The Fort Hood Sentinel (Temple, Tex.), Vol. 51, No. 33, Ed. 1 Thursday, March 26, 1992 Page: 1 of 40
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'VOL. 51 NO. 33
INSIDE THE SENTINEL
at 31st ADA
1st Cav ...........................A-5 %-9 B-1
13th COSCOM ......... A-9
31st ADA ...... .J................. A-7
Transition Briefs ...... A-3
Hood Bulletins A-2
Birth A nnouncem ents............... B-5
ihildcare ............... U-3
Community Calendar...............j .....C-5
Education lletin s....................... C-4
^Leisure Bulletins ...........................C-1
^Movies «.......................... .v C-5
"Fishing Report D-2
NEWS THIS WEEK
Well-maintained static equipment dis-
plays are attractive have historical sig-
nificance and-help build esprit-de-corps
in units. Unsightly displays detract
from the appearance of the installation
and become objects of visual clutter.
Static equipment displays will be al-
lowed down to battalion level subject to
the approval of the respective division
or separate brigade commander. The
division or separate brigade commander
is responsible for ensuring proper main-
tenance and appearance of the display.
Equipment displays which do not meet
these criteria will be removed and re-
turned to the respective museum prop-
erty book holder for display or appropri-
■^Historic war memorabilia selected for
retention at Fort Hood will be displayed
in designated museum or headquarters
areas and xwill be permanently posi-
tioned. Units will retain sponsorship
responsibility for equipment upkeep and
Lt. Gen. USA
The^Sgt. Audio Murphy/Sgt. Morales Hub
members will host a luncheon 11:30 a.m.
12:30 p.m. April IQ at the Main NCO Club
for the purpose of electing officers.
SERVING THE PHANTOM ARMORED CORPS
By Bryant L. Griffin
III Corps Public Affairs
honors fallen soldier
in memorial race^Ss
High altitude mountain flying
and minimal navigational aids are
two of the most challenging factors
facing helicopter units deployed to
Honduras in support of Joint Task-
MAKING THE most of these
valuable training conditions is the
goal for the “Skymasters” of Com-
pany C 4th Battalion 228th Avia-
tion Regiment according to Capt.
Dean A. Varney company com-
With four CH-47D helicopters
the Skymasters began their four-
month tour Jan. 10. The unit was
assembled from the 2nd Battalion
158th Aviation Regiment 6th
Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat)
and organized under the Total
Army concept from 21 soldiers sta-
tioned at Fort Hood Texas Fort
Carson Colo. and Fort Sill Okla.
Before deploying the unit re-
ceived familiarization with some of
Honduras’ adverse-flight condi-
tions during a two-week mountain
flying course at Fort Carson.
Flying missions in Honduras
(See HONDURAS A2)
By Larry R. Butterfas
4th Public Affairs Team
With the sky overcast and the mood somber
Maj. Gen. John H. Tilelli Jr. commanding'
general 1st Cavalry Division dedicated the
new Desert Shield/Storm exhibit along with a
living memorial of Texas live oak trees to the
fallen soldiers of last year’s war.
CONSTRUCTION plans for the exhibit
started last May after soldiers returned from
the Middle East.
“It has taken hundreds of man hours to
make this exhibit” said Clifton G. Chappell
By Larry R. Butterfas
4th Public Affairs Team
Lt. Gen. H.G. Taylor commander III Corps and Fort
Hood congratulates 13th COSCOM Commander
Brig. Gen. Billy Solomon on his promotion.
With winter coming to a close and summer
not too far off it is time for spring gunnery.
DURING THE mid-morning of March 16
members of Company B 1st Squadron 7th
Cavalry Regiment 1st Cavalry Division moved
onto Brown’s Creek Range for Bradley Table
“When you first move onto the range and
are preparing to fire you get this incredible
rush of adrenalin” said Sgt. Darrin R. Has-
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Dawn McGlynn/13th COSCOM
Aviators aid rural Hondurans
museum curator. “We’ve had five and 10-men
details from the 8th Engineers here for the
last 10 months.”
With the new addition to the museum the
inside display has doubled and the outside
displays have risen by 60 percent.
“This should create more visitation” Chap-
pell said. Last year more than 75000 people
visited the museum in comparison to 50000
in past years.
The exhibit includes captured Iraqi vehicles
and weapons and 12 trees dedicated to fallen
After the ribbon-cutting ceremony family
members and friends
Crew and pilots of a CH-47D Chinook practice waterborne exercises off the coast of
13th COSCOM Release
First Team dedicates Desert Shield
Storm exhibit fallen soldier shrines
Col. Billy K. Solomon was promoted
to brigadier general during a special
retreat and promotion ceremony held
March 18 becoming the first general
to command the 13th Corps Support
SOLOMON became the 13th
COSCOM commander in January
after having been selected for promo-
tion to brigadier general.
Solomon’s first star was pinned on
by III Corps and Fort Hood com-
mander Lt. Gen. H.G. (Pete) Taylor
and Solomon’s wife Kathy. During
Taylor’s congratulatory speech he
read a humorous paper that a Michi-
gan fourth grade student had written
about being in the Army.
1st Cav Bradley crews hone gunnery range skills
In the paper the student referred to
sett Bradley commander Co B 1st Sqdn 7th
Cav with shaking hands. “It’s hard to come
down after being on the firing line.”
Bradley Table VIII consists of -three of-
fensive firing lines where the crews must fire
at targets while moving and three defensive
battle positions that they must defend.
AS THE targets pop-up the Bradley crews
must be quick and alert. Not all of the targets
just sit there waiting to be killed there are
also moving targets that need to be destroyed.
As the crew heads down the range they’re in
Mission Oriented Protective Posture or MOPP-
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dedicated to the fallen soldiers.
The plaques were unveiled as each soldier’s
name was read. The plaque stated the soldier’s
name company the date he died and the
words Died while serving his Country.
TILLELI closed the ceremony using a quote
from President George Bush.
“Faraway they battled the inner enemy of
fear and won. And then they set an embattled
nation free. They went to the gulf not because
it was the expedient way but because it was
the American way. Through their sacrifice as
they caused brutal aggression to fall they
Solomon pins on first star
becomes 13th COSCOM’s
first commanding general
obstacles a soldier experiences during
his career. He spoke of ‘shooting ba-
zookas running obstacle courses
shimmying up trees and crawling
through tunnels the size of sewer
pipes.’ “... and then at last you’re a
general” he joked.
“Billy Solomon I want to give you
my heartfelt congratulations on get-
ting through that tunnel as small as
a sewer pipe” Taylor said. “We’re all
proud to welcome another great
American and great Texan into the
general officer corps.”
Solomon thanked past present and
future soldiers family members and
civilian workers for making his pro-
motion to general possible.
Several friends and members of his
family including son Brandon and
his sister Barbara Allen attended
level 2 protective suits on with masks
protective boots at their sides.
Midway through the exercise the crew mem-
bers were instructed to go to MOPP-level 4
protective masks and boots on and proceed
with the firing exercise.
“If you don’t qualify during the NBC (Nucle-
ar Biological Chemical) firing you’re a no go
for the whole range” Hassett said.
THE GUNNERY builds confidence in the
soldier’s ability to perform his job and of
course ensures soldiers are prepared to do
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