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  • Accidents down in first quarter 2015

    Jan 23, 2015

    Accidental Soldier fatalities were down 8 percent at the close of the first quarter of fiscal 2015, continuing the downward trend that culminated in the Army's safest year on record during 2014.

  • Bitter cold fuels live-fire exercise

    Jan 22, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Artillerymen from across 2nd Brigade Combat Team conducted Operation Commando Phoenix, a company-level fires support coordination exercise, Jan. 12-15 on Fort Drum's training areas.

  • 2nd BCT prepares Families for separation during training, missions

    Jan 22, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- One thing Soldiers and their families know is that they need to be prepared for all the contingencies that are thrown their way in the course of their military careers. Permanent changes of station, extended training exercises and deployment missions are intermingled among family vacations, celebrations and a child's sports game or dance recital.

  • 'Mountain Tough' roots thrive in deep snow

    Jan 22, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- In the darkness before physical training Thursday, an intrepid group of Mountaineers gathered in an empty parking lot with rifles, snowshoes, assault packs and bayonets, prepared for whatever the future held.

  • Soldiers close ranks to help hero get back on his feet

    Jan 22, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Trapped in time somewhere between flame, water, smoke and snow, the remnants of the two-story apartment building that Sgt. Anders "Andy" Olafson and several other service members called home is now encased in ice after firefighters extinguished a blaze at the complex Jan. 8 in Felts Mills.

  • U.S., Thai EOD technicians share lessons learned

    Jan 22, 2015

    HUA HIN, Thailand -- U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers trained with Thai military and police EOD technicians here during Exercise Ravens Challenge Jan. 12 - 16.

  • Fort Leonard Wood training course preps the few females that want to lead the way

    Jan 22, 2015

    Fort Leonard Wood female Soldiers striving to become one of the first Ranger-qualified females now have a training course structured specifically to help with their quest.

  • Afghan, Pakistani military leaders coordinate border security

    Jan 22, 2015

    Leaders from the 201st and 203rd Afghan National Army Corps, Afghan Border Police zones 301 and 402, the 11th Pakistan Army Corps, and a delegation from Resolute Support headquarters met to discuss border security at an event hosted by Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Operational Base Fenty in Afghanistan, Jan. 18, 2015.

  • Is your toxicity stopping you as an effective leader?

    Jan 22, 2015

    Where are those dynamic leaders of old?

  • Army shaping Soldiers as best weapon for future

    Jan 21, 2015

    Lt. Gen. Robert Brown, Army Combined Arms Center, or CAC, commanding general, visited Fort Sill, Jan. 20, to discuss the Army's greatest asset -- its Soldiers -- and how the "human dimension" is vital to combating current and future conflicts.

  • The Spartan Brigade comes to an end, with the promise of a new beginning

    Jan 20, 2015

    The Spartans have put down their shields, taken off their helmets, and laid their spears to rest. At least this is what the headline would have read if the topic of discussion were the inactivation of the famous army of ancient Grecian times. Unfortunately the news of the day is about the inactivation of a different group of Spartans - the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team "Spartans" to be precise.

  • 'Know thy enemy' - Army Reserve and active duty OPFOR team enhance their individual skills

    Jan 20, 2015

    Soldiers from the 78th Training Division and 101st Airborne Division join together to act as the Opposing Force (OPFOR) helping facilitate the 78th Training Division's Warrior Exercise (WAREX) "Arctic Lightning" at Fort A.P. Hill, Virginia, Jan. 10 to Jan. 31.

  • Army takes next step to merge C2, intelligence traffic onto WIN-T

    Jan 20, 2015

    The Army has taken the next step in merging operational and intelligence traffic onto the WIN-T transport. The Army can realize significant cost savings in money, resources and satellite bandwidth by converging intelligence and C2 onto a common platform, an expert said.

  • Military Intelligence Troopers Prepare Soldiers for Asymmetrical Warfare

    Jan 16, 2015

    At the National Training Center, asymmetric training often takes center stage. The NTC is focused on simulating battles between maneuver elements composed of tanks and other fighting vehicles; however, it is the utilization of irregular and guerilla tactics that allow the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment to double down on their training capabilities.

