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  • 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."

  • Division Soldiers battle harsh conditions during Mountain Winter Challenge

    Feb 7, 2014

    Amidst temperatures as low as 16 degrees below zero with wind chill, 27 three-man teams from across the 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), and Fort Drum, N.Y., competed Jan. 28-30, 2014, in this year's Mountain Winter Challenge.

  • Col. George H. Sharpe appointed Army of the Potomac's intelligence chief, Feb. 11, 1863

    Feb 7, 2014

    During the first two bloody days of fighting in the decisive battle of Gettysburg, General Robert E. Lee's Confederate forces battered General George G. Meade's Army of the Potomac. Shortly after nightfall on the second day, General Meade assembled a Council of War. The primary question was whether the Army of the Potomac should remain at Gettysburg or fall back to a position closer to its supply base. After little debate, Meade and his Corps commanders unanimously agreed to stay and fight a defensive action the third day. The result was both a tactical victory, as an exhausted Confederate army retreated from Union territory and a strategic victory as it renewed northern support for continuing the war.

  • Army trains at Starbase Academy

    Feb 7, 2014

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Paul Craig, Company C, 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, talks about a day in the life of an Army Helicopter pilot to two students at the Starbase Academy on Hunter Army Airfield Feb. 6. The Starbase Academy gives students "hands-on, minds-on" training in science, technology, engineering and math using common core curriculum that meets or exceeds national standards. (Photo by Chief Warrant Officer 2 LaQuinsa Askew, 3rd CAB Public Affairs)

  • 101st command team returns to Campbell

    Feb 7, 2014

    Members of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) command group returned to Fort Campbell, Ky., Feb. 7, following a 12-month tour in Afghanistan.

  • New York National Guard launches citizens' emergency training program

    Feb 6, 2014

    New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen are on the front lines of New York's program to help citizens prepare for emergencies.

  • 3-43 ADA Change of Command

    Feb 6, 2014

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Doha, Qatar -- A loud and thunderous �"Send the Legion" could be heard echoing throughout the gymnasium complex here as 3-43 ADA conducted their change of command ceremony last month. Lt. Col Joshua Moon transferred the guide on after 24 successful months of command to Lt. Col Anthony Behrens

  • Mohammad Agah patrol

    Feb 6, 2014

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conduct a force protection patrol outside of DSP McClean to ensure perimeter security stop at a hilltop overlooking the village of Mohammad Agah in Logar province, Afghanistan, Jan. 23. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Goodwill, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Mohammad Agah patrol

    Feb 6, 2014

    U.S. Army Sgt. Robert Ford and Col. Sam Whitehurst, brigade commander of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division along with soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry conducting a force protection patrol outside of DSP McClean scan the terrain on a hilltop overlooking the village of Mohammad Agah in Logar province, Afghanistan Jan. 23. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Goodwill, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Mohammad Agah patrol

    Feb 6, 2014

    The view from a hilltop overlooking the village of Mohammad Agah in Logar province, Afghanistan. Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, conduct force protection patrols outside of DSP McClean to ensure perimeter security Jan. 23. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Goodwill, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Mohammad Agah patrol

    Feb 6, 2014

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division conducting a force protection patrol outside of DSP McClean near the village of Mohammad Agah in Logar Province, Afghanistan Jan. 23 head back to their FOB upon completion of the patrol. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Goodwill, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Soldiers learn basics of hand-to-hand combat

    Feb 6, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Dozens of hard-charging 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers completed the five-day Modern Army Combatives class Friday at Fort Drum�'s 10th Mountain Combatives Facility.

  • The Journey Home

    Feb 6, 2014

  • CSMS CyberPatriots take third place in national semifinal competition

    Feb 6, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Colonel Smith Middle School CyberPatriots, a seven-student cyber security team, competed in the Air Force Association�'s CyberPatriot Middle School Cyber Education Program and finished third in the National Semifinals, which were held at Cochise College, Jan. 17.

  • National Drug Fact Week. Police, students, parents talk, share facts

    Feb 6, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - When it comes to minors abusing drugs and alcohol, not only do parents weigh in, but so do the police.

  • Red Cross office opens on post

    Feb 6, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - A ribbon cutting ceremony was held at Fort Huachuca�'s Army Community Services building, Jan. 31, to celebrate the grand opening of the new American Red Cross Southern Arizona Chapter office, specializing in military assistance.

