Author: Department of the Army
Publisher: Silver Rock Publishing
Release Date: 2015-12-31
The field manual provides a standardized source document for Army-wide reference on map reading and land navigation. It applies to every soldier in the army regardless of service branch, MOS, or rank. This manual also contains both doctrine and training guidance on map reading and land navigation.Part One addresses map reading and Part Two, land navigation. The appendices include an introduction to orienteering and a discussion of several devices that can assist the soldier in land navigation. For soldiers, hunters, climbers, and hikers alike, this is the definitive guide to map reading and navigation.
Author: Department of the Army
Release Date: 2017-05-15
The purpose of this field manual is to provide a standardized source document for Army-wide reference on map reading and land navigation. This manual applies to every soldier in the Army regardless of service branch, MOS, or rank. This manual also contains both doctrine and training guidance on these subjects. Part One addresses map reading and Part Two, land navigation. The appendixes include a list of exportable training materials, a matrix of land navigation tasks, an introduction to orienteering, and a discussion of several devices that can assist the soldier in land navigation.
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
Release Date: 2009-07-27
It requires no prior knowledge of these subjects. Sections include map care, comprehension of map symbols, military symbols, grid reference systems, and interpretation of aerial photographs. After the basics are covered, the second half moves to land navigation – varying terrains, elevations, day-night variations. Map and compass work is thoroughly explained. Finally, extreme scenarios – desert, mountain, jungle, arctic, and urban terrains – are all explored.
Author: United States Army
Release Date: 2007
"The purpose of this field manual is to provide a standardized source document for Army-wide reference on 'map reading' and 'land navigation'. This manual applies to every soldier in the Army regardless of service branch, MOS, or rank. This manual also contains both doctrine and training guidance on these subjects. Part One addresses map reading and Part Two, land navigation. The appendixes include a list of exportable training materials, a matrix of land navigation tasks, an introduction to orienteering, and a discussion of several devices that can assist the soldier in land navigation." From the Preface.
Author: U. S. Department of Defense
Release Date: 2017-07-09
The purpose of this field manual is to provide a standardized source document forreference on map reading and land navigation. Part One addresses map reading andPart Two, land navigation. The appendixes include a list of training materials, amatrix of land navigation tasks, an introduction to orienteering, and a discussion of severaldevices that can assist the soldier in land navigation.
Author: Headquarters Department Of` The Army
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-10-08
The purpose of this field manual is to provide a standardized source document for Armywide reference on map reading and land navigation. This manual applies to every soldier in the Army regardless of service branch, MOS, or rank. This manual also contains both doctrine and training guidance on these subjects. Part One addresses map reading and Part Two, land navigation. The appendixes include a list of exportable training materials, a matrix of land navigation tasks, an introduction to orienteering, and a discussion of several devices that can assist the soldier in land navigation.
Author: U S Dept of the Army
Release Date: 2007-06
The Army version "Map Reading and Land Navigation" is the simplest and most straightforward explanation of how to get around with just a compass and a map. This guide is perfect for any outdoorsman or for teaching Boy Scouts how to use a compass.
CLICK HERE to download a sample • The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students • Goodreads.com readers rated the previous edition 4 out of 5 stars (and now it’s even better!) • Map and compass skills remain the foundation for traveling safely in the wilderness This new third edition is a major and complete update of the popular textbook: • Improved throughout for clarity, with chapter objectives presented at the beginning of each chapter and summaries, “skills check” mini-quizzes, and practice problems listed at the end • Updated descriptions of the most current maps, compasses, altimeters, and Global Positioning System (GPS) receivers • Updated declination maps for the United States and the world (declination changes over time and compasses must be adjusted for a specific location to provide correct readings) • Much-expanded GPS chapter, including interfacing the GPS receiver with the home computer, maximizing battery life, and using the GPS function on a “smart” phones (along with a description of their limitations) • Additional information on non-GPS navigational techniques • Recommended websites, apps, and other sources of useful navigational information
Author: U S Army
Publisher: Jeffrey W Bennett
Release Date: 2012
From the Preface FM 3-21.5 This field manual provides guidance for Armywide uniformity in the conduct of drill and ceremonies. It includes methods of instructing drill, teaching techniques, individual and unit drill, manual of arms for infantry weapons, and various other aspects of basic drill instruction. This manual is designed for use by soldiers of all military occupational skills, to include the new soldier in the initial entry training environment. Since all situations or eventualities pertaining to drill and ceremonies cannot be foreseen, commanders may find it necessary to adjust the procedures to local conditions. However, with the view toward maintaining consistency throughout the Army, the procedures prescribed herein should be followed as closely as possible.
