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Service Battery

1st BN, 108th

FIELD ARTILLERY

This site updated as of: 21 March 03

Next Drill: 11-13 APR 03, Formation at 1900, 11 APR 03.

ADMIN:
  • NO SMOKING IN THE ARMORY OR BARRACKS!!! ONLY SMOKING ALLOWED IN THE ARMORY IS IN THE CLUB AFTER DUTY HOURS!
  • ID Card: Click here on a location closest to you.
  • DEERS/BAH: If you are married, divorced, or have dependant children, you must see SFC Rafuse about getting them enrolled in DEERS and BAH. Source documentation needed is marriage certificate, Birth certificates, court order for custody (if applicable), SSN Cards, and know each persons height, weight, eye color, and eye color.
  • If you are married, see SFC Rafuse or the admin section to update/change your SGLI entitlements. Effective 1 NOV 01, all married soldiers are entitled to insurance for spouse and children unless declined.

ALERT/MOB/THREAT INFO:

(CLICK HERE)

  • If alerted or mobilized, the only phone you will receive will be from this command, not anyone else. There has been a few cases of some type of misrepresentation. Your section leader will be able to answer more questions.

  • New Alert Roster dated 21 MAR 03 is here, but call or email for the password. (CLICK HERE)

APFT:

RECORD RETEST.

  • ANGLEY
  • BECHTOLD
  • BOGAN
  • BROWN
  • FEASER
  • HARRIS
  • HEIM
  • HOFFMAN
  • HUGENDUBLER
  • JUDKINS
  • LEZON
  • REPPERT
  • SCOTT
  • SHEPHERD
  • WEIANT, J.
  • WELCH
  • ZELLMAN

RECORD TEST

  • ALVAREZ
  • BEARD
  • BEDFORD
  • BURNS
  • ELLIOT
  • GANSTER
  • GERHART
  • HENSLEY
  • KEISER
  • KUHNERT
  • LEEDY
  • LEIB
  • ORTIZ
  • QUILES
  • ROBINSON
  • SCAIFE

RECORD APFT REQUIRES A WEIGH-IN AND BFC IS APPLICABLE.

ATRRS:

MOSQ ROSTER FOR TY-03: (Click here)

NCOES ROSTER FOR TY-03:

NAME CLASS IDT ADT DATES LOCATION
ARMSTRONG PLDC   X 15-29MAR03 FTIG
BEARD PLDC   X 15-29MAR03 FTIG
BENNETT PLDC   X 26JUL-9AUG03 FTIG
BURNS PH2 92G30 BNCOC   X 15-28JUN03 FT LEE
GANSTER CLS X   2-4MAY03 FTIG
MANZ PH1 BNCOC   X 29MAR-10APR03 FTIG
MANX PH2 88M40 ANCOC   X 28JUN-11JUL03 FT AP HILL
MOREY PLDC   X 15-29MAR03 FTIG
OXENREIDER PH1 BNCOC   X 22FEB-6MAR03 FTIG
OXENREIDER PH2 88M30 BNCOC     22FEB-22JUN03 ACCP
OXENREIDER PH3 88M BNCOC   X 29JUN-11JUL03 FT AP HILL
QUILES RECOVERY   X 5-18APR03 FTIG
ROBINSON PLDC   X 15-29MAR03 FTIG
SCOTT PH1 BNCOC   X 8-20FEB03 FTIG
SCOTT PH3 BNCOC   X 3-18MAR03 FT STEWART, GA
WOLFE PLDC   X 15-29MAR03 FTIG

Still plenty of courses available for enrollment. See SFC Rafuse for details.

COMMANDER'S CORNER:

I would like to thank everyone for their hard work in preparing for the recent inspections. We did well on both. Now we must look ahead to the rest of the year. Let's take what we learned from the inspections and apply it to how we do business. We only have 4 more drills until Annual Training. Let's start focusing on training. I know there is uncertainty on when we will convert, but until then we must plan and train as Service Battery. Let's stay positive and drive on.

