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March
31st

Local links, March 31

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

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March
5th

Local links, March 5

Plenty of links overnight:

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Avengers, ANA Take Historic Trip [DVIDS]
Home Is Where the Music Is [DVIDS]

4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
2-23 ‘Tomahawks’ Bond Through Organizational Day [DVIDS]
IA, U.S. Participate in Humanitarian Aid Mission for School Children [DVIDS]
Key Leader Engagement [DVIDS]

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Election Meeting [DVIDS]

17th Fires Brigade
Iraqi Hero Medic Receives Medevac Training [DVIDS]
Night Operations [DVIDS]

Western Air Defense Sector
MANG F-15’s Get Advanced Communcation System [KFBB-TV]

Naval

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Aug.
22nd

Bangor nuke chief canned

Capt. Timothy J. Block, who commands Naval Base Kitsap-Bangor‘s nuclear weapons facility, has been removed from duty, the Kitsap Sun reports.

From the story:

Rear Adm. Stephen E. Johnson, the Navy’s director of strategic systems programs, removed Block on Friday because of “a loss of confidence in his ability to continue to lead,” said Cmdr. J.A. “Cappy” Surette, a spokesman at the Pentagon.

“An officer in command has a unique position of trust and responsibility, and has a key role in shaping morale, good order and discipline within the command,” Surette said. “Because of this unique position, his

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