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  • 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

  • 10th CAB opens safe, comfortable 'Yellow Ribbon Room'

    May 2, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Family readiness group volunteers of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), cut a ribbon to officially open the unit's Yellow Ribbon Room during a ceremony April 16 at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield.

  • Fort Carson DEERS earns No. 1 in DOD

    May 2, 2013

    Fort Carson's Defense Enrollment Eligibility Reporting System and ID Card section was named best in the Department of Defense, beating out 1,600 DOD sections worldwide.

  • 'Immortal' Soldiers conduct platoon live-fire exercise

    May 2, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers of A Company (Immortals), 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team Rear, successfully validated as "combat ready" during a training event March 24-28 at Range 24. The event required Soldiers to complete a platoon live-fire exercise and force-on-force battles.

  • Community leaders: 'We support Fort Carson'

    May 2, 2013

    As part of an Armywide initiative, Fort Carson leadership met with leaders from its surrounding communities April 25 to hear their concerns about potential impact force reductions and restructuring would have on local economies.

  • Fort Carson EOD Soldiers educate USAFA cadets on post-blast analysis

    May 2, 2013

    Fort Carson Explosive Ordnance Soldiers led a hands-on demolition range April 24 with five senior U.S. Air Force Academy cadets as part of a culminating project on explosive modeling and its effects on aircraft systems.

  • From the Director of Army Safety - Getting riding right

    May 2, 2013

    With snow and freezing temperatures persisting throughout much of the United States well into April, it's safe to say this winter has been particularly long and hard. That's why, when the weather finally warms, Soldiers across our Army will be more eager than ever to bring their motorcycles out of storage. Hopefully you've already been talking to your riders about motorcycle safety, but May -- as Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month -- presents a perfect opportunity for you to either catch up on or reinforce the conversation.

  • CW4 retires from the skies

    May 2, 2013

    Chief Warrant Officer 4 Philip Hettich, 1-229th Attack Reconnaissance Battalion pilot, took his final flight in an AH-64D Apache helicopter at Joint Base Lewis-McChord May 2 prior to his retirement.

  • Munitions of the future on today's battlefield

    May 1, 2013

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE BORIS, Afghanistan (April 22, 2013) -- The Precision Guided Kit, is a newly-fielded munition in Afghanistan. Recently, artillerymen from Battery's A and B, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment at Forward Operating Base Boris, became the first unit in Regional Command East to fire the PGK, April 21.

  • Army to focus on motorcycle safety in May

    May 1, 2013

    May is Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month, and while the nationwide campaign sponsored by the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration urges drivers to "share the road" with motorcyclists, Army officials are placing greater emphasis on personal responsibility while riding.

  • Female senior NCO: 'This is what I was meant to do'

    May 1, 2013

    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- Looking around a tent filled with seasoned infantrymen preparing to brief their commander, one Soldier stands out. She is the only female in the room. As of 2012, women made up less than 16 percent of the total Army, and that percentage decreases as the ranks rise. Master Sgt. Erika Gordon, the lone woman in the tent, is proud not only to be a Soldier who has overcome adversity, but one of the relatively few females who has made it nearly to the pinnacle of the Army's enlisted ranks.

  • Cold Steel Soldiers launch training from inland 'beach'

    May 1, 2013

    FORT HUNTER LIGGETT, Calif. -- Having only limited time with the Army Reserve units they are training here during the Combat Support Training Exercise means Soldiers in First Army Division West's Task Force Cold Steel must be battle-focused and innovative to maximize the effectiveness of training they provide. Just one of the ways Task Force Cold Steel has shown innovation in training is "the beach."

  • Faces of the Force: Lt. Col.(P) Robert M. Collins

    May 1, 2013

    This edition of Faces of the Force recognizes Lt. Col. (P) Robert M. Collins who provides an in-depth look at managing the Army's tactical backbone communications network--WIN-T Increment 2. Faces of the Force is a biweekly online feature providing an opportunity to highlight members of the Army Acquisition Workforce currently serving in a variety of AL&T disciplines.

  • Task Force Stallion upgrades entry control point training

    May 1, 2013

    McGREGOR RANGE, N.M. -- Upgrades to the entry control point at Contingency Operating Location Westbrook have enhanced base defense training for Airmen, Sailors and Soldiers going through post-mobilization training with 3rd Battalion, 362nd Armored Regiment, Task Force Stallion, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West.

  • Life-Saving Leadership: Triple Nickel medics step up during mass casualty exercise

    Apr 30, 2013

    Medics and other soldiers from 555th Engineer Brigade conducted a mass casualty exercise at Bagram Air Field in Afghanistan, March 24, to better prepare the unit in case of a real emergency on base.

