Infantry Drills

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Soldiers Learn Combat Logistics Patrols

Standing about 10 feet off to the side of the road, hidden beneath the cover of a thick, overgrown tree line, Sgt. Desmond Steele waits as a small convoy approaches him.

He lets the first truck pass by and focuses his attention on the second one. As it slowly approaches his position, he waits, patiently, until it is almost directly beside him before setting off a simulated, roadside bomb – turning what was a routine mission into a possible life or death situation.

This scenario is part of a lane training exercise, which focuses on combat logistics patrols, that Soldiers of the 15th Brigade Support Battalion “Gamblers,” 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division have recently been taking part in. (continue reading…)

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