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  • Cav medics meet small helicopters

    Aug 13, 2015

    Combat medics with the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division met with a senior flight medic from the 2nd Battalion, 151st Air Ambulance to train on a smaller, more agile medical evacuation helicopter, the UH-72 Lakota Light Utility Helicopter, Aug. 4 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, during the Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise.

  • NCO of the Year proves merit is more than just a title

    Aug 12, 2015

    "I will strive to remain technically and tactically proficient. I am aware of my role as a noncommissioned officer. I will fulfill my responsibilities inherent in that role. All Soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership."

  • First Army Division East, Maryland Army National Guard partnership a 'booming' success

    Aug 12, 2015

    Guard unit provides salute battery during change of command ceremony

  • 'Avengers' redeploy to Fort Riley: Financial Soldiers supported operations in Afghanistan

    Aug 12, 2015

    About 24 Soldiers assigned to Company C, 230th Financial Management Unit, 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, redeployed Aug. 8 to Fort Riley after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Abrams takes charge of FORSCOM as Milley departs to become 39th Army Chief of Staff

    Aug 10, 2015

    Gen. Robert B. Abrams took charge of the Army's largest command, Aug. 10, Monday, as his predecessor, Gen. Mark A. Milley, relinquished the U.S. Army Forces Command colors and departed for duty in Washington, D.C., to become the 39th chief of staff of the Army.

  • First Army Division East welcomes new commander

    Aug 7, 2015

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- Soldiers of First Army Division East welcomed their new commanding general during a change of command ceremony here Aug. 7. Maj. Gen. Brian J. McKiernan accepted the commanding general baton from outgoing commanding general Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bailey.

  • Royal Air Force leaders visit 20th CBRNE Command

    Aug 7, 2015

    British Royal Air Force leaders visited the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Aug. 7.

  • Aviators perform medevac training, military working dogs climb to new heights

    Aug 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Soldiers with F Company, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, a medevac unit out of Clearwater, Florida, and the 345th Combat Support Hospital, a military field hospital out of Jacksonville, Florida, conducted hoist evacuation training for military working dogs and their handlers, July 24, 2015, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The training was held to familiarize the dogs, handlers and medical team on how to secure and safely hoist the dogs for transport during an emergency situation.

  • First Army names top NCO, Soldier of year

    Aug 6, 2015

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- After putting six Best Warrior candidates through 12 grueling events in three sweat-soaked summer days, First Army named its top noncommissioned officer and Soldier of 2015. Sgt. 1st Class Waylon Wren, an observer coach/trainer with 1-345th Engineer Battalion, 157th Infantry Brigade, Division East at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and Spc. Allante Gay, a movement specialist with Company C, Continental United States Replacement Center Battalion, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West at Fort Bliss, Texas, are First Army's top NCO and Soldier of the year. Wren will represent First Army in the U.S. Forces Command Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, N.C., later this month.

  • Military working dogs certify on Fort Carson

    Aug 6, 2015

    Military working dogs and their handlers from Army posts throughout U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) were tested in a variety of areas to judge their effectiveness in regards to their law enforcement mission and their combat mission at Fort Carson July 27-30, 2015, as the post hosted certification testing.

  • 20th CBRNE Command hosts Saudi EOD group

    Aug 5, 2015

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) hosted a group of Saudi Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) leaders on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Aug. 3.

  • 2BCT honors history; builds on their legacy

    Aug 5, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), held a rededication ceremony here July 30, 2015, officially moving the memorials to their new location. The ceremony was one of the many event featured during the Day of the Eagles.

  • Active duty, National Guard units partner together

    Aug 4, 2015

    Almost two years in the making, a multi-component partnership set out to execute a new idea. The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is working with its partner unit, the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard in a large training exercise at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.

  • 1st Inf. Div. welcomes new, honors outgoing deputy commanders

    Aug 4, 2015

    The 1st Infantry Division is amidst a season of change. Upon completion of its recent nine-month deployment to Iraq, the headquarters is experiencing a "period of great transition and turbulence," its commander said July 30 during a Victory with Honors ceremony at Fort Riley.

  • 101st Airborne Division Engineers SLAM training

    Aug 3, 2015

    Engineers from the 101st Airborne Division came together recently with Project Manager Close Combat Systems to field the M4 selectable lightweight attack munition here July 21-24.

  • Cav unit Bradley crews remain prepared

    Aug 3, 2015

    The 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division held an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle range July 28 here.

  • Maj. Gen. James Rainey assumes command of 3ID, U.S. National Support Element -- Afghanistan

    Aug 1, 2015

    Maj. Gen. James Rainey assumed command of the U.S. National Support Element -- Afghanistan and duties as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Deputy Commanding General - Support from Maj. Gen. Mike Murray during a change of command ceremony today.

  • Improved Multiple Launch Rocket System tested at White Sands Missile Range

    Jul 31, 2015

    Over 100 artillery rockets were launched June 16 at White Sands Missile Range to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System.

  • 20th CBRNE Command supports exercise in Australia

    Jul 31, 2015

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) participated in Exercise Talisman Sabre in Australia this month.

  • Transforming into T-90 MBT's

    Jul 30, 2015

    Fort Irwin, Calif. -- The M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks changes it look to replicate the T-90 Main Battle Tank across Hawg Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at the National Training Center to better replicate the current threat in deployed environments.

  • 189th Infantry Brigade welcomes new command team

    Jul 28, 2015

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Washington -- The 189th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division West, welcomed a new command team here, July 22 in a traditional ceremony to the music of the 34th Infantry Division's "Red Bull" band.

  • Strike conducts Walk and Shoot to gear up for JRTC

    Jul 28, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted a brigade-wide walk and shoot exercise, July 20-24 in the vicinity of observation post 13 here. The exercise was conducted in conjunction with 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division and was intended to prepare maneuver units to integrate fire support assets for future combat operations.

  • Strike Soldiers sharpen skills at ARM progression training

    Jul 28, 2015

    Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted an advanced rifle marksmanship and demolition training exercise here Monday.

  • Rakkasans train in virtual reality

    Jul 22, 2015

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), recently became the first active duty Army unit to field the unstabilized gunnery trainer-individual, a virtual training system that allows unit master gunners to build scenarios for crew gunners to virtually engage targets and validate them before conducting live-fire gunnery tables.

  • Army researchers develop 'One display to rule them all'

    Jul 13, 2015

    U.S. Army researchers reduce the cognitive load on Soldiers by streamlining critical surveillance functions as part of counter-explosive, route clearance missions inside the Medium Mine Protected Vehicle, known as MMPV.

  • 'Quarterhorse' Soldier receives award for life-saving efforts

    Jul 10, 2015

    A Soldier with the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, received the Army Commendation Medal June 30 for saving a child's life.

  • I Corps Soldiers PT Australian Style

    Jul 10, 2015

    On a cool morning, six I Corps Soldiers conducted physical training, lifting truck tires, full water cans, and three-foot steel bars. It could have been any PT session, but this one had a bit of a twist. This session was led by several soldiers from the Royal Australian Army and served as an icebreaker before the start of Talisman Sabre 15.

  • Dailey calms fears over troop cuts

    Jul 10, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey addressed 1st Infantry Division Soldier and family trepidation about troop cuts during his first visit to Fort Riley, Kansas, as sergeant major of the Army, July 7-9.

  • First Army presents Purple Heart to Local Veteran

    Jul 9, 2015

    Air Force veteran was wounded during an artillery and rocket attack while in Vietnam on August 24, 1965 at Bien Hoa Air Force Base

  • Military working dog handlers: 'It's the best job ever'

    Jul 8, 2015

    U.S. Forces-Afghanistan is proud of their military working dogs and everything they bring to the mission.

  • 22nd Chemical Battalion holds change of command

    Jul 8, 2015

    The 22nd Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) conducted a change of command ceremony on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, July 2.

  • 20th CBRNE operations chief completes 27-year career

    Jul 8, 2015

    The operations officer for the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) retired from the U.S. Army here July 2.

  • Greywolf Soldiers test potential upgrades to combat vehicles

    Jul 8, 2015

    Soldiers recently tested a new capability to be installed into existing armored vehicles to give troopers inside a 360-degree picture of what's going on around them.

  • 5th AR changes command, 402nd FA cases colors at Fort Bliss

    Jul 7, 2015

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- For nearly a decade, 5th Armored and 402nd Field Artillery Brigades worked side by side as both units served as training and operations brigades respectively to provide ready forces to combatant commanders throughout the world.

  • CONUS Replacement Center Soldier wins Soldier of the Year

    Jul 2, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- A CONUS Replacement Center Soldier competed and won the First Army Division West Soldier of the Year competition here May 26-29, 2015.

  • Innovation to fuel future Army

    Jul 1, 2015

    The Army of the future will be fueled by innovation according to military leaders in research and development.

