Illinois Guardsmen break barriers as team sport at Rising Thunder

By Sgt. Camacho RobertsSeptember 3, 2019

Range Safety Officer Sgt. 1st Class Jason Drake, a platoon sergeant with D. Co., 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, reviews room clearance tactics with infantrymen from the 33rd IBCT during Rising Thunder 19 at the 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 – Range Safety Officer Sgt. 1st Class Jason Drake, a platoon sergeant with D. Co., 2nd Battalion, 130th Infantry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, reviews room clearance tactics with infantrymen from the 33rd IBCT during Rising Thunder 19 at the 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