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You Rock: Avengers have led the way again this month by having no incidents of drug abuse, driving under the influence, or domestic violence. The Soldiers of Alpha company con- tinue to live by the three Avenger rules we talk about each week in our safety briefs to their benefit. Making smart choices off duty is just as important as applying yourself during the duty day; there are con- sequences to both and they can be nothing short of incredible success if you make those choices. During July we had individuals who faced suicide and were able to get through those tough times and get the help they needed immediately due to the immediate actions of the Soldiers and NCOs around them. Avengers continue to support one another and serve as a positive influence to Soldiers in other units as well. I receive com- ments regularly about how professional and capable the Soldiers in this unit perform when they are away from the company and this comes from the choices each individual Soldier makes on a daily basis about their conduct, their honor, and their integrity. Never Quit! Training: We shifted focus a bit this month and decisively started training on MOS specific tasks. This serves as a chal- lenge with mul- tiple opportuni- ties for training between JRTC and NTC the competencies we must maintain as Soldiers such as marksmanship, first aid proficiency, and drivers training. We are work- ing hard to balance all of the training priorities so that each Soldier has basic skills, MOS proficiency, and additional duties that make them a tre- mendous asset to any unit in the future. Through all of the challenging and changing priorities our main mis- sion is to constantly make you better and prepare you for your next step as a Soldier. We will continue to do monthly company level team building, challenging events to build confidence and maintain our warrior skills. This past month we partici- pated in a one day Medical Simulation Train- ing that assisted Soldiers in brushing up on combat lifesaver skills and put them in situa- tions that were unfamiliar and unprepared for in order to serve as a baseline for direct- ing future training. When you know what you don’t know it opens the door for learn- ing. This past month we also were able to train on intelligence equipment and practice some of our basic abilities. Intel systems management, Trojan training, Prophet train- ing, UAV fights, and Biometrics training were just a few of the things that we did. What is Next: This month we have a Battal- ion Change of Command where LTC Calkins will be transitioning on 24 August. On the 30th of this month we have Water Survival Make up, Safety Stand Down Day, BRO Mo- torcycle Ride, and the leaders will be briefing the new Battalion Commander on the com- panyone busy day! Check out the back page for more events. Never Quit! Avenger 6 Volume 2, Issue 6 13 August 2012 A COMPANY, 1ST STB, 1ST HBCT, 1ST ID Avengers save lives Avenger times FACEBOOK AND PHOTOS: Follow us on FACEBOOK: https://www.facebook.com/ AlphaCompany11BstbAven- gers As usual you can find all these photos and more at : www.photobucket.com/ Avengercompany Photobucket Albums for this month are: 20120717 Medical Simulation Training Center 20120720 Paintball 201208 Avengersall the promotion pics and reenlistment pics will be in this folder. INSIDE THIS ISSUE Platoon Highlights 1SG Corner Pool Party Info Contact Information

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  • 1. A COMPANY, 1ST STB, 1ST HBCT, 1ST IDAveng er timesVolume 2, Issue 6 13 August 2012Avengers save lives INSIDE THIS ISSUE You Rock: Avengers have led the way againdrivers training. We are work- Platoon Highlightsthis month by having no incidents of drug ing hard to balance all of theabuse, driving under the influence, or domestic training priorities so that each 1SG Cornerviolence. The Soldiers of Alpha company con-Soldier has basic skills, MOStinue to live by the three Avenger rules we talkproficiency, and additional Pool Party Infoabout each week in our safety briefs to their duties that make them a tre-benefit. Making smart choices off duty is just as Contact Informationmendous asset to any unit inimportant as applying yourself during the dutythe future. Through all of theday; there are con- challenging and changingsequences to both priorities our main mis-and they can be sion is to constantly make younothing short ofbetter and prepare you for your next step asincredible success if a Soldier. We will continue to do monthlyyou make thosecompany level team building, challengingchoices.events to build confidence and maintain ourFACEBOOK AND During July we warrior skills. This past month we partici- PHOTOS:had individuals who faced suicide and werepated in a one day Medical Simulation Train-able to get through those tough times and get ing that assisted Soldiers in brushing up on Follow us on FACEBOOK:the help they needed immediately due to the combat lifesaver skills and put them in situa- https://www.facebook.com/immediate actions of the Soldiers and NCOstions that were unfamiliar and unpreparedAlphaCompany11BstbAven-around them. Avengers continue to support for in order to serve as a baseline for direct-gersone another and serve as a positive influence toing future training. When you know whatSoldiers in other units as well. I receive com- you dont know it opens the door for learn- As usual you can find all thesements regularly about how professional anding. photos and more at :capable the Soldiers in this unit perform whenThis past month we also were able to train www.photobucket.com/they are away from the company and this on intelligence equipment and practice Avengercompanycomes from the choices each individual Soldiersome of our basic abilities. Intel systemsmakes on a daily basis about their conduct, their Photobucket Albums for thismanagement, Trojan training, Prophet train-month are:honor, and their integrity. Never Quit! ing, UAV fights, and Biometrics trainingTraining: Wewere just a few of the things that we did. 20120717 Medical Simulation Training Centershifted focus a What is Next: This month we have a Battal-bit this monthion Change of Command where LTC Calkins20120720 Paintballand decisivelywill be transitioning on 24 August. On the 201208 Avengers all the promotionstarted training30th of this month we have Water Survivalpics and reenlistment pics will be inon MOS specificthis folder.Make up, Safety Stand Down Day, BRO Mo-tasks.Thistorcycle Ride, and the leaders will be briefingserves as a chal- the new Battalion Commander on the com-lenge with mul- pany one busy day! Check out the backtiple opportuni-page for more events.ties for training between JRTC and NTC thecompetencies we must maintain as Soldiers Never Quit!such as marksmanship, first aid proficiency, andAvenger 6

2. PAGE 2AVENGER TIMESISR PlatoonWe are honored to welcome five newasm he displayed while serving in theplatoon did a whole lot of training thisSoldiers to our ranks: (35F)- SPC platoon. Also, SGT Caruso has decidedmonth: PFC Na took part in CBRN-E class,McMullen, SPC Lewis , PFC Price, PFCto finalize his active duty career and serve CPL Loughlin/PFC Savoy/SGT Jaeger allWilliams, PV2 Davis, and PV2 Colonin the active- certified in Combat-(35G). We also welcomed PFC Smith,reserve compo- ives Level 1 course.from UAV platoon to supplement ournent. It is defi-SGTJaeger/PV2company supply mission and CDTnitely a bitter- Davis/PFC Horne/Weinberg.LT sweet feelingsay-SPC McMullen/PFCBurba has his ing farewell to aSavoy certified inhands full: good friend andthe Combat Life-though we are leader. Good saver Course. Pav-confident the LTluck to both oflich took the Fortwill provide Cadetyou in all futureRiley bus driversWeinberg with endeavors. SGT Fears has graduated course and PFC Horne assested in train-unmatched pro-from Drill Sergeant School, and is soon to ing multiplefessional develop-return. We are all very proud of her and Soldiersment throughout hear that SGT Fears displayed great per- throughouthis stay. First pla-sonal courage and worked through the the Battaliontoon also promoted three senior spe-pain toward completion. Words cannot indriverscialists to Sergeant: SGT Baldwin, SGTdescribe how proud we are to call SGTtraining.Jaeger, and SGT Schira. Congratula- Fears one of our own. On 10 July 12, Next monthtions, you guys deserve it! SGT Lynch PSG, SGT(P) Crawfords family waswill be filledwas reassigned to HHC as the NCOICblessed with a beautiful bouncing baby with more training and classes as well asof the S2 shop. We will miss him dearly affectionately called Aaliyah Juna (pureon the job instruction. Stay Classy Alphaand continue to feed off the enthusi- flower) Crawford (7lbs, 1.8 oz). FirstCompany and Avengers Never Quit!MSG Platoon July was a busy month for the A d a m lifeguard for the event. During theMSG platoon. The month was Faircloth company paintball event, the MSG kickedoff and 35N platoon was extremely active in by the 4th of PFC Jona- shooting their fellow Avengers and July blockthan Wash-evading fire. SSG Jackson had an leave, over i n g t o n interesting month, taking over the which muchb o t h rigors of the 1SG position while 1SG of the pla- joined theOlynick was on leave. toon took MSG family some much n e e d e d R&R. MSG platoon is and we are look- also pleased ing forward to to an- getting to know nounce thatour new