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Posted by: tire iron Jan 10 2007, 03:13 PM

Enemy Situation:

A possible threat has developed from what we call the Boise Animals. They are a gang who's numbers have grown and fallen, but we surmise their number to be about 250 total with possibly 20 that are combat ready. Many more than that pull security. They have taken over Anne Morrison Park. They are reported to be raiding other areas to steal food and whatever they can find. Local intel suggests that they are traveling further from the Park to steal food and supplies. They are not known to have crossed to our side of the Boise River yet.

Weather:
The weather for the time frame of the proposed mission commencing on 10 NOV thru 24 NOV 2006 can be expected to have daytime highs in the mid 50’s and nighttime lows in the mid 30’s, generally with a 60% chance of rain during this time period. Sunrise during this time will be 0732hrs on 10 NOV and 0756hrs on 29 NOV rising approx. 2min later each day from 10 NOV. Sunset on 10 NOV will be 1725hrs and 1710hrs on 29 NOV losing approx. 1 min each day from 10 NOV.

Astronomical Data:


Friday 10 November 2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:02 a.m.
Sunrise 7:32 a.m.
Sun transit 12:29 p.m.
Sunset 5:25 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:55 p.m.

MOON
Moon transit 5:06 a.m.
Moonset 1:09 p.m.
Moonrise 10:03 p.m.
Moon Phase: waning gibbous with 69% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Saturday 11 November 2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:03 a.m.
Sunrise 7:34 a.m.
Sun transit 12:29 p.m.
Sunset 5:24 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:54 p.m.

MOON
Moon transit 5:58 a.m.
Moonset 1:40 p.m.
Moonrise 11:12 p.m.
Moon Phase: waning gibbous with 59% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Sunday 12 November 2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:04 a.m.
Sunrise 7:35 a.m.
Sun transit 12:29 p.m.
Sunset 5:23 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:53 p.m.

MOON
Moon transit 6:45 a.m.
Moonset 2:04 p.m.
Moon Phase: Last quarter Moon at 10:46 a.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Monday 13 November
2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:06 a.m.
Sunrise 7:36 a.m.
Sun transit 12:29 p.m.
Sunset 5:22 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:52 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 12:19 a.m.
Moon transit 7:28 a.m.
Moonset 2:24 p.m.
Moon Phase: waning crescent with 40% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Tuesday 14 November 2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:07 a.m.
Sunrise 7:38 a.m.
Sun transit 12:29 p.m.
Sunset 5:21 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:51 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 1:23 a.m.
Moon transit 8:09 a.m.
Moonset 2:42 p.m.
Moon Phase: waning crescent with 31% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Wednesday 15 November 2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:08 a.m.
Sunrise 7:39 a.m.
Sun transit 12:30 p.m.
Sunset 5:20 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:51 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 2:25 a.m.
Moon transit 8:48 a.m.
Moonset 2:59 p.m.
Moon Phase: waning crescent with 23% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Thursday 16 November 2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:09 a.m.
Sunrise 7:40 a.m.
Sun transit 12:30 p.m.
Sunset 5:19 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:50 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 3:27 a.m.
Moon transit 9:26 a.m.
Moonset 3:15 p.m.
Moon Phase: waning crescent with 15% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Friday 17 November 2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:10 a.m.
Sunrise 7:41 a.m.
Sun transit 12:30 p.m.
Sunset 5:18 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:49 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 4:29 a.m.
Moon transit 10:06 a.m.
Moonset 3:33 p.m.
Moon Phase: waning crescent with 9% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Saturday 18 November 2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:12 a.m.
Sunrise 7:43 a.m.
Sun transit 12:30 p.m.
Sunset 5:17 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:48 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 5:33 a.m.
Moon transit 10:47 a.m.
Moonset 3:52 p.m.
Moon Phase: waning crescent with 4% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Sunday 19 November 2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:13 a.m.
Sunrise 7:44 a.m.
Sun transit 12:30 p.m.
Sunset 5:16 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:47 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 6:40 a.m.
Moon transit 11:32 a.m.
Moonset 4:16 p.m.
Moon Phase: waning crescent with 1% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Monday 20 November 2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:14 a.m.
Sunrise 7:45 a.m.
Sun transit 12:31 p.m.
Sunset 5:15 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:47 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 7:48 a.m.
Moon transit 12:20 p.m.
Moonset 4:46 p.m.
Moon Phase: New Moon at 3:18 p.m. Mountain Standard Time.

