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  • Soldiers from Fort Bragg's 20th Engineer Brigade reach enlisted milestone

    Aug 24, 2009

    Twenty-four Soldiers from the 20th Engineer Brigade held up their right hands and were sworn in to the Corps of Noncommissioned Officers at the York Theater Friday. The ceremony, the 20th Eng. Bde.'s first since redeploying in November of last year, was to recognize the Soldiers who had been promoted to the rank of sergeant and mark what is often a significant moment in the career of an enlisted Soldier.

  • Community celebrates paratroopers

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Commander promotes his hero at APG

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Law school available to junior officers

    Aug 24, 2009

    The Office of the Judge Advocate General is now accepting applications for the Army's Funded Legal Education program. Under this program, up to 25 Army officers may be selected to attend law school at government expense while on active duty.

  • Immunizations not just for kids

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Commentary: As it should be

    Aug 24, 2009

  • Soldiers patrol volatile Korengal valley

    Aug 22, 2009

    Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division patrol the Korengal valley of Afghanistan's Kunar valley. (Photos by Sgt. Matt Moeller, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Soldiers' songs bring smiles to sick children

    Aug 21, 2009

    Children at several Indianapolis hospitals were entertained by Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division Aug. 21, who were in town for the 82nd Airborne Division Association convention.

  • Green Belt class aims to improve communication

    Aug 21, 2009

    Seeking to improve the process by which hearing-impaired employees request interpreters, ASC has launched a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt project. Two training sessions set the stage for the project. They were held on June 15-19 and July 13-17 in the Army Sustainment Command Headquarters' Command Assessment and Continuous Improvement Conference Center.

  • Installation supply, maintenance activities set to reorganize

    Aug 21, 2009

    A large but quiet change will take place in Army installation supply and maintenance activities during the next two years.

  • Descendant of Corregidor veteran earns wings

    Aug 20, 2009

    FORT BENNING GA - When LTC John L. Erickson jumped out of a C-47 above Corregidor at just after 8:30 a.m. Feb. 16, 1945, he stepped into history as the first American paratrooper out the door in the effort to reclaim the island during World War II.

  • Young fans turn out to watch 82nd Airborne Paratroopers arrive in Indy

    Aug 20, 2009

    Fans young and old turned out to watch paratroopers arrive in Indianapolis for the 82nd Airborne Division Association Convention

  • A Hero's Welcome: 82nd Airborne Veterans go all out to bring wounded warriors to convention in

    Aug 20, 2009

    42 recent Purple Heart recipients from the 82nd arrived in Indianapolis to attend the 82nd Association's 63rd National Convention, their plane tickets, hotel rooms, and other incidentals bought and paid for completely by Association members.

  • 'First Lady' of XVIII Airborne Corps leaves Fort Bragg with legacy of support for Soldiers

    Aug 17, 2009

  • XVIII Airborne Corps commanding general closes 'decisive, historic' command

    Aug 17, 2009

  • Dragon 6 departs

    Aug 17, 2009

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers receive medals for valor in Afghanistan

    Aug 11, 2009

    Two paratroopers from Company D, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division were awarded medals for valor Friday at Fury Field.

  • Fort Bragg noncommissioned officers lead the way

    Aug 7, 2009

    As an Army noncommissioned officer, it's common and necessary to build a working relationship with your peers to ensure that business runs smoothly. However, it's seldom that you'll find a duo whose commitment to the unit runs so deep that you seldom see one without the other close by. That's the case for two senior NCOs in the 108th Military Police Company, 16th MP Brigade., where Master Sgts. Ronald Thornton and Charles Neikirk have forged a seamless relationship that ensures the 108th MP Co. operates at its highest level.

  • Fort Bragg's 16th MP Bde deploys

    Aug 7, 2009

    Soldier says good-bye to her son as she prepares to deploy.

