POTD: Task Force Spartan Snipers

Eric B
by Eric B

Photo Of The Day – above you see a senior sniper and team leader for the Kansas National Guard’s Headquarters Company, 2nd Combined Arms Battalion 137th Infantry Regiment, 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, as he prepares his sniper rifle. This is just prior to jumping on the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter to take part in an aerial sniper training exercise.

Below: Waiting to be picked up by a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter.

This happened about a year ago at Camp Buehring in Kuwait. The training was conducted to have snipers familiarize themselves with the effects of bullet drop when firing from different altitudes.

Below: Note how small the riflescope looks on the M107A1 from Barrett Firearms.

Below: Bolt-action can be fun as well.

The Soldiers fired at targets while their aerial platform moved through the air at various speeds. As flight crews from the Kansas National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 108th Assault Helicopter Battalion, provided lift capability for the training, sniper teams used verbal and non-verbal communication techniques to make on-the-spot firing adjustments.

The flight crew is from the Kansas National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 108th Assault Helicopter Battalion.

Below: Know your zero, clicks and ballistics.

Photos by Sgt. Bill Boecker, 34th Red Bull Infantry Division.

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Eric B
Eric B

Ex-Arctic Ranger. Competitive practical shooter and hunter with a European focus. Always ready to increase my collection of modern semi-automatics, optics, thermals and suppressors. TCCC Certified. Occasionaly seen in a 6x6 Bug Out Vehicle, always with a big smile.

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  • Wunder Nein Wunder Nein on Feb 03, 2021

    Red Bull Infantry Division? Task Force Spartan? Millennial nostalgia is a powerful thing.

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    • Malachi13 Malachi13 on Feb 04, 2021

      @HemingwaysBeard So... Do we play the commercials after, during, or before the raids(like some boxing matches do)?

      But wait... How about we do product placement instead of ads? A can of Red Bull in an assault pack here and there... Maybe someone can paint their rifle in their colors?

  • B-Sabre B-Sabre on Feb 03, 2021

    The original poster/writer got it wrong, but it should be 1st Battalion, 108th Assault Helicopter Regiment.