POTD: National Guard & Reserve Forces in Live-Fire Battle Drills

Eric B
by Eric B

Photo Of The Day here at The Firearm Blog with U.S Army Soldiers from Active Duty, National Guard, and Reserve forces conducting live-fire battle drills during the 254th Regional Training Institute’s Infantry Advanced Leaders Course 22-02 on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey earlier in 2022. The “drone view” above is pretty unusual but works well in my opinion.

The Advanced Leaders Course is a branch-specific course that provides Soldiers selected for promotion to Staff Sgt. an opportunity to enhance leadership, technical skill, tactical expertise and experience needed to lead squad-size units.

It looks like the weather could have been improved upon, but any day at the shooting range – especially with machine gun training – is better than a day at the office. Don’t you agree?

U.S Army soldiers running with their machine guns on Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, New Jersey.

Photos and captions source: U.S. Air National Guard, Master Sgt. Matt Hecht.

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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  • Town22 Town22 on Apr 29, 2022

    Besides active duty I also serve in reserve. At that time (70s); all reserve units were support only. Combat units were National Guard.

  • Xerxes036 Xerxes036 on Apr 29, 2022

    I remember doing M240B quals there im just glad I dont have to go to NJ anymore....