And free ammo!
We have spent the last week reviewing the various weapon systems that we will be using when we deploy. We started in the classroom on 9mm pistols, M-4 rifles, machine guns, and the big favorite, the Mk-19 40mm grenade machine gun.
From the classroom we went to the ranges to fire all of the weapons at stationary targets, pop up targets, and the beat up old hulks of tanks. We shot during the day, we shot with gas masks on, we shot at multiple targets, and we shot at night.
Getting "trigger time" is any Soldiers definition of fun. We had a lot of fun.