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  • November 2010 arkansasMInUTEMan 1 Mass casualty exercise tests skills page 10 Range fires affect 2,500 acres of Camp Robinson page 6 Former Adjutant General retires page 9 Mass casualty exercise tests skills page 10
  • 2 arkansasMInUTEMan November 2010 Advertisement
  • November 2010 arkansasMInUTEMan 3 arkansas Editorial MInUTEMan Editorial staff Capt. Chris Heathscott Communities demonstrate tremendous show of support for our troops State Public Affairs Officer Lt. Col. Keith Moore Agriculture Development Team Capt. Heath Allen Public Affairs Officer Northwest Office Sgt. 1st Class Chris Durney Last year, Veterans Day ously not something that be- year. Public Affairs Specialist was unique for Arkansas in gan with this current gener- For those of us fortunate Adrienne Brietzke that the communities in the ation of warriors. It is only enough to enjoy the holidays Public Affairs Specialist Donna Shelton northeast corner of the state the latest chapter in a long here at home with our Fami- Information Officer celebrated the holiday four tradition of outstanding ser- lies, I ask that you join me in Garrick Feldman days earlier than the rest of vice as exemplified by all of giving thanks for the will- Editor & Publisher the nation. As a day set aside our nation’s Veterans. ingness of each of our na- Christy Hendricks to honor all of our nation’s It is because of Soldiers tion’s troops to stand up and Managing Editor Veterans, the communities like these that we celebrate serve – especially those who How to reach us took the initiative to ensure Veterans Day at all. are enduring the holidays 404 Graham Road our nation’s newest Veterans The day has been tradi- separated from their Family Jacksonville, Ark. 72076 were not left out as they pre- tionally celebrated on the and friends this year. Ph: 501-982-9421 pared for deployment to Af- anniversary of the signing of I’d also offer thanks for Fax: 501-985-0026 ghanistan. the Armistice to end World the Families, friends, em-arkansasminuteman@arkansasleader.com Since the Jonesboro and War I – the 11th day of the ployers and entire commu- Advertising: Paragould based units of the 11th month at the 11th hour nities who support these arkansasminutemanads@ 875th Engineer Battalion – ending hostilities which troops as they serve. As ex- arkansasleader.com were departing the state on had wounded over 150,000 hibited in the communities Story ideas the day before the scheduled Americans and claimed the of northeast Arkansas, this chris.heathscott@us.army.mil holiday, the communities lives of 50,000 others. state’s willingness to sup- christopher.durney@us.army.mil executed a combined cele- In 1954, November 11th port our troops is tremen- Arkansas Guard bration between the unit’s officially became a day to dous. sendoff and an early Veter- honor American Veterans On behalf of the entire News of all wars. According to the Arkansas National Guard, Published by Leader Pub- ans Day parade on Novem- ber 8, 2009. Department of Veterans Af- thank you for your supportlishing, Inc. 404 Graham Road,Jacksonville, AR 72076, phone Thousands of supporters fairs, that includes nearly of our troops. That kindnumber (501) 982-9421, a pri- lined the streets in Jones- 42 million men and wom- of support is the primaryvate firm in no way connect- boro that day to honor all of en. Today the day recogniz- source of our strength anded with the Arkansas National our Veterans, old and new. es the service of all who have we wouldn’t be successfulGuard, under written contract Now, one year and 622 served, both in wartime and without it.with the Adjutant General of missions later, those com- peace.the Arkansas National Guard. munities are stepping up While Arkansas is for-This civilian enterprise Na-tional Guard newspaper is an to honor them once again as they prepare to welcome tunate to celebrate the day this year with our Soldiers of On the COverauthorized publication for themembers of the U.S. military home the same Soldiers of the 1037th safe at home, weservices, published under the the 1037th Route Clearance can’t forget the other 150 Ar-provisions of AR 360-1, AFI 35- Company. kansas Guardsmen who will101 and the Arkansas Military The 200 Soldiers re- remain deployed throughDepartment. Contents of the turned to the U.S. in the ear- the holidays.Arkansas Minuteman are not ly morning hours of Novem- COMMUNiTy SUPPORT. This image was taken as While the state’s first Ag-necessarily the official views of, ber 1. After clearing 40,600 Family members of the 1037th Route Clearance Company riculture Development Teamor endorsed by, the U.S. govern- kilometers of the Afghan wave goodbye to their Soldiers in Jonesboro on the day be- (ADT) is slated to remain inment, the Department of De- roadways at roughly six ki- fore Veterans Day 2009. The community conducted their Afghanistan through thefense or the National Guard. annual Veterans Day parade four days early last year in or- New Year, the 77th Aviation lometers an hour for a totalThe appearance of advertising der to incorporate a community wide sendoff for the troops of 10,660 hours, the unit will Brigade’s 238th Air Ambu-in this publication, including in-serts or supplements, does not once again be a guest of hon- with the event. The communites of northeast Arkansas are lance and 114th Aviationconstitute endorsement by the or in the communities’ pa- once again taking the initiative to ensure they honor our Regiment are not anticipated Photo by Spc. Stephanie Hernandez, 119th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.National Guard or Leader Pub- rade this year. nation’s newest Veterans along with those of previous gen- to return home from Kosovo ON THE MOVE. Doctorslishing Inc. of the products or Once again, that celebra- erations. The annual Veterans Day parade will, this time, be until the spring. and medical personnel fromservices advertised. Everything tion won’t occur in unison conducted two days after the national day of recognition in And with the passing the University of Arkan-advertised in this publication with the rest of the nation. order to ensure all of their troops have had the opportunity of Thanksgiving, the state sas for Medical Sciencesshall be made available for pur- The Jonesboro Veterans Day to return back to their hometown in time for the event. will conduct sendoff cere- rush a simulated victim ofchase, use or patronage without parade occurs on November monies for two additional a mock C-130 crash fromregard to race, color, religion, 13 this year in order to en- and cleared 120 [Improvised these devices from the path units mobilizing for over- an Arkansas Army Nationalsex, national origin, age, mar- Explosive Devices] and [Un- seas duty. While the state’s sure the Soldiers will have of our nation’s troops, and Guard UH-60 Blackhawk toital status, physical handicap, had time to complete their exploded Ordnance] and 20 of the unit’s own earned second ADT will mobilize the emergency room duringpolitical affiliation or any oth-er non-merit factor of the pur- out-processing at Camp suffered 21 detonations. Purple Hearts for wounds in preparation for replacing a mass casualty exercisechaser, user or patron. Editorial Shelby, Miss., and return This is the best find to det- sustained in their effort to its predecessor in Afghani- Oct. 3, 2010. Select units ofphotos unless otherwise noted. back to their hometowns. onation ratio of any unit in clear that path. stan, Soldiers with the 77th’s the Arkansas Army NationalThe Arkansas Minuteman re- This is a tremendous [Task Force] Thor and even It is this kind of selfless 185th Aviation Regiment Guard’s 77th Theater Avia-serves the right to edit all items. show of support for a tre- Afghanistan,” wrote the task service made by the war- will be readying for a tour of tion Brigade and membersEditorial content is edited, pre- mendous group of Soldiers force commander, Lt. Col. riors of our nation that al- duty in Kosovo. of the Recruit Sustainmentpared and provided by the Pub- – a group of Soldiers who Eric Kohl. “This is nearly a lows the other 99% of our With this mixture of Program, and UAMS teamedlic Affairs Office of the Arkan- led the way in Afghanistan six to one find to detonation population to sleep peace- welcome homes, sendoffs up to conduct the early-sas National Guard. All photos according the unit’s higher ratio,” he added. fully at night and we are all and countdowns till return, morning exercise, whichare Arkansas National Guard headquarters. Countless lives were like- extremely grateful for them. Thanksgiving will surely be tested response, life savingunless otherwise noted. But this sacrifice is obvi- full of mixed emotions this and civilian medical skills. “The 1037th has found ly saved with the removal of
  • 4 arkansasMInUTEMan November 2010 Deputy adjutant General inducted into arkansas Black Hall of Fame LITTLE ROCK, Ark. – actor, the Honorable Tim- lege. He joined the Arkan- According to the Mosa- Brig. Gen. William John- othy C. Evans, noted jurist sas Army National Guard ic Templars Cultural Cen- son, the deputy adjutant and judicial leader, Ms. in 1976 and was commis- ter website, the Arkansas general of Arkansas, was Reshonda Tate-Billing- sioned in 1981. Black Hall of Fame Foun- inducted into the Arkan- sley, award-winning au- Johnson has served dation is a nonprofit or- sas Black Hall of Fame thor and journalist, and in a variety of command ganization that provides during a ceremony and Mr. Reece “Goose” Tatum, and staff assignments grants to other charita- banquet October 16 at the original Clown Prince of throughout his long ca- ble endeavors in the black Statehouse Convention the world-famous Har- reer with the Arkansas community to enhance Center here. lem Globetrotters (post- Army National Guard, in- youth development, Johnson was among humous). cluding commander of the health and wellness, edu- six honorees that were an- Johnson was born in 212th Signal Battalion – cation and business/eco- nounced September 2 at 1950 and is a graduate decommissioned in 2006 nomic development. the Mosaic Templars Cul- of Scipio A. Jones High – and as chief of the Joint Established in 1992, tural Center in downtown School in North Little Staff for the Arkansas Na- the Arkansas Black Hall of Little Rock. Rock. tional Guard. Fame has inducted 85 in- He is the first African- He has a Bachelors He received federal dividuals, including poet American to be pinned a Degree from Philander recognition as a brigadier Maya Angelou, civil rights general officer in the his- Smith College and a Mas- general in October, 2007, attorney Wiley Branton tory of the Arkansas Na- ters Degree in Strategic and assumed the duties of Sr., athlete Sidney Mon- tional Guard. Studies from the Unit- deputy adjutant general crief and musician Pha- Honorees for the 18th ed States Army War Col- Jan. 2, 2008. raoh Sanders. Annual Induction Cere- mony included Mrs. Annie M. Abrams, community leader and political activ- Photo courtesy of the Arkansas Black Hall of Fame ist, Mr. Shaffer ChimerePROUD DAUGHTER – Brig. Gen. William Johnson, the depu- Smith, also known as Ne-ty adjutant general of Arkansas, and his daughter Tiyanna Alexis Yo, Grammy Award-win-Johnson during the 2010 Arkansas Black Hall of Fame banquet ning recording artist andand ceremony October 17. Johnson was among six honorees in-ducted for 2010. Photo courtesy of the Arkansas Black Hall of FameiNDUCTEE – Brig. Gen. William Johnson, the deputy adjutant general of Arkansas, ad-dresses a Statehouse Convention Center crowd after being inducted into the Arkansas BlackHall of Fame during a banquet and ceremony Oct. 17. Maj. Gen. William Wofford, the adjutantgeneral of Arkansas, introduced Johnson, who was one of six honorees inducted in 2010. Advertisement
