Liberty TimesTASK FORCEMOUNTAIN EAGLE277TH AVIATIONSUPPORT BATTALIONHOT TOPICS Alpha FRG Meet- V O L U M E I , I S S U E 2 6 J U N E 2 0 1 2 ing: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 5:30pm at Eagle Commander’s Corner 277th Rhicard Community Center Bravo FRG Meet- ing: Thursday, June 14, 2012, 5:30pm at vides the brigade a unique ILE. Adirondack Creek capability. Our warrant offi- Company updates. HSC did Community Center. cers are technical experts, win the medium unit Army Charlie FRG Meet- ing - Thursday, mentors and in several cases Award for Maintenance Excel- June 14, 2012, platoon leaders; our warrant lence. HSC continues to pro- 4:30pm at the Char- officers maintain the resident vide exceptional dining facility, lie Company Build- expertise for the brigade. aid station/medical support and ing. By LTC Albert H. Stiller Our people include our ground maintenance support. A HSC FRG Meeting: Thursday, June 14, Battalion Commander volunteers: our FRG advisor, Co is running the refuel site and 2012, 5:30pm at our FRG leaders, treasurers, the ammunition holding area in HSC Classroom, TF Mountain Eagle, key callers, party planners, support of helicopter gunnery 20345 Anaconda Rd face painters, meal mak- operations. A company also Well – my final newsletter. ers..the list goes on. Again, won the Army Petroleum Insti- It’s been a great experience to thank you for everything you tute Award…specifics to fol- lead and to serve the Soldiers have done to support our Sol- low. B Co is supporting theCONTACTS and Families of 277 Aviation diers, their Families and the fielding and training of the new Support Battalion – Task community. UH60M being fielded to theBATTALION STAFF Force Mountain Eagle. I This month we farewelled brigade while providing arma-DUTY DESK thank each and every one of CPT Shull our two-time S1. ment support to load, unload315-774-1200 you for your support. Ben came to us out of A Com- and fix aircraft weapon systemsCHAPLAIN The strength of an organi- pany where he was a platoon for gunnery. C company estab-(CPT) LOVE zation is it’s people and we leader and then the company lished communications support315-681-0883 are strong. Not only do we XO. Unfortunately for us, for TF Tigershark’s operations have the most people of any CPT Shull is leaving the center running gunnery, as wellFAMILY READINESS task force in the brigade… we Army and off to enjoy some as, continues to conduct itsSUPPORTASSISTANT (FRSA) also have many exceptional new experiences. We also COMMEX to ensure all of theMICHELE GALLOWAY leaders and followers at all said farewell to MAJ Ryan CPNs and JNN are fully opera-315-774-1206 levels. We rely on our NCOs Guthrie our B Company com- tional. because we have the fewest mander. Ryan has been in Finally it was a pleasure forMILITARY FAMILY officers of any of the other command for over two years us to present MAJ Guthrie withLIFE CONSULTANT(MFLC) task forces; we have the larg- and has led a company that is the Order of Saint Michael315-405-7449 est companies, platoons and larger than some of the other Bronze Award in front of the315-212-6919 sections; we have the most task forces were down range. battalion. (Please see page 9). MOSs; and every section does She is off to the CommandARMY COMMUNITY something different and pro- and General Staff College forSERVICE (ACS)INFORMATIONAND REFERRAL Family Readiness Group Advisor’s Updates315-772-65571-800-826-0886 By Melissa Stiller all been great, but you FRG you for your commitment to FRG Advisor volunteers, past and present, making a difference in ourMILITARY have been truly wonderful! lives! I’d really like to say aONESOURCE Hello 277th Soldiers We could not have made it special thank you to all the1-800-342-9647 and families! Well I can’t through the deployment FRG Leaders I have been believe our time is coming without you and I can’t ever blessed to work with, but most to an end in 277th. You have thank you enough. Thank especially Kirstin Velazquez, For the rest of the article, go to page 8.
