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TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012
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TF Wolfpack Dispatch February 2012

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  • 1. Wolfpack  Dispatch   Vol 1, Issue 5 F O B Salerno, A fghanistan T he Wolfpack E dtion F ebruary 20121
  • 2. Dear F amilies and F riends of the Wolfpack,We hope you enjoy the fifth edition of the Wolfpack Dispatch, our unit newsletter from Afghanistan.The intent of this publication is to keep everyone on the home front up to date with the unit activitiesat FOB Salerno.The Task Force continues to operate at an exceptional pace. However, this month more than anyother inclement weather has impacted our aviation operations. While it has had been snowing acrossmost of RC-East, here at FOB Salerno we have enjoyed relatively mild temperatures with no snow tospeak of. As I write this update on the morning of the 3rd of March, it is already starting to warm upand Spring is clearly on the way. The clouds and fog we experienced some of the time in Februarywas a chance for everyone to get a little extra rest or exercise.Our Devil Ray Dustoff MEDEVAC detachment earned the 82nd combat patch this month and we saidfarewell to the first contingent of Zeppelin troopers who are redeploying after a job VERY well done. -47D crews and maintainers we have been fortunate toserve alongside during the first five months of the deployment. These great American men andwomen will be hard to replace and wish them and their families the absolute best in all futureendeavors. F arewell Zeppelin Wolfpack for L ife!Our March newsletter will highlight our newly arrived National Guard CH-47D company from Ohioand Michigan.Stay tuned and thanks for the support it is appreciated.A ll the Way, A irborne!V/rLT C John M. C yrulikCommander, Task Force WolfpackWolf 6 2
  • 3.      GgRrEeYyWwOoLlVvEeSs    S1Judging by the amount of paper that oozes out of the S1 shop, you would never guess that the Armycuts, the NCOs and Soldiers of the S1 shop have worked long hours processing over 500 awards. Itmight seem that SPC Ruiz-office with stacks of multi-colored folders.S2While the S1 has been focused on rewarding us for our hard work during our tour, the S2 sectionworks day and night with our ground brothers to keep the flow of information constant. With asmuch hard work that is going on, everyone needs a place to revive their motivation level. If you aremotivation level is where it needs to be.S3The S3 section has been doing some very exciting work. The RTOs (radio transmitter operators)have been getting an earful (literally) with the near constant radio chatter. SPC Gomez and SPCDubin have gotten very good at understanding the crackly and hard-to-hear voices of the pilotstrying to talk with a big fan above their heads making noise. SPC Dubin has been trying out hisairborne. SPC Montgomery in the AMR (air mission request) cell has been busy processingrequests from Soldiers across the battle space trying to get from point A to point B (kind of likeMapQuest). Flight operations is looking more and more like a health food store with the amount ofjunk food that they are getting rid of daily.S4Even though there is still snow covering our mountains, you might think it was spring time by thehave been like traffic cops directing the Companies where to go to turn in their excess stuff.S6that in the age of wireless internet that the Army would cut back on the amount of cable. Over theschool this month, by replacing years of old cable that if stretched, would run from Fayetteville allthe way to Raleigh.SUPP L YTalk about some serious heavy lifting! The NCOs and Soldiers of the Supply shop have enduredgrueling hours typing up documents, ordering parts, and helping CPT Stahlberg and CPT Fagerconduct their Change of Command inventories. If you have never seen how much property an HHChas, it is quite the task!M E D I CSNever a dull moment for the few, the proud, the Medics! From running a 24 hour aide station, toflying MEDEVAC missions (CPT Wagner, CPT Shin and SGT Lucas) the medics of Task ForceWolfpack continue to help everyone that needs it.PU B L I C A F F A I RSTaking photos that would make any Vogue model jealous, our Task Force UPAR (unit publicaffairs rep) , SPC Dierschow (yes thats right she is now as SPC!!) has been taking literallythousands of photos and even finding the time to help out the BDE with a few articles.SCPT Alicia Stahlberg GW06 1SG Nathan Mahaney GW07 3
