Clearing the large PKK-occupied encampment along the Turkish border last week, 3rdID stopped the enemy thrust westward and allowed Turkish Forces to bolster their defenses with an additional battalion from the Hakkari Mountain Warfare and Commando Brigade. Captured intelligence reveals the PKK has increased smuggling operations in the valley and has two infantry companies entrenched in the southeastern AO.
Although Kurdish insurgents appear to be on the defensive, they continue to pose a significant threat to US and other NATO forces in the region with IEDs and rocket artillery. In addition, Iranian militia and Quds Force operatives in northern Iraq have become increasingly active and are beginning to spread across north Uzbin Valley.
Alpha Company “War Eagles” is ordered to sweep and clear Patrol Area DELIVERANCE, where at least 2x rifle platoons from PKK 4th Company, 2-4 RGB has gone to ground while awaiting further orders. It is very likely that the enemy force has a large amount of weapons, ammunition, and explosives, in addition to whatever vehicles they can conceal in the villages.
Second Platoon “Griffins” is tasked with reconnaissance of the Patrol Area and east/north flank security for First Platoon as it conducts its sweep. PKK has additional active units east of PA DELIVERANCE.
First Platoon “Widowmakers” is tasked with clearing the Patrol Area of PKK forces. In addition, obtain human intelligence, provide humanitarian aid to noncombatant civilians, and destroy enemy caches. Capture an EPW.
3CAB “Falcons” is tasked with ISR of the eastern AO to determine whether PKK forces are preparing to move to oppose or counterattack our patrol elements, in additional to general aviation duties, e.g. transport, resupply/logistics, casevac, 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 1
2. UH-60 BLACKHAWK x 1
3. CH-47F CHINOOK x 2
4. AH-6 LITTLE BIRD x 1
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 / 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
Maps of the AO: