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The standards contained in the Bluebook are basic expectations that contribute to the discipline and uniformity expected of all Eighth Army Soldiers and leaders. Standards are the foundation of everything we do in the Army, and this Blue Book will provide you with a comprehensive guide of the standards. CAMP HUMPHREYS, South Korea - Big changes are approved for the Eighth Army Blue Book. The changes, dated January 5, , align with.

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8th Army Blue Book

The updated 8th Army Blue Book, is available at the following link --> https://army. /8A%20Blue%20Book%%%20APR% To access the. Check out the latest version of the Eighth Army Blue Book!. MEMORANDUM FOR All Leaders and Soldiers Assigned to the Eighth Army SUBJECT: Eighth Army Pacific Victors Bluebook 1. Eighth Army.

Changes include updates to the dress policy to align with Army Regulation Photo Credit: U. The changes, dated January 5, , align with recent updates of Army Regulation , including the standards for shaving and wearing certain jewelry while off duty. The Blue Book outlines Eighth Army's basic standards for individual appearance, discipline, conduct and military courtesy for all personnel stationed or on temporary duty as part of Eighth Army. Eighth Army Commander Lt. Michael A. Bills approved the changes in part to address concerns brought to Command Sgt.

No portion of the mustache will cover the upper lip line or extend below or horizontally beyond the corners of the mouth. The Soldier will carry a copy of the beard profile at all times. Faddish designs or patterns weaved into the hair are not authorized. Hair will not fall over the eyebrows or extend below the bottom edge of the collar.

The hairstyle will not interfere with the proper wearing of military headgear or protective masks. A hairnet will not be worn unless required for health or safety reasons. Wigs of natural hair color may be worn as long as the style and length conform to appearance standards. Dreadlocks are prohibited in uniform and in civilian clothes on a military base or on duty. Leaders reserve the final judgment. Hair will be secured to the head at all times and not allowed to hang freely.

Fad devices Green cord or plastic bracelets , vogue medallions, personal talismans, or amulets are not authorized for wear in uniform or on duty. Authorized exceptions are required security badges, a pen or pencil that may appear exposed on the hospital duty, food service, CVC, ACU arm pocket, and flight uniforms.

Females will not wear earrings in the Class C uniforms utility, field, or organizational to include hospital duty, food service, and physical fitness uniforms.

Tattoos Tattoos or brands that are extremist, indecent, sexist, or racist are prohibited, regardless of location on the body. Tattoos below the wrist, on the neck, or on the head or face are prohibited for all service members except for permanent make-up for females so long as the permanent make-up meets the standards of appearance for the wearing of make-up. Identification Tags. Two identification tags plus red medical tag if applicable will be worn around the neck except when safety considerations apply on a long chain during field training, official travel on public transportation, during military training, or while on duty.

Electronic Devices. The use of hands free cell phone listening devices e. Bluetooth in any uniform is prohibited, only exception is while operating driver a motor vehicle to comply with local and federal traffic regulations. Hearing Protection. Foam ear plugs are only authorized for those observing training from a safe distance min 10 m and not a participant.

Sunglasses will not have attached chains, bands, or ribbons while in uniform. Prescription eyeglasses will not be faddish or have lenses or frames with initials or other adornments on them while wearing an Army uniform. Tinted or colored contact lenses are not authorized for wear while in uniform to include clear lenses that have designs on them that change the contour of the iris.

Female Soldiers are authorized to wear skin and nail cosmetics only when applied conservatively and blends in with military colors and is in good taste. Males are not authorized to wear cosmetics to include nail polish at any time on or off duty. All personnel will keep fingernails clean and neatly trimmed. Males will keep nails trimmed so as not to extend beyond the fingertip. The utility uniforms are designed to fit loosely; alterations to make them form fitting are not authorized.

Keep uniforms free of holes and tears; keep all pockets properly closed. Utility Uniform Wear Restrictions. Soldier cannot consume alcohol off the installation while in Class C uniform. The ACU is a combat uniform is authorized for wear year-round with sleeves rolled down to protect the skin.

