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  • 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.

  • Keeping tradition alive

    Jul 10, 2013

    89 Soldiers complete spur ride, earn place in Order of The Spur

  • Sustainers take on the fight against sexual assault

    Jul 10, 2013

    July 9, the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) took a formidable step against sexual assault and sexual harassment in their own ranks -- collective awareness training for everyone assigned to the unit at Haszard Auditorium here on Fort Knox.

  • SFAAT 4 supports ANA engineer developement

    Jul 9, 2013

    PAKTYA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Soldiers of the 203rd Afghan National Army Engineer Khandak with the assistance of Soldiers with the 859th Engineer Company out of Pascagoula, Miss., who work along side Security Force Advise and Assist Team 4, develop their skills as engineers on forward operating base Thunder, Afghanistan, July 2, 2013.

  • GROUND-BREAKING NEWS: ANA Mortarmen fire new equipment

    Jul 9, 2013

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Soldiers from the 6th Khandak, 3rd Brigade, 203rd Corps Afghan National Army added 60mm mortar systems to their entourage of armaments and receive assistance from Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment on how to operate their new equipment, 7 July 2013. The 6th Khandak mortarmen were already well-versed with firing systems of other variations; this light and highly mobile system allows them to shoot, move and communicate with improved haste. With the assistance of the 1-87 Infantry Soldiers, they were able to hit every target fo the day. (Photo taken by U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Foss)

  • National Training Center Celebrates the 4th

    Jul 9, 2013

    The National Training Center at Fort Irwin celebrated the 4th of July at Army Field at the post. The event included live music, water slides, exhibits, games and fireworks.

  • C130 aircraft wings removed with explosives

    Jul 9, 2013

    U.S. Army soldiers with the 731st Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company and combat engineers from Fort Bragg, N.C., attached to Task Force Vanguard, place explosives on the wings of an unserviceable C-130 Hercules aircraft, July 9, 2013, at Forward Operating Base Shank, eastern Afghanistan, in order to remove the wings and move the aircraft off the airfield. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Elvis Umanzor, 4th IBCT, 3rd Inf. Div. Public Affairs)

  • 3rd ID Soldiers certify on Raven unmanned aircraft while deployed to Afghanistan

    Jul 8, 2013

    Eight Soldiers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were certified as Raven unmanned aircraft system operators after a two-week course in eastern Afghanistan, July 2, 2013.

  • More home from Afghan deployment

    Jul 8, 2013

    Raider families and friends welcomed back 269 soldiers from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, who returned home after an eight-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, June 30.

  • CSA visits Bayonet 'Team of Teams'

    Jul 8, 2013

    Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, commanding general of the 7th Infantry Division, and brigade commanders from within the division welcomed the 38th chief of staff of the Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, June 26 at the division headquarters on Lewis North, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Raider homecoming: largest wave yet

    Jul 8, 2013

    Raider families and friends gathered to welcome back approximately 350 Soldiers, the largest wave to date, from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, who returned home after a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, June 23.

  • Cavalry Spur Ride brings soldiers together

    Jul 8, 2013

    With the exception of horses, probably nothing is as symbolic to the cavalry as spurs. When a soldier earns his spurs, he has proven to have a level of expertise beyond that of the average cavalrymen.

  • Welcome home, Raiders!

    Jul 8, 2013

    A white and blue 747 airliner taxied across McChord Field, finally coming to a halt next to the passenger terminal. After a lengthy delay as the baggage conveyors and staircase were moved into position, ground crewmen finally opened the door to the aircraft.

  • 'Maintenance' program successful

    Jul 4, 2013

    'Maintenance' Soldiers from 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, took the initiative to set up the Unit Maintained Equipment Program, designed to take care of the "Vanguard Brigade's" equipment left at Fort Stewart, prior to the brigade's departure to Afghanistan in March 2013.

  • Anderson takes over reins of 'America's Contingency Corps'

    Jul 3, 2013

    For the fourth consecutive time, a West Point Academy graduate has taken over the responsibilities of "America's Contingency Corps."

  • Back home to lead: Anderson takes over reins of 'America's Contingency Corps'

    Jul 3, 2013

    The XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg community welcomed their newest commander, Lt. Gen. Joseph Anderson, who assumed command on the Main Post Parade Field, Tuesday. Anderson, along with his wife, Beth, sat next to the Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general, during the ceremony, who placed Anderson in command of the Army's largest warfighting force.

  • Fort Bragg physician assistant gains surgeon general recognition

    Jul 3, 2013

    A physician assistant dedicated to improving optimal care for trauma patients has been recognized for his efforts to make Womack Army Medical Center a certified trauma center. Maj. George Barbee, an emergency medicine physician assistant in WAMC's Department of Emergency Medicine, was recently awarded the 2012 Surgeon General's Physical Assistant Recognition Award.

  • JOAX 13-03 tests Falcon Brigade ingenuity

    Jul 3, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Global Response Force mission has recently risen higher into the forefront of military priorities in the wake of the Iraq withdrawal and drawdown of U.S. Forces in Afghanistan. There has always been a contingency response force in place to react when threats or disasters occur somewhere on the world stage. Whether those myriad threats impact American lives or interests abroad or other countries become afflicted by the ruthless forces of nature or hostile combatants, the 82nd Airborne Division has always been on call to get in quickly and restore order or peace.

  • Army chief of staff promotes division deputy commander at Fort Drum

    Jul 3, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno promoted Col. Mark J. O'Neil, 10th Mountain Division (LI) deputy commander - operations, to brigadier general in a late morning ceremony Monday in front of historic LeRay Mansion at Fort Drum.

  • Mountainfest 2013 draws crowds to Division Hill at Fort Drum

    Jul 3, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Division Hill was a flurry of activity June 26 as thousands of Soldiers, Family Members and community members attended Fort Drum's annual Mountainfest celebration.

  • Fort Drum honors their fallen 10th Mountain Division warriors

    Jul 3, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Family Members and guests filled large tents and bleachers in Memorial Park last week to honor six Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) who were killed in Afghanistan throughout 2012 during Fort Drum's annual Mountain Remembrance ceremony.

  • 6-6 Cavalry memorializes four fallen aviation heroes

    Jul 3, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Family Members and friends of 6th Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), gathered Thursday in front of their headquarters building to unveil a memorial dedicated to four of their fallen Soldiers.

  • 100th BSB Soldiers get back to basics

    Jul 3, 2013

    Soldiers assigned to B Company, 100th Brigade Support Battalion, participated in a four-day home station training event June 18-21 at Camp Eagle on Fort Sill, Okla.

  • Soldier on fifth deployment receives top enlisted rank, Family watches promotion from Fort Drum

    Jul 3, 2013

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Just a couple of months after the 9/11 attacks in 2001, then-Staff Sgt. John Kolodgy arrived at Fort Drum from an assignment in Korea. Since then, the northern New York post would become home for him and his Family.

  • Rebuilding a home while building a team

    Jul 3, 2013

    Sledgehammer Soldiers assigned to B Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, assisted Warrior Outreach Inc. in the remodeling of Judy Hammack's home Thursday, in Fortson, Ga. Hammack is the widow of Army veteran William Hammack who passed away two years ago.

  • Team, Fox Sports pay tribute to troops

    Jul 3, 2013

    Former Atlanta Braves first baseman Mike Bell did a role reversal Sunday and loaded his iPhone with pictures as he posed with numerous service members at Turner Field in Atlanta. Bell made his rounds in a reception area and greeted service members, and before they could ask whether a picture with him would be OK, he already had his phone out to have his photo taken with the Soldier.

  • Strength from adversity: Celebrating 237 years of Liberty

    Jul 2, 2013

    This week we celebrate the Nation's 237th anniversary of Independence Day. On July 4 and over this weekend we will celebrate one of the proudest moments in our Nation's history -- our rightful claim to self rule and independence. Many of us associate this day with our Nation's freedom, strength, and prosperity. This day remains a beacon of freedom for the world to see and it symbolizes what other democratic societies attempt to emulate. It is a day we recall our country's proud heritage and the remarkable courage of our founders.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers compete for 'expert' status

    Jul 2, 2013

    Sixty infantrymen from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, and three infantrymen from two other "Big Red One" brigades recently earned the right to wear the Expert Infantryman Badge and call themselves experts in their profession.

  • CSA pins DCG's star, discusses SHARP with FC leadership

    Jul 2, 2013

    The deputy commanding general for support, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, was promoted to the rank of brigadier general by the Army Chief of Staff, in a ceremony at Founders Field, June 27.

  • SecDef visits JTF Carson

    Jul 2, 2013

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel spoke with Soldiers from Joint Task Force Carson during an open forum at Manhart Field, June 28, as part of visits to local area installations.

  • 195 'Dog Face' Soldiers receive combat badges

    Jul 1, 2013

    A total of 195 Soldiers in 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were awarded combat badges at Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, May 28, 2013.

  • 'Hamilton's Own' participates in Operation Jaded Thunder

    Jul 1, 2013

    About 42 Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, deployed June 11-20 to Smoky Hill Air National Guard Range along with four howitzers and one fire direction center.

  • Stand Down teaches troops to prevail in battle against sexual harassment and assault

    Jul 1, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- 402nd Field Artillery Brigade held a Sexual Harassment and Assault Response Program Stand Down June 26 at Biggs Park here, featuring guest speakers and blocks of training supporting the Army's fight against sexual assault.

