Volume 4, Issue 1
7th Dive U.S Army Dive Company
Fort Shafter, Hawaii
Aloha from Hawaii,
This quarter has been an exciting one for the 7th Engineer Dive Team. We capped off our OIF deployment with a pump house repair in Fallujah, Iraq in early January. After removing two intake valves in order to have major repairs conducted on the vital water source, 7th Dive rushed back to Kuwait, conducted a turn over with the 74th Engineer Dive Team and then flew back to Hawaii in early February.
Since returning to Hawaii, the 7th Dive Team has completed its Reverse Soldier Readiness Program, taken block leave and just started getting its equipment back from Kuwait.
While moving around the world this quarter, we are also happy to report that we have had two promotions. SGT Evers was promoted to Staff Sergeant, and SPC Loper was promoted to Sergeant
Currently, the dive team is switching out its
Heikkinen has stepped out of the 1SG position and has begun his retirement process. SFC Baumgartner has now taken over for 1SG Heikkinen and is doing great things for the dive team. CPT Curtin and CPT
Darrow have started Change Inventories, and CPT Curtin will guidon over on 30 May.
While this quarter has not produced many dive jobs, we are starting to fill the fourth quarter calendar
to get 7th Theater.
Dive active once again in the Pacific
On my way out the door, I would like to thank all those I’ve worked with in Army Diving over the