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  • US AIR FORCE RESERVE 73rd BIRTHDAY


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    On April 14th, 1948, then president Henry S. Truman ordered the United States Air Force Reserve's formation to provide combat-ready forces to Fly, Fight and Win. Today, the AFR completes 73 years. Currently, the Air Force Reserve Command headquarters is Robins Air Force Base, Georgia. Its current commander is Lieutenant General Richard W. Scobee, son of one of the Challenger Space Shuttle crews.

     

    The Air Force Reserves Command also supports the newly established Space Force, which lacks a reserve component, through the 310th Space Wing.

     

    Aim right, fly, fight and win!



  • Alpha Company Award Ceremony 11APR2021


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    The Alpha Company Award Ceremony is a special occasion occurring monthly to recognize the achievements of 3rd Infantry Division Realism Gaming Unit Soldiers.

     

    This past Sunday, Major John LaFlash presided over the April Ceremony at Fort Irwin National Training Center.


     

    Ceremony Notes

     

    Alpha Company will deploy with 2IBCT, 3rdID to Agadèz, Niger today!

     

    All Soldiers should familiarize themselves with Operation Silver Guardian by watching the intro video and reading about the Operation on the website.

     

    Soldiers, keep an eye out for upcoming WARNORDs/OPORDs in the Alpha Company Dispatch forum.

     

    Once we arrive in Agadèz, Soldiers are to remain on the tarmac until given further orders. Company leadership will provide a tour of the base and its facilities.

     

    Later this month, we will finish migrating to a new server for our events and operations. More details to come.

     

    Major LaFlash would like to thank everyone who completed a Command Staff Evaluation. Your feedback is important!



     

    This month, Major LaFlash recognized…


     

    The following Soldiers were promoted to:

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    E-4A Corporal

     

    Corporal Nico Agricola

     

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    E-4B Specialist

     

    Specialist Alexander Vandle

     

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    E-3 Private First Class

     

    Private First Class Zoren Bernardino

    Private First Class Garrett Earlywine

    Private First Class Simon Johnson


     

    The following Soldiers were awarded:



     

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    Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal, MOVSM

     

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    Humanitarian Service Medal, HSM

     

    Sergeant First Class Christoph Brock

    Sergeant Emil Poltorak

    Corporal Arthur Pendergast

    Specialist Paul Liwa

    Specialist Ryan LeFaivre



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    Armed Forces Service Medal, AFSM

     

    First Lieutenant Bailey Lambert

    Sergeant First Class Christoph Brock

    Staff Sergeant Kalin Grigorov

    Staff Sergeant Giancarlo Tucci

    Sergeant David Sklenar

    Sergeant Anthony Sam

    Sergeant Emil Poltorak

    Corporal Arthur Pendergast

    Specialist Tomas Unger



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    Armed Forces Expeditionary Medal, AFEM

     

    Staff Sergeant Eric Abel

    Specialist Kit Ohnira

    Specialist Yarden Nissan



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    National Defense Service Medal, NDSM

     

    Specialist Kyle Holmes

    Private First Class Garrett Earlywine



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    Good Conduct Medal, GCM

     

    First Lieutenant Bailey Lambert

    Warrant Officer 1 Rob Paxton
    Sergeant First Class Christoph Brock
    Staff Sergeant Kalin Grigorov
    Staff Sergeant Eric Abel
    Staff Sergeant Giancarlo Tucci
    Sergeant Anthony Sam
    Sergeant Kyle Skitz
    Sergeant Emil Poltorak

    Warrant Officer Candidate Steve Klein
    Corporal Jeremy Nichols
    Corporal Arthur Pendergast
    Corporal Johnny Ayers
    Specialist Giancarlo Orsini
    Specialist Tomas Unger
    Specialist David Marsh
    Specialist Ryan Leng
    Specialist Caue Moalli
    Specialist Paul Liwa
    Specialist Hazel McMahon

    Private First Class Andrew Reed
    Private First Class Joe Harris
    Private First Class Kailob Kimball



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    Army Achievement Medal, AAM

     

    Warrant Officer 1 Rob Paxton

    Corporal Nico Agricola

    Specialist Vinny Garcia

    Specialist Hazel McMahon



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    Joint Service Achievement Medal, JSAM

     

    Staff Sergeant Eric Abel



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    Army Commendation Medal, ACM

     

    Officer Candidate Alex Cruze

    First Sergeant Jannes Drake



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    Joint Service Commendation Medal, JSCM

     

    Sergeant First Class Christoph Brock

    Specialist Paul Liwa



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    Meritorious Service Medal, MSM

     

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    Soldier’s Medal, SM

     

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    Basic Parachutist Badge

     

    Officer Candidate Alex Cruze

    Sergeant Emil Poltorak

    Corporal James Kiheri

    Specialist Caue Moalli

    Specialist Alexander Vandle

    Specialist Ryan LeFaivre



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    French Fourragère

     

    Corporal James Kiheri



    In closing, Major LaFlash told Alpha Company to stay tuned for the 3rd Infantry Division’s upcoming quarterly podcasts. The first episode will have an interview with Soldier of the Quarter Corporal Pendergast.



  • 3ID deploys to Agadèz, Niger for Operation Silver Guardian


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    Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division’s 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team are preparing to deploy to the Agadèz region, Niger, Africa as reinforcement and tasking to secure the Agadèz Airbase. Alpha Company “War Eagles” preparation consisted of four weeks of intensive pre-deployment training at Fort Irwin National Training Centre to acclimate themselves with similar terrains features they will encounter in Africa. In order to stem terrorist attacks in the Mopti region of African, the 3rd Infantry Division will set up operations at the US Army's Agadèz Drone base. The unit's leaders plan to establish a strong presence in the area, working with regional governments and local residents to maintain security and aid prosperity.

    After the withdrawal of French troops from the region, terrorists launched an armed attack on a United States Drone Base in Agadèz, killing 15 American personnel. Drone reports also state that 2 American personnel have been taken hostage and moved to neighboring Mali, where United States President Joe Biden already negotiated an operations area in the zone French troops deployed to previously. After the initial mission in Agadèz, 3rd Infantry Division will redeploy to Mali, where most combat is expected to take place.

    Secretary of Defense Lloyd J. Austin III dispatched more resources to US-AFRICOM and tasked them with engaging in direct combat against local Islamists and rebel groups Al-Qaïda, ISIS, and Boko Haram. The 3rd Infantry Division is attached to AFRICOM as QRF (Quick Reaction Force).

     

    Publisher: Specialist Caue Moalli, Journalist



  • Combat Lifesaver Course - 09APR2021


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    Congratulations to the soldiers of Combat Lifesaver Course class 21-03 (ARMA3) for the successful completion of Combat Lifesaver training! The Combat Lifesaver Course is the official medical training course conducted by the US Army, intended to provide an intermediate step between the buddy aid-style basic life support taught to every soldier. The combat lifesaver is primarily responsible for providing emergency medical treatment at the point of wounding on the battlefield, limited primary care, and health protection and evacuation from a point of injury or illness.

    Graduates:

    sfc.png.6c31b98077b8cbcbb228337d94180b52Sergeant First Class Christoph Brock
    pv2.png.1d274ecf978e45d51de389c3017f6217Private Second Class Zoren Bernardino
    pv2.png.1d274ecf978e45d51de389c3017f6217Private Second Class Garett Keeler

    Aviation:

    WOC.png.630c71fd1b6f8bad026e0dbfb45e2a6e Warrant Officer Candidate Ben Inka
    WOC.png.630c71fd1b6f8bad026e0dbfb45e2a6e Warrant Officer Candidate Quinten Stain

    Instructors:

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    spc.png.ae595d351b6231e0c4fbf1a451b96686Specialist Paul Liwa



  • OSUT GRADUATION - 03APR2021


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    Congratulations to the soldiers of OSUT class 21-12 (ARMA3) for successful completion of training! These soldiers have been awarded the Army Service Ribbon and have earned the right to be fully active members of their squad and the unit! This is merely the first step in your career here at 3rdID, we look forward to your continued success! Hooah

    Graduates:

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