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TZMP conducted a weekend of winter exercises atop snowmobiles riding in formation in mountain terrain.

Mounted Patrol team members practiced safe equipment handling, winter navigation, passenger protocols, and mounted search and rescue response on snowmobiles at various speeds and inclines.


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Participants were briefed on proper emergency survival gear and appropriate clothing for cold weather conditions, as well as high-speed hazards in unforgiving environments, including frostbite, hypothermia, wildlife, hidden obstacles, mechanical failure, avalanche dangers, and getting lost. Go Teame!
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All activities conducted by Teame Zazzu are operated under officially designated TZ Departments, each of which performs authorized coordinated action in conjunction with interdepartmental support units as determined by mission profiles, research orders, committee requests, maintenance requirements, unit traditions, and in accordance with lawful orders issued by properly designated legal authorities, training interfaces and partner agencies
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DEEP END DOGS: It's a big training day for all eligible K9 trainees when they move from shallow water to immersion training.
Keywords: - K9 - - Training - - -
After familiarization exercises in rivers, streams, and shallow pools, the K9 units are moved to indoor TZK9 deep pool facilities and don their lifejackets. It's important that trainers avoid causing anxiety or traumatic reactions while the animals take to the water and make their first swim.


HIGH AND MIGHTY HELICOPTERS: Teame members train and drill for mission profiles including casualty medical evacuation, personnel transport, search and rescue, cargo lift, arial deployment, ground mission support, recon scouting, and forward air control.
Keywords: - Readiness - - Flying - - Training - - High n Mighties -
Deployment speed, flight plan flexibility, maintenance and crew costs, and sensor package options make helicopters a key instrument for mission planning and situational response, and require Pathfinder training, pilot training, air medical training, and skydive experience.


OPERATION SNOWDRIFT: Tracked emergency response vehicles for rescuing stranded detached groups are used during active field operations during extreme winter conditions.
Keywords: - Disaster - - Readiness - - Snow - - Weather -
TZ operatives coordinated with emergency response personnel to conduct high-hazard rescues of operational groups in the wilderness environment. Blizzard conditions neutralized 4x4 transport vehicles and pinned groups down during the night.


OUTRIDERS: TZMP personnel operate from motorcycles as lead or screen convoy elements, light ground deployment elements for extended-distance reconnaissance, aerial drone retrieval, message delivery, or route clearance tasks.
Keywords: - Readiness - - Gear - - DIY - - Motorcycles -
Motorcycles present a low profile, high fuel economy, acceleration profile, and maneuverability, as well as possess the ability to access off-road and navigate high congestion areas. This an make motorcycles a good tool for mounted patrol missions despite a higher risk of fatality per mile travelled than other vehicles. Additional training and situational awareness is key to proper motorcycle operation.


SNOWY GETAWAY: A weekend of winter exercises atop snowmobiles riding in formation in mountain terrain.
Keywords: - Readiness - - Exercises - - -
Mounted Patrol team members practiced safe equipment handling, winter navigation, passenger protocols, and mounted search and rescue response on snowmobiles at various speeds and inclines.


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