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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]


Elections will be benchmark of Iraq’s progress

The land between two rivers is a land between two elections.

Iraq held provincial elections in January and is preparing for national elections early next year. The success of these two polls is seen as a major benchmark of the country’s ability to govern itself, and the Fort Lewis unit running daily American military operations in Iraq is preparing for the voting months in advance.

“Quite frankly, if they hold successful parliamentary elections – secure and credible – and through the system they can seat a government successfully, that’s a pretty huge step for a young democracy,” Brig. Gen. Peter

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Local links, Sept. 21

Our Washington correspondent, Les Blumenthal, writes today about the latest in the Air Force tanker contract. (You know that one — it’s the one that imploded in a spectacular fashion last year.)

Other local links:

I Corps/Multi-National Corps-Iraq:
Lesser role spurs talk of faster exit from Iraq [Stars and Stripes]

3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:
Iraqi Soldiers Learn First Aid [DVIDS]

104th Training Division:
Honoring service [The Columbian]

Hal Bernton in Afghanistan:
For this Seattle woman, an Afghan homecoming [Seattle Times]

446th Airlift Wing:
Inspectors assess readiness of aerial

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Washington Post profiles I Corps’ Brown

The Washington Post has a nice profile of Brig. Gen. Heidi Brown of I Corps/Multi-National Corps-Iraq.

Brown, 49, was part of the invasion of Iraq, leading units charged with air cover and artillery support on the southern front. Now she’s in charge of overseeing the American military’s withdrawal from Iraq.

(She was last in FOB Tacomaland for becoming the first female general officer in I Corps and Air Defense Artillery history.)

“So that was then, fighting our way up the desert, all the way up to Baghdad,” Brown told the Post from her office in Baghdad’s Al Faw Palace.

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