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The United States Defense Force is the military force of the United States. It was reorganized from the United States Armed Forces in 2020 to better reflect the role. In partnership with the North American Union, the United States is beginning to see a growth in regional and international influence.
- 1 History
- 2 Army
- 3 Frontier Force (Army Reserve)
- 3.1 Role
- 3.2 Absaroka Frontier Force
- 3.3 Cascadia Frontier Force
- 3.4 Cimmaron Frontier Force
- 3.5 Colorado Frontier Force
- 3.6 Dakota Frontier Force
- 3.7 District of Kennedy Frontier Force
- 3.8 Idaho Frontier Force
- 3.9 Kansas Frontier Force
- 3.10 Kootenai Frontier Force
- 3.11 Lincoln Frontier Force
- 3.12 Montana Frontier Force
- 3.13 Nebraska Frontier Force
- 3.14 Oregon Frontier Force
- 3.15 San Juan Frontier Force
- 3.16 Wyoming Frontier Force
- 3.17 Equipment
- 4 Navy
- 4.1 History
- 4.2 Surface Command
- 4.3 Submarine Command
- 4.4 Riverine Command
- 4.5 Fleets
- 4.6 Equipment
- 4.7 Reorganization
- 4.8 Naval Aviation
- 4.9 Marine Corps
- 5 Air Force
- 6 Coast Guard
- 7 Special Operations
- 8 Major Military Installations
- 9 Future
- 10 Military Operations
By the early 1980’s the United States was one of two superpowers, competing with the USSR for influence and alliance. It was the major partner in several international military organizations including the ANZUS Treaty, NATO, the Organization of American States, and NORAD. It’s main competition was the Warsaw Pact and the military of the USSR, however the United States outclassed its Soviet opponents on many fronts.
However the size of the military also struggled in defeating communists in Vietnam, where the nation had abandoned the war eight years prior.
The United States was one of five recognized nations with nuclear weapons, alongside China, France, the UK, and the USSR. It deployed nearly 23,000 nuclear weapons on Doomsday of varying strategic, theater, and tactical nuclear devices.
The majority of the United States military was destroyed on Doomsday with nuclear strikes targeting major military bases, command and control centers, missile silos, and cities where there were significant military presences. At sea, the Soviet Navy and nuclear weapons destroyed all but two Navy Carrier Task Forces.
President Regan called for all military units to report for service as the dust settled however very few units reported either due to the chaotic atmosphere blocking long range radio signals, the lack of support for their families, or the units were outright destroyed.
In Wyoming, a nuclear strike on Cheyenne Mountain trapped the inhabitants on NORAD Command in the mountain for months after Doomsday until radiation levels dropped to a point where people could safely venture outside.
Northwestern Montana and Nebraska saw a significant bombardment as the Soviet first strike attempted to destroy the American Minuteman missiles in their silos.
In southwestern Idaho, Mountain Home Air Force Base scrambled as many aircraft as it could, both to intercept Soviet bombers, as well as scatter the fleet to protect it from the likely strike on the installation. Less than three dozen aircraft would survive from the hundreds on the base.
In North Dakota a strike on Minot Air Force Base destroyed the launch point for a portion of the American nuclear bomber force. However by the time the missile detonated, the aircraft had already launched and personnel were beginning to evacuate the facility. None of the American bomber fleet would return regardless, either being shot down by Russian air defense weapons or fighters, being destroyed in their own nuclear attacks, or running out of fuel and being forced to either ditch over the ocean or crash the aircraft to prevent the Soviets from gaining access to classified American military secrets.
The United States Army is responsible for ground warfare and is the largest branch of the armed forces. It is also the oldest branch of the United States Defense Force, tracing its lineage to militias formed in the immediate months after Doomsday.
The bulk of ground forces operated by the Army are light infantry units. Infantry units are responsible for both combat maneuvers as well as security and patrol, reconnaissance, and support of armored and artillery units in battle. It has seen the most action, being deployed against gangs and the Lakotah after Doomsday. While initially the light infantry were poorly armed with a mix of military and civilian weapons and poor training, since the early 2000’s the infantry has become a power portion of the Army.
The standard issue rifle is the M16 assault rifle with the M14 battle rifle being used as a marksman rifle. At a fire team level, the M63 Stoner is deployed as a squad automatic weapon. Unit commanders and officers are also frequently issued the M1911 pistol. Other weapons include the M40 sniper rifle, the M60 and M240 general purpose machine gun, M2 Browning heavy machine gun, Mk.19 grenade launcher, M40 recoilless rifle, M47 Dragon anti-tank missile launcher, and M72 LAW.
Anti-personnel and smoke grenades are also in use.
The Army operates three mechanized infantry battalions with two operating M113 armored personnel carriers and one operating M2 Bradley infantry fighting vehicles. Infantrymen carried by the vehicles are armed in a similar fashion to the light infantrymen.
The M113 armored personnel carriers are armed with M2 heavy machine guns or M240 general purpose machine guns. Under certain circumstances they may be equipped with Mk. 19 grenade launchers. The M2 Bradley are armed with the M242 chain gun as its main weapon and a M240 general purpose machine gun.
The Army presently has begun replacing obsolete or worn artillery guns with newer models domestically manufactured or imported from the CANZ. However, the bulk of operated artillery guns originate from the Army and Army National Guard inventory salvaged after Doomsday.
The primary artillery piece operated by the Army is the M198 155mm howitzer. Other weapons include the M102 105mm light howitzer and the M109 155mm self propelled howitzer. It operates five artillery regiments, two light artillery regiments, and two self propelled artillery regiments.
The light howitzer regiments are both capable of being air dropped into combat zones to support paratroopers, however this occurs infrequently due to the preparation and aircraft required.
The United States operates one of the largest armored cavalry units in the former United States, only being rivaled by Texas and Utah in size. It operates three tank battalions with over 280 tanks and 300 armored fighting vehicles. The main battle tank operated by the Army is the M60A2 Pattons with several companies of M1A1 Abrams. The M60 Patton was the main battle tank of the United States prior to Doomsday but was being replaced since 1980 by the M1 Abrams. Armored fighting vehicles including the M3 Bradley cavalry fighting vehicles which is used to carry out reconnaissance duties for tank units as well as support infantry formations against enemy armored units in combat.
