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Family and Friends of the Legion,The last few months have been exceptionally tumultuous for the Legion, but the profession...
Page 2Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourHeadquarters & Headquarters CompanyHavoc Company Friends and Family,HHC battled the harsh...
Page 3Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourCompany Commander: CPT Teter, Jeremy jeremy.m.teter.mil@mail.milCompany First Sergeant:1S...
Page 4Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourAlpha CompanyDuring the last couple of months, the men of AresCompany have trained hard i...
HHC PhotosAres Company Family,It is an honor to be taking command of Ares Company. During my inventories during the last m...
Alpha Company PicturesPage 6Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce Four
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Page 8Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourDuring the past month, the company completed the company change of command from CPTZach B...
Page 9Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourCompany Commander: CPT Lasater colin.j.lasater.mil@mail.milCompany First Sergeant: 1SG Al...
Page 10Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourB Co 1st PlatoonSSG Bray and SSG Adams brieftheir men over the terrain modelon the plan ...
Page 11Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourWarlord Platoon Conducts an After Action Review followingtheir Raid on OBJ Queen2nd Plat...
Page 12Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourBravo Company 2nd PlatoonWarlord Platoon’s Skeet ShootersWarlord PLT Clears ObjectiveQue...
Page 13Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce Four3rd platoon is on the fast track with training as we finished squad live fire in March a...
Page 14Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourBravo Company 3rd Platoon2nd squad reacts to contactwhile conductingmovement to the obje...
Page 15Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourSSG Johnson and SFC Sinkoperating the AGTS at the MTC forSince the last newsletter, the ...
Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce Four Page 16Bravo Company 4th PlatoonThe sniper section, led by Sergeant Dailey,continues to train ...
Centurion Families,Well it appears that the winter wants to hold on for just abit longer. Fear not the summer will come. A...
Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce Four Page 19Wyatt FranceProud Parents1LT and Catherine FranceEmma Marie OwensApril 22,2013 @ 6:52pm...
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5 2013 newsletter

  1. 1. Family and Friends of the Legion,The last few months have been exceptionally tumultuous for the Legion, but the professionalism and dedication thatyour Soldiers display everyday has made it appear as if it was business as usual.Many of you have already learned that the Brigade is no longer on orders to deploy to Afghanistan next spring. Thechange in plans is a result of shifting priorities at the Department of Defense, and changes to conditions in the strategicenvironment. While the deployment order may have changed, the mission of the Legion has not. We remain prepared todeploy and win our Nation’s wars whenever and wherever we are needed, and I am certain that our training plan will ensuresuccess regardless of the mission.This summer will be a busy time for the Legion. After we complete platoon live fire training and Stryker qualificationthe Brigade will conduct both Expert Infantryman’s Badge and Expert Field Medical Badge testing. These tests are criticalevents in the professional development of our Soldiers, and I’m looking forward to presenting these awards to ourLegionnaires. At the end of these training events, we will take some well earned block leave prior to the start of the nextround of training events.As the snow finally begins its retreat for the summer, I once again encourage you to take advantage of all thatsummer in Alaska has to offer. The outdoor opportunities are limitless, and there are numerous sports programs for childrenof all ages and interests. Equipment and training for several summer sports are available through MWR and OutdoorRecreation. And if the outdoors aren’t calling your name, there are a variety of organizations that would welcome you tovolunteer your time and support our Soldiers.I appreciate the dedication and support that you show in support of your Soldier and to the Legion he serves,especially in these times of rapidly changing missions and requirements. I’m well aware of the stress that these changes cancause, and I want you to know that your support is critical to his performance. The Leaders and Soldiers of the Legion arefully prepared for whatever mission is assigned to us, and CSM Sims and I are both certain that the readiness and desire ofthe Legion to win is without equal.Volume 2 Issue 2 1st Battalion 24th Infantry Fort Wainwright, Alaska May 2013This Newsletter Contains Official Information.Notes From the Command Team
