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Army LDAC/11B AIT Quick Sheet

Posted by: IVIaedhros on Sat Dec 30th, 2006 at 7:45 PM
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B - Ambulatory

Line 6. Security at pick-up site:
N - No enemy troops in area
P - Possible enemy troops in area (approach with caution)
E - Enemy troops in area (approach with caution)
X - Enemy troops in area (armed escort required)
* In peacetime - number and types of wounds, injuries, and illnesses

Line 7. Method of marking pick-up site:
A - Panels
B - Pyrotechnic signal
C - Smoke signal
D - None
E - Other

Line 8. Patient nationality and status:
A - US Military
B - US Civilian
C - Non-US Military
D - Non-US Civilian

Line 9. NBC Contamination:
N - Nuclear
B - Biological
C - Chemical
* In peacetime - terrain description of pick-up site

Call for Fire

Artillery and mortars IE indirect fire, are the most powerful weapons at your disposal. It's not uncommon for indirect fire to account for over 50% of an infantry company's kills. Although there's a common fear of dropping fire on your own men, do not fail to take advantage of this valuable support. It's simply too critical.

Grid missions are used when you are very familiar with the map, or can quickly orient the location of the target to the map. They are the most accurate because there is less guesswork (corrections, range estimation). Grid missions are the method usually used in the defense, due to the defender's being able to recon the ground and get a good plot. The response on a grid mission is also faster due to the FDC being able to plot the target on the map.

Shift missions are usually used in the defense or during movement. They require known points to be plotted before the fact, so that the "shift" can take place. They require the soldier calling for fire to be proficient at range estimation and corrections.

Polar missions are slightly slower to process because the location of the caller needs to be plotted as well as the location of the target. The possibility for error is therefore doubled. They demand good range estimation skills, the goal being the least possible corretions before firing for effect.

  1. __________(FA) this is ___________ (you) adjust fire/ fire for effect, over

  2. Grid _________________ dist ____ meters

  3. Target Description / # type

  4. Danger Close, etc.

  5. Adjusting: ________ this is _______ , add drop(m) ______ left/right _______

  6. Fire for effect, over. (Return Damage assessment afterwards)

  7. General Orders

    1. I will guard everything within the limits of my post and quit my post only when properly relieved.

    2. I will obey my special orders and perform all my duties in a military manner.

    3. I will report violations of my special orders, emergencies, and anything not covered in my instruction, to the commander of the relief.

    4. MOPP

      Mission-Oriented Protection Posture, meaning what you're wearing to protect yourself from a nuclear, biological, or chemical attack. Actually, it's really only for biological and chemical attacks. If you get nuked, your options are basically to cross your fingers and pray to the deity of your choice. There are five MOPP levels:

      Four Live Saving Steps

      A Open Airway
      B Stop Bleeding
      C Control Shock
      D Dress the Wound

      Evaluate A Casulty

      When you come upon a casualty with an unknown problem, you run down this list , in order, and treat things as you go. Remember that the very first thing you take care of is the physical safety of the site. If that means defeating the enemy before you rush into save your buddy, then that's what it means.

      1. Responsiveness
      2. Breathing
      3. Bleeding
      4. Shock
      5. Fractures
      6. Burns
      7. Head Injuries

      Rank Structure

      Rank and position are obviously extremely important in the military. While not generally so important as a cadet, rank is something you will definitely need to know. It is not good for your career or your health to be saluting the wrong people and calling out improper greetings to officers. If you're lucky, they'll ignore the offense and correct you. If you're not, you might as well save yourself the trouble and bend over because life will become very painful for you.

      The Army's enlisted ranks are the ones who really get everything done. They are as the backbone, the muscles, and all major organs to the body except the brain, which they will occasionally fill in for when it goes wandering. Enlisted personal have less responsibility, less pay, get the "cool jobs" (EX sniper, lots of SF) and get more in the form of obvious praise and rewards (medals, commendations). The lowest enlisted ranks, privates up to corporals, are basically there for muscle. They get stuff done like good little automatons and in turn they learn what they need to eventually become leaders. NCO's (Non-Commissioned officers IE the sergeants) are responsible for shepherding/training the little grunts and generally making sure they don't kill themselves. They are also the officer's primary means of support: they keep the mess to a minimum so officers can concentrate on organization.

