After seizing Antonov airbase and securing the immediate area, Alpha Company continues to dig in. From a new FOB at the airbase, First Platoon is tasked with conducting a presence patrol in the surrounding towns. Widowmakers are to look for signs of enemy presence, including weapons caches, military vehicles, explosives, etc. Soldiers must also build rapport with the civilian populace. Local support for the separatists is high in this county, but one willing informant could potentially turn the tide in our favor. In particular, First Platoon should concentrate of obtaining the locations of Russian separatist/Wagner Group forces in the area.
First Platoon is ordered to construct a checkpoint at the bridge southwest of the airbase (OBJ Arlington). Build fortifications and control traffic moving into the area. Hold the CP until relieved by Lithuanian Land Forces. 3CAB will insert NATO personnel and vehicle at the CP.
Once this is accomplished, First Platoon will patrol the towns of Kolodez (OBJ Burlington), Beloust (OBJ Chester), Berezovets (OBJ Dayton), Zibkov (OBJ Ellsworth), and Kreshovnity (OBJ Fairview). Squads are to look closely for enemy presence. If civilians are friendly, attempt to obtain additional information about the enemy location and disposition. Enemy caches should be destroyed in place when possible, but if there is risk of civilian death/injury or destruction of civilian property, Platoon HQ must mark the cache site(s) on map for follow up by the engineers.
S-2 has noted that Lithuanian gangster Nerijus “Nero” Laskas operates in the area and owns several auto repair shops. He is known to have a house in Kreshovnitsy. Although he is a convicted criminal with a history of extreme violence, NATO IFC has given indication that Laskas is unhappy with the additional Russian presence and the problems to his businesses (legal and otherwise) they have caused. First Platoon may be able to entice him into cooperating. And in the absence of strong political leadership, he could be an asset worth having.
(a) SPECIAL TEAMS/TASK ORG
1. COMMAND ELEMENT - WAREAGLE
2. 1ST PLATOON, WIDOWMAKER
3. 1ST SQUAD, SCORPION
4. 2ND SQUAD, GHOST
5. 3RD SQUAD, SPARTAN
6. 4RD SQUAD, PHOENIX
7. 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 1
4. C-130 x 2
5. AH-6 LITTLE BIRD x 1
6. MINE DETECTORS
7. DEFUSAL KIT
7. DEMOLITION CHARGES
(a) MINE DETECTORS: Squad and Fireteam Leaders should use mine detectors at all times due to the high risk of encountering anti-personnel mines and IEDs.
(b) DEFUSAL KIT: For defusing explosives noted above (Rangers only).
(c) DEMOLITION CHARGES: M112 Demo Blocks for destroying enemy caches and other targets as needed (Rangers only).
Chain Of Command
(a) MISSION: WAREAGLE 6
(b) GROUND ELEMENTS: WIDOWMAKER 7
(c) CLOSE AIR SUPPORT: WAREAGLE 6 / WIDOWMAKER 6 / WIDOWMAKER FOXTROT
(d) AIR ELEMENTS : FALCON 6 / WIDOWMAKER ROMEO
(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) Gangster Nerijus “Nero” Laskas owns a house in Kreshovnitsy and operates several area car repair shops. He should be recruited as a HUMINT source to locate additional separatist forces in the area.
(b) Map of the AO: