Local

November 8, 2013

Newest B Troop Riding School graduates receive their spurs

Tags:
Maranda Flynn
Staff Writer

BTroopGrad18_20131101_Flynn
From left, members of B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial): Thomas Rodkey, K Battery; Priscilla Davis, K Battery; Anastasia Virden, Ladies Auxiliary; Martina Peters, Ladies Auxiliary; and Pete Criscuolo, B Troop first sergeant, observe the B Troop Riding School graduation ceremony, Nov. 1, from the sidelines of Brown Parade Field. All members of the unit are uniformed, equipped, and armed in accordance with the U.S. Cavalry standards of the 1880s, to include a Ladies Auxiliary and an artillery section known as K Battery.

BTroopGrad7_20131101_Flynn
Cmdr. Troy Wilcox, B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial), congratulates the unit’s newest members, Retired Lt. Col. John Payne, Lt. Cmdr. Joshua Hengst, Capt. Luke Gosnell and Capt. Shea Redmond. B Troop, 4th Cavalry Regiment relies solely on volunteers to fill its ranks. The unit is always looking for the “best of the best” recruits to represent B Troop’s heritage. The unit is currently accepting applications for the next Cavalry Riding School, tentatively scheduled to begin in February 2014. For more information, call 538.2178, or visit http://huachuca-www.army.mil/pages/btroop/index.html.

BTroopGrad21_20131101_Flynn
B Troop, 4th Regiment, U.S. Cavalry (Memorial) prepare to honor the most recent graduates during the B Troop Riding School graduation ceremony Nov. 1 on Brown Parade Field. B Troop is a United States Army mounted ceremonial unit whose mission is to promote the heritage and traditions of the U.S. Army in the Southwest during the period of the Indian Wars and support recruiting, community relations, and official and nonofficial ceremonial functions, according to their website.

BTroopGrad25_20131101_Flynn
Chaplain (Capt.) Bruce Duty delivers the invocation during the B Troop Riding School Graduation ceremony, Nov.1, and blesses both old and new members of B Troop. During the event, the four newest members of the memorial cavalry unit donned their spurs, mouthed their steeds, and participated in their first public cavalry charge.




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


 
 

 
Stephanie Caffall

Second ‘Take Back Night’ hosted at Cochise College

Stephanie Caffall Rick Mueller, mayor, City of Sierra Vista, spoke at the Take Back the Night event and encouraged the community to put an end to sexual assault and harassment. Fort Huachuca and the Sierra Vista community joine...
 
 
k9retirement5_42115_lakosil

Military working dogs retire after nine years of service

Stephen Gruden, Nancy, and Kaden, 5, are all smiles after becoming new owners to retired military working dog, Goliat, 11. Stephen was Goliat’s first handler.   The 483rd Military Police Detachment, Military Working Dogs...
 
 

Arizona celebrates Water Awareness Month

Recognizing that Arizona is an arid state with finite water supplies and a growing population, it is essential that Arizonans do their part to ensure that Arizona has the water we need for our communities to thrive for generations to come. For that reason, the month of April was designated as Water Awareness Month. The...
 

 

WWES explains importance of water-energy nexus

WAM! In Arizona, April is Water Awareness Week. So why are we talking energy? When we turn the handle at the sink, clear sparkling water magically flows from the faucet. But, in reality, it isn’t magic that brings water into our homes. It takes significant amounts of energy to pump the water from the water...
 
 
irwinpool_42015_lakosil

Irwin pool fees now being implemented May 23

Irwin Pool will begin implementing fees beginning May 23 to offset operation costs and enable the pool to remain open for the summer. Due to budget constraints, Irwin Pool will begin implementing fees May 23 through Sept. 6, 20...
 
 
Bubbles-as-art

Chalk Talk

YES Fair winners named Gen. Myer Elementary School fifth-graders recently competed in the Youth Engineering & Science, or YES, Fair in Cochise County. The competition included students in grades 5 through 12 throughout the ...
 




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