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  • 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."

  • 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.