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APPENDIX A

SAMPLE PCC CHECKLISTS


AIR THREAT PCC

SECTIONS:

  • ___ SET M2 HEADSPACE & TIMING
  • ___ CLEAN M2
  • ___ TEST FIRE M2
  • ___ PRACTICE CHANGING M2 BARRELS
  • ___ PRACTICE STOPPAGE & IMMEDIATE ACTION DRILLS
  • ___ REVIEW AIRCRAFT THREAT CARDS
  • ___ REVIEW BATTERY AIR ATTACK SIGNALS
  • ___ CHECK CAMOUFLAGE:
    • - NETS SERVICEABLE/COVER VEHs
    • - WINDSHIELDS, LIGHTS COVERED
    • - NET OFF M2s
  • ___ VERIFY ADA WARNING/WCS
  • ___ VERIFY SIGNAL FLAGS ARE ON HAND
  • ___ ORIENT AIR GUARDS IAW SOP
  • ___ REHEARSE ADA MOVEMENT DRILLS
  • ___ REPORT COMPLETION/STATUS TO PSG

PLATOON:

  • ___ ASSIGN AIR SECTORS OF FIRE
  • ___ ESTABLISH AIR TRPs
  • ___ VERIFY COVERAGE ON DEFENSE DIAGRAM
  • ___ DISSEMINATE ADA WARNING/WCS
  • ___ CONDUCT AIR ATTACK REHEARSAL
  • ___ CONDUCT CASEVAC PCC
  • ___ ASSIGN AIR AVENUES OF APPROACH
  • ___ MAXIMIZE DISPERSION
  • ___ COORDINATE FOR ADA COVERAGE WITH BATTERY TOC

COUNTERFIRE PCC

SECTIONS:

  • ___ SURVIVABILITY POSITIONS DUG FOR ALL PERSONNEL W/ OVERHEAD COVER
  • ___ VERIFY & RECON ALT POSN & ROUTE
  • ___ SANDBAG COLLIMATOR & BURY WIRE
  • ___ ID & TRAIN CRATER ANALYSIS TM
  • ___ REHEARSE HASTY DISPLACE DRILL
  • ___ REHEARSE HASTY OCCUPATION
  • ___ CHECK CAMOUFLAGE, IF VISUAL THREAT
    • - NETS SERVICEABLE/COVER VEHs
    • - WINDSHIELDS/LIGHTS COVERED
  • ___ INVENTORY AID BACK/LITTERS
  • ___ CHECK & LOAD AP EQUIPMENT & AP TRUCK
  • ___ MINIMIZE THE EQUIP ON THE GROUND
  • ___ REPORT COMPLETION/STATUS TO PSG

PLATOON:
  • ___ MAXIMIZE DISPERSION
  • ___ POSITION IN DEFILADE, AVOID HIGH ANGLE
  • ___ REQUEST ENGINEER SUPPORT
  • ___ ID IMMEDIATE ACTION STATUS
  • ___ ID VOLLEY TO MOVE CRITERIA
  • ___ FULLY PREPARE ALT POSITIONS
  • ___ REQUEST CFZ FOR BATTERY
  • ___ CONDUCT CASEVAC PCC
  • ___ REHEARSE HASTY DISPLACEMENT & OCCUPATION
  • ___ CHECK CLASS IV ON HAND

MOUNTED GROUND THREAT PCC

SECTION:

  • ___ SECTOR MARKED (DAY OR NIGHT) FOR CREW SERVED AND HOWITZER
  • ___ MEASURE/OBTAIN RANGES TO DEADSPACE, KEY TERRAIN, TRPs
  • ___ SIGHT AND COMPUTE DATA TO TRPs FROM ALL WEAPONS
  • ___ COMPLETE RANGE CARDS FOR CREW SERVED, HOWITZER, AT-4
  • ___ REHEARSE DIRECT FIRE CREW DRILL
  • ___ PLAN KILLER JUNIOR FOR DEADSPACE
  • ___ PMCS/FUNCTIONS CHECK ALL WEAPONS
  • ___ PMCS/FUNCTIONS CHECK ALL NIGHT SIGHTS / NVGs
  • ___ AMMUNITION ON HAND FOR ALL WEAPONS
  • ___ FIGHTING POSITIONS COMPLETE WITH OVERHEAD COVER
  • ___ REVIEW THREAT VEHICLE IDENTIFICATION
  • ___ VERIFY BORESIGHT ON DF TELESCOPE
  • ___ REPORT COMPLETION OR PROBLEMS TO THE PSG

