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  • 20th CBRNE demonstrates mission capabilities

    Aug 6, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) demonstrated some of its unique and critical mission capabilities Aug. 5-6, 2014, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md.

  • Iowa Guard Soldiers sharpen skills at First Army multicomponent training

    Aug 6, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- With the continuing withdrawal of American troops from Afghanistan, deployments for Army National Guard and Reserve Soldiers have become less of a certainty and more of a rarity. Apart from the obvious downside of an overseas tour -- physical and mental hardships, and separation from Family, school and work -- there's also an upside: real-world application of Soldier skills, team and leader development, and the incorporation of many Army specialties into one mission.

  • Top US Military Commander in Afghanistan recognizes XVIII Airborne Corps troops

    Aug 3, 2014

  • Cav team gets 'Branded' in Kandahar

    Aug 1, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- First in Tokyo, first in Pyongyang. Now, among the last in Kandahar. On Aug. 1, the 1st Cavalry Division Headquarters, serving as headquarters, International Security Assistance Force Regional Command-South, held a historic combat patch ceremony, marking the continuation of the storied First Team legacy.

  • 3-319th AFAR takes on Holland Drop Zone

    Jul 31, 2014

    Paratroopers assigned to 3rd Battalion, 319th Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, jump onto Holland Drop Zone, July 29, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade unveils MQ-1C Gray Eagle unit

    Jul 31, 2014

    FORT DRUM, NY -- The 10th Combat Aviation Brigade uncased its D Company, 10th Aviation Regiment guidon, marking the official activation of its MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system company during a ceremony July 23 on Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield.

  • Air Cav takes to skies across Texas

    Jul 31, 2014

    A UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter with Company C, 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, soars over eastern Texas on its way back from Beaumont, Texas, July 21. While at Beaumont, AH-64 Apache helicopter pilots maneuvered aircraft that had returned from Afghanistan in preparation for the redeployment of the 1st Attack Helicopter Battalion, 227th Aviation Regiment, 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division later this year.

  • 31st ADA Soldier wins Fires Center of Excellence Tenant Career Counselor of the Year

    Jul 31, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- With the U.S. Army currently drawing down on Soldiers across the force the ability to retain proficient Soldiers is more important now than ever. The job of U.S. Army Career Counselors is to ensure that the Soldiers who are currently serving in our ranks are retained and are satisfied with their current military occupation skill and duty stations.

  • The "Climb to Glory" EIB Train-up

    Jul 31, 2014

    More than 600 Soldiers prepare to "Climb to Glory" in the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Expert Infantryman Badge train-up on 29 July 2014, at Fort Polk's Joint Readiness Training Center. The EIB is earned by completing a series of tests designed to demonstrate the Soldier's mastery of infantry skills. The EIB qualifications start on 4 August 2014 and culminates on 8 August 2014.

  • First Army 'A' patch stands out during Warrior Exercise '14

    Jul 31, 2014

    FORT HUNTER-LIGGETT, California -- Of the dozens of unique unit patches worn by more than 5,500 Reserve, National Guard and active Soldiers participating in Warrior Exercise 2014, one stands out -- that of First Army worn by observer-coach/trainers from the 189th Infantry Brigade.

  • Unexploded ordnance: Don't touch it, report it

    Jul 31, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command's senior enlisted leader has seen it all: an unpinned hand grenade in a garage, practice bombs in a basement and an armed landmine on a mantle.

  • DIVWEST trainers focus on all components at Warrior Exercise '14

    Jul 31, 2014

    FORT HUNTER-LIGGETT, California -- Flanked by Californian hills and sun burnt grass, Army Reserve Soldiers had a problem. They were manning an entry control point to a base as part of Warrior Exercise 2014, when a band of California National Guardsman launched an attack on their position.

  • 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team rolls into the future of battlefield communication

    Jul 31, 2014

    The 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 7th Infantry Division are about to get even more maneuverable on the battlefield.

  • Vanguard Brigade solidifies Army, Army National Guard tie through training

    Jul 30, 2014

    Soldiers of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, out of Fort Stewart, Georgia, supported the Florida National Guard's 53rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team's eXportable Combat Training Capability exercise at Camp Blanding, Florida, July 7 - Aug. 1.

  • Army, GM, Raytheon partner on advanced training initiative for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 29, 2014

    ARLINGTON, VA, (July 29, 2014) --The U.S. Army, General Motors and Raytheon Company, today announced they are teaming up to provide eligible transitioning Army soldiers with skills to become service technicians at GM dealerships after they return to civilian life. The Shifting Gears: Automotive Technician Training Program, a multi-year partnership between the two companies and the Army, will begin in August at Fort Hood in Killeen, Texas. The initiative demonstrates a strong commitment to helping veterans succeed by connecting them with education and career opportunities outside of the military service. Shifting Gears will be part of the Army's Soldier for Life support program, which helps soldiers reintegrate into their communities after leaving the Army.

  • 2916th Aviation Battalion receives new commander

    Jul 29, 2014

    The 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, conducted a change of command ceremony here, July 24. Lieutenant Col. William Garber III took command of the 2916th after receiving the unit colors from 916th Commander Col. Matthew Ruedi. Outgoing commander, Lt. Col. Fernando Guadalupe, bid farewell to the organization he led for two years.

  • Yellow Ribbon event helps Reserve MPs, loved ones prepare for deployment

    Jul 29, 2014

    When Soldiers are told they will deploy, the last thing they need is to get overwhelmed by everything they must do before leaving. For Army Reserve Soldiers of the 361st Military Police Company and 362nd Military Police Detachment, an opportunity to get ahead of potential problems came at a Yellow Ribbon event July 11-13.

  • Family readiness group provides support for Army Reserve families

    Jul 29, 2014

    An Army Reserve unit in Ashley, Pennsylvania, is ensuring connections between family members through its family readiness group.

  • MCoE bids farewell to Chief of Armor

    Jul 29, 2014

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (July 30, 2014) -- Soldiers, veterans, Family members and others from across the tricommunity area came together to bid farewell to Armor School commandant and 48th Chief of Armor Brig. Gen. Leopoldo Quintas July 25 at Derby Auditorium.

  • 'Big Red One' combatives team continues winning streak

    Jul 29, 2014

    Members of the Fort Riley Modern Army Combatives Institute continued their winning streak at the annual Sunflower State Games jiujitsu tournament July 26. Fort Riley and 1st Infantry Division Soldiers teamed with competitors from the Combative Sports Center out of Manhattan to take home the first place jiujitsu team trophy.

  • Odierno discusses leadership development, Army future with Fort Carson Soldiers

    Jul 28, 2014

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno talked with leaders and Soldiers while taking a tour of Fort Carson, Colorado, July 24, 2014.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits 4th CAB

    Jul 28, 2014

    FORT CARSON, COLO. -- Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Ordierno, and Commanding General Maj. Gen. Paul J. LaCamera, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, visited 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Inf. Div., at Butts Army Airfield on Fort Carson, Colo., July 24, 2014. Odierno talked with "Iron Eagle" Leaders and Soldiers, and toured the CAB's hangars and flight tower. (Photos by Sgt. Jonathan C. Thibault, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division/Released)

  • New York National Guard training takes to skies

    Jul 25, 2014

    New York Army National Guard Soldiers from the 642d Aviation Support Battalion, conducted integration Annual Training in support of their fellow New York Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 108th Infantry Battalion, at Fort Drum, N.Y., July 19-22, 2014.

  • Under secretary visits Fort Sill, shares Army future

    Jul 25, 2014

    Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson visited Fort Sill, Oklahoma, July 22, 2014, to talk with Maj. Gen. John Rossi, about his new command, and other post leaders about the future of the Army, and the Fires Center of Excellence's role in it.

  • Warhawks dig talons into combatives

    Jul 25, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - As the U.S. presence in Afghanistan draws down, units stay vigilant in their mission and training to secure the stability of Afghanistan and its people. Part of this enormous task involves the individual combat readiness of each Soldier. Task Force Warhawk leadership has provided an opportunity for their Soldiers to be certified level-one under the Modern Army Combatives Program while stationed at Shindand Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 20th CBRNE Command Soldiers compete for top honors

    Jul 25, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland -- Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) tested their mettle in the Best Warrior Competition here July 21 - 25.

