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  • 1. Wolfpack Dispatch  Vol  1,  Issue  3   FOB  Salerno,  Afghanistan    Christmas  Edition                          December  2011  
  • 2. Dear Families and Friends of the Wolfpack,We hope you enjoy the third edition of the Wolfpack Dispatch,  our unit newsletter from Afghanistan. The intent of this publication is tokeep everyone on the home front up to date with the unit activities at FOBSalerno.The Wolfpack continues to be exceptionally busy, and December wasanother thirty days that flew by. We surely missed our families and friendson the home front over the holidays, but sincerely appreciated the literallyTONS of stocking stuffers, decorations, cookies and cakes, decorations,and holiday music and movies. The support of everyone back home hasbeen absolutely fantastic and is the strongest I have seen for a deployedunit. We almost became overwhelmed by the number and size of boxesand holiday wishes from home. Thank you FRG and friends of theWolfpack!The weather here is still pretty nice. It is cold in the late evening and earlymorning and pleasant during the day. The relatively clear skies have keptus flying 24 hours a day without respite. We are not complaining - this iswhat we all deployed to Afghanistan to accomplish. Task Force Wolfpack,along with the entire 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade team, continue on arecord setting pace of flight hours and support to ground forces. We are allproud to be part of such a remarkable unit.All the Way, Airborne!V/rLTC John M. CyrulikCommander, Task Force WolfpackWolf 6
  • 3. Happy  Birthday                            CSM  Inniss                                            From  the  TF  WOLFPACK  Family    Task  Force  Wolfpack  surprised  CSM  Inniss  with  a  birthday    cake  presented  by  SGT  Evans.      
  • 4. Dear  Wolfpack  Families,     December has been a busy and interesting month. First of all, we would like to sendout a special thank you to the Wolfpack FRG. Your hard work and dedication produced ahomemade stocking filled with goodies for every Soldier in the Task Force. For that, we aretruly thankful. Dec. 10, we had the pleasure of witnessing a total lunar eclipse. The rare eventbegan at 6:16pm and grabbed the attention of all that exited their doors that evening. The weather was great for viewingthe celestial event as the skies were clear and air was cool. The moon appeared to be close enough to reach out and grab asit neared its peak of totality at 07:36pm with several Soldiers viewing it from the rooftops. A little over two hours after itspeak, the eclipse came to an end at 09:48pm. The December Soldier of the Month and NCO of the Month Board proved to be a challenge for several of ourWolfpack Soldiers. Our winners, SSG Paul Austin and SPC Crystal Brown, were chosen to compete at the Brigadeappearance in the future. Kudos goes out to these two Soldiers from Delta Company. Brigadier General Volesky visited FOB Salerno to present the Combat Action Badge to two deserving aviators aswell as CJTF-actions above the battlefield saved the lives of several Soldiers and was instrumental in the mission success of the groundforce commander. The recipients of the CJTF-1 coins were SGT T.J. Madden, SPC Michael Carter and SPC RicardoGonzalez. Their daily maintenance expertise keep our aircraft flying and the Soldiers on the ground safe. Our own CSM Kirk Inniss celebrated his birthday in a surprising fashion. After the conclusion of a farewell dinnerfor Cowboy Dustoff, a birthday cake by LTC Cyrulik and MAJ McQuown was presented to CSM Inniss. CSM Innisshumbly spoke about getting older and challenged all of the Soldiers half of his age to excel physically and be modelSoldiers. We would like to send our farewell wishes to Cowboy Dustoff (MEDEVAC Company) as well as TF Duke. All ofyour hard work and dedication to the mission has not gone unnoticed. Dustoff has been the saving grace for countlessSoldiers and has performed their mission in the most austere conditions. Thank you for never leaving a fallen comrade. TFDuke has been the guiding force behind operations in our part of RC-East and has conducted hundreds of groundoperations. They have made Eastern Afghanistan a safer place and will be missed. Last, during this month in 1962, 1st Battalion 82nd Aviation was activated at Fort Bragg, North Carolina asCompany A, 82nd Aviation Battalion, an element of the 82nd Airborne Division. A Co assets significantly increased theDivisions mission capabilities and provided a highly mobile and responsive source of combat power to the DivisionCommander. The unit first saw combat in the Republic of Vietnam and A Co became known as the "Wolfpack" adoptingthe name as its call sign. Thank You for your support-you are in our hearts. Until next month, PFC Erin M. Dierschow, TF Wolfpack PAO Photo  taken  courtesy  of  1LT  Dan  Liebetreu  on  10  Dec.  2011            
  • 5. December  Issue   CcOoWwBbOoYy  DdUuSsTtOoFfFf       GgRrEeAaTt  MmOoMmEeNnTtSs   - need you to come get an ear plug out of my -On 2 separate occasions.card in cherry-flavored Jell-(no ones life was compromised due to the loss - 3km from Wilderness gets a chip light and setsshower upon arrival (no one was violatedduring the accidental incident and there arenow coded locks on every shower and latrine-     5  
  • 6. Farewell  From  Cowboy  Dustoff        From Cowboy Dustoff... Cowboy Dustoffs time on deployment is getting short. We welcomed ourreplacements, F/5-159th Devil Ray Dustoff (Army Reserve from Clearwater, Florida)about a week ago. We were so happy to see them, we had a cheering section by ourcommand post as the Devil Rays main body arrived. We have been training them up on the MEDEVAC missionhere at Salerno, and the Devil Rays are doing well and learning quickly. You will be hearing from theircommander, CPT Daneault, in the next Wolfpack newsletter.Heres a recap of the accomplishments of Cowboy Dustoff over the last 10 months on Active Duty: January, 2011, Cowboy Dustoff is mobilized in Cheyenne, WY. We moved to Ft Hood, Texas, on 13 January forpost-mobilization training, and started moving to Afghanistan around the second week of March. On 23 March2011, Cowboy Dustoff assumed the MEDEVAC mission from Witchdoctor Dustoff of the West Virginia ArmyNational Guard. Since then, we have flow over 1000 hours on three UH-60 aircraft performing the combatMEDEVAC mission in Eastern Afghanistan. The Cowboys have transported about 650 patients, with half of thosepatients critically wounded that would had not have survived without rapid transport to the medical treatmentfacility, while our flight medics performed lifesaving medical care en route. We will be done with our missionaround the first part of January, and will be headed back to Ft Hood, Texas, to de-mobilize. We will be at Ft Hoodabout a week, then will be going on terminal leave and will return back to our homes. The Cowboys are spreadout, and have homes in Wyoming, Colorado, Nebraska, and Kansas. Our team will be conducting monthlyweekend drills for a stabilization period of 90 days. After the stabilization time, some of the Cowboys will bemoving on to different assignments within the State and National Guard Bureau, and some of the Cowboys will begoing back into Charlie Company to continue their MEDEVAC career. Cowboy Dustoff is privileged to have the opportunity to work as a part of the Wolfpack team. TF Wolfpack hasprovided excellent support to the Cowboys over the past three months. Thanks to TF Wolfpack for all they havedone over the past three months! Thanks to the Devil Rays for relieving us and taking on the extremely importantMEDEVAC mission here at Salerno. Good flying and best of luck to TF Wolfpack and their new Devil RayDustoff MEDEVAC team!L T C Dane Rodgers
  • 7. December  Issue   RrEeDdHhAaWwKkSs      Redhawks,Happy Holidays from FOB Salerno. Despite our expectations, Decemberhas been a great month for flying over the beautiful scenery of NorthEastern Afghanistan. We are taking advantage while we can andconducting training flights along with our daily missions. We continue tofly more hours per airframe than any other OEF predecessor.Achievement Medal for his mission dedication and work ethic.We said farewell to two outstanding officers. CPT Kiel Towns and CPTJoel Duque-Estrada both left the Redhawks in order to fill positions as StaffOfficers.We also welcomed 1LT Benjamin Winner and the incoming Commander,CPT Christopher Rossi.Seeing as this will be the last newsletter that I write as Redhawk 6, I wouldlike to thank all of you for your support during my command. It has beenan honor to lead your troopers in combat.All The Way,C PT Jesse H illRedhawk 6     7  
  • 8. December  Issue   GgRrEeYyWwOoLlVvEeSs                     This is the time every year, where families get together and celebrate theour brothers and sisters in arms for support during this time when we want to beat home with our families. I guess you can say that our stockings are hanging with care as we receiveda very generous gift of individually named stockings for each of us from thegenerous folks at Stockings for Soldiers Delaware, and of course our very ownFRG. These wonderful people prepared more than 85 stockings for the Soldiersof HHC to help them with a little holiday spirit in Afghanistan. For Christmas, our very own Chaplain Shenton gave a Christmas Dayservice as well as a joint Christmas Eve Service that many waited withanticipation to attend. Congratulations are in order as SPC Andrea Clausell was inducted into theNCO Corps. Her hard work and dedication paid off, and we look forward toseeing her grow as a leader. I would like to take a moment to highlight the efforts of a whole lot of sweatand hard work from the Soldiers of HHC. Many of us have been getting andkeeping ourselves physically fit, despite our busy schedules and crazy hours. Allof this hard work has paid off, and it is with pride that I announce that we have70 inches and approximately 350 lbs! A few of our Soldiers have already madeit back from R&R and it seems that the average time it is taking for Soldiers toget home is 5 days. A big THANK YOU goes out to our wonderful FRG for our beautifulChristmas tree and decorations!! It definitely helped to make it seem more likethe holidays.C P T A licia Stahlberg G W061SG Nathan M ahaney G W07 -Henry David Thoreau -Latin proverb     8  
  • 9. December  Issue   RrOoUuGgHhNnEeCcKkSs      Roughneck F riends and F amily, We are grateful to the people who have The Holiday season came to Alpha Troop gone out of their ways to make our daily livesfaster than any of us expected, bringing with and the Christmas season special withit the arrival of some new pilots from Fort bountiful amounts of care packages. We allBragg, 1LT Mike Phillips and CW2 Adam appreciate the gifts and treats from all theEpley. Mike hails from the Merchant Marine families and friends of our Troopers thatAcademy, and is obviously confused abouthow he ended up here; while Adam is a like to thank the Nail and Wetzel families, theformer Air Defense Artilleryman looking to Martins, Pfirrmans, Kawoczkas, Kruegers, Henrys, Clarks, DeMiccos, Imhoffs,greeted them, we also welcomed back SPC Callaghans, Bill Nelson and our friends atDelwin Cosmo Samuelson, who hit the HBO, the American Foreign Legion, theground running and jumped right into our fast Veterans of Foreign Wars, the Knights ofpaced twenty-four hour maintenance. They Columbus, and the Rockingham Wesleyanarrived just in time to catch the beginning of Church, NC. Also, special props to Laceythe incentive flight program, which lets our Ash and her entire office for the awesomecrew chiefs and other non-aviators participate banana bread. Thanks to you all, the troop hasin flights with pilots near the airfield, getting been able to decorate the office, stuffa feel for the aircraft, a new stockings, and drive ourselves crazyperspective on Salerno, and an understandingof what driving a convertible with the topdown in Alaska must feel like. We appreciate the outstanding support This month we had a Non-Commissioned and continued