The unit participated in Land Search-and-Rescue training this past week with classroom study 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 and deployments.
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 the area to comb more thoroughly for evidence (anything that does not belong in the environment in which they are searching). In this scenario 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 identify different points on their maps that they can recognize. They shoot an azimuth to those points and draw lines from those locations to determine their own general location.