Army Guard aviators "JOINT
given landmark mission
Complete responsi- Air Field on Fort Belvoir, Va.
The three aircraft involved inthe shift - Coar --.
wing of three
bilityaicatasme the U-21, C-12, and C-26 -are all aircraft
w familiar to Guard aviators, says Ries. ita
~rep ensa real ca Ni utne that .
By Caipt. Pil Blabiut -senior Army leadership believes die Army
National GuardBureau Guard can handle. During the next two
years, the active Army and Army Guard
n a landmark decision to improve will work together to make the transition to
efficiency, the Army Guard "one Army scheduler" smooth.
assumed complete responsibility "The Army Chief of Staff started this -
for maintaining and scheduling three initiative and is committed to making sure
types of fixed wing aircraft formerly that the transition stays on target," said
under active duty control. Ries. • '
The mission, called Operation Sup- Staffing the Army Guard OSA Com- - .,
port Airlift, was approved in June by mand will be active duty Army National .. .
Gen. Gordon Sullivan, Army chief of Guard personnel; to include 132 enlisted
staff. The move only applies to aircraft personnel, 19 warrant officers, and 48 of-
based in the continental United States. ficers. They will be located at OSA head-
Thisisthefirst quarters in Fort
time a reserve Belvoir, and at 16
component hubs throughout
has been the country.
given control . i .. Currently, ap-
of a "Total -proval is being
Army" mis- sought to provide
sion, said Col. Army Guard M-
Arthur W. - day "roundout"
Ries, director organizations in
of the OSA states that already
project. GOING FIXED - The Fairchield C-26A have active Army-
"T h e r e will be one of the operational support aircraft hubs.
presently are aircraft the Guard will take over. These "roundout"
two OSA organizations are
scheduling systems. In 1985, the Army designed to provide a cost-effective means
National Guarl started scheduling all of enhancing levels of support within the
state headquarters aircraft. And later, U.S.
the Army developed a consolidated air- "Our office has four people who will
craft management system of its own. expand and ultimately perform the Total theArmy Reserve," said Medlin. system that NGB-OSA manages. Opera-
With the Chief of Staff of the Army's Army's scheduling activities within the According to Medlin, there will be no tional Support Aircraft schedulers then
decision, we can now marry the two next two years," said Capt. Everett Medlin, real change for Army National Guard identify aircraft to support the mission.
together for a more efficient system," NGB OSA scheduling officer. state aircraft coordinators. As it stands, if "Currently, we support all 'Total Army'
he said. "All aircraft will be in a pool to support a state or unit has an airlift requirement, flight requests within the United States,
Army Guard aviation personnel be- the Total Army's operational needs. This requestors contact their state coordinator and those going to Central and South
gan their new assignment in July. This new Army Guard mission will enhance with their requirement. The state then America, the Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico,
included the move from Edgewood, OSA fixed wing support to all components validates the mission, and submits the and occasionally flights to. Canada,"
Md. to theirnew home at Davison Army of the Army, the Army National Guard, and requestthrough an automated scheduling Medlin concluded.
Cog Inhalant ause Puning rampanproducing theoccurs within a
SBy CMSgt. Craig Collins ior associated with the selling happen to a user at any time a few minutes.
NGB Drug Demand Reduction and purchasing of these sub- solvent or gas is inhaled to get Aerosol frying pan coating
stances. Inhalant use by teens high: It has happened to first is another popular form of in-
time users andthose who have halant use. Aerosol pan-coat-
Aarking pens, paint has increased at a time when ing when sprayed directly into
thinner, butane abuse of stimulants and man- done it for years. It is impos-
A N nlighters, polish juana use has declined. sible to predict who is at risk abag and huffed by mouth can
removers, aerosol frying pan Inhaled chemicals are ab- of SSD. Death actually hap- cover the lungs with an oil-
coating, spray paint, correc- sorbed very quickly through pens within a few minutes af- based substance, cutting off
.ll54Bt and tors po
tern tion fluid ... the list extends to the lungs and cause the "high" ter inhalation. oxygen absorption into the
viing o 1,400 inexpensive, legal, ev- that the abuser seeks. Side Toluene, a chemical found blood and creating an altered
eryday products that are in- effects includemood changes, in paint thinner, out distances state of consciousness.
altered states of conscious- all other solvents in popular- The discovery of rags, hand-
tentionally inhaled for plea-
ness, hallucinations, head- ity because of its minimal irri- kerchiefs (used to soak and
Nationa sure by an astoundingly high
aches, nausea, loss of con- tant effects, unoffensive odor, sniff), balloons or plastic pa-
number of school-age chil-
centration and an unsteady rapid vaporization, and sup- per bags (used to huff by
1 oh andlegal drg, dren. mouth) containing dried films
Inhalant abuse has not cap- gait. Adverse effects from posed "good high." Pushers
tured the attention of the me- chronic abuse can include buy toluene in the form of or solvent-containing prod-
dia or the general public in damage to the liver, heart, paint thinner and sell small ucts, tubes of glue, strange
lungs, kidneys, muscles orthe amountsindollar-sizedbottles chemical smells, maybe clues
quite the way cocaine, crack,
or heroine abuse has. Since nervous system. After six to kids on the street, netting a to alert parents or teachers.
most solvents and aerosols can months of chronic abuse. profit of up to $150 from a can If you have questions, de-
be easily and inexpensively there is ahighriskofirrevers- bought for $10. "Tolley" is tailed information is available
"The On Guard" is published from the Institute for Inhalant
monthly using federal funds under obtained legally, there is not a ible brain damage. sniffed directly from thebottle
provisions of AR 360-81 by the Com- great deal of criminal behav- Sudden Sniffing Death can or pouredinto abag and huffed Abuse at 1 (800) 832-5090.
mand Information team of the Na-
tional Guard Bureau's Public Af-
fairs Office for all members of the
A",anNdAir National Guard. The
WfmR Editor's Note: Thanks for the line.
(1.1, w the s.u from the story.
