Stryker Brigade HEADLINES
Stryker brigade Commander Col. Barry Huggins jokes that the soldiers just coming into his charge arent getting the full Huggins now that hes at the tail end of a three-year assignment leading troops and deploying with them to Afghanistan.
Like many other Stryker troops, the soldiers of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 1st Squadron, 14th Cavalry Regiment spent four of the past 10 years at war. This is the second story in an occasional series following these soldiers at a time of rest and transition.
Just days before the insider attack in which he was killed, Pfc. Jon Townsend sent flowers to his young wife, Brittany.
Chaplain Capt. Rick Pak is his own best example in the stories he uses to help veteran Stryker soldiers cope with the stresses of juggling combat deployments with family lives at home.
Sgt. Ryan Ellenbergers 2-month-old son left him speechless. He held the baby for the first time Thursday in a Joint Base Lewis-McChord gymnasium when the soldier came home from his Stryker units shortened tour in Afghanistan.
The Army program charged with keeping thousands of eight-wheeled Strykers running over the past decade had its eye so much on wars in Iraq and Afghanistan that it neglected to keep its books.
A U.S. soldier charged with killing 16 Afghan civilians is expected to undergo a court-ordered review of his sanity beginning this weekend, after the military judge overseeing the case agreed that the results would not automatically be shared with prosecutors, his lawyers said Wednesday.
Six Afghan civilians who are expected to testify at the court-martial of Kandahar massacre suspect Staff Sgt. Robert Bales traveled to Joint Base Lewis-McChord last week. They made the trip to prepare for the trial of the veteran Stryker brigade soldier accused of killing 16 civilians, mostly women and children.
Sherry Wyatt sobbed Tuesday at a Joint Base Lewis-McChord memorial that seemed to pull her heart in two directions. She felt devastated remembering her son, Spc. Sterling Wyatt, killed in Afghanistan six months ago while serving with a Lewis-McChord Stryker brigade. Yet her heart swelled as she felt love from the soldiers who knew her son. They rallied to her last summer, and they stayed close as the months wore on.
Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Montera returned to Joint Base Lewis-McChords main parade ground today for the first time since he left for Afghanistan more than a year ago.
A Joint Base Lewis-McChord 4th Stryker Brigade soldier died Wednesday when he encountered an improvised explosive device while on a dismounted patrol in Afghanistan, the Army said Thursday.
Staff Sgt. Robert Bales is scheduled to appear in court Thursday at Joint Base Lewis-McChord for an arraignment on charges that he murdered 16 Afghan civilians and wounded six more last March.
A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier died Saturday in Afghanistan, the 36th and likely last reported fatality from the local base in 2012.
A Joint Base Lewis-McChord soldier died Saturday from wounds suffered in Afghanistan, according to the Department of Defense.
KHIG, Afghanistan – The road held little strategic value for coalition forces; isolated and barren, it led to nowhere useful in the fight against the Taliban. For their Afghan partners, however, the road was hallowed ground, worth dying for.
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