Marines Conduct Winter Training in Vermont

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    Hundreds of Marines conduct winter training


    Seven-hundred Marine reservists from the 1st Battalion, 25 regiment are in the midst of a two-week annual training exercise at Ethan Allen Firing Range. From Bivouacing in subzero weather in tents, to live fire exercises against a simulated enemy, it's no walk-in the park for these part-time warriors. "It was snowing so bad yesterday that we couldn't even see our targets up to 250-500 feet," said Sgt. Troy Montville, United States Marine Corps Reserve.

    On the agenda for this group from the third platoon, third company is a mission to deny enemy forces freedom from movement. "So, what we're trying to do is deny them route access on Castle Valley, so that they can't resupply any of their forces," said Sgt. Richard Silveira, U.S. Marine Corps Reserve.

    After the briefing, squads group up and head into the war zone. There was a squad of Marines up in the tree line with live fire of machine guns. The idea behind the exercise is for the squad to come out of the woods doing buddy rushing and engaging a group called the Jericho Militia, which is the enemy.

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    I hope it's cold in Vermont, because that doesn't look like Winter to me:eek:.
     
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    It's the bad kind of cold. Cold without snow. Speaking of cold, Winter this year sucks, its like its early spring already.
     
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