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The MFS Christine Hoagland was founded in West Warwick Rhode Island, on 2009-02-21, as a chapter of the Maquis forces International. The Ship was origianlly named MFS HAKUNA MATATA II but one year later was renamed MFS CHRISTNE HOAGLAND when the Original Commander of the First MFS HAKUNA MATATA NCC-8162 returned to duty after a period of Retirement.
On Stardate 304.11 the MFS Christine Hoagland was transfered from the Maquis Third Fleet (zone 3 ) Home port of West Warwick Rhode Island to Her new Homeport of Fort wayne Indiana in the the Maquis Fourth Fleet Command (zone 4 ).
the MFS CHRISTINE HOAGLAND was renamed in Honor of Ensign Christine Anne Hoagland, a starfleet officer who passed away on August 4 1997, Ensign Hoagland was the younger sister of Master Gunnery Sargeant Derick Merlin Wildstar,the starship is also named for Christina Jane Hoagland-Wildstar, the daughter of Colonel Derick wildstar, as well as Master Gunnery Sargeant Derick Wildstar's Adoptive Grandmother. The MFS Christine is a "Kosaku Aruga" class amphibious assault and medical Cruiser, embarking the MSG-182 Black Tiger Search and rescue squadron,and Carrier Air Wing 13. the MFS CHRISTINE HOAGLAND NCC-1678 is assigned to the 4rd fleet of the Maquis forces international(zone 4) and the First marine division of the Maquis forces international. The MFS Christine Hoagland is also a member of Starfleet the International Star Trek fan Association, assigned to Starfleets First Fleet Command (Region 1)
The MFS Christine Hoagland is also the home of the First Marine Division's Armored cavalry Regiment, The Maquis Royal Dragons Guard.(The MRDG) The MFS CHRISTINE HOAGLAND accepts all science fiction fans, regardless of race, creed, Religion, or national origin.The MFS Christine Hoagland maintains a facebook page that can be viewed at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000981898074. The Chief Engineering Officer of MFS Christine Hoagland is Master Gunnery Sargeant Derick Wildstar. Colonel Wildstar's Profile can Be viewed at http://wiki.maquis.com/w/User:Dwildstar. The Commanding Officer of the MFS Christine Hoagland is Captain Melissa Wildstar. Her Profile can be viewed at http://www.facebook.com/profile.php?id=100000647194330.
The MFS CHRISTINE HOAGLAND is a amphibious assault ship and medical cruiser and the First "Kosaku Aruga" class Starship to join the Maquis Fleet. The "Kosaku Aruga" Class Starship was Designed by Col. Derick Wildstar, Based Upon a "Production Error" seen only once in star trek history in the Star Trek :The next generation Episode "The Booby Trap". This "production Error was the result of a Model of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701 having fallen off of a storage shelf during filming of the Episode, The Model was accidently repaired Incorrectly by an Unknow staffer, the result of this was a shot of the USS Enterprise NCC-1701-A with her warp Engine Nacelles Incorrectly place at a 90 degree angle on top of the warp support pylons of the filming Model. The design was never seen on scren again and largely forgotten, Until Master Gunnery Sargeant Wildstar took an Intrest in the class and began to address the Issue of this class having a lack of available Images as well as the lack of development of what can argueably be said to be a "Happy Mistake". As an amphibious assault and Medical Cruiser that incorporates the Latest Stealth systems and design Ideals, as well as the very Latest Medical bays and systems currently in service on a starship of any class. born of the very costly and painful lessons learned during the "cold war" Between the Federation and the Klingons. By the early 2379 Starfleet was forced acknowledge that its previous attempts to develop a delivery system for the Stealthy Reconnaissance craft as well as medical and ground Support Assault Craft which had proved such a valuable tool in major fleet engagements during the " Cold war " Between the Federation and the Klingon Empire had been entirely unsatisfactory. While the Enterprise class continued to perform admirably as a Assault (Heavy) Cruiser in both the amphibious assault and medical Cruiser, its cramped flight deck could provide only a limited amount of space to support and Deploy Auxilary craft at significant cost to the ship's internal volume. The emergency war-time expedient of the amphibious assault Cruiser class, which had so inelegantly involved refitting some Enterprise class Saucer sections with custom-built saucers thrown together for flight operations, had proven far less successful than even the most pessimistic admirals had expected, and an attempt to modify the Ambassador Class space frame into a heavier version of the Enterprise Class amphibious assault and support role had also proved fruitless. With the new Valkyrie fighter design only a few years from operation, the admiralty turned to Starfleet Engineering and the Horizon Fleet yards design teams in Orbit of Andor with a simple, unambiguous order: produce a working amphibious assault design with at least double the Enterprise class capacity within no more than five years.
After extensive study of the designs employed by several member races for their own defense forces at various times in the past and more than a few all-night cramming sessions by the Chief Engineers of the project, the Kosaku Aruga was fitted with Three primary Shuttle hangar's that were placed inside the Ships saucer section One on the ships Bow, One on the port side and one on the starboard side of the ships saucer section After half of her saucer and held three of her squadrons - usually Peregrines, or the new Valkyrie fighter- and most of her runabouts. An additional Shuttlebay is Located in the Engineering section at the keel of the Kosaku Aruga Class Starship, in this shuttlebay is the Marine assault shuttle deployed by the starships Detachment of Starfleet Marines. The "Kosaku Aruga" class Starship is named in Honor of Captain Kosaku Aruga, ( (ćś‰čł€ ĺą¸ä˝ś Aruga KĹŤsaku?, August 21, 1897 â€“ April 7, 1945) http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/K%C5%8Dsaku_Aruga The final Commander and master of the world war two era Japanese "super battleship" Yamato. This ship was the single largest battleship to ever sail the oceans of earth. The ship was attacked on her way to the island of Okinawa in support of Japanese Forces During the battle of Okinawa. Yamato sailed from Kure Japan with the few remaining japanese naval vesasels with no air cover and fuel enough for only a one way trip. The Operation was titled "Operation ten-Go . Captain Kosaku Aruga was killed during this battle and went down with his ship on April 7TH 1945. The Battleship Yamato carried 3,000 sailors, of this number only 245 survived the attack. The Japanese navy also lost a small number of her remaining destroyers as well for a total cost of 5,000 Japanese sailors lost during the Battle. This attack by United States naval air Forces Marked the end of the battleship age and the end of the battleship as the symbol of a nations power.
In addition to her Stealth shuttlecraft craft, a Kosaku Aruga class starship commander can also call on substantial phaser and torpedo firepower - no match for a top-line warship, but enough to occupy a fast attacker until the Stealth shuttles and fighters embarked aboard can be scrambled. The ship also carries a range of medical and exploratory facilities, though when called into the field for exploration operations it is quite common for a commander to request the replacement of one or even two of her combat fighter squadrons with more versatile runabout classes, turning the Kosaku Aruga into a mobile surveillance platform. With the first three ships of the class coming out of the yards and working up their fighter and Stealth reconnaissance craft groups during 2386 and 2387, no one expected the new Ground Assault Cruisers to see intensive service until the middle of the new decade. As it turned out, however, they would be going into action far soon than that. The MFS Christine Hoagland, conducting deep space tactical exercises with her fighter wing and stealth reconnaissance shuttle wing near the Krazzle border, was called into active duty service with the units deployed to deal with the sudden explosion of violence in the region and, at Seriliv III, is estimated to have saved between three and five starships from severe damage or destruction by the timely intervention of her fighter wing to 'keep the Krazzle honest' tactically. Combined with the MFS Christine Hoagland's amphibious assault and medical Classification exploration and Charting of the Tripari nebula in less than three days using a combination of her own sensors and runabouts on loan from the Andorian Astrographic Institute, which many in the Admiralty considered an even more impressive demonstration of the design's capabilities, the class was approved for general service by 2388 and the next batch of hulls in the pipeline were moved up in priority. Four have already joined the original three in service, and seven more are expected by the end of the decade. The MFS Christine Hoagland differs from her sisters as she is the very first "Kosaku Aruga" class starship Designed to Primarily be a amphibious assault ship and Medical Response cruiser . Something Starfleet Command Badly Needed as a shortage of Starships were available during the Dominion war for Medical Duty that were capable of Defending themselves as the Dominion Fleet forces often chose to attack Medical starships first at the onset of every battle.
PHYSICAL DIMENSIONS: Length Overall: 590.6 meters Beam Overall: 237.7 meters Draft Overall: 88.6 meters
Primary Hull Length: 251.3 meters Primary Hull Beam: 237.7 meters Primary Hull Draft: 36.4 meters
Nacelle Length: 313.1 meters Nacelle Beam: 13.0 meters Nacelle Draft: 24.2 meters
DISPLACEMENT: Standard: 509,000 metric tons Light: 498,000 metric tons Full Load: 531,000 metric tons
PROPULSION: warp Engines: Number: 2 Type: RX-7 "Jacobs" Specialized AntiMatter Warp Engines Impulse Engines: Number: 2 Type: â€śThumperâ€ť Subatomic Unified Energy Impulse Units Maneuvering Thrusters Type: QASR Particle Beam Maneuvering Thrusters Reaction Control System Type: â€śHotrodâ€ť Pulsed Laser Reaction Control System
VELOCITY: Cruising: Warp 12 Maximum: Warp 17
ACCELERATION (Times in Seconds): Rest - Onset Critical Momentum: 20.33 sec Onset Critical Momentum - Warp Engage: .52 sec Warp 1 - Warp 4: .72 sec Warp 4 - Warp 8: .55 sec Warp 8 - Warp 12: .96 sec Warp 12 - Warp 17: 4.45 sec
CREW COMPLEMENT: Officers: 141 Crew: 424 Total: 565
NAVIGATION: System Type: â€śSpiritâ€ť Select Warp Celestial Guidance
COMPUTERS: System Type: â€śJazzâ€ť Duotronic III
ARMAMENT: Phaser Banks: Type: RIM-14A Independent Twin Mount Number: 18 Emplacements/Bank: 2[ Note: This class of starship was later retro fitted with ventral phaser arrays on top of and on the bottom of the saucer section as well as retaining her standard phaser banks]
Type: RSM-14B Single Mount Number: 4 Emplacements/Bank: 1 Photon Torpedoes: Number of Tubes: 3 Torpedo Type(s): Mk 20 Mod 2 Special Megaphaser Banks: Type: â€śRaptorâ€ť Multi-Directional Pulse Cannons Number: 4 Emplacements/Bank: 2
DEFENSES: Deflector Systems Type(s): â€śHellfireâ€ť Primary Force Field and Deflector Control System Countermeasures Systems Type: CGCP/SCDS Cloaking Generation, Penetration, and Stasis Countermeasure System Cloaking Device (Y/N): Y Defense Scanning/Computer/Tracking Systems: Type(s): â€śshrikeâ€ť Weapon System
LIFE SUPPORT: Gravity/Atmosphere Systems: Type: MT-1 Artificial Gravity Generation Radiation Shielding: Type: â€śBorteeâ€ť Radiation Protection Package Waste Regeneration Systems: Type: â€śFeminaziâ€ť Waste Regeneration Systems
AUXILIARY: Tractor Beam(s) Number: 1
EMBARKED CRAFT: Shuttlecraft Number: Unreleased Type(s): Various Assault Pods/Fighters Number: Unreleased (Up to 4 Squadrons) Type(s): Various (Typ. Killer Bee Assault Pods, Meiji Tactical Fightercraft) Classification: amphibious assault ship [Exploration/Diplomatic/Defensive] Funding for Kosaku Aruga Class Development Project Provided by: Advanced Starship Design Bureau; United Federation of Planets Defense Council. Developed by Horizon Fleet yards, Andor. Development Project Started: 2280 Production Start Date: 2283 Production End Date: Currently On Going
Number: 9 banks
Range: 345,000 km
Fire Arcs: saucer module dorsal strips (p/s)
Saucer module ventral strips (p/s)
Saucer module dorsal aft strips (p/s)
Command module array forward port
Command module array forward starboard
Command module array aft port
Command module array aft starboard
Secondary hull dorsal strip
Positron Inducer: Type I
Number: 4 banks
Range: 300,000 km
Fire Arcs: saucer module forward dorsal array
Saucer modual forward ventral array
Secondary hull aft dorsal array
