Serving the Soldiers, Civilians and Families of 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div. Issue 121 Feb. 22, 2013‘Warhorse’ arrives at PinonStory and photos by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch2nd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. P INON CANYON MANUEVER SITE, Colo. – High intensitycombat training began forSoldiers of 2nd Brigade CombatTeam, 4th Infantry Division,after they moved to PinonCanyon Maneuver Site, Feb. 19- 23 in preparation for a month-long field training exercise. As Soldiers arrived,their vehicles were stagedin a marshalling area, theywere assigned sleeping tents,additional vehicles were off-loaded from railcars and theyreceived mandatory classesbefore moving to their assignedtraining site. Soldiers of 2nd BCT off load M1A1 Abrams Tanks, M3A3 Bradley fighting vehicles and M113 armored personnel carriers off rail carts at the “As the brigade Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Feb. 21. Soldiers from across the brigade worked together to safely move one hundred and four vehicles inarrives at Pinon Canyon, we under four hours.are replicating the procedures operations and mission essential have not done many of these tasks, take away lessons learnedthat we would follow as we task list.” tactical tasks,” said Cornell. “The and go back to Fort Carsonenter a combatant theater using Bowers said he knows only time they have done them with knowledge that will drivereception, staging, onward the units will have obstacles to was during initial training, basic our onward training into themovement and integration overcome. officer and noncommissioned National Training Center, Forttraining,” said Master Sgt. “Units will have to officer courses or a professional Irwin, Calif. and preparation toPhillip Cornell, brigade master be self-sustaining and have a school. This is an opportunity for enter the central command areagunner, Headquarters and general understanding of the leaders to actually get down on of operations.”Headquarters Troop, 2nd Special mission, the intent and be able the ground, execute these tacticalTroops Battalion, 2nd BCT. to accomplish that within the Units will have time, boundaries provided,” saidresources and personnel to Bowers.conduct a variety of training Communicating ordersranging from offensive and quickly and concisely to conveydefensive maneuvers to stability the intent and not be reliantoperations during the month- on always having the means orlong training. robust communications systems “The units are in a is essential, said Bowers.crawling, walk stage,” said Capt. For many of the juniorLuke Bowers, deputy current leaders, this is the first timeoperations officer, HHT. “When operating away from counterthey leave they should be at a insurgency operations, whichbrisk walk or a nearly running have been used to fight the war Sgt. Danielle Dye, multichannel transmission systems operator maintainer and Spc.phase. Companies should be on terror for the past ten years. Reynold Studler, cable system installer, both from Company B, 2STB, pound groundingeffective in connecting their “A lot of junior leaders stakes for a satellite terminal at Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site, Feb. 19.
Page 2 Warhorse Pride Issue 121 Feb. 22, 2013‘Lonestar’ engages communityStory and photos by Sgt. Matt Waymire Lt. Col. Joseph2nd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. Mouer, T commander, RINIDAD, Colo. – The air was 2nd STB, cold but spirits were warm when speaks with Soldiers from the 2nd STB met retired Marinewith Trinidad city council members to Col. Louisstrengthen the relationship between Fort Simpleman,Carson and Southern Colorado at Trinidad city council member,City Hall, Feb. 20. during a meet “Warhorse” Brigade is conducting a and greet atmonth-long training exercise at nearby Trinidad CityPinon Canyon Maneuver Site and meeting Hall, Feb. 20.with local coucilmen is one of many “Lonestar”engagements planned. Soldiers are “Councilmen and other elected officials working toin Trinidad have a desire for increased foster a betterpartnership and to really know what Fort relationshipCarson does and how they can assist in with the city ofour mission,” said Lt. Col. Joseph Mouer, Trinidad.commander, 2nd STB. “It’s invaluable for the military.” can help Fort Carson with its readiness andAmerican community to see their soldiers The council members told Soldiers why training,” said Mouer.and to see their investment dollars going into they thought it was important for them to With increased visits, both parties hope totheir military.” give back. further build the good neighbor initiative. A common point throughout the “People understand the need to train our “I think these are the kind ofdiscussions was the amount of patriotism in Soldiers,” said Simpleman. “We owe them opportunities that are important,” saidthe local area. that much, to give them opportunity when Mouer. “Trinidad and Las Animas County are they go to war to come back alive.” Through mid-March, the “Warhorse”very patriotic,” said retired Marine Col. Mouer spoke with Simpleman about the Brigade plans to engage the local populationLouis Simpleman, city council member. importance of Trinidad and Fort Carson’s by visiting schools and hosting a community“We have over 1,700 veterans just within future efforts. day that includes a viewing of training andthe county and it’s over 10 percent of our “He’s very interested in gaining further static displays.population and they support all of the insight on that progress and where Trinidad‘Comanche’ Company trains for PinonPhotos by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch2nd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. Soldiers of “Comanche” Company, 2STB conduct manual breaching operations in preperation for future training at Pinon Canyon on Fort Carson, Feb. 7.
