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Summer Bash 2019

Written by: L A V A
Art by: Last Friday Knight

Summer Bash 2019

Summer has arrived and we know what that means! It is time to PARTY! Traditionally, here in BWC we call that the Summer Bash, and we also call it an EPIC Operation.

This years Summer Bash will be conducted on the 24th and 31st of August. The first part (and kickoff of the event) will center on Community Games. Community Games are games which are not supported by

Destiny 2 - Solstice of Heroes

Written by: L A V A
Art by: Byronius Monk

Destiny 2 - Solstice of Heroes

Calling all Guardians! Have you spoken to Eva Levante? Have you meditated at the Statute of Heroes? If not, it's time to get going as the Solstice of Heroes has begun and will be running until 27 August. The event, which honors Guardian Heroes of the past, is designed to allow players to earn new armor sets which they can transfer over to the Shadowkeep expansion due...

Division 2 - Expedition: DC Outskirts!

Written by: L A V A
Art by: Byronius Monk

Expedition: DC Outskirts

Listen up Agents! There is a new free game mode coming to the Division 2 called Expeditions! The general release will be July 30th for all players and July 23rd for holders of the Year One Pass. Expeditions will be a new game feature and in Episode 1 it will take us out of the city to the DC Outskirts. Each expedition will contain 3 new main missions; the completion of which opens...

PAO Wants You!

Written by: Chephen
Art by: Chephen



Ever want to move up within the BWC and hold a meaningful billet? Love talking about your favorite games and the going-ons in BWC? Well then have we got the billets for you!

The Public Affairs Office (PAO) is looking for writers to help contribute to our front page articles and other ALCONs that you see throughout the forums and discord. The only requirements...

Division 2 Free to Play Weekend 13-16 June

Written by: L A V A
Art by: Chephen

Division 2 Free to Play Weekend
13-16 June

In a surprise offering during their presentation at E3, Massive Entertainment has announced a FREE to PLAY Weekend beginning this Thursday, 13 June through Sunday, 16 June. If you have been on the fence as to whether or not to purchase the Division 2, now is the time to give it a free trial. For those who enjoy the experience and want to continue their progression,



On September 23 - 24th, there will be three sorties organized featuring a re-enactment of the Pacific War that established the dominant role of carriers over battleships.

The three operations planned will be:

Surprise Attack on Pearl Harbor / Battle of the Coral Sea / Battle of Midway

Setting of each battle will be created and several launches will be held.


It is generally considered that the Pacific War began on 7/8 December 1941, on which date Japan invaded Thailand and attacked the British possessions of Malaya, Singapore, and Hong Kong as well as the United States military bases in Hawaii, Wake Island, Guam and the Philippines.

In January, Japan invaded Burma, the Dutch East Indies, New Guinea, the Solomon Islands and captured Manila, Kuala Lumpur and Rabaul. After being driven out of Malaya, Allied forces in Singapore attempted to resist the Japanese during the Battle of Singapore, but were forced to surrender to the Japanese on 15 February 1942; about 130,000 Indian, British, Australian and Dutch personnel became prisoners of war. The pace of conquest was rapid: Bali and Timor also fell in February.

Meanwhile, Japanese aircraft had all but eliminated Allied air power in Southeast Asia and were making attacks on northern Australia.

At the Battle of the Java Sea in late-February and early-March, the Imperial Japanese Navy (IJN) inflicted a resounding defeat on the main allied American-British-Dutch-Australian naval force. The Dutch East Indies campaign subsequently ended with the surrender of Allied forces on Java and Sumatra.

The Doolittle Raid in April 1942 in which bombers took off from the aircraft carrier USS Hornet 600 miles (970 km) from Japan, did minimal material damage but was a huge morale boost for the United States, and it had major psychological repercussions exposing the vulnerabilities of the Japanese homeland. The greatest effect of the raid, however, was that it caused the Japanese to launch the ultimately catastrophic assault on Midway.

Participating in any one operation will be rewarded by a ribbon.

Attending all three will be rewarded by a medal.


World of Warships is a supported game in our Warfare Division and offers all BWC members a great opportunity for quality gaming, team building and event participation. Featuring tactical variety, easy-to-learn but hard-to-master mechanics, addictive gameplay, and competitive league play, World of Warships espouses the “One Team, One Fight” ethos that BWC centers itself upon perfectly.

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A BWC Interview with

by John De, PAO Press Officer

CavGunner in Real Life
CavGunner, aka Brett to to his friends in ArmA 3, is 24 years old, single and from Ontario, Canada. He works as a Programmer and Systems Analyst. Hobbies include both gaming electronically and when he gets the chance, board games. He plays a lot of card games and tries to regularly attend Airsoft's games and tournaments whenever he can. He went to University for Programming and then Social Psychology which was his primary interest. He has a policy to not get a job in what he loves doing, so he took to Programming instead. He then went to College for a couple years and made it out of there with a job and is happy about that. CavGunner built his own gaming computer with an EVGA GTX 1080Ti, 16 Gbs DDR4 Ram, i7 6700k CPU, ASUS Sound card, MSIM7 MoBo all air cooled. He just upgraded the Graphics card.

