‘They leave here more prepared’: U.S. Army holds artillery, aerial training at PTA

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Army members push the drone, known as Shadow, down the runway during a large military exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area on June 10.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Sgt. Sanchez with the 2-11 Field Artillery Battalion loads ammunition during a large military exercise that emulates wartime conditions at Pohakuloa Training Area on June 10.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Members of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team 2-14 Cavalry Squadron are dressed in camouflage to perpetuate dismounted reconnaissance troops during training at Pohakuloa Training Area on June 10.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald Lt. Fade kneels while viewing the fire training by an Apache helicopter during a large military exercise at Pohakuloa Training Area on June 10.

  • Kelsey Walling/Tribune-Herald A member of the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team puts on camouflage paint before participating in a simulated enemy threat at Pohakuloa Training Area on June 10.

Roughly 2,000 troops from the 25th Infantry Division came to Pohakuloa Training Area earlier this month to train with drones, snipers, mortars, helicopters and other live-fire artillery.