Popping smoke and clearing rooms: Greywolf Soldiers train for urban combat

By Staff Sgt. Leah Kilpatrick June 9, 2017

A Soldier from 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, rides in the back of a HMMWV in the early morning of April 23 on the way to a major training exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released)
1 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Soldier from 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, rides in the back of a HMMWV in the early morning of April 23 on the way to a major training exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Leah Kilpatrick ) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Soldier from 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division loads magazines with blank 5.56mm rounds in preparation for the field training exercise phase of a major military exercise in southwest Asia.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released)
2 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Soldier from 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division loads magazines with blank 5.56mm rounds in preparation for the field training exercise phase of a major military exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Leah Kilpatrick ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, practice using tanks and infantry fighting vehicles for cover when approaching an urban target during a major military exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released)
3 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, practice using tanks and infantry fighting vehicles for cover when approaching an urban target during a major military exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Leah Kilpatrick ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Tyler Lam, an infantryman assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, uses a battering ram to breach a locked door during a major military exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released)
4 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Tyler Lam, an infantryman assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, uses a battering ram to breach a locked door during a major military exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Leah Kilpatrick ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division load up on simulation grenades and smoke grenades prior to the start of the offensive phase of a major military exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released)
5 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division load up on simulation grenades and smoke grenades prior to the start of the offensive phase of a major military exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Leah Kilpatrick ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Under cover of smoke, cavalry scouts from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division maneuver a stairwell during the offensive phase of a major military exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released)
6 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Under cover of smoke, cavalry scouts from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division maneuver a stairwell during the offensive phase of a major military exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Leah Kilpatrick ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Pfc. Nathaniel Condon, a cavalry scout assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, checks an exterior door under cover of smoke during the offensive phase of a major military exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released)
7 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Pfc. Nathaniel Condon, a cavalry scout assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, checks an exterior door under cover of smoke during the offensive phase of a major military exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Leah Kilpatrick ) VIEW ORIGINAL
A Soldier from 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division tosses a simulation grenade into an open window of an adjacent house during a major military exercise in southwest Asia.  (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released)
8 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – A Soldier from 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division tosses a simulation grenade into an open window of an adjacent house during a major military exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Leah Kilpatrick ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Spc. Tyler Lam, an infantryman assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, lays down suppressive fire during a major military exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released)
9 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Spc. Tyler Lam, an infantryman assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, lays down suppressive fire during a major military exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Leah Kilpatrick ) VIEW ORIGINAL
Sgt. Brian Richardson, an infantryman assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, engages targets at a reflexive fire range during a major military exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released)
10 / 10 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Sgt. Brian Richardson, an infantryman assigned to Company B, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, engages targets at a reflexive fire range during a major military exercise in southwest Asia. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Leah R. Kilpatrick, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 1st Cavalry Division (released) (Photo Credit: Staff Sgt. Leah Kilpatrick ) VIEW ORIGINAL