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  • U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

    Dec 23, 2014

    U.S. Army news, information about Army's response to Ebola threat

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • 'Season's Greetings' from the Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command

    Dec 22, 2014

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- In a Dec. 19 memorandum, Gen. Mark A. Milley, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, extended to the command's Soldiers, Army Civilian employees and Family members his personal wishes for a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

  • Army, USMC generals talk Afghanistan transition on expeditionary advisory trip

    Dec 20, 2014

    U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley, the Train, Advise, Assist Command - East Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Paul Lebedine, the Kabul-based Advise and Assist Cell Commander, and Canadian Army Lt. Col. Christopher Comeau, the AAC - Southeast Liaison Officer traveled to Forward Operating Base Thunder, headquarters of the 203rd Afghan National Army Corps in Paktya province, to talk about the transition of advising efforts in southeastern Afghanistan Dec. 10, 2014.

  • Army conducts base camp technology demonstrations

    Dec 19, 2014

    The Army took another step toward increasing self-sustainment while saving energy at its contingency bases overseas.

  • Super Guppy lands, refuels at post airfield

    Dec 19, 2014

    The Super Guppy landed at Fort Campbell Army Airfield, Dec. 11, to refuel on a cross-country mission.

  • 101st CAB makes wish come true

    Dec 19, 2014

    In many ways, Jack Zimmerman of Hendersonville, Tenn., is like any other boy of 18. As a freshman at the University of Oklahoma, he enjoys his studies and hopes they carry him to a future in aerospace engineering, his decided major. There are things, however, that set him apart. Like his older brother, Kurt, Jack has cystic fibrosis -- a serious genetic disorder that primarily affects and causes damages to the lungs and digestive system. Working with other Make-A-Wish chapters around the country, the Middle Tennessee chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation worked long and hard to assemble a road trip adventure similar to those had by contestants on Jack's favorite television program.

  • A Cavalry Tradition Lives on with the 2-1 CAV Spur Ride

    Dec 19, 2014

    The infantry have the Expert Infantryman Badge, the medics, the Expert Field Medical Badge and for the cavalry, the Silver Spur. Soldiers with 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a Spur Ride on Fort Carson Nov. 19-22, 2014.

  • 4th MEB trains for the worst at Sudden Response Exercise

    Dec 19, 2014

    It's a nightmare scenario. A nuclear detonation occurs in a major American city that overwhelms local and regional capabilities. Fort Leonard Wood's 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade trains for such an event on a regular basis, and a majority of the brigade headquarters recently returned from Fort Benning, Georgia, and locations in Virginia, where they participated in an exercise, dubbed Sudden Response.

  • Army revises officer development pamphlet for world of '360-degree threats'

    Dec 19, 2014

    Army Pamphlet 600-3, revised this month, emphasizes the importance of broadening assignments to Commissioned Officer Professional Development and Career Management.

  • U.S. Army Game Studio Creates Virtual Training Environments for Soldiers

    Dec 19, 2014

  • First Team CG reenlists Air Cav troopers

    Dec 19, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Michael Bills, the 1st Cavalry Division commanding general, administered the Oath of Enlistment to 12 Troopers with the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cav. Div. during a reenlistment ceremony at Cooper Field, Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 11.

  • 1st Brigade Combat Team units earn marksmanship, physical fitness streamers

    Dec 18, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Every Soldier has read and quoted the Soldier's Creed. "I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself." Over the past year, Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) took those words and put them to work.

  • 2-14 Infantry 'Golden Dragons' fire for effect

    Dec 18, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Indirect fire infantrymen from across 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment "Golden Dragons," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, completed more than two weeks of their semiannual Mortar External Evaluation Program, or MORTEP, Wednesday on post.

  • 1st BCT Families get ready for JRTC and beyond

    Dec 18, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Hundreds of 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers and Families gathered Thursday at the Commons for the Warrior Family Joint Readiness Training Center deployment briefing and Readiness Fair.

