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Soldiers rehearse threat reaction drills

Multi-National Force-Iraq

CAMP TIGERLAND , Iraq -- Elements of the 256th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division participated in an exercise in west Baghdad June 27 to test their reactions to threats against themselves and the surrounding areas.

Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment; 1088th Engineer Battalion; and 3rd Battalion, 156th Infantry, all of the 256th BCT, joined forces with the 36th Engineer Group to set up security and guard the perimeter of their area of operations while under a simulated attack.

Capt. Greg St. Romain, commander of Company B, 1088th Engineer Battalion from Baton Rouge , La. , said his Soldiers successfully provided security in their sector and were instrumental in decreasing the reaction time to their battle positions by more than half, thanks to aggressive rehearsals.

“They are well rehearsed on the duties and responsibilities in relation to their mission, and during this operation they continuously scanned their sectors of fire and indirectly assisted the units in the surrounding area,” he said.

(Editors Note: Story by 256th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office)

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BAGHDAD , Iraq -- Soldiers of 1088th Engineer Battalion, 256th Brigade Combat Team, put the tracks in motion June 27 as they participate in an exercise in west Baghdad with other elements of the 256th BCT. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jorge Rodriguez.)

BAGHDAD , Iraq -- Soldiers from Company B, 1088th Engineer Battalion, 256th Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division honed their infantry skills June 27 in west Baghdad . The 36th Engineers, and elements of the 256th BCT in addition to 1088th Engineer Battalion, participated in a mission rehearsal to ensure they are prepared in the wake of an attack. (U.S. Air Force photo by Staff Sgt. Jorge Rodriguez.)

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FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION CONCERNING THIS RELEASE, CONTACT THE TASK FORCE BAGHDAD PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICE AT TASKFORCEBAGHDADPAO@ID3.ARMY.MIL.

 



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