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  • Cybersecurity is Everyone's Mission

    Oct 16, 2014

    Today's Army depends on cyberspace. In fact, every sector of our national economy, our government and society relies on access to a stable, safe and resilient cyberspace. Maintaining our freedom to operate in cyberspace and protecting critical information is the essence of cybersecurity.

  • Army Reserve's 'Warhawks' conclude homeland defense mission

    Oct 16, 2014

    When disaster strikes, every second counts. Minutes can mean the difference between life and death, and air advantages such as speed and agility are unparalleled in providing rapid response capabilities. Enter the Army Reserve "Warhawks," part of the premier U.S. military forces available to conduct critical lifesaving and life-sustaining operations when called to serve.

  • Vice chief discusses Africa, AOC, future vehicle requirements

    Oct 16, 2014

    In a media roundtable at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, Gen. Daniel Allyn talked with reporters Oct. 13, 2014, about troops deploying to Africa, the new Army Operating Concept, and how war-fighting concepts will determine vehicle types.

  • Under SecArmy Carson: Civilian employees 'indispensable' from Afghanistan to Africa

    Oct 16, 2014

    As the troop drawdown in Afghanistan continues, the demand for Army civilian employees there will increase, predicted the service's under secretary, who pledged to continue support for civilian career program development worldwide.

  • Army, Homeland Security working together to protect U.S.

    Oct 16, 2014

    Cooperation between the Army and the Department of Homeland Security must get closer to combat the threats to America, Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson said Tuesday.

  • 'Total Army Strong' to succeed Army Family Covenant

    Oct 15, 2014

    Total Army Strong, successor to the Army Family Covenant, was explained this week at the Association of the U.S. Army's Annual Meeting and Exposition, in Washington, D.C.

  • 2-4 GSAB competition creates leaders

    Oct 15, 2014

    Lieutenants were tested on numerous leadership qualities to see where they would best perform in their battalion's different companies in a competition held on Fort Carson, Oct. 2. Leaders from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, conducted a competition dubbed the "Lieutenant Olympics."

  • 'Thunderbolts' return to Fort Riley, add firepower to 'Dagger' Brigade

    Oct 15, 2014

    A reactivation ceremony Oct. 9 on Custer Hill made it official that the 2nd Battalion, 70th Armor Regiment, will now be part of the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division. Previously it had served under the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Armored Division, at Fort Riley in the late 1990s and early 2000s.

  • Army senior leaders vow to take care of Soldiers and their families

    Oct 15, 2014

    The Army's three most senior officials participated in a virtual town hall Wednesday, Oct. 15, as part of the Annual Meeting of the Association of the United States Army.

  • The method behind the machine: Surgeon, shooter, Soldier

    Oct 14, 2014

    Between surgeries, his Army obligations, and shooting rifle competitions, it's hard to tell where one role begins and another ends.

  • Army researchers evaluate Soldier performance

    Oct 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research Laboratory Human Research and Engineering Directorate's Fort Leonard Wood field element recently completed a live-fire experiment with the modular protective system multipurpose guard tower on Fort Leonard Wood, Missouri.

  • Cavalry mechanics serve as Soldier statesmen

    Oct 14, 2014

    To build a more robust supply and maintenance program, senior Lithuanian military logisticians visited the U.S. Army motor pool in Rukla Oct. 10 to get a comprehensive look at the U.S. Army maintenance program from the ground up.

  • Lithuania's top army leader welcomes US forces

    Oct 14, 2014

    Lithuania's top army leader and members of the public welcomed U.S. Soldiers to the former Soviet-bloc country Oct. 8 in a small ceremony, briefing and public static display of Lithuanian and U.S. military vehicles and arms.

  • 3d Cav. Regt. Soldiers chat with Afghan leaders

    Oct 14, 2014

    Outside of Assistance Platform Clark, within sight of its north eastern border, is the small village of Trakai. 2nd platoon, Apache Troop, 1st "Tiger" Squadron, 3d Cavalry Regiment, along with soldiers form the Afghan National Army 203rd Corps conducted a foot patrol to Trakai Khost province, Afghanistan, Sept. 30, 2014, to speak with local leaders.

  • Natick ensures insect-repellent clothing is safe, effective

    Oct 14, 2014

    When it comes to insect repellent, the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center, or NSRDEC, makes sure Soldier uniforms are treated just right.

  • 2015 Army Digital Photo Contest open for submissions

    Oct 14, 2014

    The Army announced that entry submissions for the 2015 Army Digital Photography Contest will be accepted from Oct. 15 to Nov. 30, 2014. This annual contest allows online entries from contestants in two divisions: active-duty personnel and other Army Morale, Welfare and Recreation patrons.

  • The long road home: Lewis-McChord honors Vietnam veterans

    Oct 14, 2014

    Capt. James Ferguson was returning home. He had flown halfway around the world, from Saigon to Travis Air Force Base, California, and was looking forward to being in the country he spent the last 365 days fighting for.

  • RC-South transitions to TAAC-South in ceremony at KAF

    Oct 14, 2014

    International Security Assistance Force in southern Afghanistan ushered in a new era during a ceremony held on Kandahar Airfield to commemorate the transition of Regional Command-South to Train Advise and Assist Command-South, Oct. 14, 2014.

  • Better gear under evaluation for both winter, tropical climates

    Oct 14, 2014

    Up in Alaska, the Army is looking to evaluate some new winter weather gear for Soldiers, including newer face masks, better gloves, and more modern tentage.

  • Army's NIE 15.1 continues to adapt network, evaluate emerging technology

    Oct 14, 2014

    Within 24 hours the 2nd Brigade, 1st Armored Division (2/1 AD) took on five Improvised Explosive Devices (IEDs), two IED finds, two air assault missions, two route and reconnaissance missions, and two attack missions. And that's just the pilot phase.

  • 1-12 Cav returns from Korea deployment

    Oct 14, 2014

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division and families welcomed home approximately 300 Troopers of 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment Oct. 13 at Cooper Field here in the first major redeployment from their tour.

  • Compass Call comes to Hunter for joint training

    Oct 13, 2014

    According to an Air Force news release, the EC-130H Compass Call is an airborne tactical weapon system that uses a heavily modified version of the C-130 Hercules airframe. The system disrupts enemy command and control communications and limits adversary coordination essential for enemy force management. In simple terms, the aircraft jams enemy radio signals. Electronic warfare personnel throughout 3rd Infantry Division partnered with Air Force counterparts in a training event on Hunter Army Airfield, Oct. 9. The training consisted of a capabilities brief and hands-on tour of the aircraft with Compass Call personnel.

  • SecArmy opens AUSA with call for budget resolve

    Oct 13, 2014

    "We are the greatest land power the world has ever seen. We are the indispensable Army of the indispensable nation," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, referring to remarks President Obama made of the U.S. being the world's go-to nation when trouble arises.

  • SMA: Competitiveness, ethics key to Army success

    Oct 13, 2014

    Encouraging Soldiers to be competitive is what it takes to be a great leader, said Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, speaking Oct. 13, 2014, at the SMA, NCO and Soldier Forum at the Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition, held at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center, in Washington, D.C.

  • Red Warriors promote and induct new sergeants into NCO Corps

    Oct 12, 2014

    Becoming a noncommissioned officer in the U.S. Army is a huge milestone in the career of an enlisted Soldier. To recognize the scale of this achievement, a ceremony was held at the Fest Tent on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Oct. 10, 2014, to induct 13 new "Red Warrior" sergeants into the NCO Corps.

  • Combat medics test life-saving skills in field

    Oct 12, 2014

    Combat medics with Headquarters and Headquarters Battery, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, participated in Table VIII, annual combat medic skills validation testing, Sept. 24-25, 2014, at the Morale, Welfare and Recreation beach at Kuwait Naval Base, Kuwait.

  • Welcome to the backbone

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, hosted a noncommissioned officer induction ceremony Oct. 1 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • 4th MEB trains at Missouri Airport

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade utilized Springfield-Branson National Airport for a Sept. 30 Deployment Readiness Exercise, or DRE, marking the first 4th MEB exercise to incorporate the airport since a formalized agreement was signed with the Fort Leonard Wood-based Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport.

  • 'Big Red One' headquarters cases colors at Fort Riley, prepares to do 'what the nation needs us to d

    Oct 9, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Paul E. Funk II and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael A. Grinston, the 1st Infantry Division's commanding general and senior noncommissioned officer, cased the "Big Red One's" colors during a ceremony Oct. 8 at Fort Riley's Victory Park. Colors for the division's Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion were also cased in front of a crowd of post and state leaders and community members.

  • 1st Area Medical Laboratory to deploy for Ebola mission

    Oct 9, 2014

    The 1st Area Medical Laboratory will deploy to Liberia to support the U.S. response to the Ebola outbreak in West Africa.

  • Fort Hood engineers train with personal protective equipment for Liberia mission

    Oct 9, 2014

    Soldiers from the 36th Engineer Brigade received personal protective equipment training at Fort Hood, Texas, Oct. 9, 2014, as part of their continued preparations for an anticipated deployment to West Africa.

  • Operation United Assistance

    Oct 9, 2014

    El Paso, Texas- Service members from 2-501st General Support Aviation Battalion prepare to support Operation United Assistance as Sgt Ormandy Decoo instructs them on the proper use of their protective equipment at Fort Bliss, Oct. 9, 2014 (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Benjamin Kullman, 1AD PAO)

  • Bold Shift planning highlights First Army commander's conference

    Oct 8, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- First Army commanders and command sergeants major developed a road map for the coming months during the First Army Fall Commander's Conference, held Oct. 6-9 in the unit's headquarters here. Highlighting the conference was a rehearsal of concept drill for Operation Bold Shift, a transformation initiative that will change First Army's focus to pre-mobilization training, while maintaining the core mission of post-mobilization support to Reserve Component Soldiers.

  • Polar Bear Soldiers conduct operational force mission

    Oct 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Acting as an equivalent fighting force, Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, "Polar Bears" 2nd Brigade Combat Team, set out to disrupt the movement of 1st Brigade Combat Team's Soldiers during their Mountain Peak exercise, which began Sept. 29 and was scheduled to end today on Fort Drum's training areas.

  • Golden Dragons past, present recall comrades lost in Battle of Mogadishu

    Oct 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- As the lone bugler sounded Taps, 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers stood stiff, straight and tall in memory of their fellow comrades who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the Battle of Mogadishu.

  • 10th Mountain Division names Junior, Senior Chefs of the Year

    Oct 8, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Food service Soldiers from across the 10th Mountain Division (LI) gathered to show their skills and vie for the title of Chef of the Year during a competition held Sept. 17 and 18 at Fort Drum.

  • 'Devil' brigade surgeon rescues choking victim

    Oct 7, 2014

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- On Sept. 20, Maj. John Thurlow, squadron surgeon, 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, received the Army Commendation Medal for his heroic actions the previous month.

  • EOD Soldiers respond to more than 2,000 incidents

    Oct 7, 2014

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers responded to more than 2,000 domestic incidents during fiscal year 2014.

  • K-State Wildcats honor Fort Riley Soldiers, 'Black Lions' partners

    Oct 7, 2014

    Soldiers and leaders from the 1st Infantry Division at Fort Riley were on hand Oct. 4 to witness Kansas State University's 45-13 victory over Texas Tech. "Big Red One" troops supported the team on the field and off, being present for the coin toss, doing pushups whenever the home team scored and cheering on the Wildcats from the stands. The football team's partner unit, the 1st Battalion, 28th Infantry, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Inf. Div., known as the "Black Lions," also celebrated each Wildcat touchdown with a volley of cannon fire, and the 1st Inf. Div. Band played with the K-State marching band before the game and during the halftime show.

  • 4th MEB utilizes Springfield Airport for exercise

    Oct 7, 2014

    The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade utilized Springfield-Branson National Airport for a Sept. 30 Deployment Readiness Exercise, marking the unit's first to incorporate the airport since a formalized agreement was signed with the Fort Leonard Wood-based Waynesville-St. Robert Regional Airport.

  • Army Reserve unit briefs active duty commanders in Army Total Force Policy environment

    Oct 6, 2014

    The 85th Support Command hosted a two-day orientation brief informing active-component brigade commanders, currently working in a Army Total Force Policy implementation between First Army Division-West, and the 85th Support Command, of Army Reserve processes and systems, Oct. 4-5, 2014, in Arlington Heights, Illinois.

  • 4-3 ADA Conducts Certification Training

    Oct 3, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla.- 4th Battalion 3rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade recently conducted their Table VIII Certification as they continue with their training in preparation to assuming the Contingency Expeditionary Force or CEF mission later this year.

  • Welcome home, daddy

    Oct 3, 2014

    Makenzie Myers, 3, hugs her father, Staff Sgt. Zachrey Myers, during a redeployment ceremony Friday at Magrath Sports Complex. More than 115 Soldiers from 10th Sustainment Brigade, 10th Mountain Division (LI), returned to Fort Drum after a deployment to Afghanistan.

  • 3ABCT trains on decisive-action operations

    Oct 3, 2014

    Soldiers took to the training areas of Fort Carson, Sept. 15-26, 2014, as part of the Iron Horse Focus exercise, drilling on decisive-action operations in preparation for an upcoming rotation to the National Training Center in Fort Irwin, California.

  • 82nd Airborne Division's fall JOAX includes counter-IED scenarios

    Oct 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army Forces Command Counter-IED Integration Cell recently developed and implemented training packages to complement the upcoming Joint Operational Access Exercise held at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 14-20, 2014.

  • 3rd BCT battalions inactivate, but spirits remain

    Oct 2, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Three battalions of the recently inactivated 3rd Brigade Combat Team held their inactivation ceremonies last week, bringing an end to their decade of service in the 10th Mountain Division (LI). The 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 710th Brigade Support Battalion, and 4th Battalion, 25th Artillery Regiment, held their final formations as battalions on Magrath Field, where their commanders each cased battalion colors and concluded their responsibilities by ceremoniously handing their colors to Brig. Gen. Michael L. How-ard, acting senior commander.

  • 1st BCT kicks off Mountain Peak

    Oct 2, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 1st Brigade Combat Team began Operation Mountain Peak, a brigade-level training exercise designed to assess the unit's readiness to successfully complete its combat training center rotation, Monday at Fort Drum.

  • Secretary Hagel Releases DOD Report on Military Health System

    Oct 2, 2014

    Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel released the final report on the Military Health System (MHS) Review at a press conference at the Pentagon. The report indicated that, in many areas, the MHS is comparable to the civilian sector. Average and comparable are not good enough, however, and Secretary of Defense Hagel said, "We can do better. Lt. Gen. Patricia Horoho, Army Surgeon General, was encouraged by information in the report and stated in a message to her command that Army medical treatment facilities compared favorably with civilian hospitals.

  • Combined Resolve III exercises Army's European Rotational Force

    Oct 2, 2014

    The U.S. Army's European Rotational Force will participate in a major exercise alongside NATO allies and partner-nation forces at the Army's Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels Training Areas in southeastern Germany, Oct. through Nov., 2014.

  • Fort Carson volunteer receives national award

    Oct 2, 2014

    Joint Task Force Carson volunteer Amy Chaffin has been recognized for her service by the National Military Family Association. She was presented with the Novella Gibson Whitehead Award Sept. 25, 2014.

  • First Army civilian receives award for Iraq service

    Oct 2, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- A First Army Department of the Army civilian employee was recognized for her work in Iraq during a ceremony Oct. 1 in First Army headquarters. Lt. Gen. Michael S. Tucker, First Army commanding general, presented Connie Decker with the prestigious Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Meritorious Service Award.

  • Army EOD Soldiers hone water survival skills

    Oct 2, 2014

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians from the 752nd EOD Company honed their water survival skills during a training session on Fort Hood, Texas.

  • 174th Infantry Brigade officers face challenges to find their best

    Oct 2, 2014

    The officers of 174th Infantry Brigade gathered to prove their warrior skills and compete in the annual best officer competition Aug. 26 at Fort Indiantown Gap, Pennsylvania.

  • Partners in Education

    Oct 1, 2014

    Soldiers from 2-69 Armored Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division volunteer at Dawson Elementary School in Columbus, Georgia every Friday through Partners in Education.

  • 3rd CAB training enhanced by multi-brigade CPX

    Sep 30, 2014

    Soldiers from 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade traded in buildings at Hunter Army Airfield for Deployable Rapid Assembly Shelter with generators and light sets during a Command Post Exercise at Evans Army Airfield Sept. 23-27.

  • 2014 Green Book: The U.S. Army -- Trusted professionals for the nation

    Sep 30, 2014

    2014 Green Book: The U.S. Army -- Trusted professionals for the nation Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno

  • CBRNE Task Force participates in training rotation

    Sep 30, 2014

    FORT POLK, Louisiana -- Soldiers from the Department of Defense's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive hazards are training with the U.S. Army's premier forcible entry force at the Joint Readiness Training Center.

