21 May 2010

10th mountain Division News Roundup

I have added to the pages for fallen heroes Lt. Col. Thomas Belkofer and Lt. Col. Paul R. Bartz.

Drum soldier helps poor Afghans
Fort Drum soldier William Seo is the focus of a North Country NPR article.

Pentagon flips on contractor use; insourcing draws GOP ire

Congress looks at the policy to use federal employees instead of private contractors for jobs at Military bases like Fort Drum.

Governor Paterson Directs Flags to Be Flown at Half-Staff
"I join with all New Yorkers in expressing our sympathy to the family and friends and fellow soldiers of Lt. Col. Thomas Belkofer and Lt. Col. Paul Bartz," Governor Paterson said. "These officers served their country with distinction. We join the Fort Drum community in mourning their loss but we will honor their service to our nation."

From Facebook
2nd BCT "Commando Update"
Today we have the Commando Update from 2nd BCT in Iraq.

The official uncasing of the 1-87 IN Colors at FOB Kunduz.
1/87 uploaded some video from the official uncasing of the unit colors.
This is a ceremony marking the official arrival of a unit, usually done either on deployment or when the entire unit has returned to their home station.

Fort Drum FMWR
Fort Drum FMWR announces that Mountainfest will be held at Fort Drum’s Division Hill on July 1. Opens at 11:00 am and is open to the public.

1-87 IN/1BCT/10MTN DIV's Photos - May 20th 2010
1/87 gives us 25 new photos of the unit on deployment.

2nd BN 22nd INF's Photos - Echo Company Deployment
Triple Deuce also gives us some pictures from Echo Company today.

2nd BN 22nd INF's Photos - 3rd PLT, Bravo Company
And not to be outdone, my old platoon gives us 25 photos of the unit in action, training the Afghans to provide security for their country.

Photos from 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery
and due to my missing this for a couple days, we have photos from 3/6 Field Artillery that were posted on 17 May.

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