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Warhorse pride 133 20131108

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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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  • 1. Issue 133 November 8, 2013 Serving the Soldiers, Civilians and Families of 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div. Sister brigades switch out in Kuwait Col. Omar Jones IV, left, commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Lehtonen, senior enlisted leader, both of the 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., uncase the brigade colors during a Transfer of Authority Ceremony between the “Warhorse” Brigade and 1st ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 4, 2013. “We are ready to partner closely with our Kuwaiti brothers as we build on the close bonds formed by the “Raider” team and their predecessors,” said Jones. Story and photos Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch 2nd ABCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. C AMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – The “Warhorse” Brigade officially replaced their sister brigade, 1st ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., during a Transfer of Authority Ceremony on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 4. During the ceremony, 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., took over the the mission of joint partnership and promoting security and stabilization in the region. “We are ready to execute theater security cooperation exercises across the region, as we strengthen our relationship and improve our readiness and that of our peers,” said Col. Omar Jones IV, commander, 2nd ABCT, 4th Infantry Division, addressing the Soldiers during the ceremony. For a year prior to the deployment, 2nd ABCT Soldiers conducted extensive training, and leadership said they have no doubts on their ability to assume the mission. “We trained at home, at Pinon Canyon and at the National Training Center, to be experts at our craft; war fighting,” said Jones. “No brigade in the Army is better trained than you are today.” As the mission for Soldiers of 1st ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., is coming to an end, the mission for Warhorse Soldiers is just starting. “I am very proud that it is (2nd Brigade) here, taking over the mission,” said Col. Joel K. Tyler, commander, 1st ABCT, 4th Inf. Div. “You know that I understand what it takes to get here; all the hard work at every echelon, and I know you have made the brigade ready for any challenge. You will take this mission to greater levels of achievement, and you will have opportunities we only dreamed of.” Throughout the deployment, Soldiers will participate in a wide variety of missions across the U.S. Army Central area of operations. “You will join a great team of land force See CEREMONY, Page 2
  • 2. Page 2 Battalions uncase colors LEFT: Soldiers of 2nd STB stand at attention during the battalion’s Transfer of Authority Ceremony at Lonestar Field on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Oct. 25. From CEREMONY, Page 1 professionals; experts in the Middle East and Central Asia,” said Lt. Gen. James L. Terry, commanding general, USARCENT and Coalition Forces Land Component Command. “This is one of the most volatile and strategically important regions in the world; and I am sure, and I am confident, that you and your Soldiers are up for the task ahead of you.” Through the months ahead, the Warhorse Brigade will start from where their sister brigade left off, by adding to the partnership with the Kuwaitis. “We are ready to partner closely with our Kuwaiti brothers as we build on the close bonds formed by the Raider team and their predecessors,” said Jones. Jones ended the ceremony with words of encouragement for all Soldiers of the brigade. “Remain ready, and be the best professional partner you can be to our friends in Kuwait and across the region. Disciplined units and engaged leaders will be successful in any mission, and will always take care of their Soldiers. It is my honor to be a part of your team.” Warhorse Pride 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 Issue 133 November 8, 2013 LEFT: Lt. Col. Keith Jarolimek, commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Benito Perez, senior enlisted leader, 3rd Bn., 16th FAR, uncase the battalion colors in Kuwait, Nov. 2. LEFT: Lt. Col Joshua Wright, commander and Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Bellinger, senior enlisted leader, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg. uncase the battalion colors on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Oct. 25. Soldiers of the 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., stand at attention as the flag of Lt. Gen. James L. Terry, commanding general, U.S. Army Central and Coalition Forces Land Component Command, flaps in the wind during a Transfer of Authority Ceremony on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 4, 2013. First ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., Soldiers are preparing to head home after a nine-month deployment while 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., Soldiers assume the mission to partner and stand shoulder-to-shoulder with their Kuwaiti counterparts. 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 Armyfunded 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
  • 3. Page 3 Family Readiness Group FRSA Information 3-16 FAR Dyanne Beckman.........................................................526-1635 dyanne.m.beckman.civ@mail.mil 2nd ABCT Valarie Adams............................................................524-4797 valarie.a.adams.civ@mail.mil 1-67 AR SGT James Riggs...........................................................524-1476 James.g.riggs.mil@mail.mil 1-10 CAV Francy Arvizu..............................................................526-1946 francy.arvizu.civ@mail.mil 204th BSB MSG Nolan Johnson....................................................526-4172 nolan.j.johnson.mil@mail.mil Issue 133 November 8, 2013 2-8 IN Ursula Pittman...........................................................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
  • 4. Page 4 Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Issue 133 November 8, 2013

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