  • TOWs return to Fort Riley: 'Big Red One' infantrymen fire live anti-tank missiles

    Jul 25, 2014

    Fifteen M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle crews were the first Fort Riley Soldiers in more than a decade to fire live, tube-launched, optically-tracked, wire-guided anti-tank missiles -- commonly known as TOW missiles -- during a training exercise July 22.

  • EOD troops train with federal agencies during exercise

    Jul 24, 2014

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the 744th EOD Company honed their life-saving and mission-enabling skills in a joint and interagency exercise at Redstone Arsenal in Huntsville, Alabama.

  • One team one fight: 1st Cav participates in new study

    Jul 24, 2014

    The secretary of defense rescinded the direct ground combat assignment rule, which stated that women could not serve in certain duty positions. While groundbreaking, this action did not open all of the military occupational specialties that are currently closed to women. In the effort to make strides toward opening all MOSs, the Army is executing a study to assess the physical demands required to do those jobs.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade supports USMA field training

    Jul 24, 2014

    WEST POINT -- Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, deployed to Camp Buckner, inside the U.S. Military Academy training area July 15 to provide air-assault and troop movement support to USMA cadets participating in Cadet Summer Field Training.

  • Career counselors help retain quality Soldiers to sustain Army

    Jul 24, 2014

    The 10th Sustainment Brigade was the first 10th Mountain Division (LI) brigade last year to achieve its retention mission. This year, the brigade remains as one of the top retention teams in large part due to Staff Sgt. Rogerio Brito.

  • Spiritual Soldiers tailor training for mission accomplishment

    Jul 24, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Chaplains and chaplain assistants assigned to the 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), conducted their religious support team training with the brigade's unit ministry team July 10.

  • Division Artillery returns to the Army

    Jul 24, 2014

    The 1st Armored Division Artillery was the very last "DIVARTY" to stand down in order to make room for a Fires Brigade in May of 2007, but now they are the first to stand up as the Army brings back Division Artillery to the ranks and capabilities of its 10 divisions.

  • CSF2's Global Assessment Tool is for Spouses, Too!

    Jul 23, 2014

    The Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program encourages Spouses to take the Global Assessment Tool (GAT 2.0)

  • Division East squeaks past Division West for First Army Best Warrior honors

    Jul 22, 2014

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. - On a muggy Mississippi morning, the First Army Best Warrior Competition starts with a bang. Under the bright lights of the softball complex, two Soldiers prepare for the first event in the competition, the Army Physical Fitness Test. Over the next three grueling days, Sgt. 1st Class Bryan R. Morrow and Sgt. 1st Class James K. Rogers II will test their mettle in events designed to evaluate their skills and knowledge and determine who will emerge as the best noncommissioned officer in First Army.

  • Gatesville community rounds up Reserve Component with 'Salute to Warrior Citizens'

    Jul 22, 2014

    NORTH FORT HOOD, Texas -- Mobilizing Army Reserve and National Guard Soldiers enjoyed a day of respite from training on North Fort Hood, Texas, experiencing Texas heritage Sunday afternoon thanks to the Gatesville community.

  • Soldiers fly high over Kosovo with SPIES training

    Jul 21, 2014

    Soldiers with 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, who comprise the Multinational Battle Group-East 's Forward Command Post, learned the intricacies of the Special Patrol Insertion and Extraction System, during a hands-on training event at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo, July 18, 2014.

  • TF White Devil's air assault disrupts weapons from entering Afghanistan

    Jul 21, 2014

    Afghanistan is becoming a safer place due to the initiative taken by Afghan National Security Forces to stop enemy weapons from coming into their country.

  • Ready and resilient: Performance Triad promotes healthy lifestyle, ready and resilient Soldiers

    Jul 21, 2014

    Eight hours of sleep a night, 10,000 steps a day and eight servings of fruit and vegetables daily. That's the prescription the Army is using to improve the health of the force.

  • 'Devil' brigade sponsors spouse resiliency skills weekend

    Jul 21, 2014

    Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, sponsored a three-day military skills and resiliency retreat for spouses of deployed Soldiers June 27 to 29 at the Capitol Plaza Hotel and Convention Center in Topeka, Kan.

