The 573rd Clearance Company spent two weeks at McGregor Range this month testing their skills and proficiency at mounted and dismounted explosive hazard clearance, which includes the locating and neutralization of Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs) and mines.
The training was facilitated by Task Force Rampant and consisted of Fundamentals of Route Clearance (FORC), high intensity Situational Training Exercises (STX), and Culminating Training Events (CTE). This collective unit training allowed the company to put to use all the skills developed over the past year.
The training events were tough and realistic, with simulated hostile forces constantly engaging clearance patrols. In addition, Task Force Rampant, the host of the training, provided foreign language speaking civilians on the battlefield for 573rd personnel to interact with and protect.
The 573rd Clearance Company shined in its performance, demonstrating outstanding combat engineer skills and explosive threat neutralization.