Field Report – Mar 12, 2011
Field Report - Mar 12, 2011
Great weather, several new patriots, and a couple of observers from a sister unit in Kansas made this a perfect training day. We started as usual with a formation, Prayer and The Pledge of Allegiance. We also had our Intel briefing that gave a lot of attention to the situation in Japan; as to how it could affect this area and how to prepare for and react to a similar situation should it occur at a nearby nuclear power plant.
We then got started with today’s training subject- IA drills. IA drills are preplanned instant responses to events that occur quickly and without warning. The classroom portion of the class was taught thoroughly and professionally. Now it was time to get into the field for a walk through so everyone could get a feel for how to put what we had covered in class into action.
We divided up into buddy teams, fire teams and squads and spent about 90 minutes going through the mechanics of how to perform IA’s in various scenarios and groupings. Even for some of the veteran members this can get a little confusing, but by the end of the walk through everyone had a solid understanding of these tactics and we were moving well on both the individual and group levels.
After breaking for lunch and a short Officer/NCO meeting it was time to grab our web gear and head into the field to see how well we could apply our new skills in two exercises that had been planned out and set up by our CO as a test. Everyone performed outstandingly in both exercises and we headed back for the debrief feeling pretty good about the accomplishments of the day.
All in all a good day of training with a great bunch of patriots. Why don’t you come join us next time? You know you want to.