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Local links, Nov. 2

Post by Scott Fontaine on Nov. 2, 2009 at 8:36 am with No Comments »
November 2, 2009 8:36 am

I was out since Wednesday, and plenty of news happened since then. Allow me, however, to promote my story of the use of burn pits at Joint Base Balad, Iraq, and elsewhere (the story also has this sidebar).

Other local links:

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:

Grieving a ‘very brave young man’ [The News Tribune]
Fort Lewis soldier wounded in Afghanistan can’t wait to go back [KING-TV]
Fort Lewis bids farewell to another ‘good soldier’ [The News Tribune]
Fort Lewis MP officer dies in Iraq noncombat incident [The News Tribune]
October Marks Deadliest Month for U.S. in Afghanistan [Wall Street Journal]
Bombings kill 8 U.S. soldiers in Afghanistan [Washington Post]
8 U.S. troops die in Afghanistan, making October worst month [McClatchy Newspapers]
Seven Fort Lewis soldiers killed in Afghanistan, one in Iraq [The News Tribune]
Simple Afghan mission turns deadly for U.S. soldiers [Reuters]
Snapshot of U.S. base reveals grief, pride [NBC Nightly News]
8 Ft. Lewis Strykers killed in Afghanistan [KOMO-TV]
President meets families of Vancouver soldier, others killed in Afghanistan [The Oregonian]
Alamo servicemen killed in Afghanistan [Brownsville Herald]
Vancouver Soldier Killed In Afghanistan [Oregon Public Broadcasting]
Slain soldier’s family returns to Vancouver [The Columbian]
Alamo Serviceman Killed in Afghanistan [KRGV-TV]
Another Valley soldier killed in action [San Antonio Express-News]
Soldier’s body to be escorted to Stockton [The Record]
Family speaks about fallen Alamo soldier [KGBT-TV]
Fort Lewis Strykers remember their own [KOMO-TV]
2002 Hudson’s Bay grad killed in Afghanistan [KATU-TV]
Family mourns Broussard soldier [Lafayette Advertiser]
Plattsburg soldier killed in Afghanistan [AP]
Ind. soldier was ‘free spirit,’ champion wrestler [AP]
Coaches, Teachers Remember Dale Griffin [WTWO-TV]
Commander in chief honors Hoosier, 17 other fallen U.S. troops with a final salute [Indianapolis Star]
Friends react to death of soldier [WTHI-TV]
Ex-VMI cadet killed in Afghanistan [Richmond Times-Dispatch]
2 Louisiana soldiers among 18 honored by Obama [AP]
West Bank soldier, 20, killed in Afghanistan [Times-Picayune]
Obama welcomes back fallen soldiers from Louisiana [AP]
Somber return: Former VMI student among 18 fallen Americans who returned to the U.S. Thursday [AP]
Local soldier dies in combat [The Daily Iberian]

Hal Bernton in Afghanistan:
A wake-up to gun fire [Seattle Times]
Faces of those fallen [Seattle Times]

I Corps/Multi-National Corps-Iraq
Geospatial: Mapping Iraq’s Ancient Cities [DVIDS]

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Training on House-born IED’s [DVIDS]
37th Engineer Battalion Inducts New NCOs [DVIDS]

17th Fires Brigade:
Dual School [DVIDS]
Iraq-Iran Border [DVIDS]
Bag Drag Critical Factor During Bucca’s 3-Gun Competition [DVIDS]
Fish Market [DVIDS]
Partnership a Success, Say MND-S, IA Generals [DVIDS]
Bucca’s best come out guns blazing for competition []

4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:
Father, Son Reunite on Deployment [DVIDS]

Pacific Northwest District Veterinary Command:
Camp Lemonnier Service Members Perform Surgery on Hektor, a Djiboutian K-9 Working Dog

Washington National Guard:
Former National Guardsman fights deportation in WA [Yakima Herald-Republic]

No Fox Island beach fix for Navy lab transfer [The News Tribune]
Could Port Become Future Navy Contractor Campus? [Kitsap Sun]
Kitsap Bases Accept Navy Awards for Energy and Water Management
USS John C. Stennis Action [DVIDS]

Air Force:
Some see replay in latest Boeing tanker contract flap [The News Tribune]

McChord Air Force Base:
Keeping K-loaders Clean [DVIDS]
Airmen Provide Local Iraqis Building Skills [DVIDS]

Local service members:
Runner Sprints to the Finish [DVIDS]
MiTT’s Mission to Build Armies [DVIDS]

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