  2. 2. Page 2Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourHeadquarters & Headquarters CompanyHavoc Company Friends and Family,HHC battled the harsh Alaskan winter and we nowstand on the cusp of the best time of year in the NorthCountry….Summer. Currently our Soldiers are preparingfor the summer training cycle with EIB and EFMB beingthe two highlights for most. The last couple of monthshave been business as usual for our fighting men andwomen, we have executed Squad Live Fire, Long Rangemarksmanship, Forward Observer training, Mortar LiveFire, Small Arms range density, and Medical refreshertraining to name a few. In all aspects of training the mightyLegionnaires of HHC continue to set the standard forothers to follow.Havoc Company’s Scout Platoon has had quite afew changes since the last newsletter. 1LT Parker Olsenand SFC Christopher Mayo took the place of 1LT Newelland now-1SG Feldt as the new Platoon Leader and PlatoonSergeant in February. Scout Platoon tryouts wereconducted in March, which resulted in new faces in thePlatoon. We eagerly accepted SSG Joshua Oden, SGTAndrew Mesker, SGT Ryan Steinberg, PFC Jalan Pugh,SPC Logan Logsdon, PFC Gevantae Marshall, PFC JosephYanarella, PFC Mark Fountain, and PFC Joseph Fescinainto the Platoon. The Platoon has stepped up training inthe recent months, conducting reconnaissance practicalexercises, long range marksmanship training, individualskills training, and reorganizing the platoon into 9-manInfantry Squads in order to conduct the Battalion Squad livefire range. In the near future, our focus will be shifting intoPlatoon level reconnaissance exercises, and EIB fo-cused training for testing in June. We would like to con-gratulate SGT Noah Nowell and SGT Tracy Stevens fortheir recent promotions to E-5. Congratulations also go outto SGT Nowell and SSG Matthew Moody on their newbornbabies.The HHC Mortar Platoon has remained busythroughout the winter months into the warm days ahead andthe midnight sun just around the corner. We eagerly welcomethe spring and some new and future faces to the platoonfamily. Cain and Damaris Schuler are expecting Ellery Rose,Chance and Dana Thomas are expecting Keith, and Cameronand Alison Cushman had a beautiful baby girl namedSavannah Rae. Sadly, with all the new additions to the platoonwe will be losing one of our own, SFC James Keene will beheaded to NWTC as an Operations NCO in May. He will bemissed and we wish you luck in your new endeavors at BlackRapids. SGT Joshua Crawford’s hard work and dedication tohis profession have paid off and he has been promoted to therank of Staff Sergeant. Brand new PV2s ChristianFranclemont, Tyler Harris, and Jack Fracek also joined theranks and are proving to be a valuable asset to the platoon.The mortar platoon has many exciting events in the nearterm, middle of April we conduct our Mortar Live Fire thatwill show the results of our efforts over the past few months.We are also beginning preparation for the ExpertInfantryman’s Badge (EIB) testing in June. This event is a testof our major Infantry skills and is the gold standard by whichall Soldiers are held. All of this training will eventually lead toa JRTC rotation in October 2013. In closing, I want you toknow that your boys have been working extremely hard andyou should be very proud of them.Havoc Medical Platoon is focusing on expanding theskills of the combat medics and increasing medical readinessacross the Battalion. SPC Johnson and PV2 Amell areworking at Bassett Army Community Hospital as part of theMedical Skills Readiness program where medics work inseveral specialties to gain a broader understanding ofmedicine. We recently had 12 medics certify in AdvancedCardiac Life Support under the American Heart Associationstandards. Several members of the platoon recently wentthrough Table VIII training which is required of medicsannually to certify their medical expertise. Congratulations goout to SPC Amaral for being selected as Soldier of the Monthfor 1-25 Stryker Brigade Combat Team (SBCT) and US ArmyAlaska (USARAK). The Platoon continues to support theBattalion during field training exercises in the YTA and at
  3. 3. Page 3Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourCompany Commander: CPT Teter, Jeremy jeremy.m.teter.mil@mail.milCompany First Sergeant:1SG Fischer, Bryan bryan.k.fischer.mil@mail.milFRG Leaders: Michelle Jones hhc124frg@yahoo.comHHC Points of Contactlocal training areas. In June, Medics will have theopportunity to compete for the Expert Field Medical Badge(EFMB). This coveted badge demonstrates a mastery ofmedical skills and Soldier skills. Soldier will have to performlife-saving actions on casualties in multiple environments,conduct land navigation, and complete a 12 mile foot march.In the weeks preceding EFMB, the Platoon will focus onindividual training and EFMB tasks in preparation fortesting. The Medical Platoon would like to thank you for allthe support we receive.The Fire Support (FIST) platoon has beenexperiencing some significant changes these last few months.From January to April the FIST has been sharpening ourskills and core competencies in preparation for major fieldexercises that are coming up in the summer. There havebeen several farewells as SPC Williams and SPC Allen exitedactive service from the Army and are headed to newobligations as civilians. Captain Escobedo has departed inorder to take over as Battery Commander of HHB (HigherHeadquarters Battery) at 2-8 Field Artillery Battalion. 1LTDane Royal and 1LT Alan Cox also moved over to 2-8 FAto inherit their new duties as Fire Direction Officers (FDO).Even with the turnover all the new Soldiers have beentraining rigorously for upcoming events this summer. April15th through April 26th FIST will be conducting a FireSupport Certification in conjunction with the Mortar LiveFire Exercise from April 22nd through April 26th. Uponcompletion of these exercises the Platoon is expecting torelease their Soldiers back to the Companies to beginpreparation for JRTC. Thank you for your support of theFire Support Platoon.1SG Fischer and I have the utmost confidence inthis formation and look forward to our robust summertraining that will surely make our Soldiers even more lethalthan they already are. This Company has so manyoutstanding Soldiers and I couldn’t be prouder of ouraccomplishments, it is an absolute honor to work side byside with the Soldiers of Havoc Company.Just a reminder, you can stay current with ourCompany by checking the HHC 1-24 FRG website andagain, thank you for your unwavering support anddedication.Fear the LEGION,CPT Jeremy Teter and 1SG Bryan FischerNIXELGet trusted alertsfrom your local policeText 99703 to 888777to receive notifications regarding Public Safety,SPC Colton AmaralSoldier of the Month for 1-25 Stryker Brigade CombatTeam (SBCT) and US Army Alaska (USARAK).
  4. 4. Page 4Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourAlpha CompanyDuring the last couple of months, the men of AresCompany have trained hard in the Arctic and have achievedmuch during the training events. In January, we made anattempt to execute Stryker Qualification for our Stryker Crews.We were met with challenges by extreme Alaska weatherconditions that prevented us from accomplishing all of ourtasks, but the time spent in the Donnelly Training Area was nota loss. We spent our time honing the skills on all the systemsrequired for Stryker Qualification. We also executed our SquadLive Fire (LFX), certifying our Rifle Squads in their collectivetasks. After a high-tempo January, February was a chance tocatch our breath and focus on future training events. We wereable to conduct some much needed maintenance and recoveryon our equipment and ourselves before we executed anotherSquad LFX and Platoon Situation Training Exercise (STX) inMarch. We are very pleased and proud of the performance bythe Rifle Squads in the Yukon Training Area during the LFX.It was very obvious that the Squad Leaders, Team Leaders, andSoldiers spent plenty of time conducting rehearsals and refiningtheir knowledge and execution of their combat tasks. Equallyimpressive was the execution of the Platoon STX. We areconfident in the abilities of our squads and platoons and