Infantry Drills

6-124: Final Preparations

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6-124. Final preparations begin with the unit occupying an ORP and end with the main body prepared to depart for the ambush site. The unit halts at the ORP and establishes security. When ready, the leader conducts his reconnaissance to confirm the plan, positions the security element, and returns to the ORP. The security element leaves the ORP first. Teams of the security element move to positions from which they can secure the ORP and flanks of the ambush site. (See figure 6-10.)

Note. Security elements should use a release point if there is a large distance between the ORP and objective.

Figure 6-10. Security teams in position

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