Secondary hull aft ventral array
Point Defense: Type I, Pointstar System
Number: 33 (11 turrets of 3 point-phasers each)
'Range: 250,000 km
'Arcs: (Evenly spaced around ship)
Saucer module dorsal (p/s)
Saucer module ventral (p/s)
Saucer module dorsal aft (p/s)
Command module array forward port
Command module array forward starboard
Command module array aft port
Command module array aft starboard
Secondary hull dorsal strip
Torpedo Type: Mk XXIV, Quantum Flux
Number: 3 tubes
Range: 3,500,000 km
Fire Arcs: Fore (2), Aft (1)
Tractor Type: XXXI
Range: 200,000 km
Effective Arcs: Fore/Port
Fore/Starboard Port Starboard Aft
Fire Control System Broadzilla Tactical Command System, Mark 1a
Holographic Command Centre - v4.1.0
Holographic Command Centre - v4.1.0
Hull Type: Ablative Armor, Quantobirilium Alloy around strategic areas
ECM Type: K-layer generator, Mark II
Counter Measures Type: Pointstar System, 16 turrets of 3, EW Drones
Long Range Sensor Grid Type: DISCAL
Long Range Sensor Grid Class: DISCAL Omni-directional
Multi-resolution Medium Range
Medium Range Sensor Grid Type: DISCAL
Medium Range Sensor Grid Class: DISCAL Omni-directional
Multi-resolution Short Range
Short Range Sensor Grid Type: DISCAL
Short Range Sensor Grid Class': DISCAL Omni-directional
Shuttlebays/Flight Decks: 3
Shuttlecraft: (small) 4
Shuttlecraft: (large) 4
Shuttlecraft: (Cargo) 6
Marine Dropships: 10
Tactical Deployment Craft: 4
Fighters/Bombers: (Naval) 10
Fighters/Bombers: (Marine) 10
San Fransico Naval Yards, earth Station Joshua
Antares Fleet Yard, Antares IV
New Aberdeen Fleet Yard, Aldebarran
Utopia Planitia Fleet Yard, Mars
Copernicus Fleet Yard, Luna
Atlas V Fleet Yard, Deneb V
San Francisco Fleet Yard, Earth
Horizon Fleet yards, Andor
U.S.S. CHRISTINE HOAGLAND NCC-516979
U.S.S. Brigham Young - NCC-55264
U.S.S. Thoomas Monson - NCC-52713
U.S.S. ANDREW J. WILDSTAR NCC-45663
U.S.S. DERICK M.WILDSTAR JUNIOR NCC-45777
Marine Composite squadron 513(VMC-513) "Flying Nightmares"
Marine Strike fighter Squadron 12 (VMFA-13) "Bombcats"
Marine Strike fighter Squadron 3(VMFA-3) "Phantoms"
Marine Strike fighter Squadron 2 (VMFA-2) "Satan's Kittens"
Marine Strike fighter Squadron 11 (VMFA-11) "Blackhawks"
Marine Attack Squadron 6 (VMA-6) "Intruder's"
Marine Tactical Electronic Warfare Squadron 9 (VMAQ-9) "Sea vixen's"
Starship Spaceborne early warning Squadron 5 (VAW-5) "Lancer's"
Runabout AntiStarship Squadron 12 (HS-12) "Hornet's"
Fleet Logistics Support squadron 14 (VRC-14) "Skyraider's"
54th Armored Cavalry Regiment 'the Maquis Royal Dragoon Guards' Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop â€śDesert Foxâ€ť 1st Squadron â€śeagleâ€ť 2nd Squadron â€śApacheâ€ť 3rd Squadron â€śThunderboltâ€ť 4th Squadron â€śRaptorâ€ť-Aviation Squadron Support Squadron â€śBug stomperâ€ť 42rd Combat Engineer Company 65th Military Intelligence Company 88th Chemical Company
Armored Cavalry Regiment is made up of three Armored Cavalry Squadrons and one Air Cavalry Squadron. Each Armored Cavalry Squadron is divided is divided into three Cavalry Troops and one Armored Company. Each Cavalry Troop is divided into six platoons: two scout platoons (with either M3A4 Custer CVRs or M3A5 Stuart CVRs), two tank platoons (M4A2 Guardian MBTs), a fire support platoon, a Headquarters Platoon. The squadronâ€™s armor company consists purely of M4 tanks, serving as an armor reserve. 1st Squadron (â€śTigerâ€ť)
