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  • 2-2 Cavalry Regiment Observes and Assists ANSF in Kandahar

    Dec 1, 2013

    2-2 Cavalry Regiment observes and assists an Afghan National Security Forces clearance mission in Kandahar

  • Deputy Secretary of Defense visits Gamberi for Thanksgiving

    Dec 1, 2013

    Dr. Ashton Carter, U.S. Deputy Secretary of Defense, spends his Thanksgiving this year with Soldiers from the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at Forward Operating Base Gamberi.

  • A Patriotic Thanksgiving

    Nov 29, 2013

    4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Soldiers across Regional Command-East take time Thankgiving Day to celebrate the holiday with friends, fellowship and of course, the traditional Thanksgiving dinner.

  • A Time for Reflection

    Nov 29, 2013

    4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot Soldiers take a moment on Thanksgiving to pause and remember all the things they have in their lives to be thankful for.

  • Community welcomes new deputy commander

    Nov 29, 2013

    FORT DRUM, NY -- Soldiers, friends, community members and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) command group attended a Mountain Salute ceremony Thursday to welcome Brig. Gen. Michael L. Howard and his Family to Fort Drum.

  • Artillery Soldiers honor unit history, promote teamwork in Allons Avalanche

    Nov 29, 2013

    FORT DRUM, NY -- Some 200 Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, celebrated the unit's combat history during the physically and mentally challenging "Allons Avalanche," which also fostered section-level teamwork.

  • 10th BSB Soldiers give back to community

    Nov 29, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- At a time when many people's thoughts are turning to gratitude, Soldiers from 10th Brigade Support Battalion are focused on showing their thanks to the local community and supporting the less fortunate.

  • Fort Drum community celebrates fitness during facility first anniversary event

    Nov 29, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For more than a year, Fort Drum Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members have had an opportunity to spice up their workouts at Atkins Functional Fitness Center.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers, Families share Thanksgiving meals at Fort Riley

    Nov 28, 2013

    Though the calendar said Nov. 26, 1st Infantry Division Soldiers across Fort Riley celebrated Thanksgiving at three dining facilities, each location vying to send Soldiers, Family members and civilians home having eaten their best meal of the year. Food service Soldiers at the Demon, Devil and Cantigny dining facilities were up all night preparing for the lunchtime meals. Planning for the day began months ago and ended with diners filled their plates with turkey, stuffing, prime rib and other trappings of a traditional Thanksgiving meal.

  • National Security Advisor visits Task Force Patriot Soldiers

    Nov 27, 2013

    Susan Rice, President Obama's National Security Advisor, accompanied by U.S. Marine Corps Gen. Joseph Dunford, commander, International Security Assistance Force and U.S. Forces Afghanistan, visited Forward Operating Base Gamberi recently to catch up with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division.

  • National Guard competes for Best Ranger teams

    Nov 27, 2013

    Twenty-two National Guard Soldiers from 13 states competed for nine open slots, Nov. 20, 2013, at Fort Benning, Ga., to participate in the competition next spring.

  • 3-6th ADA hosts first Patriot planners course at Sill

    Nov 27, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The 3rd Battalion, 6th Air Defense Artillery "Bruiser Nation" hosted the Combined Patriot Staff Planners Orientation Course (SPOC) Nov. 18-22. The course marked the first time the training was held at Fort Sill.

  • 2-4th FA celebrates 'Movember' charity

    Nov 27, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Officers of 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery, spent November growing mustaches as part of the worldwide Movember charity movement.

  • 214th FiB leaders visit deployed Soldiers

    Nov 27, 2013

    UNITED ARAB EMIRATES -- The 214th Fires Brigade command team visited deployed Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery, during a visit Nov. 15-23 to the United Arab Emirates. This trip was unique for Col. Andrew Preston and Command Sgt. Maj. Mark Aaron, brigade commander and CSM respectively, as they both joined the unit after the battalion had deployed in April.

