28 Apr '14, 12am

Soldiers repel an insurgent attack in Afghanistan

Soldiers repel an insurgent attack in Afghanistan

LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan (April 24, 2014) -- Spartan Soldiers were busy going through what seemed like another routine as they were repositioning sandbags at one of the fighting positions at a guard tower when popping sounds began in the distance. Having fought off insurgent attacks on their position before in Logar Province, Afghanistan, the Soldiers got down, waited a few minutes and then returned to their work, said Staff Sgt. Robert Blackburn, an infantry team leader with B Company, 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI). Then, the sounds of automatic weapon fire filled the air, and the Soldiers sprang into action. With movements practiced over many months of training, everyone was quickly in their positions and ready to respond. "Everybody manned the walls and returned fire, going through all of the proper steps,...

Full article: http://www.army.mil/article/124624/

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