4-1 Field Artillery "First or Not at All"

4-1 Field Artillery "First or Not at All" Keeping the King on His Throne!

Don't forget to request your absentee ballot for this years elections. As a service member, you and your family are elig...
08/04/2020
Americans can vote. Wherever they are.

Don't forget to request your absentee ballot for this years elections. As a service member, you and your family are eligible to vote absentee from your home state by requesting an absentee ballot online at www.FVAP.gov. Find more information at Federal Voting Assistance Program - FVAP on Facebook or contact your Voting Assistance Officer!

FIRST OR NOT AT ALL!

#vote #Defenders

Ensuring Service members, their eligible family members and overseas citizens can vote -- from anywhere in the world.

Hero of the Week is PFC Nathaniel Kunsman. PFC Kunsman is assigned to Second Section, First Platoon Copperhead Battery. ...
08/03/2020

Hero of the Week is PFC Nathaniel Kunsman. PFC Kunsman is assigned to Second Section, First Platoon Copperhead Battery. PFC Kunsman demonstrated selfless service and dedication to the Firing Battery by assisting in the Battery’s maintenance program. With the FDC Section occupied with AT XIV, PFC Kunsman covered down and ensured that proper PMCS procedures and maintenance were performed on the M1068A3. PFC Kunsman exemplifies being a team player and has been a major asset to the Battery. Thanks for all you do!

#snakepit #firstornotatall #bulldogs

We had lots of exciting events today to end a great week! First was our S1 NCIOC, SSG Limas promotion ceremony. Next was...
08/01/2020

We had lots of exciting events today to end a great week!

First was our S1 NCIOC, SSG Limas promotion ceremony.

Next was Fox company’s SFC Ramirez promotion.

And our last event before the weekend was to award Army Achievement Metals and Defender coins to soldiers who went above and beyond during our last field exercise. Thank you for all the hard work you put in to make the unit better!

Congratulations to everyone who earned special recognition today and have a safe and relaxing weekend Defenders!!

#firstornotatall #Defenders

Face covering mandatory inside and outside starting today on the installation.
07/31/2020

Face covering mandatory inside and outside starting today on the installation.

To our Freedom Crossing authorized patrons,

Effective today, July 31, 2020: Cloth face coverings must be worn inside of any facilities at Freedom Crossing at all times by order of Garrison Command.

We hope you and your families continue to stay safe and be well.

-Freedom Crossing

The 4-1 FA Hero of the Week is SGT Tameling from Alpha Battery. During the last field problem, SGT Tameling went above a...
07/27/2020

The 4-1 FA Hero of the Week is SGT Tameling from Alpha Battery. During the last field problem, SGT Tameling went above and beyond the scope of his duty position by certifying Table V and Table VI as a Chief. SGT Tameling was able to certify as a first time go without any prior experience as a Chief. SGT Tameling is currently a Gunner for 6th section and has shown tremendous growth and potential as a leader in this Battery. SGT Tameling has set the standard for the junior enlisted soldiers in his section. Thank you for all you do SGT Tameling!

Axemen Battery, 4-1 Field Artillery

#offwiththeirheads #firstornotatall

It’s up for grabs...For The Best of the Best
07/25/2020

It’s up for grabs...For The Best of the Best

This morning we said farewell to 1LT John Held and CPT Kossi Komlassan from the S3 shop and presented the Order of the S...
07/24/2020

This morning we said farewell to 1LT John Held and CPT Kossi Komlassan from the S3 shop and presented the Order of the Staff. This prestigious award was created to highlight people who go above and beyond to make the defender battalion the best it can be!
Thank you for the incredible work you both put into the unit and good luck with your future endeavors!

First Or Not At All!!

#S3 #defenders #bulldogs

07/24/2020
1st Armored Division

1st Armored Division

Effective immediately by order of the 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, Texas Commanding General, all Soldiers will wear masks while in uniform, both inside and outside buildings other than inside a Soldier's personal domicile or personal barracks room, regardless of the ability to socially distance themselves from others. This applies on and off-post. For Soldiers when in civilian attire, you are asked to wear a mask under those same conditions.

Soldiers will also wear the mask while in the Army's physical fitness uniform, unless you are conducting physical fitness training. Once Soldiers are done conducting PT, they will be required to immediately put the mask on and wear it.

To our Fort Bliss family members and community, while we cannot formally direct you to do so the same, we ask everyone to support and maintain this same level of protection to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. This requirement will remain in place until further notice.

1st Brigade, 1st Armored Division 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division 1st Armored Division Sustainment Brigade 1st Armored Division Artillery Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Armored Division, Fort Bliss Jmc Fort Bliss William Beaumont Army Medical Center Fort Bliss MWR

07/22/2020
Fort Bliss, Texas

COVID-19 Town Hall starts at 6 p.m.

The Senior Commander COVID-19 Town Hall starts at 6 p.m., are you ready?

This week we’d like to recognize SGT Alexis Case. SGT Case is a Howitzer mechanic for Axemen Battery and has been instru...
07/21/2020

This week we’d like to recognize SGT Alexis Case. SGT Case is a Howitzer mechanic for Axemen Battery and has been instrumental in keeping the BTRY’s Paladins FMC. She consistently demonstrates a commitment to being a team player and volunteered to help a sister BTRY in identifying shortages and ensuring that all necessary parts were put on order in a timely fashion. SGT Case greatly represented herself, A BTRY, and 4-1 FA by going above and beyond to complete the mission. Thank you for your hard work!

First Or Not At All!

Axemen Battery, 4-1 Field Artillery

#axemen #Defenders

07/21/2020

Part 2 of Beast Battery Change of Responsibility Ceremony.

07/21/2020

Some technical difficulties this morning. Here’s part 1 of today’s Change of Responsibility Ceremony for Beast Battery.

#beast #defenders #bulldogs

Pictures from the frocking ceremony for 1SG Medrano (Beast Battery) and 1SG Fonzi (Axemen Battery). Congrats on a well-e...
07/20/2020

Pictures from the frocking ceremony for 1SG Medrano (Beast Battery) and 1SG Fonzi (Axemen Battery). Congrats on a well-earned accomplishment!

Frocked: An officer/ non-commissioned officer who has been selected for promotion to the next higher grade may be authorized to wear the insignia for that next higher grade prior to the promotion date; the officer/ non-commissioned officer is said to be “frocked” to that grade.

#BEAST #AXEMEN #DEFENDERS

Congratulations to 1LT Luke Smith! LT Smith was formally in Charlie Battery as an FDO and is now a company FSO with 2-13...
07/16/2020

Congratulations to 1LT Luke Smith! LT Smith was formally in Charlie Battery as an FDO and is now a company FSO with 2-13 CAV. He was able to be promoted right before heading to the field with his fire support team. Proud to have you as a part of the 4-1 FA family!

#firesupport #defenders

A look at Alpha Battery’s First Sergeant Change of Responsibility Ceremony yesterday. Thank you 1SG McClain for all you ...
07/16/2020

A look at Alpha Battery’s First Sergeant Change of Responsibility Ceremony yesterday. Thank you 1SG McClain for all you have done for this Battalion and welcome to the team 1SG Fonzi!

#defenders #axemen #firstornotatall

This week we’d like to recognize SPC Steven Reyes from Fox Company. SPC Reyes excelled in his role as a Team Leader in D...
07/14/2020

This week we’d like to recognize SPC Steven Reyes from Fox Company. SPC Reyes excelled in his role as a Team Leader in Distro Platoon supporting Artillery Tables VI – XII (OPERATION INDEPENDENCE). He ensured that his team was prepared with all the proper equipment and paperwork to conduct daily ammunition deliveries without incident. He and his team were on time, every time and used their expertise to ensure there were no issues. Thank you for your hard work!

The history and lineage of the 1st Armored Division patch, the 1AD carries with it the traditions and military values fo...
07/14/2020
Threads and Treads; 1st Armored Division Insignia turns 80

The history and lineage of the 1st Armored Division patch, the 1AD carries with it the traditions and military values for which #OldIronsides has been known for over the past eight decades.

#ironsoldiers
#bulldog brigade
#defenderbattalion

“First or Not at All”

Threads and Treads; 1st Armored Division Insignia turns 80

Axemen Battery, 4-1 Field Artillery
07/12/2020

Axemen Battery, 4-1 Field Artillery

Special Sunday delivery from "Anubis", 4th Section!

Off with their heads!
First or not at all!

#defenders #offwiththeirheads #firstornotatall #bulldogs

Bloopers 🤪 We love the Defender Battalion!
07/12/2020

Bloopers 🤪 We love the Defender Battalion!

Copperhead Battery, 4th Battalion,1st Field Artillery Regiment
07/12/2020

Copperhead Battery, 4th Battalion,1st Field Artillery Regiment

A beautiful site to see.

07/12/2020
Copperhead Battery, 4th Battalion,1st Field Artillery Regiment

Copperhead Battery, 4th Battalion,1st Field Artillery Regiment

Copperhead crushed their Table VI and XIIs!! Even though the heat was on (literally 🥵), they remained cool and collected as they successfully shot, maneuvered, and communicated throughout their certifications. Could not be more proud of our soldiers! Snake pit!! 🐍
Video: SSG Diaz (Chief) seating his gun

Axemen Battery, 4-1 Field Artillery
07/12/2020

Axemen Battery, 4-1 Field Artillery

The Axemen are completing their Table VI qualifications today! It is good to be shooting out in the beautiful desert sand again! Very proud of the Axemen today and all of their hard work!

Off with their heads!
First or not at all!

#defenders #offwiththeirheads #firstornotatall #bulldogs

07/12/2020
Photos from 4-1 Field Artillery "First or Not at All"'s post
07/12/2020

Photos from 4-1 Field Artillery "First or Not at All"'s post

Good Morning Defenders!
07/12/2020

Good Morning Defenders!

Axemen Battery, 4-1 Field Artillery
07/12/2020

Axemen Battery, 4-1 Field Artillery

Yesterday the FDCs completed their Table V certifications and we couldn't be more proud of all of the work that they put in! Here is a shot of our advanced parties doing their thing, great job team!

Off with their heads!
First or not at all!

#defenders #offwiththeirheads #firstornotatall #bulldogs

Beast BTRY, 4-1 FA, 3/1 ABCT
07/12/2020

Beast BTRY, 4-1 FA, 3/1 ABCT

Great day to be a Beast!! After shooting a quick Table VI this afternoon, we had the privilege of promoting PV2 Blayma Escamilla to Private First Class. An extremely well deserved promotion for a great Soldier!

Axemen Battery, 4-1 Field Artillery
07/12/2020

Axemen Battery, 4-1 Field Artillery

The Axemen ran a rifle range for the Defenders today in the beautiful and hot New Mexico desert. Thank you to all of the Axemen that helped in the planning, set up, and running of the range. We had a great day shooting and having fun in the Land of Enchantment!

Off with their heads!
First or not at all!

#defenders #offwiththeirheads #firstornotatall #bulldogs

07/11/2020
Beast Battery 5th Section!
07/11/2020

Beast Battery 5th Section!

Fort Bliss, Texas
07/10/2020

Fort Bliss, Texas

The Office of the Surgeon General would like everyone to understand the risks of spreading COVID-19, and the importance of masks and social distancing 😷

Beast and Copperhead back in action.
07/10/2020

Beast and Copperhead back in action.

07/10/2020

Freedom!

1-77 FiST / Radars supporting table VI certification
07/08/2020

1-77 FiST / Radars supporting table VI certification

This week’s Hero of the Week is PFC Christopher Harrell from Beast Battery. PFC Harrell is a M109A6 driver in 2ND Platoo...
07/07/2020

This week’s Hero of the Week is PFC Christopher Harrell from Beast Battery. PFC Harrell is a M109A6 driver in 2ND Platoon’s 5th Section. PFC Harrell is one of the most reliable soldiers in the platoon, he is always ready and willing to complete the task at hand. He has been instrumental in preparing his Paladin for OPN INDEPENDENCE and ensuring all COEI and BII are clean and organized. Thank you for your hard work!

#BEAST #firstornotatall #defenders

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Hoka Hai!!! Gunner BN Enjoy your Veterans Day
Congratulations to our Soldier of the Quarter and NCO of the month. SPC Cardona and SGT Landry. Congratulations to All SPC and SGT for passing the promotion board to Sergeant and or Staff Sergeant!!
Had a blast with our Defender Spouses today at our “Taste of Korea” Social! Thanks for coming out!
Thank you to all of our Defender family that came out to the Walk to Korea Kick-off. If you weren’t able to make it today, no worries. Keep track of the miles you walk, wherever you are, turn them into your FRG Leader and we will tally everything up at the end. If you need more information, feel free to ask!
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Congratulations to Bravo Battery Spouses Lidia Gallegos and Brittiny Nelson for being recognized as Outstanding Volunteers for the Defender Battalion and the 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team!!!! #firstornotatall