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  • 'Not in my squad': Aviation leaders get tough on SHARP

    Apr 23, 2015

    Leaders of 10th Combat Aviation Brigade recently gathered to focus on Sexual Harassment / Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, training in observance of a recent presidential proclamation declaring April as National Sexual Assault Awareness and Prevention Month.

  • New Army technologies support in-flight communications, expeditionary command posts

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army is delivering new technologies to the Global Response Force that will help transform the concept of a command post from a stationary, tented shelter to a mobile enabler for expeditionary mission command - including during operations in flight and early entry into developing situations.

  • 1-58th AOB welcomes new commander

    Apr 23, 2015

    The 1st Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment (Airfield Operations) welcomed a new commander and bid farewell to the previous leader during a change of command ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum April 15.

  • Dailey sets sights on military education

    Apr 23, 2015

    The importance of improving military education while continually improving the Army profession were two topics Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey shared with members of the Fort Carson community, April 20-21.

  • Trail Bosses' leadership streamlines validation for Network Integration Evaluation 15.2

    Apr 23, 2015

    Systems gearing up to be evaluated during Network Integration Evaluation 15.2, also known as NIE, finished spending their final weeks within the controlled Integration Motor Pool. During the Validation Exercise or VALEX, System of Systems Engineering and Integration, Capability Package Directorate, power up equipment integrated onto vehicles in order to establish and validate the network.

  • Army to observe Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month

    Apr 23, 2015

    The Army will continue its annual observance of national Motorcycle Safety Awareness Month this May, giving leaders and Soldiers an extended opportunity to prepare for the riding season ahead.

  • 'Durable' Soldiers join division Soldiers in wearing 'Big Red One' patch

    Apr 23, 2015

    The 1st Sustainment Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, conducted a redesignation and patching ceremony April 22 on Fort Riley's Cavalry Parade Field. Following direction from Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, the chief of staff of the Army, the brigade switched to the 1st Inf. Div. Shoulder Sleeve Insignia, cased its colors and uncased new colors as the redesignated 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade during the ceremony.

  • Largest Bilateral Exercise For 20 Years Concludes, Marks Interoperability Milestone

    Apr 22, 2015

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Meticulously placed cards bearing symbols and acronyms lay across intersecting squares of parachute cord on the grey concrete of the pole barns. The wind drifts under the sheet metal roof, unimpeded by walls, and pushes gently on the paper markers placed all over the map that is laid out before hundreds of booted feet. One by one, officers and noncommissioned officers step onto the sand table and brief the Task Force Falcon staff, commanders and attached enablers on the actions of the enemy, terrain and weather of the area of operation, movements of friendly forces, areas of surveillance, and targets for indirect fire weapons. The combined arms rehearsal is nothing new to the assembled Servicemembers. Most have participated in them or observed them before. However, uniformity was wholly disrupted by a myriad of blue, tan, brown, green and gray uniforms. For many, this particular briefing was different for the variety of Soldiers, Airmen and Marines, both American and British, with interests in this exercise.

  • Troops remain vigilant on solemn 100th anniversary

    Apr 22, 2015

    On Flanders Fields, 100 years ago today, chemical warfare became a battlefield reality that Soldiers have had to prepare for ever since.

  • Odierno talks training, shaping battlefield with Soldiers

    Apr 22, 2015

    Army Chief of Staff Ray Odierno visited the Joint Readiness Training Center on Fort Polk, April 21-22, to observe training by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, while also visiting with both rotational and home-based Soldiers and leaders.

  • U.S., British troops participate in Shamal Storm

    Apr 21, 2015

    LONDON -- American Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) trained with British Army troops in the United Kingdom and Jordan earlier this month.

  • 166th Aviation Brigade trains Ohio Guard on flight procedures

    Apr 21, 2015

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Division West observer-coach/trainers from Fort Hood, Texas recently traveled here for environmental flight training as part of the Ohio National Guard's mobilization training.

  • 20 female Soldiers complete gender-integrated RTACs

    Apr 21, 2015

    Nineteen female Soldiers made history April 20 when they began the first gender-integrated Ranger Course assessment on Fort Benning.

  • Fort Irwin welcomes, celebrates Vietnam Veterans at Commemoration of 50th Anniversary of Vietnam War

    Apr 20, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- He stood up in front of them all -- atop the stage and having just completed his introduction -- and, looking across the audience, he clapped and said something many had told him before, "Welcome home." This is how Brig. Gen. Joseph Martin, commanding general of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, began the official ceremony April 18, for the Commemoration of the 50th Anniversary of the Vietnam War, addressing the hundreds of Vietnam Veterans in attendance.

  • 4-3 BSTB combat engineers enhance skill during days of demolition

    Apr 20, 2015

    Combat engineers of 4-3 Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, conducted demolitions training on Fort Stewart, Ga., April 13-16, 2015.

  • Fort Bliss hosts 2nd Five Star Innovation Cup STEM Competition

    Apr 19, 2015

    El Paso's Science, Technology, Engineering and Math Foundation, in partnership with the Fort Bliss Brigade Modernization Command, held its second Five Star Innovation Cup STEM Competition on Fort Bliss, March 21.

  • Sill Soldiers exercise with 1st Armored Division

    Apr 17, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Second Battalion, 18th Field Artillery recently participated in a large-scale exercise with more than 6,000 Soldiers from the 1st Armored Division at Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Command trains for Global Response Force mission

    Apr 17, 2015

    Soldiers, from the 20th Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives Command are training for the Global Response Force mission on Fort Polk, La., this month.

  • 2-15 Field Artillery Soldiers case colors for deployment to Afghanistan

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Allons Soldiers stood tall and proud in formation as their battalion colors were furled during a casing ceremony April 8 at Magrath Sports Complex on Fort Drum. Soldiers of 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team completed one of the last remaining steps before heading off to Afghanistan.

  • 10th Mountain Division names training facility for highly decorated World War II veteran

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A 10th Mountain Division veteran who was highly decorated for his actions during World War II was honored during a memorialization ceremony April 8 at Fort Drum. Fort Drum officials rededicated the Training Support Center as the 1st Lt. John S. Creaghe Training Support Center. Creaghe served with the 1st Battalion, 85th Mountain Infantry Regiment, 10th Mountain Division, during WWII.

  • Cavalry Soldiers sharpen skills during gunnery training exercise

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the rains began to melt the snow and turned dirt to mud, Soldiers of Ghost Squadron piled into their tactical vehicles and made their way to the field to conduct semi-annual light cavalry gunnery April 7-15 on two different training areas north of Fort Drum.

  • Fort Drum SARC nominated for DOD's top honor

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Being the best at whatever she does is nothing new for Sgt. 1st Class Chylciale M. Washington; she's made a career of it. Among her many accolades, Washington was recently named one of U.S. Army Forces Command's best sexual assault response coordinators during the selection for the Department of Defense's Exceptional Sexual Assault Response Coordinator Award.

  • First Army working group coordinates future warfighting training

    Apr 16, 2015

    Ensuring commanders and Soldiers have training opportunities to hone their warfighting skills was the focus of a Training Support and Synchronization Working Group held this week in First Army headquarters.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), Total Army Force chaplains gather for SORTAF 2015

    Apr 16, 2015

    The FORSCOM Command Chaplain's Office hosted the 2015 Strategic Operational Readiness and Training Assessment Forum, April 14 - 16, 2015, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The forum was designed to train, develop and empower junior chaplains and chaplain assistants from across the Total Army Force (Active Army, U.S. Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve).

  • Game of Drones: Sill Soldiers awarded at NTC

    Apr 16, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.-- A noncommissioned officer from 3rd Battalion, 13th Field Artillery (Red Dragons) was recently recognized by the National Training Center (NTC) at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Ground Soldiers take to the Sea; provides Expeditionary

    Apr 16, 2015

    On April 15, 2015, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division's 710th Brigade Support Battalion (formerly 94th BSB) moved more than 100 Soldiers from Fort Polk, La., to the Port of Beaumont, Texas showing the Army's ability to provide ground troop sustainment support via sea vessel, also owned by the Army.

  • 1-66 Armor honors lineage with challenge

    Apr 15, 2015

    The "Iron Knights" of 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, honored their rich history of lineage built by men and women before them by conducting a "Colonel Burt Challenge" April 6-9 at Camp Buehring in honor of Capt. James M. Burt, one of the regiment's most coveted Armor officers in its history.

  • National Guard unit retrogrades aviation equipment worth $260 million

    Apr 14, 2015

    Soldiers, from 1100th Theater Aviation Sustainment Maintenance Group, a Maryland National Guard unit, are nearing the end of a deployment that saw them retrograde 16 airframes and $260 million in Class IX aviation equipment from theater during their nine-month deployment while simultaneously supporting ongoing missions.

  • Timeless actions: 'Quarter Horse' troopers honor Medal of Honor recipient ahead of casing

    Apr 14, 2015

    On June 30, 1966, in south Vietnam, Sgt. Donald R. Long and the men of the squadron's Troops B and C were conducting a reconnaissance operation in the dense jungles when they were ambushed by a concealed Viet Cong regiment reinforced with mortars, recoilless rifles and machine guns. During the battle, Long left his armored personnel carrier and, under enemy fire, carried wounded men to evacuation helicopters before continuing to fight.

  • Troops destroy 75,000 pounds of explosives in New Mexico

    Apr 14, 2015

    Soldiers, from two U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal companies, eliminated more than 75,000 pounds of explosives during operations in New Mexico over the past month.

  • Army aviation continues efforts for technology development

    Apr 13, 2015

    The Army recently extended technology investment agreements with two commercial companies to continue concept refinement and technology maturation for future vertical lift research.

  • Lighting up the Dark: Nighttime Air Assault

    Apr 12, 2015

    FORT CARSON, COLO. -- Infantry Soldiers gazed upon the green-lit darkness of a training area as they were called towards the whining of helicopter blades by a UH-60 Black Hawk crew chief, April 8. Aircrews from 3rd Assault Helicopter Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade conducted nighttime air assault training missions with Soldiers from 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, both from 4th Infantry Division.

  • 82nd Abn. Div. offers Iraqi army marksmanship lesson

    Apr 10, 2015

    Iraqi army soldiers with the 72nd Brigade, 15th Division receive a close-quarters marksmanship class from paratroopers with the 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, at Camp Taji, Iraq, April 6, 2015. The IA soldiers were trained in close-quarters combat to improve their urban assault skills in preparation for fighting Islamic State militants in their country. Soldiers from the 82nd Abn. Div. are deployed as members of Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve to advise and assist Iraqi Security Forces. (Sgt. Cody Quinn, CJTF-OIR Public Affairs)

  • Iraqi soldier takes aim at target

    Apr 10, 2015

    An Iraqi army soldier with the 72nd Brigade, 15th Division, fires on a target during a close-quarters marksmanship range with 2nd Battalion, 505th Parachute Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division advisers at Camp Taji, Iraq, April 6, 2015. Iraqi soldiers participated in the range to become members of a personal security detail for high-ranking Iraqi officers. The U.S. Army advisers are part of the Combined Joint Task Force to degrade and ultimately defeat the Islamic State of Iraq and the Levant by building the military capacity of Iraqi Security Forces, an effort that has produced more than 6,000 newly-trained Soldiers, with another 5,000 currently in training (Sgt. Cody Quinn, CJTF-OIR Public Affairs)

  • 'Red Dragons' prepare for MIBT

    Apr 10, 2015

    In a small corner of Fort Stewart's expansive training area, the 2nd Battalion, 306th Field Artillery Regiment conducted crew emplacement drills to better understand what they may encounter during the multi-echelon integrated brigade training exercise set to take place at Fort Drum, New York, in June.

  • Army Medicine hosts Brain Health Workshop

    Apr 10, 2015

    The US Army Medical Command takes Brain Health seriously. So much so, that it hosted the third brain health workshop at the Office of the Army Surgeon General (OTSG) located at Defense Health Headquarters (DHHQ) March 19 - 20.

  • U.S. Army Soldier earns German military badge

    Apr 10, 2015

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) Soldier earned a gold German Armed Forces Proficiency Badge during the recent qualification course here on Fort Bliss, Texas.

  • Fort Hood presents Purple Hearts, medals to shooting victims, Families

    Apr 10, 2015

    After nearly six years and a legislative wording change, shooting victims from the Nov. 5, 2009, attack on Fort Hood were recognized during a Purple Heart and Defense of Freedom award ceremony on the installation, April 10.

  • 7th Brigade Engineer Battalion trains like champions during Resiliency Week

    Apr 9, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers from the Hammer Battalion lined up March 19 to draw weapons for the beginning of Operation Iron Hammer, the culminating exercise of the three-day resiliency focused event. As the first company entered the start point for the first event it was a mere 7 degrees, and the battalion chaplain's motto echoed in their minds: "Think like a champion, train like a champion, believe like a champion." The 7th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team executed its quarterly resiliency training March 17-19, focusing on developing skills that Soldiers and Families will need to meet challenges in the coming months.

  • Reliable Tempo draws down 13-year combat footprint in Afghanistan

    Apr 9, 2015

    By Dec. 31, 2014, the United States transferred more than 300 military installations and $180 million in foreign excess personal property to the Afghan government. Concurrently, more than 30,000 pieces of rolling stock and 50,000 shipping containers of equipment were sent back to the United States, as well.

  • Air traffic controllers hone skills during exercise

    Apr 9, 2015

    Instead of being in the comfort of an air traffic tower, air traffic controllers, assigned to the 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, or CAB, are sitting in the grit of the dirt honing their aircraft communication skills.

  • Joint-kill exercise covers air space battle

    Apr 9, 2015

    Fort Sill's 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade sent one of its three ADA Fire Control Officer teams to the Joint Kill-Chain Exercises at Kirtland Air Force Base, N.M.

  • Allyn: Leader development is key to 'win in complex world'

    Apr 8, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn addressed the senior U.S. and international military officers and civilian leaders during the Army War College, or USAWC's, Army Leader Day, April 7.

  • Army combat veterans mold future CBRNE leaders

    Apr 8, 2015

    GUNPOWDER RANGE, Maryland -- Soldiers patrol the foggy tree line, paying attention to every detail, every movement and every sound.

  • Joint improvised explosive device agency gets permanent alignment

    Apr 8, 2015

    The organization, that has fought for a decade to defeat improvised explosive devices used by American enemies in the Iraq and Afghanistan wars, has become a combat support agency, its director said in a recent interview.

  • Army lists top 12 items in fiscal year 2016 budget request

    Apr 6, 2015

    Topping the list of things the Army wants in its $127 billion Fiscal Year 2016 budget request are 12 critical programs that support mission command, joint combined arms maneuver, and broad joint mission support.

  • 'Masterworks' Series: Army Ground Forces Band performs with guest conductor

    Apr 3, 2015

    U.S. Army Forces Command's musical element - The Army Ground Forces Band - performed with guest conductor, Dr. Verena Mösenbichler-Bryant during a "Masterworks Series" concert at the High Point Theatre March 31.

  • 3rd ABCT holds FSO Academy

    Apr 3, 2015

    The "Iron Brigade" of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, hosted a Fire Support Officer Academy for field artillery lieutenants and infantry platoon leaders at Camp Buehring, March 19-28.

  • Bike run kicks off Sexual Assault Awareness Month

    Apr 3, 2015

    To mark the beginning of Sexual Assault Awareness Month (April), civilian brigade victim advocates and Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program members organized the first-ever Sexual Assault Awareness Motorcycle Ride. To raise awareness of and vigilance toward the prevention of sexual harassment and assault, 125 riders met in the chilly morning hours at Cole Park Commons to embark on the adventure.

  • Post celebrates Month of the Military Child

    Apr 3, 2015

    To recognize the nearly 2 million military children service-wide, the Department of Defense declared April as Month of the Military Child in 1986, and each year, Fort Campbell celebrates the installation's military children to recognize their sacrifices and courage. This year's theme is "Their Lives, Their Stories."

  • First Army certifies new observer coach/trainers

    Apr 3, 2015

    First Army Soldiers go through four-day course.

  • Last Call

    Apr 3, 2015

    About every 30 seconds in the United States, a driver using a cellphone is involved in a crash. In an effort to curb these preventable accidents, the National Safety Council is asking motorists to put down the phone and focus on the task at hand: driving.

  • Army pins 14th straight Armed Forces wrestling title

    Apr 2, 2015

    The U.S. Army team dominated its Air Force, Marine and Navy counterparts to claim its 14th consecutive Armed Forces wrestling championship March 27-28 at Fort Carson's Special Events Center.

  • Fort Carson event recognizes women's contributions

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Fort Carson community recognized the contributions of women throughout history during a Women's History Month observance March 30, 2015, at the Elkhorn Conference Center.

  • Cav unit raises bar for leadership development

    Apr 2, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- When the 3rd Engineer Battalion, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division decided to create a new leadership professional development (LPD) program, they knew it had to be special.

  • Fort Carson MP wins top culinary award

    Apr 2, 2015

    A Fort Carson culinary specialist won best centerpiece and most artistic exhibit as well as four medals, one gold, two silver and a bronze, at the Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event at Fort Lee, Virginia.

  • Leaders course marks milestone for Army

    Apr 2, 2015

    The general, who commands the nation's only military formation that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive, or CBRNE, threats, said the first CBRNE Leaders Course marked a milestone for the Army.

  • NCOs: C-IED 'Train the trainer' pilot launched at Fort Polk

    Apr 2, 2015

    FORT POLK, La. ---- The non-commissioned officer is the backbone of the Army. NCOs, from corporals to command sergeants major, are ultimately responsible for their Soldiers' training, appearance and welfare. In recent years, the Army has given much of the training responsibility for certain skill sets to teams of civilians (all with extensive military/combat backgrounds) to help prepare Soldiers for deployment. The success rate of that training is more than adequate, but comes at price ---- it takes money to pay salaries, buy equipment and maintain teaching facilities. So what's a budget-conscience Army with looming financial cuts from sequestration to do? One idea is to make NCOs, rather than civilians, responsible for more of the "specialized" training.

  • Live CREW Training Now Available at Home Station with Boost from Electronic Warfare Software

    Apr 2, 2015

    Live Counter Radio-Controlled Improvised Explosive Device Electronic Warfare (CREW) training is now available at U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) home station locations.

  • Successful Logistics System Developed by FORSCOM C-IED Program Team

    Apr 2, 2015

  • Task Force Talon welcomes Hill, first female to command deployed THAAD battery

    Apr 2, 2015

    U.S. Army Capt. Candace Hill, commander of Battery D, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, Task Force Talon, 94th Army Air and Missile Defense Command, is the first female officer to command a forward deployed Terminal High Altitude Area Defense battery.

  • Keeping Resiliency Relevant 365

    Apr 2, 2015

    The Army's Ready and Resilient Campaign combines multiple efforts and initiatives to improve the readiness and resilience of the total Army.

  • Prevention key to eliminating sexual assault

    Apr 1, 2015

    In an effort to further decrease the number of sexual assaults and continue to increase reporting when they do occur, an office here is stepping up efforts in April to eliminate the behaviors that create an environment conducive to sexual assault.

  • Transfer of PGSS aerostats from the Navy to the Army

    Apr 1, 2015

    The portfolio of the Army aerostat systems has doubled with the addition of 29 Persistent Ground Surveillance Systems (PGSS). Working in conjunction with the Navy, the Product Director (PD) Aerostats office accepted the transfer of the systems less than a year after direction was given to move the aerostats to the Army. The combination of the two capabilities under the Persistent Surveillance Systems-Tethered (PSS-T) program allows for better coverage of operational requirements.

  • Month of the Military Child, Army Senior Leaders Proclamation

    Apr 1, 2015

  • McMaster outlines innovation, potential risks for Force 2025, beyond

    Apr 1, 2015

    When it comes to the challenge of finding ways to innovate the Army to win in a complex world, Army leaders must be in tune with the risks and fallacies that could lead to undermining their own efforts.

  • Synthetic battlefield prepares 4th BSB Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2015

    Soldiers of 4th Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, utilized the Reconfigurable Vehicle Tactical Trainer (RVTT) at the Close Combat Tactical Trainer (CCTT) here to immerse themselves into a virtual battlefield, March 9-13.

  • Perkins outlines how and why to 'Win in a Complex World'

    Apr 1, 2015

    Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, discussed the Army's way ahead during the opening day of the 2015 Global Force Symposium at the Van Braun Center here, March 31.

  • Patriots cease post-mobilization training at JB MDL

    Apr 1, 2015

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- After more than a decade of supporting training and post-mobilization operations at Army Support Activity Fort Dix, the First Army presence here is transitioning its role to planning and executing pre-mobilization mission sets.

  • 1st Armored Division Soldiers conduct 'Refuel on the Move'

    Apr 1, 2015

    Water, food, fuel and ammunition are the primary needs of any Army.

  • Allyn: Joint professional military education prepares Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2015

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Daniel B. Allyn spoke of the importance of learning and working in a joint environment during his presentations to two of the Air Force's premier colleges, March 31.

  • 4ID commemorates crossing of Rhine in Germany

    Apr 1, 2015

    Dignitaries and residents from Worms, Germany, joined 4th Infantry Division and German Soldiers to mark the 70th anniversary of the division's crossing of the Rhine River during World War II March 29.

  • Wounded not broken

    Apr 1, 2015

    A crowd of wounded Soldiers lined up in front of a registration booth during the U.S. Army trials, Fort Bliss, Texas, March 29, 2015. One Soldier, wearing a black shirt with the words "Wounded Warrior (some assembly required)" printed in white on his shirt, waited anxiously to pick up his bib number and registration papers.

  • Locomotive mechanic competes in Army Trials

    Apr 1, 2015

    Hard work pays off for locomotive mechanic that was injured while performing her job. Takes 1st place in the standing air rifle competition in the 2nd annual Army Trials.

  • The Mojave Crucible: Building Resiliency in the 11th ACR

    Mar 31, 2015

    Through using resources such as the 11th Armored cavalry Regiment, Chaplains and Military & Family Life Counselors (MFLC), Soldiers and their families can build resiliency through counseling, mentorship and guidance at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Weapons system in a box helps protect deployed Soldiers

    Mar 30, 2015

    The U.S. Army Aviation and Missile Research, Development & Engineering Center's Weapons Development and Integration Directorate developed the Containerized Weapons System to protect the Warfighter and the military bases and outposts they defend.

  • Flight medic soars above peers

    Mar 28, 2015

    Earning two Purple Hearts is not enough to scare Staff Sgt. Jose Pantoja to continually put his personal safety at out of continuing to save lives. Pantoja, a flight medic with 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, received the Medic of the Year from the Dustoff Association during an award ceremony in Nashville, Tennessee, March 29.

  • 10th Mountain Division welcomes new commander

    Mar 26, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bannister took command of 10th Mountain Division (LI) and Fort Drum from Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend during a change of command ceremony March 25 at Fort Drum.

  • Catamounts train hard to build on skills

    Mar 26, 2015

    Just two weeks after completing a monthlong training exercise at the Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La., Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team headed out to the snow-covered training area of Fort Drum.

  • 1st SBCT change of responsibility

    Mar 26, 2015

    The Raider Brigade said goodbye to Command Sgt. Maj. Edison M. Rebuck, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, as he relinquished responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Richard L. Ayala Jr. during a ceremony at the Special Events Center on Fort Carson, March 4.

  • Patriots welcome new command sergeant major

    Mar 26, 2015

    JOINT BASE MCGUIRE-DIX-LAKEHURST, N.J. -- Soldiers of the 174th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East witnessed the passing of its senior noncommissioned officer leadership, March 25, 2015.

  • Veterans remembered during women's history observance

    Mar 26, 2015

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 26, 2015) -- It was standing room only for the Women's History Month observance Friday at the U.S. Army Women's Museum.

  • Inaugural CBRNE Leaders Course held in Maryland

    Mar 26, 2015

    Soldiers from the U.S. Army's 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) are participating in the first CBRNE Leaders Course at Gunpowder Range, Maryland, March 24 - April 2.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command announces actions in Bergdahl case

    Mar 25, 2015

    U.S. Army Forces Command today announced the preferral of charges against Sgt. Robert Bowdrie "Bowe" Bergdahl related to his 2009 disappearance from Combat Outpost Mest-Lalak in Paktika Province, Afghanistan.

  • Red Knight Soldier sets off to West Point

    Mar 25, 2015

    The United States Military Academy at West Point has begun contacting potential candidates to offer them an opportunity to study at the 213 year-old academy. One such candidate is Spc. Barrett Northrop, from 3rd Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment "Red Knight", Division Artillery "Guns of Glory," 101st Airborne Division.

  • 3rd Brigade Soldiers train with TOW

    Mar 25, 2015

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division, lit up a dreary day with the flash of rocket motors as they engaged derelict armored vehicle with the Tube-launched, Optically-tracked, Wire-guided missile and the Improved Target Acquisition System at Fort Campbell, Ky. March 20

  • Cooks support the fight

    Mar 25, 2015

    The small green tent feels like a sauna as Spc. Bishnu Remi, food service specialist, Forward Support Company H, 2nd Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, cleans a large silver pot with scalding hot water; outside snow flurries and below-freezing temperatures greet Soldiers as they begin to prepare dinner service for about 300 hundred Soldiers training in the field on Fort Carson, Feb. 23.

  • New commander at helm of NTC, Fort Irwin

    Mar 24, 2015

    The National Training Center and Fort Irwin welcomed a new commander during a change of command ceremony here, March 24. Brigadier Gen. Joseph Martin took hold of the NTC colors from Lt. Gen. Patrick Donahue II, deputy commanding general of United States Army Forces Command. Outgoing commander Maj. Gen. Ted Martin, and wife Stephanie, will next serve with 2nd Infantry Division in the Republic of Korea.

  • Air Defense Unit receives ASUA

    Mar 23, 2015

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- In December of 2012 the 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade was given a seven-day no-notice deployment to support Operation Active Fence in Turkey. The mission was requested through NATO and requested Patriot Missile support to be placed on its southern border with Syria.

  • More than 5,600 participate in Bataan Memorial Death March

    Mar 22, 2015

    More than 5,600 marchers had the honor of shaking hands with a Bataan Death March survivor before beginning their 26.2 mile trek in the New Mexico desert March 22 during the Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range.

  • First Army officers tackle driver training

    Mar 20, 2015

    A First Army senior NCO who has logged more than 100,000 miles behind the wheel of military vehicles passed his knowledge onto some of First Army officers during driver training conducted March 17 on Rock Island Arsenal.

  • Astronaut, Tuskegee Airman inspire students and federal employees at STEM and Black History Month

    Mar 20, 2015

    As part of Engineer Week and Black History Month observances hosted by the Environmental Protection Agency Region 6, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Southwestern Division and the Perot Museum of Nature and Science, two U.S. Air Force pilots shared their personal stories with more than 500 students and federal workers.

  • First unit fields Apache-Shadow combo

    Mar 20, 2015

    Manned-unmanned operations using helicopters linked with unmanned aircraft systems have been used by the Army for a number of years. However, no single unit has ever actually been assigned both assets until now, said Lt. Col. Tory Burgess, product manager for Shadow Tactical UAS.

  • 20th CBRNE troops host Military Working Dog training

    Mar 20, 2015

    FORT RILEY, Kansas -- Soldiers from the 630th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company hosted an improvised explosive device training program for Military Working Dog teams on Fort Riley.

  • Combat rations database allows Soldiers to learn about meals, ready-to-eat nutrition

    Mar 19, 2015

    When Soldiers rip open meals, ready-to-eat, also known as MRE, in a combat zone, most people probably are thinking more about flavor and filling their stomachs than about the nutrition.

  • Army Directive 2015-16 - Command Engagement to Prevent Retaliation

    Mar 19, 2015

  • New York Senate, Soldiers celebrate 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Day

    Mar 19, 2015

    ALBANY, N.Y. -- As the Army looks at where to trim its ranks, state officials voiced support for Soldiers during 10th Mountain Division and Fort Drum Day on Tuesday at the New York State Capitol.

  • Soldiers honor division history during Mountain Winter Challenge

    Mar 19, 2015

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Over the course of two days, Soldiers from across 10th Mountain Division (LI) competed in a Mountain Winter Challenge testing their ability to shoot, move and communicate.

  • Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Marks Opening of Fort Stewart Counter-IED Training Facility

    Mar 19, 2015

    A ribbon cutting ceremony was held March 11 celebrating the completion of a new Counter Improvised Explosive Device (C-IED) training facility at Fort Stewart. Brigadier General James R. Blackburn Jr., Commander, Task Force Marne, with the Army's 3d Infantry Division, was the guest speaker at the ribbon cutting, which was attended by Fort Stewart senior leaders.

  • USACE women thrive in male-dominated engineering field

    Mar 18, 2015

    Only 20 percent of U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Europe District Engineering and Construction Division employees are women. While the branch is led by a female chief, the office -- like many in the U.S. -- still lacks women. In honor of Women's History Month in March, Engineering in Europe spoke with three outstanding women here to find out how they selected and continue to thrive in a male-dominated career field. These USACE women -- a mechanical engineer, engineering technician and civil engineer -- discuss their educational backgrounds, work experience and achievements to encourage girls and young women to explore careers in science, technology, engineering and math