Land Ops / G.I. Joe Search & Rescue
Joint Tactical Operation / February 16-17, 2013
GETTING TO BASE CAMP:
Friday February 15 (Early Arrivals)
Some people like to arrive early and set up camp on Friday. If you plan on coming out on Friday be sure you are confident in your ability to navigate to the base camp area. We recommend arriving during the day, however in recent events people would arrive throughout Friday afternoon and evening.
Base Camp Coordinates:
[masked] N x[masked] W (decimal system)
adjust your GPS to display decimal NOT degress minutes and seconds. These coordinates are subject to change. If you navigate to these coordinates on Galway Dry Lake and you do not find the base camp simply look around the lake for a group of vehicles as we may adjust depending upon weather or if another group happens to occupy the area. Watch the video to understand the area. Video link to be posted here shortly....
Saturday February 16th Arrivals
1.) Rendezvous at 9:30 AM at Bessemer Mine Rd and Hwy 247 (Old Woman Springs Rd.) See coordinates below. Note; it takes approximate 45 minutes to drive from the rendezvous point to base camp. If you are hauling a trailer allow at least an hour.
Decimal (plan on using this system on your GPS)
Degrees Minutes, Seconds
34 24'42.00" N
From the rendezvous point you will be guided into base camp area by an organizer. Please look for off road vehicle(s) bearing the Land Ops logo.
Operators wishing to go straight to base camp go directly to the coordinates [masked] N x[masked] W.
Option 2.) Navigate directly to base camp and be at the orientation at 10:45 AM sharp.
Events Starts Officially
Saturday 10:45 AM - Base Camp
This will be a desert operation.
THIS OPERATION HAS BECOME A
MULTI-GROUP JOINT TACTICAL OPERATION;
Joint Tactical Operation with;
G.I. Joe Search and Rescue
Disaster Survival Preparation
Land Ops Host/Coordinator
The Land Ops exercises are unique, challenging and educational. During this multi-group joint op the Mobility-Nav-Comm exercises we conduct will be structured for search and rescue. So get your boots on and gear up!
G.I. Joe Search and Rescue
Read OC Weekly cover story about G.I. Joe Search & Rescue
G.I. Joe Search and Rescue web-site / Facebook page / Honoree Team
Logistics - Embedded SAR Team Members
The SAR team from G.I. Joe Search and Rescue (Joes) will be embedded within the Land Ops tac-mobile teams and over-watch vehicles. Experienced driver/operators with ham radio licenses and equipment will provide transport to the "Joes" during the field ops. A simulated ground search and rescue will be staged with possible vehicle recovery, man hunting and a simulated medi-vac victim.
Disaster Survival Preparation Group
Group meetup site
Logistical - Embedded & Independently Mobile
The "survivors" of Disaster Survival Preparation (meetup) with off-road vehicles capabilities are encouraged to prepare support vehicles for this op. You will be joined to one of four tactical teams being assembled for this event. "Survivors" who DO NOT own a 4 wheel drive vehicle may attend by being embedded within the Land Ops team vehicles and/or over-watch units.
will be sponsoring the
LAND OPS / SUREFIRE JOINT TACTICAL NIGHT OPERATION
This is a relatively "extreme" operation due to the aspect of darkness added to the already sophisticated structure of the exercise. During this op Land Ops will be conducting a base camp radio command center with a mobile net-control unit and at least 2 to 3 mobile over-watch units as assistant comms.
Communications (may change)
see come plan in FILES section (click here)
Primary Simplex Frequency:[masked] Mhz
Secondary Simplex Frequency:[masked] Mhz
Tertiary Simplex Frequency: TBA on location
FRS primary channel: ONE (no privacy setting)
FRS secondary channel: TWO (no privacy setting)
Repeater Coverage:[masked] Mhz
Mobile Repeaters: (protocol in development)
Set Handhelds to[masked] Mhz (2 M)
Set Cross-band Repeaters to output on[masked] Mhz (70cm)
Other Communication Preparations
We recommend listening to
Rescue Net very Tuesday night at 8 PM
either online at this link (no license required to listen online) or by using the Keller Peak Repeater[masked] Mhz + 146.2 PL
G.I. Joe Search & Rescue Information
Victoria Le, founder of the G.I. Joe Search & Rescue and Chris Doering, founder of Land Ops Geotactical met recently to discuss what commonalities we may have among our two organizations. It quickly became apparent that teaming up for an outdoor training exercise/adventure would be beneficial to both the "Operators" in Land Ops Geotactical (LOG) and the "Joes" in G.I. Joe Search & Rescue (GIJSAR).
Although the mission and cause of each organization differs there is at least several common needs shared by "Joes" and "Operators" alike; In each group, in order to accomplish our objectives, we must function as a coherent team to overcome the chaos and adversity associated with the situations we encounter and the remote environments we operate in. Teamwork, mobility, navigation, and communication are not exclusive needs to either group. We must all learn to master our technologies and develop our ability through training to personally effect a solution within a team of people. People we might find standing at our side on any given assignment. People with varying levels of skill and ability.
This op will probably be best described as a training adventure. Some new disciplines will be introduced, but the adventure and the thrill of the hunt are still the lure that has attracted many to the Land Ops teams.
Tactical Ops - Descriptions
We will be conducting two main operations;
1.) Geotactical SAR (Search And Rescue)- This op will be tailored to incorporate SAR demonstration and field instruction. SAR team will be embedded in Land Ops vehicles.
2.) Night Operation - Net Control Protocols for both FRS and Amateur Radio operators will be presented prior to the op.
This will be another LAND OPS/SUREFIRE
JOINT TACTICAL OPERATION #2
Pot Luck Feast
Those who can cook...cook it. Those who can't cook...just enjoy it! There will be plenty of food (too much last time).
Emergency Radio Breakfast Workshop
Sunday Morning February 17th.
Expect another great workshop forum with an emphasis on Emergency Radio Communications.
G.I. Joe Search & Rescue Operations
Saturday Afternoon February 16th.
Time to get to know G.I. Joe Search and Rescue
Land Ops welcomes drivers and their vehicles of all makes and models. We are not exclusive to any one type of off road brand. Land Rovers, Defenders, Jeeps, Hummers, Land Cruisers, FJ Cruisers are just a few of the different off road capable vehicles our members own.
THIS IS A FREE EVENT
HELP KEEP OUR EVENTS AND EXERCISES FREE
OVER $1500 IN
RAFFLE PRIZES FOR THIS EVENT.
Support the group, win prizes.
See prize list and raffle ticket orders here.