  • Fort Bragg's 108th Military Police Company train with AT-4s for downrange patrols

    Aug 7, 2009

    The 108th Military Police Company honed their skills with the AT-4 anti-tank rocket launcher during a live fire range exercise at Fort Bragg July 27. "This training helps us downrange by letting the joes know how to utilize the weapon system," said Sgt. 1st Class Fuller Mitchell, a platoon sergeant in 108th MP Co. "It familiarizes them with the weapon so it's not the first time they pick it up when they hit the ground in combat."

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers come home to comfort

    Aug 7, 2009

    It seems like a statement of the obvious. The manner in which Soldiers are received and integrated back into their home station following a deployment is a critical first step in the reset process. It is also essential to rebuilding a unit's combat power. However, operationalizing this statement requires a deliberate and well thought-out plan. The 3rd Battalion, 4th Air Defense Artillery Regiment took a proactive approach to ensure that its Soldiers, redeploying from a 15-month tour in Iraq, came back to a world-class reception in the barracks. Based on experience from previous deployments and redeployments, the 3rd Bn., 4th ADAR battalion command team of Lt. Col. Rob Lyons and Command Sgt. Major Harold Lincoln, had established a vision. They sought to leverage the resources and capabilities of unit leaders, the Family Readiness Support Assistant and Family Readiness Group volunteers, the First Sergeant's Barracks Initiative program and local organizations to provide redeploying Soldiers a welcome home. Not just any welcome but one that was commensurate with the outstanding quality of service to the nation they had rendered during OIF.

  • Fort Bragg jumpmaster sets standard

    Aug 7, 2009

    The 82nd Airborne Division held its annual Jumpmaster of the Year competition in April. This year's winner was Staff Sgt. Michael B. Mabry, Battery D, 1st Battalion, 321st Airborne Field Artillery Regiment.

  • 82nd Sustainment Brigade field kitchen cooks up excellence

    Aug 7, 2009

    The 82nd Sustainment Brigade's field kitchen was assessed by a board of evaluators sent to Fort Bragg on behalf of Forces Command July 29, to discern whether or not they were eligible to compete for the Phillip A. Connelly award, in the field category at the Department of the Army level.

  • 16th MPs welcome back former commander

    Aug 4, 2009

  • Fort Bragg's Year of the NCO Formal

    Jul 28, 2009

    Fort Bragg held its Year of the NCO formal July 24 at the Crown Expo Center, Fayetteville, N.C.

  • Spartan Brigade under new leadership

    Jul 7, 2009

    Col. Christopher L. Spillman took command of the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade in a ceremony at the Main Post Parade Field June 23.

  • 18th Fires Brigade welcomes new commander

    Jul 7, 2009

    A crucial element of the 82nd Airborne Division's "King of Battle," the 18th Fires Brigade received its new commander June 24, as Col. Wilson A. Shoffner assumed command of the unit, which was commanded by Col. Christopher F. Bentley for the past two years.

  • Paratrooper injured in Iraq parachutes into Key West

    Jul 7, 2009

    A paratrooper injured in Iraq took the final step in his recovery the last week of June - a step out the tailgate of a military aircraft into the skies above Key West, Fla.

  • Holiday Safety message

    Jun 26, 2009

    July 4 safety message.

  • Garrison gets new top noncommissioned officer

    Jun 26, 2009

    Command Sgt. Maj. Sultan A. Muhammad began his first day as Fort Bragg's new garrison command sergeant major Friday by saying thank you. He thanked the Soldier he replaced for helping him get settled and he thanked the command for welcoming him.

  • Fort Bragg garrison receives new leader

    Jun 26, 2009

    Fort Bragg is the largest U.S. Army installation by population and the job of the garrison comA,A!mander is never ending. Even on the day that Col. David G. Fox, outgoing garrison commander, relinquished command to Col. Stephen J. Sicinski, Fox's morning was busy handling various issues including closing Fort Bragg's largest gate. Fox called the events, "a normal Fort Bragg day."

  • June 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster II

    Jun 24, 2009

    Pride in Service is the June 2009 "Year of the NCO" theme. Many of our Soldiers put their lives on the line in defense of our Great Nation and SSG Reva J. Navarro is no exception. SSG Navarro is a member of Bravo Company, 101st Signal Battalion in the New York Army National Guard. She also proudly defends the citizens of our country, as a New York State Trooper, hailing from Troop F-Zone 1 in Wurtsboro Barracks.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps Special Troops Battalion under new leadership

    Jun 23, 2009

  • Bidding farewell

    Jun 23, 2009

  • Corps general bids farewell

    Jun 22, 2009

    After nearly two years with the corps, Maj. Gen. Michael Ferriter bid farewell to FortBragg. A ceremony held in his honor June 11 at the Main Post Flagpole showed, by the turnout of fellow servicemembers, friends and Family, that the Ferriters would be missed.

  • Improved battery technology sitting unordered in Army inventory

    Jun 18, 2009

    Soldiers are carrying unnecessary weight into battle because many units do not realize that newer, lighter batteries with more capacity are sitting unordered in the Army supply channel.

  • NCO balances mission and humor

    Jun 18, 2009

  • 'Pride of Service'- the role of the NCO

    Jun 17, 2009

  • VIDEO: Chief of Staff Gen. Casey's Army Birthday message

    Jun 12, 2009

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., Chief of Staff of the Army, has a message for the Army Family on its 234th Birthday.

  • Paratroopers make historic jump, visit battlefields on D-Day anniversary

    Jun 12, 2009

    Landing inside Drop Zone T off the coast of Normandy, 34 Soldiers with the 1st Battalion (Airborne), 507th Parachute Infantry Regiment, participated in a historic parachute jump with paratroopers from around the world June 7 commemorating the 65th anniversary of D-Day.

  • Soldiers hone skills during Combatives Level 1 course

    Jun 11, 2009

    "The goal of Army combatives is to teach you a new fight strategy, rather than try to stand and bang it out, it's to close the distance with the enemy, gain a dominant position and then finish the fight" said Sgt. 1st Class Paul Haber of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, STB, 82nd Abn. Div. "What we're doing now is teaching the drills to gain a dominant position."

  • Special needs child scores with help of Fort Bragg Soldier

    Jun 11, 2009

    When Jakob Curran was 19-months-old, he was diagnosed with moderate cerebral palsy. In 2003, he was diagnosed with autism. Today Jakob is on a Fort Bragg soccer field. He plays for the Strykers, a team coached by Sgt. 1st Class Sebastian Campos, 307th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division. "Because of his physical limitations, he's allowed to play as a 12th man on the field," Campos said. "But he goes for the ball, and he gets in the middle of it."

  • Fort Bragg's unique Soldiers help alleviate combat stress

    Jun 11, 2009

    After serving 15 months in Iraq, Sgt. 1st Class Boe and Sgt. 1st Class Budge, 528th Combat Stress Control, 44th Medical Command, made the march across the tarmac at Green Ramp on Pope Air Force Base Saturday. The two noncommissioned officers are black Labrador retrievers, serving their country by providing combat stress therapy.

  • Title

    Jun 10, 2009

    Soldiers from 277th Aviation Support Battalion unload five OH-58D Kiowa Warrior helicopters early in the morning June 9th at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, Iraq. The helicopters belong to the 1st Squadron, 230th Air Cavalry Regiment, an Army National Guard unit from Tennessee and Mississippi. The 1-230th began arriving this month to replace the 6th Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment as part of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force Falcon.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps commander awards top Soldiers

    Jun 5, 2009

  • XVIII Airborne Corps awards top Soldiers

    Jun 5, 2009

    Seven Soldiers were awarded top honors by the XVIII Airborne Corps commander in a ceremony at Fort Bragg Friday afternoon.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps awards top Soldiers

    Jun 5, 2009

    Seven Soldiers were awarded top honors by the XVIII Airborne Corps commander in a ceremony at Fort Bragg Friday afternoon.

