The Armed Forces and the People United (abbreviated to AFPU) is a top-secret military organization founded and led by the United States Air Force, tasked with operating the Stargate device and all matters pertaining to things offworld, such as threats to Earth or missions to procure new technology from extraterrestrial civilizations. It is based inside the Cheyenne Mountain Complex in Colorado, code named “Area 52”.
The AFPU base acts as the secure ground station for all Stargate activities. It is typically commanded by a Major General (O-8) and is staffed by subject matter experts and military support personnel, Security Forces, and several SG teams.
The primary function of the base is to secure the Stargate and protect the Earth. Simultaneously, it exists to coordinate exploration and diplomatic relationships through the Stargate; i.e. it is the core of the Stargate program, the mission of which is to procure technology that can defend Earth, and make offworld allies.
Many cover stories have been generated to keep the general populace, even high-ranking government officials, unaware of the goings-on within AFPU. The future of humanity lies with us… godspeed.
BASE ACCESS AND SECURITY
2.1. General Info. In order to ensure that the technology, and existence of AFPU is not made public knowledge, each member is assigned a Comprehensive Security Classification. A Comprehensive Security Classification (CSC) determines what information you have access to, what base systems you can control, and what areas of the base you can enter.
Each member’s CSC is stored in their Access Card, an item which must be carried around by AFPU personnel at all times. Failure to present your Access Card when requested will lead to your immediate arrest.
2.2. Door Regulations. There are many doors throughout the game. Somes doors are restricted to only allow certain people from accessing them. If you cannot open a door, do not stand outside of the door, and do not attempt to bypass it (glitching, etc). You may only enter rooms and areas you have access too. You are not allowed to enter divisional areas unless you are a member of that division or have gotten permission from the CO or XO of that division. In addition, if you are going into a secure area, make sure to close the doors behind you. Doors labeled (C-#) should be closed at all times, unless otherwise told by a member of CCT.
3.1. Basic Rules. All members must comply with these rules.
- Visitors are not to be harmed, unless if they are found armed and dangerous or in restricted areas.
- No ally is to be harmed unless they are found attacking AFPU personnel.
- Raiders should only be engaged if they are deemed “hostile” by the Rules of Engagement (3.2).
- All members must follow the orders of those higher than them, unless the order violates any rules herein.
3.2. Rules of Engagement. Rules of engagement (ROE) are the internal rules or directives among military forces (including individuals) that define the circumstances, conditions, degree, and the manner in which the use of force, or actions which might be construed as provocative, may be applied.
Mainly, the rules of engagement can be assumed as common sense - do not shoot non-hostile targets (do not have a gun out); engage hostile targets. To define this broad specification, the following points must be assessed before you begin engaging a target:
- Are they holding a gun?
- Are they firing the gun?
- Are they on the hostile team?
- Are they an escaped prisoner?
- Are they shooting at my teammates?
The above can be used to identify hostile targets which may be engaged upon. Confirm that two or more of these points are positive in order to engage. Friendly targets or non-engageable targets are defined as the following:
- Unarmed visitors
- Unarmed and surrendering hostiles
- Contained prisoners
- Allies and AFPU Personnel
3.3 Divisional Rules. APPU’s divisions operate at a higher level of activity and capability. Given their responsibility and recognition, their members must adhere to a strict set of rules, regardless of rank or position.
3.3.1. Divisional Hierarchy
- Hierarchy is set by the divisions’ ranks, regardless of AFPU’s ranks. While on duty for said division, you automatically adhere to these standards.
- Members in a role named Applicant or Trainee of a division shall not be considered members of said division and they shall not claim otherwise.
3.3.2. Operational Duty.
- Divisional personnel are expected to consistently maintain the standards set by the division leaders. If a member cannot maintain such standards, he/she may be expelled from the division.
- The Commanding Officer of the division is ultimately responsible for its actions and performance, and that of its members.
- If a personnel member is dishonorably discharged, one may not state that they were previously in said division.
- Division personnel must get permission from their CO to be honorably -discharged from the division. Changing to another division is not a self-made decision.
3.3.3 Operational Capacity.
- Division personnel are expected to be trained before being fully admitted as an operational member.
- Divisional personnel must be fully aware of the rules and regulations specific to their division.
Divisions not detailed within this document are classified as unofficial divisions unless stated otherwise by the Major General of the AFPU.
