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Old 03-14-2009, 06:29 AM
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im in 2d stryker cavalry regiment (a stryker infantry brigade with a cavalry name...) and my troop was attached to the RSTA (19delta's) squadron for a couple months in iraq... they do the exact same **** as the infantry do, just in (usually) less hostile areas because they dont have the same manpower.
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Old 03-15-2009, 05:33 PM
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SSG Wadley RET. I was with the 1/221 Cav for 10 years Good Unit for more info call the unit see if you can tlk with 1st Sgt. Chaffee. He is a good friend of mine we went to Iraq together some squad and truck. He has some of the info. GOOD LUCK! You All are in my Prays And will see you off too. Tim Wadley
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Old 03-16-2009, 05:30 PM
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Is anyone familiar with IRR mobilizations? I've been recalled to active duty after 3 years being out. I report to Fort Jackson on April 19 then I'm assigned to the Nevada National Guard.

From my understanding, we do a little refresher training to see if we're still up to snuff. Then we go to our assigned units.

Anyone know how long we get til we're eventually deployed (assuming we are deployed)? Do we train up or go directly to Afghanistan? Not sure.

If anyone has done this prior or know of someone, it'd be helpful to get some insight on the process.

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Old 03-17-2009, 06:14 AM
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I'm glad I stumbled upon this page with fellow scouts. I also got recalled to the service after 4+ years and am set to report to Ft. Jackson on 19Apr attached to the 1-221 CAV. After having so much time to accept the fact of the recall I guess I'm at ease now, but I am still in the dark about what to expect. I'm doing my best now to catch up on past skills as to not let any of you down out there. See you all soon.
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Old 03-17-2009, 09:43 PM
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Default i'm going on a road march in the hills tomorrow

got my old assault pack and will hike it through the woods in austin, tx tomorrow. hooahhh
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Old 03-18-2009, 05:45 AM
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got my old assault pack and will hike it through the woods in austin, tx tomorrow. hooahhh

Enjoy it dude...
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Old 03-21-2009, 10:37 AM
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I am currently assigned to 1/221 Cavalry and will be deploying to Afghanistan with the squadron.

1/221 Cavalry is a somewhat unusual unit in the National Guard. It is assigned as the third (recon) squadron of the 11th ACR at NTC Fort Irwin. As a result of this assignment the squadron has a lot more operational experience than most Guard units because of the high number of NTC rotations it has completed. The unit patch is the 11th ACR Blackhorse,but the crest is the 1/221 Wildhorse.

When the 11th ACR deployed to Iraq, the 1/221 activated as a squadron and covered the OPFOR mission at Irwin for almost two years. Additionally the squadron had been activated for Noble Eagle prior to that. After the NTC mission a big part of the squadron deployed to Iraq during 06-07. There are a lot of soldiers in 1/221 who have racked up six years of active duty since the GWOT started.

There are also many soldiers with prior active duty. All the activations, combined with the frequent NTC rotations and high percentage of prior AD soldiers make 221 a pretty experienced unit. You will also find that 221 soldiers take a lot of pride in their squadron and the Cavalry. There are many members of the unit who drive from Arizona or California to drill in the unit because it is a very good Guard unit.

We also have a very good commander and staff. The experience from NTC has really benefited these guys compared to a regular Guard BN and it shows.

Our mission (within limits of OPSEC) is to support the Provincial Reconstruction Teams in Afghanistan. Most of the squadron will deploy as separate platoons tasked to the PRTs at different locations throughout the country. The PRTs are controlled by the US Navy and USAF and support and supervise infrastructure projects like roads,bridges and schools,do MEDCAPs and similar "hearts and minds" missions. We will provide their security at the different sites and on the road while they travel to the locations. We will be operating up armored M1151 Humvees and MRAPs. Some locations do helicopter insertions as well.

I would expect a lot of convoy security and dismounted patrolling, along with establishing and controlling security at the areas where the PRTs are working. Expect to work at the squad, section and platoon level. Based on information from previous units deployed in this mission, the threat level could vary from really high to not much action at all, depending on location. There is definitely potential to see action though, maybe a lot, depending on where you go. Of course, the opposite is true too, you could have a very slow year. It is a SECFOR mission, but it is not a Fobbit gate guard gig either.

Most of the PRTs are based out of small, remote FOBs, but some are based at the bigger FOBs. It sounds like most or all locations will have good access to internet and phones, but many are too small for KBR and all the Fobbilicious amenities that are available at the FOBs in Iraq.

There is also a COIN "mini-BN" that is co-located with, and operates under the control of the squadron headquarters and conducts some different type of missions.

1/221 Cavalry is a good unit, and we are hoping this will be a good mission.

Feel free to ask any questions that you are interested in. We are looking forward to linking up with our IRR guys. I imagine that getting called out of the IRR sucks, but I hope that the IRR soldiers will be ready to adapt, overcome and kick ***!
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Old 03-24-2009, 12:37 PM
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I have been out of active duty for over 2 years and just got my orders to report to Ft. Jackson on 3 May 09 and will be attached the 1/221 Cav. I do have some knowledge on the NV national guard as when I was on active duty I was stationed at Ft. Irwin as a 19D and worked with the 11ACR and Operations Group on convoy escorts and FOB operations. While the 11th ACR was deployed the 1/221 came in and stepped up to fill the big shoes of the 11th ACR and did a great job. I do not know much about the mission in Afghanistan, but when I called down to the HRC in STL they told me I would go from Ft. Jackson staight over to Afghanistan, and some people were coming home early and some did a full 1 year tour. I am looking for anyone that has got mobilization orders to the1/221 or is reporting on 3 May 09 and knows any information about what to expect or what the mission will be.
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Old 03-24-2009, 02:55 PM
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I am a 19D and recieved mob orders for that date for the 221. But I have a DDE Request in for Medical issues. From the info I looked up, they are shipping out within a week or 2. Don't know much more than that. But depending on the outcome of my request, I may see you there.
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Old 03-24-2009, 06:59 PM
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scooby, Sounds like I wil see you there. I am not sure how the Medical thing goes, but i know teh Army, so good luck!!! After reading all these posts, I understand our mission, but what will we do at ft. Jackson? How long will we be there? I have got so many mixed stories over the last month i dont know what to believe. All I know is that leaving my Wife, my 4 year old and my 1 month old boys is going to suck, so anything that will help them with this deployment I welcome.
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