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  • Tough, realistic medical training at NTC

    Mar 4, 2016

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - A high-pitched whistle screams through the once calm, desert air. Someone shouts "incoming," and suddenly a loud, thunderous boom rattles the previously solid ground within a mile radius. Rat-tat-tat-tat. Gunfire erupts from all directions. All of a sudden, the battlefield is eerily silent, and out of nowhere, someone shouts "Medic!" followed by more people-Soldiers to be exact, echoing the same. The shouting is loud; it's almost deafening.

  • 3-15 Inf. Soldiers complete final preparations for training Ukrainian army

    Mar 4, 2016

    Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division completed their final preparations for training soldiers with the Ukrainian army at the International Peacekeeping and Security Center near Yavoriv, Ukraine, March 1, 2016, as part of Joint Multinational Training Group-Ukraine.

  • Brave Rifles execute decisive-action mission at NTC

    Mar 4, 2016

    "Train as you fight" is a common phrase uttered among Soldiers. It's a phrase that alludes to the training mentality to be prepared to deploy in a moment's notice, and that's exactly what the 3d Cavalry Regiment did here at the National Training Center - they trained for an upcoming deployment. 3d CR departed Feb. 1 for a month-long exercise to receive tough, realistic training at NTC in the harsh desert environment here.

  • March 03, 2016 -- Acting Secretary of the Army HAS-D Posture Hearing Statement

    Mar 3, 2016

    House Appropriations Defense Subcommittee Posture Hearing with Honorable Patrick Murphy and General Mark Milley

  • InstantEye brings security, situational awareness to 10th Mountain Soldiers

    Mar 3, 2016

    BAGHDAD, Iraq -- Advances in drone technology are making significant impacts on activities around the globe, and Army operations are no exception. Soldiers with the 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), have been putting an updated version of the InstantEye unmanned aerial system through its paces while deployed in support of Operation Inherent Resolve.

  • 1st Brigade Combat Team infantrymen, medics prove their expertise in Kuwait

    Mar 3, 2016

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Soldiers of Task Force Warrior rose to the challenge and earned the Expert Infantryman Badge and Expert Field Medical Badge Feb. 2.

  • Soldiers align, conduct sub-arctic training with Canadian counterparts -- w/pics

    Mar 3, 2016

    QUEBEC CITY, Canada -- The U.S. Army's active duty and National Guard partnership falls under the recently restructured sustainment readiness model, and it allows organizations to regionally unify certain standard operating procedures that contribute to the Army's overall mission readiness.

  • Fort Riley Volunteer ceremony recognizes more than 9,000 hours of service at Fort Riley

    Mar 3, 2016

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - More than 70 volunteers of Fort Riley were recognized at Riley's Conference Center for putting in over 9,000 hours of service to the community at the Volunteer of the Quarter event Feb. 16.

  • Fort Riley Spouse of the Year focuses on health, wellness of spouses

    Mar 3, 2016

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - "I'm just a really nice person with a big heart," Michele Bradfield, wife of Capt. Jakob Bradfield, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, said. "I'm really ambitious and I have lots of goals."

  • Gray Eagle teams with Division Artillery

    Mar 2, 2016

    The big guns of 3rd Infantry Division Artillery, roared to life during a Mass Fire Mission on Fort Stewart, March 1. Division artillery teamed with Company E, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, who provided the services of the MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aerial system.

  • Home sweet home for 'Can Do' Soldiers!

    Mar 2, 2016

    Soldiers of Company A, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division returned to Fort Stewart, Georgia, Feb. 23, after a rotation as the East Africa Response Force at Camp Lemonnier, Djibouti.

  • Soldiers, citizens, volunteers

    Mar 2, 2016

    Soldiers of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division extended a helping hand to their local community by volunteering at America's Second Harvest of Coastal Georgia, a food bank in Savannah, Georgia, Feb. 20 and 26.

