Perfecting marksmanship

By Sgt. Joshua Risner, MND-B PAOSeptember 10, 2009

BAGHDAD - Spc. Joseph Salinas (left), from Queens, New York, helps his Iraqi Army counterpart figure out what adjustments need to be made on his weapon during a zero range at Joint Security Station Salaam, here, Sept. 7. The exercise is part of a larger training program intended to create a reconnaissance platoon. Salinas is assigned to D Troop, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division.
1 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Spc. Joseph Salinas (left), from Queens, New York, helps his Iraqi Army counterpart figure out what adjustments need to be made on his weapon during a zero range at Joint Security Station Salaam, here, Sept. 7. The exercise is part of a larger training program intended to create a reconnaissance platoon. Salinas is assigned to D Troop, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Joshua Risner, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - A 6th Iraqi Army Division Soldier situates his sandbags during a zero range at Joint Security Station Salaam, here, Sept. 7. The range training is part of a larger training exercise designed to train a recon platoon of the 6th IA Div.
2 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - A 6th Iraqi Army Division Soldier situates his sandbags during a zero range at Joint Security Station Salaam, here, Sept. 7. The range training is part of a larger training exercise designed to train a recon platoon of the 6th IA Div. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Joshua Risner, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - "We're training these guys up so they can become a recon platoon for the 6th Iraqi Army," he said. "We're working on zeroing their weapons so they can become accurate when they engage the enemy." Spc. Zack Julien (center), from Bakersfield, Calif., assigned to D Troop, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, coaches a 6th Iraqi Army Division Soldier with the help of an interpreter during a zero range at Joint Security Station Salaam, here, Sept. 7.
3 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - "We're training these guys up so they can become a recon platoon for the 6th Iraqi Army," he said. "We're working on zeroing their weapons so they can become accurate when they engage the enemy." Spc. Zack Julien (center), from Bakersfield, Calif., assigned to D Troop, Division Special Troops Battalion, 1st Cavalry Division, coaches a 6th Iraqi Army Division Soldier with the help of an interpreter during a zero range at Joint Security Station Salaam, here, Sept. 7. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Joshua Risner, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL
BAGHDAD - Dust kicks up as Iraqi Army Soldiers of the 6th IA Division fire at 25 meter zero targets during a range at Joint Security Station Salaam, here, Sept. 7. The Soldiers are instructed to make methodical shots to ensure the same sight picture.
4 / 4 Show Caption + Hide Caption – BAGHDAD - Dust kicks up as Iraqi Army Soldiers of the 6th IA Division fire at 25 meter zero targets during a range at Joint Security Station Salaam, here, Sept. 7. The Soldiers are instructed to make methodical shots to ensure the same sight picture. (Photo Credit: Sgt. Joshua Risner, MND-B PAO) VIEW ORIGINAL