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  • 10th Mountain Division headquarters returns from historic mission

    Nov 13, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- After 10 months in Afghanistan, Soldiers of the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (LI) received an enthusiastic welcome home by their Families and loved ones Thursday evening at Magrath Sports Complex.

  • 2-14 Infantry 'Polar Bears' benefit from realistic training

    Nov 13, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- While there is no perfect time to infiltrate an opposing force's defenses, the cover of darkness provides advantageous conditions. Low visibility obscures the number of men and creates uncertainty regarding the operations the Soldiers are conducting. Under the waxing moon, the Polar Bears awaited their flying chariots to carry them into battle.

  • Engineers, infantrymen 'decimate' fictional enemy

    Nov 13, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Sappers assigned to A Company, 41st Engineer Battalion, collaborated with Soldiers assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, to fortify defensive fighting positions that ena- bled the infantry to destroy hostile forces during 2nd Brigade Combat Team's Mountain Peak exercise Oct. 26 to Nov. 5 on Fort Drum.

  • 'Water Dogs' provide vital support to mission

    Nov 13, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When the words "water treatment specialist" are uttered, a handful of mid-90s comedies featuring dim-witted water boys turned accidental hero might spring to mind.

  • Load, fire: Airmen, Soldiers team up for joint training

    Nov 13, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- With the goal to boost readiness and take advantage of having an Air Force base close to Fort Sill, the "Steel Warriors" of 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery conducted a rapid infiltration exercise Nov. 6.

  • Army updates reg defining inappropriate relationships

    Nov 13, 2014

    Gossip -- arguably a favorite "sport" in our society -- ranks right up there with football and basketball for things we like to talk about. And, even better, it's never out of season.

  • 4th Bde. 'Highlanders' take top honors in intramural swim meet

    Nov 13, 2014

    The Soldiers of 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, won the Commander's Cup swim meet held Nov. 4 through 6 at the Aquatics Training Center on East Fort Bliss.

  • Changing Lives: Reserve Soldier pays it forward, volunteers to help other Soldiers

    Nov 13, 2014

    For two weeks, one Army Reserve Soldier volunteered to get up at 5 a.m. to help Soldiers improve their fitness levels.

  • 2014 Army Best Medic Competition

    Nov 13, 2014

    The 2014 Army Best Medic Competition was held at Camp Bullis, Texas Nov 3-7 2014.

  • Army completes environmental study for possible force reductions

    Nov 13, 2014

    The Department of the Army announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment. The Army evaluated the environmental impacts of potential reductions of active-component Soldiers and Army civilians (Army employees) at 30 installations. The Army determined that there are no significant impacts, other than socioeconomic impacts, and that preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required.

  • Fort Campbell brigade takes on logistics role in Liberia

    Nov 13, 2014

    The logistical element for Joint Forces Command - United Assistance unfurled its colors in a military ceremony held at Firestone, Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 12.

  • Predator progress for the Arizona Air National Guard

    Nov 12, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona -The sounds of cheers, applause and an occasional "woohoo" filled the air as an MQ-1 Predator from the 162nd Wing lifted off and flew a set flight pattern at Libby Army Airfield, Nov. 5, marking the Arizona Air National Guard's first Predator flight on U.S. soil.

  • EOD company receives award for Afghanistan service

    Nov 12, 2014

    A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company was awarded the Valorous Unit Award for its service in Afghanistan.

  • Freedom and Latvia

    Nov 12, 2014

    Freedom is one of the most common ideals for democracies around the world. The word itself is described as a relationship free of oppression or coercion and the absence of disabling conditions. It is also referenced when individuals exercise their rights or the rights of a group, such as with religion or speech. For many, freedom is having the ability to make their own decisions and express them as they see fit.

  • A tale of two lieutenants, engineers from two armies train as they fight- together

    Nov 12, 2014

    On a day when the raw cold soaks into your bones, soldiers from A Company, 91st Engineer Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, spent the afternoon training Latvian army soldiers how to operate a U.S. Army D7R2 bulldozer.

  • It's like show-and-tell, but with really big guns

    Nov 12, 2014

    We all remember show-and-tell time in kindergarten. That time of the school year when we're allowed to bring one of our favorite toys to school, sit in a semi-circle on the carpeted area at the back of the classroom, and eagerly await our turn to show off the plastic keepsake to all of classmates and explain exactly what it means to us.

  • New technology to reduce Soldier's load

    Nov 12, 2014

    Current and future developments in energy production promise to lower the Soldier's combat load and reduce the logistical footprint, said an Army systems expert, during an Operational Energy forum Nov. 12, 2014, in the Pentagon.

  • High School Auto Shop meets Army Auto Shop

    Nov 11, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- Students of the Burroughs High School automotive shop class in Ridgecrest, California found out what Army mechanic's do each day during a visit on Nov. 6, here.

  • Remote lethality: Army researchers address a host of challenges

    Nov 10, 2014

    In popular culture, the idea of robots that perform human-like functions has a special hold on the imagination, based on real-life examples like space exploration, unmanned aerial drones and stoked by futuristic scenarios in movies like the "Terminator" series.

  • Fort Bliss completes latest testing of Force 2025 communications system

    Nov 10, 2014

    The Brigade Modernization Command completed their latest field test of the second increment of the Warfighter Information Network-tactical communication system, a Force 2025 initiative that will push real-time intelligence down to a maneuver brigade's company level for the first time, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Nov. 4, 2014.

  • Army focuses on autonomous system development

    Nov 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army has invested in robotics technology for many years, and the focus is ever increasing toward autonomous system development.

  • SDDC units deploy equipment, supplies to support Ebola response

    Nov 10, 2014

    The U.S. Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 832nd and 842nd Transportation Battalions, located at the ports of Jacksonville, Florida, and Beaumont, Texas, respectively, loaded shipments of over 1,740 pieces of equipment and U. S. military vehicles this week in support of Operation United Assistance.

  • Nov. 7, 2014 -- CSA's remarks at Gen. George C. Marshall Park dedication ceremony

    Nov 10, 2014

    Nov. 7, 2014 -- CSA's remarks at Gen. George C. Marshall Park dedication ceremony

  • Army Production premieres 'iSoldier' newscast

    Nov 10, 2014

    Soldiers at Defense Media Activity-Army Broadcasting recently premiered the new iSoldier newscast, a new multi-media program aimed at younger Soldiers.

  • Nov. 7, 2014 -- SecArmy's remarks at Lt. Cushing's Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

    Nov 10, 2014

  • One Flag at aTime

    Nov 9, 2014

    "Always at stake are the freedoms we have fought so hard to defend. There will always be those who will want to take away our freedoms and way of life. At its heart, it's a test of wills, and we as a nation through generations of veterans, have shown that we will prevail." Lt. Col. Charles Fisher, 94th BSB, 4th Brigade, 10th Mtn. Div.

  • Follow Me! 412th TEC's Motorcycle Mentorship Program gets their kickstands up

    Nov 8, 2014

    Despite the cool fall weather, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers geared up at November's battle assembly to participate in their first motorcycle safety ride round-trip from the 412th Theater Engineer Command in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Natchez, Mississippi. Seasoned motorcyclists spearheaded the training for the 150-mile route on interstate and country roads to practice riding in a group, using hand signals, spacing between bikes and riding defensively.

  • Assistant Secretary of the Army visits TAAC-E in eastern Afghanistan

    Nov 8, 2014

    The Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Tactical Base Gamberi Saturday. During her visit, Hammack met with senior leaders and staff to discuss TAAC-E bases, projects and logistics.

  • NY Guard aviators move up to CH-47F

    Nov 7, 2014

    New York Army National Guard aviators in Rochester, New York, are now operating the Army's latest version of the venerable Chinook dual rotor helicopter -- the CH-47F.

  • 20th CBRNE troops prove mettle during 'Iron Dragon'

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers proved their mettle during the Iron Dragon Leader Certification Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 30, 2014.

  • Paratroopers gain confidence in M50 protective mask

    Nov 7, 2014

  • Veterans Day Message from the Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command

    Nov 7, 2014

  • Cavalry infantrymen seek desired badge, build international relations

    Nov 7, 2014

    Since 1944, the Army's Expert Infantryman Badge has symbolized Soldiers' proficiency in infantry skills and has played vital role in infantry tradition. Keeping with that tradition, approximately 111 infantrymen with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division, trained and tested for the EIB at Camp Casey, South Korea, October 6-23.

  • Cavalry troops conduct same scenario, use different tactics

    Nov 7, 2014

    Two troops with the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted split multifunctional convoy training here Oct. 30.

  • Cushing faithful 'til death, says SecArmy at Hall of Heroes

    Nov 7, 2014

    First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing remained at his post, wounded but fighting valiantly until he was shot dead. Beside his cannon he fell, "blackened by powder and soaked red by blood," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh at the Pentagon Ceremony inducting the Civil War officer into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes.

  • Air Defenders return from Afghanistan

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, returned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and uncased their battalion colors Oct. 30 signifying the end of a successful mission. In addition to the air defenders from the battalion's headquarters and Battery A, approximately 20 members of the 72nd Veterinary Detachment, 86th Combat Support Hospital, returned home as well.

  • First Army Presents World War II Veteran with Distinguished Flying Cross

    Nov 7, 2014

    Ceremony held inside First Army headquarters

  • Sustainability involves repairs, latest technology, planning for future

    Nov 7, 2014

    The Directorate of Public Works here strives to keep this post, not only operational, but modern for personnel to conduct the mission of the National Training Center. In the past two fiscal years, DPW has been involved with numerous projects that continue the sustainability and upgrading of the installation, said DPW Director Mohammed Bari. Installation Management Command headquarters funded 86 recovery projects (22 completed) at a cost of $82 million to repair damage by rain and windstorms from 2013 and this year. In addition, the directorate received funding to study the 100-year flood scenario for the installation. The new storm water management plan will update the original plan (created in 1979) and recommends an estimated $100 million in renovations and repairs with the Army Corps of Engineers and Army Reserve units.

  • Final Muleskinner brigade headquarters Soldiers return

    Nov 6, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Sustainment Brigade hosted a welcome home ceremony Tuesday at Magrath Sports Complex to greet the last group of Soldiers assigned to the brigade headquarters who were deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 10th Mountain completes OEF mission

    Nov 6, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- In its last deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the 10th Mountain Division (LI), as Combined Joint Task Force-10, completed its mission in Regional Command-East here Tuesday, as Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend and Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Lewis cased its colors in preparation to depart for Fort Drum, N.Y., in front of what used to be a 9-11 Memorial: an I beam donated by the people of Breezy Point, N.Y.

  • 5th Eng. Bn. conducts Sapper Stakes competition

    Nov 6, 2014

    Bragging rights were on the table as the 5th Engineer Battalion -- part of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division -- conducted a Sapper Stakes competition where 11 squads from three companies flexed their engineering muscles, Oct. 21-22.

  • General recognizes former Soldier for bravery in Iraq

    Nov 5, 2014

    The commanding general of the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) recognized one of his former Soldiers Nov. 4.

  • 1st Armored Division Stryker brigade trains on Army's mobile network

    Nov 5, 2014

    To increase unit versatility and operational flexibility across the force, the Army is working to bring modernized mission command network capability to all formations and echelons, including Stryker units, which are now receiving the service's mobile tactical communications network backbone -- Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2.

