05 April 2017 / 20:14 UTC-07 Tango 06 (17 Farvardin 1396/09 Rajab 1438/10 Jia Chen 4715)
Former National Guardsmen from Montana, now Army Reservists (but still wearing the patch of Idaho based Snake River Brigade), are in the Central American country of Belize building hospitals and schools under a U.S. Southern Command sub-operation called Double Head Cabbage.
Former Snake River Brigade member Sergeant Ramon Firestone, from Montana, measures a 2×4 for use in making roof supports in Belize
Belize was once a colony of the British empire, called British Honduras, gaining so-called independence in 1981. In 2006 oil was discovered in the area known as Spanish Lookout.
Double Head Cabbage is part of a larger operation between United States and Belize, called Beyond the Horizon 2017. Beyond the Horizon will provide free medical help to the people of Belize, at U.S. taxpayer expense!
Specialist Troy Hanson, from Montana. Defense Department reports say he’s with Army Reserve, but note the National Guard Snake River Brigade patch on his sleeve.
Interestingly the personnel from Montana claim to belong to a federal Army Reserve unit, yet they wear Idaho National Guard’s Snake River Brigade (116th Cavalry Brigade Combat Team) patch (see pics above).
The Army Reserve unit the personnel claim to be from is known as the 672nd Engineer Company. I discovered that the 672nd was deactivated back in June 1959, but reactivated in September 2008.
The Montana reservists are wearing the National Guard patch on their right sleeves to indicate they were deployed to a combat zone with the Snake River Brigade. Recently rules were changed concerning the wearing of the ‘combat patch’. For a long time the size of the unit you deployed with, how long you were deployed in a combat zone, and whether or not Congress actually declared war, determined the wearing of the combat patch. Another problem has been that some brigade level commanders actually banned the wearing of combat patches. The wearing of the combat patch is voluntary.
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