PAGE 2 Headquarters & Support Company - Battle Penguins meeting along with fundraising Maidenbaum, PV2 Odessa Gal- ideas.. If there are any prob- lant, PV2 Paris Gynor, PV2 lems arising, know that the Zachary Mosier, PV2 Richard company is here to support and Owens and PV2 Eric Sardillo. to offer assistance. The FRG meeting will be on The company had six promo- 14 June at 1730. It will take tions this month. On 4 May we place on post at the HSC Class-By CPT Natalie Nissen promoted SPC Phillip Wyant, room, 20345 Anaconda Rd, FtHSC Company Commander SPC Adam Orwig, PFC Fabian Drum. This will be a pot luck Barrientos, PFC Ethan Dooley, event, so please send an email Hello Families of HSC PV2 Odessa Gallant and PV2 on what you will bring so we277 ASB, summer is almost Paris Gynor. We will also be can make sure there is a variety.here even if the weather saying goodbye to members of I look forward to seeing every-seems to think we are in our family this month, LTC Al- one there.spring. This month will be bert Stiller, CPT Ben Shull,more on the relaxing side as MSG Marquita Sayles, CW3 CPT Natalie Nissenwe try to focus on spending Nixon Pierrelouis, SPC Kimmy Talon 6time with family. The FRG is Emery, SPC Samuel Daigle and (315)774-1465coming up with great ideas SPC Scott McPherson. With email@example.com family and couples events that I would like to welcomearound the northern New new members, CW2 CleverYork area which we will dis- Prince, SGT Joshuacuss at this month’s FRGHSC Family Readiness Group NotesDawn Marie DeGrave (315) 777-6152. So please beHSC FRG Leader patient with me until I am able Hello HSC, families, to grab this bull by the I am Dawn-Marie DeGrave h o r n s . . . . . . . . l o l .your new FRG Leader. I amnervous as this is my first go Thank you so much!of this position, however Ibelieve that with the will- DawnMarie DeGravepower of families, that we can 315-777-6152make this a strong FRG. I Dawnmarie.Degravehave a few ideas that I will be @us.army.mildiscussing with the com-mander and so on. If youhave any ideas on things youwould like to do or that youthink the FRG would like tohelp in, Please dont hesitateto call me. E My YNumber Sis LIB RT TIME
VOLUME I, ISSUE 26 PAGE 3Alpha Company - Atlas teering for either the BBQ or the I hope everyone is en- By CPT Bryan Bolin FRG please contact either myself joying our very lovely A Company Commander or Mrs. Popp. weather. I want all of This month we say farewell to you to take advantage of the up- The sun is shining, the birds our XO, LT Figueroa. She has coming block leave. Take the op- are chirping, and May is here, been a part of the Alpha Company portunity to utilize block leave and and has brought some very nice team for the last couple years and spend some time with family or just weather. With the arrival of the has been a vital part of our suc- take a well deserved rest. good weather, we have the op- cess both deployed and in garri- portunity to have our company son. She will be missed, but as it ―On our shoulders!‖ BBQ. The company BBQ is is with every Soldier, she will be scheduled for 29 June which moving on and we wish her the CPT Bryan Bolin will kick off the Division block best of luck. 315-774-1041 leave period, the first two I would also like to welcome Bryan.firstname.lastname@example.org weeks of July. We are looking two new leaders to the ranks of for volunteers to help the FRG Alpha Company. First, is our new not only for the upcoming XO, 1LT Juan Cepeda. He comes BBQ, but with key callers and to us from HSC and he will be a to help out during our monthly welcomed member to our A Co FRG meetings. Our next FRG family. Also, I would like to wel- meeting will be 14 June, come 1SG Brian Johnson. He and 5:30pm at the Rhicard Hills his wife, who is also stationed in Community Center. I encour- the CAB, moved here from Ko- age all families and single sol- rea. He is a very experienced diers to come and check it out. Senior NCO and we look forward If you are interested in volun- to working with him. Alpha Company Family Readiness Group Updates MEMORY LANESarah Popp We are still looking for some more Memory is a way ofA Company FRG Leader volunteers, Key callers, a co/treasure, holding onto the things Hello Alpha Eagle Families, event planners, etc.. If you interested you love, the things May has been a busy month for a please get a hold of me. you are, the things youlot of us. I would like to say Welcome Our Next meeting will be June never want to lose.to the new families that have just got 14th @ Rhicard Hills Community Center 5:30pm Pot Luck Dinner. A memory is what ishere and Best Wishes to the families Bring a Dinner dish and juice or soda left when somethingthat are leaving us very soon. I’ve to share. We will complete details on happens and does notbeen working hard this month to get the Company BBQ/Organizational completely unhappen.our company BBQ/Organizational daytogether. It will be Friday June 29th Day. Our Soldiers, Our Family, On Our We do not rememberover at Remington Park. Keep your days; we remembereyes out for more details. Congrats to Shoulders moments.HQ section for winning the Coin Warchallenge last month. There is another Sarah Popp 937-541-6371 Please enjoy the mo-fundraiser in the works - Sports Jer- ments of pictures at thesey/T-shirt Friday. email@example.com end.
