Alpha and Bravo companies, 307th Airborne Engineer Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division will be conducting mine clearing training at Fort Bragg over the weekend, Aug. 18-19.

Residents of Fort Bragg and the surrounding communities should expect to hear and feel the effects of the training.

The Mine Clearing Line Charge uses nearly 1,750 pounds of explosive to detonate conventionally-fuzed land mines and breach obstacles. The MICLIC system provide U.S. forces with a cleared lane of 8 meters by 100 meters.

This mobile asset provides an advantage for infantry and ground units, allowing them to move through mines and obstacles and assault their objective.

While engaged in simulated combat conditions, the unit will comply with existing requirements that prohibit them from firing during the hours of 10 a.m. to noon on Sundays. 

They will be the first engineers to fire a MICLIC on Fort Bragg in about 20 years.

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