A few M551 Sheridan light tanks remain in service, primarily being used by Special Forces.
The mainstay battle tank is the M60A2, the majority of which have been manufactured prior to Doomsday. As electricity and material has become more reliable, the United States Army opened a new tank facility outside of Casper, Wyoming in 2017. Since then, the facility has produced three new tanks and eight infantry fighting vehicles or armored personnel carriers a year. It manufactures the M60 Patton tank, the Bradley infantry fighting vehicle including both the M2 and M3 variants, and M113 armored personnel carriers. The facilities is capable of repairing the existing inventory of armored vehicles.
The United States operates several military police companies responsible for law enforcement within the ranks of the Defense Force as well as security on military installations and in captured territory. The branch oftentimes uses military working dogs to support patrol and reconnaissance missions.
Due to the large size of the Army an extensive support system is in place with logistics, maintenance, medical, and other personnel to ensure the combat units are properly supported both in peacetime and wartime. The support units include seven logistics regiments, three maintenance regiments, six medical regiments, and seven other supporting regiments.
The majority of equipment operated by the United States Army was recovered or restored from existing regular army and National Guard armories and facilities in what would become the United States. Since the mid 2000’s, the Army has begun replacing worn or obsolete military hardware with domestic designs.
As contact with the Commonwealth of Australia and New Zealand, Mexico, and the South American Confederation has improved, negotiations have been underway about the United States procuring new equipment from foreign suppliers.
|M16A1||~40,000||United States||Assault Rifle|
|M16A2||~250,000||United States||Assault Rifle|
|M14||~12,000||United States||Battle Rifle|
|M40||~1,000||United States||Sniper Rifle|
|M63 Stoner||~25,000||United States||Squad Automatic Weapon|
|Mossberg 590||~6,000||United States||Pump Shotgun|
|M1911 Pistol||~37,000||United States||Pistol|
Crew Served Weapons
|M2 Browning Heavy Machine Gun||~1,000||United States||Heavy Machine Gun|
|M40 Recoilless Rifle||~150||United States||Recoilless Rifle|
|M47 Dragon||~900||United States||Anti-Tank Guided Missile|
|M60 Machine Gun||~3,000||United States||General Purpose Machine Gun|
|M240 Machine Gun||~500||United States||General Purpose Machine Gun|
|Mk. 19 Automatic Grenade Launcher||~200||United States||Grenade Launcher|
|M72 LAW||~3,500||United States||Anti-Tank|
|BGM-71 TOW||~600||United States||Anti-Tank|
|M29 Mortar||837||United States||Light Mortar|
|M30 Mortar||73||United States||Heavy Mortar|
|M102 Howitzer||138||United States||Light Howitzer|
|M198 Howitzer||289||United States/CANZ||Howitzer|
|M224 Mortar||471||United States||Mortar|
|M1A1 Abrams||67||United States||Main Battle Tank|
|M2 Bradley||132||United States||Infantry Fighting Vehicle|
|M3 Bradley||185||United States||Infantry Fighting Vehicle|
|M60A3 Patton||229||United States||Main Battle Tank|
|M109A3||93||United States||Self Propelled Howitzer|
|M113A2||237||United States||Armored Personnel Carrier|
|M113A2||28||United States||Armored Mortar Carrier|
|M551A1 Sheridan||42||United States||Light Tank|
|M151 MUTT||~400||United States||Utility Truck||Unarmed|
|M35 2-1/2 Ton Truck||~250||United States||Cargo Truck||Unarmed|
Frontier Force (Army Reserve)
The Frontier Force is both the reserve and domestic security apparatus of the Army and for the state governments and has replaced the pre-Doomsday National Guard. Each state operates an independent Frontier Force which the governor serves as the Commander-in-Chief unless the President calls up the reserves to active duty.
Many of the original Frontier Force units were civilian militias that formed during the Lakota War. As more nations acceded to the United States, elements of the local defense forces were reorganized into both aspects of the Army and the Frontier Force.
Even though the militias are titled as Frontier Force, members are still referred to as Guardsmen.
The Frontier Force serves in the same role as the pre-Doomsday National Guard, however it enjoys more local support and can only be federalized under certain circumstances.
Absaroka Frontier Force
Absaroka Frontier Force is the state military for the government and succeeded the Amerindian militias that formed in the region after Doomsday to protect their people from gangs and the Lakotah who were beginning to raid communities in eastern Montana.
The Absaroka Frontier Force has 100 guardsmen organized into one light cavalry company with headquarters in Sidney and a small detachment in Medicine Lake.
Cascadia Frontier Force
The Cascadia Frontier Force is the state military for the local government. It has 2,000 guardsmen, many of who served in the Cascadia Armed Forces during its 20 year stint of official independence. The Cascadia Frontier Force is split into a light infantry battalion and an artillery battalion.
The Frontier Force is headquartered in the capital of Baker City and operates garrisons in Weiser and outside the former Boise Metropolitan Area to prevent explorers from entering the exclusion zone.
Cimmaron Frontier Force
Due to the small population and irregular governance of Cimmaron, the state does not have an organized Frontier Force. Instead, citizens are able to join the Kansas Frontier Force, which provides both military and security support to the state police forces.
A number of communities have functioning militias that have been unwilling to disband. It is estimated the membership numbers in the low hundreds, however these are not recognized by the Department of Defense due to the fact that several operate more like personal security for the mayors or have retaliated against other communities in disputes.
Colorado Frontier Force
The Colorado Frontier Force is the largest in the country, having absorbed some of the assets and personnel from the pre-Doomsday National Guard as well as retired elements of the Continental Army. It has around 10,000 members with two light infantry battalion, a mechanized infantry battalion, an artillery battalion, a mechanized cavalry battalion two artillery battalions, and a logistics and supply battalion.
