CW3 Q.Morton

CW3 Q.Morton

Aviation Commander, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade
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    Command Staff Meeting

    Battalion Staff and Company Staff Only attend. Some selected personnel will be invited at times per Commander.
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    Alpha Company Award Ceremony - 04 August 2019

    The Alpha company awards ceremony is a special occasion to allow the unit commander to honor recipients who have been recognized for their accomplishments while assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division MILSIM. The following have been promoted to E-3 / Private First Class Ronin David Nikita Lyubashenko E-4 / Specialist Baily Lambert Terrence Hood Brandon LeBlanc E-4 Corporal / Non-Commissioned Officer Aydin Apollo E-6 Staff Sergeant / Non-Commissioned Officer Jonathon Feagin Chief Warrant Officer 3 Quincy Morton The following have entered the Officer Candidate School Patrick Conlisk The following commendations have been awarded by the 3rd Infantry Commander
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    Alpha Company Ceremony

    Awards and Promotions
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    3CAB Flight Drills

    Mandatory event for all pilots. All others who would like to attend notify AVN XO.
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    Alpha Company Ceremony

    Promotions & Award Ceremonies
  6. Photos by Spc. Jordyn Worshek Soldiers assigned to the 3-15th Inf., 2ABCT, 3rd ID, march with rucks for physical training during the Team Leader Academy on Fort Stewart, July 19. Can Do Battalion trains future leaders with team leader academy The 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, held a team leaders academy on Fort Stewart, July 16-19. The team leaders academy used three events to teach Soldiers key leadership aspects within the structure of a platoon and how their role affects a battalion’s mission. Current and future 3-15 leaders attended the education center for instruction on administrative skills needed to lead Soldiers. Non-Commissioned Officers versed in administrative functions provided insight into their respective duties and tasks as leaders. Topics included a counseling overview, managing sup-plies and in-processing new Soldiers. Sgt. 1st Class Mark Yorormad, team leader academy cadre, offered his perspective on leading junior Soldiers using a balance of intellect, strength and foresight. “Besides infantry skills, it’s important for them to know being a leader isn’t always physical, it’s not always about being tactical. It’s about taking care of Soldiers by knowing how to take care of financial is-sues or medical issues so they know their Soldiers Family is taken care of,” said Yoromad. “The biggest thing is to make sure they know how to handle administrative things so when it comes time to deploy, they know their Soldiers are good.” Additional direction included weapons maintenance and firing instruction. Junior leaders learned how to teach subordinates proper care and maintenance of their assigned weapons and demonstrating proper firing technique. The instruction provides young leaders the skills to assist Soldiers with questions or safety concerns. The final portion of the academy placed leader candidates in their garrison operational environment- the field. There, cadre tested the leaders’ skills, rating them on their ability to eliminate the enemy with minimal casualties. An important portion of field training included identifying linear danger areas and leading a squad through them. “In an infantry squad, being a team leader means being able to lead your squad effectively and without being seen by the enemy,” said Sgt. Clement Gray, an infantry NCO assigned to 3-15 Inf. “This means you have to be able to cross all the roads, rivers and trails into enemy territory. A good leader will know how to do that and keep the team alive while eliminating the enemy.” Thirty-six Soldiers completed the team leader academy. For more information on the Can Do Battalion and future events, visit the 3-15 Inf. Facebook page at SPC Jordyn Worshek 2ABCT UPAR Source
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    Maj. Gen. Antonio Aguto, 3rd Infantry Division commanding general, shares his insights on leadership and serving in the Army to West Point Cadets, July 18, during a leadership social at the Fort Stewart USO. 3rd ID supports Cadet Summer Training Maj. Gen. Antonio Aguto, 3rd Infantry Division commanding general, shares his insights on leadership and serving in the Army to West Point Cadets, July 18, during a leadership social at the Fort Stewart USO. The cadets are participating in Cadet Summer Training during which they receive hands-on Soldiering experience and get a feel for what it is like to serve as an officer of the U.S. Army. Dozens of cadets from U.S. Military Academy West Point, attended a leadership social July 18. Below: In June, Mortarmen from Company A, Task Force 1st Battalion 28th Infantry, 3rd Infantry Division, demonstrated their profession in a combined-arms live-fire exercise at West Point, New York, June 11, as part of the annual cadet summer training. Staff Sgt. Todd Pouliot 50th PAD Source
  8. Photo by Sgt. Daniel Guerrero Sgt. Tevin Sumler with Battery C, 1-41 FA, 1ABCT, 3rd ID, uses hand signals to help align equipment, June 20 to recreate a photo depicting the 3rd ID patch, taken more than 100 years ago. 3rd Infantry Division Artillery Soldiers re-create history Artillery Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 41st Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division re-created a historic photo dating back to the first world war at Fort Stewart, June 20. The original photo shows artillery Soldiers from the 3rd Field Artillery Brigade, 3rd ID, standing in a formation that resembles the 3rd ID patch with all of the unit’s canons in its arsenal. The photo captured an invaluable moment on German soil more than a century, and cemented their significance in history. The Soldiers of 1-41FA, along with their counter parts from the 3rd ID Artillery, and the 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd ID, reproduced that moment in time by generating a resembling photograph in honor of the Soldiers who served before them. Re-creating historic photos not only keeps traditions alive and honors past Soldiers, it can also show how much progress we have made. “Recreating this picture that was taken 100 years ago shows how far the field artillery has advanced in both weapon systems and technology,” says Staff Sgt. Juan Posadas, a gunnery sergeant with 1-41FA. Although we can see the advancements in the equipment by comparing the old photo with the new one, Posadas believes the spirit of artillery Soldiers is still the same. “Being an artillery Soldier takes a certain kind of person and looking at this photo, I can see that those Soldiers took pride in their craft just like we do today,” said Posadas. “I love my job wouldn’t want to be doing anything else.” Sgt. 1st Class Hector Ramos, the battalion operations sergeant of 1-41FA, believes it is very important to keep traditions alive and honor the brave Soldiers who came before them. “100 years is a very long time, and to keep this tradition means everything as a show of respect to those artillerymen, also known as Red Legs, of the past,” says Ramos. “We need to remember those who came before us and all they did for us, this why we are the greatest Army in the world.” Ramos believes it is important that we remember traditions like this not only to honor past Soldiers but to also learn from our history and build on our experiences. The new photo will serve as a reminder to keep the long legacy of all artillery Soldiers alive for many years to come. Sgt. Daniel Guerrero PAO, 1ABCT Source
  9. WARRANT OFFICER PILOT JOBS (153A) OVERVIEW Warrant Officer pilots are tasked with commanding the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade fleet of helicopters, fixed-wing aircraft and unmanned aerial vehicles (UAV). In order to become a pilot, you must first past Warrant Officer Flight School, where you will learn to fly a variety of missions, depending on the type of aircraft in which you choose to specialize. What is a Warrant Officer? As the technical experts in the Army, warrant officers manage and maintain many of the Army’s combat systems, vehicles and networks. Once they reach the rank of chief warrant officer two, they are commissioned by the president and receive the same status as a commissioned officer. JOB DUTIES • Command and control operations during land combat on the unit level • Pilot helicopters, UAV, and fixed wing aircraft for a variety of missions • Train and counsel Soldiers on various areas of technical specialty • Command operations that combine armed companies on the battalion, brigade and division levels • Develop doctrine, organizations and equipment for a variety of missions PRE-REQUIREMENTS Those who want to serve must be an approved enlisted 3ID soldier. 1. If not a 3ID soldier, submit application with recruiting retention 1.1. Enlist here: 1.2. Inquire about Civilian to Pilot Program (CTPP) with recruiter 2. Enlisted - Personnel 2.1. Completed BCT and AIT 2.2. (CTPP – Only BCT is required) 2.2.1. CTPP enlistees must complete BCT within 2 weeks of being assigned to unit. 3. Be an active member of 3rd Infantry Division 3.1. Have never been shown AWOL 3.2 In the unit a minimum of 2 months 3.3. Not missed more than 1 drill in a 4-week period 3.4. Attend a minimum of 2 Falcon training sessions for flight evaluations. Application Process 1. Notify current Chain of Command (COC) of intentions to apply 2. Contact an Aviation Representative. 3. Submit a 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade Application 4. Application must receive approval from current OIC, Aviation Commander and Company Commander. TRAINING Job training for an aviation officer requires completing aviation school, where you study rotary-winged aircrafts and basic flying skills. Some of the skills you’ll learn are: • Basic flight physics and flight systems • Emergency procedures • Flight map drawing and reading You will then begin Basic Combat Training in combat flight skills and eventually specialize in one of the following helicopters: • UH-60 Black Hawk • AH-64 Apache • CH-47 Chinook HELPFUL SKILLS • Self-discipline, confidence and intelligence • Physically and mentally fit to perform under pressure • Ability to make quick decisions • Capable of bearing numerous responsibilities AVIATION SPECIAL OPERATIONS FORCES Upon completion all pilots will be assigned to 3CAB which is 3ID’s premier aerial task force. Its mission is to conduct and support sensitive operations missions by penetrating hostile airspace to deliver assault teams, attack targets, or collecting important data. COME JOIN OUR TEAM!
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    UH-60M Interactive Blackhawk

    I'm keeping an eye on the process. It has not been released to the public as of yet.... anticipation is a mother...
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    Corporal William Blackwell joined the 3rd Infantry Division on May 20th 2019 for his second tour of duty within the unit. Having served prior and achieving the rank of Sergeant (E-5) was the reinstated as a Specialist (E-4) and assigned to Alpha Company, Third Platoon, First Squad. Throughout his time during this tour he has shown a very strong passion for our unit, dedication, patriotism, valor, fidelity and professional excellence. In view of these qualities, your demonstrated leadership potential, and dedicated service Corporal William Blackwell has been aware the Soldiers Medal and selected as this Soldier of the Quarter Interview below: Tell us a little about yourself. I am 46 years old, US Army Veteran (Paratrooper) . Have 3 kids and 4 grandkids, so at times life can get hectic. Been playing PC games for far too long, started on a TI 99/4A then next was an Apple IIe, then so many PC’s since then What is your favorite aspect of the unit? For me it is the camaraderie that can be found. Those who have served probably understand this better than those who haven’t. But when you have a good community to be a part of, you have fun. Any favorite/funny/memorable moment throughout your whole time in the unit? Favorite moment(s) are anytime we can get four or five on and hit the public servers for some less serious fun. Any advice to give to your fellow soldiers? Frustration is normal, regardless of the size of the unit. Sometimes you voice that frustration and sometimes you don’t. But in the end use that frustration for some sort of positive change in yourself or in the situation. What army value is the most important to you and why? There is not one Army Value that is most important to me. They are all important to me as each one holds meaning that makes an Army Soldier who they are both on and off the field of battle. But if I must pick on it would be Loyalty due to the fact the more that strengthens in your life, they others will improve and strengthen. Any valuable lessons you have learned while being in the unit? We are here to have fun, be serious when needed but not to serious that the fun is ruined for yourself and/or others. SOURCE
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    Alpha Company Award Ceremony - 07JULY2019

    The Alpha company awards ceremony is a special occasion to allow the unit commander to honor recipients who have been recognized for their accomplishments while assigned to the 3rd Infantry Division MILSIM. The following have been promoted from Private Second Class to Private First Class Brandon LeBlanc Private First Class to Specialist Aydin Apollo Curtis Brennan Dylan McKenzie Officer Candidate to 2nd Lieutenant Brad Ahles Captain to Major Arthur Cantu Dana Cantu The following commendations have been awarded by the 3rd Infantry Commander
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    William Blackwell

    Outstanding Job CPL W.Blackwell! Well deserved!
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    The 3rd Infantry Division MILSIM Unit extends to you our personal thanks and sincere appreciation of your contribution of honorable service to our unit. You have made a lasting impact on the unit’s history and thanks to your devotion to duty and a spirit of sacrifice in keeping with the proud traditions of military service. Your commitment and dedication have been an inspiration for those who will follow in your footsteps, and for all those who join us in saluting you for a job extremely “well done.” Our best wishes to you for happiness and success in the future. From the Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division MILSIM
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    Spc. Alexander Small from 3-69 Armor, 1ABCT, 3rd ID, shakes hands with 1ABCT Commander, Col. Trent Upton, after Upton awarded the Army Commendation Medal to Small for saving the life of a fellow Soldier. Photo by Sgt. Daniel Guerrero Soldier looks out for others, helps save a life Spc. Alexander Small, a Soldier from the 3rd Battalion, 69th Armored Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, was awarded the Army Commendation Medal, June 19 on Fort Stewart for saving a fellow Solder’s life. Small was returning to the battalion’s motor pool on June 18, when he walked by Pfc. Samuel Mabie, who was unconscious in his privately owned vehicle during his break from gate guard duty in the rear of the motor pool. “When I came back from lunch, I saw him in his truck while it was running and thought he was just sleeping,” said Small. “I saw him sleeping and decided to wake him up because I didn’t want him to get in trouble.” Small said he started knocking on the glass to try to wake him up, but Mabie was not reacting. “I started yelling and shaking the truck and that’s when I realized this might be a real issue because he was not responding,” said Small. Additionally, Small started to notice that Mabie’s appearance was not normal. “He didn’t appear right and his skin was really pale, said Small. “His eyes were open, but they were twitching and rolling into the back of his head.” Small said his condition looked to be getting worse as the attempts to wake Mabie were not working. “He started drooling and spitting,” said Small. “It looked like he was trying to wake up, and originally I thought he was having a seizure.” With continued attempts to wake Mabie with other Soldiers by this time, the military police was called. Upon arrival, the MPs notified and dispatched emergency medical personnel. At this time, the MPs made the decision to break a window and gain access to Mabie. “When they pulled him out he was limp and I thought he was suffering from heat exhaustion,” Said Small. Mabie was taken to the hospital and treated, but not for heat exhaustion. While Small was filling out reports with the MPs, he was still concerned about Mabie’s condition. “I was able to hear things over their radio so I asked one of the MPs about Mabie’s condition, I wanted to know how he was,” said Small. “That’s when we found out he had carbon monoxide poisoning.” Small said about an hour after Mabie was taken to the hospital he gained consciousness. Mabie was treated and has recovered from the event. “Honestly I’m not entirely sure how I feel, I’m just glad he’s ok,” said Small. Thanks to this instincts and decisive actions, Small saved the life a fellow Soldier. Small said since that day leaders are making sure Soldiers are continuing to check on each other. Sgt. Daniel Guerrero, 1ABCT Public Affairs Source