Map Reading and Land Navigation

Author: Department of the Army
ISBN: 1626543003
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.

Army Field Manual FM 3 25 26 U S Army Map Reading and Land Navigation Handbook

Author: Department of the Army
Publisher: Silver Rock Publishing
ISBN: 1626544530
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.

U S Army Guide to Map Reading and Navigation

Author: Department of the Army
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781628730241
Release Date: 2013-12-13
Genre: Reference

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.

FM 21 26 Map Reading and Land Navigation by

Author: United States Department of the Army
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1542540534
Release Date: 2017-01-15

The purpose of this field manual is to provide a standardized source document for Armywide reference on map reading and land navigation. It applies to every soldier in the Army regardless of service branch, MOS, or rank. This manual 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

Wilderness Navigation

Author: Bob Burns
Publisher: Mountaineers Books
ISBN: 9781594859465
Release Date: 2015-02-24
Genre: Sports & Recreation

CLICK HERE to download a sample • The official navigation textbook used in outdoor education courses by thousands of students • 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

Manuals Combined U S Marine Corps Basic Reconnaissance Course BRC References

Publisher: Jeffrey Frank Jones
Release Date:

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

Be Expert With Map and Compass

Author: Bjorn Kjellstrom
Publisher: Read Books Ltd
ISBN: 9781447493075
Release Date: 2013-04-16
Genre: Sports & Recreation

Many of the earliest books, particularly those dating back to the 1900s and before, are now extremely scarce and increasingly expensive. We are republishing these classic works in affordable, high quality, modern editions, using the original text and artwork.

PTSD My Story Please Listen

Author: Curtis Butler III
Publisher: Author House
ISBN: 1452028966
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.

GPS For Dummies

Author: Joel McNamara
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 0470457856
Release Date: 2008-11-17
Genre: Science

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!

Map Reading and Land Navigation

Author: United States Army
Publisher: Ravenio Books
Release Date: 2016-05-17
Genre: Transportation

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.

Evaluating Peacekeeping Missions

Author: Sarah-Myriam Martin- Br¡ul?e
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 9781317268628
Release Date: 2016-07-15
Genre: Political Science

This book offers a new perspective on peace missions in intra-state wars, based on comparative field research. In theoretical terms, this book proposes a new definition of peace operation success based on two crucial elements: the (re)establishment of order and the accomplishment of the mandate. The work presents a new typology for assessing peace operations as failures, partial failures, partial successes, or successes. This focus on ‘blurry’ outcomes provides a clearer theoretical framework to understand what constitutes successful peace operations. It explains the different outcomes of peace operations (based on the type of success/failure) by outlining the effect(s) of the combination of the key ingredients-strategy and the type of interveners. Empirically, this book tests the saliency of the theoretical framework by examining the peace operations which took place in Somalia, Sierra Leone and Liberia. This book refutes the classification of these three cases as the ‘worst’ context for ‘transitional politics’, and demonstrates that peace operations may succeed, partially of totally, in challenging contexts, and that the diverse outcomes are better explained by the type of intervener and the strategy employed than by the type of context. This work shows that, for a peace operation in an intra-state war, the adoption of a deterrence strategy works best for re-establishing order while the involvement of a great power facilitates the accomplishment of the mandate. This book will be of much interest to students of peacekeeping, conflict resolution, civil wars, security studies and IR in general.

Field Manual Fm 3 05 70 Us Army Survival Guide

Author: U.s. Army
Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
ISBN: 1537069969
Release Date: 2002-05-01

FM 3-05.70 is the United States Army manual used to train survival techniques (formerly the FM 21-76). It is popular among survivalists and campers. The manual covers a variety of helpful topics such as planning, psychology of survival, emergency medicine, shelter construction, water procurement, firecraft, food procurement (hunting), identification of poisonous plants, and construction of field expedient weapons, tools and equipment.

The Soldier s Guide

Author: Department of the Army
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 9781634509572
Release Date: 2016-02-23
Genre: History

A comprehensive guide for the ultimate guardians of American freedom—the U.S. soldier. The Soldier’s Guide applies to every soldier in the Army—active, reserve, and National Guard—in every rank and specialty. It condenses important information from a number of U.S. Army regulations, field manuals, and other publications into one crucial volume. This manual describes the soldier’s role in the Army and the soldier’s obligations. Other subject areas are Army history, training, and professional development. This manual also describes standards in appearance and conduct and selected individual combat tasks that are important for every soldier to master. Written to answer the many questions asked by soldiers of all ranks in the Army, it covers everything from the history and traditions of the American military to training and service benefits. Find out about such ideals as The Warrior Ethos that drive soldiers during a mission and the Army’s values of loyalty, duty, respect, selfless service, honor, integrity, personal courage, and discipline. In addition, sections cover ethical reasoning, the basic principles of war, military courtesies, individual combat skills, and more. This guide will clarify and reinforce standards and help prepare any soldier to assume a leadership position. Skyhorse Publishing is proud to publish a range of books for readers interested in military tactics and skills. We publish content provided by or of interest to the U.S. Army, Army Rangers, the U.S. Navy, Navy SEALs, the U.S. Air Force, the U.S. Marine Corps, and the Department of Defense. Our books cover topics such as survival, emergency medicine, weapons, guns, weapons systems, hand-to-hand combat, and more. While not every title we publish becomes a New York Times bestseller or a national bestseller, we are committed to publishing books on subjects that are sometimes overlooked by other publishers and to authors whose work might not otherwise find a home.

Enlisted Soldier s Guide 7th Edition

Author: CSM Robert S. Rush USA (Ret.)
Publisher: Stackpole Books
ISBN: 9780811733120
Release Date: 2006-08-08
Genre: Reference

Invaluable information for a successful tour as an American soldier. Includes Army Website Directory and full-color section on Awards, Decorations, Badges.

US Army Small Unit Tactics Handbook

Author: Paul D LeFavor
ISBN: 0997743417
Release Date: 2015-09-11

The purpose of this book is intended as a conceptual overview of all relevant topics of small unit tactics every Special Forces soldier, Ranger and dismounted light Infantryman ought to be familiar with in order to be effective on today's battlefield. In the US Army Small Unit Tactics Handbook, learn about: The heritage, lineage and legacy of today's US Army Special Forces and Rangers, US Army doctrine, leadership, tactics, combat and reconnaissance patrols, planning, close quarters battle and urban warfare, counterinsurgency, introduction to Special Operations missions, small arms, and much more. This handbook is categorized into five functional areas: History, Doctrine, Planning, Operations, and Common Skills.