Story and photo by Sgt. Daniel Johnson
2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs, 25th Infantry Division
RODRIGUEZ LIVE FIRE COMPLEX, South Korea — “Wolfhounds” have everything they need.
Soldiers of the 225th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, ensured that the 1st Bn., 27th Inf. Regiment, “Wolfhounds,” 2nd SBCT, were fully equipped and fed during “Operation Wolfhound Maul,” July 31-Sept. 9, here.
The 225th BSB, 2nd SBCT, provided a maintenance team and a field feeding team to help the Wolfhounds accomplish their mission.
“We do everything we can to serve the Soldiers,” said Staff Sgt. Kevin Wethly, dining facility manager, 225th BSB, 2nd SBCT. “Sometimes, the (weapon firing) ranges run long or start early, so we do whatever we can to ensure everyone gets fed.”
“It is important for us to identify the problems with the vehicle as quickly as possible, so we can get them back out there fast, so they can train,” said Pfc. Thomas McAllister, mechanic, 225th BSB, 2nd SBCT.
Along with providing mission critical support to the Wolfhounds, 225th BSB, 2nd SBCT, is also helping to keep troops motivated and their morale high.
“What we do here helps to improve the morale of the Soldiers that are training,” said Spc. Destiny McNeil, cook, 225th BSB, 2nd SBCT. “They know there will be hot food waiting for them when they return.”
It isn’t just the Wolfhounds that are getting tough and realistic training here in Korea. Support elements are getting real-world experience, too.
“What we do here in the field is what we will be doing during deployment operations,” Wethly explained. “It isn’t just the unit we’re supporting that gets training; we are training, as well.”
“Garrison life isn’t the only life in the Army,” said Sgt. Rodger Jachim, team leader, mechanics detachment, 225th BSB, 2nd SBCT. “This is a much different training environment than we would see back home.”
“I went to an automatic weapons range for the first time,” McNeil said. “I qualified on a squad automatic weapon on my first attempt. It was pretty awesome.”
“We’ve been doing a lot of cross-training so that in a pinch our guys have a little bit of experience working on a lot of different systems,” said Jachim. “We are much more adaptable now.”