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  • All-In: Army Engineers unite in solving global military engineering issues

    May 21, 2013

    In one of the most momentous occasions in the history of the United States Army Engineer Regiment, the 412th Theater Engineer Command's Engineer TEC-ASCC Planning Exercise (ENTAPE) has proactively brought all of the Army engineering components together to bridge capability gaps in an era of declining resources.

  • Son's First Salute

    May 20, 2013

    Many people use Skype to stay connected with friends and loved ones. This is especially true for one deployed Soldier who didn't want to miss this family event. Army Sergeant Patrick Wolfe explains. Soundbite from Master Sgt. Marshall Rader. Also available in high definition

  • Whatever it takes: 1st CAB aviators conduct self-extraction training

    May 20, 2013

    Spent brass fell like rain near the spinning rotors of the OH-58 Kiowa helicopter. The scene around the landing zone at the mouth of Afghanistan's Arghandab River Valley was like something out of a movie. Moments earlier, Soldiers on a dismounted patrol hit two anti-personnel improvised explosive devices. The blasts killed two members of the patrol immediately and left another fighting for every breath after losing his lower jaw in the explosion. As the patrol worked to regroup and treat their wounded, the enemy fighters continued their assault with small arms fire. Two Kiowa crews also on patrol in the area heard the radio calls from the infantrymen on the ground and flew in to assist. The aircrews knew the medical evacuation helicopter was likely too far away to get to the casualty fast enough and wanted to do whatever they could to assist.

  • Airborne MPs receive pepper spray certification

    May 20, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The Military Police leadership of the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division hosted pepper spray training for MPs across the division who required the certification May 15, 2013. The training, which is mandatory for all military law enforcement before they may carry the painful and often demobilizing chemical, serves the dual purpose of allowing Soldiers to understand and feel the effects, and be able to perform their law enforcement functions in the event of a cross-contamination, said Sgt. 1st Class John Murphy, the 2nd BCT Provost Marshal's Office noncommissioned officer in charge.

  • Small unit with a big mission

    May 19, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 15, 2013) -- The 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, "Allons" deployed to Paktika Province, Afghanistan in early January. The "Allons" Battalion is the organic artillery battalion under the 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos" (2/10 SFAB), 10th Mountain Division from Fort Drum, N.Y.

  • ANSF plans security for 2014 national election

    May 18, 2013

    Representatives from across the Afghan National Security Forces attended an update brief at the Operations Coordination Center - Regional East at Forward Operating Base Thunder May 13.

  • Yudh Abhyas Company-level STX lanes

    May 17, 2013

    Soldiers with the U.S. Army, 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team and Indian Army's 99th Mountain Brigade clear a village of insurgents during company-level field training May 13, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the 82nd Airborne Division's parent organization, XVIII Airborne Corps.

  • Afghans working together for security

    May 17, 2013

    An Afghan National Army soldier, 111th Capital Division, sits on top of a T-62 tank after arriving at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, May 14, 2013. The tank, along with other tanks and mechanized infantry vehicles, recently arrived at Gamberi as part of a larger force projection exercise that demonstrates the increased power and capability of the Afghan ground forces. The 111th Capital Division, based in Kabul, will conduct training with the 201st Corp, ANA, which is based at FOB Gamberi. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by 1st Lt. Sam Otto, 129th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment/RELEASED)

  • YA13 Company-level situational training exercise

    May 17, 2013

    Indian Army Col. Prashant Kandpal, commander of 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, 99th Mountain Brigade, U.S. Army Lt. Col. Phillip Sounia, commander of 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and Maj. Gen. John W. Nicholson Jr., the division's commanding general, watch a combined force of their soldiers neutralize insurgents during a company-level field problem May 14, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The training is part of Yudh Abhyas, annual bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific, hosted this year by the XVIII Airborne Corps at Fort Bragg.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers compete in Mountain Spring Challenge

    May 16, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Twenty-six two-man teams from across the 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum met last week in the cantonment area on post to compete in this year's Mountain Spring Challenge.