Page 3 Warhorse Pride Issue 121 Feb. 22, 2013‘Raven’ certifications are a ‘GO’Story and photos by Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch tool.” The soldiers conducting the training knew S2nd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div. oaring through the air, an RQ-11B the training helped them improve. Raven, operated by soldiers of 2nd “I enjoy using the Ravens,” said Zanni. “It Brigade Combat Team, gathers video is something that is challenging and it makesand snapshot photos of training, to provide a you push yourself to stay current and alwaysdifferent perspective of breaching operations do better.”to the commander of Company C, 2nd Special With the training coming right before aTroops Battalion, 2nd BCT. major field training exercise, the instructors Soldiers from across the brigade, with made it clear what the intent of the trainingthe help of “Comanche” soldiers, conducted was.Raven recertification training using the small “We want them familiarized with theunmanned aircraft system on Fort Carson, equipment, so when it comes time to actuallyColo., Feb. 7. throw (the Ravens) and do missions they are “The purpose of the training was to take ready to go at any time,” said Conkling.our already qualified Raven controllers, and When asked what Zanni wanted to takeget them current on the system so they can fly away from the training, he said “I want todown in Pinon Canyon,” said Staff Sgt. Bryon make sure I am always current in the training,Conkling, air traffic controller, Headquarters the best I can be at my job and prepared forand Headquarters Troop, 2nd STB. future operations.” For many of the soldiers, this is the first Sgt. Kyle Iverson, combat engineer, Compnay C, 2nd STB,time flying the Raven in the states. releases an RQ-11B Raven during certifications on Fort The operators recently installed the mod- Carson, Colo., Feb. 7. Raven operators relayed informationtwo chip, said Conkling. This new chip is to engineers conducting breach operations.designed to allow controllers the opportunityto fly in the states, where the mod-one chip speed, altitude and battery life. The otheronly allowed flights overseas. person operates the ground control station.” Working the Raven system takes teamwork. The system plays a key part during training “Two people make up a Raven team,” said and on the battlefield.Spc. Ryan Zanni, water treatment specialist, “I believe it is very essential toCompany A, 204th Brigade Support Battalion, commanders,” said Conkling. “It gives them Spc. Ryan Zanni, water treatment specialist, Company A,2nd BCT. “One person throws the Raven and an overall perspective of what is going on 204th BSB, installs a computer chip for an RQ-11B Ravenoperates the laptop, which tracks the position, around them. It’s a recon tool; it’s a training during certifications on Fort Carson, Colo., Feb 7. From left, Sgt. Malcolm Evans, armor crewman, Company C, 2nd Bn., 8th Inf. Reg., Sgt. Luis Pellot, infantryman, Company A, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg., and Sgt. Kyle Iverson, combat engineer, Company C, 2nd STB, look on as Spc. EricSpc. Eric Robinson, infantryman, Company B, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg., tightens a screw on Robinson, infantryman, Company B, 1st Bn., 67th Armor Reg., verifies thethe tail section of a RQ-11B Raven on Fort Carson, Feb. 7. Before launching an RQ-11B for calibrations are correct between a computer system and an RQ-11B Raven, onflight, all sections must be verified and visually checked that they are functioning properly. Fort Carson, Colo., Feb. 7.
Page 4 Warhorse Pride Issue 121 Feb. 22, 2013Change of commands across the brigadePhotos by Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagan2nd BCT PAO, 4th Inf. Div.Capt. Scott Krasko (above), outgoing commander, Headquarters and Headquarters Compnay, 2nd Bn., 8th Inf. Reg. relinquishes command to Capt. Nicholas Barwikowski during achange of command ceremony on Fort Carson, Feb. 13.Capt. Nathan White (above and below) outgoingcommander, Forward Support Company, 1st Bn, 67thArmor Reg., relinquishes command to Capt. Michael Bunchon Fort Carson, Colo., Feb 13. Capt. John Taylor (above and right), outgoing commander, Company A, 204th BSB, relinquishes command to Capt. Jonathan Nagle, during a change of command ceremony on Fort Carson, Feb. 14. Warhorse Pride The Warhorse Pride is produced in the interest of the Soldiers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division. The Warhorse Pide is an Army-funded news- Affairs Office. The Warhorse Pride welcomes articles, commentary and photos from readers. The Warhorse Pride letter authorized under provision of AR 360-1. reserves the right to edit submissions selected for the Col. Omar Jones IV........................2nd BCT Commander Contents of the Warhorse Pride are not necessarily publication. Command Sgt. Maj. Robert Lehtonen....2nd BCT CSM the view of, nor endorsed by the U.S. government, All issues of The Warhorse Pride can be viewed Maj. Chris Maestas.................................................PAO OIC Department of Defense, Department of the Army online from your home computer at www.facebook. Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch..................................PAO NCOIC or the 4th Infantry Division. All editorial content of com/2bct4id Staff Sgt. Ruth Pagan.........................Layout and Design The Warhorse Pride is prepared, edited, provided and Submissions should be e-mailed to the editor: Staff Sgt. Andrew Porch............................................Editor approved by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team Public email@example.com
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