TF Wildhorse is pleased to have Andrew Lubin visiting our area for the next few days. Prof. Lubin is an internationally recognized writer and college professor with extensive experience in the study and writing of counterinsurgency in both Iraq and Afghanistan. He has appeared on FOX, ABC, CNN, and writes for Jane's and Leatherneck. He is currently reporting to the Las Vegas Review Journal on behalf of the Squadron. He is also the author of "Charlie Battery: A Marine Artillery Battery in Iraq", in which he documented a Marine Artillery Battery's fight for survival during OIF, which included his own son, CPL Phillip Lubin's experiences. Visit his website at http://www.andrewlubin.com/ to learn more. Photos courtesy of Prof. Andrew Lubin in Laghman Province.
Thursday, October 29, 2009
CSM Richardson just returned from another battlefield circulation in which he visited Wildhorse Troopers posted in Farah and Zabul Provinces. He brought back plenty of great pictures of which I have posted a few. Unfortunately, I could not label them, but hopefully you will recognize one of your loved ones. The first set of pictures is from Zabul Province. You will notice the Guam patch in the final set. One platoon of soldiers from Guam volunteered to deploy with the Wildhorse and they are doing an outstanding job down in Farah.
Friday, October 23, 2009
This week the Gul Pacha Ulfat girl's school wall was completed. The project was nominated through the Laghman Ministry of Education as part of an effort by the MOE to bring Laghman's schools up to their latest standards. The project was completed by a local construction company that specializes in these types of small scale projects and employed approximately 50 local workers. School officials in Laghman are hoping the project will increase enrollment for girls as the project adds security and privacy to the school. The current student population is approximately 300. Several of these types of projects are ongoing or have been completed in the province. The project was coordinated and managed through the TF Wildhorse civil military operations center.
Tuesday, October 13, 2009
Here is a link to a story by FOX 5 on a baby shower thrown for local military moms, some of them with husbands in the Wildhorse Squadron.
Monday, October 5, 2009
Today members of the Wildhorse Squadron along with the 4-201st ANA Kandak and Embedded Training Team conducted a school supplies drop in Qhargayee District. Special thanks to the good folks at Morgan Stanley for donating the supplies. So far, Morgan Stanley has donated more than 500 packages of school supplies for local children. The children, who attend school while sitting on the floor due to lack of desks and have very little resources, were very thankful. The donation was coordinated by our Squadron Executive Officer, MAJ Kurt Neddenriep, who also works as a Wealth Advisor and VP for Morgan Stanley in Nevada.