  • Syracuse-area volleyball players thank Soldiers for service, experience soldiering for a day

    May 16, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Behind the camouflage paint, body armor, and in some cases, even a sniper's ghillie suit, stands a Soldier who may have just graduated high school months before and who now is held to defend America's freedom. For female high school volleyball players of the Onondaga Volleyball Club, based in central New York, the opportunity to see Soldiers in action firsthand was a unique experience.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers test their skills in Combatives Tournament

    May 16, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Seventy service members competed May 7-9 in the seventh 10th Mountain Division (LI) Combatives Tournament at Magrath Sports Complex.

  • Sky Sox salute service

    May 16, 2013

    The Colorado Rockies' triple-A affiliate, the Colorado Springs Sky Sox, hosted a Fort Carson Military Appreciation Night May 17. Two Soldiers threw out first pitches and a Family member sang the national anthem at the event.

  • Lifetime of service: Fort Carson veteran, civilian retires after 54 years

    May 16, 2013

    A Fort Carson Army civilian employee retires May 31 after 54 years of service to his nation -- 22 years as a Soldier and 32 years as a civil servant with the Network Enterprise Center.

  • Fort Carson volunteers save installation more than $2.7 million

    May 16, 2013

    Fort Carson honored hundreds of its more than 4,000 volunteers for donating 148,000 hours of their time and saving the installation more than $2.7 million.

  • Army Chief of Staff addresses Sexual Assault & Harassment

    May 16, 2013

    Over the last twelve years of war, our Army has demonstrated exceptional competence, courage, and resiliency in adapting to the demands of war and accomplishing the mission. Today, however, the Army is failing in its efforts to combat sexual assault and sexual harassment. It is time we take on the fight against sexual assault and sexual harassment as our primary mission. It is up to every one of us, civilian and Soldier, general officer to private, to solve this problem within our ranks.

  • French Army logistics general visits FORSCOM, Fort Bragg

    May 16, 2013

    French Army logistics officers visit U.S. Army Forces Command to discuss military sustainment tops with Fort Bragg's senior logisticians. The visit included briefing at the FORSCOM Marshall Hall headquarters, virtual trainer and parachute rigging demonstrations and a tour of the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in nearby Fayetteville, N.C.

  • Passing of knowledge between two opposing forces

    May 16, 2013

    The passing of institutional knowledge from one Soldier to another has been the tradition of the U.S. Army since its creation in 1775. In an effort to maintain the highest standard of common core skills in the infantry, master gunners from the Regiment advise and assist Operations Group's Dragon Team in order for them to pass this knowledge on and help them accomplish their annual Bradley Gunnery Skills Test.

  • Building 'Able Gym': Deployed engineers combine construction skills with passion for fitness

    May 16, 2013

    Joint team from engineer brigade headquarters devotes free time to building a gym they can truly call their own.

  • Airborne jump, air assault part of Yudh Abhyas training

    May 15, 2013

    An airborne training operation with paratroopers of 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, and Indian Army paratroopers of the 50th Independent Para Brigade May 11, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The jump was part of Yudh Abhyas 2013, annual training between the Indian Army and U.S. Army Pacific, hosted this year by the XVIII Airborne Corps.

  • There can be only one -- Best Warrior

    May 15, 2013

    Noncommissioned officers representing First Army Division East's eight Brigades competed recently to determine the Division's 2013 NCO of the Year. The journey to represent the Division began at battalion level. NCOs competed and were selected for their brigade-level contest through competitions held by their respective commands earlier this year.

  • World War II vet presented overdue medal

    May 15, 2013

    Despite age, former Marine found a way to serve

  • Vehicles to serve as reminder of MRAP legacy

    May 15, 2013

    Fort Benning recently became home to a new piece of armored warfare history, as three Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicles were delivered to the armor restoration shop on Sand Hill last month.

  • Best in Army food service honored

    May 15, 2013

    The winning units for the 2013 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army food service have been selected for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components.

  • Religious Support Team provides resources for Soldiers

    May 15, 2013

    The smell of freshly-popped popcorn floats down a hallway at Forward Operating Base Xio Haq. Its not coming from the Morale Welfare and Recreation building, but from the Religious Support Team's office. The offer of free popcorn and candy creates opportunities for dialogue with the troops and a chance for Soldiers to share what's on their mind.

  • Transparent leadership; interactive training key to preventing sexual assault

    May 15, 2013

    Sexual assault and sexual harassment has no business amongst the ranks of our Soldiers. The Old Guard is aggressively and actively training our Soldiers to ensure the bonds of trust within the regiment are not broken.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Fort Riley, Kansas

    May 15, 2013

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visits Soldiers, Civilians and family members of the 1st Infantry Division in Fort Riley, Kansas, May 14, 2013.

  • Oh, Zap: MPs train on non-lethal measures

    May 14, 2013

    Off Plant Road, tucked between Lewis Main and Lewis North, lies a grassy area, surrounded by towering pine trees, where on a sunny Washington day you can hear the birds chirping and the roar of an occasional Chinook or Black Hawk helicopter as it flies by.

  • Eight-year-old CSM returns to salute his troops

    May 14, 2013

    Nine year old Ian Field, known as Honorary Command Sgt. Maj. Ian Field to the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was on hand for the "Black Lions" change of command ceremony May 8 at Cavalry Parade Field. Not only did Ian have the opportunity to attend the ceremony and witness this historical military tradition, but he also stood with the incoming commander, Lt. Col. James Lander, saluting Soldiers and formations as they marched by for pass in review, a long-standing tradition which allows incoming and newly assigned commanders to review their troops.

  • Army Reserve legal, military police Soldiers train together during real-world scenarios

    May 13, 2013

    The real-life scenario gave military police, paralegals and judge advocates a venue to work together to fine-tune their detainee operation procedures to ensure the military police actions were in compliance with the Geneva Convention.

  • 'Maintainers' re-open Wounded Warrior Center

    May 13, 2013

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Soldiers from the 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, hosted the re-opening of the Task Force Vanguard Wounded Warrior Center, May 4, at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan. The wounded warrior center allows Soldiers, who are under medical care at Bagram, a safe place to relax, place a phone call home, watch a movie, play Xbox, or just share their experiences with a battle buddy.

  • Army Training Network becomes more user friendly

    May 13, 2013

    New features on the Army Training Network website now make it easier for Soldiers and commanders to access vital training materials.

  • Afghans meet to discuss reintegration

    May 13, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SPIN BOLDAK, Afghanistan - Afghan leaders from southern Kandahar province and International Security Assistance Force leaders gathered to learn about the Afghan Peace and Reconciliation Program May 2 in Takhteh Pol district, Kandahar province, Afghanistan. The meeting brought together local leaders and administrators of the reintegration program to discuss why it is being implemented and how it may benefit the province. "Our goal is to focus on peace and how to ensure no more terrorist attacks on our villages," said Mohahammed Satai, the head of the Joint Secretariat of Kandahar Peace Council. "It's time for change in the new Afghanistan." "It's encouraging to see the Afghans doing this, because what it means is that the Afghans are serious about this," said U.S. Army Lt. Col. Thomas M. Feltey, the commander of 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment who hails from Kearny, N.J. "Peace is going to be solved at the village and the district level and the Afghans understand that. They're not waiting for peace to come from Kabul." Feltey's unit makes up a Task Force that advises and mentors Afghan National Security Forces and government leaders in the Spin Boldak and surrounding districts in order to increase their capability. The reintegration program confirms to Feltey that the efforts here have not gone to waste. "It's significant," said Feltey. "It's a sign of success, an indicator of success for our campaign plan." The reintegration program itself is a testament of the GIRoA successes in the area because it is offering insurgents the opportunity to join a successful, growing society. "What the Afghans want to do is, they want to give [the insurgents] a way out," said Feltey. "Now with this reintegration, it allows them an honorable way to reintegrate back into society." "It's time to get together and build this nation," said Satai. "If you are Taliban or any type of terrorist, let's come together in peace and start to build this nation." Bringing the insurgents back into society means a more stable government. Increases in security have made Afghans more confident about their government and the reintegration program is proof of that. "To me it shows that they are comfortable with the security situation to offer that olive branch to the insurgents," said Feltey. "They are part of society. They are not going away anytime soon so they have to have a peaceable process to bring them back into the legitimate Afghan government." "So just by that, that means that there is a legitimate government," said Feltey. During the shura, Satai passed out information to the village elders and leaders in attendance to highlight the government's progress and commitment to the program. A question and answer session followed by a meal ended the shura and the attendees left armed with information on how to institute the program in their villages and districts.

  • Afghan artillery soldiers support Operation Pamier

    May 12, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 3, 2013) - As the sun crested the mountains that border the edges of the Pir Kowti valley, the citizens of Shey Khan village awoke to a sight they had never seen, D-30 howitzers.

  • When the tough get going, the ANA keeps rolling

    May 12, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 6, 2013) -- Rendering safe improvised explosive devices, reacting to small arms fire and countering mortar attacks were challenges Afghan National Army and U.S. Army Soldiers overcame during a clearing operation conducted in the Bermal District of Paktika Province, April 21-May 3.

  • Fort Hood's 479th FA mentors Dallas elementary school Career Day

    May 12, 2013

  • Rapid solutions improve soldiers' capabilities

    May 12, 2013

    It's a small part that could solve a big problem.

  • Annual India - U.S. training at Bragg this year

    May 11, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Partnership is not an event but a process. Yudh Abhyas, the annual bilateral soldier training between India and the United States began its ninth year May 3, held for the first time here at the home of the U.S. Army Airborne.

  • Yudh Abhyas 2013 Begins

    May 11, 2013

    Yudh Abhyas 2013, a United Nations mandated training exercise sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific, kicked off May 3, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. This year's exercise marked the first participation of the 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Indian soldiers share ambush techniques with U.S. paratroopers

    May 11, 2013

    Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles and U.S. Army paratroopers with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conduct platoon-level ambush training May 7, 2013, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The soldiers are part of Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training event between the armies of the United States and India, sponsored by U.S. Army Pacific.

  • Indian soldiers, U.S. paratroopers compare patrolling tactics

    May 11, 2013

    Indian Army soldiers with the 99th Mountain Brigade's 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, move through the forests of western Fort Bragg during a training exercise with paratroopers of 3rd Squadron, 73rd Cavalry Regiment, which is the reconnaissance element for the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team, May 8, 2013. The soldiers and paratroopers were participating in Yudh Abhyas, an annual bilateral training exercise between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific

  • TF Bastogne selects Soldier, NCO of Quarter

    May 11, 2013

    Nine U.S. Army soldiers competed in the Combined Task Force Bastogne Soldier and NCO of the Quarter Competition at Forward Operating Base Fenty, Afghanistan, May 3.

  • ANA Detonate explosives

    May 11, 2013

    SOT 1: CPT Steve Williams/Engineer Advisor/Security Force Advisory Assistance Team 22/ 4th Brigade Combat Team/ 1st Armored Division/United States Army. Available in High Definition.

  • GPO hosts 2ID soldiers on culture tours

    May 10, 2013

    More than 70 2nd Infantry Division soldiers and family members were provided the opportunity to attend two Korean culture tours April 30 to May 3, 2013, as a component of the ongoing partnership between the United States and the Republic of Korea.

  • "If she had not been here ... this kid would have died"

    May 10, 2013

    When his 16-year-old son Anbia started getting tired all the time, Ghulum Sayed became concerned and took his son to see a doctor. There was a growth, under the skin, on the side of his neck that a person could feel.

  • 3rd SB Military Father Award Nominee represents Army

    May 10, 2013

    Staff Sgt. Jorge Roman with 24th Ordnance Company, 87th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division, is now one of four finalists for the 2013 Military Fatherhood Award sponsored by the National Fatherhood Initiative, i

  • Allyn promoted, becomes 20th commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command

    May 10, 2013

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn assumed command of the Army's largest organization--U.S. Army Forces Command--during a ceremony May 10 on Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Annual 'Yudh Abhyas' training with Indian Army kicks off at Bragg this year

    May 10, 2013

    In its ninth year, the annual 'Yudh Abhyas' bilateral training between the Indian Army and United States Army Pacific is under way for the first time at Fort Bragg, pairing paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team with the Indian Army's 2nd Battalion, 5th Gurkha Rifles, part of the 99th Mountain Brigade.

  • Survey Soldier provides artillery with accurate fires

    May 9, 2013

    PAKTIKA PROVINCE, Afghanistan (May 1, 2013) -- Accurate indirect fires require more than just well-trained crews with the knowledge and training to effectively operate the systems.It requires accurate and up-to-date global positioning system coordinates and weather data, as well.

  • Junior officers compete down range in battle of wits, skill

    May 9, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan -- Platoon leaders from each of the troops and companies of Combined Task Force Wolverine competed April 26 in the H.J. McChrystal Competition here. The competition was a test of technical and tactical knowledge for lieutenants.

  • GI Jane Day draws 4-31 Infantry spouses

    May 9, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The day started like any other day: physical fitness at 7 a.m., followed by breakfast at the dining facility. But these were not Soldiers; they were spouses.

  • Chaplain's Chat offers religious support to Soldiers

    May 9, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Chaplains of 1st Brigade Combat Team recently joined forces to provide spiritual fitness to Soldiers of the brigade here at Fort Drum in the first monthly event titled Chaplain's Chat.

  • 'Strongman' event to benefit wounded warriors

    May 9, 2013

    WATERTOWN, N.Y. -- Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) live in a part of the country where their snow-shoveling civilian neighbors may be among the toughest of off-post military communities Armywide.

  • Supply Support Activity Soldiers help 2nd BCT stay 'battle ready'

    May 9, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- From ink pens to weapon repair parts to vehicle engines, everyone needs items that come through the supply system. But people seldom think about how much effort and money go into procuring those items to keep a brigade functioning properly and ready for battle.

  • Race sparks Spartan fever

    May 9, 2013

    : More than 10,000 racers battled 4.5 miles of mud, dirt, muck, sludge, hills and obstacles May 4-5 during the second annual Colorado Military Spartan Race at Iron Horse Park, Fort Carson, which was hosted by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation.

  • Female NCO makes history

    May 9, 2013

  • 'Hot fuel' saves time, gets choppers back training quickly

    May 9, 2013

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- The launch of a new forward area refueling point here reduces 20-minute helicopter refueling times down to just four while providing actual training conditions found in a combat zone.

  • 'Hot fuel' saves time, gets choppers back training quickly

    May 9, 2013

    NORTH FORT HOOD, TEXAS -- The launch of a new forward area refueling point here reduces 20-minute helicopter refueling times down to just four while providing actual training conditions found in a combat zone.

  • Electrical shocks a year-round hazard

    May 9, 2013

    Electricity is one of the greatest amenities of modern life, but it also poses very real and very deadly hazards for those who don't respect it.

  • Senior leadership takes on Courage Challenge

    May 9, 2013

    While senior enlisted soldiers endured the grueling tests of the Mangudai Warrior Competition, unit commanders and senior staff officers participated in a concurrent event to build esprit de corps among JBLM's senior leaders. The Courage Challenge tested basic Soldier skills in a field setting for JBLM brigade level commanders, command sergeants major and senior staff officers, May 2. It also served as a forum for them to provide input to JBLM leadership on training and command challenges.

  • GPC efficiencies may yield greater savings

    May 9, 2013

    As installation garrison leaders continue to search for cost savings in today's uncertain fiscal environment, more are finding it in an unlikely source -- their Government Purchase Card Program administration.

