January 29, 2020 at 17:39 #8835
Scheduled for Sunday 2 February 2020
Situation Time: 28 May 2007 at 05:00 AM.
Lighting: Early morning, sunrise.
Weather: Clear skies.
Zulu Company, Alpha Platoon is stationed at the Main Base in the south of Takistan and is being deployed early morning to Korengal Outpost (KOP) which is located in the northern regions of Takistan. KOP is the only safe insertion point in the north and will need to be the infill point for Zulu Company, Alpha Platoon. The flight to the northern regions are extremely hazardous, and a low flight path needs to be planned around mount GurDur north of the Main Base.
Zulu Alpha is tasked to push up to the recently constructed FOB Restrepo which is situated on a vantage peak west of KOP and will need to be reached by foot. After reaching the FOB, gain intel and push on to the village of Sakhe to seize any firearms or weapons. With the local population, hostile to BLUFOR troops expect to see resistance and non-co-operating civilians. It is essential to winning the hearts and minds of the civilian population in the valley and therefore no civilian casualties or damage to their property, i.e. houses, cars and goats can be sustained.
The valley has recently had an increase in Taliban movement, and some heavy fighting is expected during the occupation of FOB Restrepo.
Steep mountains with predominate green valleys with lush fields for feeding and cultivating. The surrounding mountains are a desert environment with little to no cover. Small villages are scattered in the valleys; these villages are inhabited with local populations which is hostile to BLUFOR troops and known to be non-co-operative during questioning.
The Taliban will be highly manoeuvrable, quick and fast-acting and could appear and disappear for short periods.
A. Enemy Forces:
Taliban scattered throughout the Korengal valley, armed with AKM’s, DShKM’s, RPG’s and Stingers.
B. Friendly Forces:
Zulu Company, Alpha Platoon is situated with Ghostrider at the Main Base in the south of Takistan.
1) Equipment: Standard equipment.
2) Surveillance: None.
3) Ground Vehicles: None.
4) Fixed Wing: None.
5) Rotary Wing: 1x AH64 Apache and 1x UH60 Unarmed.
6) Naval: None.
Other friendly forces: None.
C. Civilian Presence: Stong civilian presence in the valley along with livestock.
- Hold FOB Restrepo and clear the town of Sakhe from all weapon caches.
3. General Instructions
- Infill at KOP.
- Move to FOB Restrepo, gain intel.
- FOB Restrepo needs to be secured by BLUFOR for the duration of the mission.
- Call in CAS on low collateral damage risk targets.
- Clear the town of Sakhe from all weapons.
4. Specific Instructions
- Closest infill by Helo is only allowed at KOP.
- Helo infill to be performed low within the valleys counter-clockwise around mount GurDur.
- The closest field hospital is at KOP.
Advanced ACE Medical and standard re-spawn policy.
This mission is inspired by the documentary Restrepo directed by American journalist Sebastian Junger and British photojournalist Tim Hetherington.
The Korangal Valley in eastern Afganistan was considered one of the most dangerous postings in the U.S. Military. During the construction of Combat Outpost Korengal, or “KOP”, PFC Juan S. Restrepo was killed, as well as another team member, PFC Vimoto. The new constructed FOB overlooking the valley was named after J.S. Restrepo as FOB Restrepo. The FOB’s primary purpose was to improve negotiations with the local people, as well as protect the troops of the constant fire-fights they face.
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