Fleet Marine Force (FMF) Ground Combat Element (Gce)

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  • 1. 

    What is the mission of the Marine Divison?

    Explanation
    The mission of the Marine Division is to execute amphibious operations and other such operations as directed. This means that the division is responsible for carrying out military operations that involve both land and sea, specifically focusing on amphibious assaults. Additionally, they are also tasked with executing other operations as directed, which could include a wide range of tasks depending on the specific directives given by higher authorities.

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  • 2. 

    What is the mission of Headquarters battalion?

    Explanation
    The mission of the Headquarters battalion is to execute command and control and administration of the Marine Division. This means that the battalion is responsible for overseeing and managing the operational and administrative functions of the Marine Division. They ensure effective command and control of the division's activities, including coordinating communication and decision-making processes. Additionally, they handle administrative tasks such as personnel management, logistics, and support services to ensure the smooth functioning of the division.

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  • 3. 

    What is NOT a company of HQ battalion?

    • A.

      H & S Company

    • B.

      Communications Company

    • C.

      Medical Company

    • D.

      MP Company

    Correct Answer
    C. Medical Company
    Explanation
    The question asks for a company that is NOT part of the HQ battalion. The H & S Company, Communications Company, and MP Company are all companies that could potentially be part of the HQ battalion. However, the Medical Company is not typically part of the HQ battalion. Therefore, the Medical Company is the correct answer as it does not belong to the HQ battalion.

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  • 4. 

    What is the mission of the Infantry Regiment?

    Correct Answer
    Locate, close with, and destroy the enemey by fire and maneuver or repel his assault by fire and close combat
    Explanation
    The mission of the Infantry Regiment is to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy by fire and maneuver or repel their assault by fire and close combat. This means that the Infantry Regiment is responsible for actively seeking out the enemy, engaging them in combat, and either defeating them through strategic movement and firepower or defending against their attacks using close-quarters combat and firepower. This mission highlights the primary role of the Infantry Regiment in ground warfare and emphasizes their importance in engaging and neutralizing enemy forces.

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  • 5. 

    How many 81 mm Mortars does Mortar Platoon carry in Weapons Company

    Correct Answer
    eight
    Explanation
    The Mortar Platoon in Weapons Company carries eight 81 mm Mortars.

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  • 6. 

    How many fire teams are in a squad?

    • A.

      Two

    • B.

      Three

    • C.

      Four

    Correct Answer
    B. Three
    Explanation
    In a squad, there are typically three fire teams. Each fire team consists of a team leader and three to four soldiers. These fire teams are organized to effectively distribute tasks and responsibilities within the squad, allowing for efficient coordination and execution of missions.

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  • 7. 

    Who carrys the 203 grenade launcher in a Rifle Squad

    • A.

      Squad leader

    • B.

      Fire Team leader

    • C.

      Automatic Rifleman

    • D.

      Assistant Automatic Rifleman

    • E.

      Rifleman

    Correct Answer
    B. Fire Team leader
    Explanation
    The Fire Team leader carries the 203 grenade launcher in a Rifle Squad. The Fire Team leader is responsible for leading and coordinating the actions of the fire team, which typically consists of three to four individuals. As part of their role, they may be equipped with additional weapons, such as the 203 grenade launcher, to provide firepower and support to the team. This allows them to effectively engage targets and provide cover for their squad members during combat operations.

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  • 8. 

    Which fighting position covers all area in which the Main attack is not expected?

    • A.

      Primary

    • B.

      Alternate

    • C.

      Supplmentary

    Correct Answer
    C. Supplmentary
    Explanation
    A supplementary fighting position covers all areas where the main attack is not expected. This means that it provides additional coverage and support to the primary and alternate fighting positions, ensuring that there are no gaps in the defensive line. By having a supplementary position, the defenders can effectively guard against any unexpected or secondary attacks from different directions, providing a comprehensive defense strategy.

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  • 9. 

    What does FPF stand for

    Correct Answer
    Final protective fires
    Explanation
    FPF stands for Final Protective Fires. This term is commonly used in military contexts and refers to a defensive measure taken by troops to protect themselves and their positions from enemy attacks. Final Protective Fires involve pre-planned artillery or mortar fire that is directed towards a specific area, usually in front of friendly forces, to create a barrier of intense firepower that can stop or delay enemy advances. This tactic is often employed as a last resort when other defensive measures have failed or when there is an imminent threat to friendly forces.

