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2 and Artillery, from the Regu lar Army and National Army (the predicessor to the Army Reserve). Training for participation in WWI was split between Camp Jackson, South Carolina, Camp Sevier and Camp Up ton, New Jersey prior to the 81st deploying to France in July 1918. Infantry elements I would like to acknowledge who served before us during WWI and WWII, and sac way for what is now the United States Army Reserve. The 81st recently received its recognition as a Division and is allowed to display the campaign ribbons and awards earned during WWI and WWII. The command was also not shoulder patch in the Army. The Wildcat Patch is now as sociated with the 81st Readi ness Division and is no longer the 81st Regional Support Command. THE WILDCAT MA Y 2018 THE 81ST READINESS DIVISION PROVIDES READY EQUIPMENT, READY F ACILITIES AND READY PERSONNEL FOR PLANNED AND EMERGING REQUIREMENTS. The WILDCAT is an authorized monthly pub lication for members of the 81st Readiness Division and their Soldiers, Civilians, Family Members and Customers. The editorial content of this publication is not necessarily the official view of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government, Department of the Army, the U.S. Army Reserve Command, or the 81st RD Command Team. The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of the 81st RD Public Affairs Office, Fort Jackson, S.C. SUBMISSIONS: Story ideas, photos, article submissions and other relevant materials may be submitted via email to: 81ST RD COMMAND TEAM MG KENNETH D. JONES COMMANDING GENERAL BG DION B. MOTEN DEPUTY COMMANDING GENERAL MR. PETER T. QUINN CHIEF OF STAFF VACANT COMMAND CHIEF WARRANT OFFICER CSM LEVI G. MA YNARD COMMAND SERGEANT MAJOR THE WILDCAT STAFF LT. COL KRISTIAN SORENSEN PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER LT. COL JENNINGS BUNCH PUBLIC AFFAIRS OFFICER MR. MICHAEL P MASCARI PUBLIC AFFAIRS SPECIALIST MEDIA RELATIONS SGT. 1ST CLASS JEFF MULLETT PUBLIC AFFAIRS NCOIC WILDCAT EDITOR SGT. H. MARCUS MCGILL PUBLIC AFFAIRS NCO SFC Jeff Mullett, PAO NCOIC On May 10, one hundred years ago, Camp Jackson tion in WWI. The accident occured by the West gate to Fort Jackson, SC. The troop train was trans porting members of the 321st Infantry to training at Camp Sevier in South Carolina, near Greenville. Nine Soldiers lost their lives in the incident, when train cars derailed just outside the camp area. Several other Soldiers were injured, both in the accident, and during the rescue. 81st Division leading into their participation in WWI. Thursday, 10 May 2018 marks the 100 year-anniver sary of the accident, follow ing the 100 year centennial of the formation of the 81st Division, 25 August 2017. The 81st Division was formed on Camp Jackson in 1917 and combined several types of Army personnel, Infantry ON THE COVER Jackson. The New Equipment Fielding Facility (NEFF) coordinates the training and distribution of new military vehicles and equipment for Reserve Units (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Mullett) Story Page 4


3 Training Events & Programs: May June Observances/Holidays: May June 2018


4 New Blood Story and Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Mullett An organization belonging to the 81st Readiness Division on Fort Jackson, SC, is central to the update and upgrade of U.S. Army Reserve units across the country. It is called the New Equipment Fielding Facility (NEFF). before it is handed off to the units, according to Tom Socha, Supply Management Specialist for the 81st Readi ness Division, Directorate of Logistics. The equipment is set up here, so the commands can make sure it is tested and ready before it goes out to Several Soldiers from the 212th Transportation Com pany, Chattanooga, Tenn., trained on new upgrades to a supply transportation truck called a Palletized Loading M1075. The upgrade con Container, or Conex, loading adds a frame that connects to the front of the Conex so it can be picked up by the PLS hydraulic arm. portation of Conex containers without the assistance of a secondary piece of equip ment such as a forklift, to place the containers on a normally used to transport most loads picked up by the PLS. Added to the trailer is a removable roller bracket that can be mounted to the rear of the container allowing it to be loaded on the trailer The upgrade goes a long way to making an incredibly versatile piece of equipment cient. They are the most ver satile vehicles the Army and Marines own, said Charlie Johnson, one of the contractors teaching the class. Johnson works for Kel logg, Brown and Root. They also have an FRS, Forward Repair System, that can be loaded on the PLS. The sys tem can be transported to any loca tion to set up a workshop. Soldiers traveled to Fort Jackson to take part in training on another useful piece of equip ment, the M5K Forklift. Soldiers from the 1011th Quartermaster Company, from Independence, Kan., and the 327 MedLog (Medi cal Logistics) out of Newport, R.I., came to learn about the Forklift. The new forklift has a dexter ous hydraulic fork that allows it to adjust right and left, tip up and down, as well as tele scope more than 7 feet. It has a rear attached load arm that acts as a crane, with all ter rain wheels and an enclosed cockpit. ment, and training on that role in the improvement of unit capability as well as the readiness of our Army. Charlie Johnson, with KBR, instructs members of the 212th Transportation Co., from Chatanooga, Tenn., on the operation of the new additions to the M1075A1 PLS KBR personnel demonstrate how the new bracket mounts to the rear of a Conex Container making it The M5K Forklift is another technologically improved piece of equipment that improves the capability of Army units as well as AMSA and ECS because of increased dexterity.