Eagle Squadron is currently organized as follows: Headquarters and Headquarters Troop (â€śRoughriderâ€ť) A Troop (â€śtyphoonâ€ť) B Troop (â€śAbramsâ€ť) C Troop (â€śSitting Bullâ€ť) D Company (â€śDaggerâ€ť) Howitzer Battery (â€śDeath Dealerâ€ť)
2nd Squadron (â€śApacheâ€ť)Apache Squadron is organized as follows: Headquarters and Headquarters Troop (â€śMombaâ€ť) E Troop (â€śBravoâ€ť) F Troop (â€śFoxtrotâ€ť) G Troop (â€śGrimreaperâ€ť) H Company (â€śHotelâ€ť) Howitzer Battery (â€śchargerâ€ť)
20th Combat Engineer Company (â€śSniperâ€ť) (Regimental asset which falls under the administrative control of Apache Squadron.) The 43rd CEC is organized as follows Headquarters Platoon, 1st Platoon, 2nd Platoon, 3rd Platoon, Assault and Obstacle Platoon, Maintenance Platoon. During conventional combat operations, one sapper platoon plus a portion of the A&O platoon would be attached to each maneuver squadron.
2rd Squadron (â€śApache") Apache Squadron is organized as follows: Headquarters and Headquarters Troop (â€śHavoc Houndsâ€ť) I Troop (â€śIronhorseâ€ť) K Troop (â€śKiloâ€ť) L Troop (â€śLimaâ€ť) M Company (â€śMotelâ€ť) Howitzer Battery (â€śRegulatorâ€ť)
610th Military Intelligence Company (â€śVooDooâ€ť) (Regimental asset which falls under the administrative control of Thunder Squadron.) 3th Squadron (â€śThunderboltâ€ť) Thunderbolt Squadron is organized as follows: N Troop (â€śNoradâ€ť) O Troop (â€śOscarâ€ť) P Troop (â€śPeacekeeperâ€ť) Q Troop (â€śquicksilverâ€ť) R Troop (â€śRamjetâ€ť) S Troop (â€śStarscreamâ€ť) T Troop (â€śTomahawkâ€ť) - Aviation Unit Maintenance AVIM Troop (â€śAir Raidersâ€ť) â€“ Aviation Intermediate Maintenance
Support Squadron (â€śMuleskinnerâ€ť) Muleskinner Squadron is organized as follow: Headquarters and Headquarters Troop (â€śBakerâ€ť) Supply and Transportation Troop (â€śMulekickerâ€ť) Maintenance Troop (â€śBlacksmithâ€ť) Medical Troop (â€śScalpelâ€ť)
Headquarters troop The Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop (RHHT) include the regimental commander, a colonel, and his immediate staff and some command and support vehicles. These include: â€˘ A pair of M3A5 Stuart CVR configured as â€ścommand tracks.â€ť Usually equipped with two or more radios, these are otherwise standard Stuarts. â€˘ Eleven to fifteen M93 Command and Control Vehicles, organized groups of four or five. â€˘ A number of Lafayette LRVs and trucks to provide general transportation and support The Regimental Sergeant Major (the senior NCO of the regiment) and regimental chaplain, as well as some clerks and support troops, complete this compact headquarters. 1st, 2nd, 3rd Cavalry Squadron
The cutting edge of the regiment is the three armored cavalry squadrons, number 1st, 2nd, and 3rd. On paper, armored cavalry squadron resembles a reinforced tank battalion, with strength of 53 officers, 339 NCOs, and 499 enlisted troopers, for a total of 891 billets. Each squadron is commanded by a lieutenant colonel, with a squadron sergeant major and a small staff to run things. Each squadron is a self-contained combined-arms team consisting of: â€˘ Headquarters and Headquarters Troop â€“ Two M3A5 