PAGE      2      Headquarters & Support Company - Battle Penguins                                   Sustainment Support Ba...
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PAGE   4           Bravo Company - Hangar Rats           By MAJ Ryan Guthrie                    and the Army Achievement  ...
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PAGE       6                                                                             Love Is BlindDID YOU KNOW?       ...
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PAGE      8Family Readiness Group Advisor’s Updates, continuedCenter. Call or stop by after 1 pm       Service), 772-0050,...
PAGE9                         RAVENS        SSG Pearson and SGT Rivera, Charlie Company’s platoon         sergeants set up...
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  1. 1. Liberty TimesTASK FORCEMOUNTAIN EAGLE277TH AVIATIONSUPPORT BATTALIONHOT TOPICS Alpha FRG Meet- V O L U M E I , I S S U E 2 4 A P R I L 2 0 1 2 ing: Thursday, April 12, 2012, Eagle Commander’s Corner 5:30pm at Rhicard Hills Community Center. Bravo FRG Meet- ing: Thursday, We are also going through a UH-60 M-model new equipment April 12, 2012, lot of inspections and profes- fielding / new equipment training. 5pm at Adirondack Creek Community sional development events to B Co is the focal point for the Center. improve our processes in sev- aircraft tool dispersion and then Charlie FRG Meet- eral areas within our organiza- the aircraft maintenance during ing - Thursday, tion. The biggest of these in- the entire event. April 12, 2012, spections is the Aviation Re- Our training priorities still 4:30pm at the Char- source Management Survey remain focused at the Soldier lie Company Build- By LTC Albert H. Stiller (ARMS) which will take place level: weapons qualification, in- ing. Battalion Commander at the beginning of April. The dividual medical training, drivers HSC FRG Meeting: good thing about all of these training, and schools; however, Thursday, April TF Mountain Eagle, another 12th, 2012, 5:30pm month has gone by and we are events is that they force a unit we are slowly migrating towards at 277th Battalion starting to see a lot of changes to validate the way they do some collective training events. Classroom. across the board. Like last daily operations. Last month we had a lot of month, a lot of us are very busy HSC did an exceptional job farewells: This month we hail but many are still waiting for preparing for the Army Award CPT Natalie Nissen as the newCONTACTS for Maintenance Excellence. A HSC company commander; she the rest of the equipment. We did get most of our training team from the Army staff came came to us from Fort Riley. WeBATTALION STAFFDUTY DESK equipment (trucks, generators, down to inspect HSC‘s motor- also hail A Company‘s new com-315-774-1200 etc) in March and now those pool and armsroom – they were pany commander, CPT Bryan vehicles are getting the commu- highly impressed with the effort Bolin who came to us from theCHAPLAIN nication assets installed. our Soldiers put into the prepa- Brigade S3 shop. I already hailed(CPT) LOVE Our focus remains resetting ration for this inspection. CSM Carlos Escalera and 1SG315-681-0883 our equipment (I talked about Again, this event was captured Jernigan (HSC 1SG) last month; the last two months). The good in the Mountaineer and hope- however, I just want to highlightFAMILY READINESS news is that we are starting to fully you were able to read the leadership changes that haveSUPPORT get a lot of this ‗refurbished/ about it. occurred over the last month.ASSISTANT (FRSA)MICHELE GALLOWAY updated‘ equipment back. A A Company is starting to get Included are pictures of HSC315-774-1206 good example of this is C Com- busier with the supply support change of command, A Company pany getting their Joint Net- activity and supporting aviation change of command and the 1stMILITARY FAMILY work Node (JNN) and Com- repair parts to the rest of the Annual Mountain Winter Chal-LIFE CONSULTANT mand Post Nodes (CPNs) back, Brigade and they will soon be lenge 2012. (Pictures on page(MFLC) inventoried with some individ- running the airfield refuel site 10).315-405-7449 again…they setup the refueling315-212-6919 ual training. Hopefully you read about this event in the Moun- points in January.ARMY COMMUNITY taineer a couple of weeks ago. B Company is focusing onSERVICE (ACS) preparing the Brigade for theINFORMATIONAND REFERRAL Family Readiness Group Advisor’s Updates315-772-65571-800-826-0886 By Melissa Stiller weather we‘ve been having! hope those of you with kids FRG Advisor Is it possible we won‘t have have a nice Spring Break.MILITARY to shovel any more snow? With April comes the deadlineONESOURCE Greetings 277th Soldiers I‘ll believe it when I see it. for filing your income tax re-1-800-342-9647 and Families! I hope you turns. If you haven‘t already have been enjoying this Happy Easter! Can you filed them, think about taking wonderful, crazy winter believe it‘s already April? I them to the Tax Assistance For the rest of the article, go to page 8.
  2. 2. PAGE 2 Headquarters & Support Company - Battle Penguins Sustainment Support Battalion. are back to the historical Talons My family however still remains as we transition to a new time. I in Kansas until later this spring. would like to instill camaraderie Now I would like to con- and cohesion within the unit and I tinue with the best part of this think this is a good stepping stone job, the Soldiers. February went to do just that. by quickly with the inspections The FRG meeting is a littleBy CPT Natalie Nissen and changing of the entire com- later this month, March 28th, giv-HSC Company Commander mand team. Now in March we ing way for me to take enough are focusing on getting the com- time to start the search for leaders Hello Families of HSC pany into a rhythm. There will within the FRG. I hope to see277 ASB, first off I would like be minor changes during the many of you there and help meto introduce myself. I am CPT work day but my main job is to start rebuilding what could be aNatalie Nissen, the new com- make sure that there are few to no great FRG organization.pany commander for HSC. I late nights and that the Soldiers I look forward to serving witham married to my amazing are getting the time needed to you and your Soldiers.husband, Matt Upward and spend with family.have two wonderful step- Another change that will Natalie Nissenchildren, Benjamin (13) and be occurring is the search for a Talon 6Natalie (9). I am new to the new call sign and motto. There (315)774-1465Fort Drum area, recently com- will be a competition among the from Fort Riley, KS and Soldiers for a chance to no longerworking in the 541st Combat be the Penguins. Currently weHSC Family Readiness Group NotesOPENHSC FRG Leader Please contact Michele Gallo- way, the Battalion FRSA at 315- 774-1206 or email at Mich- if you Presently SGT Justin Lux the are interested in becoming FRGTotal Army Family Point of Leader, Treasurer or Key Caller.Contact is assisting in the FRGLeader Role. SGT Lux can be We look forward to hearingreached at 315-396-2080 from you soon!o r e m a i l a tJUSTIN.P.LUX@US.ARMY.MIL There is a FRG Leader inthe wings to come forward dur-ing the March FRG Meeting.HSC FRG Meeting is Wednes-day, March 28, 2012 at 5:30pm,277th Battalion Classroom.HSC FRG Meeting for April istentatively scheduled for April12, 2012. Please stay tuned! LIBERTY TIMES
  3. 3. VOLUME I, ISSUE 24 PAGE 3Alpha Company - Atlas that A Company has some of the participating in a convoy By CPT Bryan Bolin best Soldiers in the Army. I am live fire exercise. These A Company Commander very pleased with what I have are some very worthwhile seen so far and I know that we training opportunities and I know I want to take this opportu- will only get better as time goes we will excel. nity to introduce myself to by. Right now we are transition- This Company has an out- those who have not met me. I ing from resetting the Company to standing reputation, which is di- arrived at Fort Drum in August individual training. It feels like rectly attributable to the superb of 2011 and worked with the we are going a million miles an leadership of each Soldier. I look Rear Detachment as the assis- hour at the moment, but once we forward to mentoring and learning tant BDE S3. I started my ca- get things set up and our proc- from the Soldiers of A Company. reer in 2004 as a platoon leader esses in place it will calm down in the Oregon National Guard. some. This summer will be busy, In 2006 I was deployed to Af- but will still allow time for Sol- ghanistan as a maintenance con- diers to be with their families. trol officer. I then spent time as We are continuing our opera- the XO for a field maintenance tion of the refueling point and the company. In 2009 I was de- warehouse. In the coming months ployed to Iraq as the BN S4. we will also support the Brigade Finally, in 2010 I was an assis- gunnery by manning an ammuni- tant BDE S4 before arriving to tion holding area and operating Fort Drum. the refueling point for the dura- It has been almost a month tion. Additionally, we are run- since I took command of A ning ranges, to include a mounted Company and I can safely say machine gun range and Alpha Company Family Readiness Group UpdatesSarah Popp The FRG is a Command Program. I‘m a Virtual FRG (vFRG)A Company FRG Leader volunteer liaison between the Families and Access the Command Team. If you have any ques- Hello Alpha Families, welcome North tions don‘t be scared to ask. I‘ve been  Visit the website:Country spring. Time to break out those flip around the Army life for 13 years and here www.armyfrg.orgflops if you haven‘t done so already. Hope at Fort Drum for 4 ½. I will do my best toeverybody had or is having a great spring  Click on ―Find an FRG‖ answer any questions or address any con-break. Thank you to everybody that came cerns. If I don‘t have the answers, I will  Click on New Yorkout to our March FRG meeting. I was a bit find an answer or take it to the Command  Scroll down under Fortnervous since it was my first official meet- Team for assistance. Drum and click on ―277thing. But we had a great turn out and I‘m Our Next meeting will be April 12th @ ASB/TF Mountain Eagle‖glad that I got to meet a few of the new Rhicard Hills Community Center 5:30 Pot  Enter your personal infor-spouses and welcome them to our Family. Luck Dinner. Bring a Dinner dish and juice mation and your Soldier’s This is just the beginning of a whole new or soda to share. last four SSNchapter of our Alpha Family history. Re- Our Soldiers, Our Family, On Our For issues or problems log-building is the key right now to keep our Shoulders! ging in, contact the 10thAlpha Family strong, We are still looking CAB FRSA, Jackie Sharpe atfor some more volunteers, Key callers, a Sarah Popp 3 1 5 - 7 7 4 - 1 1 0 4treasurer, event planners, etc.. If you are 937-541-6371, please contact me.
  4. 4. PAGE 4 Bravo Company - Hangar Rats By MAJ Ryan Guthrie and the Army Achievement anthan, and B Company Commander Medal to SPC Andrew Allen, PFC Greg- SPC Brent Brooks, SPC Eric ory Vaillan- Greetings Hangar Rat Roud ybush, SPC Hector court. Families: The short and mild Villegas, SGT Jason Katayama, Finall y, winter is transitioning into an SPC Justin Corwin, and SPC the Com- early spring. I know most Thomas Schramm. pany bid spouses are not happy that it We promoted three Soldiers farewell to some of our finest. seems like we are always de- this month. PFC Lott, SPC Bel- The company bid farewell to ployed during the worst win- castro, SPC Jordan, and SPC CW5 Shawn Cummings who ters. Enjoy the weather and Gogue. We reenlisted SPC Efta started his retirement leave on 1 the countless warm weather this month for continued mili- March 2012. We also bid fare- activities available to Soldiers tary service. Re-enlistment is well to SPC Andrew Allen, SPC and Families in the North getting tougher for Soldiers as Dion Francis, and SPC Evan Country this season. the Army attempts to draw down Phillips. They will be missed The company distributed its forces. Only the best get the and we wish them the best in multiple awards this month. privilege of continued service. their future endeavors. All of The Certificate of Achieve- We also received and wel- our departed Soldiers received ment was awarded to PFC comed outstanding Soldiers to an airframe plaque as a token of Peter Gilbert and the Army our formation in March. We our appreciation for the honored Achievement Medal was welcomed CW4 Relland Jones service while in B Company, awarded to PFC Joel Rempillo and his wife, SGT Thomas 277 ASB. for service while assigned to Sadler and his wife, PFC Greg- the Rear-Detachment. Many ory King, PFC Darius Powell, Until next month, PCS awards were given to our PFC Ronald Barton, SPC Benja- Major Ryan A Guthrie departing Soldiers to include min Jenkins, SPC Ronald Kuiper Hangar Rat 6 the Army Commendation and his wife, SPC Lance Person (315) 772-4239 Medal to SGT Jesse Horrocks and his wife, SPC Devin Stran- Bravo Company Family Readiness Group Updates Gigi Tomsu delighted to have more one on one Our next FRG meeting will be B Company FRG Leader time with some new spouses. Cur- on April 12th at 5:30pm. It will rently, I am looking for ideas for be at the Adirondack Creek Com- Hello Bravo Soldiers and the future of our FRG whether it munity Center located on main Families! Another month has gone be for our meetings, fundraising, post. This meeting is a potluck! by and April is finally here. Let‘s or other activities. This is the time Bring refreshments, sides, or des- get ready for spring and the out- you can make a difference for our serts and join us for a good eve- doors. There are many activities to FRG. I need your help because I ning. It is not required to bring find on-post. There are walking cannot do this alone. If you have food so still come by and join us. trails throughout post and play- any thoughts or suggestions feel There will also be a speaker from grounds for the family. A great free to contact me. the ACS joining us to give an source to locate events going on at As a reminder, we still need key overview of what the ACS has to Fort Drum is the MWR. They callers. It is not a time consuming offer. Bring your family along have information on the Army position. It is also a great way to for some free food and informa- Community Service, BOSS, clubs connect with other spouses in our tive announcements. I hope to and restaurants, recreations, and company. The next key caller see you at the next FRG meeting. much more. Just go to training is April 11th from 10- Take care! to see what 11:30am or 2-3:30pm at the ACS. might interest you. Call 315-772-0470/2848 to regis- Gigi Tomsu Our first company FRG meet- ter. Call early for reservations, 315-777-6521 ing E March Tth M E S L I Bon R T Y 8 Iwas enjoyable. It however childcare is not available. was a small turn out, but I was
  5. 5. VOLUME I, ISSUE 24 PAGE 5 Charlie Company - Ravens cided to set a monthly rhythm for JNN Platoon Leader, and all of your our FRG meetings and conduct Ravens did to prepare for the exer- them on the second Thursday of cise. I can‘t thank each of you each month from 4:30-5:30 pm. So enough for the support you provide toBy CPT Matthew Thompson our next meeting will be here at the your Soldier to allow that to happen.C Company Commander company on Thursday, April 12th. This month we also did some re- Once the weather warms up we fresher cold weather training since we We had our first company FRG plan on conducting our meetings at have been out of the Fort Drum areameeting since our return from parks around the community to en- for so long. We broke out our tentsAfghanistan on Tuesday, March joy the great weather here in the and heaters and conducted some13th. It was a pot luck at the summer. classes on how to survive in the ex-company and we had a pretty This month we finished up the treme cold that typically happens dur-decent turn out and some great validation exercise for all of our ing Fort Drum‘s winters. Lucky fortasting snacks for our first meet- WIN-T communications equip- us, this was a mild winter. In April,ing. We talked about the way ment. The CECOM team of engi- we will be preparing to support theahead for the FRG and we de- neers commended the company as CAB‘s helicopter gunnery exercises having been one of the most pre- occurring in May with communica-Online VMIS FRG pared and helpful units they had tions support from our WIN-T equip- ever encountered. That is abso- ment. Hope to see more of you at theVolunteer Registration lutely a result of all the hard work next FRG meeting!Visit 2LT Elizabeth Cummins, our newThere are options to Login with yourusername and password or Register ifyou don‘t have a profile. Charlie Company FRG Notes Megan WilsonFill out your information. C Company FRG LeaderWhen you‘ve created a profile, click Hello Everyone,on ―Volunteer‖ on the top right sec-tion of the page. This will take you to It‘s winter again! LOL! Spring willthe Volunteer Management Informa- come ―again‖ soon, hopefully. Thanktion System (VMIS) you all who came to our last FRG Meet- ing in March. Our next FRG Meeting isClick on ―Opportunity Locator‖ Thursday, April 12, 2012, 4:30pm atSelect ―Fort Drum‖ under Military Charlie Company.Community and ―FRG: 10 AVN–277‖ under the Organization and click Looking forward to seeing you there!Search. Megan WilsonChoose the volunteer position you‘d 818-279-3927like to apply for. When the new page M-Murdock@hotmail.comloads, click Apply.Check out the vFRG!The 277th ASB vFRG has lots of informa-tion and links to Fort Drum and militaryresources! Link directly to CYS, ACS,Military OneSource, My Army Benefits andmore! Check out AFTB and Mobilizationand Deployment training schedules! Seepage 3 of this month’s newsletter log ininstructions!
  6. 6. PAGE 6 Love Is BlindDID YOU KNOW? By CPT Steven Love lives. to we might avoid an inevitable train One overwhelming reason why I wreck. In many cases of premaritalArmy Community Service (along with other Chaplains and counseling I find the couple has a ―He who answers before listening-(ACS) has clinical Military that is his folly and his shame.‖ counselors) find work never ending is very limited capacity to listen. I hearFamily Life Consultants Proverbs 18:13 because ―love is blind‖. Researchers things that cry warning, warning! But(MFLCs) available for walk- at the University College London they don‘t hear any warnings, they found feelings of love lead to a sup- just ―feel that they are in love‖ andin confidential consults? If If we are being honest we pression of activity in the areas of the everything will work feel you need some- would admit that there are times we do not listen very well. Re- brain controlling analytical thinking. What can you do? Glad you to talk to or are hav- cently I was able to spend some It seems that once we get close to a Be aware of these three areas of socialing marital problems, good time with couples as well as person, there is a reduction in the skills that can hurt relationships:please call them at 315-212 singles, talking about relationships activity used in the brain. Romantic Lack of insight how he or she comes over Strong Bond events. I was love suppresses neural activity associ- across to others. How are their inter--6919 or just stop by M-F ated with one‘s ability to be a good personal skills or basic social skills?8 a.m. – 8 p.m. glad to take part in these events with some great people. One of the judge of a partner. In addition, mas- Lack of emotional control or stability. positives of a Strong Bonds get- sive releases of oxytocin, dopamine Are they up then down and all overACS also has a Financial away is that people usually come and other hormones and neuropep- the place? Lack of basic relationship tides in the brain create euphoric skills. They don‘t apologize or theyReadiness Program that away saying/thinking that it is good to equip myself to grow, succeed feelings that further cloud analytic have poor communication skills.provides free counseling or judgments, masking those repeating If you really want to enjoy a rela- and thrive in relationships.advice on financial matters? For the married couple relation- offenses that should be obvious warn- tionship for ―more than a minute‖ letThey can provide all types ships are work but by attending and ing signals of problems to come. a good friend or a wise Pastor, Chap-of financial assistance: pull participating in Strong Bonds they (Science Proves That Love is Blind, lain or counselor speak into your life BBC News Report on article from regarding these three areas. Then docredit reports, budgeting, acknowledge relationships are Neurolmage. June 14,2004.) something that a wise person does,debt management, invest- worth working on. For the singles, besides getting to go to Niagara Why are we having those prob- listen to them. For it is a folly and aing, etc. Call 772-0050 for Falls, they took some time to think lems? Well, those hormones have shame to walk straight into troublemore info. about how to prevent themselves come down (some more than others). when it can be avoided. from getting involved with a jerk In the beginning of relationships if we or jerkette. Relationships are one of would slow the chemistry (the inti- Love Big, Live Well the greatest parts of our lives and macy, passion and touch) down and Chaplain Love take time to know who we are drawnBehavioral Health Con- also one of the greatest pains of ourtacts: Suicide Resources/Hotlines CONTACT INFORMATION BN Staff Duty 774-1200Connor Clinic Appoint- 24-hour BDE Staff Duty 774-1100ment Line: 315-772-2778 FRSA 774-1206 email FRG LeadersAfter Hours Emergency HSC – OPEN/Acting FRG Ldr SGT Lux cell: 315-396-2080;Services (Holidays and JUSTIN.P.LUX@US.ARMY.MILWeekends) Before 9:00 A Co – Sarah Popp-cell: 937-541-6371, allie299@yahoo.compm: Acute Care Clinic, B Co—GiGi Tomsu-cell: 315-777-6521, gigitomsu@gmail.com315-772-5236 C Co—Megan Wilson-cell: 818-279-3927, M-MURDOCK@HOTMAIL.COMAfter 9:00 pm: Samaritan FRG AdvisorsMedical Center Emer- Melissa Stiller – home 681-6734, email stillmel@aol.comgency Department: 315-785-4100Local 24-Hour Crisis Line:315-785-4516National Suicide Preven- NATIONAL HUMOR MONTHtion Lifeline: 1-800-273- STRESS AWARENESS MONTHTALK APRIL 8, 2012 EASTER SUNDAYSuicide Prevention Action APRIL 20, 2012 VOLUNTEER RECOGNITION DAYNetwork (SPAN): APRIL 25, 2012 EXECUTIVE ADMIN LIBERTY TIMES
  7. 7. VOLUME I, ISSUE 24 PAGE 7 April 2012 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri Sat1 2 3 4 5 6 DONSA 78 EASTER 9 DONSA 10 11 Key Caller 12 FRG Mtgs 13 14 Class 10- HSC, 5:30pm; 11:30am/2- A, 5:30pm; 3:30pm B, 5pm; C, 4:30pm .15 16 Treasurer 17 18 19 20 21 Report Due Newsletter Submission Due22 23 Key Caller 24 25 26 27 28 Advanced 1- 2:30pm29 30 OPSEC Training/Classes FRG Suspenses 10:30am– BDE/BN/CO FRG Meet- 12pm ings/Training/Events Community Events Upcoming Key Caller Need Help? Call or visit Military Class Dates: Mar. 24/25/31/Apr. 1 - Maple Days April 11th OneSource to find infor- (watch maple syrup being made on All Classes are at ACS from mation about taxes, par- post)- 10am—2pm at 45th Infantry Hill 10-11:30am or 2-3:30 p.m. enting, deployments, Water Tower. finances, taxes, counsel- Mar. 29– Childcare names due. Call Mobilization and Deployment to ing, PCS moves & more! Mar. 30– Arts and Crafts Center register at 315-772-0470. closes permanently. Apr. 2-6—Local Schools Spring Break. Joe Wietecha, Personal Financial Apr. 16-20 - Ft Drum Volunteer Ap- Counselor, is back and here to help preciation Week, 7am - 4:30pm at until April 13, 2012. Call him at 586- ACS 350-7650 to help set up a budget, Apr. 28 - USO Ice Cream Social - 2pm check your credit, develop a plan to -4pm at USO get out of debt, get started investing, Apr. 10/30 - Thrift Savings Plan Class– or whatever you need assistance with. 2pm-2:30pm at ACS. You can also always call Financial Readiness at 772-0050 for this same type of assistance.
  8. 8. PAGE 8Family Readiness Group Advisor’s Updates, continuedCenter. Call or stop by after 1 pm Service), 772-0050, and our Financial by ACS and get a gift for your vol-(772-6727/3635) to get an appoint- MFLC (currently Joe Wietecha until unteer hours. I‘d especially like toment for the next day, or if you do it mid April) are here to provide free fi- thank our terrific FRG Leaders;on a Friday after 1 pm, you can make nancial advice. I‘ve worked with them Sarah Popp, Gigi Tomsu, and Meganan appointment for the next week. It and they are really good financial Wilson. You guys are great for doingmight take a few minutes of calling counselors. Anyone can become all that you do! I know it‘s a bit chal-to get through, but this is a FREE wealthy, but it takes work- you have to lenging right now since we are lack-service for Soldiers and their Fami- make a plan, make a budget, and start ing so many volunteers, but hang inlies. Take advantage of it and don‘t saving now, even if just in small there and I‘m sure more people willgo pay H&R Block or someone else amounts to begin with. Don‘t put it off. step up to help do your taxes. You deserve that Starting young puts you at a great ad- To the rest of you, please take themoney you worked hard for, not vantage to develop that wealth because time to say thank you to your FRGthem! Now that many of you will be of the amount of time your money has Leader and Key Caller. They dedi-getting a nice chunk of money back to grow. I don‘t mean to preach, but I cate their personal time to help keepfrom the government, think about really want each of you to be finan- you informed. Thank you 277th Vol-how you can use it to help yourself. cially successful because I know it‘s unteers!Resist the temptation to go spend it within your grasp! Think save (insteadand make a plan to put that money to of spending) and be rich!use. Pay off some debt, or start in- Lastly, April is National Volunteervesting for specific goals (have you Month. I‘d like to thank all our won-made financial goals?), to buy a derful volunteers in the 277th! Thehouse, or for your retirement. The FRG cannot be successful without you,people at Financial Readiness, a and we sure appreciate your helpful-branch of ACS (Army Community ness and dedication. Remember to stopEye On The Eagle B 277th ASB, TF Mtn Eagle. SPC Efta was reenlisted by CW3 Lonnie Leggett. ARMY PHOTO BY CPT Melinda WaldenLIBERTY TIMES
  9. 9. PAGE9 RAVENS SSG Pearson and SGT Rivera, Charlie Company’s platoon sergeants set up for a class on heaters duing cold weather training. Ravens setting up a medium size tent as part of our cold weather training.
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  12. 12. PAGE 12277th Aviation Support Battalion 277th Aviation Support Battalion History10th Combat Aviation Brigade In February 2006, the 277th Aviation Support Battalion deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VII, where it provided combat service and support to the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. The Unit redeployed in February of 2007 after earning the Lieutenant General Ellis D. Parker Award for best Aviation Battalion in 2006 and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.20125 Hangar Access Road In October 2008, the 277th ASB deployed to Iraq in sup-Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield port of Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-11, where it providedFort Drum, NY 13602 support and combat services to the 10th CAB, Task Force Lightning. The unit redeployed in October 2009 and earnedPhone: 315-774-1206 the Lieutenant General Ellis D. Parker award for the BestFax: 315-774-1231 Combat Service Support Battalion for the work performedE-mail: during its 2008-2009 deployment.“Freedom and Liberty”