2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons"

2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons" Welcome to the official page for 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry.

Soldier are getting Virtual training on the M2 50. CAL. A good way for soldiers to get hands on with unfimiliar system w...
02/13/2020

Soldier are getting Virtual training on the M2 50. CAL. A good way for soldiers to get hands on with unfimiliar system without all the planning needed to go to a range!
#ROTL #EST #HEADHUNTERS

The final winner of the "Force on Force" is Ares Company, 3rd PLT, aka the "Orphans"!#ROTL #ARESCOMPANY #LETHAL #SEIZETH...
02/04/2020

The final winner of the "Force on Force" is Ares Company, 3rd PLT, aka the "Orphans"!
#ROTL #ARESCOMPANY #LETHAL #SEIZETHEKEYTERRAIN

Update! Dragons don't shy away from a little competition.
02/04/2020

Update! Dragons don't shy away from a little competition.

Dragon PLT'S facing off in a "force on force" battle scenario in Miles gear. Charlie co 3rd plt won the round. More upda...
02/04/2020

Dragon PLT'S facing off in a "force on force" battle scenario in Miles gear. Charlie co 3rd plt won the round. More updates to follow!
#ROTL

Alpha company getting after it with shotgun/breaching classes, room clearing and a shoot house.#TIPOFTHESPEAR #ROTL #ARE...
01/31/2020

Alpha company getting after it with shotgun/breaching classes, room clearing and a shoot house.
#TIPOFTHESPEAR #ROTL #AREScompany

2-14 HHC Headhunters
01/25/2020

2-14 HHC Headhunters

On December 21st, 2019, Headhunter Company lost a team member, PFC Andrew Rivas. Today, we paid tribute to his memory and service at his Memorial Ceremony. @ Fort Drum, New York

Ares Company implementing the Army’s new marksmanship training regimen with coaching from a former Dragon (SFC Maciel) n...
01/16/2020

Ares Company implementing the Army’s new marksmanship training regimen with coaching from a former Dragon (SFC Maciel) now working at the Army Marksmanship Unit.

#lethal #pewpewpmi

A few photos from our rifle instruction today (we call it PMI). Focus here is on stable firing positions, proper operation of the weapon and magazine changes, sight picture. Serves as a precursor to rifle qualification.

We're lucky to have SFC Dave Maciel here to assist in advising on the creation of a company rifle marksmanship program.

You'll see some of our stellar NCOs mixed in the photos providing the direct instruction and supervising some dry fire drills.

Scouts out!#hiddendragon #chillyghillie #marauders
01/16/2020

Scouts out!

#hiddendragon #chillyghillie #marauders

This week, #Recon ran their first sniper range since reconsolidating the platoon. SGT Clark familiarized his team with the M2010 sniper rifle and then his shooters conducted group and zero. Meanwhile, the rest of the Platoon conducted Ghillie Wash - a technique to wear in, stress-test, and weatherize their newly created suits. With their tested suits, the Platoon then conducted a ghillie crawl.

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#recon #marauders #sniper #pewpew #ghillie #usarmy #fortdrum #10thmtndiv #climbtoglory #tothetop #2bct #courageandhonor #2-14IN #goldendragons #rightoftheline #hhc #headhunters #ownit #airassault

BG Michelle Schmidt (MNT65) presenting coins to deserving Dragon Soldiers for sustainment excellence after the Logistics...
01/15/2020

BG Michelle Schmidt (MNT65) presenting coins to deserving Dragon Soldiers for sustainment excellence after the Logistics Terrain Walk. RIGHT OF THE LINE!

BG Michelle Schmidt (MNT65) presenting coins to deserving Dragon Soldiers for sustainment excellence after the Logistics Terrain Walk. RIGHT OF THE LINE!

Now that winter is in full swing, the Dragons are competing to see who is best prepared for the cold. The winner of the ...
12/19/2019

Now that winter is in full swing, the Dragons are competing to see who is best prepared for the cold. The winner of the PLT Winter Skills Competition was A Co 3rd PLT.
#ROTL #Winterishere

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
12/18/2019

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division

Due to severe weather on Wednesday December 18 the Garrison Commander has issued a DO NOT REPORT ORDER. Unless notified otherwise by their chain of command/supervisor, Fort Drum non-emergency/non-essential uniformed military personnel and civilians will not report to duty/work. Emergency and Mission Essential personnel WILL report unless notified otherwise by their chain of command/supervisor.

12/16/2019
10th Mountain Division

10th Mountain Division

Welcome aboard Pvt. Dustin Chauvin! Thanks for discussing the experiences you had with your sponsor, Spc. Max Coleman of Charlie company @2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons", 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

#ThisIsMySquad

Thank you to all the thoughtful people and organizations that donate to armed forces like us. Thanks for thinking of 2-1...
12/10/2019

Thank you to all the thoughtful people and organizations that donate to armed forces like us. Thanks for thinking of 2-14 IN Miami County, Ohio!

12/04/2019

Not even sub-zero temperatures could stop the Golden Dragons from training. Last week 2-14 IN completed a Platoon Live Fire training event. The training simulated real world combat zone, where live ammunition was used while executing tactical maneuvering operations in order to evaluate and assess the light infantry unit's safety and lethality. The Right of the Line, Climb to Glory!

2-14 HHC Headhunters
12/02/2019

2-14 HHC Headhunters

Last week we had the honor of promoting a number of 2LTs to 1LTs, promoting CPL Le to SGT Le, and re-enlisting SPC Ploch.

2-14 IN has quite the history. Here’s to the men and women of this great unit. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to...
11/20/2019

2-14 IN has quite the history. Here’s to the men and women of this great unit. Thanks to everyone who has contributed to the legacy. Once a Golden Dragon, always a Golden Dragon. ROTL.

Experts, indeed!
11/19/2019

Experts, indeed!

Mountain Goats 🐐 (1/D) putting in some work today ISO 2-14IN PLT LFX. First live iteration complete. “Experts in the Application of Violence”

HHC Headhunters getting after readiness priorities during ongoing Operation Dragon Fury.Right of the Line!  Own It!
11/18/2019

HHC Headhunters getting after readiness priorities during ongoing Operation Dragon Fury.

Right of the Line! Own It!

Here we have some more shots of emplacing an aiming circle with low visibility. Next is SSG Enke teaching a class on deliberate occupations. Followed by a new Soldier conducting a deliberate occupation. By getting a baseplate grid and determining direction of fire for the rest of the his squad. Boom.

11/18/2019

Ares Company - setting an aggressive pace for the battalion. Night fires to come, and then we can see Barbarian and Cohort on display.

#eaglesdefeatcrows #decisiveaction #aresgodofwar #areyounotsuppressed

11/18/2019

Why ‘Merica sleeps well at night.

#rightoftheline #courageandhonor #climbtoglory

11/17/2019

dom·i·nance (pronounced ˈdämənəns) a noun referring to having power and influence over others.

#knowledge

11/17/2019

dom·i·nance (pronounced ˈdämənəns), a noun meaning power and influence over others.

#knowledge #thisisourwarrior

Dragons blending into their natural habitat at Platoon Live Fires.#whatchagonnadopl #smartfastlethalprecise #echeloningo...
11/17/2019

Dragons blending into their natural habitat at Platoon Live Fires.

#whatchagonnadopl #smartfastlethalprecise #echeloningourmuscles #rightoftheline

A little cold wont stop these Dragons. The Companies are ramping things up with PLT STX and blank iterations for the cul...
11/17/2019

A little cold wont stop these Dragons. The Companies are ramping things up with PLT STX and blank iterations for the culminating event PLT Live Fires. Shout out to Commando 6&7 and Mountain 6 for showing up and talking to the troops.
#10thMTN #2BCT #ROTL

Who’s ready for some live fires?  T-minus 24 and counting.
11/16/2019

Who’s ready for some live fires? T-minus 24 and counting.

After 2 days of preparation 2-14 IN BN will begin their PLT Live Fire and Situational Training Exercises. With temperatu...
11/15/2019

After 2 days of preparation 2-14 IN BN will begin their PLT Live Fire and Situational Training Exercises. With temperatures plummeting to single digits, Golden Dragons are still maximizing their training opportunity! #ROTL #CTG #whatsnow

2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
11/14/2019

2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Happy Thursday! Here is the #Commando #PhotoOfTheWeek from 2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons" scout tryouts and platoon live fires. #climbtoglory

Late Call.  Well played, Mother Nature.#0900start #winterization #footofsnow #isthisnormal #dragonclawsgrippingsnowshove...
11/12/2019

Late Call. Well played, Mother Nature.

#0900start #winterization #footofsnow #isthisnormal #dragonclawsgrippingsnowshovels

The moment you have all been waiting for:
0900 WORK CALL FOR THE COMMANDO BRIGADE TUESDAY NOVEMBER 12.
Check back for further updates, maybe. If you are not in 2BCT, we don't know if you have a late call. This information applies to 2nd brigade only...for now.

