In the wake of last week’s STX, S-2 has exploited intel that reveals a growing ISIS presence deep in the southern AO. Recent jihadist recruits have complemented an entrenched company-sized mechanized infantry element along the coast, multiplying enemy power in the area. Intercepted SIGINT indicates that ISIS is planning to counter-attack north in retaliation for losses sustained to US forces last week.
Third Infantry Division’s 2nd IBCT must counter and defeat this threat in order to secure NTC and set conditions for follow-on missions against OPFOR in the region.
Alpha Company “War Eagles” is ordered to conduct an air assault on the town of Larenga, which was recently overrun by ISIS forces. Once the town is secured, move south to Kingala and seize the coast in order to launch an amphibious assault on Camara Island.
Week 2 of Exercise Shattered Rock will test each element’s mastery of Combined Arms Operations, Amphibious Operations, MOUT, and Battle Drill 3. Break Contact.
OBJ Aviso is a large town that ISIS captured 3 days ago. It serves as a gateway to the southern coast. Air Assault the objective and eliminate all enemy forces there.
OBJ Burgoo is a fishing village south of Larenga. Capture the village to allow 3CAB to drop assault boats for follow-on objectives.
OBJ Cotchel is a large town commanding the heights of Camara Island. Intel indicates the town is a regional staging point for ISIS recruits joining the insurgency. Seize the objective to set conditions for a main assault on the city of Camara.
OBJ Dunnage is the seat of Camara Island and nexus of regional ISIS recruitment and training operations. ISIS regional commander Satam al-Zoubi maintains an HQ in the city, along with a dockyard, logistics hub, armory, and communications center.
3CAB “Falcons” is ordered to facilitate the initial air assault on OBJ Aviso. Once OBJ Burgoo is secured, transport 2x assault boats to the coastline for the amphibious assault on Camara Island. Stallions will provide reinsert and resupply as needed. Viper will also provide CAS and target interdiction prior to and during the assaults on all objectives.
Coordinated movements and fires of mounted (amphibious), dismounted, and air assets will maximize combat power and ensure timely completion of all assigned tasks.
Rules of Engagement: Military-age male with weapon and combat kit. Suicide bombers are likely; warning shots are authorized. Civilian elders and property owners may be armed, but have been instructed via radio and satellite TV to remain indoors during the exercise. Do not enter any civilian houses unless there are confirmed hostiles inside. Limit use of explosives in all objectives.
(a) SPECIAL TEAMS/TASK ORG
1. COMMAND ELEMENT - WAR EAGLE
2. 1ST PLATOON, WIDOWMAKER
3. 1ST SQUAD, SCORPION
4. 2ND SQUAD, GHOST
5. 3RD SQUAD, SPARTAN
6. 4RD SQUAD, PHOENIX
7. 5TH SQUAD, WIZARD
8. 3RD COMBAT AVIATION BRIGADE, FALCON
(b) COMMON EQUIPMENT
1. STANDARD KIT AND LOADOUT
(c) SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
1. AH-64 APACHE x 2
2. UH-60 BLACKHAWK x 2
3. CH-47F CHINOOK x 2
4. C-130 x 2
5. AH-6 LITTLE BIRD x 2
6. YABHON-R3 x2
7. MINE DETECTORS
8. DEFUSAL KITS
9. DEMOLITION CHARGES
10. FIM-92 STINGERS
11. FGM-148 JAVELINS
(a) MINE DETECTORS: Squad and Fireteam Leaders should use mine detectors at all times due to the risk of anti-personnel mines and IED.
(b) DEFUSAL KITS: For defusing explosives noted above (Rangers only).
(c) DEMOLITION CHARGES: M112 Demolition Blocks for destroying enemy caches and other targets as needed (Rangers only).
(d) FIM-92 STINGERS: For destroying enemy aircraft.
(e) FGM-148 JAVELINS: For destroying enemy armor.
Chain Of Command
(a) MISSION: WAREAGLE 6
(b) GROUND ELEMENTS: WIDOWMAKER 7
(c) CLOSE AIR SUPPORT: WAREAGLE 6 / WIDOWMAKER 6
(d) AIR ELEMENTS : FALCON 6 / FALCON 7
(a) GROUND-TO-AIR: FREQ LR CH 60/61/62
(b) COMPANY NET: 152 CH 30
(c) PLATOON NET: 152 CH 31
(d) SQUAD NET: 152 CH 110/120/130/140
(e) CONVOY NET: FREQ LR CH 33
(a) Map of the AO: