25 May 2010

10th Mountain Division News Roundup

Distance not easy for new father, husband
fort Drum soldier Matthew Hagarman is the focus of a news Story from the Gettysburg Times.

New Deputy Commander named for 10th Mountain Division
Brigadier General Kenneth Dahl will become part of the 10th Mountain Division command tead as a takes the job of deputy commander. The Army Chief of Staff made the announcement Friday.

Soldiers get history lesson on war tactics
Those who forget history are doomed to repeat it and no one knows that better than troops of the 10th Mountain Division.

For some soldiers of the 3/71 Cavalry Regiment, the tactics in present day Afghanistan and those in the North Country 250 years ago are not that different. That's why Fort Drum hosted a re-enactor from Fort Stanwix in Rome to conduct a class in the weapons and tactics of the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.

Could Fort Drum brigades all be home in 2012?
With soldiers, families and civilian employees, Fort Drum is often considered the biggest city in the North Country. But because there's always a brigade or two serving overseas, it's rare that everyone is home at the same time. But, as our Brian Dwyer reports, that's exactly what we could be looking at sometime in 2012.

Arrests Made in Connection to Kabul Suicide Car Bombing
According to the Associated Press, Afghan authorities have arrested seven people in connection to the May 18 suicide car bombing in Kabul that killed three American colonels, two of them Fort Drum based, a Canadian colonel and six NATO soldiers.

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1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division: 2-22 conducts vital ineventory
1st BCT gives us this story on the actions of Soldiers of Echo Company, 2nd Battalion 22 Infantry Regiment who recently conducted an inventory at Depot 1 in Kabul, Afghanistan. That inventory took more than 100 days complete.

2-22 Infantry mentors Afghan National Army
1st BCT gives us this story on Alpha Company, 2nd Battalion, 22 Infantry Regiment and their efforts to help in building the Afghan National Army.

Outside the wire
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's gives us these pictures of their trips outside the wire in Afghanistan.
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