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  • Vanguard infantryman lives to tell the tale

    Aug 27, 2013

    "All I could think about was my mom and my sister," said U.S. Army Spc. Marcos Fernandes, an infantryman with Company B, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division. "They're the ones who are most important to me."

  • Vanguard mechanics help Afghan National Army repair vehicles, increase combat power

    Aug 27, 2013

    U.S. Army mechanics from Company B, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, advised Afghan National Army soldiers from the 2nd Kandak, 4th Brigade, 203rd Corps, on better methods to maintain their vehicles.

  • Medal of Honor ceremony in honor of Staff Sgt. Ty Carter

    Aug 27, 2013

    President Barack Obama conveys the heroics of U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter to the audience gathered for the Medal of Honor ceremony in Carter's honor at the White House in Washington, D.C., Aug. 26, 2013. Carter was awarded the Medal of Honor for actions during the Battle of Kamdesh at Combat Outpost Keating, Nuristan province, Afghanistan, Oct. 3, 2009. Carter was a cavalry scout with Bravo Troop, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division at the time of the battle.

  • From Bullets to Buckets

    Aug 27, 2013

    (FORT CAMPBELL, KY) -- August 22 -- CH-47 Chinook helicopter aircrews from B Company, 6th Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault,) began training for severe weather and wildfire missions at Fort Campbell, Ky., August 15, 2013.

  • MOH recipient Staff Sgt. Carter inducted into Pentagon Hall of Heroes

    Aug 27, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Ty M. Carter, the most recent Medal of Honor recipient from Operation Enduring Freedom, was inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Aug. 27, 2013, just a day after he received the nation's highest military honor.

  • Vanguard couple renew their vows in Afghanistan

    Aug 25, 2013

    Five years ago when U.S. Army Capt. Matthew Rorebeck, Norwalk, Iowa, native, and the operations officer for 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, married U.S. Army Capt. Crystal Rorebeck, a native of Breckenridge, Texas, and the commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th IBCT, they made a promise to each other to renew their vows every five years on their anniversary.

  • SMA Chandler visits Aberdeen Proving Ground, hosts town hall with Soldiers, families

    Aug 23, 2013

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler toured Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Aug. 20, 2013, and then shared his stance on current issues and concerns affecting Soldiers, civilians and families during a town hall meeting at the Post Theater.

  • Vanguards, SANDF conduct joint STX

    Aug 23, 2013

    Soldiers with 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team (ABCT) conducted a three-day joint situational training exercise (STX) with South African National Defense Forces (SANDF) here, July 26-28 as part of Exercise Shared Accord 2013.

  • Tucker Takes Charge As New First Army Commander

    Aug 23, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker was officially recognized as the commander of First Army in an Assumption of Command ceremony held at the Rock Island Arsenal's Memorial Park here today.

  • Syracuse University football team lives week of Army life at Fort Drum

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The Syracuse University Football Team's week of Army training at Fort Drum came to a memorable end Friday, with a paintball competition, where they paired up with Spartan Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, bringing them one step closer to the completion of their preparations for their upcoming season.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers compete in Army Ten-Miler qualifier

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Nearly 100 Soldiers ran in a 10K race on post Aug. 14, attempting to qualify for a spot on the Fort Drum Army Ten-Miler Team and earn a trip to Washington, D.C., in October to represent the installation at the annual Army Ten-Miler.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers return home from Afghanistan

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- More than 100 Soldiers from 1st and 2nd Brigade Combat Team arrived at Fort Drum on Tuesday after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • ADA medic training keeps 'docs' sharp

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- GAZIENTEP, Turkey -- "Help! Someone has fallen off a ladder, come quickly!" says a Soldier. Immediately four medics are on the scene, all of them calm and simultaneously performing different parts of the primary survey, an initial assessment of the accident victim.

  • Rakkasan leaders tackle day "zero," increase understanding

    Aug 22, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., - At first glance, the Sabalauski Air Assault School at Fort Campbell looks abandoned with no visual signs of life in all directions, but out of the thick, ghostly morning fog comes the loud, thunderous cries of "Air Assault" from more than 200 Air Assault candidates quake both the ground and sky. Looking on is company level and above leadership from 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); they are paying close attention to the "day zero" standards of the Air Assault School. Rakkasan leadership gathered for a Leader Personal Development session on Aug. 19 at the Air Assault School in order to gain a better understanding of the standards for the rigorous course.