  • Afghan soldiers succeed with training

    Apr 30, 2013

    Afghan National Army soldiers from 4th Combat Support Kandak, 2nd Brigade, 201st Corps, trained with U.S. Army Soldiers from Security Forces Advisory and Assistance Team Phalanx, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), March 12, 2013, at Combat Outpost Fortress, Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

  • American, Canadian MPs train together during Exercise Promethean Ram

    Apr 30, 2013

    Army Reserve soldiers assigned to the 200th Military Police Command's 443rd Military Police Company recently participated in the Canadian Forces' Exercise Promethean Ram during the month of April here.

  • Quick reaction force dominates CSTX 91

    Apr 30, 2013

    "You have gained my trust," said Akap Jomaily, Mayor of the small and very economically challenged village of Niscoln, to Sgt. 1st Class Christopher Walters and 2nd Lieutenant Mathew Wisniewski. What was thought would be a tragedy for the 339th Military Police Company of Davenport, Iowa, turned out a triumph; at least for this notional scenario it was.

  • Military police conduct close combat exercise in California

    Apr 30, 2013

    Realistic scenarios challenge soldiers to apply their skills as if they were in a theater of operations. Combat Support Training Exercise 91 13-01 provides Military Police units a wide variety of tasks to practice. An overnight mission found them methodically searching a mock village for simulated explosives.

  • U.S. Special Operations Soldiers Render First Aid to Victims of The Boston Marathon

    Apr 30, 2013

    U.S. Soldiers react quickly to provide emergency first aid to victims of the Boston Marathon Bombing.

  • United in eliminating sexual harassment and sexual assault

    Apr 30, 2013

    The "No Excuse Campaign" aims to eliminate sexual harassment and sexual assault at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Deputy Chief of Staff G1 visits, addresses Army Ready and Resilient

    Apr 30, 2013

    The U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, G1, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Apr. 26, to meet with leaders to discuss the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C). Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg observed some of the measures that support the Army-wide programs.

  • I Corps provost marshal sergeant major awarded prestigious MP honor

    Apr 29, 2013

    In 1986, Sgt. Maj. Alan J. West enlisted in the Army for a three-year commitment. He planned on leaving the military and going to college after his initial enlistment, but after serving five years with the 95th Military Police Battalion, 272nd Military Police Company in Germany, he felt he had found his true calling. Twenty-seven years later, he said he will continue to serve until the Army kicks him out the door.

  • HURS to migrate to IMS in May

    Apr 29, 2013

    The U.S. Army Human Resources Command will migrate the functionality of the HRC Users Registration System to the HRC-owned Identity Management System May 17.

  • New York National Guard Soldiers and families lauded in Freedom Salute

    Apr 29, 2013

    NEW YORK -- More than 130 New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry Regiment and the 1st Battalion, 258th Field Artillery Regiment celebrated their return from deployments to Afghanistan, Kuwait and Bahrain during a Freedom Salute Ceremony April 28 in Queens, N.Y.

  • Soldier enjoys chance to coach, mentor youth

    Apr 29, 2013

    Deciding what you want to be when you grow up can be overwhelming. Recently, a group of subject matter experts from a variety of career fields -- including the U.S. Army -- gathered to provide young adults advice and information as they make those decisions. These types of events are especially important since we can affect and mold young minds, said Maj. Jose Hernandez, 205th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, who represented the Army at the event.

  • Division West names NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Apr 29, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Competitions are commonplace in society. People sit and watch, for hours at a time, events ranging from professional boxing to American Idol. The United States Army, going back for generations, has also had competitive events for Soldiers to test their wits and abilities against their peers. First Army Division West holds to this tradition. Last week, Division West held its third Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year Best Warrior Competition here. During an awards ceremony April 25, Spc. Michael Martin, a motor transport operator and unit armorer with the 402nd Field Artillery Brigade at Fort Bliss, Texas, was named Division West Soldier of the Year.

  • ARMED AND DANGEROUS: Empowering Officers on the Road to Success

    Apr 29, 2013

    The Army Reserve's Career Management Office is part of a pilot program providing one-on-one counseling to drilling Troop Program Unit officers identified as needing military education for promotion eligibility - giving young officers a leg up in their professions.

  • 109th Military Intelligence Battalion wins best in Army award

    Apr 29, 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.

  • Viper Battalion promotes health, physical fitness at 'Zumbathon'

    Apr 29, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas --Soldiers, Families and friends of 1-395th Engineer Battalion, Viper Battalion, 479th Field Artillery Brigade, Division West, recently gathered at the West Fort Hood Physical Fitness Center to participate in a fun-filled day of physical activity at the unit's first Zumbathon Health Fair and Car Show.

  • 5th AR celebrates Army Reserve's 105th birthday

    Apr 29, 2013

    Division West's 5th Armored Brigade celebrated the Army Reserve's 105th birthday April 23, 2013, at McGregor Range, N.M., with a cake-cutting at the dining facility here.

