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Hasty planning and rapid reaction met on Drum Hill, as Mountain Division responded to a live-fire emergency response situation with no prior knowledge of the scenario.

TZ participants were delivered the scenario in the midst of other training, and were obligated to plan and engage their response immediately. The scenario tested readiness, coordination, and willingness to engage challenges.


Find the Target and Engage!
A three-man team performed a flanking manuever and pushed to the target while engaging covering bounding formations. When the target area was cleared, they peeled off and fell back to a safe area. Go Teame!
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TZ Mountain Division specializes in conducting operations in the most extreme and isolated environments, from alpine downhill to rappelling and desert climbing. TZMD is ready to deploy for search and rescue operation and other critical incidents
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OPERATION FLANK STAKES: This live-fire exercise will simulate a rapidly deployed search and recovery mission in hostile territory by a squad-sized TZMD force utilizing areal and ground KAZI and ROV drone assets in a screen recon and force protection role.
Keywords: - Readiness - - Exercises - - Drones - - Rovers -
Operation Flank Stakes aims to safely train and reinforce learned tactics, test equipment and procedures, gain teamwork experience, and produce public outreach materials while conducting a simulated search and recovery mission to return a missing flight recorder from the encampment where it is held, while practicing leave-no-trace land management techniques. A patrol critique and after-action review will be presented to capture learning gained during the operation.


DRUM HILL: Immediate response scenario tests TZMD readiness.
Keywords: - Readiness - - Exercises - - -
TZ participants were delivered the scenario in the midst of other training, and were obligated to plan and engage their response immediately. The scenario tested readiness, coordination, and willingness to engage challenges.


AIREDROP: Teame members make a rapid descent from 8621 feet peak elevation in two-man K-9 packs
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This peak hike is a workout for person and beast, but achievable even by beginner hikers. Acclimation to high altitudes and motivation are the all hard work it takes to summit a mountain.


BLANK CHASE: Mountain Division members and their K9 companions conducted a rapid training exercise on snowshoes and spikes in winter conditions.
Keywords: - Readiness - - - - K-9 - - Snow -
Mountain Division teams practice tracking wildlife and human footprints in snow and ice, safe ascent and descent on ice and snow, winter responder safety training, winter K9 handling scenarios and gear.


OPERATION GUNLOCK TREND: Multi-terrain training for Mountain Division members and K-9 pack members on water, land, and rock
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Operation Gunlock Trend capped off a week of exercises in honor of Sector 7 Leader Colin Weiss. TZ achieved several benchmarks in coordinated maneuvers with K-9 units, including a mile run-swim and water introductory course.


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