  • November 2010 arkansasMInUTEMan 5recruits help clean ROADSiDE CLEAN UP. Ar- kansas Army Na- tional Guard re-up arkansas towns cruits work along a roadside area in Hope, Ark., Octo- ber 16 during the Hempstead Coun- ty’s city-wideRecruit Sustainment Program lends clean up day.hand in Hope and Russellville HOPE AND RUSSELL-VILLE, Ark. -- ArkansasArmy National Guard Re-cruit Sustainment Pro-gram Warriors and cadreparticipated in the nation-wide “Guard the Environ-ment” program by pick-ing up trash and debris Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Chris A. Durney, Arkansas National Guard Public Affairs Office.throughout areas of Hopeand Russellville October16. According to the Na-tional Guard Bureau,Guard the Environmentis a grass roots effort for TAKE COMMANDstates to showcase Nation-al Guard members proac-tively participating in en-v ironmentally-friendlyactivities that both impact OF YOUR FUTURE.and give back to their localcommunities. Approximately 25 Ar-kansas Army recruits be- ArkansasVeteran.coming groomed as Soldiershelped groom a park inRussellville, while another25 RSP members fanned Resources for your life and small businessout in Hope to help outduring a city-wide cleanup day. FREE Business Training Online for Veterans and Spouses In Russellville, RSP Go to ArkansasVeteran.com today to learn about starting a business,Warriors spent the after- writing a business plan, getting back to business following a deployment,noon weed eating, blow- or marketing and managing a small business.ing leaves, and picking uptrash and brush piles. Set your own pace. Four core training sessions take less than an hour to “One of the main rea- complete, and more than 20 in-depth small business courses offer real-sons I joined the Nation- Photo by Spc. Walter Guthrie, Arkansas Recruiting and Retention Battalion world tools and information. These opportunities are at your fingertips 24al Guard was to serve my LEAFiNG iT CLEAN. Pfc. Evan Dingler of Little Rock blows leaves off a park parking lot in Russellville, Ark., Oc- hours a day, seven days a week at ArkansasVeteran.com/business/training.community and to serve tober 16 as part of the National Guard Bureau’s nationwidemy state, and I think this Or join a live webinar. Knowledgeable business consultants who are also “Guard the Environment” program.is a great program for the veterans lead the one-hour sessions. For upcoming topics and dates, goNational Guard,” said Pat- overseas, we do both.” into the community and to ArkansasVeteran.com/webinars.rick W. Simmons, one of In Hope, the young give back to the people ofthe recruits participating men and women from the state,” said Staff Sgt. You have the can-do attitude. We have the resources to help you succeed.in the clean up. “It shows RSP filled more than 30 Mark Brady, a Conway re-the community that not bags with road-side trash cruiter. “We are alwaysonly are we here to protect and debris from several ready to be called uponand defend, but that we locations throughout the when a natural disasterare also here to help in any Hempstead County city. strikes, but it’s nice to just 1.800.862.2040 Funded in part through a grant with the SBAway that we can. Whether “The ‘Guard the Envi- get out and clean up some-that be helping clean up a ronment’ program is an thing that people use everypark or helping our forces excellent way to get out day.” Advertisement
  • 6 arkansasMInUTEMan November 2010 Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Chris A. Durney, Arkansas National Guard State Public Affairs Office FiGHTiNG FROM THE GROUND. Mr. Doug Ernst, right, from the Arkansas National Guard Environmental Office, dis- cusses firefighting efforts with Maj. Marshall Cooney and post personnel during efforts to contain a wildfire in the small arms impact area of Robinson Maneuver Training Center. Range Fires affect 3,000 acres Photo by Capt. Chris Heathscott, Arkansas National Guard State Public Affairs OfficeFiGHTiNG FROM ABOVE. A UH-60 Blackhawk from the77th Theater Aviation Brigade uses a 600-gallon “Bambi”bucket to help douse Camp Robinson brush fires that flaredup over a week and a half in October. The fires were quickly of Camp Robinsoncontained but approximately 2,500 acres were eventuallyconsumed. CAMP JOSEPH T. ROBINSON, Ark. fire troubles were not over yet. – A combination of dry conditions and After over a week of fighting wild- range qualification sparked brush fires fires, post personnel once again faced a October 5 and 11 on Robinson Maneuver large blaze in the small arms impact area Training Center that eventually affected when the initial fire apparently re-ignit- approximately 3,000 acres. ed in the windy and dry conditions. The initial blaze began on Range 16 As acrid smoke and ash billowed when a round fired from a M203 Gre- above the 32,000 acre post and out into nade Launcher resulted in a grass fire surrounding communities, Camp Robin- that quickly spread into the nearby tree son personnel decided to fight fire with line. Camp Robinson’s Fire and public fire. A “back burn” was started along Safety Departments joined the post’s In- firebreaks surrounding the small arms stallation Support Unit and Range Con- impact area, and was allowed to burn trol to fight the blaze on the ground. The into the main fire in order to help it burn Arkansas Army National Guard’s 77th itself out. The tactic worked but the area Aviation Brigade took to the air to douse continued to smolder until a significant the fire from above. rainfall the following week brought final While the initial fire smoldered, a sec- relief. ond blaze flared up October 11 on the Although an estimated 3,000 acres east side of the post near Kellogg Valley. were burned, no structures or active in- Camp Robinson personnel battled that ventory were damaged or lost as a result blaze late into the day with the 77th once of the fires. Camp Robinson manages again being called upon to fight the fire fire breaks that surround the entire post from the sky. The Arkansas Forestry Ser- in order to prevent such incidents from Photo by Capt. Chris Heathscott, Arkansas National Guard State Public Affairs Office vice assisted in cutting additional fire- spreading into surrounding communi-BRUSH FiRE. Camp Robinson’s Fire and Public Safety Departments joined the post’s breaks to surround the fire and prevent ties. Periodic prescribed burns are alsoinstallation Support Unit and Range Control personnel to fight a brush fire that began on the additional spreading. The fire burned conducted in order to reduce the amountM203 Grenade Launcher range on October 5. This initial fire consumed approximately 200 approximately 640 acres and was even- of natural fuel on the ground and lessenacres. tually contained. But Camp Robinson’s the risk of wildfires.
