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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. Vol. 2, Issue 1 January 3, 2014 Building partnership in Kuwait Senior leaders, left, of the 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., sit across from their Kuwaiti counterparts during a briefing at Kuwait Land Forces Base, Kuwait, Dec. 23. The briefing also included a meet-and-greet and lunch to foster a closer partnership between the two countries’ land forces. Story and photo by Sgt. Matt Waymire 2nd ABCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. K UWAIT LAND FORCES BASE, Kuwait – Senior leaders from the 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div., met with their Kuwaiti counterparts for a partnership meeting at Kuwait Land Forces Base, Kuwait, Dec. 23. The meeting allowed the two sides to go over the importance of continuing their long-standing partnership and speak about future operations that will take place in the region. “What we want to do is to bring in the senior leadership, have a discussion, get it approved and then move out with the orders,” said Maj. Timothy Gatlin, brigade fire support officer, HHT, 2nd STB, 2nd ABCT. “We want to become more comfortable with the Kuwaitis planning process and help them become more comfortable with ours to make this process smoother.” This meeting was just the first of what Gatlin, also the event organizer, hopes will become a routine synchronization meeting before combined exercises next year. “I think what we’re probably going to try to do is sit down and have another discussion with the Kuwaitis and maybe schedule something for late May or early June that forecasts more events through the end of the year,” said Gatlin. “I think the next step for us is to start to have our battalion level operations officers meet with the Kuwaiti brigade level operations officers on a more frequent basis.” The Kuwaiti’s discipline and care for their country stood out during the meeting. “It was reassuring to see how focused the Kuwaiti land forces are on training,” said Col. Omar Jones IV, commander, 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div. “They’re very passionate about the defense of their homeland and training every day to make sure their forces are ready to execute that mission.” Jones also said seeing the Kuwaitis dedication to their profession inspired and encouraged him to seek more opportunities to interact with them. The “Warhorse” brigade will have more discussions with their Kuwaiti partners in the upcoming weeks to go over possible partnership opportunities.
  • Page 2 Ready, set, det! Warhorse Pride Vol. 2, Issue 1 January 3, 2014 Photos by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch 2nd ABCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. Soldiers of Company C, 2nd STB, 2nd ABCT, conduct demolitions training at Udairi Range Complex near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 30. The Soldiers worked with multiple munitions to include soap box charges, shape charges, claymore mines and C4. A Soldier assigned to Company C, 2nd STB, 2nd ABCT make an improvised charge using a soap dish and C4 during training at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 30. Soldiers of Company C, 2nd STB, 2nd ABCT set off a controled detination at at demoliontiion range on Udairi Complex Range near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 30. For most of the Soldiers assigned to Compnay C, this was their first live blast.
  • Page 3 Warhorse Pride Vol. 2, Issue 1 January 3, 2014 ‘Death Dealers’ stay ready for multiple missions Photos by 2nd ABCT PAO 2nd ABCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. Soldiers of 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg., 2nd ABCT conduct training at the Udairi Range Complex near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Dec. 27-28. ‘Death Dealer’ Soldiers conducted Military Operations in Urban Terrain and Noncombabant Evacuation Operations. 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
  • Page 4 Family Readiness Group Vol. 2, Issue 1 January 3, 2014
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