Due to the shape of the state, the government decided to operate two headquarters, one in the eastern side of the state and one in the capital. The Colorado Frontier Force is headquartered in Fort Collins (Northern Headquarters) and Burlington (Eastern Headquarters).
Dakota Frontier Force
The Dakota Frontier Force originated from the North and South Dakota National Guard elements that survived Doomsday as well as the defense force raised during the Lakotah War. The aviation assets that survived were absorbed by the Air Force and the new Frontier Force remains solely a ground based unit.
It has around 6,400 members, maintaining a strong presence on the border with Lakotah as well as Assiniboia with which the state has cool relations. The force operates an artillery battalion, a mechanized infantry battalion, a logistics and support battalion, and an engineering company. It also has one company of Rangers who are frequently deployed for reconnaissance and counterinsurgency missions on the border with Assiniboia.
The Dakota Frontier Force is headquartered in Aberdeen with major garrisons in Fargo and Grand Forks. In 2020, with the creation of the Minnesota Territory, a small portion of the Dakota Frontier Force was split off to form the core of the Minnesota Frontier Force.
District of Kennedy Frontier Force
While the District of Kennedy has limited self governance, the local authorities operate a small independent Frontier Force from Wyoming. However, owing to the low population, the district relies on Nebraska and Wyoming for additional support in times of crisis.
The District of Kennedy Frontier Force has approximately 200 members as a single light infantry company and is headquartered in Torrington.
Idaho Frontier Force
The Idaho Frontier Force succeeded elements of the Army and Air National Guard as well as civilian militias. It has around 900 guardsmen and is split into a light infantry company and a company of the Rangers.
The Idaho Frontier Force is headquartered in Salmon.
Kansas Frontier Force
The Kansas Frontier Force succeeded portions of the locally raised elements for the Continental Army. Veterans from the Lakotah War have been able to train new guardsmen which has assisted in increasing readiness. The state operates a force of approximately 2,100 Guardsmen and has an artillery battalion, a Ranger company, and a light infantry company.
The headquarters for Kansas are in Dodge City with garrisons in Garden City and Pratte.
Kootenai Frontier Force
The Kootenai Frontier Force obtained local elements of the Montana National Guard as well as Amerindian defense groups that formed in the wake of Doomsday. While it did not directly engage in the Spokane War, units skirmished with the gangs who occasionally attacked the western reaches of Kootenai for supplies and weapons.
The Kootenai Frontier Force consists of approximately 3,000 guardsmen split into a light reconnaissance battalion and a logistics and supply battalion. It is headquartered in Missoula with several units in Kalispell.
Lincoln Frontier Force
The Lincoln Frontier Force was organized from the civilian militias who fought during the Spokane War. While they had actual combat experience it was seriously lacking in equipment and weapons. The United States has since reequipped the Frontier Force with heavier weapons and vehicles.
It has 2,200 members and includes a mechanized cavalry battalion, a Ranger company, and a signals company. The main headquarters are in Coeur de’Alene with a large garrison in Spokane. Since the end of the Spokane War, the region has been somewhat peaceful however there have been some engagements between the Frontier Force and gangs or raiders who occasionally prey on travelers.
Montana Frontier Force
The Montana Frontier Force succeeds the National Guard and civilian militias which engaged in the Lakota War and fought in several bloody battles.
It maintains approximately 4,000 guardsmen. It consists of a mechanized cavalry company, a light infantry company, a CBRN company, an artillery battalion, and a logistics and support battalion. The Frontier Force is headquartered in Billings with major garrisons in Bozeman, Glendive, Havare, and Miles City.
Due to the presence of of destroyed missile silos in the northwestern part of the state, Montana operates one of two National Guard level CBRN companies.
Nebraska Frontier Force
The Nebraska Frontier Force has approximately 1,100 National Guardsmen split into two companies, one being mechanized infantry and the other being a CBRN company. The Nebraska Frontier Force is headquartered in Scottsbluff with a garrison in Sidney.
Due to the presence of destroyed missile silos in the state, Nebraska operates one of two National Guard level CBRN companies.
Oregon Frontier Force
The Oregon Frontier Force is the second largest force in the country, owing to its population and the Oregon Defense Force. While a significant portion of the Defense Force was absorbed into the United States Defense Force, the state continues to have over 8,500 guardsmen with approximately 8,000 being in the ground forces. It operates two light infantry battalions, an artillery battalion, a mechanized cavalry battalion, two companies of Rangers, a logistics and support battalion, and a signals company.
Oregon is the only Frontier Force to operate a naval section with approximately 500 sailors. The Oregon Frontier Force Naval Arm operates the OFNS Wecoma and most of the sailboats that have been retired from the US Navy. The OFNS Wecoma is armed with several heavy machine guns and two 25mm auto cannons, while the sailboats are typically armed with heavy and general purpose machine guns for patrol.
San Juan Frontier Force
San Juan, while joining the United States in 2020 only manages a small local defense force which has not been formally organized into a Frontier Force. The local defense forces number around 100 members, irregularly. Given the low population it is unlikely that the islands could support a substantial defense and will rely on the Navy for the majority of its defense.
Wyoming Frontier Force
Initially, after Doomsday the Wyoming National Guard served as the core of the Continental Army. Presently, the Wyoming Frontier Force has approximately 5,000 members. It includes an artillery battalion, a light infantry battalion, a logistics and supply battalion, and a signals battalion.
The Wyoming Frontier Force is headquartered in Casper with major garrisons in Cody, Green River, Rock Springs, and Sheridan. A company of light infantry are deployed to the District of Kennedy to support the district’s small Frontier Force.
