Texas Army ROTC
Texas Army ROTC

Longhorn Battalion Visits Camp Mabry for Weapons Training

Mon, October 24, 2005

The lab's primary instructor, Cadet Sean Lindley, first briefed the cadets on proper conduct when around weapons. He heavily stressed the importance of weapon safety. Once briefed on safety, cadets divided into squad size classes(approximately five cadets comprised each squad). In this more intimate setting, cadets received a brief class on the M16A2 Assualt Rifle. They learned the basic parts of the rifle and the importance of careful maintenance. Four firing positions were described and demonstrated (standing, kneeling, sitting, and prone).

After the M16 class, cadets reformed into platoon sized elements to receive a class on the M60 Machine Gun. A brief demonstration of proper handling and care was given and then cadets were allowed to gain some actual hands on experience with the two M60's that were present. Afterwards, cadets were dismissed from lab having been familiarized with some of the most common weapons in the US Army.

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