29 November 2010

10th Mountain Division News Roundup

Fort Drum Water Tower Revamped

Antonia sheds light on 4-10 mission
The Czech Republic Minister of Defense, Dr. Alexandr Vondra, spoke with Task Forces Patriot and Bayonet leaders while visiting the Czech Provincial Reconstruction Team in Logar Province, Afghanistan, Nov. 6.
During his visit to the Czech PRT on Forward Operating Base Shank, Vondra sat down with Col. Bruce Antonia, commander of Fort Polk’s TF Patriot and 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, and Col. James Johnson, commander of TF Bayonet and the 173rd Airborne Brigade Combat Team from Vicenza, Italy.

News: Delivering School Supplies to Faryab Province
Just as children in the United States return to school in the fall, children in Afghanistan continue their education after a month-long break during Ramadan.

This year children returned in mid-September, and the soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, took the opportunity to fulfill a need that is sought after regularly – school supplies.

Army medical profiles going to digital database
The Army's medical profiles are going digital in an effort to track and treat soldiers' injuries.

Handwritten notes from medical professionals that temporarily keep soldiers from performing physical tasks that might exacerbate their injuries sometimes get lost and aren't part of a searchable database.

The e-Profile program, which will come to Fort Drum once a pilot program ends this month, aims to fix that, Col. Kelly Wolgast, chief nurse executive of U.S. Army Medical Command, told Army News Service.

Youtube Video
Major General James L. Terry, Commander 10th MTN Div (LI) along with 205 HERO CORPS Afghan National Army Commanding General wish the Cadets a win over Navy.

Wednesday Pictures: Some Members Of Triple Deuce Come Home

From Facebook
1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division gives us several stories today.
Soldiers increase communication capabilities, Delivering School Supplies to Faryab Province and Unify, Train the Police Force of Afghanistan

1-71 Cavalry "Ghost" Squadron also has 2 stories

2nd BN 22nd INF has several pictures from the welcome home ceremony, an end of tour award ceremony in Afghanistan and the rear detachment serving Thanksgiving dinner.

1-87 IN/1BCT/10MTN DIV has links to pictures of Alpha and Charlie Company in Afghanistan.

Pvt Devon J. Harris

DOD Identifies Army Casualty

The Department of Defense announced today the death of a soldier who was supporting Operation Enduring Freedom.

Pvt. Devon J. Harris, 24, of Mesquite, Tex., died Nov. 27 in Wardak province, Afghanistan, of wounds suffered when insurgents attacked his unit with a rocket-propelled grenade. He was assigned to the Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 10th Mountain Division, at Ft. Polk, La.

For additional background information on this soldier, news media representatives may contact the Ft. Polk public affairs office at 337-531-7203.

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Press Release- Fort Drum Community kicks off Holiday Season Celebration

Fort Drum, NY – The Fort Drum community kicks off the 2010 annual Holiday season with a Christmas tree and Menorah lighting ceremonies on December 1st beginning at 5:15pm. The event will be held just outside the Main Post Chapel on Po Valley Road.

The ceremony will be followed by a holiday party at Youth Services.

Media interested in covering the tree lighting should meet at the Media Operations Center on NY Route 26 at 4:30 p.m. For further information regarding this advisory contact Kae Young, Public Affairs, 315-772-5463
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