FRIDAY FOTO (March 6, 2015)

March 6, 2015 at 12:22 am Leave a comment

And This is Just Practice.

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Corporal Justin T. Updegraff

U.S. Marine Corps photo by Corporal Justin T. Updegraff

You’ve seen it dozens of times in the movies and on TV. A SWAT team or commando group blows up a door and then rushes in to save hostages or take down the bad guys. Well, here is what it really looks like.

U.S. Marines seek shelter behind a blast blanket as detonation cord ignites, blowing the door in and giving them a clear passage to make their way into the building during an urban breaching course, at Camp Lejeune, N.C. on (Tuesday) March 3, 2015. For each breach, the Marines would stack up behind a blast blanket, which allows them to stand closer to the blast by protecting them from shrapnel and debris.

The Marines in the photo are assigned to the Mobility Assault Company, of the 2nd Combat Engineer Battalion, 2nd Marine Division.

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