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    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    This Saturday (22APR17) at 1900 CST we will be holding a memorial service in honor of our recently passed comrade Corium.
     
    This will not be a long service, approximately 30 minutes, but all are invited (I understand this is the same time as the LED operation, but this is the time. No one will be punished for choosing to attend this service and be late to that operation, and LED will make accommodations if they do not choose to postpone their operation). You are encouraged to come and pay homage to our friend, but please do not feel required.
     
    The service will be short and simple with a few short words by selected individuals followed by short military homage services.
     
    This will be held on Altis, and will be minimal mods, using only:
     
    CBA
    TFAR
    RHS USAF
    Stock Mod F/A-18
     
    This means no ACE or other 15th mods will be required. Members of the 506th IR and 3rd MRB will be invited and allowed to attend, thus the light mod requirement.
     
    Again if you would like to come you are more than welcome, but please do not feel required. We are here to pay homage to our friend, not to force anything upon others.
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO
    S3 Training & Ops
    OPERATION Rising Cadence 01-17
    Task Force LED
    15APR17 (06APR17 In Game Date)
     
     
    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:
    Cordocas is a small island nation off the southern coast of South America. Officially titled the United Kingdom of Cordocas (Reino Unido de Cordocas - RUC), the nation of Cordocas is governed by a constitutional monarchy and is currently ruled by King Rafael Hidalgo. King Hidalgo has no heirs, and he has been known to be a somewhat incompetent ruler.
    Sensing weakness in the king's rule and noting his lack of a lineage, several top military commanders of the RUC Army organized a coup d'etat to overthrow the king's rule, calling themselves the New Republic of Cordocas (Nueva República de Cordocas - NRC). They seek to violently reform the government into a republic, governed by a military junta rather than a parliament or president.
    The United States has long held friendly economic ties with the RUC and has provided some military training and arms to help the RUC ensure that international waters near the Drake Passage are kept patrolled and enforced to prevent piracy.
    Map:
    Isla Abramia
    Weather: Partly cloudy
    Time of Operation: 0300 (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:  Airfield Corium [09,06], Yolandi [03,03], Rybak [06,03], Castle Hidalgo [08,03]
       
    SITUATION:
    King Hidalgo has requested from the 15th MEU an escort to help him safely to Castle Hidalgo. LED has been tasked with escorting the King to safety and will be meeting his motorcade at the Rybak docks.
    It has been reported that the King’s motorcade left the city of Yolandi shortly after the attack began but he has not yet been seen in Rybak. Due to the chaotic state in the city of Rybak it will be necessary for LED to hold a security force at the CRRC’s to ensure they are not appropriated by local civilians trying to reach the relative safety of one of the eastern islands still under RUC control.
    At the time of Operation, there will be no OPFOR operating anywhere in or near Rybak, the closest force is currently fighting RUC forces in Yolandi and are not expected to reach Rybak for another three (3) hours at projected rate of advance.
    Ensure PID is followed, RUC forces will be operating in Rybak. Do not fire on RUC forces. FIRE ONLY IF FIRED UPON.
    If there is any uncertainty, radio up the CoC to the Task Force Commander who can contact Zeus directly to astatine the location of GREENFOR at any time. 
     
    Enemy Forces
    OPFOR operating in IVO Yolandi actively fighting RUC forces and will not pose a threat to LED for this Operation. They are only being listed due to be the closest operating OPFOR to LED.
    Time: 0300 (IGT)
    Size: 1-2 Infantry Battalions
    Unit: New Republic of Cordocas (NRC)
    Activity: Attacking
    Location: IVO Yolandi (03,03)
    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 key points during their advance.
    Reinforce: The enemy is reinforcing from the North, West and South.  The closest adjacent unit are estimated to be 1 Motorized Infantry Company at [050,044].
    Attack: The enemy can attack with at least an Infantry Battalion. 
    Withdraw: Currently it is unlikely for the enemy to withdraw.
    Delay: Currently it is unlikely for the enemy to delay.
    Enemy Most Likely Course of Action: (EMLCOA)
    An enemy attack on the capital city of Yolandi is underway.  This attack is being spearheaded by the the Armored Company to the West of the city passing the lines of the infantry company currently engaged with United Kingdom of Cordocas (RUC) forces.  The city is resisting but reports from assets currently on the ground confirm that the city will most likely fall within the hour.
     
