120215-Z-YY327-038 The Inglewood and Glendale based troops from the California Army National Guard's 1-160th Infantry, HHC and B Co. units, conduct a dry-run of their assault on their Operation Red Snow objective Feb. 15, 2012, while still in the safety of the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center. The troops acclimated over six days planning, adjusting, testing and learning before getting the final word to suit up at 8 p.m. They would be transported into the wilderness and dropped off in a starry night with temps dipping into the teens. Teams would ascend 1000 feet over snow fiel

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120215-Z-YY327-038 The Inglewood and Glendale based troops from the California Army National Guard's 1-160th Infantry, HHC and B Co. units, conduct a dry-run of their assault on their Operation Red Snow objective Feb. 15, 2012, while still in the safety of the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center. The troops acclimated over six days planning, adjusting, testing and learning before getting the final word to suit up at 8 p.m. They would be transported into the wilderness and dropped off in a starry night with temps dipping into the teens. Teams would ascend 1000 feet over snow fiel
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120215-Z-YY327-038 The Inglewood and Glendale based troops from the California Army National Guard's 1-160th Infantry, HHC and B Co. units, conduct a dry-run of their assault on their Operation Red Snow objective Feb. 15, 2012, while still in the safety of the U.S. Marine Corps Mountain Warfare Training Center. The troops acclimated over six days planning, adjusting, testing and learning before getting the final word to suit up at 8 p.m. They would be transported into the wilderness and dropped off in a starry night with temps dipping into the teens. Teams would ascend 1000 feet over snow fields, crossing streams, climbing ravines, all while staying perfectly quiet and using no light except the moon and their night vision devices. They would converge on the terrorist camp at 2 a.m. with frozen water bladders and eager for action. Here an unidentified Soldier listens to the assault plan given by the platoon and squad leaders. (Army National Guard photo/Master Sgt. Paul Wade)