Army

January 25, 2013

Old Soldiers Never Die … Six retire on Brown Parade Field during quarterly IRC

Tags:
Scout reports

Sgt. Bobby England, 11th Signal Brigade Sgt. Bobby England, 11th Signal Brigade
Col. Rich Rivera, Network Enterprise Technology Command, assistant chief of staff, G-1 and Sgt. Maj. Aurora Patterson, NETCOM assistant chief of staff, g-1, sergeant major presided over the Quarterly Installation Retirement ceremony and awarded six retirees with 144 years of combined military service with certificates and plaques for their service to the United States.

Following the invocation be Chaplain (Lt. Col. [P]) Ken Godfrey, senior garrison chaplain; recitation of the history of Brown Parade Field; and playing of the National Anthem by the 62nd Army Band, the honorees were recognized individually.

Lt. Col. David Hocker retired with more than 28 years of service to the United States Army. His final assignment was as a section lead and joint test officer with the Joint Interoperability Test Command, Defense Information Systems Agency. In addition to the awards presented on military retirement, Hocker received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

He and his wife Lesley have two daughters, Kaitlyn and Olivia. They plan to reside in Sierra Vista.

Maj. Scott Foreman, U.S. Air Force, leaves the military after 20 years of service. His most recent assignment was as a joint test officer, JITC, DISA. In addition to retirement awards, Foreman received the Defense Meritorious Service Medal.

He and his wife Angela have two daughters, Michela and Megan, and son, Stewart. They plan to make their home in Colorado Springs, Colo.

Lt. Col. John Sivils recently completed his last tour of duty as chief, Law and Order Detainee Operations, with 3rd Army at Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. He left the Army after 25 years of service and received the Meritorious Service Medal.

Sivils has one son, Jack, and presently resides in Gilbert.

Maj. Kathy Babin is currently assigned as chief, Environmental Health Preventive Medicine, Raymond W. Bliss Army Health Center, Medical Activity Command. She is retiring with a combined total of 23 years in the Army Reserves and U.S. Army. In honor of her service, Babin received the Meritorious Service Medal.

She has one son, Michael. The major was accompanied on the field by her mother, Frances Hazel. Babin and her Family plan to reside in Homestead, Fla.
Master Sgt. Theresa Robinson is currently assigned to the Office of the Chief, Military Intelligence, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence. She is retiring after 28 years of service to the U.S. Army and received the Meritorious Service Medal.

Sgt. 1st Class Jeffery Robinson is currently assigned to Company A, 304th Military Intelligence Battalion, as the noncommissioned officer in charge, educational specialist, USAICoE. He is retiring after 20 years of combined service, four to the U.S. Navy and 16 to the U.S. Army and received the Meritorious Service Medal for his service.

Master Sgt. and Sgt. 1st Class Robinson have one son, Brandon.

The Robinsons will take up residence in Waco, Texas.

Following the ceremony, spouses and special guests were honored with a bouquet of flowers or other token of appreciation in honor of the support they provided to their military member.

At the conclusion of the ceremony, the colors were retired, and the 62nd Army Band played four numbers and the audience joined in song. The ceremony concluded with the traditional cavalry charge by members of B Troop, 4th Cavalry Regiment (Memorial) across Brown Parade Field.




All of this week's top headlines to your email every Friday.


 
 

 

Army predator makes historic flight into national airspace system

Recently on Libby Army Airfield, standard operations were being conducted concerning daily arrivals and departures of unmanned aircraft from the runway. In fact, unmanned aircraft systems, UAS, flights in and out of Libby Army Airfield airfield have been a common sight since 2005. On this special day to the silent cheers of a few, one...
 
 
hrs_150126-Z-LW032-024

National Guard aids in Super Bowl Week crowd safety

Arizona National Guard leaders receive a Joint Task Force Super Bowl briefing Monday at the joint operations center at Papago Park Military Reservation in Phoenix. The task force was assembled to support local, state and federa...
 
 

TRICARE patients must attest to health care coverage

WASHINGTON — As tax season begins, Defense Department officials want to remind TRICARE beneficiaries of changes in the tax laws, which require all Americans to have health care insurance or potentially pay a tax penalty. For the first time since the Affordable Care Act passed in 2010, all U.S. citizens, including Service members, military retirees...
 

 
original-1

National Guard 29th ID Signal Company first to receive Army’ network upgrades

The National Guard’s C Signal Company, 29th Infantry Division receives training on Warfighter Information Network-Tactical Increment 1 End Of Life Technical Refresh upgrades at Pikesville, Maryland on Jan. 14. PIKESVILLE, Md....
 
 

Army Community Service announces upcoming classes

Military Spouse 102 to be offered Army Community Service will host a Military Spouse 102 (Army Family Team Building Level II) Class, Jan. 27 – 28, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., at ACS, for spouses who are new to the Army and those wanting to learn what the new curriculum has to offer. The AFTB...
 
 
Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold

Sergeant cooks up a win at Culinary Arts of Quarter board

Staff Sgt. Kelvin Ringold After hearing a grader yell “hands up,” Sgt. Kory Bender, Alpha Company, 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion, 11th Signal Brigade, throws his hands up and steps away from his dishes. During the Cul...
 




0 Comments


Be the first to comment!


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <strike> <strong>


Directory powered by Business Directory Plugin