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  • Pride Month speaker shares life experience

    Jun 12, 2014

    Halfway through her military career, during the era of "Don't Ask, Don't Tell," a Fort Leonard Wood Soldier realized she was gay. Now, as a command sergeant major and married, she is revealing her journey to living openly in the Army as a gay Soldier.

  • Veteran, Civilian reflects on service, continuing commitment to Soldiers

    Jun 12, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Allen Janssen was growing up, he had a very different expectation of what his future would hold. Boys who grew up in orphanages in the Republic of Korea in the 1960s and 1970s -- if they were not adopted as babies -- would most likely stay there until they turned 18. Then they were shipped to Seoul to start on-the-job training, and they were on their own. A twist of fate ensured Janssen would never have to find out what it would be like to grow up alone. When he was 10 years old, an American family from Nebraska made the decision to adopt him and change his life.

  • FLW USO surprises expectant Families

    Jun 12, 2014

    Expectant mothers were greeted by the USO's surprise Bundles and Boots Baby Shower as they entered through the General Leonard Wood Army Community Hospital's main doors the morning of June 4.

  • 31st ADA Brigade welcomes new commander

    Jun 12, 2014

    The 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade held a change of command ceremony June 6 on Polo Field at Fort Sill.

  • NTC and Fort Irwin celebrate Army's 239th birthday

    Jun 12, 2014

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin celebrated the Army's 239th birthday on June 11, just a few days before training of a rotational brigade begins and ahead of the Army birthday June 14. The theme for this year's celebration is "America's Army: Our Profession." The Army Profession -- where military expertise, honorable service, esprit de corps, and stewardship are built on a foundation of trust -- strengthens the force through periods of transition, reinforces identity, and provides the critical foundation for the force.

  • Free Plane Ticket Brings Soldier Home

    Jun 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, AL -- A lifelong friendship has led to a marriage of blessings for Christi Moore and her Soldier husband, Maj. Brian Moore.

  • Huntsville Native Retiring In Community

    Jun 12, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Gen. Lynn Collyar is staying true to his roots in his retirement years.

  • Heroes from across history honored at Victory Park rededication

    Jun 12, 2014

    The 1st Infantry Division honored 10 Soldiers June 12 at the Victory Park rededication ceremony, part of the annual Victory Week observance. Seven of the Soldiers died while serving with the "Big Red One" in the past year, while three were Medal of Honor recipients from the 1st Inf. Div.

  • Rangers, Families take a break from training

    Jun 11, 2014

  • 316th Cavalry Brigade dedicates headquarters

    Jun 11, 2014

    The 316th Cavalry Brigade dedicated its headquarters' Building 5118 on Harmony Church June 5 to retired Command Sgt. Maj. Frank C. Plass. The dedication recognized Plass' 33 years of distinguished service and active support within the U.S. Army for nearly 75 years and represents a permanent link to the history and lineage between the merger of the Armor and Infantry organizations.

  • Prescribed burns reduce risk of wildfires

    Jun 11, 2014

    With summer set to officially begin June 21, members of the Fort Benning community should be ready to take the necessary precautions to combat higher temperatures and potential dry conditions.

  • Hospital on schedule for November opening

    Jun 11, 2014

    Construction on the new Martin Army Community Hospital is nearing its end, with an eye toward being ready to receive patients by Nov. 17. As of May 30, the project was 94 percent complete, hospital officials said. The new hospital will be a major upgrade in size, as it will cover roughly 745,000 square feet of space.

  • 101st Sustainment Brigade Brick Laying Memorial Ceremony

    Jun 11, 2014

    The 101st Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), hosted a Memorial Brick Laying Ceremony, June 9, 2014, to honor and pay tribute to their fallen comrades.

  • 101st Sustainment Brigade Change of Command

    Jun 11, 2014

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Col. Charles R. Hamilton relinquished command of the 101st Sustainment Brigade "Lifeliners," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), to Col. Kimberly J. Daub during a change of command ceremony, June 10, 2014.

