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    Col Penny
    15TH MEU (SOC) REALISM UNIT
    THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT
    THE COMMAND STAFF HAS AWARDED THE
     
    JOINT SERVICE ACHIEVEMENT MEDAL
     
    TO
    Eligibility list to follow
     
    FOR PARTICIPATION IN AT LEAST ONE SEGMENT OF OPERATION JOINT TIGER 2017


     
    GIVEN THIS DAY, 30 MAY 2017
    SIGNED,
    COL J. PENNY
    COMMANDING OFFICER
    15TH MEU REALISM UNIT
    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    With the departure of Major Keta the unit is losing its longest serving company commander in unit history.. a valued and respected member. But everyone's time comes, and the good Major's time is no longer conducive to being a unit member anymore. He will be missed, but we wish him all the well in his life's travels.
     
    But this unit pushes on. Effectively immediately the following changes will be made in India Company:
     
    Captain Gaden will be moved to the Company Commanding Officer
    First Lieutenant J. Murphy will be moved to the Company Executive Officer
    First Lieutenant McNeely will be taking over Platoon Commander, 2nd Platoon, India Company
     
    Congratulations gentlemen, and good luck.
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO
    Col Penny
    15TH MEU (SOC) REALISM UNIT
    THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT
    THE COMMAND STAFF HAS AWARDED THE
     
    JOINT MERITORIOUS UNIT AWARD
     
    TO
    STAFF SERGEANT H. MITCHELL
    PRIVATE BLISS
     
    FOR DEDICATION ABOVE AND BEYOND DURING OPERATION JOINT TIGER 2017. BOTH STAFF SERGEANT H. MITCHELL AND PRIVATE BLISS VOLUNTEERED, AND FULFILLED, MULTIPLE EXTRA TIME SLOTS TO ACT AS TRANSLATORS BETWEEN FOREIGN UNITS, BEYOND WHAT WAS ASKED FOR AND NECESSARY OF THEM. THESE GENTLEMEN'S LOYALTY AND DEDICATION IS IN KEEPING WITH THE 15TH MEU REALISM UNIT'S HIGHEST TRADITIONS AND BRINGS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND THE 15TH MEU REALISM UNIT.


     
    GIVEN THIS DAY, 11 MAY 2017
    SIGNED,
    COL. J. PENNY
    COMMANDING OFFICER
    15TH MEU REALISM UNIT
    Col Penny
    15TH MEU (SOC) REALISM UNIT
    THIS IS TO CERTIFY THAT
    THE COMMAND STAFF HAS AWARDED THE
     
    DEFENSE MERITORIOUS SERVICE MEDAL
     
    TO

    STAFF SERGEANT BAYLESS
    STAFF SERGEANT C. JOHNSTON
     
    FOR DEDICATION ABOVE AND BEYOND IN THE PLANNING AND EXECUTION OF OPERATION JOINT TIGER 2017. STAFF SERGEANT JOHNSTON AND BAYLESS BOTH SPENT COUNTLESS HOURS PLANNING AND COORDINATING THE VARIOUS ELEMENTS OF THE JOINT OPERATION, AND FOLLOWED UP ON AN ALREADY MERITORIOUS EFFORT BY TAKING PLACE IN THE OPERATION FOR THE ENTIRETY, FROM OPENING TO ITS CONCLUSION. THESE GENTLEMEN'S LOYALTY AND DEDICATION IS IN KEEPING WITH THE 15TH MEU REALISM UNIT'S HIGHEST TRADITIONS AND BRINGS GREAT CREDIT UPON HIMSELF AND THE 15TH MEU REALISM UNIT.


     
    GIVEN THIS DAY, 11 MAY 2017
    SIGNED,
    COL. J. PENNY
    COMMANDING OFFICER
    15TH MEU REALISM UNIT
    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    Effective immediately there will be a change to how points for work in Collateral Duty billets are assigned:
     
    -Every individual may be assigned a maximum of two (2) points per department each month.
     