  • Active-duty, Reserve Soldiers hone skills during Mountain Medic Course

    Dec 18, 2014

    To ensure that they are optimally equipped to care for the comrades, 22 Soldiers and Reservist medics completed an intensive two-week Mountain Medic Course at the Bridgewater-Vaccaro Medical Simulation Training Center at Fort Drum, New York, Dec. 1-12, 2014.

  • 3rd ABCT conducts Combined Arms Breach

    Dec 18, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a Combined Arms Breach exercise Dec. 5 at Fort Hood, Texas in preparation for their upcoming National Training Center rotation.

  • Army National Guard celebrates 378 years

    Dec 18, 2014

    "I am the Guard. For three centuries the custodian of security and honor, now and forever... I am the Guard."

  • Fast and lethal: Arrowhead Soldiers hone skills at JBLM shoot house

    Dec 18, 2014

    Anyone who has watched a war movie has likely seen some deviation of a scene where a Soldier kicks in a door and his team rushes in and takes out the bad guys.

  • Two from MI Battalion named 7th Infantry Division Soldier, NCO of the Quarter

    Dec 18, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division held the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Quarter Board Dec. 17 to test the top NCOs and Soldiers from across the division subordinate brigades.

  • Battery earns 75th FA Brigade annual, unit awards

    Dec 18, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Staff Sgt. Samuel Layne and Spc. Courtney Hess, B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery, recently won the 75th Field Artillery Brigade Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year awards.

  • Leading Army researcher: Future of autonomous vehicles

    Dec 16, 2014

    Army Technology Magazine interviewed Paul D. Rogers, director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan. Rogers provides executive management to deliver advanced technology solutions for all Department of Defense ground systems and combat support equipment.

  • Intelligence center develops DCGS-A tactical engagement teams to support mission command

    Dec 16, 2014

    As the Army implements the new Army Operating Concept, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence developed the tactical engagement team concept to bring Distributed Common Ground System-Army subject matter experts to the operational Soldier, in support of mission command.

  • FORSCOM Holiday Concert in Fayetteville, N.C.

    Dec 16, 2014

    The Army Ground Forces Band performs holiday concert at the Crown Arena, Fayetteville, N.C. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.

  • One year later: 1st CAB Soldiers host candlelight vigil to honor fallen helicopter crew

    Dec 16, 2014

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy Billings, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Josh Silverman, Sgt. Chris Bohler, Spc. Terry Gordon, Sgt. 1st Class Omar Forde and Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams were honored Dec. 11 during a candlelight vigil in the 1st Infantry Division's Victory Park at Fort Riley, Kansas. The emotional event brought together families of the fallen, 1st CAB Soldiers and friends of the brigade.

  • Soldier uniforms may one day detect, neutralize biological threats

    Dec 15, 2014

    Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory have developed and are producing in small batches synthetic peptides they believe will serve as great replacements for animal-grown antibodies currently used to detect biological hazards.

  • One last hooah: 'Proud Americans' train on fire, sling-load operations during last battalion trainin

    Dec 15, 2014

    Even as their brigade prepares for its upcoming inactivation, Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, spent Dec. 8-11 on the range, conducting a four-day field training exercise on Fort Riley in order to maintain their skills with heavy artillery like the howitzer, reinforce air assault capabilities and remain a globally available force.

  • JBLM Soldier brings the heat during culinary arts team tryouts

    Dec 15, 2014

    The palpable scent of spices and steak filled the air as Sgt. Andrew Shurden, displayed his cooking skills at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Culinary Arts Team tryouts Nov. 18 - 21.

  • Fort Polk achieves FY14 retention goal

    Dec 15, 2014

    With the Army facing budget cuts and reductions in its end strength numbers, one might think a retention noncommissioned officer would have a difficult job. But don't tell that to Sgt. Maj. Michael Redmon, command career counselor for Fort Polk. Redmon points to the post's FY14 totals as proof that at least on Fort Polk, retention NCO is a great job. "As far as being successful, with initial term Soldiers we were at 123 percent overall," Redmon said. "We were at 100 percent with mid-career Soldiers and 400 percent with careerists (staff sergeants with more than 10 years service). That gave us an aggregate of 121 percent. We were one of only two major subordinate commands that made our fourth quarter mission and we finished the year strong."

