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Local links, Nov. 23

Post by Scott Fontaine on Nov. 23, 2009 at 8:54 am |
November 23, 2009 8:54 am

Sean Naylor of the Army Times has this cool piece about soldiers from Fort Lewis’ 2nd Battalion, 1st Infantry Regiment using info ops in their fight against the Taliban.

From the story:

As a crowd gathered to watch the spectacle, loudspeakers mounted on a Stryker rammed the message home: “We took these weapons from the dead Taliban that decided to fight Task Force Legion, and we took them from the cowardly Taliban that surrendered to us and are currently sitting in our jail.”

The in-your-face challenge to the insurgents was unprecedented. For years the Taliban had held sway here in the Maywand district on the western edge of Kandahar province. Small, ineffectual coalition forces and their Afghan counterparts came and went, but the Taliban remained, growing stronger year by year. No one could even remember the last time the coalition had killed an insurgent in Maywand. But now, here were the Americans calling out the Taliban, taunting them, questioning their manhood.

Other local links:

McChord Air Force Base
Air Mobility Command officials welcome new commander [AMC]

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Iraqi Army, U.S. Forces Work to Build Better Security [DVIDS]

593rd Sustainment Brigade
Q-West Force Protection Company Shows Flexibility With Convoy Escort [DVIDS]

17th Fires Brigade
Honoring Granite City’s military role [Suburban Journals]
It’s All Business As Navy Commander Takes Over During TOA [DVIDS]

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Deployment: It’s marriage license that counts for military [The News Tribune]
Medical Civlian Affairs Patrol [DVIDS]

446th Airlift Wing
Metal Works [DVIDS]

Fort Lewis
Tacoma soldier back from Iraq to bury brother slain by robbers [The News Tribune]
Army Family’s Choice: Kids’ Care Or Deployment? [KPCC-FM]
Joint Training With Kuwait National Guard [DVIDS]

Local service members
Despite Dangers, Unit Morale High in Kandahar [DVIDS]
Troops Invited to Qatar’s First Hydroplane Race [DVIDS]

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