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Army reserve space battalion takes aim at new Army weapons qualification

 

Last updated 4/21/2021 at 9:59am

Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Rognstad

1st Lt. Elliot Austin, deputy team leader, 3rd Space Co., 2nd Space Battalion, fires his M4 carbine downrange during the Army's new weapons qualification table at Fort Carson on April 10.

Story by Sgt. 1st Class Aaron Rognstad 

1st Space Brigade  

Soldiers of the U.S. Army Reserve 2nd Space Battalion, 1st Space Brigade, the Army's only Reserve space battalion, tested the Army's new rifle marksmanship standards that cuts time to shoot, introduces magazine and shooting position drills and throws in a barricade to shoot through and lean against.

It was the battalion's first time shooting on the new standards, geared to simulate more realistic combat shooting.

"It was definitely a learning process," said Maj. David Rossheim, commander of 6th Space Company, 2nd Space Battalio...



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