    For example, if you are an S-1 General Personnel Clerk and an S-1 A&D Clerk, you may still get up to two points each month for work in each department (a total of four, in this example). But you may not be assigned more than two points for work solely in the S-1 General Personnel Clerk department.
     
    A department is characterized by a sub-division of an S-Shop that has a leader assigned to it (examples include S-1 Processors, S-1 Recruiters, S-4 Mod Team, S-4 Mission Team, etc.). It is preferred that the department leader sends their point recommendation to the S-Shop Chief or Officer, who posts a master list at the end of each month, but it is acceptable for the Department Leader to post of their own accord. If posting is missed for a month, it is not allowed to assign extra points the following month to make up for this. If you forget to post, those people lose points. This is the same as if a leader were to forget/fail to post a Patrol Report.
     
    If an S-Shop Officer/Chief feels someone merits beyond the two points allocated, then they may expend leadership points to make up for this deficit. This is subject to the denial by MEU HQ, however, as all leadership points are.
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO
    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    Since almost the inception of the Rifle Range there has been little to no penalty for the failure of it's completion. Since almost the beginning the only punishment has been promotion ineligibility. This has led to the undesired effect of capped-out members - including myself - failing to qualify for the Range with no punishment. The intention is for the Range to be relevant and a requirement for all. Everyone must, and should, be qualifying. Therefore we will be instituting harsher punishments for all levels - yes, including myself, for failure to qualify on the Range.
     
    Effective October 1st, the following changes will be made:
     
    -Year-long ineligibility will no long be a factor. Instead, if you fail to qualify during the Qualification Period (February and March), your score will be removed and you will be ineligible for promotion until you do qualify.
     
    -Failure to qualify will result in immediate reduction of promotion points, with additional points removed over the course of the next 30 days according to the formula to be described below. The formula will show how many points are removed after a total of 30 days, but the removal will be progressive so if you qualify at 15 days into the period you will still lose half the points noted
     
    -If at any point a member falls below the required points for their rank they will be demoted. Immediately. No billet is exempted from this rule.
     
    -Exemptions due to extenuating circumstances will be made with approval from MEU HQ or Command Staff. 'I forgot' is not a valid circumstance.
     
    Rather than removing a blanket amount of points, there will be a formula for each rank - regardless of billet or section. This will follow the following formula:
     
    E# = Enlisted Paygrade          O# = Officer Paygrade
     
    Enlisted - 14 + ((E#-2)*4)
    Officer - 14 + ((O#-1)*6)
     
    As an explanation: 14 points are automatically accrued over one month (1 point for every 5 days in active duty = 6, plus 4 points for each operation). Additional points will be removed on a scale of your paygrade minus the lowest rank losing points (this rank will only lose the monthly accrual), times a factor of 4 for enlisted and 6 for officers.
     
    With this formula, the following is the maximum of how many points someone will lose over the course of 30 days failing to qualify:
     
    E1 - E1 will not be affected by this
    E2 - 14 points (this will wipe out all work done for the month, but not result in any loss of points as long as all events are attended)
    E3 - 18 points
    E4 - 22 points
    E5 - 26 points
    E6 - 30 points
    E7 - 34 points
    E8 - 38 points
    E9 - 42 points
     
    O1 - 14 points (this will wipe out all work done for the month, but not result in any loss of points as long as all events are attended)
    O2 - 20 points
    O3 - 26 points
    O4 - 32 points
    O5 - 38 points
    O6 - 44 points
     
    Again, what this would mean is that if, for example, I fail to qualify during the Rifle Range Qualification Period (February, March) on April 1st I, as an O-6, would immediately lose 44 points. Over the next 30 days I would lose up to an additional 44 points, repeating every month until a qualify. If at any point during that time I fall below the point threshold required for O6, I will be demoted. If I continually fail to qualify and fall below the Two Down rule, I would be removed from my position (if I was already evaluated and removed due to falling rank because I won't qualify on the Range).
     
