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Local links, April 6

Post by Scott Fontaine on April 6, 2010 at 8:02 am |
April 6, 2010 8:02 am

Forward Operating Base Cobra, the bare-bones outpost in northern Diyala province that soldiers from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division’s cavalry squadron moved into last year, has been receiving some upgrades lately. Among one of them is a new dining facility with contracted cooks (when Joe Barrentine and I were there, food was a major complaint among the joes). The soldiers named the new DFAC after Pfc. Erin McLyman, the Oregon native who was killed last month from indirect fire.

“I didn’t get a chance to know Pfc. McLyman, but I knew about her,” squadron commander Lt. Col. Joseph Davidson said at the ceremony. “She was a tenacious, fun-loving soldier. She simply was what we want, and what we expect from all of our Soldiers. The decision to dedicate this Dining Facility to Pfc. McLyman was an easy one.”

Other local links:

62nd Airlift Wing/446th Airlift Wing
C-17s Deliver, Pick-up Cargo at Southwest Asia Base [DVIDS]

17th Fires
U.S. Troops Make Trip to the Border to Advise, Assist [DVIDS]

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
5/2 Easter Sunrise Service [DVIDS]

4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
2-12 FA Recognizes IA Soldier’s Achievement [DVIDS]

555th Engineer Brigade
376th Expeditionary Logistics Readiness Squadron Breaks 2 of Its Own Records [DVIDS]

Naval Base Kitsap
Petty Officers Man a .50 Caliber Machine Gun [DVIDS]

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