How long have you been Gaming?
I started on the Nintendo Entertainment System , the Super NES, an N64 then a Game Cube; so about 20 years now.
What kind of Games did you play in the past?
A lot of Mario, Donkey Kong, Golden Eye for the N64. To this day my favorite game of all time is Donkey Kong 64. That game made me so happy. I couldn’t tell you why but, I still go back and play it every now and then.
Any future games you’re looking forward to?
Yes, the past few years have been pretty stagnant for games but, in the next couple of years, despite the controversy, I’m really looking forward to Middle Earth: Shadow of War, the sequel to the Shadow of Mordor. Also Absolver is coming out soon; that looks pretty awesome. It’s a Martial arts style MMO and has an interesting concept.
How many hours of Game Play do you get?
Not as much as I use to. Weekly anywhere from 20-30 hours. Daily anywhere from 0-5 or 6 on the weekends.
CavGunner and the BWC
CavGunner has been in the BWC since January 20 2015. Just under two years in BWC and he has already billeted as BWC-All Command Sargent Major (CSM). He contributes becoming NCOIC of BWC in such a short period of time to, "giving a shit"!
He has attended 415 Ops in all. 396 Operations, 40 FTX's, 156 Trainings, 46 Meetings, 6 Leg Ops and 7 Joint Operations. His Operations Lead includes 97 Trainings, 12 Operations, 133 Sql , 3 FTX's and 2 Meetings. Was recruited by [BWC]Goose has 718 forum posts and recruited 1 member.

When I first joined the community I had a real life buddy who pushed me into leadership positions, being a Drill instructor in games. From there I just wanted to help and moved up to the S-3 2IC of ArmA 3. Wrote a few trainings, made my way up to an NBR E-7. Continued doing administrative things for ArmA, became the ArmA-RCO, and when word went out they needed a new CSM I threw my name in hoping I could give them a hand; they accepted it and here I am. So, I contribute it to caring.

BWC Command Sergeant Major:

The BWC CSM is the senior most NCO in BWC. This billet is tasked with maintaining the integrity of the BWC SOP at every level of the BWC structure and ensuring that our standards of bearing, personal conduct and gaming sportsmanship are active, present and promoted throughout the Company. The CSM is often the initial gateway for BWC members to provide direct feedback to the BWC Command Team, and often acts as the membership advocate in matters of discipline. As such, this position is expected to have their thumb on the pulse of BWC membership through regular meetings with Regimental RSMs. This Legionnaire in Good Standing required billet is appointed by BWC Actual and reports directly to same until relieved.

Here is CavGunner's detailed Billet History, including promotions and some of his more prestigious awards.
The dates are linked to the forum posts that correspond to the comments made by his CO's and Peers.
(a must read)

2015-01-20: Promoted to E-1 2015-05-26: Promoted to E-5
2015-02-03: Promoted to E-2 2015-08-19: Remained as E-5
2015-03-31: Promoted to E-3 2015-11-04: Promoted to First Sergeant
2015-05-30: Promoted to E-4 2016-07-29: Promoted to E-5 for Billet
2016-01-13: Promoted to E-5 2016-12-07: Promoted to O-7 for Billet
2016-08-13: Promoted to E-6 2017-05-12: Promoted to BWC Command SgtMajor
2017-03-22: Promoted to E-7

ARMA 3 Subject Matter Expert 2016-06-10
BWC Command Cadre Service Badge 2017-08-20
BWC NCO Leadership Badge 2015-11-17
BWC Medal of Excellence 2016-05-08
BWC Command Unit Commendation 2016-06-02
BWC Executive Unit Citation [Silver Base] 2016-09-19
BWC Game Support C&S Tour Ribbon 1 2016-09-13
BWC Leader of the Month Ribbon 2015-05-14
BWC Leadership Ribbon 2015-11-25
BWC Operations Leadership [10 Ops] 2017-03-18
BWC Outstanding Achievement Ribbon 2016-06-15

(Hover over dates for forum links to these awards)

Why do you stay in the BWC ?
I stay for the people. I’ve run a few Gaming Communities in the past, but the people here have definitely kept me around.

Being NCOIC must be stressful how do you handle it?
The trick is to remember that this is a Gaming Community. We’re here to have fun; don’t turn it into a Job.

Are you playing any Games that are not in BWC now?
I recently got into the Dauntless beta. It’s a Monster Hunter-style game; I’ve been enjoying that one. Kings and Heroes is another. I’m the one that created the post in the Unsupported Games forums and updates the post. It’s one I’m very heavily interested in and hoping it picks up if the interest is there.

What is one of the funniest moments you’ve had in the BWC?
We have a lot of random things happen in ArmA 3 that it's really hard to narrow it down. The nature of ArmA 3 is it's a sandbox so anything can happen. You get a bunch of people together and the banter starts and those random situations just happen. I don't think I could pick any one moment that would be the funniest thing but most of my time playing in ArmA 3 would probably fulfill that as an answer.

What are your hopes for BWC's future?
I hope that people remember that this is a gaming community and we're here to have fun. Sure the billets and the NCO ranks and the responsibilities can drag on you at times, but, at the end of the day it's only what you make it. If you can walk away happy with what you've done, happy with the decisions you've made and be able to have fun in this community, then that's a win.

Are there any particular charities you'd like to see BWC involved in?
The one thing I like about BWC is they have a variety of charities they jump back and forth between based on the relevance or need at the time. In the past I ran events for Child's Play which BWC is also involved in. That one meant a lot to me. I know a lot of friends or children of friends where they've been stuck in hospitals up to years at a time. Charities like Child's Play really help them. But past that I have no affinity to any particular Charity. They all do good work.

Where did your Call Sign come from?
Back before I was part of any community and just starting to play PC games, I had four or five aliases I went with, there really wasn't one I stuck to. But, one thing that always happened in games was no one would ever let me drive. If it was a vehicle they would never let me behind the wheel or let me fly the thing. I always crashed it or messed it up some how. So, I was always on gun. That's where Gunner came from and Cav is the first three letters of my name.

CavGunners Message to the BWC
To all the people that may read this and all the ones that may be thinking of leaving or in the future, we're still here and ready to have fun. If you've left and want to come back please do. We'd love to have you back. Stick around, try a new game or meet new people; just remember it's all about having fun.


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