1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment - Chosin

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Operating as usual

1-32IN says farewell to another leader 1SG William Schmidt. Thank you for all that you have done for Soldiers and famili...
01/22/2021

1-32IN says farewell to another leader 1SG William Schmidt. Thank you for all that you have done for Soldiers and families of the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment. We wish you best of luck on your road ahead!
#AgainstAllOdds!

1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment- Chosin would like to congratulate CPT Lowe and CPT Buttry on successfully complet...
01/20/2021

1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment- Chosin would like to congratulate CPT Lowe and CPT Buttry on successfully completing Military Intelligence Captains Career Course. As we say farewell, we wish you both the best of luck on your next assignments!

#AgainstAllOdds

Over the past few weeks the Chosin Battalion has said goodbye to a few of its great leaders. We wish CPT Rockwood, CPT D...
12/23/2020

Over the past few weeks the Chosin Battalion has said goodbye to a few of its great leaders. We wish CPT Rockwood, CPT Drexler, CPT Dorr, and CPT Tucker success in their next endeavors! #AgainstAllOdds #TheQueensOwn

As block leave approaches, please take a moment to read this Introduction and Holiday Message from the new Chosin 6, LTC...
12/18/2020

As block leave approaches, please take a moment to read this Introduction and Holiday Message from the new Chosin 6, LTC Bilotta. Happy Holidays! Be Safe.

The Warrior Brigade Toy Give-Away is being extended! Now open to all units! Come by the McCoig building at 10420 South R...
12/17/2020

The Warrior Brigade Toy Give-Away is being extended! Now open to all units!
Come by the McCoig building at 10420 South Riva Ridge Loop from 9am to 3pm, 17 December. Soldiers and Family members from all units are welcome. Masks are required.

The 1st BCT toy give-away Continues! Open to Soldiers and Families 16 December from 9AM-2PM and 5PM-7PM at the McCoig Building (across the street from the Warrior Brigade headquarters).

As one chapter closes in 1-32 IN Chosin BN’s history another one begins; with that, the Chosin Battalion bids farewell a...
12/15/2020

As one chapter closes in 1-32 IN Chosin BN’s history another one begins; with that, the Chosin Battalion bids farewell and thank you to LTC Horrigan for a job well done! You are leaving the Battalion in a great place! Best of luck to you, Katie and the boys with your next mission!

Chosin welcomes LTC Bilotta as the new Chosin 6; Chosin welcomes you sir and are excited to see where you and CSM Kelley will lead the Battalion into the future!

Against All Odds!

1-32 Infantry "Chosin" bid a fond farewell to Ltc. Scott W. Horrigan and welcomed Ltc. Nicholas J. Bilotta during a change of command ceremony on December 14th, 2020 at Fort Drum, New York.

12/14/2020
U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)

U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)

Gen. Michael X. Garrett, #FORSCOM commanding general, shares his thoughts about the past week and asks everyone to read the FORSCOM command team's letter about the findings from the Fort Hood Independent Review and the committee's full report.

"Leaders, I want you to look your each of your Soldiers in the eye. Make sure that they have read it, they understand it, and they know that we’re going to do everything we can to fix it.”

#ThisIsMySquad #ArmyTeam #FreedomsGuardian #PeopleFirst #ReadTheReport

Read the report at www.army.mil/forthoodreview

On the night of 27 November 1950, an ad hoc task force comprised of the 1st Battalion, 32d Infantry and 3d Battalion, 31...
11/28/2020
10th Mountain Division & Fort Drum Museum

On the night of 27 November 1950, an ad hoc task force comprised of the 1st Battalion, 32d Infantry and 3d Battalion, 31st Infantry occupied defensive positions on the east side of the Chosin Reservoir. Little did they know that they would face wave after wave of attacks in bitterly cold temperatures over the next four days. The task force was encircled by an enemy division and forced to attempt a daring breakout. The task force fought for every inch of ground as it maneuvered south. Casualties mounted and numerous Soldiers distinguished themselves with acts of heroism. LTC Don C. Faith Jr., Commander, 1-32 IN, was mortally wounded while leading an assault on an enemy roadblock. For his actions, he was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor. Of the 1,053 men assigned to the 1st Battalion, 32d Infantry Regiment, 181 survived the Chosin Reservoir. Seventy years later, we remember their hardships and sacrifice, eternally enshrined in the name and legacy "Chosin."