  • 101st HQ deploying to Liberia in response to Ebola epidemic

    Sep 30, 2014

    The headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, will deploy to Monrovia, Liberia, as the Joint Force Command for Operation United Assistance, DOD announced during a Pentagon news conference, Sept. 30, 2014.

  • New G-4 to tackle tough logistics issues

    Sep 29, 2014

    Deputy Chief of Staff, G-4 Lt. Gen. Gustave F. Perna became the Army's senior logistician in the challenging times of moving equipment out of Afghanistan, and preparing for deployments in Africa and Iraq, during a promotion ceremony at the Pentagon, Sept. 26, 2014.

  • 82nd Airborne helps commemorate 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden

    Sep 29, 2014

    Units from the 82nd Airborne Division participated in ceremonies and events throughout Europe, commemorating the 70th Anniversary of Operation Market Garden.

  • Enhancing resiliency: Forces Command Soldiers intervene, help Army "battle buddies"

    Sep 29, 2014

    U.S. Army Forces Command units across the United States are helping ensure suicide prevention and awareness among their Soldiers, Forces Command G-1 personnel officials say.

  • 82nd Airborne Division commemorates 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden in the Netherlands

    Sep 29, 2014

    Military units from across the world came together to help commemorate the 70th anniversary of Operation Market Garden. Events included memorial ceremonies and airborne operations featuring Paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division, 173rd Airborne Brigade, 21st Theater Support Command, the British 16 Air Assault Brigade, Germany, Poland, Canada, Italy, France and the Royal Netherlands Army's 11th Airmobile Brigade.

  • NC National Guard Apache pilots provide support for joint training at Ft. Bragg

    Sep 29, 2014

    Two North Carolina National Guard Apache Helicopters fly towards artillery rounds exploding on target.

  • 2nd Infantry DIVARTY activates on JBLM

    Sep 29, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division held a ceremony Sept. 25 on JBLM Lewis North to stand up a new unit, as the Army brings back division artillery to the ranks and capabilities of its divisions. The 2nd Infantry Division Artillery (DIVARTY) is part of 7th Infantry Division, but the name of the artillery headquarters reflects its relationship to 2nd Infantry Division, based in South Korea.

  • After months of war, JBLM aviation unit returns home

    Sep 29, 2014

    A smiling Spc. Kevin Salas held his daughter Alannah for the first time Saturday night inside hangar 2158 on JBLM's Gray Army Airfield. "I just can't believe I'm here right now. It's amazing; she's amazing," said Salas. When Alannah was born, Salas was deployed to southern Afghanistan with the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • US, Indonesian medical personnel assist over 350 during community event

    Sep 29, 2014

    Indonesian and U.S. medical personnel provided free medical attention to more than 350 patients during a Cooperative Health Engagement, CHE, held in Sumber Waru Village, Indonesia, Sept. 15.

  • Medal of Honor recipient transitions to civilian life

    Sep 29, 2014

    The 7th Infantry Division held an end-of-service award ceremony for a Medal of Honor recipient who used his recognition to urge Soldiers to get help for post-traumatic stress, Sept. 26, 2014, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. Staff Sgt. Ty Michael Carter, 34, ended his enlistment to transition to life as a civilian after ten combined years of military service.

  • JRTC takes on cyber, hybrid, conventional threats as training evolves with missions

    Sep 26, 2014

    When the 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Rakkasans," 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), descended from the night sky into the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana, last month, it not only marked the first large-scale joint forced entry air assault in more than 11 years, it also signaled a larger shift in how the Army executes training missions.

  • Soldiers train to operate in confined spaces

    Sep 26, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), trained to operate in confined spaces at the Satsop Nuclear Power Plant, in Elma, Washington.

  • Army implements new self-awareness program for commanders

    Sep 26, 2014

    The Commander 360 is a new leader development program in the Army's Multi-Source Assessment and Feedback suite, aimed at leveraging 360-degree assessment feedback to enhance leadership growth and to increase rater involvement in the development process.

  • Flood victims honor aviators

    Sep 26, 2014

    ESTES PARK -- A Soldier stood humbly with his daughter as a crowd of Boulder County residents gave him a standing ovation for his service in last year's floods, Sept. 12. Sgt. 1st Class Keith Bart, brigade aviation maintenance noncommissioned officer in charge, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, represented his brigade at a dinner for residents of the 2013 floods in Estes Park.

