- "You must infiltrate the Taliban-held town of Gardez and locate Tariq,a local elder who has valuable intel on High-Value targets and enemy postions in the surrounding area."
- — Missions Menu Description
|Medal of Honor (2010)|
|Tier 1 Operator Rabbit|
|AFO team Neptune|
|M4A1 Carbine, M870MCS, P226|
| *Fight Back To Ambush Site
|Taliban, Chechen Mujahideen|
|PS3, XBOX 360, PC|
First In is the opening level in Medal of Honor (2010).
- "They shall not grow old,as we that are left grow old:Age shall not weary them,nor the years condemn.At the going down of the sun and in themorning.We will remember them."
- — Laurence Binyon,"For The Fallen"
This mission begins with Rabbit in the passenger seat of a truck, headed to Gardez in Afghanistan to find and interview an ex-Taliban contact named Tariq who claims to have strategic intel on the Taliban. Initially, the plan proceeds as expected. Tariq's guards, local militia, allow Rabbit and the rest of AFO team Neptune to pass and indicate that there are no threats inside the town.
However, as the AFO moves deeper into the village, they are ambushed by Chechen fighters. Rabbit and the AFO team fight their way through the village to find Tariq. At the rendezvous point inside a large house, the team comes across a man tied to a chair. After realizing that the man is not Tariq and that the body has been booby trapped, they receive intel that Tariq is being held in a nearby fortress. Neptune liberates Tariq and questions him about the ambush and learn that his cover was blown.
Tariq reveals the presence of a significant Taliban stronghold within in the Shah-i-kot valley.
Related Achievements and TrophiesEdit
The following achievements/trophies can be completed on this mission.
|First Incision||Complete First In||15 G||Bronze|
|Smooth Operator||In First In, kill the hostage taker with a head shot||10 G||Silver|
First In - TranscriptEdit
Mother and Rabbit are in a helicopter, along with a gunner.
Helicopter Gunner: "You SEALs are fucking crazy."
Mother: "All clear. On me, Rabbit."
Jimmy: "Lima Charlie Bagram. On approach."
Pilot: "5 seconds!"
Rabbit and Mother prepare to jump from the Chinook.
Mother: "OK. Ready? Go! Go! Go!"
As Mother jumps, and RPG is fired at their helicopter.
As the Chinook is hit with the RPG, it loses control and begins to crash.
Pilot: "We've lost hydraulics. Pull up! Abort the landing! LZ is cherry! Abort the landing!"
Mother (via radio): "Rabbit. Jump! Jump!"
Rabbit jumps and the screen switches over to outer space. Several voices are heard not speaking English.
Panther: "Wait. Play that back, Mother. It came from where?"
Mother: "A facility in Yemen. This "wedding" has been pinging for months...we've got a lot of..."
Panther: "...their visas have expired, no return flights out of the country. And they have stopped..."
Mother: "...and no one knows where these guys are now?"
Panther: "We're positive "wedding" is something else. Something soon..."
More satellite transmissions are heard, now from September 11, 2001.
Male reporter: "...beautiful Tuesday morning here in the Big Apple. We expect..."
Female reporter: "...interrupt this broadcast as we go live to lower Manhattan...
More news reports are heard.
Male reporter: "...small engine aircraft...and it appears to be an unfortunate accident that occurred at approximately..."
Mother: "Can you see this? They're saying it's an accident..."
Female reporter: "...reports of a large explosion near the Pentagon..."
Male reporter: "Air traffic has been grounded over North America..."
Mother: "...this is coordinated...It could be any number of groups. But I think there is no doubt this is Al-Qaeda..." Panther: "We have to get in front of this. Let's get the teams together and meet at the house..."
Mother: "Voodoo, Preacher and Rabbit are on the way. The plane's waiting for us."
Panther: "Voodoo's around? Dusty and Deuce are gonna be happy. These guys are going to..."
Chatter is heard (possibly intel from the Operators) Mother: "Preliminary intel is that airstrikes have been successful, but we are going to have to get dirty on this. A core group of..."
Panther: "...we're seeing increased activities in the eastern mountains near the Pakistan border."
Unknown: "here at Ft. Bragg soldiers prepare for deployment.
Female reporter: "...where intelligence now places terrorist cells in the mountainsous tribal regions..."
Panther: "Pakita province, Mother. Our local asset places HVT's in this region, mainly in the foothill."
