Schrock Innovations Gets a Big Thank You from the National Guard

  • Comments: 13
  • Written on: October 28th, 2010

A couple months ago a member of the National Guard 1/209 RTI out of Camp Ashland asked us if we could spare a couple dead hard drives for a training exercise they were planning.

Schrock had a couple hard drives that had been wiped clean and were slated for destruction, so we donated them instead.  I honestly thought they would blow them up or something, but what they ended up using them for was a whole lot more fun than that!

A few days ago we received this video and a beautiful plaque thanking Schrock for the donation.

In the video you will see the 3rd Platoon on an exercise to retrieve the data storage devices from a downed UAV (unmanned aerial vehicle) in a hostile environment.

You can see the soldiers move into a protective formation around the objective before recovering the data storage device.

It was a real treat to get a surprise like this, and we are all happy that we were able to help our soldiers in a small way.

  1. Laptop Attache said on November 1st, 2010 at 1:57 pm

    What a great use for some dead hard drives. You must’ve been quite proud to be able to help out with that donation.

  2. Heated Vest said on November 1st, 2010 at 5:00 pm

    I didn’t expect that outcome from reading this post either. Whatever contribution we can make to help those making much more significant sacrifices is well worth it.

  3. car battery said on November 2nd, 2010 at 12:41 am

    That is totally cool. You must feel very proud to have contributed to an important training exercise like this. 🙂

  4. taoist meditation said on November 2nd, 2010 at 2:46 am

    You will be thouroughly trained everyday so that when you get deployed, you are ready. Plus the money you will be making as an officer in the military is amazing..

  5. cheap college textbooks said on November 3rd, 2010 at 6:53 am

    That is really cool. I am surprised that they sent you a video. Its great that they were able to come to you and get what they needed for training. How resourceful.

  6. elite auto shipping said on November 3rd, 2010 at 3:39 pm

    Hey that’s pretty cool. You guys managed to contribute to tactical operations.

  7. payday uk said on November 8th, 2010 at 1:55 pm

    Didn’t get the point of the exercise at all!! Seriously.. what are they trying to do?

  8. used tires said on November 21st, 2010 at 1:50 am

    Wow, that is really awesome Thor! Can only imagine the feeling it must of been when you first saw this video! 😀

  9. çizgi film seyret said on December 8th, 2010 at 8:20 am

    What a great use for some dead hard drives. (:

  10. kadinvesaglik said on December 12th, 2010 at 11:33 am

    That is totally cool. You must feel very proud to have contributed to an important training exercise like this. 😉

  11. Laptop Attache said on January 12th, 2011 at 12:12 pm

    It’s great that they were able to reuse dead hard drives like this. Too often, broken computer hardware just ends up in the trash. It’s much better when it can be reused or recycled. Does Shrock have any kind of recycling program for customers’ old hardware?

  12. Jocuri said on February 8th, 2011 at 1:05 pm

    Actually I would have used the stepper motors from the dead hard drives to create automated pieces of machinery that could do something after I introduced some programs in a mini-controller chip, man that would be fun:)

  13. Brand Name Distributors said on December 21st, 2011 at 3:18 pm

    The National Guard is great!

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