  • 4.        RrOoUuGgHhNnEeCcKkSs  Roughneck friends and family- attention. Needless to say, it will be interesting to see if all of that red die willAnother month has come and gone here at come out of his uniform.FOB Salerno, and all the guys arecontinuing to kick butt and take names. Some more exciting news, there has beenThe crew chiefs have been working their an addition to the Roughneck family. Ontails off keeping our birds in the air and 26 February, CW2 Coshaun and Addieleading the pack in operational readiness, Smith became the new, proud parents ofand the pilots are flying hard hours in order Trayden Constantine Smith. Althoughto keep the Salerno bowl safe for all of our Coshaun missed the birth by mere hours,ground brethren. he was able to enjoy his son throughout the duration of his much deserved leave. WeThere is much to note about what has are all so happy for the Smith family andhappened within our troop in the past their new addition. Along with thismonth. First I would like to congratulate exciting family news, we hope that other -I- families and loved ones are enjoying timeArmy Achievement Medal for being the with their troopers as we continue to sendMaintainer of the Week for the Task Force. them home for some well earned vacationHe was awarded this accolade due to his time. It will be interesting to see if CW2hard, and amazingly fast work on engineservices and related maintenance tasks. his fantastic mustache when he returnsAlso a congratulatory remark is in order from leave. Corrie, please make him shave. As this monthly update comes to an end, ITrimakas who earned promotable statusduring the recent board. These guys have continually send us packages with assortedbe more proud of them. foods and other surprises. A special thanksThe presence and spirit of the Cavalry inTask Force Wolfpack has reached a new boxes upon boxes of goodies for us. Wehigh thanks to our young WOJG, CW2 would like to thank both the Hayes Leonard Elementary School in Valpariso,brush and red and white paint. He started IN and the Triangle School inoff by painting the Cav colors on our Hillsborough, NJ for the special packagestreehouse room for everyone on the FOB that they sent us. The thoughtful gesturesto see and enjoy, and recently he has taken mean the world to us, and it is ahis skills to the tremendous moraleflight line. The boost to know that thereAlaska barriers are people back on thenear the flight home-front that areline now have willing to take time outour glorious red of their day to makeand white flag ours a little better.for the tower and Thank you again to allall passing air the friends and familytraffic to enjoy. that constantly supportRemaining on us, and I know that Ithe subject of speak for everyone byred, some of our saying that we cannot wait to get home and see you. It continues to be an honor and privilege to serve forCulb- and with your fine Cavalry warriors on a daily basis.Life Saving training. SGT Ash M ike Phillipscourageously volunteered to play the role Roughneck 26of the injured person that needed medical 4
  • 5. LlOoNnEeWwOoLlVvEeSs  G reetings from the Lonewolves! To the families back home, The Troopers continue to thank you for all you do, foroutperform all of my expectations without your continued supportand morale remains high. TheDistribution Platoon continues to would not be possible. Until nextset the standard for FARP month.operations for the Brigade, byissuing an average of 10,000 A irborne, A ll the W ay!gallons of JP-been all work and no play at the C PT SimmonsFARP. The company came Lonewolf 6together to cook out and watch oneof the greatest American traditions,the Superbowl. The Super Bowl cookoutprovided an opportunity for allsections of the Company to spendtime together while watching theirXO, 1LT Brett Roberts cry like ababy when the Patriots lost. Down at the Motorpool, themechanics have been working hardreadiness rate at 98%. This wasaccomplished while continuing toprovide security for FOB Salerno.A testament to their hard work,several of the Troopers in theMotorpool received Certificates ofAchievement from the BattalionCommander and the CommandSergeant Major. The Company conductedits first M4 range since leavingFort Bragg in September. Therange gave the Troopers theopportunity to qualify with theirM4 and earn valuable points forpromotion. The range proved anoutstanding success with all 54Troopers qualifying their first timethrough. 1LT Crowder and thejob! 5