Much of the equipment in the Frontier Force is common with the mainline Army. However, it tends to operate older vehicles and artillery systems with much of the newer National Guard equipment salvaged after Doomsday being reissued to the Army.
|M16A1||38,000||United States||Assault Rifle|
|M16A2||4,000||United States||Assault Rifle|
|M14||3,500||United States||Battle Rifle|
|M40||1,000||United States||Sniper Rifle|
|M63 Stoner||100||United States||Squad Automatic Weapon|
|Mossberg 590||900||United States||Pump Shotgun|
|M1911 Pistol||2,100||United States||Pistol|
Crew Served Weapons
|M2 Browning Heavy Machine Gun||~700||United States||Heavy Machine Gun|
|M40 Recoilless Rifle||~70||United States||Recoilless Rifle|
|M47 Dragon||~100||United States||Anti-Tank Guided Missile|
|M60 Machine Gun||~750||United States||General Purpose Machine Gun|
|Mk. 19 Automatic Grenade Launcher||~40||United States||Grenade Launcher|
|M72 LAW||~1,000||United States||Anti-Tank|
|BGM-71 TOW||~50||United States||Anti-Tank|
|M29 Mortar||~90||United States||Light Mortar|
|M30 Mortar||32||United States||Heavy Mortar|
|M102 Howitzer||49||United States||Light Howitzer|
|M198 Howitzer||41||United States||Howitzer|
|M224 Mortar||14||United States||Mortar|
|M60A3 Patton||94||United States||Main Battle Tank|
|M113A2||147||United States||Armored Personnel Carrier|
|M113A2||32||United States||Armored Mortar Carrier|
|M151 MUTT||~250||United States||Utility Truck||Unarmed|
|M35 2-1/2 Ton Truck||~100||United States||Cargo Truck||Unarmed|
The United States Navy is the naval and amphibious warfare branch of the Defense Force, responsible for brown and green water operations. At the inception, was the smallest branch of the armed forces, however the political union with the United States Atlantic Remnant has provided major assets in the past decade and has caused the branch to swell to the second largest.
Immediately post Doomsday, the Navy was not restructured as the United States lacked any major waterways or access to an ocean. Several riverine task forces consisting of gunboats and monitors were arranged to provide security and rescue for merchants however until the formation of the Navy, these fell under the command of the Army.
After the accession of Oregon to the Constitution in 2012 for the first time since September 24th, 1983; the United States had a major coastline. The armed forces inherited a few naval assets controlled by Oregon including two coastal patrol boats (converted MV Wecoma and converted USCG Victory), half a dozen sail powered inshore patrol boats (converted pleasure craft), and one longer duration sailboat. However even these ships made the navy little more than a paper tiger.
With the political union between the United States and USAR, the Navy gained several major assets, creating a credible force in the Atlantic. As of 2020, the Navy is in the process of transferring several ships to Oregon and reorganizing a Pacific Fleet and Atlantic Fleet.
The heart of the Navy is Surface Command, which controls all of the United States Navy surface combatants operating in green or blue water roles. It operates two fleets, the Atlantic Fleet and the Pacific Fleet. While geographically isolated from the mainland United States, the Atlantic Fleet is significantly more powerful than the Pacific Fleet.
The surface fleet operates one aircraft carrier, one amphibious assault ship, one amphibious transport dock, one dock landing ship, two tank landing ships, two nuclear cruisers, four cruisers, twelve destroyers, and nine frigates.
The USS Long Beach was refueled three years prior to Doomsday and the USS Bainbridge was due for refueling at the end of 1983 which did not occur due to Doomsday. The Long Beach was utilized by the Navy for long range patrols due to the indefinite fuel range until the mid-1990’s when the reactors ran low on generating ability. However the Bainbridge was left in port for coastal defense due to the nuclear fuel being low. Contact with Brazil permitted refueling in the mid 2000’s and both vessels are still used for long range patrol.
The Navy operates a small submarine fleet of two nuclear powered boats. One is a Sturgeon-class attack submarine and the other is a Los Angeles-class fast attack submarine. The Sturgeon-class was due to refueling in 1984, which did not occur due to Doomsday. For approximately twenty years after Doomsday, the vessel sat in port unused. After an agreement with Brazil in 2002, the USAR sent the submarine to South America for refueling and the second submarine was refueled in 2004.
The Riverine Command operates former Army Riverine units. While it operates the largest amount of vessels is has less personnel than Surface Command due to the size of the vessels under its umbrella. It is responsible for patrolling the Colorado, Columbia, Missouri, Snake, and Yellowstone rivers.
The Navy has split its forces into two commands, the Atlantic Fleet and the Pacific Fleet. The Atlantic Fleet is significantly more powerful as of 2020 however the Pacific Fleet will be increased in strength as naval assets from the Atlantic Fleet are shifted to the West Coast.
The Atlantic Fleet operates surviving naval assets of the US Navy which disobeyed the Gathering Order and regrouped at the US Virgin Islands. The Navy frequently operates in concert with the Caribbean Federation. The bulk of the ships originated from the USS Independence Task Force that were operating in the Caribbean.
The Atlantic Fleet headquarters are located in Charlotte Amalie, US Virgin Islands, with the primary shipyard being located on Saint Thomas. Larger repairs or upgrades have seen the navy ships sent to Mexico or South America for overhaul.
The Pacific Fleet is significantly smaller than the Atlantic Fleet, owing the few surviving assets in the region post-Doomsday. Three Coast Guard rescue boats remained intact and several civilian vessels were purchased for retrofit. With the 2012 merger of the USAR, the Navy has transferred both hydrofoil patrol boats from the Charlotte Amelie to Newport. Brown water assets including the riverine patrol boats used in the Arkansas, Columbia, Missouri, North Platte, Snake, and Yellowstone rivers fall under the Pacific Fleet Command.
The Pacific Fleet is headquartered in Newport, Oregon with the primary shipyard for the Pacific Fleet being located in Toledo, Oregon. While the original facilities were only large enough to repair or build small inshore patrol boats, the Navy has begun an expansion project to construct more ships and repair the larger vessels operated as well as increase the output of the shipyard. It is currently capable of manufacturing and repairing the coastal defense and inshore patrol vessels of the Navy and Coast Guard.
The majority of the blue water vessels operated by the Navy are pre-Doomsday ships while green and brown water navy ships are mainly pre-Doomsday converted pleasure craft.
