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  • Stryker siblings face GOP allegations ( Culture of Corruption )

    10/16/2006 2:32:20 PM PDT · by george76 · 17 replies · 1,931+ views
    The Washington Times ^ | Oct. 15, 2006 | UPI
    Republicans allege two members of Michigan's Stryker family may have links to a fraud case in South Dakota involving Medicare and the Stryker Corp. Stryker is a medical products company. Jon Stryker has contributed to groups protecting gay rights. Anti-gay rights U.S. Sen. Wayne Allard, R-Colo., has called for an investigation into the fraud case to see if it extends further... The fraud case reportedly involves a medical clinic in South Dakota and the Stryker Corp. aggreeing to repay Medicare $345,000. The government says the clinic took money from the Stryker Corp. in exchange for using the company's orthopedic products....
  • Stryker Base Here (Hawaii) Found Illegal (9th-Circus alert)

    10/06/2006 10:06:57 AM PDT · by Spyder · 29 replies · 1,521+ views
    Honolulu Star Bulletin ^ | 10/06/06 | By Gregg K. Kakesako
    Stryker base here is found illegal Plaintiffs claim the Army must halt related work while preparing a supplemental study » A look at the Stryker situation By Gregg K. Kakesako A federal appellate court found yesterday that the Army had violated environmental laws by not considering all alternatives in establishing a Stryker Combat Brigade in Hawaii. The 2-1 vote by a three-judge panel assigned to the San Francisco 9th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals was seen as a victory for the nonprofit environmental group Earthjustice. Earthjustice attorney David Henkin said the federal appeals court ruling meant "the Army must...
  • Stryker teams train with new vehicles

    08/29/2006 7:07:07 PM PDT · by SandRat · 14 replies · 801+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Jason Kaye
    FORT LEWIS, Wash. (Army News Service, Aug. 29, 2006) – A long wait is over for Stryker Mobile Gun System (MSG) crews of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division. The 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry, received its complement of MGS vehicles last month after more than a year of waiting. They are the first vehicles to be fielded in the Army. “I think its going to give the infantry a whole new dimension of what they can do. Armor and infantry have kept each other at arm’s length for years and years," said Sgt. 1st Class David Cooper, an MGS platoon...
  • Operation Together Forward’ Expands Into Northeast Baghdad

    08/27/2006 1:04:46 PM PDT · by SandRat · 17 replies · 819+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 27, 2006 – Iraqi security forces, supported by Multinational Division Baghdad soldiers, expanded their combined security effort into the Adhamiyah neighborhood of northeast Baghdad today in support of “Operation Together Forward.” The combined operations are being led by the soldiers of 1st Brigade, 9th Iraqi Army Division and 2nd Brigade, 6th Iraqi Army Division, officials in Iraq said. They are supported by Iraqi National Police from 1st Brigade, 1st National Police Division and soldiers from 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. The operations are designed to reduce the level of murders, kidnappings, assassinations, terrorism and sectarian violence in northern...
  • Soldiers' families question Rumsfeld on deployment

    08/27/2006 12:38:44 PM PDT · by bnelson44 · 168 replies · 1,919+ views
    Reuters ^ | 8/26/06
    FAIRBANKS, Alaska (Reuters) - The wives of soldiers whose duty in Iraq was extended to add troop strength to Baghdad peppered U.S. Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld with tough questions, some that he could not answer, at a closed-door meeting in Alaska on Saturday. Rumsfeld, who received a mixed reception from a crowd that offered more applause for the questions asked than the answers provided, praised the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. He would not commit to a date for bringing those soldiers home, but told a 12-year-old girl in the audience, "I'd bet your daddy gets home before Christmas." He...
  • Japanese-American veterans groups attack Watada

    08/25/2006 2:43:32 PM PDT · by george76 · 62 replies · 1,715+ views
    Associated Press ^ | Aug. 23, 2006 | Associated Press
    Nine veterans groups in California are criticizing 1st Lt. Ehren Watada for his decision to disobey deployment orders to Iraq. Watada is trying to "make himself a martyr and a hero," said Robert M. Wada, a charter president of the Japanese American Korean War Veterans. He said Watada's actions disrespect a legacy of military service by Japanese-American soldiers dating back to World War II. "No Japanese-Americans did anything like that and that is why Japanese-Americans are so upset," Wada said. "He is doing something that has never been done by Japanese-Americans." The groups expressed their outrage at Watada in a...
  • Stryker Soldiers to rejoin 172nd in Iraq

    08/21/2006 4:13:18 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 246+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Aug 18, 2006 | Spc. Vincent Fusco
    FT WAINWRIGHT, Alaska (Army News Service, Aug. 18, 2006) -- In a press conference Aug. 14 between the Pentagon and Forts Wainwright and Richardson, U.S. Army Alaska announced the decision to return 301 Soldiers from the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team — who recently redeployed to Alaska — back to Iraq to join the 172nd in Baghdad. In June and July, 378 Soldiers from the 172nd SBCT returned from Iraq. Further redeployments were halted following a request by Gen. George Casey Jr., commander of U.S. forces in Iraq. The request was approved by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld. “Immediately following...
  • 172nd Stryker Soldiers discover huge cache

    08/20/2006 10:14:00 AM PDT · by SandRat · 60 replies · 2,039+ views
    BAGHDAD -- Soldiers from 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, Multi-National Division – Baghdad, detained two suspected terrorists and seized a large weapons cache in a warehouse during a search of Nur and Ghazalyia Friday in support of Operation Together Forward. The weapons and munitions seized included more than 580 mortar rounds, about 39,000 rounds of small-arms ammunition, more than 100 rocket-propelled grenades, more than 270 rockets, two landmines, a shape charge, a crater charge, 11 fragmentation grenades, several machine guns, ammunition drums, 5,000 feet of detonation cord, mortar tubes and bipods, land mines, more than 50 rocket motors and...
  • Gainey: Stryker Brigade Extension Offers Lessons to All Commanders

    08/17/2006 5:40:53 PM PDT · by SandRat · 7 replies · 390+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 17, 2006 – The most important thing military leaders can offer their people is an up-front assessment of what they’re facing, as exemplified by the way the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team’s leaders informed the troops about their extension in Iraq, DoD’s top enlisted adviser told American Forces Press Service. Army Command Sgt. Maj. William J. Gainey, senior enlisted adviser to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, shared his thoughts after returning from Alaska, home of the “Arctic Wolves.” The Defense Department announced July 27 that the brigade, which was in the midst of wrapping up...
  • Stryker Brigade Soldiers Sent Home to Alaska to Return to Iraq

    08/15/2006 7:09:37 PM PDT · by SandRat · 72 replies · 1,036+ views
    WASHINGTON, Aug. 15, 2006 – Three hundred one soldiers with an Alaska-based unit extended in Iraq will return to the combat zone to serve with their comrades in arms, Army officials announced yesterday. A total of 378 soldiers with the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team had returned to Alaska in June and July at the end of their scheduled 12-month tour in Iraq. But before the rest of the 4,000-soldier unit could redeploy, officials halted their return to bolster Iraqi and coalition forces in Baghdad. Now, 301 of those soldiers who made it back to Alaska will return to their...
  • Heroes: 172nd Stryker BCT spouses (You'll should get tissues before reading)

    08/15/2006 5:36:45 PM PDT · by SandRat · 12 replies · 524+ views
    ARNEWS ^ | Kamryn Jaroszewski
    I wrote a commentary recently about my husband’s upcoming third deployment. In that article, I referred to him as a hero. When he read it, he zeroed in on that word and said I was wrong, that he wasn’t a hero – just another Soldier doing what he was told to do. I explained to him my reasons for describing him a hero: because he was able to leave his family and step foot on a plane when he knew he may not come back. Because he was one of the people who volunteered to do that. Because he saw...
  • Alaska Stryker Brigade Transfers Authority

    08/06/2006 2:38:05 PM PDT · by SandRat · 9 replies · 549+ views
    WASHINGTON, August 6, 2006 – The 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team handed over operations in Mosul, Iraq, and other surrounding areas in the Ninewa province to the 3rd SBCT, 2nd Infantry Division, in a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Forward Operating Base Marez today. The 172nd SBCT soldiers were deployed in August 2005 and since have conducted more than 15,000 missions, including cordon and searches, combat patrols, counter-mortar and rocket missions, raids, escort missions and humanitarian aid throughout Dohuk, Ninewa and Irbil provinces. “The accomplishments of the 172nd SBCT have been truly remarkable,” said Army Maj. Gen. Thomas Turner, commanding general of...
  • Officials Working to Help Stryker Brigade Soldiers, Families

    08/02/2006 4:37:22 PM PDT · by SandRat · 24 replies · 489+ views
    American Forces Press Service ^ | Sgt. Sara Wood, USA
    WASHINGTON, August 2, 2006 – The Army is taking significant steps to ensure soldiers and families of the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team are taken care of now that the unit’s deployment to Iraq has been extended four months. U.S. Army, Alaska leaders are working with higher headquarters to ensure support programs, including financial compensation and personnel support, are available to the soldiers, Army and Defense Department officials said. “We are responding rapidly to provide all the appropriate support and services to these outstanding patriotic professionals and their families, who continue to inspire us all with their unwavering commitment to...
  • Sectarian Strife Skips Nineveh Province, Stryker Team Commander Says