    Allied Forces
    Equipment: GREENFOR (RUC) 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: Allied forces are currently defending.
    Reinforce: Allied forces can reinforce from the East.
    Attack: Allied forces can attack
    Withdraw: Allied forces are withdrawing
    Delay: Allied forces are delaying where possible.
    Allied most likely course of action: (AMLCOA)
    Allied forces are pressed from three sides, an enemy attack on the capital city is underway with what is left of 1 mechanized platoon and an infantry company defending the city, with a reinforced infantry platoon holding the land bridges keeping the supply line open from the east.  Allied forces are prepared to defend the city and make a tactical retreat to the east towards Rybak if the defense is unsuccessful.
     
    Friendly Forces (HAS)
    Higher (Higher's Mission):
    The 15th MEU has been tasked with supporting the RUC and intervening to prevent a complete military coup by members of the newly formed NRC.
     
    Adjacent Units:
    Marine units- 2x Spectre teams inserted at 0000, one to the north and one to the south of Yolandi.
    RUC forces- 2 infantry companies, 1 mechanized platoon (Defending Yolandi), 1 infantry platoon (defending land bridge (050,027), Small element operating in Rybak [06,03].
       
    Supporting Units:
    None
       
    Attachments/Detachments:
    None
       
    MISSION:
     
    When: Operational immediate 0300(IGT)
    Who: Task Force LED
    What: Locate and extract King Hidalgo.
    Where: IVO Rybak [06,03]
    Why: To safeguard the King.
          
    EXECUTION:
    Commander's Intent:
    At the request of King HIildago, it is my intent to dispatch LED to locate and secure King Hildago along with any loyal security officers and transport him to Castle Hidalgo [08,03]. It is imperative that enemy forces do not detect the presence of the 15th MEU prior to India Company’s Operation.
     
    Enemy Key Strength:
    There will be no OPFOR operating in Rybak.
    Enemy Key Weakness:
    There will be no OPFOR operating in Rybak.
    Exploitation Plan:
    Task Force LED will use the GREENFOR delaying action and confusion caused by the massive amount of refugee traffic to mask their movements into Rybak.
    Endstate:
    At the completion of this mission, Task Force LED will have secured the King and transported him safely via CRRC to the secure area at Castle Hidalgo.
     
    Scheme of maneuver:
    Task Force LED will embark in CRRC’s from Airfield Corium [09,06], to the city of Rybak [06,03], then to Castle Hidalgo [08,03], turning over responsibility of His Highness to RUC security forces and then, time permitting, returning to Airfield Corium. 
     
    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;


        
    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)
    @CUP_Terrains_Complete  (Version 1.3.0)
    @RHSAFRF  (Version 4.2.1)
    @RHSUSF  (Version 4.2.1)
    @RHSGREF  (Version 4.2.1)
    @RHSSAF  (Version 4.2.1)
    @15thACE  (Version 3/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
    S3 Training & Ops
    OPERATION Rising Cadence 01-17
    Task Force A, B, C
    15APR17 (06APR17 In Game Date)
     
     
    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:
    Cordocas is a small island nation off the southern coast of South America. Officially titled the United Kingdom of Cordocas (Reino Unido de Cordocas - RUC), the nation of Cordocas is governed by a constitutional monarchy and is currently ruled by King Rafael Hidalgo. King Hidalgo has no heirs, and he has been known to be a somewhat incompetent ruler.
    Sensing weakness in the king's rule and noting his lack of a lineage, several top military commanders of the RUC Army organized a coup d'etat to overthrow the king's rule, calling themselves the New Republic of Cordocas (Nueva República de Cordocas - NRC). They seek to violently reform the government into a republic, governed by a military junta rather than a parliament or president.
    The United States has long held friendly economic ties with the RUC and has provided some military training and arms to help the RUC ensure that international waters near the Drake Passage are kept patrolled and enforced to prevent piracy.
    Map:
    Isla Abramia
     
    Weather: Partly cloudy
    Time of Operation: 0500 (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:  
    Task Force A & B Airfield Corium [09,06], Serval, Skelter, Bridge
    Task Force C  Airfield Corium [09,06], Yolandi [03,03], Rybak [06,03],
       
    SITUATION:
    Enemy forces (Task Forces A & B)
    Time: 0300 (IGT)
    Size: 1-2 Infantry Companies with light vehicle support
    The enemy forces garrisoned at Serval 095,094 are estimated to be two motorized infantry platoons supported by light vehicles.
    The enemy forces garrisoned at Skelter 095,099 are estimated to be one motorized infantry platoon supported by light vehicles.
     
