3rd Military Intelligence Battalion Perimeter Defense Force prepares to fight and win tonight
November 19, 2009
- 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion Soldiers recently trained on their perimeter defense mission
- MI Soldiers prepared to defend and secure Humphreys Garrison
- Soldiers trained to fire the MK-19, 40mm Grenade Launcher and the M249, 5.56mm Squad Automatic Weapon
- Training exercise provided Soldiers with the skills they need to survive in Afghanistan and Iraq
USAG Humphreys--The 3rd Military Intelligence Battalion (Aerial Exploitation) Perimeter Defense Force recently completed a series of exercises that will increase their combat readiness and provide they war fighting skills they need to defend USAG Humphreys.
During the exercises the battalion's noncommissioned officers led a heavy caliber weapon's range at the Republic of Korea Army's Jungpyung Range. Soldiers trained to fire both the MK-19, 40mm Grenade Launcher and the M249, 5.56mm Squad Automatic Weapon.
Despite the seasonal fog, Soldiers conducted safe and successful weapons training that led to the 100 percent qualification of all Soldiers on the 3rd MI Battalion (AE) PDF.
Command Sgt. Maj. William M. Rinehart presented a coin to Sgt. Daniel Bibin, of the battalion's Force Protection Military Police, for his dedication to safely training the battalion's Soldiers.
"Sgt. Bibin's efforts ensured a very safe and successful range that provided excellent training for the battalion's Perimeter Defense Force," Rinehart said.
"Mission first," and "Every Soldier is a warrior"-which are part of the Soldier's Creed-were at the forefront of training.
Over the past few weeks, the 3rd MI Battalion (AE) PDF also focused on a series of alert sequences that tested the Soldier's abilities to react to multiple threats using Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills training. This training integrated roving patrols with mounted weapons systems, radio discipline, employment of medics, convoy training and range operations.
"The aim of the training was not only to provide 3rd MI Soldiers with the skill sets to defend USAG Humphreys in the event of a threat or emergency, but also provide Soldiers with the skill sets they need to survive in Afghanistan and Iraq," said Master Sgt. Mark Conneway.
The 3rd MI (AE) battalion commander, Lt. Col. Mark S. Levine and Rinehart have always stressed the importance of Soldiers not only carrying out their armistice missions but also being ready to execute the U.S. Forces Korea Commander's priority number one, "Be Prepared to Fight and Win" and:
Aca,!Ac Be ready to fight and win our nation's wars. This is our nonnegotiable contract with the American and Korean people.
Aca,!Ac Know the enemy, the terrain, and your job-Do it better than anyone else.
Aca,!Ac Readiness-have your kit bag, equipment and organization ready.
Aca,!Ac Maintain your war fighting skill sets through tough, realistic training and theater-level exercises. Leverage all available Republic of Korea and U.S. training facilities and ranges.
Aca,!Ac Integrate and operate with ROK forces and supporting agencies; complement and mutually reinforce each other's capabilities.
Aca,!Ac Continue to improve, enhance, and adjust your war plans as the environment changes-adaptive planning and flexibility.