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Local links, Nov. 19

Post by Scott Fontaine on Nov. 19, 2009 at 8:19 am with No Comments »
November 19, 2009 8:19 am

Amid a growing chorus of doubters about the Stryker vehicle’s ability to perform in Afghan terrain, one man sticks up for the vehicle.

“Huh?” Stuart Koehl asks. “What has changed to convert the Stryker from the ride of choice for American infantry to a ‘Kevlar coffin’? Carter gives some figures: since 13 September the 5th SBCT has lost 21 of its 350 Strykers to IEDs, and suffered some 24 men killed and 70 wounded. That sounds bad, but is it?”

Read more here.

Other local links:

17th Fires Brigade
It’s All Business As Navy Commander Takes Over During Transfer of Authority [DVIDS]

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Soldiers Patrol Maywand District [DVIDS]
Maintenance on a Stryker [DVIDS]
Task Force Legion Arrives in Maywand District [DVIDS]
Mechanics Keep Task Force Legion Rolling [DVIDS]

Community
Businesses Paid For Advertising That Never Materialized [KIRO-TV]

Naval Base Kitsap
Dolphins Will Be Deployed at Bangor Starting Next Year, Navy Says [Kitsap Sun]
Dolphins, Sea Lions Will Provide Security At Naval Base Kitsap [KIRO-TV]

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