Detouring from the war, Outreach Island is a small inhabited, mountainous island in the South Rites sea (west of southern Follvirkeland). Quite chilly most of the year (and downright freezing in the winter), Outreach was long ignored until later in the years of the Home Defense Act. Follvirkeland was in the process of building a Fleet for the Cilician Ocean (north of the Rites Sea), but needed Eyes and Ears off the mainland to catch anyone wanting to come "visit" them. Outreach was then dragged into the Government's attention. Small, with high elevations, the location was perfect. An effort to establish a presence there was immediate.
It'd be a little hard to find without good ol' GPS tracking.
The Town of Outreach was built to house the Government/Military personnel stationed on the island, as well as any others who might want to make a modest living there. Because of the island's out-of-the-way location and insignificant civilian importance, few came. Today, the small town is home to over Two hundred residents.
Energy for the town and it's Military assets are supplied by the generous Follvirkeland government. Several large Wind Turbines make use of the Island's strong wind currents blowing in from the sea. Resulting wind chill however is not generally liked.
Over the mountain and through the woods, to the Listening Post we go. This is one of the two most valuable things on Outreach Island.
The Communications post monitors all nearby Comm traffic. If there's a foreign power's ship in the area and her Captain ordered a sandwich over the radio, they'd hear about it. Due to the post's hard to get to location, roads were not built. Instead materials and supplies were ferried in by Helicopter, and the station maintains a Helipad at all times for regular supply shipments. The path going off the left, however? It leads to something.
The only 'road' up here connects the Comm station with the rest of the Listening Post. The Post's truck runs between the two whenever a Supply run comes in, or personnel need to get from one to the other. No guardrail. Long way down though.
The other end of the Post sits the Radar station. This is the Eyes of the Outreach. It's Long Range Radar points out anything from a baseball to high altitude bombers. Without this, the Cilician Fleet harbored at Kristinsund Naval Base would have very few minutes of warning of an impending attack.
The continued safety of Follvirkeland from this vigilance more than makes up for the dreaded weather.
Next up, we'll return to a good ol' story update. Lots of dialogue and good juicy details for you readers.