  • The path to greatness as a leader

    Jun 5, 2009

    Commentary written by one of the chaplains in the National Capital Region to appear in the Pentagram's weekly "Chaplain's Corner."

  • Back in Afghanistan

    Jun 5, 2009

  • Advise-and-assist paratroopers taste the future

    Jun 5, 2009

    Paratroopers with Company D and a platoon from Company B, 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, assisted role-playing Iraqi troops as the Iraqis met with the mayor and cleared the realistic streets of Sadiq, a mock Iraqi town at the Joint Readiness Training Center May 12.

  • Fort Bragg stands shoulder to shoulder against suicide

    Jun 5, 2009

    Special Troops Battalion XVIII Airborne Corps completed Phase II of the Army's three-step suicide prevention training late last month. Chaplain (Capt.) Edward A. Coy, STB, hosted a series of Phase II training sessions known as "Shoulder-to-Shoulder" for senior NCOs at platoon level to provide skills for the recognition and early intervention for a potential suicide victim.

  • Always in front

    Jun 5, 2009

    The activation of a reconnaissance and surveillance unit here May 21 marked another milestone for the Army's transformation into a modular force.

  • March 2009 "Year of the NCO" poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This third poster features SGM Barbara A. Hunter who is Fort Gordon's School of Information Technology SGM. During March (Woman's History Month), SGM Hunter was quoted for saying that "Leadership is like a 4 x 4 relay; Set the Standard and Pass it On".

  • January 2009 "Year of the NCO" Poster

    Jun 1, 2009

    This poster is the first in a series of monthly posters. January's poster highlights SFC Katrina Richardson, who has made a significant difference at Fort Gordon and within the Signal Corps.

  • Soldiers jump for first time in 16 months after Iraq deployment

    May 29, 2009

    Some stood at Sicily Drop Zone with apprehension on their faces. Others couldn't contain their excitement, while most were just wishing the plane would get to the landing zone so they could load up and jump.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps gets new chaplain

    May 29, 2009

    The XVIII Airborne Corps began a new chapter in religious services as Chaplain (Col.) Pat Hash relinquished his responsibilities as the corp's chaplain to Chaplain (Col.) Chet Egert during a passing of the stole ceremony at the Main Post Chapel May 19. The stole is a symbol of the

  • "Sex Signals" program battles rape

    Mar 13, 2009

    On March 11, the "Sex Signals" players from Catharsis Productions visited Camp Victory to discuss dating, sex and acquaintance rape with servicemembers. The program entwines humor with education to effectively communicate with younger crowds. According to Catharsis' Web site, "the two-person show explores how mixed messages, gender role stereotypes and unrealistic fantasies contribute to misunderstanding between the sexes." These misunderstandings, such as assuming something about someone based on how they dress, can be key contributors in sexual assault.

  • Iraq's military logistics making large strides

    Mar 13, 2009

    The foundation of any professional fighting force is its logistics system. Like with a house, a military's operational success depends entirely upon its ability to sufficiently support itself. Over the past year, with the assistance of U.S. forces, the Iraqi military has made significant strides regarding its logistical capabilities and is well on its way to self-sufficiency.

  • Holograms provide new tool for warfighters

    Mar 13, 2009

    Troops in the field need every tool available to give them the advantage over the enemy. Planning for a mission is a crucial part of gaining the advantage. New holographic image technology is helping servicemembers in the field plan more accurately which leads to mission success and troop safety.

  • Public affairs lend skills to land recruits

    Mar 13, 2009

    The United States and its ideals and beliefs are protected by an all volunteer armed forces. To continue to protect freedom and end terrorism worldwide, the Army counts on Americans to put their country before themselves and raise their right hands in defense of the nation. The U.S. Army Accessions Command, based at Fort Monroe, Va., is dedicated to ensuring that all potential volunteers have the information needed to make such an important life decision.

