Marines and Training

Marines and Training Training, Discipline, Success, Leadership "On a tip from an Iraqi official, Marines with D Company, 3rd Light Armored Reconnaissance Battalion, dashed through sniper fire on the streets of Samarra, Iraq." In a daring rescue, they found seven American P.O.W.'s and brought them out to safety. How did they perform so flawlessly? According to Castro, one of the participants in the mission, "All the scouts who went in on the rescue did great. They showed great speed and aggressiveness. They knew what to do and they did it." "His battalion spent 45 days at sea transiting from San Diego to Kuwait. Much of the time was spent holding classes and training sessions on tactics including moving through built up areas like the town square in Samarra." "If you train right, you can rely on it no matter what happens," Castro said. "We trained so much for situations like this, I didn't have to give any direction. Everyone knew just what needed to be done, and they did it." Are you equipped well enough in your gifted area to be able to perform it with excellence in the youth group or in the church? (Source: Marines recount POW rescue operation; Submitted by: I Marine Expeditionary Force, Story by Sgt. Joseph R. Chenelly From U.S. Marine site: http://www.usmc.mil/marinelink/mcn2000.nsf/main5/97CE25D155D1D05985256D09003C0977?opendocument



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