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posted by 147 FA on Mar 26

Quick Reaction Force members from the 1-147 Field Artillery secure the entry to the pier to ensure only required personnel are near the oil spill to ensure safety of everyone during an Oil Spill Response Exercise Dec. 14.Alpha Battery mobilized on 15 April 2009 in support of OIF 9.2, with the combining of 133 Soldiers from 5 different units and a multitude of MOS's. The SECFOR Company was Commanded by CPT Collin Enstad with 1SG Terry Ching serving as Battery First Sergeant. This group of fine men and women created 1 Headquarters Platoon and 3 SECFOR Platoons. Alpha Battery 1st Battalion 147th Field Artillery (MLRS) was called to active duty to perform a nonstandard mission for the Security Force (SECFOR) at Camp Patriot and Kuwait Naval Base (KNB). Read the rest of this entry »

posted by 147 FA on Feb 28

The combat medical section of the 147th FA has had a long and illustrious history. Its members have gone on to become artillery officers as well as janitors and doctors. The medical section has supported Global War on Terrorism missions since 2003 and continues to serve with distinction. This deployment has been no different. The medics started their training in March at Fort McCoy, WI ranging from 2 weeks to 3 weeks in length for recertification of their EMT licenses. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by 147 FA on Feb 26

A belated Happy New Year from A Battery! As 2010 begins our duties on KNB and Camp Patriot have remained the same. Our main focus is enforcing camp policies; with new units arriving all the time and changes to the rules from above, we have kept busy to say the least. Questions always arise as to why the policies are emplaced. Through good communication with all parties involved the importance of the rules are understood and followed, with only an occasional reminder needed. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by 147 FA on Feb 20

LTC David ChaseHello this is LTC Chase, This is a quick message to keep you as informed as possible about the upcoming events as we near the end of our deployment. We are expecting our replacements in the next couple of weeks, we will then begin the process of training them to take over our mission. Once that training is completed we will take the flight designated for us by the Department of defense to our Demobilization site where we will out-process for around five days. At this time we do not have any exact dates for these events, however if everything goes according to plan we should be home sometime around Easter. As we get closer to our homecoming we will keep you as informed as possible. We are planning deactivation ceremonies in the same four communities we activated from, when our final dates are set and our plan is in place we will inform you of those plans through the family support group. I have been extremely proud of our soldiers and especially our families back home during this entire deployment, everyone has done an excellent job of controlling rumors. As we close out this deployment we hope to continue practicing rumor control. With operational security in mind we will keep you as informed as possible as we learn the specifics of our homecoming. I would also ask you to remain patient and flexible since like all things military every plan is subject to change. Until we are physically on a plane and heading for home our dates can change. Thank-you once again for all that you do we are very much looking forward to being home soon, this message will be re-published in the March Family Support Group News letter. Thank you. LTC David P. Chase Commander 1/147th FA

posted by 147 FA on Feb 20

Hello from Kuwait Naval base. After nearly nine months on active duty the headquarters platoon has become a very close knit team. At the end of the day, the headquarters platoon is in charge of all the Supplies, an Admin Cell and a 24 hour Arms Room. They spend their day taking care of soldiers, which could include cleaning their weapon, ordering supplies and doing all administrative paperwork. There is never a problem that someone in headquarters will not fight to fix. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by 147 FA on Feb 14

Chaplain Tedmon is on R & R (much needed) so I will share a few thoughts this month. We have been busy with a full complement of services here at the Camp Patriot chapel. The chaplain has been ministering in the morning and evening services with a guest speaker (Sr. Chief Maupin) helping every 3rd Sunday night. Chaplain Tedmon has also been teaching on Spiritual Disciplines and currently doing a series on the 7 Revelation churches. I did a 15 week study on Psalm 91 (the soldier’s Psalm) and presently am doing a study in Philippians and Ephesians. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by 147 FA on Feb 11

Please do not send any more mail for your deployed Soldiers after FEBRUARY 15, 2010. Anything sent after that date may not be received due to our upcoming redeployment. Thank you!!

posted by 147 FA on Feb 10

1/147 FA published their February 2010 newsletter. Click on the link below to download the pdf of the newsletter. 1-147 FA BN Kuwait Newsletter February 2010

posted by 147 FA on Jan 20

100_2171_webSeasons Greetings from 3rd platoon! We have just celebrated Christmas and New Years over here and some lucky soldiers were actually back with family and friends over the holidays. For others at KNB we celebrated Christmas and New Years with a poker and movie night and substituted the Christmas turkey with Papa John’s pizza. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by 147 FA on Jan 16

Season’s Greetings, Hope this letter finds you and your family well this holiday season. Good news, by the time this letter is published and reaches you it is going to be 2010, the year we finally come home! It has been a long and trying eight months but the Soldiers are beginning to see the so called light at the end of the tunnel after a weeklong visit from the incoming Battalion Commander. Read the rest of this entry »