Illinois Guardsmen break barriers as team sport at Rising Thunder

By Sgt. Camacho RobertsSeptember 3, 2019

Soldiers from D Co, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, directs attention to a range safety officer as they receive feedback after a room clearance drill during Rising Thunder 19, at Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington, Sept. 1, 2019. Rising Thunder 2019 is an annual exercise joining the U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) and is part of Pacific Pathways 19-3. Rising Thunder 2019 is also a United States Army Pacific-sponsored capstone event featuring U.S. Army units from the 7th Infantry Division and the Illinois Army National Guard's 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 108th Sustainment Brigade. The exercise includes company/platoon unilateral and bilateral training events in two phases, culminating with a bilateral live-fire exercise. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. Camacho Roberts)
1 / 1 Show Caption + Hide Caption – Soldiers from D Co, 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, Illinois Army National Guard, directs attention to a range safety officer as they receive feedback after a room clearance drill during Rising Thunder 19, at Yakima Training Center in Yakima, Washington, Sept. 1, 2019. Rising Thunder 2019 is an annual exercise joining the U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self Defense Force (JGSDF) and is part of Pacific Pathways 19-3. Rising Thunder 2019 is also a United States Army Pacific-sponsored capstone event featuring U.S. Army units from the 7th Infantry Division and the Illinois Army National Guard's 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team and 108th Sustainment Brigade. The exercise includes company/platoon unilateral and bilateral training events in two phases, culminating with a bilateral live-fire exercise. (U.S. Army Reserve Photo by Sgt. Camacho Roberts) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Camacho Roberts) VIEW ORIGINAL