Infantry Drills

2-114: Squad Traveling Overwatch

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2-114. Traveling overwatch is used when contact is possible. Attached weapons move near and under the control of the squad leader so they can employ quickly. Rifle squads normally move in column or wedge formation. (See figure 2-25.) Ideally, the lead team moves at least 50 meters in front of the rest of the element.

Figure 2-25. Squad traveling overwatch

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