AO: The Battlefield // Date: 1.21.21 // Weather: 29 degrees & clear // BlackOps Mission // Q: BetaMax // Pax: (25) BetaMax, Toadstool, Swinger, Honey Stinger, Gumbo, Super Nasty, Grillz, Huffy, Stella, Safe Ride, Baskins, The Plague Tugboat, Tin cup, Spacebar, Water boy, Dirty bird, Folsom, Cutting Edge, Rollbar, Sister act, Polaroid, Caddy Shack, 2×4, Khakis
*Military helicopter sounds music began playing on the loudspeaker promptly at 0530 as BetaMax welcomed the PAX the Battlefield Area of Operation. YHC promptly FORGOT to give the F3 mission statement, did NOT relay the core principals or disclaimer.
YHC welcome all PAX to The Battlefield Area of Operation and relayed the following: “As you know, I’m you Q, but today, I’m also your Commanding Officer or CO for short, BetaMax and I’m going to be your Q for the next 45 minutes as I lead you through execution of a BlackOps mission.”
Each PAX numbered off, one through four, and were assigned to one of four platoons, hereafter called Alpha Company, Bravo Company, Charlie Company, Delta Company, each with an assigned leader.
Task Force Bruiser – All bruisers were assigned to a convoy of all terrain vehicles to provide a distraction through roads and parking lots, using the latest areal footage available (via Google), while Alpha, Bravo, Charlie and Delta platoon advanced under the cover of darkness.
*String of pearls from Westside High School to Swanson Elementary*
Forward Operating Base (Westside High School parking lot)
- Smurph jacks IC (Bruiser: Air squat)
- Tappy taps
- SSH (Bruiser: Windmills)
Field Staging Area (King of Kings back parking lot)
DMZ (Entrance to Swanson Park)
Behind Enemy lines (Swanson elementary playground)
Four stations, one for each platoon, each with a dedicated exercise for 90 seconds each
1 – Balls to the wall/wall sit
2 – Bear crawl up hill & sprint down
3 –Hydraulic squats (never leave a squat position / never stand up)
4 – Merkins
Depart Swanson Elementary for King of Kings parking lot, then West Side High School
We may not server alongside those soldiers deployed on the frontlines, but we do fight daily battles to be better leaders, husbands, fathers and citizens… will you stand and fight for your family, your friends and your community?
Sir William Wallace was a Scottish knight who became one of the main leaders during the First War of Scottish Independence. Along with Andrew Moray, Wallace defeated an English army at the Battle of Stirling Bridge in September 1297
William Wallace: I am William Wallace, and I see a whole army of my countrymen, here, in defiance of Tyranny. You’ve come to fight as free men, and free men you are. What will you do without freedom? Will you fight?
Aye. Fight and you may die. Run, and you’ll live…at least a while. And dying in your beds, many years from now, would you be willing to trade all the days, from this day to that, for one chance – just one chance – to come back here and tell our enemies that they may take our lives [With growing excitement] but they’ll never take our freedom!