    This only affects Active Duty members. Members in Reserves will not be affected by this while in Reserves (though if they have incurred this penalty prior to moving to Reserves they will still lose these points. Point loss is permanent, not a temporary punishment until you qualify). Members moving from Reserves to Active that do not have a Qualifying Range will have 30 days to qualify before they begin to incur penalties.
     
    This is not meant to be menacing, simply to enforce the requirement of the Range Qualification for all grades and billets, including Senior Staff. As previously stated this will affect all grades and billets from E2 to O6 and from Rifleman to MEU CO.
     
    As this is somewhat complicated any requests for clarification may be made here.
     
    Again this policy will be effective October 1st, 2017. If you did not complete your qualification during the Qualification Period 2017 (February/March) and are currently ineligible you must go speak to @LtCol M. Alexander to discuss your options before this policy begins and you begin incurring immediate penalties.
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO
    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    With the recent changes in callsigns and unit designations, ACE has taken the opportunity to do their own detachment rotations. Therefore, effective immediately, the following detachment changes are being made to ACE:
     
    -ACE HQ will be re-designated with the callsign "Odin"
    -The MV-22 detachment will be re-designated VMM-164 "Knightriders"
    -The CH-53 detachment will be re-designated HMH-466 "Wolfpack"
    -The F-35 detachment will be re-designated VMFA-121 "Green Knights"
     
    Because Knightriders and Green Knights both have 'Knight' in the name, Green Knights will be under the operational callsign "Combat".
     
    In addition, with Maj Weeks' move to reserves, there are some shakeups in the ACE HQ to announce.
     
    -Major Cook will be taking over as the ACE Executive Officer
    -Captain D. Hart will be taking over as the ACE Operations Officer
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO
    S3 Training & Ops
    OPERATION Rising Cadence 02-17
    06MAY17 (06APR17 in Game Date)
    Task Force LED, ACE
     
    07MAY17 (06APR17 In Game Date)
    Task Force 1, 2, 3
     
     
     
    BACKGROUND:
    Cordocas, located in the Drake Passage on the Southern tip of South America is currently in a state of civil war.  The rightful civil government has asked for US intervention.  The President of the United States has granted this request.
     
    ORIENTATION:
    During Operation Rising Cadence 01-17, TFA was successful in capturing the towns of Serval and Skelter while Recon was able to capturing an enemy officer and intelligence during this operation.  TFB was able to land at and defend the bridge on the west coast of the northern island repelling all attempts to cross.  TFC was inserted to stop the advance of enemy forces between the city of Yolandi and the town of Rybek and successfully repelled multiple counter attacks.  TFLED was able to locate and escort the King to his palace.
     
    S-2, S-3 and GCE leadership has determined that the northern area of Abramia needs to be controlled due to its proximity to Airfield Corium and the possible threat of enemy artillery.  Kilo Company has relieved TFC and TFC has returned to Airfield Corium.  TFA has been relieved by Lima Company and has returned to Airfield Corium.  TFB will begin in defensive positions held at completion of last operation.
     
    Map:
    Isla Abramia
     
    Weather: Partly cloudy
    Time of Operation: 0800 (IGT)
    Vegetation in the area and its effects on visibility:  Ample vegetation for concealment
    Key terrain in the area: Ocean, vegetation, urban areas
    Important Tactical Control Measures:  
     
       
    SITUATION:
    Enemy forces
    Time: 0700 (IGT)
    Size: 2 Mechanized Infantry Companies and 1 infantry Company with light vehicle support, Fixed and rotary wing assets as well as artillery support
    Unit: New Republic of Cordocas (NRC)
    Activity: Consolidating and/or defending
    Location: IVO  Northeastern Abramia North of 07, East of 05.
    Equipment: OPFOR (NRC) are dressed in a standardized uniform consisting of, M10 fatigues (Digital), a Carrier Lite vest (typically Green), a M97 (Digital) Helmet, and airborne forces use Night Vision Goggles, infantry weaponry consisting of Smoke Grenades, M67 Frag Grenades, HK G36KV Assault Rifle, HK G36C Carbine, M16A4 Assault Rifle, M24 Sniper Rifle, M249 light machine gun, M9 Pistol, M72 LAW, RPG-7, and FIM-92F Stinger.
     