  • Chief of Staff Challenges Aviation Community on Class A Accident Rate

    Nov 5, 2014

    Aviation leaders and all rated and non-rated aircrew members have been issued this challenge by Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army: Reduce our manned aviation Class A mishap rate to below 1.0 per 100K flight hours. If we measured our Fiscal Year 14 results against this metric, we would have missed the mark because our mishap rate increased from last year's rate of 0.81 to this year's rate of 1.52.

  • Dragon Soldiers hold Stryker NBCRV live-fire exercise

    Nov 4, 2014

    Soldiers, from the 22nd Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort), conducted a Stryker Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle live-fire exercise in October, at Fort Drum, New York.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldier, 10th Mountain Division Soldiers earn Soldier's Medal for heroism

    Nov 4, 2014

    The 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff awarded the Soldier's Medal to three Soldiers at Fort Drum, New York, for their actions in helping to save a distressed boater on the Black River earlier this year.

  • 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division conducts joint live-fire

    Nov 3, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, in conjunction with the Lithuanian armed forces, conducted a combined arms live-fire exercise in Pabrade, Lithuania, Oct. 30, 2014.

  • Former Senior Leaders Help Shape the Future of Army Medicine

    Nov 3, 2014

    On Oct. 20, Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, the 43rd Army Surgeon General, hosted 45 former senior Army Medical Department (AMEDD) leaders known as the FASSL, or Former AMEDD Senior Strategic Leaders. In her invitation, Lt. Gen. Horoho asked for their valuable input on the role Army Medicine has in keeping the Army fit and resilient and how to create a System for Health for the Army that also influences the health of the nation. The challenge was clear -- she wanted more than lessons learned, but rather "visions unexplored, and perhaps previously unimagined."

  • ADA prepares family members for upcoming mission

    Nov 3, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- As 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery officially assumed its role as a global response force in support of Contingency Expeditionary Force (CEF), battalion leaders held a town hall meeting Oct. 15 to inform Soldiers and their families.

  • CCWO becomes official command position

    Nov 3, 2014

    Officers have higher commanders and NCOs have command sergeants major, but until a change enacted Oct. 1, warrant officers haven't had an official command. Chief Warrant Officer 5 John M. Moseley, command chief warrant officer (CCWO), 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, recently took up the mantle of the new official position on Fort Carson. Warrant officers make up more than 30 percent of a combat aviation brigade, which makes the unit structure different from other brigades.

  • 5-5 ADA Assumes New Mission

    Nov 3, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, completed their transfer of authority or TOA with the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery, 108th Air Defense Artillery Brigade, here on October 24th.

  • Flying Tigers activated at National Training Center

    Nov 3, 2014

    An activation ceremony established B Company, 229th Aviation Regiment within 2916th Aviation Battalion, 916th Support Brigade here, Oct. 16.

  • Orient Shield 14 snipers partner for training

    Nov 1, 2014

    U.S. Army snipers collaborated with members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force to participate in sniper training and weapons demonstrations in support of Orient Shield 14 here, Oct 30.

  • Soldiers help catch criminal

    Oct 31, 2014

    FOUNTAIN, Colo. -- Squad car lights flashed in the summer heat as a known felon was led to waiting police cars after he was apprehended with the help of two Soldiers from 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, at a Fountain grocery store. Spc. Franklin Naval and Sgt. Dustin Broyard were officially recognized and presented awards at the Cheyenne Mountain Lodge at the Broadmoor Hotel Oct. 19 for their actions July 26.

  • Soldier receives helmet that saved his life

    Oct 31, 2014

    In 2012, Staff Sgt. Ryan Frye was hit by enemy fire during a hail of automatic weapons fire. It would have been deadly if not for his helmet. The life-saving piece of equipment was returned to him Oct. 30, 2014. "I have waited two years to get my helmet back," he said. "I never thought I would see my helmet again."

  • FORSCOM finance leadership collaborates on funds management for readiness.

    Oct 31, 2014

    Financial managers and comptrollers from throughout U.S. Army Forces Command convened Oct. 29-30 at FORSCOM's Marshall Hall headquarters here to discuss best practices, new programs and requirements, and share updates and information necessary in providing the financial resources that ensure readiness for FORSCOM formations.