  • Army Reserve celebrates 105 years

    Apr 27, 2013

    Lt. Gen. Jeffery Talley, chief, Army Reserve, and commanding general, United States Army Reserve Command, stood at the head of more than 500 service members on Bagram Air Field shortly after sunrise.

  • Listening session held between Fort Bragg leadership, community

    Apr 26, 2013

    Nearly 200 people turned out for an Army Force Structure and Stationing Listening Session, Monday at the Richard M. Wiggins Conference Center in Fayetteville. The purpose was to conduct a listening session led by Fort Bragg leaders with community representatives pertaining to Army end-strength reductions from the Budget Control Act of 2011 and the possible impacts on the community.

  • Fort Bragg committed to readiness and resilience

    Apr 26, 2013

    Fort Bragg completed their comprehensive review of the 12 pillars of the Army's Ready, Resilient and Army Strong campaign. They highlighted each pillar of the campaign in detail, sharing the resources available to help improve and sustain our readiness -- ensuring leaders, Soldiers, Families and civilians know where to turn for expertise and support.

  • 'Together we can fix this'

    Apr 26, 2013

    More than 500 Joint Base Lewis-McChord service members, families and civilians turned out to support the 2013 Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention 5k Run/Walk, April 20. The event, hosted by the 7th Infantry Division, was a way for the JBLM community to raise awareness of sexual harassment and assault.

  • Warriors on the Water: Annual fishing tournament for Fort Bragg Soldiers returns to Jordan Lake

    Apr 26, 2013

    The team of Will Blanton and Dylan Mask, an Army staff sergeant, reeled in 21.20 pounds of largemouth bass to hook first place in the 8th Annual Warriors on the Water Military Appreciation Bass Fishing Tournament at Jordan Lake, near Holly Springs, N.C., April 19.

  • Army says fiscal year 2014 budget request 'meets future challenges'

    Apr 26, 2013

    The fiscal year 2014 budget "meets future challenges, strengthens global engagements, provides for resets, sustains the industrial base and fulfills commitments to Soldiers, civilians and families," the Army's top civilian leader told lawmakers.

  • Human Resources Deputy Chief of Staff visits JBLM to address Army Ready and Resilient Campaign

    Apr 26, 2013

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg, U.S. Army Deputy Chief of Staff, Human Resources, visited Joint Base Lewis-McChord Apr. 26 to discuss the Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign (R2C) with battalion and brigade commanders. The idea behind R2C is to build upon physical, emotional and psychological resilience in Soldiers, Families and Civilians to improve performance, and deal with the rigors and challenges of military service. Bromberg also met with the I Corps leaders to address changes in Army policies and in the human resources community. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Mark Miranda, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Soldiers seize objectives during Mountain Peak exercise

    Apr 25, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Efforts among Soldiers from nearly every brigade in 10th Mountain Division (LI) led to an intensely tough and realistic nine-day training exercise, April 15-24, known as Mountain Peak. The exercise's primary purpose was to prepare 3rd Brigade Combat Team for its upcoming mission rehearsal exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La.

  • 10th Mountain Division recognizes NCO, Soldier of the Year

    Apr 25, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A noncommissioned officer from 91st Military Police Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, and a junior enlisted Soldier from 4th Brigade Combat Team won the 10th Mountain Division (LI) NCO and Soldier of the Year Competition at Fort Drum.

  • Muleskinners, division host soldiers of El Salvador army

    Apr 25, 2013

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Sustainment Brigade hosted several soldiers of the El Salvador army April 9 to discuss logistics concepts and operations.

  • CA medics help train KISD students vehicle extraction techniques

    Apr 25, 2013

    Out of the classroom and into a stressful field environment. That is what students of the Killeen Independent School District Career Center found themselves in when they arrived to Fort Hood to conduct hands on medical training with members of the 81st Civil Affairs Battalion April 23.

  • Trainers gain mental toughness

    Apr 25, 2013

    For 40 hours, Fort Carson Soldiers from various units learned energy management, effective goal setting, confidence building and attention control as part of Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program training. "We're concerned with the holistic Soldier," said Nick Bartley, performance expert. "We're helping them be mentally and emotionally strong." An Armywide endeavor, the Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program's goal is to help Soldiers train, practice and refine their psychological strength.

  • Fort Carson EOD unit hosts Family Demo Day

    Apr 25, 2013

    Soldiers and Families of Fort Carson's 663rd Ordnance Company, 242nd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion, 71st Ordnance Group (EOD), gathered at Range 121 for the Family Demo Day, April 20.

