Introduction There aren’t many of us, but what we do is important. Before I took over, the old Learner 7 gave a speech to a group of new Learner. She said it better than I could ever hope to, so I’ve transcribed her words here. I hope they mean as much to you as they do to me. Click here to listen to the Audio “Alright, listen up. Unless you’ve just stepped in through the main office and are still wiping the road- dirt from your shoes, you’ll know that KJH is a well-oiled, efficient machine. Everyone here has a purpose and anyone who has a purpose has a place here. There are those who understand our bodies, and they help us stay healthy. There are those who understand our machines, and they help us stay warm and safe. Then there are those like you and I. We can’t suture. We can’t weld; we can’t repair a machine or cure an illness. But we have a purpose. We can ensure that there’s always knowledge and education. We can ensure there is always information and understanding. We can keep KJH alive. We can learn. That’s right. We’re all Learners. Which means it’s our job to get out there and learn whatever’s needed. Gather information? That’s our job. That’s what Learners do. Look at the people standing either side of you. Those are the Learners who will do your job if you refuse. Those are the people whose lives you’re putting at risk because you’re too tired, or too hungry, or too scared or it gets too hard. So do your job. And listen to what we tell you. It’ll keep you safe. That’ s it. Stay safe out there.” If there’s any doubt about the importance of the Learner to KJH’s survival, I hope that speech has dispelled it. Without the Learners, KJH would be no different to the dozens of uneducated schools districts. Which is why we need to ensure that every one of our Learners is as well-trained and well- equipped as possible? What you will learn over the next couple of missions is a compilation of the best advice we can give to Learners in the field. I urge you: for the sake of yourself and everyone at KJH, heed it.