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
13M Multiple Launch Rocket System Crewmember
Alpha Battery, 1st Battalion 78th Field Artillery
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A Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) crew member plays an important part of the Army's combat team. MLRS teams support infantry and armor units and supplement cannon artillery in combat.
The MLRS launches various rockets and missiles in precision strikes during combat. The crewmembers operate and maintain the entire MLRS system.
Duties performed by this MOS include:
- Input manual fire control entries and enter meteorological data into the fire control system
- Fire weapon system on command
- Perform fire control system diagnostic test using built-in test equipment
- Prepare launcher-loader module for reload and performs maintenance operations
- Conduct reconnaissance to determine routes and precise firing location sites
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Soldiers in AIT learn skills concerning their military occupational skill (MOS). An MOS defines a Soldier's primary skill in the Army.
During AIT, Soldiers continue the "soldierization" process, with an increasing emphasis on individual responsibilities. MOS instructors continue each Soldier's military education through training on, physical fitness, the Army Values, attention to detail, learning to cope with stress, and Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills.