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redleg
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 8:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here is the ROD Army's Basic Soldier Skills list. Every soldier will perform all Skill Level 1 tasks at a minimum. Some tasks from Skill Levels 2 and 3 will be performed as well. Some soldiers will even be able to complete the requirements or the coveted ROD Expert Warrior Badge!

Skill Level 1 (Basic 20)
Shoot
• Qualify with assigned weapon (M-4, M-16)
• Correct malfunction with assigned weapon
• Engage targets with a night vision device
• Engage targets with a crew-served weapon (M60, M240B)
• Correct malfunction with a crew served weapon
• Employ mines and hand grenades

Move
• Determine location on the ground
• Navigate from one point to another
• Operate a tactical vehicle

Communicate
• Provide a Situation Report
• Operate a tactical radio

Field Craft
• Control access to a military installation
• React to direct fire
• React to indirect fire
• React to NBC attack
• Decontaminate yourself and your equipment
• Evaluate a casualty
• Perform first aid
• Practice individual preventive medicine
• Construct a fighting position



Skill Level 2 (Intermediate)
Shoot
• Engage targets with a sidearm
• Engage targets with a grenade launcher (M-203, Mk-19)
• Engage targets with a man-portable anti-tank weapon (AT-4, M-47)

Move
• Conduct a dismounted tactical road march

Communicate
• Send a call for fire on the radio
• Send a 9-Line MEDEVAC request on the radio
• Communicate with Signal Operating Instructions (SOI)

Field Craft
• Handle enemy prisoners of war
• Establish an observation post
• Engage in hand-to-hand combat



Skill Level 3 (Advanced)
Shoot
• Engage targets with primary weapon in an urban environment (Shoot House)
• Engage targets with a sniper rifle
• Engage targets with a TOW missile or recoilless rifle

Move
• Conduct a water crossing (Poncho Raft)
• Conduct a vertical movement (Rappel and Fast Rope)

Communicate
• Communicate with a digital message device
• Call for and direct close air support using a radio

Field Craft
• Establish a patrol base
• Organize and lead a combat patrol (Squad Movement to Contact)
• Engage in combat with a bayonet
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 12:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Canadian military has sent in a battalion of the Queens own rifles to the Grunt week in mahishmati, lead by Major James Windsor.

(Picture will follow once I get home from work).
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 5:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

We’re glad that both Canada and Mahishmati can join us for Grunt Week next week. While every infantryman in the ROD will be participating in the event, this thread will only focus on the event in Mahishmati. There are 4 battalions of troops participating here, so the commandant of the infantry school, COL Eaton, has formed the 1st Provisional Grunt Brigade. He is commanding the brigade himself. All 4 battalions will be participating in the event. Over 100 NCOs are serving as Observer Controllers for the week (directing the training battalions) and they have the final word in all events. About 200 troops from the ROD 2nd Armored Brigade (5th Tank, 11th Tank, and brigade engineer company) will serve as an opposing force.

Canadian troops from the Queens Own Rifles can fly into Hatyaara Air Force Base, adjacent to the Multi Purpose Range Complex. A secondary runway with 5 large maintenance hangars will be the starting point for Grunt Week. Please ensure that all personnel are present in the assigned hangar no later than 0100 hours local time on Monday June 17th. The event will begin promptly at 0600.

Hangar Assignments
Hangar 1: 3rd Battalion, Royal Mahishmati Infantry
Hangar 2: Canadian Queens Own Rifles
Hangar 3: ROD 7th Infantry Battalion
Hangar 4: ROD Almost Infantry Battalion (BRT, scout & mortar platoons from 5 and 11 tank)
Hangar 5: Dining Facility

Please ensure that all troops report with fatigues and soft cap. They will need their rifle with blank adapter and bayonet, body armor and helmet, load bearing equipment and rucksack. They will also need a poncho and shower shoes. The ROD will provide food, water, toilet paper, 5.56mm loose and belted ammo, 7.62mm belted ammo, blanks, pyro, maps, and SOI/CEOI.


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PostPosted: Fri Jun 14, 2019 9:27 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Battalion from the Queens Own Rifles has boarded there transport and left CFB Toronto bound for Hatyaara Air Force Base.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Queens Own Rifles has reached the Hatyaara Air Force Base, and will be setting up camp at Hanger 2.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 5:24 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

[b]Sunday June 16, 1600 Hours[/b]
COL Eaton, the Grunt Brigade commander summons the battalion and company commanders to his command post, which is a card table on the concrete tarmac out in front of the maintenance hangars that now house troops from the ROD, Mahishmati, and Canada.

“Good evening, gents” he begins. “I’m going to keep this short because it’s getting late. It is very important that everyone understand the Grunt Week concept when we kick off – everyone from the battalion commanders on down to the lowest ranking private”. He scans the faces of the commanders around him and he receives positive nods in return. “We are all participants – every man in this brigade will complete the training, regardless of rank or position. This training is going to be physically and mentally tough, and it’s tough by design. War is tough. War is brutal. We will be pushed to our breaking point and beyond. There will be injuries, there will be mistakes, and there will be failures this week. That’s OK – the point is to know what it feels like to suffer and still press on. To be hungry and tired and still find the fortitude to continue the mission.

Some events are force-on-force engagements. Other events are training. Some will be events that you are familiar with and seem a matter of routine. Regardless of the event, the instructors and OCs are running the show. They will all be wearing desert camouflage uniforms so you can’t miss them. They speak with my authority, so any directions that they give you or your men are to be followed without regard to rank. Does everyone understand”? Again, COL Eaton surveys the faces of the men around him, finding acknowledgement from all commanders.

“Good! Now go make sure your boys are fed. They will have some time to relax tonight, maybe even head into town if they want. We will have first formation at 0600 tomorrow morning and then a hearty breakfast to prepare for the day’s training. Dismissed”.
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PostPosted: Sun Jun 16, 2019 9:07 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

inside Hanger 2, Queens Own rifles

(Canadian Infantryman #1): " hey what events do you guys think the ROD will put us through?"

(Canadian Infantryman #2): "I don't know, but something tells me its going to be a painful week."

(Canadian Sergeant): "Oh crap what do we got ourselves into."
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 6:19 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monday June 17, 0300 Hours
The explosions were ripping through the hangar and men were screaming. This must be some kind of attack on the men of the ROD 7th Infantry Battalion. It was only after several long, panic-filled seconds that everything came into focus for the sleeping troops and they realized that the screaming was coming from desert camo-clad soldiers who were walking through the hangar shouting obscenities at the surprised infantrymen.

“Let’s go, Bit**es! Rise and shine!” One OC was shouting. He was probably the one who had thrown the flash-bang grenade into the back of the hangar. “Where are your fu**ing boots, soldier? You having a damn yard sale over here??? Pack your sh** and move!!!”

The men were moving frantically, dressing and packing their equipment into rucksacks. In the Canadian, Mahishmati, and almost-infantry hangars similar scenes were unfolding with foul-mouthed men in desert uniforms berating the infantrymen. “Formation in 5 minutes, Bit**es!”

In a remarkably short amount of time, all 4 battalions formed up in front of the hangars. COL Eaton addressed the troops with a loudspeaker.

“Good morning, Grunts! Welcome to Grunt Week! Were you expecting to sleep until 0600 this morning? Well too fu**ing bad! You’re grunts! You better get used to being sh** on! Get used to being cold, tired, and hungry! This is a nasty, bloody business that you are in!

“War Eagles” the colonel shouts, addressing the ROD 7th Infantry. The men in the 7th Infantry’s formation shout war cries back at him. “When next you go to war, are you going quit? Are you going to complain about the dirt and the sh**ty food and the enemy not playing by the rules?” The men of the 7th Infantry respond angrily and loudly. “No? Are you going to fight? Are you going to push yourself and your brothers? Are you going to make the fu**ing grass grow?” The 7th Infantry responds with even louder and more enthusiastic shouting.

The Colonel addresses the Canadian and Mahishmati battalions in a similar fashion, then finally addresses the ROD almost infantry battalion while the troops in formation shout and cheer. The Colonel then closes with some simple instructions.

