Good morning,

On 08 December 2018, Company A-12 Pershing Rifles will be hosting the second iteration of our open land navigation event for ROTC cadets in the Boston area.

During this event, cadets will have the opportunity to exercise map reading and orienteering skills in order to locate checkpoints placed across the Blue Hills Reservation.

Attached to this email is the individual packing list containing the gear required to participate. For cadets who are not issued navigation equipment (lensatic compass and protractor) through their ROTC program, let us know through the interest survey and we will supplement deficiencies as necessary.

Including transportation time, this event will approximately run from 0640-1400. Transportation will be provided the morning of from:

  • 335A Huntington Ave., Boston MA 02115 (Liberty Battalion HQ)
  • 2004 Campanella Way, Chestnut Hill, MA 02467 (Flutie Statue)
  • 118 Bay State Road, Boston, MA 02115 (BU AFROTC Cadet HQ)

Participants will rally at their designated point of departure NLT 0640 and POVs will LD NLT 0700.

If you can provide transportation, please denote this on the interest survey.

This event is an opportunity not only to exercise your practical land navigation skills, but also to meet fellow cadets from other branches of service and other schools in the area. Cadets will come away from the course with an increased familiarity with being in the woods and using their land navigation skills in a practical setting. They also tend to develop a deeper understanding of their own ability to overcome a combination of intellectual adversity and physical fatigue in the field, while completing the simple, yet critical, task of moving from one location to another.

If you are interested in attending, please complete this survey NLT COB 06 December 2018.

Very respectfully,
Cadet Cabey

P/R SFC Cabey
S-2, A-12 Pershing Rifles