PAGE 4 Bravo Company - Hangar Rats By MAJ Ryan Guthrie We reenlisted SPC Comoda B Company Commander this month for continued military service. Only the Greetings Hangar Rat best get the privilege of con- Families: tinued service. The company distrib- We also received and wel- uted multiple awards this comed outstanding Soldiers month to our Soldiers as to our formation in May. We they depart the unit. We welcomed PFC Burns and his hit the crescendo of our wife to armament platoon, exodus and our company CW3 Rutsch and his wife to will be rebuilding our infra- armament platoon, CW2 structure in preparation for Wood and his wife to avion- the next deployment. Over ics platoon, and SPC Towns the next two months, we to maintenance platoon. Our will complete our change newest additions are greatly our of all the leadership in welcomed into the fold of our the company and battalion. unit with enthusiasm. We promoted CPT Hewko to the rank of Cap- Until next month, tain this month. She re- ceived her orders with a MAJ Ryan A Guthrie back date of July 2011. Hangar Rat 6 Her patience was rewarded (315) 772-4239 with her promotion to the firstname.lastname@example.org grade she deserves. Bravo Company Family Readiness Group Updates Gigi Tomsu As you may all know, we Gate. Take first left on Po B Company FRG Leader have a shortage of key call- Valley Rd, take right on S Greetings Bravo Com- ers. Volunteering for the Riva Ridge Lp, take left on pany Families and Soldiers! company is a great way to Kiska St, and the commu- June is finally here and beau- stay connected and shape nity center will be straight tiful days are approaching. I friendships. Please contact ahead. I hope to see you at encourage all of you to enjoy me with any questions that the next FRG Meeting! the wonderful weather. Keep you may have. The next key a look out for some great ac- caller training is June 12th Gigi Tomsu tivities this summer such as from 2-3:30pm & 5-6:30pm. 315-777-6521 the Sesame Street Tour, Riv- Call 315-772-0470/2828 to email@example.com erfest, and MountainFest register. week. Also, the CYSS have Also, our next FRG Meet- all kinds of summer pro- ing will be June 14th at grams. Just remember your 5:30pm. It will be at the child needs to be registered Adirondack Creek Commu- nity Center. Here are direc- L I B E R T to participate in any in order Y T I M E S activities. tions from Mount Belvedere
VOLUME I, ISSUE 26 PAGE 5 Charlie Company - Ravens equipment is made up of numerous sys- also putting together a company organiza- tems that work together to create a robust tional day which is planned for the the 28th, network capable of transporting both which will be the last Thursday before we voice and data worldwide. start our block leave period. Expect a flyer The North Country weather didn’t soon with the location and events for the By CPT Matthew Thompson cooperate for the barbeque we had Ravens Organizational Day and hope to see C Company Commander planned for our May FRG meeting but if everyone there! you were here you did get a chance to This month we also bid farewell to bat- Spring arrived just in time for our walk through and see some of the WIN- talion command team, LTC Albert Stiller & first Communications Exercise (COMEX). The Ravens spent the T equipment in action around our com- his wife Melissa Stiller, we will miss them month of May training on the suite of mand post. Working in conjunction with and all the support and leadership they have Warfighter Information Network- the brigade network operations team, the provided the Ravens team. We wish them Ravens honed their skills on emplacing well in all of their future endeavors, and Tactical (WIN-T) equipment that pro- and displacing the Joint Network Node since it is a small Army, hopefully some of vides tactical internet communications and the Command Post Nodes to build our paths will cross again! in austere environments and protects the transmission of classified material proficiency for training events later this through