c. Combat documentation teams will be engaged in still and motion media
operations on day one of any battle. In some cases the documentation may start
24 hours before hostilities begin.
Tactical documentation covers the following:
a. Battlefield documentation, which extends from forward of the FLOT to
Corps, consists of the following types of media coverage:
(1) Document military operations from day one of the battle and audio
information of immediate value to commanders and their staffs for use in
planning, conducting and evaluating combat, combat support, and combat service
developer, and military historians with combat and doctrinal material in the
forms of visual, audio, and graphics information for evaluation, developmental
and historical purposes.
(3) Document friendly positions before, during and after the battle. This
includes providing front and reverse panoramics, camouflage discipline, and
fields of fire.
(4) Opposing forces (OPFOR) positions should also be
(5) Document battlefield damage of friendly force equipment to provide
operational tacticians and logisticians immediate information to develop
(6) Document battlefield damage to local civilian property for use by
Civil Affairs in settling claims.
(7) Document battlefield damage of OPFOR equipment to provide operational
tacticians and logisticians immediate information on effectiveness of friendly
weapons and tactics and to provide information for long-range research and
(8) Document field medical procedures to furnish visual information of
(9) Document initial battle engagements of new weapons and support systems
and revised tactics to provide HQDA staff commanders and their staffs at all
levels, and combat, doctrinal, material and training developers, visual
information for validation of new equipment and doctrine.