  • Army's mobile network program granted Full Materiel Release

    Jun 29, 2015

    The Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program was granted Full Materiel Release (FMR) for its mobile tactical communication network backbone, WIN-T Increment 2.

  • Division takes lead of command in Iraq

    Jun 29, 2015

    The 82nd Airborne Division took command of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command -- Iraq, from the 1st Infantry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, June 28.

  • Theater Intelligence Brigade Anchor Point Concept Supporting Distributed Common Ground System - Army

    Jun 29, 2015

  • Rising temps increase risk of heat injuries

    Jun 26, 2015

    As summer temperatures rise into the 90s on a regular basis, heat is becoming a serious risk factor with any outdoor activities.

  • New York Army Guard Soldiers hone mission command skills during Fort Drum exercise

    Jun 26, 2015

    New York Army National Guard Lt. Col. Kevin Ferreira maneuvered his computer-generated UH-60 helicopter above the pixelated terrain below. Ferreira, a member of the 42nd Combat Aviation Brigade, spoke through a microphone attached to a virtual reality headset. He and members of the 10th Aviation Regiment had a mission to execute : insert two long-range surveillance teams into enemy territory.  The simulation was part of a Multi-echelon Integrated Brigade Training exercise, or MIBT, which brought more than 4,500 active and reserve Soldiers to Fort Drum June 13-26. 

  • First Army commander applauds retiring Rock Island Arsenal Soldiers, civilians

    Jun 26, 2015

    The retirees represented 450 combined years of service to the Army and the country.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers compete for Best Warrior title

    Jun 26, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) competed for the title of Best Warrior June 22 - 26.

  • 2ABCT's Mustangs prepare to fight tonight

    Jun 26, 2015

    The Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division have spent the last month crossing the Pacific Ocean to assume their posts among the camps bordering the Demilitarized Zone separating North and South Korea. Their arrival signals the end of an era as the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team deactivates after 50 years of service in South Korea to make way for the Cavalry Soldiers.

  • 20th CBRNE participates in nationwide IED exercise

    Jun 24, 2015

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) technicians are training with international and interagency bomb squads across the nation during Exercise Raven's Challenge May 2 - June 26.

  • Active, reserve components partner for training at Fort Hood summit

    Jun 24, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers consisting of the active duty, Army Reserve and National Guard came together at the Phantom Warrior Center here, June 22, to build cohesion between the forces.

  • First Army-designed exercise replicates combat training center rotation

    Jun 23, 2015

    Helping to ensure select Army National Guard units maintain readiness before deploying was the focus of the multi-echelon integrated brigade training, or MIBT, event held here, June 13-26.

  • Chairman hosts town halls with troops, Families; discusses threats, budget, diversity at Hood

    Jun 23, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- With less than 100 days remaining in his final term as the 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, Gen. Martin Dempsey, spent a full day here interacting with Soldiers and their Families, and thanking them for their service and sacrifice, June 19.

  • 1st Armored Division Stryker brigade trains with mobile network at NTC

    Jun 22, 2015

    In mid-June, 1/1 AD finished its National Training Center rotation that included utilizing WIN-T Increment 2 integrated onto Stryker platforms in an operationally relevant environment.

  • Building a cooperative future: Saber Strike 15 concludes in Poland

    Jun 22, 2015

    As the Army moves into a new era of increased cooperation between nations, the benefits of multinational training increases.

  • Speaking the Same Language: Allies Harmonize Calls for Fire

    Jun 22, 2015

    Language plays an important role when different groups come together, and, often times, overcoming the language barrier may prove difficult.

  • 4-27 Field Artillery Regiment stands up new unit

    Jun 22, 2015

    Members of the 4th Battalion, 27th Field Artillery Regiment conducted an activation and assumption of command ceremony for C Battery, Tuesday, to increase the combat power of the battalion and 1st Armored Division Artillery (DIVARTY).

  • 4th MEB cases colors at inactivation ceremony

    Jun 19, 2015

    FORT LEONARD WOOD, Missouri -- The teal and gold colors of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade graced Fort Leonard Wood one last time before being cased June 17 at a ceremony on the rain-soaked grounds of Gammon Field.

  • Army Reserve fuelers deliver the 'juice' across North Carolina

    Jun 18, 2015

    Approximately 1,100 U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers, from 18 states, participated in the Quartermaster Liquid Logistics Exercise, or QLLEX, conducted on Forward Operating Base Patriot on Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

  • Guard, Reserve Soldiers don historic 'Old Abe' patch

    Jun 17, 2015

    The 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) became the first division headquarters to convert to a multi-component unit division headquarters, June 16.

