We’re Still at War: Photo of the Day for October 30, 2013


Pvt. Andres J. Palmer, a rifleman from A. Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment puts rounds on target during an Oct 21, Squad-sized-Element Fire Team, Live Fire exercise aimed at familiarizing Troopers with functioning as a squad while remaining responsible and proficient with live weaponry. Not only does this training increase Trooper’s survivability on the modern battlefield; it adds tactical advantage to A. Troop, 1/11 ACR’s already impressive repertoire. U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Erik A. Thurman, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Public Affairs.

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