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Thursday, 4JUN20, SPC MANDYJESS DE JESUS has re-enlisted for another 3 years of service.
2nd Platoon "Beast Mode"
National Night Out
Joint Expeditionary Base Little Creek – Fort Story Presents:
National Night Out
Tuesday, August 6 2019
JEB-Fort Story Building 300 Parade Field
Sumo Wrestling Suits
Police and Fire Static Displays
Hot Dogs and Popcorn, BBQ
FREE and open to all authorized patrons
Co Sponsored by Balfour Beatty Communities and MWR, Morale, Welfare and Recreation.
Contact 757-962-3511 for more information - we look forward to seeing you there!!
368th Paint Ball Day
368th Seaport Operations Company gave the Soldiers a break for completing all their missions during these past few months. They definitely deserved to get out and have some fun today. The unit will finish off the week with Organization Day tomorrow with their families. Great job Soldiers and thank you for your hard work!
368th warrior competition.
368th SOC enjoyed PT at the Virginia Beach Boardwalk on 1 Mar 19.
The 368th SOC promoted its XO 2LT Brandon Moore to First Lieutentant on 17 Jan 19 in front of the Soldiers of the 368th SOC. Proud day for 1LT Moore and the Steelknights, wear it with pride 1LT Moore you earned it.
The 368th SOC had the honor of re-enlisting SSG Johnson and SGT Lopes on the USNS Mendonca on 30 Jan 19. With 40 mph winds at 32 degrees it was an experience these Soldiers will remember for a lifetime. Special thanks to Military Sealift Command and the USNS Mendonca for their hospitality and making the monuental moment of renlistment for these Soldiers careers that much more special.
The 368th SOC directly enabled 1/1 ABCTs deployment with the 841st Transportation Battalion, 688th RPOE, SDDC, and TRANSCOM in Charleston, SC this January. 368th SOC rapidly deployed to the Port of Charleston to include calling on the 1098th Transportation Detachment to deploy it's equipment via LCM. 368th SOC Soldiers marshalled, tracked, and operated equipment for its smooth upload on to strategic lift vessels. 368th SOC provided soldiers to support ICODES and movement control operations, to include tracking the upload using the units PDK. Soldiers worked hand and hand with fellow Soldiers and civilian counterparts to enable the successful and smooth upload of a Armored Brigade Combat Team on time.
The 368th SOC Family came togehter in fellowship at the unit Holiday Party on 13 Dec 18. Soldiers and Family members enjoyed a fun filled evening at the Wyndham Oceanfront that included dinner, music from a D.J. (SPC Bacon), a visit from Santa Claus, as well as games designed by and for the enjoyment of the OIC CW2 Smith. Soldiers were able to come together let their hair down after a long stressful, but succesful year. STEELKNIGHTS!
The 368th SOC conducted operations over the last several weeks to hone it's skills and prepare it's Soldiers for upcoming missions. The unit utlized it's new RTCH Sling Sets to teach proper rigging techniques in LO/LO operations, conducted a site reacon at the Port of Charleston, Promoted and renlisted Soldiers, and Conducted a icy Company Beach Run for the last PT before the half day schedule started.
368th SOC Soldiers represented the Army in the annual Joint Base Little Creek-Fort Story challenge.
For the 10K run SGT Pepin placed 1st in all male Army runners and 2nd overall in the 10K, SGT Zhang placed 3rd for female Army runners, former 368th SOC Soldier SPC Kim place 2nd for female Army runners.
For the Army Navy game the 20x 368th SOC augmented with a couple Soldiers from 119th and HHD won a hard fought game to take home the Commanders trophy for the Army!
Go Army Beat Navy! Great day for the Steelknights!
368th Seaport Operations Company
368th SOC held a company Transportation Rodeo 22-23 Aug 18 to establish the top Transporters in the company. 60 Soldiers were selected to compete on 6 teams in 12 events testing Soldiers Tactical and Technical skill sets as a Transporters. Graders established their areas briefed the objective and evaluated the teams ability to complete the task to standard, work as a team, and follow instructions. The event culminated with a Family BBQ and Trophy Ceremony where 1st through 3rd Place recieved Trophies. 1st Platoon took home 1st and 3rd Place Trophies and the combined HQ/MNT team took home 2nd Place. The 11th Transportation Battalion (Terminal) Command Team attended the ceremony as well and handed out 47 Battalion coins to the winners and graders.
368th SOC executed Trident Sun with the US Navy as well conducted a Company FTX from 20-27 July 2018. The unit marshalled equipment from 54th QM and 111th QM then loaded equipment onto the UNS Obergon through roll on roll off and lift on lift off methods. The unit conducted area defense on fort story and conducted 24 hour maintenance operations. The unit worked hand and hand with Navy Beach Group 2 and Navy Cargo Handling Battalion 1 to offload all cargo in stream 1 mile off the coast of Fort Story using the ships cranes, ramp, navy lighterage and watercraft in the joint logistics over the shore operation. The units success of the operation help to continue to display the seaport operation company applicatabilty and capabilities as a combat multiplier.
368th SOC successfully executed a Sea Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise in Port of Port Arthur, Texas supporting the onward movement of 2/10 MTN IBCT to their JRTC Rotation. 368th SOC served as the Cargo Distro lead and its Soldiers provided field feeding, maintenance support, Crane Team for LOLO operations, movement control team, marshalling team, unleashing team, vehicle operators, supercargo, and ground guides. The Soldiers worked jointly with the Navy and directly with SDDC. 368th SOC was instrumental in the download of the Cape Washington and the USNS Brittin in record time with a company minus the team beat the time established for what a Seaport Operations Company is expected to download as a full company.
368th SOC FRG Leader Trang Cline and FRL SGT Joshua Cerda met with Secretary of the Army Mr. Mark Esper and his wife Mrs. Leah Esper for a round table discussion and luncheon, they represented with 11th Transportation Battalion FRG leaders, Soldiers and Families of service members from not only 368th SOC but Fort Story, Fort Eustis, and Fort Lee as a whole.
102 Soldiers from 368th SOC conducted a SRP this week, Soldiers processed through S1, Finance, Legal, ACS, SFL-TAP, and Medical. Soldiers saw first hand the importance and significance of being prepared for a call go anywhere anytime and support anyone in defense of the nation.
2 of 2, 368th SOC Soldiers supported ARSOUTH and TRANSCOM by enabling the real world Beyond the Horizon Humanitarian Aid Mission supporting the people of El Salvador. Soldiers conducted expeditionary deployment, cargo transfer operations offloading the USNS Brittin in stream with ACB2 Navy watercraft and conducting LO/LO at the pier, the unit marshalled equipment for onward movement, and provided in transit visibility. Throughout the real world exercise the unit provided maintenance on equipment, heavy wheeled vehicle drivers drove the entirity of thr exercise equipment, 368th Soldiers operated the ships Hagglund Cranes in open ocean and pierside using hatch teams to download and load equipment, and movement control of equipment for onward movement.
1 of 2, 368th SOC Soldiers supported ARSOUTH and TRANSCOM by enabling the real world Beyond the Horizon Humanitarian Aid Mission supporting the people of El Salvador. Soldiers conducted expeditionary deployment, cargo transfer operations offloading the USNS Brittin in stream with ACB2 Navy watercraft and conducting LO/LO at the pier, the unit marshalled equipment for onward movement, and provided in transit visibility. Throughout the real world exercise the unit provided maintenance on equipment, heavy wheeled vehicle drivers drove the entirity of thr exercise equipment, 368th Soldiers operated the ships Hagglund Cranes in open ocean and pierside using hatch teams to download and load equipment, and movement control of equipment for onward movement.
368th SOC Soldiers earned their Sea Legs during JLOTS18 tranversing the Atlantic Ocean, Carribean Ocean, Panama Canal, Pacific Ocean, and Gulf of Mexico in support of JLOTS18.
368th SOC Soldiers in support of JLOTS18 had a once in a lifetime experience when they sailed aboard the USNS Brittin transversing the Panama Canal, Soldiers were able to assist with the ship with the lowering and storing of the gangway allowing pilots to board the vessel and then the vessel to be able to narrowly fit through the locks. Soldiers pose under the bridge of the Americas the bridge that connects North and South America
368th SOC executed JLOTS18 berthing on the USNS Brittin, along the sail to El Salvador the unit stopped in Puerto Rico loaded to load additional Beyond the Horizon Humanitarian Aid equipment. Soldiers worked jointly with the Navy, Puerto Rico Reserve Soldiers, and SDDC to load, lash, and document the equipment for onward movement to El Salvador.
368th SOC executed JLOTS18, from 26 Mar 18 to 1 Apr 18 the unit marshalled and loaded TF11 and Beyond the Horizon Humanitarian aid equipment onto the USNS Brittin in Newport news via RO/RO for its future LO/LO download in El Salvador.
Soldiers of the 368th SOC conducted a team building PT event driving the home the fact that the unit is one team, succeeding or failing as one team. The Soldiers braved the Atlantic Ocean and succeeded as a team.
Soldiers and Family members from the 368th SOC gathered for a Easter egg hunt and FRG meeting to discuss upcoming events through the 4th QTR and come together as a United Family. More than 130 eggs were retrieved filled with candy or a number to win a special big surprise.
Soldiers of the 368th SOC conducted a mission brief for their upcoming JLOTS exercise. All Soldiers who will be executing the operation along with those who will be supporting from the rear participated and provided expert insight into the operation to help attempt to ensure it's future success.
368th SOC 88N Soldiers conducted training on the unit's In Transist Visibilty systems with 597th RPOE SDDC at Fort Eustis, VA. Soldiers got hands on setting up the Early Deployment Support Kit enabling Soldiers to effectively track equipment as it moves from Fort to Port and Port to End User across the battlefield. This training prepares Soldiers to execute operations for the 368th SOC in upcoming operations..
Soldiers from Maintenance Platoon worked hard over the last two weeks to ensure the unit readiness by completing annual and semi annual services with operators from platoons. In addition to this work load they executed a obstacle course for PT and class on shop safety by Little Creek Safety Office. Three Soldiers reenlisted in the past two weeks SPC Scott, SPC Ijerhe, and SPC Townsend.
Soldiers from 368th SOC honed their 88H skill set by operating the Hagglund Crane on a LMSR. The team even coached and mentored their Company Commander and Operations Officer to operate the crane and knot tieing.
368th SOC conducted a Company Run in 40mph+ wind during winter storm Riley running over the shore of the Atlantic Ocean on Fort Story, VA
16 Soldiers from the 368th SOC took time on Friday to read to students at Linkhorn Elementary School for National Read Across America day. These Soldiers provided a positive professional image for students to aspire to become and helped to strengthen bonds between the Army and the Virginia Beach Community.
368th Seaport Operations Company
368th SOC bid farewell to its longstanding Commander CPT Oliver and welcomed it's new Commander CPT Cline on 26 Jan 18. Good luck CPT Oliver and Christina and thank you for all you did for the Soldiers of 368th SOC.
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