Mother: "This is what we came here for. Let's go hunting."
“Rabbit”, AFO Neptune
Voodoo: Christ, Rabbit turn. That. Shit. Off.
Mother: Gonna get bumpy. You two good back there?
Voodoo: Roger. We’re good. Except for Rabbit and his Greatest Hits of the Hindu Kush.
Mother: Yeah, I’ll take that over Preacher’s hip-hop any day. He might be the first guy I shoot.
(When some check point is seen ahead) Alright, here we go.
Voodoo: Is this your boy, Mother?
Mother: Negative. Tariq’s in a safehouse in town. These are his boys. We’re cool. They’re giving us his location.
Voodoo: Roger. Still, eyes open.
Afghani Militia: Salamuna! (Greetings!)
Voodoo: Salam. Duy pohegi chee mong daltә yoo? (Hi! Do they know we’re here?)
Afghanis Militia: Na. Na, Taliban dә dzay nә pash yakshambe wəloṛ (No. No. Taliban left here Sunday.)
Voodoo: Kha. Kha. Da dә koomi naqanooni posti shta dee? (Good. Good. Are there any illegal checkpoints here?)
Afghanis Militia: Na. Everything cool here, my man. Cigarette?
Voodoo: Na, mənana. (No, thanks.) Wror (Brother).
Mother: Voodoo, I have Tariq’s location. We’re moving out.
Panther, is Wolfpack in position?
Panther: Affirmative, Gardez looks quiet from the south. You with Tariq?
Mother: Not yet. Let us know if things change.
Mother: Hang on. (Mother pulled over because goats started to cross the road.) Voodoo…?
Voodoo: I’m on it. Za ous! Ous! Ous! (Move now! Now! Now!) Move!!
Mother: Hehe…Way to keep your head, Voodoo.
Voodoo: Yeah well that dude was a pound of trigger pressure away from losing his. (After a while) Mother, we’re gonna maintain four cars back. That dude said Taliban bugged out on Sunday.
Preacher: Yeah. Them and everyone else.
Mother: Well…keep your fingers on the triggers
Voodoo, close the gap a little.
Voodoo: You sure Tariq has the intel?
Mother: Langley seems to think so. He knows something, or else he wouldn’t need all that security.
What the fuck?
Voodoo, we’ve got company…
Voodoo: Who the hell are these guys?
Preacher: Roof twelve o’clock. One target. Eleven o’clock window. Two targets.
Voodoo: Mother, we got a truck blocking us in on our six.
Mother: Got it.
(Chechen soldiers approach the first car and yells)
Voodoo: Chechens. Shit.
Mother: Go! Go! Go!
(They fired from inside of the car. Some Chechen soldiers fall and some return fire. An explosion occurs in front of the first car.)
Voodoo: Hang on, Rabbit! (Voodoo reverses the car fiercely, bumping into all kinds of obstacles on the way.) Shit! Come on! (Finally they crash into something really hard, causing Rabbit to be shell-shocked and sets the car on fire. Voodoo gets out of the car.) Shit! Four, four, you up? Rabbit, get up! We gotta move! (If the player stalls) Rabbit, outside now! (If the player continues to stall) Get away from the truck!
Mother! This is Voodoo! The follow’s down! Two four on foot!
Mother: Copy. One three on foot, also. We’re good.
Eyes open. We got shooters all over the place.
Voodoo: Rabbit, move up!
Voodoo: Mother, Voodoo. What’s your status?
Mother: We are ten meters past the crash site. Second deck.
Voodoo: Got a guy on the roof.
Mother: Ok, we’re gonna move soon. If we keep firing from here, might as well draw them a map to our position.
Voodoo: Coming to you.
Voodoo: Grenade, Fuck!
Balcony, twelve o’clock!
Voodoo: Mother, Voodoo. What’s your current position?
Mother: Same position.
Voodoo: Coming to you. Clear.
Mother, street’s a no-go. Can’t get past the wreck.
Mother: Roger. One, three moving across the street.
Mother: Voodoo, move through the buildings. Safer to be off the streets.
Voodoo: Solid. Rabbit, through the buildings.
Mother: Get to a hart point and link up.
Tariq has a lot of explaining to do.
Mother: Secure the area, link up and then we can think about him.
Move up the alley.