encouragement that youOfficer induction ceremony and celebrated provide, and we thrive on knowing that youthe promotion of SGT Zachary Zochol and are behind us and give us our drive andSGT Venkata Satram to E-5. These guys have purpose. ROUGHNECK Troop succeedsdone a phenomenal job leading and motivat- because of the families and the great soldiers who comprise it, and I am daily humbled andtheir achievements. We look forward to more honored to serve with them.great work from them. We would also like tocongratulate SFC Robbin Kadish on his David K ruegerselection for promotion to Master Sergeant. Roughneck 26of our boys on leave, letting them rechargeand spend time with family in the States.From those of us who are taking our leave abit later, we wish you all a Merry ChristmasWe wish our friends and families the best aswe all enjoy the Holidays.       9  
  • 10. December  Issue   RrEeDdWwOoLlVvEeSs       Alpha Company REDWOLVES When asked, how do you feel about   would like to say thank you to all of the the Iraq war being over, a REDWOLF pilot families, friends and supporters for the Thanks- giving Day treats and decorations. With all your support, the REDWOLVES had a great Thanksgiving holiday. It is always nice to be With Christmas almost upon us, the served turkey dinner by the Task Force REDWOLVES would like to thank our Commander and Sergeant Major. families, friends, FRG, and all of the supporters for the Christmas treats and decorations. Thanks Even with holiday season upon us, the to all of you, we have a nicely decorated tree operational tempo has not slowed down one bit. with delicious cookies underneath it. The The pilots and crew chiefs are working around REDWOLVES motivation is at an all time high the clock to keep Apaches in the air to support due to the number of care packages we have the ground forces. received. A special thanks to Mrs. Sickler for all the delicious salsa. The REDWOLVES would The month of December brought us a like to wish everyone back at home a very new ground unit to FOB Salerno. We will be Merry Christmas and Happy New Year. saying goodbye to TF Duke and welcoming Task Force Spartan. This will give the RED- C P T Robert Sickler WOLVES another opportunity to show another unit that we are the best Apache Company in R E D W O L F 06 the Army. One soldier in particular is showing just how tough and motivated the RED- WOLVES are. SSG William Rivard, 1st Platoon Sergeant, suffered a broken arm this month, but continues to work at a pace that would be tough with two arms. This just goes to show how mentally and physically tough the REDWOLVES are. We would like to con- gratulate SPC Franklin Perry for receiving Miranda  Isabelle  Morales   Maintainer of the week for the first week of December. The REDWOLVES would like to announce our newest Pilot in Command, Captain Kyle Tomasino. We would also like to welcome a new edition to the REDWOLF family, SPC Morales was blessed last month with a new baby girl, Miranda Isabelle Morales. With most of the REDWOLF aviators being on their first deployment as pilot, they continue to show their skill and maturity in dealing with the difficult flying conditions that Afghanistan has to offer. Due to excellent maintenance and accident free flying, the REDWOLVES have completed every mission asked of them. Speaking about completing missions, December brings the official end to the war in Iraq. With many REDWOLVES also seeing deployments to Iraq, this month brings a moment to reflect on accomplishments REDWOLVES have made in Iraq.     10  
