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138th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment
Date period covered: November 2005 – November 2006
contributed by SPC Holguin

I. Introduction

When the 138th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment received word that they were slotted for an upcoming deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, getting the Soldiers up to speed with their MOS’s was a main priority.

Training on equipment and programs relative to each Soldiers responsibility was set up during monthly drills and AT in order to get them up to speed on the latest and practical methods being used in theater.

The 138th MPAD began its deployment in support of OIF III & IV Sept. 9, 2005.

The process of unit mobilization began with home station preparation. This process included property and equipment accountability as well as movement operations for the unit’s next destination at Ft. Dix, N.J.

During the two month period of training at Ft. Dix, Soldiers of the 138th MPAD were trained in basic soldiering tasks along with areas such as: NBC training, convoy operations, unexploded ordnance (IED) recognition, individual movement techniques, land navigation, weapons qualification, combat life saver course, military decision making process course and living on a mock Forward Operating Base.

II. Organization and Administration

A. Organization: 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), 18th Field Artillery Brigade (Airborne), 138th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment.

B. Mission: The 138th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment provides direct and unremitting public affairs support to units in the Multi National Division–North Area of Operations who are deployed in support of combined, unified, or joint operations.

 

 

New York State Division of Military and Naval Affairs: Military History
Last modified: April 2, 2009
URL: http://www.dmna.state.ny.us/historic/reghist/postKorea/138thMobPAdetach

 
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