POTD: U.S. Army Operator at Panzer Kaserne

Eric B
by Eric B

The word photograph is a combination of Greek words and means “drawing with light”. The word was invented by Sir John Herschel, over 180 years ago. When I think of this, I see things like the picture above, where an U.S. Army operator is working that barricade with various drills. The pictures are from an advanced marksmanship drill, during a training event at Panzer Kaserne, Germany. This photo was taken at a month-long Special Forces training event that evaluated team skills and readiness.

A good quote to go with these images is: “Nothing builds confidence like live ammo” by Tim Dorsey, Atomic Lobster.

Below: Peek-a-boo! Who’s hiding?

SOF operators assigned to 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne) conducted a live-fire advanced marksmanship training evolution on the range at Panzer Kaserne, Böblingen, Germany, June 28, 2018.

It looks like there’s plenty of safety with that kind of backstop.

Picture and captions source: U.S. Special Operations Command Europe

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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  • Nicks87 Nicks87 on Jun 24, 2022

    Just more government waste. Do they have a safe space where these guys can have a stuggle session after training, because the range master mis-gendered the squad leader?

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    • Matt in Oklahoma Matt in Oklahoma on Jun 25, 2022

      @Nicks87 Ahhh someone couldn’t make the cut

  • Andrew Andrew on Jun 26, 2022

    Oh, 10th Group has Operators now. Neat.