Story and photos by Task Force 1-28
FORT BENNING, Ga. (Sept. 20, 2017) – Soldiers from Destroyer Company, Task Force 1st Battalion, 28 Infantry Regiment, trained for dismounted operations as part of their new mission to provide security for the 1st Security Force Assistance Brigade, Sept. 8.
1st SFAB will go through rigorous certifications in order to train, advise, assist, accompany and enable foreign partner security forces. Task Force 1-28 will become an integral part of the adviser team by enabling the 1st SFAB’s advisers to safely conduct their mission with foreign security partners in any theater the Army decides.
Destroyer Company, a heavy weapons unit, usually conducts mounted operations to provide convoy security for their sister companies in Task Force 1-28. This training event affords them the opportunity to brush up on their dismounted skills at the team level. Soldiers practiced with blank ammunition and progressed to using live ammunition during the training.
Soldiers throughout Task Force 1-28 are excited to work with the Army’s newest brigade and the unique challenges and experiences that come with it.
“This is a great opportunity for our Soldiers to get out in the field and shake off the dust on dismounted operations. We are getting to do some pretty great training over the next few months to prepare for future missions with the SFAB and everyone is excited about it,” said 1st Lt. Jack Rosenhammer, a platoon leader in Destroyer Company.
This training event is the first of many for Task Force 1-28. Companies from the task force will conduct shoot house ranges, mounted gunnery, and more to continue to sharpen their skills in the coming months.