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

    Jul 15, 2014

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

  • 402nd Field Artillery Brigade receives new commander

    Jul 15, 2014

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

  • Program provides Army training, life skills for youth

    Jul 15, 2014

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

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

    Jul 15, 2014

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

  • Reservists train IET Soldiers in Echo units

    Jul 15, 2014

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

  • Blue Geronimo inducts Honorary Command Sergeant Major

    Jul 15, 2014

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

  • Spartans mark deployment milestone

    Jul 12, 2014

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

  • FORSCOM Assumption of Responsibility, July 11, 2014

    Jul 11, 2014

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

  • Colonel Charles Young: Buffalo Soldier and Intelligence Officer

    Jul 9, 2014

    Fort huachuca, Arizona - More than 10,000 black men served in the regiments honorably called the Buffalo Soldiers. Some of these men, such as Henry O. Flipper and Benjamin O. Davis, are historically prominent and fairly well-known to students of American history. However, a great number remain unknown or their accomplishments buried as footnotes to history. One such man with a significant link to Fort Huachuca and military intelligence is Colonel Charles D. Young.

  • Senior Army leader visits First Army

    Jul 9, 2014

    Briefings center on First Army's mission.

  • Developing future supply chain professionals

    Jul 8, 2014

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

  • New York Army Guardsman conduct sling load operations

    Jul 7, 2014

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

  • Operations Group welcomes 22nd commander

    Jul 7, 2014

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

  • 16 countries train, familiarize, partner during WA14

    Jul 3, 2014

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

  • Fort Drum ordnance unit takes TF EOD reigns in Afghanistan

    Jul 3, 2014

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

  • Excellence in Cavalry challenges Phantom Recon troops

    Jun 17, 2014

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

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

    Jun 17, 2014

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

  • Raptors cross into 'backbone' role

    Jun 16, 2014

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

  • 20th CBRNE says goodbye to a fallen soldier

    Jun 16, 2014

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

  • Celebrating the Army's 239th birthday in Kosovo

    Jun 14, 2014

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

  • First Army joins Quad Cities military salute

    Jun 14, 2014

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

  • Let them eat cake: Troops celebrate Army birthday

    Jun 14, 2014

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

  • JTF Carson celebrates Army's 239th birthday

    Jun 14, 2014

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

  • Expert: Army must adapt to globalization

    Jun 13, 2014

    Students in the Maneuver Captains Career Course got a look into the workings of a globalized world June 5, 2014, during the latest installment of the Combat Leader Speaker Program.

  • Mama Bear, two cubs rescued on fort with peaceful ending

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - As bystanders called for assistance, the cubs ran up a tree just off Christy Avenue and the mother bear ran up another tree about 100 feet away. When emergency responders and wildlife officials arrived, they blocked off the area and devised a plan to capture the bears.

  • Dry weather triggers increased fire restrictions on fort

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - In conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, the fire condition in the Coronado National Forest and Fort Huachuca was changed to "VERY HIGH" as of June 5.

  • Get into summer swim with safety in mind

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - It's enjoyable to spend an afternoon at the lake or poolside, especially in the desert heat. According to the Red Cross, swimming is the most popular summer activity. Safely enjoy the pool, tubing down the river, boating on the lake or other water activity.

  • First Army welcomes new deputy commanding general for operations

    Jun 13, 2014

    National Guard general officer hails from Texas

  • History Channel films segment at Fort Irwin

    Jun 13, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, CA. --The History Channel's "10 Things You Don't Know About" series visited here June 12 to film a segment focusing on the American Flag and its history.

  • 20th CBRNE conducts joint exercise

    Jun 13, 2014

    20th CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians with the 759th and 710th Ordnance Companies, 3d EOD Battalion, participated in a joint task force exercise June 3 through 6 at San Clemente Island (SCI), Calif.