  • Army installs first Ground Based Sense and Avoid radar at Fort Hood

    Dec 15, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The U.S. Army installed its first Ground Based Sense and Avoid system radar on Dec. 15 at Fort Hood, Texas, home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System companies, and is one of five installations that have been identified to acquire the system.

  • First Team CG heads up Killeen parade

    Dec 15, 2014

  • First Team trains new equal opportunity leaders

    Dec 15, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 1st Cavalry Division Equal Opportunity Office hosted its second iteration of the Equal Opportunity Leader's Course from Dec. 8 through 16 at the 1st Cavalry Division Soldier and Family Readiness Center at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • JFC-UA to transfer ETU resupply mission to World Food Program

    Dec 12, 2014

    Together troops and their Liberian partners have paved the way for the World Food Program to take over supply operations for Ebola treatment units by mid-December.

  • 1st BCT takes top honors in Energy Cup

    Dec 12, 2014

    At the beginning of May, each of Fort Campbell's 14 installation command buildings were equipped with 32-inch television monitors called "energy dashboards." Using these monitors, the energy and utilities branch of Fort Campbell's Directorate of Public Works was able to monitor the energy consumption of each location over a six-month period. It was the responsibility of each location's occupants to employ energy-savvy practices, in hopes of winning the installation's first-ever Commander's Energy Cup.

  • Tools for Resiliency

    Dec 12, 2014

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and National Training Center partners conducted semi-annual resiliency training and commander's cup challenge, here, during the week of Dec.8. The training is part of the Army's continuing effort to ensure Soldiers are fully trained and ready to cope with life's challenges.

  • Tools for Resiliency

    Dec 12, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and National Training Center partners conducted semi-annual resiliency training and commander's cup challenge, here, during the week of Dec. 8.

  • Welcome home event highlights 10th Mountain's historic role in OEF

    Dec 11, 2014

  • 'Caisson' medics prove their mettle

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Medical personnel assigned to C Company "Caisson," 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, participated in the Best Caisson competition Dec. 3-5 on Fort Drum.

  • First 2-15 FA female Soldier receives prestigious

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Sgt. 1st Class Anjie T. Oliver, a motor transport operator assigned to Forward Support Company, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment "Allons," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, has driven more than 90,000 miles over her 13-year Army career.

  • 2-15 FA's newest battery fires first mission

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- What's the sound of artillery? Boom! Boom! Soldiers of Charlie Battery (Cherokee), 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, fired their first fire missions as a newly formed battery with their new M777A2 howitzers Nov. 22 in a Fort Drum training area.

  • Chandler addresses Soldiers' drawdown concerns in final visit to Afghanistan as SMA

    Dec 11, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III took one last chance to talk about the future of the Army in an era of fiscal uncertainty with Soldiers deployed to Bagram Airfield and other locations in Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2014, in his final visit to Afghanistan, before he retires, and Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey becomes the 15th sergeant major of the Army early next year.

  • FBI warns: Use caution when traveling

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Based on recent extremist attacks targeting Canadian military, the FBI has posted a bulletin warning U.S. service members to use caution when traveling for the holidays.

  • First Army brigades SHARPen the edge

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Two First Army Division West brigades conducted Senior Leader Sexual Harassment and Response Program training here recently to provide the most up-to-date information to the brigades.

  • Looking for career progression? Join the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

    Dec 11, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 7, 2014) -- With critical installation management vacancies in deployed locations open now, U.S. Army Installation Management Command employees have additional career development opportunities at their fingertips.

  • Patriots try for EIB

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT POLK, La. -- More than 80 Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division tried to obtain their Expert Infantry Badge Dec 8-12, 2014 at the Rosepine training site, Fort Polk, La. The EIB was hosted by 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment.

