Thursday, June 25, 2009

Squadron Deployment

Exact dates can not be given but the squadron will be in the process of deployment to theater soon. The blog will be updated when internet contact is regained. Thanks to all of the folks out there for the support and prayers during this time!!

Sunday, June 21, 2009

LVRJ SPC Dave Stimmell

Below is an article by Keith Rogers of the LVRJ on SPC Dave Stimmell of our Mortar Platoon. SPC Stimmell served in Vietnam and is now preparing to serve his country with the Wildhorse Squadron. In addition, he has three sons currently serving in the U.S. Army. Way to go SPC Stimmell!!

Saturday, June 13, 2009

FOX 5 Part Three

Below is a link to part 3 of the Fox 5 series on the Wildhorse Squadron deployment. Again, they have done and outstanding job supporting the Squadron....Thanks again to Kevin, Arron, and the Fox 5 team!!

Thursday, June 11, 2009

FOX 5 Part Two

Here is the link for part two of the FOX 5 Vegas series. They did an outstanding job, especially pointing out that we are not going to shoot our way out of this war, but BUILD our way out!

"Band of Brothers"

National guard units are pretty unique in that they are very regimented compared to active duty units. This is highly reflected by the troopers of the Wildhorse Squadron in that we have nine sets of brothers currently serving in the unit! Not many other units can boast that.....We truly are a "Band of Brothers". Thanks again to Jason Bean and Keith Rogers for their continued support.

Mortar Platoon Live Fire Exercise

Take a look at these pics! This is our mortar team conducting a live fire exercise. The Mortar Platoon's mission is to provide timely and accurate fires in support of the Squadron's operations, and they are constantly training to enhance their skills.

News coverage on the Wildhorse Squadron

Visit for more news coverage on the Squadron's deployment. Thanks to Kevin Bolinger and Arron Healy for recognizing the troopers and the Squadron!

Las Vegas Review Journal coverage

Below are a couple of links showing our farewell and a slideshow created by the Las Vegas Review Journal. Thanks so much to Keith Rogers and Jason Bean of the RJ for all of their support!!

Mobilization Ceremony

Our mobilization ceremony was on 17 April at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. We had a great time and many thanks to all of the people and the folks at Mandaly Bay who came out to support us! Pictures of the ceremony will be posted soon.

Wildhorse Deployment

Hello all and welcome to the 1st Squadron 221st Cavalry deployment to Afghanistan blog. The 1-221 CAV, or Wildhorse Squadron, is a Nevada Army National Guard Armored Reconnaissance Squadron. We were ordered to active duty in April of 2009 (this year) and will deploy to Afghanistan this summer to provide security for the Provincial Reconstruction Teams (PRT's) in country. We have a unique mission because we will be de-centralized throughout the country to provide security for all of the United States owned PRT's in country (about 12). Visit the International Security Assistance Force website for more details.