  • November 2010 arkansasMInUTEMan 7prescription take back Counterdrug Program helps collect 2.5 tons of pills Photo by Capt. Chris Heathscott, Arkansas National Guard State Public Affairs Office THANKiNG THE GUARD. While addressing the media dur- ing a press conference in El Dorado about the “take-back” effort, Arkansas Drug Director Fran Flener said, “The Arkan- sas National Guard, i can’t say enough, about what they have Photo by Capt. Chris Heathscott, Arkansas National Guard State Public Affairs Office provided us in terms of the logistics, the transportation of all LOADiNG BARRELS. SOLDiERS and Airmen load full barrels of prescription meds in Little these pills to get here. They were invaluable in all the support Rock in preparation for delivering the drugs to Clean Harbors in El Dorado where they were that they’ve given us.” While addressing the media during a scheduled for incineration. press conference in El Dorado about the “take-back” effort, CAMP JOSEPH T. ROB- Bill Bryant, director of the DEA in Arkansas said, “The Arkan- INSON, Ark. -- Soldiers and sas National Guard, we couldn’t have done this without you.” Airmen with the Arkansas closely with the law enforce- across the nation participat- National Guard’s Counter- ment agencies at all levels ed in the “take-back” initia- drug Program played a ma- for several years in the war tive, Flener added that Ar- jor role in the recovery of ap- on drugs, welcomed this op- kansas’ role in the effort was proximately two and a half portunity of now taking on extremely significant. tons of unused and unwant- the problem of prescription “When we compare what ed prescription medications drugs. Arkansas did to the nation, across the state as part of the “Right now we’re being Arkansas was two times National Prescription Drug told that teenage abuse of higher than the national av- Take-Back Event. prescription meds is a big erage of sites per state,” she “What this boils down to problem,” said Lt. Col. Mar- said. “Arkansas had greater is that [these pills] will nev- cus Hatley, counterdrug co- than three times the nation- er be used or misused by ordinator for the Arkansas al average in participating anyone, whether they be ac- National Guard. “Removing law enforcement agencies. cidentally ingested or pur- these out of the households “We wanted to keep these posely taken as an over- Photo by Capt. Heath Allen, Akansas National Guard State Public Affairs Office and preventing access to pills out of the hands of par- dose,” said Arkansas Drug FiLLiNG THE TRUCK. Soldiers and Airmen from the Arkansas them is definitely a big thing ticularly the teens and young Director Fran Flener. “When National Guard load barrels of prescription medications at Arkan- for all of us.” people in our state,” Flener you think about it, just one sas State Police headquarters in Little Rock. The drugs were de- While Hatley said Na- added. “We are very excited of these pills could have livered to Clean Harbors in El Dorado where they were scheduled tional Guard programs from about our success.” been the catalyst to some- for incineration. one’s addiction, causing an gistics, the transportation cineration. overdose or even death. So of all these pills to get here,” “We were able to get these it’s very reasonable for us she said. “They were invalu- drugs [out of the households] to assume that by eliminat- able in all the support that where they could be acciden- ing these, we have prevented they’ve given us.” tally consumed or illegally numerous deaths and heart- The Guard’s role consist- diverted to our streets,” said aches to families in Arkan- ed of coordinating the logis- Bill Bryant, director of the sas.” tical movement of approxi- DEA in Arkansas. Flener went on to explain mately 500 33-gallon empty “It was a great team ef- how the success of this take- barrels to 12 Arkansas State fort,” he said. “We’re very back initiative in Arkansas Police Troops across the fortunate in this state that could not be attributed to state for further distribu- we’re able to have these any one of the multiple par- tion to the state’s 201 collec- working relationships to do ticipating agencies and orga- tion sites on Saturday, Sep- these types of programs. nizations, but that the role of tember 25. The Guard then Law enforcement cannot do the National Guard was in- returned to pick up the pre- it alone in the battle against Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Chris A. Durney, Arkansas National Guard State Public Affairs Office. valuable. scription drug filled barrels drug abuse.” WORKiNG WiTH DEA. Guard personnel working with “The Arkansas National and deliver them to Clean The Arkansas National Fort Smith Law Enforcement prepare to pick up full barrels of Guard, I can’t say enough, Harbors in El Dorado where Guard’s Counterdrug Pro- prescription meds for delivery to Clean Harbors in El Dorado about what they have pro- they were scheduled for in- gram, which has worked where they were scheduled for incineration. vided us in terms of the lo-
  • 8 arkansasMInUTEMan November 2010Ceremony honors former adjutant GeneralMaj. Gen. Ron Chastain retires after 38 years of service CAMP JOSEPH T. ROB-INSON, Ark. – Maj. Gen.Ron Chastain, the deputycommanding general forthe Army National Guardat the United States Forc-es Command, and formeradjutant general of Arkan-sas, was honored in a retire-ment ceremony here Oct. 2,2010. The Conway, Ark. res-ident was given an emo-tional send-off that com-memorated his 38 years of Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Chris A. Durney, 119th Mobile Public Affairs Detachmentmilitary service to the state BiDDiNG FAREWELL. Maj. Gen. Ron Chastain, addresses a packed auditorium of well- wishers during his October 2 retirementof Arkansas and the na- ceremony as the deputy commanding general for the Army Na-tion. His many accomplish- tional Guard at the United States Forces Command (FORSCOM).ments include a war-time Chastain is a former war-time commander of the Arkansas Na-command of the Arkan- tional Guard’s 39th infantry Brigade Combat Team, and a former Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Chris A. Durney, 119th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment adjutant general of Arkansas.sas Army National Guard’s FLOWERS FOR MS. PAM. Maj. Gen. Ron Chastain thanks his wife Pam for standing by39th Infantry Brigade Com- him during his 38 years of military service. Chastain, a former adjutant general of Arkan- Command Sgt. Maj. Brunk eral [Raymond F.] Rees,bat Team, and a stint as the sas, retired as the deputy commanding general for the Army National Guard at the United W. Conley, the state com- (the adjutant general of Or-state’s adjutant general. States Forces Command (FORSCOM) during a ceremony at the Professional Education mand sergeant major for egon), and myself, I want to “Even though he’s tran- Center’s Davis Auditorium on Camp Robinson. the Oregon National Guard. wish you well in your retire-sitioning from uniform to Artillery Brigade, 87th Operation Iraqi Freedom II. served as adjutant general Conley was the senior en- ment,” said Conley. “It wascivilian clothes in the next Troop Command and the He assumed the duties from July 15, 2006 through listed of the Oregon Nation- a pleasure and an honor tocouple of weeks, he’ll al- 39th Infantry Brigade (Sep- as the chief of staff (war- Feb. 15, 2007 before assum- al Guard’s 2nd Battalion, serve with you in Iraq, sir.”ways be a Soldier,” said Maj. arate). He commanded the time), United States Forc- ing duties at FORSCOM 162nd Infantry, which was After receiving a lit-Gen. William D. Wofford, 25th Rear Area Operations es, Korea, in October 2005, Feb. 16, 2007. attached to the 39th under any of awards and acco-the current adjutant gen- Center during Operation and received federal recog- Notable among those Chastain’s command dur- lades, Chastain addressederal of Arkansas. “He’ll al- Desert Storm, and com- nition as a major general of who spoke about Chastain ing the brigade’s first de- the crowd and thanked hisways be a part of our Guard manded the 39th during the line on Oct. 17, 2005. He during the ceremony was ployment to Iraq.Family. See Honors, page 9 “On behalf of Major Gen- “Ron, I want to person-ally thank you for whatyou’ve done for the National Sherwood Moose Lodge ConnectingGuard, our state and the na- 4000 E. Kiehl • Sherwood • 835-1200 E 835 1200 withtion,” said Wofford to Chas-tain and the many well-wishers who filled Davis Military FamiliesAuditorium at the Profes-sional Education Center atCamp Robinson. Chastain began his mil-itary career when he was Specializing in expert treatment of: We are the leader in alcohol andcommissioned a secondlieutenant in the U.S. Army EVERY TUESDAY & THURSDAY NIGHT ■ ■ Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Depression drug addiction treatment: ■ Inpatient programReserve, upon graduation Doors Open Up to $7500 ■ Emotional difficulties ■ Intensive outpatient program, dayfrom the Reserve Officer at 5:00pm Payout Nightly ■ Panic/Anxiety Disorders and evening options availableTraining Corps program Minipacks 6:00pm Includes up to 2 ■ Suicidal behavior ■ Detoxificationat Arkansas Tech Universi- Hardpacks 7:00pm ($1000 Progressive Jackpots) ■ Extended Rehabty in Russellville on July 7,1972. Coupon No-cost assessments available 21 Bridgeway Road Throughout his career, Good For One FREE for adults, adolescents and children 24 hours daily. North Little Rock, AR 72113 (501) 771-1500he has served in a variety of Back Up Pack Most insurance plans accepted, 1-800-BRIDGEWAY toll-freecommand and staff assign- Limit 1 per person. Expires 12/10/10 including TRICARE. www.TheBridgeWay.comments in the 142nd Field Advertisement Advertisement
  • November 2010 arkansasMInUTEMan 9 you, dear.” have served in the Arkansas for us. Honors t Chastain acknowledged Army National Guard,” said “It’s been a great mili- the many challenges he’s Chastain. “Now it’s time to tary career and I will not Continued from Page 8 faced as a member of the depart the ranks.” look back with regret,” said wife for standing by him Guard, noting that he has Chastain went on to Chastain. “I’m filled with throughout nearly four de- drilled at 11 different ar- quote Alexander Graham pride because of the incred- cades of service. mories in the state, result- Bell by saying, “When one ible accomplishments of the “I want to thank my wife ing in commutes from his door closes another one Soldiers and Airmen of the Pam for telling me what home from as short as three opens, but we often look so Arkansas National Guard, I needed to hear, and not miles, to more than 300 long and regretfully at that and I’m certainly humbled always what I wanted to miles. closed door that we fail to to have had the opportunity hear,” said Chastain. “I love “I have been blessed to see the one that’s opened to serve with you.” Photo by Spc. Alec Baldwin, 119th Mobile Public Affairs DetachmentTHANKS FOR SUPPORT. Maj. Gen. William D. Wofford,the adjutant general of Arkansas, presents Pam Chastain,wife of retiring Maj. Gen. Ron Chastain, a plaque honoring hersupport during Chastain’s 38 years of military service. Chas-tain, a former adjutant general of Arkansas, retired Oct. 2,2010 as the deputy commanding general for the Army Nation-al Guard at the United States Forces Command (FORSCOM). Offering Families Award Winning Services SERVICES ■ Largest Arkansas Behavioral Health Facility Photo by Spc. Alec Baldwin, 119th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment Specializing in Ages 5-17THANKiNG THE GENERAL. Command Sgt. Maj. Brunk W. ■ Acute and Residential Inpatient Services forConley, state command sergeant major of the Oregon NationalGuard, talks about his experience serving under Maj. Gen. Ron ages 5-17 – Pinnacle Pointe Hospital in Little RockChastain as a member of the Oregon Army National Guard’s 2nd ■ Outpatient services for all agesBattalion, 167th infantry, which was attached to the ArkansasArmy National Guard’s 39th infantry Brigade Combat Team dur- ■ School-based services in Conway, Mtn. View,ing Operation iraqi Freedom ii. Chastain, a former adjutant gen- Stuttgart, North Little Rock, Lakesideeral of Arkansas, retired as the deputy commanding general for Hot Springs & Clintonthe Army National Guard at the United States Forces Command(FORSCOM) Oct. 2, 2010. ■ Day Treatment Services – Little Rock Only Tricare-certified residential program in Arkansas VETERANS serving children of active duty and retired military personnel. BENEFITS AWARDS APPEALS ■ 2007 Residential Facility of the Year ■ Therapeutic Recreation Facility of the Year ■ Silver Sponsor of the Children’s Protection Center, a Children’s Advocacy Center No Charge Mike Smith 11501 Financial Centre Parkway • Little Rock, AR 72211 Attorney for Consultations 425 W Capitol Avenue #3700 Little Rock, AR (501) 223-3322 • Toll Free 800-880-3322 (501) 375-9151 msmith@ddh-ar.com Web: www.pinnaclepointehospital.com Advertisement Advertisement
