Soldiers, Airmen Train on Fort Pickett, Va.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Soldiers prepare a mortar system during a live-fire exercise on Fort Pickett, Va., Aug. 14, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard's Company A, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment Headquarters, 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • Soldiers fire their M240B machine gun during a live-fire exercise on Fort Pickett, Va., Aug. 14, 2013. The soldiers are assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard's Company A, 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment Headquarters, 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • A soldier tosses an ammunition belt to another heavy weapons crew member during a live-fire exercise on Fort Pickett, Va., Aug. 14, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • A soldier mans a high mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle turret while providing security for an air insertion during a field training exercise on Fort Pickett, Va., Aug. 17, 2013. The soldier is assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 102st Cavalry Regiment, 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter transports soldiers and airmen to a landing zone during an air insertion exercise on Fort Pickett, Va., Aug. 17, 2013. The crew is assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 150st Assault Helicopter Battalion. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • Air Force Airman 1st Class Josh Darins, front, and Staff Sgt. Kane Lawlor, back, exit a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during an air insertion exercise on Fort Pickett, Va., Aug. 17, 2013. Darins and Lawlor, tactical air control party airmen, are assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, 177th Fighter Wing. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • Soldiers exit from a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter during an air insertion exercise on Fort Pickett, Va., Aug. 17, 2013. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • Army Spc. Nancy Reid scans the area for threats while providing security for a convoy during a field training exercise on Fort Pickett, Va., Aug. 17, 2013. Reid is assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard's 250th Brigade Support Battalion, 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • Army Lt. Col. Thomas Hallowell, right, communicates with his soldiers by radio during a field training exercise on Fort Pickett, Va., Aug. 18, 2013. Hallowell is the commander of the New Jersey Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment, 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • Air Force Maj. Scott Michalowski, right, discusses plans for close air support and an assault on an objective with Army counterparts during a field training exercise on Fort Pickett, Va., Aug. 18, 2013. Michalowski, an air liaison officer, is assigned to the New Jersey Air National Guard's 227th Air Support Operations Squadron, 177th Fighter Wing. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht
  • Army Sgt. Kevin Jones, right, provides security overwatch for Army Lt. Col. Thomas Hallowell during a field training exercise on Fort Pickett, Va., Aug. 18, 2013. Jones is assigned to the New Jersey Army National Guard's 1st Battalion, 114th Infantry Regiment, 50th Infantry Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Air Force photo by Tech. Sgt. Matt Hecht