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  • Armor School brings its colors to Fort Benning

    Jun 23, 2011

    The 194th Armored Brigade and 316th Cavalry Brigade " the Armor School’s primary training units " officially landed in their new home at Harmony Church, uncasing the unit colors in a ceremony on Brave Rifles Field. Leaders said it’s a big step toward finishing the move from Fort Knox, Ky., and meeting the Sept. 15 deadline for Base Realignment and Closure.

  • Red Dragon 2011 creates culture of preparedness

    Jun 23, 2011

    Army Reserve units join forces with emergency responders of five states to create a culture of preparedness during Exercise Red Dragon 2011.

  • High adventure for Fort Carson youths

    Jun 23, 2011

    Children from Fort Carson, Colo., hiked, mountain biked, rock climbed, kayaked and went white-water rafting as part of Fort Carson’s Adventure Programs and Education’s Wilderness Adventure Camp.

  • NY Guard Soldiers deploy for Cuba mission

    Jun 22, 2011

    The New York Army National Guard's 107th Military Police Company held a unit send-off ceremony, June 17, 2011, at the State University of New York Institute of Technology, before heading to Fort Bliss, Texas,for pre-deployment training.

  • National History Day participants lay wreath in Arlington

    Jun 21, 2011

    Students participating in National History Day laid a wreath at the Tomb of the Unknowns in Arlington National Cemetery to honor Soldiers from D-Day and other fallen servicemembers.

  • Guard still tackling Midwest flooding

    Jun 21, 2011

    About 2,000 National Guard members from nine states are continuing operations in support of the 2011 Midwest floods, which have ravaged thousands of acres and potentially caused billions of dollars in damage, Guard officials said.

  • Task force wins hearts 'one patient at a time'

    Jun 20, 2011

    Medical crews with Task Force Bon Voizen, a Louisiana National Guard-led humanitarian exercise sponsored by U.S. Southern Command, have treated more than 800 dental patients and nearly 23,000 medical patients so far this year.

  • NY Guard aviators retrieve stranded boat from brink of Niagara Falls

    Jun 20, 2011

    When a New York State Park Police boat ran aground 1,000 feet from the brink of Niagara Falls during a rescue mission, New York officials turned to the CH-47 aviators of the Detachment 1, Company B ,3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation to retrieve the stranded vessel before it plunged over the natural wonder, damaging the falls and interfering with navigation.

  • Army runs to celebrate birthday

    Jun 20, 2011

    Twenty-three different units made up of more than 1,000 Soldiers gathered June 17, 2011, at Summerall Field’s parking lot on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall, Va., for the 236th Army birthday run.

  • Task Force Bon Voizen - New Horizons Haiti 2011 builds capacity

    Jun 20, 2011

    The last Task Force Bon Voizen - New Horizons Haiti 2011 medical readiness training exercise in Desdunes, Haiti, illustrates the critical importance of tapping into the resources, structures and expertise already present in Haiti.

  • Rescue jumpmaster course drops into Atterbury

    Jun 17, 2011

    Precision Jumpmasters are prepared to quickly respond and treat a casualty in any situation and make the difference between life and death.

  • Fort Riley, Manhattan partner for lifesaving training

    Jun 17, 2011

    Seven Fort Riley, Kan., firefighters traveled to Manhattan June 7 to 9, 2011, where they learned lifesaving techniques to rescue themselves and each other in the event of an accident.

  • Wildlife Branch conducts annual nightjar survey

    Jun 16, 2011

    Wildlife technicians with the Fort Jackson, S.C., Directorate of Public Works Wildlife Branch participated in the third annual nightjar survey to contribute data to the Nightjar Survey Network, Center for Conservation Biology, at the College of William and Mary in Williamsburg, Va.

  • III Corps Combatives gears up for tournament

    Jun 16, 2011

    The III Corps Combatives team received help from the outside June 10, 2011, as experienced mixed martial artists Timothy Kennedy and Jason Norwood stopped by the Fort Hood fight house to help them train for the All-Army Combatives Tournament at the end of July.

  • AMC begins new era at Redstone

    Jun 16, 2011

    The culmination of years of hard work was marked June 15 with the cut of a ribbon at the U.S. Army Materiel Command's touchdown ceremony here.

  • Downrange deja vu is I Corps exercise goal

    Jun 16, 2011

    With a deployment on the horizon, America’s Corps is ramping up as it prepares for its departure to Afghanistan.

  • Massachusetts Guard provides, protects water for task force in Haiti

    Jun 15, 2011

    The 125th Quartermaster Company (Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit) with the Massachusetts National Guard, deployed to Haiti to put their excellence to a real-world test in the austere climate and geography of Mandrin, a rural community a few miles from the city of Gonaives, where the Louisiana National Guard established the Task Force Bon Voizen headquarters camp.

  • Soldiers re-enlist at Pentagon during Army's 236th birthday

    Jun 14, 2011

    Soldiers and senior Army leaders gathered in the Pentagon courtyard June 14, 2011, not only to sing happy 236th birthday to the Army, but also to celebrate the re-enlistments of Soldiers who raised their right hands and recited the oath of enlistment before Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Martin E. Dempsey.

  • First groups of ROTC Cadets arrive at largest Army exercise

    Jun 14, 2011

    The Leader Development and Assessment Course, also known as Operation WARRIOR FORGE, is Cadet Command’s capstone training exercise " an Army-directed requirement for all Cadets who will become Army lieutenants through ROTC.

  • Army engineer divers conduct annual training exercise

    Jun 13, 2011

    A group of 85 Army engineer divers made the trek to Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., to conduct Deep Blue, an annual deep water diving exercise that kicked off mid-May.

  • Final units depart Fort Knox Armor School

    Jun 13, 2011

    The weather seemed to be adding its own commentary Friday morning to the Fort Knox ceremony that marked the departure of the Armor School and its remaining armor units -- the 194th Armored Brigade and the 316th Cavalry Brigade -- which will join the other armor elements that have already moved to Fort Benning, Ga.

  • DoD seeks input from employers of Guardsmen, Reservists

    Jun 12, 2011

    Defense Department officials want to hear by July 6, 2011, from the civilian employers of Reservists and National Guardsmen in a survey intended to measure the impact of servicemembers on the civilian workplace.

  • Advancements made at Arlington cemetery in wake of investigation

    Jun 10, 2011

    Just one year after an investigation directed by Secretary of the Army John McHugh reported breakdowns in accountability and record-keeping at Arlington National Cemetery, the new management team there has released a list of achievements that have strengthened the cemetery's management and oversight.

  • Army Reserve civil affairs Soldiers extend helping hands to furry friends

    Jun 9, 2011

    Members of the 431st Civil Affairs Battalion and 4220th U.S. Army Hospital held a spay and neuter clinic as part of Joint Task Force Razorback, an eleven-day Innovative Readiness Training event located in the heart of the Arkansas Delta Region.

  • Military task force proposed for disasters

    Jun 9, 2011

    The 593rd Sustainment Brigade at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., is in the final planning stage of a new project, the Deployable Sustainment Task Force, which would be capable of moving personnel and equipment with just 96 hours of notice, to provide humanitarian relief in the event of a natural disaster.

  • Officials seek input to modernize DoD schools

    Jun 8, 2011

    Officials in charge of the Defense Department’s school system for military children are seeking input from parents, students and teachers in creating a 21st century learning environment by 2016.

  • High schoolers offered insider's look at West Point

    Jun 8, 2011

    For more than 1,000 rising high school seniors, the Summer Leaders Seminar was a weeklong exploration of the academic, athletic and military opportunities at West Point. Established by the West Point Admissions Office in 1976, SLS is a total immersion experience into what life as a cadet is like, led by the cadets themselves.

  • 502nd MRBC conducts Bridge Erection Boat school

    Jun 6, 2011

    The 502nd Multi-Role Bridge Company, 19th Engineer Battalion, recently conducted a Bridge Erection Boat school in West Point, Ky. from May 31 to June 2, 2011.

  • S.C. Guard delivers USO in box

    Jun 2, 2011

    The S.C. Army National Guard answered a “special delivery” request and supported an organization that has done so much for the military, the USO.

  • Arlington National Cemetery contracts benefit small business

    Jun 2, 2011

    Small businesses are benefiting from the Mission and Installation Contracting Command's decision to set acquisition aside for exclusive competition for service contracts in support of two of this nation's national cemeteries.

  • Flag casing ceremony marks new era for Army MWR

    Jun 1, 2011

    Employees of the Army’s Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Command joined together May 26, 2011, for the casing of the FMWRC colors, a traditional flag ceremony that marks the official move of FMWRC from its former headquarters in Virginia to Fort Sam Houston in San Antonio.

  • 4,300 Guard members responding to U.S. floods

    Jun 1, 2011

    The number of National Guard members responding to severe spring flooding rose to about 4,300 over the weekend as parts of the Missouri River began to swell in states such as North Dakota, South Dakota and Nebraska.

  • A ballet of fire, steel: Unit engages all elements of field artillery

    May 31, 2011

    Commanders of 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, composed a symphony of rockets, mortars, artillery and bullets during a fire coordination exercise at Yakima Training Center May 22, 2011.

  • Thunder rolls in waves across nation's capitol

    May 31, 2011

    Rolling Thunder brought over 400,000 members and non-members on motorcycles to celebrate their Ride for Freedom, May 29, 2011.

  • Guard recruits join flood effort

    May 31, 2011

    In a first-of-its-kind activation, some of the newest members of the North Dakota National Guard are getting a taste for one of the missions they signed up to perform -- flood duty.

  • Biking to work is healthy, green choice for Corps employees

    May 31, 2011

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Sacramento District employees logged more than 7,300 miles in May for the May is Bike Month campaign. The district was also recognized as a bike-friendly workplace in 2011 by the Sacramento Area Council of Governments.

  • Gates, Mullen praise efforts of troops, families, vets

    May 30, 2011

    Flanked by the memorials of wars past, Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates today said he has had no greater honor than serving and leading the U.S. military.

  • Guardsman helps rescue tornado victims in Joplin

    May 27, 2011

    A National Guard specialist rescued dozens of people trapped in a collapsed Wal-Mart store following a deadly tornado in Joplin, Mo., May 22, 2011.

  • 1st Armored Division uncases colors at Fort Bliss

    May 25, 2011

    The last U.S. Army division to leave Germany, the 1st Armored Division, unfurled its colors Monday at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • National Guard completes largest-ever exercise

    May 24, 2011

    About 40,000 National Guard members working with active duty servicemembers and federal and state emergency personnel completed "National Level Exercise 11" May 20, 2011, signaling the successful execution of the largest interagency exercise ever, Guard officials said.

  • Army takes gold at wheelchair basketball championships

    May 23, 2011

    The Army beat out the Marines, 44-19, and took home the gold, after fierce competition at the championship wheelchair basketball game, May 20, at the 2011 Warrior Games.

  • Army swimmers win 15 medals at Warrior Games

    May 23, 2011

    The swimming finals at the 2011 Warrior Games Friday brought the Army 15 medals, including several gold.

  • U.S. Army surgeons foster relationship with medical community in Haiti

    May 23, 2011

    Two U.S. Army surgeons currently taking part in Task Force Bon Voizen, a New Horizons Haiti 2011 humanitarian engineer and medical training exercise under the command of the Louisiana National Guard, shared their skills with Haitian physicians at St. Nicolas Hospital, in St. Marc, Haiti, May 19, 2011.

  • Missouri Guard task force begins support operations in Joplin

    May 23, 2011

    Immediately after being activated by Missouri Governor Jay Nixon, the Missouri National Guard began tornado relief operations in Joplin.

  • Odierno marks 100th anniversary of field artillery

    May 20, 2011

    Gen. Raymond Odierno, the commander of U.S. Joint Forces Command, returned to Fort Sill, Okla., May 19, 2011, as keynote speaker for the 100th anniversary of the U.S. Army Field Artillery School.

  • Armed Forces Day spans Civil War to Golden Knights

    May 20, 2011

    Servicemen and their families celebrating Armed Forces Day this weekend not only had the chance to witness modern war technology in action, they were also able to experience the tradition of the armed forces from the 1700s until the present.

  • Army archers take silver in 2 events

    May 20, 2011

    Two Army athletes took home silver medals Thursday in the 2011 Warrior Games Archery Finals at the Olympic Training Center.

  • Gates helps break ground on new Fort Riley school

    May 20, 2011

    Six future kindergarten students sporting construction hats and big smiles assisted Secretary of Defense Robert Gates in a groundbreaking ceremony May 19, 2011, for a new elementary school at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Army takes bronze medals in prone, standing rifle

    May 20, 2011

    Bronze was the color of the day for two Army athletes who each placed third in their categories during the Shooting Finals at the Shooting Center, Olympic Training Center, here.

  • Army Center for Enhanced Performance realigned with Comprehensive Soldier Fitness on JBLM

    May 19, 2011

    The Joint Base Lewis-McChord Comprehensive Soldier Fitness-Performance and Resilience Enhancement Program recently rebranded from the Army Center for Enhanced Performance to CSF-PREP to better align its capabilities with the Army-wide Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program.