  • 10 arkansasMInUTEMan November 2010Mass casualty exercise tests Guard, civilian skillsArmy aviators team with local trauma center to treat simulated woundedBy Spc. Stephanie Hernandez and Pfc. Haley Guthrie119th Mobille Public Affairs Detachment, Arkansas National Guard CAMP JOSEPH T. ROB- to asses and treat wound-INSON, Ark. – The yells of ed Soldiers, and to pre-medics could be heard over pare them for MEDIVACthe screams of Soldiers scat- to UAMS. Army Nationaltered across the ground. Guard UH-60 BlackhawkSwirling dust covered the and UH-72 Lakota helicop-scene as Army National ters swarmed onto the mockGuard helicopters came and crash site and transportedwent. the victims across town to That was the scene as se- the state’s only Level 1 trau-lect units of the Arkansas ma center.Army National Guard’s 77th “This exercise is very im-Theater Aviation Brigade portant; it is scenario basedand members of the Re- and as close to real as itcruit Sustainment Program gets,” said Sgt. 1st Class Jeffparticipated in a mass ca- Michau, medical platoonsualty exercise Oct. 3, 2010 sergeant with the 77th’s Photo by Pfc. Haley Guthrie, 119th Mobile Public Affairs Detachmentwith the University of Ar- 777th Aviation Support Bat- TREATiNG THE WOUNDED. A medic with the Arkan-kansas for Medical Sciences talion. sas Army National Guard’s 777th Aviation Support Battal-(UAMS). “Experiencing a real-life ion treats a simulated victim of a mock C-130 crash during The early morning exer- situation like this is the best a mass casualty exercise in cooperation with the Universitycise began in the far reach- training for Soldiers,” said of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Oct. 3, 2010.es of Camp Robinson with a Staff Sgt. Mark T. England, casualties from the crash their medical skills to tri-mock C-130 crash, resulting the medical training non- site. The sight of military age the patients appropri-in simulated mass casual- commissioned officer for aircraft landing on the hos- ately, and provide the need-ties. Approximately 50 new the 777th. pital helipad brought a flur- ed care.recruits, a command ser- According to Capt. Me- Photo by Pfc. Haley Guthrie, 119th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment ry of activity, and a crowd of “It was a two-fold part-geant major and even a brig- lissa Lashbrook, the 777th’s ACTiNG THE PART. An Arkansas Army National Guard on-lookers. nership, where we are ableadier general were tapped to training officer, and the ex- Soldier acts his part as a simulated victim of a mock C-130 “We are the state’s only to come in and provide as-“act” as victims. Each par- ercise facilitator, the exer- crash at Camp Joseph T. Robinson during a mass casualty Level 1 trauma center,” said sistance to the Nationalticipant exhibited simulated cise took months to orga- exercise Oct. 3, 2010. Select units of the 77th Theater Ron Crane, Jr., emergency Guard,” said Crane. “Theywounds representing every- nize and prepare. Aviation Brigade and members of the Recruit Sustainment preparedness manager at have provided us a great dealthing from ‘urgent surgical’ She explained that every Program, along with the University of Arkansas for Medical UAMS. “Today, we demon- of work where we are able toto ‘ambulatory.’ base had to be covered, and Sciences, participated in the large-scale exercise. strated the capability that keep sharp on our trauma as “It’s the most realistic every element needed to be in the National Guard, but their ability to handle this no other hospital in the state well as disaster skills.training that we can pro- incorporated so Soldiers for the civilian agencies like number of patients.” of Arkansas is able to repli- “It further demonstratesvide,” said Brig. Gen. Rog- taking part in the event re- UAMS,” said Lt. Col. Ryan A five minute flight across cate.” the capability the Guard haser McClellan, Arkansas Na- ceived as much hands-on Pace, commander of the town, doctors and staff with As each casualty was in terms of working with thetional Guard Joint Force learning as possible. 777th. “It’s a test of their UAMS waited anxiously for brought in, UAMS emer- private sector,” said Crane.land component command- “Exercises like this are trauma capabilities and the arrival of the simulated gency personnel relied on “Phenomenal exercise.”er. “As we see all the dif- the stepping stones to getferent injuries, it gives the ready for combat,” saidmedic an opportunity to ex- Lashbrook. “They are soercise his or her skills at a great because we can see themuch greater level.” things we need to learn and In the cool hours on improve on.”a Sunday, ground med- “It’s a very valuable train-ics rushed onto the scene ing exercise, not only for us Photo by Capt. Chris Heathscott, Arkansas National Guard Public AffairsMEDiVAC LANDS. An Arkansas Army National GuardUh-60 Blackhawk MEDiVAC helicopter lands at the Univer-sity of Arkansas for Medical Sciences helipad to deliver Photo by Spc. Stephanie Hernandez, 119th Mobile Public Affairs Detachmentsimulated wounded victims of a mock C-130 crash. The UAMS ARRiVAL. A University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences student and an Arkansas Army National Guard UH-Arkansas Army National Guard’s 77th Theater Aviation Bri- 60 Blackhawk crew chief push a simulated causality from the helipad into the hospital during a training exercise Oct. 3,gade and UAMS teamed up to conduct a mass casualty 2010. Blackhawks and UH-72 Lakota helicopters transported simulated victims of a mock C-130 crash at Camp Robinsonexercise Oct. 3, 2010. to the state’s only Level 1 trauma center.