  • Team CBRNE train the trainers

    Jun 13, 2014

    20th CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) explosive ordnance technicians (EOD) from the 79th Explosive Ordnance Battalion supported the U.S. Army Central (ARCENT) Explosives Training Center May 22 through June 8 in Tajikistan.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers display tools of their trade for Army's 239th Birthday

    Jun 13, 2014

    More than 20 New York National Guard Soldiers from the historic 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, took part in a New York City ceremony held in Bryant Park in New York City, June 13, 2014, to commemorate the Army's 239th birthday.

  • Don't let student loan debt get you in trouble

    Jun 13, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- In the last 30 years, the average tuition at a public four-year college has tripled. Accumulating too much student loan debt can present new college graduates with overwhelming monthly payments, subjecting them to a risk of default, poor credit, and other adverse financial consequences.

  • Grandson, community honor 'First Team' Medal of Honor trooper's sacrifice with Valor Walk

    Jun 12, 2014

    It was 64 years ago in 1950, when John Peña's grandfather, Master Sgt. Mike C. Peña, the platoon leader with Company F, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, paid the ultimate sacrifice near Waegwan, Korea, as he held back advancing North Korean Soldiers to save his troops.

  • Soldiers prepare for new CBRNE mission

    Jun 12, 2014

    Soldiers from Task Force 51 and Task Force 76 participated in the command and control, Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Response Element-Alpha Digital Command Post Exercise, here, June, 10-12.

  • Soldiers prepare for new CBRNE mission

    Jun 12, 2014

    WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass.- Soldiers from Task Force 51 and Task Force 76 participated in the command and control, Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Response Element-Alpha Digital Command Post Exercise, here, June, 10-12.

  • One Soldier's recipe for success

    Jun 12, 2014

    Determination, dedication and perseverance are not only the ingredients needed for making a great Soldier, but also the recipe for a great Army cook. Pvt. Daniel Marte Pena, a food service specialist, knows those ingredients to success all to well.

  • One Soldier's recipe for success

    Jun 12, 2014

    Determination, dedication and perseverance are not only the ingredients needed for making a great Soldier, but also the recipe for a great Army cook. Pvt. Daniel Marte Pena, a food service specialist, knows those ingredients to success all to well.

  • History comes alive in Fort Carson D-Day remembrance event

    Jun 12, 2014

    Fort Carson's "D-Day Remembered" living history event, organized by the 4th Infantry Division Museum and Colorado Military Historical Group, included live re-enactors in World War II era U.S. and German army uniforms, firepower demonstrations, vehicle displays and German and American encampments, June 6, 2014.

  • Civilians rescue worker, receive top Army safety award

    Jun 12, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Two Army Civilians were recognized for their quick thinking and heroic efforts that may have saved the life of a co-worker, during a special awards ceremony held Thursday at the Ammunition Surveillance building.

  • Post hails 8-year old hero

    Jun 12, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- "For courageous and brave actions" are the first words in the citation of the 911 Hero Award that was presented to Jazlynn Weintraub on June 3. That may not sound out of place on a post with thousands of Soldiers who deploy year after year, but Jazlynn does not don the Army uniform every day -- she is an 8-year-old girl.

  • Division honors NCO induction tradition in Afghanistan

    Jun 12, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- It was fitting on the 70th anniversary of D-Day that Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (LI), paid tribute to the NCO Corps with the time-honored tradition of welcoming in 22 new sergeants during the noncommissioned officer induction ceremony here Friday.

  • Navy corpsmen conduct joint training at Fort Drum

    Jun 12, 2014

    About 90 Navy corpsmen and staff officers traveled to Fort Drum, N.Y., to conduct medical training alongside Soldiers and Airmen.

  • Cavalrymen earn Silver Spurs

    Jun 12, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Some 75 candidates from across 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), set out earlier this month to earn their silver spurs during the unit's demanding 24-hour Spur Ride event on post.

  • Symposium focuses on TBI

    Jun 12, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's first Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium, held Friday, spanned from telling attendees what TBI is to how technology plays a role in learning how to avoid them.

  • Soldiers volunteer for Operation Park Rescue

    Jun 12, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- "The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth." -- Gen. Stonewall Jackson Similar to this passage, the patriot volunteer who selflessly serves his community can make the most reliable citizen on earth.