• The egt-man team that took the .... :
40,00p0' is are distributed to all ..... whLn tho stoy it-ma n tmiha
F The LUonfortunatey to
........... d r c their
National Guard units and selected [
orgauizmto ghrluRt-itheTota--ol of Oklhoma, Spc'-"a~ph Youf
Force. The views and opinions ex-TUW T STATE NationalGuardAlmanac" saysMassa
nnSChleBakwlofTxs kwell of Txas,
pressed herein, are not necessarilycrdt) chusetts, New Jersey (up to 12 credits) mot, lac
those of the Department of Defense, I'm writing this letter in regard to an West Virginia,Illinois (after a one-year SFC Kay Anderson of New York, Capt.
the Army, the Air Force or the N- article on Page 14 (September issue) David KleiberOfAlaska, SFCRonHarter.
otN-about the Alabama National Guard commitment), Louisiana and Alabama
tional Guard Bureau. offer their statesfree tuition. There are of.Nebraska, TSgt. Ken Strohm of Ohio
"The On Guard" is the registered signing a bill that authorized
may not be, used without specific, Gadebrofaamtoeciefree
GuardmembersofAlabamatoreceive severalstates that offerfree tuition to the' and MSgt. Roger Buechler of South Da-
trademark of this publication and
spouses and family members of kota.
written permission. Letters, com- tuition at any state-supported school. The winner is determined by an aggre-
The article stated that Alabama now Guardmemberskilled in the line of duty.
ments or questions should be di- Check with personnel officials in your gate of thebesteightout of 10 scores from
rected to the editor. joins Louisiana as the only states with free
state to learn more about tuition assis- the Queen Mary rifle and Henry
Maltdtotedir programs for Guadmembers at
nstuition Whitehead pistol team matches. The
Mailing address: state-supported institutions. - tance and other benefits provided to
G S-PAC As a recruiter assigned to the state of members of the National Guard. Guardteam defeated the Territorial Army
Skyline 6, Suite 401C by a score of 2,478 to 2,327.
5109 Leesburg Pike Illinois, we have offered this program HOTKleiberwastetop scorerforthe Guard
Falls Church, VA 22041-3201 since 1973. I would appreciate a correc- EOT with 174 in the pistol (for third place
Telephone.numbers: tion to the article to include Illinois as one ue to space requirements in the Sep- individually) and 164 in the rifle for a
(703) 756-1924 - DSN 289-1924 of the other fine states that offers such a tember 1993 issue, some of the in- total of 338 points., He was followed by
FAX (703) 756-0726 great program for our citizens, formation about the All-Guard in- Young at 330, who won the Wfitehead
SSgt. David B. Miller ternational combat shooting team's match and Blackwell
match with a score of 177 pistol shooters
A Illinoisat in Bisley, England (Page 10) was edited
Illinois National Guard it of the op 12
at323. Eight o the top 12 pso shooters
in the Whitehead match were members of
Chief, National Guard the National Guard.
Bureau The Fortuna trophy was purchased by
Lt. Gen. John B. the National Rifle Association on behalf
Conaway of the National Guard in the early 1880s
and was awarded in competition at the
Chief, Public Affairs Creedmoormatches in 1882. It is abronze
statue of the goddess Fortuna.
Chief, Command 1st Lt. Ellen G. Lampkins
Information NGB Protocol Office
Lt. Col. David SuperNGPrtclOfe
FAX your Letters to the Editor to us
Deputy Chief, Cl at DSN 289-0726 or (703) 756-1924, or
Capt. Phillip C.Blahut mail it to us at: NGB-PAC, Skyline 6,
Editor Suite 401C, 5109 Leesburg Pike, Falls
TSgt. John F. Malthaner Church, VA 22041.
2The ON GUARD
* Deactivated units
Life insurance change
Officer candidate schools consolidate.
Money, standardiza- INSPECTION - Capt. Lisa I
Duncan (left), a TAC officer at
tion of training,cited Tennessee Military
as reasonsfor change Academy, Inspects acadet in H
formation. TAC is an acronym A
By Lt. Col. David Super forteach, advise and counsel.
National GuardBureau I
western Washington installation. In
ilitary Academy cadets acoordinated venture, the states pro- .
from nine northwestern vided Guard tactical officers and
states made history at additional su*port personnel.
Fort Lewis, Wash. earlier this year This pilot program was developed
when they joined an ROTC pro- with the active Army in an effort to 1
gram to complete the fimal phase of enhance thequality of training pro-
vided to Phase III state OCS candi- PA
their Officer Candidate School.
Recently, Kentucky's OCS, lo- dates and to take advantageof the being
well established ROTC training fa- to .e. .e in 1,955 .
cated at Fort Knox, combined train-
ing with the Tennessee Military cilitiesatFortLewis. NationalGuard WA
Academy. SimilartotheFortLewis Photo by 2nd Lt. John R.Harris cadets were organized into a two- .
effort, the Kentucky-Tennessee field environment, company regiment that was super-
combination was a first step toward "Consolidation saves money, pro- vised by National Guard tactical of-
regional officer training in the state vides standardized training between ficers. At the conclusion of the train- c.....
ing, states had the option of conduct- a 4.
military academies of Kentucky, states, and allows anenhanced train- .. .is
Mississippi, Alabama, Florida, ing environment for a greater num- ing their own graduation exercises 1M
Georgia and North and South Caro- ber of soldiers," said Col. Kenneth in their home state. ,:.
Thl d6A Guard proat. Stes4n
-Tler iapa. - uy"ia-Y Acaemy. seed as co man er t e a1-
T w4s th. first timie . entucky - At Fort Lewisl~ h'~ ~~ ~iti~r~<S~sm
and Tenne'see hav~e consolidated approximately 100 Army Guard ca-
the3firstandfnlphasesdets spent two weeks in tandem with Nhka,AlaskaIh, M nn "
In the OCS program, phase I senior ROTC students finishing the South Dakota, Washington and
teaches cadets leadership, land navi- demanding training that prepares Wyoming. " .... '
gationandtimemanagement. Phase as second
them for commissioninginstruction •
II concentrates on basic Army and lieutenants. Classroom 2ndLt. John R. Harrisof the Ken-
staff operations. The final phase and support facilities were provided tucky National Guard was a major 1. L
by the ROTC program at the large contributorto this story.
tests the cadet's knowledge in a
Oklahoma unit develops
battle damage program A.00.. ,l.
By MSgt. Jerry Scott
and 1st Lt. Rory E. Poison
Oklahoma National Guard
he 137th Consolidated Aircraft Maintenance
TGuard's new Aircraft selected to pilot the Air..............
Squadron has been Battle Damage Repair pro-
sram. A rPhoto
by TSgt, Wes Moorefield
gram TRAINING -MSgt. JerryScott(left) demonstrates
The Oklahoma Air Guard unit's sheet metal shop has forbednm etal:ae
not only been asked to develop this new program, but will he procedure for bending metal
also train other Guard C-130 units in the art of battle war effort. "Unless timely repairs are made," notes......................... ....
damage repair. MSgt. Jerry Scott, one of the program managers for all R
Recently, the 137th and the 136th CAM Squadron of the C-130 units, "damaged combat aircraft will be un- L.ar b
Dallas, Texas, deployed to the Combat Readiness Train- available for additional missions." Recent conflicts in p
ing Center, Savannah, Ga., for the first-ever Aircraft Operations Desert Storm and Just Cause proved how r
Battle Damage Repair program refresher training, effective the program can be, he added.
