Infantry Drills

6-32: Running Password

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6-32. Signal operating instructions also may designate a running password. This code word alerts a unit that friendly are approaching in a less than organized manner and possibly under pressure. The number of friendly approaching follows the running password. For example, if the running password is “eagle,” and seven friendly are approaching, they would say “eagle seven.”

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