07 January 2011

10h Mountain Divivion News Roundup

News: Joint Mission Secures Foothold in Gor Tepa and Joint Mission Secures Foothold in Gor Tepa
Afghan national security forces along with members of the International Security Assistance Force began a major security operation recently in the Gor Tepa region of Kunduz province in northern Afghanistan.

The combined operation, which began Dec. 28, is focused on denying insurgents freedom of movement throughout the area.

Members of the Afghan national police, Afghan national army and local Arbaki fighters have partnered with soldiers of 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment from the 10th Mountain Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team in order to bring security to the region.

Winter operation
Afghan National Army soldiers took the lead as U.S. and Afghan soldiers quietly moved from the gates of the combat outpost, over fields and through villages toward know hostile regions of their operations area, Dec. 19.

Soldiers of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division – Task Force Storm - and Afghan National Security Forces soldiers and policemen pushed through western Baraki Barak on a six-day foot patrol to eliminate Taliban influence and establish a Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan presence.

Internet series tracks soldier from Salinas Valley to Afghanistan
The nation is watching former King City High School basketball and track standout Francisco Narewski getting wide notice from his post in snowy Afghanistan.

Narewski is a U.S. Army staff sergeant.

He's part of a combat unit being tracked in a New York Times series, "A Year at War."

The paper's Internet reports feature the sights and sounds of Narewski's unit, offering viewers, including his family, one more way to see what such young soldiers endure.

Teamwork, Reintegration Weaken Taliban in Northern Afghanistan

Connecting the North Country Community to our Neighboring Ft Drum: This is a Solider 101
Do you feel like you are in the dark when it comes to our neighboring Fort Drum military?

The North Country community will now have the opportunity to learn a little more about our troops and their lives.

Fort Drum Army Family Team Building is now accepting registrations for a class designed to answer questions about our neighbors on Fort Drum.

news briefs 1-7
A Change of command ceremony for the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk’s commanding general takes place today at 10:30 a.m. at Honor Field. Brig. Gen. James C. Yarbrough relinquishes command to Brig. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn.

Face of Defense: Soldier Prepares for Recording Contract

The origin of Army Spc. Brian Stowe’s military career isn’t much different from other soldiers’ stories.

Stowe, of Elkmont, Ala., joined the Army in June 2008 and attended basic and advanced individual training as a human resources specialist at Fort Jackson, S.C.

He has deployed twice since his enlistment. He spent seven months in Iraq and now is deployed to Forward Operating Base Shank here with Task Force Knighthawk, assigned to the 10th Mountain Division’s 10th Combat Aviation Brigade.

Soccer game brings Afghans, coalition soldiers together on Christmas Day

Fort Drum medic on 'Yes to the Dress'

Jennifer Brooks is used to thinking quick on her feet as a medic with Fort Drum's 479th Engineer Battalion. That skill came in handy when she had to think fast last spring after her beau proposed to her.

3-71 Cavalry Regiment "Titans" 10th Mountain Division,FT Drum,NY has a flyer in reference to their upcoming deployment.

Task Force Spartan has pictures from a birthday party for Soldiers sing 'Happy Birthday' to Master Sgts. Draught and Rivas along with some photos from Afghanistan.

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