  • 11. December  Issue     ZzEePpPpEeLlIiNn     Happy Holidays from the Members of It is certainly an exciting time for BB Co 7-158th Aviation Regiment. Co 7-158th. We continue to work hardWhile it is not comparable to being through the holiday season with thehome with our loved ones, we find thoughts and prayers for our loved onessolace amongst our fellow Soldiers back home. We look forward to comingduring the Holidays. Many of us are home soon and seeing the smiling facesmarking the Holiday season as a last that we know so well.major time hurdle before coming homewhich in of itself, makes the holidays avery joyful event. To add to the C P T C hristopher M . Ruffpleasant atmosphere, leadership is be-ginning to plan the demobilization proc- Z E PP E L I N 06ess. The light at the end of the tunnel isdefinitely coming into view and welook forward to being back with youevery day. We continue to remain very busycarrying out the missions we areassigned. Presently, 1st Infantry Divi-sion, Duke Brigade is moving out of ourArea of Operation and is being replacedby 25th ID Spartan Brigade. We areresponsible for moving the troops inand out of the outer lying ForwardOperations Bases (FOBs) back toSalerno for their preparation to gohome. Staying busy is the trick tomaking time go by faster, so weembrace the challenge whole heartedly.We continue to effectively support theSpecial Operation missions as well. Weknow that the 82nd Aviation BrigadeCommand appreciates our enthusiasmfor the missions they assign to us. One of the greatest morale enhancersin Army Aviation is awarding unit andindividual medals. Our leadership teamis currently creating and submittingpaperwork for a Unit award that everySoldier will be able to honorably wear.The majority of Soldiers that deployedwill receive individual awards for thehard work and sacrifices they made.     11  
  • 12. December  Issue   TtIiMmBbEeRrWwOoLlVvEeSs       Delta Company would like to start this Soldiers to the rank of Sergeant. SPC Covarrubias, and SPC Ghimire joinedour family and friends back in the states the ranks of the NCO Corps. For theira Merry Christmas and a Happy New outstanding maintenance support andYear. The Timberwolves continue to technical expertise, SPC Hoganprovide outstanding maintenance received the Army Achievement Medal.support to the Task Force. The Timber- SPC Brown won the Battalion Soldierwolves have had a productive month of the Month Board, and will representwith our Soldiers receiving awards, the Task Force at the 82nd CAB Soldiergetting promoted, and winning boards. of the Quarter Board. We would like to thank all of the Joining the Timberwolves family arefamilies and friends for the support that SGT Bloodworth from Fort Hood, TXthey have been giving to their deployed and SPC Howard from Fort Stewart,troopers. Thank you to Janet Cox, GA. Both soldiers are currentlyBobbie Kiser, and Valerie Chisnell for working in the Tech Supply section.the handmade blankets that they sent We would like to say good bye to SGTout to some of our Soldiers. Thank you Rubothin and SPC Brough, bothto Alison White for her continued work troopers have redeployed back to theas the D Company FRG Leader. To all states to start their clearing process toof our family members who continue to get out of the Army.send care packages we thank you somuch, and please continue to support C P T K ir k K . Shandsyour Soldiers. T imber Wolf 06 Congratulations go out this month toseveral of the Timberwolves.Congratulations are in order to SFCStewart and SFC Lendeborg for makingthe list to Master Sergeant. Stewart andLendeborg are both outstanding NCOs,and the promotions are well deserved.Additionally, SGT Austin and SGTThow were promoted to the rank ofStaff Sergeant. We also promoted two     12  
  • 13. December  Issue   LlOoNnEeWwOoLlVvEeSs      L O N E W O L F F A M I L Y A N D F R I E N DS Assistance Force in supporting the Government of the Islamic Republic ofGreetings and salutations from the Afghanistan.Lonewolves! Upon the completion of athird of the deployment, we along with the I would like to hail PV2 Jeremy Phynonrest of Task Force Wolfpack are doing well. (92L Petroleum Laboratory Specialist), SGT Heather Gibson, SSG Eric Decker, PV2 Andrace Jones (89B Ammunitionwatching movies, working out, taking Specialist), and the incoming companycollege courses to further our educations, commander, CPT Michael Simmons and alland sharing stories with one another; build- of their families to the Lonewolves.ing the esprit-de-corps within the company. Additionally, I