In the vignette, CPT Key cannot obscure his entire element from the time before it crosses the line of departure
to when it consolidates and reorganizes after the attack, so the initial planning focus should be on how to execute obscuration in the close fight.
* March 21, 2003-Seabees cross the line of departure
into Iraq with the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force during Operation Iraqi Freedom
It always struck me as strange how so many professors I knew had a professed love for some Third World peoples somewhere but no palpable feelings for the boys of the Fighting 69th--who were given last rites by their regimental chaplain before they left the line of departure
and then were mowed down crossing hundreds of yards of open fields at Fredericksburg--or for Confederate teenagers in bare feet and homespun with acorns for food trying to hold Chickamauga Ridge against a massive Union assault.
During this exercise, the signal warrior completes reception, staging, onward-movement, and integration and undergoes convoy live-fire training, advanced rifle marksmanship training with reflexive live-fire exercises, and qualifies with their weapon prior to moving past the line of departure
. Movement past LD places the Soldiers in a scenario-driven exercise which emulates portions of both a brigade combat team signal network, and its connection into larger division, corps, and joint networks, while immersed in an urban operation environment.
Army troops have crossed ''the line of departure
into the northeast sector of Fallujah to secure a foothold in the city.''
The major constraint in the theater up to and beyond crossing the line of departure
was ground transportation assets.
When we went across the line of departure
, we only had sketchy information about the brigade that we were going to have to attack.
* Combat-service-support play, including constraints placed on supplies once the line of departure
Munroe wrote in The Second Infantry Division in Korea 1950-1951: "Each infantryman carried with him three mortar rounds or a round of 75mm recoilless ammunition as he toiled up the sheer heights for hours before even reaching the line of departure
. And to the foot soldier goes credit for an endurance and fortitude which has few records of equal, even in Korea."
* The OPFOR do not have a set plan for line of departure
. Instead, the OPFOR have several courses of action to follow, or they may make up one while on the move, depending on the enemy force deployments.
This allows the unit to retain situational awareness and make informed decisions with over-the-horizon line of sight after crossing the line of departure
. For instance, when the Raven is flown while maneuvering in an attack, the commander can make immediate adjustments to his plan and take more effective action against the enemy.