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"Ghost Brigade's" war on excess

The 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team has been taking part in an installation-wide material management program to synchronize and execute material management actions and increase on hand equipment readiness. The process included equipment alignment, lateral transfers, and excess turn-in so units can maximize equipment readiness across Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The process

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JBLM in Afghanistan

For more than 15 years, the U.S. Army has been fighting in Afghanistan - the longest conflict in United States history. Soldiers of C Troop, 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, are some of the recent soldiers to deploy there for Operation Freedom Sentinel. Deploying to Afghanistan

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Perspective changing experiences in the Pacific

Editors Note: The following is a first person blog by Staff Sgt. Samuel Northrup Two goats were slowly led up the hill for the sacrifice. I looked on as one of the locals brought the first goat to be sacrificed near to him. In one movement he cut the animal's throat

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JBLM NCO recognized for heroism

A noncommissioned officer with 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, was awarded the Army Commendation Medal Nov. 18 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, for her assistance in a multiple-vehicle accident. The accident occurred early October 2016. Staff Sgt. Heather King, a career counselor with 1-14th Cav., had just

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Grueling testing shows true experts

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - The sun had not yet risen, but the soldiers were pushing forward toward their objective. Sweat was dripping off the chins of some, hitting the ground as each mile passed. Their rucksacks seemed heavier with each passing step. Their helmets seemed like lead covers on their heads.

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Strykers finish training in India

CHAUBATTIA MILITARY STATION, India Soldiers from the United States and India completed a two-week training exercise Sept. 27 at Chaubattia Military Station, India. The closing ceremonies marked the 12th year of the bilateral training exercise known as Yudh Abhyas. Yudh Abhyas, which means ‘training for war’ in

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Strykers go east

CHAUBATTIA MILITARY STATION, India - Soldiers with the U.S. Army‚ 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, and the Indian army's 12 Madras, stood together Sept. 15, in formation on a parade field nestled high in the mountains approximately 200 miles northeast of New Dehli, India, as

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Scouting India

Members of 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team met with Indian army officials July 18-20, at Ranikhet, India, to plan for the upcoming Yudh Abhyas exercise scheduled for September of this year. Yudh Abhyas is a regularly-scheduled bilateral exercise hosted by the Indian and U.S. Armies which allows for an exchange of

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Tomahawk Volunteer program

JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD - Soldiers can affect the lives of people at home and abroad. From giving meals to local soup kitchens in Washington, to providing dental care to children in the Philippines, soldiers constantly demonstrate the core Army value of selfless service. The passion to serve and help is a

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'Ghost Brigade' soldiers prepare for future conflicts

Since 1981, military personnel have come and gone through the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California, to prepare for missions around the world. These month-long rotations are usually geared to prepare a unit for an upcoming mission. For the 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, their May 2016 rotation to NTC

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