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Warriors Newsletter ’’’Land Navigation 25-26 January 2014

Februarys drill is 22-23 February 2014

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Table of Contents About the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP) ............................................................................................................ 3 Which Phase Are You? ........................................................................................................................................................ 3 Where and Where to Report ...................................................................................................................................... 4 Commander’s Corner .......................................................................................................................................................... 4 Military Appearance and Professional Bearing ............................................................................................................ 5 Hair Grooming ..................................................................................................................................................................... 5 Personal Appearance ...................................................................................................................................................... 5 What to Wear/What to Bring for RSP Drill .................................................................................................................. 6 Words from Top .................................................................................................................................................................. 6 Administrative Notes .......................................................................................................................................................... 6 Promotions ................................................................................................................................................................ 7 Pay Differences in Ranks ..................................................................................................................................................... 7 Training Topics/Events for This Month........................................................................................................................ 9 Red Phase ........................................................................................................................................................................ 9 White Phase .................................................................................................................................................................... 9 Green Phase .................................................................................................................................................................. 10 Blue Phase ..................................................................................................................................................................... 10 Observances ............................................................................................................................................................ 11 Promotions and Awards ........................................................................................................................................... 12 Helpful Links ........................................................................................................................................................... 13 RSP in Action ........................................................................................................................................................... 14

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Before you ship to Basic Combat Training (BCT), you'll attend the Recruit Sustainment Program (RSP). These weekends will be your introduction to BCT and will get you started and keep you on track, mentally, physically and emotionally while you prepare for your career in the Guard. RSP drills give you an opportunity to start getting comfortable with the terminology and protocols that are part of Guard service—and you'll be getting paid for the time you spend at RSP.

Which Phase Are You? Red Phase: Your first weekend at RSP is “Red Phase.” In this intensive first few days, you’ll learn basics you need to know right away—like the Army Values, Army structure and ranks, saluting and forms of address, your physical fitness assessment and more.

White Phase: During the White Phase, you’ll learn more about the Guard and more of what you’ll need to know to succeed at BCT. Many topics are covered, including three main categories: the training community, military history and background, and physical readiness.

Blue Phase: Blue Phase is your final drill prior to shipping to Basic Combat Training (BCT). During this weekend, you’ll cover all the final details that have to be taken care of before you leave.

Green Phase: The Green Phase is for Soldiers who have completed Basic Combat Training, and is designed for recruits in the Split Training Option (STO) Program. These recruits attend the Recruit Sustainment Program until they ship to BCT, and then return to RSP until they ship to Advanced Individual Training the summer after their senior year. During that second year of RSP, Green Phase courses offer advanced leadership training on topics.

Gold Phase/Battle Handoff: The Soldier's first drill after successful completion of IADT is his or her final weekend at the RSP. Gold Phase teaches Soldiers what to expect at their unit of assignment, as well as what will be expected from them. Most importantly, it provides the Battle Handoff from the RSP to the Soldier's new unit/sponsor through a formal rite of passage ceremony attended by RSP Soldiers and the gaining unit leadership.

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Where and when to report

COMMANDER’S CORNER Winter is here: for the majority of you that also means you’re close to a vacation from school. Take some time to review the material that you were taught last month, I promise you there will be a cadre member waiting for you at the door looking to conduct a quick check on learning. The days are shorter and the temperatures are cold, making it difficult to get outside and conduct a little physical training. There’s no one out there that can’t dedicate 30 minutes a day to PT. As always if you’re looking for some additional motivation, 1SG Dove and SFC Pariseau conduct PT at Camp Fogarty Monday through Friday. For those of you in high school, ensure you continue the good work and getting the good grades, we hope you’re striving for. Be safe and we’ll see you in a couple of weeks. Cheryl Irving CW2 Commanding Things do not happen. Things are made to happenJohn F. Kennedy

The following information is provided to prepare you for your next weekend of training: Date and Time: 0700hrs (7:00am) on Saturday 25th & Sunday the 26th of January 2014 at 1207th Forward Support Command (FSC) Drill Shed Floor Location: Island 02818

Camp Fogarty, 2841 South County Trail, East Greenwich, Rhode

Transportation: Transportation to and from Camp Fogarty is your responsibility. We encourage ride sharing…If you have a problem getting to Camp Fogarty contact your Recruiter and that person will provide transportation. Release Time: Approximately 1630 (4:30pm) on Saturday the 25th and 1530hrs (3:30pm) on Sunday the 26th (If anyone is being provided with a Ride Home, have your rides arrive 15 minutes early.)

*ATTENDANCE IS MANDATORY FOR ALL SCHEDULED DRILL PERIODS If there is anything that may affect your attendance, please contact Your Recruiter immediately.