  • Purple Heart recipient wears medal for fallen comrades

    Aug 22, 2013

    A retired master sergeant was awarded the Purple Heart July 30 and said the award presentation was a day for remembering comrades who gave their lives to save others.

  • SFAAT, ANSF hammer out tactics in Asadabad

    Aug 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Capt. Kyle Parker, operations adviser, Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Gold, 3rd Battalion, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, of Salem, Ore., converses with an Afghan local national at the Operational Coordination Center-Provincial in Asadabad, Kunar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2013. Parker and others from SFAAT Gold spent the morning and early afternoon discussing upcoming tactical operations with their Afghan National Security Forces counterparts. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • SFAAT, ANSF hammer out tactics in Asadabad

    Aug 22, 2013

    U.S. Army Maj. Miguel Juarez, executive officer, 3rd Battalion, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, speaks with one of his Afghan Uniformed Police counterparts at the AUP provincial compound in Asadabad, Kunar province, Afghanistan, Aug. 12, 2013. Along with Juarez, soldiers of Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Gold spent the morning and early afternoon discussing upcoming tactical operations with Afghan National Security Forces. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Sgt. Margaret Taylor, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • Changing perceptions promise bright future for Afghan Police

    Aug 22, 2013

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan - "Professionalism is very key," said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Andrew Pekala, commander, Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Blue, 4th Brigade, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot. "If they're a professional force, they gain respect; people will want to call them."

  • White Currahee provides tactical training for AUP

    Aug 21, 2013

    Soldiers with India Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted tactical call out training for members of the Afghan Uniformed Police, Aug. 14 and 15, at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan.

  • Soldier's doctorate combines Army profession, mentorship

    Aug 20, 2013

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- A First Army Division East officer has earned a new title: Doctor. Maj. Juanita Catchings, deputy director of the First Army Division East Surgeon's Office, received her Doctor of Management degree recently from the University of Phoenix. She now has the right to add the initials "DM" to her signature.

  • First Army advises, assists Illinois National Guard during annual training

    Aug 19, 2013

    As the Army draws down the number of Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan, reserve-component units are more frequently turning to First Army to assist them in maintaining their readiness.

  • CSF2 sees culture of resilience growing in Army family

    Aug 19, 2013

    When the Army launched the Ready and Resilient Campaign this spring, it cast a spotlight on Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness' mission to increase the physical and psychological health, resilience and performance of Soldiers, Families and Army Civilians through Resilience and Performance Enhancement Training.

  • First Army mentors mission command process during Vibrant Response

    Aug 19, 2013

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Ind. -- During the recent Vibrant Response exercise, 205th Infantry Brigade trainer/mentors worked with headquarters' staff elements, training on mission command processes during a command post exercise. While First Army trainer/mentors have traditionally focused on Soldier and unit-level training, they have recently expanded their training lens to include providing mission command trainers.

  • Currahee engineers conduct route clearance patrol in Khowst

    Aug 15, 2013

    Soldiers with Company A, 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted a route clearance patrol in Khowst province, Afghanistan, on Aug. 14, 2013.

  • Army chief of staff visits Afghanistan, recognizes 10th Mountain Division Soldiers

    Aug 15, 2013

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- It was a simple ceremony, but for eight 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers, it was something they will be able to talk about for years. During a visit to Forward Operating Base Gamberi, U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno recognized their efforts by presenting each of them with his official coin.

  • U.S. Soldiers break fast with Afghan counterparts

    Aug 15, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers assigned to 2nd Security Forces Assistance Brigade, Forward Operating Base Sharana, gathered Aug. 2 at Forward Operating Base Rushmore for an evening of Afghan cultural enrichment in the form of an Iftar dinner at the National Directorates of Security for Paktika Province's office.

  • National Guard Soldiers conduct 'Green Mountain Peak' exercise at Fort Drum

    Aug 15, 2013

    National Guard Soldiers with the 1st Battalion, 101st Field Artillery Regiment, 86th Brigade Combat Team, are in the midst of a large training exercise on Fort Drum ranges in preparation for possible future deployment.

