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U.S. Army Maneuver Support Center
Training and Doctrine Development Department
Doctrine Division, Engineer Branch

Publications Currently Under Revision

Publication                   Title                      Date

FM 3-34                       Engineer Operations        Jan 04

Organizational Manuals

FM 3-34.22                    Engineer Operations--      Pending
(FM 3-34.221)                 Brigade Combat Team        (Jan 05)
(FM 5-71-2)                   and Below                  (Jun 96)
(FM 5-71-3)                                              (Oct 95)
(FM 5-7-30)                                              (Dec 94)

FM 3-34.23                    Engineer Operations--      Pending
(FM 5-116)                    Echelons Above Brigade     (Feb 99)
(FM 5-100-15)                 Combat Team                (Jun 95)
(FM 5-71-100)                                            (Apr 93)

Combat Engineering

FM 3-90.11                    Combined Arms Mobility     Aug 00
(FM 3-34.2)                   Operations

FM 3-90.13                    Combined Arms Obstacle     Sept 94
(FM 5-102)                    Integration                Mar 85
(FM 90-7)

FM 3-34.300                   Survivability              Jun 85
(FM 5-103)

General Engineering

FM 3-34.400                   General Engineering        Nov 86
(FM 5-104)

FM 3-34.410                   Design of Theater of       Aug 94;
Volumes I & II                Operations Roads,          Sep 94
(FM 5-430-00-1                and Helipads
& 5-430-00-2)

FM 3-34.451                   Materials Testing          Dec 92
(FM 5-472)

FM 3-34.465                   Quarry Operations          Mar 05;
(FM 3-34.465                                             Dec 03
& FM 3-34.468)                                           (Apr 94)

FM 3-34.469                   Multi-Service              Mar 94
(FM 5-484)                    Well Drilling Operations

General Engineering (continued)

FM 3-34.485                   Firefighting Operations    Feb 99
(FM 5-415)

FM 3-34.500                   Environmental              Jun 00
(FM 3-100.4)                  Consideration in
                              Military Operations

Geospatial Engineering

FM 3-34.600                   Geospatial Operations      3 Aug 00
(FM 3-34-230)

Publication                   Description
Number                        (and Current Status)

FM 3-34                       This is the engineer keystone manual. It
                              encompasses all engineer
                              doctrine; integrates the three engineer
                              functions of combat, general, and
                              geospatial engineering; and addresses
                              engineer operations across the
                              entire spectrum of operations.

                              Status: The estimated date for posting to
                              Army Knowledge Online (AKO)
                              is 3d Quarter FY09.
Organizational Manuals

FM 3-34.22                    This new manual will encompass engineer
(FM 3-34.221)                 operations in support of
(FM 5-71-2)                   brigade combat teams (BCTs) (heavy,
(FM 5-71-3)                   infantry, and Stryker-the armored
(FM 5-7-30)                   cavalry regiment) and their primary
                              subordinate units (infantry battalion,
                              Stryker battalion, combined arms
                              battalion, and reconnaissance
                              squadron). This manual will supersede
                              FM 3-34.221, FM 5-7-30, FM
                              5-71-2, and FM 5-71-3.

                              Status: Published February 2009.

FM 3-34.23                    This is a new manual that will encompass
(FM 5-116)                    engineer operations in support
(FM 5-100-15)                 of all engineer operations above the
(FM 5-71-100)                 BCTs (division, corps, and theater).
                              The intent is to consolidate and revise
                              three engineer FMs that provide
                              doctrinal guidance for the entire
                              spectrum of engineer operations
                              supporting echelons above the BCT level.
                              This manual will supersede
                              FM 5-71-100, FM 5-100-15 and FM 5-116.

                              Status: Comments closed on final draft;
                              estimated publishing date is 4th Quarter

Combat Engineering

FM 3-90.11                    This is a full revision, to include
(FM 3-34.2)                   renaming and renumbering of FM 3-34.2,
                              Combined Arms Breaching Operations.
                              Changes in the force structure
                              have required adjustment of the tactics,
                              techniques, and procedures (TTP)
                              associated with breaching and clearance

                              Status: On hold for release of FM 3-90,

FM 3-90.13                    This revised manual will contain the
(FM 5-102)                    basic fundamentals associated
(FM 90-7)                     with countermobility operations and will
                              incorporate aspects of the
                              contemporary operating environment (COE).

                              Status: On hold for release of FM 3-90,

FM 3-34.300                   This manual provides survivability
(FM 5-103)                    information needed by commanders
                              and staff at the tactical level. It
                              includes guidance on integrating
                              survivability into planning and order
                              production and creation of the engineer
                              running estimate. It provides examples
                              of a survivability capabilities card,
                              matrix, and timeline to assist with the
                              planning, revision, and conduct of
                              specific survivability tasks.

