94th AAMDC gets history lesson during NCO staff ride

| December 6, 2010 | 1 Comment

Story and Photo by Staff Sgt. John Johnson, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command Public Affairs

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94th AAMDC

HONOLULU — More than 50 noncommissioned officers assigned to the 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command participated in an NCO staff ride at the U.S. Army Museum of Hawaii, here, Nov. 26.

The 94th AAMDC has provided the tour annually to allow NCOs a chance to learn about the rich cultural history of Hawaii.

The ride was an opportunity for the leaders of the 94th AAMDC to maintain and enhance relationships within the unit’s leadership and to learn about the history of Hawaii. They were afforded the opportunity to learn about slavery, Hawaii’s role in the fur trade and Germany’s contributions to the industrialization of the islands.

“I could not believe that there was slavery in Hawaii, surrounding exporting precious wood,” said Sgt. Lawrence Jackson, operations sergeant, 94th AAMDC.

The event also provided an opportunity for junior and senior NCOs to share lessons learned from past wars surrounding the Hawaiian islands.

The U.S. military has encountered many events here in Hawaii, in the last 100 years, from the bombing of Pearl Harbor to the recovery of vessels from the bottom of the harbor to take the fight back to Japan.

The 94th’s small group of leaders will take these lessons learned from the museum, history and one other, and apply them to their own NCO toolbox, which will help to ensure not only their own survival in the future deployments of their careers, but also those of their subordinates.

The NCOs completed the tour as a team, strengthening bonds to form stronger unit cohesion, said 1st Sgt. Oubrinyahn Stonewall, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 94th AAMDC.

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  1. SSG John H. Johnson III says:

    Great job Son!!!

    Mom

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