  • 6. RrEeDdHhAaWwKkSsRedhawk F amily and F riends, our crew chiefs, SG T K urt Jamrus and SG T L ucas M urdock. These two very deserving NCOs As February comes to an are a testament to the hard work ofend and warmer weather starts to all of our crew chiefs and door - gunners and we are proud of theirRedhawks continue to provide accomplishments!top-notch UH-60 support toTF Spartan. Please continue to enjoy R&R leave as we continue to cycle home and, most importantly, stayweather and our MEDEVAC Chase safe! Also, stay up-to-date with therequirement, Redhawk pilots still Redhawks on our Facebook page!flew close to 600 hours over thepast month. Again, not a singlemission was dropped despite many A ll the W ay!maintenance challenges. In fact, C PT C hris Rossiwe often flew every available Redhawk 6aircraft we had multiple days in arow. This obviously requires awork ethic and dedication to themission that only the Redhawks canprovide! Unfortunately, we had tosay goodbye to one of our platoonleaders, C PT Jeff V ance, thismonth. The Wolfpack Planssection has had their eyes on Jefffor a while now and finally made usgive him up despite our efforts tokeep him! We know that he will dooutstanding work for TF Wolfpack.To take his place, we received 1L TT aj W illiamsDetachment. 1LT Williams camefrom flight school, but has manyyears of prior experience in theArmy, including prior assignmentsat Ft. Bragg. We also welcomedback C W2 Patrick K ir k to thecompany. He was also representingthe Redhawks in the WolfpackPlans shop and is happy to be aregular on the flight schedule again! We are also proud toannounce the promotions of two of 6
  • 7.  T he Redhawks fight against tobaccoBy U.S. A rmy Staff Sgt. Donna DavisR C-E ast PA OKHOWST PROVINCE, AfghanistanForward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, is on a special mission together.The company of more than 30 Soldiers has come together to motivate one another and provide support for 10 Soldierswho have agreed to stop using tobacco.Participating in a group sometimes helps everyone hold each other accountable, using peer pressure as a motivational toolto quit and then stay off tobacco.It all started when Sgt. Jordon Besaw, of Mesa, Ariz., a Black Hawk crew chief, returned from rest and recuperation(R&R) leave and decided he wanted to quit smoking. Besaw mentioned it to other Soldiers in his company who chose tojoin him.Company 1st Sgt. Jason Friedly was the first to begin the program. With a quit date of early March in preparation for hisR&R, his Soldiers are following suit.due to the medication.That means the company will have to do more with less. With the balancing act of continuing missions, Soldiers going onR&R, and the Soldiers participating in the smoking cessation program, everyone will have to pull together.Second platoon sergeant Sgt. 1st Class Michael Nettles said Besaw is the kind of guy who leads by example.For the Redhawks, working together to motivate each other is nothing new. They have a difficult and often-changingquit tobacco products. 7
  • 8. Each Soldier has his own reason for quitting.Black Hawk crew chief, Spc. Thomas Kealy of Shelton, Wash., who chews tobacco, said he decided to join the programCpt. Charles Jennings of Pryor, Okla., an Aeromedical physician assistant with Task Force Poseidon said Soldiers have toTo learn more about quitting, strategies or to get help, visit the Department of Defense Tobacco Cessation website at:www.ucanquit2.org.                      KHOWST  PROVINCE,  Afghanistan    U.S.  Army  Sgt.  Jordon  Besaw,  of  Mesa,  Ariz.,  a  Black  Hawk  crew  chief  with  Task  Force  Wolfpack,  looks  over  a  helicopter  log  book  with  Sgt.  Kurt  Jamrus  of  Sacramento,  Calif.,  also  a  crew  chief  with  Task  Force  Wolfpack.  Besaw  is  responsible  for  getting  the  smoking  cessation  program  initiated  in  his  company.  (U.S.  Army  photo  by  Staff  Sgt.  Donna  Davis,  Task  Force  Poseidon  Public  Affairs)                          KHOWST  PROVINCE,  Afghanistan    U.S.  Army  Staff  Sgt.  John  Kerins,  of  Durham,  N.C.,  a  Black  Hawk  crew  chief,  watches  as  Spc.  Thomas  Kealy,  of  Shelton,  Wash.,  also  a  Black  Hawk  crew  chief,  tags  an  automatic  flight  control  system  for  turn  in.  Kerins  and  Kealy  have  decided  to  give  up  tobacco  products  for  health  reasons.  (Photo  by  U.S.  Army  Staff  Sgt.  Donna  Davis,  Task  Force  Poseidon  Public  Affairs)   8
