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US Marine Squad Training - 7/19/2009 4:22:13 AM   
KG Erwin


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Advancing under the fire-team concept: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vVGTEwyT4hY&feature=related
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RE: US Marine Squad Training - 7/19/2009 5:35:16 AM   
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I don't think those are Marines, K.G. The guys with the M-60 took all day to get it set up and firing. It should have took them about two seconds. Looks like a bunch of squid officer candidates to me.

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RE: US Marine Squad Training - 7/19/2009 9:07:06 AM   
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"You're right. They're Naval Academy midshipmen in the Semper Fi Society who are aspiring to become Marine Corps officers. The demonstration may not be well-polished, but these guys are smarter and more qualified than you think. They haven't received formal training on infantry tactics, but they will at The Basic School once they graduate from the Academy."

From the remarks at YouTube


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RE: US Marine Squad Training - 7/20/2009 11:00:24 PM   
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ORIGINAL: Raverdave

"You're right. They're Naval Academy midshipmen in the Semper Fi Society who are aspiring to become Marine Corps officers. The demonstration may not be well-polished, but these guys are smarter and more qualified than you think. They haven't received formal training on infantry tactics, but they will at The Basic School once they graduate from the Academy."

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Thanks, Raverdave. I'm sure that these officer cadets will get their butts chewed many times while they are learning their jobs.

Note one of the instructors stating "On the modern battlefield, communication is one of the key elements of survival and success."

Sure, that point is basic, but it must be drilled into these young cadets' brains, as it has held true throughout history.

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RE: US Marine Squad Training - 7/20/2009 11:20:12 PM   
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. . . M-60 . . .



Correct me if I am wrong, but they all had WWII weapons. That was a tripod .30 cal. You can hear the very distinctive 'ping' of garands throughout the video.

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RE: US Marine Squad Training - 7/20/2009 11:31:44 PM   
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. . . M-60 . . .



Correct me if I am wrong, but they all had WWII weapons. That was a tripod .30 cal. You can hear the very distinctive 'ping' of garands throughout the video.


Yep, this was indeed a demo with WWII weapons, and as it turns out, it didn't come off too well. Honestly, these guys would'nt have made it as extras in HBO's "The Pacific" miniseries.

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RE: US Marine Squad Training - 7/22/2009 10:29:58 AM   
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ORIGINAL: Doggie

I don't think those are Marines, K.G. The guys with the M-60 took all day to get it set up and firing. It should have took them about two seconds. Looks like a bunch of squid officer candidates to me.


This Doggie guy is pretty funny. I wouldn't want him as a drill sargeant though.

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RE: US Marine Squad Training - 7/23/2009 12:00:41 AM   
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At least I can spell "drill sergeant". I know how to set up a machine gun as well, and it don't take that long.

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RE: US Marine Squad Training - 7/23/2009 12:29:53 AM   
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Yeah, I regret posting the video now. The cadets perform in an amateurish way, and it in no way reflects the professionalism of REAL Marines.

Perhaps Doggie can show us links to see actual squad training, if these are available for public viewing?

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RE: US Marine Squad Training - 7/23/2009 4:34:58 AM   
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Sure K.G.

Here's How NOT to fire a light mortar It's the feel good video of the day.

And then there's Fun with ammuntion a world war II period piece illustrating the difference between cover and concealment, among other things.

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