  • Soldiers regionally align, conduct sub-arctic training

    Mar 2, 2016

    Partnering under the U.S. Army's sustainment readiness model, approximately 20 Soldiers assigned to the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Fort Drum, N.Y., the 86th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Vermont National Guard, and the 35th Group-Brigade, Canadian Army Reserve, have regionally aligned to battle sub-arctic conditions, during this years Guerrier Nordique exercise held Feb. 27 through March 6, in Puvirnituq, Nunavik, Canada. Over the next few days they will travel approximately 200 kilometers by snow mobile, conduct tactical operations, and practice sustainability by establishing base camps each night.

  • 'Mustangs' sustain accuracy in qualification

    Mar 2, 2016

    Soldiers of Troop B, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division conducted ground mount qualification Feb. 21-25 at the multipurpose range complex, or MPRC, at Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  • 82nd Airborne Division paratroopers return home

    Mar 1, 2016

    A family member embraces her husband during a redeployment ceremony at Green Ramp on Fort Bragg, North Carolina, March 1, 2016. The paratroopers assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 82nd Airborne Division, returned home from a nine-month deployment in support of Combined Joint Task Force- Operation Inherent Resolve.

  • Greywolf celebrates business not as usual

    Mar 1, 2016

    From outside the Army looking in, onlookers might imagine that Brigade Combat Teams are made fairly even. Given personnel and equipment numbers, overall purpose, and basic mission, some might venture to say that BCTs are pretty standard across the board. But, what would happen if by chance you belonged to a brigade where business was not carried out quite as usual?

  • U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley, visits the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC)

    Feb 29, 2016

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff, Gen. Mark A. Milley, emphasized with leaders of the Joint Readiness Training Center (JRTC), 4th Brigade Combat Team, 25th Infantry Division, officers and soldiers serving with the United Kingdom that readiness is the Army's number one priority, Fort Polk, La., Feb. 26, 2016.

  • 'Never give up, never quit'

    Feb 29, 2016

    "Don't pity me," retired Staff Sgt. Travis Mills told hundreds of Soldiers who came to listen to the 82nd Airborne Division Soldier who lost portions of both arms and legs and nearly his life in Afghanistan four years ago.

  • King speaks in Europe

    Feb 29, 2016

    Brig. Gen. William E. King IV, commander, 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives (CBRNE) Command, spoke at Non-Conventional Threat CBRNe Europe on Feb. 24 in Amsterdam. King discussed how 20th CBRNE Command is building CBRNE capabilities with our allies and partners in Europe to overcome current and future challenges in operational CBRNE defense.

  • I Corps conducts quarterly senior leader development training

    Feb 29, 2016

    Senior leaders from the I Corps staff, their tenant units and aligned partners gathered at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Feb. 25-26, for the I Corps quarterly senior leader development training. They discussed the Army and I Corps priorities in a setting conducive to dialogue, focusing on building and sustaining readiness with regionally aligned forces.

  • Operation Dynamic Manor prepares Soldiers for peace support mission

    Feb 27, 2016

    U.S. Army Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, chase and attempt to apprehend an angry protestor during a mission readiness exercise at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany, Feb. 25. The Soldiers will support the 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 28th Infantry Division during a peace support mission in Kosovo. (U.S. Army Photo By: Staff. Sgt. Thomas Duval, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

  • 7th MSC Soldiers support AFRICOM's Operation Echo Casemate

    Feb 26, 2016

    U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers from the 7th Mission Support Command conducted joint partnered movement control operations with French Air Force members and U.S. Air Force personnel in support of United States Africa Command's Operation Echo Casemate resupply mission to Bangui, the capital of the Central African Republic, Feb. 22.

  • 4th Infantry Division MCE strengthens ties with the Romanian NFIU

    Feb 26, 2016

    Members of 4th Infantry Division Mission Command Element visited Romanian NATO Force Integration Unit headquarters Feb. 11-12 to conduct a staff exchange and assess the unit's progress since the NFIU activated Sept. 3, 2015.

  • Greywolf units stick together, support each other

    Feb 26, 2016

    Amid sunny skies and cool temps, 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment "Chargers," 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division are waging "war" at the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California.

  • Uniting Families Through Reading

    Feb 26, 2016

    The Fort Bragg USO recently invited Maj. Gen. Jefforey Smith, deputy commander, XVIII Airborne Corps, and his wife Starla to participate in their monthly United Through Reading event held Feb. 25.