Surface Combatants (Blue Water)
|Aircraft Carrier||Forrestal-class||1||USS Independence|
|Amphibious Assault Ship||Tarawa-class||1||USS Saipan|
|Amphibious Transport Dock||Austin-class||1||USS Trenton|
|Dock Landing Ship||Thompson-class||1||USS Fort Snelling|
|Tank Landing Ship||Newport-class||2||USS Barnstable County, USS Manitowoc|
|Nuclear Cruiser||Long Beach-class||1||USS Long Beach|
|Nuclear Cruiser||Bainbridge-class||1||USS Bainbridge|
|Cruiser||Leahy-class||2||USS Dale, USS Richmond K. Turner|
|Destroyer||Charles F. Adams-class||4||USS Barney, USS Sampson, USS Tattnall, USS Waddell|
|Destroyer||Farragut-class||3||USS Coontz, USS Dewey, USS Dahlgren|
|Destroyer||Forrest Sherman-class||1||USS Edson|
|Destroyer||Spruance-class||8||USS Briscoe, USS Caron, USS Comte de Grasse, USS Hayler, USS John Hancock, USS Moosbrugger, USS O’Bannon, USS Stump|
|Frigate||Knox-class||5||USS Aylwin, USS Blakely, USS Connole, USS Elmer Montgomery, USS Joseph Hewes, USS Vreeland|
|Frigate||Oliver Hazard Perry-class||4||USS Aubrey Fitch, USS Clifton Sprague, USS John L. Hall, USS Samuel Eliot Morison|
Surface Combatants (Brown/Green Water)
|River Patrol Boat||Alpha-class||23|
|Offshore Patrol Boat||Pacific-class||5|
|Inshore Patrol Boat||Columbia-class||17|
|Hydrofoil Patrol Craft||Pegasus-class||2||USS Aquila, USS Tarus|
|Riverine Patrol Boat||Patrol Boat, River||42|
|Fast Attack Submarine||Los Angeles-class||1||USS Portsmouth|
|Attack Submarine||Sturgeon-class||1||USS Silversides|
|Fleet Oiler||Cimarron-class||1||USS Caloosahatchee|
|Fleet Oiler||Neosho-class||1||USS Neosho|
|Rescue and Salvage||Bolster-class||2||USS Opportune, USS Recovery|
In 2020, the United States Navy released a plan to restructure the fleet, moving over a dozen vessels from the United States Atlantic Remnant to Newport, Oregon, equalizing the two fleets and permitting the Navy to operate effectively in both oceans.
- Aircraft Carrier
- Forrestal-class: One (1)
- Amphibious Transport Dock
- Austin-class: One (1)
- Tank Landing Ship
- Newport-class: One (1)
- Leahy-class (Nuclear): One (1)
- Long Beach-class (Nuclear): One (1)
- Leahy-class Two (2)
- Charles F. Adams: Four (4)
- Kidd-class: One (1)
- Spruance-class: Four (4)
- Oliver Hazard Perry-class: Four (4)
- Los Angeles-class: One (1)
- Fleet Oiler
- Cimarron-class: One (1)
- Rescue and Salvage
- Bolster-class: One (1)
- Amphibious Assault Ship
- Tarawa-class: One (1)
- Dock Landing Ship
- Thompson-class: One (1)
- Tank Landing Ship
- Newport-class: One (1)
- Thompson-class: One (1)
- Belknap-class: One (1)
- Ticonderoga-class: One (1)
- Farragut-class: Three (3)
- Forrest Sherman-class: One (1)
- Spruance-class: Four (4)
- Knox-class: Five (5)
- Sturgeon-class: One (1)
- Fleet Oiler
- Neosho-class: One (1)
- Rescue and Salvage
- Bolster-class: One (1)
The Navy operates an independent air arm, mainly focused around the USS Independence air group and surviving anti-submarine helicopters on the various amphibious warfare vessels, destroyers and frigates as well as a handful of land based maritime patrol aircraft.
|A-6E Intruder||Attack||9||From the US Navy|
|C-1 Trader||Cargo||1||From the US Navy|
|E-2C Hawkeye||Electronic Warfare||2||From the US Navy|
|EA-6B Prowler||Electronic Warfare||3||From the US Navy|
|F-14A Tomcat||Multi-Role||18||From the US Navy|
|S-3A Viking||Anti-Submarine||6||From the US Navy|
|CH-46D Sea Knight||Cargo||10||From the US Navy|
|CH-53 Sea Stallion||Heavy Cargo||5||From the US Navy|
|SH-2 Sea Sprite||Anti-Submarine Warfare||21||From the US Navy|
|SH-3 Sea King||Anti-Submarine Warfare||4||From the US Navy|
The Marine Corps is the maritime land warfare force responsible for amphibious and expeditionary operations. It consists of one combined arms battalion of infantry, artillery, and armor and is frequently supported by the Navy aviation units to provide close air support and personnel deployment.
|M16A2||~1,100||United States||Assault Rifle|
|M21||28||United States||Sniper Rifle|
|M1911 Pistol||~250||United States||Pistol|
Crew Served Weapons
|M2 Browning Heavy Machine Gun||~100||United States||Heavy Machine Gun|
|M47 Dragon||40||United States||Anti-Tank Guided Missile|
|M60 Machine Gun||78||United States||General Purpose Machine Gun|
|M240 Machine Gun||43||United States||General Purpose Machine Gun|
|Mk. 19 Automatic Grenade Launcher||60||United States||Grenade Launcher|
|M198 Howitzer||18||United States||Howitzer|
|M224 Mortar||31||United States||Mortar|
|LVTP-7||15||United States||Amphibious Armored Personnel Carrier|
|M60A3 Patton||4||United States||Main Battle Tank|
|M151 MUTT||83||United States||Utility Truck||Unarmed|
|M35 2-1/2 Ton Truck||27||United States||Cargo Truck||Unarmed|
|Landing Craft, Mechanized||8||United States||Vehicle Landing Craft|
|Landing Craft, Utility||3||United States||Vehicle and Troop Landing Craft|
The Air Force is the aerial warfare branch of the Defense Force and the smallest force as of 2020. It operates all air assets and the nuclear forces possessed by the United States.