  • Wellness center educates Soldier to get fit

    Nov 27, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Spc. Thomas Richards, 1st Battalion, 17th Field Artillery is like a lot of Soldiers. He wants to be in the best shape possible and keep his weight at a good level. But he came to realize that he didn't have a clue what his body fat index was, or whether the workout routines he was doing were benefiting him. And he didn't even know if what he ate was good nutrition. So he decided to do something about it.

  • Colemans set example as Sill Family of Year

    Nov 27, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Colemans are a family who leads by example in every aspect of their lives. They begin with setting an example for their children to love their neighbors and each other.

  • Resilient Eagle: Soldier beats cancer, volunteers time during recovery process

    Nov 27, 2013

    "I've always wanted to be a Soldier, ever since I was little," said Sgt. Grant Feeny. "There were these little plastic Army men they sold [when I was a kid] called Warheads, so I thought Soldiers were called Warheads and that's what I told my parents I wanted to be -- a Warhead." "It wasn't until I got older I realized that was the front of a missile," said Feeny with a smile. "I remember wearing different kinds of camouflage, playing Soldier with Nerf guns -- it was destined to be." That dream became reality December 2005 as Feeny left his hometown of Warsaw, Ind., and enlisted in the Army. Shortly after, Feeny returned home and married his hometown sweetheart Leslie. Together, they began their journey in the Army.

  • 5th AR BDE serves Thanksgiving lunch to students, parents

    Nov 26, 2013

    ANTHONY, N.M. -- The 1st Battalion, 361st Engineer Regiment, Task Force Redhawk, 5th Armored Brigade and the 2nd Battalion, 363rd Infantry Regiment, Task Force Black Scorpion, 5th Armored Brigade teamed up Monday to serve students and parents from Loma Linda Elementary School a hearty Thanksgiving lunch.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers donate blood ahead of Thanksgiving holiday

    Nov 26, 2013

    Before leaving for the Thanksgiving holiday, Soldiers and civilians are participating in the quarterly Fort Riley, Kan., blood drive to support the American Red Cross Central Plains Region Blood Service on post.

  • Stryker Soldiers get tough through resiliency and readiness

    Nov 26, 2013

    The 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division paused regular training for a week to focus on the physical and emotional wellbeing of Alaska's Arctic Warriors.

  • General presents son with Engineer Basic Officer Leadership Course certificate

    Nov 25, 2013

    Lt. Gen. David Perkins, Combined Arms Center and Fort Leavenworth commanding general, congratulates his son, 2nd Lt. Chad Perkins, and presents him with his certificate during the Engineer Basic Officer Leadership Course Class 10-13 graduation held in the Engineer Regimental Room in the John B. Mahaffey Museum on Fort Leonard Wood Friday. Lt. Gen. Perkins served as the guest speaker for the graduation ceremony.

  • Outside the Wire at FOB Torkham

    Nov 24, 2013

    A platoon of U.S. Soldiers with Company C, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division did something on Nov. 18, 2013, that, for many U.S. troops stationed in Afghanistan, has become a rare occurrence: They went on patrol.

  • The Best Medicine

    Nov 23, 2013

    2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division medics at Forward Operating Base Torkham train their Afghan Security Guard counterparts in how to save someone's life on the battlefield.

  • Joint training brings forces together

    Nov 22, 2013

  • Fort Hood Air Assault School conducts rappel testing out of UH-60 Black Hawks

    Nov 22, 2013

    Instructors at the Fort Hood Air Assault School conducted rappel testing out of two UH-60 Black Hawks, Nov. 20.

  • Rakkasan Soldier breaks 12-mile Air Assault foot march record

    Nov 22, 2013

    Capt. Jason Burnes, a Soldier with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division Soldier breaks the unofficial record for the final foot march at the Sabalauski Air Assault School Nov. 21.

  • Marines evaluate joint-service communication equipment at NIE 14.1

    Nov 22, 2013

    Marines from the 1st Marine Division participate in Network Integration Evaluation 14.1 at McGregor Range Complex, N.M., as part of a joint effort to modernize military equipment.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team unifies in garrison after deployment

    Nov 21, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team began their deployment in January split in two. One half stayed at Fort Drum as the rear provisional and the other in Af-ghanistan as the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade. To commemorate the reunification of the halves, the Commandos conducted a reintegration week Nov. 12-15 that included the Commando Olympics, brigade run and a ceremony.

  • 10th CAB 'Dustoff' Soldiers return home

    Nov 21, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Recently redeployed 10th Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers marched proudly into the Yellow Ribbon room, Family Readiness Support Center, Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield, where they were greeted with cheers and smiles, and later hugs and kisses from loved ones, rear detachment leadership and fellow Soldiers.

  • Instructor techniques help O-C/Ts improve training

    Nov 21, 2013

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE DIX LAKEHURST, N.J. - Soldiers assigned to the 72nd Field Artillery Brigade, First Army Division East, completed the Army Basic Instructor Course held Nov. 8 -18 here.

  • ADA battery competes in overseas reload competition

    Nov 21, 2013

    SOUTHWEST ASIA - The best of the best from B Battery, 1st Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery, known as the "Bonecrushers," were invited out for a reload competition with their host nation counterparts recently.

  • Photo pros donate sessions to Army families

    Nov 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. --Photographers from all over Oklahoma came together Nov. 16 on Fort Sill to donate their time and skills to families of deployed Soldiers. With many units deployed to various locations from the area, the event, titled Military Mini-Sessions, professionally photographed more than 50 families so spouses can send the photos to their service members far away or use however they want. The photos will also be edited and distributed for free.

  • Sill spouse garners $25,000 prize for biz plan

    Nov 21, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- A Fort Sill military spouse rose through the ranks of competition to win a $25,000 scholarship and the chance to help other military families with her new business venture.

  • Midpoint becomes endpoint; unit's deployment ends early

    Nov 21, 2013

    In part two of a two-part series on how Families are affected by deployments, Families learn that their Soldiers will be home three months earlier than expected and begin to prepare the return.

  • Soldiers re-enlist at U.S. Capitol

    Nov 20, 2013

    Fifty-two Soldiers re-enlisted, representing eight health-related commands across the National Capitol Region, on Capitol Hill, Nov. 15, 2013.

  • Outside the Wire at FOB Torkham

    Nov 20, 2013

    Members of Company C, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot conducted a dismounted patrol to an Afghan Border Police checkpoint near Forward Operating Base Torkham. The pourpose of the patrol was to establish a relationship with the officers who work there.

  • Fond Patriot farewell

    Nov 19, 2013

    U.S. Army Maj. Jason Rosenstrauch departs Afghanistan and 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. to follow the next mission the Army has in store for him. Rosenstrauch was awarded the Bronze Star Medal, Afghanistan Campaign Medal, and NATO Medal for his hard work in keeping 4th BCT forged for war.

  • Maintenance, evaluation go hand-in-hand during NIE 14.1

    Nov 19, 2013

    Soldiers from 6-6 Cav out of Fort Drum, N.Y., travel to FOrt Bliss, Texas, to participate in NIE 14.1.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team Reintegration Week

    Nov 19, 2013

    2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) conducted a reintegration week Nov. 12-15 on Fort Drum. The week included Commando Olympics, brigade run and a ceremony. The intention of the events was to strengthen camaraderie and esprit de corps through the brigade after a nine month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • National Guard, ROTC Cadets partner for security cooperation missions

    Nov 18, 2013

    In the early 1990s, as the old Soviet Union was in its final stages of collapse, the United States saw an opportunity to promote peace, minimize regional instability and encourage democracy in the region with what would later be called the State Partnership Program.

  • Citizen Soldier aids civilians: Training pays off in building collapse

    Nov 18, 2013

    A New York Army National Guard soldier and police officer credits his military training for helping him save the victim of a building collapse in 2011. For his actions, Sgt. Martin Gonzalez was awarded the New York State Medal of Valor in a ceremony here on Nov. 17. Now a Fallsburg, N.Y. police officer, Gonzalez was working as police officer for the village of Liberty, N.Y. when the structure - a gas station under construction -- collapsed on the afternoon of Oct. 15, 2011.

