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  • Stunning Letter: Infantry Colonel Communiqué to Secretary of the Army (MUST READ)

    10/10/2012 10:40:01 AM PDT · by FreedomPoster · 57 replies
    Micheal Yon ^ | 10 October 2012 | Micheal Yon
    This is the most stunning and forceful letter I have read from the Afghanistan war. It was written in 2010 from Afghanistan by Colonel Harry Tunnell, the Brigade Commander of 5/2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team. After this letter, Colonel Tunnell was investigated and the normal smear campaign unfolded. Having been embedded with his Brigade in 2010, it became obvious that they were put into a no-win situation, with troops spread over several provinces in Afghanistan.
  • Stryker Soldier Awarded Distinguished Service Cross

    12/13/2007 8:07:34 AM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 39 replies · 974+ views
    ARMY.MIL/NEWS ^ | Dec 13, 2007 | Army Specialist Vincent Fusco
    Stryker Soldier Awarded Distinguished Service Cross Dec 13, 2007 BY Spc. Vincent Fusco Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey pins the Distinguished Service Cross on Sgt. Gregory Williams for his actions during a firefight after an IED stopped his Stryker in Baghdad. Photo by Staff Sgt. Matthew MacRoberts FORT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (Army News Service, Dec. 13, 2007) - A 1st Stryker Brigade Soldier who saved the life of his platoon leader was awarded the Distinguished Service Cross Dec. 12 at Fort Wainwright for his actions during an ambush in Iraq. Sgt. Gregory Williams received the Army's second-highest award...
  • Tiger Team attacks 172nd SBCT extension challenges (True or False?)

    08/21/2006 4:15:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 4 replies · 375+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Aug 18, 2006 | Spc. Dale Sweetnam
    FT WAINWRIGHT (Army News Service, Aug. 18, 2006) -- When the extension of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team to Iraq was announced, the Department of the Army responded by deploying a Tiger Team to Fort Wainwright to begin working Soldier and family issues. The Tiger team got down to business Aug. 4 and worked long hours before leaving last weekend. While at Fort Wainwright, the Tiger Team confronted a variety of issues affecting deployed Soldiers and their families. “This is the top priority of the Army’s leadership,” Col. Dennis Dingle, chief of the DA Tiger Team said. “We are...
  • Officer who won't go to Iraq named

    06/07/2006 1:32:55 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 98 replies · 2,169+ views
    The Olympian Online ^ | June 06, 2006
    1st Lt. Ehren K. Watada of Honolulu is expected to announce Wednesday that he will not be going to Iraq with his Fort Lewis Stryker brigade. Watada’s father, former Hawaii campaign spending commission executive director Bob Watada, made the announcement. Local anti-war groups working with the younger Watada previously would not release the man’s name to The Olympian. “My son has a great deal of courage, and clearly understands what is right, and what is wrong,” Bob Watada told the Honolulu Advertiser newspaper. “He’s choosing to do the right thing, which is a hard course.” Ehren Watada, 28, is not...
  • New Stryker Variants Gear Up for Testing

    02/02/2006 2:41:42 AM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 28 replies · 1,456+ views
    General Dynamics Land Systems in Sterling Heights, MI received a $24.5 million contract for spare parts that are unique to the two newest Stryker variants: the M1128 Stryker Mobile Gun System (MGS) and the M1135 Nuclear, Biological and Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle (NBCRV). This contract funds procurement of initial unique spares for the first-time fielding of these two variants, and has a total potential value of $50 million if all options are exercised. So, how does this fit into the evolution of the USA's Stryker vehicle family, and future production plans? The Stryker MGS and NBCRV variants entered low-rate initial production...
  • Stryker brigade may get first Romania rotation

    01/30/2006 10:54:05 AM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 27 replies · 827+ views
    Stars and Stripes, European edition ^ | January 28, 2006 | Charlie Coon
    Editor’s note: A clarification to this story has been issued since its original publication. HEIDELBERG, Germany — The first U.S. forces to rotate into the future training facility in Romania will likely be from the 2nd Cavalry Regiment (Stryker), probably some time in the summer of 2007. The Stryker brigade is expected to relocate this year from Fort Lewis, Wash., to Grafenwöhr. One of its battalions plus a few other units are expected to go to Romania for the initial rotation, according to Maj. Gen. Mark Hertling, the U.S. Army Europe deputy chief of staff for operations. In the summer...
  • Once more to war, with no regrets

    01/27/2006 10:03:32 AM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 69 replies · 1,612+ views
    The Tacoma News Tribune ^ | January 27th, 2006 | MICHAEL GILBERT
    On Lt. Damon Armeni’s last trip to Iraq, they weren’t sure he’d survive the medical evacuation flight home. Shrapnel from a rocket-propelled grenade had ripped into his abdomen. He lost his spleen and sections of his colon and intestines. He spent long stretches in the hospital to fight infection. Doctors broke four of his toes and fused the bones together to counter the nerve damage that was causing them to curl up like a claw. And now he’s getting ready to go back to the war zone. He wants to do it. Ever since he was a little kid, he’s...
  • Strykers Refurbished After Iraq

    01/11/2006 12:13:44 PM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 37 replies · 1,315+ views
    StrategyPage ^ | January 11, 2006
    January 11, 2006: The U.S. Army’s new Stryker wheeled armored vehicle has been in Iraq for over two years now. The first Stryker brigade left its 299 Stryker vehicles in Iraq, when the troops finished their one year tour. Now, after two years, those vehicles are being brought home and refurbished. Seven percent of the vehicles got banged up pretty bad, mostly by roadside bombs. These had to be rebuilt. Those 299 Strkyers averaged about 24,000 kilometers a year. Some put in close to 110,000 kilometers. Military wheeled vehicles operating in that part of the world are in need of...
  • Fourth Stryker Brigade soldier killed in Iraq

    11/22/2005 11:47:46 AM PST · by robowombat · 5 replies · 616+ views
    Anchorage Daily News ^ | November 21, 2005 | Rosemary Shinohara
    Fourth Stryker Brigade soldier killed in Iraq MOSUL: 21-year-old Chicago-area private was stationed at Wainwright. By ROSEMARY SHINOHARA Anchorage Daily News Published: November 21, 2005 Last Modified: November 21, 2005 at 02:19 AM A 21-year-old Fort Wainwright soldier from the 172nd Stryker Brigade was killed Saturday while on patrol in Mosul, Iraq, the U.S. Army announced Sunday. Pvt. Christopher Alcozer, from the Chicago suburb of Villa Park, joined the Army last January and had been stationed at Fort Wainwright since May.
  • Why Stryker Succeeded

    10/13/2005 1:22:12 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 46 replies · 2,437+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | October 12, 2005
    When the Stryker wheeled armored vehicle was introduced three years ago, it promptly became a criticism magnet. That’s not unusual. There hasn’t been a new armored American vehicle in the last three decades that was able to enter service free of savage criticism. The Stryker had an advantage, as it was able to go off to war as soon as the first Stryker units were formed. Even most critics agree that combat is the final arbiter of which weapons really work, and which don’t. The Stryker promptly became enormously popular with its users. What made the Stryker a battlefield success...
  • Brigade Combat Team draws down, allows for STRYKER Stationing

    07/18/2005 3:20:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 668+ views
    HQ USAEUR ^ | July 18, 2005 | unattributed
    STUTTGART, Germany — To set the conditions for stationing a Stryker Brigade Combat Team in Vilseck, Germany, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, now stationed there, will reduce to cadre strength beginning in summer 2005. Included in the 3rd BCT are a field artillery battalion and an engineer company in Bamberg, Germany and two company-sized units from the 1st Infantry Division, stationed in Wuerzburg and Kitzingen, Germany. The effective deployment of Stryker in and out of Germany remains one of our highest priorities as we proceed with our plans. We will be working over the coming months to...
  • Not Problem-Divorced: Army (and language) take another hit

    04/07/2005 11:22:17 AM PDT · by quidnunc · 37 replies · 3,463+ views
    The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette ^ | April 7, 2005 | Editorial
    The U.S. Army’s new high-speed, low-drag combat vehicle — called, dum-da-dum-dum! the Stryker! — is carrying troops all over Iraq. These government-issue vehicles are dodging improvised bombs. They’re taking the battle to the enemy. As a general named Patton once said, they’re making the other poor bastard die for his country. (Or at least making him die for that really, really rich guy shivering in a cave somewhere on the Pakistan/Afghanistan border.) The only problem is the Stryker! — dum-da-dum-dum! — doesn’t work. Not very well, anyway. More than 300 of the lightweight vehicles are seeing duty in Iraq. At...
  • Strykers Get The Job Done

    04/05/2005 6:57:52 AM PDT · by mark502inf · 41 replies · 1,464+ views
    Letter to Editor from the Early Bird ^ | April 5th, 2005 | Stryker Battalion Commander
    I am with the 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment, which has operated in Mosul, Iraq, since last October with 75 Strykers. A March 31 article ["Study Faults Army Vehicle," front page] cites the Stryker's substandard survivability and maintenance as putting soldiers' lives at risk. I strongly disagree. Since October our battalion's Strykers have been engaged with 122 improvised explosive devices (IEDs), 186 rocket-propelled grenades (RPGs), 33 car bombs (10 of which were suicide car bombs) and much mortar and small-arms fire. In November and December, we fought as many as 70 insurgents during attacks. As a result, the battalion had...
  • Study Faults Army Vehicle-(stryker is not a tank appears-reporters wisdom)

    03/31/2005 3:59:35 AM PST · by Flavius · 77 replies · 2,014+ views
    Wash Post ^ | March 31, 2005 | By R. Jeffrey Smith
    The Army has deployed a new troop transport vehicle in Iraq with many defects, putting troops there at unexpected risk from rocket-propelled grenades and raising questions about the vehicle's development and $11 billion cost, according to a detailed critique in a classified Army study obtained by The Washington Post. The vehicle is known as the Stryker, and 311 of the lightly armored, wheeled vehicles have been ferrying U.S. soldiers around northern Iraq since October 2003.
  • Rangers Equipped With Strykers

    02/24/2005 8:09:08 PM PST · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 42 replies · 1,058+ views
    StrategyPage.com ^ | February 24, 2005
    A battalion of American Rangers headed for duty in Afghanistan, is taking 16 Stryker armored vehicles with them. Normally, the Strykers are only used in mechanized infantry brigades. But since the rangers will be moving around a lot in Afghanistan, and not always by helicopter or on foot, it was thought that the Strykers would be a useful vehicle for that kind of work. The Strykers are equipped with satellite communications equipment and remote control (from inside the vehicle) gun turrets. The regular infantry who have been using Strykers in Iraq have been very satisfied with the vehicles. Normally, the...
  • Battalion offers good news from Iraq

    10/31/2004 7:11:59 AM PST · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 10 replies · 438+ views
    October 31, 2004 Battalion offers good news from Iraq [Link to Full Article]Green Bay woman tries to balance reports from war By Nathan PhelpsThe photo of Spc. Ryan Burkhart from Maine is one image of the war in Iraq that doesn’t garner the national headlines.In the photo, the member of the Maine Army National Guard’s 133rd Engineer Battalion is saying goodbye to an Iraqi child after spending two months helping to rebuild a school in northern Iraq.Sgt. 1st Class Julie Friedman of Green Bay, who is deployed to Mosul, Iraq, took the photo.“Our main focus is just trying to...
  • MNF Detains Two, Including Suspected Fallujah Operative

    10/30/2004 4:44:07 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 10 replies · 336+ views
    Multi-National Force-Iraq ^ | October 30, 2004
    MNF Detains Two, Including Suspected Fallujah Operative Mosul, Iraq -- Soldiers from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained two people wanted for anti-Iraqi activities and foiled a roadside bomb attack Oct. 29 in northern Iraq. Multi-National Forces conducted a cordon and search in the northern Iraqi village of Daynach and detained a known weapons smuggler suspected of planning and conducting attacks against MNF in Fallujah. The suspect is in custody undergoing questioning. Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment conducted a cordon and search in southern Mosul and detained one person suspected of planning and...
  • LOCAL IRAQI CITIZEN FOILS CAR BOMB PLOT

    10/28/2004 5:12:28 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 4 replies · 292+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | October 28, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 October 28, 2004Release Number: 04-10-74 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE LOCAL IRAQI CITIZEN FOILS CAR BOMB PLOT MOSUL, Iraq -- A Mosul citizen prevented a car bomb attack after the anonymous individual informed Multi-National Forces of the suspected explosive device in the Mosul neighborhood of Al Wahda on Oct. 27. Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 21st Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) responded based on the citizen’s information, and confirmed anti-Iraqi forces rigged the car with explosives. An...
  • Cordon and Search Nets Two Terrorists, Weapons Collection Mosul, Iraq

    10/26/2004 4:43:02 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 4 replies · 200+ views
    MNF-Iraq ^ | October 25, 2004
        Cordon and Search Nets Two Terrorists, Weapons Collection Mosul, Iraq -- The Iraqi National Guard and Multi-National Forces from 1st Brigade, 25th Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained two people wanted for anti-Iraqi activities and collected a variety of weapons and munitions Oct. 24 during a cordon and search in northern Iraq. During the operation in the Mosul neighborhood of Tal Al Ruman, Soldiers detained two people including a terrorist cell leader with known terrorist links to Abu Yousif, Abu Talah, Abu Mohammad and Sheik Abdullah Aziz. The suspects are in custody with no injuries reported...
  • Wounded bodies, hero hearts

    10/17/2004 12:35:48 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 399+ views
    News Tribune - Tacoma, WA ^ | October 17, 2004 | Michael Gilbert
    Wounded bodies, hero hearts Buoyed by Army iron will, Stryker soldiers and their loved ones struggle to make their families whole when some of the pieces never come home MICHAEL GILBERT; The News TribuneSunday, October 17th, 2004 12:01 AM (PDT) Dean J. Koepfler | The News TribuneSgt. Scott Throson's wife, Tiffany, and daughter, Alyson, visit him in a Washington, D.C., military hospital. b dean j. koepfler/The News Tribune michael gilbert/The News Tribune Tacoma native and Stryker Lt. Damon Armeni, second from left, lost his spleen and parts of his colon and intestine when a grenade exploded Aug. 4 in...
  • IRAQI NATIONAL GUARD AND MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES DETAIN 23, FOIL ROADSIDE BOMB

    10/13/2004 5:47:21 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 6 replies · 303+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | October 13, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 October 13, 2004Release Number: 04-10-36 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IRAQI NATIONAL GUARD AND MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES DETAIN 23, FOIL ROADSIDE BOMB MOSUL, IRAQ – The Iraqi National Guard and Multi-National Forces from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained 23 people wanted for anti-Iraqi activities and foiled a roadside bomb Tuesday in northern Iraq. Soldiers from the 109th Iraqi National Guard Battalion conducted a cordon and search in Tal Afar and detained 18 people wanted for planning and conducting...
  • First Stryker soldiers return

    10/06/2004 10:34:22 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 22 replies · 554+ views
    Tribnet - The News Tribune, Tacoma, WA ^ | October 6, 2004 | MICHAEL GILBERT
       First Stryker soldiers return MICHAEL GILBERT The News Tribune It was Lt. Ricky Vittitow’s job to deliver the good news, and then the bad news. “Ladies and gentlemen, the plane has landed,” he announced to the crowd assembled late Tuesday to greet the first 130 or so soldiers to return home after a year in Iraq with the Army’s first Stryker brigade.And then a few minutes later came word that the 130 or so soldiers would have to go through a customs inspection at McChord Air Force Base, a process that could take another couple hours. But after...
  • IRAQI SECURITY FORCES AND MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES FOIL TWO ROADSIDE BOMBS

    10/05/2004 5:29:02 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 4 replies · 169+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | October 5, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 October 5, 2004Release Number: 04-10-14 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IRAQI SECURITY FORCES AND MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES FOIL TWO ROADSIDE BOMBS MOSUL, IRAQ – Iraqi Security forces and Multi-National Forces from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) foiled two roadside bombs Monday in northern Iraq. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment discovered a roadside bomb during a patrol southeast of Mosul that consisted of a rocket with protruding wires hidden under a cloth. Engineers from the 101st Iraqi National...
  • Goodbye, ordinary world ("Army's second Stryker brigade" deploying to Iraq)

    10/02/2004 2:53:23 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 23 replies · 856+ views
    The News Tribune ^ | October 1, 2004 | ANGIE LEVENTIS
       BRUCE KELLMAN | THE NEWS TRIBUNE Some blank-faced, some smiling, soldiers with the 2nd Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment leave McChord Air Force Base on Thursday for Kuwait. The 400 or so men and women will eventually see combat in Iraq. They replace soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, who start returning next week. Goodbye, ordinary world ANGIE LEVENTIS; The News Tribune Lt. Daniel Burkhart spent the last few days before his deployment to Iraq with his parents who flew in from Massachusetts to say goodbye. His mother, Sandra Burkhart, didn't break down until it was time...
  • Artillery Soldiers accomplish it all while in Iraq

    09/29/2004 8:55:04 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 15 replies · 581+ views
    http://www.dvidshub.net via Stryker News ^ | September 28, 2004 | Spc. Gretel Sharpee
    Artillery Soldiers accomplish it all while in Iraq [Link to Article]By Spc. Gretel SharpeeThe United States Army and its Soldiers remain the strongest fighting force in the world due to it’s flexibility to accommodate a changing battlefield. Nowhere is this flexibility more apparent than in field artillery units that are currently deployed overseas, like the 1st Battalion, 37th Field Artillery, 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, (Stryker Brigade Combat Team), who is making FOB Endurance their last stop before they redeploy to the states. The 1-37th, out of Fort Lewis, Wash., has spent the last 10 months serving in Iraq...
  • Iraqi National Guard and Multi-National Forces foil roadside bomb, collect weapons

    09/27/2004 5:19:33 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 346+ views
    MNF-Iraq ^ | September 27, 2004
      Iraqi National Guard and Multi-National Forces foil roadside bomb, collect weapons Mosul, Iraq – The Iraqi National Guard and Multi-National Forces from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) foiled a roadside bomb and collected a variety of weapons and munitions Sunday in northern Iraq when they noticed a 155mm artillery round in the median of the road 20 kilometers north of Qayarrah. The Iraqi Explosive Ordnance Disposal team destroyed the round with no injuries reported. Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment discovered a large weapons cache in western Mosul that consisted of one 100mm...
  • Weapons, ammunition seized at checkpoints

    09/24/2004 7:40:19 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 6 replies · 279+ views
    MNF-Iraq ^ | September 24, 2004
      Weapons, ammunition seized at checkpoints Camp Babylon, Iraq – Multi-National Division Central South Soldiers found and confiscated several dozen AK-47 rifles, pistols and a large amount of ammunition at checkpoints in the Polish-led area of responsibility. Sixteen suspects were detained and are being questioned by Iraqi Police after checks of their vehicles revealed the weapons stashes. In the Multi-National Division Central South provinces of Babil, Karbala and Wasit, checkpoints are conducted every day at bridges, underpasses and supply roads. Multi-National and Iraqi Security Forces are dedicated to Iraqi citizens and will not allow criminal gangs, thugs, foreign fighters...
  • MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES DETAIN 16 IN MOSUL, COLLECT WEAPONS

    09/20/2004 8:11:33 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 3 replies · 256+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | September 20, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 September 20, 2004Release Number: 04-09-66 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES DETAIN 16 IN MOSUL, COLLECT WEAPONS MOSUL, IRAQ – Multi-National Forces from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained 16 people wanted for anti-Iraqi activities and collected a variety of weapons and munitions Sunday, Sep. 19, in northern Iraq. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment conducted seven cordon and searches in Mosul and detained a total of 16 people suspected of planning and conducting anti-Iraqi activities....
  • MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES DETAIN ANTI-IRAQI FORCES IN TAL AFAR

    09/18/2004 6:10:08 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 8 replies · 423+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | September 18, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894   September 18, 2004Release Number: 04-09-55 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES DETAIN ANTI-IRAQI FORCES IN TAL AFAR MOSUL, Iraq -- Multi-National Forces from the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) conducted cordon and search operations in northern Iraq Sept. 17 in a continuing effort to halt anti-Iraqi activities. In Tal Afar, Soldiers from the Brigade's 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment detained seven people wanted for planning and conducting anti-Iraqi activities. During the search of a residence, intelligence...
  • IRAQI POLICE, MNF-I THWART MORTAR ATTACK, FOIL ROADSIDE BOMB

    09/15/2004 5:33:19 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 6 replies · 326+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | September 14, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 September 15, 2004Release Number: 04-09-45 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IRAQI POLICE, MNF-I THWART MORTAR ATTACK, FOIL ROADSIDE BOMB MOSUL, Iraq -- Iraqi Police and Multi-National Forces from the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) thwarted a mortar attack, detained three people wanted for anti-Iraqi activities, foiled a roadside bomb attack and discovered a variety of weapons and munitions Tuesday in northern Iraq. Iraqi Police thwarted a possible mortar attack against Multi-National Forces when they discovered four anti-Iraqi personnel...
  • One Task Force Olympia Soldier Killed, 5 wounded

    09/14/2004 11:13:43 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 328+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | September 14, 2004
    One Task Force Olympia Soldier Killed, 5 wounded American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Sept. 14, 2004 – One Task Force Olympia soldier was killed and five others were injured today when their patrol was attacked with small-arms fire on the western side of Mosul, Iraq. Also today, oil pipeline security contractors reported a fire along a pipeline near Bayji. The cause of the fire is under investigation by pipeline workers from Northern Oil Company. Security guards reported hearing an explosion, officials said. The flow of oil has been shut down, and the remaining oil will be allowed to burn...
  • MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES DETAIN ONE, COLLECT WEAPONS

