Thursday, August 31, 2006

3rd BSTB soldiers neutralize IED threat in Korengal Valley

Blackanthem Military News, BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan – Soldiers from Alpha Company, 3rd Brigade Special Troop Battalion conducted route clearance package movements today.
The RCP is designed to neutralize the threat of improvised explosive devices through disarmament or exploitation on site.

Soldiers assigned to the RCP stay in the field up to two weeks at a time traversing narrow winding roads in a seemingly never ending cycle to eradicate the threat formed by IEDs towards the people of Afghanistan as well as Coalition forces.

Members of the RCP, to include airmen assigned to Task Force Paladin as part of the explosive ordnance disposal team, train prior to beginning RCP operations on similar equipment at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., as well as a brief refresher course at Bagram Airfield.


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