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*Please Note: This service is only for people who have registered for the event. There will also be a cut-off of three weeks prior to guarantee you a letter.





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Civilian Incentive Program

Face it, milsim airsoft and historical re-enactments are just other forms of LARPing. The Civilian Incentive Program has been designed to usher another facet into our events for dedicated Role-Players who would like to attend but aren’t interested in the pew pew aspect so much. Or, they would like to experience our immersive Vietnam era events but aren’t quite ready to invest in all of the correct equipment yet.

These roles will vary from event to event. For instance, our Ragnarokkr series would need a Combat Reporter/Press or a Refugee. Our Vietnam War series would welcome villagers, monks, vendors and farmers. These roles would all be non-combat characters to further the immersion of the event.

Your character will be written by staff and will be meant to enhance the overall experience. You will be given an organic script or guide on how to react to situations put forth by game players and you will be rewarded for your participation with event specific rewards and/or free tickets to future events!

The important part to understand is that you will still be experiencing the same immersion from the event as the other attendees, just without a weapon in your hand. Want to emulate a Vietnamese monk? Then we will build the scenario for you walk in his shoes, or sandals in this case.

Inquire Here:


If you are interested, please send us your info:


Vietnamese Villager - Operation Cochise Green (8/15/2020)Buddhist Monk - Operation Cochise Green (8/15/2020)Soda Vendor - Operation Cochise Green (8/15/2020)Fruit Vendor - Operation Cochise Green (8/15/2020)

The Incentive:

At our larger events you will receive any SWAG that is being given away as you would be as an attendee. Also, this year we will be offering a FREE ticket to any of our ONE-DAY events for airsoft players. You will receive a certificate at the event you attended as a CIP. Then you will redeem the certificate at the event you wish to attend for free.

Not interested in a free event? If you are a LARPer or have no interest in airsoft, we will be offering t-shirt choices based on the event.

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BAE Podcast

Broken Arrow’s first Podcast episode. Liam discusses the 2019 event line-up and briefly explains what each event entails. The BAE AFVN Radio station gets a shout out. We have an interview segment called Bae of BAEs where Liam interviews his “bae” Kasey. Plus you can count how many times Liam says “basically”!

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CIDG / MIKE Force Uniform Requirements

HEAD GEAR HELMET

Reluctantly Accepted

  • M1 “Steel Pot” Helmet

NOT Accepted

  • Modern-style Tactical Helmet

HEAD GEAR SOFT COVER

Accepted

  • US-style boonie hat
  • Period-style boonie hat (Green, Black, Tiger Stripe or Duck Hunter)
  • Tailored/Custom boonie hat
  • CIDG boonie hat (Green, Black, Tiger Stripe or Duck Hunter)

NOT Accepted

  • Modern-style boonie hat
  • Baseball cap
  • Rothco or Truspec Ripstop boonie hat monstrosities

UNIFORM

Preferred

  • High Quality Tiger Stripe Pattern Uniform (Moore’s, East Asia Supply or Sessler) [NO ROTHCO OR RIPSTOP]

Accepted

    • 60s era Duck Hunter Uniform Set/Cut (Kamo or Ranger Brand, Beo Gam)
  • Original Jungle Fatigues Uniform 1st, 2nd or 3rd pattern 
  • High Quality Repro (Moores, Hessian Antique) Jungle Fatigues Uniform 1st, 2nd or 3rd pattern 
  • Rothco Jungle Fatigues Uniform Ripstop 3rd Pattern
  • OG 107 Sateen Utility Uniform

Reluctantly Accepted

  • Original Jungle Fatigues Uniform in ERDL
  • High Quality Repro (Moores, EAS, Sessler) Jungle Fatigues Uniform in ERDL

NOT Accepted

  • Modern BDUs (Green, Woodland)
  • Rothco or Truspec including other ripstop uniforms in Tiger Stripe of any kind
  • 80s to Modern Duck Hunter Set/Cut including gear

*Note: Uniforms should be sterile or at least without regular infantry unit SSI. We will specifiy a way around this in the buyer’s guide.

UNDERSHIRT

Preferred

  • Plain cotton T-Shirt in OD green or white
  • No shirt

Accepted

  • Plain cotton tank top in white or OD green

NOT Accepted

  • Underarmor or other modern undershirts
  • Any shirts with patterns, labels, or designs printed on them

FOOTWEAR

Preferred

  • Original USGI jungle boots, olive drab color; any sole type (Vibram or Panama)
  • Post-War Issue USGI jungle boots, olive drab color; any sole type (Vibram or Panama)

Accepted

  • Repro USGI jungle boots, olive drab color; any sole type (Vibram or Panama)
  • Palladium in Green or Black

NOT Accepted

  • Modern combat or hiking boots

WEAPON

Preferred

  • M16A1 rifle
  • XM177
  • M60 machine gun
  • M79 “Thumper” Grenade Launcher

Accepted

  • M14

RELUCTANTLY Accepted

  • M1A1 Thompson
  • M3 Grease Gun

NOT Accepted Any Longer

  • CAR-15 (SOG-68) “The Snowflake”

NOT Accepted

  • ANY AK variant
  • ANY AR-15 variant that is not an M16A1 or that has any attachments
  • Dragunov SVD rifle
  • RPK or RPK-74 machine gun
  • PK or PKM machine gun
  • M60E3 or M60E4 machine gun

M16 MAGAZINE

Preferred

  • Mid-Cap (100-140 bb) “20RD” magazine “Shorties” for M16

Accepted

  • Mid-Cap (100-140 bb) “30RD” magazine “Banana” style for M16

NOT Accepted

  • High-Cap of any kind
  • Magpul or KWA Tryhard Hex style Mags

CANTEEN

Preferred

  • USGI 1QT plastic canteen in M56 canteen cover
  • USGI 2QT plastic canteen in 2QT M56 canteen cover

Accepted

  • USGI 2QT plastic canteen in 2QT ALICE canteen cover

NOT Accepted

  • Camelbaks
  • Nalgene bottles
  • Disposable PET bottles
  • LC-1 or ALICE 1QT covers

LOAD CARRYING EQUIPMENT

Preferred

  • USGI M56 load bearing suspenders
  • USGI pistol belt
  • USGI M56 ammo pouches
  • USGI mag bandoleer

RELUCTANTLY Accepted

  • M67 Canteen Pouches
  • M67 Ammo Pouches

NOT Accepted

  • Plate Carrier
  • Molle
  • ALICE load bearing equipment

RUCKSACK

Preferred

  • USGI lightweight or tropical rucksack

Accepted

  • ARVN rucksack
  • USGI mountain rucksack
  • CISO rucksack

RELUCTANTLY Accepted

  • USGI Medium ALICE rucksack with frame removed, olive drab color

SLEEPING GEAR

Preferred

  • USGI wool blanket, olive drab color
  • OD or ERDL USGI poncho liner

Accepted

  • Woodland USGI poncho liner
  • USGI M1949 sleeping bag
  • Generic brown or grey wool blanket

RELUCTANTLY Accepted

  • Modern sleeping bag inside of a USGI olive drab sleeping bag cover

NOT Accepted

  • Modern sleeping bags brightly colored
  • Modern tents 

COLD/WET WEATHER GEAR

Preferred/Accepted

  • USGI rubber poncho
  • USGI wool field shirt
  • USGI wool sweater
  • USGI M65 field jacket
  • USGI M51 field jacket
  • USN Cold Weather Deck Jacket

NOT Accepted

  • Modern poncho
  • Modern rain suit

MESSKIT

Preferred

  • USGI steel mess kit
  • Canteen cup

Accepted

  • Generic metal utensils

SHELTER

Preferred

  • Shelter half x2 for a complete “pup” tent (You will need to carry it in)

NOT Accepted

  • Modern tents

NVA Uniform Requirements

HEADGEAR

Preferred

  • NVA pith helmet, with or without camouflage net
  • NVA style cotton boonie hat

NOT Accepted

    • “Rice farmer” style hat
  • US-style boonie hat

UNIFORM

Preferred

  • NVA enlisted man’s uniform (available on Moore’s Militaria), shirt tucked into pants

Accepted

  • Dickie’s brand work pants and long sleeve work shirt, khaki color
  • French F1 uniform

NOT Accepted

  • Tan-colored civilian clothes
  • “Black pajamas” or other black colored clothing

Uniform shirt shall be worn tucked into uniform pants, uniform pants shall be worn over boots (not tucked in)

UNDERSHIRT

Preferred

  • No undershirt

Accepted

  • Plain cotton T-shirt in black, grey, white, or olive drab color
  • Plain cotton tank top in black, grey, white, or olive drab color

NOT Accepted

  • Underarmor or other modern undershirts
  • Any shirts with patterns, labels, or designs printed on them

FOOTWEAR

Preferred

  • Chinese type 65 “liberation” boots, high cut (available on ebay)

Accepted

  • Canvas Palladium brand “pallabrouse” ankle boots, high cut
  • USGI jungle boots, olive drab color

NOT Accepted

  • Modern combat or hiking boots

WEAPON

Preferred

  • AKM or AKMS rifle
  • Type 56 or Type 56-1 rifle
  • PPSh-41 or PPS-43 submachine gun
  • Mosin Nagant rifle
  • SKS rifle
  • RPD machine gun
  • Browning 1919 machine gun
  • Browning M1918 BAR machine gun
  • RPG-2 rocket launcher
  • RPG-7 rocket launcher
  • Tokarev TT-33 Pistol
  • M1911A1 Pistol (in correct USGI Vietnam-era configuration)

Accepted

  • Any AK with: Wood handguards, wood or stamped metal stock, stamped metalstyle mags, no muzzle device, no attachments (scope, bipod, light, etc)
  • M16A1 rifle
  • M60 machine gun

NOT Accepted

  • ANY AK variant that does not fit the above requirements
  • ANY AR-15 variant that is not an M16A1 or that has any attachments
  • Dragunov SVD rifle
  • RPK or RPK-74 machine gun
  • PK or PKM machine gun
  • M60E3 or M60E4 machine gun

Other AK variants will be accepted ONLY under the following conditions:

  • The stock is either wood, or steel underfolding
  • The pistol grip is either wood or bakelite
  • The handguards are wood
  • No muzzle device other than an AK-47 muzzle nut or AKM slant brake
  • No optics, side or top rails, or any accessories
  • AK-47 style stamped steel mags are used

SLING

Preferred

  • Chinese canvas AK/SKS sling with leather tabs
  • Soviet canvas AK/SKS sling with leather tabs

Accepted

  • Soviet canvas Mosin Nagant sling
  • USGI canvas M16 sling
  • USGI General Purpose strap

NOT Accepted

  • Any nylon sling
  • Any modern sling

BELT

Preferred

  • Chicom-style trouser belt (available on Moore’s Militaria or KeepShooting)
  • Vietnamese copy of USGI pistol belt (available on Ebay)

Accepted

  • USGI M1936 or M1956 pistol belt

NOT Accepted

  • ALICE pistol belt

CANTEEN

Preferred

  • NVA/Chicom-style canteen with canvas yoke (no painted pictures on the side)

Accepted

  • USGI M1910 aluminum canteen in an M1936 or M1956 canteen cover
  • USGI 2-quart canteen in USGI M1910 “meat can” mess kit pouch

NOT Accepted

  • Camelbaks
  • Nalgene bottles
  • Disposable PET bottles

AMMUNITION CARRYING EQUIPMENT

Preferred

  • 3 pocket chicom AK chest rig
  • 10 pocket chicom SKS chest rig
  • Chicom SMG shoulder pouch
  • Chicom type 53 mosin nagant pouch
  • Chicom stick grenade pouch

Accepted

  • 4 pocket chicom AK chest rig
  • USGI M1928 general purpose pouch

NOT Accepted

  • Vietnam-era USGI load bearing equipment

RUCKSACK

Preferred

  • NVA rucksack (available from sampan imports or Ebay) (no painted flags or pictures on it)