  • ESC Commanders meet at JBLM

    Feb 26, 2016

    Brig Gen. Jack Haley (center), Commander of the 593rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command, Brig. Gen. Gregory Moser (left), Commander of the 364th ESC, U.S. Army Reserve, headquartered in Marysville, Wash. and Brig. Gen. David Elwell, Commander of the 311th ESC, U.S. Army Reserve headquartered in Los Angeles, CA, speak during an ESC Commander's Conference at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Feb. 26, 2016. The leaders and members of their senior staffs reviewed capabilities, shared ideas and discussed planned partnership events, all in line with the Department of Defense Total Force Policy which is designed to fully integrate reserve forces into the operational force. (U.S.Army Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Kevin P. Bell)

  • His wishes, our honor.

    Feb 26, 2016

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- What started as simple wishes became a full-scale military mission involving Soldiers, civilians, units and equipment across Fort Carson, Feb. 24.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers conquer Basic Mountain Course

    Feb 25, 2016

    Three 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) Soldiers completed the two-week Basic Mountain Course at the Army Mountain Warfare School on Feb. 18 with the culminating climb at Smugglers' Notch. This final climb, known as the "Mountain Walk," puts all of the skills that students have learned throughout the course into practice.

  • 4th ID staff collaborates with MND-SE at joint staff exercise

    Feb 25, 2016

    Members of 4th Infantry Division Mission Command Element participated in a Multi-National Division-South East Command staff exercise Feb. 11-12 at the MND-SE headquarters here.

  • 'Soldier for Life' continues to serve as 32nd Army under secretary

    Feb 25, 2016

    Patrick J. Murphy, a third-generation veteran and the first Soldier from the Iraq War elected to Congress, was officially sworn in as the 32nd under secretary of the Army in a Pentagon ceremony, Feb. 24.

  • Hard times don't last forever, but hard men do

    Feb 24, 2016

    In 2006, Staff Sgt. Alex Fernandez, a native of Rockland County, New York, joined the Army to become an infantryman. Ten years after he joined, he was able to reenlist indefinitely at the very place that motivated him to join. He reenlisted at the Sept. 11 memorial in New York City, Feb. 3.

  • Soldiers set sights on EIB

    Feb 24, 2016

    Soldiers of Company C, 3rd Battalion, 15th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, prepared for their Expert Infantry Badge, or EIB qualification, while also maintaining readiness at Fort Stewart, Ga. on Feb. 17.

  • Increased manpower must come with funding

    Feb 24, 2016

    The Army would like to see a few more Soldiers in the ranks, if it were authorized by Congress -- but only if those additional Soldiers are funded to keep them war-ready, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Mark A. Milley.

  • Medical Simulation Training Center offers combined training for comprehensive care

    Feb 23, 2016

    If you're looking for the most current military medical training in the northern region of the United States, you won't need to search far. It's right here at Fort Drum.

  • SHARP Helps Eliminate Stigma

    Feb 23, 2016

    It was once a common thought across all military service branches that only women experienced sexual assaults; this is not true. Men are just as susceptible to sexual assault, but many times they fail to report the crime due to the negative connotation that surrounds the event.

  • A marathon a day

    Feb 23, 2016

    Around 1 a.m. the door to the company headquarters opens. The Soldiers at the duty desk turn their heads in curiosity. In walks a slender Soldier wearing a shirt with the word "Hurt" emblazoned across the front and water bottles strapped around his waist. He drops his bags and heads back out the door. He'll be back - after he finishes his 30-mile run.

  • Catamounts Case Battalion Colors

    Feb 23, 2016

    Nearly 200 Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment "Catamounts," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Fort Drum, N.Y., cased the battalion's colors during a ceremony held Feb. 20, on Wheeler- Sack Army Airfield.

  • First Team remembers Desert Storm

    Feb 23, 2016

    "Desert Storm and Desert Shield were significant events for our nation, our Army, Fort Hood, and in particular the First Team," said (Ret.) Maj. Gen. George Harmeyer, former commander of 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division.

  • XVIIIth Airborne Corps Commander visits Fort Campbell

    Feb 23, 2016

    Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend and Command Sgt. Maj. Ben Jones, the command team for the XVIIIth Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, visit Fort Campbell to observe Fort Campbell's 25th Anniversary of the Desert Storm events as well as the casing of the division's colors prior to their deployment to Iraq.

  • How NCOs can change a climate and strengthen a squad

    Feb 22, 2016

    Noncommissioned officers have always led from the front, but a new grass-roots initiative empowers them to effect change across the spectrum. Not in My Squad, or NIMS, is an assessment begun in October 2015 by Sgt. Maj. Of the Army Daniel Dailey as part of the campaign to fight sexual assault and harassment, then expanded to the long-term improvement of junior leaders.

  • Winning in a complex world, Foundry Program promotes intelligence readiness

    Feb 22, 2016

    To win in a complex world, Military Intelligence Soldiers must be technically skilled and alert, and thrive in difficult locations with coalition partners and other branches of the U.S. military. Their job -- and ultimately the safety and security of U.S. service members -- relies on having the latest techniques to collect, analyze, exploit and disseminate intelligence for battlefield and theater commanders.

  • Division West Soldiers vie for best OC/T title

    Feb 22, 2016

  • 'We're all the Army': Guard, Reserve, active leaders brainstorm training opportunities

    Feb 22, 2016

    FORT KNOX, Ky. -- "We're all one. We're all the Army." That sentiment, expressed here this weekend by an Army Reserve colonel, reflects the Army's policy of partnering Reserve and National Guard units with their active-duty counterparts, with the goal of sharing information and maximizing training opportunities for all Soldiers, regardless of their Army affiliation. "We need to grow that [partnership] more. We need to enhance that capability more for the future," said Col. Richard Morgan, who lives in Mississippi but commutes to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, for his position as commander of the 301st Maneuver Brigade. "We can utilize each other's strengths to improve our own deficiencies." Morgan and more than 200 other commanders and senior leaders from the Army National Guard, Army Reserve, active Army, U.S. Army Forces Command and First Army met at Fort Knox Feb. 20-21 for the Total Force Fires, Aviation, Support, Surveillance and Signal Conference hosted by First Army. It was the third in a series of four conferences hosted by First Army for the reserve-component leaders of various types of units, beginning with a get-together for the National Guard's brigade combat teams in March 2015.

  • 16th Combat Aviation Brigade Not in My Squad Video

    Feb 22, 2016

    U.S. Army Soldiers assigned to 16th Combat Aviation Brigade discuss the things that make us different, the things that make us the same and the reason that, despite our differences, we all believe in being there for each other.

  • Fort Drum's top chefs prepare for competition

    Feb 19, 2016

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- It's tedious work and it was being timed. Spc. Edgar Navarro, food service specialist with the 7th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, practiced classical cuts on vegetables with a focus so razor-sharp that he barely acknowledged the banter of his teammates. The tourné-cut potato is shaped like a seven-sided football, flat on the ends, and measures two inches long and three-fourths in diameter. Navarro used his fingers to size it right, because rulers or tape measures are not allowed at the 41st Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event.

  • History repeats itself: 101st is part of Family's heritage

    Feb 19, 2016

    It isn't very rare for a father and son to share common interests, whether that be sports, fishing or a love of grilling. Many sons look up to their fathers, and some even go on to take over Family businesses when the parent retires.

  • Soldiers hone skills during medevac training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center

    Feb 18, 2016

    U.S. Army Spc. Timothy Hanson, a combat medic assigned to the 28th Combat Support Hospital, and a member of the Albanian armed forces load a simulated patient into a UH-60 Black Hawk during medevac training Feb. 18, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. Hanson and his fellow Soldiers are training alongside multinational partners in preparation for Kosovo Force 21 in support of Multinational Battle Group-East. MNBG-E is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment, and freedom of movement, within Kosovo. (U.S. Army Photo By: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Soldiers hone skills during medevac training at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center

    Feb 18, 2016

    U.S. Army Sgt. Rona Ver, a combat medic assigned to the 28th Combat Support Hospital, and members of the Albanian armed forces load a simulated patient into a UH-60 Black Hawk during medevac training Feb. 18, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. Hanson and his fellow Soldiers are training alongside multinational partners in preparation for Kosovo Force 21 in support of Multinational Battle Group-East. MNBG-E is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment, and freedom of movement, within Kosovo. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Lt. Henry O. Flipper was first black officer at Fort Sill

    Feb 18, 2016

    West Point's first black graduate, Lt. Henry O. Flipper served at Fort Sill from 1878-1880.

  • 1st Infantry Division hosts Total Army Conference

    Feb 18, 2016

    The 1st Infantry Division's commanding general told his guests Feb. 11 that Fort Riley was a big Astroturf field -- a place where their troops could train as they would fight. Maj. Gen. Wayne W. Grigsby Jr. and Command Sgt. Maj. Joseph C. Cornelison led the "Big Red One's" first Total Army Conference, a gathering of National Guard and Reserve leaders from six states throughout the Midwest. The goal is strengthening the partnership between active-duty, National Guard and Reserve forces, making them all more operationally effective.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps commanding general re-enlists 82nd Airborne Division paratrooper

    Feb 18, 2016

    Sgt. 1st Class Trevor Munn, an infantryman with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 2nd Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, re-enlists indefinitely aboard a C-17 Globemaster III prior to conducting an airborne operation Feb. 17, 2016, at Fort Bragg, N.C. Lt. Gen. Stephen Townsend, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg commanding general, administered the oath of enlistment. (U.S. Army courtesy photo/Released)

  • All Americans drop into Fort Hood

    Feb 17, 2016

    Paratroopers with the 82nd Airborne Division made the trip from Fort Bragg, North Carolina, to a training area here to take part in an emergency deployment readiness exercise to sustain and validate their training for the global response force mission, Feb. 10.

  • Hood able to host 'complex missions' unavailable at other posts

    Feb 17, 2016

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- For the second time in two years, paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division dropped in on this sprawling Central Texas installation for a training mission, Feb. 10.

  • Bringing a Soldier back from the ledge

    Feb 17, 2016

    A medic assigned to Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Cavalry Division Artillery passed a truck pulled over on a highway overpass four miles south of here.

  • First Cavalry 'Ironhorse' begins mission in Korea

    Feb 17, 2016

    More than 4,100 Soldiers from Fort Hood, Texas, are arriving in South Korea to ensure peace on the Korean peninsula and deter North Korean aggression. Soldiers from the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, began arriving here Feb. 1 to begin their nine-month rotation. Ironhorse Soldiers replace the Soldiers of the 2nd ABCT "Black Jack," 1st Cav. Div., who completed the first rotation of a U.S. armored brigade in the Korean peninsula from June 2015 to February 2016.

  • Cavalry 'Chargers' hit the ground running at National Training Center

    Feb 17, 2016

    After returning from a nine-month rotational deployment to the Republic of Korea, the Soldiers of the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment "Chargers," 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division have had quite a busy year. Along with the expected incoming and outgoing personnel turnover, the last 12 months for them has been full of situational training exercises, gunneries and a stint at the Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise in Camp Shelby, Mississippi where the unit partnered with the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team of the Mississippi National Guard. Now, the Charger Soldiers are at it again as they serve as a subordinate unit of the brigade's sister unit, the 3rd Cavalry Regiment, during a rotation at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, California.

  • FORSCOM CG visits Bagram Air Field

    Feb 17, 2016

    Soldiers had an opportunity Feb. 11 and 12 to address concerns and discuss lessons learned related to predeployment training when the commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) visited Bagram Air Field.

  • Supporting the Queen of Battle: Backbone of the Blue Spaders

    Feb 17, 2016

    On any given day in the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, infantrymen can be found training, firing at ranges and engaged in missions - whether that be at Fort Campbell or deployed overseas.

  • Fire Phobia Training JMRC

    Feb 16, 2016

    Soldiers from the 1st Battalion, 41st Infantry Regt., 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat, 4th Infantry Division stationed out of Fort Carson, Colo., shield themselves from a Molotov cocktail - a general name used for various bottle-based improvised flammable weapons - during fire phobia training, Feb. 16, at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels, Germany. The Soldiers are training alongside multinational counterparts in preparation for Kosovo Force 21 in support of Multinational Battle Group-East. MNBG-E is dedicated to ensuring a safe and secure environment, and freedom of movement, within Kosovo. (U.S. Army Photo By: Staff Sgt. Thomas Duval, 40th Public Affairs Detachment)

  • En route to pull teeth, Army Civil Affairs members pull man from tractor-trailer crash

    Feb 13, 2016

    On a busy two-way road packed with motorists about an hour south of Djibouti City, four 18-wheelers sat smashed together, their cabs crushed like soda cans in a recycle bin. Shattered glass covered the streets, and the screams of a trapped man filled the air. Before coming face-to-face with this tragic accident, members from the 403rd Civil Affairs Battalion, assigned to the Combined Joint Task Force-Horn of Africa, were en route to Ali Adde, a remote village not far from the Somali border, for a dental civic action program mission to provide basic dental care to local villagers, Feb. 10, 2016.

  • Army Reserve MPs foil New Jersey robbery

    Feb 12, 2016

    A trip into town to pick up medicine led to a group of Army Reserve Soldiers breaking up a robbery in December. The six Soldiers, members of the 372nd Military Police Company, based in Cumberland, Maryland, were almost at the end of their two-week annual training at Joint Base McGuire-Dix, Lakehurst, New Jersey, when they stopped at the CVS in nearby Pemberton Township the morning of Dec. 12.

  • Blizzard doesn't stop Reserve Soldiers from training

    Feb 12, 2016

    As the Middle Atlantic States recovered from the massive blizzard that recently stalled the East Coast, Army Reserve units from across the United States arrived here to participate in Warrior Exercise 78-16-01, which occurred, Jan. 23 through Feb. 6.

  • 82nd Airborne Division Soldiers Drop by Pentagon

    Feb 12, 2016

  • Workhorse fuel operations contribute to aviation readiness

    Feb 11, 2016

    Soldiers from Company A, 603rd Aviation Support Battalion, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade perfected their skill during a Forward Arming and Refueling Point training exercise on Hunter Army Airfield Feb. 9.

  • USMA at West Point Instructor to run at Olympic Marathon Trials

    Feb 11, 2016

    A Department of Physical Education instructor at The United States Military Academy at West Point, will race in the Olympic Marathon Trials in Los Angeles on Feb 13.

  • Cavalry unit trains with 82nd Airborne

    Feb 11, 2016

    Soldiers from Company C "Comanche," 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, participated in a joint forcible entry exercise alongside Soldiers from the 82nd Airborne Division Feb. 11 here.

  • Ex-Rangers wade into 'Shark Tank'

    Feb 11, 2016

    Matthew Griffin and Donald Lee, formerly of Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, recently appeared on the reality television show "Shark Tank" in an effort to gain an investment to improve their company Combat Flip Flops, which launched in 2011 out of Issaquah.

  • Armor officer marksmanship program trains future of the Army

    Feb 10, 2016

    A class of 45 students of the Armor Basic Officer Leader Course trained on marksmanship Feb. 3-5 at Roosevelt Range, Simpson Range and Porter Range.

  • Author discusses 'real leadership' expectations

    Feb 10, 2016

    Simon Sinek, a leadership expert and bestselling author of the books Start With Why and Leaders Eat Last, spoke to students at the Maneuver Center of Excellence about true leadership as part of the Combat Leader Speaker Program Feb. 3.

  • Army Reserve offers $25,000 bonus for most warrant officer specialties

    Feb 9, 2016

    The Army Reserve needs more warrant officers, a senior leader told 7th Mission Support Command Soldiers.

  • Acting Army secretary visits Bagram Airfield

    Feb 9, 2016

    Ascertaining the needs of deployed Soldiers was a paramount concern for the acting Army secretary when he visited Bagram Airfield, Feb. 4-6.

  • 101st Soldiers graduate Master Fitness Trainer Course, next course set for May

    Feb 9, 2016

    The Master Fitness Trainer Course is sweeping the Army, bringing sports nutrition and researched-backed exercise science down to the squad level by informing senior squad members.

  • Honorable Wada visits HRC

    Feb 9, 2016

    The Honorable Debra S. Wada, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Manpower and Reserve Affairs, visits U.S. Army Human Resources Command at Fort Knox, Kentucky, Feb. 9, for a series of briefings and discussions with senior HRC leaders.

  • Army academy completes first-ever joint course

    Feb 9, 2016

    When dozens of Soldiers completed the Basic Leader Course at the Army's Noncommissioned Officer Academy here, they sang about the "wild blue yonder" during their graduation ceremony Jan. 28.

  • DIVWEST Soldier recognized as Hood Hero

    Feb 9, 2016

  • Battalion heightens combat readiness to support field artillery

    Feb 9, 2016

    The 188th Brigade Support Battalion, 18th Field Artillery Brigade, conducted Operation Algeria 42 from Nov. 2 to Nov. 6 here at Fort Bragg.

  • Command sergeant major restores history of field artillery unit

    Feb 9, 2016

    For two years Command Sgt. Maj. Martin Conroy, who recently relinquished the responsibility of the Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 321st Field Artillery Regiment, filled the hallways of battalion headquarters with artifacts and memories of both the unit and the regiment. "Ever since I first came in the Army and to the 2nd Ranger Battalion, they instilled in me the importance of knowing your history, and knowing where you've been helps you know where you're going," said Conroy.

  • FY17 budget provides raise for Soldiers but focuses on readiness

    Feb 9, 2016

    In its fiscal year 2017 budget request, the Army - similar to its sister services - has requested for Soldiers a 1.6 percent pay raise, the largest increase in four years.

  • Soldiers conduct biathlon exercise during mountain skills training

    Feb 8, 2016

    Gliding quickly across the snow, a skier pushes off with his poles, tossing snow behind him. The skier is followed by another and then another; all of them wear Army uniforms.

  • Special Forces Tab, Green Beret, SFQC -- A vehicle for Chaplains

    Feb 5, 2016

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- A Roman poet named Juvenal is credited with saying; "Quis custodiet ipsos custodes?" --a Latin phrase accepted to mean "who will guard the guardians?" Chaplains are often seen as these guardians, someone who looks after those who protect others.

  • Officials Describe Plans to Integrate Women into Combat Roles

    Feb 5, 2016

    Senior Army, Navy and Marine Corps officials outlined plans to integrate women into combat roles before the Senate Armed Forces Committee today, and agreed incorporating women into combat ranks is the right path for the future.

  • Dunn: Never quit and always care

    Feb 5, 2016

    Command Sgt. Maj. Harold E. Dunn, the top noncommissioned officer for the 20th Chemical Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, and Explosives Command, handed over his responsibilities of senior enlisted adviser during a relinquish of responsibility ceremony at Aberdeen Proving Ground on Feb. 4.

  • 'Dark Knights' train to gain confidence operating in arctic conditions

    Feb 4, 2016

    Military intelligence specialists, assigned to D Company "Dark Knights," 41st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, conducted arctic light individual training on Fort Drum, Jan. 27-28, to ensure their Soldiers are confident when operating in arctic conditions.

  • Cold weather symposium heats up Fort Drum

    Feb 4, 2016

    Fort Drum is known, and feared, for its often harsh winters. That is part of the reason Fort Drum was classified as a zone seven (arctic) base in early 2015. The change opened doors to new extreme cold-weather clothing and equipment for Soldiers as well as respect within the arctic community. It also led to Fort Drum hosting the 2016 Extreme Cold Weather Symposium, Jan. 26-28. The symposium is in its fourth year, typically held at Fort Wainwright, Alaska, and focusing on the needs of Soldiers stationed there.

  • 10th Combat Aviation Brigade marriage retreat builds stronger Families, Army

    Feb 4, 2016

    Twenty couples from 10th Combat Aviation Brigade attended a retreat at the Main Post Chapel Jan. 28-29, which sought to help Soldiers and spouses strengthen their marriage and help to facilitate communication.

  • Registration open for Best Sapper competition

    Feb 4, 2016

    Applications for engineers wanting to compete for the title of Best Sapper are now being accepted. The 10th, three-day competition is set to take place on Fort Leonard Wood, the home of the U.S. Army Engineer Regiment, from April 19 to 21.

  • "Always Ready" Soldier volunteers time, skills to help others

    Feb 4, 2016

    FORT HOOD, Texas (February 4, 2016) -- With a new year under way, the 504th Military Intelligence Brigade remains postured as the "Always Ready Brigade." For the brigade's Soldiers, standing ready to assist is part of their mindset, on and off-post. Epitomizing Noncommissioned Officer leadership, one Soldier has taken the Creed of the Noncommissioned Officer to heart placing his Soldiers' needs above his own. Sgt. Tyler Lewis, the telecommunication NCO for Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 303rd Military Intelligence Battalion, 504th Military Intelligence Brigade, takes it upon himself to support Soldiers and civilians who need assistance through a volunteer spirit.

  • Fire in the hole

    Feb 4, 2016

    Soldiers of Company A and B, 9th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division conducted an annual weeklong engineer training event at the demolition range on Fort Stewart, Georgia, Jan. 25-29, 2016.

  • 6-8 CAV troops prepare for mission in Zambia

    Feb 4, 2016

    Leaders from 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted a pre-deployment site survey, or PDSS, in Lusaka, Zambia, Jan. 11-15, 2016.

  • From camouflage to the classroom: Understanding the Post-9/11 GI Bill

    Feb 4, 2016

    Service members who want to transfer their Post-9/11 GI Bill benefits to their family members do not have to make it an all-or-nothing commitment, and they don't have to wait until retirement to start thinking about it.

  • Dailey reiterates importance of readiness, image during Fort Drum visit

    Feb 4, 2016

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey addressed Soldiers, Families and others about the importance of overall Army readiness: Army Chief of Staff Gen. Mark A. Milley's number one priority, and individual Soldier readiness during a time with end-strength reductions.

  • Heart Health

    Feb 3, 2016

    Cardiovascular disease prevention is important for the readiness of the U.S. Army. According to the Department of Defense's 2008 Survey of Health Related Behaviors, approximately 17 percent of Soldiers have been diagnosed with hypertension since they entered the Army.

  • Four Soldiers and a truck: 4th ID team hits road to ensure Atlantic Resolve Soldiers see Super Bowl

    Feb 3, 2016

    Four communications Soldiers from 4th Infantry Division's Mission Command Element's (MCE) loaded up a moving truck Jan. 30 for a weeklong trip throughout the Baltic states in honor of an American tradition- the Super Bowl.

  • Computer network defense team trains to safeguard Florida

    Feb 3, 2016

    Most Floridians are probably aware that the Soldiers and airmen of the state's National Guard forces are there to help in an emergency or deployed to combat.

  • Soldier takes 'Goofy' approach toward endurance running

    Feb 2, 2016

    The daily grind of marathon running is often dictated by a strict regimen of properly fueling the body, training for and running a race, and allowing sufficient time for the body to recover for the next event. While all of these factors still play an essential part in the preparation for a command chief warrant officer, the significance of the 26.2 miles ahead of him on race day takes on a less competitive character when stepping up to the start line after donning his Disney Goofy costume.

  • Brave Rifles leaders visit oldest living 3rd CR veteran

    Feb 2, 2016

    Brig. Gen. Albin Irzyk, retired, the oldest living 3rd Cavalry Regiment veteran, recently celebrated his 99th birthday here alongside Troopers from the regiment.

  • Warrant officer nominations sought for new MI award

    Feb 2, 2016

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - A brand-new annual award, the CW5 Rex A. Williams Award, honors warrant officers for excellence in Military Intelligence (MI).

  • 210th BSB Calls for Fire

    Feb 2, 2016

    Key leaders assigned to 210th Brigade Support Battalion "Providers," 2nd Brigade Combat Team "Commandos," learn the basics or refresh their call for fire skills during a four day course held Feb. 02-5 on Fort Drum.

  • Carter announces 12 weeks paid military maternity leave, other benefits

    Feb 1, 2016

    The Defense Department is increasing military maternity leave and instituting other changes in an effort to support military families, improve retention and strengthen the force of the future, Defense Secretary Ash Carter said.

  • Comradery through competition

    Feb 1, 2016

    Soldiers of 82nd Engineer Battalion, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, also known as the Blue Babes, participated in their monthly Ox Pull Physical Fitness Competition on Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait, Jan. 30.