2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment 2nd Battalion 15th Field Artillery Regiment, "Allons" 2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons" 210 Brigade Support Battalion 41st Engineer Battalion 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry "Polar Bears, Pro Patria" 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment

11/09/2019
Bravo Company Barbarians

Barbarians working the fundamentals in preparation for the upcoming Platoon Live Fire Exercises.

#forthehorde #rightoftheline #blockingandtackling #winteriscoming
#dragonseason #haveyouseenmyecwcs

The Barbarians have been busy the last three weeks executing Team and Squad live fires and situational training exercises. Here is a little montage of some of the Barbarians in action. Enjoy!

-Barbarian 6

This morning 2-14 IN BN platoons competed in “The Reaper” challenge. The grueling competition forced soldiers to access ...
11/06/2019

This morning 2-14 IN BN platoons competed in “The Reaper” challenge. The grueling competition forced soldiers to access their inner grit and resilience. Although the weather here at Fort Drum is getting colder, Golden Dragons are just heating up! #ROTL#COMBATREADY#CTG

11/05/2019

Today 2-14 IN Lieutenants completed the Leader’s Certification Assessment Program, an intense evaluation of physical fitness, mental agility and weapons lethality. The Right of the Line, Climb to Glory Dragons!

Today three exceptional Golden Dragon NCOs were promoted. Congratulations SSG Jocelyn Bonvillian, SFC Joshua Vandyke, an...
10/31/2019

Today three exceptional Golden Dragon NCOs were promoted. Congratulations SSG Jocelyn Bonvillian, SFC Joshua Vandyke, and SFC Daniel “Moonwater” Whitt! The Right Of the Line! Stay Golden!

10/31/2019
Great day for the Dragon Companies to conduct their squad live fires. There was great mentorship going on and many itera...
10/30/2019

Great day for the Dragon Companies to conduct their squad live fires. There was great mentorship going on and many iterations conducted. As the soldiers become more proficient and they move into PLT live fires their skills will be put even further to the test.
#ROTL

Moving beyond PRT in pursuit of athleticism and excellence on the new ACFT.
10/30/2019
Dynamic Warm Up

Moving beyond PRT in pursuit of athleticism and excellence on the new ACFT.

10th Mountain Division's Mountain Athlete Warrior Facility demonstrates the steps and techniques for a dynamic warm up.

PCSing?  Want to make a great first impression and set yourself apart when you get to your next unit?Rangers Lead the Wa...
10/28/2019

PCSing?

Want to make a great first impression and set yourself apart when you get to your next unit?

Rangers Lead the Way!

Are you PCSing? Do you want to arrive at your new unit Ranger qualified? Infantry Branch can assist you in meeting your Ranger School goal by sending you to school enroute to your new duty station. See attached photos for instructions and prerequisites. If interested please email or call the ARTB LNO or your career manager.

Looking for a few good Dragons that want to continue serving - as commissioned leaders of character.  Notify your chain ...
10/26/2019

Looking for a few good Dragons that want to continue serving - as commissioned leaders of character.

Notify your chain of command to learn more.

#dd214nextsummer #cadetlifenextfall #jointhedarkside #calvinptitusdidit #hhc214ondisplay #rightoftheline

The Commanding General of the 10th Mountain Division is looking for highly qualified Soldiers who want to complete their baccalaureate degree and obtain a commission through participation in the ROTC Scholarship program.

Check out the link below for more info:
https://www.goarmy.com/careers-and-jobs/current-and-prior-service/advance-your-career/green-to-gold/pocket-scholarship.html?fbclid=IwAR3TOa7jM4toYXugOlXmoRoKHUEdd-su4R14ek41tes5lNT6dICWk3dp1UY

#ClimbToGlory

10/26/2019
10th Mountain Division

Right of the Line!

2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons" mortar crews and 2nd Battalion 15th Field Artillery Regiment, "Allons" foward observers, both from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, work together to bring percision Mortar fire to the fight.
#FightTonight
#ClimbToGlory

10/25/2019

Did someone order steel rain?

#dragonsends #winteriscoming #whatsthesoundofamortarman #queenofbattle #doyouevenhangitbro

Yesterday we welcomed a new Dragon, CH Michael Kearney. The BDE Chaplain swore him into Active Duty and he officially as...
10/24/2019

Yesterday we welcomed a new Dragon, CH Michael Kearney. The BDE Chaplain swore him into Active Duty and he officially assumed the role of BN Chaplain.
Today LTC Benedict is proud to promote Chief Emily to CW2. She provides invaluable support to G Co and the the rest of the BN. #READINESS #BLESSINGS #ROTL

On 16 October, Dragon 6 and 7 showed their support at the 2-14 IN BN Team Live Fires exercises. They observed teams usin...
10/18/2019

On 16 October, Dragon 6 and 7 showed their support at the 2-14 IN BN Team Live Fires exercises. They observed teams using M4s, M249s, and M320s while shooting, moving, and communicating in a simulated combat environment. The excercises concluded with valuable feedback from D6 and D7. The Right of the Line! #CTG

Right of the Line!
10/11/2019
2-14 IN Golden Dragons

Right of the Line!

