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Tag: Naval Base Kitsap


Local links, April 8

The Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldiers of the 24th Quartermaster Company received a heroes’ welcome when their plane landed for a layover in New Hampshire, reports.

Other local links:

17th Fires Brigade
Handling Stress While Deployed [DVIDS]
Radiation Assessment [DVIDS]

42nd Military Police Brigade
New Soldiers Link Up, Prepare With Military Police [DVIDS]

Naval Base Kitsap
Bremerton’s Youngest Sailors Ready to Move Into Fancy New Digs [Kitsap Sun]
Stennis Getting $137 Million Tune-Up for Next Deployment [Kitsap Sun]

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division
Daisy Scouts help troops

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Local links, Nov. 19

Amid a growing chorus of doubters about the Stryker vehicle’s ability to perform in Afghan terrain, one man sticks up for the vehicle.

“Huh?” Stuart Koehl asks. “What has changed to convert the Stryker from the ride of choice for American infantry to a ‘Kevlar coffin’? Carter gives some figures: since 13 September the 5th SBCT has lost 21 of its 350 Strykers to IEDs, and suffered some 24 men killed and 70 wounded. That sounds bad, but is it?”

Read more here.

Other local links:

17th Fires Brigade
It’s All Business As Navy Commander Takes

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Local links, Oct. 19

Stars and Stripes has a nice piece about soldiers of 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment of 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and the challenges they face in multiethnic regions of Diyala province.

The story doesn’t mention too many Fort Lewis soldiers (though it’s an important topic for any reader), but the story also offers a nice photo slideshow.

(Hat tip,

I was gone a few days last week. So here’s catching up on the other local links:

Fort Lewis:
Were soldiers’ rights violated on Fort Lewis? [The News Tribune]
Attorney: 2 Soldiers Jail

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Local links, Sept. 16

Today’s local links kick off with the funeral of a Fort Lewis Stryker soldier killed in Afghanistan:

5th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division:
Burnsville soldier remembered as a patriot [St. Paul Pioneer Press]
Soldier’s loved ones mourn Burnsville’s ‘Captain America’ [Star-Tribune]

81st Brigade Combat Team:
Boyfriend Accused Of Accidentally Shooting Girlfriend In Chehalis [KIRO-TV]

I Corps/Multi-National Corps-Iraq:
Army Picks Up Tab for Million Dollar Baby [DVIDS]

446th Airlift Wing:
McChord Reservist performs at Dover with dignity, honor, respect [446th AW]

Naval Base Kitsap:
Mooring Lines [DVIDS]

Washington service members:

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Local links, Sept. 15

Jeremy Pawloski of The Olympian has gone through thousands of pages of public records from the City of Olympia concerning John Towery, the Fort Lewis employee accused of spying on an Olympia antiwar group.

Much of it is about threat assessments the Fort Lewis force protection folks sent to the Olympia Police Department about the Olympia Port Militarization Resistance group. Towery has been accused of infiltrating the group to spy on them — a possible violation of the Posse Comitatus Act.

According to Fort Lewis spokesman J.C. Matthews, the investigation remains ongoing. This is what he wrote to the

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