  • U.S., Japanese Service members train to defeat chemical attacks at Yama Sakura 67

    Dec 10, 2014

    At 10:35 a.m., Dec. 10, 2014, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force announces an attack by invading forces during a bilateral exercise. Eighteen notional enemy missiles with chemical payloads rocket toward unsuspecting ground troops and civilians who have yet to evacuate.

  • Healthy Soldiers are Mission-Ready Soldiers

    Dec 10, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Theodore Martin, commanding general, here, awarded Havoc Company and Gunslinger Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment with the flu streamer for having all soldiers vaccinated for the flu Oct. 24.

  • 20th CBRNE units participate in warfighter exercise

    Dec 8, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) are participating in an exercise that has brought together U.S. Army combat units from around the nation this month.

  • Yama Sakura 67 kicks off in Japan

    Dec 8, 2014

    For the 34th time, U.S. and Japanese Soldiers stood side-by-side to kick off Japan's largest command post exercise, Dec. 8, 2014, at Camp Asaka, Japan.

  • 'Marne Division' uncases colors in Afghanistan, prepares for Resolute Support mission

    Dec 8, 2014

    The 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters uncased their colors during a ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2014.

  • Fort Irwin enjoys a not-so-random act of kindness from Los Angelenos

    Dec 7, 2014

    Looking to start another great tradition at Fort Irwin, Bridget Blehm, a Yorba Linda resident and founder of For Families of Active Military, recruited a platoon of volunteers from the greater Los Angeles area to come to Fort Irwin to help decorate the post's Towne Center for Christmas.

  • National Training Center supporter has a blast

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers of the 759th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company hosted a visit by a young, devoted friend of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Nov. 25. Fifteen-year-old honorary Command Sgt. Maj. Adam Wolf and his family received a warm welcome and spent the day learning about the EOD mission. The 759th EOD responds to calls when ordnance has been discovered. Soldiers evaluate dangerous situations and take a course of action to make areas safe for Soldiers and civilians.

  • Soldiers emphasize to Students the importance of science that goes into modernizing the Army

    Dec 5, 2014

    Science, technology and education converged for the students of Coronado High School when they visited the Integration Motor Pool, also known as the IMP at Fort Bliss, Texas on Nov. 18. The field trip gave students a firsthand look at practical scientific applications and some of the technology innovations that are being realized in their own backyard.

  • UFG complete, on to new missions in Pacific

    Dec 5, 2014

    I Corps successfully completed the computer-simulation Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 on Aug. 28, at Camp Yongin, South Korea. "It was great to be here to train with the [Korean] army," said Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, I Corps Commanding General. "The exercise continues to build our partnership with our strategic allies here and to sustain the defense of South Korea."

  • I Corps, TROKA take on critical role in UFG '14

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers of I Corps and Third Republic of Korea Army set up a joint operations center in preparation for the computer-simulation Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 exercise at Camp Yongin, South Korea, which begins Aug. 25. The I Corps JOC joins multiple other operations centers, simultaneously standing up for the large-scale exercise happening at bases throughout the Korean peninsula.

  • 7th ID builds relationship with new Philippine army commanding general

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers from the 7th Infantry Division welcomed the commanding general of the Philippine army to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, July 2. During a stop on his visit to the U.S., Lt. Gen. Hernando Iriberri visited JBLM to learn about potential training opportunities with 7th Infantry Division and I Corps units.

  • Crossing The Line: 93rd Military Police Battalion hold "Thin Blue Line" Ceremony

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers of the 93D Military Police Battalion are about to cross the "Thin Blue Line" during a ceremony that signifies an MP is ready to patrol the streets of Fort Bliss, Texas, Nov. 26. The 93D Military Police Battalion's "Thin Blue Line Ceremony" is a rite of passage for military police officers who have either recently entered the ranks of MP's, or are returning from deployment and will shortly begin a road assignment on Fort Bliss. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. James Avery, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • 1st Armored Division hosts seminar on battlefield communication

    Dec 5, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty address Fort Bliss Fires commanders at the Mobile Command Training center on Fort Bliss, about the need for synchronization between ground and aerial forces at the 1st Armored Division Fires Seminar, Dec. 2. The 1AD Fires Seminar was held to stimulate discussion on current Fires related topics with key leaders across both the Army and Fires community, to enhance knowledge, and demonstrate the abilities of the 1AD DIVARTY. The seminar would provide and interactive discussion on the integration and synchronization of artillery with key Army, Fires community and 1AD leadership. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. James Avery, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • New York National Guard Marks Birth of President Martin Van Buren By Laying Presidential Wreath at H

    Dec 5, 2014

    Martin Van Buren-- the eighth president of the United States- who probably introduced "OK" into American English and reinvigorated two-party politics in the United States was honored Friday, Dec. 5 by the New York National Guard on the 232nd anniversary of his birth. Army Brig. Gen. Raymond Shield, the New York National Guard's Director of Joint Staff, joined Representative Chri Gibson, National Park Service officials from the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site and local elected leaders, in placing a wreath from President Barack Obama at Van Buren's grace in the historic Kinderhook Reformed Cemetery. "It's great to see today's turn- out on this cold December morning to remember and honor President Martin Van Buren," Sheilds told the crowd of more than 100, which included three busloads of forth grade students from nearby Ichabod Crane Elementary School.

  • Chaplain assistant seeks 'low-density' religions, cares for all

    Dec 5, 2014

    Specialist David Shaffer, 101st Sustainment Brigade, joined the Army Reserves in Kansas City, Mo., in 2006. Originally he wanted to become a medic, but the closest unit was about 300 miles away. Of the options he was given, chaplain assistant seemed like it would be the next best thing.

  • Rakkasan chaplain assistant helps brothers-in-arms

    Dec 5, 2014

    Chapel duty a few weekends out of the year is just one of the responsibilities of installation chaplain assistants. The chaplain assistant, as a member of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, is a Soldier that provides expertise in religious support and religious support operations, according to the Army. It's a job and mission that Fort Campbell's Memorial Chapel chaplain assistant Staff Sgt. Eric Esposito embraces. In addition to completing administrative paperwork, helping with religious programming and being the 3rd BCT chaplain's right-hand man, Esposito said the joy of the job for him is "just helping Soldiers out."

  • 4th MEB engineer company gets back to roots

    Dec 4, 2014

    The 595th Engineer Company (Sapper) conducted field training exercises last month, the unit's first since moving to Fort Leonard Wood from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico earlier this year and the first since the company returned from an Afghanistan deployment last year.

  • Food fight! Warrior food service specialists take top honors during Thanksgiving 'Best Decorated Mes

    Dec 4, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- After months of planning and hard work, culinary specialists across the 10th Mountain Division (LI) had transformed each dining facility into their vision of Thanksgiving in preparation for a competition that would allow each Soldier to shine and show their fellow Soldiers and their Families what they can truly do.

  • Take charge of your online identity

    Dec 4, 2014

    I encourage you to review your own social media accounts and ask that your family members do the same. Personal security and operational security go hand in hand; they are vital to our workforce and nation's security and it is everyone's responsibility to practice OPSEC.

  • Army EOD troops host Air Force Academy cadets

    Dec 4, 2014

    Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal troops hosted U.S. Air Force Academy cadets for a joint training exercise at Fort Carson, Colorado, Nov. 20, 2014.

  • New complex aids air defense artillery training

    Dec 4, 2014

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery initiated their latest Standardized Patriot Engagement and Assessment of Reporting (SPEAR) Nov. 17 at Fort Sill at its new Mission Training Complex.

  • Operation Just Cause in Panama remembered 25 years later

    Dec 4, 2014

    Twenty-five years ago this month, on Dec. 20, 1989, U.S. forces commenced combat operations in Panama as part of Operation Just Cause.

