News: Joint unit training brings CEB and Tanks together
Story by Lance Cpl. Dalton Precht
MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. — Marines with Combat Engineer Battalion and 2nd Tank Battalion, 2nd Marine Division, joined together for a field exercise, Nov. 12 -13, during which they conducted breaching and clearing techniques aboard Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune.
The Marines were in the field for two days. The first day was spent preparing for the breaching and clearing course, which was executed on the second day of the field exercise.
First Lieutenant John Hopson the Platoon Commander for Alpha Company, 2nd CEB, 2nd Marine Division, said “We [Tanks and CEB] had to work together today to complete the breaching and clearing course successfully.”
During the exercise Ten M1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks joined a group of Assault Breacher Vehicles to conduct the exercise.
The Marines in the field worked alongside each other to complete the course without error.
Corporal Dakota Day a Vehicle Commander for an Assault Breacher Vehicle, 2nd CEB, said, that the exercise went well and that there were no problems while working with the Marines from the Tank Battalion.
“This training is to give us an opportunity to advise, plan and coordinate our efforts to breach enemy obstacles,” said Hopson.