Forward Operating Base Jelawur weapons training

By U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentApril 24, 2011

KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -Staff Sgt. Ramon Juarez, squad leader (left), Sgt. 1st Class Travis Parker, platoon sergeant (middle) Pfc. Jerik Erskine, a gunner (left), all assigned to 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, scan the horizon before conducting weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
1 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -Staff Sgt. Ramon Juarez, squad leader (left), Sgt. 1st Class Travis Parker, platoon sergeant (middle) Pfc. Jerik Erskine, a gunner (left), all assigned to 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, scan the horizon before conducting weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-U.S. Army  Soldiers assigned to 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, view their targets after firing at them during weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
2 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, view their targets after firing at them during weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-U.S. Army  Pfc. Jerik Erskine, 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, clears his M4 carbine rifle, during weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur,  Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
3 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-U.S. Army Pfc. Jerik Erskine, 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, clears his M4 carbine rifle, during weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-U.S. Army Spc. David Taggart and Pfc. Jerik Erskine, both assigned to 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, fire their M4 carbine rifles at targets during weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
4 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-U.S. Army Spc. David Taggart and Pfc. Jerik Erskine, both assigned to 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, fire their M4 carbine rifles at targets during weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-- U.S. Army Pfc. Marcel Duncan, 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, from Fort Hood, Texas, fires an M-2 .50-caliber machine gun under the guidance of Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Craven, squad leader, during weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, in the Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
5 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-- U.S. Army Pfc. Marcel Duncan, 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, from Fort Hood, Texas, fires an M-2 .50-caliber machine gun under the guidance of Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Craven, squad leader, during weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, in the Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-U.S. Army Pfc. Dustin Hamilton, a gunner assigned to 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, from Fort Hood, Texas, fires an M-2 .50-caliber machine gun under the guidance of Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Craven, squad leader, also from 1st Platoon, during weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
6 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-U.S. Army Pfc. Dustin Hamilton, a gunner assigned to 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, from Fort Hood, Texas, fires an M-2 .50-caliber machine gun under the guidance of Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Craven, squad leader, also from 1st Platoon, during weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-U.S. Army Pfc. Dustin Hamilton (left), Pfc. Jerik Erskine (middle) and Pfc. Marcel Duncan (right), all assigned to 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, load ammo into a M-2 .50-caliber machine gun on top of an RG-31 Mine Resistance Ambush Protected vehicle before weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
7 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-U.S. Army Pfc. Dustin Hamilton (left), Pfc. Jerik Erskine (middle) and Pfc. Marcel Duncan (right), all assigned to 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, load ammo into a M-2 .50-caliber machine gun on top of an RG-31 Mine Resistance Ambush Protected vehicle before weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Aaron Craven, squad leader (left), and Pfc. Jerik Erskine, a gunner, both assigned to 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, load ammunition into an M2 .50-caliber machine gun on top of an RG-31 Mine Resistance Ambush Protected vehicle before weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
8 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Aaron Craven, squad leader (left), and Pfc. Jerik Erskine, a gunner, both assigned to 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, load ammunition into an M2 .50-caliber machine gun on top of an RG-31 Mine Resistance Ambush Protected vehicle before weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Travis Parker, platoon sergeant for 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, gives a safety brief to his Soldiers before weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
9 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Travis Parker, platoon sergeant for 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, gives a safety brief to his Soldiers before weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-- U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Travis Parker, platoon sergeant for 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, gives a safety brief to his Soldiers before weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
10 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-- U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Travis Parker, platoon sergeant for 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, gives a safety brief to his Soldiers before weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Travis Parker, platoon sergeant for 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, gives a safety brief to his Soldiers before weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
11 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Travis Parker, platoon sergeant for 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, gives a safety brief to his Soldiers before weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Aaron Craven, squad leader for 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, scans the horizon with binoculars before weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
12 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Aaron Craven, squad leader for 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, deployed from Fort Hood, Texas, scans the horizon with binoculars before weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/ Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL
KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-- U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, from Fort Hood, Texas, fire at their targets during weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)
13 / 13 Show Caption + Hide Caption – KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan-- U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 1st Platoon, 937th Route Clearance Company, 8th Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, from Fort Hood, Texas, fire at their targets during weapons familiarization training outside of Forward Operating Base Jelawur, Kandahar province, Afghanistan, April 20, 2011. (U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) (Photo Credit: U.S. Air Force photo/Staff Sgt. Stephen D. Schester, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment) VIEW ORIGINAL