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  • Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness launches new social media platform Army-wide

    Jan 28, 2014

    The Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program launched a new social media platform Jan. 27, 2014, called ArmyFit, for Soldiers, their families and Army civilians.

  • Band of Brother's Easy Company returns; End of an Era

    Jan 28, 2014

    The last group of Soldiers of the 4th Brigade Combat Team "Currahee", 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), consisting mainly of Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 506th Infantry Regiment, returned home in the early hours of Jan. 26, 2014, marking the end of an era for the brigade.

  • FORSCOM command team visits NTC

    Jan 28, 2014

    U.S. Army Forces Command commanding general and command sergeant major visit the Army National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif. to discuss the recent training rotation of the 3rd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division this January. This rotation was based on a Pacific-focused scenario that fully integrated a Japanese Ground Defense Force unit.

  • AWTC opens to enhance AWG's capabilities

    Jan 28, 2014

  • 2ID soldiers deliver charcoal during GPO charity event

    Jan 27, 2014

    Forward deployed soldiers experience what it's like giving to the less fortunate community.

  • Rock Island Arsenal observes MLK Jr. Day

    Jan 27, 2014

    At Rock Island Arsenal, Illinois, an observance was held Jan. 23 to pay tribute to Martin Luther King Jr. It's a day to remember the iconic civil rights leader and minister remembered for preaching freedom, justice, and equality for all people of the United States.

  • Afghan National Army; picking up the intelligence signal

    Jan 27, 2014

    201st Afghan National Army Corps soldiers receive training on the Wolfhound signal scanning system during Afghanistan's first Wolfhound fielding and training class at Forward Operating Base Gamberi, Jan. 25, 2014. The Wolfhound will allow the 201st ANA Corps to hear and locate the enemy's radio transmissions.

  • TAAC-NE commander farewells FOB Torkham with recognition

    Jan 27, 2014

    U.S. Army Brig. Gen. Ronald Lewis, commander of Train Advise and Assist Command-Northeast gives encouraging words, coins and achievement certificates to Company C, 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Torkham, Jan. 23, 2014. Lewis made the trip as part of his farewell to the troops of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot who've supported TAAC-NE during his time as commander.

  • Grant Library serves the community

    Jan 27, 2014

    Children's tiny feet slap the ground and giggles fill the air, as their little hands reach for a book to look at before Story Time begins. An adult sits down with a book in hand and quiet quickly washes over the room as the children take their places to listen.

  • Military child donates hair for a noble cause

    Jan 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - An APG military child recently donated 15 inches of her own hair to benefit her peers suffering from long-term medical hair loss.

  • Bye bye birdie: UH-1B Iroquois removed from front of T-39

    Jan 27, 2014

    For more than 40 years, Soldiers, Family members, retirees, Veterans and visitors to Fort Campbell entered Gate 4 and passed by a vintage UH-1B Iroquois helicopter in front of Building T-39 on Screaming Eagle Boulevard. Bitterly cold winds and an overcast winter sky marked the end of that era Jan. 17 when 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Headquarters Soldiers removed the "Huey" from its podium for a complete restoration after years of weather damage and general wear and tear. "The helicopter itself has fallen on hard times. We have been working as hard as we can, doing all the things we know to do, to try and get that helicopter refurbished … It has been a battle and finally come to the point where we can't patch it together any longer," said John O'Brien, installation historian with the Pratt Museum. "[Garrision Commander] Col. [David "Buck"] Dellinger and Col. [Thomas] Drew, [commander of] the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade have done a tremendous thing in working together to get that aircraft restored."

  • Healthy New Year: 'Love Your Heart' kicks off ECFT 2014

    Jan 27, 2014

    On the first day of each year, people vow to make the year ahead their healthiest and fittest ever. Many times, however, that pledge never sees fruition. Even with the greatest intentions, all too often people lose their motivation after a month or two. The 2014 Eagle Challenge Fitness Tour, set to kickoff in February, offers the Fort Campbell, Clarksville, Hopkinsville and Oak Grove communities a challenging and fun way to keep those fitness goals, through a 10-month program of fitness activities for all levels of fitness and age groups. "We introduced the tour last year and encouraged people who weren't in a fitness lifestyle, to get off the couch and to try some new things and to make it a regular part of their life," said Melissa Schaffner, Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Marketing Manager. "Last year we had more than 1,000 participants."

