve their tactical skills. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Mary S. Katzenberger) VIEW ORIGINAL