The Unit participated in Land Search and Rescue Training this past week with both classroom and field application. The men practiced working as teams to cover a designated area in search of different objects. This training will be applied later on in Basic Training as well as in future ALERT Training.
The Men prepare to do a Tight Grid Search.
The Men practicing a Loose Grid Search
Once a quick passing Search has been completed the men go back through to comb the area more thoroughly looking for evidence (i.e anything that does not belong in the environment in which they are searching) In this case they are looking for bullet casings.
The Men had more classwork on Land Navigation. They learned and practiced how to use the process of Triangulation on the map to find their approximate location.
The men find to different points on their maps that they can recognize. They shoot an azimuth to those points, take the back azimuth of those points and drawing lines from those locations one can determine one’s general location.