  • Spartans conduct mortar live fire in Afghanistan

    Jan 26, 2014

    Soldiers with Bravo Troop, 3rd Battalion, 71st Calvary Regiment of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, fire their 120mm mortars during a live-fire at Forward Operating Base Lightning, in Paktia province, Afghanistan, Jan. 17. The purpose of the live-fire is to ensure they are able to rapidly fire their mortar system to defend their position in the event of an enemy attack. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Landry 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Spartans conduct mortar live fire in Afghanistan

    Jan 26, 2014

    Soldiers with Bravo Troop, 3rd Battalion, 71st Calvary Regiment of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, fire their 120mm mortars during a live-fire at Forward Operating Base Lightning, in Paktia province, Afghanistan, Jan. 17. The purpose of the live-fire is to ensure they are able to rapidly fire their mortar system to defend their position in the event of an enemy attack. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Landry 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • JSA Soldiers conduct training to secure the DMZ

    Jan 26, 2014

    WARRIOR BASE, South Korea -- Soldiers assigned to the United Nations Command Security Battalion-Joint Security Area, 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division conduct team live fire exercise at story live fire complex near Warrior Base Jan. 23, 2014. The purpose of the training is to certify fire teams capable of employing in the military armistice commissioned headquarters area at the Korean Demilitarized Zone. (U.S. Army photos by Staff Sgt. Carlos R. Davis, 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs/Released).

  • 2-4 Infantry continues to advise, assist Afghan forces in Parwan Province

    Jan 26, 2014

    Advising and assisting their Afghan National Security Forces counterparts remains the primary objective of the 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment "Warrior," for the remainder of their deployment.

  • Another Link in the Chain

    Jan 25, 2014

    Coalition and Afghan National Army Leaders met at Forward Operating Base Jan. 22, to make plans to begin integrating Afghan Special Forces Commandos into 201st ANA Corps operations.

  • General officers welcome Task Force Patriot's newest aviators

    Jan 25, 2014

    Lt. Gen. Mark Milley and Maj. Gen. James McConville helped welcome 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot's newest attachment, the 3rd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, by promoting a few Soldiers and rewarding a few with command coins.

  • AWTC opens to enhance AWG's capabilities

    Jan 25, 2014

    The U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Group hosted a ribbon cutting ceremony to celebrate the completion of its Asymmetric Warfare Training Center Jan. 24 here. Participants included State and local officials from Virginia, representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and Training and Doctrine Command, and various others who attended to witness the historic event.

  • Sultan Khel Change of Command

    Jan 25, 2014

    Soldiers from Bravo "Battle" Company, 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team of 10th Mountain Division stand in formation during their company's change of command ceremony Jan. 24 at Assistance Platform Sultan Khel in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Landry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Sultan Khel Change of Command

    Jan 25, 2014

    Soldiers from Bravo "Battle" Company, 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team of 10th Mountain Division stand in formation during their company's change of command ceremony Jan. 24 at Assistance Platform Sultan Khel in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Landry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • Sultan Khel Change of Command

    Jan 25, 2014

    Soldiers from Bravo "Battle" Company, 1st Battalion 32nd Infantry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team of 10th Mountain Division stand in formation during their company's change of command ceremony Jan. 24 at Assistance Platform Sultan Khel in Wardak Province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Capt. John Landry, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division Public Affairs)

  • 112th MI Brigade Inactivated, 29 January 1993

    Jan 24, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Massachusetts in January is generally pretty bleak and on this day in history the mood was somber as well. The troops formed on Rogers Field and the color guard encased the colors of the 112th Military Intelligence Brigade. It was the end of an era… or was it? Units have long and storied histories which are often interrupted by a "down time." It has to do with mission requirements, or national budgets, or downsizing, or a combination of the above. In the case of the 112th, it wasn't the first time the unit had been inactivated, and it wouldn't be the last.

  • Redskins; Cheering for Patriot troops at FOB Fenty

    Jan 24, 2014

    Cheerleaders for the Washington Redskins visited Forward Operating Base Fenty Jan. 22, 2014, put on a show and signed some autographs for the Task Force Patriot Soldiers there.

  • Check on Learning

    Jan 24, 2014

    International Security Assistance Force Joint Command's command team travelled to Forward Operating Base Gamberi Jan. 20, to visit with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot Soldiers and check in on the training they are doing with their Afghan National Army counterparts.