Publisher: Jeffrey Frank Jones
Over 5,300 total pages .... MARINE RECON Reconnaissance units are the commander’s eyes and ears on the battlefield. They are task organized as a highly trained six man team capable of conducting specific missions behind enemy lines. Employed as part of the Marine Air- Ground Task Force, reconnaissance teams provide timely information to the supported commander to shape and influence the battlefield. The varying types of missions a Reconnaissance team conduct depends on how deep in the battle space they are operating. Division Reconnaissance units support the close and distant battlespace, while Force Reconnaissance units conduct deep reconnaissance in support of a landing force. Common missions include, but are not limited to: Plan, coordinate, and conduct amphibious-ground reconnaissance and surveillance to observe, identify, and report enemy activity, and collect other information of military significance. Conduct specialized surveying to include: underwater reconnaissance and/or demolitions, beach permeability and topography, routes, bridges, structures, urban/rural areas, helicopter landing zones (LZ), parachute drop zones (DZ), aircraft forward operating sites, and mechanized reconnaissance missions. When properly task organized with other forces, equipment or personnel, assist in specialized engineer, radio, and other special reconnaissance missions. Infiltrate mission areas by necessary means to include: surface, subsurface and airborne operations. Conduct Initial Terminal Guidance (ITG) for helicopters, landing craft, parachutists, air-delivery, and re-supply. Designate and engage selected targets with organic weapons and force fires to support battlespace shaping. This includes designation and terminal guidance of precision-guided munitions. Conduct post-strike reconnaissance to determine and report battle damage assessment on a specified target or area. Conduct limited scale raids and ambushes. Just a SAMPLE of the included publications: BASIC RECONNAISSANCE COURSE PREPARATION GUIDE RECONNAISSANCE (RECON) TRAINING AND READINESS (T&R) MANUAL RECONNAISSANCE REPORTS GUIDE GROUND RECONNAISSANCE OPERATIONS GROUND COMBAT OPERATIONS Supporting Arms Observer, Spotter and Controller DEEP AIR SUPPORT SCOUTING AND PATROLLING Civil Affairs Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures MAGTF Intelligence Production and Analysis Counterintelligence Close Air Support Military Operations on Urbanized Terrain (MOUT) Convoy Operations Handbook TRAINING SUPPORT PACKAGE FOR: CONVOY SURVIVABILITY Convoy Operations Battle Book Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Training, Planning and Executing Convoy Operations Urban Attacks
Author: Us Army, United States Government
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Release Date: 2017-10-07
This US Army field manual, Field Manual FM 3-0 Operations October 2017, is applicable to all members of the Army Profession: leaders, Soldiers, and Army Civilians. The principle audience for FM 3-0 is commanders, staffs, and leaders of theater armies, corps, divisions, and brigades. This manual also provides the foundation for training and Army education system curricula and future capabilities development across doctrine, organization, training, materiel, leadership and education, personnel, and facilities (known as DOTMLPF). FM 3-0 applies to the Active Army, the Army National Guard/Army National Guard of the United States, and the United States Army Reserve unless otherwise stated. Today's operational environment presents threats to the Army and joint force that are significantly more dangerous in terms of capability and magnitude than those we faced in Iraq and Afghanistan. Major regional powers like Russia, China, Iran, and North Korea are actively seeking to gain strategic positional advantage. These nations, and other adversaries, are fielding capabilities to deny long-held U.S. freedom of action in the air, land, maritime, space, and cyberspace domains and reduce U.S. influence in critical areas of the world. In some contexts they already have overmatch or parity, a challenge the joint force has not faced in twenty-five years. The proliferation of advanced technologies; adversary emphasis on force training, modernization, and professionalization; the rise of revisionist, revanchist, and extremist ideologies; and the ever increasing speed of human interaction makes large-scale ground combat more lethal, and more likely, than it has been in a generation. As the Army and the joint force focused on counter-insurgency and counter-terrorism at the expense of other capabilities, our adversaries watched, learned, adapted, modernized and devised strategies that put us at a position of relative disadvantage in places where we may be required to fight. The Army and joint force must adapt and prepare for large-scale combat operations in highly contested, lethal environments where enemies employ potent long range fires and other capabilities that rival or surpass our own. The risk of inaction is great; the less prepared we are to meet these challenges, the greater the likelihood for conflict with those who seek windows of opportunity to exploit. The reduction of friendly, forward-stationed forces, significant reductions in capability and capacity across the entire joint force, and the pace of modernization make it imperative that we do everything possible to prepare for worst-case scenarios. We must be ready to win with the forces we have, and having the right doctrine is a critical part of that readiness. FM 3-0 provides a doctrinal approach for our theater armies, corps, divisions and brigades to address the challenges of shaping operational environments, preventing conflict, prevailing during large-scale ground combat, and consolidating gains to follow through on tactical success. FM 3-0 is about how we deter adversaries and fight a peer threat today, with today's forces and today's capabilities. It addresses operations to counter threats in three broad contexts that account for what the Nation asks its Army to do. Two chapters describe operations to defeat aggression by subversion of U.S. partners and interests, which is fundamental to winning short of war. Three chapters describe operations to defeat enemies during large-scale ground combat operations, which is fundamental to winning wars. The final chapter describes operations to complete the tasks necessary to ensure enduring outcomes, which is fundamental to achieving the ultimate strategic purpose of employing Army forces.
