During the combined arms assault on Boriana Airbase last week, Soliders of First Platoon discovered Russian plans to invade Lithuania from Kaliningrad. Russian Army units from the Western Military District forces have been confirmed moving from St. Petersburg to Kaliningrad over the past week. Although it is uncertain whether Moscow plans to invade or this is simply a deception operation, NATO is taking the threat seriously.
Lithuania’s military forces are on 100% alert. Turkey has sent another mechanized infantry battalion to Panthera, and Canada has deployed forward elements of the 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group to a NATO joint base south of Kaunas.
During the air assault, Wagner Group reinforcements counterattacked Boriana several times from the north. Although enemy forces and capabilities are certainly diminished as a result of our operations, clearly there are other Wagner Group elements operating on Panthera. Locating and destroying these remaining enemy forces has been made high priority.
First Platoon is tasked with patrolling the area north of Boriana Airbase to locate remaining Wagner Group and Russian separatist forces operating there. Convoy to Patrol Area CRAG and sweep the mountains for enemy personnel, positions, and equipment. Destroy these targets accordingly.
Note POI Nook and POI Cranny, where enemy presence is suspected due to signals and photo intelligence consistent with separatist activities. These points may have been used for the Wagner Group counterattack last week.
Evidence of Russian Armed Forces presence in country must be documented and handed over to S-2. If the invasion plans are legitimate, there is a high potential that Russian advance elements could attempt to infiltrate Panthera in advance.
3CAB is ordered to provide to scout, CAS, insertion/extraction, and resupply sorties as needed. Provide as much aerial reconnaissance of the northern MSR and Patrol Area CRAG prior to Oscar Mike.
(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 1
2. UH-60 BLACKHAWK x 2
3. CH-47F CHINOOK x 2
4. C-130 x 2
5. AH-6 LITTLE BIRD x 1
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 IEDs.
(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 / 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) Map of the AO: