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  • Special Forces Tab, Green Beret, SFQC -- A vehicle for Chaplains

    Feb 5, 2016

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A Roman poet named Juvenal is credited with saying; "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" --a Latin phrase accepted to mean "who will guard the guardians?" Chaplains are often seen as these guardians, someone who looks after those who protect others.

  • Officials Describe Plans to Integrate Women into Combat Roles

    Feb 5, 2016

    Senior Army, Navy and Marine Corps officials outlined plans to integrate women into combat roles before the Senate Armed Forces Committee today, and agreed incorporating women into combat ranks is the right path for the future.

  • Dunn: Never quit and always care

    Feb 5, 2016

    Command Sgt. Maj. Harold E. Dunn, the top noncommissioned officer for the 20th Chemical Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives Command, handed over his responsibilities of senior enlisted adviser during a relinquish of responsibility ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground on Feb. 4.

  • 'Dark Knights' train to gain confidence operating in arctic conditions

    Feb 4, 2016

    Military intelligence specialists, assigned to D Company "Dark Knights," 41st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, conducted arctic light individual training on Fort Drum, Jan. 27-28, to ensure their Soldiers are confident when operating in arctic conditions.

  • Cold weather symposium heats up Fort Drum

    Feb 4, 2016

    Fort Drum is known, and feared, for its often harsh winters. That is part of the reason Fort Drum was classified as a zone seven (arctic) base in early 2015. The change opened doors to new extreme cold-weather clothing and equipment for Soldiers as well as respect within the arctic community. It also led to Fort Drum hosting the 2016 Extreme Cold Weather Symposium, Jan. 26-28. The symposium is in its fourth year, typically held at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and focusing on the needs of Soldiers stationed there.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade marriage retreat builds stronger Families, Army

    Feb 4, 2016

    Twenty couples from 10th Combat Aviation Brigade attended a retreat at the Main Post Chapel Jan. 28-29, which sought to help Soldiers and spouses strengthen their marriage and help to facilitate communication.

  • Registration open for Best Sapper competition

    Feb 4, 2016

    Applications for engineers wanting to compete for the title of Best Sapper are now being accepted. The 10th, three-day competition is set to take place on Fort Leonard Wood, the home of the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, from April 19 to 21.

  • "Always Ready" Soldier volunteers time, skills to help others

    Feb 4, 2016

    FORT HOOD, Texas (February 4, 2016) -- With a new year under way, the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade remains postured as the "Always Ready Brigade." For the brigade's Soldiers, standing ready to assist is part of their mindset, on and off-post. Epitomizing Noncommissioned Officer leadership, one Soldier has taken the Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer to heart placing his Soldiers' needs above his own. Sgt. Tyler Lewis, the telecommunication NCO for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, takes it upon himself to support Soldiers and civilians who need assistance through a volunteer spirit.

  • Fire in the hole

    Feb 4, 2016

    Soldiers of Company A and B, 9th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division conducted an annual weeklong engineer training event at the demolition range on Fort Stewart, Georgia, Jan. 25-29, 2016.

  • 6-8 CAV troops prepare for mission in Zambia

    Feb 4, 2016

    Leaders from 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted a pre-deployment site survey, or PDSS, in Lusaka, Zambia, Jan. 11-15, 2016.

  • From camouflage to the classroom: Understanding the Post-9/11 GI Bill

    Feb 4, 2016

    Service members who want to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their family members do not have to make it an all-or-nothing commitment, and they don't have to wait until retirement to start thinking about it.

  • Dailey reiterates importance of readiness, image during Fort Drum visit

    Feb 4, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey addressed Soldiers, Families and others about the importance of overall Army readiness: Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley's number one priority, and individual Soldier readiness during a time with end-strength reductions.

  • Heart Health

    Feb 3, 2016

    Cardiovascular disease prevention is important for the readiness of the U.S. Army. According to the Department of Defense's 2008 Survey of Health Related Behaviors, approximately 17 percent of Soldiers have been diagnosed with hypertension since they entered the Army.

  • Four Soldiers and a truck: 4th ID team hits road to ensure Atlantic Resolve Soldiers see Super Bowl

    Feb 3, 2016

    Four communications Soldiers from 4th Infantry Division's Mission Command Element's (MCE) loaded up a moving truck Jan. 30 for a weeklong trip throughout the Baltic states in honor of an American tradition- the Super Bowl.

