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  • Fort Irwin School Age Services children learn about safety, helicopter mission

    Mar 21, 2014

    For some kids, having a day off from school might allow for a few more video games before mom or dad gets home. But for the children of School Age Services, here, a scheduled day off Feb. 14 meant they got to learn about fire safety, the environment and the helicopter mission of the National Training Center. Children participating in the SAS program spend days off supervised and kept busy with activities at building 1322. The program (under Child, Youth & School Services) has an enrollment of about 100 children, said Ivette Guadalupe, Child & Youth program assistant. Approximately 65 went on a trip hosted by 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, to the post helipad. At the helipad, six demonstration stations were staffed by Fort Irwin Fire Department personnel, the Bureau of Land Management, and Soldiers of the 2916th AVN BN.

  • Soldier feeding, helping homeless goes viral on social media

    Mar 20, 2014

    Soldiers serve their country every day. But a photo posted March 3 on social media of an anonymous First Army Soldier giving pizza to the homeless highlighted this commitment at the community level.

  • Spartan cavalrymen provide overwatch for engineers

    Mar 20, 2014

    GHAZNI PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- On the morning of March 13, two CH-47 Chinook helicopters touched down in an open, barren field where the Spartan Soldiers of B Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, rapidly exited and assumed a defensive perimeter, lying low to the ground.

  • Army Strong event provides glimpse of military life

    Mar 20, 2014

    Nearly 1,000 students, teachers and future Soldiers attended the 4th Army Strong Experience March 13 at Fort Benning, Ga. Hosted by the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit (USAMU), the event featured Army Rangers, USAMU shooters and airborne training instructors providing demonstrations to bring the military closer to students, teachers and other attendees.

  • Russian-born Soldier serves in pursuit of his dream

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE LIGHTNING, Afghanistan -- For most of the Soldiers working at the gate here, the days can become somewhat routine -- for everyone except 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier Spc. Dany Gromov, who sees each day as one step closer to turning his dream into reality.

  • Tobyhanna begins helicopter repair mission

    Mar 20, 2014

    Tobyhanna Army Depot has been chosen as the repair source for a component of the Army's largest helicopter, the CH-47 Chinook, based on the installation's electronics expertise.

  • Luncheon honors Gold Star wives' sacrifice

    Mar 20, 2014

    The Fort Carson community held an event to honor the sacrifices of Gold Star wives.

  • Event makes literacy fun

    Mar 20, 2014

    More than 50 Family members attended Fort Carson's Tell Me a Story featuring the children's book "Verdi." The event also included a visit from the ZooMobile and arts and crafts.

  • Longest deployed Red Currahee receives induction as Distinguished Member of 506th

    Mar 20, 2014

    Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), hosted an induction ceremony, March 13, 2014, for Distinguished and Honorary members of the 506th Infantry Regiment, at the 4th BCT Headquarters on Fort Campbell.

  • MPs hold first combined Rite of Passage

    Mar 20, 2014

    Military police officers and Soldiers are accustomed to fighting side-by-side, but on Feb. 26, both lieutenants and Advanced Individual Training Soldiers made MP regiment history as they experienced a Rite of Passage Ceremony together at Fort Leonard Wood's Memorial Grove.

  • Arctic Warriors: U.S. Soldiers join Canadian reservists for exercise on Baffin Island

    Mar 20, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Temperatures plummeted through the teens and single digits before blizzard conditions closed down Fort Drum, N.Y., and area schools -- a spring-like welcome home last week for two 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers returning from an exercise near the Arctic Circle.

  • U.S. Soldier earns place at British Military Academy

    Mar 19, 2014

    Army 2nd Lt. Ben Torgersen is the most recent officer to take advantage of a program that allows junior officers to spend a year at the British Army's Royal Military Academy Sandhurst in Surrey, England.

  • TRADOC welcomes new commanding general

    Mar 18, 2014

    Gen. David Perkins assumed command of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command from Gen. Robert Cone, during a change-of-command ceremony at Fort Eustis, Va., March 14, 2014.

