I’ve fired during the day, but what happens when the Army needs to assault at night? There have been a couple of times now when I’ve fired at night, and it was a blast! We had NVG’s (Night Vision Goggles) to wear while firing. It enhanced the light that was there and made us able to see in the dark. I never thought I would actually experience night vision in my life. The Army provides many experiences that I would have never encountered if I didn’t take on this adventure.
Safety is very important on the ranges and especially important while in the dark. We used “chem lights” to mark drill sergeants and certain points on the range. These are pretty much glow sticks in the civilian world.
To aim, we put a special mount on our weapon that had an infrared laser on it that can only be seen through the NVG’s. When standing behind the shooter., you can’t see anything and hear them shooting. It doesn’t look like anything in the dark, obviously, but they are hitting every single target.
Overall, nightfire was pretty awesome and made me feel like an actual soldier on the line.
Until next time,