Tuesday 21 November 2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:15 a.m.
Sunrise 7:47 a.m.
Sun transit 12:31 p.m.
Sunset 5:15 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:46 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 8:57 a.m.
Moon transit 1:12 p.m.
Moonset 5:24 p.m.
Moon Phase: waxing crescent with 1% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Wednesday 22 November 2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:16 a.m.
Sunrise 7:48 a.m.
Sun transit 12:31 p.m.
Sunset 5:14 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:45 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 10:02 a.m.
Moon transit 2:08 p.m.
Moonset 6:12 p.m.
Moon Phase: waxing crescent with 4% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Thursday 23 November 2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:17 a.m.
Sunrise 7:49 a.m.
Sun transit 12:31 p.m.
Sunset 5:13 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:45 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 11:00 a.m.
Moon transit 3:05 p.m.
Moonset 7:12 p.m.
Moon Phase: waxing crescent with 9% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Friday 24 November 2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:19 a.m.
Sunrise 7:50 a.m.
Sun transit 12:32 p.m.
Sunset 5:13 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:44 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 11:48 a.m.
Moon transit 4:02 p.m.
Moonset 8:22 p.m.
Moon Phase: waxing crescent with 15% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Saturday 25 November 2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:20 a.m.
Sunrise 7:51 a.m.
Sun transit 12:32 p.m.
Sunset 5:12 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:44 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 12:26 p.m.
Moon transit 4:58 p.m.
Moonset 9:37 p.m.
Moon Phase: waxing crescent with 24% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

Sunday 26 November 2006 Mountain Standard Time

SUN
Begin civil twilight 7:21 a.m.
Sunrise 7:53 a.m.
Sun transit 12:32 p.m.
Sunset 5:12 p.m.
End civil twilight 5:43 p.m.

MOON
Moonrise 12:57 p.m.
Moon transit 5:50 p.m.
Moonset 10:53 p.m.
Moon Phase: waxing crescent with 34% of the Moon's visible disk illuminated.

3) Terrain.

These images are provided to reference the outline below.

(Provided as links to avoid consuming bandwidth, they can be large)

General Region Aerial View
http://img215.imageshack.us/my.php?image=regionii0.jpg

Our Compound Aerial View
http://img244.imageshack.us/my.php?image=basecampij0.jpg

Ann Morrison Park Aerial View
http://img215.imageshack.us/my.php?image=annmorrisonparkmb2.jpg

Plan of Ann Morrison Park from City of Boise Archives
http://img167.imageshack.us/my.php?image=mpannmorrisonrl2.jpg

a) Key terrain – Ann Morrison park covers 145 acres, it is fairly flat terrain and very lightly wooded. There are two ponds and a winding canal that’s dammed in 2 places on the west side that runs through the park. There is a road that runs around the perimeter of the park. In the NE corner of the park there is some park office buildings, a "shelter" and restrooms. In the SW corner of the park there are 2 softball fields, a restroom and a tennis court. There is one other restroom located on the north central side of the park next to it is a playground.

b) Observation – The park it self is open with few trees in it. but along the perimeter it's a little thicker with trees. Ann Morrison Park is at 2675 feet elevation. On the NE side of the park there is the Boise river and past that it is primarily business with higher buildings, open parking lots and sparce vegetation. On the SE side is a trailer park & Boise State College & campus. The SW side of the park a canal runs SE past that its primarily single family residential housing. On the NW side of the park S Americana Blvd runs the property line past that is Kathryn Albertson Park.

c) Cover and Concealment – Urban environment up to the park so all cover & concealment would be in buildings. In the park there is little cover or concealment. There is some cover along the perimeter of the park due to thicker trees and possible undergroth.

d) Obstacles - Ann Morrison Park is on the southern bank of the Idaho river.
A. Boise River
B. Settlers Canal
C. Main Street Bridge (West Bound Travel)
D. Fairview Avenue Bridge (East Bound Travel)
E. Interstate 184 (Highway 20?) Bridge
F. Foot Bridge South of Interstate 184?
G. Americana Blvd Bridge
H. Footbridge leading Into Middle of Ann Morrison Park
I. 9th Street Bridge (South Bound Travel)
J. Foot Bridge Between 9th and S. Capital Blvd Bridges
K. South Capital Blvd Bridge (North Bound Travel)

