BREAKING NEWS: RUSSO-UKRAINIAN CONFLICT ESCALATES; NATO UNDER PRESSURE TO RESPOND

The Russian government claims Ukrainian forces from Kharkiv have engaged and destroyed several of their installations. As retaliation, Russia drastically ramped up military activity along the Russo-Ukrainian border and mobilized additional units. Ukraine responded in kind stating that they had the inherent right to self defense against Russian aggression into Ukrainian soil. The Ukrainian government immediately called up for volunteer fighters and mobilized their own forces in Kharkiv. Diplomatic negotiations deteriorated further between the two nations and officially broke off on 10 JAN 2022.

11 JAN 2022 - A NATO task force including 7CMBG arrive in Ukraine and along with 2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team (2ID, US Army), they began a road move from Western Ukraine to the Dnieper River.

Ukrainian Army greeting troops from A COY, 7CMBG arriving in Ukraine (Arma virtual) 13-14 JAN 2022 - Russian-backed and Russian ground forces began an offensive operation in the Donetsk province and advanced into Ukraine. The American 2SBCT is rerouted south in order to deter further Russian aggression in southern Ukraine. Elements of the Russian Army's 3rd Motor Rifle Division began their operations over the Ukrainian border, overwhelming the Ukrainian defenses and advancing deep into the country. 7CMBG and the Ukrainian 93rd Mechanized Brigade were tasked to support the 92nd Mechanized Brigade in the vicinity of Kharkiv.

16 JAN 2022 - The 92nd MB's positions are overrun by the greater Russian firepower and retreat southeast from the city. Simultnaeously, 7CMBG crosses the Dnieper River.

18 JAN 2022 - 7CMBG vanguard elements encounter Russian forces 15km west of Krasnograd. Canadian vanguard forces are ordered to disengage from heavy contact singlehandedly and to scout out the Russians' strength in the AO. 7CMBG currently ordered to maintain defensive positions with the 93rd Mechanized Brigade until further notice.

20 JAN 2022 - SIGNIT and reconnaissance intel from CANSOFCOM determines the Russian motor division's main objective is Poltava and maintained a defensive posture until resupply lines have caught up with them. 93rd Mechanized Brigade begin fortifying defenses in and around Poltava.

22 JAN 2022 - 7CMBG are ordered to assault Russian forces who have entrenched themselves in the tree lines and those advancing along MSR P-148 in order to cut off Russian communication lines and halt their offensive. Map of Russian forces' advance (Arma virtual)

Posted on January 18, 2022.

"Tango, Reference balconey being suppressed, hit it with HE!" -Cpl Justice, Section IC

Members of 1 Platoon, RCHR and 1st Troop, RCTR conducted training involving the use of the Section Commander leading their section, plus a Leopard 2 tank, in urban terrain. Following a quick 10-minute lecture led by 2Lt Andrews, members of 1 Platoon mounted on board one of the Leopard 2 tanks and rode to their first training "stand". Dismounting from the tank under fire, Cpl Justice led his section and his attached "Tango" support tank to assault force and break into the village. For the next 20 minutes, hand grenades, rifle fire, and 120mm high explosive rounds crashed along the main road of the deserted town as both elements struggled, learned, and excelled as a cohesive fighting team!

Following a quick AAR and "rebombing", Cpl Justice was given his next mission of clearing a small cluster of industrial compounds in a wooden clearing. Making a quick plan, the infantry mounted up again and conducted a tank desant assault onto the first compound, breaching through the cement walls using the tank as a battering ram. After a couple hand grenades and light machine gunfire, the team regrouped and using the tank as a bullet shield to cross an open area, set off. WO Hill expertly commanded the tank to slowly roll along, providing both cover and suppressive fire using the coaxial machine gun. Cpl Justice, under the watchful eye of Sgt Roy, led the team to the clearing both remaining compounds as challenges and stressors were added in the form of loud flybys and sporadic artillery.

Well done to all members who attended!

DREAD NAUGHT!

Posted on December 17, 2021.

Version 2 is finally here! πŸŽ‰

Yes, the elusive version two has finally been released and is now in production. With that of course, comes some (many) bugs πŸ˜„

With that comes a series of very large and important changes, such as but not limited to the following:

Changes πŸ†•

  • Added Requests:
  • Added Donations
  • Added User profile
  • Added Livestreaming page
  • Added Livestreamer API check
  • Added J1, J7, and J9 Control panels (UI)
  • Added ability to manage 14 days attendance from the home page
  • Added Email/Pass login ability
  • Added filters to events
  • Added Server item to events
  • Added modpack item to events
  • Added ability to edit events
  • Added ability to delete events
  • Added display of files for events page
  • Added ability to add server + show state
  • Added ability to list and create, edit and delete modpacks
  • Added dedicated news page
  • Added event sort-colours based on categories of events

Improvements πŸ—

  • Improved homepage layout
  • Improved mobile-friendliness
  • Improved homepage events card.
  • Improved events calendar API
  • Improved readability of news posts
  • Improved event sign up page
  • Improved notification system
  • Improved news layout

Bug Fixes πŸ›

  • Fixed Authentication system disconnect
  • Fixed attendance marking
  • Fixed event time countdown.
  • Fixed email validation loop
  • Fixed timezone not correctly being set

Additions to J-Shops πŸͺ

  • Added J1 functionality to approve / manage / handle requests
  • Added J7 functionality to add / remove courses
  • Added J9 functionality to add / remove livestreamers

J Shop Staff Member Notice

As it currently stands, we have an overlap of permissions. Due to the transition of version 1 to version 2, a lot has changed in the backend operations. Prior to this release, each shop had its own series of parent-level permissions and child-level permissions. This was redundant and has been forgone. However, that being said J1 and J7 may notice in the exchange of tabs that there may be a link overlap or two. (Mainly J7).

I'm aware of this as it actively presents complications for both J7 and J9, and rapidly working to resolve this.

Permission J1 J7 J9 Administration
Users βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
Events βœ“ βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
News βœ“ βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
Images βœ“ βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
Applications βœ“ βœ“
Orbat βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
Streamers βœ“ βœ“
Roles βœ“ βœ“
Ranks βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
Bans βœ“ βœ“
Discharges βœ“ βœ“
Reports βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
Notes βœ“ βœ“ βœ“ βœ“
Qualifications βœ“ βœ“ βœ“

As it currently stands for permissions as of V2. Now, due to the old overlap of v1, some of these functionalities are still condensed to admin.{permission}, and has caused some conflicts internally. I hope to have this resolved ASAP, and ideally before the new year.

Random Ranting

Now, with all that out of the way; we've got a lot of pretty awesome changes in the pipeline. Please bear with me as we get these features rolled out, I'll be on LOA for the next two months while I am in Washington. (The state, not DC.) While there, I actively whenever I have time working on the features that can be found on our Trello which can be found here; https://trello.com/b/jhKYmDfD/website-roadmap.

I'll actively update the Trello as I progress, we're currently on version 2.0.3, and this will actively be pulled across.

Thanks,

Patel. – J6

Posted on December 01, 2021.

OP HERRICK IV - THE PUSH INTO TAKITCHI

Sangin, Afghanistan, 2006. 3 Para's on the verge of pushing into Takitchi

MCpl B.Ogden is hosting another fantastic Community Operation night this coming Sunday, Dec 5th @ 6:30pm EST. Whether you will be joining the platoon on the ground and making the push into Takitchi in order to drive the Taliban out. Or, joining myself with 7-Wing to provide air logistics and HCAS, the Community Operation is bound to be an exciting time!

Be sure to have the following ready for Sunday!

  • Mods downloaded in advance (under Mod-Pack it is the Moosehead Ops Pack)
  • Come 30 minuites early to get your kit ready for step-off
  • And remember, while its not the offical OP, please bring that 7CMBG professionalism as MCpl B.Ogden puts time and effort into making these nights enjoyable!

If you have any questions, feel free to DM myself (Lt. D.Bailey) or MCpl B.Ogden.

Looking forward to seeing you there!

Posted on November 29, 2021.

COMBINED ARMS IN ACTION!

Defending Canada's North on Foot, and Wheels!

Sgt C.Jokanovich & 2Lt S.Andrews conducted an innovative new Combined Arms DP1-C and Lav Commander Training this past weekend. In preparation for an escalating campaign in Canada's north as part of Operation Kingmaker.

As part of the combined training action, the dismounted sections conducted Battle Drills, the bread and butter of Section tactics, working with vehicles, understanding the safety and procedure around our airframes and armoured vehicles.

Special Thanks from 7CMBG News goes to Cpl B.Whiles for the Photos

Posted on July 07, 2021.