  • Soldiers' 'Sacrifice, Service' spark success in Afghanistan

    Jan 15, 2015

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Service members on Bagram Airfield, Jan. 14, during his first trip to Afghanistan since the transition from Operation Enduring Freedom to Resolute Support.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates legacy of Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 15, 2015

    Members of the Fort Bragg community joined together to celebrate the life and work of Martin Luther King Jr. during an observance, Jan. 14.

  • 10th CAB prepares for Warfighter exercise

    Jan 15, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Members of the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade staff took part in the weeklong Mission Command Training Program that wrapped up Sunday at Fort Leavenworth, Kan., in preparation for Warfighter Exercise 15-3, which will take place at Camp Atterbury, Ind., at the end of the month.

  • 725th EOD troops train with 10th Mountain Division

    Jan 15, 2015

    FORT POLK, La. -- Army explosive ordnance disposal troops are training with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) at the U.S. Army's premier light infantry training center this month.

  • Fort Drum ornithologist balances habitat protection, training ground obligations

    Jan 15, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When the golden-winged warbler begins its 2,000- to 3,000-mile flight up from South America in a few weeks, a flock of the petite yellow-crowned songbirds will make a beeline for Fort Drum, where they will sing, breed and forage the low tangled shrublands here under the watchful eye of Jeff Bolsinger, the installation's leading ornithologist.

  • TAAC-E advisers emphasize Afghan police logistics in Nangarhar

    Jan 15, 2015

    Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley, the Train, Advise, Assist Command - East commander; Army Col. Gregory Stokes, the TAAC-E Police Advisory Team commander; and logistics and engineering advisers assigned to TAAC-E met at the RLC with Nangarhar Provincial Chief of Police Maj. Gen. Fazel Ahmad Sherzad, the RLC commander, and other police leaders to discuss issues relevant to the facility Jan. 6, 2015.

  • Digital sensors improve capabilities for night-vision devices

    Jan 15, 2015

    FORT BELVOIR, Va. (Jan. 15, 2015) -- Night-vision devices are critical for ensuring Soldiers' tactical advantage through increased survivability, maneuverability and lethality. In a search for improvements, U.S. Army scientists and engineers have developed technologies that will significantly change how Soldiers use the devices, officials said. Advancements now allow the digital sensor to be placed away from a Soldier's eye, and users can now view video images on a decoupled display.

  • 4th MEB military working dog handler receives Bronze Star

    Jan 15, 2015

    A 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, military police working dog handler was awarded the Bronze Star Medal earlier this month during a ceremony at the brigade's conference room.

  • 2015 Martin Luther King, Jr. Day Tri-Signed Letter

    Jan 15, 2015

    Celebrating Martin Luther King Day "Remember, Celebrate, Act! A Day On, Not a Day Off!" "Life's most persistent and urgent question is, what are you doing for others?" - Martin Luther King Jr.

  • Sill female first to tackle Ranger course

    Jan 15, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Second lieutenant Kelly Derienzo shed her long hair Jan. 11 to be one of the first women allowed to go to Fort Benning's Pre-Ranger Course.

  • 31st ADA Brigade Patriot crews fire

    Jan 15, 2015

    On Dec. 8, A Battery, 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery conducted a deployment readiness exercise (DRE).

  • Army advisors coordinate training for Afghan soldiers

    Jan 15, 2015

    Maj. Michael Provencher of 3rd Cavalry Regiment traveled with five Afghan National Army, or ANA, leaders to a weeklong training event in mid January 2015. Provencher, along with U.S. Training and Doctrine Command leaders, will show the Afghan leaders the Maneuver Center of Excellence located at Fort Benning, Georgia.

  • 3 ABCT Soldiers train to counter IEDs

    Jan 15, 2015

    Soldiers learned skills to identify and combat improvised explosive devices (IED), Jan. 15, 2015, at the Fort Carson Counter-IED Academy. Countering IEDs is a crucial part of modern warfare, said Sgt. James Hart, infantry team leader, Company B, 1st Battalion, 8th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

  • North Dakota aviators support Southwest border mission

    Jan 14, 2015

    A group of about 35 North Dakota National Guard aviators mustered on the southwest border in Texas to support the U.S. Department of Homeland Security's ongoing operations there.