The ACU will not be worn to court appointments on or off military installations. Additional items: When headgear is not worn it will not create a bulky appearance or protrude from any pocket. The patrol cap is to be worn as the primary headgear in ACU. Soldiers will wear appropriate sew on rank. Rank will be centered between the brim and top of the cap. The last name nametape is worn centered sewn or velcro on the back of the ACU patrol cap. Rank will be centered between the brim and top of the hat.

The nametape is worn centered sewn or velcro on the back of the Bonnie hat. When in a formation all Soldiers must be wearing the same type of headgear. This cap is the alternate headgear for ceremonies as the download of the headgear must not be mandatory. Army Combat Boots. Boot for wear with the ACU is tan rough-side out cattle hide leather with a plain toe and tan rubber outsole. Soldiers may wear commercial-off-the-shelf COTF boots of the same color and design that are 8 inches or more in height; however, COTF boots do not replace issued tan boots as a mandatory possession item needed for all Professional Military Education PME programs.

Combat and Special Skills Badges. The wear of subdued pin-on, and sew-on combat, special skill, and identification badges in garrison and field is authorized and must be IAW AR Those authorized to wear 3, 4, or 5 badges must research the different patterns for each and follow AR Commissioned Officer Branch Insignia.

Branch insignia will not be worn. Safety Reflective Belt. Leaders will designate front and rear road guards to wear the SRB and protect the formation from all on-coming traffic in all directions. Camel Back hydration system. Soldiers may use civilian gym bags, civilian rucksacks, or other similar civilian bags while in uniform.

Soldiers may use the shoulder straps or carrying handle. Other civilian bags of different color or material can be carried utilizing the carrying handle only. The contents of the bag will not be visible. Therefore, see through or mesh bags are not authorized. Neck Gaiter. The neck gaiter is never worn indoors. Glove and Glove Inserts.

Gloves and inserts may be worn without any cold weather outer garments e. The NOMEX gloves will be worn when operating or traveling in a tactical aircraft or vehicles with fuel or chemical flow.

Cold Weather Uniform. Leaders will ensure all Soldiers are protected and safeguarded against cold weather injuries. Below is a list of approved garments for wear to assist in Soldier safety and well-being. Approved under and outer garments may be worn with the ACU. Soldiers will not alter the appearance of these garments. Green Fleece Jackets.

Gortex or Field Jackets. Cold Weather Undergarments.

Tan Leather Intermediate Boot. The tan leather temperate weather boots are authorized for year round wear in a garrison environment. Off-Duty Appearance As members of our Nations Warrior class high standards of appearance should carry over into your selection of civilian attire.

Wear of appropriate attire avoids public embarrassment and promotes a sense of community. Military members stationed in Korea are ambassadors for the United States military and representatives of Eighth Army. While off-duty, Soldiers may dress casually and comfortably; however, there are legal, moral, safety, and sanitary criteria that require a dress code. Soldiers, who conduct military business, fitness, or training will be cleanshaven every day as directed IAW AR , pg.

Soldiers, their dependents, and their guests must comply with established garrison dress codes for all facilities on or off Base in an appearance that is consistent with their status as guests of the ROK and representatives of the US. Civilian clothing must be in good taste, i. Items intended as undergarments are not acceptable as outer garments in public places, to include the PX, shoppette, theaters, commissary, service clubs, chapels, clubs, dining facilities, and medical and dental facilities.

Clothing that is excessively dirty or contains holes, is torn, or is adorned with vulgar and obscene slogans or designs are prohibited for wear. Articles of clothing that are cut out, transparent, excessively tight and serve to accentuate immodestly the sexual characteristics of the wearer are prohibited. Night clothes such as pajamas and bedroom slippers are not authorized for wear off post or in any installation facility at any time.

While short shorts and halter tops are appropriate for sunbathing, they are not allowed in any installation facility. Garments with profanity, sexually explicit language or racial intent are never permitted. The wear of dresses, skirts, or shorts cannot be shorter than the tips of the fingers when arms are extended down the side of the body.

