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redleg
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 12, 2019 10:41 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

This morning two UH-60 helicopters departed the ROD base at Fort Grant and, with the CoC's permission, delivered 20 paratroopers from the ROD 15th Infantry Battalion to Fort Sherman. These troops will be attending the next class at the jungle warfare school, hosted by the CoC. Many thanks to the CoC for finding 20 training slots in your next class!


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 13, 2019 1:19 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Welcome ....
12 miles run, carry water, first aid kit, whistle, and M4. If you stop running, the mosquitoes will get you. We will have aid stations every 2 miles, horse mounted and vehicle patrols. For this run, we will be joined by 56 others that are in sniper school.so about 185 running.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 10:33 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

At Fort Grant, the advanced party for the ROD 20th Infantry Battalion has arrived and is shadowing the paratroopers of the 15th Infantry as they prepare to assume responsibility for the base. The 15th Infantry battalion is the only active duty airborne unit in the ROD so we want them back home and deployable. The 20th Infantry is a new Stryker unit so they will be deploying with a company's worth of vehicles for testing.

As the base is upgraded, local contractors that learned construction and engineering from the ROD are getting some work. Fiber-optic cable is being installed at Fort Grant, which is providing additional training opportutnities for the local population.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 4:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Panama Waterway
About 40 Cigarette boats have been delivered, that had the built in weapon stations for 40mm bofors on down to LMG. This deployment has increased the speed of the boats with about 20 on each coast. The boats are a little longer than normal cigarette boast for by about 5 feet to dissipate extra weight and to carry more fuel and ammo.
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Training continues at a ferocious pace at Ft Sherman for the Jungle Warfare School. We have had 3 injuries that will roll candidates back, one from ROD and 2 from the Commonwealth. They will be back in training if possible when they completely recover.
In the mile run on the track yesterday morning, Sgt. Juan Peters from ROD had the fastest time at 4:19 which is the third fastest time ever. Following close behind was 2nd Lt Hooper from Monacodom, who ran track at the University of Florida, finishing at 4:20, pushing Peters the entire race. After the run, Advanced Jungle First Aid class for 2 hours, then lunch. Then to Mt. Helena with 60lb packs, and full uniform, then through the wooded swamp in teams of 12. Covering 12 miles by 7pm.
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Guyana
We heard from some locals that had been in contact with Al Kabab that there are a few Canadians still alive. The local members of Al Kabab would like to bring them to the border of Guyana and Brazil. It was hinted that a gift for a gift. The Commonwealth being prepared for a trap sent sniper/observation teams out 4 days prior to the meeting place. There has not been any activity until the afternoon before when 2 trucks showed up, men got out and cut back some growth for the landing of the helicopters area that the CoC requested. A half dozen wooden benches were brought out and a few chairs. They cook their evening meal on the edge of the clearing near the road they arrived on. An 2 hours later a CoC group of vehicles arrived with an Ambulance Stryker, Hummv ambulance 3 other armed Hummvs and 2 trucks. A few men walked across the clearing to greet the Brazilians, to communicate. Tomorrow morning the Canadians are expected to arrive. The CoC is expected to bring some other stuff in.
