“That event was outstanding. The Blackhawk ride was a bit tamer than what we got in the 82nd but still awesome and the simulator trainings and the live fire were pretty Hua! We got to shoot the M9 Berretta and the M4 (which I had never shot—I was M16A2 era—aka old)—I was especially pumped to be in the last group of shooters on the range so they gave me, an NYPD police officer and another guy an extra 30 round mag to unleash on full auto (5 round bursts—I behaved). Darlene did an excellent job setting everything up. And the benefit of the day was amazing as far as conversations with who I think was the battalion XO (and civilian police officer) and a bunch of NCOs. It was very enlightening to learn more about the new mission of the guard and the requirements of today’s citizen soldier.”Craig Biondi, Senior Vice President of Human Resources, Mirabito Holdings, Inc.
- Sinclair Fuel