09 January 2011

10th Mountain Division News Roundup


Clarence K.K. Chinn takes over command of JRTC and Fort Polk

Pleasantville students get close-up view of Afghanistan scars
On Andrew Taylor’s right shoulder are tattoos of an eagle and a biohazard sign. Next to them is another mark he got in Afghanistan that he will carry with him for the rest of his life.

Rita Taylor’s eighth-grade social studies class at Pleasantville Middle School gasped when the 22-year-old soldier showed them the image — displayed on a big screen — of the red-purple scar where a bullet flew out of his shoulder Nov. 12.

Joint Effort Opens Road in Gor Tepa

News: Development efforts continue through quick impact projects
The staff of 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery, from the 10th Mountain Division’s 1st Brigade Combat Team, operating in Faryab Province in Regional Command – North, Afghanistan, have facilitated avenues for providing low level community development.

On leave from Afghanistan, solider gets chance to go duck hunting
U.S. Army 1st Lt. Marc Howle of Pace, Fla. is home for two weeks from his duties as an engineer/patoon leader of an obstacle-clearing unit in central Afghanistan.

The main obstacles the platoon helps clear are explosive devices hidden by what Howle describes as "bad apples" littered among the otherwise peace-yearning Afghan population.

The devices are set in roads used by U.S. forces attached to the 10th Mountain Division in the Logar region. Howle's men find the devices, then call in a specially trained team that uses robots to set explosives and detonate them.

Fort Drum team pee wees named national finalists


10TH Mountain Division, Fort Drum, New York gives us some news on road conditions and pictures on their wall.

Uso-Fort Drum-Karen Clark tells us about a new activity on Thursdays for the troops.

1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division has several stories for us from Afghanistan.

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