Infantry Drills

2-129: Weapons Squad

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2-129. Medium machine guns normally are employed in one of two ways—

  • Attached to the overwatch squad or the weapons squad supporting the overwatching element.
  • Awaiting orders to move (with the platoon sergeant) or as part of a bounding element.

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