  • TF Redleg completes transition to Training Support Battalion

    Jun 16, 2015

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- After seven months of planning and training, a Division West field artillery unit completed its final phase of transformation to a training support battalion.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command, Reserve Command Salute Army's 240th birthday

    Jun 12, 2015

    U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., celebrated early the Army's 240th birthday with a cake-cutting and tribute at the Marshall Hall Headquarters to the Army's history, selfless service and professionalism.

  • 52nd EOD hosts Best Warrior competition

    Jun 8, 2015

    The 52nd Ordnance Group held its annual Best Warrior Competition here to select the best of the best among the Army's explosive ordnance disposal companies and battalions, June 1-4.

  • Operational Camouflage Pattern Army Combat Uniforms available July 1

    Jun 1, 2015

    The Army announced today the release of the Operational Camouflage Pattern in Soldier uniforms. The Operational Camouflage Pattern will be available for purchase in select Military Clothing Sales Stores beginning, July 1.

  • Multinational Air Assault initiates Combined Resolve IV force-on-force

    Jun 1, 2015

    This mission initiated the beginning of the force-on-force portion of Combined Resolve IV, a warfighting exercise focused on improving multinational operations with NATO allies and partners. Approximately 4,700 participants from 13 countries are taking part in the exercise, which is taking place at the U.S. Army's Joint Multinational Readiness Center at Hohenfels Training Area, from May 12-June 6.

  • Sustainers induct 10 sergeants into NCO Corps

    Jun 1, 2015

    Two Soldiers sit facing one another onstage under a dramatic spotlight. The one on the left speaks: "Sergeant, treat me with respect for no heart in the entire world is more loyal than the heart of an American Soldier. Do not beat my spirit with your words, Sergeant for though I will do what you demand; your guidance, patience, And understanding will more quickly teach me to 'Be, Know, and Do.'"

  • Fort Campbell firefighters train, protect community

    May 31, 2015

    Fort Campbell's firefighters with the Fort Campbell Fire and Emergency Services are ready to serve the community when disaster strikes.

  • Construction begins on largest solar array in Ky.

    May 29, 2015

    A groundbreaking ceremony at the site of a capped landfill on Fort Campbell, Wednesday, marked the next step in the installation's renewable energy plan. The ceremony marked the beginning of construction of the largest solar array in Kentucky.

  • Muleskinners adopt new name, don 10th Mountain Division patch

    May 28, 2015

    The Muleskinner Brigade now bears a new name and its Soldiers wear a new patch on their shoulders. The 10th Sustainment Brigade was redesignated as the 10th Mountain Division Sustainment Brigade and Soldiers donned the 10th Mountain Division (LI) shoulder sleeve insignia during a ceremony held May 20 in front of the brigade headquarters.

  • Sustainers stand down for summer safety

    May 28, 2015

    Third Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers participated in the unit's Summer Safety Stand Down Day, May 19. The safety day kicked off the 100 days of summer, which is a program that runs between Memorial Day and Labor Day.

  • WWI 4ID Soldier to receive highest award for valor

    May 28, 2015

    A World War I 4th Infantry Division Soldier will be posthumously awarded the Medal of Honor in a ceremony June 2, 2015.

  • Raider Brigade Strykers meet the Globemaster III

    May 28, 2015

    Soldiers buckled themselves into the seats lining the inside of the C-17 while elbowing each other for space. The flight was short but they shared it with 19-ton Strykers strapped down by gleaming chains at their feet.

  • 4th ID, Division West honor nation's fallen for Memorial Day

    May 27, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- First Army Division West, alongside the 4th Infantry Division, held a Memorial Day wreath-laying ceremony at the 4th ID Memorial, here May 20.

  • Unit named top Army chemical company

    May 27, 2015

    A unit from 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command was named the best chemical company in the active Army for the second consecutive year.

  • The 11th ACR Horse Detachment Demonstrates Tradition

    May 27, 2015

    MARINA, Calif. - Friends of the Fort Ord Warhorse welcomed the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Horse Detachment to their former home station after 75 years of being away from the Monterey Bay area in California to celebrate the history of U.S. Army Cavalry on 9 May.

  • Dempsey emphasizes trust at West Point graduation

    May 26, 2015

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff reversed the first-salute tradition for new officers during the Class of 2015's commencement at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., May 23.

