Mountain Warfare Training

10/10/2011:Mountain Warfare Training

Credit: 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division: 09/22/2011

  • In the first photo, Spc. Thomas Warner from Company D, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, attends Assault Climbers training at the Marine Corps’ Mountain Warfare Training Center in northern California’s Toiyabe National Forest. , Sept. 22.Warner and the other soldiers who attends will use the technical mountaineering and land-navigation skills they learn during the course to lead their units’ movement and allow them to traverse horizontal and vertical obstacles during subsequent force-on-force training exercises in Mountain Exercise 08-11.
  • In the second photo, Spc. Brian Short from Company D, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, is conducting Assault Climbers Training at the Marine Corps’ Mountain Warfare Training Center in northern California’s Toiyabe National Forest, Sept. 22.The Assault Climbers Course is three weeks of training that is both technically and physically challenging, intended to take the most capable junior leaders from a formation and give them the skills and confidence necessary to lead their units through complex terrain.
  • In the third and fourth photos, CPL Jose Pacheco a soldier with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, practices rappelling techniques during the basic-mobility portion of Mountain Exercise 08-11 at the Marine Corps’ Mountain Warfare Training Center in Northern California’s Toiyabe National Forest, Sept. 22.Pacheco and his fellow Soldiers will use the technical skills they learn during basic-mobility to gain a tactical advantage over their adversaries during the subsequent force-on-force exercise.

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