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Local links, March 31

Post by Scott Fontaine on March 31, 2010 at 6:42 am |
March 31, 2010 6:42 am

I’m back from a few days off. If you haven’t read it, check out my Sunday stories about the Stryker vehicle. In the main story, I covered a bit of the history and what folks across the military (from joes to generals) and Congress think about the vehicle today. In a sidebar, I wrote about future modifications to the vehicles. And you should check out the print edition: It’s got plenty of cool graphics, a box descrbing the 10 variants and a timeline of the Strykers vis-à-vis Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

Other local links:

Military spouses
Abrupt end of college tuition help angers military spouses [The News Tribune]

Veterans
Vets, Murray brainstorm ways to get ex-military into job market [The News Tribune]
Young veterans tell of futile jobless hunts [Seattle Times]
Young Vets Talk About Job Prospects [KPLU-FM]

Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Little girl with heart transplant earns her ‘gi’ [The News Tribune]

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
‘Henkes Lane’ Rededicated in Mosul [DVIDS]
West Point Founder’s Day Dinner [DVIDS]

4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
First Female Four-star General Visits, Inspires Raider Soldiers [DVIDS]
1-38 Infantrymen Trade Bullets for Barbie Backpacks [DVIDS]
Soldiers Downrange Learn About Life, Career-progressing Opportunity [DVIDS]

5th Brigade, 2nd Infanty Division
The Battle for Kandahar: Part I [Michael Yon online]
Kandahar ‘Shaping’ Operations Under Way, Official Says [defense.gov]

McChord Field
Fastest mile in a bomb suit – SSgt Owen Duff sets world record [worldrecordsacademy.org]

17th Fires Brigade
5K Run Honors Molly Pitcher During Woman’s History Month [DVIDS]
US Troops Disrupt Insurgent Indirect Fire, Frequent Patrols [DVIDS]

62nd Medical Brigade
No rest for Lewis-McChord’s 62nd Medical Brigade [The News Tribune]

593rd Sustainment Brigade
Joint Base Balad Officials Cut Ribbon at Container Repair Yard [DVIDS]

Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor
Navy Weighs Submarine Smoking Ban [Kitsap Sun]

Local service members
Adviser Training Group Trains Marines on Afghan Customs, Culture [DVIDS]
15th Sustainment Brigade Continues Drawdown Efforts [DVIDS]

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