This in an archived thread from the previous forums - Helios
Reality Gaming[/glow] are proud to announce the details of our highly anticipated 4 week international event, D5. Following months of community development and preparation, we are now embarking on our 5th Deployment (D5) - Operation Arctic Fox.
Starting August 2014, The Reality Gaming Taskforce will be actively deployed to the Nordic ring to conduct ARCTIC FOX, the name given to our exclusive 4 week story driven dynamic Operation. Using land, air and sea, Taskforce RG will once again be operating on behalf of NATO, providing security for the Arctic region and its assets.
Deployment 5 is on the horizon.
Full Background Intel:
The Arctic is under siege like never before. Based on our previous success within global military action, NATO have tasked Task Force RG to bring stability to the area.
The Arctic region is becoming increasingly important for military, commercial and environmental reasons.
The Russians have sent submarines deep below the North Pole. The Americans and United Nations have dispatch surveillance planes to monitor new threats in the North while Canada scrambles to defend territories it has ignored for too long.
Russia's game plan is to extend its territory almost up to the Pole itself, to claim the vast mineral and energy resources many feel lie underneath the Arctic ice.
The North Pole is considered an international site and is administered by the International Seabed Authority. But if a country can prove its underwater shelf is an extension of its continental border, then it can claim an economic zone based on these findings.
Russia is currently systematically charting the reach of its Lomonosov underwater shelf.
As a spokesman working on behalf of RG and the Arctic and Antarctic Institute said, "It's like putting a flag on the moon."
NATO scientists are now joining the soldiers on the front lines of this battle, as they race to chart Arctic claims under the looming deadline of an international treaty.
Borders being redrawn
Under the UN Convention on the Law of the Sea, which Canada ratified in 2003, coastal countries have the right to control access to the belt of shoreline along their coasts.
Lt.Col Andrews, a senior officer within the RG Taskforce, says Russia must prove two things to win a sovereignty claim over its Arctic waters. "It must be demonstrated that the waters are the internal waters of Russia and that the waters of the Southern Passage do not constitute an international strait,"
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When it comes to Arctic sovereignty, NATO also points out that the waters separating most of the islands in the Arctic are frozen over most of the year.
Russia boast one of the few year-round sites of human habitation close to the North Pole at Alert, a military base at the northern tip of Ellesmere Island. A formidable presence. The Russians are edging closer on that front. Since 1994, they have staffed year-round a research base called Ice Station Borneo on the deep Arctic ice, only 60 kilometres from the Pole.
Task Force RG are providing security for the construction of three huge, armed icebreakers to patrol the melting Arctic seas, build a deep-water port, and establish an Arctic warfare training centre.
While the port and the training centre are being assembled, icebreakers, cargo ships and patrol boats will need guarding at night and regular patrols while docked.
Our first priority deals with security. Even though the Arctic waterway is frozen over most of the year, military subs are able to make the trip year-round by simply diving under the ice (and there are reports that many countries have secretly sent their subs through). Right now, we cannot routinely detect submarine transits though those waters.
[mod="Andrews"]April 23, 2014 - 6:51pm - By Harry Rodrigues
Finland yesterday signed a deal with Nato declaring its willingness to receive assistance from the alliance, should it come under attack from a foreign power.
The agreement did not mention any specific country as a potential threat, but the news came the same day that Russia announced measures to beef up its military muscle in the region.
â€œIn this time of peace it mainly relates to armed forces involved in training exercises,â€ Carl Haglund, the defence minister, said. â€œIn theory, in times of crisis we are better qualified for receiving assistance from other EU countries, the Nordic countries and Nato countries.â€
Finland is not Nato member, but with mounting tensions over Russiaâ€™s involvement in Ukrainian unrest and its military buildup in the Arctic, the question of Nato membership has been hotly debated by Finns.
Most, though, still remain opposed to joining, and Haglund made it clear the agreement was not a first step towards membership.[/mod]
Deployment Location Intel:
Location: Northern Finland
Size: 5120m x 5120m
Military bases: 4
Task Force Preparation:
A PDT prevention program should be complemented by Army Risk Management doctrine, as detailed in FM 5-19 Composite Risk Management. A variety of resources and training aids are available at the bottom of this page.
Cold Weather Clothing
It is important to use cold weather clothing properly, maintain adequate hydration and ensure nutritional requirements to ward off cold weather injuries. When wearing clothing in cold weather, remember the acronym C-O-L-D.
C: Keep it Clean;
O: Avoid Overheating;
L: Wear clothing Loose and in layers;
D: Keep clothing Dry
Cold weather-related injuries include: injuries due to decreased temperature (hypothermia, frostbite, nonfreezing cold injury), injuries due to heaters, carbon monoxide poisoning, and accidents due to impaired physical and/or mental function resulting from cold stress. Cold weather injuries can also occur in warmer ambient temperatures when an individual is wet due to rain or water immersion.
COLD WEATHER INJURIES
NON-FREEZING COLD INJURY
IMMERSION FOOT (TRENCH FOOT)
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