    09/11/2004 7:28:42 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 3 replies · 222+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | September 11, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 September 11, 2004Release Number: 04-09-26 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES DETAIN ONE, COLLECT WEAPONS MOSUL, IRAQ -- Multi-National Forces from the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained one person wanted for anti-Iraqi activities and discovered a variety of weapons and munitions Sept. 10 in northern Iraq. Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment detained the person at a checkpoint in the neighborhood of Al Rissala after they discovered suspected improvised explosive device switches hidden in the...
  • MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES, IRAQI NATIONAL GUARD CONTINUE OPERATIONS IN TAL AFAR (SBCT news)

    09/10/2004 7:24:01 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 3 replies · 199+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | September 10, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 September 10, 2004Release Number: 04-09-25 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES, IRAQI NATIONAL GUARD CONTINUE OPERATIONS IN TAL AFAR MOSUL, Iraq – Multi-National Forces from the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) and the Iraqi National Guard continued operations in Tal Afar Sept. 9. In other operations in northern Iraq, Soldiers detained 15 people suspected of anti-Iraqi activities and foiled a roadside bomb attack. Iraqi Security forces and Multi-National Forces in Tal Afar continue to work to establish...
  • IRAQI SECURITY FORCES, MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES INITIATE OPERATIONS IN TAL AFAR

    09/09/2004 5:02:38 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 296+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | September 9, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 September 9, 2004Release Number: 04-09-18 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IRAQI SECURITY FORCES, MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES INITIATE OPERATIONS IN TAL AFAR MOSUL, Iraq – Multi-National Forces and Iraqi Security forces initiated operations to restore control of Tal Afar to legitimate Iraqi government officials. The operation comes after MNF and Iraqi Security forces were repeatedly attacked by a large terrorist element that has displaced local Iraqi Security forces throughout the recent weeks. Numerous attacks in the past two weeks not only targeted MNF and...
  • Convoy Multi-National Forces detain one, collect weapons (SBCT)

    09/07/2004 7:31:02 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 241+ views
    MNF-Iraq ^ | September 7, 2004
          Convoy Multi-National Forces detain one, collect weapons Mosul, Iraq – Multi-National Forces from the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained one person suspected of anti-Iraqi activities and discovered a variety of weapons and munitions Monday in northern Iraq. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 3rd Infantry Regiment conducted a cordon and search in the Mosul neighborhood of Al Kahira and detained a suspected terrorist wanted for planning and conducting attacks against Multi-National Forces. The detainee is in custody undergoing questing. No injuries were reported during the operation. Soldiers from 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment...
  • TAL AFAR OPERATIONS HELP BRING STABILITY, SUPPORT TO REGION (good guys took out terrorists)

    09/04/2004 8:16:42 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 284+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | September 4, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 September 4, 2004Release Number: 04-09-06 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE TAL AFAR OPERATIONS HELP BRING STABILITY, SUPPORT TO REGION MOSUL, Iraq – Military operations to bring stability and security to the city of Tal Afar began this morning when Soldiers from the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) entered the city in search of Anti-Iraqi Forces. Soldiers detained one and killed two Anti-Iraqi Forces. At about 8 a.m., Stryker Brigade Soldiers initiated operations to capture or kill members of...
  • MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES DETAIN 13

    09/04/2004 7:48:56 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 3 replies · 244+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | September 4, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 September 4, 2004Release Number: 04-09-05 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE MULTI-NATIONAL FORCES DETAIN 13 MOSUL, Iraq -- Multi-national Forces from the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) detained 13 people wanted for anti-Iraqi activities Sept. 3 in northern Iraq. Soldiers from 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment conducted operations along main roadways in Tal Afar and detained 10 suspects wanted for planning and conducting attacks against Multi-national Forces. The suspects are in custody and no Soldiers were injured during the...
  • Training center takes soldiers into high-tech scenarios - SBCT news

    09/02/2004 6:20:47 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 8 replies · 393+ views
    Fairbanks Daily News-Miner, various - via www.strykernews.com ^ | September 2, 2004 | BETH IPSEN, various
    Article Published: Thursday, September 02, 2004 Training center takes soldiers into high-tech scenarios By BETH IPSEN, Staff Writer It's an adolescent's dream and an enemy's nightmare. They may look like video games, but some 700 computers at the newest state-of-the-art training facility at Fort Wainwright give soldiers a taste of war long before they step onto the battlefields. "This is what you need in your living room," Dennis Jones, a engagement skills trainer, said as he walked into a large room used for target practice: Camouflage netting hangs from the ceiling, guns sit on a platform with the muzzles...
  • Reconstruction Projects Continue Across Iraq