  • 9. DdEeVvIiLl  RrAaYy  DdUuSsTtOoFfFf  G reeting Wolfpack and DevilRay F riends and F amily, We would also like to take a moment to thank all of our friends Now that we are finally and family back home for thesettled, the Devil Rays have support they have shown. Manyfinally hit their groove here in family members and friends haveSalerno. I would like to thank all of been more than accommodating inthe Wolfpack members who helped sending care packages for the entirein getting us here and get set up. All platoon, and we cant thank youof us from 1st Platoon sincerely enough for the support you haveappreciate the dedication and effort shown. Also, thank you for thethat have gone forth, from the top motivation you have given to somedown in the Task Force, to ensuring of us on a daily basis as a reason toour mission success. go to the gym: Girl Scout cookie season has arrived, and we cant It seems like yesterday that wait for it to leave just as soon as itwe were back in Fort Hood came.mobilizing to prepare for thismission, yet here we are twomonths into being deployed into " W hen I H ave Your Wounded "theater, and we have fully acceptedthe task before us. When were notwaiting for that MEDEVAC, C PT Josh DaneaultMEDEVAC, MEDEVAC call, weare generally pretty busy ensuring D UST O F F 06we keep our aircraft maintained tothe best possible quality we can. Ipersonally would like to thank ourmaintenance team of CPT Heine,SGT Castonguay, SGT Milana,SPC Del Pozo, SPC Bartnicki, SPCSchaeffer, and SPC Hembree forthe outstanding work anddedication they have shown inkeeping our helicopters ready to goat a moments notice. We have also been fairlybusy helping get as many unitstrained and familiar with ageneral understanding of howMEDEVAC works, whether it bethe CLS class or units comingto us, we try to be asaccommodating as possible.If you would like MEDEVACtraining, please stop by and we willbe glad to arrange something foryou. 9
  • 10.  M edics train on patient extraction proceduresBy U.S. A rmy Spc. E rin Dierschow (T ask Force Wolfpack)R C-E AST PA OKHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistanhear is the sound of a UH-parking pads.Two pads down, more than 20 combat-ready 25th Infantry Division Soldiers from Task Force Spartan arereceiving medical evacuation training.Medics from F Company, 5-Griffin stands near the helicopter as the rotor blades spin, waving Soldiers forward as they carry a simulatedoccurs while the blades are moving.Just far enough away so the instructor can be heard, the remaining Soldiers learn to use extraction equipment.The Devil Rays also taught them how to use hydraulic rescue tools to free people from mangled vehicles.The spreader is a hydraulic tool designed to be inserted into a narrow gap between two vehicle panels. When the toolis operated the arms are opened, it pushes apart the metal in the panels allowing access to a person trapped inside.Sgt. Ed Bader of Tarpon Springs, Fla., a flight medic with Task Force Wolfpack, demonstrates the power of thespreader on a concrete barrier. He places the tip of the tool between the ground and the barrier to lift it from the dirt.The power of this tool comes from the hydraulic pressure that separates the arms of the spreader.an extraction operation.The Soldiers watch while Bader uses the cutter to slice through a 3/4 inch-not much of a challenge for the machine.proper training. (continues page 11) 10
  • 11.    KHOWST  PROVINCE,  Afghanistan     oad  a  patient  from  a  helicopter  in  case  of  an  actual  medical  evacuation.  (Photo  by  U.S.  Army  Staff  Sgt.  Donna  Davis,  Task  Force  Poseidon  Public  Affairs)        KHOWST  PROVINCE,  Afghanistan    U.S.  Army  Staff  Sgt.  Kenneth  Griffin  of  Orlando,  Fla.,  a  flight  medic  with  Task  Force  Wolfpack,  observes  a  simulated  patient  being  loaded  onto  a  Black  Hawk.  (Photo  by  U.S.  Army  Staff  Sgt.  Donna  Davis,  Task  Force  Poseidon  Public  Affairs)   11