  • Ironhorse Soldier follows uncle's footsteps to Cav

    Jul 1, 2013

    "I regret that I must confirm my recent telegram in which you were informed your son, CPL Anthony E. Costa, Infantry, has been reported missing in action in Korea since 2 November 1950."

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Risk: a common denominator

    Jul 1, 2013

    Anyone who has ever had a college philosophy class is familiar with the question, "If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?" Multiple interpretations of the answer have been given by great minds through the years, but one simple premise is this: The lion's share of human perception is made up of only what we actually observe. Trees fall in the forest all the time, but it's not an "event" unless someone is there to see or hear it.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command Celebrates its 40th Birthday

    Jul 1, 2013

    The U.S. Army Forces Command celebrated its 40th birthday with a cake-cutting ceremony at their headquarters July 1.

  • Regional Support Command-East now a part of history

    Jun 28, 2013

    For more than three-and-a-half years, Regional Support Command-East trained Afghan National Army and Afghan National Police forces in eastern Afghanistan. RSC-East is now a part of history: it was inactivated June 27, during a ceremony at Bagram Air Field.

  • Patriots' role with Contingency Expeditionary Force mission

    Jun 27, 2013

    In addition to its primary duty of training mobilized service members for the Deployment Expeditionary Force mission, upwards of 40 Trainer/Mentors from the 174th Infantry Brigade served as embedded Observer/Coaches augmenting the 78th Division Combat Support Training Exercise at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

  • Soldier joins Army at age when many look to retire

    Jun 27, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- If you ask Soldiers why they enlisted in the Army, some say they joined to get money for college, a better life for their Family, or a chance to travel and enjoy multicultural experiences. Others say they did not know what else to do, or "I always wanted to be a Soldier."

  • Odierno tours Lewis-McChord, holds town hall meeting for community

    Jun 27, 2013

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Ray Odierno spoke with Soldiers and leaders of I Corps and the 7th Infantry Division during a town hall question-and-answer forum at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., June 26, 2013.

  • 3rd CAB Weathers Hail Storm

    Jun 26, 2013

    More than 80 U.S. Army helicopters were damaged when a sudden unprecedented hail storm hit Kandahar Airfield April 23, where nearly half of Task Force Falcon's helicopters were parked. What happened following the storm was the real phenomenon--returning the aircraft to fully mission capable status without a gap in air support to their teammates on the ground.

  • SMA: Review of standards first step in 'Soldier 2020'

    Jun 26, 2013

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond Chandler visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord for two days earlier this week. Chandler, the Army's highest-ranking enlisted Soldier, spoke with senior noncommissioned officers about the direction the Army is taking as it transitions into the future.

  • FORSCOM welcomes seasoned combat leader as new command sergeant major

    Jun 25, 2013

    The new command sergeant major for U.S. Army Forces Command is focused on supporting the Soldiers serving their nation across the world, particularly those in harm's way, he said during a ceremony June 24 at the command's headquarters on Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • FORSCOM commander visits 1st Cavalry Division at JRTC

    Jun 25, 2013

  • JBLM Soldiers ruck march for WWP

    Jun 25, 2013

    Thousands participated in Seattle's Rock N' Roll Marathon on Saturday, each with their own individual goals. For a group of Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldiers, it was to bring awareness to the Wounded Warrior Project.

  • Soldier for Life: Army leaders discuss campaign to bring veterans and community leaders together

    Jun 25, 2013

    The skills and values that U.S. Army Soldiers develop while serving their nation in uniform are the same skills and values that make them valuable life-long citizens and employees within their own communities, said Gen. Daniel B. Allyn during a June 14 panel discussion in Chicago about reintegrating veterans and their families.

  • Down Home Transportation Company

    Jun 24, 2013

    As the only transportation company in Regional Command-North (RC-N) and nearly a couple months away from completing their deployment in Afghanistan, a special group of tight-knit Soldiers drive on as they continue to conduct convoy escort team (CET) missions.

  • EOD supports Afghan Army's counter-IED training

    Jun 24, 2013

    Soldiers with 2nd platoon, 49th Explosive Ordinance Disposal Company, attached to the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), supported the Afghan National Army's EOD team from the 4th Kandak, 1st Brigade, 203 Corps, with running a counter-improvised explosive device lane for the 4th Kandak Route Clearance Company, June 20, 2013, at Camp Parsa, Afghanistan.

  • A 360 approach to leader development at JBLM may end in October

    Jun 24, 2013

    "In 33 years in the military, I have never seen anything work like this, never. It helps them be the leaders that they want to be, that they need to be."


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