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While the ANP cleared the lower floors of the hotel, Soldiers inside the PHQ and responding squads from the 202d, 511th, and 552d Military Police Companies maintained suppressive fire against insurgents near the roof.
He immediately got to his feet and continued to lay down suppressive fire.
Under the protection of suppressive fire laid down by the commander, Carter rushed to the fallen Soldiers, and, avoiding enemy fire, recovered the communications specialist, dragging him back to cover 15 feet away.
Once inside the house, he provided a heavy volume of suppressive fire while the casualties were evacuated.
The V-100s and military police gun jeeps directed suppressive fire at the white puffs of smoke.
The exercise was conducted in an urban setting wfeece the Soldiers used the weapon for suppressive fire and for room-clearing.
The Army laid down suppressive fire while Delaney and McCaffrey hastily requested airpower.
With bombs from airstrikes exploding all around them, and the insurgents getting closer, Carter both continued suppressive fire and provided life-saving aid to Behr, Morales and other Soldiers.
Primary function: Suppressive fire for team movement/contact.
In a typical scenario, you order your men to lay down suppressive fire while you sneak around the back and take out Germans from behind.
Take command of the world's most elite Special Forces teams -- Delta Force and the British SAS -- and order your squad mates to lay down suppressive fire or execute a flanking maneuver on the enemy.
As an active countermeasure, they employ suppressive fire, such as the M134 Gatling machine gun, a 7.