. Drones flying overhead do not detect any other activity in the area.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 5:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The men of the 15th Infantry are very proud of SGT Peters. He is known is his company as the Mexican Gazelle. When he runs you can often hear people shouting "How fast do you Juan to run, Peters?"
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 6:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Guyana Brazil border
One of the Kabab guys was talking on the radio real loud, he came over running to the CoC group. Explained that one of the Canadians has never improved and seems to have taken a turn for the worse. They are bring him in by truck in 30 minutes or so. We called a medical helicopter in. Sending an NH-90 which should be here soon...ETA 70 minutes, coming from DDH north of Guyana.
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The truck comes into the clearing which is wave to the medical Stryker and Hummv. The C-nuk is moved to a clean stretcher, clothes cut off, quick evaluation. Clean scrub, looking at wounds. I.V. inserted. Evaluation of BP, blood type any other info available. Cpl Hotch is able to speak. Radio link to the Navy DDH and the inbound medical NH-90. The Medical staff relay info to Canadian HQ for info and data feed to the ship.Two pints of blood during the helo flight. Anti-biotics administered by Dr. Ramos. Lands about an hour and 15 minutes later. Cpl Hotch is 20 years old, he will make it. Surgery is to be performed.
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In the clearing, the Kabab guys want something .... not having much to give. Some boots and medical supplies are provided along with flashlights and batteries, small stuff. Not completely satisfied they wait and stay the night.
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In the morning, 3 Kabab trucks arrive, beat up trucks. They have 6 more C-nuks. All able to walk. The CoC and medical guys meet and speak with those men. All seem okay. Breakfast is served for all by the few infantry guys cooking. Better than K and MRES, but not great. Some bacon, grits & biscuts. Eggs poured into the skillets is done.
. After breakfast noise is heard of truck engines coming from the north. The Kabab grap their rifles. Up until then all has been well, no tension until now. The infantry grap their weapons, 3 guys get in the Hummvs manning the .50 cal. ** CENSORED ** but not aiming at anyone. The CoC Capt walks to the Kabab group suggesting to remain calm. 7 trucks show up. First one is an F-150 with 5 barrels of fuel in the back followed by 3 F-150 trucks with 3 barrels each. These four trucks are slowly driven to the far side of the clearing as a gift and appreciation for their help with these wounded men. The drivers get out, grab their rifles from the trucks, leave the keys. We fill the 4 trucks up. Give two sets of keys to the men, then walk away. The 6 C-nuks are quickly waved to go. The Kabab drive off in the 4 new trucks and their old ones. GPS are hidden in the trucks, but no bombs.
. The CoC soldiers with the Canadians drive off in the 3 trucks that arrived, the Hummers and Medical Hummv & Stryker heading north. The sniper & observation teams take their time to leave, no one follows. They walk back 2 miles for a Puma pick up. Two guys hook up on each of the 3 Pumas for the ride back north.
About an hour further up the road, enter a lager for the battle group. Welcome the guys in. Relay names and date to the DDH Operations Center/CIC, which passes it on to Canada HQ.
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 7:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The CofC is working with a Terrorist group now? What Madness is this? and how did these terrorists got a hold of our solders that was patrolling the border?
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PostPosted: Wed Jun 19, 2019 8:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I think that the Canadian soldiers are survivors of the ambush/fight/disaster that drove Canada out of South America. Looks like the CoC bartered for the release of your troops.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 5:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

