COVERING THE SOUTHEAST MICHIGAN COUNTIES OF SHIAWASSEE, GENESEE, LAPEER, SANILAC, INGHAM, LIVINGSTON, OAKLAND, MACOMB, SAINT CLAIR, JACKSON, WASHTENAW, WAYNE, LENAWEE, MONROE, AND MAYBE HILLSDALE
LEVEL ONE RIFLEMAN
LEVEL ONE RADIO OPERATOR
LEVEL ONE MEDIC
LEVEL TWO RIFLEMAN
USEFUL MILITARY FIELD MANUALS
Basically, Level 1 is where you learn some basics, and train and operate as an individual militia member. Level 2 is where you learn to train and operate as part of a militia fire team. Level 3/Team Leader is where you learn to train and operate while leading a team.
Specialty positions, like Medic, Radio Operator, and Heavy Gunner are established to increase the effectiveness of militia fire teams.
Eventually, we will post requirements for other positions, like Team Leader, Marksman, and Scout.
Our Support Element has additional opportunities for participation, as well.
January 3rd-4th Island Lake State Recreation Area. Valley Forge Patrol. Details TBD. This will fulfill a cold weather training requirement and an arduous patrol requirement. Shooting as needed. Persons wishing to qualify as members of support team should also be present. Bring your sleds!
February 6th-8th. Camp D-Day. Invitation only. Snow Dog 2015. As per Snow Dog handout. There will be live fire training. Support/secondary weapon (shotgun and pistol) qualification as needed. This will meet a cold weather training requirement and MAY meet an arduous patrol requirement. Support team needed.
March 7th The Lapeer Pit. Shooting. L1/L2, Heavy Gunner, and secondary/support weapon (shotgun and pistol) qualification. (Note: Support, medics, and commo persons may qualify with secondary weapon, instead of rifle.) We should have a bbq grill and doughnuts. The doughnuts will be off-limits to diabetics. This is a one day deal: You show up, you shoot, you go home. Support and other secondary shooting should happen at this event.
April 4th-5th. Ortonville Rec Area OR Bald Mountain. It depends. Mobile commo check, bring your radios. We had a network up and running in 2014, let's improve on that. Team movement and other tactics. Kind of a big deal for team leaders to be here. Support is always encouraged. There is a 200 yard range for L3 and Team Leaders to shoot.
May 1st-3rd Camp D-Day. Invites only. Live fire drills. Maybe, maybe some advanced marksman, if possible. Night movement, other tactics. This will fulfill a live fire move-and-shoot requirement. Support/secondary weapon qualification as needed. Barricade shooting. Beta test of Advanced Marksman program as time/trainers available.
June 6th Island Lake (maybe a weekend training if possible). River Patrol link up with foot patrol. The foot patrol may meet one of the arduous patrol requirements. The canoe patrol is just fun as heck. Commo persons, both line and support are needed.
July 10th-12th Wolf Challenge. Location TBD, but somewhere up north. Force on force training. Support, especially commo and security, is critical. Team Leaders and potential Scouts are needed, also. There may be a chance for Advanced Marksmanship qualifications. Plus, this is just fun.
August 2nd-3rd. Island Lake Rec Area. Escape and Evasion. Buddy Teams or Fire Teams will pass of fail as a team. New guys won in 2014. Support needed. Opfor (guards) and commo needed. Peacekeeping duties as needed.
September 11th-13th. Camp D-Day. Invites only. Shotgun and gas mask drills. Live fire drills. Movement to contact drills, and breaking contact drills, as time allows.
October 3rd-4th (Maybe the 2nd, too). Island Lake. Navigation and Team Leader Development. Newer Team Leaders will collaborate and develop training for this weekend. This will also be a good time to deploy the entire support element, commo, medic, and other. Possible arduous patrol qualifications.
November 7th. The Pit in Lapeer. Qualifying shoot, rifle, pistol, shotgun, and Heavy Gunner. (Not sure about the two-week "quiet period" here. Maybe do this on Sunday, Nov 1st?)
December 4th-6th. Bald Mountain or Ortonville Rec Area. Patrols, movement to contact, counter-ambush training. Support and Opfor needed.