Your Objectives and intel
The primary objective of your mission will be to infiltrate the base, locate the package and exfil by helicopter, returning them to the USS Khe Sanh where they will be treated and repatriated, however, there are a few other things we need you to do while you're out there. Firstly we have discovered an outlying enemy camp East of the town of Thirsk, for this task you will insert by boat then proceed to the camp on foot. The camp lies on top of a large hill which provides a good observation post to the enemy and will provide their HQ with early warning of any threat to them.Because of this it is vital you clear the area of hostiles before you continue with the mission. Since the base will likely be in communication with this camp, it will be worth seeing if you can find any intel while you're up there, anything extra you can find out will help you plan better for what comes after.
Once you have left the camp you will by either foot, boat or helicopter (this will be your choice, there may still be mobile enemy AA on the island but if you fly in there low enough, and I mean tree top level, they should be easily avoided due to the dense woodland covering most of the area) proceed to the crash site where you will retrieve the black box from the C130. The data stored in that unit is critical to finding out the cause of the incident. While you are there you will also look for any possible evidence to aid you further in finding the location of the package. You won't want to hang around here long though, the enemy will likely expect us to visit the area so they may be running patrols and it is also likely there could be an enemy presence on arrival, because of this make sure any helicopter LZ is a good distance from the area and be well prepared. You will only receive air support on this mission if there is an airborne threat, which we aren't expecting but will be ready for regardless. A Marine AV8B will be on standby at Ilmarinen for the duration of the mission to ensure a fast response. No air to ground sorties will be flown due to putting the lives of the POW's at further risk, we don't know their exact location or if they may have been moved elsewhere, and besides we think you'll be able to take care of anything on the ground yourselves. Your pilot will provide all inserts and exfils that are requested but must also be available to fly out reinforcements to you should you suffer any losses.
From the crash site you will proceed to locate the package, there is a perimeter wall that surrounds the base and there are only three ways through it, two entrances are roads leading in on the North side, the other is a gate on the beach to the South of the base (see image 1)
. Expect all entrances to be guarded both on land and water. Once one of the teams has located the package, they will get it and themselves out of there to a specified RV immediately. The other team will have one last objective in the area; locate and destroy what is left of the enemy's ammo resources by planting explosives on the cache. Once the team is clear and the cache is destroyed they will rendezvous with the other team at the RV point and together make their way to the LZ for exfil (team leaders will decide on an LZ). There will be UH-60's and CH-47's available to bring yourselves and the package back to the Khe Sanh, if both men die we've failed, so protect them with your lives and see they make it out of there safely. The base will have a significant infantry presence but it looks like they don't have much in the way of vehicles as most are out of action or destroyed, because of their infantry numbers expect any group that you may engage to call for backup if they suffer losses. This could also work to our advantage if some of the their standby forces are preoccupied when one of our teams moves in to secure the package.
You will fly out at 09:30AM; due to the time of year and location your mission won't start in daylight, but there shouldn't be any need for NVG's as it will be close to sunrise (except also due to the location and time of year, the sun never comes above the horizon). Weather conditions are forecast to be fairly clear skies and average visibility.
That is all.
image 1 - enemy base
image 2 - map