  • 4th CAB, USAF conduct electronic warfare training

    Nov 18, 2013

    PETERSON AIR FORCE BASE --The reading of beeps and wavy lines brought Soldiers from 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, and the Air Force Advanced Space Operations School together on Peterson Air Force Base, Oct. 31. "Iron Eagle" electronic warfare Soldiers conducted the first joint electronic warfare training with members of the Advanced Space Operations School at the Moorman Space Education and Training Center to get additional training on equipment and learn each other's procedures.

  • Commander, 10th Mountain Division, recognizes Patriots

    Nov 17, 2013

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. Stephen Townsend, commander, 10th Mountain Division, visits Forward Operating Base Gamberi, and recognizes outstanding Patriot brigade Soldiers for their hard work during Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Spartan Brigade begins history-making final deployment

    Nov 15, 2013

    With the final contingent of the nearly 2,000 soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division departing the Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield at Fort Drum Nov. 11 their final deployment as a brigade was officially underway.

  • MNBG-E soldiers run the Athens Classic Marathon

    Nov 15, 2013

    ATHENS, Greece (November 10, 2013) -- Warm temperatures, seamlessly never-ending hills and the requisite 26.2 miles (42.195 kms) of pavement were only a few of the challenges Multinational Battle Group-East soldiers faced as they attempted to complete the historic Athens Classic Marathon Nov. 10. Despite the challenges, 44 soldiers from MNBG-E completed the demanding race on what is considered to be the original marathon course.

  • 2-13th Avn. Regt., 305th MI Bn. participate in first-ever joint exercise together

    Nov 15, 2013

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 13th Aviation Regiment -- the Army's unmanned aircraft training center -- and Company A, 305th Military Intelligence Battalion, demonstrated a collaborative effort Nov. 4 -- 8 in a first-ever joint culminating training exercise, or CTX. The initiative incorporated both units' missions to develop cooperative training combining the 305th's imagery analysts and the 2-13th's unmanned aircraft systems, or UAS, operators in a simulated tactical environment.

  • NTC and Fort Irwin celebrate National American Indian Heritage month

    Nov 15, 2013

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin hosted a celebration to commemorate the yearly observance of National American Indian Heritage Month, here, Nov. 13. The celebration provided Soldiers and community members an opportunity to learn about some of the history and culture of Native American people of the Mojave Desert. The NTC's training area for brigade-size units is located within the same desert.

  • Fort Hood Air Assault School conducts sling load testing

    Nov 15, 2013

    The Fort Hood Air Assault School conducted sling load testing of class 02-14 Nov. 14, 2013.

  • 1st Air Cav Native American medic continues tradition of hard work

    Nov 15, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- American Indians enrolled as members or citizens of a U.S. federally recognized tribe have the opportunity to apply and compete for unique scholarships, grants and waived tuition to seek higher education.

  • FORSCOM unit inactivates

    Nov 15, 2013

    The 12th Public Affairs Detachment conducted an inactivation ceremony at Fort Bliss, Nov. 15.

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team soldiers give back by recycling unwanted goods

    Nov 14, 2013

    A soldier and her unit's first sergeant launched a program called Project Care Oct. 3 at Fort Drum that encourages all of their brigade's deploying soldiers to donate their unwanted items to charity as they clear their housing in preparation for deployment rather than to discard them.

  • 3rd Brigade Combat Team soldiers help local communities remember veterans

    Nov 14, 2013

    Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division participated in several events held in their local community to help them honor Veterans Day over a four-day period that began Nov. 8 at Fort Drum.

  • 2-4th Field Artillery Soldiers train afield

    Nov 14, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. (Nov. 14, 2013) -- The "Deep Attack" Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery, spent three days training afield Oct. 28-30, 2013, to focus on their force protection skills and warrior tasks.

  • Denver Broncos visit Soldiers, Families

    Nov 14, 2013

    Denver Broncos players, staff and mascot "Miles" visited Soldiers and Families and signed autographs at Fort Carson Nov. 12.

  • Soldier receives valor award for actions in Afghanistan

    Nov 14, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A Soldier assigned to 2nd Brigade Combat Team was awarded the Bronze Star Medal with Valor by Maj. Gen. Stephen Townsend, Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division (LI) commander, Thursday. Staff Sgt. Chad L. Hart was recognized for his actions on June 8, while serving as a combat adviser, when he engaged an active shooter on Forward Operating Base Super, Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

  • Fort Drum community observes Veterans Day

    Nov 14, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, veterans and Fort Drum community members gathered Thursday at Magrath Sports Complex to honor the sacrifices of American service members past and present. "A veteran is someone who at one point in his or her life, wrote a blank check, payable to the United States of America, for an amount up to and including his or her life," said retired Col. Mike Plummer, president of the Fort Drum Chapter of the National Association of the 10th Mountain Division.

  • Accidents Don't Take Holidays

    Nov 14, 2013

    It's that time of year where many of us are caught up in holiday routines and tend to take seasonal hazards for granted. Doing so, however, can mean the difference between a happy holiday and tragedy. Statistics show that mishaps occur more frequently during the holiday period. A little common sense, combined with some advanced planning, can help accident-proof your holidays, making them safer for you, your family members and visitors

  • Providers, Wranglers share their Veterans Day with Temple veterans

    Nov 12, 2013

    Soldiers from the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) and 4th Sustainment Brigade spent Veterans Day with the veterans living at the William R. Courtney Texas State Veterans Home in Temple, Texas.

  • Toward a Ready and Resilient Army -- Leaders' Responsibilities in R2C

    Nov 12, 2013

    Our Army Family has demonstrated remarkable strength fighting two wars over the past 12 years, and has built resiliency dealing with challenges from combat stress, illness, injury, and the strain placed on relationships. To arm Soldiers Families and Civilians with resources essential to maintaining resiliency and overcoming these challenges to the health of our force, the Army launched the Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C).

  • States focus on deployment health to improve readiness and resilience

    Nov 12, 2013

  • 5 things to know about Soldier 2020

    Nov 8, 2013

    U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command is currently leading two efforts within Soldier 2020, the Army's plan to integrate women into previously closed military occupational specialties.

  • Afghan aviators resupply remote bases with partnered close-air support

    Nov 8, 2013

    NANGARHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- As the Afghan air force continues conducting resupply missions into remote areas of Afghanistan since taking it over from the International Security Assistance Force earlier this year, AH-64 Apache helicopters and crews from the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade continue providing aerial security.

  • 10th Mountain snipers prove themselves at competition

    Nov 8, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Many people may have the misconception that the only skill a good sniper needs is the ability to shoot accurately. But anyone can learn to shoot. Snipers also need a combination of maturity, discipline, independence and physical prowess, in addition to determination to get as much training as possible to be proficient in their craft.

  • Wounded warrior sets transition goals with help of CSF2

    Nov 7, 2013

    Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) provides Performance Enhancement Training at 38 Warrior Transition Units and Community Based Warrior Transition Units across the Army as well as at 16 Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness (CSF2) Training Centers at Army installations across the nation. Specially trained CSF2 Master Resilience Trainer Performance Experts (MRT-PEs), with advanced degrees in sports or performance psychology, provide training in several different skill areas to transitioning Soldiers. Their initial training includes Building Confidence, Attention Control, Energy Management, Integrating Imagery and Goal Setting. Soldiers can then elect to receive one-on-one Mastery Training with a MRT-PE on any one of these skills.

  • EFMB testing creates best medics in Army

    Nov 7, 2013

    Nineteen Soldiers from various units from around Fort Hood stood tall and proud on Sadowski Field as members of their units or Family members pinned Expert Field Medical Badges onto their uniforms, Nov. 1.