  • Next-GEN Command Post

    May 26, 2015

    For Soldiers on the front lines, winning in a complex world calls for an increase in both capability and adaptability. In response, the Army is integrating advanced technology and taking new, more flexible and holistic approaches to acquisition to create a leaner, more mobile command post to support an expeditionary force. This article was first published in the April - June issue of Army AL&T Magazine

  • 3ABCT begins FIST Certs

    May 25, 2015

    The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, completed its initial round of Fire Support Team (FIST) certification courses at Camp Buehring for fire support specialists and Officers of 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, May 18-23.

  • European rotational brigade exercises artillery during Combined Resolve IV

    May 22, 2015

    Artillery unit from 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division conduct scenario training during exercise Combined Resolve IV in Hohenfels, Germany, 21 May, 2015.

  • 101st Soldier shares Asian heritage story

    May 22, 2015

    Everybody has a story, and the Army is a great organization in which to learn from other's stories. That is the lesson 101st Airborne Division Assistant Chief of Staff G1 Lt. Col. Rebecca Eggers learned recently. As the keynote speaker for the Asian-American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month observance today at Cole Park Commons, she shared a story that expands beyond her "Wisconsin farm kid" upbringing.

  • Commentary: Envisioning the Future of Computing

    May 21, 2015

    With advanced computers, the U.S. Army continues to see improvements and efficiencies. But where will we be in 10 years?

  • U.S. Marksmanship Unit instructors conduct first master trainer course at Fort Drum

    May 21, 2015

    The first iteration of the Marksmanship Master Trainer Course to take place outside of Fort Benning, Ga., occurred at Fort Drum from April 13 to May 15, and all 28 XVIII Airborne Corps Soldiers who attended the course completed it, giving the course its first 100-percent passing class.

  • The 11th ACR Supports 2/23 Infantry EDRE

    May 21, 2015

    BARSTOW DAGGETT AIRFIELD, Calif. -- With the help of the 11 Armored Cavalry Regiment, Soldiers of Charlie Company, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division conducted an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise, 21 May, to prepare for their future mission with the Global Response Force to support contingency operations.

  • 20th CBRNE holds change of command ceremony

    May 20, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland -- The U.S. Army's only formation that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats conducted a change of command ceremony on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., May 20.

  • Raider brigade hones battlefield skills in combined arms exercise

    May 13, 2015

    Prone Soldiers concealed in low brush unleashed a hailstorm of ammunition at an approaching enemy force from their vantage point in the Fort Carson training area, April 24.

  • Consequence Management Unit changes command

    May 12, 2015

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- The U.S. Army Reserve's Consequence Management Unit conducted a change of command ceremony here May 8.

  • 3-82 Field Artillery "Red Dragons" Regiment re-designates as 3-16 Field Artillery "Rolling Thunder"

    May 12, 2015

    3rd Battalion of the 82nd Field Artillery Regiment colors were cased during a re-designation ceremony May 5 on Cooper Field here. Immediately following colors casing, the unit reflagged as 3rd Battalion of the 16th Field Artillery Regiment.

  • Army to focus on cyber strategy in tactical environments

    May 11, 2015

    The Army is analyzing cyberspace requirements and outlining potential technical investments based on its Cyber Materiel Development Strategy, released in February 2015.

  • Citizen safety Soldier

    May 10, 2015

    Pfc. Justin Barker wants safety procedures from the Army's Wheeled Vehicle Recovery Course implemented at his civilian workplace. The Reserve Soldier is a Wheeled Vehicle Mechanic assigned to 319th Quartermaster Battalion, Twinsburg, Ohio, and he's a tow truck operator as a civilian. He attended the WVRC at Regional Training Site - Maintenance Fort Devens Mass., April, 2015.

  • DACOWITS conducts focus groups on post

    May 8, 2015

    Defense Advisory Committee on Women in the Services members visited Fort Campbell, Tuesday through today, to conduct focus groups examining issues female Soldiers face.

  • USARC, 85th CSM's visit Fort Bliss

    May 7, 2015

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The U.S. Army Reserve Command and 85th Support Command senior enlisted advisors recently spent some one-on-one time with Army Reserve Soldiers with the 5th Armored Brigade. Command Sgt. Maj. Luther Thomas Jr., USARC command sergeant major, discussed Operation Full Court Press, a deliberate operation that focuses on USAR leaders at every level helping to increase accessions, reduce controllable Soldier losses, increase promotions to sergeant and staff sergeant and improve the sponsorship program. While Thomas addressed big picture Army Reserve topics, Command Sgt. Maj. Kevin Greene, 85th Support Command senior enlisted advisor, focused on Soldier issues such as the Noncommissioned Officer Education System and NCO promotions.