  • Paying tribute to a faithful battle buddy

    Jun 11, 2014

    A memorial ceremony honored a military working dog, who was a member of the Fort Irwin Police Department, May 28. The service paid tribute to Kyra, who died from cancer in March. Kyra, a Dutch shepherd, was 9 years old and handled by Sgt. Jonathan Drake, police officer with Department of the Army here. Kyra arrived to Fort Irwin in April 2008 after completing training at Joint Base San Antonio-Lackland, Texas, and began serving with Drake in September 2010.

  • Distracted driving: an Armywide hazard

    Jun 11, 2014

    In January 2014, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center released a 19-question survey tailored specifically for respondents to report their perceptions of distracted driving, awareness of hazards and potential legal implications, and whether they have knowingly participated in any activity that distracted them while driving. A random sample of 1,099 Soldiers was selected for the survey, and some findings are outlined below.

  • TF76 prepares for emergency response mission

    Jun 11, 2014

    In the small town of Chicopee, Massachusetts, Army units from all over the country gathered at the Air Force Reserve Complex here June 10-12, in preparation for Vibrant Response 14, an annual training event that measures federal forces response during a simulated catastrophic chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear or explosive event.

  • Task Force 51 prepares to hand off control of emergency management mission

    Jun 11, 2014

    For the past five years, Task Force 51, headquartered at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, has been responsible for command and control of the Chemical, Biological, Nuclear Response mission the Department of Defense has in place. Over the next few months, TF 51 is scheduled to finalize their transition of control of the mission to Task Force 76, based out of Salt Lake City, in October.

  • Fort Hood Resiliency Campus re-launched, new facility unveiled

    Jun 10, 2014

    Fort Hood, Texas, recommitted to readiness and resilience for Soldiers, families and civilians during a ceremony June 3, 2014, that marked the re-launch of the post's Resiliency Campus and the unveiling of the Soldier and Family Fit Facility.

  • Mindfulness study explores way for Soldiers to manage stress

    Jun 10, 2014

    Dr. Valerie Rice with the U.S. Army Research Laboratory has been looking at virtual worlds and peaceful real-life retreats for the last three years on behalf of the Army Study Program to explore whether mindfulness could be helpful to reduce stress for Soldiers or veterans facing post-traumatic stress disorder, or other psychological issues.

  • Understanding KFOR's past to shape its future

    Jun 10, 2014

    CAMP BONDSTEEL, Kosovo -- It's another typical day on Camp Bondsteel. Besides the occasional Army officer rushing to attend a meeting or the roving military police patrolman, it's mostly quiet. It's a contrasting scene for those who were here when the Kosovo conflict first occurred back in 1999. June 10 marks the 15th anniversary of the rapid deployment of Operation Joint Guardian, the multinational security force mandated by the U.N. Security Council, and a select few can still recall what life was like in Kosovo more than a decade ago.

  • 120th Infantry Brigade welcomes new commander

    Jun 10, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 120th Infantry Brigade, Division West, held its change of command ceremony on Cameron Field near division headquarters Jun. 4. Col. Daniel Hurlbut assumed command of the brigade from Col. Timothy Bush who commanded the brigade since June 2012.

  • DLIFLC presents Department of Defense linguist awards

    Jun 10, 2014

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - The Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center announced the winners of the 2013 Command Language Program of the Year and Language Professional of the Year for all four services June 3.

  • AMC, FORSCOM focus on readiness

    Jun 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army Materiel Command hosted Gen. Daniel B. Allyn, commanding general of the U.S. Army Forces Command, for an update on AMC's global alignment and role in supporting the Army as its focus shifts to the future.

  • Kushnick, Macy, Hoge awards reward innovation, experimentation needed to keep Army relevant

    Jun 9, 2014

    "The world is rapidly changing, and we must change with it to remain relevant," said Under Secretary of the Army Brad Carson at the annual William H. Kushnick, John W. Macy Jr. and Nick Hoge awards ceremony, in the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes.

  • 1-25 ARB heats up training

    Jun 9, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- Heat radiating from blazing hot barrels and a furious sun added to the training obstacles aviation Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 25th Aviation Regiment, faced as they conducted their rotation at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., May 21, 2014. Fort Carson pilots from Company C, 1st Bn., 25th Avn. Reg., 25th Infantry Division, tested their new AH-64E Apaches and learned about their capabilities.

  • Garrison CSM gives kudos to communities, civilian workforce

    Jun 9, 2014

    It's a typical Tuesday afternoon at Fort Campbell, and the inside of Garrison Headquarters is particularly quiet. The peaceful atmosphere gave Garrison Command Sgt. Maj. Stephen Bower time to reflect on his tenure here. Bower will soon be leaving for a new assignment, and he invites the community to attend his Change of Responsibility ceremony at Garrison Headquarters, June 23 at 3 p.m. The Soldier, with 26-years of service, admits that learning how to be a garrison command sergeant major required a certain learning curve after spending most of his career as an Infantryman, where he deployed to Uganda, Bosnia, Afghanistan and Iraq. However, being at the post on the Kentucky-Tennessee state line for the first time made it enjoyable.

  • Stars align for Soler reunification

    Jun 8, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- A little boy follows his father around an Army hangar, meeting crew chief members and climbing on Apache and Huey helicopters as a way to be a part of his dad's world. Now, more than 20 years later, the roles have reversed as the father, a government contractor with the state department, follows his son, now a UH-60M Black Hawk helicopter pilot deployed with Task Force Raptor. Chief Warrant Officer 2 Victor Antonio Soler reunited with his father, Victor A. Soler, after three years of separation due to scheduling conflicts of missions and deployments.

  • 'Big Red One' commemorates D-Day at Omaha Beach

    Jun 8, 2014

    More than 20 Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division helped commemorate the 70th anniversary of D-Day, June 6, 2014, by participating in three ceremonies at Omaha Beach in Normandy, France.

  • Army kicks off first-of-many 239th birthday events

    Jun 8, 2014

    Senior Army leaders held the first-of-many ceremonies scheduled around the world commemorating the Army's 239th birthday, which is June 14, and celebrated this year's theme--"America's Army: Our Profession."

  • Army Learning Model 2015 takes shape at Ordnance School

    Jun 6, 2014

    The Army's schoolhouse learning model is evolving. Fading are images of instructors standing at podiums and distributing information via computer slideshows; practices that emphasize muscle memory as the chief means to learning; and classrooms bound by walls.

  • USARAF trains 4,000 troops in Chad, Guinea, Malawi

    Jun 6, 2014

    With support from regionally aligned forces from 2nd Brigade 1st Infantry Division out of Fort Riley, Kan., U.S. Army Africa trained more than 4,000 troops in Chad, Guinea, and Malawi in March. This USARAF training continues to provide different African nations with help in securing their own borders, thereby helping them secure the region, and protecting U.S. interests.

  • Run honors drill sergeant's memory

    Jun 6, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- More than 200 runners gathered May 31 in front of New Post Chapel to honor one of their own during the 14th Annual Drill Sergeant Mitchell X-Man Run. Many in attendance personally knew Drill Sgt. Darrell Mitchell and came to share his memory.

  • William F. Friedman -- Master Code-Breaker

    Jun 6, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - In 1933, an American businessman paid $100,000 for the North American rights to a German-made cipher machine invented in 1924. The machine was touted by its inventor as absolutely indecipherable. The businessman submitted an encoded 200-word messaged to the Army's newly created Signals Intelligence Service, or SIS, as a challenge. William Friedman, head of SIS, accepted the challenge, thinking it would be a useful training exercise for his small team of young cryptanalysts

  • Combat engineers employ universal key

    Jun 6, 2014

    Combat engineers with 30th Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, cover explosive charges during urban breach training at Fort Bragg, N.C., June 5, 2014. The soldiers trained on breaching urban obstacles with demolitions and breached doors, concrete barriers and fences as part their annual training. The 30th ABCT "Old Hickory," North Carolina National Guard, has more than 3,700 soldiers including a battalion in W. Va., and is training throughout the months of May and June. (U.S. Army National Guard photo by Spc. Jaqueline Benton, 30th Armored Brigade Combat Team, NCNG)

  • 'Big Red One' Soldiers, local community pay respects at monument in Normandy

    Jun 6, 2014

    More than 20 Soldiers from the 1st Infantry Division, alongside members of 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), the 75th Ranger Regiment, the 173rd Airborne Brigade, the 10th Special Forces Group, the 29th Infantry Division, British forces and French and German army were asked to provide supporting during ceremonies honoring the troops who stormed the beaches during World War II, seven decades ago.

  • 4th MEB Soldier named division's Soldier of Year

    Jun 5, 2014

    Spc. Evan Brady, 94th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, was named the 1st Infantry Division Soldier of the Year on May 22 during a ceremony at Fort Riley, Kan.

  • Army develops smoke screens for future battles

    May 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Edgewood Chemical Biological Center is researching and developing smoke screen compositions to keep pace with the changing face of conflict.

  • Army crowns top tank crew

    May 21, 2014

    Fort Benning's 2nd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, beat out 16 other tank crews May 15, 2014, to win the second biennial Sullivan Cup competition on Harmony Church, at Fort Benning, Ga.

  • Battle Lab assessing smartphone technology

    May 21, 2014

    Soon, seeing what's around a corner or in a building could be as easy as the touch of a button on a smart phone for Soldiers on the small-unit level.

  • EIB News Package

    May 21, 2014

    Infantrymen from the 3rd Infantry Division and The Ga. Army National Guard compete for the EIB. Includes soundbites from 1st Lt. Ryan Ferraro, Memphis Tenn., and Spc. Steven Guajardo, Tampa, Fla.

  • World War II Veteran awarded Bronze Star, fourth Purple Heart

    May 21, 2014

    SCOTT AFB, Illinois, May. 21, 2014 -- World War II Veteran, former U.S. Army Technical Sergeant Donald L. Cook, was awarded the Bronze Star and a fourth Purple Heart for his actions in combat during the Battle of Luzon in a ceremony at his home in Lesterville, Missouri Sunday.

  • Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary holds annual Welfare Reception

    May 21, 2014

    The Brooke Army Medical Center Auxiliary recently held their annual Welfare Reception in San Antonio Military Medical Center on May 2. Every year, a reception is held to recognize and honor dedicated Auxiliary volunteers and the Welfare committee for their hard work to help raise funds throughout the year to support BAMC's service mission. It is also when grants are distributed to BAMC and the Fisher House.

  • 1st CAB completes return to Fort Riley: Soldiers served 9 months in southern Afghanistan

    May 21, 2014

    Men and women of the "Demon" brigade began their nine-month deployment to southern Afghanistan last summer. In February, Lewis got word he'd have to send 300 to 400 home as the U.S. military began its force drawdown in Afghanistan. In all, about 2,000 from the CAB came and went from the country during the course of nine months.

  • Fort Bliss shares acquisition forecast with area businesses

    May 21, 2014

    Small-business representatives from throughout the greater El Paso, Texas, region had a chance to learn about contracting opportunities during a Mission and Installation Contracting Command Acquisition Open House May 15 at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Fort Irwin celebrates rich culture, complex history of Asian American Pacific Islander people

    May 21, 2014

    Fort Irwin celebrated Asian American Pacific Islander heritage month with a ceremony here, May 7. This year's theme, "I am Beyond," was envisioned by the Smithsonian Asian Pacific American Center in Washington D.C. The theme captures Asian Pacific American experiences across the nation and the American spirit that calls everyone to overcome barriers. The monthly observance provides an opportunity to recognize the rich and complex past, present, and future of Asian Pacific American communities, organizations, leaders and innovators, artists, musicians, teachers and students, youth and elders -- Asian American Pacific Islander people from all walks of life.

  • AMC assembles experts to shape the OIB of the future

    May 21, 2014

    An initiative to reshape the Organic Industrial Base to remain relevant and effective for the future is under way at the U.S. Army Materiel Command.

  • McHugh's attention on regionally aligned forces at Combined Resolve II

    May 20, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh focused on the implementation of U.S. Army Europe's regionally aligned forces concept while observing Soldiers and NATO and European partners at exercise Combined Resolve II at the U.S. Army's Hohenfels Training Area, Germany, May 17, 2014.

  • Lee troops attend early screening of 'female patriot' documentary

    May 20, 2014

    About 400 military members attended an advance screening of the documentary "Unsung Heroes -- The Story of America's Female Patriots" at the Lee Theater on May 9. The film has been two years in the making and will air nationwide this summer.

  • K-State University hosts 'Durable' brigade

    May 20, 2014

    MANHATTAN, Kan. -- The Kansas State woman's basketball head coach Jeff Mittie and his coaching staff offered a warm welcome to the 'Durable' brigade May 14 at Bramlage Coliseum. Mittie, who signed on March 18 with the Kansas State women's program, said he and his team are excited about the team's partnership with the 1st Sustainment Brigade.

  • Pioneer Battalion cases its colors

    May 20, 2014

    The Fort Benning community bid farewell to the 2nd Battalion, 29th Infantry Regiment, during its discontinuation ceremony May 13 at York Field.

  • Winning team talks Sullivan Cup challenges

    May 20, 2014

    The Sullivan Cup pits the best tank crews across different branches and nations against one another in a weeklong physical and mental challenge. The payoff - to be named the best tank crew.

  • Remembering 'Honor and Courage' this Memorial Day

    May 20, 2014

    Unless you've been living under a rock, you've probably seen the Memorial Day meme posted, shared and tweeted across social media sites of a Marine amputee visiting the grave of a fallen service member at Arlington National Cemetery. It reads "In case you thought it was National BBQ Day."

  • Fort Hood honors military and civilian heroes

    May 20, 2014

    The sound of laughter and smell of good food filled the Grande Ball Room at Club Hood May 13, as members of the Fort Hood community took time to bestow honor on some of their own during the Hood Heroes luncheon.

  • Veterans remember historic 'Strike Brigade' deployment

    May 19, 2014

    When notice arrived that he was deploying to Iraq, 1st Lt. Scott McCullough was ready to return from his year-long tour with the 2nd Infantry Division, in South Korea.

  • Air Assault rappel testing

    May 19, 2014

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Kevin Serna, of San Marcos, Texas, a Phase 1 team chief at the Fort Hood Air Assault School, rappels from the 50-foot rappel tower at the air assault obstacle course, May 7, 2014. Air Assault School qualifies Soldiers to conduct airmobile and air assault helicopter operations, to include aircraft orientation, sling load operations, proper rappelling techniques and fast-rope techniques. The school itself is 10 days of rigorous, fast paced training. The high standards of the school require the student to take part in a 12-mile march with rucksack in under three hours on the morning of graduation to be awarded their wings. Iterations of the FHAAS begin with 132 students, and end with an average of 80 graduates. (U.S. Army photograph by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Rappel testing

    May 19, 2014

    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Miller belays Spc. Michael Murphy as he rappels 50 feet from the Fort Hood Air Assault School rappel tower, May 8, 2014. Air Assault School qualifies Soldiers to conduct airmobile and air assault helicopter operations, to include aircraft orientation, sling load operations, proper rappelling techniques and fast-rope techniques. The school itself is 10 days of rigorous, fast paced training. The high standards of the school require the student to take part in a 12-mile march with rucksack in under three hours on the morning of graduation to be awarded their wings. Iterations of the FHAAS begin with 132 students, and end with an average of 80 graduates. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Air Assault rappel

    May 19, 2014

    U.S. Army Sgt. 1st Class Jeremy Jackson, a course chief at the Fort Hood Air Assault School from New Orleans, finishes the 50-foot rappel out of the FHAAS rappel tower as Staff Sgt. Kevin Serna, of San Marcos, Texas, anchors the rope, May 7, 2014. Air Assault School qualifies Soldiers to conduct airmobile and air assault helicopter operations, to include aircraft orientation, sling load operations, proper rappelling techniques and fast-rope techniques. The school itself is 10 days of rigorous, fast paced training. The high standards of the school require the student to take part in a 12-mile march with rucksack in under three hours on the morning of graduation to be awarded their wings. Iterations of the FHAAS begin with 132 students, and end with an average of 80 graduates. (U.S. Army photograph by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Combined Resolve II opens with display on multi-national capabilities

    May 18, 2014

    As a prelude to exercise Combined Resolve II, the Joint Multinational Readiness Center hosted a Capabilities Day, May 17, as a way of developing technical and tactical interoperability among NATO and partner-nation forces in Europe.

  • Torrance Armed Forces Days

    May 18, 2014

    The City of Torrance California honored the five branches of the military during the 55th Annual Torrance Armed Forces Days Celebration, May 16-18th.

  • White inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    May 16, 2014

    Former Sgt. Kyle J. White White's induction into the Hall of Heroes, a ceremonial room at the Department of Defense headquarters, one day after he received the Medal of Honor for actions in Afghanistan during the Battle of Aranas in 2007. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Bernardo Fuller)

  • 10th CAB welcomes new commander

    May 15, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Col. David J. Francis passed the 10th Combat Aviation Brigade's colors to Col. Michael C. McCurry during a change of command ceremony Thursday at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield.

  • 101st Airborne Division unit completes transformation as history comes full circle

    May 15, 2014

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), added to its distinguished history with the formal recognition of the addition of 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment "White Currahee" in a ceremony held here May 14, 2014.

  • Storied 'Currahees' prepare to inactivate

    May 1, 2014

    Soldiers with the 4th Brigade Special Troops Battalion; the 4th Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment; the 801st Brigade Support Battalion; the 1st Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment; and the 4th Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault); cased their colors during an inactivation ceremony, April 25, 2014, at Fort Campbell, Ky.

  • Finance Soldiers prove valuable resource

    Apr 29, 2014

    A second wave of Soldiers in the finance management military occupational specialty are arriving at select Mission and Installation Contracting Command offices to help fill a critical capabilities gap while at the same time gaining valuable developmental skills training.

  • Religious community working together to combat Moral Injury

    Apr 29, 2014

    Caregivers including clergy have always helped service members manage moral injury as they continue to fight personal battles after returning home from war. But as more and more Veterans begin to reintegrate back into civilian life after tours in Iraq and Afghanistan, there is continued interest in moral injury within the medical and religious fields. This article discusses the concept of moral injury to include religious approaches to caring for affected Veterans.

  • SMA views Fort Leonard Wood's unique training capabilities

    Apr 28, 2014

    The Maneuver Support Center of Excellence at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., showcased its one-of-a-kind training to Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, April 23-24, 2014.

  • Fort Huachuca, partners, break ground for Solar Array Park

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Just one year after the idea was introduced, Fort Huachuca and partnering organizations broke ground on the Department of Defense's largest renewable energy project April 25 adjacent to the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre, to mark the construction of the new Solar Array Park scheduled to begin operation by the end of the year.

  • Army increases in-flight situational awareness for rapid response forces

    Apr 28, 2014

    With help from the Army's new in-flight internet and mission command capability, commanders of Global Response Force units will be able to plan missions in the air, while their Soldiers receive operational updates and watch full-motion video of upcoming drop zones before their parachutes ever open.

  • 40th ESB cases colors, is ready to deploy

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - In preparation of their upcoming deployment in support of operations in Southwest Asia, the 40th Expeditionary Signal Battalion "Renegades" cased their colors April 17, on Fort Huachuca's historic Brown Parade Field.

  • FH honors volunteers for selfless service during recognition ceremony

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Fort Huachuca honored its dedicated volunteers of 2013 Tuesday during the annual Fort Huachuca Volunteer Recognition Ceremony and Luncheon at the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre.

  • FH celebrates Easter with Sunrise Service, children's egg hunt

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The Religious Support Team and an estimated crowd of 400 celebrated Easter on Sunday with a 6:30 a.m. sunrise service on Fort Huachuca's Reservoir Hill. It was a worship, music and fellowship event dedicated to the resurrection of Jesus.

  • Foreign Soldier receives military education, provides self-defense training at FH

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - In November 2013, Bogdan left his loved ones and made his first trip to the United States to attend the Military Intelligence Captain's Career Course, or MICCC, here. When the class began, students created a personal profile to share with the group. Through this introduction, it became known that Bogdan was a Krav Maga Self Defense System instructor.

  • Rubik's Cube inspires learning, leads to competition

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. -In 1974, Erno Rubik, a young professor of architecture in Budapest, Hungary, created a solid cube that twisted and turned -- and did not break or fall apart.

  • Mob/Demob mission ends, Armored Brigade primes for follow-on mission at Camp Shelby

    Apr 28, 2014

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- Troop preparation for overseas contingency operations in combat theater stood entrusted to First Army Division East's, 177th Armored Brigade for 10 years. The historic mission, supporting Soldiers in deployment rotation to and from areas of conflict, is now considered a legacy.

  • All For the Family

    Apr 28, 2014

    Throughout the Army there are stories about second and third generation Soldiers following in their parents and grandparents footsteps, but what about a young Soldier making a difference in a parents military career? For Spc. Yemima Tarber, a communications specialist from Charlie Company, 326th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), that's exactly what happened.

  • SMA stresses importance of character, commitment, competence to Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers

    Apr 28, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III told attendees a Soldier's character, commitment and competence are keys to helping the Army combat sexual assaults and suicides in the Army, during a town hall at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 25, 2014.

  • 'Longknife' welcomes Blue Ridge Elementary students, teachers to Fort Riley

    Apr 28, 2014

    More than 80 Blue Ridge Elementary School students visited Fort Riley and their partner unit, the 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, on April 25. Part of their visit involved learning about military communications devices, and for their call signs, students chose their favorite cartoon characters or superheroes.

  • Marines: Blue Force Tracking parts on time, in budget

    Apr 28, 2014

    Team Tobyhanna is fabricating thousands of electrical and mechanical components for the U.S. Marine Corps.

  • The Crucible: warriors bring the Thunder

    Apr 28, 2014

  • Maj. Gen. Gerety, Command Sgt. Maj. Wills visit Afghanistan bound SFAAT DET 82

    Apr 28, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety and Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Wills, commander and senior enlisted leader 80th Training Command (TASS), visited with the Citizen-Soldiers of Security Forces Advisory Assistance Team, Detachment 82 at Fort Bliss Texas, April 24, 2014. The 16 person team, 15 of whom are from various units across the 80th TC, is scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan in May 2014 to advise and assist the Afghan Border Police at Regional Command West near the Iranian border.

  • 307 years of combined service lauded during Rock Island Arsenal retirement ceremony

    Apr 25, 2014

  • Living with autism: the early years

    Apr 25, 2014

    It is 4:30 a.m. Melinda Waller is awakened by her 4-year-old son wanting to watch videos on the computer. "Momma, dragon turtle, dragon turtle," he said as he tries to shake her awake. He grabs her hand and pulls. "Come on, dragon turtle." She slowly opens her eyes -- for what seems like the millionth time in the last few years -- and pulls him close and mumbles. "I sure do love you, son."

  • Hunting for the Eggs

    Apr 25, 2014

    Children and Families of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and Fort Irwin attended an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Protestant Woman of the Chapel, April 19.

  • Soldier earns Silver Star for braving hidden bombs to recover 14 troops

    Apr 25, 2014

    As he crawled on his hands and knees, looking for the hidden bombs that lay between him and a fallen soldier, Spc. Samuel Crockett forced any negative thoughts out of his mind.

  • Importance of cultural education-through the eyes of a former ROTC Cadet

    Apr 25, 2014

    Col. John Bessler is in his fourth year as a roundtable presenter for the George C. Marshall Seminar. He has spent the last half of his career developing and studying cultural relations within the assignments he has been given. Culture is important to tomorrow's officers, Bessler explained, because they need to better understand viewpoints outside of their own, particularly when they are in someone else's backyard.

  • Mobile Ministry

    Apr 25, 2014

    Fort Irwin, Calif -- As the United States Army draws down from armed conflicts, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, also known as the Blackhorse Regiment, has brought new life to mobile ministry, a concept that defines the Chaplain Corps of the U.S. Army. It has become an important part of life for some Troopers of the 11th ACR.

  • Shoulder-to-shoulder First Army trains Ohio Guard engineers for major exercise

    Apr 24, 2014

    First Army observer coach/trainers and exercise/simulations staff travel to Columbus, Ohio in March 2014 to help prepare the Ohio Army National Guard's 16th Engineer Brigade to participate in a major simulations and Warfighter exercise with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division as the engineer support element.

  • Greca tagged for Central Command assignment

    Apr 21, 2014

    United States Central Command announced today that Army Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher K. Greca, currently the senior enlisted Soldier assigned to U.S. Army Forces Command, has been selected as the command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Central Command, Tampa, Fla.

  • 3rd CAB raises awareness on sexual assault

    Apr 9, 2014

    The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade sexual assault response coordinator teamed with battalion victim advocates and other volunteers in the Hunter Army Airfield community in raising awareness about sexual assault by handing out flyers to everyone entering the gates onto Hunter Army Airfield April 4. The 3rd CAB SARC, Sgt. 1st Class Zane Jones, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, wanted to make an impact by doing his part to raise awareness on such a delicate matter during April, which is sexual assault awareness month.

  • Fort Hood shooting memorial preparation

    Apr 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1st Cavalry Division hang an American flag from the III Corps headquarters building on Fort Hood in preparation for a memorial service honoring the victims of the April 2 shooting on the base, April 7, 2014. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to attend the April 9 ceremony. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Fort Hood shooting memorial preparation

    Apr 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1st Cavalry Division hang an American flag from the III Corps headquarters building on Fort Hood in preparation for a memorial service honoring the victims of the April 2 shooting on the base, April 7, 2014. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to attend the April 9 ceremony. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Army Reserve Unit Receives Superior Unit Award during 106th Birthday of Army Reserve

    Apr 8, 2014

    The multi-component Army Reserve unit, 85th Support Command, located 25 miles northwest of Chicago, celebrated the Army Reserve's 106th birthday at the unit's headquarters with Mayor Thomas Hayes, local mayor, and former West Point, U.S. Military Academy graduate; on Apr. 5 which was immediately followed by an Army Superior Unit Award presentation there.

  • International sniper competition tests top shooters' tactical skills

    Apr 8, 2014

    Sniper teams from around the globe converged on the Special Forces Sniper Course at Fort Bragg, N.C., to put their skills to the test in this year's United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition.

  • 'Why I serve': 1st ABCT legal eagle flying high

    Apr 8, 2014

    Paralegal specialist Sgt. Nicolya Jones, military career began six years ago, but her life of service began more than 35 years ago as a military brat.

  • Under Secretary speaks at Army War College

    Apr 8, 2014

    In his first public presentation as Under Secretary of the Army, Brad R. Carson spoke to Army War College students about seeing the Army's future in a different way at Bliss Hall April 8 as part of Army Leader Day.

  • Fort Hood recognized for environmental quality

    Apr 7, 2014

    Fort Hood wins the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for environmental quality. Fort Hood is committed to promoting environmental excellence, reducing its environmental impact, improving the efficiency of costs of processes, encouraging stakeholder involvement, all while taking care of 218,823 acres and supporting a population of just under 75,000.

  • Marne Division welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    Apr 7, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher G. Gilpin assumed the duties and responsibilities of caring for the Soldiers, Civilians and Families of the 3rd Infantry Division from Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson in ceremonies held April 4 at Marne Garden, Fort Stewart. Watson served as the Division Command Sergeant Major since March 2011. Gilpin's most recent assignment was as the senior enlisted adviser for the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.

  • NY Guardsmen score big in Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 7, 2014

    Three New York Army National Guard Soldiers were named Best Warrior's following a weekend competition at Camp Smith Training Site, N.Y., held April 4-6, 2014.

  • The End of an Era for the Army

    Apr 7, 2014

    The 3rd Stryker Cavalry Regiment is projected to be the last unit that will go through an Afghanistan preparation rotation at The National Training Center (NTC).

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