The programs purpose is to enhance the aircraft main- Scott says he looks forwarl to conducing the training.
tenance turn-around time during wartime conditions. By "Being able to exchange assessments-and ideas hs taken
assessing andrepairing damaged aircraft in an expedient our training to a higher level than could hav been $ m u
manner, the program provides an effective and proven accomplished alone," he said. "I look forward to work- - .i
way to have more aircraft available to participate in the ing with all these units."
The ON GUARD
Virginia unit picked
most 'combat ready
29th Division's 3rd terview. "There are far more
Battalion/116thInfan- battalions competing than there
are football teams."
try wins KerwinAward The 3rd Battalion's selection
-was partially atttributed to its
By 2nd Lt. John Costanzo outstanding performance' at the
Virginia National Guard National Training Center, Fort
A Virginia Army Guard
battlion has been se-
Irwin, Calif., in August 1992.
During three weeks of training
members operated under con-
lected as the most tinuous combat-simulated con-
combat-ready National Guard ditions, battling the Mohave
unit in the country. It is the first Desert's 130 degree tempera-
time in the history of the award tures along the way. The active
that an infantry battalion has Army commanders that worked
been chosen, with the 3rd Battalion had only
The 3rd Battalion 116th In- high praise.
fantry, 29th Infantry Division "The 3rd/i 16th Infantry is
(Light), based in Winchester, undoubtedly one of the finest
Va., was presented the award units we have ever had the plea-
last month by sure to work
Gen. Gordon with," said Lt.
Sullivan, U.S Col. Harry
Army chief of Simmeth, let
The trophy 63rd Armor
is named for commander.
Gen era 1 The battal-
Walter T. Photo courtesy Virginia Army Guard ion is also rec-
Kerw in,S. COMBATREADY- Thosewho .... of the. top
US have seen 3rd Battairon16Sth o h o e
Army Chief Infantinactioninsisttroops crutigGuard
of Staff. The do many things welluts the
Kerwin tro- country, con-
phy is presented annually to only sistently maintaining its strength
one unit in the entire National above 100 percent.
Guard. According to H. Russell Potts
"This is it," said Maj. Robert of the 27th senatorial district,
Hunt, 3rdBattalioncommander. the members of the 3rd Battal-
"You can't get any higher." ion aremore thanjust light fight-
Once word of the 3rd ers. The battalion's various com-
Battalion's achievement got out, panies have supported local Red
accolades pouredin from across Cross blood drives, the Boy Po cuts on
the state. "The 3rd Battalion Scouts of AmericaExplorerpro-
reflects well upon the Common- gram and have held numerous Q,
wealth of Virginia," wrote U.S. open houses and family days. CSM P M
Senator John Warner. "The 3rd Battalion is not just
"It's like winning the Super a National Guard unit," Potts . T iat i n
Bowl, only harder," proclaimed wrote in a commendation given G
Maj. Gen. John G. Castles in a to the unit. "They are an integral
Richmond Times Dispatch in- part of the local community.
BRIDGING THE GAP
Members of the Kentcky keeps ferry tradition alive
206th Engineer Bat- . By Spc. Christine Edwards Members of Company E (Ribbon
talion ensure a 4 Kentucky National Guard Bridge) 206th Engineer Battalion,
motorist safely cross- based in Morehead, Ky., used a boat
es the Kentucky Tith the state's longestrunning and raft to provide free transportation
River. The soldiers - "ferry service temporarily seven days a week during the project.
sroviced whe afree out of commission recently The Valley View Ferry, which has
service' while a the Kentucky Army Guard stepped in to been transporting travelers across the
commercial ferry was -,maintain tradition, keeping traffic mov- river continuously for 118 years, un-
being repaired. ing across the Kentucky River. derwent two weeks of repairs.
Photo courtesy of the Kentucky National Guard
4The ON GUARD
fixer forges forward
A young air-
was loaded by hand," he said. Normally,
they are placed with the aid of a bomb
ing weap- loader.
's ons onto F-4 Clinton says Jan. 7,1967 was his busi-
Phantom pylons in est day. "Weshot down six enemy MiGs
Sgt. Rob- Vietnam 27 years in what was called the 'the Big MiG
ago is now a sea- Sweep.' The whole unit had to work
soned crew chief together," he said. There was no room
ert Clinton deployed in the for a mistake that day. We worked all
Arabian Gulf re-
is no stran- night helping each other out."
After his tour in Vietnam, Clinton re-
Operation South- turned to George AFB, Calif., where he
em Watch. used his experience to train others. In
ger to po- MSgt. Robert F. June 1968, he left active duty and joined
te n t aIl y tothel24 Fighter
the Air Force Reserves as an information
Group in Idaho, He when he jumped
entered the Air 1973, servedin the Reserves until January
to the California
P . NationaGur.Wi oedp
.a iIT a eet of a0 i
a..s a fire coftiiA 1.
his unit received its first F-
went on to work on 4ts.L "When Iheard that the unit wouldJh
By Sgt. guidance systems -getting the F-4C models, I couldn't beN
Christopher controlling ord- lieveit. Somefthe planes were the-same
Haug nance delivery at ones I checked out at Eglin," he said.
Arabian Gulf Eglin AFB, Fla.- Clinton followed the Wild Weasels to
correspondent When he arrived Idaho in September 1991 when the Cali-
atEglin, the aircraft fornia Guard switched to RF-4s, a recon-
he was trained for, the F-4C, had not been naissance model that does not carry ord-
delivered. While awaiting delivery, he nance.
and the members of his wing made things While assigned to the Idaho Guard he
ready. "We mostly painted hangars and volunteered for a six month tour in the
occasionally got to work on borrowed Arabian Gulf Region. "It may sound
Navy F-4B aircraft," he said, corny, but I'm very patriotic. All my life
When the Vietnam conflict intensified, I've been trained to beincombat If there
the Air Force had a shortage of aircraft is something like this going on, I want to
armament specialists. They also needed be in it with both feet."
fire control specialists, to include Clinton. The veteran has seen differences be-
In 1966, Clinton deployed to Vietnam tween the conflicts he's served in. "The
with the 8th Tactical Fighter Wing, known cooperation and integration of units (here)
as the 'Wolf Pack.' has greatly improved over Vietnam,"
"We had six
based 30 milesload crewsMekongaircraft
Clinton observed. "In this format you get
exposed to things you never saw before.
Occasionally, we would see some terror- You get an opportunity to see how your
ist activity or isolated air strikes, but for unit fits in."
the most part, we weren't in too much Few people get the chance to start ca-
danger," he recalled. reers over again, let alone their lives. In
Most missions arming aircraft, says the Guard, Clinton has had a chance to
Clinton, were hectic. However, when the revisit his youth almost three decades
aircraft were targeting truck convoys, later. The years have been kind to both
loading became very much like an India- the man and the machine, as they find
napolis 500 pit area. "I can remember the themselves together in yet another hostile
PHANTOM FIXER - MSgt. Robert Clinton of the Idaho Air TSgt. Jim Allender
planes lining up like they were on an area.
Fighter Group installs the wings on a AGM-88 high speed, anti-radiation assembly line. They were only on the "Both the F-4 and I have grown gray
missile. Clinton's unit was called upon to serve in the Arabian Gulf ground a few minutes. To expedite load- together," he observed. "But we're still
region. ing some of the 500-pound bombs, each here and still performing our missions."
FU UELA ES
Photos by 2nd Lt. John R. Harris
UNDER FIRE- Spo. David
Moses of the Kentucky
138th Field Artillery reacts
to sniper fire.
By 2nd Lt. John R. Harris tion Course, the soldier teams commander. "We decided to diers also exercised problem
Kentucky National Guard reviewed each dimension of devote an entire drill to leader- analysis, judgement, decisive-
leadership andthen applied them ship development." ness and followership.
raditionally, when Na- during a field exercise. Kentucky's citizen-soldiers "The soldiers aredoing things
tional Guard members "Our troops had asked for faced several facets of leader- they haven't had to do before
tram on the weekend they additional training beyond ship that included oral and writ- like a military briefing ... with-
concentrate on individual sol- PLDC that would challenge ten communication skills, ini- out fear," said Harris. 'These
diers skills like tying bandages, themonmonthly dlls,"reported tiative, sensitivity, influence and skills - self motivation, deci-
setting NBC alarms and calling Capt. Charles K. Harris,battery organizational skills. The sol- sion-making and public speak-
for artillery fire. ing - are skills I want my sol-
When the NCOs and enlisted I diers to have."
soldiers of the Kentucky Army * Many of the soldiers had par-
Guard's Headquarters andHead- ticipated previously in exercises
Kentucky's 138th quarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 4 involving data collection and
138th Field Artillery travelled battle analysis. But for a few,
Field Artillery wanted to Fort Knox recently to partici- the Leadership Reaction Course
pate in the Leadership Reaction was the first lesson introop lead-
more of a challenge, Course, problem solving and ership.
leadership were the tasks on the "I'm familiar with common
so members travelled training schedule. tasks and what we need to know
Although leadership skills are
to Fort Knox to take expected and evaluated in sol-
for artillery," said Spec. Jerry
Johnson. "But I learned a lot
diers beginning in basic train- about leadership. I'm really en-
on the Leadership Re- ing, specific training does not joying this."
begin until Primary Leadership,
action Course Development Course for en- POINTERS - Sgt. William
listed soldiers. Rives practices his oral
During the Leadership Reac- skilisbeforefellow soldiers.
The ON GUARD
Tow (far' left), -Sgt. Kevin Kent,
"j, During the past three, years, traveling
overseas as ambassadors of goodwill has
become second nature to many ofthe
Michigan Guardmernbers. Priortrlps have
taken the 126th Army b3and to places
such as Italy in 19P2, and England during
1989 where they performed in the Royal
P Tournmrnt m nki1,tnd -played for
the Qeen and mnembers of the Royal
However, glamtourous as it may seem,
Vand members travel with more than
kwopand- half tons of musical equip-
menit. This akeths coordinating their lo-
gistics nearly as importantas performuing
Phoito by Sgt. R~obin Morr "Teirbest strength comes frombeinrg
so versatile and conforming to many dif-
$nd li pfportfsrvdesope
_. e o - n . arephotographers baddirectors; Their
Floria Ndio~alGuar and discjockeys.
Micihigan's Army band recent trip to Trinidad-Tobago in the West
burgers, hot dogs%ice cream and water-
melon to all who came to celebrate the
average education ranges between bach-
elor and masters degree level,,and the
helps Trinidad celebrate U.S. An~bassador to Trinidad Sally G1. United States 217th birthday. Ainbassa- average age of these experienced inusi-
13 Cowal requested the 46-member en-, dor Cowal, the former Assistant Secre- cians is nearly 40.
By Sgt. Robin L Mon ' semble to perform a holiday concet tary of State dunng the Bush administra- Playing musical instrumrents in the mili-
Michzgan National Guard The celebration, held on a high bluff tion andamnbassador since 199 1, said the tary may seem pretty farovefromn
overlooking the city of Port-of-Spain on previous year' s celebration lacked spark. dagradcmbti h ainird.
lush-caoy ftropical floral,. theAtlantic Ocean drewnwretlan 1'800 omt$ issinglatyrwiho
helps Trnidtheceebrateo-rtauis. theassaparyo TriniddiSana
Michigan's 126th Army Band during its and blue, U.S. -Embassy srva~ - uelydiit! ecently unit.
miy force for a military policehelped i-
bi Cir7ng ug
re ttetThirteen oVthfomth
Army M Guard,
n railroad caboose final ly reac hed the end
old G d4
park display The jobdi frorti hodRiver-Junction
move a 16-ton eoca nvove Utraig -dla: t
MWihyard the liewith #pm6helpc " eliFlorida
of I gtard ftIdle
FIchida's 144th Chatahoochees sister City, Mariannafor another
The unit had some pridr experience with the rail-
Tranyhprocat tion having object a traini engine from Orlando to
way,where anmoved needs to be moved for survival
Tranpotin~Co ~ an Thesoldiers might encounter in a battlefieldby the
what abose built
a 6-ton cabose Norfolk Southern Railroad of Norfolk, Va. Thejoint
effort involved the Chattahoochee Rotary Club, the
city itself and the 144th. The caboosetookmorethan
two years toprocure. The city was once the site of tf e
COORINATED EFORT - biggest railroad switchyard between Jacksonville
ist Sgt. Max Thomas and Mobile, Ala.
(waving with back to "Our heartfelt thanks goes out to 1st Sgt. Max
camera) directs 6-to
f a Thtinas and the men of the 144th Transportation
Comany or, jobwelldone," wrote Don aksn
caboose, vice presiden of the Rotary Club.
o c out of t F Ntoa Guard [[w I o a 16-ton f
CompanyIj well d wrot o Jackson,.
Tilt ON GUARR
l - elopment,include sn messages
about the risks of illegal drugs and alco-
.... hol aus.
| ,zations and basic hathsrices to f ---
... . at .caly
. undererved reions of the nation.P
Last August, Washingtoni's 164th Mo-
bile Army Surgical Hospital stpported
no. its state health department by offering
free immunizations to residents of
"This was really nice," said Karen
Forbuck, who had brought her young
daughter and grandchildren to the
ta k e r s. GuArdcareolder daughter, hadNichols,
Forbuk's site. Shannon problema
gettingtime off from her job to prepare
th years A cross the
her kids for the school term. "This is a
really good opportunity to get shots,"
of Volunteer members of commented Forbuck.
the Army and Air Na- In other communities, youth fitness
community tionalGuardaremak- and participation, is tied to Project
ing a difference in QUEST - Quality arwdUnique Experi-
service, the . their communities by ence to Support Teens. And the popular
- blending theirvolun- DARE Program - Drug Abuse Resis-
N a tion al teer spirit, military tanceEducation-providesaforumwhere
tra g and scial- Guardmemberscaninteractwithstudents
Guard and ized equipmexftnto to develop strong minds and bodies and
programs that 'add provide a positive role model for chil
its men- value toAmerica. dren.
While the Guard's "By having our Nationhl Guardmen):
"9* ONK,- vOiy
cae 'out alio
vices in defense of the
s life abuse
Conaway added duripg the West Vir-
an nviable nation,- is
most visible, Guard-
In amissionthat is morecloselyaligned
rep tation - ened their .contribu-
embershavebroad- with militgr ils and equipment,
Guardmembers provide a wide range of
ast iscoun- tions to everyday supporttocivilianlawenforcement agen-
-I American lifeinway cies charged with halting drug smug-
try'si reliable unheard of just a few gling and illegal drug use.
years ago. TroopsassistU.S. Customsagentswith
sam rtans- At a recent youth the inspection of commercial cargo and
Irogram dedication vehicles at ports of entry. Air Guard
By pt. pi ceremony in West
r fighters use their radar and conmunica-
tVirginia Lt. Gen. ton gear to detect and monitor suspected
N'tional John B. Conaway, aerial and maritime drug smugglers by
Gbuz Bureau retiring chief of the passing o information to appropriate
National Guard Bu- law enforcement authorities. And in
reau, ummed the Guard's multipur- other areas, units tackle the clean up of
pose 4iole. "n lational Guard has al- neighborhoods and demolition of crack
ways hiad a traditional role of keepin'g a houses .*Lat year, polica, with Guard
force ofcitizen-soldierstrainedand ready assistance, seized cash and illegal drugs .
to fight, but now we are assumjg a non- with a value of more than $ bilhio
traditional role of intense community in- The list continues with-countles ex-
volve:nent." amples of value-adding service to the
Her are examples: citizens and communities of the United
Inslectedstates, new ChalleNGe and States. Intotal, Guardinmebrs are seen
STA! BASE programs provide very spe- as givers instead of takers. Whether iis
cializd educational opportunities to during weekend drill or annual training,
youth$. Air Guardmembers at 10 state or during theirciviliantime, you can find
STARPASE sites are helping develop members of the National Guard actively
young minds for careers in science and involved with improving their commun-
technology by providing first-hand dem- ties, state and nation.
onstrations of how academic classroom As a community-based defense force,
subjects relate directly to their jobs in the National Guard not only protects, but
aviatiN.ms adds value to America in ways that will-
The ChalleNe program is aimed at be measured favorably formany years to
providing intensive, residential training come .
OrUI~ ~I ~ '-J'I IJI I~.
1-1 I 9
Pedaling across Maryln
SFC Patricia Sparenberg
tackles all thePuphysical chal- bikeand run). She
was the fourth fe-
lenges put before her male finisher
ByTSgt. John Ma :thaner overall, despite
beingthe last per-
National GuardBureau~ son out of the wa-
'very Nov. 30th, SFC Patricia A year later she
! 34 Sparenberg celebrates her birth-
day by kicking up herheels. As
tradition dictates, those pooped peds go
vwe to r
least one 10 kilo-
meter (6.2 minis)
on vacation until after Christmas. Truth raceamon. This
is she needs the rest. year's test was to
For the past year theNCOin Chargeof complete the
Administration for the Guard Bureau's Cycle Across
in pehEngineering Directorate has been busy Maryland and
pedaling her bicycle. Her efforts recently S
culminating in a six-day, 340 mile trek in
th,, 100 nules in ne f P triapa berg
the Cycle Across Maryland.
"Itso ou day) bike ride. STATE CROSSING -8F ParcaSprneg(above)
"b"It once I got into wesr Mayln it,
°ut started out pretty flat," she recalls, AD-wo' from a
iis Ialsmisbfore biuing340* " acrow Maryland.
may not make it? "Juk about everyday," ays laughing. "Wejuttookthehits. cepted I guess
joked the Towson, avd native. Mkncotcwiharcutrws uualppefnduthoI."with my name being
The 3Oyea-ods yen for untsto afterfied 1 94 the wodW dis-
ctinb started in 1990 when she went to orstyeArat toer gas shei6ds to
the Master Fitness Tainers couipe. -1t, Towson State Universty. run a niarati~~
", was while attending the Port Haruisot " was t" t pis 0 W
- aInd. school that she quit siokitig -sfi ehgteaneacsalhe i's~ a h end of this month, Sparetiberg will
dents were not allowed to lightup -and saysofher decisiontojointhenilitary. "I take her annual hiatus from huffin' and
Rochr hspdedicated herself to fitness. was looking fora way to get out of town puffin'. "I'll eatcake, drink beer andjust
"Every yearl pick a new physicalchal- with no money.". 'carbo load' for next season," she says
lenge," she says. After enjoying success in the supply gleefully.
Two years ago, the womaii who claims and administrative fields in several dif- Who says you can't have your cake and
to "swim like a rock" willed herself to ferent units, Sparenberglanded ajob with eat it too?
Gator race gets ift
By SSgt. Patrick Summers Volunter - C Mio
awgl'0,_-Texas NationalGuard Castill (righfl) Comn-
lift ighw Oro ofpany Dse38liEngneer
Si el Ohen volunteers were needed to ensure the Battalion, provids
Gator Race and Bike Tour would water to a Giat- Race
come off, a race that provides scholarships for and 81ke Tour par-
dyslexic children, 25 members of the Texas Army Guard t lclp -. ,
stepped forward. Photo by Sol Brenda Benner
m'ay~" AJ MembersofCompanyD, 386th EngineerBattalion, based police with the DARE program as well as provide crowd
inBaytown, provided logistical supportfortheevent. "Gator control for town events, he said .
race would not have been possible withot the Texas Army Duncan said the unit's history of involvement helped
Guarii" said Susan Estes, coordinator for the Kent School saved it from extinction. "Our unit was targeted for
for Dyslexic Children. closing, but members of the community signed a petition
Company D'scommunty awarenessgoes beyondjst the - asing for us tost and their request was granted," he
bike race, says SFC Tim Duncan. "We help out the local sai.
1 'rteON GUM
•Childre are turning awareness and-Tae Kwonlo sal.... " b t8-pereetc thekid 15 years- old.
kiriv arou thr h
ae. hin 989,Reynolds and ave improved thei l the de arung
heir lives around through Reynolds' group of karate stu- his co-founder Marion Sudler, grades," said Reynolds. "And on playgrounds seem far re-
dents, who call themselves the were invited by city officials to nobodygets Ds and Fs!" moved for the soft-spoken set-
self defense thanks to. Dragos, started in the school join the Delaware Community He's very quick to recognize 'geat. The Dragonsnow have a
play unds of Milford in 1973. Clusters Against Drug Abuse, that karate is merely a vehicle permanent home, support and.