The Next RSP Drill date is 22-23 February 2014 at 0700 hrs Directions from Providence: -Rte 95 South or approximately 8 Miles. As you pass Exit 10, get in one of the left lanes -Exit 9 (which goes off to the left) is Rte 4 South. Travel approximately 3 miles -Then take Exit 7A, Frenchtown Road (RT 402) to Rt2 -Take a left at the stop sign onto Rte 2 North -Camp Fogarty will be on the right, approximately .03 miles IF YOU GET LOST OR HAVE ANY OTHER PROBLEMS ENROUTE, YOU CAN CALL

YOUR RECRUITER OR SFC

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Pariseau at (401) 465-5639


Military Appearance and Professional Bearing As a professional Soldier, you’re expected to positively represent the Rhode Island Army National Guard. Know how to wear the uniform, wear it with pride at all times, and meet height and weight standards. By the way you carry yourself and through your military courtesy and appearance, you send a signal: I am proud of my uniform, my unit, and myself. Skillful use of your professional bearing – fitness, courtesy, and military appearance – can often help you manage difficult situations. A professional Soldier presents a professional appearance, but there’s more to being an Army professional than looking good. Professionals are competent as well. The Army requires you to look sharp and be sharp.

Hair Grooming Hairstyles are generally different for men and women. The standards that pertain to the military are different as well. One myth about women in the military is that they will have to cut their hair short once they join. The regulation (Army Regulation (AR) 670-1) that encompasses hairstyles does justifiably differ between men and women in the military. In general, there are several hairstyles acceptable in the Army. So long as the Soldier’s hair is kept in a neat and clean manner, the acceptability of the style will be judged solely by the criteria described below. Extreme or faddish haircuts or hairstyles are not authorized. If dyes, tints, or bleaches are used, colors used must be found in natural human hair and not present an extreme appearance. Lines or designs will not be cut into the hair or scalp. Styles of hair and texture differ among the different ethnic groups and these differences affect the length and bulk of hair, as well as the style worn by each Soldier. Haircuts, without reference to style, will conform to the following standards:

Males • The hair on top of the head will be neatly groomed. The length and bulk of the hair will not be excessive or present a ragged, unkempt, or extreme appearance. Hair will present a tapered appearance and, when combed, will not fall over the ears or eyebrows or touch the collar, except for the closely cut hair at the back of the neck. The block cut fullness in the back is permitted in moderate degree as long as the tapered look is maintained. In all cases, the bulk or length of hair will not interfere with the normal wear of headgear or protective masks. • Sideburns will be neatly trimmed. The base will not be flared and will be a clean-shaven, horizontal line. Sideburns will not extend below the lowest part of the exterior ear opening. • The face will be clean-shaven, except that mustaches are permitted. If a mustache is worn, it will be kept neatly trimmed, tapered, tidy, and will not present a chopped-off appearance. No portion of the mustache will cover the upper lip line or extend sideways beyond a vertical line drawn upward from the corner of the mouth. Handlebar mustaches, goatees, and beards are not authorized. If an appropriate medical authority prescribes beard growth, the length required for medical treatment will also be specified.

Females • Hair will be neatly groomed. The length and the bulk of the hair will not be excessive or present a ragged, unkempt or extreme appearance. Hair will not fall over eyebrows or extend below the bottom edge of the collar while in uniform. Hairstyles will not interfere with proper wearing of military head gear or protective masks

• Wigs or hairpieces may be worn as long as the wig or hairpiece is of a natural hair color and the style and length conform to appearance standards.

• Hair-holding ornaments (such as, but not limited to, barrettes, pins, clips, bands), if used, must be unadorned and plain and must be transparent or similar in color to the hair, and will be inconspicuously placed. Beads or similar ornamental items are not authorized.

Professional Appearance In uniform, you may wear a wristwatch, a wrist identification bracelet, and no more than two rings (wedding ring sets are considered one ring). Earrings must not exceed 6 mm or 0.235 inch in diameter and must be gold, silver, white pearl, or diamond. In general, earrings must be unadorned and spherical. Matched pairs must be worn. Females are also authorized to wear lipstick and nail polish with all uniforms as long as the color is conservative. Extreme shades of lipstick and nail polish such as purple, gold, blue, and white will not be worn. Under NO circumstances are men permitted to wear earrings while on duty. They may not wear them while in uniform, or in civilian clothes on duty or in civilian clothes off duty while on a military installation. The regulation also states that there will be no attaching, affixing, or displaying objects, articles, jewelry, or ornamentation to, under, or through the skin while in uniform, in civilian clothes while on duty, or in civilian clothes off duty on any military installation or other places under military control, except for females wearing earrings as outlined in paragraph 1-14, Army Regulation 670-1. Any tattoo or brand anywhere on the head or face is prohibited except for permanent makeup. Tattoos that are not extremist, indecent, sexist, or racist are allowed on the hands and neck (ALARACT 017/2006).

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WHAT TO WEAR / WHAT TO BRING FOR RSP DRILL ****BRING A WATER BOTTLE TO DRILL!!!**** ------ GREEN phASE/ GOlD phASE:: BRiNG yOuR ASu’S AND MAkE SuRE thEy lOOk ShARp! REPORT in Army PT’s (APFU) IF you have them (bring your ACU’s complete with everything you need to wear them!!!!). IF NOT, Report in Civilian Clothing. Bring extra clothes and personal hygiene gear.

Words from top As we move into the winter months the training will outdoors will become more difficult. It will be demanding as always. You must be preparing yourself for drill and for basic training. I expect your uniform to be worn properly and your grooming is to standard. That means get a haircut if you need one! I hope you have been doing physical training in preparation of drill. We will put you to the test. Remember you represent the Rhode Island Army National Guard on and off duty. I am looking forward to seeing everyone at drill. Remember to study your battle books! Green Phase: Remember to have your ASU’s with you and ready for inspection. Your fellow soldiers and the Cadre are counting on you to lead the way to our incoming troops and show them what “right” is!

Jodie Dove 1SG, ARNG RSP First Sergeant

Bring your Military ID Card and Drivers License with you for Identification. ALSO bring your AKO E-mail address with you so you can enter it on the “Warrior Pre-Ship Counseling” Form. Spring and Summer Season: Shorts and T-shirt Sweat shirt, pants Sweat suit for physical training Running shoes * (wear proper running shoes; no Nike Air Forces, etc.)** Drink Plenty of Water Extra change of clothing **Remember to bring a couple changes of clothing because of Physical Training! Also…Don’t forget to bring personal hygiene products such as: Shaving gear to include: Razor Shaving cream Toothbrush and toothpaste Soap Towel Shower shoes (flip-flops) 1 padlock Pocket notebook and pen ADMINISTRATIVE NOTES: You are required to notify your recruiter

immediately if there are any personal changes to your life, this includes:  Address change (no P.O. Box) must have a physical place to live  Change of phone number(s)  Married/divorced — legally responsible for any children and not married  Illness/injury— that prevents you from attending drill or prevents any physical training while at drill  Cannot attend drill due to other reasons — try and make up the drill before it is scheduled  If not able to access AKO/MyPay….contact your recruiter before you come to drill  Once you have an account, you have to change your password and/or pin number from a temp one to permanent within 30 days  Health Care is available for all Army National Guard members at TriCare Reserve Select…It is much cheaper than Blue Cross or other plans  Dental is also available at United Concordia

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PROMOTIONS How do you get promoted? The promotion clock starts when you enter IADT (leave for basic training). Six months after you enter basic training you are eligible for promotion to E-2 (PV2), 1 year from that date you are eligible for promotion to E-3 (PFC) see chart below. Basic Promotion Criteria: Time in Grade/Time in Service Requirements (AR 600-8-19) Rank/Grade PV2/E-2

Time in Grade

Time in Service

Private E-2

6Mo/ *4Month waiver

N/A Private First Class

PFC/E-3

12Mo/ *6Month waiver

4Mo *2Mo Specialist

SPC/E-4

24Mo/ *18Month waiver

6Mo.*3Mo

Why are some people already E-2s and E-3s and have not been to Basic Training? Some people fall into the following categories prior to enlisting: (1) Completed one or two years of JROTC in High School…Enlist as E-2 (2) Completed three or more years of JROTC in High School…Enlist as E-3 (3) Has been awarded “Boy Scout Eagle Certificate” or earned the “Girl Scout Gold Award Certificate”…Enlist as E-2 (4) Completed 24 semester hours of college...Enlist as E-2, 48 semester hours of college…Enlist as E-3, or have a four year degree..Enlist as E-4.

Pay Differences in Ranks (Pay chart rates as of January 1, 2011)

Two Day Drill

Annual Training Pay

Monthly Active Duty

E-1 Private Under 4 Months

$181

$ 624

$1,357

E-1 Private Over 4 Months

$195

$ 674

$1,467

E-2 Private

$219

$ 756

$1,644

E-3 Private First Class

$230

$ 795

$1,729

E-4 Specialist

$255

$ 880

$1,916

******Bring a water bottle to drill!!! There is not enough canteens to go around!!!!! ******

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RED PHASE INSTRUCTORS: SFC PARENT & SSG BARBEIRO

RSP Introduction Our goal is to ensure you are Mentally Prepared for the task at hand, Administratively Correct, so as to properly support your families and provide for any personal needs, and Physically Fit to have confidence you need, to successfully graduate from Basic Combat Training.