    Unit: New Republic of Cordocas (NRC)
    Activity: Consolidating and/or defending
    Location: IVO Serval, Skelter, and Airport Vucco.
    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 key points during their advance.
    Reinforce: The enemy can reinforce from Airport Vucco to the west.
    Attack: The enemy can attack with at least an Infantry Company. 
    Withdraw: The enemy can withdraw to the West, towards Airport Vucco.
    Delay: The enemy will likely attempt to delay when attacked.
    Enemy Most Likely Course of Action: (EMLCOA)
    The enemy forces have taken large amounts of territory and are currently consolidating those gains.  We expect forces currently in theater to be building defensive structures to repel any incursion by forces loyal to the legitimate government. If attacked, reinforcements will arrive from a large OPFOR stationed at airport Vucco.
     
    Enemy forces (Task Force C)
    Time: 0300 (IGT)
    Size: (Force 1) 1 motorized Infantry Company and 2 armored platoons (Force 2) 1 infantry battalion, AAA, light vehicles
    Unit: New Republic of Cordocas (NRC)
    Activity: (Force 1) Attacking (Force 2) Garrisoning
    Location: (Force 1) IVO Yolandi moving east (Force 2) Yolandi
    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 key points during their advance.
    Reinforce: The enemy can reinforce from the West.
    Attack: The enemy can attack with at least an Infantry Company and supported by 2 armor platoons. 
    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)
    Enemy forces at Yolandi have begun chasing the remnants of the RUC forces moving to the east. They will most likely corner the RUC forces with their backs to the sea at Rybak [06,03] and the Saira military base [054,041].
     
    Allied Forces
    Capabilities and Limitations:
    Defend: Allied forces are currently defending.
    Reinforce: Allied forces can reinforce from the East.
    Attack: Allied forces can attack
    Withdraw: Allied forces are withdrawing
    Delay: Allied forces are delaying where possible.
    Allied most likely course of action: (AMLCOA)
    Allied forces in the city of Yolandi are delaying while the remaining forces are withdrawing to the east.  The forces tasked with the rear guard are pressed on three sides and will not hold much past dawn. 
    At operation start RUC forces have begun withdrawing from Yolandi [03,03] to Rybak [06,03]. Multiple trucks, vehicles and infantrymen have been seen withdrawing.
     
    Friendly Forces (HAS)
    Higher (Higher's Mission):
    The 15th MEU has been tasked with supporting the RUC and intervening to prevent a complete military coup by members of the newly formed NRC.
     
    Adjacent Units:
    Marine units- 2x Spectre teams inserted at 0000, one to the north and one to the south of Yolandi.
    RUC forces- 2 depleted infantry platoons (Defending eastern Yolandi), 1 infantry platoon (defending land bridge (050,027)
       
    Supporting Units:
    None
       
    Attachments/Detachments:
    None
    TASK FORCE ALPHA:
    Rifle Platoon (1x Rifle platoon)
    Weapons Platoon (1x Weapons attachment)
    GATOR
    TITAN
    RECON
    ACE (as determined by HQ)
     
    TASK FORCE BRAVO:
    Rifle Platoon (1x Rifle platoon)
    Weapons Platoon (1x Weapons attachment)
    GATOR
    TITAN
    ACE (as determined by HQ)
     
    TASK FORCE CHARLIE:
    Rifle Platoon (1x Rifle platoon)
    Weapons Platoon (1x Weapons attachment)
    ACE (as determined by HQ)
       
    MISSION:
    Northern Tasking (2 TF's)
    Task Force A
    When: 0500(IGT)
    Who: Task Force x1
    What: amphibious landing, Assault the north east island and take control of Serval and Skelter
    Support Recon in capturing NRC Officer.
    Where: Northeast island
    Why: Open a new front
     
    Task Force B
    When: 0500(IGT)
    Who: Task Force x1
    What: Amphibious landing, Assault and defend bridge
    Where: Northeast island
    Why: prevent enemy reinforcement
     
    Southern Tasking (1 TF)
    Task Force C
    When: 0500(IGT)
    Who: Task Force x1
    What: Heliborne insertion, check enemy advance hold line at bridges.
    Where: Main island east of Yolandi and west of Rybak
    Why: Stop enemy advance
          
    EXECUTION:
    Commander's Intent:
    It is my intent to dispatch 2 task forces to the northern island to open a new front, to capture an enemy officer and to disrupt the enemy plan of conquest.  Further, a third task force will be inserted to stop the enemy thrust into the area of Rybak to allow follow on forces the time needed to land and prepare an offensive operation to retake territory lost by allied forces.
     