  • Army, Air Force conduct load training

    Jan 24, 2014

    Fort Carson Soldiers and Airmen from Travis Air Force Base, Calif., made rapid-deployment load training look as easy as stacking children's blocks, during a joint exercise at Colorado Springs Airport, Jan. 14-16. Soldiers from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team and 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, both from 4th Infantry Division, participated with the Air Force in a joint exercise to improve communication efforts and familiarize them with each other's military equipment.

  • New OER transition: HRC team informs officers on changes

    Jan 24, 2014

    As the Army switches to a new Officer Evaluation Report data input, submission procedures, and rating philosophy were critical focal points of a mobile training team on post Jan. 13 to 16.

  • SHARP program director's visit about insight

    Jan 24, 2014

    The Army's top civilian for the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, Dr. Christine Altendorf, visited Fort Leonard Wood Jan. 16.

  • Updated USO facility ready to serve Fort Leonard Wood troops

    Jan 24, 2014

    The Fort Leonard Wood USO Club has been a home away from home for thousands of troops -- but now it really feels like one.

  • Naturalization Oath Ceremony

    Jan 24, 2014

    Naturalization Oath Ceremony

  • Asymmetric Warfare Training Center opens at Fort A.P. Hill

    Jan 24, 2014

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. -- The Asymmetric Warfare Group officially opened its $90.1 million Asymmetric Warfare Training Center here today. The complex features state-of-the art training and range facilities that support the AWG mission of rapid material and non-material solution development as well as adaptability and resiliency training.

  • Army program secures critical component for artillery, mortar ammunition

    Jan 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army is nearing completion on a project to eliminate its dependency on foreign countries for a critical energetic component in artillery and mortar ammunition, officials said.

  • KFOR aviation soldiers conduct hand over in Kosovo

    Jan 23, 2014

    Aviation soldiers with Task Force Warhorse, Kosovo Force 18, take command from Task Force Phalanx, KFOR 17, in a ceremony at Camp Bondsteel Jan. 20.

  • KFOR 17 TF Aviation prepares to head home

    Jan 23, 2014

    After more than nine months deployed, soldiers with Task Force Phalanx, Kosovo Force 17, prepare to head home.

  • Fort Drum community celebrates Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. legacy

    Jan 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Family Members and Fort Drum community members gathered Jan. 15 on post to celebrate the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with a special observance.

  • Two 1st Brigade Combat Team warriors receive Soldier's Medal

    Jan 23, 2014

    In the face of danger, some may falter, but Soldiers of the Warrior Brigade possess qualities that set them apart from the rest. Two noncommissioned officers with 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), received the highest award for valor in a noncombat situation -- the Soldier's Medal -- during an awards ceremony held Thursday at Fort Drum's Monti Physical Fitness Center.

  • CID warns of Government Travel Card phishing scam

    Jan 23, 2014

    The U.S. Army Criminal Investigation Command, commonly referred to as CID, is warning the greater Army community about a new phishing scam where criminals are targeting U.S. Government Travel Card holders.

  • Coping with deployment; Families navigate life after return

    Jan 23, 2014

    The final part of a three-part series on deployments examines the reintegration phase after Soldiers and Families have reunited.

  • Fort Carson event honors Martin Luther King Jr.'s legacy

    Jan 23, 2014

    The Fort Carson, Colo., community honored Martin Luther King Jr. Jan. 16, 50 years after he delivered his "I Have a Dream" speech.

  • Army announces 33K positions now open to women

    Jan 23, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Jan. 24, 2014)--One year ago this week, the Department of Defense (DoD) announced the end of the direct ground combat exclusion policy, which restricted female service members from serving in unit-level positions below the brigade level with the primary mission of direct ground combat engagement. Now a year later, the Army announces its recent notification to Congress, through the DoD, to open 33K positions as part of its Soldier 2020 initiative. The Army's Soldier 2020 initiative sets the conditions for senior leaders to balance and transition the force in a way that makes the Army stronger, by having the best-qualified Soldiers for each job within the Army profession. Prior to the DoD rescinding the direct ground combat exclusion policy, the Army had already begun 'leaning forward' with a scientific approach to re-validate performance standards for each Military Occupational Specialty (MOS).

  • Fort Sill drill sergeants train others to take 'the trail'

    Jan 23, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- The Fires Center of Excellence is using the experts on being drill sergeants to prepare the future fleet taking the trail. The current and former drill sergeants of the year, Sgt. 1st Class William Schmidt, 2013 DsoY, and Sgt. 1st Class Victor Marquez, 2012 DSoY, teach the Drill Sergeant Candidate Course.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team welcomes new commander

    Jan 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- With more than 200 Soldiers, Family Members and friends looking on, Col. Dennis S. Sullivan relinquished command of the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team to Col. David S. Doyle during a ceremony Tuesday at Fort Drum.

  • 10th Mountain Division welcomes new senior noncommissioned officer

    Jan 23, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- On the cusp of a deployment to Afghanistan, the 10th Mountain Division (LI) welcomed a new senior enlisted adviser.

  • Fort's 'Best Warrior Competition' completed, winners announced next month

    Jan 23, 2014

    Fort huachuca, Az. - Finding the "best of the best" was the name of the game as eight Fort Huachuca enlisted Soldiers competed in the 2013 Best Warrior Competition last week, participating in seven different events over three days.

  • SU basketball team invites Fort Drum Soldiers to game

    Jan 23, 2014

    SYRACUSE, N.Y. -- Nearly 250 Fort Drum Soldiers attended the Syracuse University versus Pittsburgh University basketball game for free Saturday in the Carrier Dome.

  • FH volunteer recognized for service

    Jan 23, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ.- Jennifer Rickert receives the Margaret C. Corbin award for exceptional volunteer service during the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club induction ceremony Jan. 14 in Fitch Auditorium, Alvarado Hall. Rickert has amassed thousands of volunteer hours for her work at several venues on Fort Huachuca, and has won several volunteer awards in recognition of her service. She received the latest award for "demonstrating dedicated, exemplary volunteerism as an outstanding committed military spouse, working tirelessly to improve the quality of life for Soldiers and their Families."

  • Commander's Week boosts ISEC leadership, personal development

    Jan 23, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The U.S. Army Information Systems Engineering Command, or ISEC, hosted their semi-annual Commander's Week Jan. 13 -- 16 in the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre. The main focus of this event was strategic leadership and professional development for ISEC's senior leaders.

  • MI NCOs inducted into elite organization

    Jan 23, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - MI NCOs inducted into elite organization

  • CSU ROTC set for Ranger Challenge

    Jan 23, 2014

  • Fort Huachuca ASAP to present programs at local schools

    Jan 23, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - From Monday through Feb. 2, personnel from Fort Huachuca's Army Substance Abuse Program and local schools will join forces with other teens, parents, and scientists across the nation in a week-long effort to shatter the myths on drugs during National Drug Facts Week 2014, or NDFA. The week-long health observance is organized by the National Institute on Drug Abuse.

  • Fallen Rangers honored at memorial ceremony

    Jan 23, 2014

  • Set realistic weight goals, eat sensibly, attain success

    Jan 23, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - If you made a New Year's Resolution to lose weight, you are not alone. Losing weight ranks Number One on New Year's Resolution lists.

  • Construction for new school to begin

    Jan 23, 2014

  • Armor School commandant promoted to brigadier general

    Jan 23, 2014

  • REF, CDID use collaborative process to design prototype

    Jan 23, 2014

    Soldiers develop CoCreate to support innovation brought on by rapid equipping force and capability development integration development

  • Military Awareness Day at the Missouri State Capitol

    Jan 23, 2014

    Military Awareness Day at the Missouri State Capitol

  • Staying to standard, securing our safety

    Jan 23, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas --Time was against Sgt. Ryan McKenzie as he and his dog searched down the corridors and open areas. Palmer Theater received a bomb threat, so they were brought in to find it. He gave Shadow (his dog) commands to search different areas, trying desperately to find the threat. Hopefully it was all a hoax. It was then his worse fears were confirmed: Shadow found the explosive device behind the stage of Palmer Theater.

  • Sharpening the spear

    Jan 22, 2014

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Larry Sack, of the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division, gives a passing grade to Security Force Advise and Assist Team member Army Capt. Quinn Overton Jan. 20 as he completes the weapon assembly and disassembly station of the squadron's stress shoot live-fire exercise at Assistance Platform Rushmore in Paktika province, Afghanistan. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Belynda Fullerton, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division)

  • Sharpening the spear

    Jan 22, 2014

    Two soldiers from the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division, simulate the evacuation of a casualty using a Skedco litter Jan. 20, as part of the squadron's stress shoot live-fire exercise at Assistance Platform Rushmore in Paktika province, Afghanistan. The exercise was designed to stress the bodies and minds of the soldiers in order to simulate the effects of sustained combat. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Belynda Fullerton, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division)