  • November 2010 arkansasMInUTEMan 11NatioNal Guard PromotioNs To Pvt. 2 n Whorton, James K. 142nd FA n Cook, Joshua D. n Mosley, Deprince D. 39th IBCT 142nd FA n Kelley, Cody S. 39th IBCT 87th TC n Tyler, Jacque L.n Allen, Christopher S. n Williams, Kirtmichael L. 87th TC n Dennison, Natasha J. n Murray, Chad W. 87th TC39th IBCT 39th IBCT n King, Samuelle L. 142nd FA 87th TC n Walker, Nathaniel V.n Anderson, Jordan D. n Wilson, Shaniqua D. 39th IBCT n Dismuke, John M. n Peeples, James J. 87th TC39th IBCT 39th IBCT n Lee, Catherine A. 39th IBCT 39th IBCT n Watson, Gregory J.Barrow, Jenny K. 77th TAB n Fulmer, Jason C., Jr. n Peterson, Gregory L. 142nd FAn MEDCOMBerry, Charles E. To Pfc. n Leisure, Shawn M. 39th IBCT 87th TC n Gray, Donnalee D. 39th IBCT n Poirrier, Christopher R. n Weller, Chris F. 142nd FA39th IBCT n Austin, Galeana M. n Lewis, Gregory B., II 87th TC 77th TAB n Wheeler, Yolanda J.n Bowen, Bobby O. 77th TAB 39th IBCT n Harris, Jennifer M. n Rainwater, Paul S., Jr. 39th IBCT142nd FA n Ball, Justin W. n Lingerfelt, Casondra M. 87th TC 39th IBCT n Wood, Justin R.n Broberg, Hakon W. 142nd FA CMTC n Hartgraves, John W. n Richards, Jonathon M. 142nd FA39th IBCT n Barnes, Darius C. n London, Lesley A. 142nd FA 39th IBCTn Brown, Shieisha M.87th TC 39th IBCT n Barnett, Aaron C. 39th IBCT n MacDonald, Jessica R. n Hill, Dominque 39th IBCT n Ridenour, Shane L. 142nd IBCT To sgt.n Charlton, William Z. 39th IBCT 39th IBCT n Hill, Shameka T. M. n Robertson, Taylor B. n Disotell, Denver L.87th TC n Bartel, William N., II n McClelland, Vincent C. 39th IBCT 77th TAB 87th TCn Chinchilla, Quillermo E. 39th IBCT 39th IBCT n Hodges, Phillip L. n Rowe, Kyle G. n Forman, Reuben D.142nd FA n Bates, Taylor V. n Ojeda, Erma T. 39th IBCT 39th IBCT 142nd FAn Cowan, Caleb R. 87th TC 39th IBCT n Insley, Melissa A. n Saint, Dalton E. n Galloway, Byron A., Jr.39th IBCT n Beavers, Micah L. n Phillips, Ashley J. 87th TC 87th TC 39th IBCTn Dailey, Jerimiah J. 77th TAB 87th TC n Jennings, Keith C. n Scott, Jordan A. n Gilchrist, Andrew T.39th IBCT n Bodiford, Jerimiah A. n Pinkney, Tjader M., Jr. 39th IBCT 87th TC 142nd FAn Day, Matthew B. 39th IBCT 39th IBCT n Johnson, Kenneth H. n Smith, Tanisha R. n Hooker, Colton M.142nd FA n Boston, Stephen J. n Ried, Charley J., Jr. 39th IBCT 77th TAB 142nd FAn Green, Ray W., Jr. 39th IBCT 39th IBCT n Johnson, Nathan R. n Spann, Kristen M. n Jackson, Shelia R.142nd FA n Caldwell, Domonic C. n Roberts, Christopher J. 77th TAB 142nd FA 77th TABn Harper, Darrick D., Jr. 39th IBCT 39th IBCT n Laden, Jeffrey A. n Stamps, Alex G. n Johnson, Sumer N.77th TAB n Campbell, Gregory S. n Sanders, Sherman L. 87th TC 39th IBCT 87th TCn Jacobs, Cody A. CMTC 39th IBCT n Langston, Carrie L. n Tatum, Terrell M. n Jones, Christopher R.87th TC n Cantu, Ronald C. n Schneider, Genna D. CMTC 39th IBCT 77th TABn Jacobs, Jason R. 39th IBCT RMTC n Martin, Michael H. n Terry, Steven M. n Lee, Jonathan C.39th IBCT n Clark, Jacob D. n Scott, Will C. 87th TC 142nd FA n 77th TABn Jones, Matthew W. 39th IBCT 39th IBCT n McCartney, Mary A. n Thibodeaux, Christo- n McCrary, Ransom L.87th TC n Cole, Tamika n Simpson, Chet L. 39th IBCT pher A. 142nd FAn Killgore, Nicholas R. 87th TC 87th TC n Meckley, Jason C. 142nd FA n Rieathbaum, Jared W.CMTC n Coleman, Ryan B. n Smith, Brian K. 142nd FA n Thompson, Brandon L. 39th IBCTn Larson, Vince E. 39th IBCT 87th TC n Mitchell, John C. 87th TC142nd FA n Cox, Dustin C. n Smith, Logan M. 142nd FA n Turner, Joshua O. See Promotions, page12n Lea, Antonio M. 142nd FA 39th IBCT77th TAB n Crawley, Marcus T. n Taylor, James P.n Maltbia, Mikel A. 142nd FA 142nd FA87th TC n Dee, Dillon M. n Traxel, Heather D.n Mauldin, Anthony R. 39th IBCT CMTC77th TAB n Dingler, Tyler E. n Vincent, James C., IIn