    Enemy Key Strength:
    The enemy is currently advancing on all fronts with strong forces moving aggressively to complete objectives.
    Enemy Key Weakness:
    The battle for Yolandi has taken resources from the enemy.  This will slow the enemy advance but is unlikely to stop it.
    Exploitation Plan:
    The enemy has seen nothing but victory so far.  We will hit the enemy in an unexpected area in order to throw their plan into confusion.  The southern task force will use the element of surprise (USMC forces are currently undetected in theater) to hit advancing forces a hard, decisive blow to stop the advance and allow allied forces to regain the initiative.
    Endstate:
    At the completion of this mission, The northern island, bridge and any defensive area west of the bridge will be in friendly hands, with the enemy officer captured.  The southern task force will have stopped the enemy advance.
     
    Scheme of maneuver:
    Task Force A & B -
    Northern task force will embark AAV's and CRRC's at Airfield Corium and move north to the northern island where task force A will assault and capture the island while task force B assaults the bridge and defends the area against enemy reinforcements.
    Note: Titan will be simulated LCAC, Titan crew should board AAV (if room) or land via CRRC. Once landed, Zeus should spawn Titan's tanks. (Ensure to speak with Zeus during load-ins to confirm area of landing and what type of tank to spawn.)
    Force Reconnaissance 3rd team has been tasked with the capture/kill mission of an enemy office in task force A's AO. Task force A primary mission is securing their AO and providing support to Force Reconnaissance as requested.
    This officer may be found either in his home [096,096] or at the military compound [095,092] which are both located in Serval.
     
    Task Force C -
    Southern task force will board transport aircraft at Airfield Corium and make a heliborne insertion into LZ [056,027] to allow movement to defensive positions to stop the enemy advance.
    Force Reconnaissance has set up demolition charges at the bridge [034,017] in an effort to delay enemy movements. These demolition charges are set to go off as task force C arrives on the island. The element of surprise is still intact and the NRC forces won’t be expecting the arrival of USMC forces.

    The task force MUST arrive at the LZ by 0530 local in order to capitalize on the diversion and to establish a defense line against OPFOR advance, otherwise the AO will be overrun with-in the hour.
     
    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


    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 1 & 2


    Serval

       
    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)
    @CUP_Terrains_Complete  (Version 1.3.0)
    @RHSAFRF  (Version 4.2.1)
    @RHSUSF  (Version 4.2.1)
    @RHSGREF  (Version 4.2.1)
    @RHSSAF  (Version 4.2.1)
    @15thACE  (Version 3/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
    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    As always here we attempt to straddle the line between realism and gaming, and trying to get at close to realism as feasible. To that end we may have gone a bit far in last year's DMR changes. That is now being changed.
     
    Effective immediately the DMR policy will be ammended to the following:
     
    Platoons are authorized a maximum of two DMR-qualified individuals at any one time. These both are encouraged (though not required) to be in the same squad to act as a spotter/shooter combination during overwatch. The M27 IAR with telescopic sight will continue to be the default and preferred DMR Three M110s will be placed in the company arsenal for use on a mission-dependent basis, with clearance from the Company HQ. These can be distributed in any way Company Command sees fit for the mission (one per server, two and one, or all three on one server). This is not, however, required to be used, and should not be going out in every operation (just as the telescopic sight for the M27 should not be constantly used). Only when the use of the DMR is needed.  
    This is another reminder, as well, that the DMR is not a sniper. While it can provide accurate, long-distance fire when needed, it is not a sniper. However there will, obviously, be occasions where sniper-like capabilities are needed and that is why the M110 is being re-added.
     
    Company and platoon command will be further briefed on this change, as well as the intended usage of the Designated Marksman if they wish. Simply send a message to myself or the rest of MEU HQ and we will be glad to discuss it.
     
    -Col Penny
    MEU CO
    Maj D. A. Thomas


    Department of the Navy
    Headquarters United States Marine Corps
    15th Marine Expeditionary Realism Unit
     
    WARNING ORDER
    OPERATION RISING CADENCE  
     
    ORIENTATION:
    Cordocas is a small island nation off the southern coast of South America. Officially titled the United Kingdom of Cordocas (Reino Unido de Cordocas - RUC), the nation of Cordocas is governed by a constitutional monarchy and is currently ruled by King Rafael Hidalgo. King Hidalgo has no heirs, and he has been known to be a somewhat incompetent ruler.
     