  • SHARP officials to Soldiers: We're here, we'll listen

    Apr 25, 2013

    Three Fort Carson Soldiers anonymously recount their encounters with sexual assault and sexual harassment as SHARP representatives explain that it will take a change in Soldier behavior, not just training, to prevent it from happening in the Army's ranks.

  • Medic recognized for experience and hard work

    Apr 25, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- As a Soldier finishes up his time in 1st Medical Brigade, he reflected on the opportunities he was given at his very first duty station as an active duty Soldier.

  • 1st Medical Brigade prepares for upcoming DCRF mission

    Apr 25, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- 1st Medical Brigade conducted a field training exercise to prepare their tactical operations center for the upcoming Defense CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and High-Yield Explosive) Reactionary Force (DCRF) mission at Fort Hood the week of April 8.

  • Division West hosts Fort Hood's Army Reserve 105th birthday

    Apr 25, 2013

    Soldiers and civilians celebrated the Army Reserve's 105th birthday at First Army Division West's chapel at Fort Hood, Texas, Tuesday with a cake-cutting ceremony and singing "Happy Birthday" and "The Army Song."

  • Ordnance School Soldier earns top Army safety award

    Apr 25, 2013

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 25, 2013) -- A Fort Lee Soldier recently became a recipient of the Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Award.

  • 406th AFSB hosts Brigade Logistics Support Team Olympics

    Apr 25, 2013

    Logistic Support Teams from Forts Bragg, Campbell, Stewart, Drum and the U.S. Army Special Operations Command competed in the 406th Army Field Support Brigade, Brigade Logistics Support Team Olympics here April 9-10.

  • 36th Eng Bde honors life of fellow Soldier

    Apr 25, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Facing death in combat is something all Soldiers must be prepared to deal with in their career, but there is no greater tragedy than to lose a good Soldier while at home.

  • 502nd conducts assault river exercise

    Apr 25, 2013

    The 502nd Multi Role Bridge Company lived up to its name last week with an assault river crossing exercise that included a zodiac assault mission, air assault sling loads and construction of a seven-float improved ribbon bridge raft, at Fort Knox, Ky.

  • PSYOP group picks Best Warriors at Fort Hunter Liggett

    Apr 25, 2013

    Soldiers of the U.S. Army Reserve's 7th Psychological Operations Group from Moffett Field search for the best in their ranks.

  • Guardians of Torkham Gate

    Apr 25, 2013

    News Package on 2nd Platoon, A Company, 1st of the 327th Infantry pulling security at Torkham gate for Coalition Forces.

  • Family accepts posthumous Silver Star

    Apr 24, 2013

    The family of Sgt. 1st Class Kenneth Westbrook was presented with his Silver Star for gallantry, and his second Combat Infantryman Badge, April 19, 2013, during an emotional ceremony at Derby Auditorium at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • The 80th Training Command's 2013 best warriors

    Apr 24, 2013

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Mo. (April 23, 2013) -- Two Soldiers assigned to the 100th Training Division (Operational Support) won top honors at this year's 80th Training Command (Total Army School System) Best Warrior Competition, held at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 16-21.

  • Cultural exchanges increase coalition strengths, capabilities

    Apr 23, 2013

    In Afghanistan, Provincial Reconstruction Team members not only have to navigate the differences in acronyms between services like the U.S. Army, Navy, or Air Force, depending on what province they work, they may also have to navigate a cultural minefield beset with Australian, Polish, or Italian slang and customs.

  • Maintaineers win Army Award for Maintenance Excellence

    Apr 23, 2013

    Soldiers with Company B "Bulldawg", 801st Brigade Support Battalion "Maintaineers", 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division, received an award for being the 1st runner-up in the AAME competition at the Forces Command level, presented by Brig. Gen. Mark R. Stammer, acting commander of the 101st Abn. Div., on April 22, 2013 at the 101st Abn. Div. Headquarters, Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Downed aircraft radio communication training translates to life or death

    Apr 22, 2013

    FORT HOOD, Texas - What do you do when your helicopter crashes, and armed civilians are rapidly approaching and firing small arms fire in your direction? In this instance, your ability to make speedy decisions, as well as quickly employ your communication gear is of life or death consequence.

  • N.C. Guard Soldiers prepare for Sinai deployment

    Apr 22, 2013

    Soldiers with the 630th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion navigated postal operations as well as other technical and tactical requirements during a recent combined training exercise, at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind., to prepare for their upcoming deployment to the Sinai

  • MFO commander prepares next deploying NG unit

    Apr 22, 2013

    North Carolina National Guard Soldiers preparing to deploy to the Sinai as Multinational Force Observers recently sat down with the commander of the current MFO task force for a look at what they could expect during their upcoming deployment. Col. Robert D. Haycock, commander of Task Force Sinai, met with 630th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion Soldiers, N.C. National Guard, during the unit's Combined Training Exercise at Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center, Ind.

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