  • Sharpening the spear

    Jan 22, 2014

    U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Peter Jones, of the Headquarters and Headquarters Troop, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division, coaches a soldier on target identification during the squadron's stress shoot live-fire exercise Jan. 20 at Assistance Platform Rushmore in Paktika province, Afghanistan. As the culminating event of the exercise, soldiers engaged multiple targets to complete the exhaustive course. (Photo by U.S. Army Sgt. Belynda Fullerton, 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Infantry Division)

  • Sharpening the spear

    Jan 22, 2014

    In a remote portion of eastern Afghanistan's Paktika province, nestled in between the snow-capped mountain peaks, the Titans of 3rd Squadron, 71st Cavalry Regiment's Security Forces Advise and Assist Team 5 conducted rigorous, skill-sustaining small-arms training Jan. 20 to enhance their readiness for the unexpected days ahead during this deployment.

  • In Hard Truth, New Opportunity

    Jan 22, 2014

    As we enter a new calendar year, the Army faces challenges of an evolving fiscal reality and the transition from wartime production to peacetime requirements. The Army and its industrial base must work together to address these issues head-on. This article was originally published in the Jan. - March 2014 issue of Army AL&T magazine.

  • Army Career Counselors of year picked

    Jan 22, 2014

    An intelligence and security command retention staff sergeant has been named the Headquarters, Department of the Army/Secretary of the Army Career Counselor of the Year.

  • Contracting professionals from around the world gather for OCSJX-14

    Jan 22, 2014

    More than 500 Operational Contract Support professionals from 40 different government agencies and coalition partners are gathered at Fort Bliss, Texas, for Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014.

  • 'Leadership Is Inspiring The Best In Others'

    Jan 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- From his first day as a young enlistee in the Army, Command Sgt. Maj. James Sims viewed his military experience as a journey in leadership, discipline, preparation and opportunity.

  • Couple's Dual Army Careers Prove Eventful

    Jan 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- 1st Lt. Kathryn Munera's Army journey has been one of surprises, opportunities and challenges.

  • Strength In Spirit Affects Overall Well-Being

    Jan 22, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- A new year often comes with questions. January is a time to take stock, reflect on past accomplishments and lost opportunities, and determine the way forward. Creating more happiness, achieving a longed-for goal, and making changes that lead to better health and more resilience can be part of the new you in the new year.

  • 4th MEB hosts Ready and Resilient Seminar

    Jan 22, 2014

    "I want your honest feedback." That was the message delivered by Col. James F. Reckard III, commander, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, to the Soldiers and Family members gathered for the Dauntless Ready and Resilient Seminar at Fort Leonard Wood's Main Post Chapel on Jan. 16.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at Fort Bragg

    Jan 22, 2014

    Fort Bragg hosted a Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. Birthday Celebration at the 82nd Airborne Division's All American Chapel, Jan. 22. The theme of the ceremony was "Remember. Celebrate. Act. A Day On, Not a Day Off."

  • Alaska Army units form local hockey team

    Jan 22, 2014

    Fort Wainwright, ALASKA -- Soldiers from Fort Wainwright and Fort Greely tried out for an Army hockey team Saturday, Jan. 11 with the intent of fielding a team to beat the Air Force in a match-up Feb. 28 in Fairbanks.

  • ROKAF cadets learn U.S. Patriot missile anatomy

    Jan 21, 2014

    Nearly 100 Republic of Korea Air Force cadets visited Delta Battery of the 6th Battalion, 52nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment here, January 21 as part of the ongoing 7th Air Force Fighter Wing partnership program.

  • Squashing the stigma: 80th TC promotes healthy living to meet APFT, body weight standards

    Jan 21, 2014

    The 80th Training Command (TASS) conducted a health and fitness retreat for Soldiers with body weight and Army Physical Fitness Test challenges at the command headquarters, Richmond, Va. , Jan. 13-15, 2014.

  • A Look Back at the National Security Agency

    Jan 21, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The history of cryptology is a twisting one that has many of its roots in Army Intelligence. Conducted primarily by a handful of men and women -- led by the likes of Herbert Yardley and the Black Chamber in World War I, and William Friedman and his brilliant crew in the Signals Intelligence Service in World War II -- cryptology was a burgeoning field in the Twentieth Century.

  • Wildcat men's basketball team gets mid-season taste of Army life

    Jan 21, 2014

    Fresh off of a conference victory over the Oklahoma Sooners, players and staff of the Kansas State men's basketball team experienced the thrill of simulated flight as they, along with Soldiers from their partner unit, sat in the cockpit of Chinook, Kiowa and Blackhawk helicopter simulators Jan. 15 at Marshall Army Airfield.

  • Bullets and Birds

    Jan 21, 2014

    The annual gunnery exercise in an attack battalion includes some of the best and worst times of an Apache pilot's career. Gunnery is a time to put to use what we train for -- and do it with live ordnance. After battalion gunnery, flight crews earn either great bragging rights or a feeling of "I suppose I'll do better next year."

  • Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise 2014

    Jan 21, 2014

    The 2014 Operational Contract Support Joint Exercise is being conducted at Fort Bliss, Texas. OCSJX-14 is designed to prepare uniformed and civilian operational contract support professionals to deploy and support any contingency, humanitarian or operational mission. Photos and videos on OCSJX14 can be found at http://ocsjx14.tumblr.com/

  • Students return to Fort Irwin's Lewis Elementary after August 2013 monsoon damage

    Jan 21, 2014

    "We're very glad to be home." Students return to a repaired Lewis Elementary after August 2013 monsoon damage. Ribbon cutting celebrates team effort during transition.

  • Creek Company Forged for War

    Jan 19, 2014

    LOGAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Throughout their deployment, some Soldiers from Creek Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment at Forward Operating Base Shank have been recognized for excellence and some have renewed their commitment to serving the nation. 2nd Bn., is part of 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot.

  • Fort Polk remembers Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

    Jan 19, 2014

    "The power of the words and the clarity of the passion invoked inspiration," said Chief Warrant Officer 2 Sonja Burks, command food adviser, 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. "The notion that one man can and did change history, that thought is immense beyond belief."

  • The Dream Still Lives

    Jan 19, 2014

    4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Patriot Soldiers remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

  • "Chaos" is guarding the advisors

    Jan 18, 2014

    Soldiers with 2nd Battalion, 30th Infantry Regiment, out of Forward Operating Base Torkham, protect a Key Leader Engagement with the 5th Afghan Border Police Kandak Jan. 12, 2014.

  • Spartan artillerymen conduct live fire

    Jan 18, 2014

    Soldiers of 1st Platoon, Battery A, 4th Battalion 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division conducted a live fire exercise Jan. 15 on their M119 and M777 howitzers. The soldiers shown here are preparing their M199 howitzer to fire as they await a fire mission. The 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment is deployed to Afghanistan with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team as part of their advise and assist mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Spartan artillerymen conduct live fire

    Jan 18, 2014

    Soldiers of 1st Platoon, Battery A, 4th Battalion 25th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division conducted a live fire exercise Jan. 15 on their M119 and M777 howitzers. The soldiers shown here are firing their M119 howitzer to ensure the weapon system is calibrated. The 4th Battalion, 25th Field Artillery Regiment is deployed to Afghanistan with the 3rd Brigade Combat Team as part of their advise and assist mission in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • The guardians of progress

    Jan 17, 2014

    The Spartan security force advise and assist teams of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division can focus on their mission of helping their Afghan counterparts lead in the defense of their nation thanks to a select group of soldiers who watch over them, ensuring their safety.

  • What have you done for "our" homeless today?

    Jan 17, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Fort Huachuca Kino Chapel Men's Ministry volunteers to cook at the Good Neighbor Alliance (GNA) in Sierra Vista. The GNA assists displaced families and persons in need of a safe, temporary shelter and access to supportive services and works toward helping them achieve economic and social self-sufficiency. The shelter is located at 420 N. 7th Street, Sierra Vista. AZ.

  • USACR/Safety Center welcomes new command sergeant major

    Jan 17, 2014

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center welcomed a new command sergeant major in a change of responsibility ceremony here Friday, Jan. 17.

  • Basic Combat Training NCO soars from fighter pilot to Soldier

    Jan 17, 2014

    A 52-year-old grandpa and former fighter pilot is going through Basic Combat Training on Fort Leonard for no other reason than service.

  • Exchange associates, service members honor WWII, Korean War Vet

    Jan 17, 2014

    DALLAS -- There is no greater honor than to serve those who serve and Army & Air Force Exchange Service associates and servicemembers assigned to the Exchange's headquarters gathered to do just that during a ceremony to recognize a World War II and Korean War veteran, Dec 18.

  • Special Forces Soldiers train support troops at Fort A.P. Hill

    Jan 17, 2014

    FORT A.P. HILL, Va. - Soldiers from A Company, 1st Battalion 3rd Special Forces Group (Airborne), Fort Bragg N.C. prepared for their upcoming deployment to Afghanistan at Fort A.P. Hill recently. While at A.P. Hill three Operational Detachment Alphas trained Soldiers from the 50th Signal Battalion as well as the 3rd Special Forces Group Support Battalion and the 1st Battalion 3rd SFGA Support Company.

  • 10th Mountain Division headquarters, support elements case colors for Afghanistan

    Jan 16, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Some 1,000 Soldiers assigned to 10th Mountain Division (LI) headquarters and several 10th Sustainment Brigade battalions marked the official start of their yearlong deployment to Afghanistan during a casing ceremony Thursday at Magrath Sports Complex.

  • 4th BCT Soldiers teach 60 mm mortar system to Afghan troops

    Jan 16, 2014

    LAGHMAN PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- The M-224 60 mm mortar system, a staple of American light infantry operations, is fast becoming one for the Afghan National Army.

  • 10th CAB Soldier receives surprise welcome home from World War II veteran grandfather

    Jan 16, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - As Staff Sgt. Russell S. Robinsky marched into the hangar at Wheeler-Sack Army Airfield, Fort Drum, on Friday he knew it wouldn't be long before he would be reunited with his Family after a nine-month deployment to eastern Afghanistan.

  • Rucksack to rotor blades: Career change returns former infantry NCO to Afghanistan as Army Black Haw

    Jan 16, 2014

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan -- As a child, Chief Warrant Officer 3 Michael Young once dreamed of being a police officer. To reach that goal, after graduating high school, he enlisted as an infantryman in the U.S. Army with the intention of gaining experience to prepare him for law enforcement.

  • Some stories should never be forgotten

    Jan 16, 2014

    Medal of Honor recipients Walter Marm Jr. and Don Jenkins, along with actor Stephen Lang (Tombstone, Avatar) visited with Soldiers at Forward Operating Base Gamberi Jan. 12, 2014, and gave the service members there a treat in the form of excerpts from Lang's play Beyond Glory.

  • Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. celebrated during FH observance

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - The Fort Huachuca Military Equal Opportunity Office, or MEO, and the U.S. Army Intelligence Center of Excellence, or USAICoE, celebrated Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.'s birthday a day early as Soldiers and Civilians gathered in the Thunder Mountain Activity Centre Tuesday. The observance coincided with Martin Luther King Day, or MLK Day, this Monday.

  • SV Elks select 18th MP Det. Soldier as LEO of Year

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - For Sgt. 1st Class Craig Hannum, a Soldier's job extends beyond the duties of the camouflage uniform. As the detachment sergeant for the 18th Military Police Detachment on Fort Huachuca, he strives to take commitment above and beyond, and it is that care and dedication that earned him the Sierra Vista Elks Lodge 2013 Law Enforcement Officer of the Year award.

  • Exchange resolves to promote healthier living

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ.- According to "Sourcewire," nearly a quarter of Americans vow to get fit for the New Year. The Fort Huachuca Army & Air Force Exchange Service is doing its part to make it easier for Soldiers, and their Families, to watch their "bottom lines" when making dining choices on and off duty.

  • MI Soldiers connect with community, help judge BHS academic tournament

    Jan 16, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, AZ. - Twenty-two Soldiers of the 304th Military Intelligence Battalion went back to high school last weekend, not as students, but to help judge an academic competition. The volunteer Soldiers, along with school employees, church members, parents, service organization representatives, defense contractors, Department of the Army civilians and former students went through a brief training session to judge the Academic Decathlon hosted by Buena High School Jan. 10 through Saturday.

  • Blood donors supply gift of life for many reasons

    Jan 16, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- When the Armed Services Blood Program, or ASBP, from Fort Bliss, Texas, held monthly blood drives on Fort Huachuca, Whitney Cordero was one of several individuals who served as volunteer coordinators. Their role was to organize and schedule the many volunteers who worked at nearly a dozen annual events.

  • Soldiers conduct Life Flight exercise

    Jan 16, 2014

    SOUTHWEST ASIA Jan. 16, 2014 -- Soldiers assume risks everyday, whether in garrison or forward deployed environments, and must assume a vigilant watch to ensure risk levels are kept at their absolute lowest.

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