    Sensing weakness in the king's rule and noting his lack of a lineage, several top military commanders of the RUC Army organized a coup d'etat to overthrow the king's rule, calling themselves the New Republic of Cordocas (Nueva República de Cordocas - NRC). They seek to violently reform the government into a republic, governed by a military junta rather than a parliament or president.
    The United States has long held friendly economic ties with the RUC and has provided some military training and arms to help the RUC ensure that international waters near the Drake Passage are kept patrolled and enforced to prevent piracy.
     
    Map: Isla Abramia

    Weather:
    Day 1 - Morning: Partly cloudy
    Day 1 - Noon: Clear
    Day 1 - Evening: Cloudy
    Day 1 - Midnight: Rain
    Day 2 - Morning: Light rain, overcast
    Day 2 - Noon: Partly cloudy
    Day 2 - Evening: Clear
    Day 2 - Midnight: Partly cloudy
    Day 3 - Morning: Light fog, partly cloudy
    Day 3 - Noon: Clear
    Day 3 - Evening: Overcast
    Day 3 - Midnight: Overcast
    Effects on visibility: BLUFOR and OPFOR will not be affected by any visibility.
    Time:
    Arrival of main body to Cordocas: *CLASSIFIED*
    Operation RISING CADENCE commences: 0500 Local
     
     
    The island nation of Cordocas

    The fictional country of Cordocas is located in the vicinity of Tierra del Fuego, the southern tip of South America.
    Click on maps to enlarge them
     
     
     
    While all of the islands shown here are apart of the nation of Cordocas, the 15thMEU will be deployed to the eastern islands.

     
     
    To download the image below in high resolution
    https://drive.google.com/file/d/0B3GvlnPW4ofda1JoOE1ZMl9mcUk/view?usp=sharing
     
    SITUATION:
    Five days ago, the United Kingdom of Cordocas (RUC) has been thrown into turmoil as the New Republic of Cordocas (NRC) has initiated a military coup d'etat to wrest control of the nation from the established monarchy. In the past five days the majority of RUC forces been driven back towards the capital city of Yolandi and is currently fighting to prevent the NRC from controlling the south eastern portion of the island of Abramia.
     
    The Secretary of Defense has authorized the USMC to mobilize the 15th MEU to rapidly deploy in immediate response to this crisis and, with the express permission of King Hidalgo's court, to conduct combat operations in eastern Cordocas to restore stability to the region and to force the NRC to cease all operations.
     
    NRC forces have deployed Silkworm and Exocet anti-ship missile batteries along the coast line and extensive SAM and AAA protects these batteries in Cordocas. Due to the considerable risk these batteries pose to the Navy, the Navy will not be deployed to Abramia. The 15th MEU will only be operating in eastern Cordocas to establish an area of control for follow-on operations by relief forces.
     
    *****
    NOTE: Both FRIENDLY RUC and ENEMY NRC elements use the same weaponry, vehicles and equipment with no variation in uniform, ensure PID is followed to avoid any blue on blue, or blue on green. When in doubt, call up the CoC to confirm before firing.
    *****
     
    ENEMY SALUTE
    Size: Estimated size of enemy forces - One division, three battalions deployed to eastern Corodcas.
    Activity: Actively Fighting RUC in Abramia.
    Location: Cordocas.
    Unit: NRC mechanized and motorized regular forces, and airborne forces.
    Time: Current as of start of operations
    Equipment: OPFOR (NRC) possess the following
    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.
    with 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.
    Vehicles consist of HMMWV Light Vehicles, GAZ-66 Transport Vehicles, M113A3 APCs, T-72A/T-72B MBTs, 2S25 Tank Destroyers, ZSU-23-4 Anti Aircraft vehicle, M119 howitzer, M252 Mortar, M2 Browning Static MG, TOW Static AT, ZU-23-2 Static AA, UH-60A Transport Helicopter, Mi-28N Attack Helicopter, MD-500 Light Helicopter, AV8-B Harrier and L-159 Alca Fixed Wing aircraft, Silkworm and Exocet anti-ship missiles, boats, and naval gunboats and coastal warships.
     
    EMLCOA:
    Elimination of RUC forces, overthrow of established monarchy, and complete control of Cordocas.
     
