Thursday, April 30, 2015

OPERATION FROZEN JESTER - AFTER ACTION REPORT (21 MAY 2016 @ 1653)

OPERATION FROZEN JESTER - AFTER ACTION REPORT

PREPARED BY: CPL Jade Colman


SITUATION

o Enemy Forces:
 - 35X Chryssalids, 4x Thin Men, 3x Zombies

o Friendly Forces
 - SPC Jade Colman (United Kingdom)
 - SPC Svetlana Petukhova (Russia)
 - SPC Naomi Bowden (United Kingdom)
 - PFC Jirina Markusova (Ukraine?)
 - PFC Qutuz Safar (United Arab Emirates)
 - PVT Dean Carter (United Kingdom)
 - PVT Synclair Mallari (Philippines)


MISSION

o Strike Team deploys to Corrientes Argentina, 21 MAY 2016 @ 1653 hrs, IOT disrupt alien abduction operations.

EXECUTION NARRATIVE

The mission alert came in at 1528, and we were lifting off by 1540. We touched down in Argentina at 1653. I moved one fire team to cover and overwatch the restaurant, while the second team, headed by SPC Bowden, moved into a support position. After breaching the main dining room, I put people in place to breach the kitchen. When Markusova kicked the door open, we saw a trio of floaters. My reaction force moved in and Safar and Mallari immediately flanking and eliminating two of the floaters. The third proved to be a bit more cagey, and in an attempt to flank it, Bowden spotted a pod of Thin Men. I fired at them as Bowden withdrew, and they moved into the building to flank Markusova, though she was able to avoid their fire. 


The floater moved out of the kitchen, and Carter managed to wound it, with Bowden finishing it off. I followed up by taking down the boldest of the Thin Men, while Safar moved to claim the meld canister he spotted on the back side of the building. Unfortunately it closed as he approached. Meanwhile, Markusova fell back to cover, while Petukhova took down one of the remaining Thin Men. PVT Mallari then advanced and tossed a frag grenade, taking down the wall and exposing the Thin Man for Bowden to eliminate.

Before we could move, a pod of Sectoids with a Drone came into sight. The Sectoids scattered for cover, but the Drone took a shot and grazed Mallari behind the table. He returned fire and spanged a few bullets off of it, but did not seem to cause damage. Petukhova's shot was more effective. We advanced on the two Sectoids, which remained in place, waiting for us to come to them. 

Once in range, I was able to designate one of the Sectoids for Bowden to kill as the rest of the squad advanced on the last X-Ray. When it ducked out to take a shot at Markusova, I put it down with a burst from my LMG. 

We proceeded to secure the rest of the area, but encountered no further resistance. 


LESSONS LEARNED

o Sustain:
 - Clear lines of fire
 - Prepare and breach

o Improve:
 - Increased operational speed to recover more assets
 - Use of full cover over improvised cover