  • NCOA unveils Soldier portrait

    Feb 6, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Wilson Barracks, Building 62718 in Weinstein Village, gained a new addition to its main hallway Jan. 31. Soldiers and Civilians gathered briefly to witness the unveiling of the portrait of Master Sgt. John Wilson, the Soldier after whom the barracks is named.

  • FH BOLC graduate represents Army in cross country championship race

    Feb 6, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Former Fort Huachuca military intelligence officer, 2nd Lt. Margaret Smith, was selected to run as part of the All Army Cross Country team in the Armed Forces Cross Country Championship race, Feb. 15, in Boulder, Colo.

  • Rakkasans field test new equipment

    Feb 6, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Soldiers throughout the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) took part in a Brigade wide new equipment fielding exercise here which started Jan. 6 and ended Jan. 29. "We are out here fielding this equipment to not only work out the kinks but to also get better hands on training for everyone," said 1st Lt. Eric Williams, the Capability Set 2013 Planner assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd BCT, 101st Abn. Div. "This took the entire Brigade's effort to train up to this event as well as field the equipment." The Capability Set 2013 program is a communication system that not only allows Soldiers to use hand held devices to update locations and view maps, but to also combine that with an advanced radio network so that commanders can visually see where each Soldier is as well as communicate with that Soldier throughout the battlefield.

  • Wounded K-9 team returns home

    Feb 6, 2014

    A specialized search dog handler and his canine partner, both recovering from gunshot wounds during a battle in Afghanistan, returned home to Fort Leonard Wood Friday, greeted by their unit comrades of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade.

  • DA POST certification enters second phase

    Feb 6, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood has been chosen to develop the Department of the Army wide Military Police Peace Officer Standards and Training program.

  • More to post museum than meets the eye

    Feb 6, 2014

    The artifacts on display at the Fort Leonard Wood museum are literally the tip of the iceberg compared to the entire collection.

  • FORSCOM unit takes annual SECDEF maintenance award

    Feb 6, 2014

    A FORSCOM unit was named the winner of the Annual Secretary of Defense "Phoenix" Award for excellence in unit or field-level maintenance! Representatives of Delta Company, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 82nd Aviation Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division, from Fort Bragg, N.C., were presented with the unit award during a ceremony, Feb. 5, in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits National Training Center

    Feb 6, 2014

    The Army's highest ranking general visited with Soldiers and various unit leaders at the National Training Center during a trip to the high desert, Jan. 30. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno met with NTC and Fort Irwin commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin, Operations Group officers, and leadership of the 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division - which wrapped up a four-week training rotation at the NTC.

  • Artillery, air crews execute HI-RAIN joint exercise

    Feb 6, 2014

    Since June 2013, 17th Fires Brigade, 62nd Airlift Wing, 446th Airlift Wing and JBLM, have planned and rehearsed the forcible entry capability of the C-17 Globemaster and HIMARS launcher as an operational and strategic strike package. To date, they have successfully completed more than nine missions.

  • Spartans help Afghan forces forge their future

    Feb 5, 2014

    In the early morning of Jan. 29, a synchronization meeting was convened by the representatives of the various branches of the Afghan National Security Forces, and as they moved through their agenda they shared critical information and decided the best course of action and in doing so, demonstrated the remarkable progress made possible by the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's Operational Coordination Center Regional Security Force Advise and Assist team.

  • Spartans help Afghan forces forge their future

    Feb 5, 2014

    U.S. Army Maj. Darren Glenn (second from left) speaks with Afghan National Army Brig. Gen Mohammed Israr(second from right) as well Afghan National Army soldiers during a recent visit to the Operational Coordination Center-Regional's headquarters. Glenn is the executive officer in charge of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's OCC-R Security Force Advise Assist Team, which is working side-by side with the OCC-R in an effort to help them improve the coordination of their security forces. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Javier Amador, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Task Force Patriot personal security detail conducts mission

    Feb 5, 2014

    4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot's command personal security detachment guards both the outgoing and incoming Regional Command-East commanders during their visit to see the 201st Afghan National Army Corps commander Jan. 29, 2014, at Forward Operating Base Gamberi.

  • Supporting Jalalabad's Police

    Feb 5, 2014

    Security Force Advise and Assist Team Blue, with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, visits thier Afghan Police counterparts in Jalalabad alongside a few of their replacements from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, to familiarize them with their new area of operations and the officers they'll be working with.

  • Army Aviation Sees Change In Leadership

    Feb 5, 2014

    The Army celebrated the careers of two of its aviation officers Jan. 24, with the retirement of Redstone Arsenal's senior aviator, and the promotion of a 26-year career officer into the general ranks.

  • Go for the Green

    Feb 5, 2014

    For many years, the green-amber-red model has been a staple of military planning. It's the way we express readiness -- both visually and verbally -- for everything from budgets to training to real-time operations. And, in describing our status on risk management and safety, it's also very useful.

  • Stammer to assume Deputy Commanding General position

    Feb 5, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, will assume one of the two deputy commanding general positions of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault).

  • Army accidents continue downward trend

    Feb 4, 2014

    Following the Army's safest year on record, accidental fatalities fell once again during the first quarter of fiscal 2014, according to data recently released by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center.

  • Commentary - Is it really Black History Month?

    Feb 4, 2014

    February is Black History Month, a time set aside to highlight the achievements of African Americans. As an American I am more than proud of the contributions made by my ancestors to making this nation, this world, a better place to live.

  • Tobyhanna supports anti-IED systems

    Feb 4, 2014

    Jason Hamilton, an electronics mechanic at Tobyhanna Army Depot, reassembles a Duke primary unit. The Duke is a counter improvised explosive device (IED) system that jams frequencies to neutralize the threat of IEDs.

  • Mobile classes address specific contracting concerns

    Feb 4, 2014

    It began four years ago to meet the need to certify the growing number of contracting interns. Now it has become a program that addresses specific areas of concern within the Army contracting community.

  • Tobyhanna supports anti-IED systems

    Feb 4, 2014

    Marie Flint, materiel handler, takes inventory of a pallet of Duke secondary units as they arrive at Tobyhanna Army Depot. The Duke is a counter improvised explosive device (IED) system that jams frequencies to neutralize the threat of IEDs.

  • Battalion CSM sets standard for Currahees

    Feb 4, 2014

    U.S. Army Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Dent, command sergeant major of 801st Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), graduated with a group of 12 other Currahees from the Fort Campbell Sabalauski Air Assault School Jan. 24, 2013.

  • Company gets Soldiers mission-ready

    Feb 4, 2014

    Combat lifesaver qualification, combative level one and weapons training are the norm for Soldiers in-processing at the Aviation Mission Readiness Integration Company on Fort Carson. AMRIC is a 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, reception company that was formed to help Soldiers in-process the brigade and get mandatory training before reporting to their units.

  • Soldiers weather storm, peers at historic Small Arms Championship

    Feb 4, 2014

    More than 200 Soldiers from around the force competed against each other and Mother Nature at the history-making 2014 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship. Snow, ice and bone-chilling weather, combined with the highest female participation in two decades and the crowning of a five-time champ, made this year's iteration of the Army's premier marksmanship training event one to remember for years to come.

  • Students amaze Newsome during school visit

    Feb 4, 2014

    Maj. Jennifer Newsome talked all day while in school and didn�'t get into any trouble. Newsome, the Washington Division Chief, Army Contracting Command-Redstone, Ala., visited students at Louis J. Morris Elementary School in Huntsville, Ala., where she read to a group of first-graders and participated in a question and answer session with third- and fourth-graders. Newsome said the experience was nothing less than extraordinary.

  • Tobyhanna supports anti-IED systems

    Feb 4, 2014

  • COIN experts say operational context is key

    Feb 4, 2014

  • Performance Triad promotes habits vital for proper sleep

    Feb 4, 2014

  • Army Aviators become Sea Warriors

    Feb 4, 2014

    KAUAI, Hawaii--The 25th Combat Aviation Brigade added a different twist to the primary joint training exercise Koa Kai 14-1 around the islands of Kauai and Ni'ihau Jan. 22-31.

  • NCAA track, cross-country champion Tim Nelson begins new challenges in Army

    Feb 4, 2014

  • 80th Training Command Instructor of the year wins USARC level, advances to TRADOC

    Feb 4, 2014

    A little bit of shock combined with some excitement, that's how Sgt. 1St Class David Dimoff described how he felt after hearing that he had been selected as the United States Army Reserve Command instructor of the year in the non-commissioned officer category. The water purification specialist instructor assigned to the 8/80th Quartermaster Battalion, 94th Training Division said the achievement doesn't seem real.

  • NASA remembers its own at Arlington National Cemetery

    Feb 3, 2014

    Fallen astronauts, shuttle commanders and crews were memorialized at multiple sites inside Arlington National Cemetery, Jan. 31, 2014, during NASA's day of remembrance.

  • Army delivers COMSEC to the deployment line

    Feb 3, 2014

    The Project Director, Communications Security (PD COMSEC) team is working with its Army partners to bring cryptographic equipment into the standard process for authorization, ordering, and fielding equipment to soldiers.

  • Tobyhanna supports anti-IED systems

    Feb 3, 2014

    Michael Pavinich, an electronics mechanic at Tobyhanna Army Depot, performs an operational check on a THOR III system. The THOR uses three transceivers mounted on backpacks to jam radio-controlled improvised explosive devices (IEDs).

  • Tobyhanna supports anti-IED systems

    Feb 3, 2014

    Matthew Herlihy, an electronics mechanic at Tobyhanna Army Depot, reassembles a Duke secondary unit after performing a mechanical inspection. The Duke is a counter improvised explosive device (IED) system that jams frequencies to neutralize the threat of IEDs.

  • Operation Ammunition Clean Sweep

    Feb 1, 2014

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan. Jan. 28. -- The Joint Munitions Command has been working toward the draw-down of various ordinances throughout theater with an initiative called Operation Ammunition Clean Sweep.

  • Operation Ammunition Clean Sweep

    Feb 1, 2014

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan. Jan. 28. -- The Joint Munitions Command has been working toward the draw-down of various ordinances throughout theater with an initiative called Operation Ammunition Clean Sweep.

  • Operation Ammuniton Clean Sweep

    Feb 1, 2014

    BAGRAM AIR FIELD, Afghanistan. Jan. 28. -- The Joint Munitions Command has been working toward the draw-down of various ordinances throughout theater with an initiative called Operation Ammunition Clean Sweep.

  • Something to prove

    Feb 1, 2014

    "Doing all this definitely makes me see that if I put my mind to any task, I can accomplish it. I'm just looking forward to continuing as far as I can, push through my training, push through everything they throw at me, study more, practice more; all around it's going to be a good experience for me."

  • Fixing aircraft for the fight

    Feb 1, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan. Jan. 29. -- The 1107th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group of the Missouri National Guard, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, has been providing vital aviation repair and support for various aircraft here.

  • Fixing aircraft for the fight

    Feb 1, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan. Jan. 29. -- The 1107th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group of the Missouri National Guard, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, has been providing vital aviation repair and support for various aircraft here.

  • Fixing aircraft for the fight

    Feb 1, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan. Jan. 29. -- The 1107th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group of the Missouri National Guard, 1st Theater Sustainment Command, has been providing vital aviation repair and support for various aircraft here.

  • RC East Commander; farewell visit to Task Force Patriot

    Jan 31, 2014

    U.S. Army Maj. Gen. James McConville made his final visit to Forward Operating Base Gamberi Jan. 29, 2014. McConville will soon relinquish command of Regional Command East in Afghanistan. 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot currently occupies FOB Gamberi and supports the Train Advise and Assist Command Northeast mission of mentoring the 201st Afghan National Army Corps in RC East's North of Kabul area of responsibility.

  • Heavy armor returns to Europe to support rotational forces

    Jan 31, 2014

    More than 50 U.S. Army M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks and M2A3/M3A3 Bradley Infantry Fighting Vehicles rolled into the Grafenwoehr Training Area this week as the final shipment of the European Activity Set.

  • Climbing to the Top

    Jan 31, 2014

    Soldiers representing each of the battalions that make up the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot, came together at Forward Operating Base Fenty Jan. 23, to see who is the brigade's best for the 1st Quarter of the new year.