  • Cavalry artillery battalion hosts fires seminar

    Oct 31, 2014

    The 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Regiment "Steel Dragon," 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division, hosted a Fires Training Seminar at Club Hood here, Oct. 22 to 24.

  • Cav unit partners with National Guard

    Oct 31, 2014

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- In keeping with U.S. Army Forces Command Total Force Policy initiative, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division recently visited Camp Shelby, Mississippi to discuss future training events with 155th Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard.

  • Cav unit partners with National Guard

    Oct 31, 2014

    In keeping with U.S. Army Forces Command Total Force Policy initiative, the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division recently visited Camp Shelby, Mississippi, to discuss future training events with 155th Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard.

  • Army Reserve lays down the hammer, striking through mine fields with a force

    Oct 31, 2014

    It looks like a giant rototiller, except the Army doesn't intend on planting gardens with it. Instead, the M1271 Mine Clearing Vehicle is designed to plow through a minefield faster than ever before, and the Army Reserve is the first component to hop in the driver's seat and take a few home.

  • Pennsylvania National Guard breaks ground for new aviation maintenance instruction building

    Oct 31, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Wesley Craig, adjutant general of Pennsylvania, representatives from the Pennsylvania National Guard, elected officials, and members of Senate Builders and Leidos Engineering participated in a groundbreaking ceremony for the construction of a new aviation maintenance instruction building that will be part of the Eastern Army National Guard Aviation Training Site (EAATS) here today.

  • First Army officer accompanies grandfather on Honor Flight

    Oct 31, 2014

  • Leaders from I Corps, higher education partner to combat sexual assault

    Oct 31, 2014

    Senior leaders, medical staff and Sexual Harassment/Assault Prevention leaders from Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, partnered with local communities to combat the issue of sexual assault during a conference at the University of Washington's Seattle Campus, Oct. 30, 2014.

  • US and Japanese aviators work well together during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 31, 2014

    U.S. Army Aviators are working and flying side-by-side with their Japanese counterparts throughout Orient Shield 14 here, Oct 27 - Nov. 7.

  • Fort Drum officials kick off Combined Federal Campaign

    Oct 30, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Fort Drum leaders challenged Soldier and Civilian representatives of the annual Combined Federal Campaign to "get out there and get active" between now and mid-December during a kick-off event Oct. 21 at the Commons.

  • Muleskinners hand off reins for last time in Afghanistan

    Oct 30, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The 10th Sustainment Bri-gade, Task Force Muleskinner, cased the brigade colors during a transfer of authority ceremony Tuesday, signifying the completion of their mission and the start of the mission for 4th Resolute Support Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Wrangler.

  • Muleskinners conduct assumption of responsibility ceremony on post

    Oct 30, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Sustainment Brigade hosted an assumption of responsibility ceremony Friday at Magrath Sports Complex to welcome its new command sergeant major.

  • 1st BCT bonds at Fall Fest, Trunk or Treat

    Oct 30, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Anyone who ventured into the 1st Brigade Combat Team footprint Saturday would have stumbled upon a real treat -- pun intended. Just ask the hundreds of Soldiers and Families from the newly transformed 1st BCT who participated in the brigade's Fall Fest and Trunk or Treat event.

  • NY Guard's 24th Civil Support Team hones skills at water supply site

    Oct 30, 2014

    Members of the New York National Guard's 24th Civil Support Team conducted a training mission in cooperation with the Suffolk County Water Authority at the authority's East Farmingdale, New York, pumping station, Oct. 27, 2014. The exercise tasked the survey team with determining whether or not terrorists had succeeded in dumping a nerve agent into the water supply.

  • Army Ground Forces Band to host "Salute to Veterans" performance

    Oct 30, 2014

    U.S. Army Forces Command's Army Ground Forces Band will honor Veterans with a performance at Fayetteville State University's J.W. Seabrook Auditorium Nov. 9.

