Preparing for Combat

By www.Army.milJune 20, 2007

Sgt. 1st Class John Lavery fires his M249 Squad Automatic Weapon.
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Spc. Allison Schlegel participates in a 10-kilometer patrol.
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Soldiers rush to load a simulated casualty onto a helicopter.
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A Soldier peers through the smoke of "battle" during the exercise.
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Soldiers receive a safety briefing.
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Soldiers provide security during training in convoy operations.
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