(adherence to the schedule) (2-64)
The mission of a reconnaissance party is to obtain needed information. Therefore, the party does not engage in
combat unless it must fight to accomplish that mission, or in self-defense. Under most conditions, the party must
take special precautions to avoid combat.
To insure that it accomplishes its mission, a reconnaissance party avoids ______________ unless absolutely
(work estimate; 1711-R) (2-88)
FRAME 2-89. INFORMATION FRAME.
You will recall that in Frame 2-76 we referred to the Engineer Reconnaissance Card, which is enlarged and
reproduced as Appendix I in the back of this booklet. The card itself is pocket-sized. The scales shown along the
bottom of each page of the Appendix are not accurate because of the enlargement.
Much of the data included in the card is related specifically to route reconnaissance, but on pages 1, 5, and 7,
there is information important to a general engineer reconnaissance.
Study the engineer resource symbols shown on page 7 of the Appendix. They provide a quick and uniform
method of reporting the existence of any of these resources. The symbol is shown in column 2 of the body of the