Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers training at Fort Indiantown Gap (also in Pennsylvania) showcase multiple U.S. weapon systems along with the variety of training areas at the fort.
The Defense Video & Imagery Distribution System released a 2014 video of Pennsylvania National Guard soldiers training at Fort Indiantown Gap, PA on Feb. 12, 2016. It’s about 10-minutes worth of B-roll material and it’s actually great footage of soldiers using weapons and training.
Footage includes breaching techniques (using explosives and a shotgun), firing of the M249 and M240 machine guns at a range, firing of the M2 (.50 caliber machine gun) and MK-19 (grenade machine gun or grenade launcher) at a range, a Paladin crew firing artillery rounds, and demolition training.
In addition to the quality footage of these weapon systems, the video helps underscore the importance of Fort Indiantown Gap. The northeast installation provides valuable training grounds for National Guard, active duty, and reserve troops.