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Subject: Fragmented Fighting Facts Part III
newjarheaddean    1/21/2011 8:01:22 PM
AHOY, Well no time like the present, besides I realize Marines and others are on patrols and well be on many more soon. And IMO this is how the old bookthumping Taliban are conducting themselves. So learning your enemies ways can only help. Preparations and conduct of patrols 1) Check your perimeter; This is around area, buildings, camp, room or vehicle, before leaving or exiting. You’re looking for enemy in waiting or signs of activity past or present. With sub terrain entries point man inters and waits just inside for 10 minutes to check air. Should remain farther ahead during patrols too. Debark subs in pairs in case buddy breathing is necessary due to malfunction of equipment, and pair up any time operating in water. Patrols should never leave base from an out post especially under snow conditions. Least they leave tracks back to post. A number of patrols may be deployed to 'screen' a large area, for instance with armored formations in desert theatres or infantry in MOUT. Maneuvering units can use sounds of battle and guns for guidance i.e. as means of staying within range of objective. DOG TRACKING TEAMS; Dog is trained not to bark. The dog can be used to locate sentries or determine the extent of emplacements and may assist in positioning troops for an ambush, without being detected by enemy. A great many insurgents wounded in ambushes get away. The tracker group should not form part of the ambush party, but should stand by at RP ready to move when the ambush has been sprung. While small and lightly armed, they increase the area a security unit can search. When looking for sniper teams, trolling along roads or intersections is a favorite tactic of tracking teams. Trackers also use wood line sweeps and area searches. Since wood line sweeps tend to be less specific, trackers perform them faster. A wood line sweep if the wind is blowing through the woods and out of the wood line, trackers move 50 to 100 meters inside a wooded area. Wind direction determines whether the sweep will be parallel to the edge, as well as outside or 50 to 100 meters inside the wood line. If the search is started up wind of your position, searches well move away from you. The best position for the dog team is directly in front of the patrol/stick i.e. search team. The stick can track visually from the flanks, and the dog and handler well guide. If the stick loses the signs, then the dog can take over. An area search is used when a search location is specific such as a small wooded area or block of houses. The search area is cordoned off, if possible, and the dog/handler teams are brought on line, about 25 to 150 meters apart, depending on terrain and visibility. The handler hides behind cover with the dog. He searches for movement and then sends the dog out in a straight line. The handler may control the dog with whistles, gestures or voice commands that maybe transmitted to speaker on dog’s collar. He remains undercover, directing the dog in a search pattern. Usually, when the dog has moved about 50 to 75 meters, the handler calls the dog back. The handier then moves slowly forward and always from covered position to covered position. The search line moves forward with each dog dashing back and forth in assigned sectors. Fight or flight? Eliminating or injuring the dog or handler only confirms that there is a hostile in the area. One dog can be dealt with relatively easy with a knife or large club. Dogs are quick and will try to strike the throat, groin or limbs. The sniper must keep low and strike upward using the wrist, never overhand. (lie down with your arms bear hugging your own neck). If alone and faced with two or more dogs, avoid this situation. Dogs are so reliable that if the dog does not return immediately, the handler knows something is wrong. The handlers rely on radios and often do not have visual contact with each other. So the sniper team may have the opportunity to eliminate the handler and to escape the search net. The best time is as the dog is recalled. If a handler is eliminated after he has released the dog, but before he has recalled it, the dog continues to randomly search out and away from the handler for several minutes. The dog may return to another handler or to his former handler's last position. This creates a gap from 25 to 150 meters wide in the search pattern. The eliminated handler will probably be quickly missed from the radio net. Response times by other searchers tends to be fast. Climatic factors favorable to scenting conditions: Air and ground temperatures approximately the same. Dull, damp weather. A dog can track faster than a man, and it can track at night. The dogs will track well at night, in the early mornings and late evenings. Under the most favorable conditions, it will be quite feasible to follow tracks up to 24 hours old. Some dogs can (depending on weather and wind) sense the target two hundred meters away. The dog will normally follow the freshest trac
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newjarheaddean    heraldabc   2/11/2011 11:16:40 AM



I recently found a member with the call sign (heraldabc) posting the fallowing about me.



NJH is flying under false colors and he is not completely rational. Heorot and I agree on few things, but we both agree on this, that Newjarheadean has his lid screwed on so tight, that's its misthreaded.



First of all heraldabc the initials for my call sign would be NJD as in Dean i.e. teaching the Corp the old John Wayne ways, that IMO are being used by the Taliban and others to fight this Buck Rogers little army gang, aka the U.S. Marine corps. I can say that because I am a U.S. Marine. And like the old joke I?m much more dangerous because unlike an active duty Marine I have no one telling me what to do any more LOL. I was born as they say or earned my title back in 1982 at MCRD San Diego Ca.


I also noticed you used the capital (N) and single (D) spelling too.