Accepted

  • Soviet veshmeshok (available on Ebay)
  • USGI M1936 musette bag
  • USGI Mountain rucksack
  • Czech M60 rucksack (available on KeepShooting)

RELUCTANTLY Accepted

  • USGI lightweight or tropical rucksack
  • USGI Medium ALICE rucksack with frame removed, olive drab color

SLEEPING GEAR

Preferred

  • USGI jungle hammock
  • Generic olive drab colored hammock
  • USGI silk parachute blanket
  • USGI wool blanket, olive drab color
  • Soviet Plash Palatka

Accepted

  • USGI pup tent
  • USGI rubber poncho
  • OD or ERDL USGI poncho liner
  • USGI M1949 sleeping bag
  • Generic brown or grey wool blanket

RELUCTANTLY Accepted

  • Modern sleeping bag inside of a USGI olive drab sleeping bag cover

NOT Accepted

  • Modern sleeping bags
  • Modern tents

COLD/WET WEATHER GEAR

Preferred

  • NVA quilted warming vest
  • USGI parachute silk scarf or cape
  • Checkered Vietcong-style identification scarf (available from sampan imports)
  • Soviet Plash Palatka

Accepted

  • USGI rubber poncho
  • USGI wool field shirt
  • USGI wool sweater

NOT Accepted

  • Modern poncho
  • Modern rain suit

MESSKIT

Preferred

  • Ceramic or enameled metal bowl
  • Ceramic or enameled metal cup or mug
  • Wooden or metal chopsticks
  • Wooden or metal spoon
  • Cotton “elephant trunk” tube for carrying rice
  • Metal cooking pot

Accepted

  • USGI M1910 mess kit
  • Soviet or German mess kit
  • Generic metal utensils

Viet Cong Uniform Requirements

HEADGEAR

Preferred

  • NVA style cotton boonie hat
  • NVA pith helmet, with or without camouflage net

NOT Accepted

  • US-style boonie hat
  • Non-Combat Exception – “Rice farmer” conical hat (NOT TO BE WORN DURING COMBAT OPERATIONS) used to blend in with populace.

UNIFORM

Preferred

  • Vietnamese Civilian Garb long sleeve “Black Pajamas” (available on ebay and vendors)

Accepted

  • Dickie’s brand “scrubs” pants – black with Dickie’s brand black long sleeve work shirt

NOT Accepted

  • Black-colored tactical or civilian clothes

It is encouraged (but not required) to wear a checkered black colored Vietcong-style identification scarf (can be found on ebay).

UNDERSHIRT

Preferred

  • No undershirt

Accepted

  • Plain cotton T-shirt in black, grey, white, or olive drab color
  • Plain cotton tank top in black, grey, white, or olive drab color

NOT Accepted

  • Underarmor or other modern undershirts
  • Any shirts with patterns, labels, or designs printed on them

FOOTWEAR

Preferred

  • Chinese type 65 “liberation” boots, high cut (available on ebay)

Accepted

  • Canvas Palladium brand “pallabrouse” ankle boots, high cut
  • USGI jungle boots, olive drab color

NOT Accepted

  • Modern combat or hiking boots

WEAPON

Preferred

  • AKM or AKMS rifle
  • Type 56 or Type 56-1 rifle
  • PPSh-41 or PPS-43 submachine gun
  • Mosin Nagant rifle
  • SKS rifle
  • RPD machine gun
  • Browning 1919 machine gun
  • Browning M1918 BAR machine gun
  • RPG-2 rocket launcher
  • RPG-7 rocket launcher

Accepted

  • Any AK with: Wood handguards, wood or stamped metal stock, stamped metal style mags, no muzzle device, no attachments (scope, bipod, light, etc)
  • M16A1 rifle
  • M60 machine gun
  • M1 Garand
  • M1 or M2 Carbine
  • M3 Grease Gun
  • M1 Thompson submachine gun
  • K98
  • MP44
  • MP40
  • Tokarev TT-33 Pistol
  • M1911A1 Pistol (in correct USGI Vietnam-era configuration)

