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What are the fundamentals of security? (MOPP-P)


Maintain threat contactOrient on the force or facility to be securedProvide early and accurate warningProvide reaction time and maneuvering spacePerform continuous recon


What is the criteria for selecting an Attack by Fire/ Support by Fire/ Battle Position? (NORMA)


Nature of the targetObstaclesRange to targetMultiple firing positions/lanesArea to maneuver


What is the selection criteria for a firing position?


ConcealmentAltitude of targetRangeBackgroundSun or full moonManeuver areaShadowsRotor washFields of fire


What must be considered when conducting a VMC approach to a confined area? (SS-BATT)


Size of landing areaSuitabilityBarriersApproach directionTouchdown pointTakeoff direction


What must be considered when conducting a terrain flight approach? (T-SLOW)


Tactical situationSize and suitabilityLong axis of areaObstaclesWind direction


What are the key tasks for aerial observation? (DILR)


DetectionIdentificationLocationReport


What factors can effect aerial observation? (WAATCH)


WeatherAltitudeAirspeedTerrainCuesHuman


What are 7 visual cues that can indicate enemy activity? (MCLOSSTT)


MovementColorLightObvious sightingsSmoke and dustShapes and shadowsTextureTerrain


Describe actions on contact. (DCR/DCR)


Deploy to coverContinue to observeReportDevelop the situationChoose a course of actionReport COA to commander


What must be considered when selecting a holding area? (A-SOCK)


Avenues of approach and departureSecurityObstacles within holding areaCover and concealmentKey terrain


What are the 4 categories of hazards to terrain flight?


Physical (natural or man-made)MeteorologicalHumanOther (maintenance)


What are the six types of wires?


PowerlinesCommo wiresBooby-trapsGuy wiresFencingTow wires


What are the fundamentals of reconnaissance?(GORRDEE)


Gain and maintain enemy contactOrient on the objectiveReport information rapidly and accuratelyRetain freedom of movementDevelop the situation rapidlyEnsure maximum recon forces forwardEnsure continuous recon


What are the technical characteristics of an LZ/PZ that must be considered? (LONGLASSV)


Landing formationObstaclesNumber of aircraftGround slope of landing areaLoad suitabilityApproach or departure directionSize of landing zoneSurface conditionVulnerability


What are the meteorological considerations when doing reconnaissance for an LZ/PZ?


CeilingVisibilityWindsDensity altitude


What are the tactical considerations for a landing zone / pick-up zone?


MissionSecurityLocation


What 4 elements make up an attack briefing? (TPMR)


Technique (running fire, diving fire, or hovering fire)PatternMunitionsRange for engagement


What are the 9 steps to terrain flight mission planning?


Analyze the mission using METT-TCAnalyze the map and photo reconSelect the mode of terrain flight for each legSelect primary and alternate routesDetermine the time, distance, heading, and altitude for each legDetermine the fuel required + 25lbsGet weather briefDo a risk assessmentConduct a crew briefing