Field Artillery AIT: Inside the FirebaseThe purpose of this page is to give you a glimpse into your Soldier’s AIT experience and help you integrate into the Army. We want to help you on your journey of becoming well-informed, resilient Army Families. This webpage only covers AIT. Below is some information of what to expect while your Soldier is in Advanced Individual Training; consider bookmarking this page so you can easily check back for new posts and live videos
13F Fire Support Specialist
Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion 78th Field Artillery
13F Class 14-23
Class 19/20-23 are beginning their AIT experience with becoming familiar with Bravo Battery and their surroundings and by drawing TA-50 from CIF. This is the basic gear that they will need for the duration of their training.
Class 19/20-23 begin learning the fundamentals of Land Navigation. Land Navigation instills the groundwork of the 13F MOS by allowing the Soldiers the necessary skills of how to read and utilize a military map.
13F Class 19/20-23 is introduced to map overlays and how to effectively place icons and diagrams on a military map. This training will prepare them for the upcoming live fire exercises.
Class 19/20-23 begin to learn the basics of calling for and adjusting fire in preparation
for beginning their fire mission simulations at the end of this week.
Class 19/20-23 conducting simulated Calls for Fire in a simulator using their initial
introduction into the Polar Call for Fire method
Class 19/20-23 conducts simulated Calls for Fire using the final skills of Polar and begin
their introduction into the Grid method of Call for Fire.
Class 19/20-23 conducting simulated Calls for Fire using the final skills of Polar and
begin their introduction into the Grid method of Call for Fire
Class 19/20-23 conducts technology training on multiple laser range finders used to gather Target location to accurately engage targets and maximize effects. Next week they will begin their Culminating Training Exercise
Class 19/20-23 conduct glass house training while waiting their turn to qualify in the Engagement Skills Trainer