  • Core of Iraqi military logistics thrives

    Mar 13, 2009

    The Taji National Supply Depot, the central hub through which Iraqi army units receive equipment maintenance and virtually all supplies, has been considered the heart of logistics for the entire Iraqi military.

  • 2008: Decisive year capitalizing on opportunities

    Mar 13, 2009

    As the XVIII Airborne Corps prepares to redeploy to Fort Bragg, N.C., Lt. Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, Multi-National Corps - Iraq's commanding general, highlighted several factors that contributed to the year's progress throughout Iraq, while speaking by satellite to the Pentagon press corps Mar. 9.

  • Resilience, thriving bring new perspective

    Mar 13, 2009

    Warrior Resilience and Thriving is an educational class designed for servicemembers to enhance their resiliency and improve their ability to deal with and thrive after traumatic experiences.

  • TF Dragon Soldiers awarded for heroism

    Mar 13, 2009

    The seventh of the Army values - and perhaps most vital among Soldiers in a deployed environment - is personal courage. The afternoon of Aug. 28, 2008, should have been a calm and relaxing one for five Task Force Dragon Soldiers dining on Camp Slayer for a change of pace, but little did each one know he'd put his own personal courage to the test. Upon returning to Camp Victory, this peaceful afternoon took a rapid turn for the worse, when one of the Soldiers noticed a dust cloud followed by a splash of water and then saw an overturned pickup truck in a roadside canal.

  • DoD task force works to help sexual assault victims

    Mar 13, 2009

    In an effort to ensure sexual assault victims get the best care possible, no matter where they are in the world, the Department of Defense organized a task force to review sexual assault prevention and response procedures.

  • TF SAFE increases electrical, fire safety downrange

    Mar 13, 2009

    Since its implementation in August 2008, Task Force Safety Actions for Fire and Electricity has made great strides in safeguarding servicemembers and civilians across Iraq from fire and electrical hazards.

  • Sexual assault: A victim's story

    Mar 13, 2009

    While Smith's story is fictional, these events happen in real life during a deployment. Sexual assault is a crime and, like any other crime, the victim did nothing to deserve it, said Lt. Col. Lynn Jackson, Equal Opportunity program director for Multi-National Corps - Iraq. The most important thing following an assault, Jackson said, is that victims get the help they need and the military tracks down the person who committed this crime. "No one deserves that kind of violence in their lives, especially not from men and women they trust, people they've went to war with," Jackson explained.

  • Stay away, stay safe

    Mar 13, 2009

    In Iraq, most people are longing for something to remind them of home and combat the daily downer of being so far away from everything and everyone you care about. Some servicemembers and civilians have taken to "adopting" stray animals here for entertainment and companionship. While keeping a cute puppy or kitten as a pet downrange might brighten your spirits, it can also cost you your life.

  • Servicemembers, civilians come together to remember Sept. 11 events

    Sep 15, 2008

    Servicemembers and civilians gathered Sept. 11 to reflect on the events of September 11, 2001, during a remembrance ceremony at Al Faw Palace.

  • 270th changes command, starts new chapter

    Sep 13, 2008

    A change of command ceremony on Aug. 12, held outside of the Joint Visitors Bureau at Camp Victory, Iraq, started a new page in the history of the XVIII Airborne Corps.

  • Camp Victory paratroopers celebrate airborne history, XVIII Airborne Corps' birthday

    Aug 24, 2008

    A two-fold ceremony took place at the Al Faw Palace here Aug. 22, one which celebrated a historic birthday as well as honored all airborne-qualified servicemembers from past and present.

  • A Lineage Kept

    Aug 12, 2008

    A new generation of Easy Company Soldiers are carrying on the Company's rich history and tradition.

  • Operation Soccer Ball looks to build friendship through futbol

    Aug 9, 2008

    In the dusty streets and empty lots of Sadr City, Baghdad, Diwaniya and Mosul, improved security conditions have allowed servicemembers to work at rebuilding a nation. They're dribbling, passing and kicking their way to a better Iraq through a universal language - soccer.

  • Tigers at Baghdad Zoo

    Aug 9, 2008

    Tigers were donated from a conservation center in North Carolina to the Baghdad Zoo.

  • Veterans' group leaders visit Iraq to help troops

    Aug 9, 2008

    Leaders of AmericaAca,!a,,cs veterans groups came to Iraq July 29 to get a better picture of what life is currently like for servicemembers on the ground to help shape the national image of our Armed Forces and ensure everyone in uniform is getting taken care of.

  • Operation Soccer Ball looks to build friendship through futbol

    Aug 9, 2008

    In the dusty streets and empty lots of Sadr City, Baghdad, Diwaniya and Mosul, improved security conditions have allowed servicemembers to work at rebuilding a nation. TheyAca,!a,,cre dribbling, passing and kicking their way to a better Iraq through a universal language Aca,!" soccer.

  • War journals help historians accurately document history

    Aug 9, 2008

    Everyone has a story to tell. This is especially true for deployed servicemembers. Pictures, letters, blogs and journals give fellow troops, those at home and future generations a real picture of what it was like serving in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Unsafe electrical practices can lead to devastating results

    Aug 8, 2008

    CAMP VICTORY, Iraq Aca,!" Electricity: hard to imagine a world without it. With it, however, comes a responsibility to handle it properly in order to prevent accidents that can occur from shock, electrocution and fires. Recent reports highlighting the electrical deaths of 16 servicemembers in Iraq have brought heightened awareness to the risk electricity poses in theater, and senior leaders are stressing the importance of safety in its regard.

  • Working Together

    Jul 30, 2008

    Soldiers and Sailors join together for this year's Joint Logistics over the Shore operation in Camp Pendleton, CA.

  • Top medical officer in Iraq garners first star

    Jul 29, 2008

    It wasnAca,!a,,ct until his high school years in Honolulu that Joseph Caravalho Jr. realized he wanted to be a physician. Fast forward more than thirty years and that same man is the top medical officer in Iraq; one with a new star on his chest, as Brig. Gen. Joseph Caravalho Jr. was promoted July 28 to his current rank here, with his family witnessing via video teleconference.

  • The dirt behind Iraq's dust storms

    Jul 27, 2008

    It gets in the hair, eyes and even the lungs. It piles up quickly on everything in sight, and it can even have an effect on day-to-day operations. The Aca,!Eoeit,Aca,!a,,c is dust, and Iraq is its breeding ground. When conditions are right, or wrong, that dust can become the monster that is known as the dust storm.

  • Iraqi medics complete training

    Jul 7, 2008

    The Iraqi Corrections Officer Training Academy Basic Medic Course graduated 12 new medics Thursday in a ceremony at the training facility on Camp Cropper.

  • Reconstruction efforts continue across Iraq

    Jul 7, 2008

    The Iraqi security forces have become more successful at improving the quality of life for the Iraqi people by making the country safe enough to start the reconstruction of essential services.

  • 1,215 servicemembers re-up in Iraq

    Jul 4, 2008

    Servicemembers from all over Iraq gathered in the Al Faw Palace rotunda at Camp Victory, Baghdad, to re-enlist and celebrate Independence Day.

  • Medical team evaluates healthcare equipment

    Jun 30, 2008

    A Joint Medical Technology Assessment and Review Team is currently in Iraq evaluating the equipment being used at Level III healthcare facilities in Iraq, Afghanistan and Kuwait. A Level III healthcare facility is one which is responsible for evacuating patients from supported divisional and nondivisional units and providing resuscitative and hospital care.

  • Comfort food from home feeds motivation

    Jun 30, 2008

    Military dining facilities try their hardest to satisfy the broad tastes of servicemembers, and to keep them motivated. Even though food service providers work really hard itAca,!a,,cs impossible for them to get everything just right. A jar of salsa from my favorite restaurant in New Mexico is sometimes the only thing that motivates me to get through the day.