  • Louisiana Guard search, rescue boat teams prepare to help flood victims

    May 19, 2011

    As flood waters from the swollen Mississippi River rise, Louisiana National Guardsmen stand ready to perform search and rescue missions in the event citizens need assistance.

  • Mass casualty exercise tests city, military medical capabilities

    May 19, 2011

    The National Disaster Medical System exercise brought Army, Air Force, and local civilian organizations together May 17, 2011, to orchestrate the movement of casualties into San Antonio by air, then out to local hospitals by ambulance and ambulance buses.

  • National Guard, USNORTHCOM kick off major national level training exercise

    May 18, 2011

    The National Guard, in cooperation with several federal agencies, including U.S. Northern Command, kicked off exercise ARDENT SENTRY 2011 today as part of the National Level Exercise 2011.

  • Army men take silver in track relay at Warrior Games

    May 18, 2011

    The Army took the silver medal yesterday in the men's relay during the 2011 Warrior Games here at Garry Berry Stadium.

  • 2011 Warrior Games open

    May 17, 2011

    The 2011 Warrior Games kicked off Monday evening at the U.S. Olympic Training Center when Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta lit the torch to start the games.

  • Tornado disaster assistance may be available for some vets

    May 17, 2011

    The Department of Veterans Affairs announced today that special disaster assistance may be available to veterans with VA-guaranteed home loans who have been affected by recent tornados in the South.

  • Blackhorse Troopers dominate at NTC combatives tournament

    May 16, 2011

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment took first place in six out of seven weight divisions at the Warrior Challenge Combatives Tournament at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., May 9-10, 2011.

  • Guardsmen in Louisiana continue battle along state's waterways

    May 16, 2011

    The Louisiana National Guard is out in force to assist in building levees, providing security and searching for "sand boils" that threaten levee integrity, as flooding along the state's waterways threaten property and lives there.

  • 1st Armored Division cases its colors before moving to Fort Bliss

    May 16, 2011

    German and American leaders gathered in a hangar on Wiesbaden Army Airfield, Germany, May 13, 2011, to mark the casing of the division's colors in anticipation of the unit's move to Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • SMDC employees help community in aftermath of storms

    May 16, 2011

    In the aftermath of the recent tornado outbreak, two members of the command spent time with local, state and national authorities in efforts to save lives.

  • Guard responds to emergency calls as Mississippi rises

    May 13, 2011

    Louisiana National Guardsmen from the 139th Regional Support Group and the 225th Engineer Brigade helped raise a levee to protect 240 homes from potential flooding in Krotz Springs, May 12.

  • U.S., Dutch partnership benefits both nations during aviation training

    May 13, 2011

    Active duty and National Guard U.S. Soldiers are training with 139 Dutch soldiers as part of a combined effort to benefit both forces.

  • Wheelchair basketball team gears up for competition

    May 13, 2011

    Army athletes from around the country gathered in Colorado Springs, Colo., on May 9, 2011, to start practicing sports like archery, swimming, wheelchair basketball, cycling, shooting, track and field, and volleyball. Practices will continue through Friday, in preparation for the Warrior Games, May 16-22, 2011.

  • JBLM bluebirds to aid species restoration

    May 12, 2011

    Western Bluebirds on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., are being captured and relocated as part of an effort to restore the species on San Juan Island off the northern coast of Washington state.

  • Soldiers try new PT test at Benning

    May 12, 2011

    The Army's new physical fitness test was administered to a group of Fort Benning Soldiers this week as part of the service's pilot program.

  • Fort Rucker jails leaders to help Soldiers

    May 12, 2011

    The Army Emergency Relief Jail-A-Thon, with the help of the 6th Military Police Detachment, went off without a hitch May 5, 2011, as a few big names were brought in on charges.

  • JBLM Soldier first, only active-duty Buddhist chaplain in Army

    May 12, 2011

    Chaplain (Capt.) Somya Malasri's dharma wheel is one of the most uncommon symbols in the military. He is the first, and currently only, active-duty Buddhist chaplain in the Army.

  • Female Soldier proves dominant in hand-to-hand combat

    May 12, 2011

    Pfc. Jennifer Jones, with 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, became the first-ever female fighter in the history of combatives competitions on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to advance to the final round of an event May 5, 2011, when she took top honors for her weight class (Bantamweight) during the second annual JBLM Combatives Tournament.

