Lone Wolf ExpressEcho Company 1-‐82 Vol.4 F.O.B Salerno,Afghanistan February,2012
THE COMMANDERS CORNER Greetings from the Lonewolves! The Troop-ers continue to outperform all of my expec-tations and moral remains high. The Distri-bution Platoon continues to set the standard for FARP operations for the Brigade, by av-eraging 10,000 gallons of JP-8 issued daily for the month of February alone. However, it the company in the greatest of American tra-ditions came together to watch the Super Bowl and to cookout. The Company as a whole conducted its first M4 range since leaving Fort Bragg in Septem- ber 2011. The range gave Troopers in Task Force the opportunity to qualify with their M4 and at the same time earn valuable points for promotion. The range was an outstanding success with all 54 Troopers qualifying as first The Super Bowl cookout provided the op-portunity for both sections of the Company to spend time together while at the same time watch their XO 1LT Brett Robert cry Down at the Motorpool this month the me-chanics have been hard at work keeping 98%, while at the same continuing to pull that you do, for without you continued sup-tower guard for FOB Salerno both day and port none Echo Companies accomplish-night. Also, several of the Troopers in the ments would be possible. Until next month. motorpool received Certificates of Achieve- Airborne, All the Way! ment from the Battalion Commander and Command Sergeants Major. CPT Simmons Lonewolf 6
THE HEADQUARTERS PLATOON Everything in the Headquarters Platoon has been pretty quiet for the month of February which is a good thing;; it means all is running smoothly. The loss of PFC Boone to the Motor Pool brought back PFC Ellis who is now holding down his original position in Headquarters. The Company had its Organizational Day on February 6 to go along with the celebration of the super bowl. SGT Evans and SGT Roberts helped to make this day a success by gathering the menu items requested from the dining facility. SGT Evans and SGT Roberts are also currently preparing themselves for the SSG promotion mentorship and encouragement SPC Morgan to excel and now he has made the cut off score for SGT. Congratulations SPC Morgan! All of Headquarters Soldiers participated at the range which was held on February 21, there was a tie for top gunner between SSG Maldonado and PFC Ellis who both shot 36 out of 40. As February comes to an end so does winter, all of Headquarters Sol- diers are looking forward to the warmer days that March will bring. THE MAINTANENCE PLATOON The beginning of February was full of excitement and speculation over the Super Bowl, a few of us from the motor pool got up early enough to catch the game and then later attended a party hosted by the FARP personnel who pro-vided games and good food (which made SGT Weeks happy) thanks to the DFAC. The weather has remained cold;; making tower guard miserable;; but With soldier of the month and promotion boards coming up for many warriors in the platoon, study groups can be found huddling together throughout the day pre-paring themselves for the event. The operations in the motor pool have been the standard unscheduled maintenance with gators going down left and right, and performing our services scheduled throughout the year. We continue to cycle home for R&R and with the closing of this short month we can move one more closer to our anticipated return home. THE DISTRIBUTION PLATOON This month has been very quiet for everyone in our platoon. With the cold weather and rain has brought less fueling and issuing ammo than usual. However, even with the lull we have been keeping ourselves busy with im- proving our areas at the FARP and AHA, taking online courses, studying for the board and catching up on our favorite TV series and books. One event our company has participated in this month is a zero and qualification range. Held over two days, Soldiers from our Echo Company and other Soldiers in the Task Force Wolfpack will be firing. Soldiers with M4s and M16 rifles will be able to re-zero and qualify;; earning them points for promotion and bragging rights with peers. Closing the month of February, the Soldiers at the FARP said good- bye to the four National Guard Soldiers attached to us for the last 6 months. The Soldiers, from 2-135 Aviation Regiment, are based out of Colorado but are augmented by Soldiers from Minnesota, Nebraska, Utah, Arkansas, Wyo- ming, Missouri, and Florida. They were a much needed help at the FARP assisting in daily operations, from fueling, gauging trucks, recalculating fuel bags and general maintenance and they will be missed.
Spot light Soldier PFC Ellis was born Christopher Ellis on June 29, 1988. He is from Shreveport, LA and has one son named CJ. He joined the army on August 10, 2010, his reason for join- ing was to travel the world. PFC Ellis loves sports and he plays basketball, baseball, and football in his spare time. PFC Ellis has just moved back to the Headquarters Platoon and is being spotlighted because he used his dis- tinguished honor graduate technical skills to fix communications throughout each section in the company. SGT Steve Allen Weeks was born on stthe 31 of July in Wellsboro, Pennsylvania. He enjoys hunting, fishing, barbecuing and is currently Sergeant of the Guard for FOB Salerno Field Detention Center, where he puts in countless hours processing and guarding prisoners while simultaneously working hard to complete his degree in crimi-nal justice. He cannot wait to go home to his wife and hang out with his three awesome kids. PFC Elysse Nicole Acosta is from Rancho Cuca- monga, California. A very family oriented person, she enjoys filming and editing, reading and watching movies. PFC Acosta is an 88M currently cross-training at the FARP as a fuel handler and has been instrumental in helping issue over 1.3 million gals of fuel since hitting ground on FOB Salerno. Going to school at American Military University, PFC Acosta is currently pursuing a degree in the Film Arts as well as Communications and Public Relations. With four brothers and two sisters all looking up to her, she hopes to be a good role model and make her family proud. PFC Acosta is still unsure on her military future but plans on taking it one step at a time and enjoying the rest of the deployment as much as she can.
Recipe of the month Double Chocolate Raspberry Parfaits Rating:Preparation Time: 10 Mins.Total Time to Serve: 10 Mins.Servings: 4INGREDIENTS26 Keebler® Vanilla Wafers2 ounces white chocolate, chopped1/2 cup sugar1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder1 package (8 oz.) reduced-fat cream cheese, softened*1 teaspoon vanilla1/3 cup fat-free milk2 cups fresh raspberriesDIRECTIONS1. Coarsely crush wafers. Combine wafers and white chocolate. Set aside. 2. Stir together sugar and cocoa powder. In small mixing bowl beatcream cheese on medium speed of electric mixer until fluffy. Add cocoa mixture and vanilla. Beat until combined. Gradually beat in milk,mixing until smooth.3. In 4 parfait glasses layer half of wafer mixture, half of chocolate mixture and half of berries. Repeat layers. Enjoy immediately or refriger-ate up to 4 hours. Garnish as desired. *NOTE: Soften cream cheese in microwave at high for 15 to 20 seconds.
FEBRUARY ANNIVERSARIES CW2 Hunter, Alexander and wife Lisa celebrated their 14 year anniversary on 13 February. SFC Youman, Ryne and wife Elvesta celebrated their 4 year anniversary on 27 February. SPC Travis Morgan and wife Deshaiuna celebrated their 2 year anniversary on 16 February. FEBRUARY BIRTHDAYS SPC Cristello, Denver 1 FEB 1991 SPC Morgan, Eric 2 FEB 1989 SGT Ellington, Mia 3 FEB 1984 SGT Waymire, Jared S. 11FEB1985 PFC Younger, Lee 23 FEB 19 91 SSG Carpentar, Geoffrey 28FEB1980 PROMOTIONS PFC BROOME TO SPC PFC FISHER TO SPC PFC LONG TO SPC PV2 JONES TO PFC AWARDS AAM SPC LARSON COA SPC Durham SPC Wilson SPC Johnson SPC Gahman SPC Butler SPC Kays PFC Propps