Author: Curtis Butler III
Publisher: Author House
Release Date: 2010-05-28
Genre: Biography & Autobiography
This book was written by a Soldier with Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) dealing with his daily struggles with this disorder or in his words “trying to rid the dancing devils in my head”. Post Traumatic Stress Disorder is about the silent trauma from which our soldiers are suffering and the author's own experience. Symptoms of PTSD include flashbacks, intrusive emotions, bad memories, nightmares, explosive outburst and irritability. The author will describe how he deals with PTSD and provide tips that helped him cope with this disorder.
Author: Joel McNamara
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Release Date: 2008-11-17
Need directions? Are you good at getting lost? Then GPS is just the technology you’ve dreamed of, and GPS For Dummies is what you need to help you make the most of it. If you have a GPS unit or plan to buy one, GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition helps you compare GPS technologies, units, and uses. You’ll find out how to create and use digital maps and learn about waypoints, tracks, coordinate systems, and other key point to using GPS technology. Get more from your GPS device by learning to use Web-hosted mapping services and even how to turn your cell phone or PDA into a GPS receiver. You’ll also discover: Up-to-date information on the capabilities of popular handheld and automotive Global Positioning Systems How to read a map and how to get more from the free maps available online The capabilities and limitations of GPS technology, and how satellites and radio systems make GPS work How to interface your GPS receiver with your computer and what digital mapping software can offer Why a cell phone with GPS capability isn’t the same as a GPS unit What can affect your GPS reading and how accurate it will be How to use Street Atlas USA, TopoFusion, Google Earth, and other tools Fun things to do with GPS, such as exploring topographical maps, aerial imagery, and the sport of geocaching Most GPS receivers do much more than their owners realize. With GPS For Dummies, 2nd Edition in hand, you’ll venture forth with confidence!
Author: United States Army
Publisher: Ravenio Books
Release Date: 2016-05-17
This military manual is organized as follows: Part One: Map Reading Chapter 1. Training Strategy 1-1. Building-Block Approach 1-2. Army-Wide Implementation 1-3. Safety Chapter 2. Maps 2-1. Definition 2-2. Purpose 2-3. Procurement 2-4. Security 2-5. Care 2-6. Categories 2-7. Military Map Substitutes 2-8. Standards of Accuracy Chapter 3. Marginal Information and Symbols 3-1. Marginal Information on a Military Map 3-2. Additional Notes 3-3. Topographic Map Symbols 3-4. Military Symbols 3-5. Colors Used on a Military Map Chapter 4. Grids 4-1. Reference System 4-2. Geographic Coordinates 4-3. Military Grids 4-4. United States Army Military Grid Reference System 4-5. Locate a Point Using Grid Coordinates 4-6. Locate a Point Using the Us Army Military Grid Reference System 4-7. Grid Reference Box 4-8. Other Grid Systems 4-9. Protection of Map Coordinates and Locations Chapter 5. Scale and Distance 5-1. Representative Fraction 5-2. Graphic (Bar) Scales 5-3. Other Methods Chapter 6. Direction 6-1. Methods of Expressing Direction 6-2. Base Lines 6-3. Azimuths 6-4. Grid Azimuths 6-5. Protractor 6-6. Declination Diagram 6-7. Intersection 6-8. Resection 6-9. Modified Resection 6-10. Polar Coordinates Chapter 7. Overlays 7-1. Purpose 7-2. Map Overlay 7-3. Aerial Photograph Overlay Chapter 8. Aerial Photographs 8-1. Comparison With Maps 8-2. Types 8-3. Types of Film 8-4. Numbering and Titling Information 8-5. Scale Determination 8-6. Indexing 8-7. Orienting of Photograph 8-8. Point Designation Grid 8-9. Identification of Photograph Features 8-10. Stereovision Part Two: Land Navigation Chapter 9. Navigation Equipment and Methods 9-1. Types of Compasses 9-2. Lensatic Compass 9-3. Compass Handling 9-4. Using a Compass 9-5. Field-Expedient Methods 9-6. Global Positioning System Chapter 10. Elevation and Relief 10-1. Definitions 10-2. Methods of Depicting Relief 10-3. Contour Intervals 10-4. Types of Slopes 10-5. Percentage of Slope 10-6. Terrain Features 10-7. Interpretation of Terrain Features 10-8. Profiles Chapter 11. Terrain Association 11-1. Orienting the Map 11-2. Locations 11-3. Terrain Association Usage 11-4. Tactical Considerations 11-5. Movement and Route Selection 11-6. Navigation Methods 11-7. Night Navigation Chapter 12. Mounted Land Navigation 12-1. Principles 12-2. Navigator’s Duties 12-3. Movement 12-4. Terrain Association Navigation 12-5. Dead Reckoning Navigation 12-6. Stabilized Turret Alignment Navigation 12-7. Combination Navigation Chapter 13. Navigation in Different Types of Terrain 13-1. Desert Terrain 13-2. Mountain Terrain 13-3. Jungle Terrain 13-4. Arctic Terrain 13-5. Urban Areas Chapter 14. Unit Sustainment 14-1. Set Up a Sustainment Program 14-2. Set Up a Train-The-Trainer Program 14-3. Set Up a Land Navigation Course ... plus numerous appendices.