  • Computer network defense team trains to safeguard Florida

    Feb 3, 2016

    Most Floridians are probably aware that the Soldiers and airmen of the state's National Guard forces are there to help in an emergency or deployed to combat.

  • Soldier takes 'Goofy' approach toward endurance running

    Feb 2, 2016

    The daily grind of marathon running is often dictated by a strict regimen of properly fueling the body, training for and running a race, and allowing sufficient time for the body to recover for the next event. While all of these factors still play an essential part in the preparation for a command chief warrant officer, the significance of the 26.2 miles ahead of him on race day takes on a less competitive character when stepping up to the start line after donning his Disney Goofy costume.

  • Brave Rifles leaders visit oldest living 3rd CR veteran

    Feb 2, 2016

    Brig. Gen. Albin Irzyk, retired, the oldest living 3rd Cavalry Regiment veteran, recently celebrated his 99th birthday here alongside Troopers from the regiment.

  • Warrant officer nominations sought for new MI award

    Feb 2, 2016

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - A brand-new annual award, the CW5 Rex A. Williams Award, honors warrant officers for excellence in Military Intelligence (MI).

  • 210th BSB Calls for Fire

    Feb 2, 2016

    Key leaders assigned to 210th Brigade Support Battalion "Providers," 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos," learn the basics or refresh their call for fire skills during a four day course held Feb. 02-5 on Fort Drum.

  • Carter announces 12 weeks paid military maternity leave, other benefits

    Feb 1, 2016

    The Defense Department is increasing military maternity leave and instituting other changes in an effort to support military families, improve retention and strengthen the force of the future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

  • Comradery through competition

    Feb 1, 2016

    Soldiers of 82nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, also known as the Blue Babes, participated in their monthly Ox Pull Physical Fitness Competition on Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, Jan. 30.

  • Marne Bistro to support Sustainment Brigade, 1st ABCT

    Feb 1, 2016

    It's been a long time since the Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade and 1st Airborne Brigade Combat Team had a dining facility to call their own; but on Feb. 1, that changed with the opening of the Marne Bistro behind the 3rd IDSB's headquarters.

  • Seahawks, Northwest USO campaign features model, Soldier

    Feb 1, 2016

    SEATTLE, Wash. -- The Seattle Seahawks NFL team and the USO Northwest's 'Salute to Service' campaign features Army Sgt. 1st Class Joannie Bonilla, a former Seattle Army Recruiting Battalion soldier, as a model. The joint Seahawks and USO photo shoot took place November, 2015.


    Feb 1, 2016

    WASHINGTON-- Chief of Staff of the Army General Mark A. Milley is ready. This year marks the 50th anniversary of the Super Bowl and General Milley recently received a gold commemorative 50th anniversary Super Bowl football from Vietnam Veterans and NFL Legends Roger Staubach and Rocky Bleier. Combined, Staubach and Bleier participated in nine Super Bowls.

  • Spending time with newborns important, Soldiers say

    Feb 1, 2016

    It's important for mothers and fathers to have time to bond with their infants following birth, said two Soldiers with newborns who are pleased with the Department of Defense policy change that lengthens maternity leave.

  • 7th ID retirees honored

    Feb 1, 2016

    The 7th Infantry Division Soldiers were among those honored during a retirement ceremony held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Jan. 29.

  • Army Airborne Board convenes for inaugural meeting

    Feb 1, 2016

    The newly formed Army Airborne Board held its inaugural meeting on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Jan. 28.

  • Dailey inspires new generation of Soldiers

    Jan 30, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey is becoming something of a folk hero among a new generation of Army Soldiers.

  • CDC Travel Health Notice for countries and territories with active Zika virus transmission

    Jan 29, 2016

    While some travel related cases of Zika virus infection have been reported in Europe, no cases have originated here. The virus can only be spread by being bitten by an infected mosquito and the type of mosquito that can spread the disease is not found in Europe.

  • White Falcons Host Machine Gun Leaders Course

    Jan 29, 2016

  • USMA Women's Basketball Tops Navy, Wins Gold Star

    Jan 29, 2016

    U.S. Military Academy at West Point Women's Basketball sinks Navy, 75-38, Jan. 23.

  • Application deadline nears for children scholarships

    Jan 29, 2016

    The time remaining to apply for one of the 2016 Scholarships for Military Children, each worth $2,000, is rapidly dwindling, as this year's Feb. 12 deadline approaches.

  • Strike snow-shoveling dinosaur gains national attention

    Jan 29, 2016

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky - To many Soldiers' delight, Fort Campbell was on limited operations for several days last week. Many might have spent their days binge-watching Netflix, catching some extra Zzz's, and enjoying some friendly snowball.

  • Master of his trade: NCOA instructor earns right to wear top badge

    Jan 28, 2016

    A Maneuver Support Center of Excellence Noncommissioned Officers Academy instructor has achieved a feat that makes him one of only 14 in the U.S. Army.

  • Active, Guard, Reserve leaders sign landmark charter

    Jan 28, 2016

    As a part of the Army Total Force Policy implementation, representatives from Reserve and National Guard units throughout the region gathered Jan. 22 at Fort Drum to sign a landmark charter during the Northeast Regional Partnership meeting.

  • 10th Mountain Division welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    Jan 28, 2016

    Although it was one of the shortest assignments during his time in the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. R. Ray Lewis told a packed house Friday at Magrath Gym that serving as their senior enlisted leader was the most "rewarding" experience and the "highlight" of his career as he handed over responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Charles W. Albertson.

  • 10th Mountain Soldiers train for EIB test in Kuwait

    Jan 28, 2016

    "Dagger" Soldiers with 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are providing training to Soldiers for the brigade's upcoming Expert Infantryman Badge testing. The candidate training, which includes Soldiers from all units in the area, not just those from the 2nd ABCT, started Jan. 18 and continues through Sunday. The EIB testing is scheduled for Feb. 2-6.

  • Trained and certified, 10th Mountain Division Soldiers offer tax assistance to community

    Jan 28, 2016

    After successfully completing the weeklong Internal Revenue Service training course, 27 Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division (LI) will volunteer to support tax assistance services at the Fort Drum Tax Assistance Center when it opens on Monday.

  • 7th ID Soldiers receive Stryker training at ANAD

    Jan 28, 2016

    Eight Soldiers with the 7th Infantry Division from Fort Lewis, Wash., are training at Anniston Army Depot for two weeks this month.

  • 7 changes to Army NCO professional development

    Jan 28, 2016

    With the new year came a number of changes in Army noncommissioned officer professional development, and NCOs can expect more changes coming soon, said Command Sgt. Maj. David S. Davenport Sr., U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's senior enlisted adviser.

  • 5-4 Cav and JAF training finishes in grand fashion

    Jan 27, 2016

    After 12 weeks of shoulder to shoulder training, Jordan's Princess Basma 3rd Mechanized Infantry Battalion concluded its successful partnership with U.S. Army Central's 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, with an urban live-fire exercise Jan. 19-21.

  • Soldier for Life Spotlight of the Week Announced

    Jan 27, 2016

    This week's ‎Soldier For Life‬ Spotlight is the Fort Hood Soldier of the Year, Spc. Austin Edwards. 2-12 CAV, 1ABCT, Tanker.

  • Grigsby, Cole talk mission readiness, numbers at annual leaders' retreat

    Jan 27, 2016

    Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby, 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley commanding general; Col. Andrew Cole, Fort Riley garrison commander; and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph Cornelison, 1st Inf. Div. senior noncommissioned officer, attended the Flint Hills Regional Leaders' Retreat to represent the "Big Red One" and Fort Riley Soldiers, families, civilians, retirees and veterans Jan. 22. The annual retreat brings together local business and government leaders to talk about the way forward for the region.

  • Machine Gun Academy sets standard

    Jan 27, 2016

    Machine gunners of 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted Machine Gun Academy Training on Fort Stewart, Ga., throughout January, 2016.

  • 5-4 Cav partners with Jordan's 3rd Mech Brigade, improves interoperability

    Jan 26, 2016

    Soldiers with U.S. Army Central's 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, partnered with soldiers of the Jordanian Armed Forces to plan and execute an ongoing mission readiness exercise near the JAF's Joint Training Center, Jordan, that began, Jan. 17.

