Naval Officer receives Toujours Pret combat patch

A Navy flight officer serving in Baghdad, Iraq, has become the first (to my knowledge) active duty Navy officer to wear the Toujours Pret patch of the 2nd Cavalry Regiment. In his own words:

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A new age in troop protection

By Sgt. Mark B. Matthews
27th Public Affairs Detachment

CAMP LIBERTY, Iraq – Towering high overhead and aligned one after the other in a seemingly endless row, the next generation of combat vehicles roll into Iraq.

The new Mine Resistant Ambush Protected (MRAP) vehicle is currently being fielded here for the first time anywhere, and Soldiers are getting their first hands-on look at the latest development in troop protection.

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Program Helps to Employ Iraqis, Improve Living Standards

American Forces Press Service CAMP VICTORY – Iraq – A signing ceremony at the Defense Reutilization and Marketing Office yesterday marked the start of a Multi-National Force-Iraq initiative to improve the living standards of area citizens through increased employment opportunities.

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