Infantry Drills

3-162: Dismounted

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3-162. Fighting positions protect Soldiers by providing cover from direct and indirect fires and concealment through positioning and proper camouflage. Because the battlefield conditions confronting Soldiers are never standard, no single standard fighting position design fits all tactical situations.

3-163. Refer to Training Circular (TC) 3-21.75 for details on the construction of—

  • Hasty fighting positions.
  • Fighting positions for crew-served weapons, to include machine guns and Javelins.
  • Fighting positions for one, two, and three men.
  • Shoulder-launched munitions positions.

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