NEC    SPECIAL                                     The Revolver    POINTS OF    INTEREST:                                 ...
PAGE   2                From the Commander Contd.                and friends.                          I’d also like to co...
A Troop/ 6-6       PAGE        3          “Our                        Hello Assassin Families,  maintenancesoldiers pulled...
VOLUME     2,   ISSUE   4                                                   PAGE   4A Company/2-10As the weather starts to...
B Company/1-10           PAGE          5                                  Killer Spade Family and Friends,               b...
PAGE   6VOLUME     2,   ISSUE   4                             C Troop/6-6Outcast Families,                        been an ...
PAGE     7      The consistent    and outstanding                             D Troop/6-6maintenance support          Desp...
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PAGE         9The Troop was able                                 HHT/ 6-6to bring home some                             St...
PAGE      10                                    Chaplain’s Corner                                    When you gather with ...
PAGE      11“You can be proud        to say that Soldiers of TF SixShooters as well as   the Families are  part of a lasti...
PAGE   12                         “Your dedication                       to the Six Shooters                           tea...
PAGE       13                                               FRG Advisor             I hope you enjoyed Fall…because in the...
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  1. 1. NEC SPECIAL The Revolver POINTS OF INTEREST: V O L U M E 2 , I S S U E 4 O C T O B E R 2 0 1 2  Pictures from From the Command Team FRG & Sol- diers  Letters from the Troop/ Families and Friends of TF Six Shooters, Company I’d like to start be saying just how proud I am of everyone in this Commanders Squadron. We have been one busy unit lately and it continues to impress  FRG Leader me just how professional our Soldiers are in everything they do. You are all Information amazing and it’s fun to be a part of it. Stetsons It’s been a little while since our last installment, so let me bring everyone up to speed. In July and August, we served as the centerpiece forINSIDE THIS Mountain Peak, a Division level training event here on Fort Drum and asISSUE: expected, the Sixshooter Squadron performed amazingly well. Shortly thereafter we deployed to NTC at Fort Irwin, CA and conducted our most AssassinsA Troop/6-6 2 involved training prior to the deployment in support of 1 st Brigade. Again the Squadron did an amazing job. After both events, several generals andA Co. / 2-10 3 Brigade Commanders complimented me on how great our pilots, NCOs andB Co. / 1-10 4 Soldiers performed. Immediately after NTC, we had about half of the Squadron’s pilots deploy to Fort Carson, CO for high altitude training. VoodooC Troop/6-6 5 In October, we held our Spouse and Kids Spur Rides where so many of you were able to come out and spend a day in the life of your Sol-D Troop/6-6 6 dier and earn your spurs; our oldest cavalry tradition. We also held our Squadron Family Gunnery day where you got to see our aircrews shoot ae- Killer SpadesE Troop/6-6 7 rial gunnery, and I think all would agree it was pretty awesome! Also in October was the Soldier Spur Ride and as the Face Book pictures showed,HHT / 6-6 8 everyone definitely earned their spurs! Well done everyone! This brings us to November during which some of our aircrewsChaplains Corner 9 Outcasts from A Company, Voodoos, and Re-Fuelers from E Troop Mustangs de-Pictures ployed to Fort Dix, NJ to help out with Hurricane Sandy relief. Our guys did 10 a super job helping the people so affected by that disaster and I could notFRG Advisor 12 be more proud. There is no nobler mission that being able to help our fel- low countrymen. Additionally we held our annual Red and White footballFRG Corner Org Day last week and the NCO teams were victorious in both games (Junior Desperados 13 Enlisted vs. Junior NCOs and Senior NCOs vs. Officers). Well fought and well played across the board and hopefully our Soldiers and Families had a great time. The Officers will exact revenge next time! In short, for the past 4 months I think the best word to describe Mustangs our Squadron is BUSY! So for the first time in a long time we have been able to take a little bit of a break with three long weekends in a row to in- clude Thanksgiving. Coupled with the 3 week long Winter Block Leave from 15 DEC – 8 JAN (3 full weeks!) this is the best break we could hope for dur- ing a busy prep period for deployment. It’s not lost on me how busy we all are, and I am proud of how resilient our Soldiers and Families are in this hectic time. There is no doubt that our pace will quicken again after the holidays as we prepare for our deployment in late April and early May, so I would encourage our Soldiers to take this time to enjoy time with Family