    FRIENDLY SALUTE
    Size: Estimated size of friendly forces - One battalion deployed to eastern Corodcas.
    Activity: Actively Fighting NRC in Abramia.
    Location: Eastern Cordocas- Abramia.
    Unit: RUC regular forces.
    Time: Current as of start of operations
    Equipment: GREENFOR (RUC) possess the following
    GREENFOR (RUC) are dressed in a standardized uniform consisting of, M10 fatigues (Digital), a Carrier Lite vest (typically Green), a M97 (Digital) Helmet, and Night Vision Goggles.
    with 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.
    Vehicles consist of HMMWV Light Vehicles, GAZ-66 Transport Vehicles, M113A3 APCs, T-72A/T-72B MBTs, 2S25 Tank Destroyers, ZSU-23-4 Anti Aircraft vehicle, M119 howitzer, M252 Mortar, M2 Browning Static MG, TOW Static AT, ZU-23-2 Static AA, UH-60A Transport Helicopter, Mi-28N Attack Helicopter, MD-500 Light Helicopter, AV8-B Harrier and L-159 Alca Fixed Wing aircraft.
     
    FMLOCA:
    Continue to defend against NRC attack, protection of established monarchy and maintain control of Abramia.
     
    MISSION:
    The 15th MEU has been tasked with supporting the RUC and intervening to prevent a complete military coup by members of the newly formed NRC.
     
    Execution:
    Commander's Intent:
    It is the intent of MEU HQ to retake the eastern islands of Cordocas from NRC forces through elimination or unconditional surrender of their forces and ensuring the protection of the RUC and his royal highness King Rafael Hidalgo.
    This will be accomplished by tasking all elements into either combat or supporting operations. The endstate will have the 15th MEU in complete control of the island with NRC forces eliminated, and/or forced into unconditional surrender, and it's leaders captured.
     
    Phase I: Pre-Deployment
    01-17 ( FORCE - 9/APR)
    FORCE deployed to Cordocas.
     
    Phase II: During Operations
    01-17 (LED - 15/APR, GCE - 16/APR, FORCE - 23/APR)
    02-17 (LED - 6/MAY, GCE - 7/MAY, FORCE - 14/MAY)
    03-17 (LED - 20/MAY, GCE - 21/MAY, FORCE - 28/MAY)
    Initial landing and deployment of 15th MEU, disruption of NRC supplies, and strikes on targets of opportunity.
     
    Phase III: During Operations
    04-17 (LED - 3/JUN, GCE - 4/JUN, FORCE 11/JUN)
    05-17 (LED - 17/JUN, GCE - 18/JUN, FORCE - 25/JUN)
    06-17 (LED - 1/JUL, GCE - 2/JUL, FORCE - 9/JUL)
    07-17 (GCE - 16/JUL, FORCE - 23/JUL)
    NRC locations identified and assaulted, key RUC locations identified and defended.
     
    Phase IV: End-state Operations
    08-17 (LED - 5/AUG, GCE - 6/AUG, FORCE - 13/AUG)
    09-17 (LED - 19/AUG, GCE - 20/AUG, FORCE - 27th)
    10-17 (LED - 2/SEPT, GCE - 3/SEPT, FORCE - 10/SEPT)
    11-17 (LED - 16/SEPT, GCE - 17/SEPT, FORCE - 24/SEPT)
    Capture of NRC Leadership, mop up operations, and eliminating holdouts and strongholds.
     
    (Note: These are optimistic projections by S-3 of what we hope to accomplish during these Operations. They should not be taken as 100% fact as to what will actually happen.)

    Civilian Considerations & ROE:
    Nothing in the ROE will restrict or limit your right to take action in self-defense.
    Attack only designated OPFOR combatants and military forces.
    Do not attack civilians unless they commit a hostile act/intent.
    Treat all civilians and their property with respect and dignity. Do not enter their homes unless you are invited, you suspect suspicious activity, or you are in dire need of self preservation.
    Treat all prisoners humanely.
    U.S. forces may detain civilians for their own safety.
    Spare civilian persons and objects, destruction of civilian property should be avoided.
    Restrict lethal force to what the mission requires.
     
    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.
     
