In this Picture Of The Day, we are looking at something as odd as U.S. Reserve Soldiers shooting a Swiss B&T APC9 in Italy.
This happened as they represented the USA in the Lombardia Commando Raid competition.
The Lombardia is a multi-national Italian Army Reserve-led military patrol competition that runs for three days every year. It is a military competition reserved to military people, active or reserve.
U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Michael Benjamin, Sgt. 1st Class David Albert and Capt. Shannon Orndorff (left to right), of the 2500th Digital Liaison Detachment, 7th Mission Support Command, fire Italian pistols as the only team representing the U.S. during the Lombardia Commando Raid competition in Bisuschio, Italy, June 14, 2019.
Below: U.S. Army Reserve Capt. Michael Benjamin (standing), and Capt. Shannon Orndorff, of the 2500th Digital Liaison Detachment, 7th Mission Support Command, prepare to get evaluated by an Italian officer during a mine-sweeping challenge.
Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Joy Dulen.