81st HBCT Essay

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81ST HBCT OPERATION ORDER 08-03 (ANNUAL TRAINING 2008) References: a. 81st HBCT OPORD 08-01, DTG 211400NOV07. b. 81st HBCT Training Years 2008 and 2009 Command Training Guidance (CTG) (Change 1), dtd 1 August 2007. c. First Army Commander’s Training Tool v3.02.3. d. STP-21-1 (Warrior Skills Level 1) dtd 14 December 2007. e. Yakima Training Center Special, Interim 2000-2001. Time Zone Used Throughout the Order: UNIFORM (U). Task Organization: See Annex A (Task Organization for AT08). 1. SITUATION. a. Enemy Forces. NA. b. Friendly Forces. (1) First Army Mission. First Army supports Reserve Component (RC) Pre-Mobilization training, performs 180-Day Training Readiness Assessments, and conducts Post-Mobilization operations in…show more content…
TBP. (4) WAARNG Commander’s Intent. TBP. c. General. The 81st HBCT will conduct Annual Training (AT) in July and August 2008 IOT complete required Pre-Mobilization tasks. The emphasis will be on IWQ, CSWQ, Gun Truck Skills Test (GTST), Combat Live Saver (CLS) courses, and tasks at the individual and squad level. The HBCT will also conduct four (4) New Equipment Training (NET) events which include the DTSS-L, BCS3, SA (fielding), ISYSCON, and SKL. Due to the availability and capacity of the NET teams, the HBCT has very little flexibility in when or how it can conduct NETs, in addition to accomplishing crew/squad/section training. d. Environment. (1) Weather. The weather at YTC is primarily influenced by the region’s topography. The main regional relief feature is the Cascade Mountain Range and local variations significantly affect the area. In general, this valley has a dry and mild climate. Summers are dry and tend to be hot. Winters are cool, with occasional light snowfall. Maximum precipitation is in late fall and early winter. However, due to the Cascades, total precipitation quantities are small. Summers are sunny with clear skies 80-85% of the time. Winds are generally light, with speeds averaging less than 10 knots. Wind speeds of over 40 knots are only recorded about three times a year. A peak gust of 48 knots has been recorded at Yakima Municipal Airport. However, gusts up to 70 knots have been recorded at higher elevations in the Yakima area. Prevailing wind direction is from the West in the winter and from the West-Northwest during the
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