1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment - Chosin

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The Leaders and Soldiers of Chosin want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Eat great food, spend time with family an...
11/27/2019

The Leaders and Soldiers of Chosin want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving! Eat great food, spend time with family and friends, enjoy your well deserved time off and remember those who are currently deployed who will not get to spend time with their families. We are thankful for their service and sacrifices which allow us to enjoy this time off.

In the spirit of giving thanks, yesterday our Leaders served chow to the Soldiers and Families of the Chosin Battalion the Warrior Brigade. Against All Odds!

#Chosin #Thankful #Family

In true Thanksgiving fashion the Chosin Battalion hosted the Officer Vs. NCO Turkey Bowl. The NCOs took home the win in ...
11/27/2019

In true Thanksgiving fashion the Chosin Battalion hosted the Officer Vs. NCO Turkey Bowl. The NCOs took home the win in overtime on the football field! The winning coach crowned their MVP Quarterback with the golden helmet while the Officers, for the second time... crowned their coach with the dirty, recently used, decrepit toilet seat. That being said, the good Sportsmanship shown during and after the game reminds us that at the end of the day, we all serve together.

After the game we recognized DCOs SFRG Leader Kaci Evans as volunteer of the quarter for all of the volunteer hours she has spent in HHC and DCO taking care of Soldiers and Families. We all appreciate her hard work!

#Chosin #TurkeyBowl #ShipBowl #BobbyBouBradshaw #Family

The past few weeks with our Soldiers back home have focused on leaning forward with our fitness goals. Our coaching team...
11/27/2019

The past few weeks with our Soldiers back home have focused on leaning forward with our fitness goals. Our coaching team has completed strength and conditioning coaching techniques, nutrition and body assessment classes with our leaders down to the team leader level. At the same time our coaches assessed performance for speed, agility, power, strength and endurance to create individual training plans for ever Soldier in the Battalion.

We also had 27 graduates of the Fort Drum Mountain Athlete Warrior Course this past week and had an informative Newcomers PT utilizing our new turf and gym in box equipment. When new Soldiers arrive to Chosin their integration into our fitness culture is crucial for our success.

#Chosin #Warriors #AthleteWarriors

Today ICE Company was awarded the highest award for maintenance excellence by DCG-S BG Schmidt. The systems and processe...
11/26/2019
1-32 IN Army Maintenance Excellence Awards

Today ICE Company was awarded the highest award for maintenance excellence by DCG-S BG Schmidt. The systems and processes the leaders of the Company have created, coupled with the hard work of their Soldiers has led to the overall readiness of the Battalion. Their significant success has left no room for second place, and they have set the bar high for the rest of the Army to follow.

#Chosin #Shirtsofftheirback #Win

1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, held their Army Maintenance Excellence Awards Nov. 25, 2019, on Fort Drum, N.Y.

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
11/25/2019

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Join us for a holiday meal at the Warrior Inn Dining Facility, November 26 from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.

#ClimbToGlory

Thanks to a relationship built between our current Combat Company leadership, Mr. Steve Vogiatzis and Mr. Dean Coleman, ...
11/25/2019

Thanks to a relationship built between our current Combat Company leadership, Mr. Steve Vogiatzis and Mr. Dean Coleman, the Chosin Battalion was able to have our hail and farewell at the Hay Loft Restaurant. The significance of this relationship lies in the sacrifice of SPC Justin Coleman, former Combat Company Soldier Killed in Action in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. The relationships between current Chosin leaders and Soldiers and our Gold Star Family Members is crucial to our understanding of the sacrifices of those who came before us, and the legacy they have created. Along with honoring SPC Coleman we also hailed new members to the Chosin family and said farewell to some of the leaders whose commitment made the Battalion stand out.

Hails
MAJ Petrancosta
CPT Bullis
CPT Tischio
1SG Coleman
1SG Duckstein
1LT Randol
2LT Mathwig
2LT Rivera
2LT Basel
2LT Halinsky
2LT Williams
2LT Burk

Farewells
MAJ Weaver S3 / XO
CPT Barna S2
CPT Morales S6
CPT Luedtke FSO
SFC Wallace ICE 1SG
1LT Grant
1LT Blake
1LT Habboub

#AgainstAllOdds! #Chosin #Warriors #10MTN

Get Some! No better way to end the week but with a ten on ten, head to head, grudge match of Chosin’s finest warriors....
11/24/2019

Get Some! No better way to end the week but with a ten on ten, head to head, grudge match of Chosin’s finest warriors.The snow cleared just in time for turf to meet motor pool blacktop and company to meet company. In the end Combat took the win, but as always the Soldiers enjoy the fight amongst teammates the most. And yeah, it’s as fun as it looks.

