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January/February 

1985 


Reflections 

1984 


BERLIN 


USAFS 

BERLIN 


IN MEMORIAM 





Jimmie B. Garrett, Deputy 
Chief of Staff for Operations of 
the Army's Intelligence and 
Security Command, died De- 
cember 23, 1984, after a heart 
attack. 


Mr. Garrett's career began in 
1942 with the Signal Corps. A 
year later he began working at 
Arlington Hall Station and re- 
mained there until his death. 


He had received numerous 
awards including the Civilian 
Meritorious Service Award, 
the Exceptional Meritorious 
Service Award, and the Supe- 
rior Performance Award. 


Vol. 8, No. 1/2 


COMMANDER 
Maj. Gen. Harry E. Soyster 

DEPUTY COMMANDER 
Brig. Gen. Charles F. Scanlon 

COMMAND SERGEANT 
MAJOR 

CSM S. W. Wise 


PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER 
Lt. Col. William S. Birdseye 


EDITOR 
Phoebe Russo 


ART DIRECTOR 
Dietra D. Watson 


STAFF WRITER 
Deidre A. Hoehn 


January/Februrary 1985 

I N S C O Ma 

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Vint Hill Farms Station 2 

Field Station San Antonio 3 

470th Ml Group 6 

Special Security Group, USAEUR 8 

Field Station Augsburg 9 

Field Station Kunia 17 

902d Ml Group 22 

Field Station Sinop 27 

Field Station Key West 30 

Field Station Panama 31 

66th’s Det Hahn 31 

Field Station Berlin 32 

Arlington Hall Station 39 


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This issue is dedicated to the year 1984 and 
is reflective of the many and varied happen- 
ings during that year. It is in looking back that 
we learn from experiences. It is from the ex- 
periences that we gain new insight and confi- 
dence as we go forward into another year. 


Correction: 

In the November 1984 issue of the 
INSCOM Journal featuring Field 
Station Augsburg, there is an in- 
compatibility in one of the photos 
and its identification. The INSCOM 
Journal regrets the error. 


Vint Hill Farms Station 


1984 Reviews His Career on the Farm 


(The following article is re- 
printed from the Dec. 28, 1984 
issue of The Vanguard, Vint Hill 
Farms Station's newspaper.) 

1984 stopped by the Public Af- 
fairs Office late on the last day 
of December to rest for a few 
breaths on his way out of exist- 
ence and to reminisce about 
his days at Vint Hill. 

He was tall, thin, tired, and 
bent with old age. His hair and 
bushy beard were the color of 
paper left out in the sun. A 
soiled, tattered robe that had 
at one time, most likely, been 
innocently white clung to his 
frame as lifelessly as a 
dustcover for furniture. His 
sharp aristocratic features and 
pale blue eyes intimated a hint 
of dignity and were full of fun 
and mischief in his last hours 
of life. 

He carried an hourglass, a 
hot-water bottle, and a bottle 
of aspirin. 

What follows is condensa- 
tion of an interview conducted 
by The Vanguard, edited for 
family consumption. 

The Vanguard: Give us a 
brief rundown on some of 
highlights of your career. 

1984: Well sir, I started off in 
style. I wasn't even a week old 
when the Sgt. Maj. of the 
Army whisked in for a visit. 
He said the Army was in good 
shape. So was I, then. Wish I 
could say the same for . . . 


The Vanguard: Anything 
else you can remember? 

1984: Sure. Sure. Had a lot 
of fun at a computer fair at the 
post library the second week of 
January. Didn't understand a 
word of what was going on 
but had fun watching every- 
one else have fun. Yes, and 
Martin Luther King, Jr.'s birth- 
day service — in the chapel, I 
believe — was held soon after 
that. And, of course, you — this 
here paper — got started . . . but 
that's nothing to write about, 
(chuckles to himself) 

The Vanguard: How about 
the bank . . . 

1984: The bank. First Vir- 
ginia, that is, opened its 
branch here the next month. 
Speaking of that, I could use 
. . . And the post NCODP 
started. Vint Hill celebrated 
Black History Month one of 
the weeks of February. Forgot 
the dates. I do remember a 
talent contest in the theater 
that was particularly enjoya- 
ble. That lieutenant . . . 
Sorrentino, I think, took over 
at EMRA. And Billy Reavis re- 
tired that month. 

The Vanguard: Reavis re- 
tired in March. 

1984: So it was. Fine. Fine. 
What else? 

The Vanguard: Well, Halifax 
was awarded the facility sup- 
port contract for the post April 
1 . 

1984: Sure, but what about 


March? Come up blank with 
March. April 1, huh? Fools' 
Day. (chuckles) What can I 
say? Old John Feaster was pro- 
moted to LTC the day after 
Fools' Day. Now that's some- 
thing. Let me see . . . Memorial 
Day. And then the "Sub Stop" 
opened in June. D-Day. 
March? There was a big bike 
rodeo. Didn't win anything. 
But did get a rear reflector for 
showing up. You all planted 
that tree for D-Day. How's it 
doing? 

The Vanguard: Fine as far as 
I know. What do you recall 
about July? 

1984: Don't rush me, son. 
July? July. Capt. Wooton 
picked up a pretty check for in- 
venting something or other 
that saved the Army a bundle. 
Sure, and Wanda what's-her- 
name, the library tech, you 
know her, came on board. 
That reminds me. I have an 
over-due book ... Or was that 
in June? Did you say July? 
Let's see . . . "Battling" Bob 
Laver knocked out his first 
Sports Beat column for the pa- 
per. Say, how much does he 
get for ... of course, I was in 
LA for the Olympics for most 
of the . . . 

The Vanguard: Did you re- 
turn in time for the INSCOM 
Picnic? 

1984: Yes. Yes. I was here. 
Wouldn't have missed it. 
Seemed like all of INSCOM 


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was reeling around here. That 
was sure some party (chuckles 
and conspiratorially eyes the 
aspirin). Don't remember 
much else. Seems like Okto- 
berfest happened right after- 
wards (whistles low and long). 
That was something . . . Re- 
member that young lady . . . 
well . . . better not if this is on 
the record. Vint Hill adopted 
H. M. Pearson sometime 
around September . . . no, it 
was earlier. In the summer. 
Sure. Sure. And Gen. Soyster 
took charge of INSCOM in a 
ceremony here. But that was in 
July. Everything's a little 
foggy. Old friends, Soyster 
and me. And Bell, William A., 
E5-type, was Soldier of the 
Year. Good man. Good man. 

The Vanguard: Looking 
back, is there . . . 

1984: Noggle, captain, big 
guy, a cop, showed up for 
work. And Halloween, of 
course. Read that piece you all 
did on Derby Meadows and 
that DJ at the NCO Club. 
Handicapped Week was that 
month — October, that is, — 
too. And then Army Family 
Week the next month. And 
Thanksgiving. And the post 
helped with that crazy play- 
ground over at Pearson. That 
was fine. Fine. Energy 
Awareness or something 
Week. Running out of it my- 
self. Sure could use a . . . 

The Vanguard: Which 

brings us to December. 

1984: Favorite time of the 
year. Christmas. No snow 
though. Don't understand it 
. . . Christmas makes it all 
worthwhile. The lights strung 
on the houses, trees blinking 
in the windows, and the busy 
stores, and the stars at night 
were so clear and seemed so 
close, it was as if you could 
reach up and grab a handful. 

The Vanguard: So December 
ranks as the brightest month 
. . . the most memorable? 


1984: Wouldn't say that. I 
wouldn't say that. There was 
something going on all year 
long. Except March. Don't 
know what happened to 
March. Didn't skip it, did I? 
(stands and searches the 
pockets and folds in his robe) I 
keep a copy of each month . . . 
I know ... it should be in here 
somewhere . . . 

The Vanguard: Well, wind- 
ing it up, how would you rate 
the year overall? A success? 


MG Harry E. Soyster visited 
Field Station San Antonio from 
October 16 to 18, 1984. This 
was his second visit in his ca- 
pacity as the INSCOM 
Commander. 

Gen. Soyster arrived in San 
Antonio about noon on the six- 
teenth. He was given a tour of 
the CSOC, and briefed on 
planned expansion of activities 
in the future. This consumed 
most of his first day here. In 
the evening, at an officer call, 
Gen. Soyster expounded on 
the future of INSCOM. He 
pronounced the future as be- 
ing "bright." 

A primary concern ex- 


Failure? 

1984: Not a failure. You have 
to weigh it all out, you know. 
Ups and downs. Yes. Yes. It 
was a good year if you didn't 
weaken. That's a quote, son. 
It's sort of a success just to be 
around to see it all end. These 
days, it's a privilege just to be 
around . . . 

The rest of 1984's remarks 
were unfortunately drowned 
out by the brash squall of the 
new year. 


pressed by Gen. Soyster was 
soldier welfare. Many of his 
questions pertained to quality 
of life and job conditions. For 
example, he visited with PFC 
Maura Trimble, a soldier at the 
Academy of Health Sciences, 
after a personal request from 
her parents. 

Most of the rest of Gen. 
Soysters's visit was spent on 
tours of the Electronic Security 
Command Headquarters, as 
well as the 902d MI GP. In- 
cluded was a visit with his Air 
Force counterpart, MG Marks. 

We feel the visit was a total 
success and we look forward 
to his next visit. 



Field Station 
San Antonio 


Maj. Gen. Soyster visits FS San Antonio 


by Capt. Stephen A. Lawrence 


INSCOM Journal January /February 1985 


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1st Sgt. Robert Rimrodt (back to camera) is stopped in his tracks by 1st Lt. Charles Orecchio (#1). (Photo by Sgt. Rick 
Elliott) 


FS San Antonio 
holds Turkey Bowl II 


The setting for Turkey Bowl II 
was a pleasant Texas Saturday 
afternoon: cool, cloudy, with 
the temperature in the low 
70s. For over a week, the emo- 
tional buildup to gametime 
climbed to a fever pitch, with 
soldiers solidly supporting a 
talented NCO team. This was 
their year, and an opportunity 
to even up last year's 16-14 
heartbreaking loss. At 1 p.m. 
Lt. Col Dickson led his eight 
spartan officers on the field be- 
fore a silent crowd. It wasn't 
until CSM Howorth brought 
the NCOs on McBee Field that 
the crowd came to life. A toss 
of the coin gave first posses- 
sion to the NCOs. The classic 
was underway. 

On their first possession, the 
NCOs could not gain any 
yardage. Keyed by a sack of 
CSM Howorth by 1st Lt. Gog- 
gin, the NCOs were forced to 


by PFC Jim Coffin III 


punt. It took only six plays for 
the officers to score, the 1st Lt. 
Orecchio scoring on a 20-yard 
keeper. The conversion at- 
tempt failed and the officers 
led 6-0. 

This quick scoring drive 
seemed only to incite the 
NCOs, who did not fail to pro- 
vide loyal fans something to 
cheer about. Using their "trick 
play," a handoff from SFC 
Richmond, SFC Crider went 
on a 21-yard gallop for the 
score. CSM Howorth hit SFC 
Veazey over the middle for the 
conversion, and the NCOs led 
7-6. Starting on their 20-yard 
line, it took only six plays be- 
fore 1st Lt. Orecchio hit 1st Lt. 
Goggin for the go ahead touch- 
down; 12-7. Once again the 
crowd was silent and once 
again the NCOs were ready for 


the challenge. Accurate 
passing and a steady drive cul- 
minated when CSM Howorth 
hit SFC Richmond to score, 
giving the NCOs a 12-12 lead 
that held up through the sec- 
ond quarter. The NCOs led at 
halftime, and a frustrated offi- 
cer squad was forced to 
regroup. 

The second half opened with 
full sunshine, elevated temper- 
atures, and a fired up NCO 
club. Responding to the excite- 
ment of fans, the NCOs 
quickly shut down the officer 
attack. After several exchanges 
between the clubs, and with 
only a few plays left in the 
third quarter, the NCOs 
started their final scoring 
drive. After several short com- 
pleted passes, CSM Howorth 
hit SFC Veazey on a short 
swing pattern for an 18-yard 
touchdown. Veazey also 


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Operation 
homecooking 
at FS San Antonio 


by Sgt. Rick K. Elliott 


caught the conversion, giving 
the NCOs a 20-12 lead. The 
score stood for the remainder 
of the third quarter. 

At the start of the fourth 
quarter, everyone at McBee 
Field sensed an NCO victory. 
The officers had played both 
ways for 75 plays. Lt. Col. 
Dickson had suffered a concus- 
sion on the first quarter, and 
Capt. Suther had already 
played over a half with torn 
ligaments. It was now that the 
officers seemed to reach down, 
spartan-like, for that some- 
thing special every great team 
has. Early in the fourth quar- 
ter, after an interception by 
Capt. Lawrence, 1st Lt. 
Orecchio silenced the crowd 
with an electrifying 13-yard 
scoring scamper. He tied the 
game at 20-20 with his own 
conversion run. 

After a short NCO offensive 
series was shut down by a 
WOl Mandel interception, the 
officers put together their win- 
ning drive. Moving from their 
own seven-yard line with a 
series of running and pass 
completion plays, it was first 
and goal from the 16-yard line. 
Following three incomplete 
passes, and with five game 
plays left, it came down to a 
fourth and eleven situation. 
After the officers lined up, 1st 
Lt. Orecchio audibled, rolled 
to this right, and passed. The 
pass was on the money, and 
1st Lt. Goggin assured the 
score by quickly covering up 
the pigskin and getting both 
feet in bounds in the corner of 
the end zone. Still, the NCOs 
had one last chance, which 
was erased as Capt. Lawrence 
came down with his third in- 
terception of the game to en- 
sure the 26-20 officer victory. 

Both teams played extremely 
well, with everyone already 
talking about Turkey Bowl III. 
Events like these make Alamo 
Station a choice assignment. 


Being away from home on the 
holidays can be very depress- 
ing. But, thanks to several 
families assigned to Alamo 
Station, 30 single soldiers had 
a "home" for Thanksgiving. 

Operation Homecooking 
was an idea that began back in 
August, as a way to do some- 
thing special for the single sol- 
diers who would be in the bar- 
racks during the holiday. Since 
the soldiers at Alamo Station 
are from all over the country, 
and not everyone could take 
leave, it was very important to 
come up with something for 
them to do on this day that is 
traditionally spent with the 
family. 

Once plans were finalized, 
the word was put out, from 
the Lield Station Commander, 
down through the ranks. All 
married soldiers, that had 


room, were given the opportu- 
nity to place their name on a 
roster as to how many person- 
nel they could take in. Some 
knew who they wanted to in- 
vite. Others just left it open to 
chance waiting to see who 
would come. Although only 
sixteen families offered to take 
personnel from the barracks, 
thirty soldiers had a "family" 
for the day. 

The soldiers who were 
"adopted" for Thanksgiving 
were treated to a full day of 
parades and turkey or ham 
with all the trimmings, fol- 
lowed by a generous portion of 
professional football. Although 
this was the first year for Al- 
amo Station to participate in a 
program like this, everyone in- 
volved feels that it went well, 
and next year will be even 
better. 


INSCOM Journal January/February 1985 


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470th Ml Group 



SAPO fun run 


November 10, 1984 provided 
clear skies and sunshine for 
the 470th Military Intelligence 
Group's 4th Annual SAPO Fun 
Run. Each year the 470th spon- 
sors the 5-kilometer Fun Run 
on both sides of the Isthmus. 
This year the Atlantic side run 
was held at Fort Davis and the 
Pacific side run was held on 
the causeway of Fort Amador. 

Preparations began long be- 
fore the 10th with the sale of 
t-shirts advertising the event. 
This year over 700 t-shirts were 
sold. Monies collected from 
t-shirt sales and race entry fees 
are used for a unit sponsored 


by SSgt. Peter Meo 

Christmas party for the Fa Col- 
orado School located in the in- 
terior of Panama. Each year 
the entire village shows up to 
participate in the festivities. 

At the 0700 hour start time 
of the race, more than 180 indi- 
viduals were lined up at the 
starting marker. Entrants for 
the event included service 
members from all U.S. uni- 
formed services stationed in 
Panama, their family mem- 
bers, Panamanian military 
members, their families, stu- 
dents from the Inter- American 
Air Forces Academy, and local 
Panamanian citizens. This year 


approximately a third of the 
entrants were Panamanian and 
a quarter of the participants 
were children. Trophies were 
provided to first place finishers 
in each race category and med- 
als were provided for second 
and third place runners. Maj. 
Gen. Fred Woerner, Com- 
mander, 193rd Infantry Bri- 
gade (Panama), participated in 
the Pacific side race and as- 
sisted with the presentation of 
the trophies and medals. At- 
lantic side presentations were 
made by Maj. Dennis 
McGaugh, Commander, Field 
Station Panama. 


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Members, and their dependents, of the 470th MIGP and Field Station Panama enjoy a tug-of-war. 


470th Organization Day 


On October 15, 1984, members 
and dependents of the 470th 
Military Intelligence Group 
took a day off from the normal 
hectic routine and celebrated 
the 470th Organization Day. 
With the exception of those 
personnel designated mission 
essential (a common situation 
at fixed stations), Field Station 
Panama turned out at the 
Cristobal High School Stadium 
to welcome the tourists from 
the Pacific side of the Isthmus. 

After the opening remarks 
by Maj. Dennis A. McGaugh, 
Commander, USAFS Panama, 
he and Maj. Sumner Wright, 
Deputy Commander, 470th MI 
GP took the ceremonial 
quarter-mile Commander's 
Run. Upon the conclusion of 
the opening ceremonies, the 
day's activities began in 
earnest. 


by 2d Lt. Mark Smith 

470th MI GP (Pacific) won 
the one-mile relay in a fairly 
convincing manner, but the 
highly touted 470th soccer 
team went down to defeat to a 
highly-spirited, fired-up Field 
Station team. The next event, 
softball, ended in a 2-2 tie 
when the powers-that-be de- 
cided that only one extra in- 
ning should be played. 

As the morning's activities 
ended, a mass migration to the 
barbecue pits took place. There 
everyone had the opportunity 
to sample steaks, chicken, 
hamburgers, and hot dogs all 
capably prepared by SSgt. 
Ruben Martino who was 
gamely assisted by Sgt. Maj. 
Gaylon Bettis. Food was avail- 
able throughout the afternoon, 
but everyone's attention soon 
returned to the business at 


hand. 

The Field Station ripped the 
Group in volleyball and the 
Group returned the favor in 
basketball. This brought the 
competition down to the final 
event, the tug-of-war, which 
would determine the winner 
of the Commander's Trophy. 
Ever the gracious hosts. Field 
Station allowed the Group two 
easy pulls and awarded them 
the trophy so that the ride 
back to the Pacific side would 
not seem so long. 

2d Lt. Mark Smith, the or- 
ganizer of the day's activities, 
congratulated the Field Station 
on the work they did in prepa- 
ration for the event and vowed 
that next year, when the rules 
of hospitality do not require 
gracious losing, the Group 
would see what the Field Sta- 
tion is really capable of doing. 


INSCOM Journal January/February 1985 


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Soldier of the Year 
at the 470th 


Sp5 Pete R. Lee was selected 
470th MI Group, Corozal, Pan- 
ama's Soldier of the Year dur- 
ing local competition held in 
October. 

A previous Soldier of the 
Quarter, Sp5 Lee successfully 
withstood stiff competition 
from other Soldier of the Quar- 
ter selectees and rigorous 
grilling from the members of 
the selection board on various 
topics ranging from basic sol- 
diering to biological/nuclear 
defense. Additionally, he was 
required to give a six-to-ten- 
minute presentation. Sp5 Lee's 


performance and bearing were 
impressive and were key fac- 
tors in his selection. 

His selection as Soldier of 
the Year caps a long history of 
personal accomplishments. 
Sp5 Lee graduated first of 72 
from his advanced individual 
training course and fourth of 
93 from the primary leadership 
course. He has completed cor- 
respondence courses to in- 
clude a medical specialist 
course. Sp5 Lee's awards and 
decorations include the Army 
Commendation Medal with 
Oak Leaf Cluster; Army 



Sp5 Pete R. Lee was recently selected 
Soldier of the Year of the 470th MI 
Group. 


Achievement Medal; Army 
Service Ribbon; NCO Profes- 
sional Development Ribbon 
with number "2"; and numer- 
ous Certificates of 
Achievement/Commendation. 


Special Security Group, 

USAEUR 


Colonel George Campbell, 
Commander, Special Security 
Group officiated the presenta- 
tion of the Special Security 
Commander's Sports Trophy 
to Captain Dwight Williams, 
Total Fitness Officer (as well as 
Operations Officer), SSC 
USAREUR. The SSC USAR- 
EUR Commander's Trophy 
was won by the SSO element 
at Heidelberg. The trophy is 
awarded to the winner of the 
Annual Sports Competition be- 
tween the SSO element and 
the SSO Com Center. 

The sports competition in- 


volves 7 sports events held 
during the fiscal year. The SSO 
team won 4 of the 7 events to 
win the overall competition. 
The competition was tied at 3 
wins each until the conclusion 
of the final event, shooting. 
The SSO's victories were in 
softball, basketball, soccer, and 
shooting while the Com Cen- 
ter won football, bowling and 
volleyball. 

The most valuable player 
award went to Sp5 Stan 
Wooten of the Com Center. He 
was instrumental in the Com 
Center's victories in football 


and volleyball. The surprise 
player of the year was SFC 
Stewart, NCOIC of SSC 
USAEUR, for his excellence as 
catcher in softball, fullback in 
soccer and shooting 9 out of 10 
clay pigeons on the trap range. 
Others heralded were MSgt. 
Courtney, previous SSC 
USAREUR NCOIC, with high 
game in bowling, 266; Maj. 
Block, Executive Officer SSC 
USAREUR, with 12 RBI's in 
softball; SSgt. Gross, Com 
Center, in shooting and Sp5 
Guevara, Com Center, in 
soccer. 


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Field Station Augsburg 


Change of Command 


by Joy Peterson 


Field Station Augsburg's Sup- 
port Battalion companies, 
Headquarters and Headquar- 
ters Company, Supply and 
Maintenance Company, and 
Service Company, stood in for- 
mation on Dawson Field to 
greet their new commander, 
Lt. Col. Ross C. Goode, on 
April 19. 

At this Change of Command 
Ceremony the battalion bid 
farewell to their commander, 
Lt. Col. Calvin E. Boyles, who 
had commanded them from 
June 4, 1982 to April 18, 1984. 
Relinquishing command, 
Boyles received a 2d Oak Leaf 
Cluster Meritorious Service 
Medal award. 

In addressing the outgoing 
commander. Col. Floyd L. 
Runyon, Field Station com- 
mander, extended his appreci- 
ation of Boyles' efforts and 
unending dedication to the sol- 
diers of the largest operational 
military intelligence battalion 
in the world. Addressing the 
new commander, Runyon 
said, "Col. Goode, you are as- 
suming command of an organ- 
ization and assuming missions 
which will test your wisdom 
and judgement, exercise your 
leadership, and demand more 
of you than any other assign- 
ment you have ever had." 

"Support Battalion," contin- 
ued Runyon, "is the keystone 
upon which the mission opera- 
tions of this entire command 
are based. There is no element 


or person within the entirety 
of Field Station Augsburg that 
is not dependent upon your 
battalion and its nearly 700 
professional soldiers." He 
went on, "Your battalion, its 
people, and its mission are 
much like the proverbial post- 
man ... in the light of day, the 
dark of night, . . . despite 
wind, rain, hail and snow. 
Support Battalion is there and 
depended upon for continu- 
ous, timely, dedicated and 
professional soldiers, mission 
operations and, indeed, sup- 
port. Your soldiers will need 
your support and guidance un- 
der the same conditions that 
they give their own," con- 
cluded Runyon. 

"I stand before the best 
damn soldiers in the world," 
began Boyles with his de- 
parting words. "It was the 
happiest day in my life when I 
took command of this 
battalion — today is the saddest 
and the proudest." Com- 
menting on the pride he had in 
the soldiers of Support Battal- 
ion, he talked about the Army 
Achievement Medals pre- 
sented to MSgt. James A. 
Johnson, SFC Donald McDon- 
ald and 1st Sgt. Donald R. 
Fuller for their efforts to help a 
fallen soldier during one of the 
change of command practices. 
"They saw a soldier fall (dur- 
ing PT), though they'll never 
see him again, and went to his 
rescue. They gave him their 



Lt. Col. Ross C. Goode 


breath of life in trying to keep 
him alive (by administering 
CPR)." Runyon presented the 
awards, upon Boyles recom- 
mendation, as Boyles wanted 
to show these three NCOs that 
he cared that they cared 
enough to go to a fellow sol- 
dier's aid. 

Addressing his battalion, 
upon assumption of com- 
mand, Goode said, "In the 
short time that my family and I 
have been in Augsburg I am 
impressed with the dedication 
and professionalism of every- 
one we've met." Addressing 
his soldiers, he continued, 
"You truly look well today. I'll 
do everything in my power to 
support you in every way that 
I can." 


INSCOM Journal January/February 1985 


9 





Augsburg Profile: First Place 
in Army-wide competition 


The Augsburg Profile, FS 
Augsburg's newspaper, won 
first place in its category for 
the 1984 Keith L. Ware 
Awards. The annual competi- 
tion recognizes outstanding 
Army newspapers in a variety 
of categories. The Profile won 
the outstanding mimeograph/ 
multilith newspaper category. 

DA conducts two competi- 
tions annually, the KLW 
Awards for outstanding Army 
newspapers and the Paul D. 
Savanuck Army Newspaper 
Journalist of the Year Award. 
The awards are for print me- 
dia, or journalists working on 
print media, authorized by AR 
360-81, Command Information 
Program. Unit newspapers 
compete at the MACOM level 
and the MACOM forwards its 


by Deidre A. Hoehn 


nominees (in INSCOM's case 
only one entry per category) to 
DA. DA in turn selects first, 
second, and third place 
winners, as well as honorable 
mentions, for each category. 
Judging at DA was conducted 
by a panel of civilian and mili- 
tary media professionals. 

This is not the first time the 
Augsburg Profile has been a 
winner in the KLW competi- 
tions. It has won honorable 
mention, third place and sec- 
ond place in past years. This is 
the first year, however, that 
the newspaper has taken first 
place. 

Many attribute the Profile's 


good track record to Joy 
Peterson. Peterson was the ed- 
itor of the newspaper until the 
fall of 1984, when she joined 
civilian life. Through her ef- 
forts, hard work, and "know 
how" in the past few years, 
she successfully developed the 
newspaper to a point where it 
won first place in an Army- 
wide competition. 

INSCOM nominees to DA in 
other categories included: FS 
Okinawa's Torii Typhoon, edi- 
tor, Sp5 Mary Bavry; Vint Hill 
Farms Station's Vanguard, edi- 
tor, Sp4 Scott Wood; and FS 
San Antonio's Alamo Wrangler, 
editor, Sgt. Rick Elliott. Sgt. 
Elliott was nominated to DA as 
the INSCOM nominee for the 
Paul D. Savanuck Journalist of 
the Year Award. 


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January/February 1985 INSCOM Journal 


FS Augsburg's Nijmegen 
Team marches again 


Why march in circles and for 
25 miles no less? Well, some- 
times we shave off a mile, but 
what is a mile between friends! 

Why? As far as I have been 
able to classify it, it is good ex- 
ercise. Nothing overly strenu- 
ous, at least not up until the 
10th mile or lunch, whichever 
comes first. 

Our thirty-minute lunch 
breaks were never less than 
fifty minutes and then there 


by 1st Lt. Donna M. Trianna 

was still someone always miss- 
ing. In the interim, our bodies 
had completed registering 
what we had been doing to 
them, so that getting started 
again was next to impossible. 

I classify our marching as a 
sport, not a spectator sport. I'll 
admit. There was no one but 
each other to cheer us on. I 
would not compare it to a mar- 
athon either, as no one was at 
the finish line to cheer for our 


accomplishments. It's not one 
of those sports you celebrate in 
the aftermath except perhaps 
in a hot tub and, later, with a 
liberal application of muscle 
ointment. 

Aside from our ritual Satur- 
day marches, our team had the 
opportunity to spend two days 
in May marching through 
some of the most breathtaking 
scenery there is, the hills and 
mountains of Bera, 



Field Station Augsburg's Nijmegen Team. (Photo by Jim Knutson) 
INSCOM Journal January/February 1985 


11 



Switzerland. We had the pleas- 
ure of our surroundings and 
the occasion to meet military 
units from Holland, France, 
Germany, and Switzerland 
and a group of police from 
London, England. One of the 
most memorable people we 
met was a woman, who was 
preparing for her 20th 
Nijmegen march. What was 
touching, was the gratitude 
she has for Americans. She 
feels the actions of Americans 
during World War II were re- 
sponsible for the freedom un- 
der which she lives and cher- 
ishes so highly today. 

Field Station Augsburg's 
Nijmegen Team departed for 
Nijmegen, Holland on July 13, 
1984. The first stop was Camp 
Deaden, where they regis- 
tered, learned the history of 
Nijmegen and viewed the film, 
"A Bridge Too Far." The next 
morning team members 
loaded their gear into assigned 
trailers and then boarded the 
buses to depart for Nijmegen. 

In the early morning hours 
of July 17, thousands of troops 
in formation filled the still wet 
streets. Units from eight differ- 
ent countries were lined up, 
one behind the other, exhila- 
rated: they were ready to start 
the grueling international 
march. The troops tried not to 
show the chill in the morning 
air, and yet each had a look of 
determination to complete the 
march. There were over 20,000 
marchers, military and civilian 
alike, ready for the blistering 
25 miles yet to come. With the 
presence of other units and the 
many spectators, a sense of 
honor got us through the next 
four days. 

The Field Station Augsburg 
Nijmegen Team completed the 
march successfully and each 
member received a Presiden- 
tial Sports Fitness Backpacking 
Award, a KNBLO Medal, and 
seven patches. Since all the 


team members completed the 
100 miles, a team medal was 
presented to the NCOIC of the 
team for the Field Station. 
Upon returning to Field Sta- 
tion Augsburg, an award cere- 
mony was conducted for the 
team. The 15-member team re- 
ceived Army Achievement 
Medals for their outstanding 
accomplishment. 

All of the sacrifices that each 
team member made was a 
learning experience, an experi- 
ence that will not be forgotten. 

Why were we marching? Ev- 
ery Saturday we marched 25 
miles in preparation for 
Nijmegen. Nijmegen is a 
NATO-sponsored march that 
takes place in Nijmegen, Hol- 
land. This march consists of 
walking 25 miles for four con- 
secutive days within a nine- 
hour time frame. Marching 
was done in uniform and boots 
while carrying packs. The male 
members were required to 
carry 22 pounds in their packs. 
Although the females had no 
weight requirement, they did 
carry between 6-15 pounds in 
their packs. Additionally, a 
new requirement demanded 
that we complete a 100-mile 
qualification march. This re- 
quirement was completed the 
first week in June. As a result, 
we have gotten to know quite 
a few roads into, out of, and 


around the Augsburg area. We 
did acquire followers on one 
frequently traversed road — 
horses and cows from one end 
of their enclosure to the other. 
The horses looked for apples 
and such, while the cows were 
just satisfying their curiosity. 
All team members are in full 
agreement of our gratitude of 
the Germans for their fond- 
ness of fences. We came across 
more than a few dogs that I 
would not care to meet any 
other way than with a fence 
separating us. Germans that 
we met always encouraged us, 
but they were still curious and 
sympathetic. I suppose there 
were times when we looked a 
little pathetic during some 
long, hard miles of marching. 

What do we do while march- 
ing? Well, you can march only 
so long in silence and seven to 
eight hours far exceeds the 
time one needs for a period of 
thought and reflection. Being 
verbal somehow severs the 
messages your body is trying 
to send to your brain. We 
found singing songs, cadences 
and discussing a wide variety 
of subjects passed the time 
quickly. Sometimes our sub- 
jects were nonsensical as to in- 
volve little or no thought at all. 
In one of our favorite marching 
songs, the chorus sounds like 
we forgot the words. 



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January/February 1985 INSCOM Journal 





Sgt. Jeanne M. Goodwin 


USAREUR 


Goodwin — Soldier of the Year 


Sgt. Jeanne M. Goodwin, Sec- 
ond Operations Battalion, is 
one of 1984's USAREUR Sol- 
diers of the Year. 

Goodwin has an outstanding 
record of accomplishments for 
her three years in the military. 
She attended basic training at 
Fort Jackson, S.C. in 1981 and 
was the honor graduate of her 
AIT class at Goodfellow Air 
Force Base. She has also at- 
tended the U1 add-on class in 
1983. 

Since arriving at Field Sta- 
tion Augsburg and being as- 
signed to 2nd Ops Bn in July 
of 1983, she has accumulated a 
list of honors and achieve- 
ments that would make any- 
one proud. Goodwin is her 
battalion's Soldier of the 
Month for December 1983, and 
her battalion's Soldier of the 


Quarter for March 1984. She 
also claimed the honor of be- 
ing selected as Field Station's 
Soldier of the Quarter, also in 
March 1984. 

This past July, Goodwin was 
elected to represent the Augs- 
burg Military Community at 
the USAREUR Soldier of the 
Year Board. This board was 
held over a two day period, 
July 18 and 19, with 35 repre- 
sentatives from all over the VII 
Corps area competing. Being 
selected as one of the winners, 
Goodwin traveled to Stuttgart 
to receive her award as a 
USAREUR Soldier of the Year. 
Gen. Glenn K. Otis, 
USAREUR commander, pre- 
sented her with a certificate, a 
three-day holiday at AFRC, 
and $2,000 in savings bonds 


for her accomplishment. 

Goodwin has also taken top 
honors at the PLDC course at 
Bad Toelz that she attended in 
January. She graduated at the 
top of her class, receiving the 
Distinguished Honor Graduate 
Certificate, and the George S. 
Patton Award for Excellence. 
Currently she is Platoon Train- 
ing NCO, Battalion Historical 
Reporter, and a FSA VIP 
Briefer in addition to her regu- 
lar duties. 

The year of hard work and 
studying was all worthwhile 
according to Goodwin. The re- 
spect and recognition she re- 
ceives for her accomplish- 
ments from those around her, 
make her proud to be a soldier 
and a member of 2nd Opera- 
tions Battalion, Field Station 
Augsburg. 


INSCOM Journal January/February 1985 


13 




FS Augsburg's NCODC 
graduates 1,107 


Field Station Augsburg's Non- 
commissioned Officer Devel- 
opment Course has seen 1,107 
students, from 42 classes, pass 
through its 3,360 hours of 
classroom instruction, since its 
start in April of 1982. Non- 
commissioned officers from FS 
Augsburg and the Augsburg 
Community attend this school 
to improve on military 
knowledge. 

To gain in military knowl- 
edge these students go 
through three hours of 
hands-on practical experience 
in Land Navigation and 11 1/2 
hours of Drill and Ceremony 
in addition to the 80 hours of 
classroom study. Invaluable 
training is also given with an 
eight hour block of instruction 
on CPR (Cardiopulmonary 
Resuscitation). 

Throughout the two years of 
the NCODC program changes 


by Joy Peterson 


have occurred to constantly 
improve the program, making 
it fit the needs of the students, 
based upon their suggestions. 
Some of the military subjects 
covered include Military Lead- 
ership; Unit Administration; 
Transportation; Responsibili- 
ties of an NCO; Drill and Cere- 
monies; Military Conduct and 
Courtesy; EER's and the Pro- 
motion System; and Map 
Reading to name a few. 

Changes have also occurred 
in the schools' commandants 
with the succession from the 
first, MSgt. Larry P. Rogers, to 
SFC Henry P. Burke, and to 
the current commandant, 
MSgt. Charles M. Putnam. 

This year there have been 10 
classes to graduate from the 
Field Station school to date. 


Each class, passing through 
the program, awards the 
Brown Boot award to the stu- 
dent who demonstrates the 
highest ability in marching a 
platoon sized element within a 
marked off area, with predes- 
ignated, required commands 
and demonstrated marching 
ability while they themselves 
march within formations. An 
honor graduate is also named 
for each class from the accu- 
mulation of the highest 
amount of points received 
from written tests given 
throughout the course. Start- 
ing with class 04-84, the 
highest scoring student in each 
class has been given the dis- 
tinction of being the Distin- 
guished Graduate and has 
been awarded the Army 
Achievement Medal by Col. 
Floyd L. Runyon, FSA 
commander. 


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January /February 1985 INSCOM Journal 


Augsburg 


Athletes 

win 

title 


Field Station Augsburg named 
its FY 1984 male and female 
Athlete of the Year at an 
awards ceremony on October 
18. Awarded to the male and 
female athlete who has shown 
and demonstrated an out- 
standing performance in Field 
Station sports throughout the 
year, the award recognizes 
athletes who have maintained 
the highest degree of 
sportsmanship, established 
themselves as team leaders 
and have displayed self- 
discipline. This year's Athlete 
of the Year went to Capt. Isaac 
Bacoat, HHC Spt Bn, and Sp6 
Viola Hoffman, USAISC. 

Bacoat's athletic contribu- 
tions include participation on 
HHC's football team leading 
them to the league champion- 
ship, community champion- 
ship, Southern Bavarian 
Championship, and into VII 
Corps competition. He then 
went on to play on the Field 
Station all-stars "A" team 
which placed second in the 
INSCOM-Europe tournament. 
Bacoat was also a starter on 
HHC's basketball team and a 
member of the Field Station 
basketball all-stars team. Dur- 
ing the softball season he 
played left field for HHC, lead- 
ing them to their best season 
in four years. He was also a 
starter for the Augsburg Com- 
munity team. 

Hoffman's laudable accom- 
plishments include being a 



Capt. Isaac Bacoat carries the football for HHC during 
flag football competition. (Photo by Joy Peterson) 


member of the Third Ops Bn/ 
USAISC flag football team, 
where she played both defense 
and offense in the positions of 
end, guard and safety. She 
played halfback for the 
Augsburg Community and 
Field Station teams. In basket- 
ball she was a member of 3rd 
OPs/USAISC and Field Station 
teams where she played as 
point guard. Her aggressive- 
ness and intelligent play aided 
the team to its second place 
finish in company level com- 
petition. Hoffman is credited 
with organizing the USAFSA 
volleyball team and was its 
captain. Her leadership and 
ability led the team to success, 
taking first place in the 
INSCOM-Europe volleyball 
tournament. She was also a 
highly visible player in the 
Augsburg women's softball 
league, where she played left 
field and third base for Spt Bn/ 
USAISC and the Field Station 
teams. She was a starter and 
an exceptional player on the 
Augsburg Community team as 
well. 

Both athletes were presented 



Sp6 Viola Hoffman (#21) walks from 
the volleyball court after beating 
Munich in the INSCOM-Europe 
tournament. (Photo by Joy Peterson) 

DA Certificates of Achieve- 
ment by Col. Floyd L. Runyon, 
FSA commander, and trophies 
by 1st Lt. Cheryl Sluder for 
their achievement. 


INSCOM Journal January /February 1985 


15 



Left to right: Sp4 Thomas Milham, Col. Floyd L. Runyon, CSM Robert Retter, Sgt. Jeanne Goodwin, and Sp4 James 
Watts raise their glasses to proposed toasts during the FSA Dining-In. (Photo by Terry Auld) 


Augsburg NCOs 
hold Dining-In 


Field Station Augsburg's 
NCOs held a Dining-In on 
September 14 at the Schmith 
Gasthaus. The event proved 
successful with all Field Station 
elements being represented. 

Guests of honor at the social , 
function were: Col. Floyd L. 
Runyon, FSA commander; 
CSM Robert H. Retter, 
presiding; and Sgt. Matthew 
Malaika, Mr. Vice. Other hon- 
ored guests were Sgt. Jeanne 
Goodwin, a USAREUR Soldier 
of the Year, and Sp4 James 
Watts, FSA Soldier of the Year. 

Evening activities began 
with a social hour and service 
members finding their names 
on a seating chart before the 
opening of the Mess at 6 p.m. 
with the posting of the Colors 
by the 1st Operations Battalion 
Color Guard. 

The evening's fun began 
with an announcement by the 
President of the Mess that 
there was a sergeant at- 
tempting to enter the Mess 
without permission. The POM 
then asked that the sergeant 
identify himself, who said that 
he was Sgt. Henton. Sgt. 


Henton was then fined by the 
POM for arriving late. The for- 
mal dining continued with offi- 
cial toasting to our Com- 
mander in Chief, the Federal 
Republic of Germany, the 
Army, INSCOM, Officers and 
NCOs, Field Station soldiers, 
and the fallen soldiers. 

With the official tasting of 
the food, dinner was served. 
During the meal fines were 
levied for hoarding of food, 
wearing of green suspenders. 


not knowing the correct regu- 
lation number for uniforms, 
not knowing if the guest table 
could be fined, drinking beer 
when wine was provided at 
the table, returning to the 
Mess without requesting per- 
mission to return, and remarks 
about the waitress. 

Colonel Runyon, the guest 
speaker, was then introduced. 
Col. Runyon addressed his 
speech to the NCO Corps, the 
NCOs of Field Station, and 
commended them for their ca- 
maraderie and a job well done. 

With the retiring of the Col- 
ors, the lighting of the after 
dinner smoke was done. Colo- 
nel Runyon did the honors of 
lighting Sgt. Jeanne Goodwin's 
cigar. 



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January /February 1985 INSCOM Journal 


Field Station Kunia — 1984 


The Year in Review 


From athletes making local 
headlines to pioneering pro- 
grams geared toward the wel- 
fare of personnel and their 
families. Field Station Kunia 
continued to set the stage and 
the example in the Pacific. 

1984 has been a year of al- 
most non-stop activity. ITIC- 
PAC was resubordinated with 
Kunia and began participating 
in field station activities, in- 
cluding the recent Olympics. 
More than 500 people from the 
four services competed in the 
events that ranged from track 
and field to volleyball. The Air 
Force took the overall title with 
40 medals, followed by the 
Army's Alpha Company, 
Headquarters and Bravo 
Companies. Gold, silver and 
bronze medals were presented 
throughout the competition 
and on INSCOM Day in 
October. 

The field station's top 
weightlifters dominated the 
powerlifting scene as they won 
first and second place honors 
in the recent Hawaii State 
Championships at the Pacific 
Beach Hotel in Waikiki. Jim 
O'Connor took first place in 
the 181-pound category, and 
John Davis won second place 
in the 220-pound class. 
O'Connor also won the title of 
"Best Lifter" for the heavy 
weight division. 

These Alpha Company sol- 
diers will soon have a new 
home to store their trophies. 
Construction on a new bar- 
racks facility at Schofield Bar- 


racks began this year with a 
formal ground breaking cere- 
mony in June. Once com- 
pleted, the facility will be the 
most modern barracks in the 
Army, according to field sta- 
tion commander Col. Robert 
M. Bowe. Construction is 
scheduled to be completed by 
December 1985. 

Another soldier capturing a 
first place title of a different 
kind was Sp4 Debra Larson, 
Field Station and INSCOM Pa- 
cific Soldier of the Year. The 
Bravo Company soldier re- 
cently won second place at the 
INSCOM Soldier of the Year 
competition. 

Larson is a "Soldier of Excel- 
lence," according to field sta- 
tion CSM Odell Williams. The 


term was created by Williams 
to officially recognize the sol- 
diers that are outstanding 
achievers. A Soldier of Excel- 
lence Ball was held in their 
honor in October at the Hale 
Koa in Waikiki. Medal of 
Honor recipient Col. (ret.) 
Lewis L. Millett spoke to the 
crowd of more than 300 
people. 

Family members also had 
their day during a Military 
Spouse Day Dinner in May. 
The dinner featured speakers 
from Army, Navy and Air 
Force officials, and a Spouse 
Day proclamation was pre- 
sented. A Family Appreciation 
Day was held Nov. 23 to honor 
"the unsung heroes of the field 
station: our family members," 



A field station color guard stands ready during the recent Soldier of Excellence 
Ball held at the Hale Koa in Waikiki. (Photo by Sp4 Cherrill Cantrell) 


INSCOM Journal January/February 1985 


17 






Terri Brandvold (left) and Anita Cullen of the Kunia Spouse Support Group 
lend their gardening talents to the recreation area. The area beautification was 
a recent project of the club that organized in 1984. (Photo by SSgt. Vicki Ohmacht) 


according to SSgt. Robert 
Diehl, Human Resources/Equal 
Opportunity NCO. The Kunia 
Spouse Support Group also 
made its debut this year and is 
currently planning a children's 
Christmas party. 

Black History Month was 
celebrated with a Black History 
Day in February at the field 
station recreation area. More 
than 250 people attended the 
picnic for the four services. A 
Sunrise Service was also held 
on Easter in the recreation area 
as more than 200 people at- 
tended the 6 a.m. sermon. 
Breakfast in the field station 
was followed by an Easter egg 
hunt. 

The recreation area received 
a facelift this year, thanks to a 
local engineer unit from the 
25th Infantry Division. The 
pond was dredged and ex- 
panded for fishing and canoe- 
ing, and work began on a 
quarter mile track around the 
pond's perimeter. The field 
station outrigger canoe team, 
the Hawaiian Warriors, will 
practice there in the future. In 
their first season, the Warriors 
managed "respectable" fin- 
ishes of fifth and sixth places, 
a considerable achievement for 
a first year team, according to 
their mentor, Sam "Steam- 
boat" Mukuai, a professional 
outrigger canoe coach who vol- 
unteered to take on the team. 

One team member. Alpha 
Company Commander Capt. 
John Schultz, was picked to 
compete in the annual Molokai 
to Oahu race, a 42-mile stint 
that took six hours. The race is 
the "Super Bowl" of canoeing 
in Hawaii, according to 
Schultz. His crew finished 24th 
out of 40 teams with a time 
that would have won first 
place in 1980, he added. 

Two of Schultz's soldiers re- 
cently performed in the Army 
Soldier Show in Washington, 
D.C. The Army's Morale Sup- 


port Activities Division there 
selected PFC Paula Rainey and 
Sgt. Yvette O'Connor for their 
singing abilities. Also on stage 
this year were Sgt. Jim French 
of Headquarters Company and 
PFC Leslie Blanchard of Bravo 
Company in the Army Com- 
munity Theater production of 
the "Caine Mutiny Court Mar- 
tial." French played the obnox- 
ious psychiatrist. Dr. Bird, and 
Blanchard portrayed Lt. 
Thomas Keefer. 

Blanchard joined another 
field station photographer, Sp4 
Pam Taylor of Alpha Com- 
pany, to win top Army Photo 
Contest awards for 1984. 
Blanchard won second place 
and an honorable mention in 
the Creative Effects category, 
and Taylor won first place in 
the people category and Best 
of Show for her entry, 
"Mediating Cogs." 

The future of the field sta- 
tion was discussed in two 
planning sessions held here on 
Oahu and on the island of 
Hawaii. The conferences were 
geared to "develop a strategy 


and a long range plan," ac- 
cording to Capt. Manuel Pinto, 
Organizational Effectiveness 
Officer. 

The Sergeant Major of the 
Army, Glen Morell, visited the 
field station and received a 
briefing and tour of the facility. 
One stop on the agenda was 
the new learning center that 
opened for business this year. 
A barbershop also opened this 
fall to keep male soldiers 
within hair regulations. 

More than 40 senior non- 
commissioned officers from 
the Military Intelligence Com- 
munity Pacific gathered here in 
October to exchange ideas on 
personnel, equipment and 
professional progression. The 
meeting was the last in a series 
of three conferences. 

The Quality of Life programs 
were also expanded to include 
biofeedback and Quality Circle 
training. Tours to the Polyne- 
sian Cultural Center kicked off 
as the field station purchased 
tickets to offer newcomers a 
glimpse of the Polynesian 
culture. 


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January /February 1985 INSCOM Journal 


On the sporting scene, a 
field station swim team won 
several titles in local competi- 
tion. The Kukinis, the field sta- 
tion running team, dominated 
a 30-mile relay in August as 
their two teams won both first 
and second place in a mixed 
military division. They fol- 
lowed this victory with the 
Arizona Memorial Relay, with 
one of the teams taking third 
place. 

Charlie Bates also competed 
in the "Run to the Sun," a 
36.2-mile ultra-marathon billed 


as the third hardest organized 
run in the world. Other field 
station runners were gearing 
up for the annual Honolulu 
Marathon at press time. 

James Haug and Lana 
Eggerding of Headquarters 
Company added their golfing 
talents to an All- Army team in 
worldwide interservice compe- 
tition here in August, and Jeff 
Shaver of Headquarters Com- 
pany captured second place in 
the 1984 Army Hawaii 
Superstar Competition at 
Schofield Barracks. The Alpha 


Company softball team contin- 
ued their winning ways as 
they took second place in the 
Army Hawaii Intramural Soft- 
ball Tournament. 

The third annual tunnel run 
capped this year's sporting 
scene in October as partici- 
pants dressed up as their fa- 
vorite Halloween character for 
the 3.3-mile run in the facility 
entrance. The 69^4th Electronic 
Security Squadron won first 
place, followed by Army Al- 
pha Company and Marine ath- 
letes from the Naval Security 
Group Activity. 


Kunia Soldier of the Year 


A Field Station Kunia soldier 
won the Intelligence and Secu- 
rity Command Pacific Soldier 
of the Year title in recent 
competition. 

Sp4 Debra Larson of Bravo 
Company beat three other 
competitors for the Pacific title, 
and placed second in the 
INSCOM competition held in 
November at Arlington Hall 
Station in Arlington, Va. 

"I have always felt if I do my 
best, then I am satisfied. I 
never went into a board saying 
'I have to win this board,' " 
the Kentucky native said. "I go 
in as prepared as I can be, and 
I give it the best shot I can. 
And sometimes the best makes 
you a winner, and sometimes 
it doesn't." 

Larson credits her supervi- 
sors and peers for supporting 
her during the competition, as 
well as her husband, Sgt. 
Steve Larson of Alpha 
Company. 

If she had to choose between 
the labels of "lucky" and 
"winner," she would choose 
the winning tag. 


by SSgt. Vicki Ohmacht 


"I am a winner. I think it 
would be degrading, after all 
the work I put into the board, 
to call it luck," she said. "I 
have had people say things to 
me like, 'you don't have to 
worry about winning because 
you look good in your uni- 
form.' I find that to be really 
degrading because I put a lot 
of work into those boards. 

"I think it is degrading not 
only to myself, but also to the 
NCOs who set up the board 
and the criteria for winning the 
board. I had the same advan- 
tages and disadvantages as 
everyone else, and I won be- 
cause I had what they were 
looking for in the Soldier of the 
Year," she added. 

The Soldier of the Year can- 
didates were required to pre- 
sent an eight minute speech on 
a topic of their choice. Larson 
chose drug and alcohol abuse. 

"A lot of people in the Army 
are easily influenced. They are 
far away from home, and the 


large percentage of people in 
the Army are young. We need 
to set standards so these sol- 
diers don't develop a pattern 
of abuse," she said. "I did 
some research and found out 
one of six people who try alco- 
hol will become dependent. 
Seventy-five percent of all fatal 
accidents are related to alco- 
hol, and 90 percent of all child 
abuse is alcohol related. We 
have the resources and the 
means to control alcohol in the 
Army and we don't," she said. 
" I think it is time we started." 

Larson is considering the 
Army as a career, and advises 
other soldiers to compete. 

"Once you start winning 
boards people start to know 
you. You get submitted for 
schools and other things you 
might not ordinarily get," she 
said. "The best advice I have 
ever been given before a board 
is that nobody in there wants 
to see you fail. They want you 
to do your best, and they are 
going to try every way in the 
world to get the very best out 
of you." 


INSCOM Journal January/February 1985 


19 


Pacific Ml Mini-Conference 
held at FS Kunia 


More than 40 senior non- 
commissioned officers from 
the Military Intelligence Com- 
munity Pacific gathered at 
Field Station Kunia recently to 
exchange ideas in the areas of 
personnel, equipment, and 
professional progression. 

"Through these conferences 
key NCOs from the intelli- 
gence community will be able 
to come together, speak with 
one voice, and be heard," CSM 
George Howell, former Com- 
mand Sergeant Major of 
INSCOM said. "By bringing 
strategic and tactical forces to- 
gether and rubbing enough 
shoulders, we can overcome 
the barriers between the two." 

The Pacific meeting was the 
last in a series of three confer- 
ences. The first was held in 
Europe and the second at Fort 
Huachuca, Ariz. "Each unit 
within the community has 
their own unique problems 
with mission responsibilities. 
Through these meetings, we 
can determine the most com- 
mon problems, put a fix on 
them and make improve- 
ments, through the training of 
military intelligence person- 
nel," CSM Sam Wise, former 
Command Sergeant Major of 
the Intelligence Center and 
School, said. Wise is now the 
Command Sergeant Major of 
INSCOM. 

"One of the most important 
things to come out of these 
conferences is the opening of 
communication lines through- 
out the intelligence commu- 
nity," Wise added. 

"The conference has brought 
together people from all over 
the Pacific region and will cre- 


by Sp4 Donna L. Daugherty 

ate a much better working rela- 
tionship between higher and 
lower headquarters," SGM 
Laverne Sloppy, G2, 25th In- 
fantry Division, said. 

"The conference allowed for 
the cross fertilization of the 
thoughts and ideas of the ser- 
geants major and will be very 
beneficial for the soldiers in 
the military intelligence field," 
1st Sgt. Jerry O'Brien, Bravo 
Company, Field Station Kunia, 
added. 

"As the senior NCOs in the 
intelligence community we 


Never, ever accuse Field Sta- 
tion Kunia INSCOM Day com- 
mittee members of planning a 
dull, run-of-the-mill organiza- 
tional day. 

INSCOM Day 1984 started 
off with a six-mile run through 
one of the world's toughest 
pineapple field courses and 
ended at 2 a.m. the next day 
with personnel bidding for the 
chance to cover their favorite 
officer or non-commissioned 
officer with whipped cream in 
the "Pie in the Eye" auction. 

The almost non-stop activity 
was highlighted by a day of 
sports as early morning soft- 
ball games kicked off at 9 a.m. 


must work to improve the MI 
soldiers retention rate through 
job satisfaction, and we need 
to do the things that make a 
soldier feel necessary in his 
job," he went on to say. 

"Now there can be a better 
understanding of the opera- 
tions between the tactical and 
strategic sides of intelligence," 
CSM Samuel P. Thompson, 
25th Infantry Division (CEWI), 
said. 

"Through this conference we 
have found that we are all 
one," he added. 


Electronic Maintenance won 
the softball crown after a tough 
fight for the top spot with a 
senior NCO team. Fierce canoe 
competition marked the after- 
noon as a persistent Alpha 
Company team stroked their 
way to a gold medal in the 
half-mile race. A tug of war 
contest drew several teams to a 
dusty pit near the Field Station 
pond, with ITIC-PAC winning 
the battle of the brawn. 

A four-member band began 
performing pop tunes at noon 
and stayed through the eve- 
ning. Olympic medals were 
presented in ceremonies in the 
late afternoon. Children's 


INSCOM Day 
at FS Kunia 


20 


January /February 1985 INSCOM Journal 


games were also conducted. 

Mission Support Activity, 
Pacific Installation Team pro- 
vided the "Nerves of Steel" ac- 
tivity. The set-up attracted 
people with steady hands and 
full wallets for a chance at win- 
ning $20. Twenty-five cents 
bought the participants the op- 
portunity to move a metal ring 
from one end of a length of 
copper tubing to the other end 
in the fastest time without 
sounding off an attached 
alarm. Doug Weaver won the 


grand prize with a time of 47 
seconds. Operating the equip- 
ment were Sp5 Daniel Cook, 
SFC Eugene Campbell, Sp5 
Douglas Myers, Sp5 Ronald 
Mitchum, Sp5 Ralph Allocco, 
and SSgt. Felix Donate. 

The INSCOM Day commit- 
tee included 1st Lt. Ann Marie 
Famulari, PFC William Slobo- 
jan, and Sp5 Pattie Flernandez, 
publicity; Sp4 Sharon Hall, en- 
tertainment; Sgt. Billy Ray 
Smith, logistics; SSgt. Alvin 
Overton, transportation; PFC 


Claire Littlefield, Sp4 Kathy 
Pack, and Sgt. Sabrina Hicks, 
children's games organizers; 
Sgt. Russ Cook, Sgt. Renee 
Dunmire, Sgt. Katherine 
O'Neal, and Capt. Sarah Amo- 
roso, sports; SFC Steven 
Whisenhunt, SSgt. Robert 
Jayson, Sgt. Roger 
Blankenship, Sp4 Eric Jackson, 
and Sp4 David Foster, food; 
and Sp4 Debbie Larson, pro- 
motion and t-shirt sales. And 
many others who helped to 
make INSCOM Day a success. 



Sgt. Roger Blankenship of the dining facility prepares food as diners fill their 
plates. (Photo by SSgt. Vicki Ohmacht) 



Charlie Bates challenges the "Nerves of Steel" as Sp5 Daniel Cook watches his 
attempt. (Photo by SSgt. Vicki Ohmacht) 


State 

Champs 

at 

Field 

Station 

Kunia 

PFC Jim O'Connor of Field 
Station Kunia in Hawaii was 
named "Best Lifter" in the re- 
cent Hawaii State Powerlifting 
Championships held at the Pa- 
cific Beach Hotel in Waikiki. 

O'Connor benched 360 
pounds, deadlifted 573 
pounds, and squatted 501 
pounds to take the first place 
title in the 181-pound category. 
This was his first major 
powerlifting title. 

PFC John Davis of the same 
unit came in second place in 
the 222-pound class. The two 
21-year olds also won their 
weight divisions in the Scho- 
field Barracks Powerlifting 
Championships in October, 
setting two division records. 


INSCOM Journal January /February 1985 


21 



902d Ml Group 

Happenings in 1984 



The 902d Military Intellligence 
Group, or the Deuce, ap- 
proached 1984 with renewed 
impetus. 

The Group implemented 
new initiatives to better accom- 
plish its mission. Of particular 
note was the establishment of 
the Intelligence Oversight (AR 
381-10) Training Program. 

All 902d personnel must be 
trained on oversight proce- 
dures in order to ensure that 
the CONUS counterintelli- 
gence mission of the 902d MI 
Group is accomplished in ac- 
cordance with the law. To ac- 
complish this, the Group's 
oversight point of contact 
coordinated with the INSCOM 
SJA, ACSI-DA, and Army 
General Counsel for training 
visits by the proponent of AR 
381-10. This program brings 
the experts to the field for in- 
depth discussion with the 
agents on the street. 

The program accomplishes 
two goals. First, it gives the 
field agent more confidence in 
his knowledge of the regula- 
tion, thus improving perform- 
ance. Second, it gives the 
program administrators a valu- 
able opportunity to learn what 
the job is like for the individu- 
als in the local MI offices. To 
date, the DA instructors have 
visited three major subordi- 
nate units of the Deuce and six 
out of eleven regional 
detachments. 

The reins of the Deuce were 


exchanged from Col. Anthony 
J. Gallo, Jr., to Col. Francis W. 
Creighton on July 10. Col. 
Creighton has had a long and 
heralded career. 

The personnel turbulence of 
the 902d MI Group Headquar- 
ters that confronted Col. 
Creighton was astounding. 
From June to August, the 
Deuce lost the Commander, 
Deputy Commander, S-3, and 
S-l due to retirement or PCS. 

The 902d MI Group initiated 
a major reorganization that 
was completed in October 
1984. The Deuce was able to 
deactivate the CI/SIGSEC Bat- 
talion, located at Fort Sam 
Houston, Texas. The Military 
Intelligence Detachments sub- 


"Sergeant Major, Sergeant 
Snaveley reports to the Presi- 
dent of the Group Soldier of 
the Year Board." 

These words culminated a 
year of effort. Effort devoted to 
preparing for one of the most 
challenging boards a soldier 
can appear before, in a career 
of many board appearances. 

Sgt. Constance J. Snaveley, 
assigned to the Fort Monroe 
Resident Office of the 902d MI 


ordinate to the Fort Sam 
Houston Battalion were reallo- 
cated to the CI/SIGSEC Sup- 
port Battalions located at Pre- 
sidio of San Francisco, Calif., 
and Fort Meade, Md. These 
two battalions were re- 
designated Military Intelli- 
gence Battalion (Counterintelli- 
gence) West Coast and East 
Coast, respectively. Further, 
the 902d MI Group activated 
the former Security Support 
Detachment as the Military In- 
telligence Battalion (Security), 
Fort Meade, Md. This organi- 
zation is commanded by Lt. 
Col. David Clark. 

In all, 1984 proved to be an 
eventful year for the 902d MI 
Group. 


Group's East Coast Battalion, 
was one of four soldiers that 
appeared before the Group 
board. This was truly the cul- 
mination of a year's effort in 
that Sgt. Snaveley began com- 
petition at her Resident Office 
and continued through the 
chain to detachment, battalion, 
and finally to group level. 

Snaveley, a three year vet- 
eran, from Lebanon, Pa., was 
grilled on various military sub- 


902d 

Soldier of the Year 


22 


January/February 1985 INSCOM Journal 


jects, ranging from map read- 
ing to Army programs and 
policies. Additionally, Sgt. 
Snaveley was required to pres- 
ent an information briefing on 
a military subject of her choice. 
Her topic, “The Battalion 
Training Management Sys- 
tem," was indicative of her 
positive attitude of "going for 
the gold." 

In her relatively short mili- 


tary career, this 22-year-old 
soldier has amassed a wealth 
of honors and schools. She 
was graduated from the Fort 
Knox Primary Leadership De- 
velopment Course, with hon- 
ors, just two weeks prior to 
her battalion and group level 
boards. 

Sgt. Snaveley was joined in 
the group competition by three 
other outstanding soldiers: 


Sgt. Mark S. L. Robertson, MI 
Battalion (Security); Sp4 Cyn- 
thia J. Crawford, MI Battalion 
(West Coast); and Sp4 James 
A. Sazama, Pentagon Cl Force. 
After winning the Group's 
competition Sgt. Snaveley 
went on to be first runner up 
in the INSCOM CONUS com- 
petition. Sgt. Snaveley is defi- 
nitely "Soldier of the Year" 
material. 


Ml Battalion activated (902d) 


INSCOM and the 902d Military 
Intelligence Group formally ac- 
tivated a new battalion, the 
USAINSCOM Military Intelli- 
gence Battalion (Security), at 
2:30 p.m. on October 1, 1984. 
This unit was formerly desig- 
nated the Security Support De- 
tachment, 902d MI Group. A 
most colorful activation cere- 
mony, attended by approxi- 
mately 250 people, was held at 
the Fort Meade Officers Club, 
with music provided by the 
First U.S. Army Band. The cer- 
emony commenced when Maj. 
Ariff, the Executive Officer for 
the MIB(S), welcomed the as- 
sembled group of men and 
women and distinguished 
guests. Guests included Brig. 
Gen. Daniel B. Johnson, 
USAR, and Col. Richard Pow- 
ers, at that time the DCSOPS 
(now the Chief of Staff) at 
INSCOM. The program contin- 
ued with the giving of the in- 
vocation, the advancement of 
the colors, and the playing of 
the National Anthem. Then 
Maj. Ariff read the activation 
order and introduced Col. 
Francis W. Creighton, the 
Commander of the 902d MI 
Group and Lt. Col. David W. 


Clark, the Commander of the 
MI Battalion (Security). They 
each took the opportunity to 
make remarks. 

Col. Creighton remarked 
that this was a most important 
day for a truly unique military 
intelligence organization — one 
whose origins date back to 
support of the "Manhattan 
Project." He further remarked 
that the MIB(S) provides the 
same valuable security services 
today to the U.S. Army and 
the Nation that its predecessor 
organization provided during 
the "Manhattan Project." The 
mission of the MIB(S) encom- 
passes Operations Security 


Support, Automatic Data Proc- 
essing Security, Technical Sur- 
veillance Countermeasures 
Support, Polygraph, Defense 
Against Methods of Entry, and 
production of Communica- 
tions-Electronics Operating In- 
structions. Referring to these 
diverse activities, the 902d MI 
Group Commander empha- 
sized that much had been ac- 
complished to date in these 
highly technical and most de- 
manding security disciplines; 
but that there was much po- 
tential yet to be realized. Col. 
Creighton welcomed Lt. Col. 
Clark and his family to the 
902d MI Group,and extended 



Lt. Col. Clark receives the flag from Col. Creighton. (U.S. Army photo) 


INSCOM Journal January/February 1985 


23 


to him best wishes in leading 
and caring for the extraordi- 
nary people in his Command. 

Lt. Col. Clark remarked that 
it was a pleasure to have 
everyone in attendance at the 
ceremony which elevated his 
unit in status within the U.S. 
Army. He stated that it was 
now his charge and charter, 
with the help of the dedicated 
professionals of the battalion, 
to build and move forward as 
envisioned. He indicated we 
must continue to be on the 
leading edge of our disciplines 
in order to support our suc- 
cesses of the past and to meet 
the challenges of the present 
and future. He continued by 
stating that in those areas in 
which we are truly unique, we 
must insure that the capabili- 
ties are not lost to the future. 
Lt. Col. Clark pledged that the 
operational missions will con- 
tinue with vigor; the enhance- 
ment and nurturing of special 
and soldierly skills will be cen- 
tral to our professional devel- 
opment; and the caring of, for, 
and by our people will be the 


902d 


Urgent 

Fury 

Awards 

Seven Atlanta MI Detachment 
members were awarded the 
U.S. Army Achievement 
Medal for their support to 
Headquarters, U.S. Army 
Forces Command (FORS- 
COM), Fort McPherson, 
Georgia and to other subordi- 
nate FORSCOM units through- 
out the southeastern United 
States and Puerto Rico during 
Operation Urgent Fury. 



