Fort A.P. Hill accepts the 2017 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Gold Award

The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Award recognizes significant contributions of #fortaphill as an environmental and conservation leader in Virginia.

#usarmy Garrison Fort A.P. Hill was awarded the 2017 Governor’s Environmental Excellence Gold Award for land conservation. The Governor’s Environmental Excellence Awards recognize significant contributions of environmental and conservation leaders in Virginia.

The Fort A.P. Hill Army Compatible Use Buffer Partnership works collaboratively to cost-share the acquisition of conservation easements or fee simple ownership from willing landowners.

This partnership permanently protects high-value habitats and ecological resources, the historic and rural character of the neighboring landscape, while sustaining Fort A.P. Hill’s military operational readiness by preempting encroachment from incompatible residential development. #sustainment

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Story Musgrave on The Hill

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Mr. Story Musgrave came to #fortaphill to offer his course on Exploration and Power Generation Vision, Leadership and Excellence. Story offered his wisdom on the pursuit of excellence by everybody, every second of the day, every step along the way. Get it right the first time and get it right every time.

Best quote from the lecture, “No such thing as a normal day!”

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Fort A.P. Hill’s Environmental Hero’s

Fort A.P. Hill Garrison Commander, Lt. Col. Andrew Q. Jordan, gives this quarter’s Environmental Hero award to Mr. David Spicer of the Department of Public Works.

Fort A.P. Hill Garrison Commander, Lt. Col. Andrew Q. Jordan, gives this quarter’s Environmental Hero award to Mr. David Spicer of the Department of Public Works.

 

Fort A.P. Hill Garrison Commander, Lt. Col. Andrew Q. Jordan, gives this quarter’s Environmental Hero award to Mr. Ashley Gray of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

Fort A.P. Hill Garrison Commander, Lt. Col. Andrew Q. Jordan, gives this quarter’s Environmental Hero award to Mr. Ashley Gray of the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security.

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The 82nd CAB visits for a training rotation.

U.S. Army 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade

Click on the link above to view the photo journal taken by by Sgt. Steven Galimore.

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2017 310th ESC/3rd TBX Best Warrior leadership and mentoring

310th ESC/3rd TBX 2017 Best Warrior Competition

FORT A.P. HILL, Va – Army Reserve Soldiers from around the 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and the 3rd Transportation Brigade (Expeditionary) came to show their Warrior skills and contend in the 310th ESC 2017 Best Warrior Competition, held here from Feb. 23 – 27, 2017.

The Soldiers and non-commissioned officers came to compete in events beginning with an equipment layout, a written essay and a written exam on day one of the Best Warrior.

The second day of the competition consisted of the Army Physical Fitness Test (APFT), and then weapons training with the 9mm pistol weapons range and the M16 weapons range, followed with an Army Warrior task assessment.

The third day included a combined day and night land navigation.
On day four, the competitors went through a combatives training and competition, and an 8-mile ruck march.

The competition culminated with the final events on day five, with participating Soldiers appearing before the command sergeants major board.

310th ESC/3rd TBX 2017 Best Warrior CompetitionThere’s now some history with this jointly held best warrior competition. The competition is continuing what has become a strong partnership between the 310th ESC and the 3rd TBX as the two units have come together for two years now in planning and conducting the competition.

“Despite a delay in start that resulted in a short time for planning and execution,” Command Sgt. Maj. Susie Sewell, senior enlisted advisor for the 3rd TBX said, “the 3rd TBX and the 310th ESC were able to come together for a great competition this year.”

The 310th ESC and the 3rd TBX sent their top Soldiers and noncommissioned officers to compete at the BWC, but only two will go on to represent the units in the 377th Theater Sustainment Command Best Warrior Competition in May, 2016, where they will compete with Soldiers from every major Army Reserve command.

The joint partnership for the 2017 Best Warrior wasn’t the only exceptional bridge built for this year’s competition. The drill instructors from B C0 2/317th Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 104th Training Division were on hand to assess and train competitors throughout the competition.

“Drill instructors carry the torch as a symbol of the subject matter expert, bringing expertise in the tasks the Soldiers competing in the Best Warrior will be tested on,” said Army Reserve Sgt. 1st Class Shaun C. Vandyke, a drill instructor from B C0 2nd Battalion, 317th Regiment, 2nd Brigade, 104th Training Division, headquartered in Salem, Va.

“Whatever the task, we expect them to do it right,” continued Vandyke, “and the partnership between the 310th ESC, 3rd TBX and the 2nd Battalion, 317th Regiment upped the ante on the expected level of proficiency for the Soldiers competing this year.”

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Preparation for a best warrior competition begins months in advance, with most Soldiers sacrificing countless hours of personal time to physical fitness, Warrior Task proficiency training, and weapons training.

“The Best Warrior, much like the Audie Murphy Board and other measures of professional excellence carries on the tradition of the NCO and the Soldier,” said Command Sgt. Maj. Scott A. Hinton, the senior enlisted advisor for the 310th ESC.

“These Soldiers will take everything that they have, and they’ll take it all back to their unit with them,” said Hinton. “So we want to make sure that we give them training,” continued Hinton, “we give them an opportunity to learn, we give them the chance to compete, but we also want them to go back more knowledgeable to pass that along.”

It is important that the Soldiers who compete in this year’s best warrior competition use the knowledge and experience they gained back at their home stations.

“Our participants this year will be prime motivators to recruit competitors for next year,” said Sewell. “The key to success are the senior NCO’s, who will empower our Soldiers to devote their time and effort to the next Best Warrior,” continued Sewell.

“Each year we improve the Best Warrior program, and each year we get a little better at it, but recruiting is always the most important component of the BWC, so we ask our current competitors to go back to their units and talk about what they did here and to mentor their fellow Soldiers to become future Best Warrior Competitors.

310th Expeditionary Sustainment Command
Story by Capt. Sean Delpech
Wednesday, March 1, 2017

 

 

 

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310th ESC Best Warrior Competition on Fort A.P. Hill

Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Arin R. Kinsella during the 2017 310th ESC #bestwarrior on #fortaphill

Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Arin R. Kinsella during the 2017 310th ESC #bestwarrior on #fortaphill

Army Reserve Staff Sgt. Arin R. Kinsella from the 380th Quartermaster Battalion headquartered in Evansville, Ind., 38th Regional Support Group, 310th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), participates in the equipment list layout inventory and inspection while competing in the 310th ESC’s 2017 Best Warrior Competition, held at Ft. A.P. Hill, Va., Feb. 23 – 28. The annual six day competition tests enlisted Soldiers and noncommissioned officers in their ability to perform Army Warrior tasks in a variety of events leading to the 377th Theater Support Command’s BWC, which is a feed to the U.S. Army Reserve Command Best Warrior. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Nicole R. Cabanellas)

Source: DVIDS – Images – 310th ESC Best Warrior Competition [Image 4 of 4]

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Black History Month

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USAG Fort A.P. Hill celebrated Black History Month with its annual Black History Month Luncheon. F&MWR hosted the luncheon as Mr. Louis Scott delivered a black history presentation during the lunch.

 

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