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  • B Troop finally comes home.

    05/05/2015 7:34:27 AM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies
    Sierra Vista Herald ^ | Robert Charette
    Despite its esteemed perch among Fort Huachuca’s decorated iconography, it wasn’t until just last Friday when the 4th Cavalry Regiment B Troop could finally have a place to call home. “For all those years, B Troop never really had its own facility,” B Troop program coordinator Christopher Zimmerman said in his introductory remarks to an assorted crowd in front of the 4th Cavalry’s pristine new horse stables.
  • Staying Power: New Regiment Lets Marines Take Care of Marines

    11/19/2008 4:06:35 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 319+ views
    Staying Power ^ | Fred W. Baker III
    WASHINGTON, Nov. 19, 2008 – In January 2006, as Marine Lt. Ray Baronie was lying in a hospital bed recovering from wounds he suffered in Iraq, a Marine lieutenant colonel in his dress uniform, sporting a question mark-shaped scar on the side of his head, paid him a visit. Marine Capt. Ray Baronie, commander of Company A, Wounded Warrior Battalion East, Camp Lejeune, N.C., walks through his barracks inspecting renovations. Baronie was injured when an anti-tank round struck his vehicle in Iraq in 2005. DoD photo by Fred W. Baker III   (Click photo for screen-resolution image);high-resolution image available. Remarkably,...
  • Teacher Suspended For Releasing 'Obama Youth' Video ("This is an indoctrination.")

    10/06/2008 11:41:46 PM PDT · by Maelstorm · 30 replies · 1,639+ views ^ | 06 Oct 2008 | MyFoxKC reports
    Some call it indoctrination and others say it encourages political involvement. On a video posted on the internet, middle school students say Barack Obama has inspired them to succeed. Conservative morning Chris Stigall saw the video on the Drudge Report. "This is an indoctrination. It's not a debate. It's not discussing relevant issues. It's not tit-for-tat," Stigall, with 710 KCMO Radio, said. Stigall said his disapproval isn't because of Obama, but rather because where it took place. "No public school could or should get away with such a thing," Stigall said. Stigall said on Monday morning that the school's director...
  • Armor Regiment Soldiers Delivers School Supplies to Children in Khadra

    01/17/2008 3:23:25 PM PST · by SandRat · 1 replies · 89+ views
    Multi-National Force - Iraq ^ | 1st Lt. Raymond Ashworth, USA
    Pfc. Andrew Gordon, from Westerly, R.I., Company C, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, hands a soccer ball to a young boy during a visit to the Al Ashbal primary school in Khadra, Jan. 9. Photo by 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division Public Affairs. FORWARD OPERATING BASE KALSU -- It’s a cold winter day at Al Ashbal primary school in the Khadra District of Baghdad. The broken windows and lack of electricity mean coats have to be worn inside the classrooms. Despite the cold, warm smiles appear as students see U.S. Soldiers...
  • Sikh regiment dumped over 'racism' fears[UK]

    06/25/2007 5:57:55 AM PDT · by BGHater · 26 replies · 1,348+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 24 June 2007 | Sean Rayment
    Defence chiefs have abandoned plans to raise a regiment of British Sikhs amid fears that the move would be branded racist. The proposal to create the regiment, reminiscent of those that fought for Britain in the two world wars, was dropped by the Ministry of Defence after discussions with the Commission for Racial Equality (CRE). Sikh leaders had informed Army recruitment officers that they could easily find enough volunteers to form a 700-strong regiment. However, despite the infantry being under strength by 3,000 soldiers, the offer was rejected. Lieutenant General Sir Freddie Viggers, the Adjutant General with responsibility for recruitment,...
  • New Regiment Focuses on Wounded Marines, Sailors

    04/04/2007 5:37:30 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 321+ views
    WASHINGTON, April 4, 2007 – The U.S. Marine Corps has created a new regiment focused on tracking and assisting wounded Marines and sailors across the nation, the regiment’s first commander announced at a Pentagon news conference today. “The mission of the Wounded Warrior Regiment is to provide and facilitate assistance to wounded, ill and injured Marines, sailors and their families throughout the phases of their recovery,” said Marine Col. Gregory Boyle. The Marine Corps has taken care of its own since 1775, Boyle said, and the way the Corps does it is through “caring and concerned leadership – from...
  • Iraqi Army’s 6th Motor Transport Regiment takes control

    08/04/2006 4:16:41 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 212+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Trevor Snyder
    An Iraqi Soldier raises the national flag during a pass and review ceremony held yesterday at Camp Taji. The Iraqi Army's 6th Motor Transport Regiment conducted a transfer of authority ceremony that released control by the 4th Sustainment Brigade. Story and photo by Sgt. Trevor Snyder 124th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment BAGHDAD -- The Iraqi Army 6th Motor Transport Regiment took control of its own operations in a ceremony July 3 at Camp Taji, a sprawling joint Iraqi-Coalition facility just a few miles north of Baghdad. The regiment has been working closely with the 4th Sustainment Brigade since October 2005....
  • British regiment gets hometown treat

    07/25/2006 3:58:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 16 replies · 387+ views
    Multi-National Forces-Iraq ^ | British Ministry of Defence
    BASRA - The easiest way to describe a pasty, is a pot pie without the pot. Nobody knows for sure where and when the pasty originated, but it's thought to have been invented when the preparation of food became an art rather than roasting a hunk of meat on a stick. The Royal Air Force flew in hundreds of the hometown specialties for British Soldiers of Devonshire and Dorset Light Infantry, based in southern Iraq, for their Regimental Day on Saturday. A generous pasty shop in Plymouth, England, shipped more than 600 of their choice meat-filled delicacies to Iraq so...
  • Reserve Seabee Regiment Readies to Relieve Active-Duty Counterpart in Iraq

    03/01/2006 4:26:58 PM PST · by SandRat · 2 replies · 252+ views
    Navy NewsStand ^ | Journalist 1st Class Brian Brannon
    PORT HUENEME, Calif. (NNS) -- For the first time in the global war on terrorism, a reserve Seabee regiment is scheduled to relieve its active-duty counterpart in Iraq about mid-spring. Following the completion of Seabee readiness training at Naval Base Ventura County, the 9th Naval Construction Regiment (NCR) is slated to take the job of providing construction engineering support to the 1st Marine Expeditionary Force, Forward (MEF) from the 30th NCR in Western Iraq. Cmdr. Mark Bellis, operations officer for the 9th NCR, said the reserve regiment is preparing to manage joint coalition construction assets over an area about the...
  • The Good News from Iraq We Never Hear....

    02/23/2006 7:00:19 AM PST · by dson7_ck1249 · 8 replies · 817+ views
    Townhall ^ | 2-23-06 | Cal Thomas
    Would you care to guess who said this: "To the courageous men and women of the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, who have changed the city of Tall Afar (Iraq) from a ghost town, in which terrorists spread death and destruction, to a secure city flourishing with life"? Give up? That is a letter from...
  • 2nd MLG Marines are first to train Iraqi Logistics Regiment

    01/18/2006 3:29:21 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 361+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Jan 18, 2006 | Lance Cpl. Wayne Edmiston
    AL ASAD, Iraq (Jan. 18, 2006) -- More than nine Marines with Combat Logistics Battalion 2, 2nd Marine Logistics Group (Forward)are members of the first Marine unit to begin training one of the two first Iraqi logistics regiments in the new Iraqi Army. This small distinguished group is called a military transition team, and is responsible for training the new soldiers and officers of the new Iraqi Army for nearly three months to prepare them for the rigors of a logistics unit in a combat environment. “We are teaching them standard convoy procedures, such as security, dispersion, security halts,” said...
  • ‘Falcon Sweep’ nets huge weapons cache

    01/13/2006 5:46:20 PM PST · by SandRat · 10 replies · 673+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jan 13, 2006 | Spc. George Welcome
    BAGHDAD (Army News Service, Jan. 13, 2006) — While conducting an air-insertion mission into the village of Shakaria, Iraq, Task Force Ironhorse Soldiers killed several insurgents, detained one and discovered a significant weapons cache Jan. 11. As part of Operation Falcon Sweep, Black Hawk helicopters landed near Shakaria Wednesday morning and Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment swept the village to identify terrorists. The 2-502nd Soldiers received small arms and indirect fire from insurgent forces at approximately 10:45 a.m. The Soldiers returned fire, killing six terrorists and wounding one other. Following the firefight, Soldiers discovered two dead insurgents...
  • U.S. Paratroopers Complete Operation Pizmah

    01/05/2006 3:31:18 PM PST · by SandRat · 3 replies · 654+ views
    Defend America News ^ | Jan 5, 2005 | Pfc. Vincent Fusco
    U.S. Army soldiers from B Company 2nd Battalion, 503rd Parachute Infantry Regiment, make their way down a steep mountainside while on a patrol during Operation Pizmah in Dey Chopan District, Zabul Province, Afghanistan, Dec. 11, 2005. U.S. Army photo by Pfc. Vincent Fusco U.S. Paratroopers Complete Operation Pizmah U.S. paratroopers in Afghanistan hunted for Taliban, as well as worked to reestablish a coalition presence in the districts of Dey Chopan, Argandab and Khaki-Afghan. By U.S. Army Pfc. Vincent Fusco 20th Public Affairs Detachment DEY CHOPAN, Afghanistan, Jan. 5, 2006 — As Operation Pizmah drew to a close Dec. 15,...
  • Camp Lejeune, Marine regiment welcome Corps’ newest member (OK grab the Kleenex!)

    12/15/2005 3:20:07 PM PST · by SandRat · 24 replies · 1,820+ views
    Marine Corps News ^ | Dec 14, 2005 | Cpl. Mike Escobar
    MARINE CORPS BASE CAMP LEJEUNE, N.C. (Dec. 14, 2005) -- From privates first class to sergeants major to lieutenant colonels, all Marines who saw the newly promoted sergeant walking through their work areas were quick to render the appropriate military courtesies. After all, Brandon Rasnick had accomplished what no one else in the 2nd Marine Division had, made the rank of sergeant in one day. It’s a success the Lehigh Acres, Fla., native did not tout as he made his rounds throughout the base. Rather, the Marines and sailors smiled and waved as the shortest noncommissioned officer they had ever...
  • Marines celebrate 230 years of ‘special operations’

    11/10/2005 12:57:59 AM PST · by Sailor6468 · 25 replies · 986+ views
    THE STATE ^ | November 10, 2005 | W. THOMAS SMITH JR.
    More than just a branch of America’s armed forces, the modern U.S. Marine Corps serves as a model that other military forces worldwide have attempted to emulate, with varying degrees of success. Marines are aware of this, and justifiably proud. But that pride has not always been conducive to working and playing well with others.
  • Task Force Band of Brothers Assumes Command in North-Central Iraq

    11/02/2005 4:32:00 PM PST · by SandRat · 6 replies · 631+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Nov 2, 2005 | unattributed
    TIKRIT, Iraq, Nov. 2, 2005 – Task Force Band of Brothers and the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) officially took command of military operations in north-central Iraq in a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Danger here Nov. 1. The ceremony marked the transfer of authority from Task Force Liberty and the 42nd Infantry Division, a National Guard unit from New York that has been deployed in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom for a year, to TF Band of Brothers. TF Band of Brothers is composed of two brigade combat teams and a combat aviation brigade of the 101st Airborne Division,...
  • 'Extreme makeover' rebuilds home of Army family (Must see TV)

    09/20/2005 9:18:21 PM PDT · by SandRat · 18 replies · 1,223+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Sep 20, 2005 | Kristen Marquez
    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. (Army News Service, Sept. 19, 2005) – The home “makeover” of a Soldier injured in Iraq will kick off the season premiere of ABC’s “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition” Sept. 25. In late June, the family of Master Sgt. Luis Rodriguez got a surprise visit from the cast and crew, including the popular Ty Pennington, and a new 3,225-square-foot home near Fort Campbell, Ky., specifically tailored to the Rodriguez family’s needs. Rodriguez was injured in Iraq in 2003, losing his right leg above the knee, two fingertips on his left hand and he sustained serious shrapnel wounds when...
  • Troops Help Clinic, Deliver School Supplies

    05/18/2005 5:38:39 PM PDT · by AZHua87 · 6 replies · 323+ views
    Defend America News ^ | May 18, 2005 | U.S. Army Spc. Matthew Wester
    TAJI, Iraq, May 18, 2005 — Hundreds of excited children gathered near a clinic as U.S. soldiers passed out school supplies, book bags and toys during a humanitarian mission to the Husseiniya section of northwest Baghdad near Camp Taji on May 7. Inside the clinic, another group of troops unloaded boxes of medical supplies as Army medical professionals consulted with their Iraqi counterparts. Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, serving as part of the 3rd Brigade, 1st Armored Division; 3rd Infantry Division and supporting units conducted the mission, a large part of which included delivering medicine, vaccines,...
  • Soldiers Conduct Training and Provide Border Surveillance Support (ANG on Border at last)

    03/15/2005 4:53:47 PM PST · by SandRat · 28 replies · 803+ views
    U.S. military deploys to southern New Mexico border in support of Sector mission Southern New Mexico ---Soldiers from the U.S. Army’s 4th Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, based at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, are concluding a 60-day joint training mission in southern New Mexico that allowed them to train in rugged desert terrain and provide surveillance support for agents of Customs and Border Protection (CBP). The 60-day training mission was conducted in the “boot heel” area of southern Luna and Hidalgo Counties of New Mexico. The joint effort with the military was part of an ongoing request by the CBP/Department Homeland Security,...
  • Generations

    02/16/2005 5:12:36 AM PST · by PopGonzalez · 204+ views ^ | February 16, 2005 | W. Thomas Smith Jr.
    Generations Their facial expressions were an odd mix of happiness, sadness, and envy. They were losing me, a squad leader who had taken care of them as an older brother watches over his kid siblings. But these really weren’t kids. They – and I – were U.S. Marine infantrymen. With only hours remaining in my four-year hitch, I was packed and saying last “goodbyes” in the barracks where we lived. Soon I would shoulder my seabag and cross one of many Camp Pendleton, California parade-decks toward a waiting taxi that would take me to the airport. There, I would board...