Pants will be properly worn; not sagging or hanging off the hips so that undergarments are revealed. Hats will be worn with the visor portion straight and centered, not reversed, sideways, or upside down wearing.

Foot Wear. Bare feet are not authorized in any facility, except where footwear is not appropriate, such as swimming pools. Sandals, flip-flops, slippers or shoes without socks or stockings are authorized. There are civil laws, which pertain to all citizens, Soldiers included, and you must obey these laws.

You will use professional language in public and common areas. Profanity and inappropriate language is prohibited. Soldiers will demonstrate appropriate respect for all civilian authorities on and off the installation. Vehicle Licenses. Forces personnel. S installations or Korean roadways. Active duty military personnel, civilian employees, and family members aged 18 or older are required to have a valid U.

Loud Noise. Furthermore, excessive noise from vehicles and motorcycles should be restrained during ROK national exam days as published in Eighth Army Operations Orders. Possession or use of any controlled substance without a valid prescription or use of prescription drugs intended for another person, is against the law.

This includes the substances listed in AR paragraph p, dated 28 December Eighth Army maintains an active drug and alcohol program, and Soldiers will have random urinalysis testing conducted. Use of Tobacco.

Due to dangers of second-hand smoke, smoking is prohibited in the work place, military vehicles, aircraft, or during physical training. Designated smoking areas will be no less then 50ft from any building. Eighth Army personnel will not walk and smoke while in uniform. Alcohol Usage and Laws. IAW Eighth Army responsible conduct directive all service members assigned to 8th Army must remain accountable and mission ready to operate any type of military equipment within 4 hours of a planned or no-notice emergency recall event and will not exceed a alcohol breathalyzer test of.

Service members are required to comply with US federal laws and conduct themselves accordingly while drinking alcohol. Eighth Army Soldiers will not have a blood alcohol level of.

When planned for notice recalls occur, Soldiers with a blood alcohol level of. Although Korean laws authorize the download and consumption of alcohol for adults aged 19 years and older, Eighth Army personnel and their dependants must abide by US Federal Law of 21 years old or older. Soldiers may be punished under the UCMJ for violating this law.

All personal weapons are prohibited on or off military installations in Eighth Army. A weapon also includes club-type weapons blackjack, brass knuckles, bracelets studded with hard or sharp metal objects , any type of knife or sword with a blade four inches or longer or any other knife or sword shorter than four inches that is being concealed, carried, and obviously can be used to inflict death or serious injury. Prior to or during the hours of curfew, members of the U. Armed Forces must be 1 accountable on a military installation, 2 accountable in a private residence, or 3 accountable in their place of lodging for the evening, which may include a hotel off the installation and accounted for by the first-line supervisor NCO, Officer, or civilian leadership.

Safety factors such as fire hazards or no clear evacuation route may also cause a business to be placed off-limits. These off-limits establishments are updated continually and each unit will provide a list of off-limits establishments by Area. Civilian tattoo parlors, body-piercing shops, barber shops, and all houses of prostitution.

USFK does not support or condone the illegal activities of prostitution and human trafficking. Personnel who are arrested for violation of the Korean Prostitution Prevention Act will be processed through the Korean Judicial System and may receive a maximum punishment of imprisonment for up to two years in a Korean prison and a fine of not more than five million won.

All Leaders and their personnel will review USFK Regulation for the list of off-limits establishments in each area. Prostitution and Human Trafficking.

By regulation, all service members, DoD civilians, service member dependents, and invited contractors must not engage in the download of sex through whatever means. Violators will be prosecuted to the maximum extent possible with US and Korean laws. Ration Control Ration Control Plates are issued to civilians DoD employees, invited contractors, and technical representatives , retirees, family members, and others to help protect the privileges of those personnel authorized access to duty free goods under the U.

Ration limits on certain items are listed below: The liquor family limit is 5 units per month. To receive the family size limit, there must be two adults age 21 or older in the family. Individual limits are 3 units per month. An alcohol liquor unit is defined as one bottle fifth, quart, or liter of liquor. Two pints of liquor are counted as one unit.

