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.

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    • The U.S. Army, GM and Raytheon partner on advanced training initiative for transitioning Soldiers Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTARLINGTON, VA, (July 29, 2014) --The U.S. Army, General Motors (NYSE:GM) and Raytheon Company (NYSE: RTN), today announced they are teaming up to provide eligible transitioning Army soldiers with skills to become service technicians at GM dealerships after they return to civilian life. The Shifting Gears: Automotive Technician Training Program, a multi-year partnership between the two companies and the Army, will begin in August at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. The initiative demonstrates a strong commitment to helping veterans succeed by connecting them with education and career opportunities outside of the military service. Shifting Gears will be part of the Army's Soldier for Life support program, which helps soldiers reintegrate into their communities after leaving the Army.
    • 2916th Aviation Battalion receives new commander Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTThe 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, conducted a change of command ceremony here, July 24. Lieutenant Col. William Garber III took command of the 2916th after receiving the unit colors from 916th Commander Col. Matthew Ruedi. Outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe, bid farewell to the organization he led for two years.
    • Yellow Ribbon event helps Reserve MPs, loved ones prepare for deployment Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTWhen Soldiers are told they will deploy, the last thing they need is to get overwhelmed by everything they must do before leaving. For Army Reserve Soldiers of the 361st Military Police Company and 362nd Military Police Detachment, an opportunity to get ahead of potential problems came at a Yellow Ribbon event July 11-13.
    • Family readiness group provides support for Army Reserve families Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTAn Army Reserve unit in Ashley, Pennsylvania, is ensuring connections between family members through its family readiness group.
    • Under Secretary Carson tours CBRNE organizations at Aberdeen Proving Ground Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTUnder Secretary of the Army Brad Carson toured Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, to learn about the installation's expertise in chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosives defense.
    • MCoE bids farewell to Chief of Armor Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTFORT BENNING, Ga. (July 30, 2014) -- Soldiers, veterans, Family members and others from across the tricommunity area came together to bid farewell to Armor School commandant and 48th Chief of Armor Brig. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas July 25 at Derby Auditorium.
    • 'Big Red One' combatives team continues winning streak Tue, 29 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTMembers of the Fort Riley Modern Army Combatives Institute continued their winning streak at the annual Sunflower State Games jiujitsu tournament July 26. Fort Riley and 1st Infantry Division Soldiers teamed with competitors from the Combative Sports Center out of Manhattan to take home the first place jiujitsu team trophy.
    • Odierno discusses leadership development, Army future with Fort Carson Soldiers Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTArmy Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno talked with leaders and Soldiers while taking a tour of Fort Carson, Colorado, July 24, 2014.
    • Army Chief of Staff visits 4th CAB Mon, 28 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTFORT CARSON, COLO. -- Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Ordierno, and Commanding General Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, visited 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Inf. Div., at Butts Army Airfield on Fort Carson, Colo., July 24, 2014. Odierno talked with "Iron Eagle" Leaders and Soldiers, and toured the CAB's hangars and flight tower. (Photos by Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division/Released)
    • New York National Guard training takes to skies Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTNew York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 642d Aviation Support Battalion, conducted integration Annual Training in support of their fellow New York Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Battalion, at Fort Drum, N.Y., July 19-22, 2014.
    • Under secretary visits Fort Sill, shares Army future Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTUnder Secretary of the Army Brad Carson visited Fort Sill, Oklahoma, July 22, 2014, to talk with Maj. Gen. John Rossi, about his new command, and other post leaders about the future of the Army, and the Fires Center of Excellence's role in it.
    • Warhawks dig talons into combatives Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTKANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - As the U.S. presence in Afghanistan draws down, units stay vigilant in their mission and training to secure the stability of Afghanistan and its people. Part of this enormous task involves the individual combat readiness of each Soldier. Task Force Warhawk leadership has provided an opportunity for their Soldiers to be certified level-one under the Modern Army Combatives Program while stationed at Shindand Airfield, Afghanistan.
    • 20th CBRNE Command Soldiers compete for top honors Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland -- Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) tested their mettle in the Best Warrior Competition here July 21 - 25.
    • TOWs return to Fort Riley: 'Big Red One' infantrymen fire live anti-tank missiles Fri, 25 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTFifteen M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle crews were the first Fort Riley Soldiers in more than a decade to fire live, tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided anti-tank missiles -- commonly known as TOW missiles -- during a training exercise July 22.
    • EOD troops train with federal agencies during exercise Thu, 24 Jul 2014 00:00:00 EDTU.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the 744th EOD Company honed their life-saving and mission-enabling skills in a joint and interagency exercise at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.
  • Front Page RSS Feed Thu, 31 Jul 2014 05:25:15 EDTFront Page

    • Army secretary, SMA launch Army birthday events, present Purple Hearts Fri, 13 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDTSecretary of the Army John M. McHugh and Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III laid a wreath at the tomb of the Army's first commander-in-chief, President George Washington, and presented Purple Hearts to two Soldiers, at Washington's Mt. Vernon estate in Alexandria, Va., June 13, 2014.
    • Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDTThe Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by walls.
    • President Obama pays respects, remembers heroes at Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial Fri, 06 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDTPresident Barack Obama and French President François Hollande spoke to more than 10,000 attendees at the Normandy American Cemetery and Memorial in Colleville-Sur-Mer, France, June 6, 2014, commemorating the memory of the Soldiers who gave their lives 70 years ago fighting to end the Nazi reign over Europe.
    • Continental Congress authorizes Army Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDTWhen the American Revolutionary War broke out in 1775, the original 13 colonies did not have a shared army, but instead, a collection of independent colonial militias.
    • Washington takes command of Continental Army in 1775 Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDTBefore the American colonies even made their declaration of independence, the Second Continental Congress gathered together in Philadelphia 238 years ago to create a standing Army and select a commander in chief.
    • Rangers among first leaders of America's Army Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDTWhen Congress established the Continental Army on June 14, 1775, the original 10 Rifle Companies were composed heavily of frontiersmen and some leaders of the militia already fighting were veterans of a unit known as Roger's Rangers.
    • Vice chief on leadership: Latch on to mentors Thu, 05 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDTAn important aspect of leader development not learned in a classroom setting is the importance of seeking out good mentors, explained the Army Vice Chief of Staff to a meeting of the Asian American Government Executives Network, June 5, 2014, in Arlington, Va.
    • NFL wellness team, Army medicine leaders tour National Intrepid Center Wed, 04 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDTMembers from the National Football League's Health and Safety Policy team recently met with Army Medicine staffers in an effort to increase the momentum of the Army/NFL initiative on traumatic brain injury prevention and awareness, which began in 2012.
    • 'Big Red One' Soldiers arrive in France for D-Day commemoration Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDTSoldiers of the 1st Infantry Division, along with other units within the United States Army, have been asked to support the commemorative ceremonies for the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings in Normandy, France.
    • Cost-saving strategies pay off for 'transformative leaders' Tue, 03 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDTCapt. Lauren M. Hamlin and Michael R. Wilson were each presented with a Pace Award by Under Secretary of the Army Brad R. Carson during a ceremony in the Pentagon, June 3, 2014.
    • MacArthur Leadership Awards go to 28 officers Mon, 02 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDTThe Army chief of staff recognized 28 company-grade commissioned and warrant officers for epitomizing the ideals of the Gen. Douglas MacArthur Leadership Awards -- duty, honor, country -- during a standing-room-only ceremony in the Pentagon auditorium, June 30, 2014.
    • U.S. Air Defense doctrine release marks 'cornerstone' in South Korea/U.S. interoperability Mon, 02 Jun 2014 00:00:00 EDTThe commander of the 35th Air Defense Artillery Brigade presented the Republic of Korea Air Force Air Defense Missile Command with the historic release of U.S. Air and Missile Defense doctrine specifically approved for South Korea's Patriot force, May 29, 2014, at the Air Defense Missile Command headquarters at Osan Air Base, South Korea.
    • 173rd Airborne leaders conduct in-flight rig for Netherlands jump Fri, 30 May 2014 00:00:00 EDTParatroopers are intimately familiar with the timeline of an airborne operation: arrive at the staging area, strap a parachute to your back, attach your rucksack and equipment between your legs, receive a jumpmaster inspection, wait for ages, load the aircraft, fly and finally jump.
    • Force Development director: Army values worthy of daily discussion Thu, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 EDTMaj. Gen. Robert M. Dyess said he encourages other leaders to spend a few minutes every day in small groups with their Soldiers and civilians, discussing one Army value.
    • Natick researchers developing new system to help aircrews 'keep their cool' Thu, 29 May 2014 00:00:00 EDTResearchers at the Natick Soldier Systems Center in Natick, Mass., have been testing a body-worn microclimate cooling system that allows crew members to move around inside the aircraft without tripping on tethers, and to exit the aircraft while still being cooled.
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