  2. 2. PAGE 2 From the Commander Contd. and friends. I’d also like to congratulate CPT Ben March, D Troop Commander, and CW3 Keenan Bachmeyer (Task Force Phoenix, 3-10 AVN), who were presented the French Cross for Valor at the French Ambassador’s residence in Washington DC a few weeks ago for heroic actions while injured in Afghanistan in support of French Special Forces during the last deployment. This award is on par with either the Congressional Medal of Honor or Distinguished Service Cross and is a huge honor. Ben is likely mortified I am highlighting his achievement so publically, but real heroes are always humble, and Ben is no exception. Great job by both these fine officers! Who knew we had a French War Hero in our ranks? There are a few events coming up I’d like to highlight. On 28 NOV at 6pm and on 29 NOV at 10am at the post theater, we are having a Squadron Town Hall Meeting. If you want to know what the deployment timeline is shaping up to be, have any issues or con- cerns, or just want a chance to hear from me as the Commander on what the Squadron is up to, this is a great opportunity. Also, on 25 JAN at the Commons is our CAV Winter Ball. Buy your dresses now ladies, and for our female Soldiers, dresses authorized for you too. Planning is well under way and we can expect a great classy event! I want to give a special shout out to our newborn CAV Babies (of which there have been many!) and I’m excited that we have been able to give each of them their “If You Ain‘t CAV, You Ain’t Spit” bibs and baby orders. I am also excited about our Yellow Garter program for spouses. If you have not received yours, please contact your Troop or Company Commander and we will fix that immediately. Wear them to any unit event so everyone knows you are CAV. I’d also like to thank everyone for their interest in the “TF Shooter” Facebook page. 6-6 CAV was the first Battalion size FB page to achieve 1000 likes and we are still growing! Pass the word and follow all the great stuff going on in our Squadron Task Force. I’d also like to welcome CSM Sean Ward to our team. He arrived just prior to NTC and joined us there. He has been an amazing addition, and his wise counsel has been a huge influence on our Squadron already. If you have met CSM Ward, you already know that he is a great NCO, super positive leader, and great champion for our enlisted Soldiers and NCOs. Glad to have him on board. Lastly, Lisa and I would like to wish each of you a very happy holiday season and hope that you are able to do something fun over our winter block leave period. I’ll say again that I am so very proud of all our Troopers. It’s a pleasure and an honor to work with such amazing Soldiers and Families every day. A heartfelt Thank You for what you all do every day. AIR CAV! LTC Erick “Zeke” Sweet 6-6 CAV & Task Force Sixshooters Commander THE REVOLVER
  3. 3. A Troop/ 6-6 PAGE 3 “Our Hello Assassin Families, maintenancesoldiers pulled First I would like to say hi to everyone. My name is CPT Joshua Lazzarini I have taken over as the Troop commander from CPT Tom off daily Jones. I would like to Thank CPT Jones for handing over such a fine troop. I’m very excited about this opportunity and look miracles with forward to continuing to get to know everyone and your fami- lies.our aircraft we I would like to also recognize our outgoing FRG leader couldn’t have Amanda Murphy. Thank you so much Amanda for everything you have given to our troop. It is so nice to know this Troopsdone it without families have had such a wonderful FRG leader. My wife them” M’Lyn Lazzarini and the First Sergeants wife Kim Toler will be co leading our FRG in Amanda’s place. I would like to thank all of the Assassin volunteers for everything they have given to -CPT Joshua our Troop. Our Soldiers and family members are what make Lazzarini our organization so great. I look forward to seeing you all at our next family function. Our Troop has been very busy over the last few months. We completed Mountain Peak our Division level exercise where our aircrews and maintainers worked night and day to provide much needed air support for our ground brothers. It was a diffi- cult two weeks but we never dropped a mission. About two weeks after Mountain Peak our boys were off to the National Training Center in Fort Irwin California. While we were there our Troopers provided world class air support and