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  • 10. 

    When clearing fields of fire, always leaving a thin layer of brush for concealment.

    • A.

      True

    • B.

      False

    Correct Answer
    A. True
    Explanation
    Leaving a thin layer of brush for concealment when clearing fields of fire is important because it provides cover for the shooter, making it harder for the enemy to spot them. This can be especially useful in a combat situation where stealth and surprise are crucial. By leaving a thin layer of brush, the shooter can remain hidden while still having a clear line of sight to engage the enemy.

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  • 11. 

    What is a checkpoint?

    Correct Answer
    A predetermined point on the ground used for controlling movement
    Explanation
    A checkpoint is a predetermined point on the ground that is used to control movement. It serves as a reference point or a location where individuals or vehicles are required to stop or be inspected. Checkpoints are commonly used in various scenarios such as border crossings, security checkpoints, or during races or competitions to ensure that movement is regulated and monitored effectively.

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  • 12. 

    Which Rally point is also used as a final preparation point?

    • A.

      Initial

    • B.

      Enroute

    • C.

      Objective

    Correct Answer
    C. Objective
    Explanation
    The rally point that is also used as a final preparation point is the "Objective" rally point. This is because the objective rally point is typically the final destination or goal of a mission or operation. It serves as a gathering point for troops to finalize their preparations before executing the mission. Therefore, the objective rally point is not only a meeting point but also a place where final preparations are made before moving forward.

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  • 13. 

    How do you react to a NEAR ambush?

    • A.

      Men in killing zone immediately assault position without waiting for orders

    • B.

      Men in killing zone seek cover and regroup

    • C.

      Everyone immediately maneuver to last enroute rally point

    • D.

      Everyone surrenders

    Correct Answer
    A. Men in killing zone immediately assault position without waiting for orders
    Explanation
    In a NEAR ambush, the correct reaction is for the men in the killing zone to immediately assault the position without waiting for orders. This is because in a NEAR ambush, the element of surprise is lost and the attackers are in close proximity to the enemy. By assaulting the position, the men can quickly neutralize the threat and regain control of the situation. Waiting for orders may result in further casualties or allow the enemy to strengthen their position. Therefore, immediate action is crucial to minimize the risk and gain the upper hand.

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  • 14. 

    What are the five types of patrols used by the Marine Corps, in RACES format

    Correct Answer
    Raid, Ambush, Contact, Economy of Force, Security
    Explanation
    The five types of patrols used by the Marine Corps, in RACES format, are Raid, Ambush, Contact, Economy of Force, and Security. These types of patrols are strategic approaches employed by the Marine Corps to achieve specific objectives. A raid patrol involves a surprise attack on enemy positions to disrupt their operations. An ambush patrol involves setting up an ambush to surprise and engage enemy forces. Contact patrols are conducted to establish contact with local civilians or friendly forces. Economy of Force patrols involve the efficient use of resources to accomplish a mission. Security patrols are conducted to protect an area or position from enemy threats.

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  • 15. 

    What is the mission of the Artillery Regiment?

    Correct Answer
    To furnish close and continuous fire support by neutralizing, destorying, or suppressing targets that threaten the success of the supported unit
    Explanation
    The mission of the Artillery Regiment is to provide close and continuous fire support to the supported unit. This support is achieved by neutralizing, destroying, or suppressing targets that pose a threat to the success of the supported unit. The Artillery Regiment plays a crucial role in ensuring the safety and effectiveness of the supported unit by utilizing their firepower to eliminate or diminish enemy threats.

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  • 16. 

    What is the nominclature of the Howitzer cannon?

    • A.

      M120

    • B.

      M40

    • C.

      M16

    • D.

      M198

    Correct Answer
    D. M198
    Explanation
    The correct answer is M198. The M198 is the nomenclature of the Howitzer cannon. The M120, M40, and M16 are not the correct nomenclatures for this type of cannon.

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  • 17. 

    How many Howitzers are in Battery?

    • A.

      6

    • B.

      7

    • C.

      8

    • D.

      9

    Correct Answer
    A. 6
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 6. This implies that there are a total of 6 Howitzers in the Battery.

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  • 18. 

    What is the bore diameter of the Howitzer?

