October 3, 2013

Welcome to the inaugural issue of “Courage,” my quarterly newsletter designed to keep you informed and up-to-date on what’s happening in America’s Corps. My goal is to keep it short, yet informative. As always, we are looking for your feedback.

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Upcoming Events
October
14......................................Columbus Day 16-18....I Corps & I MEF Pacific Workshop 17............Lecture, St. Martin’s University: Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl 25...........................Retirement Ceremony 28-31......................I Corps Staff Exercise

Farewell and Welcome
I Corps bid farewell to three outstanding Soldiers this summer – Maj. Gen. Jeff Buchanan, Brig. Gen. Jean-Marc Lanthier and Command Sgt. Major John Troxell. Jeff assumed command of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington. JM took command of the 2nd Canadian Division, Land Forces Quebec. John assumed the post of the U.S. Forces Korea/Combined Forces Command CSM. The good news is that Jeff, JM and John’s shoes were filled by three superb Soldiers: Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, deputy commanding general, Brig. Gen. Carl Turenne, deputy commanding general - support and I Corps Command Sgt. Maj. James Norman, III.

November

4.........Honors Ceremony, Carey Theater: Brig. Gen. Kurt Ryan 11............JBLM Veteran’s Day Ceremony 16..................................JBLM Turkey Trot 19.........Leadership Lecture, UW Tacoma: Maj. Gen. Stephen Lanza 22...........................Retirement Ceremony

December
4-12.....Exercise Yama Sakura 65, Japan 16............Holiday Concert, Carey Theater 16-31....................JBLM ½ Day Schedule
Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl Brig. Gen. Carl Turenne Command Sgt. Maj. James Norman, III

Courage is a quarterly newsletter produced by the I Corps Public Affairs Office. Contents of Courage are not necessarily the official views of, or endorsed by, the U.S. Government or the Department of the Army. The editorial content of this publication is the responsibility of I Corps Public Affairs. I Corps Commander............................................................ Lt. Gen. Robert Brown I Corps Public Affairs Officer............................................. Col. Dave Johnson I Corps Public Affairs Sergeant Major...............................Sgt. Maj. Chris Seaton I Corps PAO Phone Number...............................................(253) 477-0161

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Reaching out to our Pacific Partners

October 3, 2013

In July our staff deployed “Down Under” to take part in Talisman Saber 2013, a joint multinational training exercise in Australia. This biennial exercise, designed to improve the combat readiness and interoperability between the Australian Defence Force and the US military was a tremendous success. The entire team’s performance during TS 13 was outstanding. As a result America’s Corps is now joint task force certified and ready to support the US Army Pacific commander’s Prevent-Shape-Win strategy. Soon after saying goodbye to our Australian partners, I Corps headed to the South Korea in August to participate in Ulchi Freedom Guardian. The two-week training event tested the readiness of US and Korean Soldiers work side by side during Ulchi Freethe ROK and US forces while serving as an opportunity dom Guardian in South Korea. for our staffs to learn from each other. We closed out the summer with Operation Rising Thunder. This year marked the 20th year US and Japanese forces held a joint exercise at the Yakima Training Center in central Washington. This year’s exercise showcased 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade and the 16th Japanese Ground Self Defense Forces Regimental Combat Team. The final two big events in September were the Patriot’s Day Ceremony on Sept. 11 and the Senior Leader Development Training Symposium at the American US and Japanese soldiers observe mortar rounds impact at Lake Club. Thanks to Maj. Gen. (ret) John Hemphill and those in- Yakima Training Center during Operation Rising Thunder. volved in planning this year’s Patriot’s Day Ceremony. The highlight of the event was the keynote address by The final SLDT for 2013 focused on organizational former Defense Secretary Robert Gates. leadership and humanitarian assistance/disaster relief The evening was a memorable occasion that left a positive impression on everyone in attendance. in the Pacific.

Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Ray Odierno has said removing sexual assault and harassment from our ranks is the Army’s top priority. At JBLM, we have implemented a pilot program called the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response Program Resource Center. The facility houses full-time representatives from different agencies and serves as a “one-stop” shop for victims of sexual assault. Whatever their need, whether it is to meet with their victim advocate, to meet with a military lawyer or to find out the status of their case, the center is the place where victims can go to address their concerns.

SHARP Resource Center Opens

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