On 27 November 1950, the Chinese force surprised the US X Corps in the northeastern part of North Korea at the frozen Chosin Reservoir. A brutal battle in freezing weather soon followed. The survivors became known as the "The Chosin Few" or the “Frozen Chosin.”

The 1st Battalion on the east coast of the Chosin Reservoir was with elements of the 31st Infantry Regiment and the 1st Marines who were cut off by Chinese forces. Lieutenant Colonel Don C. Faith Jr., 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry, commander of Task Force Faith, distinguished himself in this action. During the five-day period from 27 November to 1 December 1950, he personally directed his troops across the ice-covered reservoir and continually placed himself with the forward elements of the battalion. He was mortally wounded while attempting to destroy an enemy road block with hand grenades. For his leadership, Lieutenant Colonel Faith was posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor.

Today the 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry goes by the name Chosin.

For more on the battle visit:

Congratulations to Chosin’s Scout Platoon Team Leader SSG Sweeney as well as 2LT Hess and 2LT Van Patten on their gradua...
11/20/2020

Congratulations to Chosin’s Scout Platoon Team Leader SSG Sweeney as well as 2LT Hess and 2LT Van Patten on their graduation of Reconnaissance and Surveillance Leaders Course. After 33 days of becoming better small unit leaders, they can confidently navigate (arguably one of the hardest land nav courses in the army), communicate with dismounted digital and voice systems, rapidly deploy from a fast rope or parachute and exit from a rope suspended below a helicopter, and provide detailed descriptions of the enemy or terrain from the best concealed positions.

We are grateful for the knowledge that they bring back to the unit to train our Soldiers. If you are a Soldier and want to better yourself, talk to these guys and start putting in the work necessary to get better.

U.S. Army Fort Drum & 10th Mountain Division
11/14/2020

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

Good afternoon, everyone! We have some news to share regarding the installation’s COVID-19 safety protocol. Fort Drum General Order 1F has been released today, and here’s the basic summary for your situational awareness.

- Travel Impacts -

There are currently 10 areas within New York state and the surrounding area that are restricted to service members. These are: Erie County, NY; Nassau County, NY; New York City, NY; Suffolk County, NY; Hampden County, MA; Suffolk County, MA; Essex County, NJ; Allegheny County, PA; Philadelphia County, PA; and Canada.

The 350-mile travel radius is no longer in effect. However, the local travel area is defined as the state of New York and its five contiguous states (New Jersey, Pennsylvania, Connecticut, Massachusetts and Vermont).

Service members may travel to unrestricted areas within the local travel area with DA-31 approval by the first O-3 in their chain of command. Commanders (O-3) can grant ordinary leave, regular pass or special pass to unrestricted areas.

Service members are restricted from non-PCS/TDY travel outside the local travel area.

Commanders (O-6) can approve travel for medical and legal appointments within off-limit areas (except Canada). Only O-6 commanders can authorize ordinary leave, regular pass or special pass outside of the local travel area. A waiver to travel restrictions may be requested if the travel is necessary due to extreme hardship, humanitarian reasons or PCS orders.

TDY and PCS travel to and from professional military programs is exempt from travel restriction.

Service members have a responsibility to inform their chain of command and submit a DA Form 31 to obtain approval to meet with, or reside with, any non-local visitor or geographically-separated dependent or family member during the regular pass period.

- Gatherings -

Service members are limited to on-post public gatherings of no more than 25 people when outside to maintain physical distancing guidelines. On-post indoor gatherings are permitted when able to maintain physical distancing at no more than 50-percent capacity.

Any indoor or outdoor gatherings at a private residence will be limited to no more than 10 people.

- On-post facilities –

Facilities and venues can continue to operate at up to 50-percent capacity with current COVID-19 safety protocols in place.

All fitness and dining facilities will continue to operate under current occupancy numbers and hours, with physical distancing and cleaning protocols in place.

- School children testing guidelines –

NYS requires that any child sent home from school or childcare for possible COVID symptoms must have a negative COVID test before being allowed to return to the classroom. The following procedures are now in effect:

1.) If a child is suspected of being symptomatic, they will be sent home from their school or childcare facility.

2.) The child is then scheduled within 24 hours for appointment at the Bowe Troop Medical Clinic (if seen on post) or with their off-post health care provider.

3.) If the child is screened by the health care provider and is suspected of being COVID positive, they will be placed in isolation until at least 10 days have passed since symptoms first appeared. Family members are also required to quarantine as potential close contacts. While a negative test result will not terminate the isolation period, it is required for return to school or childcare.

4.) If the child is not suspected of being COVID positive, they are then sent off post for COVID testing (or receive a test from their off-post health care provider). Once there is a negative COVID test result, there is no requirement to quarantine or isolate for any of the child’s family members.

5.) If the child is diagnosed with another condition by their health care provider, that diagnosis is then verified by lab work. The child will stay at home until symptoms are resolved, and then can return to school with a note from the health care provider verifying their condition.

Please remember that the wear of masks is still required anytime you cannot maintain a distance of six feet or more in all public facilities. Also ensure you continue to comply with state requirements by wearing your mask over your mouth and nose when off post in an area where you cannot maintain a safe social distance.

You can find all the GO 1F updates on the Fort Drum website at www.home.army.mil/drum. Be safe, and have a great weekend!

11/13/2020
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Chosin Soldiers getting after the Chosin Skills Training! The individual training tasks they completed are essential to their jobs; all soldiers perform exceptionally well!

Against All Odds! Chosin!

1st Brigade 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment soldiers train hard and gain proficiency in several different military weapons Oct. 28-29, 2020 during the Chosin skills training exercise on Fort Drum.

11/11/2020

Today, we honor those who have and currently serve in the military; it has been a very interesting year for everyone and especially the Chosin Battalion and families; remember, we appreciate all of you and proud of all you have accomplished this year! Happy Veterans Day!

Against all Odds! Chosin!

10/31/2020
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Thank you everyone for participating in the 1st BCT Parade of Halloween! Now announcing the winners of our gift basket raffle. Check out the video and if you hear your name called your prize is waiting for you at the 1st BCT staff duty desk.

See you tomorrow!!!Don't forget to sign up for the BN potluck posted on your SFRG page!
10/29/2020

See you tomorrow!!!
Don't forget to sign up for the BN potluck posted on your SFRG page!

The 1BCT Parade of Halloween is coming soon! Here's a quick map to familiarize you with where all the spooky scares and trick or treats will be along with all the fun themes each unit will be decorating. Make sure you come and check out our 1BCT Parade of Halloween 4pm to 7pm this Friday!

Chosin prints are still available!
10/22/2020

Chosin prints are still available!

Grab your pirate gear and join us next Friday! Decorating of the BN HQ will begin at 1300 with food, snacks and drinks p...
10/21/2020

Grab your pirate gear and join us next Friday!
Decorating of the BN HQ will begin at 1300 with food, snacks and drinks provided by the SFRGs. There will be a Buccaneers Battle amongst the companies for the best ship!!! Children welcome. Please wear a face mask.

♪♪ Boys and girls of every age
Wouldn't you like to see something strange
Come with us and you will see,
1st Brigade Parade of Halloween
Trunk or Treat, Drive Thru Style!
This is our Parade of Halloween! ♪♪

09/12/2020
XVIII Airborne Corps

Brilliant words from the XVIII Airborne Corps Commander

Today is 9/12.

Many reached out to us for a copy of Lieutenant General Erik Kurilla's speech from yesterday's 9/11 ceremony. We therefore created this video for all to see.

The theme of this speech is that September 11 was important, but September 12 was when we came together.

On this 9/12, can we remember what we've learned?

09/12/2020
Resolute Support Mission

Resolute Support Mission

We @NATO Resolute Support continue to ensure #Afghanistan never again becomes a safe haven for terrorists. 9/11 affected so many lives. The multi-national coalition still stands strong 19 years later, protecting our homelands from terrorism. To all of you, thank you.

On the eve of IAN, the #Afghan people deserve this moment. They deserve this moment because of the sacrifice of their soldiers, their police, their civilian population, after 40 years of war.

We'll stand with them. We remain committed to our cause with them. We'll support them in the #peace process. We'll continue to support them on the battlefield. And they need to know that. And we'll make sure they know that all the time. Their sacrifice is not lost on us.

