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Operation First Strike
Chicago Enlightened
Sunday, January 3, 2016

There's nothing like sleet and snow to get the fielder's blood pumping. After securing the overall cycle win for 2015, we decided to do get 2016 off to a good start by fielding over all of Chicago and its suburbs using our multi-multi-multi layer technique. 

We're really starting to get good at this! Keys were plentiful and exchanged easily. Agents showed up in droves and on time. Blockers melted like butter. Of the 36 layers possible, we got 31 up for the noon CT checkpoint, making it the largest ENL field I've been a part of.

My favorite part of the day was the rethrow. Our crew in South Haven was back at a local agent's house, drinking delicious cocktails. About 30 minutes after checkpoint, Resistance agents took down the field on two anchors, then left the scene. However, we had plenty of keys, and a couple of agents had missed their layers. Since the lane was clear, we sprang to action at all three anchors. South Haven agents sprinted to the end of the pier, braving the sleet and waves. We rethrew 15 more layers, covering the Windy City in a green fog. 

Here's to an Enlightened 2016!

Overview
Belvidere, IL == Pontiac, IL == South Haven, MI
61 ENL Agents from Illinois, Wisconsin, Indiana and Michigan
MU per layer: between 4.01 and 4.08 million MU
Total layers thrown: 49
Total MU captured: about 196 million
Posted to checkpoint: 31 layers ~ 124 million MU
Onyx Illuminator badges: 18
Gold Mind Controller badge: 1

Honors:
Key Master: +Deanne Gober 
Most Miles Driven: +RANDY HOJCUS drove and stayed overnight to get his blocker down!
Best Chicken and Waffles: Phoenix Street Cafe in South Haven, MI

Onyx illuminator badges: 18
CaptainPheadrus
DisasteResponse
Playington
Raayat
BlackCatPoet
EggToss
bgskyman
DMG13
Link1652
Tesla128
AgentKelly
Jmbeardington
mrsbeardington
CalamityAnn
Woodrift
Stone46
JessOchoa
Switzer78

Gold mind controller: 1
bloop4bloop

To join us next time, join the ChiENL Slack and ask for an invitation to our Fielding Academy. 
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+Matt Kuzma​ done! I hope I filled it all out right....
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Stay Classy Chicago - 0100 12SEP2015

#chienl #chifieldacad #sitrep #ingress

ChiENL Fielding Academy - Food, Fields and Fun™

15 layers over Chicago and suburbs
About 3.9 million MU per layer
59 million total MU captured, all made checkpoint 
Fields closed from anchors on all three sides
9 onyx illuminator badges earned
4 platinum illuminator badges earned (almost there!)
Chain O'Lakes State Park, IL <===> Braidwood, IL <===> Michigan City, IN

In a world of cheap entertainment, trash talk, and fast food, the people of Chicagoland cried out for something more. Something refined, something sophisticated, something...classy. Something like a 15-layer, multi-multi-multi anchor green field over the entire metro area, and the first green field over all of Chicago in 2015. 

The Plan <==> The People

Big fields require a lot of work, and nothing motivates like an instant   platinum or onyx badge. So, we designed the field with multiple anchors at each direction, allowing agents in all three locations to get a piece of the action. We navigated the various Hangouts and Slack channels, and built an overwhelming team. 

Also key to the plan was Chain O'Lakes State Park, a fantastic park  near the Wisconsin border. We purchased a camping spot for the night and used three anchors inside, since access is restricted after 9pm. Delicious S'mores were made. 

Clearing was done by 12:40 am. All 15 layers made checkpoint and stood until 2:15 am. 

What went well: 
* 4 operators who divided up the lanes and the communication brilliantly. 
* Clearing agents who worked so quickly, they had time to make side fields for fun
* Leaders from around Chicago and Indiana Enlightened who ran keys and made introductions
* New players who took a chance on this crazy 1am field and did amazingly well

Take a look at:
* I hope all agents currently using hangouts will consider joining our Slack group, where it is much easier to post documents, answer questions and navigate. I love you all, but recruiting in 6 different hangouts is pretty tough. 
* Let's do this again soon! 

MVP of the Operation: 
@Cubber +Charles Druyor
Shuttled keys from the park all the way to Michigan City and back. Led the campsite team. Unclear if he made the S'mores, but I wouldn't be surprised. 

