Battle of Scranton Returns
Red Storm East "The Battle of Scranton" returns to the Lace Works in Scranton, Pennsylvania on April 26th - 28th, 2013. Red Storm East is a operational war game that allows participants to build teamwork and experience authentic battle conditions.
The Pocono Film Commission worked to bring the event to Scranton in 2012. Watch the trailer below:
The event is filmed and a full length feature is created from the event. If you are aware of other large venues that would provide a challenging location for a battle, please contact the Pocono Film Commission.
Red Storm East is part of the Operation Lion Claws Military Simulation Series. Established in Oct. 2002, Operation Lion Claws Military Simulation Series (OLCMSS) has grown to an international military war games phenomena.
Led by a cast of inspirational military personalities ranging from COL (ret) Danny McKnight of Black Hawk Down fame, MSG (ret) Howard 'Mad Max' Mullen (co-author of Army's Hand to Hand Combat Manual), legendary Green Beret COL (ret) Paul Longgrear, SGT Kenn Miller, a LRRP man with 80 Vietnam missions under his belt, SGT Igor Dobroff, Soviet Airborne veteran from the Afghanistan conflict, 1SG Matt Eversmann also of Blackhawk Down fame, and USMC MSG Alexander Radke, OLCMSS has transformed a wide range of young men and women into Soldiers, Marines, Airmen and Sailors, many of them in their branches respective Special Ops programs.
OLCMSS provides a proper venue for men and women who crave action and excitement the opportunity to test his/her physical and mental strength. For two days, these adrenalin seekers will learn to follow orders and develop a sense of teamwork under mock combat conditions. Missions are created to generate a competitive spirit within the guidelines of teamwork. Each participant must first apply for participation in each event. Underage participants must be vouched by an adult event alumni and apply for a position via a written petition. Father and son pairs are strongly encouraged while we make a point to accept returning front line troops at moments notice. OLCMSS has been shown to be one of the most effective 'post combat stress relief' programs by returning soldiers.