2-3 Field Artillery - Gunners

2-3 Field Artillery - Gunners Official FB page of 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment (2-3 FA). There are other pages...but this page is operated and maintained by the command.

Welcome to the official home page for 2nd Battalion, 3rd Field Artillery Regiment, 1ABCT, 1AD. This is the official page for pictures and news of the Gunners and their families. There are a few other 2-3FA FB pages that are maintained by former members of the battalion. Thank you for stopping by and make sure to check back regularly for updates! Please share with all current members of the battalion.

Operating as usual

SPC Vichot, Edsel is hereby named Gunner of the WeekThe Gunners of the Week is SPC(P) Edsel Van  Vichot Gunner, 5th Sect...
06/18/2021

SPC Vichot, Edsel is hereby named Gunner of the Week

The Gunners of the Week is SPC(P) Edsel Van Vichot Gunner, 5th Section, Bulldog Battery. SPC Vichot represented the Battery with pride as part of the color guard at this week’s BN change of Command Ceremony executing his duties flawlessly. Despite time needed for rehearsals he also helped bring our Howitzers across post for MAPs upgrades, and led a stellar PT session for his platoon this week. SPC Vichot demonstrated not only his abilities as an individual but as a leader this week. Setting the Bulldog standard for the whole BN. Speed and Accuracy! #Gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers

SPC Vichot, Edsel is hereby named Gunner of the Week

The Gunners of the Week is SPC(P) Edsel Van Vichot Gunner, 5th Section, Bulldog Battery. SPC Vichot represented the Battery with pride as part of the color guard at this week’s BN change of Command Ceremony executing his duties flawlessly. Despite time needed for rehearsals he also helped bring our Howitzers across post for MAPs upgrades, and led a stellar PT session for his platoon this week. SPC Vichot demonstrated not only his abilities as an individual but as a leader this week. Setting the Bulldog standard for the whole BN. Speed and Accuracy! #Gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers

06/17/2021
06/17/2021

Gunners!
Please join us here at 0900 MST as we live stream the Battalion Change of Command Ceremony.
LTC Brad Fausnaugh will relinquish command to LTC Matthew Fox.

06/10/2021
SGT Musca, Mihai(13B)Is hereby named Gunner Hero of the Week SGT Musca's (1st Platoon, 1st Howitzer Section Chief) relen...
06/10/2021

SGT Musca, Mihai
(13B)
Is hereby named Gunner Hero of the Week

SGT Musca's (1st Platoon, 1st Howitzer Section Chief) relentless drive and commitment to people first has enabled him to improve himself, his Soldiers, the battery, and the Battalion day in and day out. Over the past week, SGT Musca has set the example for all the NCO’s in the Gunner Battalion to emulate. He leads from the front by conducting meaningful and deliberate counseling's for his entire section. He was able to build cohesion for his team by providing insightful and in-depth mentorship to his Soldiers. He utilizes assertive communication, 3 C’s of heartiness, and tools learned from the BDE Squad Leader Development Course. SGT Musca was able to show other leaders in the Battery that just doing your job or being proficient at shooting a howitzer is not the only factors that go into being an engaged leader. SGT Musca exemplifies what people first action week is all about and was able to achieve buy-in from his entire section. For these reasons, SGT Musca has proved to be a valuable asset, and is named as Gunner Hero of the Week. Conquer or Die. Speed and Accuracy!

#Gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers #peoplefirstactionweek

SGT Musca, Mihai
(13B)
Is hereby named Gunner Hero of the Week

SGT Musca's (1st Platoon, 1st Howitzer Section Chief) relentless drive and commitment to people first has enabled him to improve himself, his Soldiers, the battery, and the Battalion day in and day out. Over the past week, SGT Musca has set the example for all the NCO’s in the Gunner Battalion to emulate. He leads from the front by conducting meaningful and deliberate counseling's for his entire section. He was able to build cohesion for his team by providing insightful and in-depth mentorship to his Soldiers. He utilizes assertive communication, 3 C’s of heartiness, and tools learned from the BDE Squad Leader Development Course. SGT Musca was able to show other leaders in the Battery that just doing your job or being proficient at shooting a howitzer is not the only factors that go into being an engaged leader. SGT Musca exemplifies what people first action week is all about and was able to achieve buy-in from his entire section. For these reasons, SGT Musca has proved to be a valuable asset, and is named as Gunner Hero of the Week. Conquer or Die. Speed and Accuracy!

#Gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers #peoplefirstactionweek

Tonight the Gunners Battalion conducted a Hail & Farewell at Happy’s. We welcomed many new faces to the battalion and fa...
06/10/2021

Tonight the Gunners Battalion conducted a Hail & Farewell at Happy’s. We welcomed many new faces to the battalion and farewelled so many outstanding leaders. As 1LT Chris Ruch so eloquently put it, “this isn’t goodbye, it’s until we meet again.” Always Gunners.

#Gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers

06/08/2021
It’s #PFAW again! This week the Gunners Battalion has been busy updating leaders books, making Golden Triangle calls, le...
06/08/2021

It’s #PFAW again! This week the Gunners Battalion has been busy updating leaders books, making Golden Triangle calls, learning about the Army SHARP and EO programs, as well as partaking in resiliency and MFLC activities.

#Gunners #ReadyFirst #PeopleFirst #ironsoldiers

Last week the Gunner Battalion gun line certified on their Table VI and our FiST sections certified on Table V. Great wo...
06/07/2021

Last week the Gunner Battalion gun line certified on their Table VI and our FiST sections certified on Table V. Great work on another successful table certification, Gunners! Speed and Accuracy!

#Gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers #roadtontc

06/04/2021

Hey #readyfirst, Have you heard the news?!?

First of all, great job! Because of our vigilance we exercised with Covid mitigations AND a high #vaccination rate; we can now enjoy some of the activities we used to before the #pandemic, starting TODAY!
What changes?

- RFCT and dependents can now dine-in at off-post restaurants and establishments.
Remember, if you are fully #vaccinated plus 14 days, you do not have to wear a face mask. BUT, you do have to keep your vaccination card on you, as it is an inspectable item.
With that said, you STILL need to wear a mask at places that still require it, so don’t throw them away yet!

Seriously, Ready First, we are doing great. Let’s just continue to practice social distancing at the workplace and in formations and together we will #beatcovid

#AmericasTankDivision #ifyouaintfirstyourelast #1abct1ad #WinningMatters #getvaccienatedcovid19 #readiness #usarmy

Today we solemnly remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service of our nation. Especially the Gunners we hav...
05/31/2021

Today we solemnly remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service of our nation. Especially the Gunners we have lost in the ongoing War On Terror:

(From left to right, top to bottom)

CPT Travis Patriquin
1LT Edward Saltz
2LT Benjamin Colgan
SPC David McKeever
SPC Vincent Pomante
PFC Stuart Moore

Learn more about these heros on https://thefallen.militarytimes.com/

#Gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers #MemorialDay

Today we solemnly remember those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service of our nation. Especially the Gunners we have lost in the ongoing War On Terror:

(From left to right, top to bottom)

CPT Travis Patriquin
1LT Edward Saltz
2LT Benjamin Colgan
SPC David McKeever
SPC Vincent Pomante
PFC Stuart Moore

Learn more about these heros on https://thefallen.militarytimes.com/

#Gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers #MemorialDay

Today for #foundationalreadinessday the officers of the Gunners Battalion completed a Murph in honor of our fallen for M...
05/27/2021

Today for #foundationalreadinessday the officers of the Gunners Battalion completed a Murph in honor of our fallen for Memorial Day. Soldiers also listened to briefs about various Army programs that can help improve our multidimensional readiness; family, spiritual, financial, and many others. Enjoy the 4-day weekend and take some time to reflect on those who gave the ultimate sacrifice in service of our nation.

#Gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers

#Throwback to a few weeks ago when our FiSTers went out and conducted Land Navigation as part of their certification.All...
05/27/2021

#Throwback to a few weeks ago when our FiSTers went out and conducted Land Navigation as part of their certification.

All Lieutenants were recovered and accounted for before our foot March back to battalion.

#Gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers

05/25/2021
SSG Durance is hereby named Gunner of the WeekSSG Durance (2nd Platoon Gunnery Sergeant) relentless drive and commitment...
05/21/2021

SSG Durance is hereby named Gunner of the Week

SSG Durance (2nd Platoon Gunnery Sergeant) relentless drive and commitment to the mission has enabled him to improve himself, the battery, and the battalion day in and day out. Over the past week, SSG Durance has exercised disciplined by setting the conditions for the battalion during C BTRY Fire Control Alignment Test (FCAT) post services. SSG Durance identified a problem with the survey points behind the motor pool and took initiative to notify the Battalion Master Gunner of the issues to ensure the battalion is set for success and can deliver accurate fires by having precise and zero mil accuracy when processing fire missions. SSG Durance relentlessly attacked the issue and spear headed the change for how the battalion conducts FCAT’s in the future. He covered down for the 1st Platoon Gunnery Sergeant during the FCAT process while they attended the Fort Bliss Unit Movement Officer course. SSG Durance ensured that all 5988E were completed correctly and ensured that C BTRY was postured correctly to conduct its monthly maintenance road march. He was also able to find the time to conduct FCATs for all six of C BTRY howitzers to ensure the service process was complete and the howitzers were available for all sections to conduct ASPT tasks as well as Section Certification. For these reasons, SSG Durance has proved to be a valuable asset. Conquer or Die.

#Gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers

SSG Durance is hereby named Gunner of the Week

SSG Durance (2nd Platoon Gunnery Sergeant) relentless drive and commitment to the mission has enabled him to improve himself, the battery, and the battalion day in and day out. Over the past week, SSG Durance has exercised disciplined by setting the conditions for the battalion during C BTRY Fire Control Alignment Test (FCAT) post services. SSG Durance identified a problem with the survey points behind the motor pool and took initiative to notify the Battalion Master Gunner of the issues to ensure the battalion is set for success and can deliver accurate fires by having precise and zero mil accuracy when processing fire missions. SSG Durance relentlessly attacked the issue and spear headed the change for how the battalion conducts FCAT’s in the future. He covered down for the 1st Platoon Gunnery Sergeant during the FCAT process while they attended the Fort Bliss Unit Movement Officer course. SSG Durance ensured that all 5988E were completed correctly and ensured that C BTRY was postured correctly to conduct its monthly maintenance road march. He was also able to find the time to conduct FCATs for all six of C BTRY howitzers to ensure the service process was complete and the howitzers were available for all sections to conduct ASPT tasks as well as Section Certification. For these reasons, SSG Durance has proved to be a valuable asset. Conquer or Die.

#Gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers

This week our FiSTers began their certifications in preparation for our upcoming NTC Rotation. Great work all! Speed and...
05/20/2021

This week our FiSTers began their certifications in preparation for our upcoming NTC Rotation. Great work all! Speed and Accuracy!

#Gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers

Photos from 1st Armored Division's post
05/17/2021

Photos from 1st Armored Division's post

05/13/2021

Two weeks ago on #foundationalreadinessday, the Gunners Battalion conducted role playing scenarios in the barracks to replicate situations that contradict the Army Values and help end the Bystander Effect. Nice work, Gunners! Speed and Accuracy!

#Gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers #PeopleFirst

Last week the Witch Doctor Platoon conducted their best medic competition. Congratulations to SPC Jhon Magallanes for be...
05/10/2021

Last week the Witch Doctor Platoon conducted their best medic competition. Congratulations to SPC Jhon Magallanes for being named the 2021 Best Medic! Medics participated in 7 events over a 3 day training event to assess their abilities relative to their peers. The Soldiers’ medical knowledge was tested through a knowledge examination and trauma lanes at the Medical Simulation Training Center. Basic Soldiers skills were tested through a weapons disassemble/reassembly, map reading examination, and radio practical exam (shoot, move, and communicate!). Physical fitness was assessed through an ACFT and 6 mile ruck march. The medics' performance on the competition will be used to fill them in the different roles within the Witch Doctor platoon based on their skills and expertise. Good work Witch Doctors!

#gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers

05/07/2021
05/07/2021

Bulldog Battery Change of Command Ceremony

05/06/2021

Today HHB conducted their Change of Responsibility Ceremony and 1SG Izquierdo passed the torch to 1SG Bailey. 1SG Izquierdo, thank you for all your hard work and dedication to the Gunner Battalion, you will be missed. Speed and Accuracy!

#Gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers

Today LT Crabtree received an ARCOM from LTC Fausnaugh for his hard work and dedication to the Gunner Battalion. We are ...
05/05/2021

Today LT Crabtree received an ARCOM from LTC Fausnaugh for his hard work and dedication to the Gunner Battalion. We are sad to see him leave us, but are wishing him the best of luck in his future endeavors. Speed and Accuracy!

Today LT Crabtree received an ARCOM from LTC Fausnaugh for his hard work and dedication to the Gunner Battalion. We are sad to see him leave us, but are wishing him the best of luck in his future endeavors. Speed and Accuracy!

Photos from Fort Bliss Spouses' Association's post
05/04/2021

Photos from Fort Bliss Spouses' Association's post

Knowing and maintaining our equipment is critical to mission success. That’s why #MaintenanceMonday is so important. Nic...
05/03/2021

Knowing and maintaining our equipment is critical to mission success. That’s why #MaintenanceMonday is so important. Nice work today, Gunners!

#Gunners #ReadyFirst #ironsoldiers

PFC FLORES, MARCO  (13B)Is hereby named Gunner of the Week PFC Flores (Cannoneer, 2nd Section) continues to demonstrate ...
04/30/2021

PFC FLORES, MARCO (13B)
Is hereby named Gunner of the Week

PFC Flores (Cannoneer, 2nd Section) continues to demonstrate unparalleled work ethic. He consistently takes initiative during Command Maintenance, learning and working on both the Paladin and CAT. He has been lauded for his attention to detail and it has contributed significantly to the success of both his platoon and section. Furthermore, PFC Flores is always energetic and exudes positive vibes, creating an excellent workplace environment for everyone that is around him. He is a role model to his peers and is absolutely value added to Bravo Battery and the Gunner Battalion.

Protect Our Yard!
Speed and Accuracy!

PFC FLORES, MARCO (13B)
Is hereby named Gunner of the Week

PFC Flores (Cannoneer, 2nd Section) continues to demonstrate unparalleled work ethic. He consistently takes initiative during Command Maintenance, learning and working on both the Paladin and CAT. He has been lauded for his attention to detail and it has contributed significantly to the success of both his platoon and section. Furthermore, PFC Flores is always energetic and exudes positive vibes, creating an excellent workplace environment for everyone that is around him. He is a role model to his peers and is absolutely value added to Bravo Battery and the Gunner Battalion.

Protect Our Yard!
Speed and Accuracy!

Great job today Fox Battery and CPT Albers!
04/28/2021

Great job today Fox Battery and CPT Albers!

Save the date! 1000-1100 on Thursday at the Ready First Gym is our battalion’s block for the COVID vaccine. If you miss ...
04/26/2021

Save the date! 1000-1100 on Thursday at the Ready First Gym is our battalion’s block for the COVID vaccine. If you miss that time, walk-ins will be available 1000-1400 on Friday.

Hey RFCT, Starting Tuesday (27 APRIL) through Friday (30 APRIL) we are bringing a Mobile Vaccination Team to the Brigade Footprint. Check out the schedule for the week to see what days are good for you:

TUESDAY, 1000 to 1400 - Any RFCT Soldier.

WEDNESDAY, 1000 to 1100 - 2nd Battalion 37th Armored Regiment
1100 to 1200 - 16th Engineer Battalion
1200 to 1300 - 501st Brigade Support Battalion
1300 to 1400 - 4th Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, 1/1 AD

THURSDAY, 1000 to 1100 - 2-3 Field Artillery - Gunners
1100 to 1200 - 1st Battalion, 36th Infantry Regiment
1200 to 1300 - Any RFCT Soldier
1300 to 1400 - 6th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment

FRIDAY, 1000 to 1400 - Any RCFT Soldier.

No lines that wrap around the theater. No appointment. Just show up to the Ready First Gym and get your vaccine.

You can even get your second dose as long as you meet the time requirements. See you there!

#fightagainstcoronavirus #Readiness #army #1AD #USArmy #usa #IronSoldier

Today for Leader’s Time Training Alpha Battery soldiers spent some time learning ASPT tasks and studying for the upcomin...
04/22/2021

Today for Leader’s Time Training Alpha Battery soldiers spent some time learning ASPT tasks and studying for the upcoming written MOS testing.

#ReadyFirst #Gunners #ironsoldiers

Tune in to the Fort Bliss page tomorrow at 6 pm for a town hall led by Maj. Gen. Bernabe. The town hall will to...
04/21/2021

Tune in to the Fort Bliss page tomorrow at 6 pm for a town hall led by Maj. Gen. Bernabe. The town hall will touch on the evolving COVID guidelines, facility status, and the COVID vaccine.

Make a note! 📝 📅 🕕

👀 Looking 👀 for the latest from Fort Bliss leadership concerning COVID-19 🩺, the vaccine 💉, facilities’ status 🏸🏠 ⛪️ 🏫 , the Come to Work Safe, Live Safe Order, and the current posture here?

Fort Bliss senior leadership 👨‍💼 are addressing your questions ❓❓ during a Virtual Town Hall at 6 p.m., 🕕 Thursday, April 22 📅. Be sure to tune in and post your questions once the feed goes live. 🙋

1st Armored Division
1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division
2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division
3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division
Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss
1st Armored Division Artillery
1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade
32d Army Air and Missile Defense Command
11TH ADA "Imperial" Brigade
William Beaumont Army Medical Center
U.S. Army Joint Modernization Command
Joint Task Force North
The NCO Leadership Center of Excellence
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Does anyone know where is Eric Merritts? He was my chief back at Giessen and one of the finest people on this planet. I want to reconnect with this man.
Who would have thought we would be shooting cruise missiles out of the sky?!?
This was delivered today. Some old school Gunners will appreciate this.
For the gunner kids
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