2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons"

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

Operating as usual

09/14/2020
Charlie Company 2-14 Infantry

ROTL!

This weekend, Cohort Company
conducted a Combined Arms Live Fire Exercise, where we had the opportunity to display the tenacity and talent of our Soldiers. We would like to introduce you to one of the squads that carries the Cohort name!

#ThisIsMySquad #TIMS #leadfromthefront #cohort #ClimbToGlory #courageandhonor #ROTL

10th Mountain Division 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division 2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons"

09/02/2020
10th Mountain Division

10th Mountain Division

Thank you for joining us! The induction ceremony for the Warrior Legends Hall of Fame will begin shortly. Today we are recognizing members of the 10th Mountain Division and community members who have contributed greatly to the Division and society through a lifetime of service and sacrifice.

ROTL!!
08/29/2020

ROTL!!

Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division LI taking care of business during training.

Cpl. Smith, Spc. Aliyar, Spc Blackman, and Pfc. Markowski received 2BCT coins for their outstanding performances during the live-fire exercise.

#ClimbToGlory!

10th Mountain Division
08/28/2020

10th Mountain Division

Sun's out, guns out! Or, in this case rifles and machine guns.

2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division LI conduct a blank-fire exercise on August 27, in preparation for an upcoming live-fire exercise.

#ClimbToGlory!

08/23/2020
10th Mountain Division

10th Mountain Division

Molding Soldiers for success.

Soldiers from C Co., 2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons", 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) conducted a multi-day training exercise emphasizing squad-level tasks. Lt. Thomas Roberts describes his point of view as a platoon leader and watching his Soldiers improve.

BN Medics getting after some good training in preparation for the next couple of busy months of training.#savinglives #t...
08/18/2020

BN Medics getting after some good training in preparation for the next couple of busy months of training.
#savinglives #trainingneverstops #ROTL

Valkyrie Medics this past week conducted a tactical exercise - refreshing on some medical tasks and expanding upon those by working the system from point of injury to role I care. Chaplain even made a showing to demonstrate delivering the last rites. Excellent job in setting up their equipment, creating tactical scenarios, and preparing themselves for the upcoming Mountain Peak exercise.

ROTL!!
08/14/2020

ROTL!!

We just can't get enough of seeing these Soldiers from C-Co, 2nd Battalion 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division conducting a multi-day training exercise emphasizing squad-level tasks.

#ClimbToGlory!

2-14 IN Squad Training Exercise
08/12/2020
2-14 IN Squad Training Exercise

2-14 IN Squad Training Exercise

Soldiers from C Co., 2nd Battalion 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) conducted a multi-day training exercise emphasizing squad-level tasks. (U.S. Army photos by Pfc. Josue Patricio & Spc. Gregory Muenchow)

08/09/2020
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

#DYK the #PurpleHeart is the oldest award presented to service members?

President George Washington created the Badge of Military Merit, the predecessor of the Purple Heart, in 1782. It was also one of the first awards that could be given to junior enlisted soldiers and noncommissioned officers for their outstanding service.

Video by Defense Media Activity

Great job PFC Ramirez! #DSERIESCHAMPS #MARAUDER  #OWNIT #ROTL.
08/08/2020

Great job PFC Ramirez! #DSERIESCHAMPS #MARAUDER #OWNIT #ROTL.

PFC Ramirez (Scouts) receiving a coin from Commando 7 for his superb performance during the scout's stalk lane. Crawled all the way up on us undetected, even gave me a summary of a 5-minute conversation I had. Photo #2 is a photo of him from 3ft away.

Ares Co 2-14 Infantry
08/07/2020

Ares Co 2-14 Infantry

What did your week consist of? For ARES it consisted of squad live fires that focused on battle drill 1, battle drill 2 and battle drill 6. All squads conducted blank and live iterations on the lane in day and night time conditions. "Ready for war!" 2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons"

Staying The Right of The Line Road Dogs!#thegrindneverstops #popsmoke
07/30/2020

Staying The Right of The Line Road Dogs!
#thegrindneverstops #popsmoke

4/Demon ( Road Doggs 🐕) training Urban Operations after successfully completing Crew Gunnery certifications earlier this week. @ Fort Drum, New York

Dragons educating the next generations of leaders!#ROTL
07/28/2020

Dragons educating the next generations of leaders!
#ROTL

On 07JUL2020 the Bison Battalion was able to receive training on the disassembly and reassembly of the M249 and M240, as well as the proper utilization of the weapons squad by subject matter experts. The Bison Battalion would like to thank SSG Ingram, SSG Eklund, PFC Kitchen, PFC George, 2nd BN 14th Infantry Regiment, and 2nd Brigade Combat Team 10th Mountain for giving our cadets this opportunity.
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U.S. Army Cadet Command (ROTC)
2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons"
2nd "Freedom" Brigade Army ROTC
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"Freedom!"
"To A Man Absent"
"Winning Matters"

2-14IN Breach Training
07/22/2020
2-14IN Breach Training

2-14IN Breach Training

Soldiers with Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conduct door breaching techniques on July 22, 2020, on Fort Drum, N.Y. (U.S. Army photos by Spc. Kay Edwards)

Charlie Company 2-14 Infantry
07/21/2020

Charlie Company 2-14 Infantry

strength grows in the moments when you think you cant go on but you keep going anyway. HELLO.. sprint, drag, carry!
Cohort Soldiers conducted the ACFT and the motivation to succeed was outstanding! 10th Mountain Division 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division 2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons" U.S. Army
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#ACFT #COHORT #ROTL #leadfromthefront

07/21/2020
10th Mountain Division

10th Mountain Division

Click, Click, BOOM

This week snipers assigned to the 2-14 HHC Headhunters, 2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons", 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conducted training on the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System and the M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle.

Barbarians getting after some Carl-Gustav live fires! #ROTL #BACKBLASTS #SAFETYFIRST#84MMROUNDS
07/19/2020

Barbarians getting after some Carl-Gustav live fires! #ROTL #BACKBLASTS #SAFETYFIRST
#84MMROUNDS

07/16/2020
2-14 IN Sniper Training

2-14 IN Sniper Training

Snipers assigned to the Reconnaissance Platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team conduct training on the M110 Semi-Automatic Sniper System and the M2010 Enhanced Sniper Rifle on Fort Drum July 14. These Snipers spent many hours perf...

07/16/2020
10th Mountain Division

CLIMB TO GLORY!

On this day, in 1943, the 10th Light Division was officially activated at Camp Hale, Colorado.

Happy Birthday 10th Mountain Division!

#ClimbToGlory!

07/05/2020
10th Mountain Division

10th Mountain Division

Check out this cover of Johnny Cash's 'Ragged Old Flag' by 10th Mountain Division Band
#ClimbToGlory #10thMountainDivision

Barbarian company conducting URM and SPC Holzman conducting a breach during team training. B co 2plt Vandals.#ROTL
07/02/2020

Barbarian company conducting URM and SPC Holzman conducting a breach during team training. B co 2plt Vandals.
#ROTL

Ares Co 2-14 Infantry
07/02/2020

Ares Co 2-14 Infantry

ARES knocked out a 12 mile forced March this morning. All platoons finished under the 4 hour Army and 18th Airborne Corps standard. "Ready for war!" #ROTL 2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons" 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

25th Infantry Division
06/27/2020

25th Infantry Division

#OTD in 1969, actions in Binh Duong Province, Vietnam by Staff Sgt. Hammett Bowen of LaGrange, Georgia, assigned to 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, led to his being awarded the #MOH. Read his award citation here: http://b.link/bowen69

#DidYouKnow that the 25th Infantry Division counts amongst its ranks 43 Congressional Medal of Honor recipients? It's the second highest across all U.S. Army divisions.

#TropicLightning #StrikeHard #AmericasPacificDivision #ArmyValues #ServeWithHonor

25th ID Commanding General | Congressional Medal of Honor Foundation | 25th Infantry Division Association | U.S. Indo-Pacific Command | U.S. Army Pacific | I Corps | 2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons" | Vietnam Veterans of America | georgia.gov | Governor Brian Kemp | Georgia Historical Society | Only In Georgia | City of LaGrange Georgia Government | LaGrange Police | American Legion Post 75 LaGrange, Georgia | Army Recruiting LaGrange, GA | The LaGrange Daily News | U.S. Army Center of Military History | National Museum of the U.S. Army Campaign | National Infantry Museum

06/21/2020
U.S. Army

U.S. Army

Shout out to all the Army Dads!

Happy Father's Day to all the dads and Soldier dads! Thank you for all that you do to support the U.S. Army!

#HappyFathersDay

Part two for HHC RECON. Incorporating their new explosives skills and their basic soldier skills.
06/18/2020

Part two for HHC RECON. Incorporating their new explosives skills and their basic soldier skills.

Last week, the MARAUDERS, #ReconForLife, conducted an explosive, #ClackClack #PullRingGoBoom, break contact live fire exercise designed to stress, test, and assess the Golden Dragon Recon Teams ability to operate as cohesive small units, employing, #BestJobEver, a wide variety of munitions and weapon systems to break contact with a numerically superior force #violence. #usarmy #fortdrum #10thmtndiv #climbtoglory #tothetop #2BCT #courageandhonor #2-14IN #goldendragons #rightoftheline #hhc #headhunters #ownit #marauders #pathfinder

HHC Recon PLT getting after a Hand grenade and Clay-more range Last week. Staying safe and getting some cool training do...
06/17/2020

HHC Recon PLT getting after a Hand grenade and Clay-more range Last week. Staying safe and getting some cool training done.
#ROTL #EXPLOSIVES

Ares company training soldiers on the implementation and theory of NBC equipment.#Alwaysready #readyforwar
06/11/2020

Ares company training soldiers on the implementation and theory of NBC equipment.
#Alwaysready #readyforwar

U.S. Army Center of Military History
06/07/2020

U.S. Army Center of Military History

6 JUNE 1944 or D-DAY - NORMANDY INVASION - #WWII #Armyhistory U.S. Army #DDay

Operation OVERLORD, the Invasion of Normandy, opened the "second front" in western Europe with the D-Day landings in Operation NEPTUNE. Despite unfavorable weather forecasts, General Eisenhower, Supreme Commander of the Allied Expeditionary Forces, decided to attack on 6 June 1944.

At 0200 that morning the British 6th and U.S. 82d and 101st Airborne Divisions were dropped behind German lines to secure egress routes from the invasion beaches for the seaborne forces. After an intense air and naval bombardment, the amphibious assault waves began landing from more than 5,000 ships and 4,000 smaller ship-to-shore craft at 0630. British and Canadian forces landed on the left flank at GOLD, SWORD and JUNO Beaches, with American forces landing at OMAHA and UTAH Beaches on the right.

The U.S. 4th Infantry Division on UTAH Beach had comparatively easy going, but the 1st and 29th Infantry Divisions met determined opposition at the water's edge at OMAHA Beach. The situation on OMAHA was in doubt for several hours and there was some discussion about withdrawing from the beachhead, but the assaulting forces nevertheless began making progress inland. By nightfall of the first day, large contingents of three British, one Canadian, and three American infantry divisions and their supporting units, plus one British and two U.S. airborne divisions, had a firm foothold on Hitler's "Fortress Europe."

ALSO SEE:

https://www.army.mil/d-day/index.html

https://history.army.mil/html/books/072/72-18/index.html

https://history.army.mil/html/books/007/7-4-1/index.html

https://history.army.mil/catalog/pubs/70/posters/70-53.html

https://history.army.mil/catalog/pubs/70/posters/70-53.html

https://history.army.mil/html/reference/Normandy/normandy.html

https://history.army.mil/armyhistory/AH30newOCR.pdf

https://history.army.mil/armyhistory/AH40newOCR.pdf

Get your Commando swag while you can!
06/07/2020
2 BCT 10th MTN DIV (LI) Store 1

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06/07/2020
2-14 HHC Headhunters

2-14 HHC Headhunters

DIABLO Platoon, getting after it this week, conducting Mortar Gunnery, certifying Battalion and Company Mortars on mounted and dismounted operations, and developing and refining TTPs for Gun Raids using MUTVs!

06/05/2020

Demon Co getting after their gunnery this week.
#bigguns #ROTL

Call to all dragons who play madden. Get your game on and beat out the competition liked we did last tournament.
06/03/2020

Call to all dragons who play madden. Get your game on and beat out the competition liked we did last tournament.

Dragons getting after it!
06/03/2020

Dragons getting after it!

2-14 Infantry "Golden Dragons" presented Commando 6 and his team with a gut-wrenching, core-focused workout! Thank you, Dragons, for a very dynamic set of exercises!

2nd Battalion 87th Infantry Regiment, we will see you tomorrow! Bring it!

COURAGE AND HONOR!

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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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