would like to welcome the newest Lonewolf babies: KolsynThe winter is officially here. We are Almendariz, the son of Kellie and SPCstarting to see the temperature plummet in Gahman, and Destiny Marie Knox, thethe first days of December. The highs are daughter of Christiane and SGT Knox.around 72 degrees and the low is a wintry Welcome to the world!33 degrees Fahrenheit. The snow hasbegun to pileup on the mountain peaks and As I relinquish command after 18 months, I would like to thank all of the Lonewolvesmouths. and their families for their steadfast loyalty and dedication. The successes we have beenThe Troopers are continuously staying fortunate to experience are a direct result ofbusy. Headquarters Platoon has been the extraordinary effects of our outstandingcompleting administrative actions and Troopers and leaders. To my FRG team,receiving/distributing the wealth of mail you truly understand that the strength of theduring the holiday season. From the start, Nation is our Army; the strength of ourour Distribution Platoon has been setting Army is our Soldiers; the strength of ourrecords by refueling 3,000 aircraft, issuing Soldiers is our Families. I salute you all andmore than 700,000 gallons of fuel, and wish you the best as you continue on withissuing thousands of tons of ammunition. your rendezvous with destiny.The Maintenance Platoon has beenconducting scheduled and un-scheduled A irborne, A ll the W ay!maintenance on over 65 vehicles andproviding FOB security, ensuring a safe and C P T Scovellsecure work environment. Lonewolf 06As a team we haveunrelentingly stayed focus onthe mission in support of fullspectrum aviation operationsin order to expand stabilityand security, neutralizeinsurgent forces, and assistInternational Security     13  
  • 14. Congratulations!!!   Listed below are the Troopers who were promoted, received an award, or reenlisted. Below those are our Troopers with recent Birthdays! Promoted Awarded SSG  Austin,  Paul   Army  Achievement  Medal   Task  Force  Wolfpack                   NCO  of  the  Month     SSG  Thow,  Pia   CPT    Duque  Estrada,  Paul   SGT  Adzoble,  Koku   SGT  Austin,  Paul     CPT    Towns,  Kiel   SGT  Clausell,  Andrea       SGT  Covarrubias,  John   CPT    Derda,  Lukaz     SGT  Ghimire,  Arun   Task  Force  Wolfpack                   1LT    Roberts,  Brett   Soldier  of  the  Month     SGT  Satram,  Venkata   SGT  Zochol,  Zachary   SGT  Way,  Patrick   SPC  Brown,  Crystal   SPC  Allen,  Paris   SPC  Adams,  David     SPC  Brown,  Raymond   SPC  Hogan,  Jessica   Commanding  General  Coin   SPC  Burt,  Ryan   SPC  Taber,  Daniel   SPC  Holder,  Robert   SGT  Madden,  TJ   PFC  Acosta,  Elysse   SPC  Forgotch,  Kelly   SPC  Carter,  Michael   PFC  Guttierez,  Jose   PFC  Khounborinh,  Justin   SPC  Franklin,  Perry                                           SPC  Gonzalez,  Ricardo   PFC  Olson,  Brandon   SPC  Jamrus,  Kurt     PFC  Stewart,  Delano   SPC  Mann,  Brandon   Combat  Action  Badge   PFC  Watkins,  Ronald     SPC  Murdock,  Lucas                                         1LT  Dotson,  Curtis     SPC  Pabo,  Lanupakai   CW2  Schuster,  Erik       PFC  Watkins,  Ronald       Happy  Birthday!!  PFC Broome, Earnest SPC Sanders, Damian SSG Pirlot, DanielPFC Brown, Raymond SGT Brandenburg, Ricky SSG Tann, VictoriaPFC Patrick, Donald SGT Burke, Stephen SSG Tune, JohnPFC Paynter, Austin SGT Busanet, Monica SSG Whight, BenjaminSPC Atencio, Thomas SGT Gamble, Terrance SFC Khoonsrivong, AlexSPC Buwalda, John SGT Jackson, Seandale 1SG Edwards, KelvinSPC Chan, Jonathan SGT Joseph, Syria CSM Inniss, KirkSPC Durham, Michael SGT McCaskill, Chad CW2 Hoover, GriffinSPC Efurd, Jesse SGT Roberts, Lakisha CW2 Hunt, JonSPC Gomez, Bridgett SGT Sullivan, Adam CW2 Lambert, EdwardSPC Hardy, Kevin SGT Thow, Pia CW2 Saylor, BarryeSPC Leffler, Gregory SGT Zabala, Ismael CW2 Uber, JacobSPC McDonald, Eric SSG Frederick, Rasheek CW3 Meads, ByronSPC Ochs, Daniel SSG Gille, Brian CW4 Erdmann, BrandonSPC Pentycoffe, Aubrey SSG Kowlok, John 1LT Liebetreu, DanielSPC Rogers, Nathan SSG Maldonado, Jose CPT Vance, Jeffrey     14  
