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It is a great honor and privilege to join H-26 FA as your new battery comFAMILY READINESS IS TIED mander. The New Year offers many new opportunities for the battery as we continue DIRECTLY TO COMBAT to train and refine our skills for our wartime mission. My wife Stephanie and I look READINESS forwards to starting this new chapter of our lives with H-26. I am from Tucson, AZ and graduated in 2005 from Arizona State University. Following completion of training here at Ft Sill, I served at Ft. Lewis, WA and Vilseck, Commanding Officer Germany with the 2nd Cavalry Regiment, where I worked as a Fire Support Officer, CPT Heath Bixel Target Acquisition Platoon Leader, Headquarters Platoon Leader, and Targeting Offi- 580-442-0277 cer. I also served at Ellsworth Air Force Base, SD as a ground liaison officer, and prior to command as a Logistics Mentor to the Afghan National Police with the 214th First Sergeant Brigade Security Force Assistance Team (SFAT) mission. I have deployed to Iraq in 1SG Robert Solis 2007-09, to Qatar in 2010, and just returned from Afghanistan this October. I met my 580-442-0278 wife here in Lawton in 2010, and married in April of this year, just prior to deploying to 580-917-5951 Afghanistan. I would like to close by extending my open door policy to all the soldiers, Executive Officer spouses, and family members of H-26. It is important for everyone to address issues Mr. Bobby Eastwood 580-442-0279 with their chain of command; however I am available 24 hours a day, seven days a week if you have issues that you feel are not being addressed or not coming to my attention. Point of Contacts I look forward to working with, and getting to know the whole H-26 family. Courage and Action! CPT Heath A. Bixel Commander, H Battery, 26 Field Artillery (Target Acquisition)




Christmas Party We will be having our battery Christmas party at the Twin Oaks Bowling Alley on post. We have had suggestions regarding the location of the party. Some of the families have expressed the desire to hold a pot luckSoldiers party whereDuring the children as well as the adults can participate. We have small children who are not old enough to bowl. We would like your input. Please let me knowthe if youFort wouldBliss like to continue with the original plan of the bowling alley.


Welcome Captain Heath Bixel and wife Stephanie SPC Robert Underwood and wife Amber Nicole Children: Kayden (4 years old) and Kevin (1 year old)

Mirtha Solis FRG Leader

Amber Eastwood 817-629-7249 Welcoming Sharon Kedrowski FRG Advisor Cell 580-917-0048 Jasmine Alderman FRG Secretary Cell 434-509-3241 Shantel Lang FRG Treasurer Cell 760-987-5466 Ariel Bergeron Cell 228-369-4651 Ashley Schmitz 224-213-5642 DIRECT EMAIL LIST: Send email to

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