I don?t bother researching everything about other members or trying to find every little fault to point out, like it appears you do. And you must be just talking out your stern, when it comes to me, due to the fact if you had read anything on my blog you would know I?m not holding back on anything, except my name.




I well say this about my blog, there is a list of my post that shows how many times the post has been read, and some of the best according to me do not show that they have been read. Maybe my blog is being filtered like I have been suggesting.


So let me suggest something to you and all members here, that may have recently found common ground based on your little ?official revealed facts? world being shattered by me. And that is that you can?t find anyone else on the entire so called wild, wild, west, internet that has provided the info I have, not even on the so called terrorist sites imo disinformation sites.


As for you I find it odd that someone who apparently knows so much about so many subjects never has mentioned (that I?ve read) serving in the armed forces yourself. It makes me wonder if your just good at Googleing up things. Maybe abc is used because you?re a small group of people.


I am for real, bub, and always tell the truth about myself and the world I see, even when it hurts. THERE IS NOTHING FALSE ABOUT ME. But go ahead and join the masses that have been trying to put me under for 27 years. And keep claiming you support the troops as you watch them load up in the armored volt to go on another Russian roulette parade. 


?I well bet my lucky star?



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newjarheaddean    notice   3/31/2011 1:03:24 PM


"I well bet my lucky star' IKYG

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newjarheaddean       4/6/2011 5:09:19 PM



Operations conducted in mountainous terrain may often require the crossing of swift flowing rivers or streams.

A dry crossing on fallen timber or logjams are preferable to attempting a wet crossing. Depending upon the time of year, the closer you are to the source, or headwaters, the better your chances are of finding a natural snow or ice bridge for crossing. If a dry crossing is unavailable, the following should be considered: the force of the flowing water is great and is most often underestimated. Levels change with freezing or melting conditions. The time of day can be an important factor. Although early morning is generally best because the water level is normally lower during this period, recent weather is a big factor; there may have been heavy rain in the last 8 hours which can turn steams into raging rivers. As glaciers, snow, or ice melt during the day, the rivers rise, reaching their maximum height between mid afternoon and late evening, depending on the distance from the source. Crossings, if made during the early morning, will also allow clothing to dry more quickly during the heat of the day. Normal locations of shallow water, upper course near saddles, just down stream form joining contributories, or in the deltas of single contributories especially at the widest, and thus shallowest, point of the river or stream. Sharp bends in the river should be avoided since the water is likely to be deep and have a strong current on the outside of the bend. Crossings will be easiest on a flat, sandy bottom. Large rocks and boulders provide poor footing and cause a great deal of turbulence in the water. Many mountain streams, especially those which are fed by glacier run-off, contain sections with numerous channels. A route through these braided sections is often easier than crossing one main channel. A drawback however is the greater distance to the far bank increasing exposure time however the sand and gravel bars between the channels can offer some cover or concealment.


Things to consider before crossing: Prepare men and equipment as far in advance as feasible. Final preparation should be completed in a secure perimeter on the near side just before crossing. All weak and non-swimmers should be identified so stronger swimmers may give assistance in crossing. Waterproof water-sensitive items. Wrap radios, binoculars, SOI, papers, maps and any extra clothing in (trash bags work well). These bags also provide additional buoyancy in case of a fall. Trousers are un-bloused and T-shirts and blouses are un-tucked i.e. pulled out of the trousers. This allows water to escape through the clothing. All pockets are buttoned. Depending on the circumstances of the crossing (for example, tactical situation, temperature of the air and water), the crossing can be made in minimal clothing so that dry clothing is available after the crossing. Boots should be worn to protect feet from rocks; however, socks and inner soles should be removed. Load-carrying equipment (LCE i.e. web gear) harness and load-bearing vest (LBV) are unbuckled and worn loosely the waist strap to packs are unbuckled so it can be jettisoned quickly. The rucksack should be worn well up on the back but not on top of the shoulders and snug enough so it does not flop around and cause you to lose your balance. Secure everything well within your pack. It is easier to find one large pack than to find several smaller items. Helmets are normally removed in slow moving streams with sandy or gravel bottoms. However, when crossing swift streams, especially those with large rocks the risk of head injury is high so the helmet is worn.


Whenever possible, and when the degree of experience permits, streams should be forded individually for a speedier crossing. Cross at a slight downstream angle so as not to fight the current. The individual should generally face upstream and slightly sideways, leaning slightly into the current to help maintain balance. At times, he may choose to face more sideways as this will reduce the surface area of the body against the current. The feet should be shuffled along the bottom rather than lifted, with the downstream foot normally in the lead. There is normally less chance of a slip when stepping off with the current as opposed to stepping off against the current, take short, deliberate steps. Lunging steps and crossing the feet result in a momentary loss of balance and greatly increase the chance of a slip. If an obstacle is encountered, the feet should be placed on the upstream side of it where the turbulence is less severe and the water normally shallower. To increase balance, a long ice ax, sturdy tree limb, is used to give the individual

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