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Creative home station training ups the ante on mitigating thru SubTO

A soldier from the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group conducts a "slack" rappel during subterranean operations training held Oct. 24 here. Each week, the AWG's Able Squadron conducts a complex training event that creatively utilizes home station facilities and equipment to get at the subterranean problem set. At the rappelling station for this training, AWG members trained on a variety of rappelling and climbing methods techniques that can be used when entering and exiting an underground facility. A slack rappel (an informal term), is a technique utilized by rappellers to bound over or clear an object during descent. (U.S. Army Photo by Lt. Col. Sonise Lumbaca)



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This work, Creative home station training ups the ante on mitigating thru SubTO [Image 7 of 9], by LTC Sonise Lumbaca, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.24.2013

Date Posted:11.01.2013 09:29

Photo ID:1044643

VIRIN:131024-A-XG691-003

Resolution:2136x3216

Size:1.77 MB

Location:FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MD, USGlobe

Hometown:FORT MEADE, MD, US

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