Six miniature bottles or less of liquor are counted as one pint; miniature bottles count as one unit of liquor. Excess pints will be rounded up to the next full liquor unit for reporting purposes. Excess miniature bottles of liquor will be rounded up to the next pint unit. Beer downloads are limited to 8 cases per month for individuals and cumulative family total. Each eligible member sponsor or dependent can download up to 3 six-packs of beer per day download is not counted toward the 8 case monthly limit.

The daily individual aggregate for beer download case plus six-pack is no more than 2 cases per day. To prevent downloading items in excess of personal needs, spending limits at commissaries are determined by family size. Currently, the limits are:. Military Courtesy Various forms of courtesy have become military customs and traditions.

It is important to render a proper hand salute and greeting of the day. The exchange of a salute is one of the oldest traditions in the military and a visible sign of good discipline and mutual respect. All Soldiers render the salute with a verbal greeting of the day or passing of the unit Motto as saluting.

General and other senior officer vehicles will be identified by a red plate depicting their rank and headlights on in order to better recognize the vehicle with a sharp salute as the vehicles pass. Civilians are expected to place their right hand over their hearts. Played at daily. When outside, in IPFU or duty uniform and not in formation, face the flag or music and render a salute on the first note.

All veterans are now authorized to render hand salute when the National Anthem is being played. Customs and Courtesy. Examples are unit headquarters, orderly rooms, supply rooms, dayrooms, squad rooms, and hallways. In smaller rooms, containing one or two Soldiers, the Soldier s should rise and stand at the position of attention when an officer enters the room or Parade Rest when an NCO enters.

The Soldiers should fall silent but continue to work or eat. The Soldiers should fall silent but continue to work. All Soldiers, officer or enlisted, come to the position of attention facing a senior officer when spoken to in an official capacity. A subordinate will stand when spoken to by someone senior in rank, unless the superior directs otherwise.

Soldiers working as part of the detail or participating in some other group activity such as athletics do not salute. The person in charge, if not actively engaged, salutes for the entire detail or a group of Soldiers.

Single Soldier Barracks Policy Soldiers will live in a clean, healthy, and safe environment. Room Standards. Soldiers are required to maintain rooms with an emphasis on cleanliness, safety, and proper accountability. These items or images will not be displayed in barracks rooms or hallways. No taping of any kind of any items on walls in any portion of the Barracks or work areas anywhere. New Soldiers. A designated NCO will inspect and approve all off duty activity during this 90 day period in order to mentor Soldiers on proper conduct and respectable locations to visit a s a team when off-duty.

NCO Presence. Charge or Quarters CQ Responsibilities. The chain of command is responsible for the safety, security, and environment in which their Soldiers live in at all times. No pets, including caged animals and fish aquariums, are allowed in any barracks within the ROK. Quiet Hours. Brigade-level Commanders will establish quiet hours based on mission requirements. Units with shift-workers will implement policies to accommodate the needs of all personnel residing in the barracks.

Commanders also retain the authority to conduct nonotice legal searches, and health and welfare inspections to enforce standards, show care for Soldiers, and indentifying shortfalls in building functions and living standards. Equal Opportunity Eighth Army will provide EO and fair treatment for military personnel and Family members without regard to race, color, gender, religion, national origin, and provide an environment free of unlawful discrimination and offensive behavior.

This applies both on and off post, during duty and non-duty hours, and all installation and housing areas. Open Door Policy Every Soldier and Civilian employee assigned to Eighth Army is afforded the right and opportunity to bring suggestions, grievances, and concerns to the direction of the Commanding General through the Open Door Policy.

Every effort should be made to resolve issues at the lowest possible levels to allow immediate supervisors and chains of command the opportunity to assist.

AR , paragraphs , , and outlines the Army policy in detail. Relationships between Soldiers of different rank and responsibility are prohibited if they: Commanders and NCO leaders will seek to prevent inappropriate or unprofessional relationships through proper counseling, training, and their example. Soldiers of each rank group below are prohibited to fraternize or have relationships with any of the other rank groups: There are no innocent bystanders.