Get your Boots and Toques out, it's chilly out here!

7CMBG is proud to have started the new Kingmaker Campaign, featuring a domestic mission focused around defending Northern Canada from a possible foreign invasion.

With the start of this new campaign, the first mission was mainly focused on logistics, establishment of a FOB, and testing new weapons, vehicles, and equipment that will serve us well in the unique location 7CMBG finds itself in.

Posted on June 29, 2021.

Long time coming, Armoured Detatchment is here!

7 Canadian Mechanized Brigage Group is extremely excited the establishment of the Armoured Detatchment.

Led by the extremely experienced Cpl S. Andrews, an Armoured Tank Commander in the Canadian Army, he will be bringing real life tactics and training to the new detachment!

For all those interested in this exciting new opportunity to join a up-and-coming detachment and get in on the ground floor, sign up for the information session and trainings that are ongoing in the next couple weeks, or reach out to Cpl S. Andrews directly!

Posted on June 13, 2021.

MCpl B.Ogden's Community Game Night

This week was a fictional mission based around a made-up European military. A friendly helicopter has been shot down and the objective was to try and find its location. 1 Plt was transported to HLZ Alpha by 7-Wing, and moved in on foot to the AO.

1 Plt then launched a surprise attack and captured the various objectives. 11’s intent was to capture the 3 main objectives, destroy all enemies within the AO, and retrieve all captured equipment and personnel.

Overall, MCpl B.Ogden's Community Game Night was another great success! Keep on the lookout for next week's Community Game Night on the events tab! (Don't forget to react!)

Posted on April 17, 2021.

The 101st Airborne Go Door-to-Door

Today, the 101st United States Airborne assaulted the regional town of Arobster, a known insurgent stronghold and safe haven in the area. With the assistance of a Canadian Mechanized LAV Platoon in the area, the 101st went door to door searching Arobster for insurgent activity and weapon caches.

With few casualties, 7-Wing of the 7CMBG assisted with medivac duties, seen entering and leaving HLZ sites within Arobster, as well as general CAS runs destroying an insurgent stronghold and multiple technicals in the area.

Overall, the operation was rated an overall success with MCpl B.Ogden stating:

"We conducted a crushing and effective assault against the enemy"

Posted on March 28, 2021.

Operation Urgent Fury, 03/20/21

This past weekend, 7CMBG forces conducted an air assault to rescue a downed helicopter deep within enemy insurgent lines.

7CMBG ground forces, along with support from volunteers from E18 assisted in a daring mission to rescue the aircrew and airframe of a helicopter; suspected to have been downed by a MANPAD in the area.

After conducting an air assault landing in the AO, 7CMBG ground forces moved to the crash site that had been identified through ISR by 7-Wing F-18s overhead. Afterwhich, 7CMBG forces fought small arms fire, mounted emplacement fire, and even armoured up technicals from insurgent groups. Buying enough time for a heavy-lift helicopter nicknamed "The Whale" to rescue the downed airframe (and later aircrew) to safety.

Further proving how important sucessful deployment of combined arms is in theatre. Great work to everyone involved!

Posted on March 23, 2021.

7CMBG S. Andrews Instructed Armoured Training, 03/17/21

7CMBG conducted courses covering Mod 1: Introduction to Armour and Mod 2: Armoured Crew Skills and Gunnery.

Mod 1: Covered the Intro to the Importance and Role of Armour in Combined Forces combat, Ammunition Types & their use cases, and the composition of an Armoured Troop.

Mod 2: Covered the Roles and Responsibilities of Armoured Crew, the Importance of Tactical Driving, Fire Orders Format, and Gunner Initiated Engagements

Overall, the course is the first step of developing skills to be an Armoured Crewmember in 7CMBG, with a mixture of theoretical concepts and practice experience.

Posted on March 18, 2021.

7CMBG conducted a two-part operation this past Friday. Beginning with the naval Battle of the Philippines Sea which focused on air to air combat and ship to ship combat with the cooperation of E-18. 7-Wing assisted with the landings by shooting down a number of Zeros and providing overall air superiority.

The second half of the operation focused on Operation Forger and the Marine ground invasion that was conducted. Along with the Marine ground invasion, ground troops were assisted by Sherman tanks on the ground invasion providing localized fire support and cover for advancing troops.

Posted on March 15, 2021.