  • Soldiers will climb Whiteface Mountain during Muleskinner Challenge VIII

    Aug 15, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to 10th Sustainment Brigade will be given an opportunity to embrace the 10th Mountain Division (LI) heritage of mountain warfare by climbing Whiteface Mountain on Friday during Muleskinner Challenge VIII.

  • 1st BCT Welcome Home

    Aug 15, 2013

  • Rakkasans leadership changes out

    Aug 15, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. The change of command ceremony is a time honored military tradition in which the outgoing commander transfers their authority, responsibilities and troops to the incoming commander. The 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) conducted a change of command ceremony here, August 1, from Col. R.J. Lillibridge to Col J.B. Vowell. Lillibridge, who was the brigade commander on the unit's most recent deployment to Afghanistan, took the opportunity to thank the Fort Campbell community, his fellow leaders, and his Soldiers among others for their support during his tenure.

  • "Eat, Sleep and Move" campaign success includes fun with family and friends

    Aug 15, 2013

    Army Surgeon Gen., Lt. Gen. Patricia D. Horoho's "Eat, Sleep and Move" campaign is designed to help achieve a healthy lifestyle. She cares--and she wants to help you enjoy a healthy lifestyle. And since we're all in this together, taking consideration of family members and friends can complement, as opposed to complicate, working this program into our busy lives. A healthy lifestyle can actually be easier to achieve if we get our families and friends onboard. The key is to start small -- do something. Every little bit is a healthy improvement.

  • Rakkasans give the Fox Sports 1 Team a taste of Soldier PT

    Aug 15, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., - Soldiers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 187th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), were joined by members of the new Fox Sports 1 network for some intense physical training at Fort Campbell, Ky., Monday, August 12, 2013. The Soldiers hosted the traveling Fox Sports 1 "Girls Road to Launch" team which included Ultimate Fighting Championship fighter Jake Ellenberger, sports announcer José Tolentino, broadcaster Jeffrey Hammond , former MLS player Frankie Hejduk, and a multitude of Fox Sports girls from across the country. The Rakkasans led the Fox Sports group through various exercises and activities such as the rope climb, the sled drag and the tire flip.

  • CRC moving to Fort Bliss

    Aug 14, 2013

  • Like father, like son

    Aug 14, 2013

    As a 20-year-old, Spc. Jerae P. Perez already has 20 years of experience in the U.S. Army.

  • Deployed couple shares daily challenges, copes with separation from children

    Aug 14, 2013

    LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Between them, Staff Sgts. Anthony and Stephanie Thomas -- husband and wife assigned to 10th Combat Aviation Brigade -- have seven deployments overseas. Although they have deployed at the same time once before -- she to Iraq and he to Qatar -- they are currently deployed together, for the first time, at Forward Operating Base Shank.

  • Army preserves lines of communication with industrial base

    Aug 14, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal and Lt. Gen. William N. Phillips, Military Deputy to the Assistant Secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics & Technology, conducted industry visits with the Army's industrial base in Pennsylvania and Arizona between August 14-30, 2013. The leaders visited Raytheon, General Dynamics, Boeing-Mesa in Arizona and Boeing's Vertical Lift facility in Ridley Park, Pa.

  • Married couple shares deployment together

    Aug 13, 2013

    U.S. Army Cpl. Douglas Dalton, medic, and his wife Spc. Megan Dalton, radiology specialist, both with Company C, 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), are fortunate enough to share a deployment together.

  • Soldier's life-saving actions earn him recognition from 7ID leadership

    Aug 13, 2013

    In front of a formation of nearly 100 soldiers, Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division, recognized three soldiers from three separate brigades within the division for their "outstanding actions," naming them Bayonet Soldiers of the Month.

  • Situational awareness training develops critical thinking skills for soldiers

    Aug 13, 2013

    Soldiers with the 14th Engineer Battalion participated in Advanced Situational Awareness Training at Point du Hoc on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., Aug. 1. The training prepares soldiers for future contingency operations, teaching them how to react and assess threats during conflict.