  • Infantrymen across Southwest Asia train for EIB test

    Jan 26, 2016

    "Dagger" Soldiers with 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are providing training to Soldiers for the brigade's upcoming Expert Infantryman Badge testing. The candidate training, which includes Soldiers from all units in the area, not just those from the 2nd ABCT, started Jan. 18 and goes through Jan. 31. The EIB testing is scheduled for Feb. 2-6.

  • Gender roles

    Jan 26, 2016

    Soldiers throughout the 42nd Military Police Brigade competed against one another for the chance to be named the "The Protectors" Soldier, Noncommissioned Officer or Officer of the quarter on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Jan. 19-22.

  • Cav Soldier receives Purple Heart

    Jan 25, 2016

    Everyone makes mistakes. It's a fact that can be said a million different ways, but the sentiment remains the same regarding fixing mistakes.

  • Green to Gold; Earn a Degree while Becoming an Officer

    Jan 24, 2016

    Each year, the US Army awards deserving Soldiers the opportunity to transition from the enlisted ranks into the officer corps while earning a bachelor's degree thorough the Green to Gold Program

  • Michigan National Guard Soldiers train with their State Partners during Allied Spirit IV

    Jan 23, 2016

    For one Michigan National Guard Soldier, attending Allied Spirit IV, in Hohenfels, Germany, is an amazing opportunity in itself; but it has also become a great learning experience in working with a member of Michigan's State Partnership program.

  • January is Cervical Cancer Awareness Month

    Jan 22, 2016

    No woman should die of cervical cancer according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

  • Vigilance saves NCO from tax scam

    Jan 22, 2016

    During this time of year, many people dread filing taxes. On the other hand, others look forward to receiving hefty refunds. No one, however, looks forward to seeing money snatched from their accounts, credit accounts being opened unbeknownst to them, and other effects that might result from activities of scammers and identity thieves.

  • Strike ministry teams find fun ways to train

    Jan 21, 2016

    Soldiers with 1st and 2nd Battalions, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, braved Wednesday's icy temperatures to participate in a Chaplain's Challenge.

  • Simulation center carries Medal of Honor Soldier's legacy forward

    Jan 21, 2016

    The Sgt. 1st Class Jared Monti Mission Simulation Center, named for the Medal of Honor recipient, provides immersive training at Fires Center of Excellence.

  • 39th BEB opens engineer academy

    Jan 21, 2016

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky -- Engineers from 39th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), opened its doors up to the first ever Task Force Engineer Academy, at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, January 7-14.

  • Fort Hood blood donors critical to combating homefront, battlefield trauma

    Jan 21, 2016

    The Armed Services Blood Program (ASBP) is a joint service operation that provides quality blood products for service members, veterans and their Families in both peace and war. There are more than 20 military blood centers worldwide.

  • Fort Bragg closes in advance of Winter Storm Jonas

    Jan 21, 2016

    Fort Bragg officials have announced the closure of the installation due to the expected hazardous conditions associated with the approaching winter storm.

  • SMA Dailey's Senior Enlisted Council focuses on personnel

    Jan 21, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel Dailey sat down with senior sergeants major from around the U.S. Army to discuss issues that affect his biggest concern - the welfare of Soldiers - during a Senior Enlisted Council at the U.S. Army Human Resources Command on Fort Knox, Kentucky, Jan. 19-21.

  • Acting secretary of the Army wants to expand, export Fort Hood successes

    Jan 21, 2016

    The Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick J. Murphy visited the troops for the first time, Jan. 20, since assuming the acting secretary position and confirmed as the under secretary. Murphy said Fort Hood stands out as a leader when it comes to helping Soldiers transition to civilian life and he wants to export those successes to the rest of the force.

  • Operation Desert Storm Remembered By Those Who Served

    Jan 20, 2016

    January 17, 2016, marks a milestone in our nation's military history. Twenty five years ago, Operation Desert Storm began in response to Iraq's invasion of Kuwait, with the U.S. leading a U.N.-authorized coalition force of 34 nations against Iraq. Prior to Operation Desert Storm, the U.S. led a nearly six-month build-up of weapon systems in Southwest Asia that began immediately following the invasion of Kuwait on Aug. 2, 1991. That effort is known as Operation Desert Shield.

  • Spartan Brigade sets pace for future missions to Africa

    Jan 19, 2016

    Brigade and battalion staffs, assigned to the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted a command post exercise, or CPX, at the Mission Training Complex on Fort Stewart, Ga., Jan. 11-14.