    Command and Signal
    Unit Frequencies per SOP (http://15thmeu.net/forums/index.php?topic=12241)

    ADMIN AND LOGISTICS:
    Motor Pool - https://docs.google.com/spreadsheets/d/1NLdVnJD0AWCckvNKdD1ymXrcohQEYo3Py4EFMkwmXVI/edit?usp=sharing
    Download the map of Isla Abramia v1.8
    Unit Download
    https://drive.google.com/open?id=0BxslUUKPRn7zV3o2WDNUQXpmWjQ
    or
    http://www.icebreakr.info/
    http://www.armaholic.com/page.php?id=30616
     
    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)
    @CUP_Terrains_Complete  (Version 1.3.0)
    @RHSAFRF  (Version 4.2.1)
    @RHSUSF  (Version 4.2.1)
    @RHSGREF  (Version 4.2.1)
    @RHSSAF  (Version 4.2.1)
    @15thACE  (Version 3/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
     
    Mods located here-

     
    END WARNING ORDER
    Col Penny
    Having met the requirements for promotion, the following personnel have been promoted to the indicated rank effective 19MAR17:
     
    2ndLt -> 1stLt
    2ndLt Gallo
    2ndLt Verta
     
    Cpl -> Sgt
    Cpl B. Hansen
    Cpl J. Martinez
     
    LCpl -> Cpl
    LCpl Englehart
     
    PFC -> LCpl
    PFC Swensen
    PFC Tullo
     
    Pvt -> PFC
    Pvt J. Beach
    Pvt Dolin
    Pvt Laksana
    Pvt Lanteigne
    Pvt Longanecker
    Pvt McCormick
    Pvt P. J. Phillips
    Pvt A. A. Young
    Pvt N. V. Young
     
    HR -> HA
    HR Perkowski
     
    Congratulations to all,
    2ndLt(T) Frey
    S-1 Personnel Officer
    Col Penny
    Attention All Hands,
     
    Everyone knows over the last couple years our numbers have not been as strong as we want. MEU HQ and Command Staff has done everything possible to mitigate and overcome these issues. Many of you have weathered through these problems and done everything you can as well, to your own credit. Thank to your efforts we've been able to put off something we've not wanted to do longer than we probably should have. However with the release of 64-bit, and the general improvement of ArmA and modding in general, MEU HQ and Command Staff are now comfortable enough to make the move we'd rather not make, though it is at the current time the best move for the unit.
    On March 27th, 2017, we will be shutting down both Echo Company and Foxtrot Company. 2nd Battalion, 4th Marines Regiment will be rotated out of duty with the 15th MEU Realism Unit. Rotating into duty will be 3rd Battalion, 1st Marines Regiment and we will be standing up India Company. (In other words: Echo and Foxtrot Companies will be combining into a single company, and we will be re-designating our BLT and company.)
     

     
    The company HQ for this new company will be as follows:
     
    Company Commanding Officer: Major Keta
    Company Executive Officer: Captain Gaden
    Company First Sergeant: First Sergeant Hoagland
    Company Gunnery Sergeant: Master Sergeant Smyth
     
    Company HQ support staff will include both company corpsmen (HM1 (FMF) Perrault and HM1 (FMF) Ziegler) and will return to a single billeted position when either or both vacate. JTACs will also all remain without losing their jobs, but will remain at only three official billeted positions. The extra two members will lose their positions only through transfer (lateral or reserve), and those positions will not be filled.
    Platoons and platoon command will be mixed between the previously-billeted Echo and Foxtrot Company commands. Leadership will be as follows:
     
    1st Platoon, Platoon Commander: First Lieutenant Karelia
    1st Platoon, Platoon Sergeant: Staff Sergeant H. Mitchell
     
    2nd Platoon, Platoon Commander: First Lieutenant J. Murphy
    2nd Platoon, Platoon Sergeant: Gunnery Sergeant Cariddo
     
    3rd Platoon, Platoon Commander: Captain Smart
    3rd Platoon, Platoon Sergeant: Gunnery Sergeant Astrope
     
    Weapons Platoon, Platoon Commander: Second Lieutenant C. Smith
    Weapons Platoon, Platoon Sergeant: Gunnery Sergeant Cohrs
     
    First Lieutenant D. A. Thomas will be transferred to S-3 Training and Operations to take over the S-3 Officer position from Major D. Schultz, who will be moving the the Chief position. Gunnery Sergeant Frey will be transferring to S-1 Personnel Chief full time. Gunnery Sergeant Sierra will be transferring to S-3 Training & Operations full time. Any names not mentioned that are currently platoon leadership will be rolled into the platoon with first consideration for next commander and NCO leadership openings. Rosters for specific assignments of these new platoons will be posted by the new India Company HQ in the coming days. Along with these changes, because of the better performance of ArmA, mods, and 64-bit the unit's priorities will be shifted to filling 3rd Squads in all platoons.
     
