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Local links, Oct. 5

Post by Scott Fontaine on Oct. 5, 2009 at 9:13 am |
October 22, 2009 10:51 am

Hal Bernton of the Seattle Times, whose embedded with Fort Lewis’ 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division while on assignment to Afghanistan with McClatchy Newspapers, provides this nice snapshot of life on the front lines for a platoon of 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment.

Other local links:

1st Special Forces Group:
Rebel group claims responsibility for the killing of 2 US anti-terrorism soldiers in the Philippines [Mindanao Examiner]
New group BNLA claims responsibility for killing US commandos in Jolo [Manila Times]

I Corps/Multi-National Corps-Iraq:
Iraqis, Americans seeking a new relationship [McClatchy]
Service Members, Civilians Shadow Army 10-miler [DVIDS]

301st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade:
NCO receives Soldier’s Medal [Fort Lewis Ranger]

593rd Sustainment Brigade:
80th Ordnance Battalion Hosts Combatives Tournament [DVIDS]

446th Airlift Wing:
TACC deployment enlightens 97th AS Reserve pilot [446th AW]

Local service members:
A Soldier’s Last Letter From Afghanistan [CBS News]
“I Was Just Starting to Live My Life” [CBS News]
Service Members Walk, Welcome German Tradition [DVIDS]

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