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US Military Armored Brigade Combat Team Shows Firepower at Fort Bliss

U.S. Soldiers of 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, North Carolina National Guard, have shown their weapons’ abilities on one of the largest military exercise ranges in America.

Delta-Troop, 150th Cavalry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, demonstrates the firepower, precision, and lethality during the Combined Arms Live-Fire Training in the neighborhood of Fort Bliss, Texas, Sept. 20, 2019, based on a recent service media release.

Crews operating the M1A1 Abrams Foremost Battle Tank, mortars, and M109 Paladins had been able to show their weapons’ capabilities on one of the largest military exercise ranges in America.

The CALFX was the concluding event for the unit, as they’ve moved to support Operation Spartan Shield in the Middle East. The tank teams had to fulfill the desk gunnery standards before growing to the complexities of the live-fire.

All through the 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team’s training period at Fort Bliss, they received support and help from First Military, who served in the positions of observers, controllers, and advisers.

Joining the CALFX was U.S. Military Col. Jacob Larkowich, commander 188th Infantry Brigade, First Army Department East, who acknowledged they were observing the coaching to assist with any security measures.

U.S. Military Lt. Col. Clifford Brackman, commander 1-150th Cavalry Regiment, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, stated that the tanks concerned in the CALFX were supported by unit shares with 125mm mortar fire and 155mm cannons from the ground artillery.

Bumgardner equated the importance of readiness and ability of these teams to how U.S. armored forces carried out in the course of the Persian Gulf War in 1991.

The 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team consisted of units from the North Carolina, South Carolina, West Virginia and Ohio Military National Guard. They’ll support Process Force Spartan in exercise and working with host country associates in the Middle East, to help them maintain balance in the area.