Ep. 139 – Patrick Matisi – Fight Engineer, Sangin Valley Gun Membership Moderator, Purple Coronary heart Recipient

Patrick Matisi was a fight engineer tasked with conducting route clearance within the extremely risky Afghanistan villages of Marjah and Sangin throughout Operation Enduring Freedom. Throughout Matisi’s 2011 deployment, he was shot within the shoulder by an enemy marksman in Sangin.

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117 – Backpack-able radio for tactical use
148 – Walkie-talkie model tactical radio
152 – Walkie-talkie model tactical radio
7-Ton – Medium Tactical Automobile Alternative (Dump truck-sized army automobile for hauling troops, provides, and so forth.)
9-Line – CAS mission temporary format
A&S – Evaluation and Choice
AAV – Assault Amphibious Automobile (Additionally referred to as Tracks)
ABC – ANGLICO Fundamental Course
ANG – Air Nationwide Guard
ANGLICO – Air Naval Gunfire Liaison Firm
BLT – Battalion Touchdown Group
BRC – Fundamental Reconnaissance Course
CAR – Fight Motion Ribbon
CAS – Shut Air Help
CCT – Fight Management Group
CLB – Fight Logistics Battalion
CO – Commanding Officer
COC – Command Operations Middle
COP – Fight Outpost
Corpsman – Navy medic hooked up to Marines
EOD – Explosive Ordnance Disposal
FAC – Ahead Air Controller
FCT – Firepower Management Group
FDC – Hearth Path Management
FET – Feminine Engagement Group.
FSCC – Hearth Help Coordination Middle. The place hearth missions are deconflicted and accepted previous to capturing.
GBU – Guided Bomb Unit
GLT – Georgian Liaison Group. Georgian army advisors in Afghanistan.
Hesco Barrier – Earthen stuffed obstacles used to make or reinforce outposts
HMMWV – Excessive mobility multi-wheeled automobile
IED – Improvised Explosive Gadget
IOC – Infantry Officer’s Course
JDAM – Joint Direct Assault Munition (GPS guided bomb)
JTAC – Joint Terminal Assault Controller
LGTR – LASER Guided Coaching Spherical
M-ATV – MRAP All-terrain automobile
MARSOC – Marine Corps Particular Operations Command
MART – Marines Awaiting Recon Coaching
M-ATV – MRAP All Terrain Automobile
MCAS – Marine Corps Air Station
MCMAP – Marine Corps Martial Arts Program
MCRD – Marine Corps Recruit Depot
MCIWS – Marine Corps Teacher of Water Survival
MCT – Marine Fight Coaching
MEB – Marine Expeditionary Brigade
MEU – Marine Expeditionary Unit (Unit hooked up to ships for deployment)
MRAP – Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (armored automobile)
MSOT – Marine Particular Operations Group
MTU – Marksmanship Coaching Unit
OCS – Officer Candidate College
OP – Statement Submit. An space the place ahead observers spot enemy positions and conduct hearth missions on targets
PB – Patrol Base
PGM – Precision Guided Munitions
PID – Constructive identification
PLDR – Moveable Light-weight Designator Rangefinder
PosRep – Place Report
PSS-SOF – Precision Strike Suite Particular Operations Forces. Focusing on program.
RIP – Aid In Place
RO – Radio Operator (Generally referred to as an RTO)