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Soldier in Iraq: "We need at least 100 care packages"
Hope you are doing good!! Its been a joy receiving care packages from airborne angel cadets!!!!!!!!! They are really the best care packages lol. I am leaving back home finally ... BUT, I have the new POC replacing me ... There are a lot of soldiers here in need of care packages now. The 101st Airborne Division is new here in FOB ... Iraq. We need at least 100 care packages because there are a lot of soldiers here.
The Military Times talks about the dangerous conditions around Ramadi in Iraq:
"Since Feb. 9, when the city was deemed clear, U.S. Central Command has reported dozens of air strikes in the Ramadi area. The targets include: 38 ISIS tactical units, 24 ISIS fighting positions, 18 ISIS vehicles, four ISIS car-bomb facilities, five ISIS “bed down locations”, two ISIS command and control nodes, two anti-air artillery pieces."
And what's happening in Baghdad this week?
The Military Times refers to the Musings on Iraq blog which recaps the violent incidents of one week in Baghdad.
Violence In Baghdad, Mar 8-14, 2016
Center: 4 – 1 Sticky Bomb, 1 Shooting, 2 IEDs
East: 6 – 1 Attempted Robbery, 1 Decapitation, 2 Shootings, 3 IEDs
Outer East: 3 – 1 Sticky Bomb, 1 Shooting, 1 IED
North: 8 – 1 Kidnapping, 1 Sticky Bomb, 2 IEDs, 4 Shootings
Outer North: 2 – 1 Kidnapping/Robbery/Shooting, 1 Sticky Bomb
South: 19 – 1 Strangling, 1 Kidnapping, 1 Grenade, 2 Sticky Bombs, 6 Shootings, 8 IEDs
Outer South: 12 – 1 Kidnapping, 4 Shootings, 7 IEDs
West: 12 – 1 Robbery/Stabbing, 1 Robbery/Shooting, 3 Shootings, 7 IEDs
Outer West: 2 – 1 Shooting, 1 Sticky Bomb
There are not a lot of fancy amenities for U.S. military troops in Iraq, so we believe our care packages are enjoyed greatly by the Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines. We welcome your help in supporting the estimated 4,000 American troops in Iraq and and many thousands more in other remote areas.