GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, Sunday, January 29, 2017

GENERAL MEMBERSHIP MEETING, Sunday, January 29, 2017

LOCATION: The Buffalo Pavilion. 12 noon Pot Luck Luncheon.
Thayer Gate to stop sign past Security check point. Veer left up Mills Road to Wilson Rd.,(left). Continue to 628 Wilson Road. Pavilion is on the right, behind the Post Office.

12 – 1:00p. POT LUCK LUNCHEON. Bring a favorite or seasonal dish to share with others. If you bring a little extra, your Cadets return to their barracks with some of the fare. The abilities of members to cook up, and find food that is simple, tasty and remarkable is quite wonderful!

SPEAKERS: LTC R. LEE, Ranger and Sapper – trained and CPT Cockrill, Ranger – trained.

TALK: The challenges and merits of earning the Ranger and Sapper tabs.

Rangers and Sappers Lead The Way!

Ranger School is one of the toughest training courses for which a Soldier can volunteer. Army Rangers are experts in leading Soldiers on
difficult missions – and to do this, they need rigorous training. For more than two months, Ranger students train to exhaustion, pushing the limits of their minds and bodies.
The purpose of the Army’s Ranger course is to prepare these Army volunteers – both officers and enlisted Soldiers – in combat arms related functional skills. The Rangers’ primary mission is to engage in close combat and direct-fire battles.

Sapper Leader Course Mission
The Sapper Leader Course trains Engineer and non-engineer leaders in small unit tactics, leadership skills, and War-fighter tactics required to perform as a member of a combined-arms team in a contemporary operating environment.

The course is also designed to build cohesion and esprit de corps by training soldiers in troop leading procedures, demolitions (conventional and expedient), mountaineering opeThe course culminates in an intense field training exercise that reinforces the use of the battle drills and specialized engineer techniques learned throughout the course.


Meg Hunnewell, Communications Secretary