This handbook is a handy pocket reference for subjects inwhich you must maintain proficiency. It condensesinformation from field manuals, training circulars, Armyregulations, and other sources.You will need this handbook in initial-entry training (IET).Carry it with you at all times. Use it to review the trainingyou will receive and to prepare for proficiency testing. It willalso be useful throughout your military career.This handbook addresses both general subjects and selectedcombat tasks. It includes evaluation guides to test yourknowledge. You must know this information in order to be aneffective soldier. The information on selected combat tasks isimportant, regardless of your grade or military occupationalspecialty (MOS).Unless this handbook states otherwise, masculine nouns andpronouns do not refer exclusively to men.