  • Veterans Day 2013

    Nov 7, 2013

    America's veterans are among our greatest national treasures. Their collective experience is an essential part of our shared heritage, and because of them, liberty will endure here and around the world. This Veterans Day, we will honor the sacrifices of service members both past and present -- including you, our Soldiers, who continue the fight for freedom every day. Thank you for your service and dedication to our nation and its people.

  • 214th Fires Brigade Soldiers re-enlist en masse

    Nov 7, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The "Deep Attack" battalion of 2nd Battalion, 4th Field Artillery retained 25 Soldiers Oct. 31, in a mass re-enlistment ceremony at the Army Field Artillery Museum here.

  • 214th Fires Brigade Soldiers train infantry skills

    Nov 7, 2013

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- In preparation for Soldiers' deployment as security forces to Southwest Asia soon, C Battery, 2nd Battalion, 5th Field Artillery is undergoing intense training in areas outside of its typical fires mission.

  • 1-44th Air Defense Artillery wins Army supply award

    Nov 7, 2013

    KUWAIT - The Supply Support Activities Platoon (SSA) of F Company, 1st Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery was awarded the Army Supply Excellence Award for fiscal 2013 for being the service's best and most qualified SSA.

  • Currahees transfer FOB Salerno to ANA

    Nov 6, 2013

    For the last time, U.S. Army soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT, 101st Airborne Division, exited through the gates of Forward Operating Base Salerno, after transitioning the FOB to Afghan National Security Forces.

  • Expert: mission command is a culture

    Nov 6, 2013

  • FORSCOM leadership visits National Training Center, 4-4 ID preparing for deployment

    Nov 6, 2013

    The commander and command sergeant major for United States Army Forces Command visited the National Training Center in California during a rotation for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, Nov. 4-5.

  • Soldier for life: Continuing to serve via the Army Reserve

    Nov 5, 2013

    You're thinking about getting out of the active-duty Army. Maybe you want to use your GI Bill benefits and go to college. Maybe your spouse has a good job at your latest duty station. Maybe you don't want to make your kids change schools for the fifth or sixth time. You love the Army, you love serving, but the lifestyle is no longer the best choice for you or your family.

  • 1-361st Engineer Battalion earns FORSCOM Supply Excellence Award

    Nov 5, 2013

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- The 1st Battalion, 361st Engineer Regiment, Task Force Redhawk, 5th Armored Brigade was recently awarded the U.S. Forces Command Supply Excellence Award.

  • ISAF Joint Command Leader Recognizes Task Force Patriot Soldiers

    Nov 5, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Mark Milley, commander, ISAF Joint Command, handed out coins to 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Laghman province, Afghanistan, Nov. 5, 2013

  • 10th Sustainment Soldiers embrace capabilities of new chemical-detection vehicle

    Nov 4, 2013

    Four M1135 Strykers are now in the hands of a Fort Drum, N.Y., unit that specializes in an unconventional warfare mission.

  • US Army designates Army Resiliency Directorate, promotes force readiness through personnel resilienc

    Nov 4, 2013

    WASHINGTON (Nov. 4, 2013)--Chief of Army Personnel Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg directed the re-designation of the Headquarters, Department of the Army G-1 Human Resources Policy Directorate as the Army Resiliency Directorate (ARD), effective today. As the proponent for the Department's Ready and Resilience Campaign (R2C), ARD focuses Army resources and programs prioritized to enhance unit readiness and resilience of among Soldiers, Family members and Civilians. ARD's re-designation better describes the key roles this staff agency performs in support of this critical Department mission. "We are changing how we do business. The Army is maximizing our personnel's readiness by enhancing their resilience," Bromberg said.

  • Meet the Patriots: Sgt. Jessica Scott

    Nov 4, 2013

    U.S. Army Cpl. Jessica Scott, of Orlando, Fla., gets promoted to sergeant at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Nov. 3, 2013. Scott serves as the FOB's Morale, Welfare and Recreation non-commissioned officer in charge. She is assigned to 5th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot.