  • 15. R E-E N L IST M E N TSP C B L A C K35F Intelligence A nalystReenlisted for 4 years     15  
  • 16.                  TF  WOLFPACK  RST   Grace and peace from the Wolfpack God So Loved the World Religious Support Team. Praise God for his continued blessing and protection on us each and every day. Our Father up in heaven, long, long years ago, Some ministry highlights since our last Looked down in His great mercy correspondence include a spirit-filled Thanksgiving upon the earth below Day service which included tremendous worship through song, prayer, testimony and thanksgiving. And saw the folks were lonely Pastor Ferguson, of the Gospel service, brought us an and lost in deep dispair, inspiring message. Furthermore, we continue our way reading through the Bible at the E100 Bible study on Monday and Thursday nights. We are just about to walk among them there through the Book of Exodus. We have also shown two So they can hear him speaking and feel His nearness, too, gather for our midweek prayer meeting and fellowship. And see the many miricles that faith alone can do. We continually offer prayers for all you back home. For I know it will be easier to As week look forward to Christmas, we have a full complement of services to accommodate all faith believe and understand traditions. Although I will greatly miss worshiping with If man can see and talk to Him my family and friends back at Ft. Bragg, I am excited about leading our collective Christmas Eve and Chapel Next Christmas Day services here. I am expecting So whenever we have troubles nothing less than a mighty work of God across our ranks. We can take it all to Jesus, for He Understands our prayers. ~Helen Steiner Rice Merry Christmas and a blessed New Year! Chaplain Shenton     16  
  • 17. SsPpOoTtLlIiGgHhTt  OoNn  TtRrOoOoPpEeRrSs   Every  month  each  1SG  picks  an  outstanding  Trooper  to  represent   his  Company/Troop.  C/5-159, SPC Wendt, JesseMOS: 15N Avionics MechanicHometown: Minneapolis, MNSPC Wendt has a daughterQ. What recreational activities do you participate in here onFOB SalernoA. Lift weights and Skype with my fiancé and other family rela-tives.Q. What do you like most about this deployment?A. The  fact  that  I  get  to  do  my  Army  job  everyday  and  not  just  drill  weekends.  Q. What is your opinion of FOB Salerno?A. It is a great FOB for a first time deplorer.  Q. How does your MOS impact this deployment?A. I help maintain aircraft for the MEDEVAC missions.  3 Goals for DeploymentEducational    Professional  Personal     HHC/1-82, Tiffany Rupp MOS: 92Y Supply Specialist Hometown: South Bend, IN SPC Rupp has a husband and two sons Q. What recreational activities do you participate in here on FOB Salerno A. I focus on my education and Skype with my family. Q. What do you like most about this deployment? A. The  experience  and  the  extra  pay.   Q. What is your opinion of FOB Salerno? A.     Q. How does your MOS impact this deployment? A. 92Ys ensure that needed equipment and supplies are on hand and available. This not only contributes to success in completing missions, but also boosts mo- rale.   3 Goals for Deployment Educational     Professional   Personal  possible  with  my  family,  especially  my  boys.           17  
  • 18. A/1-M OS: 15S - C rewchiefHometown: Dallas, T XSG T Sutton is mar ried with no kids.Q. W hat recreational activities do you participate in here on F O B SalernoA. Go to church (everyone is invited), go to the gym, play basketball, and hang outwith other Soldiers in the Troop.Q. W hat do you like most about this deployment?A. Hanging out with the guys.Q. W hat is your opinion of F O B Salerno?A. Not bad. It has a nice gym and the chow is pretty good.Q. How does your M OS impact this deployment?A. 2 Scoops.3 Goals for DeploymentE ducationalProfessionalPersonal A/1-82, Per ry F ranklin M OS: 15R A ttack Helicopter Repairer (C rew chief) Hometown: L exington, N C SP C F ranklin is mar ried and has a son due in M arch. Q. W hat recreational activities do you participate in here on F O B Salerno A. Go to the gym. Q. W hat do you like most about this deployment? A. That I am deployed with people I enjoy being around. Q. W hat is your opinion of F O B Salerno? FOB Q. How does your M OS impact this deployment? A. It has one of the biggest impacts for AH- provide protection for the ground guys and locating IED emplacers. 3 Goals for Deployment E ducational Professional Personal     18  
