Technology keeps tactical operations center running

Soldiers of the 347th Regional Support Group, while conducting their annual training in Fort Hood, Texas, are exercising the ability to execute life support, accountability and sustainment functions. Part of that training includes utilizing the AirBeam command center system, which integrates technology and workspace to provide a climate-controlled, mobile headquarters.

August 10, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — “It’s all about communication,” said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Frederick Thunborg, brigade information technology chief. “If you can’t talk to people in the battlefield, how do you know what’s going on?” Soldiers of the 347th Regional Support Group, while conducting their annual training in Fort Hood, Texas, are… Continue reading Technology keeps tactical operations center running

Life support sustains the mission at XCTC

Spc. Henderson, information technology specialist, takes on an additional duty to refill a “water buffalo,” essentially a bulk water-storage tank on a trailer, while supporting the 347th Regional Support Group’s annual training in Fort Hood, Texas. Henderson, who also tests and sanitizes water supplies three times a day, has been a do-it-all for the brigade helping out with the many life support functions sustaining the nearly 200 Soldiers in the area.

August 8, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — “Above all else we make sure Soldiers have safe water, safe facilities and their essential needs are met,” said Master Sgt. Matthew Merrill, brigade logistics non-commissioned officer. “We try to give Soldiers everything they need for a successful event, and get it to them when they need it.”… Continue reading Life support sustains the mission at XCTC

Reception ensures accountability, creates efficiency during brigade training exercise

Spc. Tena Boterman and Spc. Wenny Vang, brigade personnel specialists, set-up to receive Soldiers just arriving for an Exportable Combat Training Capabilities Exercise in Fort Hood, Texas. The accountability data generated on this hot slab of concrete in the middle of almost-nowhere feeds to the highest level of command, ensuring an accurate count during an event involving thousands of Soldiers and hundreds of pieces of equipment.

August 3, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — “We’re accounting for the U.S. Army’s most important asset – its people,” said Capt. Johnny Villarreal, 347th Regional Support Group personnel officer, while poring over a spreadsheet tracking dozens of troop movements for thousands of Soldiers. “It’s an important piece of what a regional support group can provide… Continue reading Reception ensures accountability, creates efficiency during brigade training exercise

347th RSG contractors enhance training, quality of life for Minnesota Guardsmen

Maj. Luke Thomsen, 347th Regional Support Group contracting officer, checks the generator supplying power for lights and personal devices for Soldiers using one-of-five large, contracted sleeping tents while the brigade conducts support of an Exportable Combat Training Exercise in Fort Hood, Texas. “It’s about providing good customer service,” Thomsen said.

August 2, 2019 (FORT HOOD, Texas) — U.S. Army units have vast spaces to work with for training events. For the Minnesota National Guard, those spaces include Fort Hood, Texas; Fort Irwin, California; and even Camp Ripley Training Center, Minnesota.  These training spaces are all ideal for brigade combat teams conducting tactical maneuvers involving thousands… Continue reading 347th RSG contractors enhance training, quality of life for Minnesota Guardsmen