Delaware Army Guard's * as just t7 years old my- which provided the framework for teaching ther lessons of steadily-growing. comun ty
self so kids could reAlly relate for a youth-oriented program, lif - respect, discipline and interest
,ISSgt.,Tony Reynolds to me. They saw me practicing Since then, with the blssings oft. comtment. During each Te true goalof the Dragons
karate and wanted to join in. the city and the National-Guard, evening training session, isnot hecomekaratechampi-
By CWO Jim Dilonato Pretty soon there were 27 kids the Dragons have been off,and Reynoldsnd Sudlermakesure ns- eynolds will say, ut - to
DelawareNational Guard studying with me," he recalled. running. And kicking. And the group takes time out to talk become pkms in life. BhBy
Unfortunately for Reynolds, punching. aboutotheftopics. Two recent using karate as avehicle to pro-
Sgt. Antonio 'Tony" his informal program was too Tm very proud of the Drag- -grouptaks were on "Uncondi- motethe five tenets of theorga-
Reynolds has a success- popular for local school adiin- ons," Reynolds says. "Since fietwl choresaround nization - courtesy, integrity,
fuj recipe for develop- istrators, who felt he Wasteach- we've started there have been the house wi being told to pve4ru.
ing good valuesin-kids. It in- ing,.kids violent behavior. 270 kids through the program. do them"and"WhyIsay noto and self onrol-theprogra -
valves kicking, punching, cir-. Reynolds and his pack were . Many are still involved. I've - helps youth grow into soliditi-
cular motions, personal atten- kicked off school grounds, ef- seen a lot of kids turn their lives Visits from the Guhardian zens. And at the same time, the
tion,counseling and friendship.. fectively bringing the program around." Angels, and -recovering drug National Guardgets a chance to
Reynolds, a 36-year-old * to a close. He then focused on Heattributesmuchofthekids' addicts, havebeen usedtorein- shine.
switchboard operatorwithCom- his own training, and by 1982 improved behavior-andatfitudes force the, value of a positive, Reynolds was named
pany A, 280th Signal Battalion, achieved the rank of 4th degree 'to the self-estem and self-con- healthy lifestyle among the Delaware's top volunteer for
Delaware AryNationalGuard, black belt in Tae Kwon Do, the fidence that each eber de- "yths., 1991 and againnomiated in
has deveoped a youth oriented Korean brand ofkaratethatem-- velops-by studying karate and _ i ey're like my owni kids," 1992. Delaware's governor lso
program that features tutoring, phasizes kicking- and' circular being around adults who care 'Reynolds .ays of the group, nominated him for President
positive role !i~deling, drug motions to overcome an adve - about them. -whose ages range from five to Bush's 1000 Poits of Light,
h -OJ t
N"I"et ] 19
.... 0 I ..
The Air National Guarannounces the winners 199 h a okdfl-i as tesae' cu
of the 1992 Excellence in Training Award. Staff Hestate
Level recipients include CoL Kathleen Lesjak, Air
National Guard Readiness Center; SMSgt. Jerry E.
Dean, 166th Mission Support Squadron, Del., HKwh
SMSgt. Timothy L. Decker Califora Air Guard;
SMSgt. James A. Zak, California Air Guard; and Seerlmemy
TSgt Brian McCarthy, Alaska Air Guard. Unit a e i l
Level winners included SMSgt. Thomas A. Ward, SSgt. Mark Seats, 2nd Lt. Ricky Jellison, SSgt.
105th Airlift Group, N.Y.; MSgt. Faye Pryor Jones,
201st Airlift Squadron, Washington D.C. and MSgt. .
Gerald E. Walaszek, 104th Fighter Group, Mass. "It was repetitive," Seats sad. "We weref
Like father, like -son.Spc. Bria Foul entered
the Delaware Army National Guard's 1945th Main-
tenance Company, after being sworn in by his fa-
ther, Lt. Col. Robert M. Foulk. Brian previously
served four years active duty in the Marine Corps,
with a tour in Saudi Arabia. Battalion, IIIth Avaition based in Jacksonville.
Spc. Spencer Osborne and Spc. Robert ThomsAibulnce
of the 1st Battalion, 101st Field Artoery/26th
Infantry Division, Massachusetts Army Guard have
displayed their espirit de corps and artisan skills Capt Richard G. Turneramember ofthe Idaho
through the painting of their unit guidon on arock at Air Guard's 124th Resouce Management Squad-
Camp dwards, Mass. ron, was recently selected as the 1993 Thomas P.
Chief of Army Aviation and Safety for the Glenin Award winner. The award is presented annu-
National Guard Bureau Mr. John J. Stanko Jr.ended Turneriws c f s n 4 a
his military flight status as he retired in July-with ... . o-
rn than50 yearsfsefvice and apassing grade on
Beginning his Army career'in'1942, Stanko fle' - H
B-24s and B-29s during World WarI. Hejoud the R Go, which recen v th
-- PIlennsylvani tio'GuAM in,1952, beaame a quit ,m f fficietKCt:3 Rrcfak'
full-time Guardmemberin-l963 and did his first tour w ea e foil0i 'tnd-
with NGBfrom 1966 to 1970 as the staffmemnber gnk ,
representing Army Guard aviation.I mg Tk A Fr a yd ,em
Already a membor of the Army Aviation f s and Out-
Fame, Stanko was inducted into the Honorable standing Sevc Unit.
Order of St. Michael, Gold Level, in his retire .nt
ceremony. He also received Pennsylvania's Distin- Kg tcky O rcandidatsJohn Schwab and
guished Service Medal and the PennsylvaniaOut- Keh Tidbatl had good reason to break formation
standing Aeronautical Achievement Award. recently.
Beginning with the arrival of the 113th Civfia eotlfi n, ust a l t hfeld's
Engineers from Andrews AFB, Md., and the 102nd loudspeaker askinfor anyone wtmedical train-
fromOtis ANG Base, Mass., t*AirNational Guard, ing to cometo the s of awoman rendered
with U.S. State Department j proval began send- unoncous froma foul ball.
ing in Base Engineer Emergepcy Forces to the Schwab,-a state-.etihed Emergency Medical
Bahamas in a humanitarian mission to lend assis- ill a co tifesaver,
tance in rebuilding facilities damaged during Hurri- t tescen ttd th w dshck
cane Andrew. and helped contr1 her bleeding, w Tidball dis-
The 128th Air Refueling Group, Wisconsin Air persed the c and sougtp e woman's mother.
National Guard, sent a 52 member detachment con- When paramedics finally arrived, the two candi-
sisting of members from its Civil Engineering Squad- -dateswere credited with rventing further injury.
ron, service personnel and medics from the 177th Through tr the vi ai's mother also thanked the
Aighter Interceptor Group from Atlantic City,"N.J., -w.'
