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FOX Sports Wisconsin
Earlier today FOX Sports Wisconsin helped welcome home a unit after being deployed in the Middle East for the last 9 months. See more this Sunday during the Brewers Military Appreciation Game - 12:30PM on FOX Sports Wisconsin 🇺🇸 @ 128th Air Refueling Wing
1-121st Field Artillery End of Tour Video (2018-2019)
This video compiles months of footage from the 1-121 FA's many areas of operation. These soldiers worked in efforts of Operation Enduring Freedom (Spartan Sh...
HHB 1-121 FA
What began as a challenge for the BN Staff officers, became a challenge for officers all over the BN.
Today many completed "The Murph". An annual workout done in honor of fallen Navy SEAL LT Michael Murphy, who passed away June 28th, 2005. It is usually completed by communities across the nation on or around Memorial Day. The workout consists of:
1 mile run
100x pull ups
200x push ups
300x air squats
1 mile run
It is now official, all Soldiers of the 1st Battalion (HIMARS) 121st Field Artillery are safely on the ground on U.S. soil as the last handful arrived today.
We all look forward to our next flight home.
The 1st Battalion (HIMARS) 121st Field Artillery wishes the happiest of Mothers Day to all the mother’s of the 1-121 FA. You have been the strength to many of our soldiers at a time the Battalion has been deployed. The wife’s have held the homes together in our absence while the soldiers that are mothers sacrificed time away from their children for this great organization and country.
We look forward to seeing you all soon.
Soldiers were greeted by volunteers on our first stop in the US on the way back home. We all got time to speak with some of the great volunteers, many of which are veterans themselves.
Wisconsin Army Guard artillery battalion back in US
FORT BLISS, Texas — For approximately nine months, the Wisconsin Army National Guard’s 1st Battalion, 121st Field Artillery operated in 15 locations across six countries in the Middle East conducting general support fire missions and working with High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HIMARS) un...
Thanks to all of our artist that made impact through the camp. They worked are to leave our Battalion’s mark.
Transfer of Authority ceremony.
3rd Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment (HIMARS) and 1st BN 121st FA (HIMARS) conducted a transfer of authority ceremony 1 May, 2019. Lt. Col. Paul Gapinski and Command Sgt. Maj. Jason Grundel cased the 1-121 colors representing the completion of their deployment. Lt. Col. Jeremy Linney and Command Sgt. Maj. Demetrius Johnson uncased the 3-27 colors, beginning their deployment to the CENTCOM area of responsibility in support of Operation Spartan Shield, Operation Inherent Resolve, and Operation Freedom's Sentinel. #ToughProudDisciplined #UnitedWeStand #SteelRain
Today, the 18th FA BDE hosted a 5k run and walk in support of Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month (SAAPM). SAAPM is recognized in April by both civilian and military communities. The Department of Defense observes SAAPM by focusing on creating the appropriate culture to eliminate sexual assault and requiring a personal commitment from all service members at every level. We all have a part in combating sexual assault and SAAPM offers an excellent opportunity to focus attention on our individual roles.
The 2019 SAAPM Theme is, "Protecting Our People Protects Our Mission."
Together, we can work to further reduce, with the goal to eliminate, sexual assault from the armed forces. Our military is the most trusted institution in America and our service members have signed a blank check to the American people, payable with their lives. This crime must not threaten those who have volunteered to serve. #SAAPM
The first three teams that complete the race were:
First place - SGT Lienhart and CPT Massie
Second place - SGT Sikora and SPC Harder
Third place - CPT Pell and 1SG Moore
Thanks to the USO for a great send-off. Such a great team of volunteers that were consistently there for the troops, dedicating their personal time to make our experiences that much better.
Soldiers of the 1st Battalion (HIMARS) 121st Field Artillery Regiment enjoyed a Hail and Farewell from our local USO prior to our departure from theater.
One of the volunteers brought a little friend, an honorary member of the Battalion.
Soldiers attached to the 1st Battalion (HIMARS) 121st Field Artillery Regiment.
Soldiers of Bravo Battery, 5-113th Field Artillery, North Carolina National Guard brought two of their U.S. High-Mobility Artillery Rocket System launchers in a Qatari Emiri Air Force C-17 aircraft from Kuwait to Qatar. They participated in a joint live-fire with the Qatari Emiri Land Forces who fired their Artillery Saturation Rocket Systems (ASTROS II) during exercise Al Adheed 2019, hosted by the Qatari Emiri Land Forces. The exercise was an opportunity for members of different militaries to conduct a fire mission in coordination, bolstering partner interoperability.
Hail and Farewell with one of our partner nations. Saying our goodbyes prior to the Battalion leaving theater.
As part of a multinational exercise held by the Qatari Emiri Land Forces, Al Adheed 2019, troops in support of Task Force Spartan took to the skies with two High-Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems launchers in a Qatari C-17 aircraft. After landing at Al Udeid Air Base, it was less than 24 hours before the U.S. HIMARS and Qatari Artillery Saturation Rocket Systems (ASTROS II) were firing together side by side in the wide-open, rocky landscape.
كجزء من تمرين متعدد الجنسيات أجرته القوات البرية الأميرية القطرية، العضيد 2019، خرجت القوات الداعمة لقوة المهام سبارتن إلى السماء مع سلاحين إطلاق صواريخ مدفعية عالية الحركة على متن طائرة قطرية C-17. بعد الهبوط في قاعدة العديد الجوية، كان أقل من 24 ساعة قبل إطلاق منظومة صواريخ هيمارس الأمريكية ونظم الصواريخ المدفعية القطرية (ASTROS II) جنبًا إلى جنب في منطقة مفتوحة ذات طابع صخري.
Job well done, Echo 1-145! It was great serving with you.
