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Spc. Michael Cook oversees his fellow Patriot missile reload crewmen, assigned to the 4th Battalion 3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, as Pvt. Frank Gomez and Spa. John Mahler steady a Guidance Enhanced Missile canister during a reload certification exercise July 28, 2022, at Al Dhafra Air Base, United Arab Emirates. Reload crews, also known as “hot crews” deal with three specific types of missiles: the Patriot Advanced Capability 3 (PAC-3), the PAC-3 Missile Segment Enhancement (MSE), and Guidance Enhanced Missile-Tactical Ballistic Missiles (GEM-T).
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