  • Ironhorse participates in Steadfast Jazz 2013

    Nov 4, 2013

    DRAWSKO POMORSKIE TRAINING AREA, Poland -- The uniforms, salutes and languages may be different, but the training conducted in this exercise is nothing short of collective, cohesive and comprehensive for the Soldiers of the 1st "Ironhorse" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas.

  • 101st HHB hosts NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Nov 2, 2013

    The Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force Gladiator held its annual two-day competition culminating in the selection of Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year at Bagram Air Field, Oct. 30, 2013.

  • 1st Air Cav's 2-227th 'Lobos' host cancer awareness run

    Nov 1, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Half of all men and one-third of all women in the U.S. will develop cancer during their lifetime, according to the American Cancer Society.

  • Vice Chief Campbell, SMA Chander visit 'Big Red One' Soldiers, discuss R2C

    Oct 31, 2013

    On a mission to take the pulse of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, Kan., Gen. John F. Campbell, vice chief of staff of the Army; Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III; and other Army representatives visited the post, Oct. 29, 2013.

  • Following in the footsteps of an American legend

    Oct 30, 2013

    For almost 30 years, the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club has recognized the best noncommisioned officers in the U.S. Army for meritorious service and excellence in leadership. Membership in the club in now one of the most honored achievements an NCO can be awarded.

  • Closer to peace

    Oct 30, 2013

    Leaders from Eastern Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, meet at Forward Operating Base Fenty with leadership from 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Divisino, to discuss matters of security and development within the province.

  • Parents of fallen Fort Drum warrior receive Silver Star on son's behalf

    Oct 30, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Running to the sound of gunfire, carrying only his rifle and one magazine of ammunition to a breach in the wall, Staff Sgt. Michael H. Ollis paid with his life two months ago when he saved a Polish officer and helped repel an attack on Forward Operating Base Ghazni, Afghanistan. His parents, Robert and Linda Ollis, accepted the Silver Star Medal on their son's behalf during a moving tribute Thursday evening at Fort Drum.

  • Black Hawk crew chiefs receive first hand first aid training

    Oct 30, 2013

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- The role of a Black Hawk helicopter crew chief holds great responsibility when it comes to the safety of the passengers on board. A passenger's safety could become a life-or-death situation when they are injured. Medics from the 2-158th Assault Helicopter Battalion, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade gave first aid classes to UH-60M crew chiefs at Gowen Field Air National Guard Base, Idaho during Task Force Warhawk's month long training exercise.

  • Red Currahee honors the fallen

    Oct 29, 2013

    While serving their country, deployed in Afghanistan, Soldiers with the 1st Bn. 506th Inf. Regt., as well as 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, both part of the 4th BCT, 101st Abn. Div., among others, conducted their own Run for the Fallen, running 5.06 kilometers (3.14 miles), on Oct. 26, at Forward Operating Base Gardez and Combat Outpost Wilderness.

  • Fort Irwin teaches master resilience training to incoming soldiers

    Oct 29, 2013

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.-- In September, Fort Irwin revamped its new soldier orientation program, adding a three-hour introduction to master resilience training. "We're using Wednesday morning to do Master Resilience Training," said Fort Irwin's Command Sergeant Major Dale Perez.

  • Training trainers: Afghan police lifesavers practice medical skills to teach to comrades

    Oct 28, 2013

    Company C, 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4thBrigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, gave a three-day class to show select Afghan Border Police and Afghan National Civil Order Police officers, each of whom has prior medical training and experience, new or different casualty care techniques for them to pass on to their teammates in ABP Zone 1.

  • Tactical Combat Casualty Care sets, carries high standard for battlefield medical treatment

    Oct 28, 2013

    A demonstration of Tactical Combat Casualty Care at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Nangarhar Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 22, 2013. TCCC has three distinct phases -- care under fire, tactical field care and tactical evacuation care -- which enable Soldiers to treat their wounded teammates with maximum efficiency and transport them to safety. Research compiled since World War II has indicated that many battlefield fatalities, particularly those due to blood loss from extremity wounds, tension pneumothorax (e.g., a collapsed lung) and airway trouble, are preventable with timely, focused care. TCCC, which was formulated in the mid-1990s, focuses specifically on such injuries. Since TCCC's introduction to the Army, the survival rate associated with the most common causes of preventable death has climbed significantly.

