This can be a larger format reference, desk copy edition of the bestselling pocket edition. New, fully revised February 2011 edition of the official issue United States Army Ranger Handbook. The chapters are structured as follows (subjects in brackets are just examples of one of the vital many issues and lessons covered in the chapters) : Leadership; Operations; Fire Improve (including risk estimate distances, close air Improve, close combat attack aviation and the like.) ; Communications (military radios, antennas and the like.); Demolitions (explosives, detonations, secure distances and the like.) ; Movement (formations, fundamentals, tactical marches, movement throughout limited visibility, danger areas and the like.) ; Patrols (reconnaissance, security, ambushes, debriefs and the like.) ; Battle Drills (react to visual, IED, or direct contact; how to go into and clear a room, entering trenches, reacting to indirect fire and the like.) ; Mountain Engineering (training, organization, rescue equipment, anchors, knots, belays, mountain climbing commands and the like.) ; Machine Gun Employment (specifications, classes, offensive and defensive use, regulate, ammunition planning and the like.) ; Convoy Operations (planning, truck movements) ; Urban Operations (perspectives, organization, principles, rehearsals, close quarters combat and the like.) ; Waterborne Operations (rope bridge, poncho watercraft and the like.) ; Evasion / Survival (escape, camouflage, survival kits, navigation, traps and snares, shelters, fires and the like.) ; Aviation (pickup and landing zones, air assault formations, attack helicopters, utility helicopters and the like.) ; First Aid (lifesaving measures, care under fire, breathing, bleeding, shock, abdominal injuries, burns, poisonous plant identification, foot care, litter, hydration, medevac and the like.). Appendices detail resources and quick reference cards. Extensive glossary and index included. Illustrated profusely all the way through.