Reported by Sammy Boone - Media Officer

2nd battalion company A Virginia

8th Ptl group photo Nov 25th 2018

On 12/16/2018 the 2nd Bat 8th Plt swore in its newest Member Frank King in Tight Squeeze VA

Frank being sworn in.

Frank receiving patch

Lt Ernest Newton congratulating Frank

Frank receiving certificate and hand shake from Capt. Robert McDaniel

Frank and Sammy Boone the 8th Ptl's newest members with Capt. Robert McDaniel


Reported by Crpl. Mac McPeters


Sgt. Terry swearing in 4th Platoon new members Mark Burcham, Reese Agnor, and Billy Mercer.

A few pictures from the 2nd Battalion Company A 4th Platoon Christmas Party being held at Sgt. Terry Jone's

(aka Sgt.Crowbar) house. Thanks to SCV Commander Johnny Neville and Sgt. Joey Taylor 2A 10th Platoon for attending.

While Sgt. Terry was recently promoted to his current rank he has always been a strong, active force for the cause.

 In his new capacity Sgt, Terry roasted fresh oysters, swore in three new members, promoted another, and rocked a light up Christmas suit!

Commander Neville presented a "Hard Charger" award to retired Capt. Tucker and recently promoted Crpl. Mac McPeters.

 The reward recognizes their efforts in furthering the cause and supporting the SCVMC brotherhood.

Please welcome and congratulate new members Mark Burcham, Reese Agnor, and Billy Mercer! Also please congratulate

Mac McPeters on his promotion to Corporal. We are lucky and proud to accept our new members into the 4th Platoon, Company A 2nd Battalion.

Thanks to all our brothers and their wives for a great party and a great year. We look forward to a healthy, strong, prosperous new year.



Sgt. Terry promoting Mac McPeters to Corporal

New Members Mark Burcham, Reese Agnor, Billy Mercer, Crpl. Mac McPeters and Sgt. Terry Jones

Mech Cav members and Mech Cav members wives enjoying the party.


Reported by Sgt. Major Duste Craig

January Report from 1st Battalion, Company J-Arkansas Mechanized Cavalry

Greetings and Salutations to the Mech Cav Nation from the Great State of Arkansas.

The end of November and the month of December have been a very busy month here in Arkansas.

On November 24th the James H. Berry SCV Camp 468 and its members in Co. J participated in the Rodeo of

the Ozarks Christmas Parade with two floats and a trio of motorcycles. The floats included Santa on a Harley

 on one and a Confederate encampment with men in period dress on the other.

 We also had camp banners and of course a large array of Confederate flags.

Our Confederate Battle Flag caused a storm of controversy after the float was videotaped by a local antifa operative

 who tried to cause trouble by calling it a banner of hate and genocide. The video was picked up by local news first,

 then went statewide, and was even seen on Yahoo news. Also numerous local newspapers ran stories about

 the float and the flags. The negative publicity was countered by our State Division Commander who was interviewed

 by several local media outlets. Truly an interesting end of the month here in NW Arkansas.

The first weekend of December was a busy one. Members of 1-J were active in several events including the NWA Toy Run

and the reenactment of the Battle of Prairie Grove. A half a dozen riders gathered in Fayetteville, AR to stage for the police

escorted ride to Greenland, AR where Mr. and Mrs Claus were waiting to hand out gifts to local kids in Washington County.

After the Toy Run 1-J saddled up to ride over to Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park to watch our own Tim Beck participate

in the annual staging of the 1862 Battle of Prairie Grove. Tim is an authentic campaigner who is a member of the 22nd Arkansas

Infantry organization, as well as the Mechanized Cavalry.

At the monthly meeting of the James H. Berry Camp 468 on Dec. 11th , 2nd Lt. Jason Peck presented upper and lower

rockers to Troopers Bryce McClain and Porky Young for completing their required rides and events. Congratulations!

The following weekend Sgt Major Duste was in attendance representing 1-J at the escort ride for Wreaths Across America.

Over 125 bikes and riders accompanied three tractor trailer loads of wreaths to the Fayetteville National Cemetery for the annual event

honoring those who served our great Nation.

To end the month members of 1-J and Camp 468, in the true spirit of Christmas, gathered together for a shopping excursion

to provide clothing and gifts to a single mother and her two young boys who were in need, guaranteeing that family would have a Merry Christmas

 with gifts under the tree.

In closing we at Company J would like to wish all of our Mechanized Cavalry Brothers around the country a Blessed and Merry Christmas and

a safe and Happy New Year.

Deo Vindice

Till next time.....
Live the Charge

Corporal Breezy "Santa Claus" Russell at the Springdale Christmas Parade.

He was the only Santa in the entire parade.

Our floats for the Springdale Christmas Parade 2018.
Flags flying and Mech Cav representing.

Trooper Calvin "Fuse" Swadley and Hailee Young following our floats to the parade staging area.

Members of 1-J NWA staging to ride to the Washington County Toy Run hosted by CVA-7.
Calvin "Fuse" Swadley, Sgt. Major Duste, Terry "Ivan" Cook, Bryce McClain, Ron "Duke" Ellington.

1st Battalion, Co. J members, recruits and supporters at Lokomotion in Fayetteville prior to the Washington County Toy Run.
Bryce, Duke, Kenny, Dennis, Duste, Fuse, Chad, Breezy, Ivan and Shotgun.

Mech Cav heading up to check in for the Toy Run.

Cpl. Popcorn, Fuse and Chad at Greenland HS for the Washington County Toy Run.

Corporal Breezy with Bryce and Duke at the Washington County Toy Run.

Sgt Major Duste and Trooper Tim "Bullet" Beck at the Battle of Prairie Grove reenactment.

Trooper Bryce McClain receiving his 1st Battalion, Company J rockers from 2nd Lt. Jason "Sparky" Peck at the December meeting

of the James H. Berry SCV Camp 468 in Bentonville, Arkansas. Congratulations Brother! MCFFMC

Trooper Porky Young proudly shows of his newly acquired 1st Battalion, Company J rockers.
Congratulations Brother! MCFFMC

Sgt. Major Duste representing 1st Battalion, Company J at Wreaths Across America ceremony at

 Fayetteville National Cemetery.

Members of 1st Battalion, Company J and the James H. Berry Camp 468 participating in a shopping excursion to

provide Christmas gifts and clothes to a needy family in NW Arkansas.

This is the true meaning of Christmas.  God Bless Us...Every One.

Members of 1st Btn., Co. J enjoying a little retail therapy to benefit a needy family for Christmas.
Bubba, Corporal Breezy and Corporal Popcorn.

Trooper Tim "Bullet" Beck and Camp 468 member Alex Kaiser on our "controversial" float at

the Springdale Christmas Parade. Great job Brothers!