  • Artillery tested for rapid deployment

    May 11, 2011

    Members of the Precision Fires Rocket and Missile System Project Office test fired an upgraded version of the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System.

  • 2 captains take Sapper competition at Leonard Wood

    May 11, 2011

    The Best Sapper Competition is 56 hours of grueling physical and mental tests designed to harvest the best Sappers the U.S. military has to offer.

  • Families find shelter from storm at Redstone

    May 11, 2011

    The tornadoes April 27, 2011, that brought destruction to Alabama have left several Redstone Arsenal families with damaged or destroyed homes. More than 30 families have come to Redstone Arsenal, Ala., where long-term temporary housing is being provided through the efforts of Garrison Housing and Redstone Communities.

  • Call center helps Arlington National Cemetery serve public

    May 10, 2011

    A year ago, the Arlington National Cemetery staff strained to answer 5,000 calls a month, until they partnered with the Army's Information Technology Agency.

  • Soldiers' Angels, Fort Hood celebrate babies on board

    May 10, 2011

    The Soldiers' Angels program treated 170 expectant mothers from Fort Hood to a huge baby shower.

  • Country music singer walks 100 miles for troops

    May 10, 2011

    Country music singer Granger Smith, wearing combat boots, started his 100-mile walk for the troops in South Austin, Texas, April 24, 2011. His trek ended four days later at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Guard rescues 33 of its own during flood crisis

    May 9, 2011

    While the Missouri National Guard 35th Combat Aviation Brigade has been flying missions for local communities during the historic flooding in southeast Missouri, the unit rescued 33 Guardsmen who had been trapped in boats.

  • Pentagon Stone dedicated at Fort McNair

    May 9, 2011

    A stone recovered from the Pentagon after the Sept. 11, 2001, attack was dedicated today in commemoration of actions taken by members of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington following the attack.

  • Obama, Biden rally Fort Campbell Soldiers

    May 6, 2011

    President Barack Obama and Vice President Joe Biden visited Fort Campbell, Ky., to speak with Soldiers who recently came home from a yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Committee picks Giunta to light Warrior Games torch

    May 6, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta will light the torch to start this year's Warrior Games at the U.S. Olympic Training Center here, May 16, 2011, officials of U.S. Paralympics, a division of the U.S. Olympic Committee, announced today.

  • Pentagon stone presented to New York Fire Department

    May 6, 2011

    The Fire Department of New York City was presented a piece of stone recovered from the Pentagon shortly after the 9/11 attacks during a ceremony at Fort Hamilton, N.Y., May 6, 2011.

  • Engineers blow levees to protect river communities

    May 6, 2011

    The Army Corps of Engineers blew off the top few feet of three levee crevasses in the Mississippi River over the past week to keep high waters from flooding communities downriver.

  • Alabama Guard still heavily engaged in tornado response

    May 5, 2011

    Little more than a one week following the April 27, 2011, tornadoes that ripped across much of the central and northern parts of Alabama, the National Guard is still heavily engaged in assisting the storms' victims with more than 2,700 Soldiers and Airmen called to duty.

  • Missouri Guard stops rising flood waters

    May 5, 2011

    Sandbagging the main road throughout the night, units from the Missouri National Guard's 'Rising Tide' task force of 760 Soldiers and Airmen were finally able to gain control over rising waters that threatened to flood Canalou, Mo., in New Madrid County.

  • Warrior Adventure Quest program provides adrenaline rush

    May 5, 2011

    Like many Soldiers, 1st Lt. Jon Morgan said he struggled adapting to the slower pace home life offered after a deployment. Morale Welfare and Recreation created the Warrior Adventure Quest program, which introduces recently redeployed Soldiers to high-adrenaline activities like whitewater rafting, paintball and challenge and high ropes courses, to help them transition back to garrison and family life.

  • Negotiation exercise puts West Point cadets in real-world scenarios

    May 4, 2011

    The final exam in the Negotiation for Leaders course is not of the traditional pen and paper variety. To adequately test their knowledge requires a departure from the familiar confines of a West Point classroom and into a simulated arena of the unknown. On April 19 and 27, more than 70 cadets deployed to Constitution Island where they met imams, NATO officers and local militia in a scenario-driven test of their ability to resolve conflict and garner agreeable conclusions.

  • Citizen-Soldiers rescue elderly woman in dramatic flood video

    May 4, 2011

    Two Missouri National Guard Citizen-Soldiers became citizen-heroes after being caught on videotape while conducting a daring rescue of a 93-year-old woman from her flooded car on the swollen Black River May 3, 2011.

  • Deployed Field Artillerymen recognize K-State basketball player

    May 4, 2011

    Though they are 6,681 miles away supporting Operation New Dawn in Iraq, the 1st Battalion, 7th Field Artillery, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team command team presented the "Never Broken" award in front of the more than 400 in attendance at the 2011 Kansas State University Men's Basketball Awards Banquet in Bramlage Coliseum, April 27, 2011.

  • Soldier injured in Fort Hood shooting continues rehab, recovery at WTB

    May 4, 2011

    For Spc. Matthew Cooke, Nov. 5, 2009, started off as an ordinary day. In the year-and-a-half since the shooting, Cooke has quietly applied himself to healing physically and mentally, as a member of the Warrior Transition Brigade. His ultimate goal is to remain a Soldier in the U.S. Army.

  • 'Dog Whisperer' visits Fort Hood: Works with military families, their dogs

    May 4, 2011

    Three Fort Hood families, including the four-legged members, got the chance to work with Cesar Millan, who is better known as the "Dog Whisperer," during his recent visit to Central Texas.

  • Family Resiliency Academy brings CSF to families

    May 3, 2011

    The Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program provides Master Resilience Training to assist Soldiers and families in maximizing their potential physical, emotional, social, family and spiritual well-being. Comprehensive Soldier Fitness is being taught Armywide to Soldiers, family members and Department of the Army Civilians.

  • MRAP University expands

    May 3, 2011

    MRAP University began teaching classes April 18, 2011, for the new mine-resistant, ambush-protected, or MRAP, Wrecker Vehicle. To keep up with demand for training, the school now also offers a night class.

  • Recycling effort benefits Crane Army, charity

    May 3, 2011

    Crane Army Ammunition Activity improved its storage capacity, preserved the environment, and helped a local charity by donating bulky polystyrene material to be recycled versus thrown away.

  • Fort Belvoir gets taste of carnival at Soldier Show kickoff

    May 3, 2011

    Wallace Theater was packed this weekend as the U.S. Army Soldier Show kicked off its 2011 tour at Fort Belvoir, Va.

  • Top Army civilians meet to discuss civilian role in Profession of Arms Campaign

    May 2, 2011

    More than 30 of the most senior career Army Civilians met April 15, 2011, at Fort Belvoir, Va., to discuss the Army Civilian Corps' role in the ongoing Army Profession of Arms campaign.

  • Boy gets wish: Becomes honorary Fort Sill Soldier

    May 2, 2011

    The 2nd Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Regiment, from Fort Sill, Okla., made wishes come true for a little boy in Wyoming, Thursday. Erick Morales, a boy from Powell, Wyo., always wanted to be a Soldier; and the battalion Soldiers helped make that dream a reality.

  • I Corps builds physically, emotionally strong 'tactical athletes'

    Apr 30, 2011

    In what was an unusually warm and rain-free Washington morning, the I Corps command sergeant major and 21 command sergeants major from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, came together for a physical training session April 29, 2011, dubbed the Physical Mentally Emotionally Hard Gauntlet.

  • Army North exercises hurricane response capacity

    Apr 29, 2011

    It was back to basics for military disaster response personnel at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, as they set up a joint operations center to coordinate the Department of Defense response to a simulated Category 4 hurricane in Mississippi.

  • 3,000 Guard members respond to disasters

    Apr 29, 2011

    About 3,000 National Guard members were responding to weather-related domestic disasters in 11 states on Friday, many in tornado-ravaged Alabama, while hundreds still tackled rising waters in North Dakota, the epicenter of flooding now challenging seven states.

  • Officers interested in becoming military science professors may compete this summer

    Apr 28, 2011

    Active duty and Active Guard Reserve lieutenant colonels and majors interested in becoming professors of military science need to have their master's or higher degree by May 31, 2011, to be considered for positions in the August board at U.S. Army Human Resources Command.

  • Congressional staffers trade suits for helmets during NTC visit

    Apr 28, 2011

    A delegation of 50 congressional staffers visited the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, April 20-21, 2011, to learn about the NTC and to experience life as a Soldier preparing for deployment.

  • National Guard tackles deadly storms, fires, floods

    Apr 28, 2011

    The National Guard is supporting civilian authorities responding to storms that have killed more than 200 people in six states.

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