Infantry Drills

6-71: Pre and Post Departure Preparation Activities

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6-71. Patrol preparation activities prior to departure and after departure include:

  • Rehearsals.
  • Communication checks.
  • Patrol manifest.
  • Departure report.
  • Weapons status.
  • Exiting and entering a fixed base.
  • Security checks while on patrol.
  • Five and twenty five meter checks.

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