  • 20th CBRNE supports chemical cleanup effort in capital

    Jan 14, 2015

    WASHINGTON -- Units from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) are involved in a chemical warfare material cleanup effort here in the nation's capital.

  • First Army planners sharpen training exercise development skills

    Jan 14, 2015

    A mobile training team from First Army's training exercise branch has been crisscrossing the nation since last summer, teaching brigade-level exercise planners how to build, coordinate and execute better training exercises. Recently, the six-member training team brought the course back to their home base at First Army headquarters on Rock Island Arsenal.

  • An ordinary shift turned into a lifesaving mission

    Jan 13, 2015

    In a combat zone, some people credit the success of their mission to being in the right place at the right time. For Eric Knox, it was being with the right four people, that accomplished the mission of saving his life.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts first NCO SHARP Summit

    Jan 13, 2015

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord became the first Army post to hold a non-commissioned officer Sexual Harassment/Assault Response & Prevention summit Jan. 9 at the McChord Chapel Support Center.

  • 20th CBRNE troops train with 10th Mountain Division

    Jan 13, 2015

    FORT POLK, Louisiana -- Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal troops are training with the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division at the U.S. Army's premier light infantry training center this month.

  • Women in service review rollout due January 2016

    Jan 13, 2015

    The services have been working on gender-neutral standards for all occupations and the secretary of defense is scheduled to announce final decisions to integrate or exclude any remaining occupations closed to women on or about Jan. 1, 2016.

  • 4-3 ADA Conducts Patriot Live Fire

    Jan 12, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Conducting a Patriot missile live-fire is an opportunity that few Patriot crews get to conduct. Most Patriot exercises are simulated utilizing state-of-the-art digital technology that allows crews to train as they fight without actually firing a live missile.

  • Gas Gas Gas

    Jan 8, 2015

    Soldiers rushed out of a small concrete structure, coughing and sputtering, trying to replace the tear gas they breathed in with clean cool mountain air Jan. 8, at Fort Carson.

  • Army sensors research enables future capabilities

    Jan 1, 2015

    Army scientists and engineers are advancing sensors research in hopes of giving future Soldiers enhanced situational awareness.

  • How to report a crime to Army CID

    Dec 30, 2014

    Special Agents with the U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command want to remind Soldiers, civilians, and family members about how they can report a crime 24/7 to Army Criminal Investigation Command.

  • Mayor cell provides safe haven for joint forces

    Dec 29, 2014

    A mayor's cell in an austere environment plays a huge role in a training rotation or during deployments. For the Soldiers supporting Operation United Assistance and living at the National Police Training Academy in Paynesville, Liberia, the mayor's cell is essential for protection, lodging and logistics.

  • Operation Enduring Freedom comes to an end

    Dec 29, 2014

    President Barack Obama and Defense Secretary Chuck Hagel each issued statements today marking the end of the combat mission in Afghanistan.

  • Army Reserve Soldiers offers aid to community during crisis

    Dec 29, 2014

    The Army Reserve is often cited as a premier community-based force, providing life-saving and life-sustaining capabilities to the citizens it serves. On Dec. 8, the Maj. Gen. Benjamin L. Hunton U.S. Army Reserve Center did just that in the aftermath of a small plane that crashed into a local neighborhood here.

  • Army watercraft plus Army divers equals synergy

    Dec 24, 2014

  • Liberian, U.S. Soldiers team up on Ebola treatment unit build

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers of 104th Engineer Company, 62nd Engineer Battalion, 36th Engineer Brigade, joined the armed forces of Liberia to build an Ebola treatment unit in Gbediah, Liberia, Dec. 19, 2014, during an Operation United Assistance mission.

  • Soldiers celebrating holidays while keeping global vigil

    Dec 23, 2014

    Soldiers in America and those serving in far-flung places around the world -- many in harm's way -- are celebrating the holidays in various ways.

  • Army Announces 7th ID Restructure

    Dec 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Dec. 23, 2014) -- The Chief of Staff of the Army has directed that the 7th Infantry Division headquarters, located at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, add a deployable capability while still maintaining its training and oversight responsibilities for forces at the installation.

  • Mobile app to diagnose head injuries scores FDA clearance

    Dec 22, 2014

    The new Defense Automated Neurobehavioral Assessment is a mobile phone-based application designed to help medical providers identify cases of traumatic brain injury in almost any setting, which may help clinicians diagnose a patient in as little as five minutes.

  • 'Season's Greetings' from the Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command

    Dec 22, 2014

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- In a Dec. 19 memorandum, Gen. Mark A. Milley, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, extended to the command's Soldiers, Army Civilian employees and Family members his personal wishes for a safe and enjoyable holiday season.

  • Army, USMC generals talk Afghanistan transition on expeditionary advisory trip

    Dec 20, 2014

    U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Christopher Bentley, the Train, Advise, Assist Command - East Commander, U.S. Marine Corps Brig. Gen. Paul Lebedine, the Kabul-based Advise and Assist Cell Commander, and Canadian Army Lt. Col. Christopher Comeau, the AAC - Southeast Liaison Officer traveled to Forward Operating Base Thunder, headquarters of the 203rd Afghan National Army Corps in Paktya province, to talk about the transition of advising efforts in southeastern Afghanistan Dec. 10, 2014.

  • Army conducts base camp technology demonstrations

    Dec 19, 2014

    The Army took another step toward increasing self-sustainment while saving energy at its contingency bases overseas.

  • Super Guppy lands, refuels at post airfield

    Dec 19, 2014

    The Super Guppy landed at Fort Campbell Army Airfield, Dec. 11, to refuel on a cross-country mission.

  • 101st CAB makes wish come true

    Dec 19, 2014

    In many ways, Jack Zimmerman of Hendersonville, Tenn., is like any other boy of 18. As a freshman at the University of Oklahoma, he enjoys his studies and hopes they carry him to a future in aerospace engineering, his decided major. There are things, however, that set him apart. Like his older brother, Kurt, Jack has cystic fibrosis -- a serious genetic disorder that primarily affects and causes damages to the lungs and digestive system. Working with other Make-A-Wish chapters around the country, the Middle Tennessee chapter of the Make-A-Wish Foundation worked long and hard to assemble a road trip adventure similar to those had by contestants on Jack's favorite television program.

  • A Cavalry Tradition Lives on with the 2-1 CAV Spur Ride

    Dec 19, 2014

    The infantry have the Expert Infantryman Badge, the medics, the Expert Field Medical Badge and for the cavalry, the Silver Spur. Soldiers with 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a Spur Ride on Fort Carson Nov. 19-22, 2014.

  • 4th MEB trains for the worst at Sudden Response Exercise

    Dec 19, 2014

    It's a nightmare scenario. A nuclear detonation occurs in a major American city that overwhelms local and regional capabilities. Fort Leonard Wood's 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade trains for such an event on a regular basis, and a majority of the brigade headquarters recently returned from Fort Benning, Georgia, and locations in Virginia, where they participated in an exercise, dubbed Sudden Response.

  • Army revises officer development pamphlet for world of '360-degree threats'

    Dec 19, 2014

    Army Pamphlet 600-3, revised this month, emphasizes the importance of broadening assignments to Commissioned Officer Professional Development and Career Management.

  • 1st Brigade Combat Team units earn marksmanship, physical fitness streamers

    Dec 18, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Every Soldier has read and quoted the Soldier's Creed. "I am disciplined, physically and mentally tough, trained and proficient in my warrior tasks and drills. I always maintain my arms, my equipment and myself." Over the past year, Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) took those words and put them to work.

  • 2-14 Infantry 'Golden Dragons' fire for effect

    Dec 18, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Indirect fire infantrymen from across 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment "Golden Dragons," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, completed more than two weeks of their semiannual Mortar External Evaluation Program, or MORTEP, Wednesday on post.

  • 1st BCT Families get ready for JRTC and beyond

    Dec 18, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Hundreds of 1st Brigade Combat Team Soldiers and Families gathered Thursday at the Commons for the Warrior Family Joint Readiness Training Center deployment briefing and Readiness Fair.

  • Active-duty, Reserve Soldiers hone skills during Mountain Medic Course

    Dec 18, 2014

    To ensure that they are optimally equipped to care for the comrades, 22 Soldiers and Reservist medics completed an intensive two-week Mountain Medic Course at the Bridgewater-Vaccaro Medical Simulation Training Center at Fort Drum, New York, Dec. 1-12, 2014.

  • 3rd ABCT conducts Combined Arms Breach

    Dec 18, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a Combined Arms Breach exercise Dec. 5 at Fort Hood, Texas in preparation for their upcoming National Training Center rotation.

  • Army National Guard celebrates 378 years

    Dec 18, 2014

    "I am the Guard. For three centuries the custodian of security and honor, now and forever... I am the Guard."

  • Fast and lethal: Arrowhead Soldiers hone skills at JBLM shoot house

    Dec 18, 2014

    Anyone who has watched a war movie has likely seen some deviation of a scene where a Soldier kicks in a door and his team rushes in and takes out the bad guys.

  • Two from MI Battalion named 7th Infantry Division Soldier, NCO of the Quarter

    Dec 18, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division held the Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Quarter Board Dec. 17 to test the top NCOs and Soldiers from across the division subordinate brigades.

  • Battery earns 75th FA Brigade annual, unit awards

    Dec 18, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla.-- Staff Sgt. Samuel Layne and Spc. Courtney Hess, B Battery, 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery, recently won the 75th Field Artillery Brigade Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the Year awards.

  • Leading Army researcher: Future of autonomous vehicles

    Dec 16, 2014

    Army Technology Magazine interviewed Paul D. Rogers, director of the U.S. Army Tank Automotive Research Development and Engineering Center at the Detroit Arsenal in Warren, Michigan. Rogers provides executive management to deliver advanced technology solutions for all Department of Defense ground systems and combat support equipment.

  • Intelligence center develops DCGS-A tactical engagement teams to support mission command

    Dec 16, 2014

    As the Army implements the new Army Operating Concept, the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence developed the tactical engagement team concept to bring Distributed Common Ground System-Army subject matter experts to the operational Soldier, in support of mission command.

  • FORSCOM Holiday Concert in Fayetteville, N.C.

    Dec 16, 2014

    The Army Ground Forces Band performs holiday concert at the Crown Arena, Fayetteville, N.C. Friday, Dec. 12, 2014.

  • One year later: 1st CAB Soldiers host candlelight vigil to honor fallen helicopter crew

    Dec 16, 2014

    Chief Warrant Officer 2 Randy Billings, Chief Warrant Officer 2 Josh Silverman, Sgt. Chris Bohler, Spc. Terry Gordon, Sgt. 1st Class Omar Forde and Staff Sgt. Jesse Williams were honored Dec. 11 during a candlelight vigil in the 1st Infantry Division's Victory Park at Fort Riley, Kansas. The emotional event brought together families of the fallen, 1st CAB Soldiers and friends of the brigade.

  • Soldier uniforms may one day detect, neutralize biological threats

    Dec 15, 2014

    Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory have developed and are producing in small batches synthetic peptides they believe will serve as great replacements for animal-grown antibodies currently used to detect biological hazards.

  • One last hooah: 'Proud Americans' train on fire, sling-load operations during last battalion trainin

    Dec 15, 2014

    Even as their brigade prepares for its upcoming inactivation, Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, spent Dec. 8-11 on the range, conducting a four-day field training exercise on Fort Riley in order to maintain their skills with heavy artillery like the howitzer, reinforce air assault capabilities and remain a globally available force.

  • JBLM Soldier brings the heat during culinary arts team tryouts

    Dec 15, 2014

    The palpable scent of spices and steak filled the air as Sgt. Andrew Shurden, displayed his cooking skills at the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Culinary Arts Team tryouts Nov. 18 - 21.

  • Fort Polk achieves FY14 retention goal

    Dec 15, 2014

    With the Army facing budget cuts and reductions in its end strength numbers, one might think a retention noncommissioned officer would have a difficult job. But don't tell that to Sgt. Maj. Michael Redmon, command career counselor for Fort Polk. Redmon points to the post's FY14 totals as proof that at least on Fort Polk, retention NCO is a great job. "As far as being successful, with initial term Soldiers we were at 123 percent overall," Redmon said. "We were at 100 percent with mid-career Soldiers and 400 percent with careerists (staff sergeants with more than 10 years service). That gave us an aggregate of 121 percent. We were one of only two major subordinate commands that made our fourth quarter mission and we finished the year strong."

  • Army installs first Ground Based Sense and Avoid radar at Fort Hood

    Dec 15, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The U.S. Army installed its first Ground Based Sense and Avoid system radar on Dec. 15 at Fort Hood, Texas, home to two MQ-1C Gray Eagle Unmanned Aircraft System companies, and is one of five installations that have been identified to acquire the system.

  • First Team CG heads up Killeen parade

    Dec 15, 2014

  • First Team trains new equal opportunity leaders

    Dec 15, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 1st Cavalry Division Equal Opportunity Office hosted its second iteration of the Equal Opportunity Leader's Course from Dec. 8 through 16 at the 1st Cavalry Division Soldier and Family Readiness Center at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • JFC-UA to transfer ETU resupply mission to World Food Program

    Dec 12, 2014

    Together troops and their Liberian partners have paved the way for the World Food Program to take over supply operations for Ebola treatment units by mid-December.

  • 1st BCT takes top honors in Energy Cup

    Dec 12, 2014

    At the beginning of May, each of Fort Campbell's 14 installation command buildings were equipped with 32-inch television monitors called "energy dashboards." Using these monitors, the energy and utilities branch of Fort Campbell's Directorate of Public Works was able to monitor the energy consumption of each location over a six-month period. It was the responsibility of each location's occupants to employ energy-savvy practices, in hopes of winning the installation's first-ever Commander's Energy Cup.

  • Tools for Resiliency

    Dec 12, 2014

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and National Training Center partners conducted semi-annual resiliency training and commander's cup challenge, here, during the week of Dec.8. The training is part of the Army's continuing effort to ensure Soldiers are fully trained and ready to cope with life's challenges.

  • Tools for Resiliency

    Dec 12, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and National Training Center partners conducted semi-annual resiliency training and commander's cup challenge, here, during the week of Dec. 8.

  • Welcome home event highlights 10th Mountain's historic role in OEF

    Dec 11, 2014

  • 'Caisson' medics prove their mettle

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Medical personnel assigned to C Company "Caisson," 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, participated in the Best Caisson competition Dec. 3-5 on Fort Drum.

  • First 2-15 FA female Soldier receives prestigious

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Sgt. 1st Class Anjie T. Oliver, a motor transport operator assigned to Forward Support Company, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment "Allons," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, has driven more than 90,000 miles over her 13-year Army career.

  • 2-15 FA's newest battery fires first mission

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- What's the sound of artillery? Boom! Boom! Soldiers of Charlie Battery (Cherokee), 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, fired their first fire missions as a newly formed battery with their new M777A2 howitzers Nov. 22 in a Fort Drum training area.

  • Chandler addresses Soldiers' drawdown concerns in final visit to Afghanistan as SMA

    Dec 11, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III took one last chance to talk about the future of the Army in an era of fiscal uncertainty with Soldiers deployed to Bagram Airfield and other locations in Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2014, in his final visit to Afghanistan, before he retires, and Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey becomes the 15th sergeant major of the Army early next year.

  • FBI warns: Use caution when traveling

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Based on recent extremist attacks targeting Canadian military, the FBI has posted a bulletin warning U.S. service members to use caution when traveling for the holidays.

  • First Army brigades SHARPen the edge

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Two First Army Division West brigades conducted Senior Leader Sexual Harassment and Response Program training here recently to provide the most up-to-date information to the brigades.

  • Looking for career progression? Join the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

    Dec 11, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 7, 2014) -- With critical installation management vacancies in deployed locations open now, U.S. Army Installation Management Command employees have additional career development opportunities at their fingertips.

  • Patriots try for EIB

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT POLK, La. -- More than 80 Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division tried to obtain their Expert Infantry Badge Dec 8-12, 2014 at the Rosepine training site, Fort Polk, La. The EIB was hosted by 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment.

  • U.S., Japanese Service members train to defeat chemical attacks at Yama Sakura 67

    Dec 10, 2014

    At 10:35 a.m., Dec. 10, 2014, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force announces an attack by invading forces during a bilateral exercise. Eighteen notional enemy missiles with chemical payloads rocket toward unsuspecting ground troops and civilians who have yet to evacuate.