  • 12. TtIiMmBbEeRrWwOoLlVvEeSs  Dear T imberwolf F riends and Also a congratulation is inF amilies, order for SSG Rasheek Frederick who was accepted to go and attend WOCS and then flight school. February was aneventful month for Delta Company,TF Wolfpack. It was another monthof good weather and reasonably SPC James Woodwardcomfortable temperatures. Theworkload has been steady andtimelines have been consistentlymet to keep the mission movingforward. By the time you receivethis newsletter most of theTimberwolves would have beendeployed for over 160 days. The Timberwolvesreceived a couple of new Troopersthis month.. We welcome our twonew Technical Inspectors: SGTBroussard and SGT Thomas. In the beginning ofFebruary two of the Task ForceSoldiers were nominated for theBob Wylie Award. I am pleased tosay that one of our Timberwolves,SSG Andrew Hough waschosen to be one of the nomineesfor this annual award. Delta Company promotedseveral Soldiers this month. It isalways a good thing to see Troopersmoving forward in their careers.Congratulations AnthonyAlvarado, who was promoted fromPFC to SPC, Adam Sullivan whowas promoted from SGT to SSG,Andrew Hough who was promotedfrom SGT to SSG, and EricBrathwaite who was promoted fromCW2 to CW3. 12
  • 13. RrEeDdWwOoLlVvEeSs  Dear Redwolf F riends and hundreds of combat missions.F amilies, The REDWOLVES would like to continue to thank all the Family, Friends, FRG and supporters back home. All of your care packages Even though the weatherfor the month of February has not continue to keep our moral at an allalways been the best, the RED- time high. Thank you again forWOLVES have still been working your support.extremely hard rain or shine to keepour Apaches in the sky. Continuingto set a new standard for Attackhelicopter operations, the C PT Robert SicklerREDWOLVES have many greataccomplishments this month.For the third straight month aREDWOLF crew chief has beenselected for the Maintainer of theWeek award. We would like tocongratulate SPC Leonard onreceiving Maintainer of the Weekfor the last week in February.Thanks to SPC Leonard and histeam the REDWOLVES still havenever had to cancel a mission dueto maintenance. The REDWOLVES wouldlike to introduce the newest Pilot inCommand, CW2 Jon Hunt. It is noeasy task to become a Pilot inCommand in the REDWOLVES,but CW2 Hunt has shown the skilland judgment that it takes tobecome a Pilot in Command duringcombat operations. What does it take for a pilotto reach 4000hrs of flying timewhile in the Army? WellREDWOLF pilot CW2 CarlosRoman could answer that question.During this month CW2 Romansurpassed his 4000hr mark as anArmy Aviator. Not only does thisfeat require skill as an Aviator butalso hard work and dedication. ThisHerculean feat was accomplishedover multiple deployments and 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 AwardedSPC Anthony Alvarado A rmy Achievement Medal Combat Action BadgeSPC Erin Dierschow PFC Heather Helms SPC Aubrey PentycofeSGT Dustin Cain PFC Kyle Runkle SPC Zachary QuallsSGT Perry Franklin SPC Paris Allen SPC Ricky BrandenborgSGT Kurt Jamrus SPC Matthew Bates SFC William LafreniereSSG Andrew Hough SPC Joshua Guertin CW2 Mark JohnsonSSG Adam Sullivan SPC Darren Leonard CW2 Maurice StephensonCW3 Eric Brathwaite SPC Leonard Long CW4 Kurt Williams SPC Joshua Martin CW5 Mike Zanghi H appy Birthday!! PFC DUSTIN COPELAND SPC ERIC MORGAN CW2 BRANDON KITE PFC JUSTIN KHOUNBORINH SPC TRAVIS MORGAN CW2 STELL MENARD PFC MARCELLO WEDLOW SPC PAUL SANCHEZ CW2 JASON PELL PFC LEE YOUNGER SGT MIA ELLINGTON CW2 STEPHEN ROJAS SPC CHRISTOPHER BRATTON SGT JOHNNY MADDEN CW2 COSHAUN SMITH SPC PHILIP BREWER SGT JARED WAYMIRE CW2 JOSEPH TETREAULT SPC CRYSTAL BROWN SGT ZACHARY ZOCHOL CW2 JESSE WASTSON SPC JUDY CHARLES SSG TIMMY ANDERSON CW2 ROBERT WILSON SPC CHRISTOPHER COOPER SSG GEOFFRY CARPENTER CW3 CHRISTIAN MUIR SPC DENVER CRISTELLO SFC TIFFANY GALINDO CW3 CHRISTOPHER MULLINS SPC D DEHNEL SFC ROBBEN KADISH CPT DANIEL GOSSMAN SPC KEITH DISHMAN SFC JAMIE SPOONER CPT JEREMY IRVINE SPC BORYS HERNANDEZ SFC JOHN YALCH     14
