"The mark of an immature man is that he would die knobly for a cause. The mark of a mature man is that he would live humbly for one" - Catcher in the Rye -WARNING WRITER SPELLING CHALLENGED! But Sometimes you have to say "what the fuck!"

Tuesday, December 14, 2004

Sexy Ass Stryker Boyz







Love for our Boyz
With the holidaze soon approaching I want to give a shout out to all the soldiers and military currently in Iraq. I especially want to give some cyber lovin to the boyz... mmmm well and grrrls too.

The Second Stryker Brigade
One of my special friends, TC (the biter) is currently serving in Iraq wit the Stryker Brigade. An article explaining the Stryker Brigade is attached to this post. The military blogger CB who did this blog
  • My War..Fear and Loathing in Iraq
  • is also with the Stryker Brigade. CB is now home, and the second Stryker Brigade took their place. This change in troops happened in October.

    Iraq Election Insanity
    The second Styker Brigade has already suffered combat and casualties due to the craziness with the Iraq election. I am thinking of those soldiers, who are willing to give their lives for our country and sending them lots of love.

    Here is a photosite from a soldier with the Stryker Brigade. The photos are pretty amazing.
    Stryker Photo website

    Heres a special cyber blow to you TC... stay safe babee. I miss you.

    xxxooooo

    Thank you to these bloggers who are also supporting our troops (and my special soldier ) by sending letters and cookies.
  • WoodnotWood

  • Magik Grl

  • Blonde Sagacity

  • Catt


  • Thank you to Sean for serving in Iraq, and volunteering to go back and help. I have much love for you hero.
  • Doc in the Box


  • Thanks also to American Soldier, who is about to leave for Iraq. I do hope to meet you and your family when you safely return. Hugs
  • American Soldier


  • -On a personal note, tomorrow is my last day of work. Im in the thick of my move now, and will not be available too much online. My son also is coming to visit me on Saturday. Im sure he will take over the computer and phone. I promise to check in and keep you all posted. Know that Im thinking of you guys and sending you love.

    -My brother will probably be joining the Stryker Brigade in March. He works in aviation as a blackhawk pilot and captain. I sure hope he doesnt find the nekkid photos I sent to TC. lol

    Stryker Brigade News

    2 Members From Fort Lewis-Based Unit Killed
    POSTED: 8:35 am PST December 10, 2004
    UPDATED: 9:41 am PST December 10, 2004
    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Military officials say the two Americans killed in the crash of two helicopters in Iraq were with Task Force Olympia.
    That's the Fort Lewis-based unit operating out of Mosul.
    Four other soldiers injured in the crash have returned to duty.
    From this source

    Stryker Soldiers Killed In Iraq
    POSTED: 11:05 am PST November 9, 2004
    UPDATED: 12:20 pm PST November 9, 2004
    MOSUL, Iraq -- Two local soldiers in the Fort Lewis-based Stryker Brigade have died in Iraq
    A Task Force Olympia soldier was killed and a second service member later died of wounds following a mortar attack on a multinational base in Mosul on Tuesday.

    The names of the service members killed in the attack were being withheld pending notification of next of kin.
    A civilian contractor also wounded in the attack was evacuated to the military hospital in Baghdad.
    From the Seattle Times


    Soldiers From Fort Lewis Come Under Fire In Mosul
    POSTED: 6:03 am PST December 1, 2004
    MOSUL, Iraq -- U.S. soldiers from Fort Lewis came under fire Wednesday in Mosul, Iraq.
    Witnesses said one soldier from the First Battalion, 24th Infantry Regiment of the Stryker Brigade was injured in the gun battle.
    The shooting erupted as troops traveling through western Mosul on a mission to discuss the January election with Iraqis stopped at a gasoline station.

    The witnesses say the attackers fled into a rocky open field and escaped after a half-hour firefight.
    Western Mosul is one of the most tense parts of the city, the third largest in Iraq with about 1 million inhabitants.
    From this source

    Stryker Brigade article
    The Army's first Stryker brigade will deploy from Fort Lewis in October for one year as part of a rotation plan to bring battle-weary soldiers home from Iraq, the branch's top general announced Wednesday.
    The plan, approved by Secretary of Defense Donald Rumsfeld, calls for I Corps' 3rd Brigade of the 2nd Infantry Division to join the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment until March or April.

    The regiment then will leave, and the Stryker brigade will remain until October 2004, according to the plan announced at the Pentagon by Gen. John Keane, the Army's acting chief of staff.

    Long term, the Army is mulling the deployment of Fort Lewis' second Stryker brigade, the 1st Brigade of the 25th Infantry Division, in late 2004 for at least six months.

    The 3,600 soldiers of the first Stryker team essentially await a nod from the Army indicating they're ready for combat after returning last month from a three-month certification mission.

    "We have put them through their paces and they are ready to go," Keane said.

    Lt. Col. Joseph Piek, a brigade spokesman, said the announcement is a "mark on the wall" to alert soldiers and their families that a deployment is pending.

    "We are watching the news and understand the potential now for deployment," he said. "In the meantime, the soldiers and the units will continue to train and plan for whatever missions come their way."

    Army officials are writing the report on the brigade's performance during its recent mission. The report is scheduled to be presented to Congress for approval in early October.

    Rumsfeld still has the option of waiving the certification process, essentially speeding the brigade's deployment, if he deems there's a critical need.

    Most of the units from the 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, based at Fort Carson, Colo., deployed to Iraq in April.

    The Stryker brigades are an integral part of the Army's transformation into a 21st century fighting force. The brigade, which gets its name from the eight-wheeled, 20-ton vehicles that it drives, is intended to fill the gap between light and heavy forces.

    The brigade, which can deploy anywhere in the world in 96 hours, can perform a variety of missions, including combat in an urban environment.

    Prior to its certification exercise in Louisiana, the soldiers conducted exercises at the National Training Center in California's Mojave Desert. This was the first time an Army infantry brigade has completed back-to-back maneuvers at two of the Army's combat training centers.

    The war in Iraq and U.S. military commitments around the globe have placed a strain on Army units.

    Sixteen of the Army's 33 active-duty brigades, each with between 3,000 and 5,000 soldiers, are deployed in Iraq and Kuwait. Ten other brigades are involved in ongoing missions, including those in Afghanistan and South Korea.

    "Certainly the force is stretched," Keane said, adding that morale is high among soldiers because they believe in the contribution they're making to defend America from terrorists.

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