    08/31/2004 12:36:55 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 5 replies · 260+ views
    DoD-AFPS ^ | August 31, 2004
    Reconstruction Projects Continue Across Iraq American Forces Press Service WASHINGTON, Aug. 31, 2004 -- The roadside bombs favored by insurgents in Iraq continue to be deadly, as one U.S. soldier was killed and two were injured south of Mosul on Aug. 29 as their convoy detonated an improvised explosive device. The wounded soldiers were taken to a military hospital in Mosul for treatment. One injured soldier was released after treatment and the other was reported to be in stable condition. Elsewhere, multinational forces cleared and destroyed 44 improvised explosive devices in Najaf over the past two days, and other...
  • IRAQI POLICE AND MULTINATIONAL FORCES FOIL ROADSIDE BOMB ATTACKS

    08/31/2004 5:17:52 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 8 replies · 272+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | August 31, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 August 31, 2004Release Number: 04-08-94 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE IRAQI POLICE AND MULTINATIONAL FORCES FOIL ROADSIDE BOMB ATTACKS MOSUL, Iraq -- Iraqi Police and Multinational Forces from the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) foiled four roadside bomb attacks Monday in northern Iraq. Iraqi Police foiled three roadside bomb attacks, two in the neighborhood of Al Thubat and one in the neighborhood of Al Noor, when they noticed suspicious items lying near the side of roads. Two of...
  • Multinational Forces detain six, collect weapons

    08/28/2004 9:13:04 AM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 3 replies · 201+ views
    CENTCOM ^ | August 28, 2004
    NEWS RELEASEHEADQUARTERS UNITED STATES CENTRAL COMMAND7115 South Boundary BoulevardMacDill AFB, Fla. 33621-5101Phone: (813) 827-5894; FAX: (813) 827-2211; DSN 651-5894 August 28, 2004Release Number: 04-08-86 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Multinational Forces detain six, collect weapons MOSUL, IRAQ – Multinational Forces from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division (Stryker Brigade Combat Team) conducted a cordon and search operation Aug. 27 in Tal Afar, 30 kilometers west of Mosul. Six Anti-Iraqi Forces wanted for planning and conducting coordinated attacks against Multinational Forces in northern Iraq were taken into custody. Soldiers also discovered a variety of weapons and munitions. The soldiers secured the area and...
  • THE KILLER RIDE: Grading the Stryker Combat Vehicle

    08/27/2004 7:40:52 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 22 replies · 1,846+ views
    Military.com ^ | August 2004 | John Higgs
    A few months ago we had an inside look at the Stryker Ground Vehicle. But setting aside all the facts and figures, does it have enough to take over for the M113 APC? Here's a special report on that very question. March 2nd 2004, Baghdad. A U.S. soldier was killed and another wounded when Islamist terrorists attacked a convoy and threw an incendiary device into their armored M1114 High-Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle (HMMWV). March 25th 2004, Fallujah. A Humvee was burned and destroyed by a rioting mob after a shootout between Islamist terrorists and a U.S. Army convoy. March 28th...
  • Aussie serves with Stryker Brigade as a sniper

    08/25/2004 7:11:20 PM PDT · by Ragtime Cowgirl · 9 replies · 790+ views
    MNF-Iraq ^ | Sgt. Fred Minnick
       Aussie serves with Stryker Brigade as a sniperBy Sgt. Fred Minnick Tall Afar, Iraq – In 2001, Spc. John Shore, 20, went to his hometown army recruiting station in Sydney, Australia, and requested a position in an Australian army combat arms unit. The recruiter told Shore that only combat support slots were available, but Shore didn’t want to serve as an administrative specialist or a cook. He desired a life jam-packed with adventure and danger. He knew he wanted to be an infantry soldier. Although he grew up in Australia, Shore had always held a dual citizenship because...
  • Vernon recounts plunge over cliff

    08/25/2004 6:50:02 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 15 replies · 894+ views
    The Daily News -- Longview, Washington ^ | Aug 24, 2004 | Leslie Slape
    As their 19-ton armored Stryker tipped nose-first, then plummeted off a 30-foot cliff in Iraq, "I knew it was going to hurt -- a lot," Army Spc. Nick Vernon wrote. "That's when I grabbed Justin." In an e-mail he sent Monday to The Daily News, the Castle Rock native was modest about his role in pulling Sgt. Justin Little of Longview to safety. "I don't feel like I saved his life," he wrote. "We are all trained, and trained well. I did my job and everyone made it out alive." Vernon said that the six-man Stryker crew was in the...
  • Soldiers' Iraq Blogs Face Military Scrutiny