3.4 Officer Regulations. Officers are expected to be passionate and dedicated to the group and to bestow these qualities onto their subordinates. The status of Officer shall not be given as a prize or reward, but rather as a symbol of leadership, duty and commitment. No Officer shall ever be above the law, or its enforcement.
3.4.1 Regulations and Expectations.
- No Officer regardless of rank or position shall be allowed to disregard the rules stated herein.
- Officers are expected to display a high level of activity and commitment.
- An Officer is expected to complete the duties made implicit by their rank and role. Recurring failure to do so shall lead to appropriate punishment (Chapter 8).
- An Officer is expected to conduct and lead operations without constant oversight or direct orders. An Officer shall take it upon oneself to promote activity within the group and any divisions they are found responsible for.
- An Officer is expected to be fair and diligent to all members regardless of rank or role.
- An Officer shall never engage in negative judgment for anything other than one’s performance, dedication, and intent towards the group.
- It shall be considered misconduct to use a rank for imparting favoritism.
- It shall be considered misconduct to bribe or give a rank or role freely.
- It shall be considered misconduct to use a rank for personal gain.
- It shall be considered misconduct to use a rank to abuse others, whether verbally, physically or mentally.
- It shall be considered misconduct to disrespect a fellow officer, in special regard to those of a higher rank.
- Misconduct (stated herein) shall be punished by law, in accordance with Chapter Eight.
3.5 Uniform Regulations Code. The uniform that you wear reflects your divisional status and your accomplishments. In light of this, certain rules must be followed.
3.5.1 Combat uniforms are to be worn while engaging in combat or stationed in the GR.
3.5.2 Class-A uniforms are only to be worn for formal events. Class B is the default formal at any given time, unless otherwise stated by a member of HICOM
3.5.3 In an attempt to keep the nature of Area 52 secret, any divisional uniform containing AFPU, SGSOC, or SG team patches may not be worn outside of the base. If one does not want to wear formals, they should wear the standard M81 combats.
3.5.4 Formal uniforms should only be worn by authorized personnel within certain divisions, and during ceremonies. BOS and BOO are exceptions to this as Class A’s are worn to the meetings. Military Training Instructors are also exempt from this rule.
4.1. DEFCON. DEFCON stands for defense condition and is an AFPU-wide defense readiness alert system. It ranges from 5-1, with one being the worst.
DEFCON 5 signifies that all operations are normal and that personnel should carry on with their standard duties.
DEFCON 4 signifies that base security is slightly higher and all personnel should be on standard alert for any suspicious activity.
DEFCON 3 signifies that base security is heightened and that all security-related areas should be under constant guard by AFPU personnel. All key control areas should be monitored.
DEFCON 2 signifies that base security has reached an emergency level and that all personnel should prepare for an attack and be in full combat gear. Visitors are not allowed inside the base.
DEFCON 1 signifies that base security has reached the highest emergency level. Everyone should be in full combat gear. Visitors and hostiles should be shot on sight.
4.2. Number Protocols.
Code 1 is used when a panic button is pressed and serves as a message for backup.
Code 2 is used when there is a medical emergency in the base and medical staff need to respond.
Code 3 is used when an unauthorized party is loose in the base. Personnel should try to avoid using lethal force. If the party poses a physical threat, the code should change to a 5.
Code 4 alerts all military personnel that they need to be present in the GR as an armed threat is coming through the stargate.
Code 5 alerts all military personnel that active combat is underway in the facility and that everyone should be in full combat gear. This signifies a valid raid is underway and all forces must exit the Gate Room.
Code 6 alerts all military personnel that a hostile force is gathering for a raid, and that all personnel must retrieve their combat gear.
Code 7 alerts all personnel that Night Watch Continuity of Government Protocol has begun. In the event of a real Code 7, high government officials will be sent to Area 52 and to the alpha site. Code 7 is used in the event of a nuclear strike on the U.S.A…
Code 8 alerts all personnel that an unknown and unauthorized force has entered the base.
Code 9 alerts all personnel that there are rogue or compromised personnel in the base. All forces should be on high alert.
4.3. Special Protocols
EVAC alerts everyone that there is an emergency in base, and they must leave immediately. Shafts located on level 28 are to be used as the elevator system may be compromised.
LOCKDOWN alerts everyone that there is a situation in the base and that they should remain where they are and guard the doors.
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