Infantry Drills

7-17: Combat Loads

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7-17. A combat load is determined by the mission leader and consists of only what is necessary to fight and survive immediate combat operations. The levels of combat loads are—

  • Fighting loads.
  • Approach march loads
  • Emergency approach march loads.

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