During last week’s presence patrol into the heart of ISIS territory, First Platoon captured an enemy officer, Ahmed Khan Halabji, and recovered laptops, radios, and maps detailing ISIS positions and strategic plans against NATO forces in Çukurca. This intel shows a buildup of enemy personnel and equipment at an old airstrip located on the Syrian border, southeast of FOB Eagle Eye. ISIS commander al-Qurashi has moved an estimated company-size element to the location to reinforce tactical and logistical operations. These forces include a number of suicide drones, rocket artillery vehicles, and AA emplacements. He is also sending additional reinforcements from Syria’s Al-Hasakah Province to prevent a collapse in Turkey. The new enemy contingent is estimated to arrive in-country between 20-22MAY23.
First Platoon “Widowmakers” is ordered to capture the border airstrip and destroy ISIS forces there. Scout and infantry elements will insert via helicopter at LZ Poacher and LZ Stalker. From there, First Platoon will move into position for an assault on OBJ Bird Nest, the ISIS held airstrip. Ground elements are tasked with capturing the airbase and destroying ISIS suicide drone and rocket artillery positions in order to diminish the enemy’s ability to attack NATO forces in Cukurca. Aviation elements are tasked with reconnaissance, infil/exfil, and CAS. Every unit of Alpha Company must coordinate their communications, fires, and movements to maximize combat power and destroy a superior enemy force.
Rules of Engagement: Military-age male with weapon, mixed camo uniform, and combat kit. Suicide bombers are likely; warning shots are authorized for incoming vehicles at 100 m and incoming dismounts at 50 m.
(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. AH-6 LITTLE BIRD x 2
5. MINE DETECTORS
6. DEFUSAL KITS
7. DEMOLITION CHARGES
8. FIM-92 STINGERS
9. 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
(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 33/34
(a) Maps of the AO: