HEADQUARTERS

278TH ARMORED CAVALRY REGIMENT

Tennessee Army National Guard, P.O. Box 10167

Knoxville, Tennessee 37939-0167

http://www.geocities.com/~278acr/

OLDíE BILLíS CHIPS

Publishing Date

30 December 2000

Bulletin # 00-11

1. SABER 6 Ė REGIMENTAL COMMANDER (LTC HASTON):

a. REGIMENTAL CHANGE OF COMMAND: I want to personally want to thank each soldier who participated in the Regimental Change of Command and the evening honoring COL Price and his family. The pride of the Regiment truly showed during the ceremony. I know some think that itís a waste of time but I assure you, comments from those outsiders who attended where nothing but praise honoring your Regiment. Again, thanks a job well done.

b. THANKS TO COL PRICE: I want to publicly thanks COL Price for the wisdom and mentorship that he has provided me and others over his career in the Tennessee Army National Guard. He is a true soldierís soldier. During his Command he took the Regiment to the next level. Thank you sir for your commitment and dedication to duty.

c. RETENTION AND RECRUITING: This is still the number one priority within the 278th ACR! During AT-2000 the Regiment collectively developed a plan that was a three- (3) phase operation. Phase I was to be implemented immediately following AT 2000 with FTSP and concentrate on meeting year-end endstrength. Phase II considered the same time frame but took into consideration M-Day personnel and utilized the IDT Weekend. Phase III started with the beginnings of the new training year. Each unit was delegated to develop a plan to be implemented during the TY-2001. Where are you at on your plan? How is it working? These are questions that each Commander must answer and are proven by unit strength. You judge for yourself.

(1) Bumper Stickers: Billboards on each interstate coming into the Regimental Area of Operation stating "Your Entering CAV Country" were requested and denied by National Guard Burro. The next best thing is to have 10,000 billboards displaying the Regiments message. With the Support of our State Recruiters, these bumper stickers were purchased and have been distributed. Please make sure that soldiers get one for each car they own and ask them to display the Regiments message. You are different because you are CAV!

(2) Retention and Recruiting Guidance: At this time I have not issued specific guidance regarding retention and recruiting. Believe me, its coming. Just to keep us moving in the right direction, as I said above, it is the number one priority and must be considered in everything we do!

d. MOSQ: Every soldier in the 278th ACR, with the exception of Rep 63ís, should be MOS Qualified or have a plan to become MOSQ within 12 months of taking a new position. We all must consider long range career management before we start moving people around. Each Squadron Sergeants Major and Separate Unit First Sergeants are responsible for making sure that our soldiers are MOSQ. Excuses after the fact such as PT and weight are not excuses. If these are legitimate reasons them favorable personnel actions should have never been taken. No school slots or no school money is not and has not for the last Five years been an excuse. This stuff is important and I will look carefully at your plans to correct this Regimental wide deficiency.

e. TACTICAL OPERATIONS CENTERS (TOC)íS: As most will find out, TOCs are my hobbyhorse. We donít do then very well in the Regiment at all levels. I intend on issuing more guidance on TOCs but the bottom line is that its hard to conduct a timely and effective MDMP when you donít have the tools in place. The first tools is having a plan for an effectively ran TOC. Questions to ask, 1) am I light enough and configured to battle track on the move, 2) do I (OPS CSM) have all the right office supplies that I need, 3) are my map boards standardized so I can easily transition overlays, 4) Do I have a plan for message traffic (internal communication) 5) what about TOC security? These are only a few questions. You figure out the rest.

  1. FAMILY SUPPORT GROUPS: I am not so naÔve as to believe that each unit will have family support group

established and completely operational by the time we go to the NTC but I can provide you information and assistance in the establishment of one. As we get closer to our deployment to Tierra El Diablo (NTC), information management will become extremely important and most importantly to our dependents. Family support groups work if nothing for more than information. And , they can also be fun!

g. ENLISTED/OFFICER ASSOCIATIONS: Itís that time of year that our annual membership dues are collected for these organizations. I strongly support both of these organizations and what they stand for. They do a tremendous amount to keep the National Guard viable in our Nations defense. Professionals belong to their professional organizations. I strongly encourage each officer and enlisted soldier to join and take an active part in their organizationís functions, beginning with the Christmas balls that will be held in Gatlinburg 8-10 December 2000.

g. SEASONS GREETINGS: I want to wish each of you and your families a very joyous holiday season. Each of us celebrates in many different ways. I would only ask that you and you family be safe in all your endeavors. I would also ask that you please remember what we are celebrating.

2. SABER 1 - PERSONNEL & ADMIN OFFICER (MAJ JONES):

a. STRENGTH: As of 21 November 2000, the Regiment is at 81% required strength.

b. NATIONAL GUARD ASSOCIATION OF TENNESSEE 2001:

(1) NGAT 2001 SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM: The National Guard Association of Tennessee (NGAT) has allocated $9,000.00 for Scholarship grants for 2001. There are six (6) different types of Scholarships which can and will be awarded. Information pertaining to eligibility, preparation of applications and allied papers, deadline for submission etc.. is contained in the NGAT Ė 2001 Scholarship Announcement which can be found at the unit. Information, assistance and application forms can be obtained by contacting Don Deering, Executive Director, NGAT, 4332 Kenilwood Drive, Nashville, TN 37204-4401, Telephone (615) 833-9100. Deadline for submission of applications is 15 June 2001.

(2) NGAT Awards: 5 January 2001 is the deadline for nominations of awards authorized by the National Guard Association of Tennessee. The awards are: Minuteman Award; Outstanding Service Award, Plaque of Achievement and Certificate of Appreciation. The purpose of these awards are to recognize the activities of units and Guard members of the State of Tennessee on a competitive basis in order to stimulate interest, efficiency and esprití de corps. A sample format for the award nomination can be obtained from your unit of assignment or by calling Don Deering, (615) 833-9100.

(2) 72nd ANNUAL NGAT CONFERENCE: The 72nd Annual NGAT Conference will be held in Nashville, TN, February 22-25, 2001. All activitives of the Conference will be held at the Sheraton Music City Hotel. Contact your unit representative or Don Deering (615) 833-9100 for further information. Company Grade Officers are particular urged to attend.

  1. SABER 2 - INTELLIGENCE & SECURITY OFFICER (MAJ NALLS):

a. PERSONNEL SECURITY: At this time, the Defense Security Service (formerly Defense Investigative Service, or DIS) has a backlog of approximately 700,000 background investigations Department of Defense-wide. This has resulted in extreme delays in the investigation process. For this reason, HQ STARC has announced that the Tennessee Army National Guard will commission officers with interim Secret clearances (i.e., those granted at state-level while soldiers await completion of their background investigations).

Additionally, we anticipate the reinstatement by DSS of Secret-level periodic reinves-tigations (PRs). Soldiers holding a Secret security clearance granted before 1990 should prepare a new Standard Form 86 (available on FormFlow) in anticipation of your PR. This will prevent having to rush to assemble a security packet when the call does come for it. Please contact SGT Joe Holloway, RS2 Intel Sergeant, at (865) 594-[3227] / DSN 921-[3227], should you have any questions.

b. INTELL TRAINING: There are several training opportunities available for MI soldiers. These opportunities span periods from two weeks to a month or more. These range from live exercise augmentation, SCIF work in Utah, or drug work in South America. Any interested soldier should contact their S2 or contact 1LT Mitch Murray, (865) 594-[3262] / DSN 921-[3262].

c. SEARISC: The SEARISC is conducting S2/ACE Combat Operations courses on the following dates:

18-24 January, 03-14 April, and 21 August - 01 September. The course will be conducted at the RTI Smyrna, TN. POC 1LT Mitch Murray.

d. NTC TRAINING: There are numerous opportunities to learn the intricacies of the NTC; Right-Seat Ride, OC Academy, OPFOR Augmentation, and Rotational Augmentation. The S2 shops need to take full advantage of these opportunities. The 118th eSAB is in need of 98G and 96R OC's for their rotation. This would be a fantastic opportunity to see the NTC operations from the inside. POC CPT Robert Covert (865) 594-[3234] / DSN 921-[3234].

4. SABER 3 Ė OPERATIONS OFFICER (MAJ ARCHER):

a. ADDITIONAL TRAINING PERIODS (ATP): Just a reminder that Code 91ís will NOT be used this year. Code 71 and 91 functions will both be paid using Code 71 ATPís. I have forwarded the Oct 00 IDT Performance reports to the Squadrons and Separate Units. If you havenít received your unitís, contact your Training Officer or RNCO.

b. COMBAT REFRESHER TRAINING AND MDMP MTT. The Regimental Staff will attend this training at Knoxville during 1-3 Dec 00. Training will begin at 1800 on Friday evening in Building #2. Come prepared to conduct MDMP up thru the wargaming process.

c. DCSOPS EMERGENCY NUMBER. The TNARNG Deputy Chief of Staff, Operations (DCSOPS) has established Emergency Operations twenty-four (24) hours a day, seven (7) days a week. Any unit or soldier encountering a problem can call 1-800-443-7243 (PIN 085965) and reach a person on duty. During duty hours, 615-313-3080 (DSN 683) is an alternate number, if the applicable section cannot be reached. All orders published by DCSOPS will have REMARK 77 entered; which gives the telephone numbers for emergencies. This is an attempt to aid soldiers traveling (weekendís etc) to attend schools, IDT events, etc. Soldiers reporting to school and incurring problems such as lodging, mess availability, in and around mileage, etc., will be given a control number by the person on duty. This will assist in problem solving and filing travel vouchers. Please pass this information on to your soldiers. The duty person will notify Major Subordinate Commands of calls received about accidents, serious incidents, transportation problems, etc.

d. MTOEís. We just finished a pre-scrub of the í03 MTOEís for the Regiment. For the most part, our MTOEís are in good shape and accurately reflect our personnel and equipment requirements to conduct our wartime mission. Right now, our plan is to implement the 2002 MTOEís early (next September) so that we will not have to conduct a reorganization immediately after returning from our NTC rotation.

f. NEW FTSP PERSONNEL. I would like to welcome to the full-time regimental staff SPC Mike Stafford and CPT Jack Coleman. SPC Stafford is the new Operations Assistant in the S-3 shop. One of his primary duties will be to run the Regimental Operations Center (ROC). CPT Coleman is the Senior LNO and will be working full-time in the S-3 shop.

g. HOLIDAY BALL Ė GATLINBURG. This year we expect to have the best Regimental Holiday Ball ever on the weekend of 8 thru 10 December at the River Terrace in Gatlinburg! The cocktail party, dinner and dance are on Saturday night, but many of us arrive on Thursday or Friday and stay till Monday to make a weekend out of it. The Regimental Hospitality Room, sponsored this year by the Headquarters and Separate Units Association, will open at 1500 on Friday. There is so much to do in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge with rides and games for the kids at Dollywood and other amusement parks, outlet malls for Christmas shopping, and many shows like the Lee Greenwood Theatre, Governors Crossing and NASCAR; not to mention excellent restaurants. Come and rub elbows with your commander and show your spouse or friend the great people you work with at your "part time" job. An LOI has been distributed to all units which answers any questions you may have. Ask your commander for a copy or contact MAJ Jeff Archer at (865) 582-3224 or and I will send one to you. Donít miss this chance to get away for a fun weekend! If you havenít made your reservations yet, please do so. Time is running out!

5. SABER REDLEG Ė FIRE SUPPORT (SFC WILLIAMS): Final preparations for OBU should be completed this month. Make sure all equipment is operational and that all necessary items are brought to the OBU Exercise, this includes all cables for radios, BCSís and LCUís. Getting your equipment MC and having all parts and equipment should be of top priority.

MAY GOD BLESS YOU AND YOUR FAMILYíS WITH A MERRY CHRISTMAS AND A HAPPY NEW YEAR

6. SABER DESERT - NTC PROJECT TEAM:

a. NATIONAL TRAINING CENTER (NTC): There are several opportunities to go to the National Training Center (NTC). The first is a program called the Right Seat Ride-Along. In this program you ride along with an NTC Observer Controller (OC) for three days. The second is the OC academy. In this program you go to the NTC and learn how to be an OC, you then come back to the NTC and be an OC for another unit. The third is the augmentee program. In this program you fill positions in the Division TOC (on main post), the Blue Force (player unit) or the Red force (OPFOR) and go through a rotation. If you are interested in any of these programs see one of your unit's fulltime personnel. Don't forget the Unit Information Status reports due by 25 DEC 00.

b. ARMY ACRONYMS:

AAR = After Action Review

ASG = Area Support Group

CALL = Center for Army Lessons Learned

CTC = Combat Training Centers

FFT = Force on Force Training

7. SABER 7 Ė COMMAND SERGEANT-MAJOR (CSM NELSON):

a. RECRUITING AND RETENTION: This is the number one priority in the Tennessee National Guard. SGM Lindsey will be retiring in Feb 01. I want to take this opportunity to wish him a very happy retirement and ask the entire Regiment to support his replacement. We will win the battle of strength only if we work as a team.

b. LOGISTICAL EXERCISE: Please make every effort to attend the Log X to be conducted in Feb. We are going to use the new TAC SOP.

c. ENLISTED ASSOCIATION: Please continue the membership drive. We are approaching 500 members and lead all MACOMS in membership. Thanks

d. ENLISTED BALL: Please attend the Enlisted Ball 8,9 Dec in Gatlinburg.

8. SABER 4 - LOGISTICS OFFICER (MAJ HENSLEY):

a. Rations Customer Service: If your unit is having problems with rations orders that are not complete or products which are substandard (i.e. spoiled milk), you must notify this Headquarters via memo with facts and circumstances. If there is a trend, we must report it to DOL so they can wok on correcting it.

b. WARNO#2 Ė EXCESS & LATERAL TRANSFER WORKSHOP: This is still in the concept and budgeting mode. In the mean time units must be timely on completing lateral transfers and excess turn-ins. If you are the losing unit, get the equipment prepared for transfer and be assertive in contacting the gaining unit. If you canít get somebody to come pick up equipment, give me a call. If you are the gaining unit, establish contact with the losing unit and coordinate the transfer. If the losing unit is dragging their feet, give me a call. It doesnít matter if it is inside or outside of the Regiment, Iíll work the problem areas of lateral transfers if you are not getting the responses needed.

c. SUTLERíS STORE: The 278th STA-BRITE collar brass have arrived. Price $10.75 a pair. Subdued 278 Cav Insignia $2 each. Spurs $15. Regimental Prints $10. 278th Bumper Stickers $2.

d. LOGEX WARNO #4: Remember to keep your products from the LTP and any changes made from Old Billís University (Jan 01) for the LOGEX. The primary mission is regenerating combat power. LOI publish target date is 30 Nov 00.

e. WINTER PREPARATION: As you know, the winter season approaching is a time for emergencies that often times requires our assistance and equipment in support of our communities. Start preparation now. Are your generators mission capable and full of fuel? What about chain saws, two cycle oil, bar oil, extra chains and chain sharpeners? Are your wheeled and tracked ambulances prepared? Weíve certainly used 5-ton trucks and wreckers before, can yours be counted upon to complete the mission? Do you know how many blankets or sleeping bags you have on hand? How about MREs? Do we have chains for tires? Plan now and be proactive so we are ready to serve our State and communities in their time of need. I would also recommend a review of the TERP for proper handling of emergency requests and procedures from local authorities.

Quote of the Month

In respect and admiration of those before us, here is a list of WWII Medal of Honor recipients for actions which occurred 23-25 Dec 00. Their sacrifices as well as others like them have made it possible for us to celebrate the Holidays as we choose. We must never forget the sacrifices of our Veterans.

*BURR, ELMER J.

Rank and organization: First Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company 1, 127th Infantry, 32d Infantry Division. Place and date: Buna, New Guinea, 24 December 1942. Entered service at: Menasha, Wis. Birth: Neenah, Wis. G.O. No.: 66, 11 Oct. 1943. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty. During an attack near Buna, New Guinea, on 24 December 1942, 1st Sgt. Burr saw an enemy grenade strike near his company commander. Instantly and with heroic self-sacrifice he threw himself upon it, smothering the explosion with his body. 1st Sgt. Burr thus gave his life in saving that of his commander.

BIDDLE, MELVIN E.

