Presence Patrol #12
Alpha Company’s assaults on the Iranian-occupied airstrip and surrounding positions has severely disrupted enemy movements into Uzbin Valley. Halted in place along the Iraq-Iran border, Quds Force units and affiliated militia are fortifying remaining emplacements in preparation for further attacks. At the same time, conventional Iranian Army and Islamic Revolutionary Guard Corps units have begun to stack up north of the border. Confirmed intel from multiple sources documents recent deliberations by Iran’s Supreme National Security Council on an Iranian invasion of Iraqi Kurdistan.
In addition, S-2 has been tracking a Kurdish village elder who controls a goat herding community near an Iranian Quds Force base. Alpha Company will need to speak with him to attempt to gain his support against enemy forces nearby. He likely has information of use to further US operations in the area.
Alpha Company “War Eagles” has been ordered to patrol the north-central border region to clear remaining Iranian forces located there. This is to complete the second step in our plan to push the enemy out of Iraqi Kurdistan.
First Platoon “Widowmakers” is tasked with patrolling west of the COP Rocco airstrip to gain civilian support in order to clear remaining Iranian forces in the area. Locate Kurdish village elder Cotkar Dustak in Versek (OBJ Hard Place) and speak with him about the positions and composition of the enemy. Move north to the Iranian-held village at OBJ Rock to destroy any enemy forces there.
Second Platoon “Griffins” is tasked with zone reconnaissance of the patrol area to determine the composition of civilian and Iranian forces in and around OBJ Hard Place and OBJ Rock. Obtain intelligence on POI Jihad, a large mosque likely occupied by Iranian elements.
Third Combat Aviation Brigade “Falcons” is tasked with reconnaissance and identification of enemy hard targets in addition to general aviation support, including transport, logistics, medevac, and CAS.
(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. 4TH SQUAD, PHOENIX
7. 5TH SQUAD, REAPER
8. 2ND PLATOON, GRIFFIN
9. 1ST SQUAD, WARLOCK
10. 2ND SQUAD, WIZARD
11. 3RD COMBAT AVIATION BRIGADE, FALCON
(b) COMMON EQUIPMENT
1. STANDARD KIT AND LOADOUT
(c) SPECIAL EQUIPMENT
1. AH-64 APACHE x 3
2. UH-60 BLACKHAWK x 3
3. CH-47F CHINOOK x 2
4. MINE DETECTORS
5. DEFUSAL KITS
6. DEMOLITION CHARGES
7. FIM-92 STINGERS
8. 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 / WAREAGLE 5
(b) GROUND ELEMENTS: WIDOWMAKER 7 / GRIFFIN 6
(c) CLOSE AIR SUPPORT: WAREAGLE 6 / WIDOWMAKER 6 / GRIFFIN 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 31/32
(d) SQUAD NET: 152 CH 110/120/130/140/150/210/220
(e) CONVOY NET: FREQ LR CH 33/34
Map of the AO: