Chief of Staff visits with 25th ID, civilians after MRX ends

| October 8, 2010 | 0 Comments

Sgt. 1st Class Krishna Gamble
25th Infantry Division Public Affairs

Gen. George Casey Jr., Army chief of staff, visits the 25th ID Headquarters for a conference, Sept. 30; he also participated in the 25th ID’s after-action-review of the two-week MRX the division recently completed for its upcoming deployment to Iraq. (Spc. Mahlet Tesfaye | 25th Infantry Division Public Affairs)SCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Tropic Lightning Soldiers and civilians have once again proven their ability to redeploy, reset and deploy trained forces to contingencies and operations worldwide to accomplish all assigned tasks, during a mission readiness exercise, here, recently.

Gen. George Casey Jr., Army chief of staff, visited the division as the exercise concluded, for an after-action-review and to speak with leaders and discuss the upcoming mission. 

Retired Gen. Dan McNeill, former commander, U.S. Army Forces Command, and Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commander, U.S. Army-Pacific, also visited during the exercise to share their expertise.

Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division and Department of the Army civilians rehearsed battle command tactics, techniques and procedures, Sept. 20-Oct. 1, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. 

The main goal of the exercise was to develop a selfless, teamwork mentality across the organization that fosters relationship-building with Iraqis, Department of State, international and nongovernmental organization counterparts.

Soldiers and staff from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th ID; 3rd BCT, 25th ID; 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th ID; division staff; the Battle Command Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; and 18th Airborne Corps from Fort Bragg, N.C.; participated in the exercise. 

“I don’t think we will have any problems,” said Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Dawson, noncommissioned officer in charge, 25th ID operations center, about their upcoming deployment. 

Concurrently, the division also began its earliest stage of deployment preparation by packing containers with equipment and supplies, and completing individual Soldier training and assessments.

“As we go into this mission, we honor those who have gone before us for their sacrifice … we own this,” said Maj. Gen. Bernard Champoux, commanding general, 25th ID.

The division will deploy to Iraq later this year.

Sgt. 1st Class Krishna Gamble25th Infantry Division Public AffairsSCHOFIELD BARRACKS — Tropic Lightning Soldiers and civilians have once again proven their ability to redeploy, reset and deploy trained forces to contingencies and operations worldwide to accomplish all assigned tasks, during a mission readiness exercise, here, recently.Gen. George Casey Jr., Army chief of staff, visited the division as the exercise concluded, for an after-action-review and to speak with leaders and discuss the upcoming mission. Retired Gen. Dan McNeill, former commander, U.S. Army Forces Command, and Lt. Gen. Benjamin Mixon, commander, U.S. Army-Pacific, also visited during the exercise to share their expertise.Soldiers from the 25th Infantry Division and Department of the Army civilians rehearsed battle command tactics, techniques and procedures, Sept. 20-Oct. 1, in preparation for their upcoming deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn. The main goal of the exercise was to develop a selfless, teamwork mentality across the organization that fosters relationship-building with Iraqis, Department of State, international and nongovernmental organization counterparts.Soldiers and staff from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 25th ID; 3rd BCT, 25th ID; 25th Combat Aviation Brigade, 25th ID; division staff; the Battle Command Training Program at Fort Leavenworth, Kan.; and 18th Airborne Corps from Fort Bragg, N.C.; participated in the exercise. “I don’t think we will have any problems,” said Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Dawson, noncommissioned officer in charge, 25th ID operations center, about their upcoming deployment. Concurrently, the division also began its earliest stage of deployment preparation by packing containers with equipment and supplies, and completing individual Soldier training and assessments.“As we go into this mission, we honor those who have gone before us for their sacrifice … we own this,” said Maj. Gen. Bernard Champoux, commanding general, 25th ID.The division will deploy to Iraq later this year.

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