    08/24/2004 3:46:19 PM PDT · by tricky_k_1972 · 33 replies · 2,001+ views
    NPR ^ | Aug. 24, 2004 | Eric Niiler
    Aug. 24, 2004 -- Military officials are cracking down on blogs written by soldiers and Marines in Iraq, saying some of them reveal sensitive information. Critics say it's an attempt to suppress unflattering truths about the U.S. occupation. NPR's Eric Niiler reports. Army Spc. Colby Buzzell, stationed near Mosul with the First Battallion, 23rd Regiment, says he began his My War Web log to help combat boredom. "I'm just writing about my experiences," Buzzell says. "I'm pretty much putting my diary on the Internet -- that's all it is." Buzzell says he has avoided describing sensitive information, such as U.S....
  • GGGOOOAAALLL!!!

    08/24/2004 12:51:51 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 24 replies · 1,760+ views
    MY WAR ^ | August 22, 2004 | CBFTW
    "Please god, grant me the serenity to accept the fact that the human race is all things good, and all things evil. At the same time, grant me the courage, and strength to not give up what I know is right, even though its hopeless, and please give me the wisdom to take it day by day." -Blood For Blood Back when I was civilian, I lived in Los Angeles for awhile. Why I moved to LA I don't know, I just did. On random nights I used to go up to the historic Griffith Observatory up in the Hollywood...
  • Soldier to come home after neck injury in Iraq

    08/21/2004 6:47:20 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 17 replies · 630+ views
    KATU 2 - Portland Oregon ^ | August 20, 2004
    A local soldier is recovering in a German military hospital after he broke his neck while on duty in Iraq. Sergeant Justin Little, 24, was on night patrol Wednesday in Mosul, Iraq when the Stryker vehicle he was in went over a 30-foot embankment. Thursday night Little's family in Longview learned that even though his neck is broken, he will not end up paralyzed. Friday Little's two sisters got to speak with him in Germany for the first time in weeks. "Our soldiers need to know no matter where they are or where they're from, we're all proud of them,"...
  • U.S. Won't Abandon Germany, Commander Says

    08/19/2004 8:37:58 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 27 replies · 782+ views
    Guardian Unlimited ^ | August 19, 2004 | DAVID McHUGH
    STUTTGART, Germany (AP) - The U.S. military will keep a significant troop presence in Germany and even expand some bases, a senior U.S. commander said Thursday, despite the planned withdrawal of two Cold War-era divisions over the next decade. Air Force Gen. Charles F. Wald, deputy head of the U.S. military's European Command, also said major Air Force installations in Germany would be untouched by the troop realignment plans that President Bush announced Monday. Wald said a new, mobile brigade using lighter Stryker armored vehicles would be added, and major headquarters would also stay. ``The real issue is not the...
  • Mad Mortar-men Goose Chase

    08/15/2004 2:52:49 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 6 replies · 593+ views
    MY WAR - Fear And Loathing In Iraq ^ | August 15, 2004 | CBFTW
    Today we drove around somewhere to do something. All of us in the back of the vehicle brought a book to read during this ride. I brought George Orwell's, Homage To Catalonia tome. The New York Times refers to it as "perhaps the best book that exists on the Spanish Civil War." Our Combat Medic brought a thick ass book called The History Of Western Philosophy, and the other two brought a George Carlin book and the other a paperback vampire ghosts and goblins Ann Rice novel. The Medic was telling us that Ann Rice novels all have suggestive "gay"...
  • Speedy Strykers Survive

    08/14/2004 6:18:50 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 39 replies · 1,673+ views
    StrategyPage.com ^ | August 14, 2004:
    A U.S. Army Stryker brigade stationed in the north of Iraq, around Mosul, for eight months now, has proved itself quite capable. The Stryker armored vehicles are controversial, as they are light armored vehicles that move via wheels, rather than tracks. The Stryker brigade equipment exchanged a lot of armor protection and heavy weapons for more electronics and communications equipment. The brigade has an initial version of the “battlefield Internet” that the army is slowly putting together. The action in and around Mosul is not as heavy as it is down around Baghdad. But there are heavily armed Baath party...