      Officers are the brains behind the Army's operations. They are usually in charge of no less than a platoon (~50 though that varies greatly). There is a great deal of difference between a commissioned officer and a non-commissioned officer. NCO's are still enlisted personnel, receive less authority and less pay, are more specialized and charged with less in the way of responsibility (responsibility is key word here). They are less concerned with individual troops and more concerned with units and organization as a whole so IE more administrative and planning duties. Officers are the attributes of the enlisted inverse: more pay/privileges, greater responsibilities, less likely to get the cool jobs, etc. There are four official ways to become an officer: OCS (Officer Candidate School) where enlisted personnel rise to the rank of officer, ROTC (Reserve Officers' Training Corps) where you go through college while attending the ROTC program, through a military academy IE West Point and direct commissioning, where civilians with certain skills can go through a program and immeaditely become officers (JAG's, chaplains, surgeons, stuff like that).
      *A good way to remember the generals is Be My Little General (Brigadier, Major, Lieutenant, and General)

      Warrant officers are almost a hybrid between the two casts. Think of them as an officer who, instead of being a broad administrator, became a specialized expert in a particular line of duty. Warrant officers make up only a very small percentage of the Army and most of these are pilots. They are typically in fields where a greater familiarity and knowledge is required with the people and equipment is required.

      The Warrior Ethos

      Occasionally the first few words of each tenet are altered, so instead of "I will always...", you can have something different. Remember that this is basically the middle section of The Soldier's Creed.

      I will always place the mission first

      I will never accept defeat

      I will never quit

      I will never leave a fall comrade

      The Soldier's Creed

      I am an American Soldier.
      I am a Warrior and a member of a team. I serve the people of the United States and live the Army Values.

      I will always place the mission first.
      I will never accept defeat.
      I will never quit.
      I will never leave a fallen comrade.

      I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself.
      I am an expert and I am a professional.
      I stand ready to deploy, engage, and destroy the enemies of the United States of America in close combat.
      I am a guardian of freedom and the American way of life.
      I am an American Soldier.

      The Infantryman's Creed

      The Army has a creed for just about every occupation. I imagine the chow servers would have too if they weren't contracted civilians...probably, "I am a chow person. I will serve the troops their slop. I will always ignore them. I will never smile. I will never put enough food on the tray. I will always mix food types together..."

      I am the Infantry.
      I am my country's strength in war,
      her deterrent in peace.
      I am the heart of the fight-
      wherever, whenever.
      I carry America's faith and honor
      against her enemies.
      I am the Queen of Battle.

      I am what my country expects me to be-
      the best trained soldier in the world.
      In the race for victory,
      I am swift, determined, and courageous,
      armed with a fierce will to win.

      Never will I fail my country's trust.
      Always I fight on-
      through the foe,
      to the objective,
      to triumph over all.
      If necessary, I fight to my death.

      By my steadfast courage,
      I have won 200 years of freedom.
      I yield not-
      to weakness,
      to hunger,
      to cowardice,
      to fatigue,
      to superior odds,
      for I am mentally tough,physically strong,
      and morally straight.

      I forsake not-
      my country,
      my mission,
      my comrades,
      my sacred duty.

      I am relentless.
      I am always there,
      now and forever.

      FOLLOW ME!

      The Army Song

      Intro: March along, sing our song, with the Army of the free
      Count the brave, count the true, who have fought to victory
      We're the Army and proud of our name
      We're the Army and proudly proclaim

      Verse: First to fight for the right,
      And to build the Nation's might,
      And The Army Goes Rolling Along
      Proud of all we have done,
      Fighting till the battle's won,
      And the Army Goes Rolling Along.

      Refrain: Then it's Hi! Hi! Hey!
      The Army's on its way.
      Count off the cadence loud and strong
      For where e'er we go,
      You will always know
      That The Army Goes Rolling Along.

      Verse: Valley Forge, Custer's ranks,
      San Juan Hill and Patton's tanks,
      And the Army went rolling along
      Minute men, from the start,
      Always fighting from the heart,
      And the Army keeps rolling along.

      Verse: Men in rags, men who froze,
      Still that Army met its foes,
      And the Army went rolling along.
      Faith in God, then we're right,
      And we'll fight with all our might,
      As the Army keeps rolling along.


