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  • 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."

  • Soldiers compete to be the best in I Corps

    Jun 24, 2013

    Soldiers from across the country migrated to JBLM to compete for the title of I Corp's Best Soldier and Best Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, June 10-13.

  • What Right Looks Like

    Jun 24, 2013

    A Blackhorse Trooper from C Troop, 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, looks-on during a pre-mission brief aimed at maintaining safety while zeroing weapons in preparation for a June 23, force-on-force engagement on Fort Irwin, Calif. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erik A. Thurman, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Public Affairs)

  • 'Blackhawks' of 4th SBCT case colors

    Jun 24, 2013

    The first subordinate unit of 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division cased its colors in preparation for redeployment during a ceremony June 13 on Forward Operating Base Apache in the Zabul province of Afghanistan.

  • Fog of War

    Jun 24, 2013

    Fog of War The Smoke Platoon with the Military Intelligence Company, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment provides concealment by utilizing smoke and other obscurants in order to provide the Battlefield Commander with another means to defeat the enemy forces and enhance force protection. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Erik A. Thurman, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, Public Affairs)

  • Family and loved ones of deployed soldiers 'Walk to Afghanistan' to show support

    Jun 24, 2013

    Sweat pouring down faces and heart beats racing. Bright colored signs and smiling faces. Children running around with dogs following closely behind. Laughter, hugs, and smiles can be heard from far away. This is a site all too common at the "Walk to Afghanistan" events hosted by the 864th Engineer Battalion Family Readiness Group.

  • Adapt and overcome: Gate One sees new improvements

    Jun 23, 2013

    As Kosovo Force 17 soldiers continue to settle into their new posts they have identified a number of opportunities to improve their living conditions and quality of life. At Gate One, a KFOR camp near the Administrative Boundary Line in northern Kosovo, these opportunities are already beginning to take shape on the ground.

  • Taking the leap: "Starting Strong" records a Paratrooper's journey

    Jun 21, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The paratrooper sat rigid in his chair, harsh light shining on his stoic face and glinting off of the brass on his dress uniform. Behind him, a television screen displayed a cityscape. The video camera stood and regarded him silently as seconds passed. With hands folded in his lap, Spc. Julian Chavez, a forward observer assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, patiently waited to tell the "Fox and Friends" hosts and audience about his participation in the Army's new recruiting effort called "Starting Strong."

  • 3d ESC Change of Command Ceremony

    Jun 21, 2013

    Brig. Gen. Kristin K. French relinquished command of the 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) to Col. (P) Flem B. "Donnie" Walker Jr. during a change of command ceremony June 18 at the Natcher Physical Fitness Center.

  • 3d ESC Awarded Distinguished Unit Streamer

    Jun 21, 2013

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) added the Quartermaster Distinguished Unit of Regiment Streamer to its colors June 18 before the change of command at Natcher Physical Fitness Center.

  • Black Widows share thoughts, stand up to sexual misconduct

    Jun 21, 2013

    For more than 20,000 soldiers, June 18 was a day to take a stand against sexual misconduct, as the 7th Infantry Division commanding general, Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, issued a division-wide sexual harassment and assault stand-up day across seven brigades at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Raiders stand up to sexual harassment, assault

    Jun 21, 2013

    The leadership of 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division's Raider Ready Reserve conducted a full day of Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention training in the brigade's area, candidly engaging Soldiers across the formation about SHARP principles and Army values, June 18.

  • Shaheen XI: Safeguarding Afghan economy

    Jun 21, 2013

    The Highway 7 corridor running through eastern Nangarhar isn't like any other in the province, maybe even the country. Sure, the two- to-three-lane asphalt road doesn't look like much. It winds through mountains and tree-lined villages and shoots across broad, arid spaces the same as any other paved road in the region.

  • 308 BSB soldiers support local community

    Jun 21, 2013

    Soldiers regularly change duty stations every couple of years, which gives them the chance to travel and experience different parts of the world. Consequently, it can also cause them to feel disconnected from their local community.

  • Farewell sparks anticipation, pride during Patriot Brigade deployment ceremony

    Jun 20, 2013

    FORT POLK, La. -- The siren song of duty has once again called Fort Polk's 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), to action.

  • 3rd BCT Soldiers conduct training at Joint Readiness Training Center

    Jun 20, 2013

    FORT POLK, La. -- Col. Sam Whitehurst, commander of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), held a news conference with provincial and Afghan military leaders June 4 at Forward Operating Base Anvil to answer questions about the simulated upcoming transfer of authority.

  • 10th Mountain Division combat medic aids civilian injured in accident

    Jun 20, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- You never know when or if your military training will come in handy during a walk through the woods. But on June 9, three 2nd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Rear Soldiers sprang into action to help a young man who sustained injuries when he jumped into a pool of water at Salmon River Falls in Oswego County.

