06 December 2010

Shooting the Pass: Video 1

"Occupying Forward Operating Base (FOB) Reno"

FORT IRWIN, Calif., Sept. 28--Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment (1/133rd Inf.) occupies Forward Operating Base ("FOB") Reno on the first of a three-day Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise ("CALFEX"). Soldiers slept on cots in order to avoid Kangaroo rats and other animals found in the Mojave Desert. The 1/133rd Inf. is a part of the Iowa National Guard's 2nd Brigade Combat Team (B.C.T.), 34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division, which is currently deployed to Eastern Afghanistan.

This video is the first of four illustrating a series of blog-posts titled, "Shooting the Pass."

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