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  • Milley takes FORSCOM colors, Allyn departs Fort Bragg to become Army vice chief

    Aug 18, 2014

    Gen. Mark A. Milley took charge of the Army's largest command, Aug. 15, 2014, as his predecessor, Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, relinquished the U.S. Army Forces Command colors and departed for duty in Washington, D.C., to be the 35th vice chief of staff of the Army.

  • Division celebrates 72nd anniversary

    Aug 18, 2014

    August 16 marked the 72nd anniversary of 101st Airborne Division being activated. As the only Air Assault Division in the Army, the Screaming Eagles is easily one of the most recognized U.S. military divisions in history and this milestone offers a great opportunity to reflect on the division and Fort Campbell's proud legacy.

  • Marne Band performs at Brooklet Peanut Festival

    Aug 16, 2014

    Members of the 3rd Infantry Division Band play a mini-concert at the 25th Annual Brooklet Peanut Festival, Brooklet, Ga., Aug. 16, 2014.

  • Under Secretary challenges Army senior leaders to revamp civilian career management

    Aug 15, 2014

    Army Under Secretary Brad R. Carson hosted a two-day session at the Pentagon last month, which was meant to help shape policy changes regarding how the Army hires, trains, develops, and sustains its civilian workforce.

  • HOOAH!: Post program offers outdoor activities to help Soldiers heal

    Aug 15, 2014

    Although it first began as a program for Purple Heart recipients, HOOAH! has evolved to offer outdoor-related therapeutic events for active duty, wounded, injured and ill Soldiers in the WTB and elsewhere throughout the Fort Campbell community and U.S. Army.

  • Volesky provides insight at town hall

    Aug 15, 2014

    Major Gen. Gary Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division and Fort Campbell, invited the installation's Soldiers, Family members and civilian employees to join him and a variety of subject matter experts for a town hall meeting at Wilson Theater Aug. 11.

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team concludes decade of service to nation

    Aug 14, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), will be inactivated during a ceremony at 10 a.m. Aug. 14 on Sexton Field at Fort Drum, ceremonially bringing to a close nearly 10 years of history-making service.

  • In the beginning: 10th Mountain Division transforms into modular force with activation of 3rd BCT (2

    Aug 14, 2014

    (The following article appeared in the Sept. 30, 2004, issue of the Fort Drum Blizzard, predecessor of The Mountaineer.) FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Mountain Division (LI) officially transformed into the modular format the Army is evolving into during a ceremony Monday at Sexton Field. As part of the ceremony, seven units were inactivated and 13 units were activated.

  • Maj. Gen. Harold Greene remembered as leader, hero during ceremony

    Aug 13, 2014

    A memorial ceremony in honor of Maj. Gen. Harold J. "Harry" Greene took place at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Aug. 11, 2014, six days after Greene was mortally wounded in a shooting at Marshal Fahim National Defense University in Afghanistan.

  • Chaplains assess readiness, plan strategies for coming year

    Aug 13, 2014

    The U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Chaplain Strategic Operational Readiness and Training Assessment Forum took place Aug. 10-13, 2014, at the command's Marshall Hall headquarters complex at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers head south for Panamax

    Aug 13, 2014

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), are supporting Panamax, a U.S Southern Command-sponsored multinational exercise taking place in the United States and Central America.

  • The "Climb to Glory" Expert Infantry Badge

    Aug 12, 2014

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division concluded its "Climb to Glory" Expert Infantry Badge testing Aug. 08, 2014 at Fort Polk, La. More than 400 Soldiers from across Fort Polk attempted to earn their EIB, but only 11 would gain the coveted badge.

  • First ever EOD Team of the Year Competition underway at Fort A.P. Hill

    Aug 12, 2014

    Five U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal teams from posts Army-wide have begun competing in the first-annual EOD Team of the Year Competition here. Four of the EOD teams come from active-Army units; the fifth is from the Florida Army National Guard.

  • 20th CBRNE units 'hunt' for nuclear fallout during exercise

    Aug 11, 2014

    Units from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), trained with federal, state and local agencies during Exercise Prominent Hunt at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, Indiana.

  • Guard aviation units finish training, head for Kuwait

    Aug 11, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Task Force 34 conducted the first Aviation Training Exercise for approximately one week under the 166th Aviation Brigade here after two months of post-mobilization training. The 34th Combat Aviation Brigade of the Minnesota National Guard, is the first Guard combat aviation brigade to conduct an ATX at Fort Hood, according to Col. Christopher E. Albus, commander of the 166th Avn. Bde. It was the result of extensive coordination and collaboration with multiple agencies and units.

  • Vietnamese-born 'First Team' officer makes history, pins star

    Aug 8, 2014

    "In 1975, when I was 9 years old, we had to make that escape from Vietnam, and my family got out of South Vietnam the day before the fall of Saigon," said Brig. Gen. Viet Luong, 1st Cavalry Division's deputy commanding general for maneuver.

  • Shindand tower prep for handoff

    Aug 8, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - As the presence of U.S. troops begins to draw down in Afghanistan, units begin to transition and pass off security operations to the Afghan military forces, which includes control of the land and sky. Air traffic controllers from Company F, 1-52nd General Support Aviation Battalion under Task Force Warhawk have been on watch over the skies around Shindand Air Base since April 2014, and instead of preparing to hand off operations to a follow-on U.S. unit, they are training one of the first Afghan military air traffic controllers.

  • 3rd Cavalry Regiment takes over down range

    Aug 8, 2014

    The 3rd Cavalry Regiment arrived in Afghanistan and replaced the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) in Regional Command -- East, Afghanistan. The regiment's mission is to train, advise and assist Afghan National Security Forces and NATO facility closures within its area of operation.

  • 101st Airborne conducts air assault training with new communications gear

    Aug 8, 2014

    Conducting the Army's first large-scale joint force entry air assault in more than 11 years, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), ascended into the night to confront a hostile, mobile threat.

  • August set for antiterrorism focus

    Aug 7, 2014

    "If you see something, say something." August is the Army wide antiterrorism awareness month.

  • Fort Drum agencies embrace Ready and Resilient Campaign

    Aug 7, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the Army decreases in size and Soldiers and Families can expect longer dwell times, much of the service's operations will take place on American soil. In order to accommodate the Total Army Family that has experienced frequent deployments and a high operations tempo for the last 13 years, leaders realize the need to help ensure the battle-ready community can remain ready and resilient for potential future conflict.

  • 'Soldier for Life' -- Army looks to expunge 'ACAP mindset'

    Aug 7, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- If you haven't heard, the Army Career and Alumni Program, or ACAP, has been renamed "Soldier for Life: Transition Assistance Program" to help shift Soldier mindsets about transition services away from something required at the expiration of their term of service to a tool critical in their life's journey.

  • Strong Bonds program builds stronger Soldiers, Families

    Aug 7, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Building Army Family resiliency is part of a strategic approach to cope with the high operational demand placed on today's Army. One way of doing this is through the Strong Bonds program.

  • Troopers Take Part in Resiliency Week

    Aug 7, 2014

    Troopers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment (Blackhorse) participated in a week-long training event July 28 to Aug. 1, as part of Fort Irwin's focus on resiliency.

  • Motorcycle Mentors Ensure Safety for Riders

    Aug 7, 2014

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment conducted a Motorcycle Safety Ride Aug. 1. The ride started at the Motorcycle Training Range for inspections and riding drills before heading to Victorville, Calif. This allowed mentors to assess each motorcycle for street legality, its mechanical integrity, and the competency of the riders.

  • 20th CBRNE demonstrates mission capabilities

    Aug 6, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) demonstrated some of its unique and critical mission capabilities Aug. 5-6, 2014, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Iowa Guard Soldiers sharpen skills at First Army multicomponent training

    Aug 6, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- With the continuing withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, deployments for Army National Guard and Reserve Soldiers have become less of a certainty and more of a rarity. Apart from the obvious downside of an overseas tour -- physical and mental hardships, and separation from Family, school and work -- there's also an upside: real-world application of Soldier skills, team and leader development, and the incorporation of many Army specialties into one mission.

  • Top US Military Commander in Afghanistan recognizes XVIII Airborne Corps troops

    Aug 3, 2014

  • Cav team gets 'Branded' in Kandahar

    Aug 1, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- First in Tokyo, first in Pyongyang. Now, among the last in Kandahar. On Aug. 1, the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters, serving as headquarters, International Security Assistance Force Regional Command-South, held a historic combat patch ceremony, marking the continuation of the storied First Team legacy.

  • 3-319th AFAR takes on Holland Drop Zone

    Jul 31, 2014

    Paratroopers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, jump onto Holland Drop Zone, July 29, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade unveils MQ-1C Gray Eagle unit

    Jul 31, 2014

    FORT DRUM, NY -- The 10th Combat Aviation Brigade uncased its D Company, 10th Aviation Regiment guidon, marking the official activation of its MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system company during a ceremony July 23 on Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield.

  • Air Cav takes to skies across Texas

    Jul 31, 2014

    A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with Company C, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, soars over eastern Texas on its way back from Beaumont, Texas, July 21. While at Beaumont, AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots maneuvered aircraft that had returned from Afghanistan in preparation for the redeployment of the 1st Attack Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division later this year.

  • 31st ADA Soldier wins Fires Center of Excellence Tenant Career Counselor of the Year

    Jul 31, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- With the U.S. Army currently drawing down on Soldiers across the force the ability to retain proficient Soldiers is more important now than ever. The job of U.S. Army Career Counselors is to ensure that the Soldiers who are currently serving in our ranks are retained and are satisfied with their current military occupation skill and duty stations.

  • The "Climb to Glory" EIB Train-up

    Jul 31, 2014

    More than 600 Soldiers prepare to "Climb to Glory" in the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Expert Infantryman Badge train-up on 29 July 2014, at Fort Polk's Joint Readiness Training Center. The EIB is earned by completing a series of tests designed to demonstrate the Soldier's mastery of infantry skills. The EIB qualifications start on 4 August 2014 and culminates on 8 August 2014.

  • First Army 'A' patch stands out during Warrior Exercise '14

    Jul 31, 2014

    FORT HUNTER-LIGGETT, California -- Of the dozens of unique unit patches worn by more than 5,500 Reserve, National Guard and active Soldiers participating in Warrior Exercise 2014, one stands out -- that of First Army worn by observer-coach/trainers from the 189th Infantry Brigade.

  • Unexploded ordnance: Don't touch it, report it

    Jul 31, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command's senior enlisted leader has seen it all: an unpinned hand grenade in a garage, practice bombs in a basement and an armed landmine on a mantle.

  • DIVWEST trainers focus on all components at Warrior Exercise '14

    Jul 31, 2014

    FORT HUNTER-LIGGETT, California -- Flanked by Californian hills and sun burnt grass, Army Reserve Soldiers had a problem. They were manning an entry control point to a base as part of Warrior Exercise 2014, when a band of California National Guardsman launched an attack on their position.

  • 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team rolls into the future of battlefield communication

    Jul 31, 2014

    The 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division are about to get even more maneuverable on the battlefield.

  • Vanguard Brigade solidifies Army, Army National Guard tie through training

    Jul 30, 2014

    Soldiers of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, supported the Florida National Guard's 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team's eXportable Combat Training Capability exercise at Camp Blanding, Florida, July 7 - Aug. 1.

  • Army, GM, Raytheon partner on advanced training initiative for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 29, 2014

    ARLINGTON, VA, (July 29, 2014) --The U.S. Army, General Motors and Raytheon Company, today announced they are teaming up to provide eligible transitioning Army soldiers with skills to become service technicians at GM dealerships after they return to civilian life. The Shifting Gears: Automotive Technician Training Program, a multi-year partnership between the two companies and the Army, will begin in August at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. The initiative demonstrates a strong commitment to helping veterans succeed by connecting them with education and career opportunities outside of the military service. Shifting Gears will be part of the Army's Soldier for Life support program, which helps soldiers reintegrate into their communities after leaving the Army.

