DVIDS – News – Photo Essay: 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines Conduct 2022 Training at Fort McCoy Part I

Marines with 2nd Battalion, 24th Marines (2/24) participate in training scenarios July 26, 2022, on North Post at Fort McCoy, Wis.

The rationale behind these training scenarios was for rifle squadrons to train as much as possible, unit leaders said. According to Marine Corps regulations, the mission of a rifle squad is “to locate, close in, and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver, or repel the enemy’s assault by fire.” and close combat.

2/24 leaders said the training they practiced on July 26 helped achieve the ideals of rifle squad training goals for the Marines.

The 2/24 is a Chicago-based infantry battalion made up of approximately 1,000 Marines and sailors. The battalion falls under the 24th Marine Regiment and the 4th Marine Division.

The 2/24 held its 2022 annual training at Fort McCoy.

Fort McCoy’s motto is “Total Force Training Center”. Located in the heart of the Upper Midwest, Fort McCoy is the only US Army installation in Wisconsin.

The installation has provided support and facilities for the field and classroom training of more than 100,000 service members of all services nearly every year since 1984.

Learn more about Fort McCoy online at https://home.army.mil/mccoy, on the Defense Visual Information Distribution System at https://www.dvidshub.net/fmpao, on Facebook by searching “ftmccoy” and on Twitter by searching for “usagmccoy”.

Date taken: 30.07.2022
Date posted: 30.07.2022 22:57
Story ID: 426196
Location: FORT MCCOY, Wisconsin, USA

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