‘Anzac week’ shootout at Taji

Members of Task Group Taji 9’s Training Team Sierra took to the range at the Taji Military Complex, 20km north of Baghdad recently to conduct what they call ‘ANZAC Week’.

CAPTION: Australian Army Corporal Bradley Rawnsley, deployed with Task Group Taji 9, fires an AW50 sniper rifle during weapons familiarisation drills at the Taji Military Complex, Iraq. Photo by Corporal Nunu Campos.

‘ANZAC Week’ is is one in which Australian and New Zealand personnel take the time to reinforce their own skills before resuming their mentoring, advise and assist roles with the Iraqi Security Forces.

Sergeant Nicholas Cope supervises Private Richard Collins during a shotgun familiarisation serial at Taji Military Complex, Iraq. Photo by Corporal Nunu Campos.
Sergeant Nicholas Cope supervises Private Richard Collins during a shotgun familiarisation serial at Taji Military Complex, Iraq. Photo by Corporal Nunu Campos.

Most recently, members of Training Team Sierra went through various drills on shotguns and sniper rifles ahead of commencing Module 4 lessons with the Iraqi Army’s 23 Brigade in the lead up to its culminating activity.

The combined Australian and New Zealand Task Group Taji is part of a multinational effort providing guidance and advice to Iraqi Security Forces training establishments on how to plan and deliver a sustainable training continuum for their students.

This includes the planning and conduct of training scenarios that incorporate a spectrum of combined-arms training.

Since 2015, Task Group Taji has trained more than 44,000 members of the Iraqi Security Forces and law enforcement agency personnel.

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