14 August 2009

Daily Roundup

Editor: I am looking at the layout of the site and it is starting to look cluttered and chaotic. Starting today, any stories not about fallen heroes will be in a compact form, with a synopsis of the story below a link to the story.

New campaign streamers available now for unit flags
The current campaigns in Iraq and Afghanistan are now going to assigned to a time period and if a unit has had multiple deployments in more than 1 time period, they will be authorized a streamer for each time period.

Warriors train on the bayou
The 1st BCT has deployed to Ft Polk to trainup for a deployment to Iraq.

1-71 Cavalry recognizes Soldiers for extending contracts
Leaders of 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment recognized 32 service members who extended their current enlistments at a breakfast ceremony on July 23.

110th Transportation Company Soldiers hit road for Iraq
On Aug. 5, Fort Drum bid farewell to the 110th Transportation Company as they left for a tour in Iraq.

Tennessee officials name bridge for 10th Mountain Division Soldier
A bridge outside Smyrna, Tn was named after Raymond Neal Mitchell III, who was killed in action on Jan. 6, 2007.

VA outreach aims at seamless transition
The Obama administration's Veterans Affairs Secretary Eric K. Shinseki announced several changes to the transition from active duty medical care to the Department of Veterans Affairs.

Mountain Community Homes announces new construction complete in Rhicard Hills
New home construction in the Rhicard Hills community was completed with the announcement of with 526 new homes built for soldiers and their families.

Directorate of Logistics will undergo conversion
The Directorate of Logistics is reorganizing into Directorate of Support Service, which will focus on support services including laundry, bulk petroleum, personnel movements, unit movements, Railhead Operations, to name a few tasks and the Directorate of Materiel, which will focus on materiel support like Supply Support Activity, Ammunition Supply Point, Central Issue Facility, heavy mobile equipment repair, left behind equipment, predeployment training equipment and National Maintenance Program, among others.

3rd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers will defend democracy in Afghanistan
3rd BCT and NATO troops will be a final backup and also supply fire and air support if needed to Afghan National Army forces who will be responsible for local security during the elections.
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