Cause and Effect
It's been a while since our last post, but we have been very busy at the Conglomerate and have a lot to share about it.
Recently the Conglomerate has been engaged in a series of battles of control of sections of San Andreas under the United Military Association's SIRAD. As it stands currently, the UAFC is undefeated in it's quest for turf and continues to build rapport among the foes it has sparred with so far. One of the battle reports follows:
UAFC forces surrounded and engaged forces from Fallen Eagles military in a swift and decisive battle. Armored and Mechanized Infantry units from the UAFC Army and Marine Corps sieged the enemy encampment at Sandy Shores Airfield and moved in a "blitzkrieg" style fashion, moving quickly and rapidly taking no casualties during the ensuing battle. Aviators from the Marine Corps and Navy were successful in establishing aerial supremacy over the battlespace. Friendly pilots lost no aircraft and were able to perform successful close air support and air interdiction missions without interference from the enemy combatants.
The UAFC also started a reorganization of it's major commands as we consolidate our forces. STRICOM recently hit a major milestone, reaching over 200 members in the main STRICOM Club, prompting STRATCOM to reopen the 156th Airborne Division (TRICAP). While ceremonies are still being planned to celebrate this achievement, COL Patton has begun work restructuring the 21st Armored Brigade Combat Team and more information will be shared when it's available.
We have a lot more to share soon.
As is tradition in the UAFC, and perhaps ironic given the last update: we are now in a state of war. We call this the fighting season, and while it normally starts in the spring, we recognize the fact that it obeys one set of logic. Crews want to fight so they knock on our door.
Late last night, as UAFC forces were conducting recruitment operations - Elite Special Operations Command (ESOC) breached the session and began engaging UAFC forces. The allied forces present used lethal force as necessary to defend themselves under ROE. Reports from the battle conclude that the enemy while fighting within reason, abiding mostly by Los Santos Conventions, also had assistance provided by other third party organizations including KRMA, illegal combatants as defined by the Los Santos Conventions. After a friendly fire incident involving the UAFC and GOW (a designated independent/neutral force), UAFC forces broke contact and reported the situation to UAFC Strategic Command.
The UAFC has always prepared itself for this eventuality, it might even be the reason we exist. For the record, we never fired first. We never fire first and that’s the policy that has given the UAFC the credibility and respect it has among community members.
After reviewing the situation, Strategic Command found that a state of war exists between ESOC and the UAFC. Under orders of General Archangel, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, the UAFC will begin combat operations leveraging the full force of the Conglomerate in retaliation, until a time when it is agreed that a state of war no longer exists between the UAFC and ESOC.
As the UAFC has done countless times before, ESOC will be given the chance to cease hostile relations or become yet another memory. While the name of ESOC has existed for many years now, the crew and it’s identity have been reset multiple times due to conflicts ESOC started but could not finish.
The reason for the provocation is not understood, and diplomatic relations do not formally exist between the organizations due to ESOC’s refusal to join and sign under SATO.
We will provide more information as the war develops.
LAST Year in the UAFC
As the year draws to a close, the UAFC looks back at the last year of accomplishments, improvements, and changes as the organization looks forward into 2021.
2020 was definitely an action packed year, with the UAFC seeing conflict against multiple different organizations early on during the Spring and Summer months. Since that time the UAFC has brought those conflicts to a peaceful resolution.
In April, an insurgence of Alien threats surfaced and invaded the streets and skies of GTA Online. The UAFC responded accordingly.
In late May, one of the most influential members of the UAFC and greater community passed away in a tragic accident. The UAFC hosted a funeral virtually in his memory, and continues to remember the impact he made on so many individuals and the organization as a whole.
The UAFC also remembers all those who have lost their lives to COVID-19 and the many who have been negatively affected by the pandemic.
The UAFC joined the United Military Association's Sector Turf War, and captured a few sectors. While the UAFC has not been challenged for the Sectors claimed, we openly welcome the idea.
STRICOM commissioned and decommissioned the UAFC's first division level unit, learning some valuable lessons and paving the way for the organization in the future.
FLEETCOM Marines ditched it's traditional Naval ranking system to be more in-line with their real life counterparts, adopting Marine ranks. Also getting rid of their traditional flight boots in the process. #TANWALKINGBOOTS
The 2 year and 5 month long hostilities with GOW came to a close as a change in leadership within their organization reached out to extend the olive branch.
This year had the most general officers appointed in UAFC history. Starting in January we had the promotions of Rear Admiral BustaCap and General Warden. Following their advancements, we saw the appointment of the Marine Corps' first Assistant Commandant Rear Admiral Ronin in May who later retired due to the stress of the job and was replaced by Brigadier General Tundra in October 2020. We end the year with the appointment of General Krabbe.
The Navy got a huge boost in funding, as they recently acquired submarines; commissioning the UNS Black Wolf - a ballistic missile capable submarine. Also in the works is a contract to acquire armed dinghies for the purpose of littoral warfare to support Naval operations in the future.
All branches received minor uniform updates to conform with improvements in clothing and materials. Noteworthy is the addition of no nod advanced combat helmets.
And... that's it. We are excited to let you know how our year goes as we provide more common updates on this page. Let us know what you want to learn about and we will be more than happy to share insight into our organization.
STRICOM Spotlight - Captain Onion
Onion has become a bit of a legend in the 3rd Airborne Infantry Battalion, 1-273 Parachute Infantry Regiment. He serves as the Alpha Company Commander, though it has been commented by staff that he is the "Acting Acting Battalion Commander" due to his hard work with Bravo and Charlie Company leadership. The effort exhibited by him on a daily basis makes him the role model Soldier for STRICOM, despite the fact he works with the Navy in real life. We joke of course.
Onion has held himself to the highest of standards, and despite the adversity he has faced, persevered. 156th Airborne Division (TRICAP) Commander, BG Zero had this to say about Onion:
One of my favorite memories of Onion is when we formed up the Division... ...a lot of the leaders said their passion but Onion meant it. I've been leading (and making speeches) for a while, but Onion made my speech weaker than a strand of wet toilet paper, I mean that sincerely.
We didn't get the chance to take a better picture of him like what we have been doing on the Instagram, but we figured it would be a good surprise.
We look forward to seeing Onion thrive in STRICOM and thank him for the sacrifices he has made for the unit to be whole, we couldn't do it without him.
The UAFC looks towards HVY as it seeks to modernize it's current fleet of vehicles in use by Fleet Command and Strike Command. After extensive testing of Scavenger and Future versions of the vehicle, the UAFC opted to order over 20 Scavenger Scarabs as a part of the Future Combat Systems project, and deployment of the vehicle is currently underway. The Chief of Staff of the Army had this to say about the acquisition:
I am pleased with the vehicles capabilities as a light-armored transport for our Soldiers. I am not at the liberty to say anything else other than that.
Detailed information on the Scarab's use are classified, but it's role as a transport vehicle should not be overlooked as it allows the Khanjali to function solely as a main battle tank, and not have to "dual role" as a slow and relatively immobile transport for infantry.
The "Ripsaw" is classified as an LAV, and estimated costs for it's deployment are shy of 100 million dollars.
This is where you can find all the most update information on the UAFC.