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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.

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.

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.

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

 

 


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