How do you become a member? By passing Level One Rifleman, Medic, or Commo. You have to do something. You have to EARN it.

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SMVM RIFLE GROUP "A"

INGHAM

LIVINGSTON

SHIAWASEE

GENESEE

WEST OAKLAND


SMVM RIFLE GROUP "B"

LAPEER

SANILAC

MACOMB

ST CLAIR

EAST OAKLAND


SMVM RIFLE GROUP "C"

JACKSON

LENAWEE

WASHTENAW

WAYNE


MONROE
 

 

RIFLEMEN                               MEDICS                                           RADIO OPERATORS                             MARKSMEN

 

To become a member of The SMVM Rifle Unit, you need to complete one of the following:

 

Live in Monroe, Washtenaw, Wayne, Livingston, Oakland, Macomb, St. Clair counties, OR ANY MICHIGAN COUNTY ADJACENT TO THESE COUNTIES, and...

 

Qualify as a Level One Rifleman, a Level One Medic, or a Level One Radio Operator.

 

 

LEVEL ONE RIFLEMAN

 

Basic Equipment:

 

1) Rifle. Note: To be eligible for The Advanced Marksmanship Program, this must be .30 cal or larger, excluding 7.62X39, .30 carbine, and .30-30.

 

2) 100 rounds of ammunition for same rifle.

 

3) Water container, one quart minimum.

 

4) Cleaning kit for above rifle.

 

5) Suitable carrying gear to transport personal equipment.

 

6) Individual first-aid kit.

 

7) Combat or hiking boots.

 

8) Copy of the US Constitution  and Declaration of Independence.

Basic Abilities:

 

A) Complete a two-mile hike with all basic equipment within 48 minutes. Note: To be eligible for The Scout Program, this time MUST be less than 40 minutes.

 

B) Field strip weapon for cleaning.

 

C) Place 8 out of 10 shots into a 9" target at 100 yards. Note: To be eligible for The Advanced Marksmanship Program, you must hit 10/10 within your first three attempts.

 

D) Execute a series of three to five second rushes using cover and/or concealment.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

LEVEL ONE MEDIC

Gear Requirements, to be carried “hands free“:

1. Handgun

2. Three loads of ammunition for your handgun, one in the gun, and two additional reloads.


3. Cleaning gear for handgun

4. Water container, no less than two quart capacity

5. Boots, combat, working, or hiking

6. Suitable first aid handbook

7. Squad medic bag, details below

Ability Requirements:

A. Hit six out of eight shots on a nine inch target at seven yards

B. Hike two miles with all gear in 48 minutes or less

C. Safely clean your handgun

D. Pass a Red Cross First Aid course, or an acceptable Wilderness First Aid course. You
will need to present your certificates and carry them with you.

 

E. Execute a series of three to five second rushes using cover and/or concealment.


Notes on gear:

Your choice of handgun will be a personal one. Most of our training is conducted in areas
where open carry is a sound and reasonable choice. If you desire to carry concealed, and
have the permit to do so, then that is fine.

A handgun is a close range, personal defense tool designed to protect you and any patient
to which you are attending.

If you do not have a handgun yet, then feel free to discuss this with other militia
people. A stainless .357 revolver with a 4 inch barrel is never a bad choice, though the
ammo is not commonly used in military units. Many militia people carry handguns chambered
in 9mm or .45 cal.

The ammunition and cleaning gear are basically self explanatory. Please be aware that if
your personal handgun requires a special tool to break down and clean, then you will need
to also carry this with you. You may carry more than twenty rounds if you wish.

The water container is self explanatory. A canteen on a web belt or carried by a strap is
fine. A hydration bladder is also fine. A small bottle of water purification tablets is a
good idea, too, but we do not require it.

Boots must be worn on your feet. It is not a good idea to try a hike in new boots. Please
break in your footgear prior to trying any qualifying hike. Please avoid jungle boots or
steel toe boots.

A small first aid handbook can fit in your pocket or gear. The primary purpose of this is
to provide your team mates with accessible information if you become injured.

The squad medic bag can be cumbersome. The content list allows some flexibility. Feel
free to discuss your particular ideas with The SMVM staff.


We are sure that you will either find some shortcomings with this kit, or find some of
its contents excessive or of little use. This kit was designed by an urban paramedic with
several years' experience in this field, but if you have a better kit, feel free to use
it.

This kit is designed to be carried in the field by a trained person familiar with the use
and application of the contents, but it would make an excellent vehicle first aid kit for
everyone. It can also be carried on a bicycle.

