A COMPANY, 1ST STB, 1ST HBCT, 1ST ID Aveng er times Volume 2, Issue 5 13 July 2012Avengers Dig deep! INSIDE THIS ISSUE ● Paintball Event ● Water Survival ● Farewell HUMINT Sol- diers ● Top Squads ● Trojan Men and Women tions, first aid , reporting procedures, radio opera- tions, EPW searches, map reading, and land navigation. Pictured here is SGT Christa (lower left) during Avengers tested their skills at the Battalion the squad ambush lane. We also cele- FACEBOOK ANDFTX at the beginning of June with a two day exer- brated Victory Week. On 12 July we PHOTOS:cise. This was a culminating exercise for warrior had two extremely challenging events taking place. This included water sur- Follow us on FACEBOOK:tasks and skills Soldiers had trained on for previous vival training, https://www.facebook.com/months. They were tested on IED reac- pictured above, AlphaCompany11BstbAven- where soldiers gers were tested on As usual you can find all these 5 areas includ- ing the blind- photos and more at : folded jump off www.photobucket.com/ the high dive Avengercompany and making a Photobucket Albums for this floatation de- month are: vice out of your trousers. The other event was the Bri- 2012 June July Avengers gade Devil Stakes competition where a 2012 July Avenger Water Survival Squad made of Soldiers from each pla- 2012 July Defiant Battalion Run toon competed on SALUTE report and EPW searches against a squad from each company in Brigade. A Com- pany’s squad won the competition bringing great pride to the Avengers. The members of the squad were SGT King, SGT Biggora, SPC Pavlich, SPC Reynolds, and SPC Jaeger. Great job Avengers!
PAGE 2 AVENGER TIMESISR PlatoonISR Platoon would like to introduce and Lietschuck will be ETSing and returning say a special thanks to the MSG Platoon’swelcome its newest member SPC home to Florida. ISR Platoon also re- “Tangos” (Intelligence Equipment Main-Mechelle McMullen, arriving fresh from ceived a significant piece of equipment tainers) who provided significant sup-training at Fort Huachuca. SPC this past month, the TROJAN Lite satilite port; their efforts vastly increased theMcMullen has already been a great overall success of the training and were communications system. SPC(P) Jaeger, asset to greatly appreciated. SPC(P) Schira, SPC Pavlich, PFC Na, PV2 our team, helping Bantz and PV2 Castillo all endured the out with 105 degree week long weather to re- numerous ceive and train on the TROJAN. The in- tasks and structors were very satisfied with their challenges positive attitude and desire to learn. The and al- Soldiers are all excited to pass along their ways dem- experience and training to the other PLT onstrating members. ISR Platoon would also like to a great attitude. We would also like tosay a fond farewell to SGT Luke Liet-schuck. SGT Lietschuck has been a tre-mendous asset to the PLT and AlphaCompany as a whole. His dedication toseeing the ISR Platoon succeed, hismentorship and leadership of the Sol-diers, will be all be severely missed. SGTMSG Platoon June was another busy The platoon did well during the FTX and themonth for second platoon. During the with SGT Harris successfully leading a goofballmonth, members of the platoon got lots squad of six Soldiers through the lanes antics ofof excellent training and assisted other and everyone coming away more pro- S P Cunits with their training, including two ficient and confident in their Soldier Lucas.N C O s skills. SGT Harris also went to Ft Hood We wishg o i n g to assist with some high t h e mTDY: one speed trainingto NTC at there as aFt Irwin, “puckster” at the great successCA and III Corps War- in their futures.one to Ft fighter Exercises. Though sec-Hood, TX. SGT Lucas and ond platoonS S G SGT King took lost two assets,Krause part in lifeguard they gained areturned training, with new one inat the SGT Lucas being SSG Browne,end of chosen to be- who came tothe month from a nearly month-long come a lifeguard for the them from Ft Gordon, GA. July is goingtrip to NTC where he acted as an OC for company. June was also a month of to be another fast paced month for thean LLVI team from Ft Meade. While he transition for the platoon as they said Soldiers of second, with many of themwas there he got plenty of cardio climb- goodbye to SSG McLellan, who left for enrolled in upcoming training anding to mountain tops with his team and Germany, and SPC Lucas who PCS’d to schools. Though it will be busy, the pla-with a sniper team. He also got to play Hawaii. The platoon will miss the toon will face the challenges and suc-with pyrotechnics, which is always fun! whimsical stories from SSG McLellan ceed because that’s how they roll.