lookforward to how they will perform at the Platoon LFX in May.We are pleased to announce that we have had severalpromotions in the last couple of months and would like tohighlight the Soldiers on their well-deserved promotion.Congratulations to the following individuals: SGT WilliamBlandin, SGT Troy Curtis, SGT John Shipman, SGT JordanSyracuse, SGT Robert Peterson, and SGT Harrison Johnson.Additionally, we’d like to make a special congratulations to SSG(P) Allen Frazier for making the Sergeant First Class list.Well done!We also want to congratulate the following cou-ples on the new additions to their families: SFC Christo-pher and Emily Nehl and their baby girl Emmalynn, SSGWes and Vicky Thomas and their baby girl Jennavieve,SPC Ryan and Janice Winkelbauer and their baby boyLiam, SPC Reuben and Raibin Quiterio and their babygirl Nathalia, SPC Sergio and Desiree Perezarreguin andtheir baby boy Zander, SPC Joshua and Britney Millerand their baby boy Weston, and SPC Donald and Saman-tha Long and their baby girl Alexis.On a personal note, my wife Susan and I wouldlike to thank every one of my Soldiers and their familiesfor all the support during our time with Ares Company.It has been such a blessing to get to know everyone. Wewould like to welcome CPT Tadd Lahnert to the com-pany as my replacement and know that the Company willcontinue to do great things under his command. As al-ways, thank you for your support and taking such goodcare of our Soldiers. Take Care!CPT Chip Kruger
  5. 5. HHC PhotosAres Company Family,It is an honor to be taking command of Ares Company. During my inventories during the last month I have beenimpressed with the quality of Soldiers and leaders throughout the company, and I am excited to serve with all of them. Weare pushing into a heavy training cycle, with Stryker Qualification, Platoon Live Fire Exercises, and Expert Infantry BadgeTraining and Testing all happening in the next two months. I anticipate great things from Ares Company during May andJune before we take a well-deserved rest during Block Leave in July. I hope that you all enjoy the (slowly approaching)Spring and Summer here in Alaska, and I look forward to meeting many of you in the coming months!CPT LahnertPage 5Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourA CO Points of ContactCompany Commander: CPT Lhanert, Tadd tadd.c.lhanert.mil@mail.milCompany First Sergeant: 1SG Williams, Warren warren.d.williams.mil@mil.mailFRG Leader: Victoria Thomas aco124frg@gmail.com
  6. 6. Alpha Company PicturesPage 6Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce Four
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  8. 8. Page 8Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourDuring the past month, the company completed the company change of command from CPTZach Bergman to CPT Colin Lasater. From the 22nd – 26th of March the company moved to the YukonTraining Area (YTA), just north of Eielson Air Force Base and set up arctic tents. Temperatures rangedfrom 10 to -15, with no signs of spring. Soldiers from 1st, 2nd, 3rd Platoon, medics, snipers, and HQ Soldiersparticipated in a squad level Live Fire Exercise. These Soldiers walked through deep snow to attack a bun-ker during day and night while shooting live ammo. It was a physically challenging event for your Soldier,but valuable to their training and readiness.Barbarian Company went into the field during the first week of April for the Platoon SituationalTraining Exercise. Again, platoons moved through the woods and deep snow to sneak up on an enemybunker complex and execute a coordinated attack. Many Fairbanks Nordic skiers were surprised to findSoldiers firing blanks just off the Birch Hill White Bear ski trail.Meanwhile the Mobile Gun System (MGS) Soldiers (19Ks) have been conducting an eight weekdetailed MGS training path to teach these Soldiers the skills they need to operate the MGS Stryker, whichhas a large105mm cannon mounted. While the older 19Ks would prefer the 120mm cannon of an M1Abrams tank the 105mm brings a lot of firepower to the world of Strykers.As Barbarian Company moves through April into May the company will begin to focus more heav-ily on the skills required to operate our Stryker vehicles. Soldiers will conduct a Stryker crew qualification,to certify crews’ ability to drive and shoot the M2 .50 cal machine gun or Mk19 grenade launcher mountedon the Stryker turret. Mortar Soldiers will be shooting 60mm mortar training rounds at targets in theTanana Flats during the Mortar Live Fire. The training will culminate with the Platoon Live Fire, again atthe YTA. Soldiers will spend several days in the field as they conduct a platoon attack on several bunkersusing live ammunition. Once the company returns from YTA the company will refocus on individual Sol-dier training as we train for the coveted Expert Infantryman’s Badge.I am proud of the work your Soldier has done thus far and encouraged to see the company pro-gress. Everyone is excited to see the end of winter! BARBARIANS!-CPT Colin Lasater