    Capabilities and Limitations:
    Defend: The enemy is likely to defend as USMC presence known.
    Reinforce: The enemy can reinforce from the west.
    Attack: The enemy can attack with at least an Infantry Company. 
    Withdraw: The enemy can withdraw to the West.
    Delay: The enemy will likely attempt to delay when attacked.
    Enemy Most Likely Course of Action: (EMLCOA)
    The enemy forces have now been alerted to USMC presence in the AO.  It is expected that the enemy commander will marshal forces to push into USMC controlled areas at the earliest opportunity.  Enemy forces are currently building fortifications and calling up reinforcements.
     
    Supporting Units:
    1x Battery RUC 105mm Howitzers   
    Attachments/Detachments:
    None
    TASK FORCE LED:
    LED HQ
    Sabre (2x Squad)
    EOD (1x Squad)
     
    TASK FORCE ACE:
    ACE (as determined by HQ)
     
    TASK FORCE 1:
    Rifle Platoon (1x Rifle platoon)
    Weapons Platoon (1x Weapons attachment)
    GATOR (as determined by HQ)
    TITAN (as determined by HQ)
    ACE (as determined by HQ)
     
    TASK FORCE 2:
    Rifle Platoon (1x Rifle platoon)
    Weapons Platoon (1x Weapons attachment)
    GATOR (as determined by HQ)
    TITAN (as determined by HQ)
    ACE (as determined by HQ)
     
    TASK FORCE 3:
    Rifle Platoon (1x Rifle platoon)
    Weapons Platoon (1x Weapons attachment)
    GATOR (as determined by HQ)
    TITAN (as determined by HQ)
    ACE (as determined by HQ)
       
    MISSION:
    Task Force LED
    When: 6/Apr/17 0800(IGT) (May 6th 2017)
    Who: Task Force LED
    What: Mine clearance
    Where: Northern operations area IVO 083,083
    Why: Secure area for logistics and follow on forces
     
    Task Force ACE
    When: 6/Apr/17 0700(IGT) (May 6th 2017)
    Who: Task Force ACE
    What: SEAD
    Where: EWR at 058,092
    Why: Eliminate EWR site
     
    Task Force 1
    When: 6/Apr/17 0800(IGT) (May 7th 2017)
    Who: Task Force x1
    What: Verify destruction of EWR at 058,092 and move to blocking position IVO 053,087 LOA 048 Easting
    Where: Northern operations area
    Why: Prevent OPFOR from reinforcing to the east
     
    Task Force 2
    When: 6/Apr/17 0800(IGT) (May 7th 2017)
    Who: Task Force x1
    What: Attack and control Airport Vucco [071,084]
    Where: Northern operations area
    Why: Deny the enemy use of major airfield
     
    Task Force 3
    When: 6/Apr/17 0800(IGT) (May 7th 2017)
    Who: Task Force x1
    What: Attack 2x enemy FOBs at OP Meek [065,079]- OP Foresta [060,085]
    Where: Northern operations area
    Why: Eliminate enemy forces in the AO
          
    EXECUTION:
    Commander's Intent:
    It is my intent to insert 3x task forces into the Northern operations area to seize and control Airport Vucco and the surrounding area while removing the enemy threat to Airfield Corium. 
    Enemy Key Strength:
    The enemy forces in the Northern operations area are aware of USMC presence and will be preparing for an attack against forces on the Northeast island.    
    Enemy Key Weakness:
    The enemy is still shaken from initial contact with USMC forces and it is likely command and control is chaotic at this time.
    Exploitation Plan:
    BLUFOR will attack while the enemy is still on his heels from initial USMC strikes.
    Endstate:
    At the completion of this mission, all REDFOR territory EAST of 046 EASTING will be controlled by BLUFOR.
     
