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The Warhorse Pride is a bi-monthly newsletter produced by the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division, for the Soldiers, Families and friends of the "Warhorse" ...

The Warhorse Pride is a bi-monthly newsletter produced by the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division, for the Soldiers, Families and friends of the "Warhorse" Brigade.

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  • Serving the Soldiers, Civilians and Families of 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div. Issue 131 September 19, 2013 ‘Warhorse’ Organizational Day builds team Story and photos by Sgt. Marcus Fichtl 2nd ABCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. As Fort Carson’s Soldiers dressed in their Army’s best and celebrated payday activities, more than 350 senior leaders from the 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., traded in their dress blues for sweat, grass and for some, tear stained PT uniforms during the brigade’s Senior Leader Organizational Day at the Wilderness Sports Complex, Sept. 6, 2013. The leaders competed in teams pitting battalion versus battalion in flag football, horseshoes, a home run derby and tug-of-war. And before the cavalry scouts could prove they could hit softballs farther than the tankers, or before the infantrymen could showcase themselves in the trenches of flag football, the leaders of each battalion had to come together. Two leaders, Cpt. Luke Bowers, Company D and 1st. Lt. David Myers, both of HHC, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg., “Death Dealers” anchored their battalion’s dominance in the most physically demanding of the events, the tug-of-war. “We work together during the training cycle, we’ve recognized a lot of talent spread across the battalion and we’re going to showcase it today,” said Bowers. Five battalions stood in their way and one-by-one they began to fall. Cavalry scouts, medics, infantrymen and artillerymen succumbed to the rhythmic pulls of the tankers. As the dust settled, only the alliance of Soldiers from the 2nd Special Troops Battalion would derail the Death Dealers mission. The two, ten-man teams picked up their ends of the rope, each group standing on their side of the demarcation zone. The referee’s hand dropped, the rope tensed, and for an hour-long second, did not budge. Then a pull, a budge, then another, a landslide, the 2nd Special Troops tumbled. The tankers won. “That last pull we just came together, we jumped on the pull first, and whoever pulls in sync first, has the battle one,” said Bowers. “We had the battle won.” Tug-of-war victory at hand, the pair of 1st Bn., 67th Armor leaders had no concern for the outcome of the other sporting events for the day. “Mortus et Destructo,” Myers said his battalions motto, Death and destruction. We violently execute everything we do.” Seniorleadersof2ndABCTbattleforpossessionoftheballduringthe2ndABCT’sSenior LeaderOrganizationalDayattheWildernessSportsComplexonFortCarson,Colo.,Sept.6 Sgt.1stClass, MarianoArchbold, automated logistical specialist,Rear Detachment, 204thBSBpulls atug-of-war ropeduring the2ndABCT’s SeniorLeader Organizational Dayatthe WildernessSports ComplexonFort Carson,Colo., Sept.6.
  • Warhorse PridePage 2 Issue 131 September 19, 2013 The Warhorse Pride is produced in the interest of the Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. The Warhorse Pide is an Army- funded news-letter authorized under provision of AR 360-1. Contents of the Warhorse Pride are not necessarily the view of, nor endorsed by the U.S. government, Department of Defense, Department of the Army or the 4th Infantry Division. All editorial content of The Warhorse Pride is prepared, edited, provided and approved by the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs Office. The Warhorse Pride welcomes articles, commentary and photos from readers. The Warhorse Pride reserves the right to edit submissions selected for the publication. All issues of The Warhorse Pride can be viewed online from your home computer at www.facebook. com/2bct4id Submissions should be e-mailed to the editor: andrew.a.porch.mil@mail.mil Col. Omar Jones IV......................2nd ABCT Commander Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Lehtonen 2nd ABCT CSM Maj. Chris Maestas.................................................PAO OIC Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch..................................PAO NCOIC Sgt. Marcus Fichtl...............................Layout and Design Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch............................................Editor Warhorse Pride Photos by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch SoldiersofHHC,2ndSTB, standinfrontofthecompnayformationbeforebeing recognizedforprogressiontothenextrankduringapromotionceremonyatthecompany operationsfaciity,Sept.5. Sgt.CoreyJones,humanresourcespecialist,HHC,2ndSTB,ispromotedbyhiswife, CarmenJones,duringapromotionceremonyatthe companyoperationsfacility,Sept.5. TenSoldiersreceivedrecognitionforreachingthenextrank. ‘Hellraiser’ Soldiers receive promotions ‘Death Dealers’ hold resiliency breakfastPhotos by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch ASoldierfrom1stBn.,67thArmorReg.,pourssyrupon hisfoodduringaresiliencybreakfastatVeteransChapel, Sept.11. CommandSgt.Maj.DennisBellinger,seniorenlisted advisor,1stBn.,67thArmorReg.,bowshisheadduringa resiliencybreakfastatVeteransChapel,Sept.11. Maj.DouglasBall,brigadechaplin,2ndABCT,cooks pancakesduringaresiliencybreakfastatVeteransChapel, Sept.11.
  • 3-16 FAR Dyanne Beckman.........................................................526-1635 dyanne.m.beckman.civ@mail.mil 1-67 AR SGT James Riggs...........................................................524-1476 James.g.riggs.mil@mail.mil 204th BSB MSG Nolan Johnson....................................................526-4172 nolan.j.johnson.mil@mail.mil 2-8 IN UrsulaPittman...........................................................526-0727 ursula.t.pittman.civ@mail.mil 2 STB SGT Tanisha Scott.....................................................503-2602 tanisha.m.scott2.mil@mail.mil Find us on Facebook at: http://www.facebook.com/2bct4id 2nd ABCT Valarie Adams............................................................524-4797 valarie.a.adams.civ@mail.mil 1-10 CAV FrancyArvizu..............................................................526-1946 francy.arvizu.civ@mail.mil FRSA Information Family Readiness GroupPage 3 Issue 131 September 19, 2013 20 27 28 29 30 01 02 21 22 23 24 25 26Mother-Daughter Book Club @East Library 4:00 p.m. Moonlight Safari @ Cheyenne Mountain Zoo 6:00 p.m. Cheese and Chocolate @ The Melting Pot 6:00 p.m. P.O.D. @ The Black Sheep 7:00 p.m. Family Fun Fest @ The Masters House 10:00 a.m. Run for Home 5K @ Goose Gossage Park 10:00 a.m. Colorado Springs Fall Home & Family Pet Expo @ Colorado Springs Event Center 11:00 A.M. Reel Rock Movie @Stargazers Theater 7:00 p.m. Harvest in the Park @ Bear Creek Nature Park 12:00 p.m. Colorado Mountain Man @ Garden of the Gods Park 1:15 p.m. The Mowgli’s @The Black Sheep 7:00 p.m. Arrival- The music of ABBA @ Pikes Peak Center 7:00 p.m. Sensory Friendly Film Cars 2 @ Old Colorado City Library 6:30 p.m. Sevendust @ The Black Sheep Sports Corp College Hockey Face Off Luncheon @ Colorado Springs Marriot 12:00 p.m. Northern Italy Wine Tasting Class: A Curious Palate @Soiree 5:30 p.m. Visit www.coloradosprings.com for more info
  • Better Opportunities for Single SoldiersPage 4 Issue 131 September 19, 2013