It takes all of us to protect one another from this internal threat and just one individual act of courage can save us from this enemy. To call from any DSN telephone within Korea, dial the number "" and to call from a commercial line or cell phone dial the number "".

CID coordinates for medical examinations and with social service intervention agencies, provides preliminary notification to the victim of his or her rights under the Victim Witness Assistance Program VWAP b.

Commanders are reminded that sexual assault incidents are sensitive issues and must be addressed immediately and with care. Sexual Assault Reporting Options for Victims. Upon notification of a reported sexual assault, the SARC will immediately assign a Victim Advocate and initiate the appropriate care and treatment, and report the sexual assault to law enforcement or the chain of command if not done already.

A Service Member who is sexually assaulted and desires medical care, counseling, and victim advocacy, without initiating the investigative process due to personal issues should use the restrictive reporting option. This includes "rite of passage" or congratulatory acts that involve: Encouraging another to engage in illegal, harmful, demeaning or dangerous acts.

Commanders will devote particular attention to New Soldiers and leaders and make them feel proud to be a member of the U. The concept of this program was originally to augment U. Army units. However, they are not members of the Armed Forces of the U.

They will be integrated into their units and provided messing, billeting, duty assignments, and use of dayrooms, equipment, and other facilities equally with their U.

Will not be assigned tasks solely as laborers, cargo carriers, permanent guards, houseboys, kitchen police KP , or other full-time fatigue details not directly related to their military occupational specialties MOSs. We depend on social media, but it can be extremely dangerous if you are not careful. Occasionally, social media users claim to be someone they are not. This practice can become a problem when users claim to be Army officials or Soldiers. Some individuals impersonate others for recognition, while others do it for financial gain.

The practice of impersonating Soldiers for financial gain is common. When imposter accounts are identified, it is important to report the accounts to the host platforms.

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Sharing seemingly trivial information online can be dangerous to loved ones and fellow Soldiers. Be sure they know what can and cannot be posted. If you find evidence of a Soldier violating command policy or the UCMJ on social media platforms, then you should respond in the same manner you would if you witnessed the infraction in any other environment. Commenting, posting or linking to material that violates the UCMJ or basic rules of Soldier conduct is prohibited. Talking negatively about supervisors or releasing sensitive information is punishable under the UCMJ.

When Soldiers log on to a social media platform, they still represent the Army. General Office and Civilian equivalent movements travel itineraries and schedules. Exercise activities, scenarios, events, and results. Force compositions, status, movements, and locations.

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Logistics movements and locations. Estimates in the effectiveness of operations. Telephone and radio communications, equipment, procedures, infrastructure and computer network IPs. Personal Information: Shred all paperwork that is not needed to be readily available or stored. Leave and Passes It is the Army policy that maximum use of accrued leave be used as frequently as possible for the welfare and comfort of all our Soldiers.

Leave is an entitlement earned along with pay. Soldiers are expected to use it, not lose it. PRT shall be executed between while in garrison. Battalion Commanders and Directors have the discretionary authority to determine when their unit will conduct PRT so long as 90 minutes of PRT can be conducted within the time allotted.

For instance, a Battalion Commander may ordain that PRT be conducted from , , , or any variation thereof so long as Soldiers are given 60 minutes to get ready for the rest of the duty day. Formation Requirements. PRT formation shall include every individual within the unit to include those on either a temporary or a permanent profile. In addition, personnel on temporary or permanent profiles shall conduct daily PRT within the limitation of their profiles.

If a profile prevents a Soldier from emergency operations, deploying, or fighting for an extended period, leaders have an affirmative duty to ensure that the Soldier be immediately screened and evaluated for a Medical Board discharge. PRT Uniform. Leaders may adjust the uniform based on Soldier comfort and weather conditions but shall ensure all personnel wear the PRT uniform correctly at all times.

