Soldiers in Germany compete to earn silver spurs

By Seth Robson, Stars and Stripes

GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — Some 500 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment soldiers competed this week for the right to wear silver spurs — the traditional symbol of an accomplished cavalry trooper.

Many of those engaged in the 2nd Cav spur ride already have earned the right to wear gold spurs, which are traditionally awarded to cavalry troopers who have seen combat. The unit returned late last year from a 15-month deployment to Iraq.
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Vilseck’s 2nd Cav Regiment set to receive M-777 towed Howitzers

By Seth Robson, Stars and Stripes

GRAFENWÖHR, Germany — The latest medium-range field Howitzers are coming to Europe as one of the recent upgrades to the Vilseck, Germany-based 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment.

Lt. Col. Steve Bergosh, commander of the regiment’s Fires Squadron, said his unit will receive new lightweight M-777 towed Howitzers to replace its 1970s-era M-198 towed Howitzers in June.
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