VOLUME 2, ISSUE 5 PAGE 3 uav platoon In the month of June, 3rd Crista, PFC Hebert), and thePLT had a wide variety of tasks Warrior Competition (SGT McIn-and training to complete. SSG tyre). UAV also met AircrewFrench and SGT Crista success- Training Program requirementsfully qualified the by com-majority of A pletingCompany on the classes onM-4 range. Dur- Airspace,ing Victory A e r oWeek, UAV had medical,several soldiers HAZMAT,do an out- and sev- headed by SGT Jones, SGT Clark,standing job eral oth- and SGT McIntyre. The entire pla-competing in the ers. The toon spent many long hours pre-Softball Tournament (SPC Wil- big project however, was get- paring for this very important in-liams, PFC McChesney, PFC ting ready for the ARMS inspec- spection. Good job UAV!Timmons), Call of Duty (SGT tion. Our efforts were spear- HUMINT PlatoonEarly in the month of June, Alpha Ash carried a total of 150 LBS of 4th PLT also said goodbye toCompany 1-1 BSTB’s HUMINT Pla- water jugs more than a mile in am- several Soldiers: CW2 Dove, SSG Nagel,toon began and ple time. The SPC Genthon, and SSG McNeil. SGTconquered the 1-1 platoon’s hard Millado also returned from his 6 monthBSTB Battalion work and prior long tasking where he provided supportFTX. The HUMINT review and to the Office of the Staff Judge Advo-Platoon success- drills enabled cate by being their Administrative NCOfully completed all them to com- and Information Assurance Support Of-five lanes in the 5 plete each lane ficer. SGT Bigorra returned from hislanes in the blister- effortlessly. tasking in which he supported Rangeing heat with all June Control.first time Go’s w a s At thewhile showing t h e end of Junecourage, stability, and professional- month where we thankedism. The 8 man platoon pushed a two Soldiers all those that sacrificed from 4th PLTHMMWV more than a kilometer their lives for this country,down a dirt road, conducted successfully and celebrated being aMEDEVAC request’s with combat qualified at the Soldier during Victorycasualties, conducted counter- Company M4 Week. PFC Ingram, SPCreconnaissance, conducted functions Vassalli, and SPC Ransom from the range. 4th Pla-checks on the M4, M240B, and M249 HUMINT platoon competed in the toon also completed 100% inventoriesSAW and sent SALUTE reports. SPC Softball tournament. PFC Ingram and property layouts, thanks for givingRansom successfully completed night also competed in the football tour- up your breakfasts.land navigation due to his stupen- nament.dous navigation. In addition, SGT
A COMPANY, 1ST STB, 1ST HBCT, 1ST ID Upcoming Events:A Company, 1-1 STBBuilding 7243 Bamford July 17th– Medical Simulation Training CenterCommander: CPT Priscella A. Nohle; July 20th– Paintball at Outdoor Recreation: Families Welcomefirstname.lastname@example.org July 26-28th– Kaw Valley Rodeo1SG Pete Olynickpeter.email@example.com August 3-6– DONSA785-307-4857 August 18– Avenger Pool PartyCourtney Kunze– Avenger Family Group LeaderCourtney.firstname.lastname@example.org August 24– BN Change of Command419-310-1870 Aug 31-3 Sep– DONSAAvenger DON’T’s…DON’T DRINK and DRIVEDON’T DO DRUGSDON’T DECK your DARLINAlways be aware there are people out therethat are having a more difficult time than you.Reach out to them and remind them that theyhave someone to talk to. You can save a life. FREE PAINTBALL 20 July at Outdoor Recreation 0900 (9011 Rifle Range Rd. Fort Riley) Come join Alpha Company in a fun day! DECISIONS High adventure! Avenger Family Group Promotion! Team building and Fun.Everyday we make decisions. It isup to each of us to make decisionsthat make us proud . If you enjoy Come watch your Soldier get marked! Orthe Army or you don’t enjoy the get marked yourself!Army; this doesn’t mean that youcan’t set yourself up for success.Take college classes, get your de- Drinks and Snacks!gree, take lessons for a hobby you 13 and Over allowed to play.enjoy. It is up to you to take advan-tage of these things or not. When Wear Long Sleeves and Pantsno one is pushing you it is up to Masks and markers providedyou to push yourself. Don’t settlefor average, as long as you do your Questions Call CPT Nohlebest then you will never be disap-pointed in yourself. What you haveto always remember is that it is upto you; it is your decision.