If you haven’t had a chance, check out my colleague Steve Maynard’s excellent report about families coping with the loss of a loved one during combat.
He profiles the parents of Parkland’s Sgt. Thomas F. Allison, killed in 2002 when his helicopter crashed in the Philippines; the widow of Sgt. Gabriel DeRoo, who was killed by small-arms fire in Mosul in 2006; and the mother of Sgt. Michael T. Washington, the Tacoma Marine killed in 2008 from an IED strike in Afghanistan.
Other local links:
62nd Medical Brigade
Soldiers ‘eager’ to lend hand in Haiti [The News Tribune]
Joint Base Lewis-McChord
G.I. Jann left E.R. nurse job at age 50 to join the Army [Salt Lake Tribune]
Ready to rise and shine [Salt Lake Tribune]
I Corps/5th Air Support Operations Squadron
1st ASOG, I-CORPS Detachment partner to improve interoperability [pacaf.mil]
3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
FOB Caldwell Becomes Kirkush Military Training Base [DVIDS]
5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Village Boys [Michael Yon]
Building a Firefighting Team in Southern Afghanistan [DVIDS]
Behind the Lens: Combat Camera Afghanistan [DVIDS]