  9. 9. Page 9Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourCompany Commander: CPT Lasater colin.j.lasater.mil@mail.milCompany First Sergeant: 1SG Alomar, Roberto roberto.e.alomar.mil@mail.milFRG Leader: Catherine France bco124frg@gmail.comB CO Points of Contact1st Platoon Red Raptors1st Platoon has spent quite a bit of time these past ninemonths conducting tactics and techniques from the teamlevel to platoon. In Yukon Training Area (near Eilson AFB),First went through a very successful Squad Live Fire. Evenmore recently we spent several days near Birch Hill movingas a platoon and executing battle drills. All training ispreparation for our eventual Platoon Live Fire starting mid-May. Soon thereafter all focus will be placed on preparingfor EIB testing in June.SSG Porreca, SGT Music, SPC Harris, and SPCRedman prepare for their live fire while loadingammunition.SPC Harris unloads from the truck and movesinto the wood line to begin his live fire lane.
  10. 10. Page 10Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourB Co 1st PlatoonSSG Bray and SSG Adams brieftheir men over the terrain modelon the plan to attack the enemybunker. SGT Music stands stoi-cally on the side.A team of five competed for firstplace amongst four other teams onSaturday. 1st Platoon’s team consistedof SPC Redman, SPC McClintock,CPL Hinkson, SGT Ballard, andLieutenant HolckSGT Ballard fires a shotgun at flyingclay pigeons for the March MadnessBirch hill event.
  11. 11. Page 11Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourWarlord Platoon Conducts an After Action Review followingtheir Raid on OBJ Queen2nd Platoon has had a busy month following the Barbarian Company Change of Command. Train-ing focus has progressed from fire-team to Squad maneuver training, which culminated with at the InfantryPlatoon Battle course with a Squad Live Fire Exercise at the end of March.Following the completion of the Squad live fire Platoons began to rehearse operations as a full platoon. For the firsttime in an entire year, the entire platoon began to practice as a unit. Platoon leadership exercised its planning mus-cles in preparation for two attack missions: One mission consisted in a deliberate attack on an “urban enemy out-post” which contained eight buildings and a full enemy Squad. The second mission was a Platoon attack to destroyan enemy communications site in the woods of Ft. Wainwright.During the planning, Squads conducted preparation and rehearsals under the guidance of their Team-leaders, while the Squad-leaders and Platoon leadership planned for the mission. After the receipt of the order,Squad leaders conducted final preparations and briefings before the platoon rehearsed the mission as a whole. Sec-ond platoon led the way by breaking the ice on the Urban lane and demonstrated fluid execution while clearing theenemy outpost of fighters. The platoon
  12. 12. Page 12Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourBravo Company 2nd PlatoonWarlord Platoon’s Skeet ShootersWarlord PLT Clears ObjectiveQueen during Platoon STXWarlord PLT Clears Objective Queen during Pla-toon STXRecreation/Family Life:Several families have children on the way which are duewithin the next month: The Valles, Kozaks, Yazzies, allare expecting new arrivals in the April to May time frame.The Germanys are also expecting as of the past month,their child is due around January of next year.Following the return from the Squad Live Firethe Commander released the company early in order toparticipate in Birch Hill’s March Maddness Family FunFestival. 2nd Platoon entered two teams in the Skeetshooting competition. One Warlord Platoon team tooksecond place in the competition behind a team of aviatorsthat sported their semi-professional shooting uniforms.Warlord’s other team took 4th place in the competition.