Army's Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Training This class will provide you with the knowledge, awareness, and prevention techniques that you can apply to your daily activities. Also, this class is designed to stress the seriousness of sexual assault and to ensure that the Army‘s contemporary operating environment is safe and keeps to the highest standards.

History of the Army National Guard The contribution of Army National Guard throughout America’s history is filled with acts of heroism, service beyond the call of duty, and far reaching bravery. Those individual Soldiers, as well as units are indeed a tribute to the spirit and nature of the individuals who have served under our proud flag. As a Soldier in this honored organization you share the pride, strength, resilience, and determination exhibited by past and present selfless service. You are the future of the Army National Guard, and the bearer of our country’s freedom.

Equal Opportunity and Sexual Harassment Policies and Programs (EO/POSH) In this lesson you will learn the Army Equal Opportunity and Prevention of Sexual Harassment Program, and how to choose behaviors consistent with the Policy and Army Values.

Rank Identification and Reporting Procedures One of your most immediate tasks is to identify army rank. You will properly address enlisted and officer personnel by the end of the day; therefore this lesson plan is of utmost importance. Proper identification of rank insignia and reporting procedures will greatly enhance your success while in the Army National Guard’s Recruit Sustainment Program, in Basic Combat Training, Advanced Individual Training, and throughout your military career.

WHITE PHASE INSTRUCTORS: SSG COUTURE & SSG BOUCHARD Land navigation

You will learn to identify: Hill, Ridge, Valley, Saddle, Depression, Draw, Spur and Cliff. Terrain features are identified in the same manner on all maps, regardless of the contour interval, but you must realize that a hill in the Rocky Mountains will be much bigger than one in south Florida. You must be able to recognize all the terrain features to locate a point on the ground or to navigate from one point to another. The five major terrain features are: Hill, Ridge, Valley, Saddle, and Depression. The three minor terrain features are: Draw, Spur and Cliff. Terrain features can be learned using the fist or hand to show what each would look like on the ground. PROPER WEAR OF MILITARY UNIFORM How you appear in uniform says a lot about who we Americans are – as individuals and as a people. The ARNG Uniform is a precious symbol of our nation’s sacrifices for freedom. And as the living legacy of the thousands who died for our way of life, the uniform deserves to be worn with pride.

Basic Military Communication Understanding Basic Military Communication can save your life on the battlefield. Failure to properly identify yourself, your squad or your company could lead to preventable casualties. The instruction you receive over the next 50 minutes will be used not only on the battle field, but in many facets throughout your life.

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GREEN PHASE INSTRUCTORS: SSG DORSEY & SSG FREGEAU Leadership Your entire drill will be based off leadership: You will spend the majority of this drill assisting Cadre and teaching our new soldiers the basic’s that you were taught during BCT. This serves a dual purpose in ensuring that your skills stay sharp and while offering you the opportunity to get a taste of leadership and experience in leading from the front.

BLUE PHASE Instructors: MRS Lindley/ MR SParks Important to Upcoming Shippers: Anyone shipping out prior to the upcoming drill will need to have in their possession:

 Valid Driver’s License/Photo ID,  Original Social Security Card,  ATM Card,  Military ID Card If there were any changes that had occurred since enlistment (i.e. marriage, divorce, violations, child births, bank changes), you need to bring in the documentation so we can update this information prior to your shipping off to training.

Shipping out Employer Notification: Long before you leave for BCT, you must tell your employer that you will be away from work. You’ll find the information you need in the Employment Rights of the Battle Book, in the family section. Army National Guard Liaison: The Liaison Officer/NCO is a member of the Army National Guard on active duty at military installations. Be sure that you have a phone number to reach him/her in case of delayed arrival or other emergency. You will receive an in-processing briefing by the Liaison Officer/NCO when you arrive at BCT.

Travel On the morning you ship out you will leave from the parking lot of Camp Fogarty Armory on South County Trail, East Greenwich (RSP training site), and be at Camp Fogarty Armory NLT 0800hrs (8:00am). -At Camp Fogarty Armory, you will be inspected to make sure you have not had any medical problems since you passed the physical the day you enlisted. -It is very important you notify your recruiter or SFC Pariseau at Camp Fogarty during the drill of any medical problems that may arise… also watch your weight if you were close during the physical…if you are not sure call your recruiter. -You will travel to your Basic Training Reception Station by air, train and/or bus. If there is a delay or if the delay will cause you to arrive after midnight on your scheduled arrival date, get a statement from the ticket agent stating the reason (i.e. plane delayed because of weather) and call the Liaison NCO at your destination. Upon completion of Basic Training or AIT, we must receive a copy of your DD214 or DD220 and MOS orders. It is MANDATORY that within 72hrs from your return home, to contact the following personnel:

Your Recruiter

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Take a snap shot look at some of the events that occurred at ApRil’S RSP Drill. 10


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