Thursday, April 4, 2013

D is for Drava

On the coast of New Hokkaido is the city of Drava.  Originally a small fishing village on the coast, Drava became the beachhead for the military campaign to reclaim the large island.  When the Mecsek Initiative began, Drava was abandoned by most of the government military personnel and replaced with deCom.  Only a small group of logistical military personnel remain on Drava serving as military police, strategic command, housing maintenance, food services, etc.
At any given time Drava contains between 500 to 1000 deCom participants, living in plastic fabricated housing.  Twice a day large hovercraft travel between the mainland and Drava, bringing in deCom crews and taking them back to civilization where they can resupply, get major medical attention, or just go home.
For the most part, crews are housed together with separation by the sexes largely ignored or maintained just in a building-by-building level.  The military oversees most of the law enforcement, but crime is surprisingly rare given that most people living in the area are heavily armed and extremely cautious.  The most common incidences involve public drunkenness and disorderly conduct, and are usually resolved by either ejecting them from Drava and back to the mainland for a period of time, or downgrading the quality of assignment upon their next deployment.

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