2nd Battalion, 340th Regiment CS/CSS

2nd Battalion, 340th Regiment CS/CSS

Mission statement

The 2nd Battalion of the 340th Regiment is a multi-component training support battalion. The Stalker Battalion's mission is to provide training assistance, support, and evaluation to Reserve/National Guard Component CS/CSS units in order to enhance individual and unit provide combat support, combat service support and survive during sustained combat operations. The Stalker battalion headquarters is located in Louisville Kentucky and is comprised of nine subordinate teams and a Headquarters and Headquarters Company. The majority of Soldiers assigned to the Stalker Battalion serve as Observer/Controller/Trainer/Mentors, with the primary mission to deploy to a training site and observe, control, teach and mentor individual Soldiers and Units prior to and/or during Mobilization. This battalion is made up of Soldiers from the Active Component, The United States Army Reserve, and The Army National Guard. We also have Soldiers serving with us from the Operation Warrior Trainer program providing relevant and real time experience in the training we provide. Our Combat Support teams consist of three engineer specific, and one military police/chemical/signal team. Our Combat Service Support teams include three logistic support teams and one medical team. We also maintain an Opposing Force team. The majority of Military Occupation Specialties are represented within our battalion. The Stalker Battalion does not differentiate between components; we are all Soldiers adhering to the Army Standards.

2nd Battalion, 340th Regiment CS/CSS Headlines/News

  • FORSCOM RSS Feed Sun, 19 Apr 2015 14:45:24 EDTFORSCOM

    • 2-15 Field Artillery Soldiers case colors for deployment to Afghanistan Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTFORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Allons Soldiers stood tall and proud in formation as their battalion colors were furled during a casing ceremony April 8 at Magrath Sports Complex on Fort Drum. Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team completed one of the last remaining steps before heading off to Afghanistan.
    • 10th Mountain Division names training facility for highly decorated World War II veteran Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTFORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A 10th Mountain Division veteran who was highly decorated for his actions during World War II was honored during a memorialization ceremony April 8 at Fort Drum. Fort Drum officials rededicated the Training Support Center as the 1st Lt. John S. Creaghe Training Support Center. Creaghe served with the 1st Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, during WWII.
    • Cavalry Soldiers sharpen skills during gunnery training exercise Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTFORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the rains began to melt the snow and turned dirt to mud, Soldiers of Ghost Squadron piled into their tactical vehicles and made their way to the field to conduct semi-annual light cavalry gunnery April 7-15 on two different training areas north of Fort Drum.
    • Fort Drum SARC nominated for DOD's top honor Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTFORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Being the best at whatever she does is nothing new for Sgt. 1st Class Chylciale M. Washington; she's made a career of it. Among her many accolades, Washington was recently named one of U.S. Army Forces Command's best sexual assault response coordinators during the selection for the Department of Defense's Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Award.
    • First Army working group coordinates future warfighting training Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTEnsuring commanders and Soldiers have training opportunities to hone their warfighting skills was the focus of a Training Support and Synchronization Working Group held this week in First Army headquarters.
    • U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Total Army Force chaplains gather for SORTAF 2015 Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTThe FORSCOM Command Chaplain's Office hosted the 2015 Strategic Operational Readiness and Training Assessment Forum, April 14 - 16, 2015, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The forum was designed to train, develop and empower junior chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Total Army Force (Active Army, U.S. Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve).
    • 1-66 Armor honors lineage with challenge Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTThe "Iron Knights" of 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, honored their rich history of lineage built by men and women before them by conducting a "Colonel Burt Challenge" April 6-9 at Camp Buehring in honor of Capt. James M. Burt, one of the regiment's most coveted Armor officers in its history.
    • Kuwait, U.S. maritime forces build relationships through training exercise Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTDuring a multilateral exercise, the 393rd Transportation Harbormaster Operations Detachment, 529th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, teamed up with Kuwait Naval Forces in support of Operation Eagle Resolve at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, March 8.
    • National Guard unit retrogrades aviation equipment worth $260 million Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers, from 1100th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group, a Maryland National Guard unit, are nearing the end of a deployment that saw them retrograde 16 airframes and $260 million in Class IX aviation equipment from theater during their nine-month deployment while simultaneously supporting ongoing missions.
    • Timeless actions: 'Quarter Horse' troopers honor Medal of Honor recipient ahead of casing Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTOn June 30, 1966, in south Vietnam, Sgt. Donald R. Long and the men of the squadron's Troops B and C were conducting a reconnaissance operation in the dense jungles when they were ambushed by a concealed Viet Cong regiment reinforced with mortars, recoilless rifles and machine guns. During the battle, Long left his armored personnel carrier and, under enemy fire, carried wounded men to evacuation helicopters before continuing to fight.
    • Troops destroy 75,000 pounds of explosives in New Mexico Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers, from two U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal companies, eliminated more than 75,000 pounds of explosives during operations in New Mexico over the past month.
    • Dailey: Go to Ranger school, regardless of gender Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTSgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey recently visited Fort Benning during the 2015 Best Ranger Competition, and took the time to share his views on some of the issues within the Army.
    • Army aviation continues efforts for technology development Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTThe Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift research.
    • Lighting up the Dark: Nighttime Air Assault Sun, 12 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTFORT CARSON, COLO. -- Infantry Soldiers gazed upon the green-lit darkness of a training area as they were called towards the whining of helicopter blades by a UH-60 Black Hawk crew chief, April 8. Aircrews from 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted nighttime air assault training missions with Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, both from 4th Infantry Division.
    • 82nd Abn. Div. offers Iraqi army marksmanship lesson Fri, 10 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTIraqi army soldiers with the 72nd Brigade, 15th Division receive a close-quarters marksmanship class from paratroopers with the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, at Camp Taji, Iraq, April 6, 2015. The IA soldiers were trained in close-quarters combat to improve their urban assault skills in preparation for fighting Islamic State militants in their country. Soldiers from the 82nd Abn. Div. are deployed as members of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve to advise and assist Iraqi Security Forces. (Sgt. Cody Quinn, CJTF-OIR Public Affairs)
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    • System undergoes technical demonstration, heads to South Korea Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTAn innovative system to warn of a biological attack recently underwent an advanced technical demonstration at Dugway Proving Ground, and is now in South Korea for an operations demonstration by Soldiers.
    • U.S. Army's top Pacific commander visits Chile Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTGen. Vincent K. Brooks, commanding general of U.S. Army Pacific, or USARPAC, conducted an official visit with the Chilean army at the invitation of the Chilean army commander, Gen. Humberto Oviedo, April 15-16.
    • Twin brothers reflect on time in Old Guard Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTWhen twin brothers Jason and Justin Gensler decided to join the Army in 2012, they had no idea they would eventually wind up working on the same casket team as part of the 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.
    • Reservist locks onto target during Army Trials for gold Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTSteady breathing, sharp focus and a sense of calm helped one Soldier lock onto his target: a spot on the Army team for the 2015 Warrior Games.
    • Odierno presents Outstanding Civilian Service Awards Thu, 16 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTFive civilians were presented with the Outstanding Civilian Service Award for their contributions to the Army during a special Twilight Tattoo hosted by the Army chief of staff, April 14.
    • Army trains future equal opportunity leaders Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTForty Soldiers are completing the Equal Opportunity Leaders' Course at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait. They have now seen how status and influence may create protective barriers for equal opportunity offenders within the military ranks.
    • Army may create cyber career field for civilians Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTTo better manage personnel, "the Army created the Cyber Branch 17 [for Soldiers] and is exploring the possibility of creating a cyber career field for Army civilians," Lt. Gen. Edward C. Cardon told senators, April 14.
    • Regiment engineers train to win at Exercise Saber Junction 15 Wed, 15 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTAllowing safe movement of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment's infantry squadrons to and through the battlefield takes careful training, refined skills and specialized equipment. That is where the Regimental Engineering Squadron comes in.
    • Dailey: Go to Ranger school, regardless of gender Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTSgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey recently visited Fort Benning during the 2015 Best Ranger Competition, and took the time to share his views on some of the issues within the Army.
    • Medical team leverages Wi-Fi, mobile health in combat operations settings Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTImagine arriving at a major medical center with a life-threatening medical condition. Imagine now that this facility has no paging or cell phone capability. How will the right doctor be alerted that you need treatment to save your life? The Telemedicine and Advanced Technology Research Center's Mobile Health Innovation Team are working to avoid a scenario, such as this, in austere, deployed hospital environments.
    • Yuma Proving Ground helps ensure reliability of guided munitions Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTWhenever the U.S. military fires an artillery round, the reliability of that round was meticulously proven at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground, long before making it into the hands of Soldiers.
    • National Guard unit retrogrades aviation equipment worth $260 million Tue, 14 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers, from 1100th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group, a Maryland National Guard unit, are nearing the end of a deployment that saw them retrograde 16 airframes and $260 million in Class IX aviation equipment from theater during their nine-month deployment while simultaneously supporting ongoing missions.
    • Army looks toward fully autonomous tactical vehicle Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTThe Army is working toward developing a fully autonomous tactical vehicle, a robotics expert recently said.
    • Service member motivates teammates striving for DOD Warrior Games Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTWith constant smiles and yells of enthusiasm, one Soldier said, while his goal is to make the Army team for the Department of Defense's 2015 Warrior Games, he ultimately enjoyed just being able to set personal records.
    • Army aviation continues efforts for technology development Mon, 13 Apr 2015 00:00:00 EDTThe Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift research.
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