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Soldiers Get Some M240B Trigger Time Before Deploying to Kuwait


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California Army National Guard 1st Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment, 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, conducts aerial gunnery drills at Fort Hunter ...


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Old 07-22-2015, 04:47 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Soldiers Get Some M240B Trigger Time Before Deploying to Kuwait

California Army National Guard 1st Battalion, 140th Aviation Regiment, 40th Combat Aviation Brigade, conducts aerial gunnery drills at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., July 16-19, 2015, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Kuwait later this year. Throughout the course of the exercise, these Soldiers honed their skills operating their UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters, firing M240B machine guns, and conducting hot-refuels at a Fuel Ammunition Resupply Point (FARP).(U.S. Army National Guard video/Sgt. Ian M. Kummer/Released)

The U.S. Army has kept a presence in Kuwait since the supposed end of the Iraq war in 2011. Ongoing training missions with allies including the UAE and Jordan as well as other allies are ongoing. Training for deployment takes months and includes combat training as well as humanitarian relief.

In February, DOD announced that more than 4,000 soldiers in the largest U.S. ground force , equipped with tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles from Fort Carson were headed to Kuwait and more recently announced that more would be deployed. Deployments are ongoing, some in smaller numbers, such as the 50 Army troops are being deployed from Hawaii to Kuwait this month in an ongoing support of Operation Resolve in ongoing deployments to Iraq from various locations.

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