  • Aviation exercise forges partnerships in Europe

    Mar 18, 2014

    U.S. Army Europe is currently undergoing one of the largest aviation training exercises in recent history to prepare the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB) for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Delta Battery 1-62 ADA Earns "Top Notch" Streamer

    Mar 18, 2014

    Soldiers of Delta Battery, 1st Battalion, 62nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, while forward deployed to Southwest Asia, were awarded the coveted "Top Notch Battery" streamer from 31st ADA Brigade, on February 25th for achieving the highest score possible and being best deployed air defense battery.

  • New leadership at the 94th Training Division as Brig. Gen. Cornett retires

    Mar 18, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Mar. 16, 2014) -- Col. Steven W. Ainsworth assumed command of The 94th Training Division (FS), replacing Brig. Gen. Don. Cornett, Jr., during a Change of Command ceremony at Soldier's Field House.


    Mar 17, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Continuing with the theme for 2014's Women's History Month--Celebrating Women of Character, Courage, and Commitment--this week we honor the courage of Miss Virginia Hall, an American civilian who served with the US Office of Strategic Services (OSS) during World War II. Miss Hall played a significant role in the Allied victory in France while serving in extended perilous undercover activities.

  • Thousands of Killeen's Army implants have become proud, permanent neighbors

    Mar 17, 2014

    The Army transfers thousands of Soldiers in and out of Fort Hood - one of the largest military bases in the world - every year, making the city of Killeen an inevitable stopover for a huge number of Soldiers during their careers.

  • First Team staff prepares for deployment with command post exercise

    Mar 16, 2014

    The 1st Cavalry Division staff took over a wing of the Fort Hood Soldier Development Center this week for an elaborate command post exercise as they continue to train for their upcoming deployment to southern Afghanistan. The 10-day exercise was designed to put every element of the 1st Cav. Div. staff through the rigors of running a joint operations center in a highly complex area of operation like the one they're heading to later this year.

  • Nonlethal: deny, move, disperse

    Mar 14, 2014

    Broadcasts of demonstrators protesting and storming buildings are flooding media outlets right now, making it obvious why Fort Leonard Wood's Interservice Nonlethal Individual Weapons Instructor Course is critical to our current society.

  • Sleeves up, but only roll'em if you know how

    Mar 14, 2014

    Warmer weather will bring Marines a change other than spring. For the first time in two years, Marines are allowed to roll up their sleeves in conjunction with the changeover from the winter to summer uniform.

  • Recruit fights cancer to become Soldier

    Mar 14, 2014

    When one Fort Leonard Wood Soldier graduates Advanced Individual Training tomorrow, the occasion will mark a nearly two-year battle to fulfill his desire to become a Soldier.

  • Breakfast kicks off post's AER campaign

    Mar 14, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's Army Community Service kicked off the 2014 Army Emergency Relief fundraising campaign with a breakfast ceremony Thursday at the Pershing Community Center.

  • 10th CAB marks return from Afghanistan

    Mar 14, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade returned from a nine-month deployment to Af-ghanistan and officially marked the return by uncasing their colors during a ceremony March 5 on Fort Drum's Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield.

  • Sisters, Brothers in Arms Program to build resiliency

    Mar 14, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az- Soldiers and Civilians of all ranks and both genders joined Maj. Gen. Robert Ashley, U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca's commanding general, at Murr Community Center March 7, for the first session for Sisters in Arms, a part of the new Sisters and Brothers in Arms Mentorship Program.

  • 7th Engineers compete in Hammer Olympics

    Mar 14, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Hundreds of Soldiers from the 7th Engineer Battalion cheered on their brothers in arms Friday during the battalion Hammer Olympics" at Sapper Field. The unit, known as "Hammer Battalion," had five four-man teams, representing each company in the battalion.

  • Spartan leaders conduct NCO induction ceremony

    Mar 14, 2014

    LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Members of 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), held a ceremony welcoming the newest sergeants into the U.S. Army's noncommissioned officers' ranks Saturday at their headquarters on Forward Operating Base Shank.

  • Fort Drum officials: 'Recognize, Retreat, Report' if UXO spotted on post

    Mar 14, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- With spring around the corner, Fort Drum safety officials and explosives experts took time this week to encourage community members to be vigilant in the unlikely event that they encounter unexploded ordnance (UXO) on post.