Avenues of Approach-
A. Boise River
B. Settlers Canal
C. Main Street Bridge (West Bound Travel)
1. Four lanes wide, Plus Sidewalks
2. Approximately 200 Feet Long
3. Northwest Of Ann Morrison Park

D. Fairview Avenue Bridge (East Bound Travel)
1. Four Lanes Wide, Plus Sidewalks
2. Approximately 200 Feet Long
3. Northwest of Ann Morrison Park

E. Interstate 184 (Highway 20?) Bridge
1. Eight Lanes Wide
2. Approximately 300 feet long
3. Northwest of Ann Morrison Park

F. Foot Bridge South of Interstate 184?
1. Approximately 10-12 feet wide
2. Approximately 300 feet long
3. Northwest of Ann Morrison Park

G. Americana Blvd Bridge
1. Four lanes wide
2. Approximately 200 feet long
3. West Boundry of Ann Morrison Park

H. Footbridge leading Into Middle of Ann Morrison Park
1. Approximately 10-12 feet wide
2. Approximately 100 feet long
3. Middle of Ann Morrison Park

I. 9th Street Bridge (South Bound Travel)
1. Four Lanes Wide
2. Approximately 200 feet long
3. Eastern border of Ann Morrison Park

J Footbridge Between 9th St and Capital Blvd Bridges
1. Approximately 20-30ft wide
2. Approximately 200ft long
3. East of Ann Morrison Park

K. South Capital Blvd Bridge (North Bound Travel)
1. Four Lanes Wide
2. Approximately 200 feet long
3. East of Ann Morrison Park

L. West Royal Blvd.
1. Park Vehicle Access Road
2. Two lanes wide.
3. Runs through North part of Ann Morrison Park
4. Exits on American Blvd near Americana Blvd Bridge

M. West Ann Morrison Park Drive
1. Park Vehicle Access Road
2. Two Lanes Wide
3. Creates Circle in southeast corner of Ann Morrison Park
4. Exits back onto Ann Morrison Park Drive (east side of park)

N. West Crescent Rim Drive
1. Two lanes wide
2. Runs Entire length of South Boundry of Ann Morrison Park

4. Hydrography- Hydrography includes the Boise River itself as well as what appears to be several streams and small bodies of water located inside Ann Morrison Park.

A. Boise River (Near Ann Morrison Park)
Width: 175-290 feet
Depth: 6-10 feet
Speed of Current: 2 to 3 miles per Hour
Water Temperature: Specific Temperature UnKnown but its Cold

B. Settlers Canal
Width: 50-75 Feet
Depth: Exact Depth Unknow. Depth Likely to be same or less than River
Speed of Current: Speed Unknown.
Water Temperature: Exact Temperature unknown. Temperature Likely To be same as river

C. Large Pond
Width: Approximately 150 meters at widest point
Depth: Unknown
Speed Of Current: Unknown
Water Temperature: Unknown, Likely to be same as river

D. Reflecting Pond
Width: Unknown
Depth: Unknown
Speed Of Current: Unknown
Water Temperature: Unknown

E. Streams
Width: Unkown
Depth: Unkown
Speed of Current: Unknown
Water Temperature: Unknown

5. Enemy Disposition:

Size:
We believe them to be approximately 250 in number with approximately 100 "members under various states of armed. We believe that they may have as many as 20-25 with prior combat military training/experience or similar civilian training.
Activity: Conducting raids of the neighboring areas to procure supplies through force of arms.
Location: in or around Ann Morrison Park, 1000 South Americana Blvd, Boise, Idaho 853706(Lat 43 Degrees 11 Minutes, Long -116 Degrees 13 minutes) 2.11 miles from VA Medical Center
Unit: Unit deemed the Boise Animals, assuming actual name unknown
Time: Time of intel is unknown
Equipment: Believed to have various small arms. No armor or artillery is believed to be had. They do have a number of vehicles that they have procured/stolen - along with an unknown quantity of fuel. The circumstances under which they utilize these vehicles is totally unknown.

