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31 Cards in this Set

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Combat Skills
FM 21-75
What is concealment?
Protection from enemy observation (it may be neutral or artificial)
What is an observation post?
A fixed location from which the activities in a particular area are watched, providing early warning of enemy approach
What are the five "S's" concerning prisoners of war?
a. Search
b. Segregate
c. Silence
d. Safeguard
e. Speed
How many paragraphs are there in an Operation Order? What are they?
5; situation, mission, execution, service and support, command and signal
What are the precedents for sending a message?
a. Routine
b. Priority
c. Immediate
d. Flash
e. Flash override
What does the acronym "SOI" mean?
Signal Operating Instructions
What are the two manuals a soldier is responsible for knowing?
a. The Soldier's Manual of Common Tasks
b. The Soldier's Manual for MOS
What are the three basic rules of camoflauge?
a) Take advantage of all available natural concealment
b) Alter the form, shadow, texture, and color of objects
c) Camoflauge against air and ground detection
What is the purpose of a reconnaissance patrol and why is this patrol important?
The patrol provides the commander with timely, accurate information on enemy and terrain and is vital in making tactical decisions
Proper use of terrain can contribute to mission accomplishment. A good way to remember what to look for during terrain evaluation is to use the keyword "OCOKA". What does "OCOKA" stand for?
O: Observation and field of fire
C: Cover and concealment
O: Obstacles
K: Key terrain
A: Avenues of approach
What is a range card?
A rough sketch of the terrain around a weapon position.
What must the range card depict?
a. Sectors of fire
b. Prominent terrain features
c. Weapons symbols
d. Marginal data
e. Targets and range to them
f. Final Protective Line (FPL)
g. Principal direction of fire (PDF)
In a combat situation, if you are separated from a patrol or large unit, what becomes your mission?
To rejoin your unit
What is meant by the term "SERES"?
S: Survival
E: Evasion
R: Resistance
E: Escape
S: Security
What is the planning range of the SINCGARs radio?
a. Low range-300 m
b. Medium power-4 km
c. High power-8 km
d. PA-35 km
Describe the SC and FH setting on the SINCGARs radio.
a. SC: single channel (one frequency used)
b. FH: frequency hop (radio changes frequencies more than 100 times per
What colors are used in camoflauge?
a. Sand and light green for desert and dry areas
b. Loam and white for snow covered terrain
c. Loam and light green for vegetated areas
Where are the primary and secondary sectors of fire?
a. Primary: to the oblique of your position
b. Secondary: to the front
What do trenches provide?
Trenches provide a covered route between positions.
addition to walking, what are the other three methods of movement?
a. Low crawl
b. High crawl
c. Rush
Which method of movement is the fastest way to move from one position to another?
The rush
What are the considerations for camoflauge?
Movement, position, outlines and shadows, shine, shape, colors and dispersion
What are some things to look and listen for during enemy observation?
a. Sound
b. Dust or vehicle exhaust
c. Movement
d. Position
e. Outlines or shadows
f. Shine or glare
g. Contrasting colors
What three things should be considered when selecting a temporary fighting position?
a. Select one that allows good observation
b. One that provides good field of fire
c. One that provides cover and concealment
Reacting to flares at night, what should you do?
a. Close one eye
b. Assume the prone position
c. Move from illuminated area
d. Continue the mission
If the M72A LAW does not have the words "with coupler" on the data plate, what should you do?
Do not use it
How must you react to ground and aerial flares?
a. Ground flare: move quickly from lighted area because the enemy will fire in that direction (always keep one eye closed for night vision).

b. Aerial flare: before illumination, hit the ground preferably behind cover; during illumination, freeze if within trees or prominent terrain or crouch low if an opening while keeping one eye closed.
What are the five means of communication? Name one disadvantage to each
a. Radio: the least secure method
b. Visual: easily misunderstood, restricted during poor visibility, enemy may use similar signals to create confusion
c. Sound: easily misunderstood
d. Wire: subject to breakage, impractical for time, terrain, and weather
e. Messenger: message may be obsolete upon receipt; requires more time and is subject to enemy action
How would you report a soldier as captured if you witnessed an apparently alive soldier being taken into custody by enemy forces?
Report the soldier as MIA (missing or captured in action) on DA Form 1156
What does KIA and WIA stand for and what form is used to report each?
a. KIA: killed in action (DA Form 1156)
b. WIA: wounded in action (DA Form 1156)