Task Force Aegis insignia

Task Force Aegis was a multi-national NATO peacekeeping force that was deployed to the Republic of Altis and Stratis.

Overview

« As tensions continue to grow in the east, a US-led joint NATO-AAF peacekeeping force stationed on Stratis - Task Force Aegis - is in the middle of a staged drawdown. The remaining units - a company of combat units, a helicopter squadron, and support staff under the command of Col. Andrew MacKinnon - are chiefly involved in dismantling military infrastructure and decommissioning vehicles in preparation of their final withdrawal, as the US shifts the focus of its conventional forces to the Pacific theatre.
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Background

A NATO peacekeeping force deployed to the island nation under a strictly limited mandate and combat capacity, the task force predominately consisted of both U.S. Army soldiers from the 7th Infantry Division as well as detachments of the Altis Armed Forces who served as liaisons. A small contingent of British Army troopers were also initially a part of the task force, but were later pulled out from the country following the British government's refusal to renew their mandate.

The task force was led by a U.S. Army Colonel by the name of Andrew MacKinnon. Other notable members included Staff Sergeant Adams and Sergeant Conway, along with Corporal Ben Kerry. They were initially based on the mainland of Altis, but were later restricted to operating solely on the smaller island of Stratis (at the Stratis Air Base).

Though the exact composition of it has not been specified, it is estimated that at the height of its deployment it was at the very least battalion-sized, though this was later reduced to just two companies worth of forces following the British withdrawal.

History

TF Aegis ORBAT

The task force was established in the wake of the signing of the Jerusalem Cease Fire of 2030 that saw to the end of the civil war.

Deployed alongside the new AAF now under the command of a hardline government led by Colonel Georgious Akhanteros, they were to monitor the ceasefire to ensure that there would be no further outbreak of hostilities from either the AAF itself or the guerillas.

In addition, they were to provide counterinsurgency training and limited materiel support to government forces wherever necessary. However, their ability to enforce their mandate or directly intervene in AAF operations were heavily restricted the majority of the time.

Events of the Prologue (2034)

Events of Remnants of War (2034)

Events of The East Wind (2035)

Post-The East Wind

After the U.S. Army's 111th Infantry Division (111th ID) retakes Stratis, almost a month after the initial AAF attack, Kerry (now Sergeant) is revealed to be the sole survivor of TF Aegis. The task force is mentioned in passing in several post-crisis news reports, and by members of the brigade combat team itself.

The cause behind the AAF's attack has yet to be revealed to the public.

Equipment


MTP camouflage pattern used by TF Aegis peacekeepers (ArmA 3)

The members of TF Aegis utilised the same standard-issue equipment shared by all Mediterranean NATO forces.

However, as the majority of its remaining personnel consisted of support units rather than frontline combat troops, peacekeepers could usually be seen wearing baseball-style caps in lieu of their ballistic helmets mixed in with either shirts and/or tactical vests.

After British forces pulled out and their mandate was gradually rescinded, the majority of their heavy equipment was either shipped back home or were decommissioned.

As such, TF Aegis had no access to any armoured vehicles (aside from a very small number of anti-aircraft assets) and mostly relied on MRAPs, heavy trucks, and UH-80/MH-9 helicopters to travel around the island.

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