“Let’s get this show on the road then! All battalions will conduct a tactical road march to the MPRC – approximately 8 miles away. ROD 7th Infantry, you will follow the HMMWV with the blue chemlights to the range for basic rifle marksmanship. Queens Own Rifles, you will follow the HMMWV with the green chemlights to the gas chamber for NBC training. Mahishmati, you are following the HMMWV with yellow chemlights to the LZ for common skills training. And finally ROD almost grunts, you bit**es are following the HMMWV with white chemights down to the lake. We’re stepping off in 5 minutes!”
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:06 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Queens own rifles made there way to the NBC training area.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 7:39 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ginger from an Island working for WKRP reports, “Damn, you guys are tough. You woke us 15 minutes ago to get the story. I need my beauty sleep. I think I will leave. This is Ginger from WKRP signing off to get rest. Good night.”
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 10:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Oueens own rifles has reached the NBC training area to practice a Gas Attack.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 11:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Monday June 17, 1200 Hours
The Queen’s Own Rifles get some quality training this morning. Upon arrival at the NBC training site, instructors review NBC basics like how to react to nuclear, biological, or chemical attack. All personnel don their full chemical protective suit and file into the gas chamber by squads. Each man must remove his protective mask and attempt to sing the Canadian National Anthem in the CS gas and then, when he can feels like he is going to die, he steps briskly from the building, waving his arms while snot hangs down to his knees and his friends have a good laugh at him.

Next is decontamination procedures and how to operate a chemical alarm. Practice how to perform first aid in an NBC environment and how to take a dump with full protective suit. A truck carrying MREs arrives. It also has radios and SOI – each squad signs for a SINCGARS radio and a paper SOI. NBC training continue with sending NBC reports via radio with pro-mask. One more time in the gas chamber for everyone and then instructions arrive over the radio. The Queen’s Own Rifles begin the 2.5 mile march to the bayonet assault course.

Over at the small arms and machine gun ranges, ROD 7th Infantry is blasting away, firing M4s, M16s, M249s, M240s, and a variety of pistols. Each man is rotating through the ranges to include 300 meter qualification range, pop up range, and familiarization ranges. The War Eagles will remain at the range firing all day and all night.

The ROD Almost Infantry Battalion began he day at the lake, conducting water survival training, building poncho rafts, crossing water obstacles, and soaring off of the rappel tower. This afternoon they begin land navigation.

The brave sons of Mahishmati spent the morning conducting common skills training. Basic soldiering skills to include first aid, using a radio, sending reports, and a little combatives training because some of them were not paying attention. This afternoon they are heading to the obstacle course.

Below is a photo of the ROD 7th Infantry Battalion road marching to the range complex.

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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 1:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Queens own Rifles marched towards the bayonet course, but most where shaken and horrified by the NBC training.

The common tactic with the Bayonet in the Canadian army is to charge headlong into the enemy infantry formation and start stabbing the enemy's infantry.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 3:14 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You were horrified? Does the New Canadian Army not conduct gas chamber training? You all are missing out on some good times! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5lrFAttMoGs

We won't be discussing the Canadian bayonet doctrine this week - instead we're teaching you how to kill someone with a bayonet. And beyond that, we are teaching you how to embrace lethality and make it pat of your identity as an infantryman. For the bayonet assault course you are doing bayonet drills - swinging that bad boy until you can't move your arms, and then you go through the course itself. We are teaching you the 4 bayonet attack moves: butt stroke, thrust, slash, and smash.

You'll be climbing over walls, crawling under wire and through steel tubes, and negotiating ditches - all with a razor sharp bayonet attached to the end of your rifle. And you'll use that bayonet to butt stroke, thrust, slash, and smash old tires and sandbags throughout the course.
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PostPosted: Mon Jun 17, 2019 5:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The Canadian Army does Train there troops to use Gas Masks in the event of a Chemical attack, but we would never deliberately expose our recruits to gas as part of there training that would be downright detrimental, thats hardly considered a good time.

bayonet training
Meanwhile at the training course, the Queens Own Rifles starts to charge straight into the first set of sandbags ramming there bayonets into them before knocking it over with the butt stroke, at the climbing wall they start to pile up as groups of Canadian soldiers start to climbing up the wall some fell down to the ground and nearly skewered on there own bayonets, at the tires they began to start stabbing wildly at the old tires, at the steel tubes some groups of soldiers got stuck trying to crawl into the pipe, they got through the wires and ditches no problem, at the end of the course the men where tired and exhausted, some vomited from the previous Gas chamber training.
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