Terran Republic Air Cav (TRAC)

Discussion in 'Connery (US West)' started by Starbuck's Trooper, Oct 28, 2012.

  1. Commander's Intent:

    In the air and on the ground, find, fix, fight and finish the enemy utilizing speed, agility, and firepower.

    Outfit Description:

    Terran Republic Air Cav (TRAC) is an Air Assault Task Force (AATF) that can undertake assault, attack, raid, reconnaissance and sustainment missions.

    As a force multiplier on the battlefield, Terran Republic Air Cav (TRAC) conducts Combat Search and Rescue (CSAR), Close Air Support (CAS), Direct Action (DA), Force Protection (FP), Psychological Warfare (PSYOP), Reconnaissance, Surveillance, Target Acquisition, and Tactical Airlift operations in all environments, planet-wide.

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    From Tentonhammer's web-site (using TinyPic).

    Outfit Expectations:

    Mature, No dress code, VOIP with Working Mic.

    Outfit Focus:

    Fun, Killing, Strategy, Tactics, Teamwork, Winning.

    Outfit History:

    Terran Republic Air Cav ( TRAC) was originally activated as an Experimental Special Operations Aviation unit and placed on temporary duty with the Terran Republic Expeditionary Force (TREF). Together, they were assigned to field-test a force integration mobility project based on Advanced Fleet Operations, Planetary Assault.

    Due to it's remote location and terrain features, the surface of Auraxis was chosen as the project test-site. Upon completion of the landing, beachhead, and sustainment phases, all test units were then to immediately depart and return to Earth.

    That was not to be however, as the wormhole collapse occurred midway through the first testing phase, leaving everyone stranded.

    Terran Republic Air Cav was a Beta Outfit on the Thebe Server.

    Outfit Insignia:

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    Outfit Mission:

    Disregarding personal safety concerns, Terran Republic Air Cav ( TRAC) will continue to deliver role-specific Force Packages to their destinations and directly assist Friendly Forces with projecting Terran Republic combat power throughout the entire surface of Auraxis.

    Any target, any time, Headhunters shall strike first, fast, furiously, mass fire on the enemy.

    Outfit Motto:

    "Death Before Dishonor"

    Outfit Special Designation:

    "Headhunters"

    Outfit Structure:

    Long Range Surveillance (LRS)
    Pararescue Jumper (PJ)
    Aircrew, Air Gunner (AAG)
    Aircrew, Aviator (AAV)
    Headquarters and Headquarters Troop (HHT)

    Outfit Theme-song:

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    Outfit VOIP:

    Ventrilo

    Point of Contact:

    Headhunter66 (HHT)

    Recruiting:

    Airborne Infantry
    Air Crew
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  2. Air Cav Lore:

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    From The Viet Nam Helicopter Pilots Association web-site (using TinyPic).

    "Colonel John B. Stockton will forever be known to those who knew him and served under him as the driving force and father of the Air Cavalry concept in it's formative years prior to and during the Vietnam conflict. He is known to have been the innovator of the Stetson Cavalry hat and took the first Air Cavalry unit to Vietnam (1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry regiment), he authored of the book "The Cavalry Trade" and was instrumental in creating doctrine and tactics for Air Cavalry units in Vietnam."

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    From The 1st Cavalry Division Association's web-site (using TinyPic).

    "The tradition of the "Cav Hat" began in the early days before the Vietnam War. The 11th Air Assault Division cavalry scout pilots were looking to distinguish themselves from other troops when they adopted the Model 1876 campaign hat for wear. They felt a need to return to the traditions of the Cavalry so long forgotten.

    LTC John B. Stockton, commander of the 3rd Battalion, 17th Cavalry Regiment, is given credit for establishing the tradition of wearing the Cavalry Stetson, much to the chagrin of the Division command group.

    By the time the 11th Air Assault Division was re-designated the 1st Cavalry Division (Air Mobile) the members of his unit, the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, were wearing the hat."

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    From The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association web-site (using TinyPic).
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    From GlobalSecurity.Org's web-site:

    "On 15 September 1965, the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry began combat operations in the Republic of Vietnam as the divisional air cavalry squadron for the 1st Cavalry Division.

    The 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry participated in such pivotal battles as the Ia Drang Valley, Khe Sahn, Binh Dinh, and Quang Tri. Until 28 June 1971, the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry remained in Vietnam. During that period, elements from the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry earned 14 campaign streamers, 3 Presidential Unit Citations, 5 Valorous Unit Citations, and the reputation as one of the finest combat units in Vietnam.

    It is estimated that the 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry was responsible for 50 percent of all enemy soldiers killed by the 1st Cavalry Division during the war. It was for this reason that the Squadron earned the nickname "The Headhunters."

    The 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry troopers earned 2 Medals of Honor in Vietnam. The Fort Hood Guest House, Poxon House, was named in honor of one of the Squadron's Medal of Honor recipients, First Lieutenant Robert L. Poxon, who earned his Medal of Honor on 2 June 1969, in the Tay Ninh Province.

    Hollywood honored the Squadron in its fictional portrayal of an attack on a communist base camp in the film Apocalypse Now."

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    From The Viet Nam Helicopter Pilots Association web-site (using TinyPic).
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    From The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association web-site (using TinyPic).

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    From The Bullwhip Squadron Association's 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry web-site (using TinyPic).

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    From The 9thCav.com web-site (using TinyPic).

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    From The 9thCav.com web-site (using TinyPic).

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    From The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association web-site (using TinyPic).

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    From The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association web-site (using TinyPic).
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    From The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association web-site (using TinyPic).

    "1st Cav Mohawk landing at An Khe airstrip ... Hon Cong mountain in background. 10/65"











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    From The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association web-site (using TinyPic).
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    From The Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association web-site (using TinyPic).

    "The Skull was the drinking vessel for D troop. "The skull belonged to the entire unit. The enlisted troops would come and get it for when they partied. In 1970 and 1971 a Trooper earned his scarf by drinking from the skull." Don Callison. Note - The skull has been adorned with one of D troops distinctive "Silver Belly" Stetson hats (worn by Don and visible in photo above) and yellow scarf."









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  9. Hope to work with you guys closely as part of the 208th.
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  10. Roger that!



    At PS2 Launch, TRAC will be spitting bullets and spilling blood on a NA West server.

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