Soldiers Train on Fort Benning, Ga.

Department of Defense Photo Essay

  • Army Sgt. 1st Class James Henderson explains to soldiers the necessary and optional equipment to build a surface or subsurface surveillance site during phase one of a leaders course on reconnaissance surveillance on Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. During phase one, soldiers learn the fundamentals of a variety of surveillance subjects, including intelligence-capturing equipment, camoflauge, stalking, concealment of surveillance sites, airborne operations, communications and fast-roping techniques.  U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Sgt. Matthew Mararrio, foreground, moves logs over a subsurface hide site during a leaders course on reconnaissance surveillance on Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. Mararrio is assigned to the 25th Infantry Division, 1st Battalion, 27th Infantry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army 2nd Lt. Noah Russell moves vegetation onto a subsurface site during a leaders course on reconnaissance surveillance on Benning, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. Russell is assigned to Company C, the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, 1st Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army 1st Lt. William Milinarch practices a blow-out drill during phase one of a leaders course on reconnaissance surveillance onFort Benning, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. Soldiers practiced the drill to prepare for a compromised position. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Staff Sgt. Marcus Love, left, and Army Spc. Benjamin Trammel work together to dig out a subsurface hide site during a leaders course on reconnaissance surveillance on Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. Love is assigned to the 4th Ranger Training Batallion, Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade, and Trammel is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Darryl Hunter teaches soldiers about antenna theory during a field class as part of a leaders course on reconnaissance surveillance on Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Army Sgt. Matthew Macario, left, 1st Lt. Tom Giovarelli, center, and Spc. Benjamin Trammel, right, work to establish communications during the antenna theory portion of a leaders course on reconnaissance surveillance on Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. During this block of instruction, students learn how to send messages across the frequency spectrum with radios. Trammel is assigned to the 82nd Airborne Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross
  • Soldiers talk about using different equipment and tactics while going through training during phase one of a leaders course on reconnaissance surveillance on Fort Benning, Ga., Oct. 23, 2013. U.S. Army photo by Ashley Cross