We shall never forget
09/12/2020

We shall never forget

On Patriot Day, we solemnly remember the nearly 3,000 people who perished on September 11, 2001.

We honor the brave first responders who showed extraordinary courage to save others on that fateful day & the heroic men and women of our Armed Forces who fought in defense of our country in the aftermath of the largest terrorist attack on American soil.

#PatriotDay | #NeverForget | #ArmyFamily

Come out this Friday for Family movie night featuring the Sandlot!
08/26/2020

Come out this Friday for Family movie night featuring the Sandlot!

Last week, Corporal Ralph Leon Cale was finally returned home from the Korean War. Corporal Cale enlised in the U.S. Arm...
08/18/2020

Last week, Corporal Ralph Leon Cale was finally returned home from the Korean War. Corporal Cale enlised in the U.S. Army as an Infantryman at the age of 17 and was a member of Company B, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry, 7th Division. On November 27, 1950, the Communist Chinese Army launched a massive counter-attack against U.N. and U.S. forces all across the North Korean Peninsula. His company (part of Task Force Faith) was overrun while conducting a delaying action near the village of Sinhung-ni on the east side of Chang-iin (Chosin) Reservoir in one of our nation's bloodiest and hardest fought battles. CPL Cale was taken prisoner of war in North Korea on December 2, 1950, and is presumed to have died a prisoner of war on January 15, 1954. His remains were positively identified on August 7, 2019.

On Wednesday, August 12, 2020, Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 3d Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) performed a dignified transfer of Corporal Cale's remains by conducting 'Plane-side' Military Honors at Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport in Arlington, Virginia. 65 years after his death, Corporal Ralph Leon Cale was finally laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery on Friday, August 14, 2020, by Soldiers of the Old Guard.

Welcome finally home CPL Cale!

104 years ago, 7 August 1916, 1-32 IN was activated in Hawaii and became the “Queens Own Buccaneers”! Quite a lot of his...
08/08/2020

104 years ago, 7 August 1916, 1-32 IN was activated in Hawaii and became the “Queens Own Buccaneers”!

Quite a lot of history in this Battalion from World War I to Operation Freedom Sentinel; Chosin Soldiers have continued to perform and complete the mission!

To all past and present Chosin Soldiers:
“Queen’s Own”
“Against all Odds”

07/27/2020
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Well said by SFC Fernandez! Chosin Soldiers knocking out their Chosin Skills Training this past week while getting more proficient and combat ready!

Against all Odds!

Maintaining readiness at all times.

Soldiers in 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment - Chosin, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) conduct Chosin Skills Training (CST) July 23, 2020, at Fort Drum, N.Y. CST is designed to increase readiness and enhance the capabilities of soldiers who take part in the training.

1-32 IN Soldiers conducted Chosin Skills Training this week; they demonstrated and completed many essential Warrior skil...
07/23/2020

1-32 IN Soldiers conducted Chosin Skills Training this week; they demonstrated and completed many essential Warrior skills!

Against All Odds

Soldiers from 1-32 #ChosinBattalion participated in the Chosin Skills Training this week. This training covers essential warrior skills and prepares them for EIB.

#ClimbToGlory #FindAWayOrMakeOne

07/19/2020
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division

Always remember the fallen

Queens own, Against all odds

The 1st Brigade Combat Team presents a video series to #RememberTheFallen. This month, we remember those who made the ultimate sacrifice throughout July's past. May they never be forgotten. #ClimbToGlory

Today Chosin said goodbye to one great leader, CPT Evans and welcomed another great leader, CPT Stapley.Best of luck and...
07/18/2020

Today Chosin said goodbye to one great leader, CPT Evans and welcomed another great leader, CPT Stapley.

Best of luck and wishes to Josh and Kaci as they move on in their careers!

And a Chosin Welcome to the Stapley family!

D co. 1-32 Infantry Regiment "Chosin" farewelled Cpt. Joshua P. Evans and welcomed their new commander Cpt. Kenneth B. Stapley during a change of command ceremony on Fort Drum, NY.

Best of luck to both, on the road ahead!

#ClimbToGlory #FindAWayOrMakeOne

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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.

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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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