The kit is contained in an older US Army issue medic bag. This is NOT the same as the
cheaper, current after-market tri-fold bag. The one we use is a slightly larger, stiffer
bag made of rubberized canvas. You may choose to get one of the somewhat flimsier nylon
tri-fold bags, but you might have trouble fitting in all of the contents.


Contents

Bandaging Unit:

4 each, large battle dressings (7 1/2 x 5) OR abdominal pads

4 each, small battle dressings (4 x 6 1/2)

1 each, large trauma dressing (12 x 30)

3 each, triangular bandages (40 x 40 x 56)

Assorted band-aids in metal box (strips, knuckles bandages, butterfly closures)

Steri-strips, pack of 10

3 each, ace wraps

2 rolls of 2-inch wide medical tape

6 each, petroleum gauze (3 x 9)

Equipment

1 each, reusable heating pad, military type

1 each, emergency blanket, small folded foil type

Trauma shears (also called EMT shears)

Tweezers (splinter forceps)

Hemostats

Q-tips, dozen

Snake bite kit (yes, we may need these in Michigan)

1 Large airway adjunct and 1 Medium airway adjunct (OPA)

Large syringe without needle, or other means of wound irrigation


Medications

Povidone-Iodine, 10%, 8 ounce bottle

Calamine lotion, 6 ounce bottle

Tube of triple antibiotic ointment, 1 ounce

Aspirin, 100 tablet bottle (current, NOT expired)

Acetaminophen, 20 tablet bottle or larger

Stimulant, such as No-Doze, 20 tablets

Anti-diarrhea tablets, minimum of 12

Antihistamine tablets, minimum of 12

 

Hand sanitizer





Additional items to be added, if they can fit:

Small dental repair kit (emergency temporary filling material)

Small eye-treatment kit (patches and eyewash)

Glucose gel or tablets

Cold pack (may replace heat pack)

As many extra gauze pads and gauze rolls as you can pack

Small knife and/or disposable scalpels

Rubber gloves

Pen light

Dust masks

Large bag of hemostatic agent such as Quick Clot or CELOX powder (Note: There are
packages with smaller doses of such powder available, but the nature of this powder is
such that if you need it at all, then you need a LOT. If an injury is such that you think
you only need a small dose of this, then get a band-aid.)

Adjust the gear in your bag to fit the items that you think are more important. For
example, you can try to find a smaller container for your iodine in order to fit some of
these extra items. Also, you can attach another pouch, like an ammo pouch or two, to the
carry strap to hold more bandages or medications or the like. Make it work for you, and
don't feel bound by this list here.

Please note that we have NOT included sutures or suture kits. If you have been trained in
their application, feel free to include a set.

Also, if you wish to include a pre-packed commercial tourniquet, then add that also. At
the least, be aware of how to make and use a one.


Ability Requirements

A. Hit six out of eight shots on a nine inch target at seven yards. You will be given
three attempts to do this. Coaching will not be allowed during your shoot. Feel free to
practice ahead of time.

B. Hike two miles in under 48 minutes with all of your Level One Medic gear. We will time
this. This hike is to demonstrate your ability to keep pace with the Level One Riflemen.

C. Safely break down your handgun for cleaning. Make sure that your weapon is cleared,
empty, and pointed in a safe direction at all times. It is not necessary that you
actually clean the weapon. If you need a special tool to break your handgun down, then
this tool is ALSO part of your gear requirement.

D. Successfully pass a Red Cross First Aid course or an acceptable Wilderness First Aid
course. If you are currently licensed as an EMT or higher, then this requirement is
waived. You must present your cards or certificates to The SMVM staff, and carry them
with you at training.

 

E. Execute a series of three to five second rushes using cover and/or concealment.

Upon completion of these requirements, you will be considered an active member of The
SMVM Rifle Unit. As long as your Red Cross or other suitable certificate is effective,
you will only need to complete the shooting requirement before the end of the following
year after you quality to remain an active voting member of The SMVM.

 

 


FIELD RADIO OPERATOR

Gear Requirements, to be carried “hands free“:

1. Handgun

2. Three loads of ammunition for your handgun, one in the gun, and two additional reloads.

3. Cleaning gear for handgun

4. Water container, no less than one quart capacity

5. Boots, combat, working, or hiking

6. Handheld Dual-Band Amateur Radio (Two-meter and 440 bands)

7. A separate FRS/GMRS radio is also required (The SMVM normally uses FRS radios)

Ability Requirements:

A. Hit six out of eight shots on a nine inch target at seven yards

B. Hike two miles with all gear in 48 minutes or less

C. Safely break down your handgun for cleaning

D. Possess a current amateur radio operator’s license and a valid GMRS license as needed

E. Demonstrate effective use of communication equipment at any field training, covering a
range of not less than two miles.