2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment Golden Dragons 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
10/10/2019

2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Please help us #honor 1st Lt. Corey Shaw and Spc. Holt Wroten. Today Maj. Gen. Brian Mennes presented the #PurpleHeart to both 2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons" Soldiers, who were injured by an improvised explosive device during a convoy on December 4, 2018 while deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Freedom’s Sentinel. #CourageandHonor #Rightoftheline #ClimbtoGlory

10th Mountain Division

2-14 HHC Headhunters
10/10/2019

2-14 HHC Headhunters

#throwback to the 26th anniversary of Mogadishu that we honored last Thursday, October 3rd with our annual Mogadishu mile and our Battalion Ball. @ Fort Drum, New York

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Last updated 06 November 2012 _______________________________________________________________ ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Unit History 2-14IN “Golden Dragons” The 14th Infantry Regiment formed in August 1861, at Fort Trumbull, CT. During the Civil War, they participated in every major campaign in Virginia. At the war’s end, the Regimental Commander asked General Meade, commander of the Army of the Potomac, where the regiment should be positioned for the final review. He answered, “The Fourteenth has always been to the front of the battle and deserves the place of honor… TAKE THE RIGHT OF THE LINE!” This became the motto. After fighting the Indians in Arizona, Montana and Wyoming, the 14th Regiment moved to Vancouver Barracks, Washington until 1898. The War with Spain required the Regiment to deploy to the Pacific to seize Spanish possessions there. On the way to the Philippines, the 14th captured the island of Guam and arrived at Manila in time to take part in the final assault on the capital. On 8 July 1900, Chinese nationalists revolted and besieged the embassies of the U.S. and other European nations in Peking. The regiment moved to the rescue and led the way over the walls of the capital. When the Chinese surrendered, the 14th Regiment acquired the nickname the “Golden Dragons.” Revolution in Mexico required the 14th Regiment to move to Douglas, AZ in 1916. These duties prevented the Regiment from completing its preparations for deployment to France during World War I and instead deployed to the Panama Canal. By 1943, the Regiment returned to the U.S. to train for operations in Europe against the Germans. The Regiment landed in France in January 1945 and reached the fighting front in March. It participated in campaigns to break the Siegfried Line, The Rhine River, and the drive across Central Germany and Austria. The 14th deactivated after the war at Ft. Carson, Colorado in 1948. On 1 August 1951, the 14th Regiment transferred to the 25th Infantry Division in Korea. During the Korean War, the “Golden Dragons” acquitted themselves in small unit actions in Chorwon and on Heartbreak Ridge. After the cease-fire, the Regiment returned with the 25th Infantry Division to Schofield Barracks, Hawaii. The 14th Regiment again saw conflict in Vietnam in 1966. The Second Battalion of the Fourteenth Regiment fought with the 25th Infantry Division through Tet in April in 1968, the battle of Tay Nihn, and Cambodian incursions in 1970. By December 1970, the 2nd Battalion returned to Hawaii and deactivated on 5 June 1972. On 19 December 1985, the 2nd Battalion of the 14th Infantry Regiment reactivated at Ft. Benning, GA as the Light Infantry COHORT Battalion in the 10th Mountain Division. On 4 November 1988, the 2nd Battalion, fourteenth Infantry Regiment relocated at Ft. Drum, New York. The “Golden Dragons” have also participated in operational deployments to Guantanamo Bay, Cuba; Hurricane Andrew relief in Homestead, FL; Operation Restore Hope in Mogadishu, Somalia; Operation Uphold Democracy in Port-Au-Prince, Haiti; Operation Joint Guardian in Slavonski Brod, Croatia and Tuzla, Bosnia; Kosovo rotation 3B, and Operations Iraqi Freedom 1, 2.5, and 4. The 2-14 “Golden Dragons” answered the call for OIF-1 in March of 2003. Operating in northern and western Iraq, 2-14 IN conducted operations in conjunction with Special Forces groups providing needed combat power to ensure the success of numerous special operations missions. 