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Nov.
27th

Local links, Nov. 27

Plenty of local links today:

448th Civil Affairs Battalion
Inside Our Schools: Dublin students’ school supply drive benefits students in Iraq [insidebayarea.com]

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Man fulfilled a childhood ambition by becoming a soldier [Fort Worth Star-Telegram]
Hundreds gather in Terrell to honor fallen soldier [Dallas Morning News]
Saluting another fallen hero [Herald-Banner]
Heartfelt homecoming for fallen Terrell soldier [WFAA-TV]
Body Of Another Soldier Comes Home To Terrell [KTVT-TV]
City Patrol [DVIDS]
Thanksgiving in Afghanistan [DVIDS]
Monitor the Village [DVIDS]

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Nov.
18th

Local links, Nov. 18

The Department of Defense has released several cool photos of 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division in southern Afghanistan. They’re worth checking out.

Meanwhile, online journalist Michael Yon indicated he has filed paperwork to embed with 5/2.

Other local links:

Fort Lewis
Fort Lewis frog population jumps [The News Tribune]
Senate OKs $144 million for work on Fort Lewis – negotiations next [The Olympian]

Veterans
Group seeks counselors for Iraq, Afghanistan vets [The Herald]

I Corps/Multi-National Corps-Iraq
Purple Heart Recipients Prove Tenacity Under Fire [DVIDS]

17th Fires Brigade
‘Desert

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Nov.
16th

Local links, Nov. 16

A soldier who served with the Washington National Guard’s 81st Brigade Combat Team is working to start a Veterans of Foreign Wars post in his hometown of Cleburne, Texas.

I wrote about Laureles when I was in Iraq earlier this year. He transfered to the Washington National Guard in 2003 from Texas so he could deploy and practice battlefield medicine. He had since bounced from unit to unit so he could stay continously in Iraq since.

Other local links:

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Ferndale mayor declares Nov. 14 Aaron Aamot Day [Bellingham Herald]

4th Brigade,

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Nov.
13th

Local links, Nov. 13

National Public Radio is embedded in Afghanistan with troops from 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. The first piece talked about the constant threat of roadside bombs the troops face. The most recent piece is about an operation to recover a bombed-out Stryker.

Some of the guys talked frankly about the desire to go home:

Higden, a 21-year-old soldier from North Carolina, says military service is a family tradition. But with the repeated bomb attacks, he regrets even joining the Army. He just wants to go home.

“I think you just take all of us out and let them run

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Nov.
12th

Local links, Nov. 12

I’m catching up on almost a week’s worth of links (I was out of town), but obviously the biggest story while I was gone was the memorial service for the seven fallen Fort Lewis soldiers. Vice President Joe Biden was in attendance.

Other local links:

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:
Injured Fort Lewis soldier back from the brink [The News Tribune]
Two more from Fort Lewis confirmed killed in Afghanistan [The News Tribune]
Fort Lewis Memorial: Going back to Louisiana [The News Tribune]
Fallen Stryker soldier: ‘Not once did he quit or complain’ [The News Tribune]
‘Faith will help us out,’ Fort Lewis soldier’s family says [Bellingham Herald]
Biden: 7 Wash. state soldiers were extraordinary [AP]
Vice President Lauds Fallen Fort Lewis Soldiers [KPLU-FM]
7 fallen Stryker Brigade soldiers honored at Fort Lewis [Seattle Times]
Roadside bomb kills two Fort Lewis soldiers [KOMO-TV]
Soldier from Ocala killed in Afghanistan [Orlando Sentinel]
West Bank soldier killed in Afghanistan mourned at service in Harvey [Times-Picayune]
Ferndale Graduate Killed In Action In Afghanistan [KGMI-AM]
Memorial for Vancouver Soldier Killed in Afghanistan [KUOW-FM]
SF units to get latest Land Warrior kit [Army Times]
Fallen soldier was to return for Thanksgiving [ocala.com]
Custer soldier killed in Afghanistan explosion [Lynden Tribune]
Biden honors fallen Fort Lewis soldiers [KOMO-TV]
Vice President Biden Honors Soldiers Killed in Afghanistan at Ceremony at Fort Lewis [ABC]
My husband is at war [San Francisco Chronicle]
On The Scene In Afghanistan: A Deadly Day For U.S. Soldiers [NPR]
Funeral Procession for Spc. Kyle A. Coumas [thepinetree.net]
Combat Advisors See Afghan Troops in Action [DVIDS]
U.S. combat injuries rise sharply [Washington Post]
Perdue visiting soldiers in Iraq [Jacksonville Times-Union]
Crossroads of Afghanistan-Contested Province Is Vital Link [DVIDS]
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Nov.
3rd

Local links, Nov. 3

The Los Angeles Times sits down with Fort Lewis commander Lt. Gen. Charles Jacoby to talk about the delay in Iraq’s parliament passing an election law and more.

Other local links:

4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Trust Leads to Weapons Cache Find [DVIDS]

201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade
Last Ft. Lewis BDE Takes Control in Iraq [DVIDS]

17th Fires Brigade
Basrah Safe by Iraqi Army and U.S. Forces’ Explosive Effort [DVIDS]
Gaining insight on what it takes to lead troops [theredbulls.org]

Naval Base Kitsap
Security Exercises Taking Place at Kitsap

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Oct.
12th

Local links, Oct. 12

Agence France-Presse has embedded with the cavalry soldiers of 5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. They’re serving in Spin Boldak along the Pakistani border, and the story focuses on the soldiers setting up a meeting for local leaders.

Sounds like things are pretty quiet down there: “I feel like we are social workers with guns because, for the most part, the enemy threat is not very strong here so our main focus is go meet the population and build infrastructure,” Lt. Mike Stahlke told the wire service.

Another dispatch that ran today talks about the rough terrain. Mine Resistant

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Oct.
8th

Local links, Oct. 8

Lots of stories about local service members today, including several on the memorial service yesterday for three Stryker soldiers killed in Afghanistan.

Other links:

I Corps/Multi-National Corps-Iraq:
For I Corps, elections key to stable Iraq [The News Tribune]
‘We are very close to success In Iraq’ [KOMO-TV]
Iraqis, Americans seeking a new relationship [McClatchy Newspapers]

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:
Three more fallen Stryker soldiers honored [KOMO-TV]
Soldier’s loss is felt throughout community [Columbus Local News]
Public visitation set for Friday for soldier killed in Afghanistan [Columbus

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