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U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., shoot M240 machine guns at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. In 2013, there were a total of 1,070 bombs dropped on Poinsett. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)

U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., shoot M240 machine guns at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. In 2013, there were a total of 1,070 bombs dropped on Poinsett. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)

U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., prepare to start up a UH-60 Black Hawk at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. The range is used by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, South Carolina Air National Guard, South Carolina Army National Guard, and North Carolina Army National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom/Released)

U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., prepare to start up a UH-60 Black Hawk at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. The range is used by the U.S. Air Force, U.S. Army, U.S. Marine Corps, South Carolina Air National Guard, South Carolina Army National Guard, and North Carolina Army National Guard. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom/Released)

U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., prepare to shoot M240 machine guns during training at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. The 12,500 acre range is used for munitions training by all military services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)

U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., prepare to shoot M240 machine guns during training at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. The 12,500 acre range is used for munitions training by all military services. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)

U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., adjust a mounted M240 machine gun on a UH-60 Black Hawk at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. In 2013, Poinsett had 754 aircraft use its range for training including the F-16CM Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, F/A-18 Super Hornet, UH-60 Black Hawk, and AH-64 Apache. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom/Released)

U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., adjust a mounted M240 machine gun on a UH-60 Black Hawk at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. In 2013, Poinsett had 754 aircraft use its range for training including the F-16CM Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, F/A-18 Super Hornet, UH-60 Black Hawk, and AH-64 Apache. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom/Released)

A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., shoots an M240 machine gun at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. In 2013, 172,160 bullets were shot at the range including 20 mm, 7.62 mm, and 50 caliber bullets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)

A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., shoots an M240 machine gun at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. In 2013, 172,160 bullets were shot at the range including 20 mm, 7.62 mm, and 50 caliber bullets. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)

A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., dons his flight helmet at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. The soldiers used Poinsett Friday and Saturday to train on ground and air gunnery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom/Released)

A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., dons his flight helmet at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. The soldiers used Poinsett Friday and Saturday to train on ground and air gunnery. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom/Released)

U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., prepare to train at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. The soldiers used the range Friday and Saturday to train on ground and air gunnery with the M240 machine gun. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)

U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., prepare to train at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. The soldiers used the range Friday and Saturday to train on ground and air gunnery with the M240 machine gun. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)

A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., attaches belts of ammunition at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. In 2013, the range provided training for 754 aircraft from three Department of Defense services and three National Guard stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom/Released)

A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., attaches belts of ammunition at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. In 2013, the range provided training for 754 aircraft from three Department of Defense services and three National Guard stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom/Released)

A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., prepares the bullets for a M240 machine gun at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. Military members can also utilize the electronic warfare capabilities offered at the range which shoots simulated munitions at the aircraft giving the pilots a safe environment to practice different scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)

A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., prepares the bullets for a M240 machine gun at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. Military members can also utilize the electronic warfare capabilities offered at the range which shoots simulated munitions at the aircraft giving the pilots a safe environment to practice different scenarios. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)

A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., communicates with the pilot of a UH-60 Black Hawk before a night flight at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. Poinsett Range is open to the public for viewing the aircraft as they train. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom/Released)
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A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., communicates with the pilot of a UH-60 Black Hawk before a night flight at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. Poinsett Range is open to the public for viewing the aircraft as they train. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom/Released)

A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., prepares bullets for a M240 machine gun at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. In 2013, 754 aircraft utilized Poinsett for training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)
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A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., prepares bullets for a M240 machine gun at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. In 2013, 754 aircraft utilized Poinsett for training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)

A U.S. Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., takes off at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. In 2013, the range provided training for 754 aircraft from three Department of Defense services and three National Guard stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom/Released)
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A U.S. Army National Guard UH-60 Black Hawk assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., takes off at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. In 2013, the range provided training for 754 aircraft from three Department of Defense services and three National Guard stations. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom/Released)

U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., prepare bullets for M240 machine guns at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. Some of the aircraft that utilize Poinsett include the F-16CM Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, F/A-18 Super Hornet, UH-60 Black Hawk, and AH-64 Apache. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)
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U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., prepare bullets for M240 machine guns at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. Some of the aircraft that utilize Poinsett include the F-16CM Fighting Falcon, F-15E Strike Eagle, F/A-18 Super Hornet, UH-60 Black Hawk, and AH-64 Apache. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)

A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., shoots an M240 machine gun at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. Poinsett Range provides electronic warfare training, munition training, Tactical Air Control Party training, land navigation training, and survival, evasion, resistance, escape training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom/Released)
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A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., shoots an M240 machine gun at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. Poinsett Range provides electronic warfare training, munition training, Tactical Air Control Party training, land navigation training, and survival, evasion, resistance, escape training. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom/Released)

U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., prepare for flight at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. The range supports munitions that aren’t live, which are then disposed of by explosive ordnance disposal Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)
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U.S. Army National Guard soldiers assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., prepare for flight at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. The range supports munitions that aren’t live, which are then disposed of by explosive ordnance disposal Airmen. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)

A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., adjusts his flight helmet before takeoff at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. While at Poinsett, soldiers practiced ground shooting on the M240 Machine Gun as well as day and night shooting from the air in a UH-60 Black Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom/Released)
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A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., adjusts his flight helmet before takeoff at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. While at Poinsett, soldiers practiced ground shooting on the M240 Machine Gun as well as day and night shooting from the air in a UH-60 Black Hawk. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Michael Cossaboom/Released)

A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., prepares to shoot a M240 machine gun at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. One of the range’s capabilities includes microphones that detect if munitions hit their target, tallying an approximate number of hits and misses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)
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A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., prepares to shoot a M240 machine gun at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. One of the range’s capabilities includes microphones that detect if munitions hit their target, tallying an approximate number of hits and misses. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)

A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., eats a meal-ready-to-eat at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. The soldiers trained during the day as well as during the night to ensure they remain mission ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)
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A U.S. Army National Guard soldier assigned to the 1st Battalion, 169th Aviation Regiment, Ft. Bragg, N.C., eats a meal-ready-to-eat at Poinsett Electronic Combat Range, Sumter, S.C., Feb. 6, 2015. The soldiers trained during the day as well as during the night to ensure they remain mission ready. (U.S. Air Force photo by Airman 1st Class Diana M. Cossaboom/Released)