                              Status: On hold for release of FM 3-10,

General Engineering

FM 3-34.400                   This manual describes the operational
(FM 5-104)                    environment (OE) and how to
                              apply and integrate general engineering
                              principles in support of full
                              spectrum operations. It focuses on the
                              establishment and maintenance
                              of lines of communications and engineer
                              support to sustainment operations
                              throughout the area of operation. Although
                              not designated as a multi-Service
                              publication, it is intended to inform all
                              Service components of the types of
                              general engineering tasks, planning
                              considerations, variety of units
                              available to perform them, and the
                              capabilities of Army engineers to
                              accomplish them.

                              Status: Published December 2008.

FM 3-34.410                   This manual will serve as a reference for
Volumes I & II                engineer planners in support of
(FM 5-430-00-1                joint and theater operations in the
& 5-430-00-2)                 design of roads, airfields, and helipads.
                              This manual is currently dual-designated
                              with the Air Force. The Navy plans to
                              adopt it as well.

                              Status: Adjudicating comments on the
                              final draft.

FM 3-34.451                   This manual will provide technical
(FM 5-472)                    information for obtaining samples
                              and performing engineering tests and
                              calculations on soils, bituminous
                              paving mixtures, and concrete. For use
                              in military construction. The test
                              procedures and terminology will conform
                              to the latest methods and specifications
                              of the American Society for Testing and
                              Materials (ASTM), the American Concrete
                              Institute (ACI), and the Portland Cement
                              Association (PCA), with alternate field
                              testing methods and sampling techniques
                              when complete lab facilities are
                              unavailable or impractical to use.

                              Status: Adjudicating comments on the
                              final draft.

FM 3-34.465                   This manual outlines the methods and
(FM 3-34.465                  procedures used in the exploration
& FM 3-34.468)                for and operation of pits and quarries.
                              It provides information on equipment
                              required for operating pits and quarries
                              and for supplying crushed mineral
                              products, but does not cover the
                              operation of the stated types of
                              equipment. This collaborative effort with
                              the Navy includes the newest technologies
                              and current practices.

                              Status: Preparing the final draft for
                              staffing to the force.

FM 3-34.469                   This manual is a guide for planning,
(FM 5-484)                    designing, and drilling wells. It
                              focuses on techniques and procedures for
                              installing wells and includes expedient
                              methods for digging shallow water wells,
                              such as hand-dug wells. This
                              collaborative effort with the Navy
                              includes the newest technologies,
                              current practices, and revised formulas.

                              Status: The estimated date for posting to
                              Army Knowledge Online (AKO)
                              is 3d Quarter FY09.

General Engineering (continued)

FM 3-34.485                   This manual gives directions on deploying
(FM 5-415)                    and using engineer firefighting teams.
                              These teams provide fire
                              prevention/protection, aircraft crash/
                              rescue, natural cover, and hazardous
                              material (HAZMAT) (incident) responses
                              within a theater of operations (TO). This
                              is a parallel effort with the revision of
                              the firefighting Army regulation (AR) to
                              bring both policy and doctrine current
                              with required certifications, newest
                              technologies, and current practices.

                              Status: Initiating the program directive
                              and developing the initial draft.

FM 3-34.500                   This manual provides environmental
                              protection procedures during all
(FM 3-100.4)                  types of operations. It states the
                              purposes of military environmental
                              protection, a description of legal
                              requirements, and a summary of current
                              military programs. It also describes how
                              to apply risk management methods to
                              identify actions that may harm the
                              environment and appropriate steps to
                              prevent or mitigate damage.

                              Status: The estimated date for posting to
                              Army Knowledge Online (AKO) is 3d Quarter

Geospatial Engineering

FM 3-34.600                   This full revision of FM 3-34.230,
(FM 3-34-230)                 Geospatial Operations, will incorporate
                              changes as a result of FM 3-34, Engineer
                              Operations, and FM 3-0, Operations.
                              Geospatial engineering consists of those
                              engineer capabilities and activities that
                              contribute to a clear understanding of
                              the physical environment by providing
                              geospatial information and service to
                              commanders and staffs.

                              Status: Developing the final draft.

NOTE: Current engineer publication can be accessed and downloaded in
electronic format from the Reimer Digital Library at
<> or the MSKN website at
<>. The manuals discussed
in this article are currently under development. Drafts may be
obtained during the staffing process or by contacting the engineer
doctrine branch at: Commercial 573-563-0003, DSN 676-0003, or
<>. The development status of these manuals
 was current as of 10 February 2009.
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