McGhee Tyson Air National Guard Base, Knox- Wnce left, Schwab and Tidball
ville, Tenn., as well as from the 128th. rer to formation and prepared for the next
The recentlypromotedLt. CoL PatrciaA. Turner -
has become the first'woman in the New Hampshire . -
Army National Guard to attain this rank. ]__306th OrdnanceDetachmentt, became the firstmem -
Turner, a registered nurse, was appointed in 1980 her of the Kentucky Army Guard to complete train-
as a first lieutenant with the New Hampshire Army ing as a system repairer (27M) for the Multiple
National Guard in the Army Nurse Corps. Since Launch Rocket System.
R4JL - SSgt.
with the Hawaii
debris. In Wal-
- 40.Guard prepared
a4.acrelot for a
The Hawai Guard an- 'Ten weeks after the storm hit soldiers
were still helping the residents of Kauai
sion with sense of caring and compas-
ing as as starters, scorekepers, timers
and coaches for hundreds of entrants.
swored when Iniki devastated put their lives back in order. Tasked with sion that captured if"e humanistic aspect "I think it's great that we're able to
Kaa. also been
cleaning up the public schools and launch-
ing "Operation Garden Sweep," jnt
of emergency response operations," said
Maj. Gen Edw4 Y. Richardson, state
help the children of our communaity,"~
said SFC David Ferreira, aHloreident.
INcluiinb ation, 1 :ranArmy . SWtUI
.lew over l,8o si~es, tr,4rtn227 ,Mauin eiglado aw ii .k met9p-:0 n tcecu dvsr
-ntehistory of the Hawaii" National tonsdofn , info Kauai
|Guard, no single non-war event had cdig foodl ant d , worked with th n
ey;ver occupied the hearts and4time of s u p p1 i e si _lof
X t hug an
its members more than when Hurricane Guardsoembes An phc t H
Iniki blew into KaMni last September. also wentdoor-to-
Iniki the most destructive hurricane to door, repairing aOj n Oahi ngineers
14,340 homes; downed todate~damaged
hittheHawaiian Islandsthousands of util- dents for resi-
houseswho could Island cleared 4acres of land for
iy poles, koking out Kauai's electrical not do it them- fo Kaguai ado,auassis-
telephone systeim; rendere water
and selves, served ap- or d aclity
leumps inoperative and shut offwater prox imate s
ii for houes ofamies and
upplytohomes;ruinedcoPS;decimated '" 15,000 meals- in in iis Origially
aches and uxm hotels along the dam-
iged many shorelines; and severely coast.
te Ameican Red 1.
asedt cl ers s: awa po-
Within 24 hours after/niki had passed. Crossdthe Sal-
,more than 400 citizen-soliers fromthe vation reArmy, aditional laninee
1Big Island of Hawaii deployedto Kauai sheltered nearly t e ldif ineg a
SGuard soldiers provided security and as- 7,000 people, toatf 14 building and ad-
sisted Kauai police while Hawaii uard manned fivefull- ditional rivngnts inti
coordinatodthe air flow. By ications and
airmen reestael ished comm the endofthe
s tservice distribu-
ion and disafor hop
i, e ea iieia --
day on Set. 12, more than 100 tons o assistance cen- helped thevdal iinlymu-
equipment and supplies had een ai- ters, cleare eight asked togetler 5 ares-,
lifted to Kanua. streams and porigt lrs s o the
In the first three weeks Of theemer- evacuated *ap- h o p the logs
Iniki more response phase of Op~ration
gency and than 5,500 members of the pr ox im a tely
8,000 civilians, 1a adn dfoa
an aprt o a
Hawaii Guard and the State Department including, 42 di- PhotoscwooaGuard m g aoject.
of Defenseweredirelycinvolvedinserv alysis patients, ORINGThE T STaI.t
SC. H4aiAwuy . T n oi.ds an aOf
ing and assisting, Kauai reside A n,fr o ilcod e several activities to ielp
other 250 Guardiflmbers from other moidal Hospital. a o hrw l #o t. ishand of a )o ina dublic sin
hd 'Our soldiers
states Were involw in ti clean-up. In thefirstthreeweeks-of Sird
th~emer oometogthr .n husn g poe ct. htorsing.
lfe o Kmgoa
aSAN* ttthel falwed- tom
In September, while flyin on a P
pilot proficiency training sortie, aC- m n
130 crew from:Hawaii's 154th Air- W~IU
lift Group came totheaid of adownedThMotnNaial3ur aK
civilian hielicopter pilot off the shore e n atioina
of Molokai. After maintaining vi- guidelines for dealin with environ-
sual contact, aMarine Corps CH-46s
was called in for the rescue. iitary related.
The crew recorded their first save According to Maj. Gen. John R.
and was-happy to learn that the heli- lYAraujo, Jr directo of theAmy
copter pilot suffered only bumps, National Guard,"The Environmen-
bruises andjelly fish stings. He was tal Compliance Assessment Report
released from the hospital the same
day. , ,nb tune h otiNtoa
day. (hrd,is oneof thefirst final rqports
thathas ben copleted ithe entire
OHA WM Army."
DelawareArmy Guard's 280th
Signal Bittalionrecently showcased
its new Digital Multiplexing/Tri-
Service Tactical Com mu ncaions,Dr g em n R du t o P o ra
which rpla ed alm ost,every piece h s r s o d d t e u ss f o
oftcaiepment in theson c as edin E
battalion. Dementay in akim shi
Nwe 280this only the second unit otksicB oing the oythee is a
nationwide to receiveunit to equipCapodray-frs
m-. t. will allow the this install-;
. .. And se-
Thend daye fornue a cm-
. Ca ood ys alledtot a.oa -ortour.
cookouitora of ahagr eps t tur
Guad a viit ud
cokotn toahg aeumessa
TTi 19t Rmsuelin
Gro be- ht eshin. in
uitferga.Th proces knw
tk tealoe oo~byndtej
mayve nap Ismu
Dasa Keuk atakeO, the
whtoimtr wil allow Th .. NtonlGadfrt eaeivledi
pTnsheiflosibte iwes 90we
Day tKeuaaLneN.Yen t oficis i rvtn w
now.t at. creat aflo scenario.....
The gtOD proctlud
day AD ie an
e e i st e allws9 9 0 ber
saC-3-andanF-1 s planthatwift llowto
by, lownCAhehihlihtwaslatin resonda torn iEendiiaster .
