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Category: 62nd Medical Brigade

March
25th

Local links, March 24

The 62nd Airlift Wing public affairs shop has an article about a staff sergeant serving in Chile as part of the U.S. military’s response to the Feb. 27 earthquake.

Other local links:

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Suffering and Triumph in Iraq: a Sheikh’s Story [DVIDS]
Army and Navy Receive Medical Training [DVIDS]
Illuminating the Night to Increase Bases Safety [DVIDS]
Aruba Suq Micro-grant Surge Shows Unprecedented Progress [DVIDS]

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Army hero Sgt. Anthony Paci laid to rest today [The Trentonian]
Progress in

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March
24th

Local links, March 24

Not too many stories of local troops out there today:

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Dad’s return from Afghanistan surprises kids [The News Tribune]

62nd Medical Brigade
Just What the Doctor Ordered: a Mission for Fort Lewis’ 56th Multi-Functional Medical Battalion [DVIDS]

Joint Base Lewis-McChord
Army Mail Training Ramps Up During Silver Scimitar [DVIDS]

March
16th

Local links, March 16

KPLU-FM broadcast a touching story yesterday about artist Mike Reagan and his hard work drawing portraits of fallen service members. The guy volunteers his time and countless hours to do this.

Other local links:

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Election success a credit to Iraqi soliders, Diyala citizens (Op-Ed) [The News Tribune]

I Corps
I Corps Colors Casing [DVIDS]

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
2nd Infantry Division Commanding General Visits Troops in the Field [DVIDS]

62nd Medical Brigade
A Cheering Audience’s Roar Crowns Baton Rouge Reserve Soldier Top Talent in Haiti

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March
4th

Local links, March 4

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

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Nov.
24th

Local links, Nov. 24

Stars and Strips caught up with the Washington National Guard soldiers fighting roadside bombs in Afghanistan. The 741st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion left in April; they’re now working as Task Force Paladin.

Other local links:

I Corps/Multi-National Corps-Iraq
Lewis Bound: I Corps Analytical Element Completes Year-long Tour [DVIDS]

Washington service members
Family mourns death of soldier [Joplin Globe]
Memorial funds set up locally to honor soldier killed in Afghanistan [Joplin Globe]

Fort Lewis
Police: Soldiers Accused Of Home Invasion Sparked By Divorce [KIRO-TV]

62nd Medical Brigade
Medical colonel deploys

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Oct.
23rd

Making a difference

Fort Lewis soldiers, their families and civilian employees are working around the South Sound area on community projects as part of Make a Difference Day.

Here’s what’s going on, according to the public affairs office:

42nd Military Police Brigade: More than 30 soldiers will expand walking trails, refurbish a walking bridge and clean out a ravine in Steilacoom. Another 25 soldiers will rebuild decking at Weber Court Park.

4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division: Soldiers from the brigade’s rear detachment will help with landscaping and clean-up at Fort Steilacoom Park.

593rd Sustainment Brigade: Twenty-six members of the 80th Ordnance Battalion will

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Oct.
6th

Local links, Oct. 6

Today’s local links:

520th Area Support Medical Company:
Mass Casualty Exercise Preps New Unit for Success [DVIDS]

I Corps/Multi-National Corps-Iraq:
Inducted in Baghdad [DVIDS]
Soldiers, Civilians Build Civil Capacity [DVIDS]

Western Air Defense Sector
WADS staff sergeant aids injured commissary patron [62nd AW]

Fort Lewis:
Small School Gets Big Addition [DVIDS]

Fairchild Air Force Base:
Escorts Volunteer to Keep Watch [DVIDS]