The U.S. Army unit at East Wind will be the (fictional) 315th Radio Relay Company. Radio relay companies were small units that would deploy independently to provide radio and telephone retransmit and relay support for other units in the Brigade.
During the time frame we are portraying, Radio Relay Companies were gradually being phased out as technology changed and most were finding themselves immersed more and more in an infantry role.
The Wig Wag, the old signal flags for land forces, are the symbol of the U.S. Army Signal Corps, and many Signals units, including the 315 RRC. The 315RRC plays smarter and harder than any other airsoft unit you have ever been a part of. Small squad sizes, frequent independent operations, a high degree of motor transport, the best period correct comms gear you will ever lay your hands on, and the best support equipment in the event. What more could you want?
Each individual attending as a U.S. Army soldier is required to have all of the equipment listed on this page before they will be allowed entry to the field. Click on the name of each item for more details, and photos. There will be an inspection when you sign in. If you have questions, or are having trouble sourcing some items, please contact us.
While some of the equipment on the list may not seem to have immediate value, it is not just for the sake of realism or re-enacting. All the equipment is designed to work as a system, with other people's gear, and with the heavy equipment we provide.
Before being sure you have all of this stuff, be sure to read the list of items that you cannot bring.
- Approved Airsoft Weapon System
- Sealed and Rated Goggles, or approved mesh goggles
- Low or Mid Cap Magazines
- AEG Batteries if Applicable
- Woodland Pattern BDU Uniforms, at least three sets
- Socks, at least four pairs
- Warm Hat
- Warmth Layer
- Long Johns or Poly Pro
- Patrol Cap
- PASGT Helmet
- PASGT Armor Vest
- Quality Full Leather or Gore-Tex Boots
- Military Sleeping Bag
- Sleeping Pad
- USGI Gore-Tex Jacket, in woodland pattern
- ALICE Rucksack
- Load Bearing Gear
- Shelter Half
- Entrenching Tool
- Pocket Knife
- Red Dead Rags, minimum of two
- USGI Canteens With Canteen Cups, minimum of two
- Water Purification Tablets
- USGI Compass
- USGI Angle Head Flashlight, with colored lens inserts
- Pad of Paper and a Pen or Pencil
- Individual First Aid Kit
- Personal Care Kit
- Food Sufficient to Feed Yourself 2 Meals Each Day
- Spare Pair of Boots
- Military Cot
- Wool Blanket or Poncho Liner
- Cook Stove
- Mouse Proof Container
- Waterproof Bag
- Laundry Bag
- Equipment Care Kit
- Coffee Cup
- Trioxane Fuel Tablets
- Knee Pads
- Night Vision Mount for Helmet
- Bringing a tent to Operation East Wind? Read our tent policies here.
- Bringing a heater to Operation East Wind? Read our heater policies here.
- Bringing a vehicle to Operation East Wind? Read our vehicle policies here.
Attending in a specifically Headquarters or Support Role?
HQ and support personnel must be pre-approved by the NATO admin and due to their differing roles, have a separate gear requirement list which may be found here: U.S. ARMY HQ and Support Troops