  • 80th Training Command presents FY 12 Commander's Excellence in Safety Awards

    May 8, 2013

    RICHMOND, Va. (4 May 2013) -- While 3rd Brigade, 94th Training Division managed to bag two unit safety awards during the 80th Training Command (TASS) second Semi-annual Safety and Occupational Health Advisory Council meeting, Staff Sergeant Jessica Hebler, Headquarters 2nd Brigade, 94th Training Division, scored an Exceptional Individual Safety Award and a surprise birthday celebration.

  • Army engineers enhance EOD Soldiers' safety with 'batwings'

    May 8, 2013

    U.S. Army engineers in Afghanistan recently designed and fabricated a tool to help Soldiers investigate possible improvised explosive devices from a safer distance.

  • Command Sgt. Maj. Troxell leads senior enlisted leaders to become Mangudai Warriors

    May 8, 2013

    It's nearing midnight and hunger is setting in for the warriors. Half a meal a day will do that to any soldier, stud or not. Accompanying their empty stomachs is the lack of sleep, and it's only day one of the Mangudai Warrior Challenge at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Chief Warrant Officer 3 drops boots for derby

    May 8, 2013

    It is after work and as you walk by one soldier from the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade preparing for battle, a helmet gets snapped on, knee and elbow pads get checked and ... roller skates get laced up. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Victoria C. Corrigan, 16th CAB human resources technician, abandons her flat-footed combat boots at the end of her work day to roll out as "McKenna Gita Witness" on the Fianna Femmes roller derby squad.

  • 'It's all we know'

    May 8, 2013

    At an early age, military children learn to say goodbye to family and friends. Traveling around the world or having a parent deploy can be challenging and confusing to a child; but like their Soldier parents, they are resilient through sacrifice.

  • 2-17 FA puts steel on target

    May 8, 2013

    Gun tubes flamed and the ground rumbled here May 2 as field artillery soldiers dusted off their howitzers that had laid dormant for a year, to sharpen their skills and complete their annual certification.

  • 109th MI BN wins best in Army award

    May 8, 2013

    The 109th Military Intelligence Battalion, "TF Disrupter", of the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, learned, April 15, that it had earned top honors as the best military intelligence unit in the Army. The 109th MI Bn. rose above nominees from across the Army to earn the prestigious Director's Trophy for providing critical signals intelligence support during the battalion's deployment to Regional Command East, Afghanistan

  • US medics teach Afghan police how to save lives

    May 8, 2013

    Afghan Uniformed and Border Police attended a train-the-trainer medical class put on by Security Force Assistance Team medics April 29 through May 1 here. The class, which was similar to the Combat Lifesaver Course for non-medical U.S. Soldiers, taught the police to treat a casualty in the field, the importance of those procedures and how to improvise.

  • Training enhancements target reckless motorcyclists

    May 8, 2013

    Army officials are hopeful that enhancements to a mandated motorcycle safety training course will better target the No. 1 killer of Soldier riders.

  • May is Women's Health Month

    May 7, 2013

    Army Medicine seeks to raise awareness about, and encourages, preventive proactive behaviors to enhance women's lifespace.

  • Leader shares thoughts with sustainers

    May 7, 2013

    The Combined Arms Support Command hosted a visit by Lt. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, incoming U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general, May 6, to highlight current training and material initiatives.

  • Odierno visits Troops in Vicenza, Italy

    May 7, 2013

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno honors Soldiers from the 173rd Airborne Brigade during an award ceremony in Caserma Ederle in Vicenza, Italy, May 1, 2013.

  • Toby Keith visits 3-7 FA during Bronco Rumble

    May 7, 2013

    SCHOFIELD BARRACKS, Hawaii -- Country music singer Toby Keith took time to visits Soldiers in 3rd Battalion, 7th Field Artillery Regiment, "Steel", 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, during their field exercise, and fire a M119 105mm towed howitzer here, May 4.

  • Gaining cultural experience through tactical training

    May 7, 2013

    DAECHEON, South Korea -- "While I was sitting in the turret waiting 'til it was my turn to fire," said Pfc. Desmon Hayes, from Slidell, La. "I just didn't want to mess it up -- that was the only thing that was going through my mind. I kept talking to my team chief. She kept motivating me and kept me on the straight and narrow and we knocked it out."

  • The best of the best now at CAS!

    May 6, 2013

    Kennel master Sgt. 1st Class Anthony Bostwick receives the U.S. Army Forces Command, 2012 Best Military Working Dog Detachment Award on behalf of the Fort Drum 8th Military Working Dog Detachment.

  • Fort Bragg first to receive upgraded M119 howitzers

    May 6, 2013

    On April 19, Artillerymen at Fort Bragg, N.C., became the first unit in the Army to receive digitized M119A3 howitzers, which will make it possible for Soldiers to start firing rounds and evade return fire quicker in combat.

  • Barber commemorates 45 years serving paratroopers

    May 6, 2013

    Travis Bell has been honorably serving the Home of the Airborne and Special Operation Forces without ever donning a military uniform.

  • Panther Brigade Soldiers named XVIII Airborne Corps NCO, Soldier of the Year for second year

    May 6, 2013

    For the second consecutive year in a row, two Panther Brigade Soldiers from the "All-American" Division came out on top as the 2013 XVIII Airborne Corps Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year.

  • Casing colors for Kosovo: Unit's deployment to country marks first in 10 years

    May 6, 2013

    The 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade cased their colors Friday in a ceremony on Fort Bragg in preparation for their nine-month deployment to Kosovo scheduled for next week.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier selected for Army recognition

    May 6, 2013

    Twenty-two years of service has afforded plenty of opportunities for Sgt. 1st Class Josalette Simmons, XVIII Airborne Corps sexual harassment/assault response and prevention noncommissioned officer in charge, to give back to her fellow Soldiers.

  • Gun Devils first in Army to fire digital howitzer

    May 6, 2013

    Gun Devils of 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, made history here, April 19, by being the first operational unit in the Army to field and fire the new all-digital M119A3 105 mm lightweight howitzer.

  • Devil brigade paratroopers earn German jump wings

    May 6, 2013

    More than 200 paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team earned their German jump wings, April 15 through 18, during a joint airborne operation here.

  • FORSCOM to broadcast live assumption-of-command ceremony May 10

    May 6, 2013

    Lt. Gen Daniel B. Allyn, will be promoted to the rank of general and assume command of U.S. Army Forces Command in a ceremony scheduled to be held at 3:30 p.m., May 10 outside Marshall Hall, the FORSCOM headquarters complex, on Fort Bragg, N.C. The ceremony will be hosted by Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the Chief of Staff of the Army.

  • Getting your bike back on track

    May 6, 2013

    It was mid-afternoon on a Thursday when I received a phone call from my best friend asking if I could help him move some furniture. Although I was tired from staff duty the night before, I told him I would be right over. I figured if we could knock out the move quickly, I could get back home to rest. I decided to take my motorcycle, so I threw on an old flight suit and the required personal protective equipment to make the five-mile ride. Little did I know that this ride would change my life forever.

  • Issue yards save Army millions

    May 6, 2013

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- The sun rises and shadows cascade off oil filters, tires and rows of boxes containing various items from screws to engines, all waiting to do their part in keeping Soldiers and units ready to roll. The parts are neatly on display, ready to be grabbed up and put to use.

  • CW3 drops boots for derby

    May 6, 2013

    It is after work and as you walk by one Soldier from the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade preparing for battle, a helmet gets snapped on, knee and elbow pads get checked and … roller skates get laced up. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Victoria C. Corrigan, 16th CAB human resources technician, abandons her flat-footed combat boots at the end of her work day to roll out as "McKenna Gita Witness" on the Fianna Femmes roller derby squad.

