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Recent Video

Medal of Honor: Alvin P Carey Medal of Honor: Alvin P Carey
Heroes of their generation and for a new generation: 2ID Medal of Honor recipient: Staff Sgt. Alvin P. Carey
2ID Yes Means Yes 2ID Yes Means Yes
2ID Yes Means Yes
Medal of Honor: Joel Thompson Boone Medal of Honor: Joel Thompson Boone
Medal of Honor: Joel Thompson Boone Medal of Honor Recipient: Joel Thompson Boone Heroes of their generation and for a new generation: 2ID Medal of Honor...
50th Anniversary Veterans Interview - Camelo Rodriguez B-roll 50th Anniversary Veterans Interview - Camelo Rodriguez...
2ID 50th Anniversary Veterans Interview - Camelo Rodriguez B-roll
2ID 50th Anniversary Veterans Interview - Jack Woodall B-roll 2ID 50th Anniversary Veterans Interview - Jack Woodall...
2ID 50th Anniversary Veterans Interview - Jack Woodall B-roll
2ID 50th Anniversary Veterans Interview - Ken Koski B-roll 2ID 50th Anniversary Veterans Interview - Ken Koski B-roll
2ID 50th Anniversary Veterans Interview - Ken Koski B-roll


Recent Greetings

Go Army, Beat Navy Spirit Video (29 sec. version) Go Army, Beat Navy Spirit Video (29 sec. version)
Leadership from the 2nd Infantry Division show their support for Army in the annual Army versus Navy football game. :29 cut down version.
Pvt. Kenneth Caldera Pvt. Kenneth Caldera
Pvt. Kenneth Caldera sends a greeting to El Paso, Texas from South Korea for Holiday Season 2014.
Tamara Gaffney Tamara Gaffney
Tamara Gaffney sends a greeting to Denver, Colorado from South Korea for Holiday Season 2014.
Tamara Gaffney Tamara Gaffney
Tamara Gaffney sends a greeting to Philadelphia, Pennsylvania from South Korea for Holiday Season 2014.
Patrick Beard Patrick Beard
Patrick Beard sends a greeting to Skiatook, Oklahoma from South Korea for Holiday Season 2014.
Sgt. 1st Class Vincent Abril Sgt. 1st Class Vincent Abril
Sgt. 1st Class Vincent Abril sends a greeting to Rochester, New York from South Korea for Holiday Season 2014.


Featured Story


Soldiers compete for the Air Assault Badge


Story by Sgt. Neysa Canfield

Soldiers compete for the Air Assault Badge CAMP CASEY, South Korea - You can see the sweat pouring down and you can tell they are tired just by the look on their faces. You can see a hint of nervousness as they get closer and closer, but as the Air Assault instructor calls for the next group to approach the obstacle course all you hear is a thunderous “Air Assault!”

Soldiers throughout the Peninsula participated in Air Assault School at Camps Hovey and Casey, South Korea, July 16-27.

“The course started off with 254 candidates but only 176 of them graduated,” said Master Sgt. Lewis V. Bolen, the operations training and exercise noncommissioned officer in charge with Company A, Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 2nd Infantry Division/ROK-US Combined Division.
The course started out with day zero, where Soldiers had to run two miles under a designated time and successfully complete the Air Assault obstacle course, all while wearing the Army Combat Uniform. From there Soldiers had to go through different three different phases the Combat Assault Phase, Sling Load Phase and Rappel Phase.

“Air Assault is physically and mentally demanding,” said 2nd Lt. Samantha Lindemulder, the executive officer for 362nd Signal Company, 41st Signal Battalion, 1st Signal Brigade and also one out of four females to earn the coveted badge. “Not only do you have to meet all the physical requirements but you also have book work that you have to study every single night until the last phase.”

The Sling load phase was one of the most difficult tasks for the candidates during Air Assault School stated Bolen. When testing out of the Sling load Phase candidates had two minutes to point out three out four deficiencies.

“Its attention to detail,” stated Pfc. Donte Pittman, a cavalry scout with Company C, 4th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, when talking about the Sling load phase. “It’s the smallest detail that can get you to fail.”

Lastly the candidates had to tackle a 12-mile foot march, in which they had to complete in three hours or less on the day of graduation in order to proudly wear their wings and become Air Assault Soldiers.

“I am extremely excited to wear my wings,” said Lindemulder. “We worked really hard to get here. Regardless of rank or what you do in Army if you have the opportunity to attend this school I would definitely advise to go for it!”