cyberspace. The WIN-T year at This month we also conducted a pie- CPT Matthew K. Thompson in-the-face fundraiser for the FRG. LTC 315-774-1056 Stiller and CSM Escalara were both kind Matthew.firstname.lastname@example.org Online VMIS FRG enough to offer up their faces to support the Ravens. Next month we will have Volunteer Registration our FRG meeting here at the company on Visit www.myarmyonesource.com Thursday, the 14th of June but we are There are options to Login with your username and password or Register if you don’t have a profile. Charlie Company FRG Notes Megan Wilson BBQ which will hopefully happen if the Fill out your information. C Company FRG Leader weather works in our favor. Our next When you’ve created a profile, click FRG meeting will be held on June 14th on ―Volunteer‖ on the top right sec- Greetings and Salutations Charlie @1630 to 1730 outside of C Co, we are tion of the page. This will take you to Company! having a grill out. Any questions feel FRG leader Megan Wilson here to free to call or email me. the Volunteer Management Informa- fill you all in on what’s been going tion System (VMIS) on around C Co. On April 27th, C Co Until next time everybody! Click on ―Opportunity Locator‖ held a ―Pie in the Face‖ day. The Select ―Fort Drum‖ under Military turnout was even better than expected Sincerely, Community and ―FRG: 10 AVN– and almost everybody got pied. 277‖ under the Organization and click Which reminds me, a BIG thank you Megan Wilson Search. needs to go out to LTC. Stiller, CSM 315-777-1593 Escalera for taking time out of their m-Murdock@hotmail.com Choose the volunteer position you’d busy schedules to stop by C Co to get like to apply for. When the new page pied. Also a big thank you to Capt. loads, click Apply. Thompson, 1SG Dunn, all the LT’s, and Sgt’s who participated as well. On May 10th, C Co had its monthlyCheck out the FRSA Flash! FRG meeting, which also went veryThe 277th ASB FRSA Flash has lots of well. We talked about what’s comingin-formation and is our Weekly News- up in 277th events as well as Fortletter for our Family Members and Sol- Drum events. CPT Thompson in-diers. If you are not receiving the FRSA formed the soldiers to get preparedFlash, please contact the 277th FRSA for lots and lots of upcoming training.Michele Galloway at 315-774-1206 orMichele.email@example.com. And we discussed the upcoming
PAGE 6 Building Momentum and Keeping it GoingDID YOU KNOW? By CPT Steven Love Three turns . . . four . . . five . . . cal question. Was it the first push? six . . . the flywheel builds up The second? The fifth? The hun-Army Community Service ―The sons of Issachar under- speed . . . seven . . . eight . . . you dredth? No! It was all of them(ACS) has clinical Military keep pushing . . . nine . . . ten . . . it added together in an overall accu- stood the time and knew whatFamily Life Consultants builds momentum . . . eleven . . . mulation of effort applied in a they should do.‖ 2 Chron. 12:32(MFLCs) available for walk- Jim Collins uses this analogy in twelve . . . moving faster with each consistent direction. Some pushesin confidential consults? If his book Good to Great. turn . . . twenty . . . thirty . . . may have been bigger than others,you feel you need some- Picture a huge, heavy fly- fifty . . . a hundred. but any single heave—no matterone to talk to or are hav- wheel—a massive metal disk Then, at some point — how large—reflects a small frac-ing marital problems, mounted horizontally on an axle, breakthrough! The momentum of tion of the entire cumulative effectplease call them at 315-212 about 30 feet in diameter, 2 feet the thing kicks in in your favor, upon the flywheel. (p164-165) thick, and weighing about 5,000 hurling the flywheel forward, turn We all have certain values—-6919 or just stop by M-F after turn . . . whoosh! . . . its own some are more life giving while pounds. Now imagine that your8 a.m. – 8 p.m. heavy weight working for you. others are self serving. Regardless task is to get the flywheel rotat- ing on the