  • 2916th Aviation Battalion receives new commander

    Jul 29, 2014

    The 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, conducted a change of command ceremony here, July 24. Lieutenant Col. William Garber III took command of the 2916th after receiving the unit colors from 916th Commander Col. Matthew Ruedi. Outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe, bid farewell to the organization he led for two years.

  • Yellow Ribbon event helps Reserve MPs, loved ones prepare for deployment

    Jul 29, 2014

    When Soldiers are told they will deploy, the last thing they need is to get overwhelmed by everything they must do before leaving. For Army Reserve Soldiers of the 361st Military Police Company and 362nd Military Police Detachment, an opportunity to get ahead of potential problems came at a Yellow Ribbon event July 11-13.

  • Family readiness group provides support for Army Reserve families

    Jul 29, 2014

    An Army Reserve unit in Ashley, Pennsylvania, is ensuring connections between family members through its family readiness group.

  • MCoE bids farewell to Chief of Armor

    Jul 29, 2014

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (July 30, 2014) -- Soldiers, veterans, Family members and others from across the tricommunity area came together to bid farewell to Armor School commandant and 48th Chief of Armor Brig. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas July 25 at Derby Auditorium.

  • 'Big Red One' combatives team continues winning streak

    Jul 29, 2014

    Members of the Fort Riley Modern Army Combatives Institute continued their winning streak at the annual Sunflower State Games jiujitsu tournament July 26. Fort Riley and 1st Infantry Division Soldiers teamed with competitors from the Combative Sports Center out of Manhattan to take home the first place jiujitsu team trophy.

  • Odierno discusses leadership development, Army future with Fort Carson Soldiers

    Jul 28, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno talked with leaders and Soldiers while taking a tour of Fort Carson, Colorado, July 24, 2014.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits 4th CAB

    Jul 28, 2014

    FORT CARSON, COLO. -- Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Ordierno, and Commanding General Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, visited 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Inf. Div., at Butts Army Airfield on Fort Carson, Colo., July 24, 2014. Odierno talked with "Iron Eagle" Leaders and Soldiers, and toured the CAB's hangars and flight tower. (Photos by Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division/Released)

  • New York National Guard training takes to skies

    Jul 25, 2014

    New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 642d Aviation Support Battalion, conducted integration Annual Training in support of their fellow New York Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Battalion, at Fort Drum, N.Y., July 19-22, 2014.

  • Under secretary visits Fort Sill, shares Army future

    Jul 25, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson visited Fort Sill, Oklahoma, July 22, 2014, to talk with Maj. Gen. John Rossi, about his new command, and other post leaders about the future of the Army, and the Fires Center of Excellence's role in it.

  • Warhawks dig talons into combatives

    Jul 25, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - As the U.S. presence in Afghanistan draws down, units stay vigilant in their mission and training to secure the stability of Afghanistan and its people. Part of this enormous task involves the individual combat readiness of each Soldier. Task Force Warhawk leadership has provided an opportunity for their Soldiers to be certified level-one under the Modern Army Combatives Program while stationed at Shindand Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 20th CBRNE Command Soldiers compete for top honors

    Jul 25, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland -- Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) tested their mettle in the Best Warrior Competition here July 21 - 25.

  • TOWs return to Fort Riley: 'Big Red One' infantrymen fire live anti-tank missiles

    Jul 25, 2014

    Fifteen M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle crews were the first Fort Riley Soldiers in more than a decade to fire live, tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided anti-tank missiles -- commonly known as TOW missiles -- during a training exercise July 22.

  • EOD troops train with federal agencies during exercise

    Jul 24, 2014

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the 744th EOD Company honed their life-saving and mission-enabling skills in a joint and interagency exercise at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • One team one fight: 1st Cav participates in new study

    Jul 24, 2014

    The secretary of defense rescinded the direct ground combat assignment rule, which stated that women could not serve in certain duty positions. While groundbreaking, this action did not open all of the military occupational specialties that are currently closed to women. In the effort to make strides toward opening all MOSs, the Army is executing a study to assess the physical demands required to do those jobs.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade supports USMA field training

    Jul 24, 2014

    WEST POINT -- Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, deployed to Camp Buckner, inside the U.S. Military Academy training area July 15 to provide air-assault and troop movement support to USMA cadets participating in Cadet Summer Field Training.

