Cadets from George Mason University had the opportunity to fire foreign based weapons. Cadets were able to get the experience of learning and familiarizing themselves with the type of weapons other countries use. The weapons that cadets were able to fire were either automatic machine guns or sniper rifles. GMU cadets also got to familiarize and take a ride in two different tanks. This event took place at Aberdeen Proving Ground and was hosted by the 203rd Military Intelligence Battalion.
Upon arrival to the post we had our techint briefing about the time line for the day and were treated with breakfast. After the brief, there was a demonstration on the proper way to treat Enemy Prisoners of War and handle foreign weapons. A 2-S3 152mm self propelled artillery vehicle was brought out for a demonstration. Cadets received multiple classes that consisted of IED capabilities, handling foreign weapons, finger printing and using the HIIDE device. The HIIDE is a biometric camera that stores the information of 1000 of know enemy on a server so they can be properly identified. After the classes, the cadet traveled to the weapons range by bus. There were 8 to 10 different weapons to fire that were either full automatic or sniper rifles. Weapons being fired included the RPK-74 Kalashnikov, Ak-47, AKU and others. The next fun opportunity was to ride in tanks, one being a Russian T-72.