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Salutes Honors and Visits of Courtesy (.pdf)
Field Circular for Dining In (.pdf)
Flags, Guidons, Streamers, Tabards, and Automobile and Aircraft Plates (.pdf)
FM 3- 21.5 Drill and Ceremonies (.pdf)
Knots (.pdf)
Cold Injuries (.pdf)
http://www.army.mil/usapa/doctrine/index.html - updated manuals by branch, in PDF format. 
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Mohawk Battalion Professional Reading List
 

“Hailed as a classic of war writing in the U.K., The Junior Officers' Reading Club is a revelatory first-hand account of a young enlistee's profound coming of age. Attempting to stave off the tedium and pressures of army life in the Iraqi desert by losing themselves in the dusty paperbacks on the transit-camp bookshelves, Hennessey and a handful of his pals from military academy form the Junior Officers' Reading Club. By the time he reaches Afghanistan and the rest of the club are scattered across the Middle East, they are no longer cheerfully overconfident young recruits, hungering for action and glory. Hennessey captures how boys grow into men amid the frenetic, sometimes exhilarating violence, frequent boredom, and almost overwhelming responsibilities that frame a soldier's experience and the way we fight today.” (Barnes & Noble)

 

“In my 20-year career as a sergeant in the U.S. Army, I gradually became aware of one timeless fact about military life: it's an Us vs. Them war. The "Us" in this case are those who wear the uniform, the "Them" are the larger majority of the population who have never served in the armed forces and who don't have a clue what it feels like to lie on your belly at a rifle range in the temple-throbbing heat, gravel digging into your elbows, helmet tipping onto the bridge of your nose while you squint through the sweat waiting for a pop-up target…and the range's safety instructors on the prowl, ready to thwack you on the helmet if your right leg is not cocked at a precise 45-degree angle; and all the time you're wrestling with the sweat, the helmet and the suffocation, you're aware this is only Stateside training -- what will you do when faced with the real thing in Iraq or Afghanistan?” (Barnes & Noble)

 

"When the marines - or "jarheads," as they call themselves - were sent in 1990 to Saudi Arabia to fight the Iraqis, Swofford was there, with a hundred-pound pack on his shoulders and a sniper's rifle in his hands…he was punished by boredom and fear, he considered suicide, he pulled a gun on one of his fellow marines, and he was shot at by both Iraqis and Americans…"Swofford weaves this experience of war with vivid accounts of boot camp (which included physical abuse by his drill instructor), reflections on the mythos of the marines…As engagement with the Iraqis draws closer, he is forced to consider what it is to be an American, a soldier, a son of a soldier, and a man…Swofford's account subverts the conventional wisdom that U.S. military interventions are now merely surgical insertions of superior forces that result in few American casualties. Jarhead insists we remember the Americans who are in fact wounded or killed, the fields of smoking enemy corpses left behind, and the continuing difficulty that American soldiers have reentering civilian life.” (Barnes & Noble)

 

“In WAR Sebastian Junger gives breathtaking insight into the truths of war— the fear, the honor, and the trust among men. His on-the-ground account follows a single platoon through a 15-month tour of duty in the most dangerous outpost in Afghanistan's Korengal Valley. Through the experiences of these young men at war, he shows what it means to fight, to serve, and to face down mortal danger on a regular basis.” (Barnes & Noble)

 

 

“The explosive first-hand account of America's secret history in Afghanistan"

"With the publication of Ghost Wars, Steve Coll became not only a Pulitzer Prize winner, but also the expert on the rise of the Taliban, the emergence of Bin Laden, and the secret efforts by CIA officers and their agents to capture or kill Bin Laden in Afghanistan after 1998.” (Barnes & Noble)

 

 

“Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them-in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul-they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation. With heart-wrenching power and suspense, Hosseini shows how a woman's love for her family can move her to shocking and heroic acts of self-sacrifice, and that in the end it is love, or even the memory of love, that is often the key to survival.” (Barnes & Noble)

 

“The inspiring account of one man's campaign to build schools in the most dangerous, remote, and anti-American reaches of Asia.” (Barnes & Noble)

 

 

 

 

“From the author of the #1 national bestseller Three Cups of Tea, the continuing story of this determined humanitarian and the schools he has established.” (Barnes & Noble)

 

 
 

 

“This carefully-researched and heartfelt book from a prominent North American Muslim convert reveals with Christianity, Islam, and Judaism really say about living together in peace. This timely, provocative work challenges the stereotypes and misconceptions that fuel religious conflicts, and answers the question that lies at the nexus of faith, religion, politics, history, and current events: Can those of different faiths live together in peace? Drawing on personal experience, history, and scripture, Muslim, Christian and Jew explores

  • the differences and similarities among the 3 religions
  • the surprising truth about the core teachings of each
  • how and why Islam has changed from a vibrant multi-cultural religious civilization into the Islam of today.” (Barnes & Noble)

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