I normally try to stay out of this sort of thing, but I don't think I can this time. I was the SL for the SoF squad of six guys. I had my orders for the start on Saturday, start in CC and push into the woods to deny the UFS the ability to flank and penetrate from the woodline. We did this, and ended up trudging through swamps for about 2 hours. While in the swamps it became apparent our comms were programmed incorrectly, which is our fault, and no one else's. If YOUR comms go down YOU need to find a solution. Either reprogram in the field or find some other way to get orders/intel. I made several runs across the AO to meet with the CO, give him updates on our movements, discuss the next move, etc. If you want the intel, and YOUR comms are down, over come it somehow. On Saturday I barely went through two mags, which is fine. We accomplished our missions, recovered intel where we could, including the FRAGO in the south village. We had a blast during the night evolution and all day Sunday. Sunday my AEG went down so I was left with my axe and pistol. Had just as much fun. ***Edited from orginal post due to new information coming to light.*** I do have some insight regarding some of the issues people are bringing up. First, AMS events run on a continou storyline, the results of the previous Op drive the next Op. This explains why CoST was in a defensive role and UFS was offensive. If you were a PL or SL and had no idea what was going on regarding the game plan, then you have no one to blame but yourself. Having been a CO and XO I know less than half of the PLs and SLs participate in the forum discussions or the Skype meetings . If you want to have an active role in leadership, you need to be ACTIVE in the leadership role YOU have chosen. If you were present at all the meetings, then this is obviously not directed towards you and I thank you for your participation. The reason detailed information is not disseminated on the secure forums is we seem to always have a leak; this is why detailed information is distributed during the Skype meetings. It is then the responsibility of the PLs and SLs to give the information their respective platoons and squads. One of the unique and outstanding things about AMS Ops is it is very player centric. The leadership is chosen from the player base, everyone one of us has an opportunity to be in a leadership role. If you don't like the way an Op went, then step up and take an active role. It seems there is always a plea for people to fill leadership roles before every event, but almost no one is willing to fill it. Injuries on the field: these are going to happen regardless of what the event staff briefs you on beforehand. People trip on elevated platforms, trip down stairs, fall out of windows as they try to be cool and do things they have never done before. I fail to see how this is the fault of the event staff. Support staff: I do think they need to be in a different coloured shirt and it needs to be made clear ahead of time they are not admins and can not function as such. Uniforms: I am a huge proponent of clearly defined uniforms. Tan is tan, green is green. For example, DCU, chocolate chip, desert DPM, M81, DPM, Flecktarn. There was way to much fratricide going on, always is. As ClayVT mention, multicam and kryptec can go either way (no pun intended). While I understand target ID is part of MilSim, however, the continued fratricide takes away from experience. Complaints: I urge you to send your issues/suggestions to the AMS staff. They are very open to discussion on how to improve your experience. In conclusion, we had a great time. We will be returning to AMS events in the future. Hope to see you all in New Mexico!