News-Miner military reporter Margaret Friedenauer left Dec. 6, 2005 for a six-week stay in Iraq. She is embedded with the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, based at Alaska's forts Wainwright and Richardson. Now in Mosul, she is there to tell the daily stories of Alaskan troops.

News reports

Stories from embedded reporter Margaret Friedenauer
News-Miner military reporter Margaret Friedenauer files news stories and photos while embedded with the 172nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team. Read the news stories.

  • Fighting looming violence

    Soldiers struggle to maintain normalcy, but always expect surprise By MARGARET FRIEDENAUER Staff Writer MOSUL, IRAQ–Strains of “Free Bird” by Lynyrd Skynyrd resonated through the belly of this armored Stryker vehicle rolling early Friday morning along the streets of Mosul. The southern rock anthem was meant to shake the sleep from soldiers inside ...

  • Support soldiers’ actions sometimes invisible, always indispensible

    By MARGARET FRIEDENAUER Staff Writer MOSUL, Iraq–The darkened city appeared dormant after curfew Monday night. No people on the streets, shops closed, sheep huddled and sleeping, entire neighborhoods swathed in blackness from sporadic power outages. No vehicles on the road. Teamwork None, except for a convoy of armored U.S. Army vehicles hustling through the ...

  • Squad focuses on civil projects, intelligence

  • In memoriam

  • Fresh ink

On the road

A reporter's personal blog
Follow Margaret Friedenauer's personal account of life with the 172nd Stryker Brigade and comment on her posts in her On The Road blog. Read the blog.

Photos

While in Iraq, reporter Margaret Friedenauer is taking photographs of her surroundings for this site and to accompany her news stories and blog. View the photos.

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