soldiers.2 of our soldiers, SPC Binko andThe AvengersSPC Jennings both had their longhad a survivalawaited children. Please extend swimmingses-congratulations to both of them ifsion during July,you havent done so already. We and SGT Lucasare also pleased to welcome 2 trained vigorouslynew soldiers from AIT. 35P SPCto be a qualified 3. VOLUME 2, ISSUE6 PAGE 3 uav platoonThis month was a challenging one Huachuca. Also SPC Strege is prepar-recreation education and variousfor the UAS platoon. With our sol- ing for WLC in September. games. We all had a good time anddiers and NCOs being tasked left The UAS pla-took the opportunity to strengthenand right we are making due; rely-toon continues our cohesion.ing heavily on junior NCOs and sol- to train withLastly The UAS Platoon would like todiers to step up and make thingsflight ops. threewish good luck to all our soldiers inhappen. SSG French is off represent-times a week inclasses, and goodbye to our formering the unit in JRTC while SGTpreparation forUAS maintainer SGT Gordon; He willPrunty and SPC Williams are attend- our mission sup- be missed.porting variousunits on postwith fire mis-sions and train- ing observation, and we look for- ward to the next few months of training and missions. With the sol- diers working so hard, 3rd platoon took a platoon resiliency day whiching the very demanding Standardi-was long overdue. Starting with azation course for UAS ops., in FTnature area and BBQ and ending inHUMINT PlatoonOn July 12th, the HUMINT Platooncertified prior to become one of the beginning of August, the HUMINT Pla-actively par-life guards during this trainingtoon beganticipated in ensuring the safety of the partici- BATS and HIIDES familiarization trainingthe 1 HBCT pants. On 18 July, SPC Jennings to assist in future missions.Devil Stakes.gave birth to a healthy baby boyCW2 Davis, and the HUMINT Platoon wel-SSG Newlandcomed a new addi-and SGT La-tion.During 24-27polla were July, the HUMINTObservationPlatoon initiated Ava-Control cad- tar training at theres for the SALUTE Report event. SPCIntelligence ReadinessRansom performed as a Role player Facility focusing on de-for the Intelligence Report event briefing techniques. Onwhile SGT Bigorra was part of a team27 July, SPC Ransom,thatSPC Vassalli and PFCtook 1st placeIngramsuc-in by receiving cessfully com-the highest cu- pleted a twomulative scoreweek Combat-of both events. ives Level IIDuring that certificationmorning, SGTtraining. Fi-Millado, SGT Bigorra, SPC Marketon- nally, beginning 30 JulySnowden, and PFC Ingram partici-continuing through thepated in Water Survival Training atLong Gym while SPC Vassalli was 4. A COMPANY, 1ST STB, 1ST HBCT, 1ST IDA Company, 1-1 STB Upcoming Events:Building 7243 BamfordCommander: CPT Priscella A. Nohle; August 18 Avenger Pool Party 1200 Custer Hill [email protected] August 24 BN Change of Command1SG Pete Olynick August 30 Safety Stand Down, BRO [email protected] Aug 31-3 Sep DONSACourtney Kunze Avenger Family Group LeaderSep 10-21 Military Intelligence [email protected] Sep 14 Rock Climbing at Craig GymAvenger DONTs Sep 19 Spouses only Shooting Night at Godfreys, Junction CityDONT DRINK and DRIVEDONT DO DRUGSDONT DECK your DARLINThe Avengers have done an outstanding job ofmaking sure we avoid these issues. Continue toreach out to those at risk and let them knowthat we have each other to lean on. NOTES from the TOP: 1SG CornerFor the month of July the Avengers haveaccomplished several tasks.The com- AVENGER POOLpany overcame the challenges of watersurvival training by jumping off thehigh dive blind folded and holding outan M4.During the BN OrganizationalDay the whole Battalion got together at PARTYMoon Lake to enjoy spending time with18 August at 1200 at Custer Hill Pooleach others families. There wereplenty of games and activities to do (Normandy Drive)with the whole entire family. The com- Join the Avengers for food, games, and apany went through the Army SubstanceAbuse Program and the Medical Simulatorrelaxing time at the pool.Training.On the company resiliencyday the Avengers took their stealth andshooting accuracy to the test at the Kids Gamespaintball range. There was some fiercecompetition and a great amount of fun Belly Flop Competitiontrying to hit everyone on the course. Water BallAs always, the individual platoons ac-complished their job specific training. Waterman Zombie TagThe month of July has been an eventful Platoon Competitionsmonth and now it is time for the par-ents to prepare their children for Water Basketballschool. Alpha company continues to seta high standard, continue to do this by Belly Flop Competitionputting forth your best effort in eve- Sack Tossrything you do.1SG Pete OlynickAvenger 7