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  expe...
THE  HEADQUARTERS  PLATOON                                  Everything  in  the  Headquarters  Platoon  has  been  pretty ...
Spot light Soldier                                                                   PFC  Ellis  was  born  Christopher  E...
Recipe  of  the  month                       Double  Chocolate  Raspberry  Parfaits  Rating:Preparation Time: 10 Mins.Tota...
FEBRUARY  ANNIVERSARIES                                CW2  Hunter,  Alexander  and  wife  Lisa  celebrated               ...
Lonewolf Express for February
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Lonewolf Express for February

  1. 1. Lone Wolf ExpressEcho Company 1-‐82 Vol.4 F.O.B Salerno,Afghanistan February,2012
  2. 2. 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  
  3. 3. 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.  
  4. 4. 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.  
  5. 5. 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.
  6. 6. 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  

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