Air Combat Command
The Air Combat Command is responsible for both land based aircraft and naval aircraft operations in air interception and attack roles. Most of the aircraft operated were obtained from the state Air National Guards or surviving Air Force assets. However since communication with the CANZ and Mexico has given it access to both the markets. The nation has begun importing new aircraft from Mexico and parts from both countries to modernize its existing inventory.
The main fighter used by the Air Force is the F-5C Tiger procured from Mexico in 2014 and imported in 2017. While it serves a primary role as a fighter, given the limited number of attack aircraft available to the Air Force it is capable of serving in this role as well. Two squadrons of the fighters are operated.
A squadron of pre-Doomsday F-16A/B Fighting Falcons, which were deployed around Boise on Doomsday, remain in service as the most advanced fighters in the USAF. Due to this position, the only squadron of F-16 fighters are stationed around Torrington for defense of the capital. The Block B aircraft also serve as advanced trainers as they are one of the few tandem seat jet aircraft operated by the Air Force.
The primary fighter-bomber used is the F-4 Phantom II which have been refurbished to extend their lifespan. Both Block C and Block D aircraft are used, with the Block D aircraft since upgraded to contain an internal gun pod. The Air Force has two squadrons of F-4’s currently in service.
F-106 Delta Dart Block A interceptors remain in use by the Air Force due to the limited number of combat capable aircraft available to the military. Due to the age of the interceptors they would fair poorly against modern aircraft deployed by the CANZ, Mexico, SAC, and USSR. However they are more than capable of matching the aircraft operated by the neighbors of the United States. The Air Force operates one squadron of the interceptors.
The LTV A-7D Corsair II serves as the primary ground attack and strike aircraft. It is capable of deploying the handful of tactical nuclear bombs controlled by the United States. However it primarily serves in a conventional role. The aircraft were salvaged from Dakota after it rejoined the United States in 2012 and have been slowly restored and brought back into service. Presently one squadron of attack aircraft is deployed by the Air Force.
The RF-4 Phantom II Block C reconnaissance aircraft are the primary reconnaissance airplanes employed by the Air Force. The aircraft were deployed around Boise on Doomsday and were salvaged by the Air Force in the mid-1990’s. Prior to Doomsday, the aircraft were unarmed however the Air Force has since upgraded the planes to carry a pair of AIM-7 Sidewinder air-to-air missiles for self defense. One reconnaissance squadron is available to the Air Force.
Air Mobility Command
The Air Mobility Command operates all transport and utility aircraft possessed by the Air Force including fixed wing and rotary wing aircraft.
The main cargo aircraft used are the C-130 Hercules cargo plane and CH-47 Chinook heavy lift helicopter with the KC-135 Stratotanker serving in the aerial refueling and tanker role. The HC-130 search and rescue aircraft are used to patrol the coastlines of the United States and are also used for aerial refueling of helicopters. UH-1 Huey and UH-60 Blackhawk utility helicopters provide personnel and light cargo transportation.
The Air Force operates one cargo squadron (operating the C-130), one heavy lift squadron (operating the CH-47), one aircraft refueling squadron (operating the KC-135), one search and rescue squadron (operating the HC-130 and UH-60), and three utility helicopter squadrons (two operating UH-1’s and one UH-60’s).
Air Training Command
Air Training Command is responsible for ground and air training of new cadets. It operates T-41 Mescalero as basic trainers, T-37 Tweets as jet trainers, T-44 Pegasus twin engine planes for multi-engine certification, and both the F-16B Fighting Falcon and LTV A-7K Corsair II as advanced trainers. Helicopter training is done in UH-1 Huey's with active duty Blackhawks and Chinooks used for advanced training.
The Air Force has one basic training squadron using the T-41 and one advanced training squadron operating both the T-37 and T-44 as well as requisitioned jet fighters from active squadrons. A third helicopter training squadron is also deployed with the UH-1 as the primary aircraft.
Strategic Air Command
Strategic Air Command is responsible for operating all bombers and nuclear forces controlled by the armed forces. This includes both conventional and nuclear bombs as well as the limited number of nuclear missiles.
Most of the nuclear weapons in the United States were either used, destroyed, or disabled on Doomsday. However the United States has managed to salvage an estimated 40 nuclear bombs, all being W61 nuclear bombs and 30 nuclear missiles of mixed LGM-30F Minuteman II and LGM-30G Minuteman III intercontinental ballistic missiles, carrying a total of 50 nuclear warheads.
Strategic Air Command operates a squadron of the F-111 as both nuclear and strategic bombers and two squadrons of the UH-1 Huey utility helicopters for personnel and equipment transportation between command centers and missile silos.
Most of the Air Force equipment is from pre-Doomsday, however the United States has begun to import a limited number of F-5 Tiger fighters from Mexico. The Air Force has considered long term plans to replace the F-106 Delta Dart interceptors and A-7 Corsair II attack aircraft with a modern multi role fighters. Until these plans can be fully realized, the Air Force has contracted Viking Air in Victoria to perform modernization work on the aging aircraft including repairing the airframes and replacing or upgrading the electronic suite.
While Cessna, located in Kansas is capable of manufacturing piston driven aircraft and a handful of light jet trainers, it lacks the capabilities to produce military grade combat aircraft.
