Warhorse pride vol 2 issue 11 20140523

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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. 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. A 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 success.
  • 2. Warhorse PridePage 2 Vol. 2, Issue 11 May 23, 2014 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.
  • 3. Warhorse PridePage 3 Vol. 2, Issue 11 May 23, 2014 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 tactics. “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 chest? “If you have your EIB, you have a better chance of getting a leadership position,” said Ferreira. “You are that go to guy for information.” 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 Soldiers).” 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.
  • 4. Warhorse PridePage 4 Vol. 2, Issue 11 May 23, 2014 ‘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. Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis Bellinger, senior enlisted leader, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg., passes the NCO sword to Lt. Col. Joshua Wright, commander, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg. during the “Dealer” Battalion’s Change of Responsibility, ceremony May 8. Bellinger will be taking the position as the senior enlisted advisor in Indiana.
  • 5. Warhorse PridePage 5 Vol. 2, Issue 11 May 23, 2014 Shots across the AO 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 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, Kuwait. Alltheseniorenlistedadvisors,“7s”ofthe2ndABCTposeforagroupphotoatCamp Buehring,Kuwait. Courtesy Photo Photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew PorchPhoto by: Sgt. Matt Waymire, Courtesy photo
  • 6. Family Readiness GroupPage 6 Vol. 2, Issue 11 May 23, 2014
  • 7. Better Opportunities for Single SoldiersPage 7 Vol. 2, Issue 11 May 23, 2014