axle as fast and long You’re pushing no harder than of the motivation we are going toACS also has a Financial as possible. during the first rotation, but the be driven by specific values. SoReadiness Program that Pushing with great effort, flywheel goes faster and faster. what are yours? Do they keep youprovides free counseling or you get the flywheel to inch Each turn of the flywheel builds focused? Focused on what? Youradvice on financial matters? forward, moving almost imper- upon work done earlier, com- lack of focus or ability to focusThey can provide all types ceptibly at first. You keep push- pounding your investment of ef- will either result in spinning out of ing and, after two or three hours fort. A thousand times faster, then control in a direction you don’tof financial assistance: pull of persistent effort, you get the ten thousand, then a hundred thou- want to go or help you gain thecredit reports, budgeting, sand. The huge heavy disk flies ability to keep pushing in the same flywheel to complete one entiredebt management, invest- turn. forward, with almost unstoppable direction, building momentum, soing, etc. Call 772-0050 for You keep pushing, and the momentum. that you arrive at your desiredmore info. flywheel begins to move a bit Now suppose someone came destination. faster, and with continued great along and asked, ―What was the effort, you move it around a one big push that caused this thing Love Big Live Well second rotation. You keep to go so fast? You wouldn’t be Chaplain LoveBehavioral Health Con- pushing in a consistent direction. able to answer; it’s just a nonsensi-tacts: Suicide Resources/Hotlines CONTACT INFORMATION BN Staff Duty 774-1200Connor Clinic Appoint- 24-hour BDE Staff Duty 774-1100ment Line: 315-772-2778 FRSA 774-1206 email firstname.lastname@example.org FRG LeadersAfter Hours Emergency HSC – Dawn Marie DeGrave cell: 315-777-6152;Services (Holidays and Dawnmarie.email@example.comWeekends) Before 9:00 A Co – Sarah Popp-cell: 937-541-6371, firstname.lastname@example.org: Acute Care Clinic, B Co—GiGi Tomsu-cell: 315-777-6521, email@example.com C Co—Megan Wilson-cell: 818-279-3927, M-MURDOCK@HOTMAIL.COMAfter 9:00 pm: Samaritan FRG AdvisorsMedical Center Emer- Melissa Stiller – home 681-6734, email firstname.lastname@example.org Department: 315-785-4100Local 24-Hour Crisis Line:315-785-4516National Suicide Preven- REMINDER!tion Lifeline: 1-800-273- You are all invited to attend the 277th Change of Com-TALK mand from LTC Stiller to LTC Ortiz on June 4th atSuicide Prevention Action 2pm in the 277th Hangar.Network (SPAN):ww.spanusa.org LIBERTY TIMES
VOLUME I, ISSUE 26 PAGE 7 June 2012 Sun Mon Tue Wed Thu Fri SatTraining/Classes 1 2FRG SuspensesBDE/BN/CO FRGMeetings/Training/Events3 4 277th 5 6 7 CARE 8 9 Change of TEAM 0900- Cmd-2pm 1230 277th Hangar10 11 12 KEY 13 14 15 16 CALLER 2- 3:30PM&5- 6:30PM17 FATHERS 18 19 OPSEC 20 21 22 23DAY! 10:30AM- 12:00NOON24 25 26 27 28 29 30 Community Events Upcoming Key Caller Need Help? Call or visit Military Class Dates: May 29 Army Soldier Show 6pm @ June 12th OneSource to find infor- Magrath Gym. All Classes are at ACS from mation about taxes, par- June 1 USO Military Appreciation 2-3:30 p.m. or 5-6:30p.m. enting, deployments, Skate Party 4pm - 7pm @ Showtime finances, taxes, counsel- Skating on Eastern Blvd in Watertown Call Mobilization and Deployment to ing, PCS moves & more! June 4 277th Change of Command register at 315-772-0470. 2pm @ 277th Hangar. Personal Financial Counselor, is back June 5-6 Sesame Street Tour 2pm & and available every Thursday from 6pm at Monti Gym 1pm to 3pm in the 277th Battalions June 15 US Army Birthday Ball 6pm @ Classroom. Call him at 586-350- the Commons 7650 to help set up a budget, check June 21 Riverfest 10am - 5pm in Alex- your credit, develop a plan to get out andria Bay of debt, get started investing, or what- June 25—27 Mountain Fest Week ever you need assistance with. You can also always call Financial Readi- ness at 772-0050 for this same type of assistance.
