I stepped off the bird, and my CO re-enlisted me right in front of the flag I am so proud to defend. He had disappeared into the crowd. The report raised concerns associated with MRAP vehicles snagging on low-hanging power lines in Iraq or its antennas getting close enough to create an electric arc, which may lead to the electrocution of the passengers.
Wagner explains in the video, this technique starts with you becoming aware that an explosive device is in your vicinity. I was ejected into the road and slid for about 30 metres before coming to a halt. I sat up and attempted to stand and, much to my surprise, was able to pull myself off the road without much difficulty.
Since our troop commander was the truck commander of the HMMWV [Humvee] I was riding in, as well as the convoy commander, he decided to turn us around. Seeing all of them there supporting me made me feel even prouder to swear to defend my nation and constitution for the second time.
He asked if I still wanted to re-enlist. Unfortunately, I remember every second of it. Once you see it you need to immediately take a step away from it then dive onto the floor with your feet pointed toward the device.
First of all, it must be said that this technique only works if you have at least a split second warning before a device explodes.
When I got up I looked around me, and saw Iraqi civilians harvesting their wheat in the fields like nothing had happened. And close your eyes to prevent dust and debris from hampering your vision after the grenade attack.
All of this happened within minutes, and when was I finally able to sit in the truck with the doors closed, I placed my hand on my left arm, and I felt my uniform stick to my skin.
This is a shame since it is dead simple to learn and extremely effective when done right. There is really no way to describe what goes through your mind when you think you are going to die. About half an hour after we left our FOB, our squadron support troop came on the radio.
Your feet and legs are now a wall of protection for your vital organs. In many of the rollovers, troops were injured, and in two separate incidents five soldiers have been killed by rolling over into a canal and getting trapped under water. My left forearm was covered in road rash, my knuckles were worn flat, my elbow was swollen and stiff, and my forearm had a knot from landing on my weapon.
Deliveries completed by March My driver told me his weapon had been thrown from the vehicle. Lastly, the information shown at the end of the video explains how this technique can be slightly modified to save the life of someone your are with.
The first and most important step is to be face down with your feet together and pointed toward the device. The height and steepness of the dropdown stairs at the rear of some versions can make exiting the vehicle dangerous.Best Way to Survive an IED or Hand Grenade Attack I originally posted this video on the FightFast facebook page shortly after the tragic events at the Boston Marathon.
This video was created a few years back, but recent events make it all the more relevant. 'I survived being blown up by an IED' On the way to his re-enlistment ceremony in Iraq, Daniel Weber's Humvee was bombed by an improvised explosive device (IED).
He describes to Nicole Baker the. Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP; / ˈ ɛ m r æ p / EM-rap) is a term for United States military vehicles produced as part of the MRAP program that are designed specifically to withstand improvised explosive device (IED) attacks and ambushes.
- React to a Possible Improvised Explosive Device (IED) Standard: Properly establish initial exclusion area, security, and report “Possible Improvised Explosive Device (IED)” to Higher HQ with % accuracy.
Apr 23, · These marines survive this small IED with minimal vehicular protection. Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills Warrior Task and Battle Drill (WTBD) is defined as a skill taught in either Basic Combat Training or One Station Unit Training to train Soldiers how to survive in combat.Download