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Happy Veterans Day from the 720th!!!
These soldiers have put in countless days and nights to become a qualified sustainment gun crew! 720th is always breaking barriers 💪🏼. We truly have the best of the best. Great job 720th!! #guardthezia
The 720th is currently training on the HET System.
The primary purpose of the Heavy Equipment Transporter System is to transport the M1A1 Abrams Tank weighing 67 Tons.
The 720th held a Pumpkin Carving contest. 1st Platoon were the winners with their creativity! Great Job! 🎃
The 720th Transportation Company embarks on an overseas deployment.
NMNG's 720th Transportation Company embarks on overseas deployment
By Joseph Vigil, Chief of Public Affairs, NMNG
LAS VEGAS, N.M. - New Mexico National Guard Soldiers from the 720th Transportation Company and the detachments from Espanola, Springer and Santa Rosa bid farewell early this morning as they embark on an overseas deployment. They will be conducting logistical type missions in support of other units in the Central Command area of operation for about the next 10 months.
"Thank you for answering your nation's call," said Maj. Gen. Ken Nava, the Adjutant General of New Mexico, during a visit with his Soldiers on Friday, October 9, 2020. "You are well trained, well prepared and I know you are going to represent New Mexico well."
Nava, who spoke from his heart in relation to his deployment experiences, said to his Soldiers that they are going to be very proud of what they accomplish in this deployment and that it's going to be part of each Soldier's life story.
Nava said to his Soldiers to "take care of yourselves and take care of each other as you take care of the mission."
Chief Warrant Officer 5 Guy Gleason, the NMNG state command chief warrant officer and Nava reminded the Troops that there is a great support team that stands ready to assist their families here on the home front should the need arise.
"We can't do as New Mexico National Guard soldiers what we do without the support of our families and employers," said Nava. "I'm very grateful for their support and sacrifice as well."
The 720th Transportation Company has an incredible legacy of exceptional service on deployments for our state and nation. They were one of the first units to deploy for Desert Storm as well as Operation Iraqi Freedom. This deployment will be part of that proud history.
As Nava recognized Soldiers who excelled during their preparation for deployment with his TAG challenge coin, he said they all deserve a coin and recognition.
"Thank you for your service and I'm proud of you for what you are doing," said Nava.
720th Rough Riders!
720th Leading the way once again. Staff Sgt. Fabian Martinez is the New Mexico Army National Guard’s first graduate of the Army’s new senior gunner course for sustainment type units. Congratulations SSG Martinez!
720th’s Martinez becomes NMNG’s first “senior gunner’ graduate from new Army course
By Joseph Vigil, Chief of Public Affairs, NMNG
SANTA FE, N.M. - Staff Sgt. Fabian Martinez is the New Mexico Army National Guard’s first graduate of the Army’s new senior gunner course for sustainment type units. He was coined and recognized by Maj. Gen. Ken Nava, the Adjutant General of New Mexico, on August 25, 2020 for completing this new, tough, grueling course conducted by the U.S. Army Reserves.
Martinez serves as a squad leader for the 720th Transportation Company and works full time in Range Operations as a range control officer.
The three-week senior gunner course, held at Fort Hunter Liggett, Calif., is a new multi-component platform gunnery training course developed by master gunners who saw a need for trained platform gunnery experts - not only the division level, but the brigade and battalion levels as well.
The training is designed to produce senior gunners who can standardize gunnery courses for non-combat arms units, strengthening a training gap in areas of convoy protection and base defense operations.
The fast paced, 168 hour course focuses on crew-served platform gunnery and challenges its students with in-depth classroom instruction, long days on weapons ranges and dedicating countless hours to late-night studying. Graduates from the inaugural and other earlier classes described it as a rigorous, intense and mentally challenging course.
“Congratulation to Staff Sgt. Fabian Martinez for graduating from this tough, new course,” said Nava. “He is a pathfinder for the 720th Transportation Company and the New Mexico National Guard. Fabian is going to take what he learned and teach some of our other Soldiers this new platform when he completes his deployment.”
Martinez said the 22 day course, specifically designed for sustainment MOS’s that we have here in the NMNG, grades with a tough 90 percent test rate which resulted in a 48 percent attrition rate for his class.
“During week one we took three exams,” said Martinez. “Week two consisted of six exams and you must score a 100 percent on weapons. In phase three, you prepare a unit training plan for a brigade size element on a pass or fail basis and if you fail, you go home. Then you move to live-fire weapons, crew leader, tower and range operations, and accountability of ammunition and weapons.”
Additionally, Martinez said graduating from the course has enhanced his confidence and sharpened his focus on his military career.
“The course has definitely helped me improve personally and motivated me for college,” he said.
Martinez also said he looks forward to training other fellow Soldiers when he returns from his deployment and recognizes there is lots of work to be done in assisting our brigades and battalions in implementing the senior gunner program.
Staff Sgt. Jason Obert, senior gunner, U.S. Army Reserve Command who served as Martinez’ course/class manager, previously stated in an article published for the U.S. Army Reserves after the inaugural class in February, that graduates of this course are going to be in demand by several units.
“This course combines being a weapons expert with being a planning expert,” said Obert. “When students graduate, they are able to execute their unit’s gunnery program to standard.”
On 24 August 2020 soldiers from the 720th Transportation Company participated in Table 1 Gunnery Skills Test (GST), the first step in becoming qualified Sustainment Gunners. With the assistance of Fort Hood Senior Gunners and SSG Fabian Martinez (Unit Senior Gunner) these soldiers will complete the necessary training to become the first Transportation Company to be qualified in Sustainment Gunnery.
1st Platoon was escorted out of Santa Rosa this morning as they headed out of town for the final trip to meet up with the 720th HQ. Thank you for all the Support to the City of Santa Rosa ❤️. See you soon!
The 720th getting in a Ruck March early this morning 💪🏼
The 720th Rolling out on this beautiful Monday morning.
Congratulations to our newly promoted Staff Sergeants!! SSG Touchton and SSG CdeBaca.
Congratulations to newly promoted SSG Julian Lopez. SSG Lopez is the Supply SGT for the 720th TC. He has done outstanding things prepping the unit for the future. Congratulations SSG!
The 720th Rolling through Glorieta Pass
The smell of diesel and the sound of trailers rattling can only mean one thing. 720th is Rolling Out!!
720th and 1115th soldiers are still working hard Planning and Executing missions throughout the State. They have worked long hours Supporting all our Local Communities in need. Great Job Soldiers !
New Mexico National Guard
New Mexico National Guard Troops delivered vital personal protective equipment today to our northern communities of Mora, Mosquero, Clayton and Raton. They are over 160 New Mexico National Guard men and women who are part of nearly 15,000 National Guard Troops across the nation serving their state's governors, health professionals, first responders and other agency partners in dealing with the COVID-19 coronavirus. Please go to newmexico.gov for all the medical and non-medical assistance New Mexicans need during this public health crisis. #NMNG #AlwaysReadyAlwaysThere #AllTogetherNM
Stay Home, Stay Safe, Stay Healthy
720th and 1115th soldiers are out and about helping the community!
Please push this out to anyone that can help! The National Guard Armory in Rio Rancho (4001 NW Loop) is accepting PPE that will be used to supply hospitals throughout the state! The biggest need is Medical/Surgical masks, gloves, and hand sanitizer. Reach out if you have any questions.
720th prepping for the future.
The 720th TC send’s it’s condolences to the Family of our fellow New Mexico Guardsman who is coming home to his final resting place. Until Valhalla SPC Lewark.
At KAFB ready to receive SPC Lewark back to New Mexico. Rest In Peace Walter.
Once again 720th Soldiers are doing outstanding things!! Spc Avila, Nicos who is also a City of Santa Fe Firefighter was awarded the “High PT Score” award scoring a 289. And SPC Martinez, Louie also graduated and is a NM State Police Officer.
Great job soldiers and keep doing great things for the Guard and our Community.
Congratulations to newly promoted SPC Sanchez, SGT Valdez and SGT Lucero!!!
Congratulations to Spc Valdez and Spc Lucero on graduating BLC today. These are the future NCO’s of the 720th !!!
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Welcome to the 720th Transportation Company SPC Garcia!
Please help the Wolfpack team in welcoming SPC Buddy Garcia back into the New Mexico Army National Guard. SPC Garcia wanted to continue what he started, and received a $20,000 sign on bonus. SPC Garcia will be assigned to the 720th transportation company.
Congratulations to newly promoted PFC Shayla Candelaria !!!
The 720th would like to wish SFC Pacheco a happy birthday hope it was a great one
The two new soliders at the party PVT aragon and PFC Arn
PV2 Romero and his date and PFC Cavazos and his date
720th DET 3
SGT Stevens reenlisting
720 Maximilliano Dr
Las Vegas, NM
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