DDH - 2
As the CoC works with soldiers of ROD in the zone of the Panama Waterway, it is a great working military endeavor. The Canadian HQ has some idiots working there. We were working with Al Kabab to gain the release of these soldiers, one who was in declining medical condition. If Canada doesnít want these soldiers back, the CoC will be glad to offer these men citizenship.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 6:47 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Canada will like to have our soilders back please.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 7:15 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Iíll tell the 1 recovering to jump and swim. Let the others know they are free to hike... hopefully not to be captured by some crazy mob or Al Kabab.
Man you are short in your response, so the 6 are hiking, we did give each a canteen and a Swiss Army knife. We donít recall which direction they went, but you will find them if the bad guys donít.
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PostPosted: Thu Jun 20, 2019 10:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

A Sea king helicopter from the missile Destoryer HMCS Huron departed to pick up the Canadian survivors in Gayana and bring them onboard the ship and sail home.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 9:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The men are off walking/hiking in the woods heading west. Based upon GPS in 2 of the canteens and drones, they have entered VZ, near border of Brazil. There is a camp about 1/2 mile from them that is known to be occupied by Al-Kabab. We shall see what happens.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 1:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

VZ
The 6 Canadians rested a bit hiking, bumped into the camp area of the Al Kabab group who were sharing liquid refreshment, talking and laughing.... hearing a noise, they were hoping it was a deer for Venison. It wasn't, they fired several rounds from AK-47 and M-16. One C-nuk was hit in the arm just below the shoulder. They surrendered to the Al-Kabab. All the excitement for the Kabab.... trying to administer first aid, a couple of Knuks helped, the other tied their feet sitting them down. The apparent leader quit consuming the refreshment and 7 guys did as well. 2 continued to drink, falling asleep in an hour or so...who cares.... They did radio, but did not hear any reply, turning it off, posted 2 guards, and 2 more for the next shift in 2 hours. The Cnuks did sleep being tired after dinner of beans and stale bread.
. In the morning light leeches were removed from the C-nuks. Trying the radio were able to communicate with a higher level of Al Kabab and larger group. Expect to pick the C-nuks up in the afternoon after their trucks get back.
. In the mean time, drownes were sent out during the darkness of the morning and observing at dawn. Two NH-90 flew in dropping leaflets asking for the C-nuks back. Waved down to land, 2 Cobras appeared along with an OH-1. A UH-1 huey landed and 4 got out remained standing next to the Huey as two other got out to speak. The major met the Al Kabab leader know of the the C-nuks, he was surprised. Asked for a trade what is available. We have food, medical supplies and Brazil Real (counterfeit) on the two larger helicopters. He agreed, asked for 60 Real, only offered 12,000 Real. That was all they had, 2000 each along with medicine and food. The Al Kabab did know a few things: there might be a fire fight which he would possibly or probably die, 2 that when the trucks arrived they would not get anything, maybe 1000 Real for him and 500 for each other man at best. If they made the trade each would have 1500 Real on average. They made the deal. Did instruct that the Cobras shoot up the camp some and the ground around, That way save face from overwhelming forces. The Huey took off leavng the Major and 2 riflemen. The first NH-90 landed taking 3 C-nuks, the major and 2 soldiers, then providing 6000 Real and food. After taking off the other landed for the other 3 C-nuks, which medical supplies and the other 6000 Real were provided.
. The NH-90 flew towards GC-142 off the coast of Guyana and VZ. Refueling from S-3 with fuel tanks refueled since very low on fuel en-route flying to Ft Sherman, Panama. The other NH-90 landed on the cruiser, taking on fuel. After it took on fuel, it flew to Ft Sherman. Landing later in the afternoon, time to eat, relax and debrief. Major Creighton meet with Lt.Gnl Clark and Maj Gnl Smith of the US Army, CO of Ft. Randolph. Maj Gnl Lopez of the CoC was also there for discussion. Later moved to the O-Club for dinner and drinks.
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Jungle Training at Ft. Randolph
Pulling all 184 guys available, one was unable to leave the hospital, for get together and dinner. The NCOs in the field running the training and yelling were speaking of commitment, leadership, working as a TEAM, getting the job done (corporate America books on management, leadership, etc topics). As they had been talking to the guys for 30 minutes... a cart was pulled out with several boxes covered with blankets. A few minutes later the blankets pulled off... glass terrarium with a snake in each one, total of eight. The 8 NCOs put on a pair of gloves, each reached into a terrarium grabbing the snake (rattler, moccasin, 1 cobra). They immediately grabbed the head and body with each hand and bite into the back of the snake, crunching the bone until the head was severed. They threw the heads in the fire, threw the bodies to some cooks that came up behind them to cut up into pieces and quick fried the snake. The 184 guys are yelling, clapping, whistles.... All men had a piece of Snake accepting the challenge for Order of Snake as a Jungle Fighter. They still have more training, but elevated the enthusiasm for the future and to earn the Order of Snake Badge, officially Jungle Warfare Warrior.
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PostPosted: Fri Jun 21, 2019 2:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

The RCN Sea king will make its way to ft randopth to pick up the Canadian survivors.
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