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  • NATO Allies & 10th AAMDC strengthen air and missile defense skills

    Apr 29, 2016

    Over 1900 Soldiers and Airmen from the 10th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, the 32nd Army Air and Missile Defense Command, the 603rd Air Operations Center, the 609th Combined Air Operations Center and over 10 NATO partners participated in their inaugural Cross Combatant Command Air and Missile Defense Exercise, CAMDEX 16, April 18 - 28th on Ramstein Air Base. This exercise served as a capstone event for an Integrated Air and Missile Defense exercise spanning both the European Combatant Command and Central Combatant Command areas of responsibility.

  • First Team Engineers place in Best Sapper Competition

    Apr 29, 2016

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Into the woods and through a lake with 85-pound rucksacks on their backs is how 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, "Greywolf," engineer teams conquered the Best Sapper Competition April 22 at Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • Fort Riley observes Days of Remembrance: Honor the sacrifice, learn from the past

    Apr 29, 2016

    There was not a dry eye in the house of Morris Hill Chapel April 20 as the 1st Infantry Division Band played music in honor of the Days of Remembrance. Hosted by the 1st Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, the event featured guest speaker Sam Devinki, who lost family members to the Nazis.

  • 3rd CAB Soldiers mold new cadets during drill competition

    Apr 29, 2016

    SAVANNAH, Ga. - Cadets from the Savannah High School Army JROTC took part in a drill competition at Savannah High School April 27. Noncommissioned officers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division were on hand to judge the competition. Retired Army Lt. Col. T. Martin Flowers is currently an Army JROTC instructor at Savannah High School. He also acts as a mentor to the students.

  • 2nd Brigade Soldier wins Gruber Award

    Apr 28, 2016

    Each year, senior noncommissioned officers within the Army's field artillery community are nominated by their unit-level leadership to participate in the annual Edmund L. Gruber Award Competition. The award recognizes an outstanding field artillery Soldier for superb individual thought, innovation and overall excellence that results in significant contributions to or the enhancement of the field artillery's warfighting capabilities.

  • Warrior NCO sets standard for others

    Apr 28, 2016

    Cpl. Aimee Feary, a medic with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, is the epitome of a professional NCO, according to those who deployed with her in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

  • Commandos complete Sexual Assault Awareness Challenge

    Apr 28, 2016

    In recognition of April as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month, some 100 Soldiers across the 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos" gathered April 11-13 to compete in a seven-station challenge that tested their knowledge of the Sexual Harassment / Assault and Prevention, or SHARP, program.

  • Local guides take Fort Drum Soldiers fishing

    Apr 28, 2016

    Approximately 170 Soldiers across the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and more than 100 fishing guides came together Saturday at Oneida Lake, near Syracuse, to participate in the Eighth Annual Take a Soldier Fishing event, hosted by the New York B.A.S.S. Chapter Federation.

  • Athlete makes switch to Army team

    Apr 28, 2016

    Spc. Fesuiaigaomalofou "Ina" Liaina is accustomed to being part of a team. As a former college and NFL fullback, he played before thousands of screaming fans. Liaina said he felt pride when putting on a jersey for game days for almost six years. When his playing days were over, something was missing.

  • Fort Bragg team triumphs in Best Sapper Competition

    Apr 28, 2016

    Hailing from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, Capt. Jason Bahmer and Sgt. 1st Class David Rizo, Team 5, proved victorious in Fort Leonard Wood's 10th Best Sapper Competition.

  • She's 'Da-Ma'am'

    Apr 28, 2016

    The commander of the Soldier Support Institute's officer student company is a virtual rock star at the Adjutant General School on Fort Jackson.

  • A team effort: 'Big Red One' pair has best-ever finish at Best Ranger Competition

    Apr 28, 2016

    The Best Ranger Competition draws the most physically and mentally tough Ranger course graduates from across the Army in a three-day event to see who can last and cross the finish line with the most number of points gathered from various categories. This year's competition was from April 15-17, and Capt. Mark Gaudet, an infantryman representing the 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, and 1st Lt. Tim Nelson, a tanker representing the 2nd Battalion, 34th Armor Regiment, finished in fifth place out of 51 teams -- the highest ever for a Fort Riley team.