 

F. Execute a series of three to five second rushes using cover and/or concealment.

Notes on gear:

Your choice of handgun will be a personal one. Most of our training is conducted in areas
where open carry is a sound and reasonable choice. If you desire to carry concealed, and
have the permit to do so, then that is fine.

A handgun is a close range, personal defense tool designed to protect yourself.

If you do not have a handgun yet, then feel free to discuss this with other militia
people. A stainless .357 revolver with a 4 inch barrel is never a bad choice, though the
ammo is not commonly used in military units. Many militia people carry handguns chambered
in 9mm or .45 cal.

The ammunition and cleaning gear are basically self explanatory. Please be aware that if
your personal handgun requires a special tool to break down and clean, then you will need
to also carry this with you. You may carry more than twenty rounds if you wish.

The water container is self explanatory. A canteen on a web belt or carried by a strap is
fine. A hydration bladder is also fine. A small bottle of water purification tablets is a
good idea, too, but we do not require it.

Boots must be worn on your feet. It is not a good idea to try a hike in new boots. Please
break in your footgear prior to trying any qualifying hike. Please avoid jungle boots or
steel toe boots.

You will need a handheld dual band radio capable of operating in the two-meter and 440
bands. You will also need a separate FRS/GMRS radio. The 2 meter/440 is for unit-to-base
communications. The FRS/GMRS is for communications within the unit that is in the field.
It is beyond the scope of this handout to discuss radio gear, but The SMVM staff may be
able to discuss this with you.




Ability Requirements

A. Hit six out of eight shots on a nine inch target at seven yards. You will be given
three attempts to do this. Coaching will not be allowed during your shoot. Feel free to
practice ahead of time.

B. Hike two miles in under 48 minutes with all of your Level One Radio Operator gear. We will time
this. This hike is to demonstrate your ability to keep pace with the Level One Riflemen.

C. Safely break down your handgun for cleaning. Make sure that your weapon is cleared,
empty, and pointed in a safe direction at all times. It is not necessary that you
actually clean the weapon. If you need a special tool to break your handgun down, then
this tool is ALSO part of your gear requirement.

D. Possess a current, valid amateur radio operator’s license AND an FRS/GMRS license as
needed. Please note that no license is required to operate on FRS channels, which is
where The SMVM operates. There are places to practice for your amateur radio license,
like eham.net, ARRL.org, and other web sites. No test is needed for a GMRS license, but
you do have to pay for this license ($85 as of November, 2012).

E. Demonstrate effective use of communication equipment at any training, covering a
distance of not less than two miles. This can be done at just about any training event.
To communicate on your two-meter/440 handheld will require another licensed radio
operator to be at the same training. Otherwise, you will need to use FRS or GMRS if
available. We will use maps and such to determine distance.

 

F. Execute a series of three to five second rushes using cover and/or concealment.

Following all of this, you will be considered an active member of The SMVM Rifle Unit.
Your membership will remain valid as long as your radio license is current, and you
complete the shooting requirement at least once per year.



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SMVM RIFLE GROUP B
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SMVM RIFLE GROUP C
Jackson, Washtenaw, Wayne, Lenawee, and Monroe
   
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1. If you cannot legally own a firearm, then you will not be allowed to handle one at any SMVM training, event, meeting, or function. (This is to prevent any legal action toward The SMVM or anyone else involved, should someone claim that felons were allowed to handle firearms. It is a precautionary measure.)

2. "Burp," "bump", or other rapid fire will NOT be allowed at ranges greater than 10 yards from the backstop. (Uncontrolled, unaimed fire presents a potential hazard, is a waste of ammunition, and does not increase tactical effectiveness.)

3. If you are shooting on any other day that is NOT the officially designated SMVM training date(s), then you are on your own, and not acting or participating in any official SMVM capacity. (This is directed primarily at persons who show up and shoot on random days, whose discipline and marksmanship are beyond our control.)

These are mainly pre-emptive, "cover-our-tails" policies, and they will be enforced, in the interest of The SMVM,  and everyone else involved.

 

 

 

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