TF Taskmaster Soldiers maintain weapons proficiency

By By U.S. Army Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public AffairsOctober 16, 2010

U.S. Army Pfc. Rodney C. Wall of Hutchinson, Kan., a fire support specialist with Fire Support Element, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Task Force Bastogne, fires an M240B machine gun at a heavy weapons range in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province Oct. 11. Task Force Taskmaster Soldiers understand weapons familiarization and proficiency could make the difference in the fiercest of battles.
1 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Pfc. Rodney C. Wall of Hutchinson, Kan., a fire support specialist with Fire Support Element, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Task Force Bastogne, fires an M240B machine gun at a heavy weapons range in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province Oct. 11. Task Force Taskmaster Soldiers understand weapons familiarization and proficiency could make the difference in the fiercest of battles. (Photo Credit: Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
(Right) U.S. Army Sgt. Kevin M. Monroe of Salt Lake City, Utah, a Combat Observation Lasing Team member from the Fire Support Element, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Task Force Bastogne, observes as U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jonathan M. Downes of Granville, Ohio, platoon leader with Transportation Platoon, Company A, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, fires an M240B machine gun at a heavy weapons range in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province Oct. 11. Task Force Taskmaster Soldiers understand weapons familiarization and proficiency could make the difference in the fiercest of battles.
2 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – (Right) U.S. Army Sgt. Kevin M. Monroe of Salt Lake City, Utah, a Combat Observation Lasing Team member from the Fire Support Element, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Task Force Bastogne, observes as U.S. Army 1st Lt. Jonathan M. Downes of Granville, Ohio, platoon leader with Transportation Platoon, Company A, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, fires an M240B machine gun at a heavy weapons range in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province Oct. 11. Task Force Taskmaster Soldiers understand weapons familiarization and proficiency could make the difference in the fiercest of battles. (Photo Credit: Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Spc. Tara M. Morrow of Erie, Penn., Corps of Engineers, Alpha Company, 1st Detachment, 128th Brigade Support Battalion, fires a M240B machine gun at a heavy weapons range in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, October 11. Task Force Taskmaster Soldiers understand weapons familiarization and proficiency could make the difference in the fiercest of battles.
3 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Spc. Tara M. Morrow of Erie, Penn., Corps of Engineers, Alpha Company, 1st Detachment, 128th Brigade Support Battalion, fires a M240B machine gun at a heavy weapons range in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province, October 11. Task Force Taskmaster Soldiers understand weapons familiarization and proficiency could make the difference in the fiercest of battles. (Photo Credit: Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Spc. Tara M. Morrow of Erie, Penn., Corps of Engineers, Alpha Company, 1st Detachment, 128th Brigade Support Battalion, fires an M249 squad automated weapon at a heavy weapons range in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province Oct. 11. Task Force Taskmaster Soldiers understand weapons familiarization and proficiency could make the difference in the fiercest of battles.
4 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Spc. Tara M. Morrow of Erie, Penn., Corps of Engineers, Alpha Company, 1st Detachment, 128th Brigade Support Battalion, fires an M249 squad automated weapon at a heavy weapons range in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province Oct. 11. Task Force Taskmaster Soldiers understand weapons familiarization and proficiency could make the difference in the fiercest of battles. (Photo Credit: Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Spc. Jeremy R. Lawson of Kokomo, Ind., a driver with Headquarters Platoon, Company A, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, fires his M4 rifle at a heavy weapons range  in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province Oct. 11. Task Force Taskmaster Soldiers understand weapons familiarization and proficiency could make the difference in the fiercest of battles.
5 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Spc. Jeremy R. Lawson of Kokomo, Ind., a driver with Headquarters Platoon, Company A, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, fires his M4 rifle at a heavy weapons range in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province Oct. 11. Task Force Taskmaster Soldiers understand weapons familiarization and proficiency could make the difference in the fiercest of battles. (Photo Credit: Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL
U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jobe D. Hoffmeisterin of Clarksville, Tenn., Transportation Platoon, Company A, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, fires a fully automatic M4 rifle at a heavy weapons range in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province Oct. 11. Task Force Taskmaster Soldiers understand weapons familiarization and proficiency could make the difference in the fiercest of battles.
6 / 6 Show Caption + Hide Caption – U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Jobe D. Hoffmeisterin of Clarksville, Tenn., Transportation Platoon, Company A, 426th Brigade Support Battalion, fires a fully automatic M4 rifle at a heavy weapons range in eastern Afghanistan's Nangarhar Province Oct. 11. Task Force Taskmaster Soldiers understand weapons familiarization and proficiency could make the difference in the fiercest of battles. (Photo Credit: Spc. Richard Daniels Jr., Task Force Bastogne Public Affairs) VIEW ORIGINAL