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LTC Stephen F.
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Ha, ha my friend SGT (Join to see). Modern forces seem to rely too much on electronics including GPS systems IMHO.
I my time in the infantry we relied on map reading skills and a lensatic compass to determine where we were and where we needed to be. The terrain map was the most important tool we had in land navigation - dismounted and mounted.

My darling wife is still amazed at my sense of direction and ability to determine where we need to go :-)
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CW4 Angel C.
CW4 Angel C.
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I guess the infantry and the airborne cause as a mechanic I got plenty CTT training every week on all Soldier tasks. When I went to PLDC in Germany I finished land nav right around an hour with the top SETAF (ABN) Infantry guys.
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SGT Gregory Lawritson
SGT Gregory Lawritson
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Indignity suffered for a brief period will teach them a life of learning your profession correctly and completely! Measure twice and cut once.
When all the electronics could go down, ... and they eventually will, ... if you lead warriors, you HAD BETTER know your shit or people could die. So suffer your indignity now and use it as a reminder in any ‘old school’ classes to excel in !
I wish them well !
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SSgt Boyd Herrst
SSgt Boyd Herrst
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We checked around and found some similar scouts compasses and put it on the board where they could be purchased.... some of the cadets purchased them and practiced with them.
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SSgt Boyd Herrst
SSgt Boyd Herrst
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Sgt. Greg Lawritson ; the team and I had opportunity to go out to a Edward Hines Wayne county, Mi. Park (there are several park sites including a 19 hole Golf course)..
the markers were already set out..
We completed all the stations in good time.. we knew that the Coordinator might make changes.. but we just accepted that as par for the course.. Next we went out and did Find changes (numbered stations changed; 1 became 3,5 became 7..
He just reset them.. my team of ‘misfits’ still came out on top... they were no longer that.. We had some unannounced guests; some Army Rangers out of Guard Unit as umpires .. they didn’t actually enforce the rules.. they bent them .. I think they wanted it done quickly as posdible. I asked one later why they done it... it doesn't help Anybody ... I think it hinders.. Another said it didn’t matter.. you go out on a actual SAR(search n rescue). There are
Mostly ‘common sense’ rules.. sometimes rigid rules can hinder a
SAR.... Sure you need al your ropes n splints.. Rats(rations for you RP civilians).. knives n hatchets.. a stone.. it doesn’t hurt to have few fun things.. who are your potential rescue subjects? Children? A little rag teddy bear or raggedy ann doll..
gives scared kids , even some adults.. something take their minds off trauma, even temporarily..
It was totally an awesome day.. nice start’g our... rainy, even a little cool later as the day wound down...
We also used a ranger as a surprise
Medical prob... he slipped in a muddy ditch near end of the course and sprained his ankle and pulled a ligament.. The lead Ranger led the cadets through that.. and they fixed that ranger up good. A doctor examined him and the team leader told us the doc said the cadets did a great job doing the dressing over the wound... it had to be rewrapped a few times and the final wrap was the best.. some unplanned activity adds pinache to a sorty . it was just suppose to be a compass course..
the first aid sit-rep was a freebie ..
At least it wasn’t me.. my misfortune would be it’d be my right ankle.. (my gas pedal foot).
These Cadets were part of the same Cadet Squadron I’d been a member of before I joined Reserves and then regular AF.
I was helping as a favor to the Commandant.. The only pay was the privilege to be helping to mold these cadets to be ready to be the next leaders.. I helped a lot on their weekend exercises .. I got a occasional certif. Of appreciation.. from various Generals tied to the AFJROTC program and some that just heard of my volunteering to help out.. yeah... patting myself on the shoulder.. so what! A little self angrandizement... yeah.. so be it!.. I’m a member of the V.F.W. And my working with those Cadets is a form of community service under youth activities and Americanism... That counted for a lot of points.. in V.F.W. Programs..
So it wasn’t just my own angrandizing.. I was doing it for..
The post Cmdr. That was before me.. maybe a couple .. got points toward their All State White hats.. ..
They helped the cadets and raised $$ for extracurricular activities like trips to the NASA museums.. The AF only paid for part of the trips.. that’s all part of donations for community. Service..
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Lt Col Charlie Brown
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Glad they found them alive. Definitely need an NCO or two to follow.
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SGT Photographer/Owner
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Yes mam
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SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
SGT David A. 'Cowboy' Groth
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That's part of an NCOs' job, to keep them herded together.
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CPT Training Officer (En/Mp/Cm), G 37, Individual Training Division
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It wasn’t weird that they got lost in that jungle land nav course. The amount of time they were lost is what’s strange.
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