EDUCATION:
  • EAP: Deadline for FALL 2002, SPRING 2003, SUMMER 2003 is 25 JUN 02. Get your EAP form 2 to SFC Rafuse.
  • So far the only soldiers signed up for EAP Fall 02/Sgring 03 is Bennett, Collett, Lamm, Lezon, Matz, Olan, Root, Welch
  • SLRP Update: Anyone who has existing student loans may be eligible for up to $10,000 in student loan repayment. See SFC Rafuse
  • The Army Correspondence Program is free and you should be using it! The Enlisted promotion Program gives you 1 promotion point per 5 hours completed then another 5 bonus points if the course was over 25 credit hours. You also receive 1 retirement point per 3 hours completed. Combat LifeSaver is an ACCP course, so see SFC Rafuse for enrollment. The ACCP web site is: http://www.atsc.army.mil/accp/aipd.htm
  • Federal Tuition Assistance (FTA) Program has received additional funds. FTA 03 pays 75% up to $200.00, $4000.00 pa. per credit, and is available to all ranks. FTA can be used with the Montgomery GI Bill, but not with the Kicker. FTA is a great opportunity for soldiers who are not eligible for EAP. Also, FTA can be used with EAP, not to exceed 100% of the tuition cost. Applications (DA2171 and TA1) are processed on a 1st come basis and must be submitted to the Education Office 30 days prior to the start of class.
  • New link for more help
E-MAIL: (Click here)
EPP:
  • PLDC is now open for every E4 regardless of selection.

Selections:

  • ROBINSON 307-02 63B20
  • ARMSTRONG 304-08B 63D20
  • BEARD 306A-05 63D20
  • MARTIN 306B-05 63D20
  • HYKES 306C-05 63D20
  • WOLFE #2 on list, waiting for #1 to be selected.

NGB FORM 4100-1-R-E ARE IN NOW FOR E4'S AND E5'S.

Cutoff Dates and Eligibility Requirements For the FY 2003 Promotion Boards
GRADE OF RANK 4100's DISTRIBUTED RETURN 4100"S NLT BOARD DATE EFF DATE OF NEW PEL MIN TIG MIN TIS
E8 to E9

1-Aug-02

15-Oct-02

16-17 NOV 02

10 DEC 02

14 Months (>30 SEP 01) 16 Years (>30 NOV 86)
E7 to E8

1-Aug-02

15-Oct-02

16-17 NOV 02

10 DEC 02

12 Months (>30 NOV 01) 13 Years (>30 NOV 89)
E6 to E7

1 SEP 02

15 DEC 02

18-19 JAN 03

10 FEB 03

11 Months (>28 FEB 02) 9 Years (>31JAN 94)
E5 to E6

1 NOV 02

15 FEB 03

15-16 MAR 03

10 APR 03

8 Months (>31 JUL 02) NA
E4 to E5

1 JAN 03

15 APR 03

17-18 MAY 03

10 JUN 03

6 Months (>30 NOV 02) NA
FAMILY READINESS GROUP:
  • President: Lisa Hylton
  • Vice-President:
  • Treasurer: Sandy Buck
  • Secretary: Cheri Manz
  • EM Club Coordinator: Kevin Scaife

Next meeting is 06 Mar 03, at 1800

IADT:

SHIPPING:

  • 23 JUN 03- Miller, J.

ATTENDING IADT:

  • Ferretti
  • Newswanger
  • Ambron

NOT CLEARED:

  • Zimmerman- Waiting on documentation form civilian doctor.
JOBS: (Click here)
  • SVC BTRY will be announcing the SUPPLY SGT Position shortly, keep your eyes open on the AGR list.
  • 104th INF DET (LRS) will also be announcing the SUPPLY SGT Position shortly, keep youe eyes open on the AGR list. Applicants must be in the pay-grade of E4-E6, less than 36 years old, and volunteer for Airborne training.
LINKS: (click here)
MAINTENANCE:
  • NEW DIVARTY MAINTENANCE SOP
  • Monthly services
  • Fire Extinguishers updated
  • When vehicles are parked, antennae's must be released
  • Verify everyones Military Operators Permit and Civilian Drivers License
MEDICAL:

Personnel scheduled for physicals must report on time, in PT uniform, picture ID, and Health records. Those having a +40 physical must fill out a DA 5675 Health Risk Appraisal. All soldiers must fast (all but water) for 12 hours prior physical. Soldiers with afternoon appointments may eat a light breakfast and fast until after the physical.

AT Medical Screening:

  • Burns- Needs documentation from dentist for cavities.

**** CHANGE ******

PHYSICALS are now for 0830, 23 FEB 03:

  • COLLETT
  • ANGLEY
  • MANZ
  • FAKE
  •  
  • CIAMPO
  • WEIANT, J.
MESS:

FRIDAY:

  •  

SATURDAY:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
  • Dinner

SUNDAY:

  • Breakfast
  • Lunch
NEW FACES:

BACK FROM IADT:

  • Ortiz.
  • QUILES
  • HENSLEY

New Enlistment:

  • SGT James Bowers, AMMO 1, Sponsor: SSG Manz
  • PV2 Foxhall, BN MAINT, Sponsor: PFC Rufrano
PAY:
  • You can visit the DFAS web site to determine you current and future drill pay to include AT and BAS. Keep in mind that a MUTA 5 is 5 days of active duty for your pay grade and Time in Service. AT pay is strictly Active duty pay per day.
  • DFAS WEB SITE
  • A reminder to those that have dependents (children, spouse) to make sure that they are enrolled in DEERS and you are enrolled in BAS (formerly BAH/VHA). After AT is not the time to this. See SFC Rafuse if you are unsure.
  • Everyone should be enrolled in SUREPAY (Direct Deposit). If not see your bank, and get a SF 1199A (Direct Deposit Form). Have it filled out and then submit it to SFC Rafuse.
  • Interactive Voice Response System (IVRS) allows you 24hrs access to your pay information, 7 days a week. Toll free: 1-888-pay-army or commercial: 317-510-0665.
  • W2's for CY-02 will distributed during JAN drill. They are available on the DFAS web-site.
  • JAN pay date: 22 JAN 03

Past due SUTA's:

NAME DATE OF ASSEMBLY PERIOD SCHEDULED DATE FOR SUTA PERIOD DROP DEAD DATE FOR AWOL
FEASER 21-22 DEC 02 1,2,3,4     11 JAN 03
LAMM 11-12 JAN 03 1,2,3,4     21 FEB 03

Soldiers must make up the SUTA before the next scheduled drill or be considered AWOL.

RECRUITING & RETENTION:
  • We need to be in constant awareness of the status of this units recruiting and retention goals. You do not have to be actively recruiting people. If you happen to know anyone who may be interested or is prior service (any branch) call the unit or SFC Collins and SGT Isamoyer at (717) 279-2821.

RETENTION COUNSELING:

INITIAL:

  • BOWERS
  • Foxhall

WITHIN 30 DAYS RETURN FROM IADT:

  • ORTIZ
  • Quiles
  • Hensley

ANNUAL:

  • FAKE
  • FEASER
  • JAMES
  • LEZON
  • MILLER, K.
  • ROBINSON

6 MONTHS TO ETS:

  • SCOTT (11AUG03)
  • ROBINSON (22AUG03)

5 MONTHS TO ETS:

  • MEHLER (16JUL03)
  • BURNS (17FEB03)
  • OXENREIDER 1(19FEB03)

4 MONTHS TO ETS:

  • CIAMPO (12JUN03)

90 DAYS TO ETS:

  • ZELLMAN (9APR03)
  • STICKLER (11APR03)
SECURITY:
  • Buck- Need worksheet
  • Harris- Need worksheet
SUPPLY:
  • Now is the time to see supply about replenashing your supplies for barracks maintenance, weapons maintenance and equipment/uniform replacement.
  • New Change to the Keystone Standard: 550 cord must be used to tie the helmet band to your Kevlar helmet. The cord must be laced through the slits of the helmet over.
  • New Division Policy: All individual equipment will be stored in your wall-locker!

Clothing/Equipment is in for the following:

  • Weiant
  • Angley
  • Heim
TRAINING:

14-16 Mar 03, MUTA-5, FTIG

Opportunity Training:

  1. 113-637-2001 COMMUNICATE VIA TACTICAL RADIO

FASP

UNIT BARRACKS BLDG MESSHALL
HHB 13-43,44,45   13-21
A 13-10,11   13-18
B 13-28,29   13-18
C 13-30,31   13-20
SVC 13-9   13-20
MAINT PLT 13-42    
BN HQ   13-17  
HHB SUPPLY   13-37  
SVC SUPPLY      
CLASSROOM   13-6  
MRS   13-1MR  
BOQ 13-104    
BEQ 13-103    

15-16 MAR 02, Field Sanitation Certification Course, FTIG:

  • MANZ
  • SNYDER
  • OXENREIDER
  • MEHLER
  • GRETH
  • LANE
  • LEZON
  • MILLER, M
  • REPPERT
  • BENNETT
  • LEEDY

CHANGE 4: Training Year 2003 Schedule for you to down load or print

1-108th FA TY-03 Short Range TNG Guidance w/ YTC

SVC BTRY TY-03 YTC

1-108th FA, Long Range Training Plan (3 year calendar) dtd 30 APR 01

WEIGHT CONTROL:
  • Those placed on weight control need to be counseled and appropriate paperwork initiated for monthly weigh-in's
  • REF: 28th ID (M) MEMO dtd 3 AUG 02, SUBJECT: Weight control Standards. Units will be in compliance with AR 600-9.

MONTHLY WEIGH-IN:

  • ANGLEY
  • BOGAN
  • FEASER
  • GERHART
  • HOFFMAN
  • HUGENDUBLER
  • JUDKINS
  • REPPERT
  • RUFRANO
  • SCOTT
  • SHEPHERD
  • SNYDER
  • WELCH
 
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