09 December 2010

Shooting the Pass: Video 4

"No Chalkboard? Use the Windshield!"
FORT IRWIN, Calif., Sept. 30--Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 133rd Infantry Regiment (A/1/133rd Inf.) commander Capt. Jason Merchant and 1st Lt. John Dundee discuss plans for a live-fire assault exercise while drawing on a dusty windshield at the National Training Center (N.T.C.). The 1/133rd Inf. is a part of the Iowa National Guard's 2nd Brigade Combat Team (B.C.T.), 34th Infantry "Red Bull" Division, which is now deployed to Eastern Afghanistan.

This video is the fourth of four illustrating a series of blog-posts titled, "Shooting the Pass."


  1. A trick I learned from the Navy SeaBees...
    Write the 9 line medivac on the windsield on the TC's side.

  2. That's what the A/1/133rd Inf. commander did with his grid coordinates, too--which is why he instantly caught the mistake when the mortar guys requested to clear fires on their own FOB!


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