  • 10th Mountain Division artillerymen test strength using Mountain Athlete Warrior Assessment

    Jun 20, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- There are many ways for 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers to test their resolve at Fort Drum, and the Soldiers of B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), recently learned another when they pitted themselves against the Mountain Athlete Warrior Assessment.

  • Inspiring Soldiers museum director's goal

    Jun 20, 2013

    Fort Carson's 4th Infantry Division Museum curator has made it his mission to help inspire Soldiers to do what they do and show that generations of Americans have served before them.

  • Community members get peek at Fort Carson, military life

    Jun 20, 2013

    Fort Carson's Army 101 brings in members of the local community to give them some exposure to and a better understanding of Soldiers and their Families and the challenges of military life.

  • U.S. Army Celebrates its 238th Birthday Chicago-style #ArmyBday

    Jun 20, 2013

    CHICAGO, Ill. -- General Daniel B. Allyn, Commanding General of United States Army Forces Command was welcomed throughout Chicago on June 12 through 14 to celebrate the 238th birthday of the U.S. Army. Allyn traveled to Chicago to celebrate the U.S. Army's 238th birthday and to speak on a Soldier for Life panel with Army senior leaders discussing Army transition assistance programs and the benefits for companies in hiring Soldiers and veterans.

  • Hood Paratroopers complete jump as Families look on

    Jun 20, 2013

    ...What followed was a series of hand gestures and signals that culminated in a static line jump for 74 Paratroopers assigned to C Company, 2nd Squadron, 38th U.S. Cavalry Regiment throughout the day June 19 on Fort Hood as Family members looked on from Rapido Drop Zone.

  • Army Profession Doctrine Published on Army Birthday

    Jun 19, 2013

    The Army recently released ADRP 1, The Army Profession, which defines and describes the Army Profession and the Army Ethic. It identifies two mutually supportive communities of practice of the profession: the Profession of Arms and the Army Civilian Corps. It establishes the five essential characteristics that legitimize the Army as a profession: trust, military expertise, honorable service, esprit de corps, and stewardship of the profession. It also defines membership and certification of Army professionals in competence, character, and commitment. Visit http://cape.army.mil for more information. Find ADRP-1 at http://armypubs.army.mil/doctrine/DR_pubs/dr_a/pdf/adrp1.pdf.

  • Returned Rakkasans prepare to ride

    Jun 19, 2013

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky., (June 12, 2013) - With the summer months quickly approaching, Soldiers ready themselves and their equipment to enjoy their time off with their family, friends and loved ones. More than 60 Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), take part in a motorcycle safety course to get reacquainted with riding after returning home from their deployment. "Today is all about getting the riders together and letting them know what right looks like, as far as being a responsible motorcycle rider," said Sgt. Maj. Todd Dalton, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team operations Sgt. Maj. "What we are doing is a mentorship day to re-instill motorcycle driving principles after the redeployment as well as show the Soldiers we support motorcycle riders," said Ralph Stuck, the Safety Manager for 3rd BCT. The idea of the event was to brief Soldiers on the importance of safety. As well as teach Soldiers the importance of motorcycle maintenance and inspections.

  • III Corps and Fort Hood Soldiers celebrate Army's birthday with huge esprit de corps run

    Jun 19, 2013

    Fort Hood held an all-post esprit de corps run to celebrate the Army's 238th birthday, June 14, 2013.

  • Soldiers compete to be the best in I Corps

    Jun 18, 2013

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash.--Soldiers from across the country migrated to JBLM to compete for the title of I Corp's Best Soldier and Best Noncommissioned Officer of the Year, June 10-13.

  • A soldier's story: How he got here, where he's going

    Jun 18, 2013

    While soldiers on a team usually have all gone through the same military training to prepare them for their mission, each one brings his or her own talents and interests to the table.

  • On ice and on the mound, Army brings 238th birthday celebration to the Windy City

    Jun 17, 2013

    To celebrate the Army's 238th birthday June 12-14 in Chicago, Gen. Daniel B. Allyn greeted fans and participated in the opening ceremonies at the Blackhawks and Cubs games, joining military veterans on the United Center ice for Wednesday's national anthem, and throwing a first-pitch strike Thursday at Wrigley Field. Between and during these events, he talked to community leaders and local reporters about support programs available to military veterans and the values and discipline inherent in U.S. Army Soldiers, past and present.

  • First Army Soldiers compete to be the Best Warrior

    Jun 17, 2013

    FORT MEADE Md., -- At the recent First Army Best Warrior competition held at Joint Base McGuire Dix Lakehurst N.J., First Army Soldiers battled for the title of Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year. And while the goal was to show how much they knew and how well they were trained, the competition also helped those Soldiers to see how much more they could learn.

