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Your Monthly Newsletter for the Connecticut Army National Guard Recruit Sustainment Program

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November 2013 Prepare for Drill:

Training Period Nov 2-3 2013

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PHASES Red -1st Drill

Purple - 1st Drill but shipping before December 13th.

White - 2nd drill or more but

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have not shipped to training yet.

Green - Have completed

basic but have not shipped to AIT.

Blue - Shipping to training before December 13th.

Gold - Have completed BCT and AIT and are a Battle Hand Off Soldier. 

RSP Headquarters 855 Stanley Street New Britain, CT 06051 Fax 860.233.9207 ex 25

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Officer in Charge CW3 Chris McCarty NCOIC SFC Edy Torres Direct Ship NCO SGT Sean Conroy 860.223.8023 x 25 203.650.1029

Coordinate transportation to and from Camp Niantic for yourself (call your recruiter if you have any issues) Bring a lock. Bring $20 in cash in the event you need to purchase anything at the PX or get a haircut. If you are under a doctor’s care for any reason: Contact your recruiter and RSP at 860-223-8023 prior to drill. Bring all documentation. Bring spare PT gear if you were not issued any: sweatpants, shorts, tshirt, sweatshirt sneakers (we will be training outdoors) No personal electronic devices Bring your ID to drill. All warriors are required to bring a photo ID. See your recruiter if you do not have a military ID. Hair, to include facial, must be in accordance with AR 670-1: Males report clean shaven and get a haircut before drill. Maintain a professional appearance. Personal hygiene items. You will be staying over-night on Saturday, make sure to bring personal hygiene items, (deodorant, toothbrush/paste, towel, razor, shower shoes, etc) ensure you bring a change of clothes. Hydrate (drink water): Begin hydration at least two days before training. All tobacco products are prohibited at RSP drill. Physical Training (PT) is not a once a month event. You should be training throughout the month. At a minimum train three days a week to improve your push-ups, sit-ups, and 2 mile run score. Review your battle book for nutrition and PT guidelines. Bring your battle book to every drill.

REPORT TIMES ALL PHASES: REPORT SATURDAY MORNING AT 0800 TO THE RTI AT CAMP NIANTIC 38 SMITH ST NIANTIC CT. Uniform is ACU’s if issued/if not issued wear civilians. Bring seasonal appropriate PT gear. Boots are not running shoes bring sneakers for PT. NO YOGA PANTS OR FORM FITTING ATHLETIC CLOTHING, SLEEVELESS TSHIRTS AND NO TANK TOPS AS WELL!!! Parking: Privately Owned Vehicles (POVs) are to be parked behind Colonel Nett Hall (near the RTI) All phases’ dismissal: Sunday at 1400   Drill attendance is mandatory BRING THREE BLACK PENS!!!! ONE FOR YOU, ONE FOR YOUR BUDDY WHO DID NOT READ THIS AND ONE TO REPLACE THE ONE YOU WILL LOSE!!!!!!

BUS SCHEDULE TO BE SENT OUT TO ALL E-MAIL ACCOUNTS THE WEEK BEFORE DRILL. CONTACT YOUR RECRUITER AND RSP IF YOU HAVE AN ISSUE.


NOV TRAINING ALL: SATURDAY MORNING: Attendance, Issue Linen, Secure Gear, Administration, FLU, and Height/Weight. ST

Red Phase (1 DRILL) Basic Training Orientation: Saturday: Introduction to the Army National Guard, Drill and ceremonies, Rank Structure, Initial counseling issue. APFT Sunday: PT, clear barracks, Drill and ceremony; Opportunity Training White Phase (2 OR MORE DRILLS): Saturday: STREAM TRAINING; FIRST AID, LAND NAV, WEAPONS Sunday: ARMY CHECK ON LEARNING; AAR; AWARDS; DISMISSAL Green Phase (COMPLETED BASIC TRAINING) (know your AKO username & password): Saturday: STREAM TRAINING; CONVOY OPS Sunday: ARMY CHECK ON LEARNING; AAR; AWARDS; DISMISSAL Blue Phase (Last drill prior to shipping): Saturday: Same as white Sunday: PT, Ship Brief, Clear Barracks; Opportunity Training st

Purple Phase (1 Drill but shipping before Dec DRILL): Saturday: Introduction to the military, Drill and ceremonies, Rank Structure, Initial counseling issue; APFT Sunday: PT, Ship Brief, Clear Barracks; Opportunity Training Gold Phase (BHO): Saturday: PHA, Briefings, Promotions, Awards Sunday: BHO (Soldiers who complete PHA) this drill Gold Phase Soldiers will assist with training and be released at 1400 on Sunday.

MALES: IF YOU COME TO DRILL WITHOUT A PROPER HAIRCUT/UNSHAVEN IN ACCORDANCE WITH AR 6701 YOU WILL HAVE TO SEE CW3 MCCARTY

Must Do’s PAY: ALL members must have Direct Deposit. Google “SF 1199” if you need to get one. Have your bank fill it out. Either fax or scan to RSP ASAP. If RSP does not receive your direct deposit before drill you will see your paycheck 4-5 weeks in the mail after drill. MYPAY (WEBSITE TO TRACK YOUR PAY) https://mypay.dfas.mil?mypay.aspx

UPCOMING DRILLS: NEXT MONTH 7-8 December CY 2014 Drill Dates 4-5 January 1-2 February 1-2 March

Returning from Active Duty Training You must process through the RSP Office in New Britain prior to drill weekend. Please contact the RSP at 860-223-8023 ex 25,26,or 21 to schedule in-processing.

4-6 April 2-4 May 6-8 June No Drill-July 1-3 August

You are eligible to enroll in “TRICARE Reserve Select” as long as you are an active drilling member of the National Guard. TRICARE Reserve Select is an affordable fee based insurance plan that you can pay for from your monthly drill check. You can also enroll your family. Go to the following link https://www.dmdc.osd.mil/aapj/trs/index.js p for details and enrollment instructions. Be patient and read everything. Once there, select purchase coverage and you will be guided through the process. Follow all the instructions and don’t rush through it. Bring your questions to drill or call your recruiter or for technical questions call 1-800-538-9552 or contact Virginia Hanke at: Virginia.x.hanke@healthnet.com Military I.D. Card Website http://www.dmdc.osd.mil/rsl/ This website can help you find the military I.D. facility closest to your home. If you are married or have children they need an I.D. card so they can get benefits like health insurance, P.X. access. Make sure to get your MIL ID, RSP will be using it to sign you into drill.

DO NOT CARPOOL WITH GOLD OR BHO SOLDIERS

6-7 September CHANGES: Keep us informed of any changes to your address, contact information, or personal information (marriage, children, etc). E-MAIL SGT Conroy: Sean.P.Conroy1.mil@mail.mil

THE RSP NEWSLETTER IS NO LONGER BEING MAILED OUT IT IS ONLY BEING POSTED ON FACEBOOK AND EMAILED TO YOUR AKO ACCOUNT

THE RSP FACEBOOK PAGE IS: CONNECTICUT GUARD RSP

www.facebook.com/C onnecticutGuardRsp In case of a family emergency while you are attending RSP have your family contact the RSP @203-650-1029


RSP Headquarters 855 Stanley Street New Britain, CT 06051 Fax 860.233.9207 Officer in Charge CW3 Christopher McCarty NCOIC SFC Edy Torres Direct Ship NCO SGT Sean Conroy 860.223.8023 x 25 203.650.1029

If you cannot make drill contact your recruiter and the RSP ASAP do not wait till the day of drill to let us know.

Bring three black pens to drill, one to replace the one you lost on the way to drill, one for your buddy that lost his on the way to drill and one for you to use during the weekend. Three ways to distinguish yourself at IADT Honor Graduate – Top Soldier of the cycle PT Stud – Scoring 290 or better on the APFT Top Shot – Being the best shooter in your company Which one will you be?

Commander’s Notes: Welcome Congratulations on your decision to serve your State and Country. You represent the United States Army and the Connecticut Army National Guard both in and out of uniform. Always conduct yourself in a manner that brings credit to yourself and your unit, the CTARNG and the U.S. Army. Physical conditioning is your personal responsibility and must be done regularly in order to prepare for basic training. Get training advice from the RSP cadre or your recruiter. The RSP Cadre want you to be successful in all your training.