  • CAB mentors Colorado University ROTC cadets

    Sep 26, 2014

    BOULDER, Colo. -- Pilots with the 4th Combat Aviation Brigade mentored ROTC cadets from the University of Colorado Boulder at the Boulder Municipal Airport, Sept. 18. Helicopter pilots assigned to 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th CAB, 4th Infantry Division, discussed aviation opportunities in the Army with the cadets.

  • 20th CBRNE troops train with NATO Response Force

    Sep 26, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), is training with units from the NATO Response Force, during Exercise Golden Mask.

  • PCMS essential for troop readiness

    Sep 26, 2014

    Joint Task Force Carson commanders spoke to local Colorado leaders about training and environmental stewardship at Piñon Canyon Maneuver Site, during military exercise Iron Horse Focus, Sept. 22-23, 2014.

  • Cav Troops prepare for Korea departure

    Sep 26, 2014

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division cased the battalion's colors on Cooper Field Sept. 25 at Fort Hood, Texas. The casing of the colors symbolizes the departing of the unit from Fort Hood en route to the Republic of Korea for a nine-month tour.

  • Pacific Pathways enhances Stryker unit's readiness

    Sep 25, 2014

    PUSLATPUR, Indonesia --Pacific Pathways, an innovative concept established to capitalize on several existing bilateral training exercises, is in full swing within the Indo-Asia Pacific region.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team Soldiers train on CBRNE tasks

    Sep 25, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Nearly 30 Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), gathered at Fort Drum's Central Vehicle Wash Rack on Sept. 17 to conduct Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear and Explosive vehicle- and personnel-decontamination training.

  • 1-89 Cavalry conducts live-fire validation

    Sep 25, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Troopers assigned to 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), conducted a platoon-level live-fire validation course Sept. 8-19 in Fort Drum training areas.

  • 1st Infantry Division HQ deploying to Iraq

    Sep 25, 2014

    Soldiers from the "Big Red One" division headquarters, will deploy to Iraq next month from Fort Riley, Kansas, DOD officials announced, Sept. 25, 2014.

  • Congressional staff visits Fort Irwin, National Training Center

    Sep 24, 2014

    Eleven members of a Congressional Staff Delegation visited Fort Irwin and the National Training Center Sept. 22-23 gaining mission insight to include front row seats for force-on-force training of an Army unit out of Fort Bliss, Texas. Each of the legislative assistants received briefings from senior leadership on major programs and mission focus here at the National Training Center.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers embark on 'Pacific Pathways'

    Sep 23, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives), are supporting U.S. Army Pacific's initiative to increase training west of the international date line.

  • Strike Soldiers honor fallen hero during shadow run

    Sep 23, 2014

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- During 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division's deployment to Afghanistan in 2010, they lost one of their brightest young officers, and for the "Strike" Soldiers who remembered him best, the loss of 1st Lt. Eric Yates the loss was tragic.

  • 'Dragon' brigade color guard honors fallen in Belgium

    Sep 23, 2014

    After a busy week of long days and short nights, Soldiers of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division color guard returned Sept. 20 to Fort Riley after participating in a series of events to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the liberation of Belgium from the iron fist of Hitler's Third Reich during World War II.

  • Malaysian, U.S. Army medics complete Tactical Combat Casualty Care training

    Sep 23, 2014

    Malaysian Soldiers completed training on Tactical Combat Casualty Care to test the cumulative skills acquired during a Medical First Responder course, held Sept. 15-19, 2014, at Kem Desa Pahlawan, Malaysia, during the bilateral exercise Keris Strike 14.

  • 10th Mountain brigade earns top team at Canadian Ironman

    Sep 22, 2014

    A team of 13 Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), earned top-team honors during the 2nd Canadian Mechanized Brigade Group Ironman Competition, Sept. 10, 2014, at Petawawa, Ontario, Canada.

  • Absentee voting week starts Sept. 29

    Sep 22, 2014

    The Federal Voting Assistance Program has designated Sept. 29-Oct.8 as Absentee Voting Week

  • Soldier-based training

    Sep 22, 2014

    C4ISR Field Support Vision 2020: Preparing the self-sufficient force; this article was originally published in the July - September issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • US and Japan Combine Firepower at Rising Thunder

    Sep 22, 2014

    Soldiers from the 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team and members of the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force teamed up at Operation Rising Thunder for a combined arms live-fire exercise at Yakima Training Center Sept. 15.