Rank and organization: Private First Class, U.S. Army, Company B, 517th Parachute Infantry Regiment. Place and date: Near Soy, Belgium, 23-24 December 1944. Entered service at: Anderson, Ind. Birth: Daleville, Ind. G.O. No.. 95, 30 October 1945. Citation: He displayed conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action against the enemy near Soy, Belgium, on 23 and 24 December 1944. Serving as lead scout during an attack to relieve the enemy-encircled town of Hotton, he aggressively penetrated a densely wooded area, advanced 400 yards until he came within range of intense enemy rifle fire, and within 20 yards of enemy positions killed 3 snipers with unerring marksmanship. Courageously continuing his advance an additional 200 yards, he discovered a hostile machinegun position and dispatched its 2 occupants. He then located the approximate position of a well-concealed enemy machinegun nest, and crawling forward threw hand grenades which killed two Germans and fatally wounded a third. After signaling his company to advance, he entered a determined line of enemy defense, coolly and deliberately shifted his position, and shot 3 more enemy soldiers. Undaunted by enemy fire, he crawled within 20 yards of a machinegun nest, tossed his last hand grenade into the position, and after the explosion charged the emplacement firing his rifle. When night fell, he scouted enemy positions alone for several hours and returned with valuable information which enabled our attacking infantry and armor to knock out 2 enemy tanks. At daybreak he again led the advance and, when flanking elements were pinned down by enemy fire, without hesitation made his way toward a hostile machinegun position and from a distance of 50 yards killed the crew and 2 supporting riflemen. The remainder of the enemy, finding themselves without automatic weapon support, fled panic stricken. Pfc. Biddle's intrepid courage and superb daring during his 20-hour action enabled his battalion to break the enemy grasp on Hotton with a minimum of casualties.

*CASTLE, FREDERICK W. (Air Mission)

Rank and organization: Brigadier General. Assistant Commander, 4th Bomber Wing, U.S. Army Air Corps. Place and date: Germany, 24 December 1944. Entered service at: Mountain Lake, N.J. Born: 14 October 1908, Manila P.I. G.O. No. 22, 28 February 1947. Citation: He was air commander and leader of more than 2,000 heavy bombers in a strike against German airfields on 24 December 1944. En route to the target, the failure of 1 engine forced him to relinquish his place at the head of the formation. In order not to endanger friendly troops on the ground below, he refused to jettison his bombs to gain speed maneuverability. His lagging, unescorted aircraft became the target of numerous enemy fighters which ripped the left wing with cannon shells. set the oxygen system afire, and wounded 2 members of the crew. Repeated attacks started fires in 2 engines, leaving the Flying Fortress in imminent danger of exploding. Realizing the hopelessness of the situation, the bail-out order was given. Without regard for his personal safety he gallantly remained alone at the controls to afford all other crewmembers an opportunity to escape. Still another attack exploded gasoline tanks in the right wing, and the bomber plunged earthward. carrying Gen. Castle to his death. His intrepidity and willing sacrifice of his life to save members of the crew were in keeping with the highest traditions of the military service.

GRUENNERT, KENNETH E.

Rank and organization: Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company L, 127th Infantry, 32d Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Buna, New Guinea, 24 December 1942. Entered service at: Helenville, Wis. Birth: Helenville, Wis. G.O. No.: 66, 11 October 1943. Citation: For conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity in action above and beyond the call of duty. On 24 December 1942, near Buna, New Guinea, Sgt. Gruennert was second in command of a platoon with a mission to drive through the enemy lines to the beach 600 yards ahead. Within 150 yards of the objective, the platoon encountered 2 hostile pillboxes. Sgt. Gruennert advanced alone on the first and put it out of action with hand grenades and rifle fire, killing 3 of the enemy. Seriously wounded in the shoulder, he bandaged his wound under cover of the pillbox, refusing to withdraw to the aid station and leave his men. He then, with undiminished daring, and under extremely heavy fire, attacked the second pillbox. As he neared it he threw grenades which forced the enemy out where they were easy targets for his platoon. Before the leading elements of his platoon could reach him he was shot by enemy snipers. His inspiring valor cleared the way for his platoon which was the first to attain the beach in this successful effort to split the enemy position.

*KEFURT, GUS

Rank and organization: Staff Sergeant, U.S. Army, Company K, 15th Infantry, 3d Infantry Division. Place and date: Near Bennwihr, France, 2324 December 1944. Entered service at: Youngstown, Ohio. Birth: Greenville, Pa. Citation: He distinguished himself by conspicuous gallantry and intrepidity above and beyond the call of duty on 23 and 24 December 1944, near Bennwihr, France. Early in the attack S/Sgt. Kefurt jumped through an opening in a wall to be confronted by about 15 Germans. Although outnumbered he opened fire, killing 10 and capturing the others. During a seesaw battle which developed he effectively adjusted artillery fire on an enemy tank close to his position although exposed to small arms fire. When night fell he maintained a 3-man outpost in the center of the town in the middle of the German positions and successfully fought off several hostile patrols attempting to penetrate our lines. Assuming command of his platoon the following morning he led it in hand-to-hand fighting through the town until blocked by a tank. Using rifle grenades he forced surrender of its crew and some supporting infantry. He then continued his attack from house to house against heavy machinegun and rifle fire. Advancing against a strongpoint that was holding up the company, his platoon was subjected to a strong counterattack and infiltration to its rear. Suffering heavy casualties in their exposed position the men remained there due to S/Sgt. Kefurt's personal example of bravery, determination and leadership. He constantly exposed himself to fire by going from man to man to direct fire. During this time he killed approximately 15 of the enemy at close range. Although severely wounded in the leg he refused first aid and immediately resumed fighting. When the forces to his rear were pushed back 3 hours later, he refused to be evacuated, but, during several more counterattacks moved painfully about under intense small arms and mortar fire, stiffening the resistance of his platoon by encouraging individual men and by his own fire until he was killed. As a result of S/Sgt. Kefurt's gallantry the position was maintained.

WIEDORFER, PAUL J.

Rank and organization: Staff Sergeant (then Private), U.S. Army, Company G, 318th Infantry, 80th Infantry Division. Place and date: Near, Chaumont, Belgium, 25 December 1944. Entered service at: Baltimore, Md. Birth: Baltimore, Md. G.O. No.: 45, 12 June 1945. Citation: He alone made it possible for his company to advance until its objective was seized. Company G had cleared a wooded area of snipers, and 1 platoon was advancing across an open clearing toward another wood when it was met by heavy machinegun fire from 2 German positions dug in at the edge of the second wood. These positions were flanked by enemy riflemen. The platoon took cover behind a small ridge approximately 40 yards from the enemy position. There was no other available protection and the entire platoon was pinned down by the German fire. It was about noon and the day was clear, but the terrain extremely difficult due to a 3-inch snowfall the night before over ice-covered ground. Pvt. Wiedorfer, realizing that the platoon advance could not continue until the 2 enemy machinegun nests were destroyed, voluntarily charged alone across the slippery open ground with no protecting cover of any kind. Running in a crouched position, under a hail of enemy fire, he slipped and fell in the snow, but quickly rose and continued forward with the enemy concentrating automatic and small-arms fire on him as he advanced. Miraculously escaping injury, Pvt. Wiedorfer reached a point some 10 yards from the first machinegun emplacement and hurled a handgrenade into it. With his rifle he killed the remaining Germans, and, without hesitation, wheeled to the right and attacked the second emplacement. One of the enemy was wounded by his fire and the other 6 immediately surrendered. This heroic action by 1 man enabled the platoon to advance from behind its protecting ridge and continue successfully to reach its objective. A few minutes later, when both the platoon leader and the platoon sergeant were wounded, Pvt. Wiedorfer assumed command of the platoon, leading it forward with inspired energy until the mission was accomplished.

For further reading, see "Heroes of WWII". Author, Edward F. Murphy. Ballantine Books, New York; and see U.S. Army Center for Military History website titled, Full-text Listings of Medal of Honor Citations at http://www.army.mil/cmh-pg/moh1.htm

If you have a quote to submit for Old Billís Chips, please forward it to MAJ Hensley, email, or fax it to (865) 582-3241.

