Afghan NCOs increase skills with RPG training

10/29/2010 – Cpl. Jacob Gallegos, an instructor at the Joint Security Academy Southwest, loads the round for an Afghan Uniformed Police officer during the live fire rocket propelled grenade shoot, October 24th, 2010. The soldiers and police officers are participating in the joint non-commissioned officer course at the Joint Security Academy Southwest, Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan. The course is designed as a secondary training evolution for those soldiers and officers that have only attended the basic recruit training class.

Credit: Regional Command Southwest, October 25th, 2010

  • Sgt. Steven R. Walker, a weapons instructor at the Joint Security Academy Southwest, teaches Afghan National Army soldiers from the 215th Corps and Afghan Uniformed Police officers how to properly assemble a rocket propelled grenade, Oct. 24.
  • A soldier from the Afghan National Army’s 215th Corps participating in the joint noncommissioned officer course at the Joint Security Academy Southwest, Camp Leatherneck, Afghanistan, fires a rocket propelled grenade, Oct. 24.
  • This is the first live fire RPG (Rocket-propelled grenades) shoot that has occurred at JSAS. Instructors estimated that 40 out of 60 rounds hit the target, which is very good considering each student was only given one shot at hitting the target.

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