    Correct Answer
    155mm
    Explanation
    The bore diameter of the Howitzer is 155mm. This means that the diameter of the barrel of the Howitzer is 155mm. The bore diameter is an important specification as it determines the size of the ammunition that can be fired from the Howitzer. In this case, the Howitzer is designed to fire ammunition with a diameter of 155mm.

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  • 19. 

    What is the maximum effective range of the Howitzer?

    • A.

      20,000 m

    • B.

      22,400m

    • C.

      24,200m

    • D.

      30,000 m

    Correct Answer
    B. 22,400m
    Explanation
    The maximum effective range of the Howitzer is 22,400m. This means that the Howitzer can accurately hit targets up to a distance of 22,400 meters. It is important for artillery units to know the maximum effective range of their weapons in order to effectively engage and neutralize enemy targets from a safe distance.

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  • 20. 

    What is the Rate of fire for the M198 for sustained and maximum?

    • A.

      2,4

    • B.

      3,6

    • C.

      4,8

    Correct Answer
    A. 2,4
    Explanation
    The rate of fire for the M198 is 2 rounds per minute for sustained fire and 4 rounds per minute for maximum fire.

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  • 21. 

    What is the crew of the M198?

    Correct Answer
    9 enlisted
    Explanation
    The crew of the M198 consists of 9 enlisted personnel. This means that there are 9 individuals who are not officers or commissioned officers serving on the M198. They are likely responsible for operating and maintaining the equipment, ensuring its proper functioning, and carrying out any necessary tasks or duties related to the M198.

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  • 22. 

    What is the Mission of the Tank battalion?

    Correct Answer
    To close with and destroy the enemy using armor-protected fire power, shock effect, and maneuver
    Explanation
    The mission of the Tank battalion is to engage in combat with the enemy by utilizing the firepower, shock effect, and maneuverability provided by armored vehicles. This involves getting close to the enemy and inflicting damage through the use of powerful weaponry and strategic movements. The goal is to overpower and eliminate the enemy forces, ensuring victory in battle.

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  • 23. 

    What is the nomenclature of the Main Battle Tank? 

    • A.

      M240G

    • B.

      M88A1E1

    • C.

      M60

    • D.

      M1A1

    Correct Answer
    D. M1A1
    Explanation
    The correct answer is M1A1. The nomenclature of the Main Battle Tank is M1A1.

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  • 24. 

    What is NOT a role in the Tank crew?

    • A.

      Gunner

    • B.

      Driver

    • C.

      A-Driver

    • D.

      Tank Commander

    • E.

      Loader

    Correct Answer
    C. A-Driver
    Explanation
    The role of A-Driver is not a role in the Tank crew. The other options, Gunner, Driver, Tank Commander, and Loader, are all roles that are typically found in a Tank crew. However, the role of A-Driver is not commonly seen in a Tank crew.

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  • 25. 

    What is the maximum speed of the M1A1?

    Correct Answer
    42 MPH
    Explanation
    The maximum speed of the M1A1 is 42 MPH.

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  • 26. 

    Name one type of round that is used by the M1A1

    Correct Answer
    Sabot
    Heat
    Chemical
    Kinetic
    Explanation
    Sabot rounds are kinetic energy and Heat rounds are chemical but I would have accepted any of the four terms

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  • 27. 

    What is the nomenclature of the 120mm Smoothbore Main Gun?

    • A.

      M256

    • B.

      M120

    • C.

      M19

    • D.

      M1

    Correct Answer
    A. M256
    Explanation
    The correct answer is M256. The nomenclature of the 120mm Smoothbore Main Gun is M256.

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  • 28. 

    What are the secondary weapons used on a M1A1?

    • A.

      .50 cal

    • B.

      Mk 19

    • C.

      M249

    • D.

      M240

    Correct Answer(s)
    A. .50 cal
    D. M240
    Explanation
    The secondary weapons used on a M1A1 are the .50 cal and the M240. These weapons provide additional firepower and versatility to the M1A1, allowing it to engage both infantry and armored targets effectively. The .50 cal is a heavy machine gun that is commonly used for anti-personnel and anti-material purposes, while the M240 is a medium machine gun that can be used in various roles such as suppressing enemy positions and providing covering fire. Together, these secondary weapons enhance the M1A1's combat capabilities and make it a formidable force on the battlefield.

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  • 29. 