  • Soldier receives recognition after delivering baby at gate

    Aug 13, 2013

    Douglas, Ariz., native Pvt. Marvin Frisby was recognized by Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division, and the division's command sergeant major, Command Sgt. Maj. Delbert Byers, outside the division headquarters, Aug. 2, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Task Force 51 mobilizes and executes Vibrant Response 13-2

    Aug 13, 2013

    Vibrant Response 13-2 is a major field training exercise conducted by U.S. Northern Command and led by U.S. Army North. Approximately 5,700 service members and civilians from the military and other federal and state agencies throughout the country are training to respond to a catastrophic domestic incident. As a component of NORTHCOM, Army North coordinates timely federal military response to disasters in the homeland to help the American people in times of need.

  • Low-altitude drops cut costs, keep Soldiers safe

    Aug 13, 2013

    The low-cost, low-altitude drop is a relatively new practice at Forward Operating Base Ghazni, Afghanistan. Started in late May 2013, the drops deliver all kinds of supplies to the base in order to cut costs and keep ground-based convoys off the road and out of harm's way.

  • Red Falcons learn breaching techniques

    Aug 13, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- More than 40 Paratroopers of the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted a battalion breacher's course, on Fort Bragg, N.C., July 29 through Aug. 9.

  • Trainer/Mentors ensure reserve-component readiness

    Aug 12, 2013

    First Army Division East trainer/mentors play an integral role in ensuring reserve-component units maintain a high degree of readiness. Recently when members of the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, a National Guard unit, conducted a command post exercise at Fort Drum, N.Y., Soldiers from 4th Cavalry Brigade, First Army Division East, were standing ready as trainer/mentors and subject matter experts.

  • Riggers push supplies out to troops with sling load operations

    Aug 12, 2013

    Intense, excitement and fun are some of the words that begin to describe the way two parachute riggers from the 101st Sustainment Brigade "Task Force Lifeliner," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), feel as they prepare for sling load operations.

  • New York Army National Guard instructors qualify infantry Soldiers

    Aug 12, 2013

    Combining steep learning curves with the steep terrain at Camp Smith, N.Y., Soldiers of the New York Army National Guard's 2nd Battalion, 106th Regional Training Institute, turn Army Reserve and National Guard clerks, quartermasters, and mechanics into infantrymen.

  • 108th ADA conducts decon training

    Aug 9, 2013

    Fort Bragg, NC -- More than 60 Soldiers from 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade participated in a three-day chemical, biological, radioactive and nuclear training held here Aug. 6 to Aug. 8.

  • Westphal discusses fiscal challenges facing Army during TRADOC, Fort Eustis visit

    Aug 8, 2013

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph Westphal, Ph.D., visited Fort Eustis, Va., Aug. 7, 2013, to get an update on U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command missions, and speak with leaders about the future of the Army.

  • 102nd welcomes new commander

    Aug 8, 2013

    Col. Wayne Cavender handed over command of the Army Reserve's 102nd Training Division (Maneuver Support) to Col. John Elam, during a change-of-command ceremony Sunday at Nutter Field House.

  • Recruiters aid crash victim in Nevada

    Aug 7, 2013

    Recruiters stop to aid victim involved in a motorcycle accident on a busy Reno, Nev. street.

  • Vibrant Response tests chemical biological radiological and nuclear units

    Aug 6, 2013

    There are only three active-duty units in the United States who have a chemical, biological, radiological, and nuclear-focused mission, and they must be confirmed ready to execute that mission each year. They do this at Vibrant Response.

  • 17th Fires Brigade soldier aids 2 children locked in car

    Aug 5, 2013

    Two children were locked in a car at a shopping center parking lot with the windows cracked about an inch on a hot summer day July 1. One child was crying and the other appeared dazed. Both were sweating profusely and at risk of heat injury.

  • Final homecoming flights for 4th SBCT bring home 600 troops, brigade leadership

    Aug 5, 2013

    The 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, colors touched down on American soil along with the brigade commander, command sergeant major and approximately 600 soldiers, July 28, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • 864th Engineer Battalion sets the pace for supporting new and expecting mothers while fathers deploy

    Aug 5, 2013

    Stories that come from deployments often speak of the camaraderie and a sense of teamwork that is formed amongst soldiers while pushing through the hard times to accomplish a mission. Very rarely, however, is it even whispered of the camaraderie formed by the spouses who are also pushing through some very difficult times while they wait for their loved ones to return from down range.

  • No Distinctions -- The AC/AR formula for Mission Success

    Aug 5, 2013

    Continued reliance on reserve component Soldiers is an essential part of the Army's transformation plan. According to Army Maj. Bryan Shrank, commanding officer of the Army's 4th Space Company at Peterson Air Force Base, Colo., one of the most significant benefits brought by the Army Reserve Soldiers assigned to his company is perspective.

  • Nuclear disaster exercise trains response capability

    Aug 4, 2013

    Normally, First Army observer controller/trainers train National Guard and Reserve Soldiers for missions in locations such as Afghanistan, Kosovo and Cuba. This month, however, they are leading training for a realistic disaster-response exercise at Camp Atterbury, Ind.

  • Lt. Gen. Tucker Assumes Command of First Army

    Aug 2, 2013

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker was promoted during a ceremony hosted by Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno in the Pentagon to his current rank and assumed command of First Army today.

  • Master Resiliency Training Course offered at Fort Riley for first time

    Aug 2, 2013

    More than 90 active-duty Army National Guard and Army Reserve Soldiers from Fort Riley, Fort Knox, Ky., Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., and the Washington area completed the Master Resiliency Training Course July 26 at Fort Riley.

  • 543rd Military Police Company Soldiers return from deployment

    Aug 1, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When a returning unit marches into the gymnasium full of awaiting Family Members and friends, the atmosphere can be compared to a rock star coming out on stage for the first time to a sold-out show with the roar of the audience so loud it's felt in your chest.

  • 'Fire in the hole': Engineers conduct live-fire demolition, breach training

    Aug 1, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Soldiers hear that they have a range coming up, they may start planning for a long day of sitting on the bleachers inside of a windscreen waiting their turn to qualify on their assigned weapon.

  • Medical Simulation Training Center offers battlefield realism for students

    Aug 1, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- It's almost too realistic -- the darkness, smoke, flashing lights, yelling, bodies strewn across the ground, blood -- all used in a facility on Fort Drum that trains military medical professionals for combat emergencies.

  • Red Falcons participate in Shared Accord

    Aug 1, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- More than 40 Paratroopers of the 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, deployed to Port Elizabeth, South Africa, July 14, to participate in Exercise Shared Accord 2013.

  • Currahee chaplain assistants provide ASIST training

    Jul 31, 2013

    KHOWST PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), were provided with the opportunity to attend Applied Suicide Intervention Skills Training on Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, July 28 and 29.

  • Breaking barriers: 4 Soldiers set to become Army's first female Abrams tank maintainers

    Jul 31, 2013

    Four female Soldiers will make history Aug. 1, 2013, as they will become the first females in the Army to obtain the 91A M1 Abrams Tank System Maintainer military occupational specialty.

  • CONUS Replacement Center fine-tunes processes in anticipation of first deployers

    Jul 31, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- "Rough Riders" from the 402nd Field Artillery Brigade, First Army Division West, are among the quietest trainers around. They let the thousands of Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers, Airmen, Sailors and Marines they've trained over the last decade speak for them.

  • Dragon Battalion conducts airborne mission

    Jul 31, 2013

    Guided by wind currents and suspended by parachutes; bundles of ammunition, food, fuel and water descend on their designated targets.

  • 7ID soldier receives Legion of Merit following 30 years of service

    Jul 31, 2013

    Lt. Col. Johnny Vandiver, the 7th Infantry Division's senior physician assistant and chief of clinical operations, was awarded the Legion of Merit, July 26, in honor of his many accomplishments in his 30 years of service.

  • U.S., Singapore army joint exercise a success

    Jul 31, 2013

    Nearly 300 Soldiers from both nations celebrated the end of a two-week, collaborative exercise here Friday.

  • 205th Infantry Brigade leads from the front during Sgt. Audie Murphy board selection

    Jul 30, 2013

    Camp Atterbury, Ind. -- An examination board composed of senior noncommissioned officers reviewed three noncommissioned officers from First Army Division East, who were nominated to become members of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club at Camp Atterbury, Ind., Jul 18.

  • Lewis-McChord Soldier to be awarded Medal of Honor

    Jul 30, 2013

    The room hummed with the steady clicks of camera shutters as Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter and his wife, Shannon, were the center of attention during a press conference at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., July 29, 2013.