  • Afghan aviators resupply remote bases with partnered close-air support

    Oct 28, 2013

    The Afghan Air Force, which has made steady gains in its operational capacity since 2007, took over resupply operations to Barg-e-Matal district, Nuristan Province, Afghanistan, and other remote bases in the area, from the International Security Assistance Force, in early spring of 2013.

  • Fort Leonard Wood Soldier sings at World Series

    Oct 28, 2013

    Sgt. Christine Permenter, member of the 399th Army Band, sings "God Bless America" during the 7th inning stretch at Game 4 of the 2013 World Series, Oct. 27, 2013.

  • 703rd Brigade Support Battalion ends successful deployment

    Oct 27, 2013

    The 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, gathered for an end of tour awards ceremony, Oct. 24, 2013, on Forward Operating Base Shank, Afghanistan, marking the end of a successful nine-month deployment of conducting sustainment operations in Logar and Wardak provinces.

  • 'Vanguard' field artillery advisers orient ANA towards self sustainability

    Oct 27, 2013

    U.S. Army field artillery advisers with 1st Battalion, 76th Field Artillery Regiment, established a declination station for Afghan National Army artillerymen with Field Artillery Battery, 4th Kandak, 4th Infantry Brigade, 203rd Corps, Oct. 24, in Logar Province. The declination station, a wooden stand designed to mark a known point to orient and align the ANA D30 howitzer artillery pieces, will enable Afghan artillerymen to conduct independent operations as the U.S. advisors with 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, prepare to return to Fort Stewart, Ga., after a successful nine-month tour.

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Sgt. Zachery McDonell, an infantryman with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), walks up with some of his fellow Currahees walk up a mountain trail on a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Pfc. Travis McGehee, an infantryman with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), watches as his fellow Currahees walk up a mountain trail on a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • Currahees and Afghan National Army conduct a joint patrol

    Oct 26, 2013

    Spc. Brendon Simmons an infantryman with 1st Platoon, 1st Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "Red Currahee," 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), scans the mountains during a joint patrol with the Afghan National Army soldiers with 6th Khandak, 1st Brigade, 203rd Corps from Combat Outpost Wilderness, Afghanistan, Oct. 21, 2013. (U.S. Army photo by Staff Sgt. Todd A. Christopherson, 4th Brigade Combat Team Public Affairs)

  • KSF medics becoming self-sustainable

    Oct 26, 2013

    FERIZAJ, Kosovo (Oct. 23, 2013) -- Kosovo Security Force soldiers graduated from a First Responder train-the-trainer course at a ceremony held at Camp Skenderbue Oct. 25. Soldiers from Multinational Battle Group-East's Task Force Medical led the 5-day course designed to teach the critical life-saving skills needed when responding to a medical emergency while also teaching the students to train and certify their own soldiers in future courses.

  • Adding more tools to the counter-improvised explosive device toolbox

    Oct 26, 2013

    KAPISA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (Oct. 15, 2013) -- For years, route clearance patrols have helped keep the streets of Afghanistan safe from improvised explosive devices. U.S. Army combat engineers scour the country every day looking for IEDs, not just to ensure safe travel for military convoys but also to protect the Afghan citizens who use the roads as well. But the day of the RCP has come to an end.

  • Easy Company conducts partnered patrol

    Oct 25, 2013

    Capt. Lou Cascino, commander of Easy Company, 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), pulls security while Staff Sgt. Eric Stephens and 1st Lt. James Kromhout verify their position during a partnered patrol in Madi Khel, Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Oct. 20, 2013. The Soldiers conducted a partnered operation with the newly formed Khowst Provincial Response Company. The operation was used to validate the training that the Khwost PRC recently received and ensure that illegal weapons were not being stored in historical weapons cahce points.

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