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Old 10 November 2018, 14:59
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Both OIF 3 and 5 we used maps in Baghdad. I didn’t even know GPS was an option at the time.
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Old 12 November 2018, 12:06
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A little off topic but relevant I think. I was pretty good at running land nav when I was in. I guess I have a natural ability to orient myself, or so I was told.

One of the things I did when I FTO'd guys at my PD was not allow them to use GPS. I gave them a street directory/map, and handful of summonses to serve, and off we went. If we went to a hot call I would give directions.

They need to be able to find their way around a beat without fumbling for their iPhone.
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Old 12 November 2018, 13:06
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Old 12 November 2018, 13:09
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I still carry maps with me especially on my bike. I stop and do a map check and off until I need to recheck and off again. Dang gps has lead me off the wrong route tooooo many times. Still keep a compass in my go bag also.
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Old 13 November 2018, 00:07
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A little off topic but relevant I think. I was pretty good at running land nav when I was in. I guess I have a natural ability to orient myself, or so I was told.

One of the things I did when I FTO'd guys at my PD was not allow them to use GPS.
I gave them a street directory/map, and handful of summonses to serve, and off we went. If we went to a hot call I would give directions.

They need to be able to find their way around a beat without fumbling for their iPhone.
Lol. I encountered a police officer a few months ago, and he was alongside a busy interstate and still didn’t know which way was north.
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Old 13 November 2018, 09:18
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I saw units in Iraq (2008) rolling out the gate with BFT & GPS, but no maps or compasses.
We used both. Only problem was a lot of times the maps/intel weren't up to date.
We left Ramadi one time, and my navigator and I had gone over a route according to the maps we had. As we're 1/2 way through a clover leaf to get on an ASR, we stop. I radio him and ask what's going on and he says, "There's no road Chief." What? Yeah, the road is just gone. Apparently the maps the 2 shop had given us were from 2003/04, this was 2007. That road had long been blown up.
Backing 7 JERRV/MTVR gun trucks back up a ramp in the dark outside of Ramadi, wasn't the funnest thing I had ever done over there, lol
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Old 13 November 2018, 10:49
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As we're 1/2 way through a clover leaf to get on an ASR...Backing 7 JERRV/MTVR gun trucks back up a ramp in the dark outside of Ramadi, wasn't the funnest thing I had ever done over there, lol
We never used the cloverleafs in Al Anbar; we would just cut cross country. Too many IEDs on the on/off ramps.
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Old 13 November 2018, 11:20
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We never used the cloverleafs in Al Anbar; we would just cut cross country. Too many IEDs on the on/off ramps.
Yeah, but those stupid JERRVs were so freaking heavy, once they went off road, they would get stuck a lot if it wasn't hard packed. I hated those things for mobility
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