      This handy-dandy acronym will keep you from looking like a complete and total idiot when your M16 inevitably jams.

      Slap upwards on the magazine
      Pull the charging handle
      Observe the chamber
      Release the charging handle
      Tap IE smash the forward assist
      Squeeze the trigger with muzzle pointed at the target

      M16 Functions Check

      This is a quick run-through you perform with the M-16 to make sure everything is working properly. Pay especial attention to your functions check after you've finished resembling it, especially if you were in a hurry. If something doesn't sound or feel right, STOP IMMEADITELTLY, take it apart and be sure you reassemble it right. The reason is that if you're function check is screwy, then you probably put the bolt carrier assembly together incorrectly. Trust me, you will hate yourself if your weapon jams so badly that you need to ask your sergeant for help.

      1. Place the selector lever on safe. If the selector switch will not go on safe, pull the charging handle to the rear and release. Place the selector lever on safe. Pull the trigger to the rear, the hammer should not fall.

      2. Place the selector lever on semi. Pull the trigger to the rear and hold. The hammer should fall. While holding the trigger to the rear, pull the charging handle to the rear and release. Release the trigger (you should hear a metallic click) and pull it to the rear again. The hammer should fall.

      3. Place the selector lever on burst. Pull the charging handle to the rear and release. Pull the trigger to the rear and hold. The hammer should fall. While holding the trigger to the rear, pull the charging handle to the rear three times and release. Release the trigger (another metallic click) and pull it to the rear again. The hammer should fall.

      4. The M16

        Yay, finally we get to the COOL stuff right?! Yea...the M16 is the primary tool of the modern US Infantryman aside from his own corpse. Think of it as a heavier, more complex version of the hammer in your dad's tool box...a hammer whose parts you must memorize, often take apart and put back together, get dirty only to clean again, and never, EVER lose. The below charts are a breakdown of the M16's major assemblies. There are more, though this all you'll normally need. Just some notes: This is also an M16 A2. The current issue is the A4. The main difference is the rail system that allows you to mount high speed stuff on your weapon. Also, be sure to get the actual names right. So this means the carrying handle is the "carrying handle"; nothing more and nothing less.

        Charging Handle Assembly (1) Provides initial charging of the weapon. The charging handle locks in the forward position during sustained fire to prevent injury to the operator.

        Bolt and Bolt Carrier Assembly (2) Provides stripping, chambering, locking, firing, extraction, and ejection of cartridges using the drive springs and projectile propelling gases for power.

        Detachable Carrying Handle (3) May be removed for attachment of various accessories to the integral accessory mounting rail.

        Upper Receiver and Barrel Assembly (4) Provides support for the bolt carrier assembly. The barrel chambers the cartridge for firing and directs the projectile.

        Lower Receiver and Buttstock Assembly (5) Provides firing control for the weapon. Provides storage for M16A4 basic cleaning materials and adjustable buttstock for M4/M4A1.

        Cartridge Magazine (6) Holds cartridges ready for feeding and provides a guide for positioning cartridges for stripping. Provides quick reload capabilities for sustained firing.

        Small Arms Sling (7) Provides the means for carrying the weapon.

        Elevation Knob (1) Allows operator to adjust sights for range changes.

        Windage Knob (2) Allows operator to adjust to correct for effects of wind.

        Rear Sight Assembly (3) Contains short range (0-200m) and long range (300+m) apertures and adjustment controls.

        Brass Deflector (4) Prevents ejected cartridge case from striking operator.

        Front Sight Assembly (5) Contains adjustment front sight post.

        Bayonet Lug (6) Allows operator to attach bayonet to weapon.

        Ejection Port Cover (7) Closes over ejection port to prevent sand, dust, and other debris from entering chamber. Should remain closed when not firing the weapon.

        Cartridge Magazine (8) Contains up to 30 rounds of 5.56 mm ammunition.

        Magazine Catch (9) Holds magazine in place in magazine well and allows operator to release magazine and remove it from weapon.

        Trigger (10) When activated by operator, initiates firing sequence.

        Forward Assist Assembly (11) Ensures that the bolt is fully closed and locked.

        Charging Handle (12) Allows the operator to chamber a round and cock the weapon.

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