12 November 2010

10th Mountain Division News Roundup

Enjoy FallFest, holiday shopping Saturday
Are you ready to sample some of the best chili Fort Polk has to offer?

Stop by the chili booths at Fort Polk’s fifth annual FallFest Saturday and vote for your favorite to win the people’s choice award.

Fort Polk News briefs Nov 11-12

Explosion at Drum heard in wide area

Purple Heart recipient on way home to Oglesby
U.S. Army Spec. Seth Holmes will be coming home to Oglesby soon — and wearing the Purple Heart.
Holmes, 28, was wounded in Afghanistan in May 2009 and was awarded the Purple Heart on Oct. 27.

10th Mountain Aviation Takes over Afghan Skies

TF Dagger uncases colors, rolls up sleeves
After training for more than a year to prepare for the mission in Afghanistan, the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion uncased its colors during a brief ceremony on Forward Operating Base Shank Nov. 4.

The battalion, dubbed Task Force Dagger, is part of Task Force Patriot, the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, which cased the brigade and six battalion colors during a deployment ceremony at Fort Polk Sept. 30.

Vets on Campus: CNY colleges extend support to returning veterans

Fort Drum Observes Veterans Day

Care packages to benefit deployed service members

Vets of all ages honored at Expo Center ceremony
Last year, Army Spc. Adam Richardson spent Veterans Day in Iraq.

This year, the 2005 West York Area High School graduate was among nearly 1,000 veterans at the York County Veterans Affairs Office's annual Veterans Day breakfast ceremony Thursday morning at the York Expo Center.

Richardson, an active duty soldier stationed in Fort Drum, N.Y., heard about the ceremony from his father and came home to be honored among hometown veterans of all ages and conflicts.

For veterans, leaving family is the hardest part
10th Mountain division soldier, Spc Jessica Dorans, is focus of story.

‘If it goes ‘boom,’ we’re trained for it,’ says EOD Soldier, 705th cases colors, prepares for OEF deployment
Two stories on upcoming deployment of Ft Polk based unit.

Gillibrand among senators visiting Afghanistan, Pakistan
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