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071-326-0511 (SL1) - React to Flares

Standards: Reacted to a ground or an overhead flare without being seen by the enemy or losing night vision.

Conditions: Given a tactical situation at night, upon hearing a flare rising or when suddenly illuminated by a ground or overhead flare.

Standards: Reacted to a ground or an overhead flare without being seen by the enemy or losing night vision.

Performance Steps

1.   Respond to ground flares.

a. Move out of the illuminated area.

b. Reorient yourself when alone or in a group by SOP, or as instructed.

c. Continue the mission.

2.   Respond to an overhead flare with warning (for example, the sound of a rising flare).

a. Assume the prone position (behind concealment when available) before the flare bursts.

b. Protect your night vision by closing one eye and observing with the other.

c. Use your night vision eye to reorient yourself or rejoin your group when the flare burns out.

d. Continue the mission.

3.   Respond to an overhead flare without warning.

a. Assume the prone position behind concealment (when available) until the flare burns out.

b. Protect your night vision by closing one eye and observing with the other.

c. Crouch low until the flare burns out when crossing wire obstacles where the prone position is not possible.

d. Use your night vision eye to reorient yourself or rejoin your group when the flare burns out.

e. Continue the mission.

Evaluation Preparation:  Setup: Have ground flares set so that you can ignite them. Have hand-held flares to use to simulate the overhead flares.

Brief Soldier: Tell the soldier that he is to react to the flares as they appear. After grading the soldier on the ground flare and the overhead flare with warning, tell him that the next flare should be acted on only after the flare has burst (simulate "without warning").

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Responded to a ground flare.

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a. Moved out of the illuminated area.

 

 

b. Reoriented alone or in a group.

 

 

c. Continued the mission.

 

 

2.   Responded to an overhead flare with warning.

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a. Assumed the prone position before the flare burst.

 

 

b. Protected night vision by closing one eye and observing with the other eye.

 

 

c. Reoriented or rejoined group when the flare burned out.

 

 

d. Continued the mission.

 

 

3.   Responded to an overhead flare without warning.

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a. Assumed the prone position until the flare burned out.

 

 

b. Protected night vision by closing one eye and observing with the other eye.

 

 

c. Crouched low until the flare burned out when crossing wire obstacles when the prone position was not possible.

 

 

d. Used night vision eye to reorient or rejoin group when the flare burned out.

 

 

e. Continued the mission.

 

 

Evaluation Guidance:  Score the soldier GO if all performance measures are passed. Score the soldier NO GO if any performance measure is failed. If the soldier scores NO GO, show him what was done wrong and how to do it correctly.

References

 

Required

Related

 

FM 21-75