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Battalions: Did you know that a battalion, usually about 400-strong, is comprised of three rifle companies, a combat support company and a headquarters company? Battalions often blend companies with different fighting specialties to take on tasks that no existing unit is properly configured to tackle. Battalions normally fight enemy forces they can see and engage. This is defined as an area extending from less than 100 yards in forests, urban areas and other close terrain out to about two to three miles from the battalion’s direct and indirect weapons-fire.
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