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Local links, Oct. 19

Post by Scott Fontaine on Oct. 19, 2009 at 7:32 am with No Comments »
October 19, 2009 7:32 am

Stars and Stripes has a nice piece about soldiers of 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment of 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and the challenges they face in multiethnic regions of Diyala province.

The story doesn’t mention too many Fort Lewis soldiers (though it’s an important topic for any reader), but the story also offers a nice photo slideshow.

(Hat tip,

I was gone a few days last week. So here’s catching up on the other local links:

Fort Lewis:
Were soldiers’ rights violated on Fort Lewis? [The News Tribune]
Attorney: 2 Soldiers Jail At Fort Lewis Mistreated [KIRO-TV]

Washington National Guard:
Seahawks, soldiers play for a day [The News Tribune]

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:
Things found on patrol [Seattle Times]
Task Force 2-1 Finds Major Drug Cache in Southern Afghanistan [DVIDS]
PUYALLUP: Residents have plenty to give soldiers [The News Tribune]

17th Fires Brigade:
Wheelchair donations help many at Moosawii Hospital []
Soldiers Prepare With Mass Casualty Exercise [DVIDS]

4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:
Marysville Native Serves in Baghdad [DVIDS]
Brother to Brother Re-enlistment [DVIDS]
School Refurbishment Brightens Future [DVIDS]

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:
Seeking consensus in Iraq’s divided North [Stars and Stripes]
Soldier returns home to meet his son for the first time [Tuscaloosa News]
Soldiers Give Schoolchildren Backpacks [DVIDS]
Operation Iraqi Freedom [DVIDS]

1st Special Forces Group:
Natchez soldier laid to rest with honors [Natchez Democrat]
Task Force Members Honor Fallen Soldiers During Memorial Ceremony [DVIDS]
Army brings heat to Alaska [U.S. Air Force]

593rd Sustainment Brigade:
Fort Lewis Soldier Shows He Can Make a Difference [DVIDS]

McChord Air Force Base:
Vehicle Maintenance Keeps the Air Force Rolling [DVIDS]
Decade of extreme logistics [DVIDS]

446th Airlift Wing:
Sometimes civil engineers really need heavy equipment [DVIDS]

Washington National Guard:
National Guard Medics Care for Local National Workers [DVIDS]

Hal Bernton in Afghanistan:
Election limbo, and a visit to the Afghan Parliament [Seattle Times]

Naval Base Kitsap:
Bremerton Navy Base to Get New $4.2M Child-Care Center [Kitsap Sun]
Coast Guard medevacs crewman from submarine [Navy Times]
USS John C. Stennis Action [DVIDS]

Local service members:
Navy Corpsmen Teach Afghan Soldiers Lifesaving Techniques [DVIDS]
30th Naval Construction Regiment Activity [DVIDS]
Muleskinner’s Spur Ride [DVIDS]

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