  • Command performance: Fort Riley senior leader's storytelling accentuates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 28, 2016

    Fort Riley families celebrated Month of the Military Child April 20 as they listened to Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr., commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, and his wife Cynthia, read them a book during the Military Child Education Coalition's Tell Me a Story event at Marshall Army Airfield.

  • 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment equipment arrives in Lithuania

    Apr 27, 2016

    Soldiers from Ghost Troop, 2nd Squadron, 2nd Cavalry Regiment received more than 70 pieces of equipment, to include Stryker Combat Vehicles April 22, 2016 at Gaiziunai, Lithuania, during a rail operation.

  • Fort Bliss Iron Eagles arrive in Germany

    Apr 27, 2016

    NUREMBERG, Germany--About 250 Soldiers of the 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade, "Iron Eagles," from Fort Bliss, Texas arrived April 26, at Albrecht Dürer Airport.

  • CSA Milley: 'Readiness is my No. 1 priority'

    Apr 27, 2016

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley said the readiness of the Total Army is his number one priority. This message was at the forefront of his talk to leaders at the U.S. Army Reserve Command Senior Leader Conference, April 25, 2016 at the Iron Mike Conference Center.

  • Realistic challenges highlight New York National Guard Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 27, 2016

    A land navigation course which kicked off in the pre-dawn darkness, and more smoke and explosions during the stress shoot event were among the challenges facing nine New York Army National Guard Soldiers competing in the state's Best Warrior Competition.

  • Medal of Honor recipient shares experience, advice

    Apr 27, 2016

    Capt. Florent Groberg, Medal of Honor recipient, was at Fort Benning, April 25, to be inducted into the Officer Candidate School Hall of Fame. While here, he had the opportunity to share his experience with a group of Officer Candidate students and veterans.

  • Retired Chaplain Outlines Creed To Live By

    Apr 27, 2016

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Wherever he has been in life -- from the deserts of Southwest Asia to the rolling hills of Germany, from the countryside of Mississippi to the cold climes of West Point, New York -- retired Chaplain (Col.) Sonny Moore has found God. And in finding God, he has been most inspired by Philippians 4:13: "I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me." Moore spoke about his faith, and leadership and teamwork at the Aviation and Missile Command Leadership Prayer Breakfast on April 19, 2016 at Redstone Arsenal's Summit. The breakfast was hosted by the AMCOM Chaplain's Office.

  • Texas Guardsman foils terror plot in Denmark; awarded high Danish Defense Medal

    Apr 27, 2016

    "Capt. Grimm provided actionable intelligence about a bomb threat against a school in Denmark," said Col. Steve Warren, a spokesman for Combined Joint Task Force Operation Inherent Resolve. "The information he provided helped to foil a plot, and resulted in an arrest and a confiscation of explosives. Brad's work likely saved the lives of Danish citizens."

  • SMA Dailey: 'We must fight and win'

    Apr 26, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey told a gathering of U.S. Army Reserve senior leaders they must execute the Army's core mission of fighting and winning. In order to do that, Dailey said leaders must maintain readiness, look to the future of the Army, and take of Soldiers and their Families.

  • Realistic Challenges Highlight New York National Guard Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 26, 2016

    CAMP SMITH TRAINING SITE -- A land navigation course which kicked off in the pre-dawn darkness, and more smoke and explosions during the stress shoot event were among the challenges facing nine New York Army National Guard Soldiers competing in the state's Best Warrior Competition here April 20-24.

  • Giving Back...The Speed and Power Way

    Apr 26, 2016

    Soldiers of 3-69 AR arrived in Poland from Fort Stewart, GA and immediately started making an impact in the community by joining the citizens of Drawsko in an effort to give back to the Earth. During this year's Earth Day, Soldiers and citizens managed to plant over 300 trees across 10 acres of land. This type of communication involvement shows the relationship that is continuously built as Operation Atlantic Resolve continues to move forward.

