The 338th QM Co. is a regional theater aerial delivery asset within the Indiana Army National Guard. Since 1950 the Quartermaster Corps has been responsible for training the Army’s parachute riggers and aerial supply personnel.
Drives like a dream! AATW!!!
Getting ready to lead the way. Good things coming.
Our soldiers helping out
COLUMBUS, Ind. – Indiana National Guard parachute riggers with the 338th Quartermaster Company executed a unique mission making protective face masks for fellow members of the Guard.Members of the
Congratulations to our newest Rigger. David Carr graduated from Parachute Rigger Course 007-20 with the highest gpa in his class. It was a long 3 1/2+ months and we are sure he’s happy to be home with his family.
Always accomplishing the mission at hand. Members of our unit are helping Hoosiers by working with Midwest Food Banks to package and provide food across Indiana!
Our Leapfest hosts working on masks
Guardsmen assigned to the 56th Quartermaster Rigger Support Team Rhode Island Army National Guard, sew face masks, April 6, 2020, at Camp Fogarty, East Greenwich, R.I. The riggers ensured R.I.’s guardsmen had the masks required to slow the spread of COVID-19 and protect the force.
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ARNG 📸: Pfc. David Connors
Fellow Riggers helping the cause, from sewing parachutes to sewing surgical masks! I will be sure, always!
The 1st SFG (A) riggers at JBLM repurposed their sewing machines, that are typically used to repair parachutes, to assemble surgical masks.
“The Aerial Delivery Platoon will be able to produce 200 [masks] per day initially, with only five lightweight sewing machines,” said Lt. Col. Christopher S. Jones, 1st SFG (A), GSB commander.
JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Parachute riggers with 1st Special Forces Group (Airborne), Group Support Battalion, sew surgical masks for medical patients at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 1, 2020. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Adam Armstrong)
Another UH-60 jump in the books. It was a great day for it with support from the 38th CAB, Maj Jason Spayd A 2/20 MICO and Company C, 2-134th IN Airborne, our fellow Hoosiers. Indiana Guardsman Indiana National Guard Airborne Community 38th Sustainment Brigade
We would like to congratulate CW2 James Gibson, on his successful completion of his Warrant Officer Advanced Course, to allow his career progression to CW3. For those of you that aren’t aware, CW2 Gibson is the most experienced and most senior Parachute Rigger in the state with over 25+ years of experience in the field. He continues to succeed in his career and do great things for our unit.
Thank you to his wife Karly, his daughter Madison and his sons Kaden and Cameron Gibson for supporting him through the last couple of months.
Congratulations again and look forward to having you back at the shop!
The 338th Quartermaster Company successfully facilitated the inaugural jump of Company C, 2-134th Infantry (Airborne) over the weekend. Our they maintained an extremely tight timeline and managed to get 60 Paratroopers safely out of the 2 UH-60’s in less than 2 hours. As always gentlemen of C Co. 2-134th, it’s a pleasure working with you and glad that you’re back on status. Look forward to many more jumps to come!
We helped facilitate this by giving a donning class (SSG Matt Purdy). Assisting and Maintaining the DZ. Issuing and receiving of the parachutes upon mission complete(SGT Shad Kochenderfer and SFC Josh Jones). Also performing DACO operations during the jump itself.
2020 Rigger Hall of Fame
Congratulations to our newest E-7, SFC Bobby Allen
COLUMBUS, Ind. – Members of the Indiana National Guard joined forces with Ohio, Illinois and Idaho to conduct static-line, non‐tactical airborne operations from a C-130 Hercules at Columbus Airfield
Congratulations to LT Chris Anthony Reilly on his graduation from Jumpmaster. He was a last minute swap and we knew he would pass this difficult course. Congrats to C Co on their newest JM as well. Job well done gentlemen!
Operation’s happening and being supported by us!
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Airborne operations in Columbus today!
The National Guard Idaho National Guard Scott Air Force Base
We would like to congratulate Captain McCollum on officially completing Aerial Delivery and Materials Officer Course (ADMOC). We also want to thank Leah and Victor for understanding that the time away was necessary and not wasted. Again Congratulations and good luck Captain McCollum.
First drill weekend of 2020. 67 MC-6s packed and 105 T-11’s inventoried. 2 RA-1s repacked. APFT makeup complete. Substance abuse training completed. 2 Soldiers re-enlisted. All and all a productive weekend.
Always a good time helping our fellow Riggers from Rhode Island
LEAPFEST 2020 Important Dates!!
Registration opens: 3 March 2020
Registration closes: 30 June 2020
International teams arrive: 27 July 2020
US teams arrive: 30 July 2020
Competition day: 1 August 2020
Wings exchange jump: 3 August 2020
All teams depart: 4 August 2020
Merry Christmas to everyone and may you all have a Happy New Year! Stay safe and remember those that aren’t at home celebrating with their families.
Recently we celebrated at our first annual unit Christmas party. Family and friends came from all over and celebrated with us. It was a great time and everyone had a drill to decompress and relax. Peer Awards were given to some of our awesome soldiers and leaders. Everyone be safe traveling this season and have Happy Holidays!
Go Army, Beat Navy!
December 13th, 1636 the Militia (now the what we are, The National Guard) was created.
Happy Birthday to the Guard and it’s been a pleasure to have been serving in it since 2005.
Airborne All the Way!
78 Years ago, over 2000 soldiers, sailors and airmen died in a massive attack against our country. Marking our entrance into WW2.
Congratulations to SSG Bobby Allen on his recent Rigger SLC graduation as well as SGT Dustin Marschall from Rigger ALC back in early November.
This name should mean something to all of us. Be proud of what you wear. Know everything you can about it. Such as who created the badge.
On this day in U.S. Army SF history.......06 Dec 2005 - General William Pelham Yarborough died.
Lieutenant General William Pelham Yarborough was a senior United States Army officer. Yarborough designed the U.S. Army's parachutist badge, paratrooper or 'jump' boots, and the airborne jump uniform. He is known as the "Father of the Modern Green Berets and thanks to his efforts President Kennedy authorized the Green Beret to be worn by all U.S. Army SF Soldiers. The Green Beret Knife is also named after him.
Army Distinguished Service Medal
Legion of Merit with 3 oak leaves
Italian Bronze Medal of Military Valor
Italian Cross for Valor
French Croix de guerre with Palm
Korean Order of Merit Second Class
Fellow Riggers doing the work
Riggers are the magic behind the scenes of every airborne operation.
Check them out in action!
Video by Spc. Jose Vargas and Pfc. Aaron Schaeper, The 7th Special Forces Group
From all of us at the 338th Quartermaster Company, Happy Thanksgiving to everyone and please think of those that are not home today to celebrate with their families.
We would like to thank all of our Veterans today. Today is Veterans Day and to all of those of you who have raised your right arm to serve in this nations great military. The 338th Quartermaster Company Thanks You!
Never Forget R.I.P. Gentlemen. Remember those before us.
October 3rd, 1993 Operation Gothic Serpent,
Soon to be forever known to the world as: “Blackhawk Down”
TF Ranger was in Mogadishu, Somalia to instill some semblance of order to a city that was starving and controlled by gangs and warlords, specifically Mohammed Farrah Aidid. On the morning of the 3rd elements of B Co 3/75 flew to the heart of the city to interdict Aidid. In the following hours, two MH-60 helicopters were shot down by RPG fire, and two Delta Operators were killed protecting the pilot of the second bird, Michael Durant.
Durant was held for 11 days by the militia, before returning to US hands. Gary Gordon and Randy Shugart were posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor for their selfless actions. All in all 18 Americans were killed with over 1,000 Somali militia dead and 3,000 wounded. It was the most intense fighting since the Vietnam War.
Indiana, Texas, Utah, Alabama, Georgia, California and Nebraska Aerial Delivery SMEs met at the Natick, Massachusetts CCDC last week for the first time to come together on Aerial Delivery capabilities and plans for the future. The level of importance in future planning was invaluable and will create opportunities in sustainment on every level.
September 11, 2001. This day should mean something for all of us. Because since that day we have been fighting the War on Terror. Which also means a vast majority of you have enlisted in a time of war and that takes a special kind of person. Those of you that enlisted prior have since served multiple contracts since.
On this day over 3000 Americans lost their lives in a terrorist attack. Since that day, thousands more have paid the ultimate sacrifice in the war on terror. Never forget about those people and our brothers and sisters.
Where were you on that fateful day?
Congratulations on your promotions
SGT Courtney Faye Woodall
SSG Jeff Tichenor
SFC Brian Fox
5820 N Warren Drive
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