Cpl. Christopher Ivy, right, explains a step in the bore sighting procedure being completed by Lance Cpl. Chad Pelphrey as other Marines look on during the class on bore sighting the main gun Thursday on Fort Knox. Company E, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division, a reserve unit based out of Fort Knox, was participating in an 8-day field exercise as part of its 2-week annual training.
A tank commander climbs up and into his tank as he and 1st Platoon of Company E, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division prepare to conduct a movement to contact mission in a training area at Fort Knox during the reserve unit's 2-week annual training.
An M1A1 Abrams tank comes over a rise in the terrain at Fort Knox while training. The tank commanders would later be tasked with seeking out the opposing force simulating an insurgency force, as well as tank-on-tank battle scenarios.
Cpl. Cameron Bahl applies a tourniquet to Cpl. Joseph Ellis' II leg as Ellis times him as he and the headquarters platoon of Company E, 4th Tank Battalion, 4th Marine Division participate in a class concerning combat lifesaving skills.