#Chosin #Warriors #AgainstAllOdds!

Congratulations to all of our promotions this week! CPT RockwoodCPT Floeter 1SG Coleman1LT Bond1LT Barham1LT Monaghan 1L...
11/23/2019

Congratulations to all of our promotions this week!
CPT Rockwood
CPT Floeter
1SG Coleman
1LT Bond
1LT Barham
1LT Monaghan
1LT Forte
1LT Randol
1LT Trank
1LT Sones
1LT Anderson
1LT Ehresman

Remember the Servicemembers who make us humbled to have the opportunity to serve in the same unit, 75 years later. Just ...
11/20/2019

Remember the Servicemembers who make us humbled to have the opportunity to serve in the same unit, 75 years later. Just this past April we recognized SSG (Retired) Ed Flanagan, a local centenarian, World War II veteran, and an avid supporter of the Queen's Own during our Chosin Battalion Ball. Edward A. Flanagan, 100, passed peacefully away, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Samaritan Keep Home, Watertown. We are honored to have had the chance to meet an extraordinary Soldier and induct him into the Chosin few. SSG Flanagan trained right here at Pine Camp as part of the 5th Armored Division before deploying to Europe. As a tank commander, he faced Tiger and Panther tanks as well as the dreaded "88s" during the Battle of the Buldge and Hurtgen Forest. He had two Shermans shot out from under him and was wounded twice, receiving purple hearts for both incidents, before he laid track on German soil. Ultimately he made it 45 miles from Berlin and finished out the war with his original tank crew.
See SSG (Retired) Ed Flanagan’s Obituary at the following link:
https://www.newzjunky.com/edward-a-flanagan-100/…

Remember the Servicemembers who make us humbled to have the opportunity to serve in the same unit, 75 years later. Just ...
11/20/2019

Remember the Servicemembers who make us humbled to have the opportunity to serve in the same unit, 75 years later. Just this past April we recognized SSG (Retired) Ed Flanagan, a local centenarian, World War II veteran, and an avid supporter of the Queen's Own during our Chosin Battalion Ball. Edward A. Flanagan, 100, passed peacefully away, Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2019, at Samaritan Keep Home, Watertown. We are honored to have had the chance to meet an extraordinary Soldier and induct him into the Chosin few. SSG Flanagan trained right here at Pine Camp as part of the 5th Armored Division before deploying to Europe. As a tank commander, he faced Tiger and Panther tanks as well as the dreaded "88s" during the Battle of the Buldge and Hurtgen Forest. He had two Shermans shot out from under him and was wounded twice, receiving purple hearts for both incidents, before he laid track on German soil. Ultimately he made it 45 miles from Berlin and finished out the war with his original tank crew.

See SSG (Retired) Ed Flanagan’s Obituary at the following link:
https://www.newzjunky.com/edward-a-flanagan-100/?fbclid=IwAR17jy_KUFyskNgEup-3pahN9C74CKcSohe_kTzyvTLzwOkK9ClQqDasZpw

The Chosin Battalion currently has 8 Soldiers in the top 10 ACFT scores across the Army, identified by the Infantry Bran...
11/17/2019

The Chosin Battalion currently has 8 Soldiers in the top 10 ACFT scores across the Army, identified by the Infantry Branch Top ACFT Scores, among several others in the top 15. As we begin our coaching certification and fitness assessments you will get the chance to see the program that, with the help of our H2F team, has changed the fitness culture throughout the unit. Just as important as better numbers, we see our Soldiers show up ready to put in the work. Their motivation makes success.

#Chosin #Warriors #Athletes

11/11/2019
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

You served the American People and volunteered to do whatever necessary to ensure the protection of our country. Today we honor you, veterans. Thank you for your service.

#Chosin #AgainstAllOdds! #10MTN

"Thanks for all you do, thanks for your service, and Climb to Glory!"

Check out the full message from the 10th Mountain Division
command team, Maj. Gen. Brian J. Mennes and Command Sgt. Maj. Samuel Roark, as we recognize Veteran's Day.
#ClimbToGlory!

Looks fun huh? Certainly is on a nice sunny day, just don’t count on staying dry when traveling through the rain. This...
11/07/2019

Looks fun huh? Certainly is on a nice sunny day, just don’t count on staying dry when traveling through the rain. This new platform gave us another method to move casualties and sustainment quickly through restrictive terrain to ensure the fight could continue. Not only did Chosin sling load the UTV but we also loaded them straight into the back of a CH-47.

Battle Company 1-32 Infantry
11/06/2019

Battle Company 1-32 Infantry

New to Fort Drum? If you’ve just come to north country in the last few months, this is a great opportunity to find out everything Fort Drum has to offer!

Joint Readiness Training Center, Operations Group
11/06/2019

Joint Readiness Training Center, Operations Group

A Soldier assined to 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division secures the area, November 1, 2019 during rotation 20-01 at JRTC.

Infantry Enlisted Branch
10/28/2019

Infantry Enlisted Branch

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.

Joint Readiness Training Center, Operations Group
10/23/2019

Joint Readiness Training Center, Operations Group

10th Mountain Division
10/15/2019

10th Mountain Division

Mountain Families and Soldiers, we want to hear from you! The 10th Mountain Division is interested in hearing Family and Soldier feedback on the on-post services available and on the SFRGs. Information gathered in this survey will help us better serve you and will hopefully help you make the most of your time with the Mountain Community

Find the survey here:
https://www.research.net/r/FD_SFRG_2019

#ClimbToGlory!

Chosin closes out the week with another challenge. Each Company built teams who raced to assemble the weapon systems eve...
10/11/2019

Chosin closes out the week with another challenge. Each Company built teams who raced to assemble the weapon systems every infantrymen knows all too well. Sounds easy for them except they have to race against the clock while knocking out some good ole PT! Attack Company took the win!

After our cohesive challenge, Chosin recognized our 3 Enlisted Soldiers who maxed the ACFT, the next highest ACFT scores from each Company, the most improved scores, and H2F Strength Coach Gus Turonis as he leaves the Chosin Battalion. The results of the ACFT and fitness culture Chosin built can easily be attributed to Gus and the entire H2F team. Their work has been outstanding and we are thrilled to continue to have them on the team.

#Chosin #Family #Warriors

Channel 7 news came to the Chosin Battalion gym to talk to SPC Gonzalez, the first enlisted Soldier to max the ACFT, as ...
10/11/2019
Fort Drum soldier is first in nation to get perfect score on Army fitness test

Channel 7 news came to the Chosin Battalion gym to talk to SPC Gonzalez, the first enlisted Soldier to max the ACFT, as well as the additional seven Chosin Soldiers who also scored a perfect score to include: SPC Scott, PFC Jones, 1LT Wells, 1LT Schwab, 1LT Monaghan, 1LT Ryan and 1LT Sefried.

See the video below!

https://www.wwnytv.com/2019/10/09/fort-drum-soldier-is-first-nation-get-perfect-score-army-fitness-test/

A Fort Drum man is the first soldier in the nation to get a perfect score on an Army fitness test.

This morning, Chosin Strength and Conditioning Coach Gus Turonis lead the leaders of the Battalion through a rigorous an...
10/09/2019

This morning, Chosin Strength and Conditioning Coach Gus Turonis lead the leaders of the Battalion through a rigorous and fun PT session before he heads off to continue his career back home. Gus has had an enormous impact on the Athlete Warrior Culture that Chosin has built over the past year. He contributed to the development and execution of daily sessions for the companies and platoons, the Ranger physical training program, coach certification and spread his knowledge and experience to individual Soldiers and Leaders. Gus helped Soldiers understand the why behind each exercise, session and progression. That contribution has not gone unnoticed. Thanks Gus! You’ll be an asset wherever you end up next!

#Chosin #AthleteWarriors #Fit

10/08/2019
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

"Try to live an active lifestyle as much as you can."

As a specialist in a scout platoon, SPC Gonzalez understands what it means to work hard. But even with ranges, field exercises and other requirements, he and his friends make time to hit the gym after work to both challenge themselves and live as healthy as they can.
#ArmyFit #ACFT

Our very own Retention NCO, SSG Nathan Keever re-enlisted by his company commander, CPT Gee at Salmon River Falls. We’...
10/06/2019

Our very own Retention NCO, SSG Nathan Keever re-enlisted by his company commander, CPT Gee at Salmon River Falls. We’re glad to have you on the team!

#Chosin #10THMTN

No better way to end the week then in true warrior fashion! Our winners were PFC Jones, SPC Gonzalez and SGT Dunwoody. A...
10/05/2019

No better way to end the week then in true warrior fashion! Our winners were PFC Jones, SPC Gonzalez and SGT Dunwoody. After our competitors fought it out head to head, we awarded select Soldiers for their exceedingly hard work during Mountain Peak. We also awarded SFC Seth Toy the Meritorious Service Medal for his significant contribution in training our Soldiers to be Mountain Infantrymen over the past few months.

#Chosin #Warriors #MountainInfantry

If you have gone through the gauntlet and earned your Ranger Tab, I urge you to dust off whatever momento you brought ba...
10/05/2019

If you have gone through the gauntlet and earned your Ranger Tab, I urge you to dust off whatever momento you brought back, whether it be a tab sewed under your PC that was given to you by a role model, a fond memory of getting hosed at malvesti or a note book filled with the craziest entrees and deserts you could think of, and reflect. Remember what it took to succeed. Use that experience to drive your actions and set the example for your Soldiers. For those who have not yet took that first step or are preparing to return, display your name tape on the Chosin PRC board with pride, get hungry and endure.

RANGERS LEAD THE WAY!

This week we recognized 1LT Hunter Phillips and SGT Kris Cordwell for earning their Ranger Tab.

#Chosin #Warriors #RLTW!

Chosin gives a special thanks to Cavallario's in Alex Bay for helping us develop relationships between our Soldiers and ...
10/03/2019

Chosin gives a special thanks to Cavallario's in Alex Bay for helping us develop relationships between our Soldiers and the community. Cavallario's has exceeded our expectations by providing a positive atmosphere and meals for Chosin Soldiers and families to share for almost half a year. It is our honor to call Cavallario's Restaurant "Friends of the Regiment" and continue to develop our relationship!
Alexandria Bay Chamber of Commerce

#Chosin #Community #Family

Chosin Mountain Athlete Warriors. Since November 2018 our holistic health and fitness coaches have been training our lea...
10/01/2019

Chosin Mountain Athlete Warriors. Since November 2018 our holistic health and fitness coaches have been training our leaders and Soldiers in order to prepare them to excel during the Army Combat Fitness Test and ultimately, and most importantly, in Combat! Here are a few photos from yesterday and today’s ACFT. More to follow.

#Chosin #MountainAthleteWarriors #GoodtoGreat

Thank you for preparing yourselves and your Soldiers by attending our JRTC Town Hall! We hope you had all of your questi...
10/01/2019

Thank you for preparing yourselves and your Soldiers by attending our JRTC Town Hall! We hope you had all of your questions answered and were able learn about all of the resources at your disposal. T-Shirts will be posted soon for anyone interested in buying Chosin gear!

#Chosin #Family #Ready

If you haven’t heard yet there will be two opportunities tomorrow for Chosin families to get all of their questions re...
09/29/2019

If you haven’t heard yet there will be two opportunities tomorrow for Chosin families to get all of their questions regarding JRTC answered as we prepare for our departure. There will also be representatives from ACS, Red Cross, Legal, Personnel, Housing, MWR, the Chosin Chain of Command and more to provide important information. Again all family members are welcome to attend! See you there!

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Bldg 10610, S Riva Ridge Loop
Fort Drum, NY
13602

General information

The 32nd Infantry Regiment was first organized on 7 August 1916, on the island of Oahu, Hawaii. At its activation, it was known as “The Queen’s Own” Regiment, a title bestowed by the last queen of Hawaii, Queen Liliuokalani. During World War I, units of the Regiment were used to escort German prisoners being transferred to the United States from Hawaii. On 20 July 1918, the 32nd was transferred to Camp Kearny, California, where it eventually demobilized in 1919. Since 1939, the battalion has had a long history. It was involved in multiple Pacific campaigns in Attu, Kwajalein, Leyte, and Okinawa. On 16 September 1950, the 32nd Infantry Regiment set foot on Korean soil, in the invasion of Inchon. In the cold morning hours of the 25th, the Regiment crossed the Han River under intense enemy fire and captured key terrain that allowed the capture of the surrounding heights overlooking and dominating the city, allowing Marine elements to resume their advance. After the 32nd was relieved, their next mission was to lad at Iwon and advance to the Korean-Manchurian border. Landing at Iwon on the 29th, the 32nd moved quickly northward with the 1st Battalion on the east coast of the Chosin Reservoir. Information the three enemy divisions had arrived at Yudam-ni on 20 November 1950 reached intelligence personnel via prisoners of war. The 1st Battalion on the east coast of the Chosin Reservoir was with elements of the 31st Infantry and the 1st Marines, who were cut off by the Chinese Communist (CCF). Only after long and bloody fighting did these forces work their way south to Koto-ri, and then to the Hungman perimeter. LTC Don C. Faith, 1st Battalion Commander, distinguished himself in this action, and was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. In 1978, the 32nd Infantry Regiment was stood down as part of President Carter’s effort to withdraw from Korea. Just prior to that, Colin Powell and Steven Silvasy served as battalion commanders while on their way to becoming general officers later on. It was reactivated on 15 February 1996 as part of the 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York. In May 2002, the battalion returned from a six-month rotation in Kosovo as part of Task Force Falcon. The deployment was part of Operation Joint Guardian. In August 2003, the battalion deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom for a thirteen month combat tour. Company A was based out of FOB Volturno near Fallujah while companies B and C built Forward Operating Base (FOB) Chosin at an Iskandiriyah power plant with 82nd Airborne Sappers while conducting combat operations. Later they would move to FOB Manhattan, located between Ramadi and Fallujah. By the time they were finished, 1/32 was the most efficient and successful unit in regards to securing weapons caches, eliminating insurgents, gather intelligence, and killing or capturing Al Qaeda members during combat operations in Iraq. In March 2006, Task Force (TF) Chosin deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom for a fifteen month combat tour. TF Chosin was in the Korengal Valley, along the Peche River, Salerno, around Nangalam, and in Nuristan Province, specifically Bella and Aranas. In 2009, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment deployed to Kunar Province, Afghanistan, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom and as part of the International Security Assistance Force. The Regiment supported the 1st Infantry Division and later the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division by conducting operations in Kunar Province and responding to enemy movement and activity in Nuristan Province. Battle Company deployed with 3-71 CAV, operating in Logar Province. During this deployment, 1-32 received a Valorous Unit citation for its actions in Barge Matal. During Operation Enduring Freedom XI-XII, 1-32 Infantry, “Chosin,” took part in combat operations to defeat anti-coalition forces operating in the Zharay District of Kandahar Province. The Battalion resided at FOB Howz-E-Madad, relieving the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Parachute Infantry Regiment; Task Force “Strike Force” of the 101st Airborne Division. Chosin operated in the multiple villages that encompassed the Zharay District which included, but was not limited to, Nalgham, Sangsar, Kotizi, Mirwalian, Haji Wazir, Marwali, Saib Jan, Diwar, Janon, Khanon, Zarifkhel, Buluchan, and Zhari Dasht. Along with its primary mission of securing the district and training subsequent local national forces, Chosin was the main effort in Operation “To The River,” pushing the insurgents to and past the Arghandab River, through its infamous “Steel Lion Operations,” reaching and securing the Taliban headquarters, a significant and emotional event for all Chosin soldiers. Among its many achievements, Chosin created the Afghanistan Local Police Program, which was recognized as a step forward for the Afghan people in sustaining a local force, and was adopted across the 3rd BCT, 10th Mountain Division for long term security. 1-32 Infantry also reopened the Howz-E-Madad School, an accomplishment that gained international recognition. 1-32 Infantry was relieved by the 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, “Task Force 2 Fury,” a contingent of the 82nd Airborne Division. The Battalion returned to Fort Drum in March of 2012.

Opening Hours

Monday 09:30 - 17:00
Monday 06:30 - 08:00
Tuesday 09:30 - 17:00
Tuesday 06:30 - 08:00
Wednesday 09:30 - 17:00
Wednesday 06:30 - 08:00
Thursday 09:30 - 17:00
Thursday 06:30 - 08:00
Friday 09:30 - 17:00
Friday 06:30 - 08:00

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(315) 772-5630

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