US Army Survival Manual FM 21-76 – As a soldier you can be sent to any area of the world. It may be in a temperate, tropical, arctic, or subarctic region. You expect to have all your personal equipment and your unit or other members of your unit with you wherever you go. There is however, no guaranty it will be so. You could find yourself alone in a remote area, possibly enemy territory. This US Army FM Survival Manual provides information and describes basic techniques to enable you to survive and return alive, should you find yourself in such a situation. Download PDF
US Army Physical Fitness Training FM 21-20 – The benefits to be derived from a good physical fitness program are many. It can reduce the number of soldiers on profile and sick call, invigorate training, and enhance productivity and mental alertness. A good physical fitness program also promotes team cohesion and combat survivability. It will improve soldiers’ combat readiness. Download PDF
US Army Intelligence FM 2-0 – This is the Army’s keystone manual for MI (military intelligence) doctrine. This intelligence manual outlines; fundamental intelligence operations, function of intelligence in war fighting, intelligence process, MI roles/functions, intelligence as a unified action, strategic readiness and discipline. Download PDF
US Army Combative Manual FM 3-25.150 – This field manual contains information and guidance pertaining to rifle-bayonet fighting and hand-to-hand combat. The hand-to-hand combat portion of this manual is divided into basic and advanced training. This manual serves as a guide for instructors, trainers, and soldiers in the art of instinctive rifle-bayonet fighting. Download PDF
US Army Grenades and Signals Manual FM 3-23.30 – This manual covers general purpose (GP) grenades and pyrotechnic signals. Soldiers employing hand grenades and pyrotechnic signals not covered in this manual should adhere to the storage, handling, and employment considerations set forth in this manual and in all associated technical manuals (TMs). Download PDF
US Army Psychological Operations FM 3-05.30 – Field Manual (FM) 3-05.30 is the keystone publication for Psychological Operations (PSYOP) principles. It is directly linked to, and must be used with, the doctrinal principles found in FM 3-0, Operations; FM 3-13, Information Operations: Doctrine, Tactics, Techniques, and Procedures; FM 100-25, Doctrine for Army Special Operations Forces; and Joint Publication (JP) 3-53, Doctrine for Joint Psychological Operations. It illustrates how PSYOP forces function for the supported commander and impact on the operating environment. This manual explains PSYOP fundamentals, unit functions and missions, command and control (C2) capabilities, and task organization. Download PDF
US Army Ranger Unit Operations FM 7-85 – The scope of this publication addresses the mission, organization, equipment, capabilities, limitations, planning, training, operations, and logistical support of ranger units. It describes how the ranger regiment and its subordinate battalions train, receive tasking, plan missions, task-organize, deploy, and integrate supporting elements to perform the mission. Once in combat, the ranger regiment maneuvers to accomplish the mission in the manner of other light infantry units. Ranger units make full use of published light infantry doctrinal guidance. This manual will repeat procedures or techniques contained in other publications only if necessary for understanding or continuity. Download PDF
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US Army Field Manuals are published by the US Army’s Army Publishing Directorate. As of July 2007, some 542 field manuals were in use. They contain detailed information and how-tos for procedures important to soldiers serving in the field. They are usually available to the public at low cost or free electronically. If you don’t train your body and mind, this knowledge goes to waste. Click here to view other FM manuals…
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