  13. 13. Page 13Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce Four3rd platoon is on the fast track with training as we finished squad live fire in March and just recently completed our firstplatoon level training event with platoon STX. We are now preparing for Stryker Gunnery and Platoon LFX.SSG Buthmannconducts a radiocheck with aremainder of theelement beforemoving to thesupport by fireposition.Alpha team 1st squad se-cures the first building onthe urban lane during PLT
  14. 14. Page 14Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourBravo Company 3rd Platoon2nd squad reacts to contactwhile conductingmovement to the objectiveon the urban PLT STXlane.The platoon conducts rehearsalsof actions on the objective prior toPLT STX.3rd Platoon congratulates the following soldiers on their recent promotions: Team leader SPC Gregory promoted to SGT,SPC Morton and SPC Gardella were laterally promoted to CPL and our PSG, SSG Gonzalez made the E7 list and will bepromoted in May. We also welcomed PFC Boyd, PVT Perry and PVT Ogle to the ranks of 3rd PlatoonDon’t forget to visit our BN Facebook Page forthe most current and up to date information.1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regimenthttp://www.facebook.com/pages/1st-Battalion-24th-Infantry-Regiment/459819984038977?ref=hl
  15. 15. Page 15Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce FourSSG Johnson and SFC Sinkoperating the AGTS at the MTC forSince the last newsletter, the 4th Platoon OUTLAWS have been busy training on a variety of tasks. A few weeks ago, thetankers began an 8-week MGS training course, increasing their technical and tactical knowledge of the vehicle. The aim ofthis 8-week course is to prepare the armor section within 4th platoon for future training events, gunneries, and operations onthe battlefield.The mortar section has been exemplary in alltasks assigned to them. During their support ofplatoon STX, Bravo Company mortars haveshown expertise in their ability to quicklysupport infantry operations in a simulatedcombat environment. With their professionalleadership and highly competent soldiers, I amconfident that our mortars will remain the bestmortar section within the battalion.SPC Clarke, SPC Lopez and SPC Horne prepare to provide mor-tar support to 3rd PLT during PLT STX
  16. 16. Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce Four Page 16Bravo Company 4th PlatoonThe sniper section, led by Sergeant Dailey,continues to train its team members for theupcoming possibility of sniper school. In additionto maintaining their training in an independentenvironment, the snipers have been supportingcompany operations during the Squad LFX andPlatoon STX. During Platoon STX, the snipersmade recommendations to platoon leadership onhow to best employ the sniper asset within anurban environment.Finally, congratulations is in order for SpecialistEthan Hotz and his wife, Jenna, for entering intothe world of parenthood. A few days ago, theygave birth to their daughter, Lyla Marie Hotz2LT Zaradich and SGT Guestpracticing emergency evacuation drillsin the MGS at the VMFBravo Company HQ PlatoonHQ platoon’s Arctic Tentduring Squad Live Fire at YTA.During the month of March, HQ PLT supportedBarbarian Company during the Squad live FireExercise in YTA. Vehicle crews had theopportunity to conduct dismounted training, whenthey were attached to line platoons.Congratulations to SPC. Paul Navarette. Despitebeing involved with field training, he was able tomake time to study, and win the battalion Soldierof the Month. He will now represent the Battalionduring the Brigade Soldier of the Month.C CO Points of ContactCompany Commander: CPT Corrigan, Colin colin.m.corrigan.mil@mail.milCompany First Sergeant, 1SG Dasch, Mark mark.d.dasch@us.army.milFRG Leader: Bethany Corrigan cco124frg@gmail.com
  17. 17. Centurion Families,Well it appears that the winter wants to hold on for just abit longer. Fear not the summer will come. As we transitionfrom winter in to Spring this means that families will beginto travel around and get to experience the awesomeadventures that being stationed in Alaska has to offer. Aswe transition into summer and the end of school we allknow that this will mean that PCS season has arrived aswell, we will see a number of you leave the CenturionFamily and Fort Wainwright for bigger and better things.As many of you may have heard, there have been rumorsgoing back and forth about the deployment to Afghanistan.As of two weeks ago, it became official that the Battalionand Company are no