  • Carefully constructed chaos: Ugandan contingent experiences training at JRTC

    Apr 26, 2016

    The Joint Readiness Training Center lived up to its name and mission during its latest rotation, demonstrating the true meaning of "joint training." As helicopters and fixed-wing aircraft buzzed about the training area, convoys traversed difficult, muddy terrain and encampments were established around the fictional village of Dara Lam. The opposing forces took advantage of any distraction or complacency and pushed against the rotational units with dogged determination. Roleplayers served as government officials, local police, refugees and regular citizens, adding complexity to the carefully constructed chaos that is a JRTC rotation.

  • I Corps to host transitions virtual town hall

    Apr 25, 2016

    On April 27th I Corps Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston will bring in experts from around Joint Base Lewis-McChord and I Corps to answer questions about transitions out of the Army and what 'Soldier of Life' means. Experts will also be ready to answer questions concerning out process procedures in place here at I Corps that affect those Soldiers and Family members PCSing. To participate, visit https://www.face.com/1stcorpstownhall on April 27 at 1 p.m.

  • Army Reserve soldiers and civilians walk for sexual assault awareness

    Apr 25, 2016

    April is the U.S. Army's Sexual Assault Awareness Month with this year's theme: "Know Your Part. Do Your Part."

  • Fort Bragg General Emphasizes Warfighter Mission Command, Rapidly Deployable Technologies for Future

    Apr 25, 2016

    "Having a 'fight-tonight-mindset' is at the heart of what Army readiness is about," a Fort Bragg general told more than 500 military communicators, information-technology professionals and Soldiers during an April 19-21 symposium in Fayetteville, N.C. "Our whole warfighting concept across the U.S. Army is about rapid deployment, expeditionary operations in a very austere environment."

  • North Dakota Guard helps outfit national ambulance service in Ghana

    Apr 24, 2016

    The North Dakota National Guard, through its State Partnership Program (SPP), along with U.S. Africa Command last week assisted with the delivery of more than $7,300 in medical supplies to the Ghanaian National Ambulance Service.

  • Deployed Soldiers compete for German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge

    Apr 24, 2016

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo-- Measuring two inches in length and coated with bronze, silver, or gold metallic paint, the German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge (GAFPB) does not hold much monetary value, but that did not stop Soldiers deployed to Kosovo from paying for it with their blood and sweat.

  • Abrams highlights Total Force partnership successes, opportunities

    Apr 24, 2016

    The commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command spoke April 24, 2016 during a U.S. Army Reserve Command, summit at Fort Bragg, N.C., attended by more than 200 Army Reserve senior leaders.

  • Duty to Intervene

    Apr 22, 2016

    VIDEO: 1-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team hosted a bystander intervention seminar at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., April 18-22, 2016, with the theme "Duty to Intervene." There were two classes, a facilitator course to develop bystander intervention instructors for units, and a basic course that gets students thinking on how and why they should intervene in different situations such as sexual assault, suicide and domestic violence.

  • Texas Guardsmen rescue 140 in Houston floods

    Apr 22, 2016

    Texas Guardsmen from the 736th Component Repair Company, 36th Infantry Division, pulled 140 people to safety from severe flooding in Houston, April 19, 2016. Working alongside Harris County Police officers, firefighters, Sheriff's Office and Texas Task Force 1, guardsmen worked through the night to help Texans in need.

  • 3ID, Bulgarian Soldiers train together for Exercise Strike Back

    Apr 22, 2016

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment wasted no time to start training with their Bulgarian allies as they took part in Exercise Strike Back at Bulgaria's Novo Selo Training Area from April 11-22 immediately after drawing Abrams tanks and Bradley Fighting Vehicles from the European Activity Set.

  • Polar Bears promote deployment readiness with shoot house training

    Apr 21, 2016

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Infantrymen assigned to C Company, 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment "Polar Bears," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, conducted shoot house training Thursday on Fort Drum.

  • Unit prevention leader takes innovative approach to teaching dangers of drug use, alcohol abuse

    Apr 21, 2016

    FORT "DRUM, N.Y. -- I'll take heroin for $500, Sergeant." Walking into a training session in the conference room of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st Battalion, 32nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, one might be surprised to hear a Soldier call out this phrase. Watching a little more carefully, observers may be intrigued -- and relieved -- to realize that the Soldiers are completing mandatory Army Substance Abuse Prevention training in an unusual manner -- by playing "Jeopardy."

  • Life-saving helmet returned to Soldier

    Apr 21, 2016

    A helmet that deflected an AK-47 round in Afghanistan -- and probably saved the life of Staff Sgt. Thalamus Lewis -- was returned to him during a town hall at Fort Belvoir, Virginia, April 20.

  • Army reserve companies train at Fort Riley facilities

    Apr 21, 2016

    Convoys of 15 Heavy Equipment Transportation Vehicles drove into the Combined Arms Collective Training Facility April 16 as aggressors shot at them from the buildings. This was part of the training for the reserve companies of the 821st Transportation Battalion based out of Topeka, Kansas, and the aggressors were actually officers from the unit dressed in protective gear and middle-eastern style clothing and headwear.

  • Chartrand Tournament part of K-State, Fort Riley, 1st Infantry Division partnership

    Apr 21, 2016

    The 37th annual Ed Chartrand Memorial Soccer Tournament, an event associated with Fort Riley through the institutional partnership with Kansas State University, took place April 15-17.

  • Best Ranger Competition creates new challenges

    Apr 20, 2016

    Fifty teams of two paired up to test teamwork and Ranger skills, both mentally and physically, at the Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition April 15-17 on Fort Benning.

  • National Guard team captures Best Ranger title

    Apr 20, 2016

    "I feel like it's definitely his year," said Megan Truett, sister of Capt. Robert Killian on Team 47, on April 15. She had been to the competition in previous years, unable to make it last year, but she knew she had to attend this year to see him win. Truett was right; it was her brother's year to win the Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition. He took first place with his teammate, Staff Sgt. Erich Friedlein. The team also won the Leandri Award - an award presented to the team with the best time on the night orienteering course in honor of Richard A. Leandri, who established the Chairborne Rangers and a major figure in organizing the first Best Ranger Competition.

  • 3rd Brigade Combat team cases colors

    Apr 20, 2016

    "We asked for one more hour," said the 3rd Brigade Commander Col. Michael J. Simmering April 15. Simmering was referring to the rain that had started at the exact moment the 3rd Brigade Combat Team inactivation ceremony had.

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team dedicates new memorial

    Apr 20, 2016

    The Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, dedicated a new memorial to their Fallen Heroes April 14 on the Memorial Walk of Honor, at the National Infantry Museum.

  • Acting Secretary of the Army visits Fort Benning

    Apr 20, 2016

    Like a true Soldier, Acting Secretary of the Army Patrick Murphy wasn't content to sit on the sidelines during his visit to Fort Benning April 18. Instead, Murphy started his visit the way Soldiers start their day - participating in physical fitness with more than 100 Officer Candidate School Soldiers.

  • Families of Best Ranger competitors show support during competition

    Apr 20, 2016

    Each team competing for the title of Best Ranger consists of two people. Two people that compete for three days, cover an estimated 100 miles on foot and complete 26 military tasks. Watching those teams compete from the sidelines are their Families, the undeclared team members. They follow the teams throughout the competition, running from site to site in an effort to support them on their quest to be named the Army's Best Ranger team.

  • Cybersecurity a priority during 'Big Red One' exercise

    Apr 20, 2016

    The 1st Infantry Division cyber team continued to make network security its top priority during the division's Warfighter training exercise behind the Mission Training Complex here, April 5-16.

  • Bridging Land and Sea

    Apr 20, 2016

    A U.S. Army Soldier from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division watches a Humvee from the 101st Abn. Div. Artillery pull an M119A3 Howitzer onto the U.S. Naval Ship Benevidez, a Bob Hope class roll-on, roll-off vehicle cargo ship in Jacksonville, Fla. April 19, 2016. The Benevidez is loading more than 1000 vehicles and cargo containers from the 3rd BCT as part of the brigade's Sealift Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise that is designed to test the brigade's ability to rapidly mobilize and deploy personnel and equipment. The 3rd BCT equipment will be moved by the Benevidez to Port Arthur, Texas where it will be offloaded and driven by Soldiers from 3rd BCT to Fort Polk, La. for the brigade's combined training center rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Joel Salgado, 3rd Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Troops sharpen warrior skills

    Apr 20, 2016

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division conducted a platoon situational training exercise at Fort Stewart, Georgia, April 12.

  • Alaska National Guard Soldier breaks stereotypes with style

    Apr 19, 2016

    Sgt. Brianna McMillen is a crew chief with 1st Battalion, 207th Aviation Regiment, and has served five years in the Alaska Army National Guard. The crew chief seat however, takes a backseat to her true passion: break dancing.

  • Green Beret returns to service after amputation

    Apr 19, 2016

    A Special Forces noncommissioned officer has returned to full active duty service two and a half years after his hand was amputated to free him from underneath a vehicle before a suicide bomber could strike a deadly blow against him and his team.

  • Golden Knights sharpen skills at annual training

    Apr 19, 2016

    From 13,000 feet above Homestead, Fla., Soldiers from the U.S. Army Parachute Team (USAPT), the Golden Knights, sharpen the skills and teamwork they bring to millions of Americans during air shows across the country in 2016. Much like conventional Army units that conduct individual and collective training before traveling to one of the Army's national training centers, the Golden Knights stage their specialized training at Homestead Air Reserve Base from January to March.

  • Partnering Up

    Apr 19, 2016

    When the 82nd Airborne Division deployed to take command of training, advising and assisting Iraqi security forces, its partnership with the 900th Contracting Battalion was already solid.

  • Army Guard Soldiers win Best Ranger Competition for first time in competition history

    Apr 19, 2016

    Soldiers from the Army National Guard took first place in the grueling Lt. Gen. David E. Grange Jr. Best Ranger Competition, the first time in the competition's 33-year history it has been won by an Army Guard team.

  • 3rd BCT Paratrooper accepted to medical school

    Apr 19, 2016

    Spc. Sarah M. Mongold recently received a phone call proving that if you work hard your dreams can come true. The Paratrooper, a medic assigned to Charlie Company, 82nd Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, learned this April that she has been accepted into the Uniformed Services University of Health Sciences Medical Doctor program.

  • 'Devil' brigade tankers to represent 'Big Red One' at international competition

    Apr 19, 2016

    Four Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, will represent the "Big Red One" at the annual Sullivan Cup Precision Gunnery Competition May 2-6 at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • California National Guard and CAL FIRE train for fire season

    Apr 18, 2016

    At the top of a hill overlooking Lake Pardee, two motorcyclists stop to take in the view of the scene below them. Boats float across the water, people fish along the banks, and on the other side of the lake, a CH-47 Chinook helicopter dips a bright orange bucket into the water. The motorcyclists have seen this before -- it's a common site during California's wildfire season.

  • Guard, Reserve provide breath of fresh air to USAREUR mission

    Apr 18, 2016

    WIESBADEN, Germany -- "The reserve component is like oxygen for what we're trying to do," said U.S. Army Europe Commander Lt. Gen. Ben Hodges. What U.S. Army Europe is trying to do is keep the foothold in Europe strong using the U.S. Army Reserve and National Guard as they face a major drawdown that has spread active duty personnel "paper-thin." "We've only got 30,000, we've got to make it look and feel like 300,000," said Hodges. In order to achieve this goal with the loss of thousands of active duty Soldiers in Europe, the Guard and Reserve plays a vital role in the defense of Europe. Without the reserve component, a term including both the National Guard and Army Reserve, the mission in the theater could not be met, said Hodges.

  • Simulated hurricane tests readiness of agencies, service members in Louisiana

    Apr 18, 2016

    The Louisiana National Guard hosted Vigilant Guard 2016, a federally funded exercise to prepare for all-hazards response and emergency operations. The exercise scenario tested the LANG's response to a simulated Category 3 hurricane that made landfall on the Louisiana coast.

  • Arizona National Guard's top marksmen awarded Governor's Dozen

    Apr 15, 2016

    The Arizona Army National Guard's Small Arms Training Branch hosted the Adjutant General's shooting competition at the Florence Military Reservation, Apr. 7-10.

  • Louisiana National Guard's cyber defense gets tested

    Apr 15, 2016

    The Louisiana National Guard's cyber protection teams, in partnership with state and federal government officials, came together at Louisiana State University's Stephenson Disaster Management Institute in Baton Rouge, to participate in a Vigilant Guard exercise to rehearse and demonstrate the capabilities of maintaining cyber security.

  • Multinational trainers conduct instructor medical training for Ukrainian army

    Apr 15, 2016

    YAVORIV, Ukraine - Soldiers with the 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, along with soldiers from Canada and Lithuania, trained future Ukrainian training cadre on medical training April 14, 2016 at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center.

  • Gold Star flag raised at Fort Riley

    Apr 15, 2016

    As the sun began to rise in the east, casting a pink glow in the sky, Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division raised the Gold Star flag for the first time on Fort Riley to honor Gold Star Spouse's Day April 5.

  • Fort Riley Basketball: Tuning up for the finale

    Apr 15, 2016

    The Fort Riley basketball team played Soldiers from Fort Carson, Colorado, April 9 and 10, in preparation for Central United States Basketball Conference games April 15 and 16. The games were non-conference play.

  • Fort Riley Warrior Zone rolls out red carpet for basketball fans

    Apr 15, 2016

    To celebrate the spirit of the National Collegiate Athletics Association basketball championship spirit, staff of Warrior Zone hosted a March Madness men's title game watch party April 4.

  • Eagle Scout chooses to do project giving back to military, Fort Riley.

    Apr 15, 2016

    Eagle Scout River Schreckengost, 15, gives back to Fort Riley, Troop 75 of Manhattan, Kansas.

  • Male hazing most common type of sexual assault, expert reveals

    Apr 15, 2016

    "News reports in the past included accounts of Soldiers arriving in Afghanistan who had been held down and sexually assaulted as a form of unit initiation," said Dr. Nathan Dr. Galbreath, Senior Executive Advisor to the Department of Defense Sexual Assault Prevention and Response Office.

  • Soldiers express themselves through a creative short video

    Apr 15, 2016

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash.--Some servicemembers have difficulty expressing themselves to family and friends due to civilian and military lifestyle differences. This can sometimes negatively impact a relationship.

  • Army Approves 22 Women to Commission as Infantry and Armor Branch Officers

    Apr 15, 2016

    The Army approved requests from 22 women from the Army's three traditional officer accession programs - Officer Candidate School (OCS), Reserve Officers' Training Corps (ROTC) and the United States Military Academy (USMA) - to enter as 2nd Lieutenants into the Infantry and Armor branches. Thirteen will enter into the Armor branch and nine will enter into the Infantry branch in the coming weeks as commissioning and commencement ceremonies occur across the country.

  • Soldiers receive Romanian award for aiding victims of car crash

    Apr 14, 2016

    A pair of Soldiers who ran to the aid of three Romanians injured in a rollover car accident last month were honored for their efforts by Romanian Land Forces leaders April 7 during the opening ceremony of multinational exercise Scorpions Fury 16.1.

  • Former Soldier receives overdue Purple Heart from congresswoman

    Apr 14, 2016

    A former member of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), was awarded a Purple Heart Medal by U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik (NY-21) during a ceremony April 5 at the American Legion in Massena.

  • Allons Battalion Soldiers certify on howitzers

    Apr 14, 2016

    Artillerymen assigned to 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment "Allons," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, conducted prequalification training on how to safely operate the M119A2 105 mm howitzer, April 4-8, on Fort Drum. This training allowed commanders to assess their batteries' levels of readiness before heading into certifications later this month.

  • 41st Engineer Battalion Soldiers train to fight

    Apr 14, 2016

    Some 100 Soldiers assigned to the 41st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, air-assaulted into Fort Drum's training areas to accomplish squad-level, basic Soldier skills training March 29-31.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers share job skills with local students

    Apr 14, 2016

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Large groups of third, fourth and fifth graders filled the Rockfish Hoke Elementary School Gymnasium as they made their way around tables to speak with Soldiers and local community business representatives during College Career Day April 8.

  • I Corps hosts second annual JLAPS

    Apr 14, 2016

    Approximately 100 leaders from Joint Base Lewis-McChord had the chance to hear from a special guest speaker during the second annual Junior Leader Army Profession Symposium April 13.

  • After nearly four decades of service, Gen. John F. Campbell retires

    Apr 14, 2016

    U.S. Army Gen. John F. Campbell retires at Conmy Hall on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall April 8.