  • Soldiers show their mettle during Strongest Warrior Competition

    Jun 12, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Heroes rose and stars were born at this year's Strongest Warrior Competition, which drew 32 entrants -- 29 men and three women -- who displayed their mettle Saturday at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds in Watertown.

  • USMC Detachment welcomes new top SNCO

    Jun 12, 2014

    The Marine Corps Detachment on Fort Leonard Wood held a Post and Relief ceremony welcoming Sgt. Maj. Jason Patrick as the new detachment sergeant major Friday at Nutter Field House.

  • Pride Month speaker shares life experience

    Jun 12, 2014

    Halfway through her military career, during the era of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," a Fort Leonard Wood Soldier realized she was gay. Now, as a command sergeant major and married, she is revealing her journey to living openly in the Army as a gay Soldier.

  • Veteran, Civilian reflects on service, continuing commitment to Soldiers

    Jun 12, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Allen Janssen was growing up, he had a very different expectation of what his future would hold. Boys who grew up in orphanages in the Republic of Korea in the 1960s and 1970s -- if they were not adopted as babies -- would most likely stay there until they turned 18. Then they were shipped to Seoul to start on-the-job training, and they were on their own. A twist of fate ensured Janssen would never have to find out what it would be like to grow up alone. When he was 10 years old, an American family from Nebraska made the decision to adopt him and change his life.

  • FLW USO surprises expectant Families

    Jun 12, 2014

    Expectant mothers were greeted by the USO's surprise Bundles and Boots Baby Shower as they entered through the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital's main doors the morning of June 4.

  • 31st ADA Brigade welcomes new commander

    Jun 12, 2014

    The 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade held a change of command ceremony June 6 on Polo Field at Fort Sill.

  • NTC and Fort Irwin celebrate Army's 239th birthday

    Jun 12, 2014

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army's 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14. The theme for this year's celebration is "America's Army: Our Profession." The Army Profession -- where military expertise, honorable service, esprit de corps, and stewardship are built on a foundation of trust -- strengthens the force through periods of transition, reinforces identity, and provides the critical foundation for the force.

  • Free Plane Ticket Brings Soldier Home

    Jun 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL -- A lifelong friendship has led to a marriage of blessings for Christi Moore and her Soldier husband, Maj. Brian Moore.

  • Huntsville Native Retiring In Community

    Jun 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Gen. Lynn Collyar is staying true to his roots in his retirement years.

  • Heroes from across history honored at Victory Park rededication

    Jun 12, 2014

    The 1st Infantry Division honored 10 Soldiers June 12 at the Victory Park rededication ceremony, part of the annual Victory Week observance. Seven of the Soldiers died while serving with the "Big Red One" in the past year, while three were Medal of Honor recipients from the 1st Inf. Div.

  • Rangers, Families take a break from training

    Jun 11, 2014

  • 316th Cavalry Brigade dedicates headquarters

    Jun 11, 2014

    The 316th Cavalry Brigade dedicated its headquarters' Building 5118 on Harmony Church June 5 to retired Command Sgt. Maj. Frank C. Plass. The dedication recognized Plass' 33 years of distinguished service and active support within the U.S. Army for nearly 75 years and represents a permanent link to the history and lineage between the merger of the Armor and Infantry organizations.

  • Prescribed burns reduce risk of wildfires

    Jun 11, 2014

    With summer set to officially begin June 21, members of the Fort Benning community should be ready to take the necessary precautions to combat higher temperatures and potential dry conditions.

  • Hospital on schedule for November opening

    Jun 11, 2014

    Construction on the new Martin Army Community Hospital is nearing its end, with an eye toward being ready to receive patients by Nov. 17. As of May 30, the project was 94 percent complete, hospital officials said. The new hospital will be a major upgrade in size, as it will cover roughly 745,000 square feet of space.

  • 101st Sustainment Brigade Brick Laying Memorial Ceremony

    Jun 11, 2014

    The 101st Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), hosted a Memorial Brick Laying Ceremony, June 9, 2014, to honor and pay tribute to their fallen comrades.

  • 101st Sustainment Brigade Change of Command

    Jun 11, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Col. Charles R. Hamilton relinquished command of the 101st Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), to Col. Kimberly J. Daub during a change of command ceremony, June 10, 2014.

  • Paying tribute to a faithful battle buddy

    Jun 11, 2014

    A memorial ceremony honored a military working dog, who was a member of the Fort Irwin Police Department, May 28. The service paid tribute to Kyra, who died from cancer in March. Kyra, a Dutch shepherd, was 9 years old and handled by Sgt. Jonathan Drake, police officer with Department of the Army here. Kyra arrived to Fort Irwin in April 2008 after completing training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, and began serving with Drake in September 2010.

  • Distracted driving: an Armywide hazard

    Jun 11, 2014

    In January 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center released a 19-question survey tailored specifically for respondents to report their perceptions of distracted driving, awareness of hazards and potential legal implications, and whether they have knowingly participated in any activity that distracted them while driving. A random sample of 1,099 Soldiers was selected for the survey, and some findings are outlined below.

  • TF76 prepares for emergency response mission

    Jun 11, 2014

    In the small town of Chicopee, Massachusetts, Army units from all over the country gathered at the Air Force Reserve Complex here June 10-12, in preparation for Vibrant Response 14, an annual training event that measures federal forces response during a simulated catastrophic chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive event.

  • Task Force 51 prepares to hand off control of emergency management mission

    Jun 11, 2014

    For the past five years, Task Force 51, headquartered at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, has been responsible for command and control of the Chemical, Biological, Nuclear Response mission the Department of Defense has in place. Over the next few months, TF 51 is scheduled to finalize their transition of control of the mission to Task Force 76, based out of Salt Lake City, in October.

  • Fort Hood Resiliency Campus re-launched, new facility unveiled

    Jun 10, 2014

    Fort Hood, Texas, recommitted to readiness and resilience for Soldiers, families and civilians during a ceremony June 3, 2014, that marked the re-launch of the post's Resiliency Campus and the unveiling of the Soldier and Family Fit Facility.

  • Mindfulness study explores way for Soldiers to manage stress

    Jun 10, 2014

    Dr. Valerie Rice with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory has been looking at virtual worlds and peaceful real-life retreats for the last three years on behalf of the Army Study Program to explore whether mindfulness could be helpful to reduce stress for Soldiers or veterans facing post-traumatic stress disorder, or other psychological issues.

  • Understanding KFOR's past to shape its future

    Jun 10, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- It's another typical day on Camp Bondsteel. Besides the occasional Army officer rushing to attend a meeting or the roving military police patrolman, it's mostly quiet. It's a contrasting scene for those who were here when the Kosovo conflict first occurred back in 1999. June 10 marks the 15th anniversary of the rapid deployment of Operation Joint Guardian, the multinational security force mandated by the U.N. Security Council, and a select few can still recall what life was like in Kosovo more than a decade ago.

  • 120th Infantry Brigade welcomes new commander

    Jun 10, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 120th Infantry Brigade, Division West, held its change of command ceremony on Cameron Field near division headquarters Jun. 4. Col. Daniel Hurlbut assumed command of the brigade from Col. Timothy Bush who commanded the brigade since June 2012.

  • DLIFLC presents Department of Defense linguist awards

    Jun 10, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center announced the winners of the 2013 Command Language Program of the Year and Language Professional of the Year for all four services June 3.

  • AMC, FORSCOM focus on readiness

    Jun 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of the U.S. Army Forces Command, for an update on AMC's global alignment and role in supporting the Army as its focus shifts to the future.

  • Kushnick, Macy, Hoge awards reward innovation, experimentation needed to keep Army relevant

    Jun 9, 2014

    "The world is rapidly changing, and we must change with it to remain relevant," said Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson at the annual William H. Kushnick, John W. Macy Jr. and Nick Hoge awards ceremony, in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.

  • 1-25 ARB heats up training

    Jun 9, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- Heat radiating from blazing hot barrels and a furious sun added to the training obstacles aviation Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, faced as they conducted their rotation at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., May 21, 2014. Fort Carson pilots from Company C, 1st Bn., 25th Avn. Reg., 25th Infantry Division, tested their new AH-64E Apaches and learned about their capabilities.

  • Garrison CSM gives kudos to communities, civilian workforce

    Jun 9, 2014

    It's a typical Tuesday afternoon at Fort Campbell, and the inside of Garrison Headquarters is particularly quiet. The peaceful atmosphere gave Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Bower time to reflect on his tenure here. Bower will soon be leaving for a new assignment, and he invites the community to attend his Change of Responsibility ceremony at Garrison Headquarters, June 23 at 3 p.m. The Soldier, with 26-years of service, admits that learning how to be a garrison command sergeant major required a certain learning curve after spending most of his career as an Infantryman, where he deployed to Uganda, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. However, being at the post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line for the first time made it enjoyable.

  • Stars align for Soler reunification

    Jun 8, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- A little boy follows his father around an Army hangar, meeting crew chief members and climbing on Apache and Huey helicopters as a way to be a part of his dad's world. Now, more than 20 years later, the roles have reversed as the father, a government contractor with the state department, follows his son, now a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter pilot deployed with Task Force Raptor. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Victor Antonio Soler reunited with his father, Victor A. Soler, after three years of separation due to scheduling conflicts of missions and deployments.

  • 'Big Red One' commemorates D-Day at Omaha Beach

    Jun 8, 2014

    More than 20 Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division helped commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2014, by participating in three ceremonies at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

  • Army kicks off first-of-many 239th birthday events

    Jun 8, 2014

    Senior Army leaders held the first-of-many ceremonies scheduled around the world commemorating the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14, and celebrated this year's theme--"America's Army: Our Profession."

  • Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School

    Jun 6, 2014

    The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by walls.

  • USARAF trains 4,000 troops in Chad, Guinea, Malawi

    Jun 6, 2014

    With support from regionally aligned forces from 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Riley, Kan., U.S. Army Africa trained more than 4,000 troops in Chad, Guinea, and Malawi in March. This USARAF training continues to provide different African nations with help in securing their own borders, thereby helping them secure the region, and protecting U.S. interests.

  • Run honors drill sergeant's memory

    Jun 6, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- More than 200 runners gathered May 31 in front of New Post Chapel to honor one of their own during the 14th Annual Drill Sergeant Mitchell X-Man Run. Many in attendance personally knew Drill Sgt. Darrell Mitchell and came to share his memory.

  • William F. Friedman -- Master Code-Breaker

    Jun 6, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - In 1933, an American businessman paid $100,000 for the North American rights to a German-made cipher machine invented in 1924. The machine was touted by its inventor as absolutely indecipherable. The businessman submitted an encoded 200-word messaged to the Army's newly created Signals Intelligence Service, or SIS, as a challenge. William Friedman, head of SIS, accepted the challenge, thinking it would be a useful training exercise for his small team of young cryptanalysts

  • Combat engineers employ universal key

    Jun 6, 2014

    Combat engineers with 30th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, cover explosive charges during urban breach training at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 5, 2014. The soldiers trained on breaching urban obstacles with demolitions and breached doors, concrete barriers and fences as part their annual training. The 30th ABCT "Old Hickory," North Carolina National Guard, has more than 3,700 soldiers including a battalion in W. Va., and is training throughout the months of May and June. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Jaqueline Benton, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, NCNG)

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers, local community pay respects at monument in Normandy

    Jun 6, 2014

    More than 20 Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division, alongside members of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the 10th Special Forces Group, the 29th Infantry Division, British forces and French and German army were asked to provide supporting during ceremonies honoring the troops who stormed the beaches during World War II, seven decades ago.

  • 4th MEB Soldier named division's Soldier of Year

    Jun 5, 2014

    Spc. Evan Brady, 94th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, was named the 1st Infantry Division Soldier of the Year on May 22 during a ceremony at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Army develops smoke screens for future battles

    May 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is researching and developing smoke screen compositions to keep pace with the changing face of conflict.

  • Army crowns top tank crew

    May 21, 2014

    Fort Benning's 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, beat out 16 other tank crews May 15, 2014, to win the second biennial Sullivan Cup competition on Harmony Church, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Battle Lab assessing smartphone technology

    May 21, 2014

    Soon, seeing what's around a corner or in a building could be as easy as the touch of a button on a smart phone for Soldiers on the small-unit level.

  • EIB News Package

    May 21, 2014

    Infantrymen from the 3rd Infantry Division and The Ga. Army National Guard compete for the EIB. Includes soundbites from 1st Lt. Ryan Ferraro, Memphis Tenn., and Spc. Steven Guajardo, Tampa, Fla.

  • World War II Veteran awarded Bronze Star, fourth Purple Heart

    May 21, 2014

    SCOTT AFB, Illinois, May. 21, 2014 -- World War II Veteran, former U.S. Army Technical Sergeant Donald L. Cook, was awarded the Bronze Star and a fourth Purple Heart for his actions in combat during the Battle of Luzon in a ceremony at his home in Lesterville, Missouri Sunday.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary holds annual Welfare Reception

    May 21, 2014

    The Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary recently held their annual Welfare Reception in San Antonio Military Medical Center on May 2. Every year, a reception is held to recognize and honor dedicated Auxiliary volunteers and the Welfare committee for their hard work to help raise funds throughout the year to support BAMC's service mission. It is also when grants are distributed to BAMC and the Fisher House.

  • 1st CAB completes return to Fort Riley: Soldiers served 9 months in southern Afghanistan

    May 21, 2014

    Men and women of the "Demon" brigade began their nine-month deployment to southern Afghanistan last summer. In February, Lewis got word he'd have to send 300 to 400 home as the U.S. military began its force drawdown in Afghanistan. In all, about 2,000 from the CAB came and went from the country during the course of nine months.

  • Fort Bliss shares acquisition forecast with area businesses

    May 21, 2014

    Small-business representatives from throughout the greater El Paso, Texas, region had a chance to learn about contracting opportunities during a Mission and Installation Contracting Command Acquisition Open House May 15 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Fort Irwin celebrates rich culture, complex history of Asian American Pacific Islander people

    May 21, 2014

    Fort Irwin celebrated Asian American Pacific Islander heritage month with a ceremony here, May 7. This year's theme, "I am Beyond," was envisioned by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center in Washington D.C. The theme captures Asian Pacific American experiences across the nation and the American spirit that calls everyone to overcome barriers. The monthly observance provides an opportunity to recognize the rich and complex past, present, and future of Asian Pacific American communities, organizations, leaders and innovators, artists, musicians, teachers and students, youth and elders -- Asian American Pacific Islander people from all walks of life.

  • AMC assembles experts to shape the OIB of the future

    May 21, 2014

    An initiative to reshape the Organic Industrial Base to remain relevant and effective for the future is under way at the U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • McHugh's attention on regionally aligned forces at Combined Resolve II

    May 20, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh focused on the implementation of U.S. Army Europe's regionally aligned forces concept while observing Soldiers and NATO and European partners at exercise Combined Resolve II at the U.S. Army's Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, May 17, 2014.

  • Lee troops attend early screening of 'female patriot' documentary

    May 20, 2014

    About 400 military members attended an advance screening of the documentary "Unsung Heroes -- The Story of America's Female Patriots" at the Lee Theater on May 9. The film has been two years in the making and will air nationwide this summer.

  • K-State University hosts 'Durable' brigade

    May 20, 2014

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The Kansas State woman's basketball head coach Jeff Mittie and his coaching staff offered a warm welcome to the 'Durable' brigade May 14 at Bramlage Coliseum. Mittie, who signed on March 18 with the Kansas State women's program, said he and his team are excited about the team's partnership with the 1st Sustainment Brigade.

  • Pioneer Battalion cases its colors

    May 20, 2014

    The Fort Benning community bid farewell to the 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, during its discontinuation ceremony May 13 at York Field.

  • Winning team talks Sullivan Cup challenges

    May 20, 2014

    The Sullivan Cup pits the best tank crews across different branches and nations against one another in a weeklong physical and mental challenge. The payoff - to be named the best tank crew.

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