  • Soldiers return to handshakes, embraces

    Jun 17, 2013

    Nearly 200 soldiers from 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, entered the troop-holding area at McChord Field to resounding cheers and applause of fellow Raiders, as they returned home after a seven-month deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, June 1.

  • 7ID names Bayonet Soldier, NCO of the Year

    Jun 17, 2013

    After a week of anticipation and suspense, Maj. Gen. Stephen R. Lanza, 7th Infantry Division commanding general, announced the division's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year during a ceremony, May 23. Sgt. Nicholas Bogert, an infantryman with 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, and Pfc. Nathaniel Kirkpatrick, an infantryman with 2nd Bn., 3rd Inf. Reg., 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Inf. Div., were named the 7th Inf. Div. Bayonet NCO and Soldier of the Year.

  • Engineers trade tape measure, pencils for lasers, computers

    Jun 17, 2013

    Soldiers with the 14th Engineer Battalion, 555th Eng. Brigade, conducted new equipment training on a reconnaissance and surveying equipment instrument set commonly referred to as the ENFIRE on JBLM June 3-6. Engineers fielded the ENFIRE system, tools used for road, bridge, hasty minefield and route reconnaissance, and construction management, project management, obstacle engineering and field surveying.

  • If it can't be pulled or it doesn't fit - sling load

    Jun 17, 2013

    What Army job doesn't have its own unique set of challenges, paces, dangers and faces? They all do. Some, however, carry with them the inherent requirement to, "get it right the first time," so that everyone involved remains alive to do it again.

  • Thunderbolt soldiers solve puzzle, piece-by-piece

    Jun 17, 2013

    In an unpolished, stripped-down room, U.S. Army soldiers are trying to put together a puzzle. They already know what the finished picture is supposed to look like - a tenacious and resourceful staff of Soldiers, in charge of running a field artillery headquarters. They need to figure out how the pieces, in this case - the Soldiers themselves, connect; which is a demanding venture.

  • Soldier and noncommissioned officer seize the highground

    Jun 17, 2013

    Soldiers and noncommissioned officers battled their way through a two-day challenge to determine who best represents the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division during a Soldier and NCO of the Year Competition, April 29-30, at Joint Base Lewis-McCord, Wash.

  • 'Deep Steel' soldier recounts Boston Marathon experience

    Jun 17, 2013

    "It was really just a culmination of exhaustion and accomplishment more than anything, just to know, after all that hard work, it was finally over," Spc. Auzdon A. Anothen said about his initial feelings after finishing the Boston Marathon. He finished in 3 hours, 14 minutes. Of course, about an hour later, everything changed.

  • Spirit of competition alive in artillery soldiers

    Jun 17, 2013

    The word competitive does not do justice to the rivalry between artillery sections in 1st Battalion (155 mm Towed), 377th Field Artillery Regiment, 17th Fires Brigade. There is a constant one-upmanship in everything they do.

  • Mid-deployment, Triple Nickel engineers building lasting legacy in Afghanistan

    Jun 17, 2013

    Soldiers of the 555th Engineer Brigade marked an encouraging milestone as they recently crossed the half-way point of their deployment to Afghanistan, where they have been serving as the headquarters and headquarters company of Joint Task Force Triple Nickel.

  • Trust Chaplains to help with SHARP, more

    Jun 17, 2013

    To address those issues, the Installation Family Life Chaplains Office and Army Community Services Family Advocacy conducted familiarization training at Fort Stewart's Victory Chapel, June 13.

  • FORSCOM's band performs salute to America and Army birthday concert

    Jun 17, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Army Ground Forces Band celebrated America and the U.S. Army's 238th birthday with a concert, June 15, at Fayetteville State University's J.W. Seabrook Auditorium. Maj. Gen. Leslie J. Carroll, chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), hosted the concert on behalf of Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, FORSCOM commanding general. Goldy, with WFNC AM morning radio show, "Good Morning Fayetteville with Goldy and Jim," was the master of ceremonies.

  • Currahees don 101st combat patch 69 years after D-Day

    Jun 15, 2013

    Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), donned their "Screaming Eagle" Shoulder Sleeve Insignia-Former Wartime Service during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Salerno, Afghanistan, June 6.

  • 63rd Ordnance Co. Supports the Warfighters

    Jun 14, 2013

    Soldiers in Afghanistan require a few things in order to remain mission ready; food, rest, and most of all bullets. For Task Force Lifeliner getting bullets to the troops is a top priority.