mainte- nance. This was my first opportunity to really see the troop in action, I’m very im- pressed. Our maintenance soldiers pulled off daily miracles with our aircraft we couldn’t have done it without them. The sand and sun took its toll on all of us but we made it home safe. After getting back for the National Training Center we started sending our pilots to HAMETs where we learn how to fly in the mountains of Colorado to prepare for our upcoming deployment. For those pilots that have already gone we had the opportu- nity to fly over some incredible country. Some even had the opportunity to see the famous Rocky Mountain Elk. We just completed our TF Six Shooter Spouse and Soldiers silver spur rides. I hope the spouses who were able to attend had fun and learned a little . Our trooper had the opportunity to earn their silver spurs a week later through a gauntlet of different challenges over a 29 hour period. Lots of Ruck marching and opportunities to in- crease our Soldiering skills made it a unique challenge. For those in the troop that had already earned their Silver spurs had the fun time of putting our spur candidates through their paces. After these last few months I think I can speak for everyone when I say we are looking forward to Thanksgiving and Christmas breaks. I hope everyone is as proud of what they have accomplished as I am. Our Troop and their families continue to impress me with their ability to overcome the challenges thrown their way. Thanks families for your support its what keeps us going. CPT Joshua Lazzarini THE REVOLVER
  4. 4. VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4 PAGE 4A Company/2-10As the weather starts to look careers.“Frightful” the Soldiers of AlphaCompany continue to do what Things around Alpha Company havethey do best, FLY! There has been really busy lately but I can tellbeen a heck of a lot of training you that a long overdue break is verytaking place within the Squad- close. The company will be batteningron and the Company over the down the hatches for the Winterlast few months, and I can tell Block Leave period from 15 Decemberyou without a shadow of a doubt to 6 January. This will be opportunitythis unit has only continued to leave that all Soldiers can partake in.hone their skills individually as Your continued support to the Sol-well as collectively because of it. diers and families within this unit does not go unnoticed or without ap-We would like to extend a warm preciation. The last few months havewelcome to the newest members been chalked full of training eventsof the Voodoo Family. CPL Mills for all of our Soldiers everything fromand his wife Denise just wel- NTC, to Fort Bliss Aircraft movement,comed Hannah Grace Mills to to HAMET training in Colorado, totheir family on 6 November SPUR Rides within the Squadron.2012. CW2 Carvalho and his wife Without your continued support andKaren just welcomed their son assistance we would not be able toNathan Carvalho to their family continue to accomplish these mis-on 14 October 2012. I would like sions.to pass on our warm wishes toboth of these families, we could- On a personal note I would like to sayn’t be happier for you both. thank you to everyone for their sup- port over the past 18 months of myOn 1 November 2012 Alpha Com- Command. Next week I will changepany was fortunate to be as- command with CPT Mark Axtell whosigned two more 15T is coming to Alpha Company from the(crewchief), PFC Ramos and PFC 2-10 S3 Shop. The memories that IMagana. They both are coming have made here with the families ofto use from our Delta Troop Alpha Company will last a lifetime.(maintenance company) and arewelcomed members to the team.We look forward to showingthem the ropes and teaching CPT Erin Braswellthem the fundamentals that they “Voodoo 6”will need to continue to be suc-cessful throughout their Army
  5. 5. B Company/1-10 PAGE 5 Killer Spade Family and Friends, bers of the family this month. CW3 We all want to congratulate the Killer Matt Rood has Spades for the outstanding achievement, been a Mainte- hard work and sacrifice in the past few nance Test Pilots months. It has been a long, arduous quar- in Bravo Company for over three years and ter. We all, soldiers and families together has been our sole MTP for almost the last endured a month of long training at the year. He is going to take is vast knowledge National Training Center. I want to espe- down to Fort Eustis now to train our next gen- cially thank the families during that train- eration of Crew Chiefs and enjoy a little well ing. It was hard to be unable to call home deserved down time with his wife Becky and during the training period but we were all two young sons. 1LT Steve