The following is a release from Cpl. Garrett White, I Marine Expeditionary Force:
Since the start of the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, IEDs have been the primary cause of death or injury to coalition forces operating in the regions. The U.S. military has had to adapt to this ever-evolving threat and constantly seeks out new methods to counter these deadly devices.
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Keeping with this ideology, Marines with Company A., 1st Combat Engineer Battalion, tested a new counter-IED training course at Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, Calif., Feb. 10-12, 2016.
This new course, designed by Marine Corps Engineer School, is aimed at creating a more streamlined and geographically focused training program.
“Alpha just came back from deployment, and the Marine Corps Engineer School asked them to test out a pilot course,” said 1st Lt. Robert Boyles, executive officer of Company A. “They’ve been through this kind of training three or four times before they even deployed, so they are out here to run through the course and give their feedback.”
The previous course curriculum consisted of nine different class segments and could take an entire day to get through one lesson plan. The …Read the Rest
Source:: Tactical Life