  • 15. TtFf  WwOoLlFfPpAaCcKk  RrSsTt   TtFf  WwOoLlFfPpAaCcKk  RrSsTt   Grace and peace from the Wolfpack Religious Support Team. Praise God for hiscontinued blessing, provision and protection on us over the last month. We have had an awesomestart to 2012. In our Protestant congregations we started the New Year with a 40 day period offasting and prayer that culminated with 3 nights of revival services. Lives were definitely transformedand hearts renewed as we heard powerful messages from SFC Ruiz and SFC Horne. TheChapel Next Worship Team and Gospel Choir provided Spirit-filled musical ministry throughoutthe services. I was privileged to bring the closing message on Sunday evening and God affirmed hiscall on our lives to live in a constant state of revival in anticipation of His return. As the church yearcontinues to move forward we begin to focus our thoughts on Easter. The Catholic andTraditional community celebrated the beginning of Lent with and Ash Wednesday service. Seeingforeheads adorned with ashes was a powerful reminder of our human condition and our need of aSavior. In our Religious Education program we continue reading our way through the Bible at theE100 Bible study on Monday and Thursday nights. We have just started the Book of Psalms. Ifyou would like to read along with us go to MilitaryE100.AmericanBible.org and register online. We -our nation. Our mid-week prayer meetings continue to be the foundation of our ever expandingministry. During our Faith-based movie night we have seen several encouraging movies, to include Because of the generosity of many faithful organizations and groups we have also been ableto re-open the Chapel Free-X store, which provides basic necessities and snacks to our soldiersfree of charge. We greatly appreciate all the support that we receive from all of you. Alwaysremember that we lifting you up in our prayers and giving thanks for our many blessings. God Bless You, Chaplain Shenton 15
  • 16. Spotlight on TroopersEvery month each 1SG picks an outstanding Trooper to reperesent his Company/TroopB/7-158, SSG Jason PiperM OS: 15U C H-47 H elicopter RepairerHometown: O lathe, K ansasSSG Piper is mar ried with one daughterQ : W hat recreational activities do you participate in here on F O BSalerno?A: I work out at the gym.Q : W hat do you like most about this deployment?A: The people I have had an opportunity to meet this last year.Q : W hat is your opinion of F O B Salerno?A: Salerno is not a bad place to have spent the year. There are worseplaces to be.Q : How does your M OS impact this deployment?A: Being a crew member of the Chinook helicopter is very rewarding.Our aircraft and personnel are involved in many different operations.3 Goals for Deployment:E ducational -ProfessionalPersonal H H C/1-82, SP C Lorenzo C hapa M OS: 68W-H ealth C are Specialist/Medic/Combat M edic Hometown: San A ntonio, T exas SP C C hapa is mar ried Q : W hat recreational activities do you participate in here on F O B Salerno? A: I enjoy working out at the gym. I enjoy Astronomy and Astro Physics. I also enjoy Comic Books on Wednesday. Q : W hat do you like most about this deployment? A: I like being able to help out at the hospital and covering Trauma Bed number four. Q : W hat is your opinion of F O B Salerno? A: It is nice that mail gets here in a week. Q : How does your M OS impact this deployment? A: We make sure that pilots are medically able to fly. Immunizations. Treating casualties at the hospital. 3 Goals for Deployment: E ducational - Professional Personal 16
  • 17. A T roop/ 1-17 C A V , SP C B ryant FootesM OS: 15S O H-58D H elicopter RepairerHometown: Yonkers, New Yor kSPC Footes is Single.Q : W hat recreational activities do you participate in here onF O B Salerno?A: I play video games and watch movies.Q : W hat do you like most about this deployment?A: Our work office is awesome!Q : W hat is your opinion of F O B Salerno?A: I like FOB Salerno because everything is close together as far aswork place and living areas.Q : How does your M OS impact this deployment?A: My MOS impacts the deployment by making sure the OH-58 D(R) are up and running to take care of missions.3 Goals for Deployment:E ducational -ProfessionalPersonal A/1-82, SPC Russell L euschner M OS: 15R A H-64 A ttack H elicopter Repairer Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana SPC L euschner is single. Q : W hat recreational activities do you participate in here on F O B Salerno? A: I go to the gym and I like to eat. Q : W hat do you like most about this deployment? A: This will be my last deployment. Q : W hat is your opinion of F O B Salerno? A: This is my second Tour and we follow the standards on the FOB. Q : How does your M OS impact this deployment? A: We help keep the aircraft in the air while helping ground support. 3 Goals for Deployment: E ducational - Professional Personal 17
