Warhorse pride vol 2 issue 2 20140117


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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 vol 2 issue 2 20140117

  1. 1. Serving the Soldiers, Civilians and Families of 2nd ABCT, 4th Inf. Div. Vol. 2, Issue 2 January 17, 2014 Entering an elite club Sfc. Terris Kolmorgan, infantryman, HHT, 2STB, receives his Sergeant Audie Murphy Club medallion from Maj. Gen. Kurt J. Stein, commander, 1st Sustainment Command, during the SAM-C induction ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Jan. 6. Story and photo by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch 2nd ABCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. C AMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait – The Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, an elite organization aimed at spreading knowledge throughout the noncommissioned officer corps and helping the community, received one new member during an induction ceremony at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Dec. 6. Sfc. Terris Kolmorgan, infantryman, HHT, 2nd STB, 2nd ABCT, represented the “Lonestar” Battalion, “Warhorse” Brigade and “Ivy” Division to the fullest as the lone inductee of the Army Central Command’s first quarter SAM-C board. “We inducted a great leader into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club,” said 1st Sgt. Michael Oliver, senior enlisted advisor, HHT, 2nd STB. Kolmorgan, one of fourteen participants, showed his care for Soldiers and overall knowledge while attending the SAM-C board, “You have brigade level sergeants major and higher saying ‘you are what we are looking for in a noncommissioned officer’ and I think that is just one of the most amazing feelings that I actually have ever had,” said Kolmorgan. During the ceremony, Kolmorgan showed his knowledge by reciting Murphy’s biography word-for-word and attendees watched an excerpt from the movie “To Hell and Back,” adapted from the best selling book of his war experiences by the same name. “Kolmorgan was the noncommissioned officer that I knew, just by looking at him, that he would be successful in this board,” said Oliver. “Because of things he does on a day-to-day basis in order to get his Soldiers See INDUCTION, Page 4
  2. 2. Page 2 Warhorse Pride Vol. 2, Issue 2 January 17, 2014 ‘Roughriders’ share knowledge across formations Sgt. Justin McCann, 88M, Company A, 204th BSB, raises an M1165 HMMWV in preparation for the tire to be changed during a battalion-wide cross training event on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan. 4. Cpt. Antwone Wilson, battalion human resources OIC, HHC, 204th BSB, helps his team push a HMMWV during a battalion-wide training event aimed at improving Soldiers knowlwdge on jobs throughout the battalion on Camp Buehing, Kuwait, Jan. 4. Fake blood, real effects Story and photo by Sgt. Matt Waymire 2nd ABCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait – Soldiers of Company C, 204th BSB, performed advanced medical training at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan. 3. The training allowed the Soldiers of “Charlie Med” the chance to evaluate casualties under high-stress situations and to test their ability to think in the heat of the moment. “If anything happens in this brigade, we need to ensure the medical personnel inside the BSB are capable of taking care of whatever the mission dictates,” said Staff Sgt. Marcus Reid, Company C, 204th BSB, health care specialist. “We never know what’s going to happen now, tomorrow or next month, so we need to ensure that we don’t become complacent and that we stay sharp on our medical tasks.” The advanced training consisted of life-like manikins with realistic wounds that simulated what a Soldier would see in combat. “With all those capabilities, it adds stress and raises the bar as Pvt. Kashia Duncan, left, dental specialist, applies a tourniquet to a bleeding training manikin while Spc. Robert Singleton, right, health care specialist, both of Company C, 204th BSB evaluates her progress on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan. 3 far as urgency and proficiency,” said Reid. “Hopefully the pressure was over-the-top, so that when the real pressure comes, they’re accustomed to working at a higher level so they can work properly and efficiently.” Other parts of that pressure included a simulated nighttime scenario with only headlamps for light, and strobe lights, a fog machine and war movie soundtracks for effects. “I don’t see these types of injuries in my job, so to me it was a shock,” said Pvt. Kashia Duncan, dental specialist, Company C, 204th BSB. “But I learned to stay calm no matter what, always recheck my interventions and always make sure my patients are taken care of.” Duncan also said she thought it’s important for all Soldiers to have this type of training because they never know when they’ll be in battle. “Knowledge that you can’t apply means nothing, but if you can apply it you’ll be effective,” said Reid. Spc. Joshua Kimmel, radiology specialist, Company C, 204th BSB, begins a needle decompression with a medical training manikin on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan. 3, 2014.
  3. 3. Page 3 Warhorse Pride ‘Cherokee’ gets new commander Cpt. Kelly Leaverton, left, incomming commander, Company C, 2nd STB, and Lt. Col. Joseph Mouer, commander, 2nd STB, stand at parade rest during the Company C Assumption of Command Ceremony at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan. 10. Vol. 2, Issue 2 January 17, 2014 Photos by Sgt. Jarrad Spinner 2nd ABCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. Lt. Col. Joseph Mouer, commander, 2nd STB, passes the guidon to Cpt. Kelly Leaverton, incoming commander, Company C, 2nd STB, during an assumption of command ceremony on Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan. 10. CAV patches! Community service Command Sgt. Maj. Brian Vogl, senior enlisted leader, 1st Squadron, 10th Cavalry Regiment, applies a patch to a “Bison” Soldier during their patching ceremony at Camp As Sayliyah, Qatar, Jan 10. Soldiers from the 1st Squadron, 13th Cavalry Regiment out of Fort Bliss, Texas, participate in a community service event at a local church in southwest Asia, Jan. 11. The 1st Sqdn., 13 Cav. Reg., Soldiers cleaned up debris and helped trim tree branches on the church’s olive trees, which were damaged after a snowstorm.
  4. 4. Page 4 Warhorse Pride Vol. 2, Issue 2 January 17, 2014 ‘Chaos’ conducts validation for future missions Photos by 2nd ABCT PAO 2nd ABCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. Soldiers of Company C, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg., 2nd ABCT conduct training at the Udairi Range Complex near Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Jan. 7. The training validated the Soldiers ability to conduct future missions with regional partners in the area of operations. Sfc. Terris Kolmorgan, left, infantryman, HHT, 2nd STB, recites the biography of Audie Murphy during his induction into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club at Camp Arifjan, Jan. 6. Kolmorgan recited the biography word for word, a requirement for newly inducted members. 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 From INDUCTION, Page 1 ready for missions, in order to make sure they are prepared for whatever is going to come their way.” Over the past year, Kolmorgan prepared by studying Army regulations, but it takes more than just remembering some information to become a member. “I think a lot of people focus on the studying, what it takes is long hours and dedication, memorization and though that is true, what it really takes is to care,” said Kolmorgan. “Care about your fellow Soldiers, care about your subordinates and care about the community.” After Kolmorgan received his medallion, the attendees 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 gave him one more memory, a standing ovation. “He is a charismatic noncommissioned officer that is willing to sit down and talk to a Soldier versus going the other route of being directive, which makes him very good at what he does.” After it was all said and done, Kolmorgan reminded everyone why he joined the club. “To be apart of the SAM-C, it’s a huge honor,” said Kolmorgan. “It’s a huge honor to be part of a group that is named after a humanitarian, named after a man who truly, truly cared about everyone around him and who loved our country and loved our Soldiers.” 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
  5. 5. Page 5 Family Readiness Group Vol. 2, Issue 2 January 17, 2014
  6. 6. Page 6 Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers Vol. 2, Issue 2 January 17, 2014