FORT HUACHUCA, AZ (Tucson News Now) - The 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, Company C is scheduled to conduct defense live fire exercises Friday, Dec. 8 and Saturday, Dec. 9, on Fort Huachuca's newly constructed Range 1B.
According to a news release from the fort's public affairs office, similar exercises were conducted by the battalion's Company A back in September.
The new range creates an environment where units can simulate an attack and defend their perimeter.
Soldiers will conduct day and night fire events around 9 a.m. and later in the day around 5:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday by using pyrotechnics to including tracer rounds, star clusters, parachute illumination rounds and smoke grenades. In addition to the use of pyrotechnics, Soldiers will fire a variety of weapons. This type of training prepares the unit for potential real-world operations.
Those who live on and off the fort may see and hear noise and light displays from the training.