  • Teams fire up MKTs, produce fine dining with field equipment

    Mar 14, 2014

    More than 200 food service personnel, representing military bases around the world and each branch of service, participated in the March 9-13 training event. They were put to the test in many different ways, including one challenge -- the Military Hot Food Kitchen category -- that required them to produce a five-star meal on Mobile Kitchen Trailers.

  • MVC initial project development complete, Fort's new MVC Community Center opens

    Mar 14, 2014

    Fort huachuca, Az. - Soldiers, project leaders, community leaders and Fort Huachuca tenants gathered Tuesday in celebration of the completion of Mountain Vista Communities�' Initial Project Development and the new MVC Community Center�'s grand opening.

  • Installation observes National Prayer Breakfast

    Mar 14, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az.- Nearly 400 people filled Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Tuesday to observe the installation's National Prayer Breakfast.

  • FH foreign liaison officers visit ISEC, meet senior leaders

    Mar 14, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - During a visit to the U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, or ISEC, four foreign liaison officers, FLOs from Germany, France and Korea and assigned to the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence and Fort Huachuca, took a tour of the facilities and enjoyed lunch with Col. Patrick Kerr, ISEC commander, Command Sgt. Maj. Brenda Kadet, ISEC command sergeant major, and their staff, Feb. 26.

  • Team Huachuca exhibits synergy in Lean Six Sigma Class

    Mar 14, 2014

    Fort huachuca, AZ. - Team Huachuca delivered on the team concept to students from many organizations on Fort Huachuca, who recently started the Army Lean Six Sigma Black Belt training at the U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground.

  • Soldiers help promote literacy

    Mar 14, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Soldiers help promote literacy.

  • Women's History Month: WACs at the Presidio

    Mar 14, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The cover of the May 12, 1944, issue of the Fort Ord Panorama shows Technician Third Grade Margery Barrett. Barrett, a member of the Women's Army Corps, served at the Presidio of Monterey, after recently serving in Algiers.

  • Marines train at Fort Hunter Liggett and Camp Roberts

    Mar 13, 2014

    Army Reserve and California National Guard bases team up to offer great training environment to all customers

  • Soldiers actions reflects greatly on Army

    Mar 13, 2014

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- Soldiers serve their country every day. But a photo posted on March 3 on social media of an anonymous First Army Soldier giving pizza to the homeless highlighted this commitment at the community level.

  • Multinational soldiers train for aerial rapid response in Kosovo

    Mar 13, 2014

    Armenian Soldiers who specialize in crowd and riot control, learned the basics of helicopter procedures in training with U.S. Army Soldiers at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, March 12, 2014. The Armenians learned how to load and unload a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter before a real-world situation requiring their expertise arises.

  • Soldier Show cast, crew prepare to 'Stand Strong'

    Mar 12, 2014

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command has selected 19 cast and 2 crew to deliver the "Stand Strong" theme to garrisons, starting April 11, 2014.

  • Veterans share wartime experiences

    Mar 12, 2014

    HATTIESBURG, Miss. - The Dale Center for the Study for War & Society at the University of Southern Mississippi hosted an open to the public roundtable event featuring Soldiers from the 158th Infantry Brigade from Camp Shelby, Miss.

  • First Army Soldier receives knighthood

    Mar 11, 2014

    A First Army senior noncommissioned officer and recipient of two Purple Hearts was recently knighted into an elite military organization. Sgt. 1st Class Scott D. Smith of San Antonio became a member of the Honorable Order of Saint George and received the Order's Silver Medallion in a ceremony Feb. 28 at the Rock Island Arsenal Clubhouse.

  • First Army addresses leader development, readiness at Commander's Conference

    Mar 11, 2014

    Restructuring the unit, developing leaders, and sustaining readiness for reserve component forces were the focus of the First Army Spring Commander's Conference held here March 5-7 in First Army headquarters.

  • Online ToolBox offers Army leaders a gateway of resources, references, tips

    Mar 11, 2014

    U.S. Army Forces Command unveiled March 12 the FORSCOM Leader Development ToolBox, an online resource for leaders across all Army components and cohorts: Officer, NCO, Warrant Officer, Army Soldiers and Civilian employees.

  • One painful lesson: MPs train with tasers

    Mar 11, 2014

    What does a shock of electricity coursing through your body feel like? Several soldiers with the 89th Military Police Brigade understand exactly how that feels after taser training at Fort Hood as part of a 12-day course Mar. 5, 2014.

  • Spartan leaders conduct NCO induction ceremony

    Mar 9, 2014

    A ceremony welcoming the newest sergeants into the U.S. Army's Non-Commissioned Officers' ranks was held in the early afternoon March 8, 2014, at the headquarters of the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, at Forward Operating Base Shank.

  • Currahees conduct NCO, Soldier of the Quarter Competition

    Mar 7, 2014

    U.S. Army soldiers with the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), participated in the brigade's Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Quarter Competition, Feb. 26-27, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Military working dog kennel receives FORSCOM award for second consecutive year

    Mar 6, 2014

    For the past two years, Fort Drum military working dogs and their handlers have proved their mettle and outshined other units. For the second year in a row, the U.S. Army Forces Command's Best Military Working Dog Kennel Award has been presented to the 8th Military Police Detachment kennel, 91st Military Police Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade.

  • Townsend discusses upcoming Afghan elections, 2015 transition during video teleconference

    Mar 6, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend, Combined Joint Task Force - 10 and 10th Mountain Division (LI) commander, took questions from North Country media Tuesday during a video teleconference he conducted from his post at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, where he leads coalition forces in Regional Command - East.

  • Task Force First Strike takes responsibility in RC-East

    Mar 6, 2014

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE FENTY, Afghanistan -- Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 502nd Infantry Regiment, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), took responsibility of the third-most-populated Afghan province from two 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) battalions during a transfer of authority ceremony Sunday at Forward Operating Base Fenty.

  • 10th Mountain battalions transfer authority to units of 101st Airborne

    Mar 6, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Two battalion-size units of 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) officially transferred authority of their respective areas of operations to units of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) during two separate transfer of authority ceremonies held Thursday in two different Afghan provinces.

  • 3-2nd ADA in garrison; uncases colors

    Mar 6, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Nearly 500 Soldiers gathered with their senior leaders Feb. 13 in Rinehart Fitness Center at Fort Sill to take part in a significant event in their unit's history. For the first time since the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery's three forward batteries returned to Fort Sill from Turkey in December, the Soldiers were reunited as one unit in a ceremony to uncase the battalion colors.

  • Bodybuilding champion serves as Pentagon chaplain assistant

    Mar 6, 2014

    Serving as the only chaplain assistant at the Pentagon Chaplain's Office -- responsible for facilitating religious support to 25,000 service members and civilians from all branches of the military -- you wouldn't think Staff Sgt. Denises Veitia would get bored easily. When it came to her physical fitness, though, she felt she needed a new challenge. So, she became a competitive bodybuilder.

  • NTC and Fort Irwin recognizes women's character, courage, commitment

    Mar 6, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated Women's History Month with a standing-room only ceremony, March 5. At this high desert military installation, Operations Group and the Equal Opportunity/Equal Employment Opportunity office sponsored the event -- which packed the venue, Sandy Basin Community Center. Guest speaker Col. Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead, commander of United States Army Medical Department Activity, here, thanked all the women in uniform at the ceremony for "all you have done, what you're currently doing, and what you will do in the time to come."

  • Reservists train IET Soldiers in Echo model unit

    Mar 6, 2014

    Army Reserve drill sergeants and Soldiers are integrated into Fort Leonard Wood's 1st Battalion, 48th Infantry Regiment's Initial Entry Training mission as part of the Echo Company Model.

  • Social media antics can ruin career, misrepresent military services

    Mar 6, 2014

    Social media is very pervasive these days. As a new generation of Soldiers -- all well-versed in the various aspects of Facebook, Instagram and Twitter -- join the ranks, senior leaders across the installation are taking steps to ensure these troops realize the impact of their online chatter.

  • Drum Engineer Soldiers perform important work at Fort A.P. Hill

    Mar 6, 2014

    Fort Drum Engineer Soldiers are at Fort A.P. Hill, Va. for about six weeks to work on a number of construction and demolition projects for the post.

  • Army Safe Spring Campaign now live online

    Mar 4, 2014

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center launched the annual Army Safe Spring Campaign online March 1, providing leaders and Soldiers easy access to seasonal safety materials.

  • Apache Gunship from 1st Calvary Division conducts route recon near Bagram Air Field

    Feb 28, 2014

    Apache Gunship from 1st Calvary Division conducts route recon near Bagram Air Field

  • 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment Transfer of Authority, Feb 27

    Feb 28, 2014

    3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment and 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment transfer authority for the mission in Kunar Province, Afghanistan at Forward Operating Base Wright on February 27, 2014.

  • Townsend: 'Set to finish job we started'

    Feb 27, 2014

    Three weeks ago, we began our newest "Climb to Glory" in Afghanistan. The 10th Mountain Division (LI) headquarters is now fully deployed and has conducted a successful transition of authority with the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) is a truly professional organization with great leaders and Soldiers who set the conditions for a smooth transition of authority.

  • Basic Combat trainee follows in grandfather's footsteps

    Feb 27, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Pvt. Ryan Hedges walked across the Basic Combat Training stage and to his surprise in the first row of seats was the man who helped him make the decision to join the Army.

  • Students learn about medical professions

    Feb 27, 2014

    Laughter and smiles filled the room during a medical seminar as 13 middle school students learned about various medical professions on Fort Carson, Feb. 18-20. Capt. Jason Auchincloss, aeromedical physician assistant, 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, hosted the children from The Colorado Springs School.

  • Victim rights strengthened by DoD change

    Feb 26, 2014

    It's a common scenario, a young Soldier drinks with acquaintances in the barracks, but what could be a relaxing evening can easily become a crime scene. The sexual assault trends reveal military sexual assaults most often happen after midnight, involve alcohol, and the victims and perpetrators aren't strangers. However, the Army is implementing new measures to change attitudes and behaviors, while educating the force in hopes of preventing crimes.

  • New York Army Guard Soldiers Heading For 2014 South African Marksmanship Competition

    Feb 25, 2014

    Five New York Army National Guard Soldiers from western New York will join five members of the New York Air National Guard in representing the United States at the annual South African Combat Rifle Competition in Bloemfontein, South Africa March 4-15.

  • Patriots discuss Kapisa's future with governor

    Feb 25, 2014

    4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot leaderhship met with Kapisa Province's governor Feb. 23, 2014, to discuss the future of the province and introduce him to the unit soon taking over operations in the area.

  • 'Not just an EOD Officer'

    Feb 25, 2014

    1st Lt. Janill Castillo is a female commander of an Explosive Ordnance Disposal company currently based at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The unit is part of the 759th EOD Company, from Fort Irwin, Calif., and has a unique mission in Kosovo, Feb. 25, 2014.

  • Army aviator brings uplifting story to life for Fort Riley children

    Feb 25, 2014

    More than 40 children and 33 adults packed into the Forsyth East Child Development Center at Fort Riley Feb, 23 to listen to Col. Frank Muth, deputy commanding officer of support, 1st Infantry Division, read �"Mercedes and the Chocolate Pilot," a true story written by children�'s author Margot Theis Raven about the Berlin Air Lift of 1948-1949.

  • Shyu outlines strategy for modernization at AUSA

    Feb 24, 2014

    To prepare the Army for tomorrow, the seeds must be planted today, Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for acquisition, logistics and technology, told attendees of the Association of the United States Army's Winter Symposium and Exposition in Huntsville, Feb. 19, 2014.

  • Cone shares Army focus for Force 2025

    Feb 24, 2014

    The commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command mapped out the Army's path forward for attendees of the Association of the United States Army's 2014 Winter Symposium in Huntsville, Ala., as he spoke on Force 2025, Feb. 20, 2014.

  • Patriots set replacements up for success

    Feb 24, 2014

    4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot leadership took their counterparts from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, Task Force STRIKE, to meet some of the Afghan National Security Forces they'll be working with around Forward Operating Base Fenty Feb. 17, 2014.

  • Task Force Warrior transfers authority

    Feb 24, 2014

    During a ceremony at Bagram Airfield Feb. 23, the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment transferred authority to the 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, officially ending their mission in Afghanistan.