PAGE 8Family Readiness Group Advisor’s Updates, continuedRachel Harper, Sarah Popp, Gigi nity and we put them out as best we these services FREE of charge toTomsu, Megan Wilson, Rachelle can in the weekly FRSA Flashes and help you get through the bad days.Rankin, Marion Harris, Jessica the monthly newsletters. Get involved Lastly, I’d just like to say thatLucero, and Heather Temple. You in things that bring you joy, but get out remember you have each other. Weguys were awesome and I’m amazed by of the house! Military life can be very all go through similar ups and downsthe amount of work that you put into difficult at times, but it can be quite an in the Army, and it’s helpful to talkthe FRG. You deserve a medal for amazing adventure as well, if you just to others in your same situation.everything you have done! And look at it the right way. Remember the Even if you are a shy person, go tothanks also to Michele, our FRSA, in- house people (and we’ve got some your FRG meetings, get the info, andwho helps keep all that information great ones) that are here to help if you meet someone. A good friend cansafe! We are always short volunteers, are having a rough time. We are so help make life tremendously better.so please consider helping out. It lucky to have a great chaplain , Chap- Be good to each other and makedoesn’t have to be time intensive, lain Love. And we also have super each other smile! I wish each of youand can be a great way to get in- MFLCs (Military and Family Life much happiness and fun in life, andvolved, know what’s going on in the Consultants – counselors to talk to con- thank many of you for your friend-unit, and build some lifelong friend- fidentially) like Joan or John, that are ship! Take good care of yourselvesships! here for Soldiers and families. Money and may we meet again! As we leave, I’d just like to re- is one of the biggest problems in manymind you of all the resources that we marriages. If that’s your problem, seek Melissaare fortunate to have at Ft. Drum. out the Financial MFLC that works onDon’t forget to use them because the airfield, or go to Financial Readi-they are here to serve you. There is a ness to get some help getting back onwealth of information available the right path. These people all want toabout things going on in the commu- help you! The military provides allEye On The Eagle MOUNTAIN EAGLE 6 HOOAH!!!! WILL BE MISSED!LIBERTY TIMES
PAGE9 PICTURESABOVE: B 277th ASB, TF Mtn Eagle. PFC Shil-ling and PFC DeLaCruz clean their M16 weaponsafter a qualification range. ARMY PHOTO BY MAJ Ryan Guthrie BELOW: LTC Stiller presented MAJ Guthrie with the Order of Saint Michael Bronze Award . Congratula- tions MAJ Guthrie!
PICTURES CONTINUED PAGE10 Four of the Raven’s AN/TSC-167F(V)2 Satellite Transportable Terminals lock onto satellites orbiting 22,500 miles above the earth during their com- munications exercise in May 2012. LTC Stiller & CPT Thompson get pied in the face during a fundraiser for Charlie Company’s Organizational Day planned for June 28, 2012.
PICTURES CONTINUED SMILE! PAGE11 CPT SHULL, LT REDING AND LT PALMER ENJOY THE EVENING. BELOW:: LT CEPEDA AT THE MIC CPT KANE READ- ING LTC STILLER WITH CSM ESCALERA PRESENT MSG SAYLES WITH AN ARCOM.
PICTURES CONTINUED SMILE! PAGE12 MAJ YOUNG (SPO), CPT ESTRADA (S1 OIC)AND MAJ LANG- KAMP (BN XO) BELOW: CPT SHULL (OUTGOING S1 OIC) FLANKED BY SSG LAW- RENCE (S1 NCOIC) AND CPT ESTRADA
PICTURES CONTINUED SMILE! PAGE13 Ravens say goodbye to a great com- mand team, LTC Albert & Melissa Stiller. You will be missed! Selah! CPT Bolin Alpha Commander Battalion Chaplin CPT Love
PICTURES CONTINUED SMILE! PAGE14 CSM ESCALERA COVERS HIS EYES AS HE TALKS WITH OUR BN S6 LT CHAN- THAMALINH CSM ESCALER AND LTC STILLER
PICTURES CONTINUED SMILE! PAGE15 PRESENTATIONS TO LTC STILLER FROM 277th COMMAND
PICTURES CONTINUED SMILE! PAGE16 GIGI AND SEAN TOMSU BDE VOLUNTEER PARTY WITH FRG LEADERS FROM BRAVO COMPANY GIGI TOMSU AND ALPHA COMPANY SARAH POPP IN TOTALLY 80’S!!!
PAGE 17277th Aviation Support Battalion 277th Aviation Support Battalion History10th Combat Aviation Brigade In February 2006, the 277th Aviation Support Battalion deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom VII, where it provided combat service and support to the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon. The Unit redeployed in February of 2007 after earning the Lieutenant General Ellis D. Parker Award for best Aviation Battalion in 2006 and the Meritorious Unit Commendation.20125 Hangar Access Road In October 2008, the 277th ASB deployed to Iraq in sup-Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield port of Operation Iraqi Freedom 09-11, where it providedFort Drum, NY 13602 support and combat services to the 10th CAB, Task Force Lightning. The unit redeployed in October 2009 and earnedPhone: 315-774-1206 the Lieutenant General Ellis D. Parker award for the BestFax: 315-774-1231 Combat Service Support Battalion for the work performedE-mail: email@example.com during its 2008-2009 deployment.“Freedom and Liberty”