Ironhorse Brigade shares gunnery skills with Estonian chief of defence

By Spc. Paige Behringer, 1st BCT Public Affairs, 1st Cav. Div. June 9, 2014

Maj. Gen. Riho Terras (center), Estonia's chief of defence, climbs into an M1A2 Abrams tank at Sugarloaf Multi-Use Range during his visit to Fort Hood, June 9. During his visit, Terras observed Bradley Fighting Vehicle gunnery qualification tables conducted by 2nd Battalion "Thunderhorse," 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division. The Troops also took him for a ride in one of their tanks, allowing him to fire the main gun several times. Terras talked with leaders throughout the division about the First Team's regionally aligned forces in Europe. Elements of 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div., are currently taking part in a multi-national training exercise, Combined Resolve II in Europe. More than 4,000 participants from 14 NATO and European partner nations are participating in the exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div. (released).
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Riho Terras (center), Estonia's chief of defence, climbs into an M1A2 Abrams tank at Sugarloaf Multi-Use Range during his visit to Fort Hood, June 9. During his visit, Terras observed Bradley Fighting Vehicle gunnery qualification tables conducted by 2nd Battalion "Thunderhorse," 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division. The Troops also took him for a ride in one of their tanks, allowing him to fire the main gun several times. Terras talked with leaders throughout the division about the First Team's regionally aligned forces in Europe. Elements of 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div., are currently taking part in a multi-national training exercise, Combined Resolve II in Europe. More than 4,000 participants from 14 NATO and European partner nations are participating in the exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div. (released). (Photo Credit: Spc. Paige Behringer, 1st BCT Public Affairs, 1st Cav. Div. ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Command Sgt. Maj. Bobby Breeden (left), the senior noncommissioned officer of 2nd Battalion "Thunderhorse," 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, briefs Maj. Gen. Riho Terras (far right), Estonia's chief of defence, about gunnery qualification at the Crittenberger Multi-Purpose Range Complex during Terras' visit to Fort Hood, June 9. Breeden ran through the basics of gunnery during the brief.  Terras talked with leaders throughout the division about the First Team's regionally aligned forces in Europe. Elements of 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div., are currently taking part in a multi-national training exercise, Combined Resolve II in Europe. More than 4,000 participants from 14 NATO and European partner nations are participating in the exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div. (released).
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Command Sgt. Maj. Bobby Breeden (left), the senior noncommissioned officer of 2nd Battalion "Thunderhorse," 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, briefs Maj. Gen. Riho Terras (far right), Estonia's chief of defence, about gunnery qualification at the Crittenberger Multi-Purpose Range Complex during Terras' visit to Fort Hood, June 9. Breeden ran through the basics of gunnery during the brief. Terras talked with leaders throughout the division about the First Team's regionally aligned forces in Europe. Elements of 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div., are currently taking part in a multi-national training exercise, Combined Resolve II in Europe. More than 4,000 participants from 14 NATO and European partner nations are participating in the exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div. (released). (Photo Credit: Spc. Paige Behringer, 1st BCT Public Affairs, 1st Cav. Div. ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Gen. Riho Terras, Estonia's chief of defence, sits in the gunner's hatch of an M1A2 Abrams tank during his visit to Fort Hood, June 9. Part of Terras' visit took him to Sugarloaf Multi-Use Range where Soldiers of 2nd Battalion "Thunderhorse," 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division took him for a ride in the tank and let him fire the main gun. Terras talked with leaders throughout the division about the First Team's regionally aligned forces in Europe. Elements of 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div., are currently taking part in a multi-national training exercise, Combined Resolve II in Europe. More than 4,000 participants from 14 NATO and European partner nations are participating in the exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div. (released).
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Riho Terras, Estonia's chief of defence, sits in the gunner's hatch of an M1A2 Abrams tank during his visit to Fort Hood, June 9. Part of Terras' visit took him to Sugarloaf Multi-Use Range where Soldiers of 2nd Battalion "Thunderhorse," 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division took him for a ride in the tank and let him fire the main gun. Terras talked with leaders throughout the division about the First Team's regionally aligned forces in Europe. Elements of 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div., are currently taking part in a multi-national training exercise, Combined Resolve II in Europe. More than 4,000 participants from 14 NATO and European partner nations are participating in the exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div. (released). (Photo Credit: Spc. Paige Behringer, 1st BCT Public Affairs, 1st Cav. Div. ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Gen. Riho Terras (right), Estonia's chief of defence, climbs the stairs to the control tower at Crittenberger Multi-Purpose Range Complex to view Bradley Fighting Vehicle gunnery qualification tables of Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion "Thunderhorse," 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, during his visit to Fort Hood, June 9. Later on, Terras had the opportunity to fire the weapons systems of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle on the range. Terras talked with leaders throughout the division about the First Team's regionally aligned forces in Europe. Elements of 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div., are currently taking part in a multi-national training exercise, Combined Resolve II in Europe. More than 4,000 participants from 14 NATO and European partner nations are participating in the exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div. (released).