longer slated to deploy to Afghanistanin the Spring of 2014. I understand that for many of thefamilies this back and forth creates a lot of stress, pleaseunderstand that as things change and become finalized thatwe do our best to make sure that the soldiers and familiesare always informed.All of that being said, the company has accomplished atremendous amount in the past quarter and unfortunatelywe have had to say good bye to a number of families fromthe Centurion Family; your soldiers have been hard at workand have completed Squad Live fires at the Yukon TrainingArea on Eielson Air Force Base. This was a great trainingevent and while many of the soldiers found themselvesfighting more with the deep snow than the simulatedenemy on the objective we were able to complete thistraining event safely and better prepared your soldier forany action that the country will need us to accomplish inthe future. Additionally the soldiers completed Platoonlevel situational Training Exercises, Mortar Live Fires, andStryker Crew Qualification all here on Fort Wainwright.Each training event, although sometimes it keeps yoursoldier away from home, continues to refine your soldiers’skills and prepares him to meet the demands of the everchanging threats that exist in our world today. The firstweek in May will see the company once again in the fieldfor Platoon Live Fires, this is the culminating event foreach platoon where all of the skills that the soldiers havetrained on to this point will be brought together in atraining environment to certify each platoon to conductcombat operations.As of 1 May until 21 May the company is on yet anotherhigh alert status mission. This time the brigade and higherhas asked Centurion Company to be prepared to deployVolume 2 Issue 2 Deuce Four Page 16anywhere in the Pacific Region within 18 hours of notifi-cation. This means that until the 21st of May there will be a 2hour recall standard and that the soldiers are not allowed totravel more than 50 miles from Fairbanks, they also are notallowed to consume any alcohol during this time.The infantryman of C Co are about to begin training for andtesting for the Expert Infantryman’s Badge, this a big event forany infantryman and I want to wish all the 11B/C soldiersgood luck in the upcoming assessment.A Special congratulations goes out to SSG(P) Nelson for hisselection to SFC. This is a huge day for this fine NCO andrecognizes his potential for greater responsibility by the BigArmy.A Special congratulation to SFC Cummingson his successful graduation from the USArmy RANGER Assessment Course; SFCCummings earned his tab and joined a verylong line of great Rangers Past and Present.Way to Go SFC Cummings.During this next quarter we will have to saygoodbye to a very important part of theCompany SSG Michael Winchester will beretiring in the next 60 days after 20 years of service to thecountry and to the Army. Thank you to SSG Winchester andto his Wife and children for their unwavering dedication to theArmy and its ever changing missions. A Job Well Done andthe Best of Luck to you!We have had a great number of births and marriages so manythat I will not mention any for fear that I will leave someoneout and I don’t want to hurt the families’ feelings. I will saycongratulations from the company and the company com-mand team to all of these new parents/additions to familiesand welcome to the centurion family to all of the new spousesand families that have recently joined our ranks.Please Be Advised that the Next FRG Meeting is set for 21May at 1800 (6pm) here at C Co, and if any of those detailschange we will push it out through the soldiers and FRG chan-nels immediately.FRG contact: cco124frg@gmail.com“C- Nation”Colin M CorriganCPT, INCommandingCharlie Company
  18. 18. Volume 2 Issue 2 Deuce Four Page 19Wyatt FranceProud Parents1LT and Catherine FranceEmma Marie OwensApril 22,2013 @ 6:52pm7lb & 3 oz 20 1/2 inchesProud ParentsSGT Nicholas and Ashley OwensAva Rae Walker6 pounds 12 oz and 19.5 inchesProud ParentsPayton PlantsBorn April 4th, 5:46pm6lbs 7oz 19inches longProud ParentsSGT Mathew and Jessica PlantsWelcoming the newest members of our Legionnaire Family!If you are the proud parent of a new baby that is less than a year old and has not been in ournewsletter, please send a photo of your baby along with thefollowing information(baby’s name, parents’ names and rank,date of birth, weight and length)to anna.m.fischer@us.army.milWe will be sure to include them in a future newsletter.
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