Stuart command tracks, six M93 command vehicles, some LRVs, and various recovery vehicles, trucks, trailers, and fuelers for all types of combat service support. â€˘ Three Armored Cavalry Troops â€“ These make up the cutting edge of the squadron. Each troop consists of an HQ section (one M4A2 Guarderian tank, one M3A5 Stuart, and one M93 Command Vehicle), two scout platoons (six M3A5 Stuart CVRs per), a tank platoons (four M4A2 Guderian tanks per), a mortar section (two M331A4 Gribeauval self-propelled mortars), and twelve supporting tracked and wheeled vehicles. â€˘ Tank Company â€“ Each squadron has a pure tank company (never referred to as a â€śtroopâ€ť) to provide an armored reserve for the squadron commander. It consists of an HQ section (two M4A2 tanks) and three tank platoons (four M4A2 tanks each. â€˘ Howitzer Battery â€“ To give the squadron its own organic artillery support, it is assigned a battery of eight M108A4 Self-propelled Howitzers (SPHs), with eight FAASVs in support. The commander of an armored cavalry squadron leads forty-one M4 Guderian tanks, forty-one M3 Stuarts, eight M108 SPHs (with eight FAASVs), and six M331 SPMs. 4th Air Cavalry Squadron
The 4th Air Cavalry Squadron is commanded by an aviation lieutenant colonel and has 36 officers, 110 warrant officers and NCOs, and 355 enlisted troopers, for a total strength of 501. â€˘ Headquarters and Headquarters Troop â€“ The HHT includes three UH-71H Mars, three EH-71 Athena, and OH-14B Hornet. The support element is similar to its ground squadron counterpart. â€˘ Three Air Cavalry Troops â€“ Each of these troops consists of six scout VTOLs (OH-14Bs) and four Attack VTOLs (AH-49D Sparrowhawks). â€˘ Two Attack VTOL Troops â€“ Each of these troops consists of four scout VTOLs (OH-14Bs) and seven attack VTOLs (AH-49Ds). â€˘ One Transport VTOL Troop â€“ This troop consists of fifteen of thee newest-model UH-71H Mars VTOL Dropships. â€˘ Maintenance Troop â€“ This ground-based troop that supplies maintenance and support to the rest of the 4th Squadron. In total, the 4th Squadron operates seventy-four VTOLs (twenty-six attacks, twenty-seven scouts, eighteen transports, and three electronic warfare VTOLs)
Support Squadron The Support Squadron is commanded by a lieutenant colonel and has a total strength of 802 personnel. Though not much larger than a cavalry squadron in numbers, the Support Squadron has the most diverse assets in the regiment. It includes: â€˘ Headquarters and Headquarters Troop â€“ This is the nerve center of the squadron, with a heavy base of data-processing personnel, a few trucks, and LRVs. â€˘ Medical Troop â€“ Equipped with sixteen ambulances (eight M12M3 Lafayette LRVs, eight M90 Walter Reed Armored Ambulances), the medical troop is staffed to set up aid stations to process casualties to divisional/corps-level MASH-type hospitals. â€˘ Maintenance Troop â€“ The automotive maintenance troop is tasked with providing direct- support recovery and maintenance for the regiment. Equipped with a variety of trucks (twenty-two five-ton tractors and twelve five-ton trucks) and recovery vehicles (five M808G4, four five-ton wreckers, and three maintenance trucks), it can service any vehicle in the regiment. It repairs equipment that mechanics at the troop and squadron level do not repair. â€˘ Supply and Transportation Troop â€“ The supply troop is just what it sounds like, a combination of warehouse and trucking company. Equipped with eighty-seven heavy trucks (thirty-three five-ton tractors, twenty-six five-ton trucks, twenty-two 18,868-liter HEMTT tankers, and six HETs), it moves something over 559 short tons/ 508 metric tons of cargo and water a for delivery to the front-line units of the regiment. 41ST Combat Engineer Company
