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Charlie Detachment Financial Management Support Unit May

Content: From the commander…Pg 02 From the Detachment Sergeant…Pg 03 Prime time leaders training…pg 04-05 Sgt Stephenson…pg 06 Unit baseball team…pg 07 Unit bbq…pg 08 Upcoming events…Pg 09


May Newsletter From the commander Cobras, The month of May is an exciting time for many reasons. School is almost over, end of rainy season, beaches open, and summer unofficially starts. With all this in mind I want to take this opportunity to further stress the importance of safety during the summer months. More and more local nationals and Soldiers are riding bicycles, traveling, playing sports and exploring new adventures throughout Europe. Ensure you retain and utilize the safety tips that we continue to brief and enforce constantly on and off duty. This month is also a sad month as we say farewell to a few Soldiers and civilians from the Cobra Family. LT Bayer will depart for the 75th Ranger Regiment in Fort Benning, GA. SGT Marquis will depart for Fort Bliss, TX. And Mrs. Cummings will follow departing to Fort Leavenworth, KS. Your efforts will greatly be missed. Continue to strive for greatness and exceed expectations in all your future endeavors. In light of our departures, we welcomed PFC Melissa Parks to the Cobra Family. PFC Parks is from Seattle, WA and is a recent Graduate of Delta Co, 369 AG BN. ARMY PRIDE!!!! The softball season has kicked off and the C/106th Finance team is 1-0 after beating USARAF G-2 30 to 0. The team is comprised of 4 Soldiers from C/106th, 4 Soldiers from Vicenza MI Detachment, 3 Soldiers from 509th Signal Company, 3 Soldiers from 386th MCT, and 2 Soldiers from C Co 173rd BSB. Lastly, I want to reiterate that you motivate me to be a better Soldier, Leader, and Commander each and every day. Your actions while attending Knights University, Warrior Leader’s Course and supporting the warfighters throughout the European and African Area of Operations are an embodiment of your dedication to duty and professionalism. Continue to strive for greatness and exceed expectations.

“LEAD FROM THE FRONT, NEVER QUIT” CPT ANDRES LEON


May newsletter From the detachment sergeant Cobras, I would like to thank each and every single one of you in the Detachment. We have been doing really well in regards to doing the right thing and staying safe. We have not had any safety incidents over the last year. I want to commend you all for making that happen and it is a testament to the quality of Soldiers in our Detachment; continue to execute the mission and make sure that you apply proper risk management and mitigate the hazards as best as you can. Summer is upon us in Vicenza, Italy. Get out and enjoy the sites that this country has to offer. You are in Europe, don’t waste the opportunity. Take the time to get out with your fellow battle buddies and enjoy the beautiful weather. Make sure that you take advantage of all the benefits and agencies that the military has to offer you. In particular, consider Tuition Assistance and enroll in a school if you are not already. Sign up for classes and start tackling them one class at a time. This will only benefit you in the long run. It will set you apart from your peers, and will also further your military as well as civilian career. Lastly, continue to motivate and help each other out. We are one team and need to make sure that our battle buddies to the left and right are doing well. If you notice any sudden changes with anyone, intervene and motivate your fellow battle buddies. Continue to uphold the standard, police each other up, and stride forward. “LEAD FROM THE FRONT, NEVER QUIT” SFC SANTOS, MELVIN


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Prime Time Leaders Training

Cobras learning how to react to an IED in a convoy through a computer generated simulation. WAY TO GO COBRAS FOR PUTTING THE MISSION FIRST!


SGT Kohama is giving a pre brief for our upcoming IED simulated training.

SSG Herter gives a class on In and Out Processing. Not many Soldiers knew the process but it was a good piece of knowledge.


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SGT Stephenson is doing outstanding things during her time away from home!


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Unit Baseball Team

Charlie Cobras joined with other units to establish a Softball Unit Team. They also won their first softball game of the season.


May newsletter Enjoying a good time amongst friends and family at a unit BBQ.


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Upcoming events 15 May

Hale and Farewell

1900-2100

17 may

warrior challenge

all day

20 may

boss bowling

1900-2200

26 may

memorial day

all day

31 may

boss surprise trip

all day

08 jun

father’s day

all day

Charlie Detachment, 106th Financial Management Support Unit Vicenza, Italy Proudly Services Italy – Spain – Turkey - Africa


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