  • Joining forces at Fort Riley

    Apr 14, 2016

    To celebrate Month of the Military Child and as part of her shared initiative with first lady Michelle Obama, Joining Forces, second lady of the U.S. Jill Biden visited Fort Riley April 5 and 6.

  • Sexual Harassment, Assault, Rape prevention staff bring speaker to Fort Riley

    Apr 14, 2016

    "There are 8,000 men coming into the military every year who have been sexually assaulted," said Chris Anderson, founder and executive director of MaleSurvivor, an organization of professional staff who seek to improve resources and support available to male survivors of all forms of sexual abuse in the U.S. and around the globe. Staff of Sexual Harassment, Assault and Rape Prevention brought in Anderson for SHARP training April 6 and 7 to talk to brigades across the installation about sexual assault on men in and out of the military.

  • Brave Rifles' combat engineers train for upcoming deployment

    Apr 14, 2016

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A convoy consisting of different variants of Mine-Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles, otherwise known as MRAPs, slowly made its way down a dirt road, kicking-up dust along the way. They were cautiously looking for something; they were searching for improvise explosive devices.

  • California National Guard Soldier parlays martial arts love into military service

    Apr 13, 2016

    The sun is setting over the horizon as Sgt. Cassandra Peel practices one of her final kicks of the day. Precision. Power. Passion. These words come to mind as she delivers one swift kick after another. It is evident that this woman is in her element.

  • Swainsboro teens toured Fort Stewart for first time.

    Apr 13, 2016

    FORT STEWART, Ga. -- Parishioners of Saint Philips Baptist Church, Swainsboro, Georgia toured facilities of 3rd Infantry Division, Fort Stewart, Georgia, April 5, 2016.

  • Co. A, 3-15th Inf. seizes 1-30th Inf. "War Flag"

    Apr 13, 2016

    Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division and their attached units participated in a physical training competition at Fort Stewart, Ga., April 7, 2016.

  • National Guard Soldiers define teamwork during Warrior Challenge

    Apr 12, 2016

    Teamwork: a concept to some, but the vital foundation of success and victory to anyone who has ever worn the U.S. military uniform. From the first day of enlistment until the last bite of the retirement cake, teamwork is fundamental in every facet of military life.

  • New York National Guard leaders to sharpen war-planning skills

    Apr 12, 2016

    Two hundred New York Army National Guard leaders and Soldiers from units across the state head to Fort Polk, Louisiana today for a leader training program to prepare them for the challenges of a large-scale training exercise this summer.

  • First female Soldiers attend South Carolina National Guard combat engineer reclassification course

    Apr 12, 2016

    With combat roles recently being opened to female Soldiers, the South Carolina National Guard currently has the first females to attend a combat military occupational specialty (MOS) course at the Regional Training Institute on McCrady Training Site.

  • India army CoS visits I Corps at JBLM

    Apr 12, 2016

  • Self-defense course teaches more than fighting techniques

    Apr 12, 2016

    He came up behind her, you could tell by her body language, the tensing of her neck and the look on her face, that she did not like it. "Hey baby, what's your name? You got a boyfriend?" he asked as he moved inches from her ear. "Go away," she shouted. "Leave me alone." Instead, he grabbed her from behind and forcefully pushed her face forward into a wall.

  • 1st Inf. Div. Best Rangers train for Army-wide competition

    Apr 11, 2016

    Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division trained for the U.S. Army Best Ranger Competition from Jan. 26 to March 31 at Fort Riley and Kansas State University in Manhattan, Kansas. The five "Big Red One" Soldiers who participated in the Fort Riley Best Ranger completion on Jan. 25 trained twice a day, six days a week in order to be physically and mentally fit for the competition that takes place April 15-17 at Fort Benning, Georgia. The Soldiers trained and prepared as a group.

  • Army Reserve Sustainment Command welcomes new command sergeant major

    Apr 11, 2016

    Soldiers with the Army Reserve Sustainment Command stood in formation to witness Command Sgt. Maj. Vicki Briggs, outgoing command sergeant major of the ARSC, relinquish responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Kristal Florquist.

  • A Senseless Loss

    Apr 11, 2016

    As a brigade sport bike and senior battalion motorcycle mentor, scores of Soldiers have asked me for advice about becoming a motorcyclist. Of these, one Soldier in particular stands out.

  • SHARP: Generational gap in communication

    Apr 11, 2016

    Certain trends and traits are specific with each passing generation -- from the bell bottoms and go-go boots of the 70s to the leg-warmers, scrunchies and hair spray of the 80s to the ripped jeans, slouch socks and combat boots of the 90s. While all those trends ebb and flow, one thing remains the same -- the ways in which the young people of any generation communicate with each other usually leaves older generations scratching their heads. This communication gap can lead to some pretty humorous misunderstandings, but in an organization like the Army, where not only communication but understanding is paramount to mission success and unit cohesion, those misunderstandings can be much more devastating.

  • 'Devil Brigade' builds leaders, support for National Training Center rotation

    Apr 11, 2016

    Commanders and staff from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, traveled from their home station at Fort Riley, Kan., to the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., in late March to conduct leader training before an upcoming rotation there.

  • Falcons host Mungadai to enhance leaders' warrior skills, esprit de corps

    Apr 8, 2016

    Paratroopers of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, conduct operations in support of the brigade's Mungadai event, on Fort Bragg, N.C., April 5, 2016. The 2nd BCT hosted the event to familiarize its officers and senior noncommissioned officers with the legacy of airborne forces, sharpen their warrior tasks and battle drills, and strengthen unit esprit de corps through a series of tasks designed to challenge the participants mentally and physically. (82nd Airborne Division photo by Staff Sgt. Jason Hull/Released)

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade pilots conduct overwater training with Navy

    Apr 7, 2016

    For the first time, Soldiers from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), teamed up with sailors from the Helicopter Sea Combat Squadron Two (HSC-2), to conduct a weeklong overwater exercise that began March 14 at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield.

  • Sustainment Brigade prepares units for future family readiness group

    Apr 7, 2016

    Most of the command teams and family readiness leaders within the 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade got together Thursday for a discussion about family readiness group-related subjects during its "Muleskinner Roundup" at the Main Post Chapel.

  • Train as you fight: Sustainers conquer Live Fire Exercise

    Apr 7, 2016

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., - "Contact, Contact!! Enemy to your twelve, enemy to your twelve!"" is heard by the Soldiers of the 101st Special Troops Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as the smell of ammunition engulfs the air surrounding Sustain Base on Fort Campbell, Ky. The 101st Special Troops Battalion conducted a Perimeter Defense Live-Fire (PDLFX), from March 29-31, to refocus the battalion's ability to execute their field craft and deploy rapidly and expeditiously.

  • Milley names top 3 readiness focal points

    Apr 7, 2016

    While manning and equipping the Army are vitally important to winning the nation's wars, and needs to be addressed, the Army's No. 1 current priority is readiness, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.

  • A Soldier's Soldier

    Apr 7, 2016

    Army Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III retired April 5 after 41 years of service to the nation during a Special Retirement Review ceremony in Conmy Hall on the Fort Myer portion of Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • American Survivor

    Apr 7, 2016

    Bataan Death March survivor Ben Skardon is the only survivor who walks in the Bataan Memorial Death March held at White Sands Missile Range each year. He has walked eight and a half miles each year for the last nine years to honor his brothers-in-arms who did not return home.

  • Army Guardsmen aid family after vehicle rollover accident

    Apr 6, 2016

    Several Oklahoma Army National Guard Soldiers assisted civilians after a rollover vehicle accident on State Highway 152 in Oklahoma City, recently.

  • Resilience: powerful anecdote to adversity

    Apr 6, 2016

    Retired Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum was a guest speaker during Intrepid Spirit's Open House. Recently, the Desert Storm veteran shared her story of resilience in the midst of adversity to a packed conference room at Fort Hood Intrepid Spirit's open house, held in conjunction with March's Brain Injury Awareness Month. Her message: Resilience can help anyone get through something, especially catastrophic events.

  • Car wreck claims warfighter's life

    Apr 6, 2016

    Command Sgt. Maj. Thomas R. Morgan, 50, died March 29 from injuries received from an accident on Oglethorpe Bridge.