Lesson 3/Learning Event l
available, the basic load should be replenished.
Any fuel that cannot be
moved will be destroyed.
Mess. When possible, personnel should be served a hot meal before the
unit's departure. When this is not feasible and the distance of the move is
great enough to permit, serve a hot meal en route.
To accomplish this,
dispatch the kitchen ahead of the main body.
Give the mess steward
instructions to rendezvous with the main body. The rendezvous should be a
predetermined point where adequate parking facilities are available. After
serving this meal, the mess section may be directed to join the advance
The mess section should depart with a full supply of water, fuel,
Garbage Sumps and Latrines. Fill garbage sumps with at least 2 feet
of dirt. When closing latrines, spray with an approved insecticide to kill
flies and other insects. Spray the contents of the pit, and side walls, and
the ground surface. Spray at least 2 feet around the pit. Then, fill the
pit to the top with successive 3-inch layers of earth. Pack each layer down
and spray its surface with insecticide.
Mound the latrine over with at
least 1 foot of earth.
Finally, mark the covered latrine with a sign
reading LATRINE CLOSED and the date.
The road clearance
is obtained from higher
headquarters or traffic control headquarters.
Request road clearance as
soon as the unit is alerted to move.
Radio nets will be opened in accordance with the unit signal
Closing Bivouac. After the unit is prepared for departure, the entire
area is policed.
When the main body has moved from the area, a small
detachment should inspect the bivouac site.
The detachment checks for
proper police and searches for items of equipment that may have been
DESTRUCTION OF EQUIPMENT
Equipment may have to be destroyed to prevent its capture and subsequent use
by the enemy. The authority for ordering destruction of equipment is vested
in division and/or higher commanders, who may delegate authority to
subordinate commanders when the situation requires.