Giattino, Platoon better able to do our jobs because of the Leader in the Killer Spades, will be moving to support that you gave us. Delta Troop as a Maintenance Platoon Leader now that he has recently graduated from the PV2 Travis Bridges joined us from Delta Pathfinder course. Troop this week and we’re glad to have him in a line Company. We also welcomed As always, I continue to appreciate the effort It has been a sincere and participation of our FRG. We had a great three new officers to the family last privilege for me to month. CPT Brian Alexander is one of our turn out for our October Chili Cook Off and new platoon leaders. He is a branch trans- Halloween party. CW2 Rocky Jensen, SPC command Bravo James Cowart and CW2 Eric Bridge made fer from the Engineers. Brian is joined byCompany and perhaps his girlfriend Kasey and daughter Lydia. amazing chili but the late entry chili made by We have a new Instructor Pilot joining us Colleen Wright won the ribbon. The Pumpkin the greatest from Korea, CW2 Mike Symmes and his Carving was also fantastic, with some out- wife Kristen. He has a four year old son, standing talent displayed by all of the partici-experience of my life- Kevin and a three year old daughter, pants. SPC Bret Morgan and his wife Sarah CPT Brett Monette Brianne. Lastly, we have a new Mainte- won the prize for best carving overall. nance Test Pilot, CW3 Mike Mauro, a leg- Finally, this will be my last letter to the Re- acy Killer Spade from Fort Stewart, GA. volver as the Commander of the Killer Spades. We had the pleasure of promoting I will be chaining Command with CPT Chase Amanda Combs to Chief Warrant Officer Roe at the end of the month. It has been a Two last month and Joseph McCarthy to sincere privilege for me to command Bravo Specialist. SGT Carlos San Nicolas, SPC Company and perhaps the greatest experi- Alyssa Draper and SPC James Cowart all ence of my life. earned their promotable status at their -CPT Brett Monette promotion boards. “Killer Spade 06” We were extremely fortunate in the past few months. We had three new baby boys brought into our family. SGT Eric Smith has a new son, Logan. CW3 Matt Rood has a new son, Jackson and CW2 James Donato has a new son, Julian. The Killer Spades are, sadly, losing mem- THE REVOLVER
  6. 6. PAGE 6VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4 C Troop/6-6Outcast Families, been an integral part of the Outcast team for over five years and will definitely beSummer has come and gone as we missed. CW3 Justin Braswell will also behead into November and the winter leaving the Troop in mid-November forseason. The entire Troop did an Fort Rucker.outstanding job during training atthe National Training Center in Sep- The Halloween Bowling Party was a greattember and now we look forward to success. It was fun to see all of the kidssome well deserved time off. Con- come dressed in costume and enjoy agratulations to the many spouses night of pizza and bowling. The Red andand kids that earned their spurs dur- White Bowl is coming up and will be aing the CAV family weekend. The great opportunity for the Troop to doSquadron Family Gunnery Day was some fundraising. The Annual Troopa great opportunity for families to Holiday Party is also fast approaching sosee what the soldiers do daily and save the date for Thursday, Novemberwhile deployed. The Troop has seen 29th. Come enjoy time with friends whilemany changes over the past few getting into the holiday spirit.months. Upcoming FRG and Squadron events:We have had many new additions to November 15- Red and White Bowlthe Troop. CW3 Ryan Ervin and his November 29- Troop Holiday Party atwife Mariah join us from Alaska Hillside Lodgewhere he will serve as a Troop in- December 15- January 6th- Winterstructor pilot. CW2 Brandi Wyatt Block Leavecomes to us from Fort Bragg whileCW2 Chris Gayne and WO1 Jackson Again, thank you for your continuedThatcher join us right out of flight support! Please feel free to contact Erinschool. SPC Douglas Potter has or myself at any time.come to the Troop from Delta andwill be a great addition as a crew CPT Paul Milaschief. The Troop has also welcomed “Outcast 6”four little Outcasts over the past fewmonths to include Jacob Mikkel-borg, Alanna Vance, Molly Dube,and Orion Norwich.The Troop has seen a few long termOutcasts depart. CW3 Brad Vancehas moved, but just down the hall toAlpha Troop. Sherry and Brad have