NOT Accepted

  • ANY AK variant that does not fit the above requirements
  • ANY AR-15 variant that is not an M16A1 or that has any attachments
  • Dragunov SVD rifle
  • RPK or RPK-74 machine gun
  • PK or PKM machine gun
  • M60E3 or M60E4 machine gun

Other AK variants will be accepted ONLY under the following conditions:

  • The stock is either wood, or steel underfolding
  • The pistol grip is either wood or bakelite
  • The handguards are wood
  • No muzzle device other than an AK-47 muzzle nut or AKM slant brake
  • No optics, side or top rails, or any accessories
  • AK-47 style stamped steel mags are used

BELT (Not mandatory with “Pajamas”)

Preferred

  • Chicom-style trouser belt (available on Moore’s Militaria or KeepShooting)
  • Vietnamese copy of USGI pistol belt (available on Ebay)

Accepted

  • USGI M1936 or M1956 pistol belt

NOT Accepted

  • ALICE pistol belt

CANTEEN

Preferred

  • NVA/Chicom-style canteen with canvas yoke (no painted pictures on the side)

Accepted

  • USGI M1910 aluminum canteen in an M1936 or M1956 canteen cover
  • USGI 2-quart canteen in USGI M1910 “meat can” mess kit pouch

NOT Accepted

  • Camelbaks
  • Nalgene bottles
  • Disposable PET bottles

AMMUNITION CARRYING EQUIPMENT

Preferred

  • 3 pocket chicom AK chest rig
  • 10 pocket chicom SKS chest rig
  • Chicom SMG shoulder pouch
  • Chicom type 53 mosin nagant pouch
  • Chicom stick grenade pouch
  • USGI M1928 Garand or BAR cartridge belt
  • USGI 3 or 5 cell Thompson magazine pouch

Accepted

  • 4 pocket chicom AK chest rig
  • USGI M1928 general purpose pouch

NOT Accepted

  • Vietnam-era USGI load bearing equipment

RUCKSACK

Preferred

  • Basket Carrier (Homemade)
  • NVA rucksack (available from sampan imports or Ebay) (no painted flags or pictures on it)

Accepted

  • Soviet veshmeshok (available on Ebay)
  • USGI M1936 musette bag
  • USGI Mountain rucksack
  • Czech M60 rucksack (available on KeepShooting)

RELUCTANTLY Accepted

  • USGI lightweight or tropical rucksack
  • USGI Medium ALICE rucksack with frame removed, olive drab color
  • ARVN rucksack

SLEEPING GEAR

Preferred

  • USGI jungle hammock
  • Generic olive drab colored hammock
  • USGI silk parachute blanket
  • USGI wool blanket, olive drab color
  • Soviet Plash Palatka

Accepted

  • USGI pup tent
  • USGI rubber poncho
  • OD or ERDL USGI poncho liner
  • USGI M1949 sleeping bag
  • Generic brown or grey wool blanket

RELUCTANTLY Accepted

  • Modern sleeping bag inside of a USGI olive drab sleeping bag cover

NOT Accepted

  • Modern sleeping bags
  • Modern tents

COLD/WET WEATHER GEAR

Preferred

  • NVA quilted warming vest
  • USGI parachute silk scarf or cape
  • Checkered black colored Vietcong-style identification scarf (available from sampan imports)
  • Soviet Plash Palatka

Accepted

  • USGI rubber poncho
  • USGI wool field shirt
  • USGI wool sweater
  • 1960s or earlier civilian sweater in a solid, subdued color

NOT Accepted

  • Modern poncho
  • Modern rain suit

MESSKIT

Preferred

  • Ceramic or enameled metal bowl
  • Ceramic or enameled metal cup or mug
  • Wooden or metal chopsticks
  • Wooden or metal spoon
  • Cotton “elephant trunk” tube for carrying rice
  • Metal cooking pot

Accepted

  • USGI M1910 mess kit
  • Soviet or German mess kit
  • Generic metal utensils
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