    07/21/2006 4:46:58 PM PDT · by SandRat · 3 replies · 285+ views
    WASHINGTON, July 21, 2006 – Large-scale sectarian violence as displayed by Sunnis and Shiites in Baghdad has seemingly bypassed Nineveh province in northern Iraq, a U.S. military commander told Pentagon reporters today. "We have been fortunate in that we've not seen that level of sectarian violence in Nineveh province," said Col. Michael Shields, commander of the U.S. Army's 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Shields gives credit for this positive state of affairs to the efforts of Gov. Duraid Mohammed Daud Abbodi Kashmoula and the senior Iraqi military and police officials serving in the province. "They have great outreach to...
  • Army lets a $127M contract to Gen. Dyn.

    07/05/2006 6:00:57 PM PDT · by nypokerface · 1 replies · 230+ views
    UPI ^ | 07/05/06
    STERLING HEIGHTS, Mich., July 5 (UPI) -- The U.S. Army has placed a $127 million order for 103 additional Stryker wheeled combat vehicles from a unit of General Dynamics Corp. The order increases the Army's fiscal year 2006 Stryker procurement to a total of 409 vehicles, the company said Wednesday in a statement. Work will be performed in Anniston, Ala.; Lima, Ohio; and London, Ontario, Canada, by existing General Dynamics employees. Additionally, the U.S. Army awarded General Dynamics a $9.5 million contract modification to procure additional parts for Stryker vehicle battle damage repair. Work will be performed in Sterling Heights,...
  • The IFV Gets Wheeled Out

    06/19/2006 6:15:29 AM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 41 replies · 909+ views
    Strategy Page ^ | June 18, 2006
    Wheeled armored vehicles have become the hot item everywhere on the planet, especially in the last five years. The new American Stryker vehicle is just part of the trend. However, the success of the Stryker in Iraq has encouraged more orders for these vehicles, which are faster on roads, and cheaper and easier to maintain. The main manufacturers are Patria (Finnish), Steyr (Austrian, but owned by General Dynamics), Mowag (Austrian [Swiss], also owned by General Dynamics) and the BTR line (an old series of Russian vehicles, currently built by two Russian firms.) There are other manufacturers, but the above firms...
  • 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...
  • Anti-War Protesters Pepper Sprayed at Port of Olympia

    05/30/2006 8:20:30 AM PDT · by Cliff Dweller · 60 replies · 1,266+ views
    Fox News ^ | May 30, 2006 | AP
    OLYMPIA, Washington — Police fired pepper spray as about 150 anti-war protesters tried to enter the Port of Olympia as part of ongoing demonstrations against the shipment of Army equipment to Iraq. Protesters chanted "Out of Olympia, Out of Iraq" as they rocked a chain-link gate to the port late Monday, and at least three tried to use wooden boards to pry the gate open, The Olympian newspaper reported. A 50-ton piece of equipment was moved to reinforce the gate on the other side. Police and sheriff's deputies clad in riot gear fired at least four rounds of pepper spray...
  • No 'rude awakening' this time (Stryker Brigade)

    05/10/2006 5:58:59 PM PDT · by Future Snake Eater · 58 replies · 1,223+ views
    The News-Tribune ^ | 8 MAY 06 | Michael Gilbert
    All the major training is done. The vehicles will be loaded onto ships later this month at the Port of Olympia, and by the end of next month, the Army’s first Stryker brigade will be on its way back to Iraq. Nearly half the 4,000 soldiers in the 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division were with the unit the first time it went over in November 2003. Their experience, and that of the two Stryker brigades that succeeded them, have informed preparations different from the last time, the Fort Lewis-based soldiers say. “Before, we went over thinking we knew what was...
  • Stryker ramps up to unveil Mobile Gun System

    05/10/2006 2:30:10 PM PDT · by Cannoneer No. 4 · 57 replies · 1,287+ views
    Army News Service ^ | May 9, 2006 | Annette Fournier
    Stryker ramps up to unveil Mobile Gun System By Annette FournierMay 9, 2006 FORT BENNING, Ga. (Army News Service, May 9, 2006) – The newest version of the Stryker vehicle, designed to provide fire power to Infantry units, will be unveiled May 15 at Fort Knox's Armor Warfighting Symposium. The development of the Mobile Gun System is being managed by Fort Benning's Training and Doctrine Command System Manager-Stryker/Bradley. The system was developed to meet the infantry’s need for a highly mobile support vehicle to supply rapid, direct fire, specifically during close assaults, said Dave Rogers, a TSM-Stryker senior analyst....