  • UAV Shadow

    May 4, 2013

    Soldiers from UAS platoon, B company, 1 BSTB, answer questions about the effectivenes of their UAV Shadow. Soundbites include SFC Chad Keirns - UAS Platoon NCO, UAS Plt B Co, 1 BST, 101st Div, Homtown: Cincinatti, OH. and SPC Tyler James Brewer - UAS Systems Repairer, UAS Plt B Co, 1 BST, 101st Div, Hometown: Eugene, OR. Produced by SGT Brittany Armstrong, FOB Fenty, Afghanistan. Also available in High Definition.

  • Fallen service members honored in 28-mile march

    May 3, 2013

    CAMP ARIFJAN, Kuwait -- More than 600 service members came together at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, to commemorate their comrades, friends and family who have made the ultimate sacrifice by honoring them in the second annual March for the Fallen, which started April 27, and ended early the next morning.

  • May is Mental Health Month

    May 3, 2013

    The Army is determined to decrease the stigma and get help to those who need it, by promoting dialogue between leaders, Soldiers, families, civilians and the community.

  • FORSCOM Chief of Staff: Leader development, retention key to 21st-century Army readiness

    May 3, 2013

    In order to understand an increasingly ambiguous global operational environment, the U.S. Army must continually assess and refine the way it operates, develop its people, increase its capabilities and exploit its advantages, said the U.S. Army Forces Command chief of staff May 1 on Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • 14th Engineers train with new excavators

    May 3, 2013

    If you went to basic training more than a few years ago, you may remember digging a fighting position. After learning about the theory and variations of fighting positions, you had to dig your own. A "Ranger grave" was easy enough to make, but a proper fighting position took hours to dig. Privates in initial entry training have wished there was another way to dig their holes for years.

  • 109th Military Intelligence Battalion wins top MI award

    May 3, 2013

    The 109th Military Intelligence Battalion, "Task Force Disruptor," of the 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, 7th Infantry Division, learned, April 15, 2013, that it had earned top honors as the best military intelligence unit in the Army.

  • Fort Leonard Wood officials cut ribbon for new Warrior Transition Unit

    May 3, 2013

    General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital and Fort Leonard Wood officially commemorated the opening of a new Warrior Transition Unit during a ribbon-cutting ceremony May 2 at the WTU campus.

  • 'Task Force Warhawg' welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    May 3, 2013

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The 1st Battalion, 360th Infantry Regiment, "Task Force Warhawg," 5th Armored Brigade, Division West, welcomed a new senior enlisted leader in a change of responsibility ceremony at the Milam Youth Activity Center here April 19. The ceremony formalized Command Sgt. Maj. Juan Cornett's assumption of responsibility from Command Sgt. Maj. Riley Woodworth.

  • Sacramento recruiters assist diabetic man having seizure

    May 2, 2013

    Army recruiters Staff Sgts. Joshua Hughes and Alexander Perez witnessed an elderly man exhibiting distress and signs of a seizure. They began administering first aid and directed a bystander to call 911. Upon discovering the man was diabetic, they gave him an energy drink to help stabilize him until emergency medical services could arrive.

  • Wolverines launch Herbert J. McChrystal Competition

    May 2, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHARANA, Afghanistan (April 27, 2013) -- Platoon leaders from each of the Troops and Companies of Combined Task Force Wolverine competed in the H.J. McChrystal Competition, April 26, at Forward Operating Base Sharana, Afghanistan. The competition was a test of technical and tactical knowledge for lieutenants; the results were surprising but not unexpected.

  • Interagency Military Pass waives day-use fees at U.S. Army Corps of Engineers recreation sites

    May 2, 2013

    WASHINGTON - The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers (USACE) announced today it will continue to accept the America the Beautiful Federal Recreation Pass Program's Interagency Annual Pass for Military (Military Pass) at its more than 2,500 USACE-managed recreation areas nationwide.

  • Artillerymen test of future on today's battlefield

    May 2, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE BORIS, Afghanistan -- The Precision Guided Kit is a newly fielded munition in Afghanistan. Artillerymen from Batteries A and B, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment here became the first unit in Regional Command - East to fire the PGK.

  • Fort Drum puts best foot forward during sexual assault awareness event

    May 2, 2013

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