U.S. Army Pfc. Jennifer Vaughn-Glashoff and Sgt. Joseph Chiddix, armorers with the 317th Support Maintenance Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade, 16th Sustainment Brigade, out of Baumholder, Germany, confirm inventory during an annual weapons inspection at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on Feb. 9, 2021. Camp Bondsteel performs weapons inspections annually to ensure all firearms and accessories are functional and will perform correctly. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
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U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Chiddix and Pfc. Jennifer Vaughn-Glashoff, armorers with the 317th Support Maintenance Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade, 16th Sustainment Brigade, out of Baumholder, Germany, inspect Sig Sauer M17 pistols during an annual weapons inspection at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on Feb. 9, 2021. The 317th SMC travelled from Germany to help Soldiers deployed in support of Kosovo Force 28 complete their mandatory annual inspection. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
2 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Chiddix and Pfc. Jennifer Vaughn-Glashoff, armorers with the 317th Support Maintenance Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade, 16th Sustainment Brigade, out of Baumholder, Germany, inspect Sig Sauer M17 pistols during an annual weapons inspection at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on Feb. 9, 2021. The 317th SMC travelled from Germany to help Soldiers deployed in support of Kosovo Force 28 complete their mandatory annual inspection. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Chiddix, an armorer with the 317th Support Maintenance Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade, 16th Sustainment Brigade, out of Baumholder, Germany, inspects a Sig Sauer M17 pistol during an annual weapons inspection at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on Feb. 9, 2021. The 317th helps U.S. military efforts all over Europe and the Middle East perform maintenance and inspections on firearms. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
3 / 5 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Sgt. Joseph Chiddix, an armorer with the 317th Support Maintenance Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade, 16th Sustainment Brigade, out of Baumholder, Germany, inspects a Sig Sauer M17 pistol during an annual weapons inspection at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on Feb. 9, 2021. The 317th helps U.S. military efforts all over Europe and the Middle East perform maintenance and inspections on firearms. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz) (Photo Credit: Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Spc. Dyami Stanley, an armorer with the 317th Support Maintenance Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade, 16th Sustainment Brigade, out of Baumholder, Germany, inspects an M68 Close Combat Optics during an annual weapons inspection at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on Feb. 9, 2021. Weapon accessories such as CCOs require annual maintenance inspections. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
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Sgt. Ivette Diaz, with Regional Command-East, Kosovo Force 28, confirms inventory during an annual weapons inspection at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, on Feb. 9, 2021. Ensuring weapons are maintained helps the NATO-led peacekeeping force remain mission ready. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Jonathan Perdelwitz)
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CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo—U.S. Army Soldiers with the 317th Support Maintenance Company, 18th Combat Sustainment Support Brigade, 16th Sustainment Brigade, travelled from Baumholder, Germany, to Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, to help Kosovo Force 28 conduct an annual inspection of its firearms and weapon attachments.

Regular inspections ensure that the NATO-led KFOR mission remains ready to maintain a safe and secure environment for all people in Kosovo.

“We do weapons services for small arms and artillery around Europe,” said Sgt. Joseph Chiddix, a Soldier with the 317th SMC. “We provide annuals, quarterlies and repairs on whatever they need.”

During the inspection, members of the 317th SMC disassembled and examined each Sig Sauer M17 pistol and M4 carbine rifle on Camp Bondsteel, checking for faults in the weapons and making sure they’re functional. They also examined the base’s supply of M68 Close Combat Optics, a red dot reflex sight attachment.

One by one, the team inspected each item thoroughly and efficiently. The armorers passed on their knowledge to make the inspection a cooperative process with KFOR Soldiers.

“They know their stuff,” said Sgt. Ivette Diaz, noncommissioned officer in charge of the Supply Support Activity section at Camp Bondsteel. “They’re teaching me the process. Watching them do their inspection and putting it together with the paperwork makes sense. We’re learning a lot together.”