    Scheme of maneuver:
    Task Force LED -
    Task force LED will move overland from the bridge on the Northeast island, to conduct mine clearance of suspected minefield IVO 083, 083.
    Task Force ACE-
    Task force ACE will conduct SEAD to destroy designated EWR and it's defensive batteries.
    Task Force 1 -
    Task force 1 will move overland from defensive positions covering the bridge on the Northeast island, insure destruction of EWR site and then move to their blocking position.
    Task Force 2-
    Task force 2 will make an amphibious landing to the South of Airport Vucco and assault the airfield using violence of action and shock effect to secure the objective and if needed, support Task Force 3 in their objectives.
    Task Force 3-
    Task force 3 will make either an amphibious landing or heloborne assault to the West of Airport Vucco to eliminate 2x enemy FOBs.
    Fire Support Plan:
    RUC 105mm artillery will be available every twenty (20) minutes to provide x5 HE or smoke.  Contact Zeus to request this support.
     
    Maps and Images;
    AO Overview
    Current battle map
     
    Red line represents threat range of heavy OPFOR AA and AAA that will destroy any ACE aircraft that crosses over.
    Area between Red line and Orange line represents contested airspace.

     
    Task Force ACE

     
    Task Force LED

     
    Task Force 1

     
    Task Force 2


    Task Force 3

    ADMIN AND LOGISTICS:
    Motor Pool - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1EtbvVacPyUqR9ArBRqCxIJa5ruhH-fCR5ua8y4-zztI/edit#gid=646443889
    Download the map of Isla Abramia v1.8
    Unit Download
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxslUUKPRn7zV3o2WDNUQXpmWjQ
     
    THE USE OF UNAUTHORIZED ADDONS AND MODS IS STRICTLY PROHIBITED AND PUNISHABLE BY DISCIPLINARY MEASURE.
    Run the required 15th MEU Mods IN THE FOLLOWING ORDER.
    @CBA_A3  (Version 3.2.1)
    @Task_Force_Radio  (Version 1.0 RC 235)
    @CUP_Terrains_Complete  (Version 1.3.0)
    @RHSAFRF  (Version 4.2.2)
    @RHSUSF  (Version 4.2.2)
    @RHSGREF  (Version 4.2.2)
    @RHSSAF  (Version 4.2.2)
    @15thACE  (Version 12/APR/17)
    @15thMEU  (Version 3/APR/17)
    @15thAmmo  (Version 3/APR/17)
    @abramia (Version 1.8 )
    @15thOPFOR (Version 3/APR/17)
    Any authorized client side mods
    Medical plan
    Self-aid, Buddy aid, Corpsman aid
    Enemy prisoners of war (EPWs):
    Any unit that captures a prisoner of war will follow all rules of armed conflict and treat the prisoner humanely. Search, silence, segregate, safeguard, and tag all EPWs and bring them to the senior leadership.
     
    END OPERATIONS ORDER
    LtCol M. Alexander
    Ladies and Gentlemen of the 15th-
     
    Operation Joint Tiger is a joint operation that will be held on our fifth weekend (29APR17-30APR17) and will run from 1900 CST to 1900 CST (24 hours).  There will be several units operating in some capacity with us and each other throughout the 24 hour period.  We are looking for 15th members to sign up for slots in rifle, weapons, titan, gator and ACE.  We will very likely be the largest contingent during our time slots and we will need as many sign ups as we can get. 
     
    Some of the units that will be participating are-
    15th MEU(SOC)
    3CB (British Marine)
    3ID (Army Infantry)
    75th RRC
    R3f (French)
    3Rifles (BAF)
    6AB (BAF)
    Panzerbrigade 16 (German Mech/ Infantry)
     
    Sign up for this here;
     
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