  7. 7. PAGE 7 The consistent and outstanding D Troop/6-6maintenance support Desperado Friends & Families, provided by the Desperados directly contributed to the The Holidays are almost upon us and all the Des- Squadrons success perados are looking forward to some across the board. welcomed time off after several months of hard, -CPT Benjamin tireless work. Over the past several months the Squadron has executed several significant training March events to include Mountain Peak and a deployment to the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, CA. The consistent and outstanding maintenance support provided by the Desperados directly contributed to the Squadrons success across the board. While at NTC the Desperados expertly manned two FARPs and executed 24 hour operations. Further, many Desperados Spouses, Children and Troopers were able to earn their Spurs in the recent Spur Ride held in October. The Squadron Family Gunnery day was also a success for the Desperados. Over the next few months the Desperados will continue to excel in their mission execution, but the main focus will be for us to enjoy the holidays with family and friends! CPT Benjamin March DESPERADO 06 THE REVOLVER
  8. 8. VOLUME 2, ISSUE 4 PAGE 8 E Troop/6-6Mustang Family & Friends-We have come through a whirlwind couple of months, and have a busy holiday Seasonahead of us, I hope you are paying attention to the long weekends and leave opportunitieswe have coming up (Veteran’s Day, Thanksgiving Week, Christmas Block Leave…). I ap-preciate everything that our Soldiers have accomplished over the last couple of months,between Operation Mountain Peak and our rotation to the National Training Center, SpurRides, Family Gunnery Day, and EVERYTHING in between. I know that for every trainingevent and mission that we have, there are family, friends, and loved ones that are support-ing that Soldier and sharing in the work and sacrifice that Soldier is doing. I do not take thatfor granted and I greatly appreciate the strength that all of those supporters provide to thisunit and our Army as a whole. We have continued to squeeze in FRG events here andthere where we can find the time, and we appreciate the support that Emily and I have re-ceived. There are plenty of activities and outings to take advantage of at Fort Drum, I encourageyou to look at the various products with info on upcoming events. Emily and I are originally fromMinnesota and have dealt with plenty of winter weather, and I want to pass on to any newcom-ers is the importance of checking the fluids and serviceability of your car, including tiresand battery since the winter temperatures will make a sick car break. Also, take driving onroads after snow or during snow very seriously and care carefully. You will be VERY sur-prised at how easily a 2000 pound object can be suddenly out of control and heading in thewrong direction. Staying warm and maintaining your house is important, but vehicles arewhat hurt people in the winter.If you are looking for more information or have questions about anything is going on,please don’t hesitate to contact myself, or my wife Emily.CPT Neal Sivula: 315-774-1049 (Office) neal.j.sivula.mil@mail.milEmily Sivula: 315-681-4877 (Home) emilysivula@hotmail.comEcho Troop’s success depends on our constant development, and the below individuals havedistinguished themselves as prepared to take on more responsibility and do more goodfor the unit. Congratulations and thanks to the following Soldiers who earned a promo-tion, award, or reenlisted during May and June:Promotions: Reenlistments:Marshall Durbin PFC->SPC SGT Reginald CrawfordJuan Franco PV2->PFC SGT Daniel MayConcepcion Gomez PFC->SPC SGT Christopher KellumCorron Phillips PFC->SPC SPC Justin ShermanIan Thompson PFC->SPC SPC Jose Ramos SPC Ian Thompson SPC Diego Calderon SPC Donyna Alston SPC Christian Batista SPC Armando Martinez SPC Kenneth Williams SPC Bernard Chan
  9. 9. PAGE 9The Troop was able HHT/ 6-6to bring home some Stetsons, valuable lessonslearned and training I hope this finds all of you well as we are entering the Holiday Season. HHT has objectives in order had a busy Quarter with a trip to Califor- to prepare us for nia to the National Training Center (NTC) from his leave. As you can see, it was a busy for rotation 12-10. The Troop was able Quarter but as we approach the Holiday Sea- deployment. -1LT son, we will have well deserved time to to bring home some valuable lessons Christopher Mays learned and training objectives in order spend with our Families. to prepare us for deployment. After NTC, the Squadron held the Spouses 1LT Christopher Mays Spur Ride, Kids Spur Ride, and a Family Shooter 2 Gunner. The Squadron also just com- pleted a Silver Spur Ride, in which TF Six Shooter Soldiers completed twenty-four straight hours of events leading up to a Spur Dinner. Many HHT Soldiers were able to complete this event and earn their Silver Spurs and I would like to congratulate each and every one of them. HHT Troopers would like to wel- come the newcomers to the Troop, in- cluding PV1 Patrick, PFC Snyder, SFC Ned, and SFC Cerna. The stork visited the HHT family several times as well and we would like to welcome the new Baby Troopers from the Hughes, Tritapoe, Christian, Clark, Eason, Srnec, and Mays Families. Several additional Troopers were promoted and I would like to con- gratulate PFC Anderson, Shannon, SPC Burns, SGT Tritapoe, and SSG Simmons. I would like to also take the time to wel- come back 1SG Lee, who has returned THE REVOLVER