  • Chicago Cubs honor U.S. Army Soldiers and veterans on eve of Army's 238th birthday

    Jun 14, 2013

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, threw out the first pitch at a Chicago Cubs vs. Cincinnati Reds game June 13, 2013 at Wrigley Field in Chicago. Allyn is visiting the city to meet local veterans and community leaders while highlighting Army programs to support veterans as well as the Army's 238th birthday on June 14. Allyn's command, FORSCOM, is the Army's largest organization, providing training and readiness oversight for most conventional active-duty and reserve-component Army units based in the continental United States.

  • SHARP efforts gaining strength, workplace inspections enforced

    Jun 14, 2013

    The Army is taking aggressive measures to put a stop to sexual harassment and sexual assault, but further action is still necessary, according to Army surveys.

  • 238th Army Birthday cake cutting in Times Square

    Jun 14, 2013

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers celebrate division, Army birthdays

    Jun 14, 2013

    Soldiers, Family members and veterans packed the 1st Infantry Division Headquarters building on June 11 to celebrate the "Big Red One" and Army birthdays.

  • NTC and Fort Irwin celebrates 238th Army birthday

    Jun 14, 2013

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin kicked off its celebration of the United States Army's 238th birthday with an installation run, June 14.

  • Sisters in Arms

    Jun 13, 2013

    When Soldiers deploy they leave behind their families and friends. This is one of the hardest sacrifices that Soldiers make and accept.

  • Gen. Daniel B. Allyn participates in Stanley Cup playoff game

    Jun 13, 2013

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, renders the hand salute as soloist Jim Cornelison performs the National Anthem during the opening ceremony for the June 12, 2013, National Hockey League Stanley Cup playoff hockey game between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks. Allyn is in Chicago to participate in activities commemorating the 238th birthday of the U.S. Army, and a Friday panel discussion with military, state and community leaders about the Army's Soldier for Life initiative.

  • Afghan squadron partners with 10th CAB advisers

    Jun 13, 2013

    KABUL, Afghanistan -- The new Afghan Air Force, formed in June 2010, currently has some 60 Mi-17 transport helicopters and half a dozen Mi-35 attack helicopters. These crucial assets are spread throughout three AAF Wings located in Kabul, Kandahar and Shindand.

  • National Hockey League honors veterans, Army Birthday during Stanley Cup Finals

    Jun 13, 2013

    The National Hockey League recognized past and present U.S. military veterans during Game 1 of the Stanley Cup Finals, between the Boston Bruins and Chicago Blackhawks, June 12 in Chiago's United Center. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, represented the U.S. Army, which celebrates its 238th birthday June 14.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers face challenges of mass casualty exercise

    Jun 13, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- In all of the situations that might happen on a forward operating base, having a mass casualty scenario may rank among the worst. Preparation and rehearsals are the best way to keep Soldiers and civilians properly informed on what to do in the unlikely event of a catastrophic attack that spirals into a MASCAL event.

  • AUSA celebrates annual dinner, Army birthday at Fort Drum

    Jun 13, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum Soldiers and community members gathered June 5 at the Commons to celebrate the Association of the United States Army's annual dinner and the Army's 238th birthday.

  • Tactical explosive detection dog boosts morale during mission

    Jun 13, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Every day, Spc. Logan Ellard buries a bit of TNT or C4 in the road at Forward Operating Base Orgun-E.

  • Soldiers, spouses participate in STRONG project on Fort Drum

    Jun 13, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The Army is focused on building and maintaining strong Soldiers; however, a Soldier is only as strong as his or her Family or support system.

  • Army celebrates 238th Birthday

    Jun 13, 2013

    The Army recognizes itself as being formed on June 14, 1775, as the need arose for the militias to form one united army to face Britain's seasoned troops during the Revolutionary War.

  • Underprivileged childhood makes Soldier focus on helping others

    Jun 13, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers join the Army for many reasons. Some join to serve their country, others join to travel the world, but for some it is a little more personal.

  • Ironhorse Soldiers' skills honed during BSA

    Jun 13, 2013

    Leaders and Soldiers of the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conducted a Brigade Support Area exercise from May 31 to June 9, here.

  • Quad City Veteran Recalls D-Day Service With First Army

    Jun 13, 2013

    For the first time in 69 years, Emmett Keenan, returned to First Army, the command he served under during the D-Day invasion at Normandy, France in 1944. During his visit, the Davenport, Iowa, veteran, shared memories of D-Day and his World War II service at the First Army Headquarters June 6.

  • 402nd FA claims First Army Soldier of the Year title for 2nd year in a row

    Jun 13, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- For the second year in a row, the 402nd Field Artillery Brigade upheld its "best of the best" reputation as another 402nd Soldier won the First Army Soldier of the Year competition held last month at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J. Spc. Michael Martin, a Reserve Soldier from 2-356 Task Force Redball, 402nd Field Artillery Brigade, Division West, is a "triple crown" winner, having won the First Army Soldier of the Year title after winning the Soldier of the Year title at division and brigade levels.

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