490th CA BN- Charlie Company Ghostriders

In late 2007, the 490th Civil Affairs Battalion was tasked with assembling a company of Soldiers to meet a deployment requirement to execute Civil Military Operations (CMO) in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom (OIF). Then-Major Earnest Lloyd and First Sergeant Paul Sanchez were tasked with recruiting and organizing the requisite 32 Soldiers to meet deployment requirements. By early 2008, a company of volunteer Soldiers stood ready to deploy to Iraq. In August of 2008, the company deployed under a Derivative Unit Identification Code (DUIC) as a detachment of B Company, 490th Civil Affairs Battalion. Upon completion of the OIF 08-09 deployment in August of 2009, the company returned to home station and resumed training for future tasking. In October of 2009 under a new Modified Table of Organization & Equipment (MTO&E)/Unit Manning Document (UMD) change, the company officially stood up as C Company, 490th Civil Affairs Battalion with LTC Lloyd and 1SG Sanchez as the Commander and First Sergeant. Due to his promotion, LTC Lloyd was reassigned to the Brigade as the Chief of Civil Information Management (CIM) team. CPT Charles Fontenot assumed command and along with 1SG Sanchez, continued training the company in preparation for future tasking. That tasking came in mid-2010 when C Company was flagged to deploy to Africa in support of Operation Enduring Freedom (OEF)/Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa (CJTF-HOA). CPT Fontenot and 1SG Sanchez began actively recruiting and organizing their battle roster to meet the CJTF-HOA requirements filling the battle roster quickly with volunteers from sister companies and other units. In November of 2011, C Company began the mobilization process and set foot on ground in Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti in December of 2011. C Company currently has teams deployed to countries within the continent of Africa conducting operations in support of CJTF-HOA CMO mission objectives. Currently, C Company is commanded by MAJ Timothy McKinnon who replaced CPT Fontenot due to the need for a Civil Affairs team leader.

Way to go Trunk Monkeys
09/20/2012
CJTF-HOA Press Release

Way to go Trunk Monkeys

Internet home page of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti

09/14/2012
CJTF-HOA Press Release

MSG Martin and CPT Perry make CJTF Hoa's Press release.. Proud to serve with you gentlemen

Internet home page of the Combined Joint Task Force - Horn of Africa at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti

SGT Porras
06/21/2012

SGT Porras

Baby D hard at work
06/21/2012

Baby D hard at work

(U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Felix R. Fimbres)

490th CA BN- Charlie Company Ghostriders's cover photo
06/16/2012

490th CA BN- Charlie Company Ghostriders's cover photo

Untitled Album
06/16/2012

Untitled Album

12/08/2011

We made it to our destination safe and sound. We can't wait for all that awaits us.

U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne)
12/05/2011

U.S. Army Civil Affairs & Psychological Operations Command (Airborne)

Check out the inside scoop of Comanche Company and their deployment training!
11/29/2011
Civil affairs soldiers prepare for Africa

Check out the inside scoop of Comanche Company and their deployment training!

A world away in Djibouti, it is sunny and a warm 90 degrees. But a company of civil affairs soldiers must endure the freezing, wet New Jersey climate before heading to the Horn of Africa. While the weather might not be the same, the scenarios in which they are participating are tailor-made for thei...

10/27/2011

Very excited to announce that Levia Berger is recovering well from her heart surgery and is now home with her family today. Thank you all for your continued support and prayers!

10/20/2011

Levia Berger is recovering and doing very well from her heart surgery. Thank you everyone for the thoughtful gift in honor of our sweet pea - SFC Berger

08/18/2011

Yellow Ribbon Dress Code: Casual to business casual. Jeans are acceptable as long as they are not torn (fashionably or through wear and tear). No shorts, cut off shirts or "wife beaters" for males and females. Use common sense and dress appropriately!

Congratulations Sgt. Rodgers...the Army has another 6 years of your life!
07/23/2011

Congratulations Sgt. Rodgers...the Army has another 6 years of your life!

07/21/2011

Even if you hate every minute of training; Don't quit. Suffer now and live the rest of your life as a champion.

07/21/2011

Last day in the heat, let's have some fun today!

07/20/2011

Day 3 of CLS is almost over...one more day to go!

07/20/2011

Also you are more than welcome to invite your family members to the page. 1SG wants us to be able to update this while deployed for updates and pictures(Still maintaining OPSEC)

07/20/2011

At the request Of 1SG Sanchez, here is our Company Page. Please let me know of any way I can improve it.

Combat Lifesaver Course
07/20/2011

Combat Lifesaver Course

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were yall in Taji 2006 attached with Cav Ft Hood? I may have the wrong CA. I served with CA as army sergeant with reservist or NG that were activated to serve OIF. That group wow did a really good job and suffered some great losses as well.