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Local links, Nov. 30

Post by Scott Fontaine on Nov. 30, 2009 at 6:18 am |
November 30, 2009 11:22 am

The Washington Times has an interesting story coming from last month’s embed with 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. The soldiers seem to concur that they need more troops if the Afghanistan war can be won.

“What people at home don’t understand is that more guys would help out immensely,” Capt. Jeffery Givens told the newspaper. “More troops would assist with getting the security to where it needs to be out here. There are only so many of us. Send me your poor, your hungry and your bored, I say. We’ll take anyone we can take.”

Other local links:

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
U.S. Forces, Federal Police Work to Solidify Capabilities in Baqubah [DVIDS]

4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Raiders Thanksgiving [DVIDS]
All Clear at Clearing Barrel [DVIDS]
U.S. Doctors Meet Iraq Partners [DVIDS]
Chaplain Assistant Trains With PSD [DVIDS]

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Ambassador Eikenberry Makes Thanksgiving Visits [DVIDS]
Courage under fire [Centre Daily Times]
Army Engineers Build Up Forward Operating Base Frontenac [DVIDS]

I Corps
Year of the NCO: ‘It’s About Taking Care of Soldiers’ [DVIDS]
Hearing Monday in Miller shooting [DVIDS]
Hearing begins for woman accused of killing 2 Ft. Lewis soldiers [KOMO-TV]

Veterans
Jobless rate bad? It’s worse for vets [The News Tribune]
Law meant to improve health care services for women veterans [The News Tribune]

Washington National Guard
National Guard unit readies for Iraq deployment [Yakima Herald-Republic]

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