  10. 10. PAGE 10 Chaplain’s Corner When you gather with your family this Thanksgiving and Christmas, it is likely that you will experience the joy and the pain from those who loved you and those who wounded you and still do, those who hurt you and those who healed you and still do, those who gave you hope and snuffed out your dreams and still do, those who picked you up and those who let you down and still do, those who kept promises and those who broke promises and still do, those who make you laugh and those who make you cry, those who comfort you and those who disturb you ... when you see those human faces ... joyous, angry, sad, bitter, broken, happy, hopeful, lost ... the young, the strong, the old, the weak ... remember that you will be all of these things one day ...The Holy Alphabet- and keeps these words of Mother Theresa in your heart:A lthough things are not perfect "There is a terrible hunger for love. We all experience that in our lives - the pain, theB ecause of trial or pain loneliness. We must have the courage to recognize it. The poor you may have right inC ontinue in thanksgiving your own family. Find them, love them.”D o not begin to blame Before you gather with friends and family, remember Mother Teresas words: "BeforeE ven when the times are hard you speak, it is necessary for you to listen, for God speaks in the silence of theF ierce winds are bound to blow heart . . .” and give what you give with your heart.G od is forever ableH old on to what you know From Mother Teresa:I magine life without His love People are often unreasonable, illogical, and self- centered;J oy would cease to be Forgive them anyway.K eep thanking Him for all the If you are kind, people may accuse you of having selfish, ulterior motives;things Be kind anyway.L ove imparts to thee If you are successful, you will win some false friends and some true enemies; Succeed anyway.M ove out of "Camp Com plain- If you are honest and frank, people may cheat you;ing" Be honest and frank anyway.N o weapon that is known What you spend years building, someone could destroy overnight;O n earth can yield the power Build anyway.P raise can do alone If you find serenity and happiness, others may be jealous;Q uit looking at the future Be happy anyway.R edeem the time at hand The good you do today, people will often forget tomorrow;S tart every day with worship Do it anyway.T o "thank" is a command Give the world the best you have, and it may never be enough;U ntil we see Him coming Give the world the best youve got anyway.V ictorious in the sky You see, in the final analysis, it is between you and God;W ell run the race with grati It never was between you and them . . . anyway.tudeX alting God most high To be grateful is to recognize the love of God in everything He has given us--and HeY es, therell be good times and has given us everything. Every breath we draw is a gift of His love, every moment ofyes some will be bad, but... existence is a grace, for it brings with it immense graces from Him.Z ion waits in glory.....where From your chaplain:none are ever sad! CH (CPT) David Arthur"I AM Too blessed to bestressed!" The shortest dis-tancebetween a problem and a solu-tion is the distance betweenyour knees and the floor.The one who kneels to the Lord THE REVOLVER
  11. 11. PAGE 11“You can be proud to say that Soldiers of TF SixShooters as well as the Families are part of a lasting legacy in the aviation community.” -LTC Erick Sweet Our Troopers performed tremendously during Mountain Peak, NTC, HAATS, the Family Spur Ride, the Family Gunnery, the Unit Spur Ride and the Red/White Bowl. They are now ready to enjoy an awesome, well deserved, Holiday Season with their Families. The Squadron Com- mand Team hopes that you all have a great time. We know that you have earned it. HOOAH!!!!! CSM Sean Ward TF Sixshooters CSM THE REVOLVER
  12. 12. PAGE 12 “Your dedication to the Six Shooters team has been without a doubt a significant contribution in making our transition back to Fort Drum very smooth .” -LTC Erick Sweet THE REVOLVER
