When he was homeless, U.S. Navy veteran Timothy Jones loved to run. Back then, a new pair of donated sneakers “represented life.”
A four-mile stretch of 82nd Airborne soldiers, Sherman tanks and self-propelled howitzers paraded from Washington Square and up Fifth Avenue. Shreds of ticker tape cartwheeled from the windows of nearby buildings, celebratory flurries for those who recently returned from the war in Europe.
In Tallahassee the beginning of spring brings many things – pool side volleyball, reasonable weather for flip flops, flowering gardens, and a hint of the end of the academic year.
Many battalion S-2 sections in combat support units do not house more than one or two intelligence analysts. With this structure, it is challenging to provide adequate intelligence to all of the battalions’ companies.
The 779th Engineer Battalion deployed to Iraq in 2009-2010, and operated throughout U.S. Division-North. Due to heightened operational tempo, the battalion S-2 determined that intelligence would be resourced down to the company level through the integration of Company Intelligence Support Teams (COISTs). This article reviews COIST training, and summarizes the successes and drawbacks of COIST integration.
The first thing I noticed when I got off the C-130 was that Iraq still had that same smell of burning metal.
Perhaps it is difficult to believe, but the majority of us is eager to move on from Wisconsin, from Kuwait, and relieved to see the fruition of our training and travels.