The following is a release from Cpl. Paul S. Martinez, II Marine Expeditionary Force:
Throughout the past century, tanks have been an ally of pure steel and firepower to Marines fighting on foot. In order to perfect this relationship of mechanized warfare, Marines carry on the method of training the way they fight.
Marines with 2nd Tank Battalion conducted an integrated field exercise with Marines from Company G, 2nd Battalion, 2nd Marine Regiment, at LZ Dodo, Marine Corps Base Camp Lejeune, N.C., Sept. 2, 2015.
“Our focus has been developing the bond between tanks and infantry,” said Capt. Padraig Flynn, the commander of Company A. “This training is important because in any type of future conflict, these tanks will be teamed up with infantry to make a very deadly combination of assets. It’s also force protection necessary, because a tank is vulnerable without infantry and the infantry may be vulnerable without tanks.”
Flynn explained that between five and 10 hours of classroom time was spent introducing the Marines of 2/2 to the roles and methods of mechanized infantry, before culminating their learning with the exercise.
Infantry Marines loaded their weapons and equipment before departing …read more
Source:: Tactical Life