  • Civilian coordinators now part of SHARP program

    Feb 21, 2014

    The Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program is in the process of making changes that will benefit the Fort Leonard Wood population.

  • Sustainment troops hard work honors fallen heroes

    Feb 20, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Mechanics assigned to the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Special Troops Battalion, 10th Sustainment Bri-gade, have been honored with the responsibility of maintaining vehicles assigned to transport fallen heroes�' remains from the mortuary affairs collection point here to the airfield for their flight home.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers to test new hearing protection

    Feb 20, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Some 23 percent of injuries sustained by Soldiers during Operation Iraqi Freedom II were related to the ear, according to a study published in a 2005 issue of Military Medicine.

  • Sustainment Brigade Soldier runs 'just for the fun of it'

    Feb 20, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Running can be a great way to keep your body healthy, strong and prepared for the Army physical fitness test. For Staff Sgt. Claudia Smallman, a mortuary affairs noncommissioned officer assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 10th Special Troops Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, it's just something she does for fun.

  • Torkham vanguard honored, prepares to finish strong

    Feb 20, 2014

    The 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, were presented their end of deployment awards Feb. 18, during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Torkham.

  • Currahee artillery soldiers receive ARCOM with Valor

    Feb 20, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Kristopher J. Forchione, Sgt. Ramon A. Fernandez and Sgt. Justin M. Watson, all cannon crewmembers with 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), received Army Commendation Medals with Valor device during an award ceremony Feb. 13, 2014.

  • ATS employee earns FORSCOM honors

    Feb 20, 2014

    It's one thing to earn an award at a local level, but one of Fort Rucker's own went above and beyond to be recognized as one of the top in all of the U.S. Army Forces Command.

  • 4th CAB recognizes emergency agencies

    Feb 20, 2014

    BOULDER -- Five months after the Colorado floods, awards were presented Feb. 13 to many of the Boulder agencies involved in rescue and recovery operations. 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, closed the book on the floods and said thank you to its counterparts as unit leaders presented the awards.

  • Spartans stay sharp in Afghanistan

    Feb 19, 2014

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Danny Wilder, (foreground) of the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, demonstrates the proper prone unsupported firing position to Spartan brigade soldiers during a Primary Marksmanship Instruction class conducted on Forward Operating Base Lightning, Afghanistan, Feb. 13 in preparation for a weapons range. The Spartan brigade is deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Landry 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Patriots recognized by new RC-East Command

    Feb 18, 2014

    The new commander and senior enlisted advisor for Regional Command-East, who also happen to be the command team of the 10th Mountain Division, stopped by Forward Operating Base Torkham recently to recognize a few Soldiers from Company C, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, for their accomplishments during their deployment.

  • Air Assault training challenges Soldiers at 'Great Place'

    Feb 18, 2014

    How do Soldiers train for and earn the coveted Army Air Assault badge? Enduring 10 days of fast-paced training may not seem so harsh to some, but under grueling weather conditions and long hours, trainees are pushed to their maximum potential -- physically and mentally.

  • 4th Public Affairs Detachment returns from Kosovo deployment

    Feb 16, 2014

    Sgt. Samantha Parks receives a hug from "Hug Lady" after returning from a 9 month deployment to Multinational Battle Group-East Kosovo Forces 17 here Feb. 15.

  • Multinational Battle Group-East transitions to Kosovo Force 18

    Feb 15, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (February 13, 2014) -- Nearly nine months after assuming command of Multinational Battle Group-East, the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade relinquished command to another U.S. Army active duty unit, during a transfer of authority ceremony held at Camp Bondsteel, February 13. The 504th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, took command of the battle group from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, a similar Army unit based at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • First Army officer speaks about contributions of black veterans and families

    Feb 14, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND, Ill. - Maj. Terry Saul of First Army spoke about the commitment of African American veterans and their families at a luncheon hosted by the Martin Luther King Jr. Community Center on Feb. 13.

  • Best-selling author is out to make African-American National Guard soldiers as famous as zombies

    Feb 14, 2014

    Max Brooks, author of "Wold War Z" and the "Zombie Survival Guide," has turned his literary attention to the New York National Guard's 369th Infantry Regiment, an all-black unit that fought heroically in World War I. Brooks visited the Harlem Armory, home of the 369th Sustainment Brigade, the unit that carries the lineage of the World War I Harlem Hellfighters to talk about his book with 369th Commander Col. Reginald Sanders and a National Public Radio reporter.