5 Proverbs 9:9 [NKJV] Give instruction to a wise man, and he will be still wiser; Teach a just man, and he will increase in learning. your battles is not supreme excellence; supreme excel lence consists in breaking the Sun Tzu, The Art of War Who needs help with relationships? We all do! We are surrounded by peopleat our work, in our com munities and in our homeswith whom we interact. We have built up knowledge and techniques to help us interact with these people, but we can all do better. The point of Strong Bonds training is not to make you better at arguing and winning in your romantic relationships. The point of Strong Bonds train ing is to ensure that we are best equipped to handle all relationships better. This is focused in terms of commu and achieving goals. The Ac tive Duty trains about 15% of their force in Strong Bonds time attendees. The Reserve, meanwhile, only trains around 2% of the force, with many recurring attendees from previous train ing events. Why? is com plicated, but mostly comes down to a lack of knowledge about what Strong Bonds Training is (and what it is not). Strong Bonds train ing builds resiliency in those who attend. The purpose of the training is to provide participants time and structure to learn new skills and hone the ones they already have. Each section of the training is designed to augment the participant with skills that build and nest with one another. The end result is a person who understands themself, their own needs, communication skills and than when they arrived. The administrative process is stripped-down to the bare essentials to reduce personal and unit stress as well. The instruction model is collabora tive facilita tion, in an adult-learn ing method. The delivery is data-driv en and non-reli gious, even though most facilitator-in structors are Chaplains. Our Com mand writes the orders, pays the orders, provides lodging, provides food on-site, provides child care and pays for travel for the Service Member and DEERS Dependents enrolled as participants. There is no expense to the unit or to the Soldier. The administrative re quirement of the unit is limited to submitting the pay docu ment after the event, and the Soldier only have to register in the Strong Bonds Portal and submit a DTS authoriza tion and voucher. So, why do Chaplains host this training? The Chaplaincy is committed to Soldier men tal health. Relationship issues are the number one factor in suicide and personal stress. When our relationships are struggling, we cannot perform our jobs as well. We have less motivation to do the many things required by our civil ian and military obligations, which compounds the stress we feel overall. Strong and healthy relationships ease burdens at work, at home, and provide the margin and Why Strong Bonds? By CH (MAJ) Robert M. Farmer Chaplain Farmer answers questions from another organizer during a Strong Bonds event (Photo by Sgt. Dwan Contreras, 81st RD Individual Soldiers, couples and families can attend Strong Bonds events for valuable training designed to help improve relationships


6 support structure we need to handle emergencies. Those without strong and healthy relationships are more prone to physical, mental and social problems. Chaplains show their care for the whole you by equipping our Forces with relationship resiliency training in the form of Strong Bonds. This is a great resource that goes beyond group coun seling for married couples, which is the common per ception of the program. The Individual Soldier (formerly known as Singles) training focuses on the person at the training to develop healthy habits to aid in all relation ships. This training is actually the most comprehensive be cause it is not merely focused on romantic or household relationships, but encompass es work, peer-to-peer and extended family relationships. The Married Couples train ing is the most researched, with over 25 years committed to cross-generational and cross-cultural marriage anal ysis. The 81st RD uses PREP Inc. materials originally created Visit our Command Facebook page to watch a short video on the program by visiting: 81stwildcats/videos/ 1627685943920644/ Sign up for training at: https://strongbonds-prod.jointser We look forward to seeing you there! by a team of PhDs from the University of Denver where they looked at what made marriages (around the world) successful. The result of their study is the basis of both our Individual Soldier and Mar ried Couples curricula, provid ed by PREP Inc. The Family training is focused on parent to child relation ships and comes from the esteemed company Franklin Covey. This training is not limited to traditional, nuclear families and we encourage single parents to take this training. The overall picture of Strong Bonds Relationship Resiliency Training is a landscape of research-driven material, ac sons, illuminated by Chaplains with a vested interest in see ing our Soldiers and Families succeed in all aspects of life. sion is to ensure that requests for orders and DTS authoriza tions/vouchers are processed according to strict deadlines which ensure Trainees know well in advanceall that they need to arrive and thrive at these training venues. Finally, we have ensured that every Soldier and unit in the 81st RD footprint has at least two opportunities per year to attend. Now, the Why? should be Why not?! Get your Troops and Families to use this resource; the result will be more healthy relation ships, which will translate into more healthy people. The 81st RD uses PREP Inc. materials originally created by a team of PhDs outlining what makes marriages successful.


7 Twice the Citizen! 10 October 2017 AR Retirement Services 81st Regional Support Command Retirement Services Office 81 Wildcat Way, Fort Jackson, South Carolina 29207 Office: (803) 751 9864/9698 Fax: (803) 751 3152 Email: States Covered: AL, FL, GA, KY, LA, MS, NC, PR, SC, TN DATE: CITY, STATE, ZIP Saturday 10 February 2018 Nashville, TN Saturday 24 February 2018 New Orleans, LA Saturday 17 March 2018 Fort Knox KY Saturday 7 April 2018 Memphis, TN Saturday 21 April 2018 Orlando, FL Saturday 5 May 2018 Jackson, MS Saturday 2 June 2018 Anniston, AL Saturday 14 July 2018 Jacksonville, FL Saturday 4 August 2018 Raleigh, NC Saturday 25 August 2018 Columbia, SC Saturday 8 September 2018 St Croix. VI *Dates and locations subject to change. Please verify with the RSOs listed above prior to making travel arrangements. Revised Pre Retirement Training Briefs Complete Complete Complete Complete Open Open Open Open Open 81st Readiness Division Complete Complete


8 Facility Coordinator Course The Intent of the Facility Coordinator Course is to provide training to Facility Coordinators on facility related procedures, requirements and responsibilities outlined in AR 140-483. The three day course provides a forum to address current and future support operations, issues and concerns to ensure Facility Coordinators' ability to focus on and successfully complete their mission. The course also gives the directorates an opportunity a better customer relationship. The next course is scheduled for 21-23 August 2018 at the 81st RD on Ft. Jackson, SC. The 81st RD will provide funding for new Facility Coordinators and Center Commanders to attend the workshop. The last workshop had 40 Facility Coordinators, Facility Commanders and Assistant Facility Coordinators attend. POC's for the workshop are: CW3 Zimmerman, CPT Kornmeyer, SFC Lumpkin,


9 k BG Dion Moten was the keynote speaker Banquet held at the Fort Jackson NCO Club 26 April. The Civilian Aid to the Sec retary of the Army, Kevin Shwedo, spoke at the Luncheon on Saturday. (Photos by LTC Kristian Sorensen)


10 WE ARE HERE TO HELPProvided by: 81 st Readiness Division, Surgeon Office Mass Medical Events are one way for Soldiers to complete their Individual Medical Readiness requirements. Current guidance from USARC for IMR services depends on if a Soldier is in a Ready Force X (RFX) unit or not. Soldiers in RFX 1a (ready to deploy in 030 days), 1b (3160 days), 1c (61 90 days), or RFX 2 units (SDDC Surface Deployment and Distribution Command). All other units (RFX 1d (91+ days), 1e (ARSC), 1f ( 9thMSC), RFX 3 (MFGI Expansion), RFX 4 (other identified units) and nonRFX units will schedule and complete annual PHA, Dental exams, and Dental Treatment (DRC3) 9 11 months after their last assessment. MRC2 IMR services may only be obtained through individual in clinic services at the commands discretion or deferred until the mobilization process at a Level II SRP or MFGI medical processingScheduling IMR Services Options: In Clinic Scheduling : www.LHI.Care Toll Free: 877437 6313, Monday Friday 0700 2200 (CST), Saturday 07001500 (CST) Group Event : Units must adhere to Minimum GE Requirements, Priority for Services (USR Deployability) {PHA, DEN Assessment, DEN Treatment} Historical updates: dental (DD2813), vision (DA7655/ DD771), immunizations Service Members can log on to and select Request Records Update


11 F o c u s o f t h e M o n t h Search Medical Event with 81st RD LHI Event Locator The 81st RD Surgeon Office has dedicated its time and services to provide all Command Teams with many best practices to ensure Medical Readiness is our NUMBER ONE priority. For more information on Event Location or guidance on how to create a Mass Medical Event, please visit The Surgeon Office SharePoint. https://xtranet/sites/81rsc/SURGEON/SitePages/Home.aspx Future LHI Event s F or assistance please contact the 81st Surgeon Office: MSG Jorge Cruz Chief Medical NCO (803) 7519793 Ms. Tequila MartinHea l th Readiness Coordinator (803) 7512640 tequi Event Code Event Date Unit Name City State POC Number POC Email 64363 5/19/2018 0448 EN BN HSC MINUS Fort Buchanan PR 787 707 2238 64491 5/19/2018 0841 EN BN HHC MINUS Miami FL 305 779 9920 X4045


12 April in Pictures Members of Kellogg, Brown and Root help Charlie Johnson demonstrate a new bracket that allows the Palletized Loading System to transport CONEX (Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Mullett) Deputy Commander BG Dion Moten met with BG Rodney Faulk, Commander, Atlantic Division, 84th Training Command, in his capacity as command er of Mobilization Force Integration Installation (MFGI) For Fort Knox (Photos by Sgt. 1st Class Jeff Mullett)




14 81st Readiness Division (RD) Formal CAO/CNO Classroom Training Training Dates FY 2018 DATE HOSTING UNIT LOCATION May 16-18 841st EN BN Lake Park, FL June 6-8 160th MP BN Tallahassee, FL June 20-22 81st RD Ft. Jackson, SC July 11-13 81st RD Ft. Jackson, SC July 18-20 84th Tng Cmd Fort Knox, KY August 8-10 290th MP BDE Nashville, TN August 21-23 81st RD Ft. Jackson, SC September 5-7 81st RD Ft. Jackson, SC CAO/CNO training is a formal 3-day classroom instruction, effective April 2015. Upon success Point of Contact CAO / CNO General email After hours 803-312-2455


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16 onand off duty risk management processes and they ensure that their commands recognize and address For further information contact Tameica Turner, or 803-751-3060. CALLING ALL MOTORCYCLE RIDERS!! As the weather warms, motorcycles will become more numerous on our roadways. Did you know The Army Progressive Motorcycle Program (PMP) requires all Soldiers who own or operate motorcycles to complete four cycle Safety Foundation Basic Rider Course (BRC), Basic Rider Course 2 (formerly Experienced Rider Course) or Military Sport Bike Rider Course, motorcycle refresher training, and sustainment training. Required follow-on training must be completed within 12 months of completing the BRC, and sustainment training is required every For more information please contact Sylvester Chisolm, or 803-751-9790. Safety


17 D O W HAT H AS T O B E D ONE Contact Information: Cyber Criminal Intelligence Program 27130 Telegraph Road Quantico, Virginia 22134DISTRIBUTION: This document is authorized for the widest release without restriction. D O W HAT H AS T O B E D ONE Phone: 571.305.4482 [DSN 240]Fax: 571.305.4189 [DSN 240]Email CCIU Web Page CPF 0002 18CID361 9H 22 February 2018Do Y ou Know W here Y our Personal Fitness Device Is? Our Adversaries Probably Do!I n the cyber world there are many vulnerabilities that safety minded user s should be aw are of. Some have already been written about in previou s Cybercrime Prevention Flyers B ut recent mass media reporting ha s focused attention on the vulnerabilities of fitness devices. The fitnes s device s vulnerability i s due to it being location aware. Location aware describes a device that knows where on the planet it is often with a few feet. Thats how devices calculate your fitness activiti es; where you run, how far you run, how fast you run, your heart rate, and other measurements. B ut it s not just fitness devices that have vulnerabiliti es, it s any electroni c device that is location aware. M ost location aw are devices record location data and allow user s to uploa d the location dat a to a remote site, such as an app on your phone or websit e, for further analysis. S ome devi ces are alway s connected and alway s sending dat a to a remote site. Sometime s you might not even be aw are of that. The vulnerability, you see, i s that some website owner s sell your location data, along wit h thousand s of others location data, t o third parties. And those third party vendor s might very well resell the dat a to y et other vendors. If your location dat a get s int o the hand s of a bad actor, you re vulnerable. With location data from a location aware device, someone can formulate a pretty accurate picture of your life patterns. Or a child s life patterns. Or a Soldier s life patterns. An adult s most frequently observed location will undoubtedly be home or a workplace, a child s most frequently observed location will likely be home and school. A Soldier s will likely be home and their duty assignment. Identifying the Soldier s workplace is particularly troubling when the Soldier is deployed and location data used by our adversaries could reveal where the Soldier is deployed. Under some circumstances, location data could reveal the paths of patrols, troop and equipment movements, and places the Soldier frequents. If the location is clandestine, the outcome of our adversaries having that information could be beyond devastating. The purpose of this flyer is not to tell you to stop using location aware devices. They have value. The purpose of this flyer is to raise awareness and help you understand the threats posed by location aware devices. You can decide if your use of the device is worth it. Where available, location based services may use GPS, Bluetooth, and your IP Address, along with crowd sourced Wi Fi hotspot and cell tower locations, and other technologies to determine your devices approximate location. (Actual, unattributed Terms of Service) Where available, location based services may use GPS, Bluetooth, and your IP Address, along with crowd sourced Wi Fi hotspot and cell tower locations, and other technologies to determine your devices approximate location. (Actual, unattributed Terms of Service)


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