The 41ST Combat Engineer Company is commanded by an engineer captain, and has strength of 220 marines. It has its own maintenance platoon, an assault and barrier (A&B) platoon, and three identical combat engineer platoons. Its TO&E includes: â€˘ Twelve M2A4 Ermey IFVs â€˘ Six M9 Armored Combat Earthmover â€˘ Three armored vehicle-launched bridges (an M4 tank chassis with a folding scissors-bridge for crossing small streams and big ditches) â€˘ Three Assault Vehicle Engineers (an M4 tank chassis with a modular section both front and back and a 150mm Canister Gun â€˘ Six 5-ton dump trucks â€˘ One Scoop loader â€˘ Assorted other specialized excavating and entrenching vehicles The mission of combat engineers is to clear away obstacles that impede friendly movement and to create obstacles to impede enemy movement. Engineers are trained for demolition, construction of field fortifications, and repair of roads and bridges. They are particularly vital for combat in urban areas.
65th Military Intelligence Company The Military Intelligence (MI) Company is commanded by a Military Intelligence Major and has strength of 152 personnel. It operates a variety of electronic jamming and surveillance systems. 44th Chemical Company The Chemical Company is commanded by a Chemical Corps Captain, and has strength of 78 troops. Although all civilized nations have signed treaties renouncing the use of chemical weapons, the MFMCâ€™s chemical troops have an important protective mission (not all our potential enemies are civilized). The Chemical Corps also has a traditional mission of laying smoke screens. The companyâ€™s TO&E includes: â€˘ Six M31A1 Manstein APCs â€˘ Seven M1059 Smoke Generators (based on M2 chassis) â€˘ One M12A1 decontamination apparatus â€˘ Assorted other specialized detection and decontamination equipment In operations under a chemical threat, the 89th assigns its Mansteins vehicles, usually two per cavalry squadron, so that there is a highly mobile chemical-detection-and-survey capability up front at all times. Should an area of contamination be encountered, the Manstein can quickly find a bypass route, keeping the squadrons moving and uncontaminated. This prevents other units from getting â€śslimedâ€ť by running through a contaminated area. Normally a corps decontamination platoon will be added to the 89th, so it can handle the job of equipment and personnel decontamination. Air Defense Section The 54th ACR has an air defense section attached to the Regimental Headquarters and Headquarters Troop. The section consists of six M190A4 Kesserlring SPAA Air Defense Vehicles. These Kesserlrings mounting two pods containing twenty STINGER SAMs and 20mm Autocannon. The section may also be able to deploy shoulder-fired CANINE teams with their own LRVs.