  • 18. A/2-82, SPC Damon M usson M OS: 91B- L ight W heel M echanic- Door G unner Hometown: O akwood, Illinois SPC M usson is mar ried with 3 children Q : W hat recreational activities do you participate in here on F O B Salerno? A: I work out at the gym. I enjoy eating and playing HALO on XBOX 360. Q : W hat do you like most about this deployment? A: This is my fifth Tour. This is my most favorite company. I enjoy working with these Soldiers. Q : W hat is your opinion of F O B Salerno? A: This FOB is ten times better than Central Valley. Q : How does your M OS impact this deployment? A: Without the Air Taxi, nothing gets done. 3 Goals for Deployment: E ducational - Professional PersonalF/5-159th , SG T Jer ry C astonguayM OS: 15T- U H-60 H elicopter RepairerHometown: T ampa, F loridaSG T C astonguay is single.Q : W hat recreational activities do you participate in here onF O B Salerno?A: I work.Q : W hat do you like most about this deployment?A: This is my third tour and I am pleased to say that I have my ownroom.Q : W hat is your opinion of F O B Salerno?A: This is a small FOB.Q : How does your M OS impact this deployment?A: We keep the aircraft in the air.3 Goals for Deployment:E ducational -ProfessionalPersonal 18
  • 19. D/1-82, T ech Supply, SG T A ngel BloodworthM OS: 92A- A utomated Logistical SpecialistHometown: W arner Robins, GeorgiaSG T Bloodworth is mar ried with three childrenQ : W hat recreational activities do you participate in here on F O BSalerno?A: I love running and working. My heart is most passionate when it comes tovolunteering and being able to give back.Q : W hat do you like most about this deployment?A: This is my first tour. I am new to the battalion. I would have to say thewarm welcome I received from my company when I arrived to FOB Salerno.Q : W hat is your opinion of F O B Salerno?A: I am pleased to say that everything is close by, which allows us more timeto focus on all of our missions at work and on a personal stance.Q : How does your M OS impact this deployment?A: We are responsible for providing the Task Force with Aviation RepairParts. In turn, this ensures minimal downtime of the aircraft. We are blessedwith great leadership that allows me to work and learn.3 Goals for Deployment:E ducational -complete prior to re-Professionalstrive towards the rank of Staff Sergeant (SSG) while I am awaiting my E5Personaldifference. I will also continue to be an awesome wife to my husband-Marquis Bloodworth, and a fantastic mother to my three children- E/1-82, SG T L a K isha Roberts M OS: 92G- Food Service Specialist- N C O Hometown: A lbany, Georgia SG T Roberts has one daughter Q : W hat recreational activities do you participate in here on F O B Salerno? A: I enjoy reading and writing. Q : W hat do you like most about this deployment? A: This is my second tour. I like the people I work with. Q : W hat is your opinion of F O B Salerno? A: This is a small, quiet FOB. This FOB has plenty of growth potential for deployed. Q : How does your M OS impact this deployment? A: We help ensure that quality food is put out to the personnel and soldiers on this FOB at every meal. 3 Goals for Deployment: E ducational - Professional Personal 19
  • 20. NCO INDUCTION CEREMONY 20
  • 21. COMBAT AVIATION BADGE PROMOTIONS PATCH CEREMONY 21
  • 22. HIGHLIGHTS 22
  • 23. HIGHLIGHTS 23
  • 24. Below are the addresses for E ach of the Companies/Troop. F eel free to send letters and boxes to your Trooper . GREYWOLVES DEVIL RAY DUSTOFF Rank, Last Name, First Rank, Last Name, First HHC/1-82, TF Wolfpack F/5-159, TF Wolfpack FOB SALERNO FOB SALERNO APO, AE 09314 APO, AE 09314 ROUGHNECKS REDWOLVES Rank, Last Name, First Rank, Last Name, FirstA Troop/1-17, TF Wolfpack A/1-82, TF Wolfpack FOB SALERNO FOB SALERNO APO, AE 09314 APO, AE 09314 REDHAWKS ZEPPELIN Rank, Last Name, First Rank, Last Name, First A/2-82, TF Wolfpack B/7-158, TF Wolfpack FOB SALERNO FOB SALERNO APO, AE 09314 APO, AE 09314 TIMBERWOLVES LONEWOLVES Rank, Last Name, First Rank, Last Name, First D/1-82, TF Wolfpack E/1-82, TF Wolfpack FOB SALERNO FOB SALERNO APO, AE 09314 APO, AE 09314 24

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