    Force Reconnaissance will be remaining at their current two teams and will not lose any numbers, but they will be moving to operating on 2nd and 4th Sundays (the rest of the unit will operate only on 1st and 3rd Sundays, with the exception of LED and the Cadet Corps which will be operating on Saturdays like they do now). This will allow them to operate in advance of the main unit operations for better intelligence processing, as well as allowing them to more easily operate as roleplayers for the main operations.
     
     

    For the Aviation Combat Element there will be some changes as well. VMM-268 Red Dragons (MV-22), the base detachment, is being rotated out and replaced. The new base detachment for ACE will be VMM-161 Greyhawks (MV-22). Gunfighters (UH-1 and AH-1) will be unaffected, as well as Avengers (F-35). Warhorse (CH-53) will also remain unaffected for the time being, but they will be seeing changes down the line. Greyhawks (MV-22) will be reduced immediately to 3 birds but no one will be immediately removed from their positions. Greyhawks will be officially billeted at 6 positions, but anyone currently there that is 'extra' will not be removed, and instead numbers will be reduced through lateral or reserves transfers naturally. Vikings (F/A-18) will be the most heavily affect detachment. Vikings will be closed. No further transfers or assignments into the section will be accepted, however no one will be removed from their current billets. These billets will be emptied over time naturally through lateral or reserve transfers. After a designated amount of time has passed, however, and there has been plenty of time for everyone to make other arrangements, the detachment will be officially closed and the Nimitz and F/A-18 mods will be removed from our mod pack (this timeframe is yet to be officially decided but will be done between MEU and ACE HQs)  
    Another section facing major changes will be S-2 Zeus Controllers. Because of the way we will operate Zeus Controllers are necessary, but currently they operate when their own section is not (ie. a Foxtrot Company member does Zeus Controlling for Echo Company operations). These positions are still highly needed. Because of this the S-2 Zeus Controller billets will become official full-time duty billets. They will be structured in a squad-like fashion:
     
    S-2 Zeus Controllers
    Zeus Chief (Gunnery Sergeant billeted)
     
    Alpha Team
    Team Leader (Staff Sergeant billeted)
    Zeus Controller (Sergeant billeted)
    Zeus Controller (Sergeant billeted)
     
    Bravo Team
    Team Leader (Staff Sergeant billeted)
    Zeus Controller (Sergeant billeted)
    Zeus Controller (Sergeant billeted)
     
    Charlie Team
    Team Leader (Staff Sergeant billeted)
    Zeus Controller (Sergeant billeted)
    Zeus Controller (Sergeant billeted)
     
    These billets will not be eligible for Category B promotions, but will still (as with all billets), fall under the One Up, Two Down Policy (maximum rank to hold the billet will be one rank above the noted rank, while the minimum rank is two ranks below the noted rank). Gunnery Sergeant Donado will remain the S-2 Zeus Controller Chief and will be organizing the filling of these teams.
    Gator, Titan, LED, and the Cadet Corps will be unaffected by these changes.
     
    Because of these changes there will be some adjustment to the deployment schedule. Originally slated to begin on 02APR17 this will, instead, be pushed back to 16APR17. The operation day for 02APR17 will be set as FTX 11-17. This FTX will be dedicated simply to allowing you all to get familiar with your new compositions on a full-unit scale. This mission will be R2P2 and designed and executed solely by the Task Force Command.
     
    Coinciding with these changes we will be officially launching the new forums. This week I will be opening it the S-Shops to transition over in preparation for the move (especially S-1 to familiarize themselves with the new systems). On 27MAR17 (the date noted above for the battalion changes) the new forums will be officially released, and the DNS will be changed. These forums will remain available for the general membership for the rest of the week (and FTX reports posting) to move any information they need. New registration will be required for these forums. We are not exporting anything.
     
    These changes are not easy to make. We all have done as much as we can to avoid it. But we are now at the point, and ArmA is at the point, that it is now better for the unit as a whole to make these changes, and make them now. Some of you have been asking for this for a while. Some of you may be discouraged by these changes. Some of you may lose your jobs and move down.. this is not a reflection on you. Senior guys are being forced to move down because of these changes and must go where is best for the unit as a whole.
    These changes are not bad. They do not mean the unit is dying.. just the opposite. Our unit will be made stronger and more prepared for any challenges ahead with these changes. MEU HQ and Command Staff remain dedicated to the welfare of this unit and its members.
    If you have any questions or concerns about this change, please seek out your current Chain of Command. They will have the answers you need.
     
    For the Command,
    Col Penny
    MEU CO

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