CAMP GOOD DAYS A The laughterandr
gaysars of ,jyMkturprs
gNoes Yokm yGca rd jus anothe kids picniac, But lookig beynd eoytreis
bytaf sergnt ply sdesWntei ys. aing fa
Th sicknessl chmterp
o nf l a
." _ -: . , - -. . i
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~ o~ hnaeovditapincndgmsTisy
w arteouncdd o a
-Ibis is th o
. t I eve had "
i ..... Kit Mar.. .."Would
• Makin including am- contact was made between the
Makin Island, phibious car- two, forces at the western tank
like Tarawa,was ,iers. Tanks barrier. There were many con-
T k a coral atoll,
cretepillboxeskbe dealt with,
adtegoing was slow. ' !-
s barrier, and part of the
miles long but the was 2nd Battalion,165th, advancing
seldom nea- secured f", on -the eastern tank barper. The
sures more than but the main first night was tense, with Japa-
500 meters wide Japanese de- ne-se troops sniping at uncov-
There were many road- "long road to Tokyo.."
were many,roadblocks on "the - the '" shaftof
l, the ...in
" fenseswe en
th shf fte pdditodfnieprmtr
ered tarets. Companies had
Early in December of 1941, Island was al-
blocks on the long roadto the Japanese seized the Gilbert most flat, and 17surtodg
i gsirroud veperin
dee hg d into
Islands andhad turned two ma- coconut palms were scattered be charitably called the "capi- old defensive positions.
Tokyo. One was a sea- jor islands in the group into im- across the island. Approxi- tal" of the island, a few build- The second day was one of
portant military bases. Tarawa mately 1,700 islanders lived on,
ing and some pifm jutting into consolidating Positions taken
plane base constructed was given an airstrip, and a sea- Makin and surround ng islands. the lagoon thatwashes the north by Japanese infiltrators had to
plane base was constructed on There were 800 or so Japa- coast of the island, be retaken by the men of the
onMk n on aki ls'a~done. Both islands werearri-
I soned. nese defenders of Kora many
these, con-atalbn10:30 a m., the 2nd Battal-
At 27th Division. The advance
• were consci
ereconcrpted oencn ion, 165th Ifnantry (reinforced)
N ovember, 1943, 50
years ago, the Japaese
Tarawa and Makin were im-
portant outposts in the Japanese
outer defense line, and they were
ity. Probably 350 fighting Japa-
nese soldiers were there.
lnded on that norther coast,
sriking directly into themain
defended area oftheisland. The
slowed as the 3rd Battalion
neared the eastern tank barrier.
the -3rd Battalion broke loose
h~d been punchedbut also offensive bases where the Soldiersof the 27th landed on Japanese had consructed two andadvancedyer9,000 meters.
they were hot reeling from the enemy could threaten supply the crossbar of the 'ron Nov. shte-torcant-tankdiches, the next day the 3rd Battalion:
blows. Their *expansion was lines from Hawaii to Australia. 20, 1943 at 830a.m.a The as- one oneiiber side of the area, rachedthe"tail"oftheisladat
stopd a2ual- Marineswereassigedtotake au
.B.ttalion landed 10:30 am. The co
canal, an New-(ne a,"vi &t of
wir o aj-
other By. pJnr ielh 0~v.Mt rs.
Paying homage Membes Of the
to their past done
V,, r I -a r l
NeW York Guard honors memory by American
of WWI poet Joyce Kilmer poetand ctizen-
ByPvt. 2 Christopher Moriarty.- Kimer. 'Rain-
New York National Guard bow Division'
I=le life and death of American poet Joyce Kiler t to rig are:
was commemorated by four 42nd Infantry Divi-
sion members recently at Highland Park in .
Edison, N.J. The soldiers donned the World WaT I
uniform Kilmer wore as a soldier when he was a member
alS MBj. John.
of the division.
Thei ceremonies marked the 75th anniversary of Kely. "We have
to honor our.
Kilm~r's death in actiQn with the 42ndInfantry Division history o els
in Franee and the 80th anniversary of the, writing
Kilm r's best known poem Trees. .a..eo. e re "
Killner, an intelligence specialisf in the Rainbow Di-
vision during World War I, was killed in action at the 0o y ft G " •- •
Orc(f River near Chateau-Thierry July 30, 19I 8. practiced WWI drill and ceremony to ensure down lmirjobs"he said. "Joyce Kihmer hadlanuevers
a good job,
The volunteer color guard presented the colors at the: their presentation was as authentic as possible. Kelly, promtisig creer, a wonderful family and he laid all of
post office in Edison, where a -tree was dedicated in military history buff, procured authentiniforms and that wn to go to war whehis country called ... he paid
Kilmer's honor, and at Highland Park, where a statue weapons from New York's Museum of Military He.- the ultimate pri
honors the soldier/poet Each town olaims Kilmer as its tage and private collectors. - Others were equally as proud to participate. "For .
theif own because he lived in both..-Kellysaidhe attheopportuty to participatei i it was an honor to serve on thisnlrg r "si me, =t
Maj. John Kelly, assistiint G-2 and unit historian for the day's events, because of what Kilmer represeits. Mark. Deyoe, a 42nd crunter-intellegence NCO "We
the 4 nd, along with othpr members of the color guard, "This is our chance to honor the civilians who put have to honor our history or else people forget."
Nomber, 13-5 - .
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- j~- -
. - -. :" - ,'.
squad of In-
Phto by pc. Ftk*Roth
TAKING AIR - 2nd Lt
ani M-16 s Spc. Aaroni
at ight n evvealrdea
tmn ofthe Maryland Army iunder thorny-*ne4, band
Chp' qpnyC tBt through knee deep swamp-
taln 115~th nfantry., muck that often bid sunken
The 115thwas joined by vies, tree stumps or deep
about 30 Reserve Officer holes, The jungle movement
Training Course Cadets frm now miade the pa~e of the zo-
V, Batimore-area colleges -for diao boats seem blistering.
tliejuigle-warfare training at When daylightl broke, C
CampRerlcatd on the Comayeardoevict the
~The U.S. Army uses Camp Oeatakcae orapa
Rudder to train its Rangers. toon to ngdt 0-ee
Ater touching down int field of trees sybmerged in
loida, the light fighters thigh-high water.
hddforthe shallow, slow- The platoon an dits
Rver.presence with we blcne-
Tbe~ryladirlfltrmen rattdingexplosions represent-
do therive in ing thei" 60 millimeter mor-
smaU infatabe rfts
mber tars. ext, they let loose with
boa aiM 10 soldiers and nineu ie, and then as-
0pu ofweap, saulted the objective using
combatgear.starclusters and M-16 assaults
Photo by Capt. John 130heen About 12-kilorneters and When~ the smoke cleared,
TRUDGING -1let Lt. Charles Zimmerman, execuive officer of the Marylanid five housdown-rier the sun not a cadet was standing. C
Army Guard's C Con)pany, 1st Battaflon/ 15th Infantry, wades th~roughs~O st
ah if ntye Company had comipleted its
swamp during jungle training. abnodterbas ae ak
16)The-h ON GUARD