  • 'Soldier for life' laid to rest on Fort Riley

    Jul 25, 2013

    To say retired Lt. Gen. Richard J. Seitz had a storied life is an understatement. Those lucky enough to come in contact with him in his 95 years surely heard the stories: one of the first Army paratroopers, youngest battalion commander in World War II, 4 a.m. combat jump into the southern invasion of France, Battle of the Bulge, Silver Star, two Bronze Stars, Vietnam.

  • Archangel: Afghan security forces winning local loyalty

    Jul 25, 2013

    "I've never seen somebody that people loved more: him walking down the street, and the crowds would gather around him, and they would listen to every single word he said," said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Charles Studer of his Afghan National Army counterpart. "They wanted to be Afghan, and they wanted to be proud of their country."

  • Operation River Assault a success

    Jul 25, 2013

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark. -- Staring out into darkness, Spc. Hoang Tran could hardly wait to get started. Wet from an early morning storm, a little bit cold and with mud caking his Army combat boots, he eagerly directed each Heavy Expanded Mobility Tactical Truck toward the shoreline in the early morning hours of July 24, 2013.

  • Why wouldn't soldiers train at Fort Chaffee?

    Jul 25, 2013

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark. -- Operation River Assault 2013 has come and gone, making this the fourth year in a row where Army Reserve soldiers have crossed the Arkansas River, the most commonly touted reason for the exercise to be conducted here.

  • Singapore fun run brings two armies together

    Jul 24, 2013

    With the sights and sounds of downtown Singapore as their backdrop, Singapore armed forces and U.S. soldiers came together for a run in the sun, July 19.

  • 16th CAB: on to next chapter

    Jul 24, 2013

    The 16th Combat Aviation Brigade started the next chapter in its history as Col. Rob P. Dickerson relinquished command to Col. Paul A. Mele during a change of command ceremony July 19 at Watkins Field.

  • US Army expands knowledge of jungle tactics

    Jul 24, 2013

    Soldiers from the U.S. and Singapore armies keep jungle tactics fresh as they train together during a jungle familiarization battle course near Amoy Quee Camp, Singapore, July 18, 2013.

  • KFOR soldiers face summer heat during DANCON march

    Jul 24, 2013

    Twenty-five kilometers of uneven terrain, sparse shade and scorching sun; that is what Multinational Battle Group-East soldiers faced during the Danish Contingency March July 20 at Camp Novo Selo.

  • Army divers go to great depth for River Assault 2013

    Jul 24, 2013

    FORT CHAFFEE, Ark. -- Wading into the Arkansas River amidst rainy conditions and smoldering summer heat, a six-man team of U.S. Army divers prepared two Zodiac Inflatable boats to take flight on a reconnaissance mission.

  • Patriot Soldiers arrive in Afghanistan

    Jul 24, 2013

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Security Forces Assistance Brigade "Patriot" Soldiers arrived in eastern Afghanistan early in July for what is expected to be a nine-month deployment.

  • Fort Drum welcomes home 693rd Engineer Company

    Jul 24, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Seeing your Soldier for the first time in nearly a year can be an exciting and emotional time. For Soldiers assigned to 693rd Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, it was a proud and moving experience seeing their loved ones sitting across the room on the bleachers awaiting their return.

  • British soldiers visit American counterparts at Fort Drum

    Jul 24, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Warriors from one of America's strongest military allies paid a visit to Fort Drum last week.

  • NCO Corner adds features to train Soldiers, develop leaders

    Jul 23, 2013

    Recent improvements to the NCO Corner web site provide noncommissioned officers with more links, products and services about leader development and unit training management.

  • Brotherly Bonds

    Jul 21, 2013

    Twin brothers as children normally do everything together; they share each other's dreams as well as plan what they want to be when they grow up, then as adults some slowly grow apart while others maintain their strong brotherly bond.

  • 17th Fires Brigade receives PT facelift

    Jul 19, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to the 610th Engineer Support Company, 555th Engineer Brigade, have been constructing 10 physical fitness training modules that contain pull-up bars, dip bars and sit-up ramps since June.

  • 10th Mountain aviator spends final days of Army career with buddies downrange

    Jul 18, 2013

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- With only about two months until his retirement, Chief Warrant Officer 5 Bob Cuyler did not have to deploy with the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade in May, but he told the brigade commander that he wanted to spend his last two months in the Army with his fellow aviators downrange.

  • Thunderbolt soldiers say goodbye to outgoing commander

    Jul 18, 2013

    Soldiers with 17th Fires Brigade joined together to say goodbye to Col. Ken Kamper, the outgoing brigade commander, and welcome Col. Timothy Kehoe, the incoming brigade commander, during a change of command ceremony at Watkins Field, July 15.

  • 7th ID conducts Ranger School assessment

    Jul 18, 2013

    It only takes a set of orders and a completed packing list to attend Army Ranger School, but it takes mental strength, physical endurance and leadership excellence to pass it.

  • First Army helps Louisiana Guard maintain readiness

    Jul 18, 2013

    Hattiesburg, Miss. -- More than 100 trainer / mentors from across First Army Division East recently teamed up to train and mentor more than 2,000 Soldiers from the Louisiana National Guard's 256th Infantry Brigade Combat Team at their annual training exercise at Camp Shelby, Miss.

  • Ironhorse receives the Army Marathon trophy: There is strength in unity

    Jul 18, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division received the Army Marathon military unit award, July 18 here at the Ironhorse Chapel.

  • Tomahawks train up on call-for-fire

    Jul 15, 2013

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment "Tomahawks", 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, took part in call-for-fire familiarization training enhanced by the use of a high-tech simulator, July 10.

  • Secretary of Defense talks budget, resources and readiness with Fort Bragg community

    Jul 15, 2013

    Questions from service members, civilian employees and family members about the U.S. military's budget, resources and services highlighted an hour-long town hall event with the Secretary of Defense Monday afternoon at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Celebrating Independence Day on FOB Sharana

    Jul 14, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan-- The Forward Operating Base Sharana Freedom Fest went off with a bang July 7, with the 101st Airborne Division Rock Band "Ambush" returning for a repeat performance. Fireworks were not allowed but the United Service Organization, Morale Welfare and Recreation as well as FLUOR contracted cooks put together an event that would put the lack of a light show in the back of everyone's mind.

  • Service members take Independence Day citizenship oath

    Jul 14, 2013

    "I pledge allegiance to the flag of the United States of America," said more than 150 service members and civilians gathered together in a large tent at Bagram Air Field, Afghanistan July 4.

  • Afghanistan mission central to US family

    Jul 14, 2013

    "Last time I was here, I was a [squad automatic weapon] gunner: a private," said U.S. Army Staff Sgt. John Bartlett, master gunner, Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division. A lot has changed since Bartlett deployed to Afghanistan in 2009.

  • SFAT members part of returning 4th SBCT flight

    Jul 12, 2013

    Following an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, approximately 230 soldiers from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division "Raiders," returned July 10 to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Garbage in, compost out; new service collects food waste

    Jul 11, 2013

    Fort Carson has started a new waste service that collects compostable waste from several dining facilities and the commissary in its net zero waste efforts.

  • Great-granddaughter of former 7th ID commander takes reins of division's HSC

    Jul 11, 2013

    Soldiers, families and friends gathered on a small field across from the 7th Infantry Division headquarters July 8 as Maj. Michael C. Firmin relinquished command of Headquarters Support Company, 7th Infantry Division to Capt. Jacqueline K. Stilwell.

  • Chaplain finds 'Lord's purpose' that, again, leads to 7th ID

    Jul 11, 2013

    Nearly nine months after his assumption of stole ceremony, making history as the division chaplain for the newly reactivated and restructured 7th Infantry Division at Joint Base Lewis-McChord and its seven subordinate brigade's unit ministry teams, Lt. Col. Darryl Hollowell, chaplain, relinquished spiritual leadership to Lt. Col. Paul Jaedicke, chaplain, July 8 during a change of stole ceremony.

  • FORSCOM commander talks Army's future

    Jul 10, 2013

    Students in the Maneuver Captains Career Course heard from one of the Army's top voices, July 1, 2013, as Gen. Dan Allyn, the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, spoke to the class about a variety of issues facing the Army today.


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