All BlackHawk Troopers and Family members are invited to BlackHawk Bowling Night on March 15th 6-8 at the Nugget Lanes on post. Bowling and shoes are free and unlimited during those times. Kitchen will be open to purchase food from. Fun and friendly competition for all!!
5-1 CAV had two teams compete in the 2018 US Army Alaska Arctic Winter Games hosted at Fort Wainwright. The team from Bandit Troop finished first and teh team from Echo Troop finished in 4th of seventeen total teams. In addition, 5-1 CAV hosted a team from the Canadian Army who sent a team to compete for the first time and finished in 5th (US Army Photos by 1LT McGuinness).
From the Garrison Commander: Kodiak Jacks and Boomtown have been placed off limits until further notice for all military personnel assigned to Fort Wainwright effective 12:01 AM on 01 February 2018.
The Fort Wainwright Garrison Commander has temporarily placed the following areas off-limits for all military personnel assigned to Fort Wainwright effective at... 12:01 a.m., February 1, 2018.
The establishments off-limits are:
537 Gaffney Road
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701-4913
Boomtown Grill and Bar
537 Gaffney Road
Fairbanks, Alaska 99701-4913
This off-limits order continues until the Armed Forces Disciplinary Control Board has considered this matter and provides a recommendation in accordance with AR 190-24.
For more information about this order and other garrison policies, visit the following page: https://www.wainwright.army.mil/…/a…/garrison-policy-letters
The Yukon Quest - Official Site starts on Saturday at 1100 with the official start like behind the Morris Center in down town Fairbanks. Rushers will travel along the Chena River and can be see on post at the Outdoor Recreation building and at the Chena Cove Campground. Experience one of the events unique to Alaska and Fort Wainwright.
Blackhawk Troopers volunteer across Fort Wainwright. 1LT Joshua Smith, the Squadron Maintenance Officer, volunteers with the Fort Wainwright BOSS as a Coordinator for the Soldiers Against Drunk Driving program. He was featured in a feature by the local CBS and NBC affiliate KTVF-11 on the SADD program and what it provides to Soliders on Fort Wainwright.
ICYMI: The local CBS and NBC affiliate KTVF 11 Fairbanks, ran a story on the Fort Wainwright BOSS Soldiers Against Drunk Driving (S.A.D.D.) program. One of our ...S.A.D.D. Coordinators 1Lt. Joshua Smith (5th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment) and one of our S.A.D.D. volunteers Spc. Brenton Kirk (3-21 Infantry Regiment), were interviewed for this week's News Center 11 Military Report.
To all BLACKHAWK Troopers (past and present) Merry Christmas to you and your loved ones. May you cherish this day and the holiday season. CSM Rust and I are very proud of each and every one of you.
Congratulations to SSG Wombold (HHT) and SPC Gordy (A TRP) on their reenlistments. Thank you for your commitment to serve!
Additional congratulations are in order for the Squadron Career Counselor, SSG D'Amico, who recently won the U.S. Army Alaska Career Counselor of the Year competition. He will represent 5-1 CAV at the U.S. Army Pacific competition in January.
5-1 CAV hosted a Squadron Combatives Tour debt at the Fort Wainwright Gight House. In total approximately 20 fighters took part in three weight classes. In the Lightweight Division, SGT Cabrera (C TRP) defeated PFC Snyder (A TRP). The Heavyweight Division saw SPC Arvin (B TRP) defeat 1LT Hughes (E TRP). Lastly in the Middleweight Divison, SPC Jones (B TRP) defeated SPC Beck (C TRP).
The Medic PLT recieved Air MEDEVAC training last week. The training was designed to give them a better understanding of how to prepare, move and load, casulaties in Arctic conditions. During the training event, Blackhawk medics familiarized themselves with how to maneuver in and around aircraft outfitted with skis and external fuel tanks as well as transporting casulties in icy, snowy, and windy conditons that are frequent here in Alaska. A special thank you to C Company, 1-52 GSAB for putting on the training!
APEX Troop giving back to the local Fairbanks community.
Paws for Purple Hearts Alaska would like to thank APEX Troop 5-1 CAV for their amazing donations of dog food and treats! It came at the perfect timing to meet o...ur new pup in training Cheechako. He had the best time getting to meet you all and passed out next to what he has deemed as "his" food pile. We could not do it without the support of our community and we are so grateful! #PPHcheechako #ftwainwright #ATRP5-1CAV
Congratulations to the 19 Blackhawk Troopers who earned their Silver Spurs after completing the 2017 Arctic Spur Ride!
Additionally, Blackhawk 6 inducted 1LT Peek (C TRP) and SSG Tiger (C TRP) into the Order of St. George.