OP: NIFTY PACKAGE - 21 APR 12 GENRE: MODERN
THIS OP IS FULL- REGISTRATION FOR WAITING LIST ONLY
Circa 1989 - OP Nifty Package was a SEAL OP to apprehend Panamanian dictator Manuel Noriega.
Executed in the starting hours of Operation Just Cause, this op was executed by SEAL Team FOUR. Consisting of 48 SEALs (three SEAL Platoons), this Team was tasked with destroying Noriega's private jet on the ground at the Punta Paitilla Airport, a coastal airport in Panama City. However, this part of the mission put the SEALs into a skirmish with Panamanian military forces guarding the airport, and four SEALs were killed while eight more were wounded. Despite the casualties, a well-aimed AT4 rocket destroyed Noriega's plane, resulting in the mission's strategic success.
Another Navy SEAL group, consisting of four divers and men on Zodiac attack boats, was assigned to sabotage Noriega's heavily armed gunboat while it was tied to a pier on the canal. The four divers swam in the canal while being attacked with Panamanian grenades. They also had to avoid a boat that was a suspected Soviet intelligence vessel. Two of the divers descended to the bottom of the canal, beyond the maximum operating limit of their breathing units, and, with two bombs, successfully destroyed Noriega's gunboat.
AO : THE ISLAND
OPCOM : CWO2 COBLEIGH
LOAD OUT : This is a modern combat reenactment. As always we expect all operators to TRY THEIR BEST to wear a conforming uniform.