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Local links, Sept. 8

Post by Scott Fontaine on Sep. 8, 2009 at 7:12 am |
September 8, 2009 7:13 am

I’ve been away for a few days, but hopefully I didn’t miss much:

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:
Two from Fort Lewis die in vehicle rollover [The News Tribune]
Amesbury soldier dies in Iraq [Boston Globe]
Fallen hero was ray of sunshine’ [Boston Herald]
Soldier recalled as ‘ray of sunshine’ [The Daily News of North Andover, Mass.]
Burnsville soldier dies in Iraq on second tour [Star-Tribune]
He was a husband. He was a father. He was a GI. [St. Paul Pioneer-Press]

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Getting Stryker equipment into Afghanistan no easy feat [The News Tribune]
Strykers learn conflict resolution lessons [The Olympian]

McChord Air Force Base:
‘Don’t ask, don’t tell’ challenge gets court date [Seattle P-I]
Air Drop Feature [DVIDS]

4th Squadron, 6th Air Cavalry Regiment:
Army helicopter damaged in fire [Redding Record Searchlight]

Fort Lewis:
Deployment specialist named first runner up at Ms. Wheelchair America [The News Tribune]

555th Engineer Brigade:
150 Fort Lewis soldiers return from Iraq [The Olympian]
Triple Nickel Dimed Out by 194th [DVIDS]

I Corps/Multi-National Corps-Iraq:
Trial Counsel Assistance Program Helps Lawyers Try Sexual Assault Cases [DVIDS]

17th Fires Brigade
School Refurbishment [DVIDS]

Hal Bernton in Afghanistan:
Afghan election results to take weeks to unravel [Seattle Times]
Records bolster fraud accusations in Afghan election [Seattle Times]
Karzai closer to winning disputed Afghan election [Seattle Times]
Afghan Journal blog [Seattle Times]

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard:
Bremerton Shipyard Maintains Top Safety Status [Kitsap Sun]
Feds Investigating Whether PSNS, Other Shipyards Need Upgrading [Kitsap Sun]

Local connections:
Gates, Fallen Soldier’s Mother Observe Ramadan at White House [DVIDS]
Recon Platoon Effectively Uses Vietnam Reconnaissance Strategies [DVIDS]
3 Krab Night [DVIDS]

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