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FM 21-26 - Map Reading and Land Navigation

FM 21-26 - Map Reading and Land Navigation

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HEADQUARTERSFM 3-25.26 (FM 21-26)DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMY
MAP READINGANDLAND NAVIGATION
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited.
 
FM 3-25.26v
PREFACE
The purpose of this field manual is to provide a standardized source document for Armywide reference on
map reading 
and
land navigation
. This manual applies to everysoldier in the Army regardless of service branch, MOS, or rank. This manual also contains both doctrine and training guidance on these subjects. Part One addresses map reading andPart Two, land navigation. The appendixes include a list of exportable training materials, amatrix of land navigation tasks, an introduction to orienteering, and a discussion of severaldevices that can assist the soldier in land navigation.The proponent of this publication is the US Army Infantry School. Submit changes tothis publication on DA Form 2028 (Recommended Changes to Publications and Blank Forms) directly to
  
CommandantUS Army Infantry SchoolATTN: ATSH-IN-S3Fort Benning, GA 31905-5596.Lusanoh@benning.army.milUnless this publication states otherwise, masculine nouns and pronouns do not refer exclusively to men.
 
FM 3-25.26
(FM 21-26)
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FIELD MANUALHEADQUARTERSNo. 3-25.26DEPARTMENT OF THE ARMYWashington, DC , 20 July 2001
MAP READING AND LAND NAVIGATION
CONTENTS
Page
PREFACE
..........................................................................................................................v
Part OneMAP READING
CHAPTER 1.TRAINING STRATEGY
1-1. Building-Block Approach.........................................................1-11-2. Armywide Implementation .......................................................1-21-3. Safety.........................................................................................1-2
CHAPTER 2.MAPS
2-1. Definition..................................................................................2-12-2. Purpose......................................................................................2-12-3. Procurement..............................................................................2-22-4. Security .....................................................................................2-32-5. Care...........................................................................................2-32-6. Categories..................................................................................2-32-7. Military Map Substitutes...........................................................2-72-8. Standards of Accuracy..............................................................2-8
CHAPTER 3.MARGINAL INFORMATION AND SYMBOLS
3-1. Marginal Information on a Military Map..................................3-13-2. Additional Notes.......................................................................3-53-3. Topographic Map Symbols.......................................................3-53-4. Military Symbols.......................................................................3-63-5. Colors Used on a Military Map.................................................3-6
CHAPTER 4.GRIDS
4-1. Reference System......................................................................4-14-2. Geographic Coordinates............................................................4-14-3. Military Grids..........................................................................4-10
DISTRIBUTION RESTRICTION
: Approved for public release; distribution is unlimited. _________________ *This publication supersedes FM 21-26,
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