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Creative home station training ups the ante on mitigating thru SubTO

Members of the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group's Able Squadron use stacked storage containers to ascend a "simulated" underground shaft in order to develop adaptability and resiliency within soldiers while operating within a subterranean environment during training held Oct. 1 here. Each week, the operational squadron conducts a complex training event that creatively utilizes home station facilities and equipment to get at the subterranean problem set. These training events assess, develop and validate various tactics, techniques and procedures regarding the subterranean problem set and contributes to an overall collaborative AWG effort that began in May during the unit's participation in the Army’s Network Integration Evaluation 13.2; and subsequently the AWG’s Subterranean Risk Reduction Exercise held at Fort A.P. Hill, Va., in September highlighting subterranean warfare and confined space training. (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 5 of 9], by LTC Sonise Lumbaca, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:10.01.2013

Date Posted:11.01.2013 09:37

Photo ID:1044649

VIRIN:131001-A-XG691-001

Resolution:2136x3216

Size:1.7 MB

Location:FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, MD, USGlobe

Hometown:FORT MEADE, MD, US

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