10th mtn

US Army Specialist Alexander W. Missildine. 1 OCT 2017.

Died in Ninawa Province, Iraq, as a result of injuries sustained while deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve, when an improvised explosive device detonated near his convoy. Missildine was assigned to the 710th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), out of Fort Polk, Louisiana.

US Army Private First Class Christian J. Chandler. 28 APR 2014.

Died in Baraki Barak District, Logar province, Afghanistan, when enemy forces attacked his unit with small arms fire. Chandler was assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light) out of Fort Drum, New York.


Farewell old friend, you served well.

Aerial Cavalrymen of 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), fly all 30 of the squadrons’ Observational Helicopter-58D Kiowa Warriors in formation over Fort Drum, N.Y. and surrounding areas. After more than 20 years at the installation, the OH-58D will be retired after a final flight July 28, 2015, as a part of the Army’s Aviation Restructure Initiative, which will replace the Kiowa Warriors with a combination of Attack-Helicopter 64 Apaches and unmanned aerial vehicles. 

(Army Photo by Spc. Osama Ayyad, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Public Affairs Office), 27 JUL 2015.)

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Beethoven’s Silence.

UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter crews conduct a mission to move personnel through Salang Pass in Afghanistan, Jan. 15, 2014. The crews are assigned to the 101st Airborne Division’s 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and the 10th Mountain Division’s 10th Combat Aviation Brigade. The crews flew the Black Hawk at more than 15,000 feet above sea level as they traveled through the pass.

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Remember to be thankful for the little things.

U.S. Army Sgt. Stephen Ogden provides security for potential threats at an Afghan border police checkpoint near Forward Operating Base Torkham in Afghanistan’s Nangarhar province, Nov. 18, 2013. Ogden, a team leader, is assigned to 10th Mountain Division’s Company C, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team. [Like warm beds, hot showers, a roof over your head and paved roads free from the probabilities of IEDs. We’re still over there this holiday season. Lest you engage the privilege to disregard your ethical and moral responsibility to the warriors of our democratic republic. Sure they volunteered to take up arms in your defense. And you’re the sheep who sent the sheepdogs loose on the wolf’s trail. You have an obligation to them. Never forget. -R] 

Evening Quickie #soldierporn: Night sling.

Soldiers with Battery B, 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Polk, La., sling load an M119, 105mm howitzer to a CH-47 Chinook at FOB Gamberi, Laghman province, Afghanistan. Battery B will be conducting sling-load operations; moving artillery equipment throughout the province in efforts to maintain stability.

(Photo by Spc. Edward Bates, 22 SEP 2013.)