U.S. Soldiers Conduct Mortar Training on Forward Operating Base Lightning

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • A U.S. soldier prepares correct coordinates before firing their 120mm mortars during a live-fire exercise on Forward Operating Base Lightning in Afghanistan's Paktia province, Jan. 17, 2014. The soldier is assigned to 10th Mountain Division's 3rd Battalion, 71st Calvary Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team.  U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
  • A U.S. soldier prepares to load a round before firing their 120mm mortars during a live-fire exercise on Forward Operating Base Lightning in Afghanistan's Paktia province, Jan. 17, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
  • U.S. soldiers fire their 120mm mortars during a live-fire exercise on Forward Operating Base Lightning in Afghanistan's Paktia province, Jan. 17, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
  • A U.S. soldier hands another soldier a round to be loaded before firing their 120mm mortars during a live-fire exercise on Forward Operating Base Lightning in Afghanistan's Paktia province, Jan. 17, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
  • A U.S. soldier prepares to load a round before firing their 120mm mortars during a live-fire exercise on Forward Operating Base Lightning in Afghanistan's Paktia province, Jan. 17, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
  • A U.S. soldier loads a round before firing their 120mm mortars during a live-fire exercise on Forward Operating Base Lightning in Afghanistan's Paktia province, Jan. 17, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry
  • U.S. soldiers fire their 120mm mortars during a live-fire exercise on Forward Operating Base Lightning in Afghanistan's Paktia province, Jan. 17, 2014. U.S. Army photo by Capt. John Landry