    What does the acronym TOW stand for?

    Correct Answer(s)
    Tube launched, Optically tracked, Wire guided
    Explanation
    The acronym TOW stands for Tube launched, Optically tracked, Wire guided. This means that the TOW system is a type of weapon that is launched from a tube, tracked using optical technology, and guided by a wire. This acronym helps to describe the specific features and capabilities of the TOW system.

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  • 30. 

    What is the primary target of TOWs

    Correct Answer(s)
    Tanks
    Explanation
    The primary target of TOWs is tanks.

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  • 31. 

    In miles, what is the maximum effective range of a TOW?

    Correct Answer(s)
    2.33
  • 32. 

    How many tons can the Hercules Recovery Vehicle lift?

    Correct Answer(s)
    70
    Explanation
    The Hercules Recovery Vehicle is capable of lifting 70 tons. This indicates that the vehicle has a heavy-duty lifting capacity and is designed to handle large weights.

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  • 33. 

    What is the nomenclature for the Armored Bridge Launcher?

    • A.

      M1A1

    • B.

      M88A1E1

    • C.

      M60

    • D.

      M450

    Correct Answer
    C. M60
    Explanation
    The correct answer is M60. The nomenclature for the Armored Bridge Launcher is M60.

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  • 34. 

    In how many minutes can a bridge be retrieved by the Armored Bridge Launcher?

    Correct Answer
    10
    Explanation
    The correct answer is 10 because the question is asking for the number of minutes it takes to retrieve a bridge using the Armored Bridge Launcher. Since the answer is given as 10, it implies that it takes 10 minutes to retrieve the bridge using this launcher.

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  • 35. 

    What is the mission of the Assault Amphibian Battalion?

    Correct Answer
    To land the surface assault elements of the landing force and their equipment in a single lift
    Explanation
    The mission of the Assault Amphibian Battalion is to transport the surface assault elements of the landing force and their equipment in a single lift. This means that they are responsible for safely delivering troops and their equipment from ships to the shore during amphibious operations. By accomplishing this mission in a single lift, it allows for a more efficient and coordinated assault, maximizing the element of surprise and minimizing the time spent exposed to potential threats.

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  • 36. 

    What is the Armament of the AAVP7A1?

    Correct Answer
    .50 cal and MK 19
    Explanation
    The AAVP7A1 is equipped with a .50 cal machine gun and an MK 19 grenade launcher. These armaments provide the vehicle with both long-range firepower and the ability to engage multiple targets effectively. The .50 cal machine gun is known for its high accuracy and stopping power, making it suitable for engaging enemy personnel and light vehicles. On the other hand, the MK 19 grenade launcher is capable of firing explosive grenades at a rapid rate, making it effective against fortified positions and armored targets. Together, these armaments make the AAVP7A1 a versatile and formidable combat vehicle.

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  • 37. 

    What is the Maximum Speed forward of the AAVP7A1 on Land?

    • A.

      30 MPH

    • B.

      45 MPH

    • C.

      62 MPH

    • D.

      70 MPH

    Correct Answer
    B. 45 MPH
    Explanation
    The AAVP7A1 has a maximum speed of 45 MPH on land. This means that it can travel at a maximum speed of 45 miles per hour when moving forward on land.

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  • 38. 

    What is the cruising range of an AAVP7A1 in water?

    Correct Answer
    7 hours
    Explanation
    The cruising range of an AAVP7A1 in water is 7 hours. This means that the vehicle can operate continuously in water for a duration of 7 hours before needing to refuel or recharge. It indicates the maximum amount of time the AAVP7A1 can stay afloat and remain operational without any external support.

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  • 39. 

    How many combat troops can an AAVP7A1 hold?

    • A.

      7

    • B.

      10

    • C.

      15

    • D.

      21

    Correct Answer
    D. 21
    Explanation
    The AAVP7A1 can hold 21 combat troops.

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  • 40. 

    What is the primary function of the AAVC7A1?

    Correct Answer
    Mobile Communications Center
  • 41. 

    What is the crew of an AAVR7A1?

    Correct Answer
    5
  • 42. 

    What is the Armament of the AAVR7A1?

