Infantry Drills

7-19: Approach March Load

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7-19. An approach march load contains those operational essential equipment that are needed for extended operations, in addition to the fighting load. These items are dropped in an assault position, ORP, or other rally point, before or upon contact with the enemy. Soldiers must carry enough equipment and munitions to fight and exist until a planned resupply can take place.

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