  • Healthy Soldiers are Mission-Ready Soldiers

    Dec 10, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Theodore Martin, commanding general, here, awarded Havoc Company and Gunslinger Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment with the flu streamer for having all soldiers vaccinated for the flu Oct. 24.

  • 20th CBRNE units participate in warfighter exercise

    Dec 8, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) are participating in an exercise that has brought together U.S. Army combat units from around the nation this month.

  • Yama Sakura 67 kicks off in Japan

    Dec 8, 2014

    For the 34th time, U.S. and Japanese Soldiers stood side-by-side to kick off Japan's largest command post exercise, Dec. 8, 2014, at Camp Asaka, Japan.

  • 'Marne Division' uncases colors in Afghanistan, prepares for Resolute Support mission

    Dec 8, 2014

    The 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters uncased their colors during a ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2014.

  • Fort Irwin enjoys a not-so-random act of kindness from Los Angelenos

    Dec 7, 2014

    Looking to start another great tradition at Fort Irwin, Bridget Blehm, a Yorba Linda resident and founder of For Families of Active Military, recruited a platoon of volunteers from the greater Los Angeles area to come to Fort Irwin to help decorate the post's Towne Center for Christmas.

  • National Training Center supporter has a blast

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers of the 759th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company hosted a visit by a young, devoted friend of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Nov. 25. Fifteen-year-old honorary Command Sgt. Maj. Adam Wolf and his family received a warm welcome and spent the day learning about the EOD mission. The 759th EOD responds to calls when ordnance has been discovered. Soldiers evaluate dangerous situations and take a course of action to make areas safe for Soldiers and civilians.

  • Soldiers emphasize to Students the importance of science that goes into modernizing the Army

    Dec 5, 2014

    Science, technology and education converged for the students of Coronado High School when they visited the Integration Motor Pool, also known as the IMP at Fort Bliss, Texas on Nov. 18. The field trip gave students a firsthand look at practical scientific applications and some of the technology innovations that are being realized in their own backyard.

  • UFG complete, on to new missions in Pacific

    Dec 5, 2014

    I Corps successfully completed the computer-simulation Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 on Aug. 28, at Camp Yongin, South Korea. "It was great to be here to train with the [Korean] army," said Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, I Corps Commanding General. "The exercise continues to build our partnership with our strategic allies here and to sustain the defense of South Korea."

  • I Corps, TROKA take on critical role in UFG '14

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers of I Corps and Third Republic of Korea Army set up a joint operations center in preparation for the computer-simulation Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 exercise at Camp Yongin, South Korea, which begins Aug. 25. The I Corps JOC joins multiple other operations centers, simultaneously standing up for the large-scale exercise happening at bases throughout the Korean peninsula.

  • 7th ID builds relationship with new Philippine army commanding general

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers from the 7th Infantry Division welcomed the commanding general of the Philippine army to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, July 2. During a stop on his visit to the U.S., Lt. Gen. Hernando Iriberri visited JBLM to learn about potential training opportunities with 7th Infantry Division and I Corps units.

  • Crossing The Line: 93rd Military Police Battalion hold "Thin Blue Line" Ceremony

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers of the 93D Military Police Battalion are about to cross the "Thin Blue Line" during a ceremony that signifies an MP is ready to patrol the streets of Fort Bliss, Texas, Nov. 26. The 93D Military Police Battalion's "Thin Blue Line Ceremony" is a rite of passage for military police officers who have either recently entered the ranks of MP's, or are returning from deployment and will shortly begin a road assignment on Fort Bliss. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. James Avery, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • 1st Armored Division hosts seminar on battlefield communication

    Dec 5, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty address Fort Bliss Fires commanders at the Mobile Command Training center on Fort Bliss, about the need for synchronization between ground and aerial forces at the 1st Armored Division Fires Seminar, Dec. 2. The 1AD Fires Seminar was held to stimulate discussion on current Fires related topics with key leaders across both the Army and Fires community, to enhance knowledge, and demonstrate the abilities of the 1AD DIVARTY. The seminar would provide and interactive discussion on the integration and synchronization of artillery with key Army, Fires community and 1AD leadership. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. James Avery, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

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