|The BEAST challenge coin, available for purchase.|
- BEAST Monitor – This individual functions as the Dorm Chief of BEAST and will work with other BEAST Monitors to organize and strategize.
- Tactical Deployment Leader – Four trainees are selected to be TDLs, which are the Element Leaders of BEAST. They assist the BEAST Monitors.
- Weapons Monitor – This trainee is responsible if anyone mishandles their weapon. They should have weapons handling down pat.
- SABC Monitor – These two to three trainees are responsible for ensuring that all trainees understand SABC procedures and can execute them properly.
The weekend before you leave for BEAST, you’ll go to the mini-mall for a predeployment shopping trip. There’s a checklist of items in your BMTSG. Things I bought but didn’t use include bug spray and flexible bandage tape (for protecting my arms and elbows on the chalk walk). You’re going to want to bring hand sanitizer and probably sunscreen, since this is one of the most exposed areas of the base and you’re outside all day. You’ll also prepare a second canteen, so that you have two on your web belt at all times. All of these items will be packed in Ziploc bags in your duffle bag. You’ll carry your duffle bag and your rifle (without the case) onto the bus on Monday morning and be transported to the BEAST, which is located on a remote side of the base.
|The reverse of the coin, with the Airman’s Creed.|
[Parts of this post have been edited due to OPSEC concerns brought forward. I will answer questions as best as I can, but please understand if I can’t answer everything and elaborate as much as I’d like.]