RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea — Members of 3rd Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division held gunnery Feb. 5-8 at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex. The gunnery, which will be one of the last for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division will conduct before rotating out, included training for Bradley Fighting Vehicles and Abrams tanks. Soldiers of “Warhorse” Battalion are on a nine-month rotation to South Korea and currently fall under 1st Brigade.
“We have to be a team of three doing three jobs equally well to ensure we stay alive in a combat situation,” said 1st Lt. Mitch Figgat, a platoon leader with Bravo Company. “That team cohesion is built by spending hours and hours in the brad, syncing movements and engaging targets. A lot of training has to be done because that communication has to be extremely efficient and succinct.”