MAJ J.LaFlash

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    OCP Uniform

    So for once a month for 30 mins in game we "need" these?? Combat tops will suffice us ingame during ceremony.
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    TIP (Tactical Informational Powerpoint)

    I want my 10 mins of reading this back...
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    That's called the Meme page? I mean we are the US Army. If it doesnt have a picture with words we dont read it...
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    Adminstrative Position RRO Roster

    @CPL W.Blackwell I got it changed around. For future its under the Units, Administrative Units (Not Positions) then edit the unit and select the NCOIC/ OIC.
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    18 Years...

    I know some of you weren't even born yet when this happened but I remember it like yesterday. I was 14 in middle school, just about to go into my 2nd period class history when I heard the news. My brother who was a senior at the time and just enlisted in the US Army in July of 2001 to help pay for his college. At the time not knowing what this attack on the United States meant it definitely changed our futures. Some of you don't know but 1st platoon "Widowmakers" is actually named after the platoon he served in, in 82nd Airborne when he was killed in October of 2002. For those that were born prior to 2001, where were you on this day?
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    18 Years...

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    Let's Start a Story.....

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    Arma sync freezing

    @2LT B.Ahles
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    Let's Start a Story.....

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    --Characteristics of the Defense

    CHARACTERISTICS OF THE DEFENSE 3-2. The defense shares the following characteristics: preparation, security, disruption, massed effects, flexibility, maneuver, and operations in-depth. (Refer to ADRP 3-90 for more information). Soldiers engage enemy combatants. PREPARATION 3-3. The defense has inherent strengths. The defender arrives in the area of operation before the attacker and uses the available time to prepare. These preparations multiply the defense’s effectiveness. Preparations end only when the defenders retrograde or begin to fight. Until then, preparations are continuous. Preparations in-depth continues, even as the close fight begins. SECURITY 3-4. Security helps deceive the enemy as to friendly locations, strengths, and weaknesses. It also inhibits or defeat enemy reconnaissance. Security measures provide early warning and disrupt enemy attacks early and continuously. DISRUPTION 3-5. Defenders disrupt attackers’ tempo and synchronization with actions designed to prevent them from massing combat power. Disruptive actions attempt to unhinge the enemy’s preparations and, ultimately, his attacks. Methods include defeating or misdirecting enemy reconnaissance forces, breaking up his formations, isolating his units, and attacking or disrupting his systems. MASS AND CONCENTRATION 3-6. Defenders seek to mass the effects of overwhelming combat power where they choose and shift it to support the decisive operation. To obtain an advantage at decisive points, defenders economize and accept risk in some areas; retain and, when necessary, reconstitute a reserve; and maneuver to gain local superiority at the point of decision. Unit leaders accept risk in some areas to mass effects elsewhere. Obstacles, security forces, and fires can assist in reducing risk. FLEXIBILITY 3-7. The defense requires flexible plans. Planning focuses on preparation in-depth, use of reserves, and ability to shift the main effort. Leaders add flexibility by designating supplementary positions, designing counterattack plans, and preparing to counterattack. MANEUVER 3-8. Maneuver allows the defender to take full advantage of area of operation and to mass and concentrate when desirable. Maneuver, through movement in combination with fire, allows the defender to achieve a position of advantage over the enemy to accomplish the mission. It also encompasses defensive actions such as security and support area operations. OPERATION IN DEPTH 3-9. Simultaneous application of combat power throughout the area of operation improves the chances for success while minimizing friendly casualties. Quick, violent, and simultaneous action throughout the depth of the defender’s area of operation can hurt, confuse, and even paralyze an enemy force just as it is most exposed and vulnerable. Such actions weaken the enemy’s will and do not allow all early enemy successes to build the confidence of the enemy’s Soldiers and leaders. In-depth planning prevents the enemy from gaining momentum in the attack. Synchronization of decisive, shaping, and sustaining operations facilitates mission success. Watch the following video to learn more about preparing for an enemy attack.
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    *****BASIC OF THE DEFENSE*****

    Basics of the Defense Key Points Characteristics of the Defense Defensive Tasks Order of Events Common Defensive Control Measures Sequence of the Defense Priority of Work Coordination Security Remount Point Introduction 3-1. The Infantry platoon and squad uses the defense to occupy and prepare positions and mass the effects of direct fires on likely avenues of approach or mobility corridors. While the offense is the most decisive type of combat operation, the defense is the stronger type. The following paragraphs discuss the basics of the defense. Note. Mission, enemy, terrain and weather, troops and support available, time available and civil considerations (METT-TC) determine the characteristics, placement, movement and maneuver of defensive positions.
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    Defense Sections Basics of the Defense Common Defensive Planning Considerations Forms of the Defense Fighting Positions Engagement Area Development Transitions Introduction A defensive task is a task conducted to defeat an enemy attack, gain time, economize forces, and develop conditions favorable for offensive or stability tasks. (Refer to ADRP 3-90for more information.) Normally, the defense alone cannot achieve a decision. However, it can set conditions for a counteroffensive or counterattack that enables Army forces to regain the initiative. Other reasons for conducting defensive tasks include, retain decisive terrain or deny a vital area to the enemy, attrition or fix the enemy as a prelude to the offense, counter surprise action by the enemy, or to increase the enemy’s vulnerability by forcing the enemy commander to concentrate subordinate forces. This chapter covers basics of the defense, common defensive planning considerations, forms of the defense, engagement area development, and transitions.
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    --Transition to Stability

    TRANSITION TO STABILITY 2-358. As an offensive task approaches a culmination, or upon order from higher headquarters, the Infantry leader could order a transition to stability focused mission. These tasks establish a safe, secure environment facilitating reconciliation among local or regional threat. Stability tasks aim to establish conditions supporting the transition to legitimate host-nation governance, a functioning civil society, and a viable market economy. 2-359. For the Infantry platoon the platoon leader must ensure contingencies are planned to transition quickly from offense to stability and vice versa. For example, it may be tactically wise for him to plan a defensive contingency with on-order offensive missions or stability tasks could deteriorate. 2-360. Subordinate leaders must be fully trained to recognize activities initiating this transition. Actions in one unit’s area of operation can affect whatever type operation an adjacent unit is conducting. For example, an offensive task may cause noncombatants to be displaced to another section of the city creating a humanitarian assistance mission for the unit in the are of operation. Read the following Vignette to learn more about Transitions. ─ SELECT HERE
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    --Transition to the Defense

    TRANSITION TO THE DEFENSE 2-356. As offensive tasks approach a culmination point, the unit leader could order a transition to defensive tasks. The leader can use two basic techniques when he transitions to the defense. The first technique is leading elements to commit forces and push forward to claim enough ground to establish a security area anchored on defensible terrain. The second technique is to establish a security area generally along the unit’s final positions, moving the main body rearward to defensible terrain. 2-357. The Infantry leader anticipating the termination of unit offensive tasks prepares orders including the time or circumstances under which the current offensive task transitions to a defensive-focused mission, the missions and locations of subordinate units, and mission command measures. As the unit transitions from an offensive to a defensive focus, the leader takes the following actions ─ Maintains contact and surveillance of the enemy, using a combination of reconnaissance units and surveillance assets to develop the information required to plan future actions. Establishes a security area and local security measures. Redeploys indirect fire assets to ensure the support of security forces. Redeploys forces based on probable future employment. Maintains or regains contact with adjacent units in a contiguous area of operations and ensures units remain capable of mutual support in a noncontiguous area of operations. Request engineer assets to shift the emphasis from mobility to countermobility and survivability. Consolidates and reorganizes.