Articles with a focus on Military.

Internal Ballistics

For Walkthrough Wednesday, we are continuing our discussion from the previous week on ballistics; specifically, we will be discussing internal ballistics.  Our reference for this is Appendix B, TC 3-22.9, Change 1 dated January 2017. To recap, there are three major types of ballistics: internal, external, and terminal. Today we


Trending Reports for use in improving unit averages

For Training Tuesday, We are going to address something that most units don’t even realize is an option for them to use. I’m talking about the trending report data available in the TRACR program on most ranges of Fort Bragg. The Trending Report is the computer taking the selected iterations


Forward Movement

  For Manual Monday, we are continuing our discussion on Movement. Specifically, we will be addressing forward movement according to doctrine. Our reference for this discussion is TC 3-22.9 Change 1, dated January 2017. As mentioned last week, there are four major categories of movement according to doctrine. Forward, Retrograde,


The Value of Competition

The lead Humvee was disabled immediately, so Capt. Goltry had his driver pull their vehicle perpendicular and in front of it to provide cover. Capt. Goltry spotted a shooter to his right, opened his door, and returned fire. He received two gun shot wounds to his left leg but continued


Ballistics terminology

While entering a heavily wooded section on the route of advance, Staff Sergeant Conde-Falcon and his company encountered an extensive enemy bunker complex, later identified as a battalion command post... he maneuvered toward the enemy's flank position. Carrying a machinegun, he single-handedly assaulted the nearest fortification, killing the enemy inside


Movement as a part of the shot process, part 1

  “Though he was in a similarly desperate situation on the south side of the roof, the idea of leaping off a four-story building never occurred to Corriveau. Instead, as he bounded back and forth across the building’s edge, alternately firing into the northern stairwell door and taking cover from whatever return


The Safety Brief

For Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures Thursday, we are going to be discussing something that is basic but needs standardizing for every time we go to the range: The Safety Brief. Every day at the Enduring Range, a safety brief is given to the Paratroopers in attendance for Zero and Qualification.


Why We Fight

" War is not violence and killing, pure and simple; war is controlled violence, for a purpose." -Robert Heinlein, Starship Troopers We are continuing our discussion on why we need to train our Paratroopers more efficiently.  Last week we discussed how little space it takes on the calendar, so how do


Introduction to Ballistics

  ‘There were over thirty of them in continuous action, and all I could do was touch the Germans off just as fast as I could. I was sharpshooting. I don't think I missed a shot. It was no time to miss.’ -Alvin C. York’s account of October 8, 1918 For


Transitions from Primary to Secondary Weapon

  For Manual Monday, we are continuing our discussion on Control. Specifically, we will continue our discussion on malfunctions by discussing when to transition from a Primary weapon to secondary. Our reference for this discussion is TC 3-22.9 Change 1, dated January 2017, FM 3-23.35 dated June 2003, and FM