INPORT TEAM TRAINING EXERCISES
Ref: (a) COMNAVSURFLANT/COMNAVSURFPACINST 3502.3 (SURFTRAMAN Bulletins)
4101. General. Structured inport training provides a controlled test of systems and equipment as well as a method to verify personnel assignments before going to sea after an extended inport period. Additionally, it provides an alternative to underway exercise periods for completion of many types of training. Exercises conducted on board can encompass a wide spectrum of operational training including equipment operation, watch standing, watch team procedures and tactics. The ability to simulate an at-sea environment for system operation and multi-mission area employment is critical to the success of structured inport training exercises. These exercises must therefore include consideration of the availability of shore-based mobile trainers, capabilities of on board/embedded training devices and coordinated planning between the OCE and participating units.
4102. Recurring Inport Exercises. To maintain proficiency across all mission areas, ships inport are required to participate in scheduled drills and exercises as nominated by their ISIC. Specific guidance for inport training is provided in mission area SURFTRAMAN Bulletins, reference (a). Although various locations have different capabilities and requirements, aggressive participation in these recurring drills and exercises will assist in maintaining and improving readiness as opportunities for underway training diminish.
4103. Inport Warfare Training Exemptions. Units requiring exemption due to schedule changes or material casualties to equipment necessary for team training will submit a message request containing justification to the ISIC.
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