  • 19. A/2-82, C P T H ill, Jesse M OS: 15B - U H-60M Pilot Hometown: Centerville, T N C P T H ill is single Q. A wards you have received? A. Bronze Star, Air Medal, Arcom, AAM, CAB, AV Badge, Parachuters Badge. Q. W hat recreational activities do you participate in here on F O B Salerno? A. Working out, Flying. Q. W hat do you like most about this deployment? A. That I am in Command Q. W hat do you like least about this deployment? A. That beside the fact we are an assault company we are conducting V.I.P. missions. Q. W hat is your opinion of F O B Salerno? A. Is not Bagram and the facilities are more operable. Q. How does your M OS impact this deployment? A. As a Black Hawk Company Commander we enable COL Toner to conduct Battle Field Circulation on a daily basis enabling him to engage his leaders. 3 Goals for Deployment E ducational Professional PersonalB/7-158, SP C C lar k, A rthurM OS:19D C alvary ScoutHometown: O maha, N ESP C C lar k is singleQ. W hat recreational activities do you participate in here on F O BSalernoA. Fantasy Football and Killing Zombies.Q. W hat do you like most about this deployment?A. The camaraderie with my fellow Soldiers and the beautiful Afghanistanscenery.Q. W hat is your opinion of F O B Salerno?A. Best FOB in Afghanistan.Q. How does your M OS impact this deployment?A. Knowledge of weapons on the aircraft.3 Goals for DeploymentE ducationalProfessionalPersonal     19  
  • 20. D/1-82, SP C C antu, A brahamM OS: 15R A pache M echanicHometown: M cA llen, T exasSP C C antu is mar ried with no kidsQ. W hat recreational activities do you participate in here on F O BSalernohere. I go to the gym a lot and I do p90x.Q. W hat do you like most about this deployment?A. I work with the most professional cut throat Soldiers I know.Q. W hat is your opinion of F O B Salerno?Q. How does your M OS impact this deployment?A. (We) get aircraft ready to fly to protect the ground Troops.3 Goals for DeploymentE ducationalProfessionalPersonal E/1-82, SP C A dams, David M OS: 92F Petroleum Supply Specialist Hometown: O rlando, F L SP C A dams is mar ried with 3 children Q. W hat recreational activities do you participate in here on F O B Salerno A. Ping pong, Chess, Shooting Pool, and Dominoes Q. W hat do you like most about this deployment? A. The teamwork and camaraderie between Soldiers to accom- plish our mission here. Q. W hat is your opinion of F O B Salerno? A. It is small compared to other FOBs, but the weather has been nice lately, and living quarters are great. Q. How does your M OS impact this deployment? A. Without fuelers the helicopter teams would not be able to protect and defend us, or accomplish their missions. 3 Goals for Deployment E ducational Professional Personal     20  
  • 21. FA M I LY R E A D I N ESS G R O UP C hristmas Stocking for Wolfpackers     21  
  • 22. M E R R Y C H R IST M AS!!!     22  
  • 23. M E R R Y C H R IST M AS!!!     23  
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  • 26. Below are the addresses for each of the Companies/Troop. Feel free to send letters and boxes to your Trooper. Last Name, First Last Name, First HHC/1-82 , TF Wolfpack C/1-158, TF Wolfpack FOB SALERNO FOB SALERNO APO, AE 09314 APO, AE 09314 Last Name, First Rank, Name A/1-17 , TF Wolfpack A/1-82 , TF Wolfpack FOB SALERNO FOB SALERNO APO, AE 09314 APO, AE 09314 Rank, Name Rank, Name A/2-82 , TF Wolfpack B/7-158 , TF Wolfpack FOB SALERNO FOB SALERNO APO, AE 09314 APO, AE 09314 Rank, Name Rank, Name D/1-82 , TF Wolfpack E/1-82 , TF Wolfpack FOB SALERNO FOB SALERNO APO, AE 09314 APO, AE 09314     26