  • 10th Mountain medical officer receives inaugural 'Ditch' award in Afghanistan

    Feb 13, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For Army medics, lifesaving measures for wounded comrades must be fast and instinctive, tactics and techniques so effectively hammered in classrooms and training lanes that instructors refer to the desired effect as "muscle memory."

  • Coming home to their families

    Feb 13, 2014

    Friends and family waited patiently at Alexandria International Airport as 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot's advanced echelon returned home to them Feb. 11, 2014, after nine months in Afghanistan

  • 103rd Engineer Company on track to leave lasting legacy

    Feb 13, 2014

    Although the Fort Leonard Wood-based 103rd Engineer Company officially inactivated last month, the achievements of the "First Strike" Soldiers are bound to reverberate through the Army for many years.

  • Married to Running: NY Army National Guard Soldier to Race in USA Cross Country Championship

    Feb 13, 2014

    A New York Army National Guard Soldier has been picked for the All-Army Cross Country Team and will be running an eight-kilometer race for the Army in the USA Cross Country Championship in Boulder, Colorado on Feb. 15.

  • Wright squadron recognized for successful deployment

    Feb 12, 2014

    Team Kunar, 3rd Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, is presented their end of tour awards during a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Wright Feb. 11, 2014.

  • Performance Triad emphasizes healthy meals, Soldier nutrition

    Feb 12, 2014

  • Secretary McHugh discusses leaner, more capable Army

    Feb 12, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh had a candid discussion about the future of the Army during a meeting this week with senior leaders and Soldiers at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield, Ga.

  • Army Under Secretary welcomes home division leadership, recognizes Fort Campbell as 'gem'

    Feb 11, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal visited Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 7, 2014, to welcome back the command group of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), as they returned from Afghanistan, where the division headquarters has spent the last year commanding Regional Command-East.

  • Implementing mental, emotional skills to strengthen mind

    Feb 10, 2014

    FORT STEWART, Ga. -- More than 30 Soldiers from various 3rd Infantry Division units completed the Master Resilience Trainers course here, February 7, 2014. The core of the MRT course teaches Soldiers, Family members and Army civilians the mental and emotional skills to strengthen their minds and perform at their best when it matters the most: in combat, healing after an injury or managing home and work life. The Soldiers completing this course will serve as commanders' advisors for resilience training after graduating.

  • Paintball enhances realism in Army Reserve unit's training

    Feb 10, 2014

    Tough, realistic training is the cornerstone of a successful Army. In order to make sure that her drill sergeants can provide each new private with the best training possible, Capt. Jessica Smothers, commander of Company A, 1/321st Infantry Regiment, along with her training staff coordinated some of the basic combat training curriculum for their February battle assembly.

  • Congressional staffers visit APG

    Feb 10, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - For a quartet of Maryland congressional staffers, the overview briefings and tour of APG on Monday, Feb. 3, offered a unique glimpse into the inner workings of the installation, as well as insight into why APG is a crucial component of the local economy and landscape. They saw how APG contributes greatly to the Army's defense of the nation and helps pave the way for scientific and technological research and innovation in the private sector.

  • III Corps completes mission in Afghanistan, returns to the waiting arms of family and friends in TX

    Feb 10, 2014

    Soldiers with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, III Corps, walked into a room full of cheers, hugs and tears in the III Corps Headquarters building on Fort Hood Feb. 9 after completing a nine-month deployment in Afghanistan.

  • Deputy secretary of defense visits Fort Riley training facility, speaks with 'Big Red One' Soldiers

    Feb 10, 2014

    In her first visit to a domestic military base as acting deputy secretary of defense, the Hon. Christine H. Fox spent time on Fort Riley Feb. 10, visiting with 1st Infantry Division Soldiers and observing simulator training at the Mission Training Complex.

  • Coordination centers fortify Afghan security

    Feb 9, 2014

    "We wear many uniforms in here, but we have one war. I am army, but I am also police, and my deputy, he is police but he is also army."