Leadership Gauntlet Tests Officers
In medieval times a knight would offer a challenge by throwing down his gauntlet, which washis leather or armor plated glove, and tossing it at the feet of another knight. ...read story
Long haul saves money, transfers equipment
Soldiers of 168th Brigade Support Battalion convoyed from Fort Sill to Fort Carson, Colo., in support of Operation Long Haul Jan. 29 through Feb. 1 to turn in excess equipment....read story
214th Fires Brigade leaders show 'care' for Soldiers
Oklahoma State Trooper Tyrone Dixon tells 214th Fires Brigade Soldiers about the repercussions of driving while intoxicated Jan. 16 during the unit's "We Care" Getaway....read more
'Battle to Battle' program gives peer support
Spc. Hillman of B Battery 2-5th Field Artillery Regiment, Spc. Riddle of HHB 214th Fires Brigade and Pfc. Kirk of B Battery 2-4th Field Artillery Regiment conduct a role playing exercise during B2B class.
Soldiers, distinguished guests and family members from the Fort Sill and Lawton community honored more than 300 Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery Regiment...read more
Leader Brigade Families and Friends,
Another quarter brings some great events for Leader Brigade. We just wrapped up our memorial ceremony where we had the honor to remember our fallen comrades and take time to thank and interact with those who were wounded. We dedicated our conference room, which is now the Ozbat/Alexander conference room, in memory of two fine officers who gave the ultimate sacrifice, as a way to continue to remember everything they did for our country.
I encourage everyone to bring your families to our Soldier/family appreciation day on June 7th at Rowe field here by the brigade headquarters. This event gives the opportunity to bring Soldiers and families of the brigade together and to socialize and participate in some friendly competition. We have been prepping and saving up for this event and I think it is going to be a great event for family members of all ages.
As my time as the brigade commander comes to an end I would like to take an opportunity to thank all the supporters of the brigade. Through your support we have been able to successfully fulfill our mission of providing support to the United States and our allies with timely and accurate fires. I particularly want to thank the Soldiers of the brigade for giving me the opportunity to command this fine brigade. Their support is second to none.
It seems like only yesterday I stood in a ceremony to assume command and every day I remind myself how lucky I am to have been associated with this fine organization and the Soldiers, civilians, and family members that are the 214th Fires Brigade.
I could not have asked for a better team of Leaders. I am continually impressed by everyone’s professionalism, your passion, your stamina, and your loyalty to me and your Soldiers. Thank you everyone for all you do to lead, train, and care for our Soldiers and their families.
To the leaders and citizens of Fort Sill, thank you for your support these past two years. Your friendship and hospitality to me and this brigade has been amazing, and I very much appreciate you for embracing and sharing your beautiful post with us.
As I close this chapter in my career and move on out East, I wish everyone the best of luck and God bless each and everyone one of you and your families.
Colonel Timothy J. Daugherty