  • Atropian Phoenix demonstrates integrated CBRNE operations

    Jul 21, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command, the U.S. Army's only formation tasked with integrated chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive ordnance disposal operations, demonstrated its readiness, agility and adaptability during Exercise Atropian Phoenix in June, at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland.

  • FORSCOM G3/5/7 tapped for division command

    Jul 18, 2014

    The Chief of Staff, Army announced July 18, the selection of Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty, deputy chief of staff, G-3/5/7, U.S. Army Forces Command, Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to command the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Longwell takes over Marine Det.

    Jul 17, 2014

    Marines blanketed Gammon Field in parade formation Friday to say farewell to Col. John Giltz and welcome Col. Daniel Longwell, Fort Leonard Wood's incoming Marine Detachment commander.

  • Aldenberg now acting Chemical Reg. CSM

    Jul 17, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Gabriel Arnold relinquished responsibility as the U.S. Army Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear School regimental command sergeant major in a ceremony held July 9 on Fort Leonard Wood's MSCoE Plaza.

  • Armament reset team supports redeploying units

    Jul 17, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The 514th Support Maintenance Company, 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain division (LI), armament shop provides field-level maintenance support for all units throughout Afghanistan in need of vehicle maintenance and repair of weapons systems.

  • Container management facilitates retrograde mission

    Jul 17, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The 10th Sustainment Brigade manages containers throughout Afghanistan daily to ensure equipment is retrograded in a timely and efficient manner.

  • Deployed MPs honor fallen comrades with run

    Jul 17, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- It's been two years since six military policemen assigned to the 978th Military Police Company, 93rd MP Battalion, out of Fort Bliss, Texas, were killed when an improvised explosive device hit their vehicle in Maidan Shahr, the capital of Wardak Province.

  • 20th CBRNE integrates into decisive action training

    Jul 17, 2014

    Units from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), are integrating into decisive action training rotations at the U.S. Army combat training centers.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers come together to learn how to save lives

    Jul 16, 2014

    FORT MEADE, Md. -- Army Reserve Soldiers from the 200th Military Police Command and other major Reserve commands took time away from their military and civilian jobs to learn a skill that could save lives.

  • Safety Sends--July 2014

    Jul 16, 2014

    After two years here at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center, the time has come for me to bid you a fond farewell as director of Army Safety.

  • Fort Leonard Wood, Springfield-Branson airports sign partnership agreement

    Jul 16, 2014

    Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport on Fort Leonard Wood and Springfield-Branson National Airport are now officially partners in emergency readiness. The two parties signed a formalized agreement earlier this year.

  • Soldiers kick it at Taekwondo camp

    Jul 15, 2014

    YONGSAN, South Korea -- Taewondo is a much beloved form of traditional martial arts that combines various acts of agility with incredible speed and powerful kicks. Since the year 2000, Taekwondo has become one of the official games in the Olympics.

  • Fort Riley fighters dominate Fight Night

    Jul 15, 2014

    Six fighters from the Fort Riley Combatives Institute dominated bouts during the Victory Fighting Championship Fight Night July 12 at King Field House.

  • MNBG-E's aviation company reaches for record-setting maintenance

    Jul 15, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (July 15, 2014) -- It was an uncommon sight in Kosovo. Eight UH-60 Blackhawk helicopters soared in a formation above the Kosovo countryside, June 28. While significant, the flight was only achievable through the higher efforts of 45 aircraft repairers and technicians within the aviation maintenance company for Multinational Battle Group-East's Southern Command Post, who worked tirelessly to ensure the battle group's helicopters are consistently maintained.

  • 402nd Field Artillery Brigade receives new commander

    Jul 15, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The 402nd Field Artillery Brigade bid farewell to Col. Carolyn S. Birchfield and welcomed incoming commander Col. James J. Gallivan during a change-of-command ceremony at Noel Field here Wednesday.

  • Program provides Army training, life skills for youth

    Jul 15, 2014

    When Staff Sgt. Rob McEver, a combat veteran with 20 years in the Army, returned home to Marietta, Georgia, after a deployment in 2011, he noticed many of the programs available to him as a youth were simply gone.

