Near Ramadi, three airstrikes destroyed an ISIL vehicle, two ISIL fighting positions, an ISIL obstacle belt
and denied use of an ISIL resupply point, the statement said.
However, a planning consideration overlooked by both our unit and theirs was ensuring there were pre-coordinated corridors left open to allow the movement of logistical convoys through the obstacle belt
to the forward area where our squadron was located.
The 3-67 got two companies through a tough obstacle belt
that the Op For built.
The German obstacle belt
was emplaced under the management of Field Marshal Erwin Rommel.
Next, the engineers would identify the main obstacle belt
and the point of breach.
It was the responsibility of the engineer scouts to confirm or deny the planners' template of the enemy obstacle belt.
After effectively training on our countermobility mission of emplacing situational obstacles, we trained on our mobility mission of reconnoitering complex obstacle belts with enemy overwatch.
Similarly, task-force-level engineer effort is normally contained within one obstacle zone and sometimes within one obstacle belt
Platoon leaders can observe their overlay becoming not just a complex obstacle belt
but a full-blown engagement area.
Corresponding obstacle belts
were assigned to the task forces, but staff engineers did not establish planned obstacles at either the brigade or task force level, resulting in obstacles being developed between engineer and maneuver platoon leaders.
It was imperative that young Soldiers and leaders train on this invaluable piece of equipment because of the complex obstacle belts
present during route clearance operations in Regional Command--East.
Even the prospect of high casualties in defeating Saddam Hussein's obstacle belts
on the Kuwait frontier in the Persian Gulf War gave pause and caused allied leaders to shift large forces far to the west.