24 November 2010

10th Mountain Division News Roundup

The Fallen
Chittenango community bids Sgt. Edward Bolen farewell

The Fort Drum Mountaineer Online
The Mountaineer Online
Several updated stories.

Fort Polk Guardian
Fort Polk Guardian
Several updated stories.

Northern Afghanistan Sees Security, Governance Progress, Northern Afghanistan sees Security, Governance Progress
In a live digital video conference from Camp Mike Spann in Mazar-e Sharif, Army Col. Willard Burleson updated reporters on the work his brigade, a component of the 10th Mountain Division, is doing in Regional Command-North.

Finding the Right Tool to Tell a War Story
Does it really matter what camera Damon Winter used to make these beautifully composed images? I don’t think so. It’s the images that are important.

Whenever possible, I avoid writing about camera gear. The photographer takes the picture, not the equipment. Few people care what kind of typewriter Hemingway used.

But it happens that Mr. Winter quickly realized — after trying a few shots — that his iPhone would be an effective way to capture the day-to-day trials of the First Battalion, 87th Infantry of the 10th Mountain Division in northern Afghanistan.

An Army ranger returns: It was all about the gift of freedom
Sgt. Edward Hickman visits hometown school to talk to students.

News: US Army mechanic assures Afghans retain power of information
Just then, U.S. Army Cpl. Mitchell A. Weaver, a wheeled vehicle mechanic assigned to Task Force Storm’s Company F, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, arrived in a high-mobility multipurpose wheeled vehicle. The Williamsport, Md., native broke out his pliers, wire strippers, multimeter and a fully charged replacement battery, working silently and vigorously to find the source of the generator’s failure.

Drum brigade commander: Afghanistan Taliban giving up

Facebook Info
3-71 Cavalry Regiment "Titans" 10th Mountain Division,FT Drum,NY
We get news of a complimentary meal for Ft Drum soldiers from 3/71 Cav.

2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division
2nd BCT Commander COL Miller has a letter wishing everybody a happy holiday season.

1-87 IN/1BCT/10MTN DIV
1BDE Rear Detachmnet leadersip will be serving Thanksgiving dinner between 1400 and 1500 24 NOV at the Riva Ridge DFAC Building P10305. Meal rates are $5.95 for Family of E-4 and Below and $7.00 for all others, hope to see you there.

2nd BN 22nd INF
Pictures of the families preparing to Welcome Triple Deuce Home and also of Echo Co in Afghanistan.

Field of Dreams
Facebook and Staff Sgt. David Sawler give us a story about Soldiers of the military police platoon of Alpha Company, 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 10th Mountain Division.

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