For the morning crew, if you are interested, we will meet out at Barth Hall, Camp Buckner 0630. Otherwise, I have put the appropriate distances for each event.
Full Mission Profile (Adapted from a mission found on Brass Ring Fitness)
Situation: The United States has identified opium trafficking in Afghanistan — the source of more than 90 percent of the world’s heroin supplies — as a primary target in the stepped-up battle against the Taliban insurgency. According to the recent United Nations survey, 98 percent of Afghanistan’s opium comes from seven provinces in the southwest, with no opium at all produced in half of the country’s 34 provinces. The bulk of the NATO troops operating in the southwest come from the United States, Britain, Canada and Denmark. Helmand Province in the southwest, is the heartland of the opium trade and one of the most intensive battlefields of the insurgency. The southern districts of Helmand Province border with Pakistan.
Mission Objective: Destroy with high explosives known drug and weapon cache prior to meeting between drug lords and Taliban leaders.
Insertion: Insert upstream in Helmand River under the cover of night and swim to patrol point.Patrol to objective through rugged terrain. Contact with small bands of enemy fighters is expected.
Actions at the Objective: Overrun and defeat small guard element. Document with photo and video all weapons and drugs. Destroy all weapons and drugs with high explosive charges.
Extraction: Patrol to helo LZ through rugged terrain. Contact with small bands of enemy fighters is expected. Helo extract at precise time required due to impending explosion and notification of presence.
Escape and Evasion: In the case of a missed helo pickup, proceed on E&E south over the border into Pakistan and make radio communications for alternate pick up.
Rules of Engagement: Lethal force is authorized. Due to the time of the raid and the need to move light and fast, no prisoners will be taken.
Timeline: Due to the volatile nature of this operation, speed is essential. Therefore, from insertion to extraction the mission window is 1 hour. After that time it will be impossible to safely bring in a helo for pick up and you will have to go on E&E.
Full Mission Profile WORKOUT
Start Point is beach next to Barth Hall
• Swim 100 Yards (Beach next to Barth Hall to Boat ramp on the other side of the Mess Hall.) Substitute for non swimmers is walking lunge from Barth Hall to Ramp.
• Run to pull up bars at the end of the Buckner Parade Field (3/4 mile)
3 rounds of:
10 x Burpee
10 x Pull ups
then, run one lap of the parade field (400m)
Actions at the objective:
21 - 15 - 9 reps of:
Thrusters (45lb bar)
Kettle bell/Dumb bell Swings (Heavy = 55lbs / Light = 35lbs)
Run around the parade field in between sets (400m)
Run from Parade field out to Buckner Gate and back to Beach next to start point (1 1/2 miles)- Dropping for 5 push ups every minute on the minute.
Escape and Evasion:
Do this only if you go over 1 hour.
50 x Burpee
50 x Squats
50 x Push Up
50 x Sit Up
50 x Pull Up
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