  • Maj. Gen. Miller takes command of MCoE, Fort Benning

    Jul 15, 2014

    Members of the Fort Benning community came together July 11 to welcome the Maneuver Center of Excellence's new commanding general, Maj. Gen. Scott Miller, during a change of command ceremony at Soldier Field near the National Infantry Museum.

  • Reservists train IET Soldiers in Echo units

    Jul 15, 2014

    Fort Benning trains approximately 34,000 initial entry training Soldiers per year.

  • Blue Geronimo inducts Honorary Command Sergeant Major

    Jul 15, 2014

    Born and raised in Kansas City, Kan., Command Sgt. Maj. Bernie Knight, retired, served four years in the Marine Corps before enlisting in the Army in 1987 as an infantry rifleman.

  • Spartans mark deployment milestone

    Jul 12, 2014

    AL UDEID AIR BASE, Qatar -- June 20 is a special day for air defenders but it also had an additional significance to the Soldiers of the 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade.

  • FORSCOM Assumption of Responsibility, July 11, 2014

    Jul 11, 2014

    Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) hosted an Assumption of Responsibility Ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Scott C. Schroeder, 53, who assumed duties as the FORSCOM command sergeant major.

  • Senior Army leader visits First Army

    Jul 9, 2014

    Briefings center on First Army's mission.

  • Developing future supply chain professionals

    Jul 8, 2014

    A new master's program will soon be available to Theater Logistics Planners Program attendees.

  • New York Army Guardsman conduct sling load operations

    Jul 7, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to the 1569th Transportation Company, a National Guard unit out of New Windsor, New York, conducted sling load operations training here June 30.

  • Operations Group welcomes 22nd commander

    Jul 7, 2014

    Operations Group at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin received a new senior officer during its change of command ceremony here, July 1. The mid-morning ceremony ushered in a new era of leadership for the battalion-size unit after NTC and Fort Irwin Commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin entrusted Col. Jeffery Broadwater with command of the unit.

  • 16 countries train, familiarize, partner during WA14

    Jul 3, 2014

    In partnership with Senegal and the Economic Community of West African States (ECOWAS), U.S. Army Africa conducted U.S. Africa Command's Exercise Western Accord 14 to enhance ECOWAS ability to provide mission command capability to support regional peace operations. Training focused on developing the ability to plan, deploy, employ, sustain, and redeploy a rapid deployment force in response to a regional crisis. Western Accord 14 is a key element in a broader series of military-to-military activities to demonstrate the strong partnership between the U.S and western regional African partners, and all of the participating militaries.

  • Fort Drum ordnance unit takes TF EOD reigns in Afghanistan

    Jul 3, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- As 242nd Ordnance Battalion, a unit that specializes in explosive ordnance disposal, finished their yearlong deployment, 63rd Ordnance Battalion began theirs during Task Force EOD's transfer of authority ceremony here Saturday.

  • Excellence in Cavalry challenges Phantom Recon troops

    Jun 17, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo (June 12, 2014) -- Noise was their enemy and silence was their ally as Soldiers tested during the Excellence in Cavalry competition held at Camp Bondsteel, which tested them on their knowledge of their cavalry occupational specialty, June 10-12. The three-day event had Soldiers from 2nd Squadron, 38th Cavalry Regiment, running steep hills, calling for simulated artillery fire, and using camouflage to blend into the surrounding vegetation, as they tested their proficiency in cavalry scout skills.

  • 239th Army Birthday @ 2014 U.S. Open - Pinehurst, N.C.

    Jun 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army's 239th Birthday was celebrated at the 2014 U.S. Open at Pinehurst Course No. 2 as part of the U.S. Golf Association 'Operation Open Glory' salute to our nation's military that included the raising of the American flag for Flag Day and a traditional cake cutting for the Army birthday. Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher K. Greca, FORSCOM command sergeant major, Maj. Gen. Leslie J. Carroll, FORSCOM chief of staff, a Fort Bragg Honor Guard and The Army Ground Forces Band provided the military support to the ceremony.

  • Raptors cross into 'backbone' role

    Jun 16, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- "I will not forget, nor will I allow my comrades to forget that we are professionals, noncommissioned officers, leaders!" Task Force Raptor held a noncommissioned officers induction ceremony June 13 where 22 recently promoted sergeants throughout the brigade were welcomed into the "backbone of the Army."

