25 December 2010

10th Mountain Division News Roundup

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1-87 IN/1BCT/10MTN DIV has a message from the Bn Commander and pictures of the unit.

Bravo Troop, 3/89 Cav, 4th Brigade 10th Mountain Div., Fort Polk, LA has Holiday wishes and news about an event with Operation Homefront and the New Orleans Hornets.

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division has a Youtube video for us from some troops in Afghanistan.

10TH Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York has some old pictures and some new ones as well.

Volunteers offer military personnel comfort at Hancock Airport

WTU cadre work together to heal wounded warriors

Lufkin soldier stationed in Afghanistan home for the holidays

News: ANSF, IASF combine efforts to prevent VBIED attack

Soldier, family sends care packages to troops in remote locations
Pope John Paul II once said that "As the family goes, so goes the nation and so goes the whole world in which we live."

As a nation at war a lot is asked of soldiers. One of the most difficult things soldiers are asked to do is to leave their families for up to a year, so soldiers often rely upon their families and strangers to send them care packages to bring them joy in these trying times.

U.S. Army Pfc. Cody Smith, an intelligence analyst with Headquarters Support Company, Task Force Mountain Eagle, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, and his family have decided to contribute to Operation Enduring Freedom in their own way.

Komets fan eager to get Kare packages
Bracken Douglas' favorite place in the world to be is in Memorial Coliseum whenever the Fort Wayne Komets are playing.

“During then, I don't worry about any of my troubles,” he said. “I just have as much fun as possible, and that's all that matters. I always enjoy spending time with my friends and family inside the wonderful coliseum.”

The 2001 Homestead graduate is a sergeant in the United States Army, currently somewhere in Afghanistan. He serves with the 1-87 Infantry out of the 10th mountain division from Fort Drum, N.Y.

TF Patriot Soldiers, PRT reach out to children at Afghan orphanage

Elkhart solider rings in donations during Christmas leave
No one asked Private Dobbs to stand outside in the cold for three hours. Instead, he came up with the idea one evening in his army barrack.

News: USO tour celebrities visit FOB Shank Soldiers

'A LOT OF GREAT STUFF' and NBC TODAY Show - Military Moms-to-be Get Holiday Salute
TODAY’s special series “Getting to the Heart of Christmas” continues with a look on what life is like for moms at Fort Drum Army base in upstate New York, plus a special surprise: a baby shower for 100 expectant mothers there.

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