McCoy, Daniel N. 39th IBCT 87th TC39th IBCT n Do, Timothy T. n Walker, Derek M.n Melvin, James R., Jr. CMTC 142nd FA39th IBCT n Dugger, Cody A. n Wilbanks, John L., Jr.n Mercer, Calon C. 39th IBCT 87th TC39th IBCT n East, Jordan W. n Wilson, Jeffery B.n Miller, Nathan W. 142nd FA 77th TAB142nd FA n Elster, Aaron J. n Woods, Kambria R.n Mullins, Cameron Dwain 87th TC RMTC87th TC n Faris, Daniel S. n Zorman, Joshua W.n Muse, Richard T. 39th IBCT 39th IBCT142nd FA n Forman, Suede M.n Perez, David A.142nd FA 39th IBCT n French, Jacob E. To spc.n Prewitt, Spencer K. 39th IBCT n Barton, Wesley, R.77th TAB n Glass, Joshua T. 142nd FAn Pritchett, Curtis W. 39th IBCT n Blunkall, John E.39th IBCT n Hamilton, Jordan J. 39th IBCTn Raper, Patrick L. 39th IBCT n Bond, Colton G.39th IBCT n Hardin, Seth G. 39th IBCTn Reschke, Jason D. 39th IBCT n Broughton, Stephen C.77th TAB n Harris, Lashunda R. 39th IBCTn Rich, Austin W. 87th TC n Campbell, William R.87th TC n Hilliker, Randy J. 142nd FAn Roberts, Aaron L. 39th IBCT n Carter, Justin C.39th IBCT n Holliday, Daniel R. 39th IBCTn Robinson, Richard G. 77th TAB n Castner, Albert W.142nd FA n Horton, Colton C. 39th IBCTn Runyan, Aaron A. 87th TC n Chandler, Brandan M.142nd FA n Jennings, Nathaniel G. 142nd FAn Wesson, Ryan J. CMTC n Coffman, Bobby L.142nd FA n Jones, Charles M. 142nd FA Advertisement
  • 12 arkansasMInUTEMan November 2010 Promotions n Scott, Marcus A. 142nd FAt 39th IBCTContinued from Page 11 n Varner, Kendell D. 142nd FA To Lt. Col.n Roberts, Michael L. n Waltman, Kelly J. n Ingram, Erica L.142nd FA 142nd FA JFHQn Shankle, Trey L. n Witt, Kenneth R.142nd FA 39th IBCT To Col.n Simmons, Patrick W. n Koehler, Kevin R.39th IBCT To sgt. 1st Class 39th IBCTn Smith, Marlon K.77th TAB n Martin, Daniel L.n Truitt, Cole A. 142nd FA To Master sgt.142nd FA n McCauley, Adam R. 39th IBCT n Cagle, David C. n Russell, James M. 189th AW To staff sgt. 142nd FA n Hammons, Kevin D. n Swayze, David M. 189th AWn Cartwright, Jarred T. n Kinnard, Katrina A.77th TAB 233rd RTI 188th FWn Collins, Jeffery S. n Miller, Scott C.142nd FA To Chief Warrant 61st CSTn Edwards, Ladeana Y.MEDCOM Officer 5 n Rich, Joshua H. 188th FWn Green, Michael E. n Trubiano, Robert L.142nd FA 77th TABn Krasney, Fahie J. K. To senior Master Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Chris A. Durney, Arkansas National Guard Public AffairsNGMTC To 1st Lt. sgt. UNDER, OVER, THROUGH. The Camp Joseph T. Robinson-based National Guardn Lauderdale, Stuart P.39th IBCT n Austin, Jason O. n Vaughn, Jeffrey T. Marksmanship Training Center hosted approximately 400 small arms shooters repre-n Oliver, Vickie J. 87th TC 189th AW senting Army and Air National Guard from 44 states and territories the last week ofCMTC n Carr, Austin, S. October for the 40th annual Winston P. Wilson Training Sustainment Exercise. Onen Ott, Derek S. 39th IBCT To Chief Master sgt. of the more popular matches of the event is the Fallen Comrade exercise. Teams of142nd FA n Hart, Christopher F. 77th TC n Fisher, Kenneth L. four line up on the 300 yard line in the prone position and, at the signal, race forwardn Romero, Aron N.142nd FA n Montgomery, Jason D. 189th AW under a 30 inch low bar, over a 48 inch high bar and through an eight-foot long, 36n Sabatini, Robert A. 39th IBCT n Hager, Jeffery L. inch in diameter tunnel, and up to the 200 yard line. There they open fire on a line of87th TC n Nall, Chad M. 189th AW eight inch by 12 inch metal plates. Once all of their targets are downed they pick upn Sawyer, Derek K. 142nd FA n Nolan, Garry L. a simulated “Fallen Comrade” on a liter and race back to the 300 yard line.142nd FA n Reynolds, Joel P. 189th AW deposit checks e-Alerts mobile access pay bills transfer funds check account balances Advertisement