ALL MALES: IF YOU DECIDE TO COME TO DRILL WITHOUT A PROPER HAIRCUT IN ACCORDANCE WITH AR 670-1 YOU WILL HAVE TO SEE CW3 MCCARTY FOR CORRECTIVE TRAINING AND WILL BE TAKEN TO A BARBER. Safety Fall is here and the weather changes quickly, wear appropriate clothing. Remember to practice safe habits when participating in outdoor activities. If you ride a motorcycle you must have a state issued license, wear Department of Defense mandated safety clothing, and complete the MSF safe rider program. Do not operate a vehicle after consumption of alcohol or prescription drugs. If you have questions about good safety practices see your recruiter, RSP cadre, or go to https://safety.army.mil/ for more information. CW3 McCarty

AKO ACCOUNT If you have not set up your AKO account contact your recruiter or e-mail:Sean.P.Conroy1.mil@mail.mil for instructions BATTLE HAND–OFF SURVEY All soldiers in Gold Phase are required to take the Battle HandOff Survey. You can access the BHO survey via theG1 Portal (CAC access is not needed) https://g1arng.army.pentagon.mil/Pages/StayGuardSurvey.as px Clicking the Battle Hand Off (survey) button will take you to the log on page: You will need your assigned Unit Identification Code (UIC) - NOT the RSP UIC - in order to log on and complete the survey.


WELCOME TO THE RECRUITING AND RETENETION BATTALION FAMILY READINESS GROUP IN THE COMING MONTHS IN THIS PART OF THE NEWSLETTER YOU WILL SEE MONTHLY EVENTS POSTED AND ANNOUNCEMENTS OPEN TO MEMBERS OF THE R&R BATTALION. ALSO CHECK THE RSP FACEBOOK PAGE ALONG WITH YOUR PERSONAL EMAIL FOR ANY INFO THAT WILL BE SENT OUT. UPCOMING EVENTSHORSES TO HOMECOMING RODEO OCTOBER 26TH 280 ARCH ROAD AVON CT FROM 9:00AM TO 12:00PM SEMI-ANNUAL FRG VOLUNTEER TRAINING, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 26th, TIME TBD MIDDLETOWN RESERVE CENTER RECRUITING AND RETENTON AWARDS BANQUET: NOVEMBER 15th OFFICERS CLUB HARTFORD ARMORY THE CTARNG FAMILY PROGRAM HAS ITS OWN FACEBOOK WHICH CAN BE FOUND AT:

https://www.facebook.com/CTNGFamilies

THINGS TO COMPLETE BEFORE DRILL:

CEI: http://www.jointservice ssupport.org/ESGR/CEI.a spx GAT: https://www.sft.army.mil/ Protected/ ALL RSP SOLDIERS ARE REQUIRED TO COMPLETE THE CEI AND GAT!!! When you have done it notify SGT Conroy.


IS YOUR SHIP DATE COMING SOON?  You must meet height and weight requirements  PASS THE 1-1-1 PT Assessment  No medical or legal issues  Small amount of cash and/ ATM card  Drivers License and/or Photo ID

PACK LIGHT! NO CHECKED LUGGAGE! IF IT DOESN’T FIT IN HERE

8. Promotion Documentation (DA 4187) 9. Copy of Dependents documents: (if applicable) * Children’s Birth Certificate * Spouse’s Birth Certificate * Marriage Certificate * * Divorce Decree

You will be flying to Basic. Pack Accordingly!!!

* Family Care Plan * Copy of dependents social security cards

Below is a list of items that you should take with you to Basic Training.

*VS-56(For Single Fathers) 

2-day supply of seasonappropriate, comfortable clothing.

2 sets of white underwear.

2 locks, (combination or padlock)

2 pairs of white, calf-length, athletic socks

Disposable razor. (Shave before you get TO TRAINING. You cannot carry them on the plane)

Shaving cream (travel size)

1 Washcloth

1 Towel (SMALL)

Toothpaste(TRAVEL SIZE) and Toothbrush with case

Dental Floss

Hairbrush or 6" comb (no point for males unless you want to scratch your back!)

Antiperspirant (TRAVEL SIZE)

Shower shoes

Personal Hygiene Items (KEEP TO A MINIMUM-TRAVEL SIZE)

Shampoo (TRAVEL SIZE)

Soap and Soap case

DON’T BRING IT! DOCUMENTATION YOU NEED HAND CARRIED WITH YOU! Failure to have documents will delay training!!! 1. Social Security Card 2. Military ID 3. Drivers License and/or Photo ID 4. SF 1199 (Direct Deposit)(filled out) 5. ATM Card or checks 6. Copy of Birth Certificate 7. Copy of High School Diploma or GED

10. Housing Allowance documents * NOTARIZED copy of rental agreement (If you have to pay rent) * Copy of Utility bill for address above See your Recruiter if you need assistance

Make sure that you deal with any personal issues before you ship to training. You need to focus yourself on completing training without undue distractions from home.


RSP Nov 2013 newsletter