  • Army prepares to test enhanced network operation tools at NIE 16.2

    Jan 19, 2016

    To make it easier for Soldiers to manage the vast tactical communications network, the Army plans to operationally evaluate newly enhanced and simplified network operations tools during Network Integration Evaluation 16.2 this spring.

  • Air defense unit brings the heat to Patriot Shock

    Jan 14, 2016

    Soldiers assigned to A Battery, 5th Battalion, 7th Air Defense Artillery Brigade began setup of M901 Patriot Launching Stations, tactical operations center and training area for Panther Assurance, an interoperability deployment readiness exercise, Jan. 13, at Skwierzyna, Poland.

  • Fort Drum MPs bid farewell to military working dog

    Jan 14, 2016

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers of the 8th Military Police Detachment, 91st Military Police Battalion, gathered Jan. 6 at Po Valley Family Life and Spiritual Fitness Center to bid farewell and honor the service of a fallen military working dog.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers return home after nine-month deployment

    Jan 14, 2016

    Approximately 200 Soldiers, assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos," 10th Mountain Division (LI), received a warm welcome home during a ceremony held Thursday at Magrath Sports Complex after returning from a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.

  • Vice chief: Creative leaders needed in Army aviation

    Jan 14, 2016

    In a rapidly changing global security environment, coupled with declining military budgets, the Army needs top-notch aviators trained by creative and experienced commanders who can wring the most out of what little training budget they have, the Army's vice chief of staff said.

  • FORSCOM names FY 2016 Career Counselors of the Year

    Jan 14, 2016

    U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) announces the Active Army and Reserve Component winners of FORSCOM's Fiscal Year 2016 Career Counselor of the Year Competition.

  • FORSCOM, USARC observe Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday

    Jan 13, 2016

    U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command observed the birthday of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. with a program in Gen. George C. Marshall Hall Jan. 12. Toni S. King, North Carolina District Court Judge from Cumberland County, was the guest speaker. The event was hosted by FORSCOM Chief of Staff, Maj. Gen. Jimmie Jay Wells.

  • Ground-breaking Soldiers, vets attend State of Union

    Jan 13, 2016

    Maj. Lisa Jaster, an Army Reserve officer and the third woman to graduate the Army's elite Ranger School, was among 23 guests invited to sit with Michelle Obama during the State of the Union address, Jan. 12.

  • 'Flying Tigers' to receive world-class facility at National Training Center

    Jan 13, 2016

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin conducted a ground breaking ceremony for a facility that will support a unit that operates Army unmanned aircraft systems, Jan. 12.

  • US Army Africa welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jan 12, 2016

    Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher Gilpin assumed the position of U.S. Army Africa's senior noncommissioned officer during a change of responsibility ceremony Jan. 8 Caserma Ederle's Hoekstra Field. Despite frigid temperatures, the ceremony was an opportunity for Soldiers, family and friends to welcome Gilpin and his family into the Vicenza Military Community. Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, USARAF commanding general, presided over the ceremony. Williams welcomed ceremony attendees and gave kudos to out-going Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffery Stitzel.

  • 16th Combat Aviation Brigade aircraft depart for National Training Center

    Jan 9, 2016

    U.S. Army Soldiers and aircraft assigned to 16th Combat Aviation Brigade, 7th Infantry Division depart from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington for the National Training Center Jan. 9, 2016. The Soldiers and aircraft will participate in training with other units from 7th Infantry Division to prepare for future missions.

  • 16th Combat Aviation Brigade pilots put on spin cycle

    Dec 23, 2015

    Some say it is like riding in a washing machine during its spin cycle. U.S. Army AH-64E Apache pilots assigned to 16th Combat Aviation Brigade got to experience it for themselves during water survival training at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, Dec. 2, 2015. Riding in a large simulated fuselage, the pilots were dunked, spun and soaked multiple times.

  • Blackhorse Troopers march 38 miles to honor Barstow veterans

    Dec 22, 2015

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment on Fort Irwin, California, hosted its 19th Annual Regimental Long Walk, Dec. 14 - 15.

  • Army procures expeditionary early entry SATCOM capabilities

    Dec 18, 2015

    A new duo of light-weight, portable satellite terminals, called Transportable Tactical Command Communications (T2C2), will provide early entry units in air-to-land missions, as well as follow-on units at the tactical edge, with a lite (v1) and heavy (v2) variant of high-bandwidth, deployable satellite dishes, to keep Soldiers and Commanders connected to the network and well informed.

  • Fort Drum announces 10th Mountain command changes

    Dec 17, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Several general officer changes will take place in the coming weeks for Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division (LI).

  • Private earns top mark at Joint Fires Observers Course

    Dec 17, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Chances are pretty good you've seen a war movie or two. Ever notice a Soldier calling for bombs to be dropped on enemy personnel near their position during a climactic battle scene? The Soldier on the radio most likely is a fires support specialist who's relaying pinpoint enemy locations to aircraft pilots miles away.

  • 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment Soldiers conduct battle drills

    Dec 3, 2015

    Soldiers, from Company B, 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Armor Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted battle drills at Pabrade Training Area, Lithuania, Dec. 2.

  • Texas Guardsmen stand battle ready after Warfighter

    Dec 3, 2015

    The Texas Army National Guard's 136th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade recently achieved a training milestone after completing its 2015 Warfighter exercise at Fort Campbell, Ky. The simulation replicates a scaled conflict in real-time as the brigade personnel train on staff coordination, incident responses, and resource allocation.

  • 16th Combat Aviation Brigade pilots put on spin cycle

    Dec 2, 2015

    U.S. Army AH-64E Apache pilots assigned to 16th Combat Aviation Brigade conduct water survival training at Naval Air Station Whidbey Island, Washington, Dec. 2, 2015. This training prepares pilots to handle emergencies in any environment.

  • First Army observes National Native American Heritage Month

    Nov 30, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- Throughout the U.S. Army's 240-year history, Native Americans have served and contributed with distinction and honor in times of peace and war. Since 1994, the President of the United States has issued an annual proclamation designating November as National Native American Heritage Month. This year's theme is "Growing Native Leaders: Enhancing Our Seven Generations." Approximately 150 Soldiers and civilians gathered in Heritage Hall at Rock Island Arsenal for a National Native American Heritage Month observance hosted by First Army Nov. 24.

  • Active-duty, National Guard units foster partnership, prep for future

    Nov 30, 2015

    A lot goes into sending a brigade to a month-long exercise at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, California, the Army's most realistic environment for commanders and their Soldiers.

  • I Corps validates new mobile command post proof-of-concept

    Nov 29, 2015

    In response to an I Corps operational needs statement, a new mission command on the move pilot program is expected to provide an armored platform that enables corps-level leaders and Soldiers to execute mission command during ground maneuver by obtaining real-time situational awareness, a common operating picture, and voice, video and data communications with higher and subordinate headquarters.

  • 'First from Above' named FORSCOM's top military police company

    Nov 17, 2015

    The 21st Military Police Company (Airborne) was recognized, today, with the U. S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) "Eagle Award" for Excellence as the command's best military police company for fiscal year 2015.

  • Joint Multi Role Program is preparing for Future Vertical Lift Mission Systems Architectures

    Nov 15, 2015

    Future Vertical Lift, or FVL, is an initiative looking at the next-generation of rotorcraft for 2040 and beyond for the U.S. military. Joint Multi-Role, or JMR, is an Army Science & Technology Program supporting FVL. JMR recently added new architecture centric virtual integration process, which promises to increase safety and security and reduce cost overruns, delays and performance problems.

  • Soldiers wanted by Army Criminal Investigation Command

    Nov 12, 2015

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - "Wanted." The word placed in bold letters across a poster with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command badge incites fear in criminals around the world.

  • Iraqi army 'glad to see' 82nd Airborne

    Nov 12, 2015

    Service members with the Iraqi Security Forces were glad to see the U.S. Army back in Iraq, said Soldiers with the 82nd Airborne Division, who recently returned from an advise, train and assist mission there.

  • Acting Secretary of the Army honors Vetrans

    Nov 11, 2015

    Acting Secretary of the Army Eric Fanning celebrates Veterans Day at Arlington National Cemetery, during this 62nd national Veterans Day observance, Nov. 11, in Arlington, Va. (U.S. Army Photo by Mr. John G. Martinez)

  • Special Operations and Conventional Forces Build Interoperability at JMRC

    Nov 9, 2015

    Special Operational Forces (SOF) from the U.S., Bulgaria and France recently partnered with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, during exercise Combined Resolved V.