  • Career counselors help retain quality Soldiers to sustain Army

    Jul 24, 2014

    The 10th Sustainment Brigade was the first 10th Mountain Division (LI) brigade last year to achieve its retention mission. This year, the brigade remains as one of the top retention teams in large part due to Staff Sgt. Rogerio Brito.

  • Spiritual Soldiers tailor training for mission accomplishment

    Jul 24, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Chaplains and chaplain assistants assigned to the 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), conducted their religious support team training with the brigade's unit ministry team July 10.

  • Division Artillery returns to the Army

    Jul 24, 2014

    The 1st Armored Division Artillery was the very last "DIVARTY" to stand down in order to make room for a Fires Brigade in May of 2007, but now they are the first to stand up as the Army brings back Division Artillery to the ranks and capabilities of its 10 divisions.

  • CSF2's Global Assessment Tool is for Spouses, Too!

    Jul 23, 2014

    The Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program encourages Spouses to take the Global Assessment Tool (GAT 2.0)

  • Division East squeaks past Division West for First Army Best Warrior honors

    Jul 22, 2014

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. - On a muggy Mississippi morning, the First Army Best Warrior Competition starts with a bang. Under the bright lights of the softball complex, two Soldiers prepare for the first event in the competition, the Army Physical Fitness Test. Over the next three grueling days, Sgt. 1st Class Bryan R. Morrow and Sgt. 1st Class James K. Rogers II will test their mettle in events designed to evaluate their skills and knowledge and determine who will emerge as the best noncommissioned officer in First Army.

  • Gatesville community rounds up Reserve Component with 'Salute to Warrior Citizens'

    Jul 22, 2014

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- Mobilizing Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers enjoyed a day of respite from training on North Fort Hood, Texas, experiencing Texas heritage Sunday afternoon thanks to the Gatesville community.

  • Soldiers fly high over Kosovo with SPIES training

    Jul 21, 2014

    Soldiers with 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, who comprise the Multinational Battle Group-East 's Forward Command Post, learned the intricacies of the Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction System, during a hands-on training event at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 18, 2014.

  • TF White Devil's air assault disrupts weapons from entering Afghanistan

    Jul 21, 2014

    Afghanistan is becoming a safer place due to the initiative taken by Afghan National Security Forces to stop enemy weapons from coming into their country.

  • Ready and resilient: Performance Triad promotes healthy lifestyle, ready and resilient Soldiers

    Jul 21, 2014

    Eight hours of sleep a night, 10,000 steps a day and eight servings of fruit and vegetables daily. That's the prescription the Army is using to improve the health of the force.

  • 'Devil' brigade sponsors spouse resiliency skills weekend

    Jul 21, 2014

    Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, sponsored a three-day military skills and resiliency retreat for spouses of deployed Soldiers June 27 to 29 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Topeka, Kan.

  • Atropian Phoenix demonstrates integrated CBRNE operations

    Jul 21, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command, the U.S. Army's only formation tasked with integrated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive ordnance disposal operations, demonstrated its readiness, agility and adaptability during Exercise Atropian Phoenix in June, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • FORSCOM G3/5/7 tapped for division command

    Jul 18, 2014

    The Chief of Staff, Army announced July 18, the selection of Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty, deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to command the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Longwell takes over Marine Det.

    Jul 17, 2014

    Marines blanketed Gammon Field in parade formation Friday to say farewell to Col. John Giltz and welcome Col. Daniel Longwell, Fort Leonard Wood's incoming Marine Detachment commander.

  • Aldenberg now acting Chemical Reg. CSM

    Jul 17, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Arnold relinquished responsibility as the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School regimental command sergeant major in a ceremony held July 9 on Fort Leonard Wood's MSCoE Plaza.

  • Armament reset team supports redeploying units

    Jul 17, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The 514th Support Maintenance Company, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain division (LI), armament shop provides field-level maintenance support for all units throughout Afghanistan in need of vehicle maintenance and repair of weapons systems.