  • 20th CBRNE says goodbye to a fallen soldier

    Jun 16, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command says goodbye to one of its fallen soldiers killed in action in support of Operation Enduring Freedom June 9 in Afghanistan.

  • Celebrating the Army's 239th birthday in Kosovo

    Jun 14, 2014

    U.S. Soldiers with Kosovo Force's Multinational Battle Group-East celebrated 239 years of the Army's birthday, June 14, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. Events at Camp Bondsteel included a traditional cake-cutting ceremony with the battle group's oldest and youngest Soldiers cutting the cake, and a 10-mile relay race around the camp. Each participant ran one mile, and the winning time was just over 1 hour, 6 minutes.

  • First Army joins Quad Cities military salute

    Jun 14, 2014

    BETTENDORF, Iowa -- The importance of selfless service was stressed at the Quad Cities Military Salute Gala on Friday at the Quad Cities Waterfront Convention Center. Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, First Army commanding general, served as featured speaker for the event, which was held in conjunction with the Army's 239th birthday.

  • Let them eat cake: Troops celebrate Army birthday

    Jun 14, 2014

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Joint Task Force Carson Soldiers and community members celebrated the 239th Army birthday discussing Army Values and the Army profession, June 12.

  • JTF Carson celebrates Army's 239th birthday

    Jun 14, 2014

    "I hear the choppers hovering. They're hovering overhead," and many other cadences could be heard on Fort Carson, June 12, 2014, as Joint Task Force-Carson held an installation run to celebrate the Army's 239th birthday.

  • Expert: Army must adapt to globalization

    Jun 13, 2014

    Students in the Maneuver Captains Career Course got a look into the workings of a globalized world June 5, 2014, during the latest installment of the Combat Leader Speaker Program.

  • Mama Bear, two cubs rescued on fort with peaceful ending

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - As bystanders called for assistance, the cubs ran up a tree just off Christy Avenue and the mother bear ran up another tree about 100 feet away. When emergency responders and wildlife officials arrived, they blocked off the area and devised a plan to capture the bears.

  • Dry weather triggers increased fire restrictions on fort

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - In conjunction with the U.S. Forest Service, the fire condition in the Coronado National Forest and Fort Huachuca was changed to "VERY HIGH" as of June 5.

  • Get into summer swim with safety in mind

    Jun 13, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - It's enjoyable to spend an afternoon at the lake or poolside, especially in the desert heat. According to the Red Cross, swimming is the most popular summer activity. Safely enjoy the pool, tubing down the river, boating on the lake or other water activity.

  • First Army welcomes new deputy commanding general for operations

    Jun 13, 2014

    National Guard general officer hails from Texas

  • History Channel films segment at Fort Irwin

    Jun 13, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, CA. --The History Channel's "10 Things You Don't Know About" series visited here June 12 to film a segment focusing on the American Flag and its history.

  • 20th CBRNE conducts joint exercise

    Jun 13, 2014

    20th CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) explosive ordnance disposal (EOD) technicians with the 759th and 710th Ordnance Companies, 3d EOD Battalion, participated in a joint task force exercise June 3 through 6 at San Clemente Island (SCI), Calif.

  • Team CBRNE train the trainers

    Jun 13, 2014

    20th CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) explosive ordnance technicians (EOD) from the 79th Explosive Ordnance Battalion supported the U.S. Army Central (ARCENT) Explosives Training Center May 22 through June 8 in Tajikistan.

  • N.Y. Guard Soldiers display tools of their trade for Army's 239th Birthday

    Jun 13, 2014

    More than 20 New York National Guard Soldiers from the historic 1st Battalion, 69th Infantry, took part in a New York City ceremony held in Bryant Park in New York City, June 13, 2014, to commemorate the Army's 239th birthday.

  • Don't let student loan debt get you in trouble

    Jun 13, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. -- In the last 30 years, the average tuition at a public four-year college has tripled. Accumulating too much student loan debt can present new college graduates with overwhelming monthly payments, subjecting them to a risk of default, poor credit, and other adverse financial consequences.

