Warhorse pride 134 20131122

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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" Brigade.

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Warhorse pride 134 20131122

  1. 1. Issue 134 November 22, 2013 Serving the Soldiers, Civilians and Families of 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div. Sgt. Justin McGarvey, left, infantryman, Staff Sgt. Marc Leonard, center, Bradley fighting vehicle system maintainer, and Sgt. Carter McSwain, right, intelligence analyst, all of the HHT, 2STB, roll a DRASH tent to its staging area at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 16,. “Warhorse” Soldiers built a “jump” tactical operations center to train on establishing a mobile mission command. Brigade jumps to readiness Story and photo by Sgt. Matt Waymire 2nd ABCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Soldiers of HHT, 2STB, set up the mobile tactical operations center to prepare for any future missions the unit may have while deployed on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 16. A “jump” TOC has the same capabilities as a normal operation center, but is smaller and made to be mobile. It includes multiple pieces of communication equipment, and secure and non-secure Internet connectivity for staff of the brigade to stay connected during the battle. “It’s easy to fall into the garrison mindset of mission command where everything is established,” said Sgt. Maj. Kevin Muhlenbeck, brigade operations sergeant major, HHT, 2nd STB. “So this will give the infrastructure to let the brigade commander have effective ability to conduct mission command.” Making sure the jump TOC is ready to go at a moment’s notice is important for more than just the commander. “We’ve lost some of the Soldiers we trained with to prepare for our mission in Kuwait,” said Staff Sgt. Pedro Pichardo, assistant brigade operations sergeant, HHT, 2nd STB. “We have to make sure the Soldiers we have now know what they’re doing.” All Soldiers of the brigade staff were encouraged to participate in the set up. “The goal today is to have the Soldiers pretty proficient in what they have to do regardless of what their role is in the set up and takedown,” said Pichardo, also an armor crewman.“I want to feel comfortable that it’s fully operational and won’t fall down on us when we set it up anywhere.” Throughout the deployment, the brigade staff will partner with multiple countries in the region and plans to use the jump TOC for those situations.
  2. 2. Page 2 Warhorse Pride ‘Death Dealers’ go to the range Photos by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch 2nd ABCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. Issue 134 November 22, 2013 Trail arrives Photos by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch 2nd ABCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. A tank crew assigned to Company C, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg., shoot a round as they attempt to qualify on their M1A2 Abrams Tank at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 12. Tank crewmembers are required to shoot both night and day qualifications with all gunning for a top score of 800. The last flight containing a group of Soldiers set to deploy from the 2nd ABCT arrived at Camp Buehring, Nov. 9. Though some Soldiers might be late deployers, this was the last flight containing a large ammount of Soldiers. Pfc. Adrian Echeverra, indirect fire infantryman, HHC, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg., prepares to load 120mm Mortor round during gunnery qualification at a Range near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 12. 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. Matt Waymire.............................Layout and Design Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch............................................Editor 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. 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 134 November 22, 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. 4. Page 4 Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Issue 134 November 22, 2013

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