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Local links, Nov. 12

Post by Scott Fontaine on Nov. 12, 2009 at 11:43 am with No Comments »
November 12, 2009 11:43 am

I’m catching up on almost a week’s worth of links (I was out of town), but obviously the biggest story while I was gone was the memorial service for the seven fallen Fort Lewis soldiers. Vice President Joe Biden was in attendance.

Other local links:

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:
Injured Fort Lewis soldier back from the brink [The News Tribune]
Two more from Fort Lewis confirmed killed in Afghanistan [The News Tribune]
Fort Lewis Memorial: Going back to Louisiana [The News Tribune]
Fallen Stryker soldier: ‘Not once did he quit or complain’ [The News Tribune]
‘Faith will help us out,’ Fort Lewis soldier’s family says [Bellingham Herald]
Biden: 7 Wash. state soldiers were extraordinary [AP]
Vice President Lauds Fallen Fort Lewis Soldiers [KPLU-FM]
7 fallen Stryker Brigade soldiers honored at Fort Lewis [Seattle Times]
Roadside bomb kills two Fort Lewis soldiers [KOMO-TV]
Soldier from Ocala killed in Afghanistan [Orlando Sentinel]
West Bank soldier killed in Afghanistan mourned at service in Harvey [Times-Picayune]
Ferndale Graduate Killed In Action In Afghanistan [KGMI-AM]
Memorial for Vancouver Soldier Killed in Afghanistan [KUOW-FM]
SF units to get latest Land Warrior kit [Army Times]
Fallen soldier was to return for Thanksgiving []
Custer soldier killed in Afghanistan explosion [Lynden Tribune]
Biden honors fallen Fort Lewis soldiers [KOMO-TV]
Vice President Biden Honors Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan at Ceremony at Fort Lewis [ABC]
My husband is at war [San Francisco Chronicle]
On The Scene In Afghanistan: A Deadly Day For U.S. Soldiers [NPR]
Funeral Procession for Spc. Kyle A. Coumas []
Combat Advisors See Afghan Troops in Action [DVIDS]
U.S. combat injuries rise sharply [Washington Post]
Perdue visiting soldiers in Iraq [Jacksonville Times-Union]
Crossroads of Afghanistan-Contested Province Is Vital Link [DVIDS]

201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade:
Last Fort Lewis deployment of year: Spies [The News Tribune]
Joining the Army was a life-changing choice for Major Angela Johnson [Detroit Lakes online]
Company to Help Iraqi Security Forces Develop Long Range Surveillance Assets [DVIDS]

I Corps/Multi-National Corps-Iraq:
Iraqi Army brigade’s year in review []
U.S. keeps a low profile ahead of Iraq elections [Los Angeles Times]
Synchronization, Predictability Key to Personnel Success [DVIDS]

4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:
Veterans Day Marked By Northwest Troops in Iraq [Northwest News Network]
Stryker Soldiers Earn Combat Patches, Become Veterans [KIRO-TV]
When Crashing Is Part of the Plan [DVIDS]
Combat Patch Ceremony [DVIDS]
Raiders Search for Weapons [DVIDS]
Water Trucks a Symbol of Commitment [DVIDS]
Iraqi Army, U.S. Troops on the Hunt [DVIDS]

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:
Soldier dies on her second Iraq tour [The News Tribune]
Death quiets hero’s music [Albany Times-Union]
Remembering Amy [WXXA-TV]
Iraqi Solders Search for Hidden Weapons [DVIDS]

1st Special Forces Group:
Secretive Green Berets join many in honoring fallen vets [The News Tribune]

Warrior Transition Battalion:
Wounded soldiers on mend at Fort Lewis [KING-TV]
King: Army strain, recovery at Fort Lewis [CNN]

555th Engineer Brigade:
Former Saco resident awarded Bronze Star for service in Iraq [Journal Tribune]

17th Fires Brigade:
Signal Company Takes Aim at Qualification Range [DVIDS]
School Supplies [DVIDS]
Open Talks Lead Law Enforcement Officials to Better System [DVIDS]
NCO Corps welcomes new inductees []
Soldiers Gain Insight on Leadership [DVIDS]
17th FiB Humanitarian Aid Mission [DVIDS]
256th Signal Range [DVIDS]

446th Airlift Wing
Employers learn about Reserve commitment, responsibilities [446th AW]
McChord Reservists help teach building skills to Iraqis [446th AW]

62nd Airlift Wing
10th Airlift Squadron returns home [62nd AW]
Battlefield Airmen sharpen skills during Exercise Twilight [62nd AW]

81st Brigade Combat Team:
Rallying the troops [Cleburne Times-Review]

Western Region Medical Command:
E.E. Smith grad to become Army’s deputy surgeon general [Fayetteville Observer]

Naval Base Kitsap:
Five Arrested for Breaking Into Navy Base [Kitsap Sun]
Senior Citizens Break Into Military Base [Fox News]

Puget Sound Naval Shipyard:
500 gallons of jet fuel spilled at shipyard [KOMO-TV]
Tagout Check [DVIDS]
Jackson Park Elementary School Halloween Festival [DVIDS]

Local service members:
From Sailors to Soldiers … and All the Way Back [Kitsap Sun]
Kittitas County Veterans Day: Recognizing veterans from WWII to Operation Iraqi Freedom [Daily Record]
Local reaction to Fort Hood shooting rampage [KING-TV]
Darkside Celebrate Marine Corps Birthday Abroad [DVIDS]
1/5 Marines Provide Clean Water to Afghans, Keep Area Safe [DVIDS]
130th Engineer Brigade Soldier’s Fighting Passion [DVIDS]

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