Expected Actions on Enemy Contact:

a. Defend- Most likely they will be aggressive in defense of their territory and have the numbers to do so against a force of our size.
b. Reinforce- Unknown if they are likely to pull any reinforcement from outside of their area within Anne Morrison Park.
c. Attack- They could probably mount an attack given their numbers and would likely do so if they had knowledge of the size of our force.
d. Withdraw- Most likely into the confines of Anne Morrison Park, however, they probably do not possess the tactics to do a coordinated withdraw and would simply scatter in any engagement in the urban areas.
e. Delay- possible, unknown if they possess the skills and training to mount an effective delay.

Friendly Situation:

H- Higher Unit Mission
1. Unit Commander
a. In Charge of All Offensive and Defensive operations
2. Offensive Commander
a. Commands Offensive Force

A- Adjacent Units
1. Offensive Force
a. Under Command of Offensive Coordinator
b. 15-20 men
c. Individual teams headed by Combat Arms Personel
d. Offensive force rotates watch positions from roof
2. Compound Defense
a. 80-85 men
b. Headed by non combat arms prior service member
- North Side
- East Side
- South Side
- West Side
- Rooftop 8541
- Compound Defense Reserve

S- Supporting Units
1. Quick Reaction Force- In case of Discovery Will Make all possible attempts for recovery of
recon team. QRF Comprised of:
a. Remaining Offensive Force
b. Most capable personnel from Compound Defense
c. Two vehicles and a supply of gasoline

The local civilian population is considered friendly but are unwilling to offer any assistance other than information in exchange for food. Various communities have banded together for mutual protection only. It is unknown if there is any local sympathy or support for the gang. The common agreement between us and the other local bands is if we don't attack them they don't attack us.

RED indicates information given at this point which SHOULD HAVE BEEN ASKED by the classmembers. Everyone apparently ASSUMED that the Animals possessed no vehicles.......I thought for sure someone would ask since WE have a few vehicles and some fuel...

Aks as many questions as you can about the enemy - KNOW THY ENEMY.

Moon data and % illumination is EXTREMELY important for a reconnaissance team - it MUST be included in EVERY Situation report.

Any questions???

cheers

tire iron

Posted by: Pilgrim Jan 10 2007, 03:50 PM

Cut and pasted to a folder.... thanks!

I seem to remember mentioning that they had both high speed and off road capable vehicles in my first draft....

yeah here it is...

"Animals are thought to be armed with light weapons and are most likely in control of multiple high speed automobiles and off road capable SUV's"

I recall feeling proud of myself for thinking of this

I found getting the moon data to be a drag. It took as long to do that as it did to write the whole report. Most of the sites I found were astrology sites that were of no help. Could you, for those of us that are thick, please explain WHY the moon data is so important?

Posted by: tire iron Jan 10 2007, 07:21 PM

QUOTE
Animals are thought to be armed with light weapons and are most likely in control of multiple high speed automobiles and off road capable SUV's.

Why didn't anyone include that EXTREMELY vital piece of information in the SALUTE report?????

Re: moon data

The moon can provide a lot of "light" at night - which can be good and bad - depending upon one's perspective.

The percent illumination will give the patrol members an idea of how "light" it will be for whatever night they wish to know it.

Sometimes patrols/operations are postponed because there was either too much - or too little - night light.

Also - NV devices work off of "ambient" night light - and the older generation passive NV units didn't work worth a dang when there was no moon. The newer 3rd gen stuff works fine at night - even with no moon - as the stars provide enough for them to work - but even the 3rd gen stuff works better with *some* moonlight.

The moon is considered a recon man's "sun". We need at least some of it to do our job. When there is no moon - and if it is overcast - and if there isn't alot of artificial light (street lights, lit up windows, etc.) - which there wouldn't be under a post SHTF scenario - then it is like trying to navigate in a cave with no light. Can't really be done. It is too dangerous to the team to attempt it - as at the MINIMUM there will be injuries due to tripping - and probably enough noise to alert the enemy to your presence.

Hope this helps,

cheers

tire iron

Posted by: ScottFN308 Jan 10 2007, 07:24 PM

I too will save this.

I also feel stupid for not inquiring about
vehicles. Oh well, that is why it is a learning
experience.