MI Battalion (Security) Color Guard. (U.S. Army photo) 


key that carries us to greater 
heights. 

Upon conclusion of Lt. Col. 


Clark's remarks, the Army 
Song was played and the col- 
ors were posted. 



Personnel receiving the U.S. Army Achievement Medal are (front row, L to R) 
Capt. Gerald Cantrell, PFC Rita Fike, and MSgt. Cecil Whiteaker. Those in the 
second row, left to right, are SSgt. Kenneth Slater, Sp4 Donald Harris, CW3 
Justin Aldridge, and CW2 Michael Eaton. (U.S. Army photo) 


24 


January /February 1985 INSCOM Journal 



Palmieri and the 
world's toughest triathlon 


Few soldiers are inclined to 
train for triathlons. But these 
three-event races are quickly 
becoming the ultimate way to 
test human endurance and 
stamina. Marathons, which 
cover 26.2 miles, have long 
been considered the most de- 
manding endurance races. But 
triathlons include distance 
races as the third event of a 
grueling test of speed and 
spirit. Before slipping on their 
running shoes, triathlon com- 
petitors must first complete 
swimming and bicycling 
events. While swimming and 
biking are normally pleasant 
weekend diversions for most 
people, a triathlon combines 
them into a test of skill that 
most people never contem- 
plate. 

Recently, a member of the 
San Francisco Military Intelli- 
gence Detachment, West Coast 
Battalion, 902d MI Group com- 
peted in one of the world's 
most prestigious triatholons. 
First Lieutenant David Palmieri 
participated in an event appro- 
priately called "The World's 
Toughest Triathlon" at South 
Lake Tahoe, Calif, on Septem- 
ber 8, 1984. Palmieri, who is 
twenty-four and hails from 
Vineland, N.J. completed the 
three legs of this event in 15 
hours, 8 minutes, and 44 sec- 
onds, finishing 18th in a field 
of 106 starters. "I knew it 
wouldn't be easy and was pre- 
pared for a long day of 
racing," remarked Palmieri. 
After the race the lieutenant 
mused, "My goal was fifteen 
hours, but I was preparing my- 


by SSgt. Jeffrey A. Smith 


self for not finishing the race. 
I'm a pessimist." 

The "World's Toughest Tri- 
athlon" began with a grueling 
2.4-mile swim through the 
chilly, spring-fed waters of 
Lake Tahoe. Although the lake 
was warmer than usual, com- 
petitors were required to wear 
wet-suit vests and pants. "I 
was worried about getting hy- 
pothermia from the cold 
water, even though I wore a 
wet suit," Palmieri com- 
mented. Upon exiting the 
water, the competitors 
changed into dry clothing and 
began the bicycle event. The 
bike course was set up over 
120 miles in the mountains 
surrounding Lake Tahoe. Pal- 
mieri noted that, "I went over 
the bike course and I swam in 
the lake several times the week 


prior to the race, so it was 
somewhat familiar." "My 
nerves were bad the entire 
week before the race, but 
knowing the course and hav- 
ing my friends and parents 
there helped make me more 
relaxed by race day," said 
Palmieri, who finished fifth in 
his age group. Altitudes dur- 
ing the event ranged from 
4,720 to 9,150 feet. Even 
though each racer was in excel- 
lent condition, the altitude and 
the distances began to take 
their toll during the bicycle 
race as people began to drop 
out. About the conditions and 
distances Palmieri remarked, 
"I was real competitive during 
the swimming and the bicycle 
portions, I didn't begin to feel 
the altitude and distance until 
the marathon." Along the 
course, medical checkpoints 
were set up to monitor the 



1st Lt. David Palmieri on a training run with the Golden Gate Bridge in the 
background. 


INSCOM Journal January/February 1985 


25 



blood pressure and weight of 
the racers. "I ate some food at 
the 80-mile mark, the medical 
stop on the highest mountain 
on the bike course." Competi- 
tors ended the bicycle race 
back at South Lake Tahoe and 
immediately started the mara- 
thon. A marathon is a tremen- 
dous energy drain. Running a 
26.2 mile race after two other 
events takes special training 
and guts. "At that point, I just 
wanted to finish," said the 
lieutenant. Of the 106 starters, 
36 dropped out before the 
event ended back at South 
Lake Tahoe. When it was all 
over, the winner was Scott 
Molina, a full time athlete, 
who completed the race in a 
time of 10 hours, 29 minutes, 
and 20 seconds. Asked how he 
felt after finishing, Palmieri 
said, "I felt great, my feet were 
sore, but the next day I was 
the first one up." After some 
thought he added, "I was look- 
ing forward to the off season." 

The racing of triathlons is se- 
rious business. Because of the 
tremendous stress, the human 
body can break down at any 
time. Extensive training with 
weights, in pools, on bicycles 
and on the track is needed to 
gain the stamina and speed to 
compete. For over two years 
1st Lt. Palmieri dedicated long 
hours to achieve a goal. That 
goal is to participate in the 
Ironman Triathlon held each 
year in Hawaii. "The Ironman 
is the premier, prestigious race 
for triathletes," states Palmieri. 
It consists of a 2.4 mile swim, 
112 mile bike event, and a 
marathon. Entry into the Iron- 
man is by lottery, merit (fast 
times in individual swims, 
bike races, marathons, or by 
finishing in the top five in your 
age group of a major 
triathlon), being a foreign en- 
try, or by previous Ironman re- 
sults. Palmieri entered a lottery 
to participate in the 1984 edi- 


tion but was not selected. He 
hopes that the South Lake 
Tahoe race will pave the way 
for entry into the 1985 
Ironman. 

The idea to participate in the 
Ironman Triathlon first 
occurred to Palmieri as he 
watched the event on televi- 
sion in February 1982. Prior to 
that date, he had lifted weights 
but was only an occasional 
runner. "My parents never 
pushed me into athletics," 
notes Palmieri who says he 
now trains "about 20 hours a 
week." Only two weeks after 
his first race, Palmieri com- 
pleted the 86th Boston Mara- 
thon, finishing with a very re- 
spectable time of 3 hours and 
33 minutes. Following gradua- 
tion and his Army commis- 
sion, he was sent to Fort 
Bragg, N.C. to instruct ROTC 
Cadets. Subsequently, he at- 
tended the Signal Corps Offi- 
cers Basic Course at Fort 
Gordon, Ga. While at Fort 
Gordon, Palmieri continued to 
race. November of 1982 saw 
the lieutenant transferred 
again, this time to the Presidio 
of San Francisco, Calif. The 
availability of races in 
California provided the young 
athlete with many chances to 


hone the skills needed to be- 
come a triathlete. "Triathlons 
range from sprint distances 
(three short events) to ultra 
distance. I want to be competi- 
tive at all distances," com- 
ments the lieutenant. Prior to 
entering the South Lake Tahoe 
triathlon, Palmiei had com- 
peted in three other triathlons, 
several marathons and many 
other road and bicycle races. 
Palmieri comments, "I enjoy 
all races but in triathlons, the 
distance is such a challenge, 
and I like the competition and 
the way it keeps you physi- 
cally fit." In 1983, after 
completing his first triathlon, 
the lieutenant decided to in- 
crease his training, which was 
already difficult and somewhat 
monotonous. "Now the bulk 
of the work is on the bicycle, 
the least of it is in the pool, but 
the swims are probably the 
most productive because I can 
do intervals (speed work) 
every time," he notes. His Lake 
Tahoe performance will hope- 
fully take him to the "Iron- 
man" in Hawaii in 1985. It is a 
goal 1st Lt. Palmieri has 
strived for since 1982. Is it 
worth it? For David Palmieri, 
the answer is a resounding yes. 



Mt. Tamalpais, 2400 feet, is a favorite "hill" of 1st Lt. Palmieri. 


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January/February 1985 INSCOM Journal 



Field Station Sinop 


Events of the Year 


Computers, new plans, and 
renovations projected the fu- 
ture as Diogenes Station fin- 
ished its 1984 experience. 

While cursers, plaster and 
dishes were seen on post, 
mule-drawn carts and open air 
stores crowded Sinop's narrow 
roads below. As the surround- 
ing community lived its tradi- 
tional everyday occurrences, a 
fusion of current and past en- 
vironments occurred when 
both the station and the Turk- 
ish government took note of 
an incomplete stone form. 

Once thought to be part of 
an ancient monastery, the ar- 
chaeological treasure attracted 
the attention of the former 
American Forces Commander, 
Col. William G. Hanne. Ac- 
cording to Mr. Gareth 
Turgeon, installation engineer. 
Col. Hanne had expressed his 
concern about "saving a piece 
of history." 

Under the supervision of 
Sinop's museum director, the 
Turkish Ministry of Culture 
and Tourism gave approval to 
Diogenes Station personnel, 
who had volunteered their 
help in the upcoming opera- 
tion, to begin the archaeolog- 
ical dig. 

The dig, which began in 
June, ended abruptly in Sep- 
tember. According to Dr. Mo- 
hammed Hakeym, the Proj- 
ect's Technical Advisor, one of 
the other archaeological digs in 
a different part of the country 


by Rick Bretz 


had met with some bad public- 
ity. A member of the Noah's 
Ark team expedition had 
carried out of the country a 
piece of wood from the Ark. 
Because of that incident, the 
Ministry of Culture and 
Tourism closed down many of 
the digs in progress through- 
out Turkey. Negotiations are 
now underway to resume the 
digging operations. 

CHANGE OF COMMAND 

During the post's fascination 
with artifacts in July, a Change 
of Command Ceremony was 
held. The flag of the American 
Forces Command was passed 
from Col. William G. Hanne to 
Col. Theodore C. Fichtl. 

Col. Fichtl said, "I hope to 
have an open command. I in- 
tend to have the people who 
work directly for me work 
hard. I'm not one who is nor- 
mally discouraged from taking 
on a job because it's a tough 
job." 

SURVEY RESULTS 

Once settled into the com- 
mand, Fichtl personally re- 
viewed 250 Quality of Life Sur- 
vey Forms. The survey 
showed which services were 
satisfying and which were less 
than adequate. Several areas 
enjoyed popularity while 
others needed a more pleasur- 


able environment. Services 
receiving top notch marks in- 
cluded the Library, the Educa- 
tion Center, the Health Clinic 
and the bus schedule. The 
Quality of Life Survey Forms 
showed that the Post Exchange 
and the television facilities 
needed improvement in their 
services. 

In hopes of improving the 
television services and recep- 
tion, both Turkish and Ameri- 
can officials are making plans 
to install a satellite dish. Capt. 
Van Wright, TUSLOG Public 
Affairs Office in Ankara, said, 
"Satellite television transmis- 
sions will be available at 
Diogenes Station in approxi- 
mately two years." 

In hand with a television sat- 
ellite, the U.S. Army Informa- 
tion Systems Command com- 
memorated its twentieth 
anniversary of service to Diog- 
enes Station with an an- 
nouncement of a telephone 
satellite link to the United 
States. 

"The main purpose of the 
new satellite system was to 
take some of the communica- 
tion systems on post and give 
the people a more direct link to 
the States," said CW02 Daniel 
Johnson, the officer in charge 
of the satellite system. "The 
major benefit for the average 
person on post will be an im- 
provement in morale and, ad- 
ditionally, autovon calls will be 
clearer." 


INSCOM Journal January /February 1985 


27 




Maj. Gen. Harry E. Soyster, INSCOM Commander, 
passes the American Forces flag to Col. Theodore 
C. Fichtl, incoming Commander, during the 
Change of Command Ceremony. Col. Fichtl took 
over the command on July 23. (U.S. Army photo by 
Rick Bretz) 


COMPUTER AGE 

Besides satellites, Diogenes 
Station welcomed the com- 
puter age with the arrival of 
several word processors and 
IBM computers. The systems 
were given to key offices to 
better control property, 
paperwork and personnel 
information. 

In addition to word 
processors and computers, 
Diogenes Station soldiers re- 
ceived survival equipment in 
the form of canteens, sleeping 
bags and cold weather gear. 


NEW SYSTEMS 

For social events, soldiers 
and sailors witnessed the re- 
opening of the Hilltop Com- 
munity Club. The club's main 
ballroom, stage, and snack bar 
were completely renovated. 
Modern equipment, as well as 
paneling and carpeting, were 
installed in both areas. A 
larger beverage bar also im- 
proved service. 

Five weeks after soldiers and 
sailors welcomed the reno- 
vated Hilltop Community 
Club, they said good-bye to an 


old friend, the Sportsman's 
Club. The Sportsman closed 
on April 29 to make room for 
an expanded Education 
Center. 

A weaponeer training sys- 
tem was also installed for sol- 
diers to hone their qualification 
skills with the M16A1 rifle. 

The closings, relocations and 
renovations continued through 
the rest of the year with the 
enlisted and officer quarters 
being upgraded. Installation of 
a three-and-one-half inch layer 
of polyurethane on exterior 
walls and thermopane 
windows should do much to 
cut down on the wind chill fac- 
tor on top of the Hill. "This is 
part of an engineer effort to re- 
duce heat loss and to make the 
winter months more comfort- 
able," said SFC Pete Luongo, 
the utilities and quality assur- 
ance inspector at the Director- 
ate of Engineering and 
Housing. 

SPORTS 

The Headquarters Company 
76ers completed the basketball 
season in February by beating 
Hippy I, 47-44, on the strength 
of 13 point performances by 
Carle Gayle and James Lewis 
to gain the post championship 
trophy. The 76ers remained 
undefeated throughout the 
year. The only question by the 
crowds seemed to be by how 
many points they would beat 
their opponents. 

The Headquarters Company 
softball team picked up where 
the basketball team left off by 
hitting and fielding its way 
through a 18-4 regular season 
record and the post champion- 
ship tournament crown. Head- 
quarters Company beat a 
tough EMD team, 15-2, in the 
"if" game. "We became a little 
over-confident in the middle of 
the first game and they came 
back and beat us," said Efrain 
Perez, Headquarters Compa- 


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ny's pitcher, after the game. 
"In the second game, we 
changed our attitudes. We 
wanted to go out and play 
softball, get the hits, and not 
get frustrated or down and it 
worked." 

A significant event hap- 
pened when soccer-minded 
soldiers formed a team and 
challenged a Turkish team in 
Sinop on October 14. The 
Turkish team defeated the 


Americans, 15-2, in the first 
game, but the post team came 
back later and lost only 3-0. 

A harmonious dance with 
the past and the future domi- 
nated Diogenes Station's sol- 
diers and sailors' lives during 
1984. Like watching a science- 
fiction movie and Humphrey 
Bogart flick at the same time, 
soldiers and sailors waltzed 
with the uncomplicated and 
the technical. 


Top left: EMD's first baseman, Karl 
French, crawls to third base during 
the softball championship game. 
Headquarters won the game 15-2. 
Top right: Greg Hinderliter, a mem- 
ber of the post soccer team, stretches 
to stop a Turkish player from kicking 
a drive towards the American goal. 
(Army photos by Rick Bretz) 



A Hippy I player shoots a reverse 
lay-up during the championship bas- 
ketball match with Headquarters. 
Headquarters won 47-44. (U.S. Army 
photo by Vernon Bailey) 



An archaeological dig volunteer throws a shovel full of dirt during the begin- 
ning of the ground breaking. The dig began last spring. (U.S. Army photo by 
Vernon Bailey) 


INSCOM Journal January/February 1985 


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Field Station 
Key West 



Rites of Passage 
Program 

by SSgt. R. Resnikoff, Jr. 


The "Caribbean Sentinel" 
crest (depicted on the Rites of 
Passage t-shirts), blends mili- 
tary intelligence and the Field 
Station's history and environ- 
ment into one symbol. The 
center of the crest displays the 
long and proud history of the 
U.S. Army in Key West and 
the sub-tropical climate. Since 
the establishment of Fort 
Taylor in 1836, the U.S. Army 
has consistently maintained a 
Key West garrison. As the 
southern-most point of the 
continental limits of the U.S., 
Key West is considered a tropi- 
cal paradise. The blue sea and 


sky signify the Field Station's 
permanence in this environ- 
ment, while the pelican and 
palm illustrate the desirable 
characteristics of its homeland. 

Prerequisites for acceptance 
into the INSCOM Rites of Pas- 
sage Program include the suc- 
cessful completion of the SQT, 
CTT, ARPT, weapons qualifi- 
cation, and a written test on 
INSCOM and its heritage. On 
October 26, 1984, at the 

end of a long and arduous 
day, the proud soldiers of 
Field Station Key West, the 
Caribbean Sentinels, were 
called in to attend a ceremony. 


After everyone was seated and 
the lights were dimmed, Capt. 
Frechette, commander of Field 
Station Key West, began the 
program for this solemn and 
momentous occasion. Thus, 
the first inductees of the Field 
Station's INSCOM Rites of 
Passage Program were ini- 
tiated. Capt. Frechette con- 
ducted a tour through the his- 
tory of INSCOM, CONUS MI 
Group, and Field Station Key 
West and the unique role each 
has played in the U.S. Army. 

The first part of the cere- 
mony, aided by an innovative 
slide presentation, was concise 
and enjoyable. Upon conclu- 
sion of the slide presentation, 
Capt. Frechette asked all sol- 
diers present to move to desig- 
nated places. A "Caribbean 
Sentinels" t-shirt and INSCOM 
hat were awarded to each sol- 
dier with hearty congratula- 
tions from Capt. Frechette and 
1st Sgt. Fredlund. After this 
exchange of goodwill, every- 
one moved to the Patio Beach 
picnic area for official photos. 


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Field 

Station 

Panama 

by Capt. Rudolph Gonzales 

A new era began at Field Sta- 
tion Panama on September 21, 
1984 with Maj. Dennis A. Mc- 
Gaugh taking command from 
Capt. Rudolph B. Gonzales. 


The change of command 
was conducted with members 
of the 193d Infantry Brigade, 
Naval Security Group Activity 
Galeta Island, and 470th MI 
Group in attendance. A recep- 
tion was held after the change 
of command. 

Maj. McGaugh came to Field 
Station Panama after a success- 
ful tour as S-3, 307th MI Bat- 
talion. The outgoing com- 
mander, Capt. Gonzales, will 
remain at Field Station Panama 
as its operations officer. 

An era of expansion and im- 
provement in support of local 
and national level commands 
will continue at Field Station 
Panama. Maj. McGaugh takes 
charge of a unit whose primary 
goal is the accomplishment of 
the mission. The members of 
Field Station Panama are truly 
soldiers first, intelligence pro- 
fessionals always. 


66th's 
Det Hahn 

On January 31, 1984 INSCOM 
activated its newest and most 
technologically advanced tac- 
tical reconnaissance unit. The 
new unit, the 66th MIGP's De- 
tachment Hahn, is subordinate 
to the 502d ASA Battalion at 
Augsburg. Maj. Lawrence R. 
Carr was selected to command 
Detachment Hahn and MSgt. 
Paul Schuldes was named the 
unit's First Sergeant. 



At the reception of the Change of Command Ceremony at Field Station Panama are (L to R) Sgt. Maj. Bettis, Col. 
Pheneger, Maj. McGaugh, Capt. Gonzales, and 1st Sgt. Delgado. 


INSCOM Journal January /February 1985 


31 




Field Station Berlin 


On August 1, 1984, the com- 
mand of Field Station Berlin 
was passed from Col. Cloyd 
H. Pfister to Col. Kenneth D. 
Roney. More than 300 guests 
and visitors attended the 
Change of Command Cere- 
mony including Maj. Gen. 
John Mitchell, U.S. Com- 
mander, Berlin and Maj. Gen. 
Harry E. Soyster, INSCOM 
Commander. 

Alluding to the Army 
themes for the tenure of his 


by Maj. Patrick Deery, 
Maj. Richard Grandey, 
and 1st Lt. Eric Strom 


command (1982 — Physical Fit- 
ness; 1983 — Army of Excel- 
lence; and 1984 — The Year of 
the Family), Col. Pfister said, 
"You soldiers and your fami- 
lies have done an outstanding 
job. In this Olympic Year. ... I 
think about what we're doing 
and we indeed, you indeed, 
are Olympians in what you've 


been doing for our nation and 
Allies, what you've been doing 
for the community here within 
Berlin." 

Following these comments, 
the command guidon was 
passed between Maj. Gen. 
Soyster, Col. Pfister, Col. 
Roney, and CSM McKnight 
signifying that the new com- 
mander, Col. Roney, was 
ready to carry on the fine tradi- 
tion already established by 
Col. Pfister. 



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At the Change of Command Ceremony, the guidon is passed from Col. Pfister (far right) to Col. Roney by then Brig. 
Gen. Soyster. (U.S. Army photo by Sp4 Linda Peltier) 


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Senator visits FS 


Sen. Patrick J. Leahy (Demo- 
crat-Vermont), distinguished 
member of the Senate Select 
Committee on Intelligence and 
the Senate Appropriations 
Committee, visited U.S. Army 
Field Station Berlin on 
Wednesday, October 17, 1984. 
The Field Station Berlin com- 
munity felt honored to be se- 
lected as one of the stops on 
his whirlwind tour of Euro- 
pean-based American military 
installations that lasted only 
nine days. Sen. Leahy was ac- 
companied on the tour by Vice 
Admiral E. A. Burkhalter Jr., 
Director, Intelligence Commu- 
nity Staff, Mr. Keith R. Hall, 
Mr. Eric D. Newsom, and Lt. 
Col. Robert Brown, USA Legis- 
lative Liaison. 

The Senator and Vice Admi- 
ral were warmly received by 
the command and troops of 
the Field Station. Sergeants 
Barbara Bradley and Jeffrey D. 
Webb briefed the party on lo- 


by SFC Dwight Bowker 

cal operations and accompan- 
ied the group on a tour of the 
Teufelsberg installation. MSgt. 
Stephen W. Crump conducted 
the tour of the installation and 
introduced the Senator and 
Vice Admiral to individual sys- 
tem supervisors and operators. 
Of particular interest to the 
Senator were those soldiers 
from his home state of 
Vermont. 

Sen. Leahy ate lunch at the 
site Dining Facility accompan- 
ied by selected enlisted mem- 
bers of the command. Among 
those present at the luncheon 
was Sp4 Louise A. Montgom- 
ery, INSCOM Soldier of the 
Year, Sp4 Leonard C. 
Prestridge, FSB Soldier of the 
Quarter, Sgt. Barbara Bradley, 
SFC Billy R. Hollis and CSM 
Raymond McKnight. 

Following lunch. Sen. Leahy 
took time out to pose for pho- 
tos with members of the com- 
mand. One loyal Vermonter, 


Senator Patrick J. Leahy lunches with 
Sgt. Jeffrey Webb (L) and Sgt. Bar- 
bara Bradley (R) at the Teufelsberg 
Dining Facility. (U.S. Army photo by 
Sp4 Linda Peltier) 

Berlin 


SFC James W. Nostrant, pro- 
duced a state flag that he had 
owned for years and had ac- 
companied him on many pre- 
vious duty assignments for the 
photo session. Sp4 Brian 
Deschamps and Sp5 Thomas 
M. Schultz, both from 
Vermont, also attended the 
dinner and had their pictures 
taken with the Senator. 

The Senator was favorably 
impressed with the Field Sta- 
tion installation and gained in- 
valuable knowledge of the 
front-end operation of the sys- 
tem. Sp4 Montgomery de- 
scribed the Senator as, . . 
very interested in what's going 
on here. I found him to be a 
very warm and sincere individ- 
ual. He ate a hamburger and 
french fries during lunch and 
made a point of talking to each 
and every one of us. He's re- 
ally a down-to-earth sort of 

guy-" 


INSCOM Journal January/February 1985 


33 



Maintenance Excellence Award 


FS Berlin receives award 


For the third year running the 
Electronic Maintenance Divi- 
sion, Field Station Berlin, has 
been awarded the INSCOM 
Commanding General's 
Award for Maintenance Excel- 
lence in the heavy mainte- 
nance category, which in- 
cludes all INSCOM units 
authorized 1,001 or more items 
of equipment. This feat has not 
been duplicated by any other 
INSCOM unit to date. This 
much sought after award re- 
quires the maintenance area to 
obtain a near perfect score (of 
98 percent or better) on the 
Annual Command Mainte- 
nance Inspection (CMI). In Oc- 
tober, Colonel Roney accepted 
the award while attending the 
Commander's Conference held 
at Arlington Hall Station. 


by Capt. Barrett Kemp 


The CMI team conducts the 
inspections using an extensive 
and very detailed checklist, in- 
specting areas such as mainte- 
nance management, equip- 
ment readiness, shop 
operations, preventive mainte- 
nance, calibration, shop safety, 
publications, and tools. Of the 
eleven inspection categories on 
the CMI inspection checklist, 
EMD received five 100 percent 
ratings and, of the remaining 
categories, were never rated 
below 94 percent. 

The OIC of the Electronic 
Maintenance Division, CW2 
Edmund J. Chapin, credits the 
daily efforts of his dedicated, 
hardworking, and highly profi- 
cient maintenance experts for 


the award. Without their tech- 
nical knowledge, attention to 
detail, and willingness to put 
in many extra hours, the 
award could not have been 
possible. CW2 Chapin also 
pointed out that the CMI is an 
inspection of the maintenance 
posture of the entire com- 
mand. Consequently, person- 
nel within other sections of 
Field Station Berlin contributed 
immensely to the preparation 
and results of the inspection. 
In November 1984 the EMD 
personnel became INSCOM's 
nominee for this year's Chief 
of Staff Army, Award for 
Maintenance Excellence in the 
heavy maintenance category. 
We wish them good luck; they 
have worked very hard for this 
honor. 



MSgt. James Sollars shows a family member how to use the word processor at 
Family Day activities. (U.S. Army photo by Sp4 Linda Peltier) 


Berlin 

Family 

Day 


by SFC Debra Smith 


In September Family Orienta- 
tion Day was conducted at 
Field Station Berlin. The pur- 
pose of Orientation Day was to 
provide information, make vis- 
its to operational areas, and 
develop an environment 
where family members could 
meet one another and other 


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January /February 1985 INSCOM Journal 



members of the command. 
SFC Debra Smith was the Proj- 
ect NCO for planning and 
coordinating the event. 

After opening remarks by 
Col. Kenneth Roney, FS Berlin 
Commander, the approxi- 
mately 200 family members 
were given a station briefing. 

