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.
Serving the Soldiers, Civilians and Families of 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div. Vol. 2, Issue 11 May 23, 2014
Staff Sgt. Jimmie Finley, center right, a native of Tampa, Fla., and an infantryman assigned to Company B, 2nd Bn, 8th Inf. Reg., 2nd ABCT, explains how to fill out a range
card during Expert Infantry Badge training, May 14, 2014. Infantrymen from across the brigade are preparing for the testing in more than 40 job related skill tasks.
Training to become elite
Story and Photos by Staff Sgt. Andrw Porch
2nd ABCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div.
s the deployment starts to come to an end for Soldiers
of 2nd ABCT, infantryman are gearing up for Expert
Infantry Badge testing by conducting internal training on
Camp Buehring, Kuwait, May 5-23.
Headed up by Soldiers of Company B, 2nd Bn., 8th Inf Reg., 2nd
ABCT, the training includes refreshers on land navigation, first aid, See PREPARE, Page 3
weapons and communications, which prepared Soldiers for the rigors
of EIB Testing scheduled for the last week of May.
“It basically takes every aspect of being an infantryman and it
kind of fire hoses it at you,” said Staff Sgt. Joseph Potter, infantryman,
Company B. “You have to take every aspect of your job, all at once,
and demonstrate you have the knowledge and experience.”
Soldiers conducting the training know it will set them up for
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Photos by ARCENT PAO
‘Warhorse’ Soldiers vie to be best in ARCENT
Sgt. Tyree Kitchen, generator mechanic, Company B, 204th BSB and Spc. Elizabeth Laskey, Intelligence Analyst, Company C,
2nd STB, compete for the title of U.S. Army Central Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the year during a four day event on
Camp Buehring, Kuwait, May 18-21.
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Spc. John Ferreira, left, a native of Riverside, Calif., and an infantryman assigned to Company B, 2nd Bn.
8th Inf. Reg., applies first aid to a simulated casualty during Expert Infantry Badge training, May 14
from PREPARE, Page 1
“Working with my peers and helping
practice for this daily makes it easier,” said
Spc. John Ferreira, infantryman, Company
B. “We don’t really focus too much on
one task. We figure out what we are least
experienced in and fix it.”
Becoming and EIB holder shows you are
a subject matter expert regarding infantry
“It demonstrates these guys, at a bare
minimum, know how to do the tasks,” said
Potter. “They have the attention to detail and
discipline to pass a rigorous course, which is
a testament to their capabilities.”
And how does it look when you show up
to a new unit with the EIB pinned upon your
“If you have your EIB, you have a better
chance of getting a leadership position,”
said Ferreira. “You are that go to guy for
Even though the EIB testing is an
individual accolade, the Soldiers are happy to
help each other.
“Training for the EIB pulls us all together
because we are all working as a unit,” said
Ferreira. “We all have each other’s backs. We
help each other improve on every little thing.
I am closer now with a few (of the other
And Potter knows that his Soldiers who
pass will have earned it.
“Yeah, I would like to take a little
bit of credit for helping them along, but it is
more of a testament to their hard work and I
would be really proud of them.”
Staff Sgt. Joseph Potter, infantryman, a native of Pocatello, Idaho, and assigned to Company B, 2nd Bn., 8th Inf. Reg., goes over proper land navigation techniques
with Pvt. Patrick Turner, a native of Coto de Caza, Calif., and an infantryman assigned to HHT, 2nd STB, during Expert Infantry Badge training, May 14. Infantrymen
from across the brigade decided it would benefit them to conduct extra training prior to the EIB testing later this month.
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‘Dealer’ farewells senior NCO
Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Bellinger, senior enlisted leader, 1st Bn., 67th
Armor Reg., stands at parade rest during the ‘Dealer’ Battalion’s Change of
Responsibility, on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, May 8.
First Sergeants of 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg., render a hand salute during the
playing of the National Anthem as part of the ‘Dealer’ Battalion’s Change of
Responsibility on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, May 8.
leader, 1st Bn.,
the NCO sword
to Lt. Col.
1st Bn., 67th
will be taking
as the senior
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Shots across the AO
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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
1st Squadron, 10th Cav. Reg. qualifies at the range at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar.
Co. A, 2nd STB, deactivates at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, May 17. The Soldiers will
now form up with Co. C, 2nd STB.
3rd Bn 16th FAR packs up as they prepare to head home from Camp Arifjan,
Photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew PorchPhoto by: Sgt. Matt Waymire,
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