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(1) Kitchen and baggage train bivouac, contain- ing-

  • (a)

    Components of kitchen and baggage train.

  • (b)

    Company kitchen locations.

  • (c)

    Mess and supply personnel of all companies

of the regiment.

(2) Ammunition train bivouac, containing all components of the ammunition train when they are not actually performing their supply mission or re- leased to subordinate units.

  • (3)

    Maintenance section area.

  • (4)

    Train bivouac headquarters area, usually con-

taining-

  • (a)

    Service company headquarters.

  • (b)

    Regimental supply officer's (S-4's) section.

  • (c)

    Receiving and distributing group of supply

section; ration supply point (near kitchen loca- tions) ; and gasoline and oil supply point (accessible to vehicles).

d. Signal communication. Rapid means of signal communicatidn are required between the regimPn- tal command post and the regimental train bivouac, and also between the regimental train bivouac and division headquarters. Radio (special purpose net), motor messengers, and wire communication (when practicable), are the means ordinarily used. Motor and dismounted messengers usually provide ade-

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