Mother: Blue, blue moving across balcony, second deck. Voodoo, Rabbit watch your fires.
Voodoo: Check. Coming to you.
Fresh mags. Move!
Watch the alley! Twelve o’clock!
Shooters. Second deck.
Mother: Voodoo, Mother. You are clear. We’re moving higher to find an alternate route to Tariq’s safehouse.
Voodoo: Check. Rally up topside.
Voodoo: On the door. Hey, kick that shit in.
Contact! Got ’em.
Kill the light.
Lights out. Black black./Drop your NODs (Night Optics Device). Go black.
This way. Stay down. Asshole. All clear.
Stairs. (A Taliban is moving awkwardly with a hand reaching forward.) Stick a fork in him.
Go left. Rabbit, do your thing.
Mother: Voodoo, one three topside. Lots of movement up here. Dead men are on the ground.
Voodoo: Roger, coming to you. Rabbit, outside.
Mother, lots of fucking doors here. Two four moving topside. Watch your fires.
Mother: Roger, Voodoo.
Voodoo: Rabbit, this way. Mother, Voodoo. Coming to you.
Mother: Check. Two tangos upper deck. Across the street.
Voodoo: Eyes upper deck. Contact! Roof, four tangos!
Blue coming through!
Mother: Voodoo, friendlies on your three o’clock!
Mother: Panther, Mother.
Panther: Go Mother.
Mother: Things got assed up. Place is crawling with bad guys. Someone ratted us out.
Panther: Shit. Do you have Tariq?
Mother: We are on foot and moving to the location now.
Mother: Let’s move. Tariq’s on the other side of town. We are close.
Preacher: Shooters. Second deck.
(A MG nest starts to shoot at them. Voodoo and Rabbit flank right.)
Voodoo: Mother, two four right above that gun. Upper deck.
Mother: He’s dug in deep.
Voodoo: Not for long. Rabbit move up! Roof, RPG!
(An RPG fires from somewhere and crashed the floor below their feet. Voodoo and Rabbit fall into the MG nest. The MG gunner is seen sanding up, shocked.)
Voodoo: Ahh shit! Contact!
(Voodoo barely getting up on his feet, runs and pushes the gunner out of the window.)
Voodoo: Fuck you.
Mother: Voodoo, Rabbit, you OK?
Voodoo: I think so. We don’t need Tariq to tell us where the bad guys are. I think we know.
Preacher: Yeah. Right fucking here.
Mother: Get outside. We can cover you.
Voodoo: Check. Rabbit, we are moving. On the stairs! Fuck! Tangos!
Mother: Come on, you can get up over here.
(Voodoo climbed up and helped Rabbit.)
Voodoo: Up you go.
Fuuuck…Tariq flipped, Mother. That house is gonna be a total set-up.
Preacher: House? This whole town is a set-up.
Mother: We’re here, we’re checking it out. Fresh mags and heads on a swivel. If Tariq’s in there, we are taking him alive. Let’s move.
There it is. Move to cover. Stay out of the open.
Preacher: They are coming out!
Voodoo: Action left.
Mother: Clear. Let’s not waste time.
Voodoo: Copy that. Let’s go.
Rabbit, get the door.
(Rabbit kicks the door in. A man is seen tied to a chair, dead.)
Mother: Shit. Tariq?
(Sigh.) If he flipped, he didn’t do it by choice.
(Mother approaches the dead man and holds up his head. Suddenly a bomb tied to the corpse’s chest is seen and a beep sound can be heard. Mother instantly kicks the chair towards the balcony.)
Mother: Get down!!
(The bomb explodes, causing some floor and the balcony to collapse. Everyone is coughing, luckily no one was hurt.)
Mother: (Coughing) Shit.
Preacher: Damn. Mother—
Mother: Not our guy.
Preacher: Great. What now?
Mother: Panther, Mother. We are in the location and there is no Tariq. Say again, no Tariq.
Panther: Mother, you are in luck. Langley has Predator imagery of dismounts moving to Bala Hisar.
Mother: Copy that. We are moving out.
Panther: Mother, Jimmy says they may have Tariq. Looks like a dozen dudes with guns. And one prisoner.
Mother: Let’s hustle, gents!
(They come to a block.)
Voodoo: Rabbit, left or right?
(After the player choose to go left or right.)
Voodoo: Good luck. Watch the crossfire.
