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Marines with Truck Company Alpha, Headquarters Battalion, 1st Marine Division, conduct convoy training with simulated improvised explosive devices planted along the route. The IED lanes tested the Marines' ability to communicate and respond to IED strikes, ensuring casualties and equipment are quickly and safely evacuated. Includes sound bites from Sgt. Justin Wahlster from Aumsville, Ore. Available in high definition.


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This work, Truck Company practices spotting, reacting to IEDs, by Sgt Jacob Harrer, identified by DVIDS, is free of known copyright restrictions under U.S. copyright law.

Date Taken:06.17.2013

Date Posted:06.17.2013 10:53PM

Category:Package

Video ID:293848

VIRIN:130617-M-XZ121-001

Filename:DOD_100840991

Length:00:01:21

Location:MARINE CORPS AIR GROUND COMBAT CENTER TWENTYNINE PALMS, CA, USGlobe

Hometown:AUMSVILLE, OR, US

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