OPERATION CAPITAL THUNDER2
Without rain, it was a great turnout! We all expected the dry-heat to come in, but it was cool all weekend. All day Saturday was mostly cloudy, but still hot enough to fog those goggles. Full moon on Saturday night gave excellent way for night ops. Sunday was mostly sunny, with low temperatures to keep things cool.
Poncho and crew were there late Friday night to set up the camps at OPFOR and NATO. After a smooth registration, by Saturday noon, the fun begins with the first mission breifing. Word was that OPFOR had 30+ more soldiers on their side, creating a challenge against NATO.
Just as the first scenario was being deployed, the STAT Culinary and Quality of Service divison got their encampment set up to prepare the first meal of the day for the officers. "We knew Poncho didn't get much sleep. He was going to be stressed out the whole day, so the last thing we wanted him to worry about was lunch and supper."
By Sunday, with half of NATO gone, we needed every man, woman, child, that could shoot! Poncho starts the morning with a real world update on what to expect from possible OPFOR offenses.
After the men had been deployed, gave time to a small breakfest. "A soldier well fed, is a soldier that will fight to win." NATO engages OPFOR quickly in the morning, with the usual com chatter across the radio channels. "You should be wasting batteries on your rifle instead of your radio", replies Poncho.
Straight wins for NATO thru the whole day gave a turn of the tables, when OPFOR was dominant the entire Saturday. And people did hear the sound of victory on a loudspeaker on the capture of the warhead to bring back to NATO camp.
With the scenarios over by afternoon, R&R was all it was at NATO camp. Some from OPFOR came to join. Volleyball, Golf Driving, Loud Tunes. After a quick luncheon, cleanup commenced, and marked the end of a successful fun weekend for all.