  • SMA discusses professionalism, living Army Values during town hall

    Dec 4, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III made a stop at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 3, 2014, and hosted a town hall meeting with Soldiers and family members at the post's All-American Chapel.

  • Division West conducts relinquishment of command ceremony

    Dec 4, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- First Army Division West said farewell to its sixth commanding general in a relinquishment of command ceremony on Cameron Field near Division West headquarters here Dec. 4.

  • Congressional delegation visits TAAC-E, meets with troops in eastern Afghanistan

    Dec 2, 2014

    A congressional delegation including six representatives from the U.S. House Armed Services Committee visited Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Tactical Base Gamberi Nov. 22, 2014.

  • TAAC-E advisers attend police summit in Nangarhar, Afghans address progress and challenges

    Dec 2, 2014

    Representatives from all groups of Afghan security forces and Train, Advise, Assist Command - East advisors attended a local police summit at the provincial governor's palace in Nangarhar province Nov. 26, 2014.

  • Soldier earns battlefield promotion in Afghanistan

    Dec 2, 2014

    A Soldier from the 787th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company earned a battlefield promotion to staff sergeant, for his service in Afghanistan.

  • 4th MEB holds snowy Turkey Bowl

    Dec 2, 2014

    The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, held its annual officers vs. noncommissioned officers football game, dubbed the Turkey Bowl, Nov. 26 in the Fort Leonard Wood snow.

  • Soldier Lives by Selfless Service

    Dec 2, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla.- Putting the welfare of the Nation, the Army and your subordinates before your own is the U.S. Army's definition of Selfless Service. Soldiers are taught the ability to go a little further and endure a little longer to ensure mission success. Spc. Melvin Rivera, a native of Lawrence, Maryland is a Food Service Specialist assigned to 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, recently he put these skills to the test when he had to make a life-changing decision.

  • Cav trades in ground vehicles for air transport

    Dec 2, 2014

    Scouts with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, recently traded in their ground transport vehicles for CH-47 Chinooks and UH-60 Black Hawks during a training exercise at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea.

  • 1st Cavalry Soldiers trained, ready to monitor personnel returning from duty in West Africa

    Dec 2, 2014

    With only weeks to organize, Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, put into place operations for the North Fort Hood Ebola controlled monitoring site and are trained and ready to receive and monitor Service members and volunteer civilians returning from duty in West Africa.

  • Cav brigade hosts Turkey Bowl

    Dec 2, 2014

    Officers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division represented their battalions in flag football game competitions during the brigade-sponsored "Turkey Bowl" to enhance esprit de corps across the formation Nov. 25 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers, Singaporean armed forces train together

    Dec 1, 2014

    Throughout the past two weeks, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has been alive with the sounds of helicopters and artillery as battalions from the 214th Fires Brigade and 75th Field Artillery Brigade hosted the Singapore armed forces, during Operation Daring Warrior.

  • Joint Forces Command-United Assistance celebrates Thanksgiving in Liberia

    Dec 1, 2014

    With 79 percent humidity and a warm ocean breeze, Thanksgiving for Soldiers deployed in Monrovia, Liberia, feels far from traditional. But thanks to a variety of Thanksgiving activities and fare, Soldiers can still get into the holiday spirit throughout the Joint Forces Command-United Assistance area of operations in Liberia.

  • 'Open season' shopping for federal employee health care could result in savings

    Dec 1, 2014

    Many federal employees say they're happy with their health insurance and are not planning to shop around for other plans. That would be a mistake, said Federal Employees Health Benefits expert Walton Francis, who is also an economist. He estimated that some 50 percent of FEHB enrollees could save around $2,000 a year by choosing a plan with lower premiums and out-of-pocket costs.

  • TAAC-S and 1st Cavalry Division host Thanksgiving celebration

    Nov 28, 2014

    Turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, the familiar feel and comfort of family and friends. These images are the typical ones many think of when they describe Thanksgiving.

  • Aviation refines doctrine to meet emerging threats

    Nov 28, 2014

    In a climate of ever-changing operational environments and emerging threats, Army Aviation must transform to meet the demands required to defeat the enemy. It all begins with doctrine.