Thanks Tire Iron,

Scott

Posted by: SuperD4K Jan 10 2007, 08:44 PM

Looks great TI. I will remember to ask about the vehicles in the future. I can see why this would be important because access to vehicles would definately influence response time of the enemy and affect how they can manuever against you.

Posted by: tire iron Jan 10 2007, 08:51 PM

EXACTLY!

cheers

tire iron

Posted by: NC Minuteman Jan 10 2007, 10:08 PM

Thanks TI for you work teaching us. Looks like I left a few things out and could have organized some other parts a little better as well. I have learned a lot. I look forward to moving on.

Scott, I can't find your SITUATION report am I missing it?

Posted by: ScottFN308 Jan 10 2007, 10:34 PM

QUOTE (NC Minuteman @ Jan 10 2007, 09:08 PM) *
Scott, I can't find your SITUATION report am I missing it?

You are correct, I did not post one.
I got caught up with work, and got behind, and did not
finish mine and post it. I apologize for this, even though
I realize there is no excuse for it. I get caught up in work, and family and loose track of things. One of the things I lost track of was this thread.

I do tip my hat to TI for going to all of this work for us, and I did learn from the experience, even though I did not get to participate as much as I wanted to.

Regards,

Scott

Posted by: NC Minuteman Jan 10 2007, 10:48 PM

Well TI is certainly right about needing to lock your self away and only focus on the mission. It really takes a lot to get in the mindset of planning everything out. It was not that easy for me . I did have some distractions and had to break away for supper and taking care of my son but still. When the next part comes up I will have to again get back in the mindset. Anyway... finish up your report and post it. Better late then never!

Posted by: tire iron Jan 10 2007, 11:59 PM

QUOTE (NCM)
Anyway... finish up your report and post it. Better late then never!

Agreed!

cheers

tire iron

Posted by: Pilgrim Jan 11 2007, 12:25 AM

QUOTE (tire iron @ Jan 10 2007, 06:21 PM) *
Why didn't anyone include that EXTREMELY vital piece of information in the SALUTE report?????

Well unsure.gif, that WAS supposed to be my SALUTE report. I just left out the letters, in my ignorance I didn't know I needed them. The last sentence was the E part of SALUTE. Should have known better as I did know that SALUTE always goes into the Enemy Disposition section of the Situation Report.

"Enemy Disposition:

Approx. 250 hostile members of the Boise Animal Gang assumed to be within the park. Animals have seized control of Ann Morrision Park. It has been reported that 20 or so Animals have been raiding surrounding areas stealing food and committing atrocities to the local populous. Unknown number assumed to be providing security for the group. Gang members have been spotted by locals throughout the park and the surrounding city. This gang known loosely as the Boise Animals, appears to be acting independently of itself. Intel on Animals position and activity can be loosely defined as recent. Animals are thought to be armed with light weapons and are most likely in control of multiple high speed automobiles and off road capable SUV's."


OK you've sold me on the moon phases thing. Thanks for the in depth reply. God did give us the "lesser light" for a reason, so I might as well use it to my advantage. I assume the Farmers Almanac is where I should look for this data?

One other minor question. I notice on some parts of your Sit. Rep. you use capital letters in the middle of sentences, is this done to place emphasis on the words because of their importance? For example;

"d) Obstacles - Ann Morrison Park is on the southern bank of the Idaho river.
A. Boise River
B. Settlers Canal
C. Main Street Bridge (West Bound Travel)
D. Fairview Avenue Bridge (East Bound Travel)
E. Interstate 184 (Highway 20?) Bridge
F. Foot Bridge South of Interstate 184?
G. Americana Blvd Bridge
H. Footbridge leading Into Middle of Ann Morrison Park
I. 9th Street Bridge (South Bound Travel)
J. Foot Bridge Between 9th and S. Capital Blvd Bridges
K. South Capital Blvd Bridge (North Bound Travel)"


One last question... Have you even been to Ann Morrision Park?

Posted by: SuperD4K Jan 11 2007, 03:23 AM

Pilgrim, those parts were from my Sitrep and those were the names of the streets or what I named them and names are supposed to be capitalized, when I capitalized the direction of travel on a specific bridge it was for emphasis, anyplace where there is a capital letter where there shouldn't be is because I did that part around 1 o'clock in the morning lol.

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