Mother: Keep moving! Keep moving!
Panther, Mother. We are at the south door of the fort. We need a key. What can you do for us?
Panther: Roger that. We are gonna paint it. Wildfire will take care of the rest.
Mother: Tally your mark, Panther.
Panther: Take cover away from that door. Shot out.
Mother: Copy that, Panther. Incoming, take cover.
Panther: Stand-by. Time on target, five seconds.
(A missile from the sky blows off the gate. Smoke and dust rise.)
Panther: Knock, knock.
Mother: Let’s move. Go, go, go! Twelve!
(A MG nest is blocking the way in.)
Mother: Preacher, frag that truck. When it blows, Rabbit, flank left!
Voodoo, we’ll take out the gun. You’ll know when to move.
Preacher: Frag out.
Mother: On me, Rabbit. Preacher, going low.
(An enemy is hiding in a corner. He was shot.)
Mother: we might get more of that. Watch for corners in here, but move quickly.
Voodoo, Mother. What’s your status?
Voodoo: Mother, we don’t have a clean shot at the MG.
Mother: On our way.
Voodoo: Roger. Mother, no sign of Tariq.
Mother: Check. We are moving and will exit top deck. Watch your fires.
Voodoo: Roger. Moving once that MG is taken care of.
Mother: Roger that. Hang on, Rabbit.
Here…Tango. Take him out.
Dragunov. Could make things easier, Rabbit.
Get the MG gunner!
Voodoo: Thanks, Mother. We are moving into the courtyard.
Mother: Heads down. Place is crawling with bad guys.
Voodoo: Go! Go! Come on, shoot!
Mother, Voodoo. We fucking rattled the cage here. Targets exiting the building across the courtyard. Move up!
Mother: Rabbit, the building! The building! Window, second deck! Rabbit, behind the truck!
(Rabbit snipes the bad guys from the high point.)
Voodoo: Mother, buildings are secure. Moving out.
Mother: Roger. Link up in the courtyard.
Voodoo: Contact! Shit! Barn door! Right! Window! Above the garage! I got’ em down low!
Voodoo: Clear. Fuck. We are clear now.
Preacher: Any sign of Tariq?
Voodoo: Negative. Just a lot of dead assholes.
Preacher: Building’s clear.
Voodoo: This way.
Mother: Voodoo, get the door.
Gimme an ammo count.
Preacher: Five mags. Seven grenades.
Voodoo: Good to go.
Mother: Alright. Tariq could be in there. We take him alive and we find out what’s going on here. Got it?
Voodoo: Got it-alive. I have a few questions I want him to answer.
Mother: Let’s go get him.
(They breach the door and enter a garage. A few enemies in there. Then they exit to a small yard. There is a building to the right.)
Mother: Hold here. Whadya think?
Voodoo: That building looks secure.
Preacher: Two Chechens were guarding it. Something important is in there.
Mother: Yeah. Rabbit, you are with me.
Voodoo: Mother, we got another door.
Mother: Check. Stack up. Remember: Tariq’s in there.
Voodoo: Roger. Stack up.
Mother: Kick it in Rabbit.
(They breached the two doors at the same time. The following conversation happens too quickly while they are sweeping the house and at some point I can’t tell who is talking. )
Mother: Negative. Keep moving!
Preacher: Friendlies on your three!
End of the hall!
Keep your eye open for Tariq!
Mother: Don’t shoot Tariq!
Voodoo: They ain’t wearing any name tags!
Mother: Just don’t shoot the old guy! Let’s move!
Preacher: Negative. Move! Move!
Mother: Across the courtyard. Reload. Go soft.
(They breach another door. Tariq is held custody and has a bag upon his head. There are several enemies and a truck. A guy is just getting in the driving cabin and others are trying to drag Tariq in the truck. )
Mother: That’s Tariq! Don’t let him get into that truck!
Mother: Fucker. / You are dead.
Panther: Go Mother.
Mother: Coming to you.
(They climbed onto the truck with Tariq. Mother and Voodoo in the cabin, Preacher and Rabbit in the cargo. )
- AFO Neptune is referred to in localization strings as 'Mako 3', which is very similar to the callsign of the SEAL team that fought at the Battle of Takur Ghar, Mako 30.
- When Voodoo throws the grenade under the garage door near the beginning of the level, if the player goes prone, they can see that the Chechens in there are already dead.