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071-331-0815 (SL1) - Practice Noise, Light, and Litter Discipline

Standards: Ensured that noise was kept at a minimum; no light was visible to the enemy; the area was free of litter and other evidence of the unit's presence.

Conditions: You are a member of an element conducting a tactical mission.

Standards: Ensured that noise was kept at a minimum; no light was visible to the enemy; the area was free of litter and other evidence of the unit's presence.

 

Performance Steps

1.   Comply with noise discipline.

a. Avoid all unnecessary vehicular and foot movement.

b. Secure (with tape or other materials) metal parts (for example, weapon slings, canteen cups, identification tags) to prevent them from making noise during movement.

c. Do not restrict moving parts of weapons if doing so prevents their operation.

d. Talk only to conduct or explain operations.

e. Use radios only when necessary, keeping the volume low so only you can hear it.

2.   Comply with light discipline.

a. Do not smoke except when concealed from enemy view.

Note. Smoking at night should be restricted, as the enemy can see and smell the smoke.

b. Conceal flashlights and other light sources so the light is filtered (for example, under a poncho).

c. Cover anything that reflects light (for example, metal surfaces, vehicles, glass).

d. Use all available natural concealment.

e. Camouflage all vehicles and equipment.

3.   Comply with litter discipline.

a. Take all litter (empty food containers, empty ammunition cans or boxes, old camouflage) to established collection points.

b. Carry all litter with you until you can dispose of it without leaving any trace.

Evaluation Preparation: 

Setup: Schedule this exercise in conjunction with field maneuvers or field exercises or use defensive positions. 

Performance Measures

GO

NO GO

1.   Complied with noise discipline.

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a. Avoided all unnecessary vehicular and foot movement.

 

 

b. Secured metal parts, preventing them from making noise during movement.

 

 

c. Did not restrict moving parts of secured weapons, preventing operation.

 

 

d. Talked only to conduct or explain operations.

 

 

e. Used radios only when necessary, kept the volume low so only you could hear it.

 

 

2.   Complied with light discipline.

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a. Smoked only when concealed from enemy view.

 

 

b. Concealed flashlights and other light sources so the light was filtered.

 

 

c. Covered anything that reflected light.

 

 

d. Used all available natural concealment.

 

 

e. Camouflaged all vehicles and equipment.

 

 

3.   Complied with litter discipline.

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a. Took all litter to established collection points.

 

 

b. Carried all litter until it could be disposed of without leaving any trace.

 

 

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

 

 

 

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FM 7-8