  • Baghdad Bad Boys beat deployment blues

    Jun 30, 2008

    On Victory Base Complex the local Aca,!EoeBlue Grass BoysAca,!a,,c go by another name, Aca,!A"Baghdad Bad Boys.Aca,!A? Although when they play during the Sunday morning service held at 8:30 a.m. at Hope Chapel they do not refer to themselves as such.

  • Biometrics technology reveals true identities

    Jun 30, 2008

    According to the National Science and Technology Council and Committee on Homeland and National Security, fingerprinting is one of the most reliable and convenient methods used to identify people because of the uniqueness of fingerprints and the ease of obtaining them.

  • Iraq Assistance Group under new command

    Jun 30, 2008

    The Iraq Assistance Group held a change-of-command ceremony at the Joint Visitor Bureau on Camp Victory Friday.

  • TV star in Iraq to help fellow "little people"

    Jun 24, 2008

    Matt Roloff, star of The Learning ChannelAca,!a,,cs Aca,!A"Little People, Big World,Aca,!A? examines the XVIII Airborne Corps pen set he was presented June 11 while waiting for the Rhino at Victory Base Complex. Roloff is in Iraq to visit and extend medical aid to an Iraqi citizen who is a dwarf. A film crew from The Learning Channel accompanied Roloff on the trip.

  • Comedians bring laughter to troops in Middle East

    Jun 24, 2008

    The Lone Wolf Entertainment Comedy Tour visited Victory Base Complex courtesy of Morale, Welfare and Recreation during the month of June. The Victory Times sat down with comedians Jerry Wayne Longmire, Kris Shaw and Tom Tran to find out a little about their experiences on tour in Iraq.

  • IAG puts Iraqis in lead

    Jun 24, 2008

    The Iraqi Assistance Group provides training to the Iraqi security force through the use of transition teams so it can operate as an independent entity providing safety and security to the people of Iraq.

  • Dust doesn't slow down runners in Iraq

    Jun 21, 2008

    Runners from Victory Base Complex took part in Spring Fling 2008, a 10-Kilometer fun run, at Victory Stage South, June 8.

  • Hook, line and sinker!

    Jun 21, 2008

    Sgt. 1st Class Douglas W. Anderson, Headquarters, Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 153rd Infantry Regiment,caught this fish at Camp Slayer, Iraq, June 1.

  • Happy Birthday Army!

    Jun 21, 2008

    Soldiers, sailors, Marines and airmen gathered at Al Faw Palace at Camp Victory, Iraq, June 14 to celebrate the ArmyAca,!a,,cs 233rd birthday.

  • Servicemembers bring boy and girl scouting to Iraqi children

    Jun 21, 2008

    Servicemembers have made it their mission to mentor children that live around Victory Base Complex. These servicemembers are using the guidance and knowledge they gained in the Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts to enrich the lives of Iraqi children.

  • Servicemembers, civilians belt it out to see who has best vocals

    Jun 16, 2008

    Karaoke contest held at Camp Victory Iraq.

  • Dust doesn't slow down runners on VBC

    Jun 16, 2008

    Runners from Victory Base Complex took part in Spring Fling 2008, a 10-Kilometer fun run, at Victory Stage South, June 8.

  • Don't let stress get the better of you, talk to someone

    Jun 16, 2008

    There are all kinds of stressors to deal with while youAca,!a,,cre on deployment. I myself deal with stress from work, lack of sleep, being away from home and recently going through a divorce. Then there are all the little things that stress me out on a daily basis.

  • Task Force 134 welcomes new leadership

    Jun 15, 2008

    A change of command ceremony for Task Force 134, detainee operations, was held at Al Faw Palace June 6. Marine Corps Maj. Gen. Douglas M. Stone transferred command to U.S. Navy Rear Adm. Garland P. Wright Jr.

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