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Serving the Soldiers, Civilians and Families of 2nd BCT, 4th Inf. Div.

Issue 21 August 12, 2010

204th conducts sling load training

Soldiers from 204th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conduct sling load training with help from
Marines who flew in from San Diego, Calif. Soldiers were divided into teams, where each was responsible for hooking up the sling load or
signaling the aircraft. Sling load will be neccessary for a large amount of missions conducted overseas.

Soldiers on Convoy Security Lane

Scenario: A company receives a mission to conduct a reconnaissance mission and meet with local officials within a town. During move-
ment the company encounters a complex improvised explosive device attack which consists of daisy chained IEDs and enemy over watch
positions which include sniper and small arms contact and mortar contact.
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Soldiers on Hasty Attack Lane

Scenario: A company receives intelligence that mechanized Shurian forces have crossed the international border into Kandahar Province to
protect insurgent capabilities. The company receives a mission to conduct a hasty attack to destroy all enemy forces in the area.

Soldiers on Patrol Base Defense

Scenario: A company receives a mission to establish a Patrol Base near a specific population center in order to augment an existing outpost
occupied by Afghan National Security Forces. The unit will have to link-up with their Afghanistan National Security Forces counterparts,
establish a patrol base, conduct a Key Leader Engagement with local officials, and repel probing attacks by hostile Shurian forces in the
Area of Operation.

Open house at Pinon Canyon

The Warhorse Brigade conducted outreach to the communities surrounding the Pinon Canyon Maneuver Site with a hosted tour for local
officials and a open house for community members. Approximately 30 members of the surrounding communites’ political and business
leaders were taken through two of the site’s training areas, while approximately 130 people attended the open house picnic.
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3-16 goes to Adventure Quest


Story and photo by 2nd Lt. Ian Faison
3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery Regiment
Soldiers from Headquarters and Headquar-
ters Battery , 3rd Battalion, 16th Field Artillery
Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th In-
fantry Division participated in a zip line tour,
a trip offered through the Warrior Adventure
Quest program.
Twenty-one Soldiers from Headquarters
Zip line instructor explains the importance of safety
and Headquarters Battery, 3rd Bn., 16th FA to Staff Sgt. David Rothrock, Spc. Justin Shunk and
Reg., participated in the exhilarating activity in Spc. Michael Leeman during the Warrior Adventure
which you are guided over a distance of up to Quest trip.
2000 feet on different zip line cables. acquisition platoon leader, expressed many
Colorado’s Captain Zip Line Adventure doubts about stepping off the bank, consider-
Tours near Salida, Colorado sponsored this ing the highest cliff reached a height of 450 feet
event and had Soldiers flying through the air above the canyon. With motivation from fellow
at nearly 40 miles per hour in order to give Soldiers, he opted to face his fears and took the
them views of the scenic Arkansas River and plunge.
the awe inspiring Rocky Mountains. Spc. Andy Most Soldiers who had a fear of heights
VanShooten described the experience of being were put at ease through training that was
harnessed to a steel cable as, “a pure adrenaline provided and their leadership motivating
rush.” them through action. The staff put safety first
At first, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Larry C. and made the experience very exciting for all
Johnson, HHB, 3rd Bn., 16th FA Reg., target personnel involved.

Chaplain’s Corner: spiritual humility


Military service is a lesson in spiritual affiliation or religious beliefs first. We give voice
humility. In our often self-centered culture, the to those who are overlooked and oppressed.
military puts others things over the needs and Spiritual humility means putting ourselves
wants of any single person. The mission comes aside and watching for opportunities to bring
first. What is good for the organization comes healing to a bruised and battered world. We
first. Our historical footprint comes first. bring healing to those around us by being the
Operational security comes first. very best at the role we are called to play, be it a
As service members, we are each just one cook, clerk, medic, or infantryman.
cell in a huge organization that is living and Whatever you do, radiate your faith in
breathing. It is easy to get lost as a faceless your daily work and life. The smallest act of
Soldier, just another “Joe” on a mission. As kindness, of tolerance and respect, can make
people of faith though, we chose a spiritual waves in the life of another person for the good.
path that calls us to be greater that just another You can bring peace into the world through
“Joe”. We bring compassion to those who are your relationships and how you treat others.
suffering. We offer acceptance to those who Blessings
have been cast aside. We befriend those we CH (Maj) Ricki Way
meet, without checking out their political 4th Inf. Div. Chaplain

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