Dispatches from the Front-September 

9/24/2011

Falcon Brigade broadcaster helps Iraqi Policemen share their story

RAMADI, Iraq – Sgt. Tony McCaslin, a native of Fairfield, Maine, is a broadcast journalist with the 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne. An award winning broadcast journalist, McCaslin was chosen to provide an instructional class to the media team at the Anbar Police Directorate in Ramadi. As part of the 2/82’s mission to advise, train and assist Iraqi Security Forces, McCaslin taught the policemen basic videography skills to improve their ability to tell their story.

9/21/2011

Resupplying bases in southern Iraq

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq – After seven months in Iraq, Soldiers with B Company, 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, have become accustomed to the high operational tempo and stringent daily mission requirements.

9/15/2011

Young sergeants memorialize anniversary of 9/11 at induction ceremony

CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq – In the wake of the attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City Sept. 11, 2001, Americans across the nation rose together, unified by the response to the events that day. For some Soldiers with the 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division serving at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq, the memory of that day was close at hand as they passed under crossed sabers into the Corps of the Noncommissioned Officer at a ceremony on the 10th anniversary of 9/11.

9/8/2011

Pre-Ranger course helps top ‘Dragon’ Battalion Soldiers prepare to attend elite school

BAGHDAD—In order to select and prepare the best candidates to fill a limited number of slots for the Army’s elite Ranger School, 1st “Dragon” Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division – Center conducted a Pre-Ranger Course in late July while deployed in support of Operation New Dawn.  

9/8/2011

“Tomahawk” Stability Transition Team provides staff planning course for 2nd Iraqi Federal Police Division

BAGHDAD—Members of the “Tomahawk” Stability Transition Team attached to 5th “Longknife” Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division – Center completed the second iteration of a staff planning course for key leaders with the 2nd Iraqi Federal Police Division Aug. 29 at Joint Security Station Justice, Iraq.