  • 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley honors Vietnam veterans

    Nov 9, 2015

    To show Vietnam-era veterans the gratitude and honor many didn't receive while on active duty, the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley hosted the Vietnam Veterans Welcome Home Ceremony on the post's Marshall Army Airfield, Nov. 6. More than 150 veterans from every branch of service attended the ceremony from as far away as Michigan, New Mexico, Texas, Wyoming and Indiana.

  • Army Reserve partners with Belgian firefighters for CBRN training

    Nov 5, 2015

    A 7th Mission Support Command unit, the 773rd CST is made up of Soldiers who survey potential Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear hazards. They spent last week of October in the suburbs of Brussels taking part in CBRN Week -- a training event where the team honed their ability to employ highly sensitive and technical equipment to identify toxins and strengthened a longstanding partnership with Belgian firefighters.

  • FORSCOM leaders focus on training, readiness, Total Force

    Nov 5, 2015

    About 175 senior Army commanders, command sergeants major and staff met Nov. 4-5, here, for a U.S. Army Forces Command Commander's Forum focused on the readiness and training of the Army Total Force -- active, Army National Guard and Army Reserve.

  • Cyber improvements a 'team sport' at Army network exercise

    Nov 4, 2015

    Soldiers are teaming with mock hackers to get feedback in real time, one of several cybersecurity process improvements made possible by the Army's recent changes to the Network Integration Evaluation and Army Warfighting Assessment.

  • 2016 voting season kicks off Army-wide push for registration

    Nov 2, 2015

    Wednesday will be the Army-wide kick-off to the 2016 voting season for Soldiers and their Families throughout the United States and around the world.

  • Mission Command: Chatter evolves into chat

    Oct 30, 2015

    A flight of helicopters, part of an air cavalry squadron, are on a mission over Iraq when they observe enemy action on the ground. A Size, Activity, Location, and Time report is radioed to Battle Captain Seth Vieux: "Four insurgents are setting an improvised explosive device at this location grid, time now."

  • First Army Commanding General encourages recruits through real world experiences

    Oct 30, 2015

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- When Iowa high school students had the undivided attention of Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, First Army commanding general, they asked about his experiences to see how their life would be impacted by joining the Army. "What the general said was so positive and moving," said Kimberly Huerta, a senior at Easton Valley High School in Dubuque, Iowa. "It changed my outlook on the Army and life in general." Tucker sat down with local area high school recruits inside First Army headquarters at Rock Island Arsenal on October 20 to give real world answers and share his past experiences about joining the Army. Tucker joined the Army when the "Be all you can be" slogan was popular. And, that is what you should do, he says. "Take the opportunities and use them to the best of your ability so that you can be all you CAN be."

  • Patriot EIB

    Oct 30, 2015

    More than 275 Soldiers from across Fort Polk attempted to earn the coveted Expert Infantry Badge on October 26-30. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, hosted the EIB. The purpose of the EIB is to recognize Infantrymen who have demonstrated a mastery of critical tasks that build the core foundation of individual proficiency that allow them to locate, close with, and destroy the enemy through fire and maneuver and repel an enemy assault through fire and close combat.

  • 'Beans and bullets' units meet at First Army readiness conference

    Oct 27, 2015

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. -- Leaders of the Army Reserve and Army National Guard units that keep food in Soldiers' bellies and ammunition in their weapons spent the weekend together at the first Total Force Sustainment Readiness Commanders Conference hosted here by First Army. These "sustainer" units supply the beans and bullets -- and trucks and cooks and doctors and accountants and packages from home and even tuba players -- the Army needs to carry out prolonged operations in any given location. First Army is the unit that partners with them to build and maintain their readiness.

  • Cav unit trains with 82nd Airborne

    Oct 27, 2015

    Soldiers with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division loaded their vehicles onto railcars heading to Fort Polk, Louisiana for their upcoming rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center Oct. 20 here.

  • Army modernization makes strides as NIE 16.1 concludes

    Oct 26, 2015

    The Network Integration Evaluation, better known as NIE, has a reputation of expediting Army modernization and enhancing technology to benefit Soldiers. The most recent NIE greatly expanded the scope of the exercise within a coalition environment, compelling those tasked with executing the event for the Army to face new challenges head-on.