U.S. Army 25th Infantry Division
POHAKULOA TRAINING AREA, HI, UNITED STATES
25th Infantry Division
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 25th Infantry Division work together in support of a combined arms live-fire (CALFEX) on Pohakuloa Training Area, Hawaii, May 16, 2018.
The CALFEX increases unit interoperability and synchronization in order to concentrate combat power on the battlefield.
25th Infantry Division Lightning Strike
Final flight fire is a combination of multiple elements and enablers and then everyone coordinates and synchronize and amasses their fire. It’s training everyone to work together to essentially seize an objective. The ground element is the element that seizes and secures the terrain, while the enablers set the conditions to allow that ground element to be successful.
We have CAB which train in the AH-64s, which is the Apache helicopters that are coming in. We also have indirect fire assets that are shooting at the same time. Divarty brings a lot to the fire in the red fire assets, which is good. The main form of what Divarty can do and provide is they are able to locate and destroy or suppress those enemy elements.
Every single piece of a combined on-live fire works in synchronization and goes with that plan. As a United States Army 25th Infantry Division Battalion, just using the close-fight objectives, brigade is using the Divarty and the CAB to determine and locate those key enemy weapon systems, suppress those enemy ADA weapon systems, and then set the conditions, and then allow that enemy to be destroyed, and have to regress, and that will allow the maneuver element, which is in the close fight to continue to move forward and seize that terrain but not have to run into enemy armor.
Thank you U.S. Army 1st Lt. Ryan DeBooy and Sgt. Ian Morales for the USA Flag Co. video.