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FM 6-40 Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures for Field Artillery Manual Cannon Gunnery Including Change 1

This FM explains all aspects of the cannon gunnery problem and presents a practical application of the science of ballistics. It includes step-by-step instructions for manually solving the gunnery problem and applies to units organized under tables of organization and equipment (TOE) of the L series. The material concerns nonnuclear solutions to the gunnery problem. This publication is a guide for field artillery officers (commanders and fire direction officers [FDOs]), FA NCOs, and enlisted personnel Read more

FM 3-61 Public Affairs Operations

FM 3-61 focuses on public affairs as a command responsibility and describes public affairs roles, missions, capabilities, and organizations in operational, home station, and garrison environments. It provides principles for public affairs employment and public affairs support to unified land operations. Public affairs operations are a component of the mission command warfighting function and support the commander’s task to inform internal and external publics. NOTES: Some references listed in Read more

FM 3-50 Army Personnel Recovery

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FM 3-50 is the Army’s doctrinal publication for personnel recovery. It presents doctrinal guidance and direction for Army personnel recovery operations and is the foundation for developing tactics and techniques, handbooks, and unit SOPs. It provides operational direction for commanders, staffs, and trainers at all echelons, from company to theater army. This doctrine helps ensure all echelons of the Army organize, train, and equip to conduct personnel recovery and prevent isolating events. NOTES: Read more

FM 7-22 Army Physical Readiness Training

Soldier physical readiness is acquired through the challenge of a precise, progressive, and integrated physical training program. A well-conceived plan of military physical readiness training must be an integral part of every unit training program. This training circular prescribes doctrine for the execution of the Army Physical Readiness Training System. NOTES: Some references listed in this doc might have been superseded and/or updated and should be checked for accuracy, which can be easily Read more

FM 3-36 Electronic Warfare in Operations

FM 3-36 provides Army doctrine for electronic warfare (EW) planning, preparation, execution, and assessment in support of unified land operations. Users of it must be familiar with unified land operations doctrine established in ADP 3-0, the operations process established in ADP 5-0, and EW doctrine described in ATP 3-13.10. The principle audience for it is Army commanders and staffs at all echelons. Commanders, staffs, and subordinates ensure their decisions and actions comply with applicable U.S., Read more

FM 3-35.1 Army Prepositioned Operations

This manual establishes the doctrinal framework for the Army prepositioned stocks (APS) program. It describes the missions, duties, and responsibilities of all parties involved in moving APS to an operational area and handing it off to designated Army units. APS make Army equipment available to early deploying units to support full spectrum operations occurring throughout the world while reducing the requirement for strategic lift. These prepositioned sets of equipment are essential to our National Read more

FM 3-23.30 Grenades and Pyrotechnic Signals – Historical Copy superseded by TC 3-23.30 Grenades and Pyrotechnic Signals

This manual is to orient Soldiers to the functions and descriptions of hand grenades and pyrotechnic signals. It also provides a guide for the proper handling and throwing of hand grenades and pyrotechnic signals, suggests methods and techniques for the tactical employment of hand grenades and pyrotechnic signals, and provides a guide for leaders conducting hand grenade and pyrotechnic signal training. NOTE: FM 3-23.30 was superseded by TC 3-23.30 Download  FM 3-23.30 Grenades and Pyrotechnic Read more

FM 3-34.5 Environmental Considerations

This FM establishes and explains the principles of environmental support in full spectrum operations and the ways in which US Army commanders develop and implement command environmental programs. It provides guidance on integrating environmental considerations into the conduct of operations. It defines environmental considerations and provides guidance on their integration into the operations process. It also provides guidance on the development of command environmental programs and SOPs to support Read more

FM 3-34.480 Engineer Prime Power Operations – Historical Copy superseded by TM 3-34.45 Engineer Prime Power Operations

This FM provides a doctrinal basis for planning and employing engineer prime power assets in the operational environment. It describes the responsibilities, relationships, capabilities, constraints, planning considerations, and logistical requirements associated with engineer prime power operations. The fundamental purpose of it is to integrate engineer prime power operations into the Army strategic and operational missions and support to joint operations. The primary audiences for it are engineer Read more

FM 3-34.400 General Engineering

This FM focuses on engineer command and control, planning, establishment of LOC, and sustainment operations as they pertain to general engineering (GE). It has applications for engineer leaders and planners at all levels and in all types of engineer units (see FM 3-34 for the unit types and descriptions) that may be conducting GE tasks. While selected GE tasks may be performed by combat engineer units, they are typically performed by GE units (to include the United States Army Corps of Engineers, Read more

FM 3-34.280 Engineer Diving Operations – Historical Copy superseded by TM 3-34.83 Engineer Diving Operations

This FM provides the doctrinal basis and the responsibilities, relationships, procedures, capabilities, constraints, and planning considerations for the conduct of engineer underwater operations throughout an area of operations. Its primary purpose is to integrate engineer underwater operations into the overall sustainment and mobility engineering structure. The doctrine presented is applicable for joint interagency and multinational environments in the full spectrum of operations. NOTE: TM 3-34.83 Read more

FM 3-34.22 Engineer Operations – Brigade Combat Team and Below

This manual provides engineer doctrine for operating at the BCT and below and within the framework of full spectrum operations. It describes engineer operations integrated through the warfighting functions in a combined arms application of combat power. It, than other Engineer related FMs, provides in greater detail for commanders and staff at brigade echelons and below, information to ensure synchronization of engineer capabilities throughout operations and across the spectrum of conflict and applied Read more