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Local links, March 4

Post by Scott Fontaine on March 4, 2010 at 8:45 am |
March 4, 2010 8:45 am

We’ve published the final articles Joe and I sent in from our trip to Iraq. Both are profiles: one of Capt. Junior Tupuola, a chaplain whose like took a long, twisting path to the service. The other is on Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe, the top NCO in I Corps who is, to say the least, quite a personality.

Other local links:

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
2-19th Iraqi Army Division, Task Force Wings Conduct a Large-scale Partnered Air Assault [DVIDS]

4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Soldiers Gain More ‘trigger Time’ at EST 2000 Weapon Skills Trainer [DVIDS]
2nd Battalion, 12 Field Artillery Regiment ‘Vikings’ Change Command [DVIDS]
Iraqi Security Forces Is Ready: 4-9 ‘Manchus’ Check Polling Sites in Election Preparation [DVIDS]
Tournament Brings Pool Enthusiasts Together [DVIDS]

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
When shooting stops, some soldiers read [AP]
Afghanistan battle shows war rarely fought to plan [AP]
Operation Moshtarak [DVIDS]
Soldiers Meet With Police, Local Leaders [DVIDS]

593rd Sustainment Brigade
Providers Manage Muntions in Iraq, Afghanistan [DVIDS]

I Corps
I Corps headquarters troops returning home [The News Tribune]
USF–I Deputy Commanding General of Operations Visits 1st Air Cavalry [DVIDS]
Two Soldiers Gain Citizenship and Move Closer to Grasping the American Dream [DVIDS]

17th Fires Brigade
Patrol in Al Maqil [DVIDS]
Joint Forces [DVIDS]
CLS Course [DVIDS]

1st Special Forces Group
Arlington Salute [The Greenville Sun]

81st Brigade Combat Team
Soldier from Tacoma dies from injuries suffered in Iraq [Seattle Times]
Tacoma national guardsman killed in accident in Iraq [KING-TV]
WA Guardsman dies of injuries suffered in Iraq [AP]
Tacoma National Guardsman dies of non-combat injuries [KOMO-TV]

Politics
Smith wants more military family leave [The News Tribune]
Bill would expand leave for family members [Army Times]

62nd Medical Brigade
Deployed Sustainers Re-enlist in Haiti [DVIDS]

62nd Airlift Wing
LTC “Beef” Wellington: Eyelash Icicles and Other Antarctic Challenges [Armed with Science]
U.S. Air Force Delivers First M-ATV to Afghanistan [DVIDS]

Air Force
Boeing steps up C-17 pitch to foreign markets [Seattle Times]

Joint Base Lewis-McChord
2010 Cope Tigers Steps Off! [DVIDS]

Madigan Army Medical Center
Young Heroes ceremony coming up [The Olympian]

Fairchild Air Force Base
Pumping Gas – a Worthwhile Pastime [DVIDS]
SARC Installs Solar Lights [DVIDS]

Local service members
Watapur Visit [DVIDS]
Behind the Scenes With the Army Reserve Culinary Team [DVIDS]
Forward Resuscitated Surgical Suite Capability Helps Response Time for Injured Service Members on Front Lines [DVIDS]

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