    Correct Answer
    M60D
    Explanation
    The M60D is the armament of the AAVR7A1. The M60D is a 7.62mm machine gun that is commonly used on various military vehicles. It is a reliable and versatile weapon that provides firepower and suppressive capabilities. The AAVR7A1 is an amphibious assault vehicle used by the United States Marine Corps, and the M60D is mounted on this vehicle to provide additional firepower support during combat operations.

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  • 43. 

    What is the maximum speed of an AAVR7A1 in water going reverse?

    • A.

      8.2 MPH

    • B.

      10 MPH

    • C.

      6 Nautical MPH

    • D.

      4.5 MPH

    Correct Answer
    D. 4.5 MPH
    Explanation
    The maximum speed of an AAVR7A1 in water going reverse is 4.5 MPH.

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  • 44. 

    What is the mission of the CEB?

    Correct Answer
    To enhance the mobility, counter-mobility, and survivability of the Marine division through close combat engineer support
    Explanation
    The mission of the CEB is to improve the Marine division's ability to move, defend against enemy movement, and protect themselves in combat by providing close combat engineer support. This includes tasks such as constructing and repairing infrastructure, clearing obstacles, and building defensive positions. By enhancing mobility, counter-mobility, and survivability, the CEB plays a crucial role in ensuring the effectiveness and safety of the Marine division in close combat situations.

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  • 45. 

    How many Combat Engineer Companies are in a CEB?

    Correct Answer
    4
    Explanation
    A CEB (Combat Engineer Battalion) typically consists of multiple companies, and the question is asking about the number of Combat Engineer Companies within a CEB. The given answer of 4 indicates that there are four Combat Engineer Companies in a CEB.

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  • 46. 

    Besides Engineer Reconnaissance, name one of the 5 other mobility tasks of the CEB

    Correct Answer
    Plan, organize, and coordinate the assault breaching of explosive and nonexplosive obstacles from the high-water mark inland
    Employ assault bridge systems
    Provide expedient repair and reinforcement of existing bridges
    Construct expedient, short-span bridges from local materials
    Provide temporary repair of existing roads
    Explanation
    The answer is a list of the 5 other mobility tasks of the CEB, which include planning, organizing, and coordinating the assault breaching of obstacles, employing assault bridge systems, providing repair and reinforcement of existing bridges, constructing short-span bridges from local materials, and providing temporary repair of existing roads. These tasks are all related to enhancing mobility and ensuring the movement of military forces in various terrains and environments.

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  • 47. 

    Which task does not fit into the group of counter-mobility tasks?

    • A.

      Plan, organize, and coordinate the construction of simple and compound explosive and nonexplosive obstacle systems.

    • B.

      Provide technical assistance and the necessary equipment for the development of temporary protective positions for personnel and equipment.

    • C.

      Plan and construct obstacles that require special engineering equipment and technical skills.

    • D.

      Perform specialized demolition missions that are beyond the capability of other division units

    Correct Answer
    B. Provide technical assistance and the necessary equipment for the development of temporary protective positions for personnel and equipment.
  • 48. 

    Name one of the four tasks of the Engineer Support Company.

    Correct Answer
    Provide construction materials
    Provide potable water
    Provide electrical power
    Provide motor transport equipment
    Explanation
    The four tasks of the Engineer Support Company are to provide construction materials, potable water, electrical power, and motor transport equipment. This means that the company is responsible for supplying the necessary materials and resources for construction projects, ensuring access to clean and safe drinking water, supplying electricity for various needs, and providing vehicles and equipment for transportation purposes.

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  • 49. 

    Name one of the Thirteen task of the Combat Engineer Company that has to do with minefields.

    Correct Answer
    Supervise extensive or sensitive minefield clearance
    Supervise the emplacement of minefields and booby traps
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "Supervise extensive or sensitive minefield clearance." This task involves overseeing the process of clearing minefields that are either extensive in size or contain sensitive materials. The combat engineer company is responsible for ensuring that the minefield is cleared safely and effectively, minimizing the risk of accidents or damage. Additionally, they are also responsible for supervising the emplacement of minefields and booby traps, which involves strategically placing them to deter and trap enemy forces.

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  • 50. 

    Fill in the blankProvide assistance for the                        of tracked and light wheeled vehicles.

    Correct Answer
    cross-country movement
    Explanation
    The correct answer is "cross-country movement." This answer fills in the blank and completes the sentence by providing assistance for the specific task or action of tracked and light wheeled vehicles, which is cross-country movement.

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