Lesson 3/Learning Event 1
If possible, latrines and garbage sumps should be dug and screens and tents
erected. As the main body of the unit arrives, the vehicles should rapidly
clear the approach route, be guided into the bivouac site, and be parked.
Drivers should perform after-operations maintenance and top off fuel tanks.
Assistant drivers and operators should maintain their positions on the
perimeter and begin preparation of fighting positions and other defense
Special attention must be given to the selection of the
mess area. It should be-
Centrally located within the perimeter.
Located a minimum of 100 yards from latrines.
These should be--
Marked with engineer tape.
Located to take advantage of available cover and concealment.
Be located on the side of the bivouac opposite prevailing winds.
Be at least 100 yards downhill from the water supply.
Be adequate for a minimum of 8 percent of the unit at one time.
Have hand-washing facilities located near the exits.