2-14 IN seized key targets, facilitated the transfer of high value enemy personnel, and secured numerous special operations forward operating bases. The “Golden Dragons” redeployed the majority of the battalion in July of 2003, however C Company was needed to continue operations with Special Forces through March of 2004. The “Golden Dragons” accomplished historically-significant operations in Western Baghdad, crippling the anti-Iraqi insurgency in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom 2.5 from June 2004 to June 2005. During the first four months of operations in Southern Baghdad TF 2-14 decisively cleared three Corps MSRs of enemy activity, ensuring an unimpeded flow of needed logistical convoys. TF 2-14 also prevented virtually all mortar and rocket attacks on the Baghdad International Airport, enabling the start of the first regular air service and commerce to Baghdad since the start of the war. In November of 2004 TF 2-14 assumed responsibility for the notorious suburb of Abu Ghraib. By the time the “Golden Dragons” redeployed in June of 2005 enemy activity in Abu Ghraib was greatly mitigated, resulting in two nearby Corps MSRs secured for convoy traffic, and the Baghdad Airport Complex being virtually free of mortar and rocket attacks. The 2-14 “Golden Dragons” again answered the call of duty during OIF 06-08 between August 2006 and November 2007, this time taking on the infamous Shakriyah “Triangle of Death” to the south and west of Baghdad proper. The Battalion conducted a daring nighttime assault to capture the Yusifyah Thermal Power Plant, a looming structure on the edge of the Euphrates River long known to be an insurgent safe haven, during the first months of the deployment. Today this once-feared structure of steel and concrete is called Camp Dragon, and serves as an integral Base of Operations for forward deployed soldiers and their units. Also during OIF 06-08, TF 2-14 conducted Combat Riverine Operations for the first time since the Vietnam War, enabling Golden Dragon soldiers to move with impunity across the Euphrates River and close with insurgents nestled in the villages on its western banks. In the closing months of the deployment, TF 2-14 was at the forefront of the Commando Brigade’s “Concerned Citizens” initiative, which garnered international attention for its successful attempts to reconcile former insurgents back into the Iraqi Security Forces. In the Golden Dragon Area of Operations alone, over 6,000 local tribesmen were enrolled in the program, given identification cards, and put to work defending their homes and families against Al Qaeda in Iraq (AQIZ) terrorists. The drop-off in violence during the last three months of the deployment was remarkable, and speaks volumes to both the quality of the Brigade initiative and the character of the soldiers who carried it out. By accomplishing all its assigned missions TF 2-14 facilitated the continued transformation of Iraq into a free and democratic country. 2nd Battalion 14th Infantry Regiment deployed yet again with 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) to the greater Baghdad area in support of OIF 09-10 on 15 October 2009. Occupying Joint Security Stations (JSS), 2-14IN set the standard in forging a positive partnership with the Iraqi Security Forces and left a lasting impression of friendship to the Iraqi people. 2-14 IN alongside the 4-1 / 8-2 Federal Police and 43-11 Iraqi Army conducted over 1300 partnered patrols, securing the largest cache in the Baghdad area for OIF 09-10. The joint units teamed up in training events at the local JSSs to strengthen bonds and establish SOPs for combined operations. Task Force Dragon assisted in logistical and quick reaction force operations in support of pre elections and elections in early March 2010. Soldiers assisted the Iraqi Federal Police and Army in enhancing the force protection and security of polling sites and stood ready to roll out in the event of a MASCAL incident as part of a consequence management package. The majority of operations included Humanitarian Aid in the form of clothing, school supplies, and home water purifiers. 2-14IN worked with Local contractors and the Federal Police to begin a Flex Maintenance Worker Program that focused on neighborhood cleanup. Isolated projects included opening 3 water treatment plants and developing the Gates of Baghdad program that improved the overall security and safety of local roads by lighting the roads. Soldiers from the Golden Dragons were among the first to transfer control of Joint Security Stations to the Iraqi Federal Police in the 9 Nissan / New Baghdad area, closing a total of 4 in three months. After leaving 9 Nissan and the New Baghdad area in early May, the Golden Dragon were called on to assist 1-3 Advice and Assist Brigade to strengthen ties with the 23-17 and 25-17 Iraqi Army. This new mission set was conducted simultaneously while acting as the Division Reserve and was conducted south of Baghdad in an area formally occupied by 2-14, known as the “Triangle of Death”. There the Golden Dragons conducted over 20 mixed Humanitarian Aid Projects and Combined Medical Engagements, treating over 1500 local citizens. Citizens said that they felt much safer in the area, long held by terrorists, and were proud to see Iraqis taking the lead in their towns to quell the violence. 2-14 redeployed to FT Drum on 1 August 2010. The “Golden Dragons” continue to hold the place they have held since 1861, at the RIGHT OF THE LINE!

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