As the family members left 
the recreation center, they 
were divided into six groups to 
facilitate the additional 


briefings and demonstrations 
that were scheduled for the re- 
mainder of the day. Each 
group was provided bus trans- 
portation to its scheduled site. 
Various demonstrations were 
given, including one on 
cardiopulmonary resuscitation 
techniques. 

To ensure everyone's attend- 
ance, invitations were sent to 
every family in the command 
approximately three weeks 


prior to the event. Service 
members, mostly from the 
Electronic Maintenance Divi- 
sion, volunteered to babysit 
more than 60 children so those 
parents could attend. 

The Berlin Orientation Tour 
was a great success. The dedi- 
cation and professionalism of 
the soldiers were evident 
throughout the day. They are 
"on watch" with their mission 
and in caring for their families. 


SFC 

Smith 

is 

honored 

by 1st Lt. Laura J. Brockelman 

The members of the Sergeant 
Morales Club exemplify a spe- 
cial leadership characterized by 
personal concern for the 
needs, training, development, 
and welfare of the soldier. 
These qualities and more were 
the reasons SFC Debra E. 
Smith, NCOIC of FSB's Non- 
commissioned Officer Devel- 
opment Program, was selected 
in June 1984 to the prestigious 
Sergeant Morales Club (SMC). 

SFC Smith was recom- 
mended by the Field Station 
for the SMC and appeared be- 
fore a board conducted by Ber- 
lin Brigade. The Berlin Brigade 
CSM, Dennis Duncan, chaired 
the board and was assisted by 
five other Brigade Sergeants 
Major. They found SFC Smith 
to be an NCO who emulates 
those standards of excellence 
required of a member of the 
Sergeant Morales Club. When 


asked to what she attributes 
her selection, SFC Smith re- 
plied, "My selection is a direct 
result of my fellow NCOs. 
Their support, advice, and as- 
sistance have been the build- 
ing blocks to my development 
as an NCO. Without them, I 
would not have been able to 
reach this milestone in my 
career." 

The SMC, a USAREUR-wide 
program, recognizes those 
NCOs who have contributed 


significantly to developing a 
professional NCO corps and a 
combat effective Army. The se- 
lection process eliminates all 
but the finest NCOs. Boards 
may be conducted at the unit 
and/or community level. Each 
major command in Europe 
conducts a final selection 
board on a quarterly basis. If 
those boards recommend ap- 
proval, then the individual will 
appear before the final selec- 
tion board. 



SFC Debra Smith is congratulated by Berlin Brigade CSM Dennis Duncan after 
her induction into the Sgt. Morales Club. (U.S. Army photo by Sp4 Linda Peltier) 


INSCOM Journal January/February 1985 


35 



The Commander of FS Berlin, Col. Roney, presents the Army Commendation Medal to Sp4 Louise 
Montgomery. In November 1984 she was selected as INSCOM Soldier of the Year. Her husband, SSgt. Johnny 
Montgomery, watches the presentation. (U.S. Army photo) 


INSCOM's 
Soldier of the Year 

by 1st Sgt. Thomas Chapman 


Sp4 Louise A. Montgomery, 
Company A, FS Berlin, kept 
alive the tradition of excellence 
for the station by winning 
INSCOM Soldier of the Year 
for 1984. She began the com- 
petition for INSCOM Soldier of 
the Year by being selected the 
Soldier of the Month for June 
1984 for Company A, FS 
Berlin. 

She went on to sweep the 
Company and Field Station 
Berlin Soldier of the Year for 
1984. After winning the Field 
Station Soldier of the Year, she 
prepared for the European/ 
Near East Board, hosted by the 
66th MI Group in Munich, by 
studying and sitting before 
daily boards and honing the 


speech that she wrote for the 
competition. In Munich, the 
honors were hers! 


"We really did it" was the re- 
lieved sigh the FSB Nijmegen 
team vocalized on completion 
of the 120 km walk through 
the Dutch countryside. Four- 
teen soldiers from FS Berlin 
had just competed in the 1984 
Nijmegen march. Each mem- 
ber was required to carry a 
rucksack weight of not less 


Preparation now began in 
earnest for the INSCOM Sol- 
dier of the Year Board to be 
held in November 1984. She 
was selected as the winner af- 
ter tough competition with 
other commands. 

Her awards include the 
Army Commendation Medal 
(1 OLC), Army Achievement 
Medal, Army Occupation 
Medal, and the Army Service 
Ribbon. 


than 23 kilos, march in forma- 
tion, and complete the day's 
march (40 km) as a unit in less 
than nine hours. During early 
summer, 33 practice marches 
totaling 1000 km prepared our 
team for the march. The two- 
month long training program 
was conducted by Capt. Mark 
Jaworski, the B Company 


"We really did it!" 

by PFC William J. Scannell 


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January/February 1985 INSCOM Journal 



Commander as well as the 
1984 FSB Nijmegen Team OIC. 

Founded in 1908, the Royal 
Netherlands League for Physi- 
cal Culture (KNBLO) was cre- 
ated with the intention of 
promoting the mental and 
physical health of the nation. 
The following year the KNBLO 
sponsored their first annual 
four-day, 160-kilometer march 
in Nijmegen, Holland. The ob- 
jective in 1984, as it was in 


1909, was to encourage partici- 
pants to train themselves to 
cover a considerable distance 
each day without impairing 
their health. 

The march at an end, the 
FSB Commander was at the 
finish line to greet and con- 
gratulate his troops. FSB fin- 
ished a proud 14th out of 50 
American teams and first 
among the other European MI 
units. No unit can function 


without a great degree of ca- 
maraderie, and the 1984 FSB 
Nijmegen Team was no 
exception. 

The endurance and leader- 
ship qualities of each member 
were put to the test. The four- 
teen men and women of FSB 
trained and completed the 
march with a spirit that would 
make the founders of the 
75-year-old march proud. 


A walk for the Orphanage 


Seventy-two soldiers and fam- 
ily members of FS Berlin 
walked 10 miles through his- 
toric Berlin as a way of bene- 
fiting the Elizabeth Weiske 
Heim Orphanage. While sev- 
eral fund raisers are conducted 
throughout the year to assist 
the Orphanage, sponsored by 
A Company, FSB, the pro- 
ceeds from the walk-a-thon 
were specifically designated 
for the children's Christmas 
Party. 


by SFC Debra Smith 


Giving and sharing is the 
theme behind the work and 
dedication that A Company 
gives to help raise money to 
support the Orphanage, a 
home for the physically and 
mentally handicapped children 
and the elderly. 

The 10-mile course began at 
Andrews Barracks, where all 
the FS Berlin soldiers are bil- 


leted, in the heart of the Amer- 
ican sector of West Berlin. The 
course concluded at Freedom 
Bridge or Glienicker Brucke, 
the site of the famous ex- 
change of Francis Gary Powers 
in 1960. The FS Women's Club 
provided refreshments at the 
4-mile marker and some of the 
children met the walkers at 
Freedom Bridge. The day con- 
cluded with wurst and soda at 
Rose Range for the children 
and walkers. 



The members of FS Berlin, and their families, walk along the 10-mile route in their walkathon to benefit the Elizabeth 
Weiske Fleim Orphange. (U.S. Army photo by Sp4 Linda Peltier) 


INSCOM Journal January/February 1985 


37 


Volksfest 

fun 



Personnel at FS Berlin are having a good time at the INSCOM Day festivities. 

(Photo by Sp4 Linda Peltier) 

FS Berlin's 
INSCOM Day 

by Marcia Cunningham 


At Field Station Berlin's cele- 
bration of INSCOM Day, an 
estimated 1000 service mem- 
bers and their families, includ- 
ing civilian workers at the Sta- 
tion, attended the event. This 
event is staged primarily to 
raise funds for the INSCOM 
Benefit Association 

(INSCOMBA). In addition to 
its fund-raising capabilities, 
the event provides an opportu- 
nity for everyone to have a 
good time. 


Among other events and 
games at the celebration, there 
was a serious and well-fought 
softball tournament between 
FS Augsburg, the 66th MIGP 
and FS Berlin. The 66th MIGP 
won the women's competition 
while FS Augsburg took the 
men's competition. Capt. 
Barrett Kemp, who managed 
the softball tournament, said, 
"All the teams put in their best 
effort which made for a very 
exciting match." 


by CW2 Ronald Jones 

In August the U.S. Army, in 
conjunction with the Berlin ci- 
vilian community, hosted a 
German-American Volksfest. 
The theme of the Volksfest 
was 'California: Land of 
Contrast.' 

The soldiers of FS Berlin, as 
well as those of the Berlin Bri- 
gade, had the chance to experi- 
ence both German and Ameri- 
can culture. There were shows 
on stage with dancers and mu- 
sic, an abundance of food and 
drink representing both coun- 
tries, and carnival rides of all 
types. 

FS Berlin always played a 
major part in these festivities 
and this year they ran the Bier 
Stubel or Beer Stand, which in- 
cluded a large casino, consist- 
ing of games of chance and 
daring, a casino bar, and other 
attractions. The larger opera- 
tion was controlled by CW2 
Ron Jones who was responsi- 
ble for 35 permanent staff per- 
sonnel to run the tables and 
the machines. In addition to 
the permanent staff, trick 
workers contributed a total of 
7000 hours during their off- 
duty time. 

The 1984 Volksfest, an an- 
nual event, was an opportu- 
nity for the American commu- 
nity to mingle with its German 
friends in Berlin and 
strengthen international rela- 
tions. What better way to do 
this than with excitement, con- 
versation, and just all-around 
fun! 


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INSCOM at 
Arlington Hall Station 

The year in review 


INSCOM at AHS saw many 
new faces during 1984. The 
then Brig. Gen. Harry E. 
Soyster assumed command of 
the U.S. Army Intelligence and 
Security Command upon the 
retirement of Maj. Gen. Albert 
N. Stubblebine, III. The cere- 
mony took place on June 26 at 
Vint Hill Farms Station. Gen. 
Soyster was frocked to Maj. 
Gen. Soyster on August 29 at 
AHS. 

Col. Louis D. Kirk assumed 
the position of Chief of Staff of 
INSCOM on February 1. His 
predecessor was Col. Charles 
C. Partridge. Then on Novem- 
ber 21, Col. Richard J. Powers 
assumed the position of CofS. 

INSOCM said goodbye to 
CSM George W. Howell, Jr., at 
his retirement ceremony at 
AHS on December 3. Retired 
Maj. Gen. Stubblebine was a 
guest speaker. CSM Sammy 
W. Wise became the INSCOM 
Command Sergeant Major on 
December 17. 

Lt. Col. Harry F. Ferguson 
became the new commander 
of the U.S. Army Garrison, 
AHS in July. He replaced Lt. 
Col. Joseph C. Liberti. 


by Deidre A. Hoehn 


Sp4 Pamela Siddens was 
named the 1984 Soldier of the 
Year for the Garrison at AHS. 

Once a week during the last 
half of FY84 a group of em- 
ployees from the Recruitment 
and Placement Branch, CPO 
gathered for a Quality Circle 
Meeting. As a result of these 
meetings, the members of the 
Branch successfully completed 
the revision of the procedures, 
instructions, and forms for de- 
veloping a crediting plan for 
candidate evaluation under 
merit promotion procedures. 

INSCOM held its Annual 
Logistics Conference January 9 
through 12 at AHS. Attendees 
included directors of industrial 
operations, supply and main- 
tenance officers, and key 
logisticians from INSCOM 
subordinate units. Among the 
highlights of the conference 
was a presentation by Maj. 
Gen. Arthur Holmes, Jr., De- 
partment of the Army, Assist- 
ant DCSLOG. The presenta- 
tion was on the "Army's 


Material Goal/Key Army Logis- 
tics Issues." 

The INSCOM DCSPER 
sponsored the 1984 INSCOM 
Sl/Reenlistment and HREO 
Conference held January 16 to 
20. The conference was held at 
the Sheraton National Hotel in 
Arlington, Virginia. The con- 
ference was attended by 58 
INSCOM personnel repre- 
senting 24 INSCOM subordi- 
nate units. 

The theme of the conference 
was "Focus on Excellence." 
Maj. Gen. Bobby B. Porter, 
keynote speaker, primarily fo- 
cused on the Army of the 80s 
and the Army's goal of having 
an Army that can fight and 
win. 

AHS celebrated INSCOM 
Organization Day on Septem- 
ber 28 beginning with an 
awards ceremony honoring 
outstanding performance and 
meritorious service of eight 
employees during the last 
year. The award presentation 
was followed by a cake-cutting 
ceremony and a picnic for em- 
ployees at the Hall, Vint Hill 
Farms Station, and Fort 
George G. Meade. 


INSCOM Journal January/February 1985 


39 



Command emphasis is on Quality Circles as a means of improving work performance and productivity. Partici- 
pants are (from left to right) Kim Baker, Barbara Brown, Betty Brown, Vincent Roots, Bernadette Kirchner, and 
Edith Young. (U.S. Army photo by Sp4 Shakelford) 



The attendees of the 1984 Annual Logistics Conference included Directors of Industrial Operations, Supply and Mainte- 
nance Officers and key logisticians from INSCOM subordiante units from CONUS, Hawaii, Japan, Korea, Europe and 
Turkey. Retired Maj. Gen. Albert N. Stubblebine III is in the front row. 


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Photos on this page were taken at the ceremony in which Gen. Harry E. Soyster was frocked to the rank of Major Gen 
eral. (U.S. Army photos) 


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