PT with the 18th FA Brigade CSM
On the 4th of April CSM Phelps from the 18th Field Artillery Brigade invited Platoon Sergeants and above to participate in a morning of physical training or PT. At 0600 enlisted personnel on Camp Redleg met for a competition of which contained a vigorous five minute session of exercise with one minute to complete a task and transfer to the next event. Each group consisted of five soldiers, one barbell with two 45 pound plates, and one 15-25 pound medicine ball. Throughout this workout, nothing was able to touch the ground. However, there was a special twist! Any group members that were currently sporting a mustache had to carry an extra ten pounds on behalf of their team.
The grouping combined senior leaders from each of our batteries working here, to include
our security team as well as brigade. The purpose of these groups were to promote cohesion between our batteries and companies. These partnerships were challenged by events such as push-up sand bag drags, dead lift, pull-up, bench press, box jumps, and dips. The team with the highest number of repetitions claimed the title. The number one team included SFC Gregorek, SFC Medina(Bravo 1-121), SFC TenCate(108th FSC), SFC Wenzel(108th FSC), and SFC Patel (A 104th Engineer).
Recent graduates of Basic Leader Course (BLC) pose for a group photo at Camp Buehring, Kuwait on 19 Mar 2019. BLC is the first step in the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System (NCOPDS) and focuses on six major categories to include: readiness, leadership, training management, communications, operations, and program management. Graduation of this 22 day course showcases the professional development of these Soldiers. Congratulations to
CPL Pawlowski (Alpha/108th)
CPL Ortiz (108th)
SPC Murphy (HHB)
SPC Everhart (Bravo 5-113)
Bravo Battery, 1st Battalion (HIMARS) 121st Field Artillery.
Members of Alpha battery, 1st Battalion 121st Field Artillery Regiment, “Dark Skies”
Members of the U.S. Army and Jordan Armed Forces القوات المسلحة الاردنية discuss opportunities to improve lethality and foster interoperability during a staff exchange at the Royal Jordanian Artillery School.
Recent graduates of Basic Leader Course (BLC) pose for a group photo at Camp Buehring, Kuwait on 19 Feb 2019. BLC is the first step in the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System (NCOPDS) and focuses on six major categories to include: readiness, leadership, training management, communications, operations, and program management. Graduation of this 22 day course showcases the professional development of these Soldiers. Congratulations to
U.S. Army Central
#AirAssault students participate in ground, slant and open side-wall rappel training during Day Seven of U.S. Army Air Assault School at Camp Buehring, Kuwait. #Ready2Fight
Soldiers of the 1st Battalion (HIMARS) 121st Field Artillery pose after graduation of Air Assault School in Kuwait. The U.S. Army Air Assault school is an intense 10-day course focusing on the mastery of rappelling, sling load procedures, and the multipurpose use of transportation and assault helicopters. After the completion of rappels and tests, these soldiers completed their training with a 12-mile foot march on graduation day. Please congratulate all nine of the newest graduates from the 1st Battalion (HIMARS) 121st Field Artillery "Dark Skies."
Recent graduates of Basic Leader Course (BLC) pose for a group photo at Camp Buehring, Kuwait on 29 Jan 2019. BLC is the first step in the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System (NCOPDS) and focuses on six major categories to include: readiness, leadership, training management, communications, operations, and program management. Graduation of this 22 day course showcases the professional development of these Soldiers.
SPC Dalske’s first C130 flight, ever.
Great job by SPC West painting the Battalion wall. It will be in place for years to come.
U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to the 65th Field Artillery Brigade, and artillerymen from the 22nd and 23rd Battalions, of the Kuwait Land Force, fire rocket systems in a bilateral live-fire exercise Jan. 8, 2019, near Camp Buehring, Kuwait.
The 65th FAB, firing High Mobility Artillery Rocket Systems, and the KLF artillery battalions, which employ BM-30 Smerch rocket systems, have fired together in the past; however, this joint exercise was the first time the units have lined up ten rocket systems in this particular configuration.
“This is something I’ve never seen before,” said Capt. Jonathon Call, 65th FAB liaison officer. Call described the rocket system setup as incredibly lethal and a quintessential example of the working relationship between Kuwaiti and U.S. Soldiers.
U.S. and Kuwaiti forces train together frequently to maintain a high level of combat readiness and to maintain and increase effective communication between the two forces. Sharing, refining and improving defense tactics and operating procedures remains a priority for the partner nations.
The 65th FAB, which transferred its role to the 18th Field Artillery Brigade in a transfer of authority ceremony today, was deployed to U.S. Central Command's area of responsibility in support of Task Force Spartan, which increases military readiness and capability, in order to maintain regional stability and expand regional partnerships. Additionally, the task force and coalition partners conduct security operations within the region, enabling land forces to quickly build combat power through multiple mobility options in times of crisis.
Recent graduates of Basic Leader Course (BLC) pose for a group photo at Camp Buehring, Kuwait on 11 Jan 2019. BLC is the first step in the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System (NCOPDS) and focuses on six major categories to include: readiness, leadership, training management, communications, operations, and program management. Graduation of this 22 day course showcases the professional development of these Soldiers.
Recent graduates of Basic Leader Course (BLC) pose for a group photo at Camp Redleg, Dec 30, 2018. BLC is the first step in the Noncommissioned Officer Professional Development System (NCOPDS) and focuses on six major categories to include: readiness, leadership, training management, communications, operations, and program management. Graduation of this 22 day course showcases the professional development of these Soldiers. (U.S. Army photo by SSG Reyes)
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C Battery 1-121FA Fort Mccoy, Wisconsin, 28 June 2012.
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Its what we do! Fort McCoy. C Battery 20APR12!
Battalion TOT. S3 is the commentator! Ummm.... Video of the shoot is kinda lacking, but voice over is great!
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