  • After months of war, JBLM aviation unit returns home

    Sep 22, 2014

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- A smiling Spc. Kevin Salas held his daughter Alannah for the first time Saturday night inside hangar 2158 on JBLM's Gray Army Airfield. "I just can't believe I'm here right now. It's amazing; she's amazing," said Salas. When Alannah was born, Salas was deployed to southern Afghanistan with the 16th Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • U.S. Army EOD troops conduct training in Tajikistan

    Sep 19, 2014

    American Soldiers from the 763rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company are conducting a humanitarian mine action training mission in Dushanbe, Tajikistan, this month.

  • Malaysian Rangers teach U.S. Soldiers jungle survival tactics

    Sep 19, 2014

    U.S Army Pacific Soldiers participated in Jungle Survival Academics at Kem Desa Pahlawan (KDP), Malaysia, Sep. 17, during Keris Strike 14. The training familiarized U.S. Soldiers with jungle tactics and techniques used by Malaysian Rangers for jungle sustainment.

  • Patriot Brigade's Warrior Leader Course 09-14 Graduates

    Sep 19, 2014

    The 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division would like to congratulate its graduates of Warrior Leader Course class 09-14. The graduation was held at Fort Polk's Bayou Theater on September 18, 2014 and featured guest speaker Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Stunkard, senior enlisted leader, Brigade Mission Command, Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, LA. WLC Distinguished Honor Graduate Spc. Annalisa Guerra WLC Leadership Awardee and Commandants List Cpl. Thomas Martin 4th Brigade Combat Team WLC Class 09-14 Commandants list Cpl. Thomas Martin Spc. Sergio Valle Esparza Spc. Seth Atwell Spc. Ryan Schwall Spc. Matthew Horning Spc. Austin Moss Spc. David Jorrey Spc. Cody Glander (U.S. Army Photos by Sgt. 1st Class E.L. Craig; 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. Public Affairs) For more photos, visit our Flickr page at: https://www.flickr.com/photos/97780128@N02/sets/72157647529952919/

  • Sledgehammer Soldiers support Marines, Sailors in one-of-a-kind training

    Sep 18, 2014

    Since the Army's inception, Soldiers have spent their days training for the unimaginable. Leveraging combat experiences and prescribed doctrine, training has evolved over the last 238 years, incorporating various tactics based on mission, enemy and terrain. Training for a threat on American soil is no different.

  • Army EOD Soldiers win bomb squad competition

    Sep 17, 2014

    U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers won first place in Urban Shield, a Bay Area bomb squad competition in California.

  • 699th Maintenance Company inactivated at NTC and Fort Irwin

    Sep 17, 2014

    The 699th Maintenance Company cased its colors during an inactivation ceremony at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Sept. 15. The "Marauders" company served under the 1916th Support Battalion, 916th Support Brigade, and was stationed here since 1997. The maintenance company provided direct and field-level maintenance, by conducting on-system repair and replacement, and returning equipment to users.

  • 4th IBCT color guard represents 'Big Red One' in Belgium for World War II commemoration

    Sep 16, 2014

    Soldiers from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division's, color guard are in Belgium to participate in numerous military ceremonies that will commemorate the 70th anniversary of the country's liberation by Allied Forces during World War II.

  • Competing to be the Best

    Sep 16, 2014

    At zero dark thirty, Friday Sept. 5, 2014 two medic Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division met their graders on Fort Polk's Honor Field to see if each one has what it takes to represent the Patriots at Joint Base San Antonio to win the title of "Best Medic."

  • Vietnam War Soldiers inducted into Pentagon's Hall of Heroes

    Sep 16, 2014

    Two Vietnam War Soldiers who were presented with Medals of Honor for their valor beyond the call of duty, Sept. 15, 2014, at the White House, were celebrated and inducted into the Pentagon's Hall of Heroes, Sept. 16, 2014.

  • Armor, Infantry chiefs discuss future challenges

    Sep 16, 2014

    In addition to senior leaders from across the Army who visited Fort Benning Sept. 8-12 for the Maneuver Warfighter Conference, attendees at the conference also had an opportunity to hear from Fort Benning's own.

  • 787th Ordnance Co. shows capabilities in RC-South

    Sep 13, 2014

    Special bomb trucks, bomb disposal robots, and other explosive ordnance disposal devices lined the 787th Ordnance Company, 3rd Ordn. Battalion's compound on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, Sept. 11, 2014.

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