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Riho Terras (right), Estonia's chief of defence, climbs the stairs to the control tower at Crittenberger Multi-Purpose Range Complex to view Bradley Fighting Vehicle gunnery qualification tables of Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion "Thunderhorse," 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, during his visit to Fort Hood, June 9. Later on, Terras had the opportunity to fire the weapons systems of a Bradley Fighting Vehicle on the range. Terras talked with leaders throughout the division about the First Team's regionally aligned forces in Europe. Elements of 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div., are currently taking part in a multi-national training exercise, Combined Resolve II in Europe. More than 4,000 participants from 14 NATO and European partner nations are participating in the exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div. (released). (Photo Credit: Spc. Paige Behringer, 1st BCT Public Affairs, 1st Cav. Div. ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Gen. Riho Terras, Estonia's chief of defence, views a static display of various infantry weapons systems demonstrated by Soldiers of 2nd Battalion "Thunderhorse," 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, at Crittenberger Multi-Purpose Range Complex during his visit to Fort Hood, June 9. During his visit, Terras visited two live-fire ranges and gained first-hand knowledge about the ins and outs of gunnery. Terras talked with leaders throughout the division about the First Team's regionally aligned forces in Europe. Elements of 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div., are currently taking part in a multi-national training exercise, Combined Resolve II in Europe. More than 4,000 participants from 14 NATO and European partner nations are participating in the exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div. (released).
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Riho Terras, Estonia's chief of defence, views a static display of various infantry weapons systems demonstrated by Soldiers of 2nd Battalion "Thunderhorse," 12th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, at Crittenberger Multi-Purpose Range Complex during his visit to Fort Hood, June 9. During his visit, Terras visited two live-fire ranges and gained first-hand knowledge about the ins and outs of gunnery. Terras talked with leaders throughout the division about the First Team's regionally aligned forces in Europe. Elements of 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div., are currently taking part in a multi-national training exercise, Combined Resolve II in Europe. More than 4,000 participants from 14 NATO and European partner nations are participating in the exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div. (released). (Photo Credit: Spc. Paige Behringer, 1st BCT Public Affairs, 1st Cav. Div. ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Maj. Gen. Riho Terras (second from right), Estonia's chief of defence, speaks with Col. John DiGiambattista (second from left), commander of 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, about gunnery at Crittenberger Multi-Purpose Range Complex during Terras' visit to Fort Hood, June 9. Soldiers of 2nd Battalion "Thunderhorse," 12th Cavalry Regiment, Ironhorse Brigade helped Terras gain first hand gunnery experience using Bradley Fighting Vehicles and M1A2 Abrams tanks. Terras talked with leaders throughout the division about the First Team's regionally aligned forces in Europe. Elements of 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div., are currently taking part in a multi-national training exercise, Combined Resolve II in Europe. More than 4,000 participants from 14 NATO and European partner nations are participating in the exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div. (released).
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Maj. Gen. Riho Terras (second from right), Estonia's chief of defence, speaks with Col. John DiGiambattista (second from left), commander of 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, about gunnery at Crittenberger Multi-Purpose Range Complex during Terras' visit to Fort Hood, June 9. Soldiers of 2nd Battalion "Thunderhorse," 12th Cavalry Regiment, Ironhorse Brigade helped Terras gain first hand gunnery experience using Bradley Fighting Vehicles and M1A2 Abrams tanks. Terras talked with leaders throughout the division about the First Team's regionally aligned forces in Europe. Elements of 1st BCT, 1st Cav. Div., are currently taking part in a multi-national training exercise, Combined Resolve II in Europe. More than 4,000 participants from 14 NATO and European partner nations are participating in the exercise. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div. (released). (Photo Credit: Spc. Paige Behringer, 1st BCT Public Affairs, 1st Cav. Div. ) VIEW ORIGINAL