The IPFU consists of the following components and accessories: 1 Jacket, running, gray and black, with "Army" in black. The APFU consists of the following components and accessories: 1 Jacket, running, black and gold, with gold Army logo. Sock color choice is at the discretion of the Soldier. The socks will be calf- length or ankle-length ankle-length socks must cover the entire ankle bone , plain with no logos. Personnel wear the green or black fleece cap pulled down snugly on the head with the bottom edge covering the ears, but not covering the eyebrows.

When wearing the APFU, the black fleece cap is the only authorized color. Wearing Requirement. All Soldiers shall be in this uniform during this time period regardless of duty position, station, or rank. Eighth Army Soldiers shall not wear civilian attire regardless of their duty status between while conducting physical training. The only exception to this is pregnant Soldiers see para Female Soldiers with long length hair may wear it in a ponytail to, during, and from PRT.

If elected, female Soldiers will wear a single ponytail centered on the back of the head. Unit t-shirts. Therefore, there shall be no Platoon level unit t-shirt. The logo shall be in good taste, absent of profanity, nudity, vulgar images, or any image or working which may be offensive.

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Safety Reflective Belt. The Safety Reflective Belt is for improved visibility of Soldier s or units based on the Leader Risk Assessment during either day or night operations when visibility is limited while conducting PRT, work details, foot marches, convoy security of vehicle drivers, or any other activity during low visibility. The safety reflective belt is not intended to be a mass worn item. PRT Activities. PRT is a leader development tool for Soldiers and leaders.

It gives them an opportunity to plan, coordinate, and execute 90 minutes of rigorous PRT for all unit members and create alternate readiness exercises for those on temporary and permanent profiles. PRT shall focus on applying fitness training involving short-burst, high heart rate to BPM exercises that cause a comparable environment that a Soldier or leader will physically experience in a real world hostile environment.

Each session shall include at least 60 minutes of rigorous PRT, proper cool down, and first line opportunity training. Organized Sports. Organized sports are not part of the PRT program. Therefore, organized sports shall not be conducted from the hours of - under any circumstance. Any intramural sports requiring the participation of the entire unit shall only be executed outside of PRT hours even if it is part of a unit's training plan in accordance with a signed training calendar.

Tactical Combat PRT. It is important to note that this is not an exhaustive list of possibilities and that full discretion should be given to the Leader in order to help develop creativity and initiative. If a unit decides to execute combative training, unit leadership may authorize the removal of nametape, U.

Army, shoulder sleeve insignia, U. Tactical Foot March Training. Tactical Foot March training is an important collective training event for all units operating in Korea. All units should expect to move dismounted for a distance or period of time during combat or contingency operations. Proper Tactical Foot March training includes tactical movement techniques, weapons security readiness, communicating with hand and arm signals, and building each Soldiers' sensor awareness, while maintaining a 2.

Cadence Calls. Cadence calls during either PRT formation runs or foot marches motivates and builds camaraderie as well as esprit de corps within the unit; however, it shall not contain profanity, sexual innuendo, or language demeaning to others. Furthermore, units shall not call cadence in certain designated areas housing areas on military installations or off-post.

Pregnant Soldiers may wear the t-shirt outside the trunks. When the uniform becomes too small or uncomfortable, pregnant Soldiers may wear equivalent civilian workout attire so long as it is conservative and professional in appearance. We must prepare for the harsh summers, bitter winters, and treacherous terrain throughout the Korean theater of operations KTO which makes the Republic of Korea ROK one of the most demanding operational areas in the world.

Regardless of MOS, all Soldiers must have the basic tactical knowledge to be able to execute dismounted operations through demanding, realistic, and challenging training.

We must remain vigilant and truly be ready to "Fight Tonight. Individual and Small-Unit Collective Training. Individual and small-unit collective training provides the best opportunity to build combat focused skills and prepare junior leaders.

It allows both Soldiers and leaders to master the "Eighth Army Big 4" combat focused fitness, marksmanship, trauma care, and fire and movement. Combat Focused Fitness. Mastery of Rifle Marksmanship.

Mastery of rifle marksmanship occurs when Soldiers are able to successfully focus on controlled and accurate critical-center-mass of a designated target from 5 to meters under both normal and other than normal conditions.

