Honing their skills: 2nd IBCT, 25th ID trains at Pohakuloa

  • A mortar team fires a round from a 60 mm mortar at Pohakuloa Training Area, giving soldiers the opportunity to hone their craft with varied weapons systems on difficult terrain. (Photos courtesy/U.S. Army)

  • A soldier participates in live fire training at PTA.

  • Soldiers prepare to launch a TOW missile for live fire training at Pohakuloa Training Area.

  • Soldiers perform squad live fire training at Pohakuloa Training Area.

  • Soldiers perform squad live fire training at Pohakuloa Training Area. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Soldiers perform squad live fire training at Pohakuloa Training Area. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Sniper rifles are ready to be used for live fire training at Pohakuloa Training Area. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Snipers and spotters hone their skills at live fire training at Pohakuloa Training Area. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Snipers and spotters hone their skills at live fire training at Pohakuloa Training Area.

  • Troops sleep in tents adjacent to their training area for live fire training at Pohakuloa Training Area. (Photos by Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Troops sleep in tents adjacent to their training area for live fire training at Pohakuloa Training Area. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • Soldiers prepare to launch a TOW missile for live fire training at Pohakuloa Training Area.

  • Soldiers prepare to launch a TOW missile for live fire training at Pohakuloa Training Area. (Laura Ruminski/West Hawaii Today)

  • A mortar team fires a round from a 120 mm mortar at Pohakuloa Training Area, giving soldiers the opportunity to hone their craft with varied weapons systems on difficult terrain. (Photo courtesy/U.S. Army)

Enduring cold temperatures, high winds and rain, 800 soldiers from the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division from Schofield Barracks are honing their skills at Pohakuloa Training Area.