Recent Publications

Indianhead - 08.24.2015
Indianhead - 08.24.2015
The Indianhead newspaper is an authorized biweekly publication with a circulation of 6,000, which supports the command information goals of the 2nd Infantry Division...
Indianhead - 06.30.2015
Indianhead - 06.30.2015
The Indianhead newspaper is an authorized biweekly publication with a circulation of 6,000, which supports the command information goals of the 2nd Infantry Division...
Indianhead - 05.31.2015
Indianhead - 05.31.2015
The Indianhead newspaper is an authorized biweekly publication with a circulation of 6,000, which supports the command information goals of the 2nd Infantry Division...
Indianhead - 04.30.2015
Indianhead - 04.30.2015
The Indianhead newspaper is an authorized biweekly publication with a circulation of 6,000, which supports the command information goals of the 2nd Infantry Division...
Indianhead - 03.31.2015
Indianhead - 03.31.2015
The Indianhead newspaper is an authorized biweekly publication with a circulation of 6,000, which supports the command information goals of the 2nd Infantry Division...
Indianhead - 02.27.2015
Indianhead - 02.27.2015
The Indianhead newspaper is an authorized biweekly publication with a circulation of 6,000, which supports the command information goals of the 2nd Infantry Division...


Recent News Stories

Ending on a good note Ending on a good note
The fog was low and covered the sides of the mountains. The air was wet and sticky with an occasional breeze. Helicopter blades began to spin kicking up the air along...
Last mission with OH-58 Kiowa Last mission with OH-58 Kiowa
The sun was blazing and the heat was scorching on the Korean Peninsula. Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade train at the forefront of the peninsula at the...
2nd CAB Soldiers qualify on M249 2nd CAB Soldiers qualify on M249
The sky was covered with clouds, but the heat penetrated to the surface. Once the dust had settled and all the rounds had been fired, the Soldiers stood up and looked...
Test pilots keep 2nd CAB aircraft in flight Test pilots keep 2nd CAB aircraft in flight
On the Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea, Soldiers from the 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade work day and night. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Sebastian Rivas, a native...
Accomplishing the mission Accomplishing the mission
Bags are being packed and minds are starting to think of home. The end is near and they are on the last stretch, but the mission is ongoing and the training does not...
2nd CAB Women's Equality Day 2nd CAB Women's Equality Day
The room was silent as an Army chaplain walked to the front of the room to where the podium was located. He welcomed everyone and began a prayer. Once he had finished...


Recent Photos

Ending on a good note Ending on a good note
Three AH-64 Apaches from the 4th Attack Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, get into position to conduct an attack exercise Aug. 21 at the...
Last mission with OH-58 Kiowa Last mission with OH-58 Kiowa
Spc. Daniel Gomez, an OH-58 Kiowa mechanic from 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, work day and night at the Rodriguez Live Fire...
2nd CAB Soldiers qualify on M249 2nd CAB Soldiers qualify on M249
A Soldier from the 2nd Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade waits to fire an M249 Squad Automatic Weapon on Aug. 19 at the Warrior Range on...
2nd CAB supports 2-1 Cavalry during exercise 2nd CAB supports 2-1 Cavalry during exercise
Soldiers from the 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment and the 4th Aerial Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade worked with the...
Test pilots keep 2nd CAB aircraft in flight Test pilots keep 2nd CAB aircraft in flight
Chief Warrant Officer 2 Sebastian Rivas, a maintenance test pilot from 2nd Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade and Chief Warrant Officer 2...
2nd CAB Women's Equality Day 2nd CAB Women's Equality Day
First Lt. Sarah Jeon, an AH-64 Apache helicopter pilot from the 4th Aerial Reconnaissance Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Combat Aviation Brigade, talks about...


Featured Photo


Soldiers compete for the Air Assault Badge


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Commanding Unit


U.S. Pacific Command

Recent Audio

Transfer of Authority between 1ABCT and 2-1 CAV
1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and 2nd Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division will host a phone-in background briefing to discuss The Transfer of...
Maj. Gen. Theodore "Ted" Martin
Florida Times-Union interview with Maj. Gen. Theodore (Ted) D. Martin. Maj. Gen. Martin assumed command on 23 April and is set to be the first commander of the...
Major Richard Hull
Major Richard Hull from Enterprise, Ala. talks to a reporter at the Enterprise Ledger about how he and a friend rescued some passengers in a boat that capsized.
Capt. Alexander Mullin
Capt. Alexander Mullin talks to Humble Observer about particpating in the Thunder Crucible
CW2 Derek Reynolds
CW2 Derek Reynolds from Fort Wayne, Ind. talks to a Fort Wayne Journal-Gazzette reporter about his duties as a Black Hawk helicopter pilot during Cobra Gold 2013.