  • First Army Welcomes New Deputy Commander

    Nov 26, 2014

  • First Army Briefs Civilian Aides to Secretary of Army

    Nov 26, 2014

  • Army Chief of Staff visits 'Devil' brigade in Kuwait

    Nov 26, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited with Soldiers and leaders of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, at their headquarters at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 24. Odierno was accompanied by U.S. Army Central commanding general Lt. Gen. James L. Terry.

  • Warfighting capacity at increasingly worrisome levels, says Army planner

    Nov 25, 2014

    One of three things that the Army chief of staff worries about most, is the possibility that at some point a combatant commander will request forces that are either not properly trained or are simply nonexistent, said his planning and operations point man.

  • First-time deployers earn 3ID combat patch

    Nov 25, 2014

    Twelve soldiers from the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division, home stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia and assigned to Train, Advise, Assist Command - East earned their combat patches at a ceremony held at Tactical Base Gamberi Nov. 21, 2014.

  • Winter weather could impact holiday travel

    Nov 25, 2014

    An active weather pattern is in place across the central and eastern U.S. for the middle of the week. A surface low is forecast to develop over the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday along the stalled frontal boundary. This feature will intensify as it moves towards the northeast, and become a nor'easter as it passes the Mid-Atlantic region and New England.

  • Thanksgiving greetings from Gen. Mark A. Milley, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command

    Nov 25, 2014

    Gen. Mark A. Milley expresses his appreciation and wishes for a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday to the FORSCOM team of Soldiers, Army civilians and Family members.

  • Leaders thank 20th CBRNE Soldiers, civilians

    Nov 25, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland -- Top leaders from the Department of Defense's only formation that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats around the world thanked Soldiers and civilians here Nov. 25.

  • NATO counterparts conduct MOUT training

    Nov 25, 2014

    Polish and American Soldiers from Company A., 2nd. Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, shared knowledge on how to clear buildings, at a range near Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Nov. 19, 2014.

  • Army North, Canadian military talk training

    Nov 25, 2014

    History was made during a momentous planning conference between representatives from the U.S. and Canadian militaries Nov. 18-20 here.

  • Head of Pakistani army visits National Training Center

    Nov 24, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The chief of army staff for Pakistan visited this installation, Nov. 21. General Raheel Sharif received a command brief at the National Training Center headquarters before visiting Operations Group. There, the general listened to a description of an exercise design for rotational units, who train here.

  • 101st BSB learns why APS-5 means 'Ready to Fight'

    Nov 24, 2014

  • 299th BEB shares demolition knowledge

    Nov 24, 2014

    Soldiers stood in awe as a massive column of smoke created by 50 pounds of daisy-chained C4 explosives slowly dissipated at range 121A on Fort Carson, Colorado, Nov. 19.

  • Paratroopers showcase modern howitzer for World War II artilleryman

    Nov 24, 2014

    Time marches on, but brotherhood is forever.While it's been nearly 60 years since Carmine Sabato served in World War II, his memories of the artillery crew he worked beside in the 980th Field Artillery Battalion--touted with firing the first round into Germany from Belgium--have faded but have never extinguished.

  • 10th Sustainment Brigade conducts active shooter training

    Nov 24, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Sustainment Brigade conducted an active shooter exercise Nov. 13 at the 10th Special Troops Battalion headquarters to increase unit security readiness and provide the Fort Drum Directorate of Emergency Services certification training.

  • North Fort Hood monitoring area reaches operational capability

    Nov 24, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas --North Fort Hood's Controlled Monitoring Area Site is operational and ready to accept troops returning from Ebola virus disease outbreak areas. Troops are anticipated to arrive here for monitoring within the next few weeks.

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    The colors of the 3rd Infantry Division "Rock of the Marne," were cased for the sixth time, since 2003, in ceremonies held Nov. 20, 2014, at Marne Garden on Fort Stewart, Georgia.

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