  • NCAA track, cross-country champion Tim Nelson begins new challenges in Army

    Jan 31, 2014

  • Fort Valley ROTC trains for Ranger Challenge

    Jan 31, 2014

  • FBI trains FH community on child cyber safety, security

    Jan 31, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Fort Huachuca's Community Health Promotion Council, in partnership with the FBI, presented two sessions of Cyber Safety & Security Training for adults, to provide expert advice on keeping themselves and their children safe on the Internet, at Murr Community Center on Tuesday.

  • Program offers recovery for injured Soldiers

    Jan 31, 2014

  • Six honored at first quarterly IRC of year

    Jan 31, 2014

  • Armor chief receives 1st star

    Jan 31, 2014

  • Fort Huachuca opens Tax Center's doors

    Jan 31, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - As W-2s, 1099s, and other documents begin to arrive in the mail, Fort Huachuca kicked off the 2013 tax season with the grand opening of the Tax Assistance Center, or TAC, Monday, located in Building 22324 on Christy Ave.

  • National Childrens Dental Health Month begins Saturday

    Jan 31, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - February is National Children's Dental Health Month, an annual event sponsored by the American Dental Association. The purpose is to educate the public about the importance of children's dental health.

  • BHS, JROTC students gain archery team

    Jan 31, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - This year the Buena High School Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps, or JROTC, was introduced to a new sport. The 2013/14 school year is the first time JROTC has an archery team. It is open to all Buena High School students interested in joining. The group practices on Tuesday and Thursday after school on the BHS football field.

  • Boldly Transforming Leadership Development

    Jan 31, 2014

    What makes good leaders? And what is the best way to develop them? These are the questions with which U.S. Army Cadet Command wrestles as it changes its development models. Improving the curriculum, changing the way it is delivered and taught, and teaching Cadets how to think, not what to think, is a formula Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith, commanding general, U.S. Army Cadet Command, said he thinks will successfully develop well-rounded leaders of character.

  • 200th MPCOM Leadership visits DoD Criminal Investigation Task Force

    Jan 31, 2014

    Brig. Gen. Phillip M. Churn, deputy commanding general for operations of the 200th Military Police Command, recently visited the Department of Defense Criminal Investigation Task Force (CITF) for a briefing about the command.

  • James Armistead Lafayette, (1760-1832)

    Jan 31, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - February is Black History Month. It is the legacy of historian Carter G. Woodson who was born to former slaves in Virginia in 1875. Early in life, Woodson�'s story included farm worker, manual laborer, garbage truck driver, and coal miner. After he graduated from college, Woodson taught black youth in West Virginia, served the War Department in the Philippines from 1903 to 1907, and traveled the world, teaching at the Sorbonne in Paris, France. He eventually earned a Master�'s degree in History, Romance languages, and Literature from the University of Chicago and a doctorate in history from Harvard University. Woodson co-founded the Association for the Study of Negro Life and History and committed his life�'s work to the early black history movement.

  • Multinational Soldiers deal with riots, fire at JMRC

    Jan 30, 2014

    "Get out of here!" Rioters yell as one hurls a Molotov cocktail at multinational Soldiers, bursting into a wave of fire that crashed against riot shields. Chanting and banging their batons on their shields in a rhythm, the wall of Soldiers pushed forward and the eased mob back. That is just one training scenario U.S. and multinational forces encountered during their rotation at Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany Jan. 13-31.

  • Denver school honors World War II hero Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware

    Jan 30, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Keith L. Ware, a World War II Medal of Honor recipient and former Chief of Information, was honored with a plaque dedication at his alma mater, Denver's South High School.

  • Soldiers learn to train sponsors

    Jan 30, 2014

    Fort Carson's ACS conducted a sponsorship train-the-trainer course Jan. 21-22 to ensure that incoming Soldiers will have a valuable link for information on their new duty station.

  • Casualty Assistance Center provides support for grieving Families

    Jan 30, 2014

    It's a question that no military Family member ever wants to consider -- what happens when a Soldier dies? The focus of the Fort Carson Casualty Assistance Center is to guide Family members through the unthinkable.

  • Upcoming military culinary competition to be scaled back but more robust

    Jan 30, 2014

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 30, 2014) -- The Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event has built a reputation for good food, good training and a healthy dose of competitiveness among its participants.

