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Encyclopedia > Observation post

An observation post is a position from which soldiers can watch enemy movements and direct artillery fire. A Norwegian soldier (a Corporal, armed with an MP-5) A soldier is a person who has enlisted with, or has been conscripted into, the armed forces of a sovereign country and has undergone training and received equipment to defend that country or its interests. ... Historically, artillery refers to any engine used for the discharge of projectiles during war. ...


Being close to the enemy, it is usually a small construct, consisting largely of camoflage net, or scrim net.


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Texas Guard Unit Keeps Camp Taqqadum Safe - DefendAmerica News Article (1314 words)
Observation posts are one such component, and at Camp Taqqadum, Iraq, U.S. soldiers from the Texas National Guard man the posts 24 hours a day, ensuring perimeter security.
The observation posts are critical in the coordination between quick reactionary forces, external patrols and internal security of the camp, Bryan said.
The observation post soldiers’ shifts are set up so when they come off of duty they have time to work out, and there are also some intramural sports, cookouts and movie nights put together by the battalion so the soldiers can relax on their down time.
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