Soldiers must understand the effects of ballistics in the different uniform requirements worn when required to carry a weapon FOB, COP, Combat patrol, etc. Mastering rifle marksmanship begins with applying the fundamentals of marksmanship during preliminary marksmanship training PMI.

After the Soldier masters these fundamentals, marksmanship training will focus on building competence and confidence through the use of accurate and lethal weapons firing during a live fire training as the Soldier concentrates to ensure that every round hits the critical-center-mass of a target with the individual rifle. Mastery of Trauma Care Training.

It allows Soldiers to provide competent and confident emergency medical care under traumatic combat conditions.

The mastery of this can result in either saving their life or saving the lives of other Soldiers. This item is a mandatory uniform item and shall worn by each team member.

All Eighth Army Soldiers will familiarize themselves with medical tactics, techniques, and procedures that are useful in the initial trauma assessment which will allow for tactical emergency care on the battlefield.

Tactical Medical Training is essential to developing highly motivated and skilled Soldiers who can react to any medical emergency attendant to their skill level. Mastery of "Fire and Movement".

Fire and movement is a critical Soldier skill. It allows for the use of suppressive fire in order to decrease the enemy's ability to fight back.

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It is fundamental combat training that all Soldiers regardless of rank, component, or MOS must maintain proficiency in order to close the distance, fight, and win on the battlefield. This movement technique and tactic is the foundation of all other combat training and must be mastered before other combat training is learned.

It must be the primary focus for all individual and small-unit collective training events in order to build lethal Squads. Once Squads are proficient, they can train and execute Fire-and-Maneuver training with higher level units. Effective training is the cornerstone for mastering all skills and achieving all objectives. All leaders in Eighth Army will use the 8-Step training model to ensure that training is well planned, resourced, and executed.

Below is the 8-Step model: a. Plan the training. This is the 5-W's. What is to be trained and why?

Who is the trainer and training audience? Where is the training to be conducted and how? Identify the resources and requirements needed. Train the trainer. Ensure the trainer is technically and tactically proficient and review the training outline. Verify that the training is IAW applicable regulations and field manuals. Recon the site. Identify the exact location. Is the site suitable for training and is it easily accessible during emergencies? Issue the order. Has an order been issued? Does the order contain tasks, uniform and equipment requirements?

Are all training aids present? Does the training meet goals and objectives? Are the trainers proficient and competent?

Accountability of personnel. Execution to standard. Is there uniformity? Was there an evaluation? Were the goals and objectives met? Were the materials and training aids present and suitable? Be prepared to retrain and re-evaluate. Ensure Soldiers were trained to standard.

A reflection of that pride is visible in the customs, courtesies, and traditions the Army acculturated. Eighth Army takes great pride in its heritage and legacy and we are proud our customs, courtesies, and traditions. Eighth Army Soldiers shall render the proper military courtesies to all U. The exchange of a salute is one of the oldest traditions in the military and a visible sign of good discipline and mutual respect. It also demonstrates situational awareness and individual vigilance as Service Members actively scan their area and seek those approaching on foot or in vehicles as possible superior officers so that they may recognize them with a sharp salute and greeting of the day in a disciplined and proud manner a.

All Soldiers render the salute with a verbal greeting of the day or passing of the unit motto while saluting. Eighth Army units are not authorized to have "No Salute" areas. In field training, real world contingency operations, or combat situations, saluting is mandatory just as it is in garrison. Service members will remain situationally aware at all times when outdoors in order to recognize and salute all officers.

General and other senior officer vehicles are identified by a red plate depicting their rank and headlights turned on in order to better recognize the vehicle. Soldiers will render the proper salute to these vehicles.

Courtesies Rendered During Ceremonial Songs. Played at daily. Remain at "present arms" until the completion of the last note. In civilian clothes, stand at "Attention" and place the right hand over the heart or headgear over the left shoulder if worn until the last note is played. This tradition is celebrated in two distinct parts; the bugle call of "Retreat" followed by "To the Colors.

Remain at this position and render the hand salute on the first note of "To the Colors.

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