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8th Oct 2016

Orientation

Little is known about the rogue, totally isolationist island state of Sahrani. The island's totalitarian dictatorship has never allowed outside eyes to step foot on the island and rumors from people that used to live there describe the area as a police state.

Several months ago, human intelligence assets revealed that components used in the manufacture and operation of nuclear reactors were being shipped to the island. The United Nations sent formal demands to the Sahrani government to allow nuclear inspectors onto the island to ensure that the materials were not being used to manufacture nuclear devices. The inspector team was allowed onto the island and then publicly executed by military personnel.

A combined western coalition force has begun an invasion of the island with the ultimate goal to prevent the proliferation of nuclear weapons and to investigate the events surrounding the UN personnel's deaths.

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A Marine Expeditionary Force has arrived off the coast of the island and will serve as the spearhead unit in the assault. Naval elements of this task group have successfully blockaded the island  and it is now cutoff from supply. It is unknown just how much and how many resources the enemy has in reserve.

The primary objective for the opening mission is to capture a large commercial port on the coast of the island that appears to serve has the enemy's logistical hub in the desert-type area of the island.

Operational Order
Date of Execution: 8th October 2016
Time of Execution: 16:00 Local (19:00 EST)


Situation
Time - 8th October 2016 - 16:00 Local (19:00 EST)

Task Organization - 1x infantry squad

Area of Interest - AO Charlie

Area of Operation - Charlie - AO Charlie comprises of the locations depicted in the below figures.


Observation and Fields of Fire - The operational area contains several large ridgelines which will provide exceptional observation into the objective areas.

Avenues of Approach - The scheme of maneuver will be determined by the GCE commander on site. Element will infil via RHIB. Exfil to be determined based on tactical situation.

Key Terrain - Critical terrain consists of the port and the elevation that surrounds the immediate area of the other objectives.

Cover and Concealment - AO Charlie lacks sufficient vegetation to provide concealment. It also has many completely barren and wide-open areas that are obvious kill-zones.

Weather - 88 degrees F. Chance of precip  20% Winds light and variable. Visibility > 6KM. Chance of fog heavy enough to impede visibility.

Enemy Forces
Composition - Unknown -- possibly platoon or company of mixed infantry and motorized assets.

Disposition - Unknown

Strength -  Unknown

Recent Activities - Unknown

MLCOA - Mass forces and attack, drive USMC forces off beachhead and into the sea.

MDCOA - Mass for counterattack.

Friendly Forces
NO ADDITIONAL FORCES

 US Mission - Secure enemy logistics hub, search and destroy enemy (secondary).

 US Endstate - Minimal injury to personnel, mission success.

Civilian Considerations
Civilian Presence - Highly unlikely, HUMINT shows that most civilians in the desert/airied region of the island have fled north.

Mission
On order, USMC personnel will conduct squad maneuver and assault objectives as marked

Execution
Commander's Intent - Completion of mission with minimal USMC injury and death.

Scheme of Maneuver - To be determined by GCE commander on site.

Fire Support Plan - NO FIRE SUPPORT AVAILABLE.

Administration/Logistics
Logistics - Load outs forced by LEA. A ammo-box will be available with extra ammunition and misc equipment.

NOTE: ALL PERSONNEL WILL UTILIZE IRON SIGHTS DURING THIS FTX. MAGNIFIED OPTICS WILL NOT BE USED. PERSONNEL WILL FOLLOW INSTRUCTION FROM THEIR FTL REGARDING WEIGHT AND EQUIPMENT.

NOTE: IF YOU DIE (GO KIA) IN THIS OPERATION YOU MUST REFORM A FIRETEAM BEFORE BEING ABLE TO REINSERT WITH A VEHICLE.

Medical - Self aid -> Buddy aid -> Corpsman

ROE - Weapons free on armed personnel. PID contacts before engaging.

EPW - Disarm, restrain & leave on site.

Command and Signal

Signal:
Smoke Signals:
Green Smoke: Friendly Position
Red Smoke: Enemy Position
White Smoke: Concealment
Yellow Smoke: Concealment
Blue Smoke: General Emergency / Unit In Distress
Purple Smoke: Causality / Medical Emergency

Radio Channels (AN/PRC-343)
1-1 Alpha: Ch1
1-1 Bravo: Ch2
1-1 Charlie Ch3
1-2 Alpha: Ch4
1-2 Bravo: Ch5
1-2 Charlie: Ch6

Radio Channels (AN/PRC-148 or other VHF)
Platoon Command: Ch1
1-1 Squad net: Ch2
1-2 Squad net: Ch3
Map: SMD Sahrani A2

Required Mods:
Updated ACE mod (by Kokesh)
bink USMC
SMD Sahrani A2

END OPERATION ORDER


Sinu Dalltra
22nd MEU, commanding

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