Fixed Wing Aircraft
|C-12A Huron||Utility||4||From the North Dakota and Oregon Air National Guard|
|C-130B Hercules||Cargo||8||From the Wyoming Air National Guard|
|F-4C Phantom II||Interceptor||21||From the Oregon Air National Guard|
|F-4D Phantom II||Interceptor||19||From the North Dakota Air National Guard|
|F-5C Tiger||Fighter||32||From Mexico|
|F-16A/B Fighting Falcon||Multi-Role||12/3||From the USAF (Mountain Home AFB)|
|F-106A Delta Dart||Interceptor||22||From the Montana Air National Guard|
|F-111A Aardvark||Tactical Attack/Strategic Bomber||17||From the USAF (Mountain Home AFB)|
|HC-130H||Search and Rescue||2||From the USCG|
|KC-135E Stratotanker||Aerial Refueling||4||From the Washington Air National Guard|
|LTV A-7D/K Corsair II||Attack||6/2||From the South Dakota Air National Guard|
|RF-4C Phantom II||Tactical Reconnaissance||10||From the Idaho Air National Guard|
|T-41 Mescalero||Basic Trainer||9||Manufactured by Cessna post-Doomsday|
|T-37 Tweet||Jet Trainer||4||Manufactured by Cessna post-Doomsday|
|T-44 Pegasus||Multi-Engine Trainer||3||Manufactured by Cessna post-Doomsday|
Rotary Wing Aircraft
|AH-64A||Attack||17||From the Air Force|
|CH-47D Chinook||Heavy Transport||28||From the Air Force and Washington Air National Guard|
|OH-6 Cayuse||Light Observation/Utility||34||From the Air Force|
|UH-1 Iroquois||Utility||41||From the Air Force and Idaho and North Dakota Army National Guards|
|UH-60A Backhawk||Utility Helicopter||27||From the Idaho, North Dakota, Oregon, and Wyoming Army National Guards|
|B61 Nuclear Bomb||Low Yield Strategic and Tactical Thermonuclear||~40||0.3 to 400 Kiloton|
|W56 Nuclear Warhead||Strategic Thermonuclear||~20||1.2 Megaton|
|W62 Nuclear Warhead||Strategic Thermonuclear||~30||170 Kiloton|
Intercontinental Ballistic Missiles
|LGM-30F Minuteman II||ICBM||~20||Carries One (1) W56 Warhead|
|LGM-30G Minuteman III||ICBM||~10||Carries Three (3) W62 Warheads|
The Coast Guard is considered to be a part of the Navy structure, however it operates under the Department of the Treasury. During times of war the Coast Guard may be called to provide support for the Navy.
The Coast Guard is responsible for inspecting commercial and recreational vessels, responding to pollution, and investigating maritime accidents.
The Coast Guard is responsible for search and rescue operations off the coast of Oregon. It utilizes water assets including cutters and boats as well as air assets including search and rescue airplanes and helicopters.
One HC-130 is used for longer range patrol and to support search and rescue operations while three HH-52 helicopters are primarily used to rescue from distressed vessels and deploy swimmers to Save people overboard.
The Coast Guard is also responsible for security missions in the US ports of Newport and Toledo Oregon. During major events on bodies of water it provides security patrols on the coast with both cutters and air assets.
The Coast Guard operates one pre-Doomsday cutter and several obsolete Navy frigates which have been designated as cutters. The vessels are used for offshore patrol, law enforcement, and search and rescue operations. The former frigates have been converted by removing torpedo tubes with the main weapon being the 5-inch gun, however the vessels have all been upgraded to carry several M2 heavy machine guns and M240 general purpose machine guns.
Five patrol boats support these operations and provide inshore patrol, search and rescue, as well as port firefighting duties. The patrol boats are only lightly armed with M60 and M240 general purpose machine guns. However they also carry pumps and fire hoses to assist in putting out fires on vessels or structures.
|Cutter||Garcia-class||3||USS Edward McDonnell, USS Garcia, USS Koelsch|
|High Endurance Cutter||Hamilton-class||1||USCGC Chase|
|41 Foot Utility Boat||2||From the USCG Newport Station|
|44 Foot Motor Life Boat||3||From the USCG Newport Station|
|HC-130H||Search and Rescue||1||From the USCG|
|HH-52 Seaguard||SAR/Utility||3||From the USCG Newport Station|
The United States continues to operate distinct special operations units for each branch of the Defense Force. While this has been criticized as an unnecessary waste of resources, each unit serves in a unique role. Due to the specialization the branches frequently provide support to each other. The Department of Defense classifies the total number of Special Operations member however it is estimated to be in the neighborhood of 4,500 members across all branches including the Coast Guard.
Army Special Forces
The Army operates two distinct special forces units, the Green Berets and the Rangers.
The Green Berets are the main body of the Army Special Forces, serving in mission such as unconventional warfare, foreign internal defense, direct action, reconnaissance, counter-insurgency, security support, and counterproliferation of weapons of mass destruction. There are two active battalions of Green Berets in separate battalions.
The Green Berets were formed after the Lakotah War where the predecessor to the armed Forces struggled against the much more scattered and Lakotan forces who frequently ambushed and massacred American forces that were unfamiliar with the region. It wasn't until a handful of volunteers from the former western reaches of North and South Dakota began providing support that the Continental Army saw any success. Lessons learned from the conflict caused the new United States Army to form the Green Berets in 1993 with the intention to improve America’s ability to counter and fight irregular forces.
While the Defense Force classifies the official number of Green Berets, it is estimated to have two regiments in the Army with between 2,000 and 2,200 soldiers per regiment.
The Army Rangers is a specialized light infantry regiment tasked with scouting and reconnaissance, tactical security missions, capturing enemies, and intelligence gathering. While it is considered to be under Army Command, most Ranger units are within the Army Reserve Frontier Force. It is estimated to have two active duty Ranger companies and five in reserve with the Frontier Force for a total of between 550 and 600 soldiers
Navy SEAL’s alongside the Marine Reconnaissance Company were the only pre-Doomsday special operations units to survive, deployed aboard the USS Independence. Post-Doomsday until 2018 the two units were combined by the USAR into a single special forces group. However, the Defense Force has since separated the units to serve in different roles. The Navy SEAL’s are intended to capture or eliminate high value targets and gather intelligence behind enemy lines. Due to the nature of Navy and Marine operations the unit frequently operates in tandem with the Marine Reconnaissance Company.
While the Department of Defense classifies the true number of members, it is estimated to be around 300 members including support personnel.
Marine Reconnaissance Company
The Marine Reconnaissance Company alongside the Navy SEAL’s were the only pre-Doomsday special operations units to survive, deployed aboard the USS Independence. Post-Doomsday to 2018, the units were combined however the Department of Defense determined to split the units. The Marine Reconnaissance Company of the Marine Corp serves as advanced scouts, covert operations, engaging certain targets, and guiding Marine and airborne units into hostile territory.
