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Revitalize Your Unit’s Marksmanship Program by Focusing on Fundamentals, Empowering Junior Leaders

Infantry One Station Unit Training (OSUT) regularly produces companies of Infantrymen in which more than 80 percent of the formation scores sharpshooter or better during qualification. OSUT’s marksmanship strategy covers 18 periods of rifle marksmanship instruction, placing an emphasis on the four fundamentals of marksmanship, the five elements of a steady position, natural point of aim, and the integrated act of firing.

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Fundamentals, Adaptive Leadership, and Mission Command: Meeting the Challenge of Executing Missions in Deployed Environments While Maintaining Home-Station Readiness

The 3rd Cavalry Regiment (CR), a Stryker brigade combat team (SBCT), has deployed multiple times to Iraq and Afghanistan. However, not until its most recent deployment to Afghanistan (May 2016 to February 2017) did the regiment encounter several unique challenges, many of which now constitute a new “norm” for BCTs in the Army — deploying with less than half of its assigned force and being spread throughout an operational theater. The 3rd CR’s preparation for and execution of its mission offers pertinent lessons to other BCTs which may face a similar set of challenges in the future.

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Enhanced View Webhosting: A Tactically Responsible Imagery Intelligence Tool

Since the turn of the 21st century, satellite imagery has become increasingly available to the tactical user. Originally the product of highly classified photo-reconnaissance satellites, the advent of the commercial imagery industry combined with improved data distribution technologies has made imagery that was once only available to strategic customers a ready tool for companies and platoons. The Enhanced View (EV) WebHosting system offers a middle-of-the-road alternative to formal imagery collection through intelligence channels and informal collection at the Soldier level.

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Infantry in Action

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U.S. Army Rangers prepare for extraction from their objective during training at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., on 30 January 2014. (Photo by SPC Steven Hitchcock)

Infantry in Action

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Paratroopers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct an airfield seizure on 21 June 2013. (Photo by SGT Juan F. Jimenez)

Infantry in Action

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Paratroopers of the 2nd Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment conduct live-fire training on Fort Bragg, N.C., 9 September 2013. (Photo by SSG Jason Hull)

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Soldiers with the 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, take to the road during a joint platoon exercise at the Yakima Training Center, Wash., Sept. 16, 2013. Rising Thunder is a U.S. Army-hosted exercise designed to build interoperability between I Corps, the 7th Infantry Division and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force. (Photo by SGT Austan Owen)