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posted by 147 FA on Apr 6

C Btry LogoFourteen months after Charlie Battery returned from a Security Force (SECFOR) mission to Baghdad, Iraq, the unit’s leadership received a call from their Battalion about another pending deployment in Support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. In March of 2008, just after Easter, the 147th Field Artillery Battalion of which Yankton’s Charlie Battery is a part of was given a “pre-alert for training” warning for a summer of 2009 SECFOR deployment. The summer annual training (AT) at Camp Guernsey, Wyoming was changed. The Batteries involved still fired rockets with their Multiple Launch Rocket Systems (MLRS) however an emphasis was placed on training required for the upcoming deployment. When the AT ended, Soldiers stored away their launchers and equipment and began the process of preparing for their next year’s deployment to Kuwait. Read the rest of this entry »

posted by 147 FA on Mar 29

Charlie Battery First Time Deployed Soldiers Speak Out What is it like to be deployed for the first time? Eighteen first time deployed Soldiers from Charlie Battery were asked about their experience on their year long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom. SPC Daryl SieverdingSpecialist Daryl Sieverding – “Being deployed for a year has made me appreciate the small things in life; Family. It has also been rewarding, serving with my brother Matt in Operation Iraqi Freedom.”       SPC Lindsey RichardsSpecialist Lindsey Richards – “I think the most difficult thing is getting used to the time changes and being away from family and friends.”       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 22

C Btry LogoHello from HQ’s Platoon - Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. It is hard to believe that 2010 is here. It has been the year we all have been waiting for, to return home again to our loved ones and families. We are now starting our seventh month in Kuwait and everyone here is getting anxious to start wrapping it up and slowly waiting for our replacements. The PLT (all 14 of us) are staying very busy with many different types of job assigned to HQ’s such as: 24 hr Vault Duty, Supply, Admin, Operations, along with 1SG, Commander and Executive Officer duties. 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 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 12

C Btry LogoTime seems to be going by fast. It seems liked yesterday, when I wrote about the seasons, leave just began, and football. Now, the football season has come to end, the last leave cycle is here, and winter season, here, is over. Everyone here knows the end of the deployment is coming to close. The first indication was the replacing unit arrived at their mobilization site at the beginning of January, a very comforting feeling for the Soldiers. With that, the planning process has begun to prepare Charlie Battery to return back to the States. As every day has passed in January the excitement in the Soldiers faces grows. 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 22

Hello all and Happy New Year from Charlie Battery, 3rd Platoon! So far, so good for the start of 2010. The best part about the New Year is that we are coming home this year! We ended 2009 in great shape with many of our soldiers getting home on leave and spending the holidays with their family and friends. Those of us that remained here had a fun time with a gift exchange and then a pizza party and games. It wasn’t your typical Christmas meal, but it was a nice change from what we usually have and provided a great atmosphere to relax and socialize with our platoon members. Read the rest of this entry »