  13. 13. PAGE 13 FRG Advisor I hope you enjoyed Fall…because in the blink of an eye, those gorgeous leaves havefallen and we’re gearing up for SNOW!!! Personally, I can’t wait and I hope that you all get outand enjoy what the North Country has to offer by snowshoeing, skiing and more!Our unit has been so busy and since our last newsletter the soldiers have been a part of Moun-tain Peak, NTC and HAMETS. So it is nice that our soldiers are going to be home for awhile andwe can enjoy each other. One of the first things I want to announce is that Wendy Rittichier has agreed to be a co-advisor with me for the FRG! I am so grateful to her for her help, but more importantly gratefulthat she brings her wealth of knowledge and experience to our unit, she is going to be a wonder-ful help and resource for our 6-6 Families! Thank-you Wendy!Now I have to be selfish for a moment and let you know, that I have been having a wonderfultime because I get to meet all the babies born in our unit give them our cool, 6-6 Bib (If you ain’tCAV, you ain’t spit!) What adorable little CAV KIDS we have in our unit!!! Also, I got to meetsome amazing spouses at our Spouse Spur Ride! (extra props to our pregnant spouses who tookpart!) What a great time seeing our spouses in their yellow-garters tackle some fun relays, get-ting their gas masks on in 8 seconds and assembling fire arms! It just proves that the CAVSpouses really are second to NONE! But before I go on and on about how great the spouses are,what an amazing Kids’ Spur ride! We had about 100 kids from infant to teen getting a first-handlook at being a soldier! The smiles on the children’s’ faces were catchy as our CAV KIDS got toclimb into a “live” cockpit of a helicopter, honk the horns on some trucks (ouch, my ears!) and doan NVG scavenger hunt! To quote numerous kids, IT WAS AWESOME!And what was really awesome was seeing our pilots put on a gunnery display during Family Gun-nery day! Thank-you to all the families that came out to eat a delicious BBQ and see a once-in-a-lifetime event! Now if you haven’t had the chance to go to some of these events, don’t worry, there isplenty more to do! Our first Town Hall in on November 28 (6PM) and November 29th (10AM)and it is a great opportunity to learn about the upcoming deployment and ask any questions youmay have, I will be at both, so please introduce yourself! We will also be hosting free soldier-lunches, the first one is on December 11, and on January 25 we will get a chance to dress up fora romantic and classy evening at our Winter Ball. In addition to our unit, there is always fun stuff going on at Fort Drum. Every Tuesday@ 5PM at the Commons, is Family Night. It is a great thing to do with your children when theweather gets chilly and it’s also an inexpensive meal! BOSS has monthly movie nights and gam-ing tournaments and at the USO everyday at 11:00 AM is free snacks for our soldiers, and onThursdays, for our families too! As the weather gets a little colder (and it has further to go!), it is also time to start think-ing about being alert on the roads and winter safety. (We will be hosting a Squadron winter-safety brown-bag lunch in the coming weeks, be on the look-out for a flyer).Respectfully (and stay warm!), Lisa & WendyAll the Best Always,Lisa and Wendy THE REVOLVER
  14. 14. The “Six Shooters” are equipped with AH-64D “Apache” attack helicopters, UH-60L “Blackhawk” assault helicopters, OH-58D “Kiowa Warrior” armed scout helicopters, and UH-60A and L “Blackhawk” helicopters config- ured for command and control missions. They conduct recon and security missions, perform attack operations, air assault and aerial resup- ply missions.NECTask Force Six Shooters20135 Hangar Access RoadFort Drum, NY 13602 Catch us on the web! Armyfrg.orgFRG Corner HHT 6-6 Important Phone Numbers: Cecilia Navarro 630-660-0177 FRG Liason A Troop 6-6 Kam Gerohimos 315-774-1303 M’Lynn Lazzarini 254-368-9215 Staff Duty A Company 2-10 TF Six Shooters 315-774-1300Do you know who your Janie Diggs 912-980-1319 Brigade (24hrs) 315-774-1100FRG Leader is?? Please B Company 1-10 Chaplaincheck out our list of lead- Alisha Monette 423-782-9202 CPT Arthur 315-774-1306ers, find yours and contact C Troop 6-6 Red Crossthem today! Erin Milas 847-702-2898 Ashley Branham 315-772-6561 D Troop 6-6 MFLC Elizabeth Dejesus 912-596-4654 Janice Shabe 315-405-7449 E Troop 6-6 MP Station 315-772-2677 Emily Sivula 651-353-6926TF Six Shooters Advisors: Lisa Sweet 315-688-2207 Wendy Rittichier 419-481-1447 THE REVOLVER This newsletter contains official and unofficial information. The inclusion of some unofficial information in this FRG newsletter has not increases the cost to the Government, in accordance with DOD 4525.8-M.”

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