Commandos endure icy platoon live fire training

Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, and 41st Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, join forces to practice operating in extreme conditions during a platoon live fire training exercise, November 14, at Fort Drum, New York. Catamount Soldiers provided support by fire as Mountain Sappers breached a wire obstacle during the scenario. Soldiers across the Commando brigade have spent months progressing from individual tasks through Expert Infantryman Badge testing, to collective mission essential tasks during team, squad and platoon level training. Company and battalion live fires will follow in the coming months, and ultimately build toward brigade level certification at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

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Deliberate does not mean slow. Deliberate means well rehearsed. If we’re well rehearsed, then we can still be deliberate quickly.

[Leader] Begin to wedge, guys, you’re in the open. Get a wedge.

[Soldiers] And we’re going.

[Leader] Mark it three.

[Soldier] Got it. (drowned out by shouting and gunfire) a breach.

[Leader] Grab no two, three. Don’t freeze, let’s go! Let’s go, let’s go! There’s (muffled) underground.

[Soldier] Fire in the hole!

[Other Soldier] Fire in the hole!

[Leader] We’re clear to go! Look for targets!

[Soldier] We’re wide open, let’s go!

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