OPERATION: “Mending Bridges”


It is widely known that Taliban cells have aggressively targeted NATO and US Military travel routes with improvised explosive devices (IEDs). In general, due to the armored equipment now in use, damages have been minimized. As a result, Taliban forces have sought out larger targets to disrupt the flow of transportation.

Due to a heightened awareness of the enemy’s intentions to cause breakdowns in movement, Military intelligence has been watching closely for any indications of activity. As of 2230 last night, that increase in alertness paid off.

Taliban forces have rigged an important bridge with an unknown amount of explosives, and what is thought to be a pressure sensor in the middle of the bridge to function as a detonator. There may be other detonation sources. A precursory look at the explosive chain shows that it is fairly rudimentary and can be safely removed.

The entire area around the bridge is secure.


Make safe and remove explosives. Once explosives are removed, safely blow all ordinance.


EOD team will free fall into area and proceed to bridge on foot under heavy packs. At approximately 2 kilometers from bridge, team will transition to diving equipment and swim remaining distance to bridge.

Actions at the Objective:

Once at the base of the bridge, and still underwater, inspect and remove charges. Once all charges are removed underwater, team will transition to harness and climbing equipment and ascend bridge from bottom to top, removing charges along the way.


Upon reaching the top of the bridge, team will radio for helo pick up. All explosives, including chain and detonator will be safely disposed of approximately 1 kilometer from bridge, where helo will rendezvous with team.


Although the area is secure, this is enemy territory. Once the actions at the objective have begun, the entire operation should not exceed 35 minutes.



Rucksack Run 1 mile (50lbs)

Swim 2000 Yards or Meters

Actions at the Objective – Start Timeline (35 minutes)

50 – 35 – 20

  • Pull Ups
  • Push Ups
  • Sit Ups
  • Box Jumps
  • Thrusters (65lbs)


Rucksack Run 1 Mile (50lbs)


Work fast, but remember that when dealing with explosives it’s more important to do it right. Use perfect form on your exercises.

Mission is fictitious.

– Warning –

This workout is for elite athletes.

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