NATO Training Library
East Wind offers challenges unlike what you will find at any other airsoft, or reenactment event. As such, a primary focus of our training is to prepare you for the parts of this event that are different from other events. We do not seek to train you to fight; to a certain degree, we are willing to assume that if you are serious enough to attend East Wind, you've probably got a lot of that stuff locked down.
Additionally, some time is generally spent in the beginning part of the event with individual units working on tactics and drills to make sure that everyone is on the same page anyhow. What we instead are seeking to do here is provide resources that will help you be adapted to the specific environment you will find yourself in at East Wind. Please choose from the following categories, read up, watch the videos, pay attention, get out and practice. I assure you, 0200, three miles from base, in the middle of a snow storm is not the time to figure out that you do not know night land navigation.
Training Event Schedule
Hands on experience is the best way to get much of this really stuck in your brain. There is no way to learn like actually hiking through the woods in the dark, leading a patrol to an objective or tuning a radio.
Training events are announced and discussed on the forum so watch for them here.
Before attending any training, please review the relevant materials in the training library below. You will learn a great deal more in the field if you start off with an understanding of the basics.
Everyone is invited and encouraged to study as many of these videos and other documents as they can stand. Please read the introductory information so you understand why we think these items are critical, and do not hesitate to ask questions on the training section of the forum.
The vast bulk of the items are from the U.S. government and U.S. armed forces. Foreign sourced items are specifically noted.