While the Department of Defense classifies the true number of members, it is estimated to be around 150 to 200 members including support personnel.
Air Force Special Operations
The Air Force operates a single special operations wing with several missions. Its main roles are exfiltration, infiltration, securing foreign airfields for friendly aircraft, and supporting in the defense of aircraft on the ground. One company in the wing is designated to provide similar functions to the Pararescue, whose role is recovery and treatment of personnel in hostile environments.
While the Department of Defense classifies the number of members in special operations, it is estimated to have between 300 and 400 members of which 70 to 90 are pararescue personnel.
Coast Guard Port Security Unit
The Port Security Unit is the Coast Guard special forces unit and the only unit that does not fall under the Department of Defense in peacetime. It combines the elements of multiple pre-Doomsday groups including the Captain of the Port, Law Enforcement Detachment, and National Strike Force. It is intended to provide security in American ports, rapid response to waterway disasters, and providing security to vessels in US waters including anti-piracy duties.
Due to the small size of the Coast Guard it is the smallest special operations unit activated. The United States only having one active port limits it’s duties and is estimated that the unit has around 40 to 50 members.
Major Military Installations
The United States operates several major bases and military installations, most of which have been converted airfields or recommissioned bases from the settlement of the West. The majority of facilities constructed between World War I and Doomsday were destroyed during the brief nuclear war.
- Fargo Army Base (Fargo, Cass County, Dakota)
- Joint Base Hunkins (Bismarck, Burleigh County, Dakota)
- Jackman Army Base (Scottsbluff, Scotts Bluff County, Nebraska)
- Joint Base Joseph Lane (Salem, Marion County, Oregon)
- Fort Laramie (Goshen County, District of Kennedy)
- Missoula Army Base (Missoula County, Missoula)
- Camp Roberts (Dodge City, Ford County, Kansas)
- Joint Base Ted Schwinden (Laurel, Yellowstone County, Montana)
- Camp Withycombe (Clackamas County, Oregon) - Training
- Naval Base Charlotte Amalie (Charlotte Amalie, Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands)
- Naval Base Newport (Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon)
- Naval Base Regan (Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands)
- Naval Base Toledo (Toledo, Lincoln County, Oregon)
- Casper Air Force Base (Casper, Natrona County, Wyoming)
- Fairchild Air Force Base (Spokane, Spokane County, Lincoln)
- Fargo Air Force Base (Fargo, Cass County, Dakota)
- Joint Base Hunkins (Bismarck, Burleigh County, Dakota)
- Joint Base Joseph Lane (Salem, Marion County, Oregon)
- Joint Base Ted Schwinden (Laurel, Yellowstone County, Montana)
- Newport Coast Guard Station (Newport, Lincoln County, Oregon)
The United States Defense Forces have several long term plans to modernize and expand the Navy and Air Force as it continues to gain power in the former United States and Canada.
The Army has introduced the M63 Stoner in 2012 as the primary squad automatic weapon with discussions in place to either replace the M16 with this weapon on upgrade the M16A2 further.
The opening of the Casper Army Tank Plant in 2018 has permitted the Army to begin repairing existing tanks and building new ones. It plans to begin upgrading the M60 main battle tanks starting in 2024 and in 2021 there were unconfirmed reports of reverse engineering on the existing M1 Abrams occurring at Casper.
The USS Independence and USS Tarawa are both aging out of serve and require major overhauls that existing American naval facilities are unable to handle. There are discussions underway with Australia, Mexico, and Victoria about sending the vessels to a foreign nation for complete overhauls.
The Navy shipyard in Toledo, Oregon is being expanded to accommodate most of the surface fleet of the Navy for repairs and refits including the cruisers and destroyers.
While the United States possesses several uranium mines in Montana and Wyoming it lacks the facilities to refuel its nuclear powered cruisers or submarines. Long term plans are to expand and upgrade the Toledo Shipyards with this capacity including heavier cranes and new equipment designed for large warships.
The Navy has begun long term planning to replace the aging and outdated cruisers and destroyers with new vessels. Talks are underway with the CANZ to procure as many as six Alaska-class destroyers, two Australia-class cruisers, and three Collins-class submarines.
While the Fleet Air Arm operates several squadrons of fighters, time and the salty air have taken their toll leaving only a handful of operational aircraft left. The Navy has reviewed procuring F/A-18 Boomerang fighters from the CANZ to replace both the A-6 Intruders and F-14 Tomcats on the USS Independence and modern replacements to the cargo, electronics warfare, and anti-submarine aircraft currently embarked.
The US Air Force has begun working with both domestic and foreign vendors to extend the service life or replace the F-106 interceptors. In 2018, the Air Force procured three dozen new F-5 Tiger light fighters from Mexico to provide additional flexibility to the Air Force which completed deliveries in mid 2021. Domestic suppliers have been encouraged to expand their facilities capabilities and talks have begun with Australia and Victoria to permit the Air Force to begin importing equipment to manufacture jet engines.
The United States has been involved in a handful of military operations and conflicts since its reconstitution. However all of the conflicts have been regional and the United States has avoided any international conflicts since it’s reconstitution in 1992.
To date, the largest conflict the nation has been involved in was the Lakotah War, which stimulated the legal formation of the Provisional United States. Surviving communities in Colorado, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, and Wyoming banded together to fight off attacks and raids from the western reaches of former North and South Dakota.
While the war did not formally involve the United States, it served as the impetuous for the formation of the country and the Continental Army was reorganized into the United States Army.
War on Raiders
While not a formal conflict, the borders of the United States, especially the southern border with uncontrolled sections of Colorado, the eastern border with uncontrolled Kansas and Nebraska, and the western border with central part of former Washington State, were plagued with instability. Rogue army and police units, gangs, and desperate civilians frequently intruded on American territory and would rob homes and kidnap people on occasion. People living near these bordered petitioned the federal government to end the threat.
Between 1993 and 2015 the United States Armed Forces along with state and local defense units as well as the government of Utah (from 1995) and Lakotah (informally from 1999; formally from 2004) fought off the attacks and launched counterattacks to either weaken or break up the gangs.