CALENDAR OF EVENTS

Task Name

Start

Finish

TOE Pre-Scrub @ Knoxville, 0900

28 Nov 00

28 Nov 00

MDMP MTT @ Knoxville Ė All Battle Staffs

1 Dec 00

3 Dec 00

Regt Base Drill

2 Dec 00

3 Dec 00

ESB MTOE Scrub @ Nashville

4 Dec 00

8 Dec 00

278 ACR Christmas Ball @ Gatlinburg

8 Dec 00

10 Dec 00

Christmas 1

25 Dec 00

25 Dec 00

New Year 1

1 Jan 01

1 Jan 01

Regt Base Drill

6 Jan 01

7 Jan 01

USR Brief @ Knoxville

8 Jan 01

9 Jan 01

OBU @ Smyrna

12 Jan 01

14 Jan 01

ULLS Mid-Level Mgr's Crse @ Bldg 2, Knoxville

12 Jan 01

14 Jan 01

Martin Luther King Day

15 Jan 01

15 Jan 01

Regt LOGEX

2 Feb 01

4 Feb 01

Regt Base Drill

3 Feb 01

4 Feb 01

President's Day

19 Feb 01

19 Feb 01

NGAT Conf @ Nashville

23 Feb 01

25 Feb 01

ULLS GUNNERY Tng

24 Feb 01

25 Feb 01

Regt HWB's: Plt FDC Cert @ Maryville

3 Mar 01

4 Mar 01

Regt Base Drill

3 Mar 01

4 Mar 01

BCBST Seminar @ Ft. Leavenworth

4 Mar 01

9 Mar 01

USR Brief @ Knoxville

4 Apr 01

5 Apr 01

Regt Base Drill

7 Apr 01

8 Apr 01

Easter

15 Apr 01

15 Apr 01

Regt HWB's: Arty LF Table VIII

27 Apr 01

29 Apr 01

Regt Base Drill

5 May 01

6 May 01

Mothers' Day

13 May 01

13 May 01

Memorial Day

28 May 01

28 May 01

Regt Base Drill

2 Jun 01

3 Jun 01

BCBST WFX @ SMYRNA, TN

15 Jun 01

17 Jun 01

Fathers' Day

17 Jun 01

17 Jun 01

Regt Base Drill (for July)

23 Jun 01

24 Jun 01

USR Brief @ Knoxville

26 Jun 01

27 Jun 01

Independence Day 2

4 Jul 01

4 Jul 01

Adv Det for AT-01

10 Jul 01

14 Jul 01

AT-01 @ Ft Stewart (HHT, 190 EN, CM, ADA, MI, MP, 1/278, 2/278, 3/278, 4/278, SPT/278, 3-115 FA, 201 EN, A/115 SIG)

14 Jul 01

29 Jul 01

Regt Base Drill

11 Aug 01

12 Aug 01

Labor Day 2

3 Sep 01

3 Sep 01

Regt Base Drill

8 Sep 01

9 Sep 01

256 eSB NTC Hotwash @ NC

28 Sep 01

30 Sep 01

USR Brief @ Knoxville

2 Oct 01

3 Oct 01

Columbus Day 2

8 Oct 01

8 Oct 01

Regt Base Drill

13 Oct 01

14 Oct 01

Halloween 2

31 Oct 01

31 Oct 01

Regt Base Drill

3 Nov 01

4 Nov 01

Thanksgiving 2

22 Nov 01

22 Nov 01

Regt Base Drill

1 Dec 01

2 Dec 01

Regt Ball

7 Dec 01

9 Dec 01

Christmas 2

25 Dec 01

25 Dec 01

New Year 2

1 Jan 02

1 Jan 02

Regt Base Drill

5 Jan 02

6 Jan 02

USR Brief @ Knoxville

8 Jan 02

9 Jan 02

OBU @ Smyrna

18 Jan 02

20 Jan 02

Regt Make-up Gnry @ FKKY

26 Jan 02

27 Jan 02

Regt ULLS Gunnery Tng

2 Feb 02

3 Feb 02

Regt Make-up Gnry @ FKKY

2 Feb 02

3 Feb 02

Regt Base Drill

2 Feb 02

3 Feb 02

NGAT Convention @ Nashville

23 Feb 02

24 Feb 02

Regt Fire Coord Ex @ Smyrna

1 Mar 02

3 Mar 02

Regt Base Drill

2 Mar 02

3 Mar 02

LTP @ NTC

11 Mar 02

18 Mar 02

USR Brief @ Knoxville

2 Apr 02

3 Apr 02

Regt Base Drill

6 Apr 02

7 Apr 02

Regt Base Drill

4 May 02

5 May 02

REGT Drill (All Units)

18 May 02

19 May 02

NTC Rotation 02-09 (Actual "In the Box" 9-22)

2 Jun 02

22 Jun 02

Independence Day 3

4 Jul 02

4 Jul 02

USR Brief @ Knoxville

9 Jul 02

10 Jul 02

Regt Base Drill

13 Jul 02

14 Jul 02

Regt Base Drill

3 Aug 02

4 Aug 02

Labor Day 3

2 Sep 02

2 Sep 02

Regt Base Drill

7 Sep 02

8 Sep 02