Northern Guide - Marine Corps Cpl. Aaron J. Troyer guides an assault vehicle onto a bridge at Camp Lejeune, N.C., 7 December 2018, during Northern Steel, a large-scale field exercise. Photo by Marine Corps Lance Cpl. Adaezia L. Chavez.
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-- Small Wars Manual, 1940
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