  • Grandson, community honor 'First Team' Medal of Honor trooper's sacrifice with Valor Walk

    Jun 12, 2014

    It was 64 years ago in 1950, when John Peña's grandfather, Master Sgt. Mike C. Peña, the platoon leader with Company F, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry Division, paid the ultimate sacrifice near Waegwan, Korea, as he held back advancing North Korean Soldiers to save his troops.

  • Soldiers prepare for new CBRNE mission

    Jun 12, 2014

    Soldiers from Task Force 51 and Task Force 76 participated in the command and control, Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Response Element-Alpha Digital Command Post Exercise, here, June, 10-12.

  • Soldiers prepare for new CBRNE mission

    Jun 12, 2014

    WESTOVER AIR RESERVE BASE, Mass.- Soldiers from Task Force 51 and Task Force 76 participated in the command and control, Chemical Biological Radiological Nuclear Response Element-Alpha Digital Command Post Exercise, here, June, 10-12.

  • One Soldier's recipe for success

    Jun 12, 2014

    Determination, dedication and perseverance are not only the ingredients needed for making a great Soldier, but also the recipe for a great Army cook. Pvt. Daniel Marte Pena, a food service specialist, knows those ingredients to success all to well.

  • One Soldier's recipe for success

    Jun 12, 2014

    Determination, dedication and perseverance are not only the ingredients needed for making a great Soldier, but also the recipe for a great Army cook. Pvt. Daniel Marte Pena, a food service specialist, knows those ingredients to success all to well.

  • History comes alive in Fort Carson D-Day remembrance event

    Jun 12, 2014

    Fort Carson's "D-Day Remembered" living history event, organized by the 4th Infantry Division Museum and Colorado Military Historical Group, included live re-enactors in World War II era U.S. and German army uniforms, firepower demonstrations, vehicle displays and German and American encampments, June 6, 2014.

  • Civilians rescue worker, receive top Army safety award

    Jun 12, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Two Army Civilians were recognized for their quick thinking and heroic efforts that may have saved the life of a co-worker, during a special awards ceremony held Thursday at the Ammunition Surveillance building.

  • Post hails 8-year old hero

    Jun 12, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- "For courageous and brave actions" are the first words in the citation of the 911 Hero Award that was presented to Jazlynn Weintraub on June 3. That may not sound out of place on a post with thousands of Soldiers who deploy year after year, but Jazlynn does not don the Army uniform every day -- she is an 8-year-old girl.

  • Division honors NCO induction tradition in Afghanistan

    Jun 12, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- It was fitting on the 70th anniversary of D-Day that Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (LI), paid tribute to the NCO Corps with the time-honored tradition of welcoming in 22 new sergeants during the noncommissioned officer induction ceremony here Friday.

  • Navy corpsmen conduct joint training at Fort Drum

    Jun 12, 2014

    About 90 Navy corpsmen and staff officers traveled to Fort Drum, N.Y., to conduct medical training alongside Soldiers and Airmen.

  • Cavalrymen earn Silver Spurs

    Jun 12, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Some 75 candidates from across 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), set out earlier this month to earn their silver spurs during the unit's demanding 24-hour Spur Ride event on post.

  • Symposium focuses on TBI

    Jun 12, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's first Traumatic Brain Injury Symposium, held Friday, spanned from telling attendees what TBI is to how technology plays a role in learning how to avoid them.

  • Soldiers volunteer for Operation Park Rescue

    Jun 12, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- "The patriot volunteer, fighting for country and his rights, makes the most reliable soldier on earth." -- Gen. Stonewall Jackson Similar to this passage, the patriot volunteer who selflessly serves his community can make the most reliable citizen on earth.

  • Soldiers show their mettle during Strongest Warrior Competition

    Jun 12, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Heroes rose and stars were born at this year's Strongest Warrior Competition, which drew 32 entrants -- 29 men and three women -- who displayed their mettle Saturday at the Alex Duffy Fairgrounds in Watertown.

  • USMC Detachment welcomes new top SNCO

    Jun 12, 2014

    The Marine Corps Detachment on Fort Leonard Wood held a Post and Relief ceremony welcoming Sgt. Maj. Jason Patrick as the new detachment sergeant major Friday at Nutter Field House.

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