4-9 Inf. Operation Manchu Thunder

•April 16, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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Soldiers from 4-9 Inf. advance toward an objective, April 6, during a battalion exercise at Fort Lewis.

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Sgt. Christopher Mason aims his weapon from the roof of a building during an assault.

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Spc. Donald Spooner, Commanche Co., 4-9 Inf., aims his weapon from a support-by-fire position during a multidimensional battalion exercise on April 6.

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1st Lt. Andrew Locke of 3rd Pltn., Comanche Co. seeks cooperation from a village religeous leader during “Manchu Thunder.”

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Sgt. Nathan Wilkes, Pvt. Steven Pilotzi and Pvt. Darren Hemnigway (right to left) of 3rd Plt., C Co. walk past simulated Iraqi villagers during a leader engagement exercise.

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A simulated Iraqi villager stands beside 1st Lt. Andrew Locke during a leader engagement exercise.

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Pfc. Thomas Hodyna stands at a battalion award ceremony following the exercise.

SLIDESHOW: http://www.nwguardian.com/111/story/4904.html

38th Engr. Co. C4 Breach

•April 9, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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Soldiers from 38th Engineer Company blow a hole in a concrete wall using C4 explosives during an exercise, April 1.

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Pvt. Daniel Hawkins ties Uli knots with detonation chord in preparation for a concrete wall C4 breach.

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Soldiers from 38th Engr. Company tape C4 charges to cardboard in preparation for a concrete wall breach.

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Soldiers from 2nd Squad, 1st Platoon set a C4 charge on a concrete wall.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: http://www.nwguardian.com/103/story/4894.html

Extreme Mountain Biking

•April 9, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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Dan Becraft (foreground), of Seattle, and Steve Jensen, of University Place, compete March 28 in the Sport category of the 3rd annual Army Extreme Mountain Bike Race on Fort Lewis.

4-6 Cav. Gunnery

•April 3, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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Aviators from 4-6 Cav. fire a 2.75-inch rocket from an OH-58D Kiowa helicopter, March 25, during gunnery training at Fort Lewis.

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Aviators Chief Warrant Officer 2 Nate Whitmus and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Brian Levgold, of Cajun Troop, 4-6 Cav. fly over a Fort Lewis training area in an OH-58D Kiowa helicopter, during a gunnery exercise.

READ THE FULL STORY HERE: http://www.nwguardian.com/103/story/4858.html

Fort Lewis Bowl Arena Grand Opening

•March 8, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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U.S. Navy Chief Tony Guyette bowls, Feb. 28, at the grand opening of Bowl Arena Lanes at Fort Lewis.

FULL STORY: http://www.nwguardian.com/105/story/4673.html

4-23 Inf. NTC Training

•February 27, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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Spc. Janashe Daniel, 3rd Plt., A Co., 4-23 Inf. provides security as his squad clears a house during a mission at the National Training Center, at Ft. Irwin, California.

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Soldiers from 4-23 Inf. form a stack beside a house during a mission as part of their recent Mission Readiness Exercise at Fort Irwin, Calif.

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A 4-23 Inf. Soldier stands in the doorway of a cleared house during a battalion operation.

READ THE STORY HERE:

http://www.nwguardian.com/103/story/4662.html

FEATURED PHOTO IN ARMY TIMES:

http://www.armytimes.com/news/2009/04/army_5thSBCT_042009w/

Portrait of a Wrestler

•February 9, 2009 • Leave a Comment

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Army Sgt. Michael Preece poses at Fort Lewis, Feb. 9, before leaving for the 2009 All-Army Trial Camp at Fort Carson, CO to compete for a spot on the All-Army wrestling team.

 
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