  • Container management facilitates retrograde mission

    Jul 17, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The 10th Sustainment Brigade manages containers throughout Afghanistan daily to ensure equipment is retrograded in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Deployed MPs honor fallen comrades with run

    Jul 17, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- It's been two years since six military policemen assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd MP Battalion, out of Fort Bliss, Texas, were killed when an improvised explosive device hit their vehicle in Maidan Shahr, the capital of Wardak Province.

  • 20th CBRNE integrates into decisive action training

    Jul 17, 2014

    Units from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), are integrating into decisive action training rotations at the U.S. Army combat training centers.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers come together to learn how to save lives

    Jul 16, 2014

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- Army Reserve Soldiers from the 200th Military Police Command and other major Reserve commands took time away from their military and civilian jobs to learn a skill that could save lives.

  • Safety Sends--July 2014

    Jul 16, 2014

    After two years here at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, the time has come for me to bid you a fond farewell as director of Army Safety.

  • Fort Leonard Wood, Springfield-Branson airports sign partnership agreement

    Jul 16, 2014

    Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport on Fort Leonard Wood and Springfield-Branson National Airport are now officially partners in emergency readiness. The two parties signed a formalized agreement earlier this year.

  • Soldiers kick it at Taekwondo camp

    Jul 15, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Taewondo is a much beloved form of traditional martial arts that combines various acts of agility with incredible speed and powerful kicks. Since the year 2000, Taekwondo has become one of the official games in the Olympics.

  • Fort Riley fighters dominate Fight Night

    Jul 15, 2014

    Six fighters from the Fort Riley Combatives Institute dominated bouts during the Victory Fighting Championship Fight Night July 12 at King Field House.

  • MNBG-E's aviation company reaches for record-setting maintenance

    Jul 15, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (July 15, 2014) -- It was an uncommon sight in Kosovo. Eight UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters soared in a formation above the Kosovo countryside, June 28. While significant, the flight was only achievable through the higher efforts of 45 aircraft repairers and technicians within the aviation maintenance company for Multinational Battle Group-East's Southern Command Post, who worked tirelessly to ensure the battle group's helicopters are consistently maintained.

  • 402nd Field Artillery Brigade receives new commander

    Jul 15, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The 402nd Field Artillery Brigade bid farewell to Col. Carolyn S. Birchfield and welcomed incoming commander Col. James J. Gallivan during a change-of-command ceremony at Noel Field here Wednesday.

  • Program provides Army training, life skills for youth

    Jul 15, 2014

    When Staff Sgt. Rob McEver, a combat veteran with 20 years in the Army, returned home to Marietta, Georgia, after a deployment in 2011, he noticed many of the programs available to him as a youth were simply gone.

  • Maj. Gen. Miller takes command of MCoE, Fort Benning

    Jul 15, 2014

    Members of the Fort Benning community came together July 11 to welcome the Maneuver Center of Excellence's new commanding general, Maj. Gen. Scott Miller, during a change of command ceremony at Soldier Field near the National Infantry Museum.

  • Reservists train IET Soldiers in Echo units

    Jul 15, 2014

    Fort Benning trains approximately 34,000 initial entry training Soldiers per year.

  • Blue Geronimo inducts Honorary Command Sergeant Major

    Jul 15, 2014

    Born and raised in Kansas City, Kan., Command Sgt. Maj. Bernie Knight, retired, served four years in the Marine Corps before enlisting in the Army in 1987 as an infantry rifleman.

  • Spartans mark deployment milestone

    Jul 12, 2014

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar -- June 20 is a special day for air defenders but it also had an additional significance to the Soldiers of the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade.

  • FORSCOM Assumption of Responsibility, July 11, 2014

    Jul 11, 2014

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) hosted an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Scott C. Schroeder, 53, who assumed duties as the FORSCOM command sergeant major.

  • Senior Army leader visits First Army

    Jul 9, 2014

    Briefings center on First Army's mission.

  • Developing future supply chain professionals

    Jul 8, 2014

    A new master's program will soon be available to Theater Logistics Planners Program attendees.

  • New York Army Guardsman conduct sling load operations

    Jul 7, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to the 1569th Transportation Company, a National Guard unit out of New Windsor, New York, conducted sling load operations training here June 30.

  • Operations Group welcomes 22nd commander

    Jul 7, 2014

    Operations Group at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin received a new senior officer during its change of command ceremony here, July 1. The mid-morning ceremony ushered in a new era of leadership for the battalion-size unit after NTC and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin entrusted Col. Jeffery Broadwater with command of the unit.

  • 16 countries train, familiarize, partner during WA14

    Jul 3, 2014

    In partnership with Senegal and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), U.S. Army Africa conducted U.S. Africa Command's Exercise Western Accord 14 to enhance ECOWAS ability to provide mission command capability to support regional peace operations. Training focused on developing the ability to plan, deploy, employ, sustain, and redeploy a rapid deployment force in response to a regional crisis. Western Accord 14 is a key element in a broader series of military-to-military activities to demonstrate the strong partnership between the U.S and western regional African partners, and all of the participating militaries.

  • Fort Drum ordnance unit takes TF EOD reigns in Afghanistan

    Jul 3, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- As 242nd Ordnance Battalion, a unit that specializes in explosive ordnance disposal, finished their yearlong deployment, 63rd Ordnance Battalion began theirs during Task Force EOD's transfer of authority ceremony here Saturday.

  • Excellence in Cavalry challenges Phantom Recon troops

    Jun 17, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (June 12, 2014) -- Noise was their enemy and silence was their ally as Soldiers tested during the Excellence in Cavalry competition held at Camp Bondsteel, which tested them on their knowledge of their cavalry occupational specialty, June 10-12. The three-day event had Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, running steep hills, calling for simulated artillery fire, and using camouflage to blend into the surrounding vegetation, as they tested their proficiency in cavalry scout skills.

  • 239th Army Birthday @ 2014 U.S. Open - Pinehurst, N.C.

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army's 239th Birthday was celebrated at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Course No. 2 as part of the U.S. Golf Association 'Operation Open Glory' salute to our nation's military that included the raising of the American flag for Flag Day and a traditional cake cutting for the Army birthday. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher K. Greca, FORSCOM command sergeant major, Maj. Gen. Leslie J. Carroll, FORSCOM chief of staff, a Fort Bragg Honor Guard and The Army Ground Forces Band provided the military support to the ceremony.

  • Raptors cross into 'backbone' role

    Jun 16, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- "I will not forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget that we are professionals, noncommissioned officers, leaders!" Task Force Raptor held a noncommissioned officers induction ceremony June 13 where 22 recently promoted sergeants throughout the brigade were welcomed into the "backbone of the Army."

  • 20th CBRNE says goodbye to a fallen soldier

    Jun 16, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command says goodbye to one of its fallen soldiers killed in action in support of Operation Enduring Freedom June 9 in Afghanistan.

  • Celebrating the Army's 239th birthday in Kosovo

    Jun 14, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers with Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East celebrated 239 years of the Army's birthday, June 14, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. Events at Camp Bondsteel included a traditional cake-cutting ceremony with the battle group's oldest and youngest Soldiers cutting the cake, and a 10-mile relay race around the camp. Each participant ran one mile, and the winning time was just over 1 hour, 6 minutes.

  • First Army joins Quad Cities military salute

    Jun 14, 2014

    BETTENDORF, Iowa -- The importance of selfless service was stressed at the Quad Cities Military Salute Gala on Friday at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center. Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, First Army commanding general, served as featured speaker for the event, which was held in conjunction with the Army's 239th birthday.

  • Let them eat cake: Troops celebrate Army birthday

    Jun 14, 2014

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Joint Task Force Carson Soldiers and community members celebrated the 239th Army birthday discussing Army Values and the Army profession, June 12.

  • JTF Carson celebrates Army's 239th birthday

    Jun 14, 2014

    "I hear the choppers hovering. They're hovering overhead," and many other cadences could be heard on Fort Carson, June 12, 2014, as Joint Task Force-Carson held an installation run to celebrate the Army's 239th birthday.

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