Platoon making best of outpost situation
A platoon of 1st Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment soldiers from Fort Drum live austerely in the shadow of the Fish Mountains.
When they arrived at Combat Outpost Thiener earlier this year, they lived under the Dand District sun, out of a cluster of armored trucks, protected only by earthen berms. Today, conditions here are slightly improved, but the soldiers enjoy none of the amenities of personnel living on huge bases in the rear.
News: Coalition continues school supply delivery in Faryab province
Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, are continuing the delivery of more than $50,000 in school supplies to students in Faryab.
The pens, paper and book bags were purchased on the local economy with Commander’s Emergency Response Program funds. In early October the contractor delivered more than 7,500 book bags filled with notebooks and pens.
New Sgt. Audie Murphy inductees celebrated
The Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk chapter of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club –– Bayou Chapter –– awards induction ceremony was held Nov. 4 at Bayou Theater.
The four noncommissioned officers on stage stood out as they were inducted into the Bayou chapter: Sgt. 1st Class David Dean, 162nd Infantry Brigade; Sgt. 1st Class Michael Saner, 519th Military Police Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade; Sgt. Christy Bennett, Noncommissioned Officer Academy; and Sgt. Kelly Yates, 115th Combat Support Hospital.
Fort Polk Combat Advisors Home
Six soldiers recently turned in their weapons to Alpha Company, 6th Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade in November after a nine-month deployment as combat advisors in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.
Fort Drum FMWR's Photos - Winter at Fort Drum
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1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division tells us about Triple Deuce Awarded Meritorious Unit Commendation Streamer
Triple Deuce has pictures from end of tour award ceremonies and Thanksgiving day.