PLATOON:

  • ___ POSITION WEAPONS TO COVER ENEMY AVENUES OF APPROACH
  • ___ ESTABLISH BATTERY ENGAGEMENT AREAS WITH TRIGGERS AND TRPs
  • ___ ID NATURAL TRPs OR EMPLACE TRPs WITH PLGRs
  • ___ FDC COMPUTES RANGE AND AZIMUTH TO EACH TRP
  • ___ FDC COMPUTES SELF-ILLUMINATION TARGETS
  • ___ POSITION WEAPONS TO MAXIMIZE FIRES IN ENGAGEMENT AREAS
  • ___ REHEARSE TK TEAMS AND REACTION FORCES
  • ___ REHEARSE CASEVAC (SEE CASEVAC PCC)

DISMOUNTED THREAT PCC

SAME AS MOUNTED EXCEPT:

PLATOON:

  • ___ USE FORMATION TO MAXIMIZE PERIMETER SECURITY
  • ___ USE DEFENSIVE WIRE
  • ___ FOCUS ON 360-DEGREE SECURITY
  • ___ USE PATROLLING

CASEVAC PCC

SECTIONS:

  • ___ COMBAT LIFESAVER BAGS COMPLETE
  • ___ CASUALTY COLLECTION POINT IDENTIFIED AND BRIEFED
  • ___ LITTERS LOCATED AND CROSS-LOADED
  • ___ STRAPS AND TIEDOWNS WITH THE LITTERS
  • ___ VERIFY COMMUNICATIONS WITH BOC
  • ___ VERIFY BATTLE ROSTER FOR ALL PERSONNEL
  • ___ DA FORM 1155/1156 FILLED OUT AND IN AID POUCH
  • ___ REHEARSE BUDDY AID PROCEDURES
  • ___ ACCOUNT FOR SECTION PERSONNEL IN AND OUT OF POSITION
  • ___ REPORT COMPLETION OR PROBLEMS TO THE PSG

PLATOON:

  • ___ PCI SECTION CHECKS
  • ___ REHEARSE CASEVAC IN EACH POSITION
  • ___ ID BOC REP TO COLLECT BATTLE ROSTER DATA AT CCP
  • ___ CONDUCT COMMO CHECKS ON A/L WITH BN AND CASEVAC VEHICLE
  • ___ ENSURE BOC UPDATES AND DISSEMINATES ALL ACTIVE AXPs TO LEADERS
  • ___ MAP W/AXPs IN CASEVAC VEHICLE
  • ___ RECON/TIME ROUTE TO AID STATIONS/AXPs

NBC PCC

SECTIONS:

  • ___ M256 KITS ON HAND
  • ___ M11/M13 DAPs ON HAND
  • ___ MASKS & HOODS FITTED AND CHECKED
  • ___ MOPP GEAR INVENTORIED AND ACCESSIBLE
  • ___ ALL NONESSENTIAL EQUIPMENT STOWED AND COVERED
  • ___ SURVEY TEAMS IDENTIFIED AND REHEARSED
  • ___ ANTIDOTE KITS ON HAND
  • ___ REHEARSE BUDDY AID PROCEDURES
  • ___ REVIEW HASTY DECON PROCEDURES
  • ___ REPORT COMPLETION OR PROBLEMS TO PSG

PLATOON:

  • ___ PMCS AND EMPLACE M-8 ALARMS
  • ___ PCI SECTION CHECKS
  • ___ REHEARSE NBC REACTION DRILL AND TEAMS
  • ___ CHECK BOC PLOTTING CDMS & REPORTING NBC HAZARD SITES TO ALL LDRs
  • ___ REHEARSE CONTAMINATED CASEVAC
  • ___ COORDINATE DELIBERATE DECON PLAN WITH BATTALION
  • ___ MAP WITH DIRTY ROUTES IN CASEVAC VEHICLES
  • ___ BOC HAS ALL MOPP SIZES FOR REORDER
  • ___ EXTRA FILTERS AND EXPENDABLE NBC SUPPLIES ON HAND

ARTILLERY RAID PCC

SECTION:

  • ___ AMMUNITION LOADED IAW MISSION
  • ___ CONDUCT MAP RECONNAISSANCE OF ROUTES AND POSITION
  • ___ BRIEF ROUTE TO ALL PERSONNEL
  • ___ RECOVERY PLAN BRIEFED AND UNDERSTOOD
  • ___ TARGETS BRIEFED AND REHEARSED WITH FDC
  • ___ ALL VEHICLES TOPPED OFF WITH FUEL
  • ___ CONDUCT PMCS ON VEHICLES AND HOWITZERS
  • ___ CONDUCT PMCS AND FULL CHECKS OF GDUs AND RADIOS
  • ___ MOVEMENT FORMATION PLAN REHEARSED
  • ___ DO THREAT PCC FOR LIKELY THREATS
  • ___ CHECK ALL NVGs, NIGHT SIGHTS, AND LIGHTING DEVICES (IN SEC COLOR)
  • ___ REPORT COMPLETION OR PROBLEMS TO THE PSG

PLATOON:

  • ___ RECON (AT LEAST BY MAP) ROUTE & PAs AND BRIEF LDRs PLAN IN DETAIL
  • ___ IPB OF PA W / S2. DIRECT APPROPRIATE THREAT PCCs
  • ___ VERIFY RECOVERY PLAN
  • ___ REHEARSE CASEVAC PLAN
  • ___ TAKE MISSION-ESSENTIAL VEHICLES ONLY
  • ___ VERIFY SURVEY PLAN FOR UNIT AND RADAR
  • ___ PLAN AND TRACK REQUIRED LOGISTICAL SUPPORT
  • ___ REHEARSE SECURITY PLAN
  • ___ REHEARSE ACTION ON THE OBJECTIVE

COPPERHEAD (CPHD) PCC

SECTION:

  • ___ CPHD TRAINER ON HAND
  • ___ EXECUTE DRY FIRE MISSION & ROUND INSPECTION IAW PL's TIME LINE
  • ___ INSPECT COPPERHEAD IAW -10
  • ___ VERIFY AND RECORD POWDER TEMPERATURE IAW PL's TIME LINE
  • ___ SET UP M90 TO CAPTURE MVV-RECEIVE EXPECTED MV FROM FDC
  • ___ VERIFY PRF CODE WITH FDC
  • ___ REHEARSE EXTRACTION PROCEDURES AND CHECK EQUIPMENT
  • ___ REPORT COMPLETION OR PROBLEMS TO PSG

PLATOON:
  • ___ ESTABLISH CPHD TIME LINE FROM TRAINER REHEARSAL TO RTF TIME
  • ___ "BUMP" BCS TO BCS ASAP.... REVERIFY AFTER MET OR OTHER CHANGES
  • ___ VERIFY PRF CODE WITH OBSERVER
  • ___ VERIFY ANGLE T IS LESS THAN 800 MILs
  • ___ CONFIRM OBSERVER LOCATION
  • ___ VERIFY GT RANGE IS LESS THAN 16,400 METERS
  • ___ CHECK OT RANGE IS LESS THAN 5,000 METERS (STATIONARY) OR 3,500 METERS (MOVING)
  • ___ CHECK PROP TEMP BY COMPARING W/ PROP TEMP ACROSS GUN LINE
  • ___ COMPUTE MANUAL MVV FOR CPHD FROM DA FORM 2408-4 & THE FT 155-AS-1
  • ___ CHECK MET SCHEDULE AGAINST PLANNED HIT TIME TO HAVE CURRENT MET AND TIME TO REBUMP DATA



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