Sgt. David Zeitz peers through the sights of his M2 .50-caliber
heavy machine gun during a live-fire qualification on a Fort
McCoy range. Zeitz is with the 1092nd Engineer Battalion, West
Virginia Army National Guard, training to deploy in support of
Operation Enduring Freedom.
Photos by Tom Michele
Spc. Andrew Finch performs a functions check on an M-19 grenade
machine gun, using inert training rounds, during a
pre-marksmanship training session in a Fort McCoy classroom.
Finch is with the 379th Engineer Company, a Massachusetts Army
National Guard unit training to deploy in support of Operation
Volk Field arrival
Soldiers from the 1092nd Engineer Battalion deplane at Volk
Field from one of the two C-130 aircraft that brought them for
their mobilization training at Fort McCoy. The 1092nd is a West
Virginia Army National Guard unit preparing to deploy in support
of Operation Enduring Freedom. The C-130s are from the 130th
Airlift Wing, West Virginia Air National Guard.