  • Military could make significant impact on mid-term elections

    Oct 30, 2014

    With all 435 U.S. House seats and more than a third of the Senate in play on election day, Nov. 4, the more than 2 million members of the active component and reserve component of the military could make a difference in many of those outcomes -- if they vote.

  • Soldiers face reclassification or separation for losing MOS qualification

    Oct 30, 2014

    Soldiers who have had their security clearance revoked or denied face reclassification or separation from the force, according to Army Human Resources Command.

  • 2014 Warrior Care Month tri-signed letter

    Oct 30, 2014

    2014 Warrior Care Month tri-signed letter

  • 4-3 ADA Holds Town Hall to Educate and Inform

    Oct 30, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla.- As 4th Battalion, 3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade officially assumed their role as a global response force in support of Contingency Expeditionary Force or CEF they held a Town Hall Meeting to inform and answer questions from Soldiers and their Families.

  • EOD Soldier honored by 1st Infantry Division Society

    Oct 30, 2014

    FORT RILEY, Kansas -- An Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician was recognized by the Society of the 1st Infantry Division.

  • Network Integration Evaluation: Aviation plays key role in maturing tactical network

    Oct 30, 2014

    Army Aviation plays a key role in semi-annual evaluations designed to integrate and mature the Army's tactical network.

  • New equipment makes Global Response Force more mobile, lethal

    Oct 30, 2014

    FORT BRAGG, North Carolina--The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, currently on rotation as the ground component of the nation's Global Response Force, began fielding and training on new equipment this week. Specifically, Soldier Plate Carrier Systems, medium rucksucks, and Light Tactical All Terrain Vehicles will make the quick response force more lighter, more agile and better tailored than to the unique mission requirements of the GRF.

  • Utah Army National Guard Soldier bridges language gap during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 30, 2014

    Helping to bring U.S. Army and Japanese military aviators together is a job and passion for Utah Army National Guard Sgt. Keith Albretsen.

  • US and Japanese aviation refuelers demonstrate techniques during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 30, 2014

    U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force aviation personnel exchanged helicopter refueling procedures during Orient Shield 14 here Oct. 28.

  • Army Commemorates Warrior Care Month, Honors Warrior Transition Command 5th Anniversary

    Oct 29, 2014

    This November, the Army honors wounded, ill and injured soldiers, veterans, their families and caregivers during Warrior Care Month. This year's theme is "Show of Strength."

  • US Army Soldiers display chemical protective equipment during Orient Shield 14

    Oct 29, 2014

    U.S. Army chemical specialists shared knowledge with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members from the 7th Chemical Unit in support of Orient Shield 14, here Oct. 28.

  • Orient Shield 14 begins with a bang

    Oct 29, 2014

    The first day of Orient Shield 14 field training brought U.S. Army Soldiers and Japan Ground Self-Defense Force members together to observe each others mortar systems in action here, Oct. 28.

  • 3ID HQ to deploy to Afghanistan as drawdown, retrograde continues

    Oct 29, 2014

    The 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters will deploy to Afghanistan next month to assume their role as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Element.

  • 2-1 CAV scouts go to 'war'

    Oct 29, 2014

    It seemed like war at range 145 early Oct. 23, with booming .50-caliber machine gun fire from Strykers, echoing impacts of 120mm mortar and 155mm howitzer rounds, and shrieking rockets fired from AH-64 Apache helicopters.

  • 174th Infantry Brigade Soldiers brush up on Movement to Contact skills

    Oct 28, 2014

  • 1st Area Medical Laboratory set to deploy to Liberia

    Oct 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army's one-of-a-kind expeditionary medical laboratory will depart for Liberia this week.

  • Fort Drum team supports Mountain Peak

    Oct 28, 2014

    Members of the 605th Contingency Contracting Team at Fort Drum, New York, aligned with the 10th Mountain Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team recently to provide direct contracting support during the annual Mountain Peak exercise.

  • Army sets 21-day quarantine for Soldiers leaving West Africa

    Oct 28, 2014

    Army leaders have directed that Soldiers returning from Ebola-response efforts in West Africa go to a 21-day quarantine-like program.

  • Soldiers from 3rd Inf. Div. Headquarters to deploy from Fort Stewart to Afghanistan

    Oct 28, 2014

    The Department of Defense announced today that the 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters (-) will deploy to Afghanistan next month to assume their role as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan National Security Element. The deployment will include a supporting element in Qatar and a liaison in Kuwait. Approximately 200 Soldiers are scheduled for the 12-month deployment in support of the Resolute Support Mission.

  • Ironhorse Fall Fest hosts activities, candy …screams

    Oct 28, 2014

    Soldiers and Families of the 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, hosted and took part in Ironhorse Fall Fest, October 25, at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Greywolf EBH Clinic "part of the family"

    Oct 28, 2014

    FORTHOOD, Texas -- The 3rd Brigade Combat Teams' Embedded Behavioral Health Clinic has experienced a great deal in the short period since its inception just over one year ago.

  • Hundreds seek Expert Infantryman Badge

    Oct 28, 2014

    Approximately 800 Soldiers spent a week prepping for their attempts to earn the Expert Infantryman Badge Oct. 20-24.

  • Registration open for small arms championship

    Oct 28, 2014

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit, in conjunction with the Maneuver Center of Excellence, will host the 2015 U.S. Army Small Arms Championship Feb. 1-7.

  • 101st Airborne Division assumes Ebola response mission in Liberia

    Oct 27, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Gary J. Volesky, commander of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), assumed responsibility of Joint Forces Command -- United Assistance from Maj. Gen. Darryl A. Williams, during a transfer-of-authority ceremony at Barclay Training Center in Monrovia, Liberia, Oct. 25, 2014.

  • Orient Shield 14 Medics Keep Soldiers Healthy

    Oct 27, 2014

    U.S. Army medical professionals have treated nearly 400 Soldiers since Oct. 1, in support of Orient Shield 14.

  • American, Japanese forces officially begin Orient Shield 2014

    Oct 27, 2014

    Approximately 800 U.S. Army and the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force personnel kicked-off Orient Shield 14 during an opening ceremony at Camp Higashi-Chitose, Japan, Oct. 27, 2014.

  • 'Dagger' brigade deactivates BSTB, reactivates 82nd Engineer Battalion

    Oct 27, 2014

    In a ceremony Oct. 16 on Cavalry Parade Field, Soldiers of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division's, Special Troops Battalion deactivated the BSTB and reactivated as the 82nd Engineer Battalion. The battalion is deeply rooted in the 1st Inf. Div. footprint, as it served under the division in North Africa and Sicily in World War II, served in Germany during the Cold War and with 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • White Devils show off expeditionary capabilities and ingenuity to 82nd Airborne Division CG

    Oct 26, 2014

    As the White Devils of 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, wrap up their mission in Afghanistan, they held a static display to demonstrate their expeditionary capabilities for the 82nd's commanding general, Brig. Gen. Richard Clarke, at their compound on Kandahar Airfield, Oct. 24, 2014.

  • Red Warrior NCO honored for being top CREW specialist in battalion

    Oct 26, 2014

    After being in Afghanistan for nearly eight months, the Soldiers of Dog Company, 1st Battalion, 12th Infantry Regiment, 4th Inf. Brigade Combat Team, 4th Inf. Division, are finally winding their mission down. The responsibility of patrolling outlying sectors around Kandahar Airfield has been replaced by conducting base security. Along with their new assignment, there is still plenty of work to do as they prepare to turn in and transfer a large amount of equipment to their replacements before redeploying home.

  • 1st Armored Division Combat Aviation Brigade loads up for mission to Africa

    Oct 25, 2014

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