  • Actor Joshua Bitton thanks 3rd ID soldiers

    Jan 30, 2014

    The 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, held a ball, Jan. 17, in Savannah, to celebrate their success during their most recent deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Vanguard volunteers recognized for outstanding service

    Jan 30, 2014

    Exceptional volunteers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, were recognized for their service during the brigade's deployment at a Vanguard volunteer recognition ceremony, Jan. 22., on the 4th IBCT Compound at Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • Military Police take to sky with unit's Ravens

    Jan 30, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Silently circling high above the ground, the RQ-11 Raven's (an unmanned aerial vehicle) camera focused in on its target. The operator, Sgt. Jason Lundquist, controlled the Raven's actions from a ground station. He zoomed in on his target, taking multiple pictures as his aircraft made another pass. He was on a reconnaissance mission and these photos may save someone's life in the future.

  • Prepare for the worst - Contracting specialists train for a natural disaster

    Jan 29, 2014

    Whereas Hurricane Katrina killed 1,800 people, injured 17,000 and closed 30 hospitals, the double earthquake on the New Madrid fault line killed 3,500 people, injured 83,000 and damaged or destroyed 132 hospitals. Thankfully, the earthquakes are fictional, used as the basis of a scenario for Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014.

  • NTC, Fort Irwin commander receives second star. FORSCOM commander promotes Maj. Gen. Ted Martin

    Jan 29, 2014

    Major Gen. Ted Martin shook hands with Gen. Daniel Allyn after being pinned a second star in front of an audience of family, friends, leadership and Soldiers of this military installation. Allyn, commanding general of United States Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., placed a second star on Martin's uniform.

  • 6th Bn., 37th FA Regt. conducts live-fire qualification training

    Jan 29, 2014

    CHEOLWEON, Korea -- Soldiers from B Battery, 6th Battalion, 37th Field Artillery Regiment, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conduct a live-fire qualification exercise at Rocket Valley near Cheolweon, South Korea Jan. 28, 2014. During the training, Soldiers from B Battery fired rockets from the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System to test their equipment, developed crew cohesion, and built confidence in their skills. 210th FA Bde. is committed to combined training opportunities with key regional military partners to build an increased combined capability to defend Korea. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released). For more photos of this event visit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/210fib/sets/72157640294260316/

  • Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness launches new social media platform Army-wide

    Jan 28, 2014

    The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program launched a new social media platform Jan. 27, 2014, called ArmyFit, for Soldiers, their families and Army civilians.

  • Band of Brother's Easy Company returns; End of an Era

    Jan 28, 2014

    The last group of Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), consisting mainly of Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, returned home in the early hours of Jan. 26, 2014, marking the end of an era for the brigade.

  • AWTC opens to enhance AWG's capabilities

    Jan 28, 2014

  • 2ID soldiers deliver charcoal during GPO charity event

    Jan 27, 2014

    Forward deployed soldiers experience what it's like giving to the less fortunate community.

  • Rock Island Arsenal observes MLK Jr. Day

    Jan 27, 2014

    At Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, an observance was held Jan. 23 to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. It's a day to remember the iconic civil rights leader and minister remembered for preaching freedom, justice, and equality for all people of the United States.

  • Afghan National Army; picking up the intelligence signal

    Jan 27, 2014

    201st Afghan National Army Corps soldiers receive training on the Wolfhound signal scanning system during Afghanistan's first Wolfhound fielding and training class at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Jan. 25, 2014. The Wolfhound will allow the 201st ANA Corps to hear and locate the enemy's radio transmissions.

  • TAAC-NE commander farewells FOB Torkham with recognition

    Jan 27, 2014

    U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Ronald Lewis, commander of Train Advise and Assist Command-Northeast gives encouraging words, coins and achievement certificates to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Torkham, Jan. 23, 2014. Lewis made the trip as part of his farewell to the troops of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot who've supported TAAC-NE during his time as commander.

  • Grant Library serves the community

    Jan 27, 2014

    Children's tiny feet slap the ground and giggles fill the air, as their little hands reach for a book to look at before Story Time begins. An adult sits down with a book in hand and quiet quickly washes over the room as the children take their places to listen.

  • Military child donates hair for a noble cause

    Jan 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - An APG military child recently donated 15 inches of her own hair to benefit her peers suffering from long-term medical hair loss.

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