212th JULY 2013 ISSUE 4
SGT MCCLERKIN, SPC MILBURN, AND SFC WATTS RUN THE GRILLS FOR THE COMPANY 4TH OF JULY BAR-BE-CUE OVER THE FOUR-DAY WEEKEND. THE 205TH ENGINEER BATTALION HOSTED A BBQ BRINGING TOGETHER ALL THE COMPANIES AFTER A SHORT WORK WEEK FILLED WITH SPORTING EVENTS COMPETING FOR THE COMMANDER’S CUP.
FROM THE FIRST SERGEANT We, the members of the 212th Engineer Company’s (Forward), would like remind our comrades who are now stateside (SGT Walters, SPC Miller, SGT Scalise, SGT Clavette, SGT Whitlow, SPC Burns, SGT Scales, and SGT Brown) that you are not forgotten. We miss you! The 212th Engineer Company’s (VERT) Soldier of the Quarter is SPC Daniel Bullion. SPC Bullion was a frontrunner in the 205th Engineer Battalion’s NCO/SOQB competition. He was the first Soldier to cross the finish line during
the 10K foot march and was the first Soldier to cross the finish line during the APFT run. Congratulations for being 212th’s Soldier of the Quarter, and thanks for representing our unit so well at the Battalion’s competition! RIPSAW! Celebrating birthdays for the month of July are: SPC Breeden, SPC Brewer Brandon, SGT Clayton, SFC Coats, SPC Greer, SGT Hayes, SSG Hinton, SPC Houston, CPT Parker, SGT Potts, SPC Turnes,
ON THE JOB
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4TH OF JULY CHECK OUT PHOTOS OF 212TH SOLDIERS CELEBRATION OUR NATION’S FREEDOM HERE OVERSEAS.
JULY BIRTHDAYS 1LT ALBRITTON, SPC BREEDEN, SSG BREWER, SGT CLAYTON, SFC COATS, SPC GREER, SGT HAYES, SSG HINTON, SPC HOUSTON, CPT PARKER, SGT POTTS, SPC SVEBACK, SPC TURNES, SPC VALLE
AUGUST BIRTHDAYS SPC ABRAHAM, SPC BELL, 1LT CRANDALL, SPC DUCKETT, SPC GIDDENS, SSG GOODE, 1LT GRANT, SPC KELLEY, SFC KOLLMAN, SGT MARKSTAYLOR, MSG MILLER, SPC PHILLIPS, SPC RAYBURN, SSG ROSS, SPC SIMON, PFC SMITH, C., SPC STUCKEY, SPC SUTTON, SGT WEBSTER, SPC WOOD, L.
SPC Sveback, and SPC Valle We have had 16 (sixteen) Soldiers promoted while deployed: 1LT Albritton, SGT Brown Lester, PFC Chandler, 1LT Crandall, SPC Duckett, SPC Jones, SSG Kelley Chris, SPC Norwood, SPC Powell, SGT Nall, SPC Rhodes, SPC Riley, SPC Simon,
SPC Thompson Gary, SPC Ware Nicholas (x2), and SPC Williams We have had 17 (seventeen) Soldiers reenlist while deployed: SSG Brewer Charlie, SGT Bond, SFC Bullion David, SFC Clark, SGT Clayton, SPC Clendennin, SSG Depriest, SGT Fry, SGT Lewis Kriston, SGT Mark-
sTaylor, MSG Miller, SPC Rhodes, SPC Temple, SPC Tucker, SSG Webb Chris, SPC Webb Tyler, and SPC Wood John Keep your heads held high, and keep up the hard work! BUILD IT UP! RIPSAW 7
TRAIN ’EM UP!
As a vertical construction company, the 212th is equipped with soldiers trained as 12W (carpentry/ masonry), 12R (electricians), and 12K (plumbers), and many of the jobs we’ve gotten have allowed our leaders to train and cross train our soldiers to better do their jobs. Sharing skills allows our plumbers and electricians to learn basic carpentry, and vice versa adding manpower to our worksites. In addition to teaching our younger soldiers, our NCOs gain experience and new skills and knowledge as they conduct the research, plan, and prepare their visual aides and training tools.
SGT STARKS TEACHES A CLASS ON FRAMING TO PREPARE HIS SQUAD FOR THEIR UPCOMING PROJECT INVOLVING THE TEAR DOWN OF A SHOWER TRAILER AND COMPLETE REBUILD. SHOWING THEM THE BASIC COMPONENTS, SGT STARKS THEN HAD HIS SOLDIERS RECONSTRUCT HIS MODEL.
SPC SWANSON WORKS ON FRAMING.
SPC LANE, A 12W, AND SPC SUTTON, A 12K, WORK TOGETHER ON THE FRAMING.
SPC VALLE AND SPC WEBB SHOW OFF THEIR MUSCLE DOWN IN THE COMPANY CONNEX YARD.
SGT STARKS BRIEFS HIS SOLDIERS BEFORE STARTING DEMO.
SPC GREER REMOVES CEILING FRAMING AT A DEMO SITE.
1LT ALBRITTON TRIES HIS HAND AT MUDDING.
SPC SANDERS PRIMES SHEETROCK AFTER HER SQUAD REPLACED WATER DAMAGED SHEETS AND CRACKED SEAMS.
SPC LANE AND SGT POYNER FINISHING UP CONSTRUCTION AT THE PULL UP BARS..
WITH OVER 140 SOLDIERS HERE WITH THE 212TH, AND MANY WANTING TO TAKE PART IN ORGANIZED SPORTS TEAMS, THE 212TH HAS ADDED ANOTHER SOFTBALL TEAM, THE TENNESEE SHINERS. ON WENDESDAY EVENINGS YOU CAN FIND THE HITMEN AND THE SHINERS PLAYING OUT AT THE ZONE 6 FIELD.
CELEBRATING THE 4TH
BEING AWAY FROM HOME DEFINITELY ISN’T EASY, AND BEING AWAY FROM HOME ON HOLIDAYS, ESPECIALLY THOSE WE’RE ALL USED TO SPENDING WITH FAMILY AND FRIENDS IS HARDER. SO AFTER A FEW MONTHS OF HARD WORK, WE WERE LUCKY ENOUGH TO GET A FEW DAYS OFF TO SPEND TOGETHER PLAYING TEAMS SPORTS COMPETING ON BATTALION TEAMS, THEN AGAIN ON COMPANY TEAMS, GRILLING OUT TOGETHER, ENJOYING CONCERTS AND A MINICARNIVAL WITH GAMES AND PRIZES AND MOST OF ALL TRYING TO RELAX, LAUGH, AND SPEND TIME TOGETHER LIKE WOULD DO IF WE WERE BACK HOME.