Supreme Allied Commander Europe (SACEUR)
Joint Force Command Brunssum
Commander: General Erhard Bühler, German Army
Rimburgerweg 30, 6445 PA Brunssum, Netherlands
ALL PERSONNEL OF 1ST AIR ASSAULT
YOU ARE ORDERED TO ACTIVE DUTY SERVICE TO AID IN ACTIONS LOCATED IN AND AROUND THE GREEK ISLAND OF ALTIS FOR THE PERIOD OF SIX (6) WEEKS, UNLESS SOONER RELEASED OR EXTENDED BY THE PROPER AUTHORITY YOU WILL RETURN TO THE PLACE WHERE YOU ENTERED ADS.
ADDITIONAL INSTRUCTIONS: YOU ARE REQUIRED TO PREPARE ALL EQUIPMENT AND SUPPLIES AS THE CHAIN OF COMMAND (COC) DEEMS NECESSARY AND REVIEW KNOWN CIRCUMSTANCES AND DETAILS AROUND MATTERS CONCERNING THE ADS AREA IN AND AROUND ALTIS. INFORMATION SHOULD BE LIMITED TO THAT RECIEVED THROUGH OFFICIAL CHANNELS FROM RECOGNIZED AND AUTHORIZED INTELLIGENCE SOURCES.
Political unrest in neighboring countries have reached the shores of the Greek Island Altis. Many intelligence agencies, including NATO’s feel extreme political groups are using the unrest as an opportunity to grab power through misinformation and violence.
NATO allies have answered the request of Greek officials for military support. British forces have arrived and are putting assets in place. The military aid pledged by the United States is in transit.
Although not fully operational, NATO has offered Greek authorities the services of 1st Air Assault for emergencies or operations requiring skill sets beyond their military or law enforcement agencies.
Covering an area of 270.5 square kilometers, Altis is a volcanic island with a corrugated and mostly rocky landscape. Scattered throughout the more remote regions of the archipelago are large pine forests and the occasional outcrop of tree groves. A tiny desert also exists north of the village of Abdera and is unique for its micro-environment condition.
The length of Altis' coastline extends well over 200 kilometers, with a total of twenty bays that surround it as well. The largest of them, the Gulf of Pyrgos, is located in the central sector and partially divides both halves of the island.
Three inland bodies of water, Limni, Ochrolimni, and Almyra also exist. Periodically inundated and flooded in all seasons except for summer, they are entirely saltwater-based. During the summer, the cracked surfaces become completely hard and dry.
The highest point on the island is located at the peak of Thronos at the north-western section of Altis (near the abandoned village of Oreokastro). Measured at a height of 350 meters above sea level, the ruins of a castle built by Arabian warlords during the Middle Ages remain on top of it.
c. Enemy Forces.
Political activists and urban guerillas reportedly make up the insurgency which claimed to start as a counter-government movement. Calling themselves the Freedom and Independence Army (FIA), they have delivered a mixed message of seizing territory on behalf of other nations, religious claims and land-rights of an ancient culture.
(1) Composition, Disposition, and Strength.
The FIA appears to be mostly young males with little or no military training. Leadership have implemented military structure and appear to be familiar with weapons and tactics. The size of the insurgency isn’t known however, they have strong support in certain areas of Altis.
(2) Recent Activities.
The FIA control much of the countryside where an uneducated population live and work. Violent activities tend to overwhelm cities and towns located in expansive sections of the countryside. Currently, the west coast, central and southern region of the western section of Altis is largely controlled by the FIA. The southern portion of Altis’ eastern section is also controlled by the FIA.
The FIA strike from these controlled areas using car bombs. Suicide bombers, lighting attacks and raids as well as the liberal use of IED’s and VIED’s
d. Friendly Forces.
The number of Greek soldiers was initially kept to a minimum in an effort to avoid disrupting the islands main economy of tourism. Its thought this is one of the reasons the FIA managed to gain so much control of the island so quickly. The Greek government are moving personnel and equipment to the island.
Altis maintains a small police force which have been used to manage law and order in the areas under government control.