We're happy to announce that 7CMBG members will be taking part in the Canada Army Run this year! Because of our close connection to the real Canadian Military, we are here to do our part for them, and are forever grateful for their service and sacrifice.

With it being virtual this year, it gives us an opportunity as an online community from places in Canada and from around the world to participate in this awesome event together! If you'd like to help, check out this link!

http://bit.ly/7CMBGArmyRun

Posted on March 12, 2021.

Yesterday, MBdr K. Hebig and MCpl N.Mahoney hosted DP1-D (Artillery Det Training). 7CMBG members who attended were introduced to the Artillery Detachment.

They were taught Fire Discipline, as well as the operation of the 81mm Mortar and M777 Howitzer. This training is the first of many trainings for prospective applicants designed towards establishing a better understanding of 7CMBG's indirect fire support, as is key to establishing accurate, safe, and rapid use of this detachment in missions.

Posted on March 11, 2021.

The training, held by Lt. E. Lamoureux, was focused on CF18s practice hitting GPS and Laser-Guided Targets. This practice also incorporated practice for the SLAYER callsigns and helped establish uniformity in the radio procedure for sending CAS 9-Lines for Fixed-Wing airframes.

7CMBG SLAYER callsigns were joined by E18's A. Harrington. This allowed him to gain further insight into CAS procedures, terminology, and radio control for jets in 7CMBG.

Posted on March 10, 2021.
Posted on January 21, 2021.

The 432 CSS Squadron, 7 Wing has opened and recived their new emblem created by Andy!

Posted on September 15, 2020.

A Coy, 1RHCR will participate in an historical Joint operation modeled after Operation Gothic Serpant. This operation was popularised by the movie "Blackhawk Down". For more information see discord and sign up on the events tab!

Posted on September 15, 2020.

NATO responds to civilians injured during Donovian Raid

Posted on September 14, 2020.

Protesters arrive amid growing unrest to NATO presence in Gorgas

Posted on September 14, 2020.

Welcome to the new Website!

Disclaimer: Everything seen now is subject to change.

Any bugs or issues, features or changes you'd like to report, please fill this form.

For the time, please sign up with discord. Submit an application with real information, and J1 or myself will get to you as soon as possible.

To find your Arma 3 ID… launch the game, VIEW PROFILE OPEN PROFILE EDIT PROFILE select unit get id

To get your teamspeak ID… teamspeak id Your id

What's done so far… as of 08/09/2020


  • Events
  • News
  • Orbat builder (backend)
  • Rank and roles system
  • Permissions
  • Time in grade
  • File system (storage device)
  • Event Signups

Thanks, MCpl R.Patel J6

Posted on September 08, 2020.

PERMANENT ORDER xxx-01

29 August 2020

Announcement is made of the following award:

Awards: Red Dragon Campaign medal

Date or period or service: February - June 2020

Authority: 7CMBG (VIRTUAL)

Reason: 50% Participation or more in Operation RED DRAGON

Format: Ribbon/Medal

red dragon medal

AUTHORIZING COMMANDER:

Maj J. Smith

ACoy

OIC

Posted on August 29, 2020.

PERMANENT ORDER xxx-02

29 August 2020

Announcement is made of the following award:

Awards: Bushwar Campaign medal

Date or period or service: July - August 2020

Authority: 7CMBG (VIRTUAL)

Reason: 50% Participation or more in Bushwar Campaign

Format: Ribbon/Medal

Bushwar

AUTHORIZING COMMANDER:

Maj J. Smith

ACoy

OIC

Posted on August 29, 2020.

The 7 Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group is an ARMA 3 Mil-Sim group dedicated to creating and acting out realistic military scenarios using Canadian Armed Forces doctrine and tactics. 7CMBG is a unit and we work together to achieve our goals, both in game and out. Achieving a realistic simulation of modern combat is our ultimate objective - virtual "body counts" are not our goal. Every success is a group success, every failure is a group failure. There is no glory to one man since we fight together. 7CMBG has been around since 2007 and has a good blend of currently serving and retired Military members, mixed-in with dedicated civilians who have a strong desire in organized & Tactical MilSim. We accept non-Canadian members, keeping in-mind the time-zone used is Eastern Standard Time (EST) which is Toronto, Canada time. Our members are screened for maturity and 7CMBG will not typically accept anyone below the age of 18.

LCol StΓ©phane Morency

Brigade CO

Posted on August 01, 2020.