Throwers
@Aimiya78 
@Anunymous 
@Bjomolf
@Cubber
@dinosaur44- Rookie of the Op
@finaldarkknight
@GMA0801
@illuminatiagt
@Jaynor
@Kraibald
@matrix3478
@metallicpea
@Muffinish
@ScottXavierCom
@vames

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@Riedling
@Lawndale
@AECHx2
@GreenHornet

Clearers
@Aardy
@Adfenestrator
@AKiteFlier- Honorable Mention, Rookie of the Op
@Banukas
@bonemuse
@Calculated
@Cornwuff
@deedahthebeast
@DisasterBlkhawk
@DisasterBosco
@DisasterDragon
@DisasterFielder
@Disasterphantom
@DisasterRawr 
@Ehrayn
@FirebirdRising
@Geepa
@HalLoco
@HOJO
@Huorn
@IckyThing
@Inigmat1c
@Kestrel7
@Matthias555
@MiruU2
@MrSiddddddd
@Oxidizing1
@P1olo
@ResistnceFutile
@Sapient
@Skrivus
@sturnusvulgaris
@Suminad
@Trubadoor
@Tuel
@Woodrift

Lake Defense and Control
@djortiz
@eft37
@FlameCranium
@Hutch
@KevinC
@Rubiel
@TeslaKoiled

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@KuzMatt9

Old Tyme Artwork
@JeffreyBomb

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You picked a good day for it - I had to work at 7am on the weekend. 😥
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A highlight of my career. 
(l-r) Laura Garcia, me, Marquell Smith, Gov. Pat Quinn I had the great honor of speaking to the Chicago chapter of the New Leaders Council last week. They held their annual fundraiser at the Paris Club and asked me to speak t...
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Very cool, Matt!
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So call me "Maybe" Quick quiz: Have you ever been in a situation where you were with someone who had obviously forgotten your name, but they were too embarrassed to ask you? So they called you "buddy" or "you" or "chief" or...
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#ingress   #chienl   #sitrep  
Abbadon Solidarity Field
Saturday, November 14, 2015 1200CT 
Belvidere, IL -----  Pontiac, IL ----- South Haven, MI
28 layers completed over all of Chicago
Each layer measured 4.0 million MU
Additional lake fields added 2.2 million MU
Total MU captured: about 114 million MU
Posted to checkpoint: 32 million MU

This was a really fun field that came together quickly. Since so many leaders from both teams were heading to Pittsburgh, Charlotte, and New Orleans, those of us left behind decided to 1) recharge portals to support New Orleans and 2) put up a big 'ol field to show support. 

This was also inspired by the large Resistance field that went up Tuesday night. After a day of back and forth lake fields, the big blue field that night got us fired up. +Alex Nun pinged me: "so Matt tell me we have a contingency plan for something like this because im ready lol" 

Turned out we had some keys kicking around and indeed had a plan sitting on the shelf. 

The team was assembled Wednesday, and several agents joined in the day before or morning of. Calm, steady operating by +Todd Wolcott made a big difference, as with 20 minutes to go, we ended up with more agents than blockers to take down. 

Once again, we used a mulit-anchor design on all three sides of the field, allowing us to get layers through the checkpoint even when we were under attack. Congratulations to stupidusername for cutting down more MU in one shot than both teams in our cell usually put up in a week. 

Throwers (please call out new badges in comments if I missed you!) 
Anunymous  - new onyx
CaptianPheadrus - new onyx
DisasterSkunk - new onyx
DisasterRawr - 60 million MU whoa
djortiz - new MU layer record
FeOx - new onyx
Hawk1105 - new onyx
shortyking88 - new onyx
YourFatMomma - new onyx

Lake Fielders:
Rubiel
CoverFire
APizzaPie
bloop4bloop - new platinum

Clearing (please speak up in comments if I missed you!) 
AKiteFlier
B00ndocksaint
Banukas
DarkAngelMD
DeathCroak
DeathVally
DisasterBosco
DisasterPyrite
DMG13
FlameCranium
flyboypat152
Jeffreybomb
LittleRav
metallicpea
MHammett
Raro
ResistnceFutile
SoldierOfMetal
sturnusvulgaris
suminad
Syncotron
thegreatgazoo
Verine

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Lawndale
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Note to the Resistance - we burned all the keys and will never ever throw this field again, so no need to worry 😉🐸👍
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+Dave Garnier​ Sorry i been busy in oakland kicking ass in hand to hand ingress .. But Yeah cool man hope u guys didnt get lonely on that island 
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Well, this is quite an honor!
I'm thrilled and honored beyond belief to be invited to speak at the New Leaders Council event this week, along with Illinois Governor Pat Quinn. I have several friends who are current or previous Fellows from NLC, so it's hi...
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Matt, congratulations...that's pretty cool!
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