LT’s Weekly Update
Apologies for the late post this week gents. It has been extremely busy for a lot of the staff this week and time has slipped away.
Last week PHQ created the new Op-attendance channel to better control and centralise all attendance. This was very successful and made it very easy for staff to organise the sections pre-op. A quick reminder though that you need to react to the appropriate section ping. I had to remove a few reacts that were put onto the first message. I noticed a lot of those that were removed were then fixed but I still have a name or 2 that I haven’t seen react to the correct ping. Ensure that you have a reaction on the Op-attendance channel before each Sunday otherwise you will be marked down as ‘no notice/did not attend.’
Due to the success of the last joint op with ASOR, plans are underway of organising another one with them. At this stage it’s planned for next month and won’t collide with our normal Sunday Op. This way members who want to only attend our Op, can. The modlist will have no major changes so a lot of downloading will not be needed. We are looking at running our kit and uniforms so we will have equipment and weapons we are familiar with.
There is a possibility that we will be doing a WWII themed Op in the future as well. But this will likely be a mini-op. This again will be during a time that does not collide with our normal Op’s.
Any details that are discussed and cemented will be passed on to you all ASAP to give you the best opportunity to download and sort what you need to. Once the Joint Op is confirmed, PHQ will send out a comprehensive step-by-step tutorial that will walk you through exactly what you need to do to be apart of the ASOR/TFAC joint op.
Due to the increasing numbers of applicants (6 in 2 days this week) PHQ is calling out for interest in the J1 recruitment role. J1 members are the front door of our group and interact with applicants who are eager to join us. It is a vital part of the group and a lot of responsibility is placed on each J1 member to ensure that we are allowing appropriate people into our community.
– Applicant must be a senior member within the group to be considered (min of 3 months within the group)
– Applicant must be professional, well mannered, trustworthy and have good discord discipline. (Have discord on their phone and be able to respond to applicants’ messages promptly)
– As J1 Staff, you will have limited access to Teamspeak permissions to add and remove a select set of tags.
– You will have access to heightened discord perms to manage new members.
Role of J1
As a member of J-1 in Taskforce AusCorp you will be expected to:
- Be regularly able to recruit people on Teamspeak that are looking to join.
- Actively recruit members that apply via the website and join Discord.
- Have a vast array of knowledge of the workings of Taskforce AusCorp and be able to assist those in need of further information.
- Be competent in explaining the recruitment and training process.
- Be able to explain how to subscribe to our mods, set them up as a mod preset and assist with the Teamspeak Plugin.
You will be trained and mentored through the process and documents prior to taking your first solo interview. The J1 role is an important role within the group and acts as our filter to applicants that may not suit our community. If you are interested in stepping up to this role, please send through your interest to both myself and SGT Tricky. I want a short message outlining; why we should choose you, what you want from the role and why you think the J1 role is important.
New Asset – Hotel 1-1
The introduction of the new aviation asset has been a long time in planning. Due to our growing numbers, many discussions with staff and seeing how another unit’s logistics was run, PHQ has decided on forming our new aviation unit. An exciting time for TFAC as well continue to grow and add more assets to our PL that will add capability and complexity.
The main role of Hotel 1-1 will be to provide logistical support to the PL with plans to add CAS capability in the near future. Dependent on the mission, Hotel 1-1 will be inserting the PL at the start and will be reinserting any KIA members from HQ. Hotel 1-1 will also be in charge of resupply of ammunition, medical supplies and equipment to the PL and it’s assets.
There will be 2-3 slots to start with room to add more in the future.
Whenever able, each helicopter will be crewed by two players. This reduces workload and allows greater flexibility. All members of Hotel 1-1 are expected to be capable of fulfilling the roles of either seat.
Pilot- Responsible for all flight manoeuvres, adhering to LZ approach, Take-off and Landings.
Co-Pilot- Responsible for receiving and sending communications, confirming LZ’s with the pilot, maintaining pilot’s health whilst in flight and must be capable of taking control of the aircraft during emergencies. When Hotel 1-1 is utilising an aircraft with mounted weapons, the Co-pilot may man those weapons whilst also assisting the pilot with the workload.
Pilot Selection Assessment
Over 120hours of work from multiple members has gone into the creation of the testing area and documentation of the assessment. Making this the most complex and comprehensive asset application process TFAC has had to date. Members who wish to apply for these positions need to understand the level of skill that will be required for this role and the level of testing that applicants will be put through to decide on who will be given the positions.
– The assessment will be one-on-one with an assessor. (Max 3 applicants per session)
– The assessment session will run for no less than 2 hours per applicant.
– The assessment is based on a scoring system so the little things will matter.
– The applicant needs to hold a good standard of flying skills prior to applying. There will be no training included in the application process of this role. King of the hill style flying will not cut it.
training server has the assessment areas on it so applicants will be able to
practice in their own time. I would recommend doing this once you have been
given the Pilot Assessment Document so you have an understanding of how the
assessment will run and you don’t practice the wrong things.
Staff are aware that there will likely be a high number of interest for this role. I recommend you read the above requirements and really think about how you will go with a vigorous testing. The time it takes to get through all the applicants will be the timeframe on when it is implemented into the PL. So all applicants will get an opportunity to be run through the assessment.
Please react to this last post if you are interested in applying for the role. This will not be the final count, this is just so we can get an idea on numbers. More information will be sent out once the documentation and training areas and complete.