SILVERDALE, Wash., May 26, 2017 —
By Navy Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles Gaddis IV, Navy Public Affairs Support Element, Detachment Northwest
Submarine Group 9 sailors, veterans and visitors gathered in remembrance of the sailors and submarines that were lost during war at a “Tolling the Boats” observance held at Naval Base Kitsap's Deterrent Park.
Navy Petty Officer 1st Class Christopher Hodges, assigned to Navy Band Northwest, plays “Taps” during the annual Memorial Day "Tolling the Boats" observance at Deterrent Park on Naval Base Kitsap in Washington, May 25, 2017. A total of 65 U.S. submarines have been lost since 1915, with 52 lost during World War II. Photo by Petty Officer 3rd Class Charles D. Gaddis IV.
Location Undisclosed, April 18, 2017 –
Package! Hi! And thanks for the care package! Me and my unit was very happy to see the package with all the goods! Took a while to get back at you guys due to projects and mission time.
Thanks once again for keeping us in your mind and God bless!
~~ Soldier Neo -----
Pfc. Francisco Arias (front), and other Soldiers assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division listen to remarks given by their leadership March 26, 2016 at Contingency Location Garoua, Cameroon. Soldiers from 2nd IBCT provide non-lethal support to their Cameroonian hosts as part of U.S. Africa Command.
(Photo by Spc. Jonathan Singletary)
April 16, 20017 - GARUOA, Cameroon - Easter has always been a special holiday where friends and family gather and enjoy one another's company. The holiday had a different meaning this year for Soldiers of Able Company, 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, who are currently deployed to Cameroon from their home station at Fort Stewart, Georgia.
This year the men not only shared the holiday with their fellow Soldiers, but also with their hosts and partners. The Cameroonian Air Force hosted Able Company Soldiers for a large brunch the Saturday before Easter. The event was organized by Cameroonian Air Force Col. Barthelmy T'Silla, commander of the Cameroonian Air Base hosting the Soldiers.
"This is not only a time to celebrate Easter," said T'Silla. "It is also a time to come together and celebrate the sacrifices of [our] nations."
Local restaurant owners and residents of the base brought in home-cooked regional delicacies. Soldiers filled their plates from the buffet with foods like home-made donuts, kebabs, fresh fruit and other local fare.