  • Conference looks at Fires future

    May 7, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Guests from around the world swarmed Snow Hall May 4-6 for the Fires Conference to sample the latest industry technology and discover how the Fires force is evolving.

  • Vets conduct 1st field hospital, lab exercises

    May 7, 2015

    The 438th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) medical teams practiced real-world procedures and scenarios as well as food inspection during an exercise on Fort Carson April 27-29, 2015.

  • Air defense artillery Soldiers apply 'train as you fight'

    May 7, 2015

    "Train as you fight" is a phrase familiar to Soldiers. Whether they are preparing for an upcoming mission or keeping their skills honed to perfection, training in this manner is crucial to maintaining proficiency.

  • 1-68 Armor lieutenants get back to basics

    May 6, 2015

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Lieutenants of 1st Battalion, 68th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, stationed at Camp Buehring, Kuwait completed a five-day certification course focused on fundamentals and basics, April 27-May 1.

  • Division West Soldiers receive flight training with German AF

    May 6, 2015

    HOLLOMAN AIR FORCE BASE, New Mexico -- Soldiers and civilians from Division West recently met with the German Air Force Flying Training Center here and learned to fly a Tornado fighter jet in the flight simulator.

  • Consequence Management Unit deploys for exercise

    May 6, 2015

    CAMP ATTERBURY, Indiana -- The U.S. Army Reserve's Consequence Management Unit (CMU) from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) participated in Exercise Vibrant Response here April 23 - May 8.

  • Soldier-led Army modernization efforts kick off as NIE 15.2 begins

    May 5, 2015

    As the Army continues to focus on readiness and modernization, Soldiers from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, just kicked off their assessment of various capabilities. They are doing so through Network Integration Evaluation 15.2 or NIE, which is an initiative that will provide capabilities to the network in 2020.

  • Train like we fight: Cav brigade hones skills in realistic scenarios

    May 5, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- A Soldier stares through his windshield to focus on the vehicle in front of him. As he reaches a long, slow turn, he glances at his side view mirror to see a convoy of armored tactical vehicles behind him. He turns his head back to the windshield and an explosion erupts right next to his vehicle. It is a simulated improvised explosive device, placed there to test the Soldiers' ability to react in just such a situation. This is one of many training scenarios these Soldiers will experience in the coming days.

  • Deploying a combat sustainment support battalion to the National Training Center

    May 4, 2015

    The 35th CSSB provided sustainment support, conducted a tactical convoy, and faced an enemy guerrilla force during a rotation at the National Training Center.

  • New alignment enhances training, planning, and resourcing

    May 4, 2015

    Sustainment brigades will soon be aligned with divisions to meet the needs of today's Army.

  • A win-win for THAAD in Guam

    May 4, 2015

    For the past month the sounds of heavy equipment and the cries of "oo-rah!" from U.S. Marines has been a constant presence on Andersen Air Force Base, Guam. These sounds ended April 29 when the engineers of Combat Logistics Battalion-3 from Marine Corps Base Hawaii completed their site improvement project for Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, the U.S. Army's first forward deployed terminal high altitude area defense unit.

  • Army's precision guidance kit achieves new acquisition milestone, demonstrates high reliability

    Apr 30, 2015

    The Precision Guidance Kit (PGK), a program that turns 155 mm artillery rounds into near-precision projectiles, has reached another important milestone on its track to Full Rate Production (FRP). The program successfully completed a first Production Lot Acceptance Test at Yuma Proving Ground, Arizona, last week to assess the reliability of design corrective actions and provide acceptance of the first low rate initial production lot.

  • US tanks shoot for the first time in Estonia during live-fire demonstration

    Apr 30, 2015

    Two M1A2 Abrams Main Battle Tanks move into position to prepare for a live-fire exercise in Estonia Apr. 30. The tanks, part of the 1st Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, are in Estonia as part of Operation Atlantic Resolve, a joint operation between NATO partners to improve interoperability and partnership between allies. (Photo by Staff Sgt. Cody Harding, Operation Atlantic Resolve Public Affairs)

  • 20th CBRNE EOD troops detonate Civil War-era round

    Apr 28, 2015

    JOINT BASE LEWIS MCCHORD, Washington -- U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Soldiers destroyed a live Civil War-era artillery round discovered in Ilwaco, Washington, April 22.