Marines Swarm Mock Town During Raid Training

10/18/2013

10/18/2013: Marines with Animal Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, watch as a UH-1Y Huey helicopter flies by during a raid exercise, Oct. 9, 2013.

The Animal Co. Marines inserted into a training town by fast roping from the helicopters and engaged enemy role players while a designated team captured a suspected high-ranking insurgent.

More than 20 Marines in the company were designated as enemy combatants and set up traps and obstacles throughout the town to challenge the assaulting Marines.

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Credit:1st Marine Division:10/9/13

  • In the second photo, a Marine with Animal Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, fast ropes from a UH-1Y Huey helicopter during a raid exercise here, Oct. 9, 2013. The Animal Co. Marines inserted into a training town by fast roping from the helicopters and engaged enemy role players while a designated team captured a suspected high-ranking insurgent. The company conducted the raid as part of the Weapons and Tactics Instructor Course in preparation for their deployment to Afghanistan this spring.
  • In the third photo, Marines with Animal Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, provide security from a rooftop during a raid exercise here, Oct. 9, 2013.
  • In the fourth photo, Private First Class Mark Nuel (left), a rifleman with Animal Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, provides security while Lance Cpl. Paul Regotti, a rifleman with Animal Co., climbs over a wall during the raid exercise.
  • In the final photo, Marines with Animal Company, 1st Battalion, 7th Marine Regiment, exit a UH-1Y Huey helicopter and provide security during a raid exercise here, Oct. 9, 2013. The Animal Co. Marines inserted into a training town by fast roping from the helicopters and engaged enemy role players while a designated team captured a suspected high-ranking insurgent. More than 20 Marines in the company were designated as enemy combatants and set up traps and obstacles throughout the town to challenge the assaulting Marines.