Oregon infantry battalion integrates water operations into training

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team practice broaching drills using an inflatable boat on August 16, 2020 at Cullaby Lake, near Warrenton, Ore. Members of the unit completed tasks which included a swim test, paddling and maneuvering, and recovery drills during their two week annual training. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).
Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team practice broaching drills using an inflatable boat on August 16, 2020 at Cullaby Lake, near Warrenton, Ore. Members of the unit completed tasks which included a swim test, paddling and maneuvering, and recovery drills during their two week annual training. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team practice broaching drills using an inflatable boat on August 16, 2020 at Cullaby Lake, near Warrenton, Ore. Members of the unit completed tasks which included a swim test, paddling and maneuvering, and recovery drills during their two week annual training. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

Oregon Army National Guard Col. Alan Gronewald, Commander, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team pins an Army Achievement Medal onto Cpl. Guillermo Arceo-Bigoni, Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment following the completion of the culminating training exercise on August 26, 2020 at Camp Rilea, near Warrenton, Ore. Arceo-Bigoni was recognized by his company leadership as the “Hero of the Battle” for his actions not only in the culminating exercise but for the entire two-week training. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).
Oregon Army National Guard Col. Alan Gronewald, Commander, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team pins an Army Achievement Medal onto Cpl. Guillermo Arceo-Bigoni, Gulf Company, 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment following the completion of the culminating training exercise on August 26, 2020 at Camp Rilea, near Warrenton, Ore. Arceo-Bigoni was recognized by his company leadership as the “Hero of the Battle” for his actions not only in the culminating exercise but for the entire two-week training. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment stand ready outside of a doorway during a training exercise on August 26, 2020 at Camp Rilea, near Warrenton, Ore. The Soldiers navigated across a lake using inflatable boats before dismounting and conducting movement towards urbanized terrain where they conducted a mock-hostage rescue. (National Guard Photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, 115 th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment paddle their inflatable boats to the shore of Slusher Lake maneuvering past artillery simulators thrown by oppositional forces on August 26, 2020 at Camp Rilea, near Warrenton, Ore. After dismounting their boats, Soldiers went on to maneuver through urban terrain to rescue a mock-hostage. Soldiers from the unit trained on water operations for nearly two weeks before integrating it into their culminating exercise. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, 115th Mobile Public
Affairs Detachment).

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment paddle their inflatable boats to the shore of Slusher Lake maneuvering past artillery simulators on August 26, 2020 at Camp Rilea, near Warrenton, Ore. After dismounting their boats, Soldiers went on to maneuver through urban terrain to rescue a mock-hostage. Soldiers from the unit trained on water operations for nearly two weeks before conducting their culminating exercise. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, 115th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment).

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team pull on straps attached to their inflatable boat during a broaching recovery drill on August 16, at Cullaby Lake, near Warrenton, Ore. Members of the unit completed tasks which included a swim test, paddling and maneuvering, and broaching recovery drills during their two week annual training. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team work together to correct an inflatable boat during broaching recovery training on August 16, 2020 at Cullaby Lake, near Warrenton, Ore. Members of the unit completed tasks which included a swim test, paddling and maneuvering, and recovery drills during their two-week annual training. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team work together to correct an inflatable boat during broaching recovery training on August 16, 2020 at Cullaby Lake, near Warrenton, Ore. Members of the unit completed tasks which included a swim test, paddling and maneuvering, and recovery drills during their two week annual training. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

An Oregon Army National Guard Soldier with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team flips an inflatable boat during broaching recovery training on August 16, 2020 at Cullaby Lake, near Warrenton, Ore. Members of the unit completed tasks which included a swim test, paddling and maneuvering and recovery drills during their two week annual training. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team prepare to flip an inflatable boat during broaching recovery training on August 16, 2020 at Cullaby Lake, near Warrenton, Ore. Members of the unit completed tasks which included a swim test, paddling and maneuvering, and recovery drills during their two week annual training. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team start to flip an inflatable boat during broaching recovery training on August 16, 2020 at Cullaby Lake, near Warrenton, Ore. Members of the unit completed tasks which included a swim test, paddling and maneuvering, and recovery drills during their two week annual training. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team practice broaching drills using an inflatable boat on August 16, 2020 at Cullaby Lake, near Warrenton, Ore. Members of the unit completed tasks which included a swim test, paddling and maneuvering, and recovery drills during their two week annual training. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team paddle an inflatable boat during training on August 16, 2020 at Cullaby Lake, near Warrenton, Ore. Members of the unit completed tasks which included a swim test, paddling and maneuvering, and broaching recovery drills during their two week annual training. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team receive instruction during water training while on an inflatable raft on August 16, 2020 at Cullaby Lake, near Warrenton, Ore. Members of the unit completed tasks which included a swim test, paddling and maneuvering, and broaching recovery drills. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

Oregon Army National Guard Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 162nd Infantry Regiment, 41st Infantry Brigade Combat Team receive instruction before conducting inflatable boat training on August 16, 2020 at Cullaby Lake, near Warrenton, Ore. Members of the unit completed tasks which included a swim test, paddling and maneuvering, and broaching recovery drills. (National Guard photo by Maj. Leslie Reed, Oregon Military Department Public Affairs).

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