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FRIDAY, AUGUST 1, 2014  10:54:20 AM


4ID sweeps III Corps Soldier, NCO of the Year
Troops from the unit are in contact. There is a friendly aircraft downed in the target area. Wounded personnel are currently pinned down and unable to maneuver due to sniper fire from a nearby village. The commander’s guidance is to destroy the threat with indirect fire in order to provide freedom of movement and security until medical evacuation and recovery assets arrive. Intelligence has confirmed all friendly local nationals have left the village due to insurgent activity, and the local mosque is no longer recognized as a place of worship. The commander has evaluated and cleared all collateral concerns in the area. React. This is the scenario the Soldiers and noncommissioned officers used during the hands-on lane portion of the III Corps Soldier and NCO of the Year competition held...
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