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  • First Team CG heads up Killeen parade

    Dec 15, 2014

  • First Team trains new equal opportunity leaders

    Dec 15, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 1st Cavalry Division Equal Opportunity Office hosted its second iteration of the Equal Opportunity Leader's Course from Dec. 8 through 16 at the 1st Cavalry Division Soldier and Family Readiness Center at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • JFC-UA to transfer ETU resupply mission to World Food Program

    Dec 12, 2014

    Together troops and their Liberian partners have paved the way for the World Food Program to take over supply operations for Ebola treatment units by mid-December.

  • 1st BCT takes top honors in Energy Cup

    Dec 12, 2014

    At the beginning of May, each of Fort Campbell's 14 installation command buildings were equipped with 32-inch television monitors called "energy dashboards." Using these monitors, the energy and utilities branch of Fort Campbell's Directorate of Public Works was able to monitor the energy consumption of each location over a six-month period. It was the responsibility of each location's occupants to employ energy-savvy practices, in hopes of winning the installation's first-ever Commander's Energy Cup.

  • Tools for Resiliency

    Dec 12, 2014

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and National Training Center partners conducted semi-annual resiliency training and commander's cup challenge, here, during the week of Dec.8. The training is part of the Army's continuing effort to ensure Soldiers are fully trained and ready to cope with life's challenges.

  • Tools for Resiliency

    Dec 12, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and National Training Center partners conducted semi-annual resiliency training and commander's cup challenge, here, during the week of Dec. 8.

  • Welcome home event highlights 10th Mountain's historic role in OEF

    Dec 11, 2014

  • 'Caisson' medics prove their mettle

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Medical personnel assigned to C Company "Caisson," 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, participated in the Best Caisson competition Dec. 3-5 on Fort Drum.

  • First 2-15 FA female Soldier receives prestigious

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Sgt. 1st Class Anjie T. Oliver, a motor transport operator assigned to Forward Support Company, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment "Allons," 2nd Brigade Combat Team, has driven more than 90,000 miles over her 13-year Army career.

  • 2-15 FA's newest battery fires first mission

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- What's the sound of artillery? Boom! Boom! Soldiers of Charlie Battery (Cherokee), 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment, fired their first fire missions as a newly formed battery with their new M777A2 howitzers Nov. 22 in a Fort Drum training area.

  • Chandler addresses Soldiers' drawdown concerns in final visit to Afghanistan as SMA

    Dec 11, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler III took one last chance to talk about the future of the Army in an era of fiscal uncertainty with Soldiers deployed to Bagram Airfield and other locations in Afghanistan, Dec. 10, 2014, in his final visit to Afghanistan, before he retires, and Command Sgt. Maj. Daniel Dailey becomes the 15th sergeant major of the Army early next year.

  • FBI warns: Use caution when traveling

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Based on recent extremist attacks targeting Canadian military, the FBI has posted a bulletin warning U.S. service members to use caution when traveling for the holidays.

  • First Army brigades SHARPen the edge

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Two First Army Division West brigades conducted Senior Leader Sexual Harassment and Response Program training here recently to provide the most up-to-date information to the brigades.

  • Looking for career progression? Join the Civilian Expeditionary Workforce

    Dec 11, 2014

    SAN ANTONIO (Dec. 7, 2014) -- With critical installation management vacancies in deployed locations open now, U.S. Army Installation Management Command employees have additional career development opportunities at their fingertips.

  • Patriots try for EIB

    Dec 11, 2014

    FORT POLK, La. -- More than 80 Soldiers from 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division tried to obtain their Expert Infantry Badge Dec 8-12, 2014 at the Rosepine training site, Fort Polk, La. The EIB was hosted by 1st Battalion, 509th Infantry Regiment.

  • U.S., Japanese Service members train to defeat chemical attacks at Yama Sakura 67

    Dec 10, 2014

    At 10:35 a.m., Dec. 10, 2014, the Japan Ground Self-Defense Force announces an attack by invading forces during a bilateral exercise. Eighteen notional enemy missiles with chemical payloads rocket toward unsuspecting ground troops and civilians who have yet to evacuate.

  • Healthy Soldiers are Mission-Ready Soldiers

    Dec 10, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Theodore Martin, commanding general, here, awarded Havoc Company and Gunslinger Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment with the flu streamer for having all soldiers vaccinated for the flu Oct. 24.

  • 20th CBRNE units participate in warfighter exercise

    Dec 8, 2014

    Soldiers from the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) are participating in an exercise that has brought together U.S. Army combat units from around the nation this month.

  • Yama Sakura 67 kicks off in Japan

    Dec 8, 2014

    For the 34th time, U.S. and Japanese Soldiers stood side-by-side to kick off Japan's largest command post exercise, Dec. 8, 2014, at Camp Asaka, Japan.

  • 'Marne Division' uncases colors in Afghanistan, prepares for Resolute Support mission

    Dec 8, 2014

    The 3rd Infantry Division Headquarters uncased their colors during a ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Dec. 7, 2014.

  • Fort Irwin enjoys a not-so-random act of kindness from Los Angelenos

    Dec 7, 2014

    Looking to start another great tradition at Fort Irwin, Bridget Blehm, a Yorba Linda resident and founder of For Families of Active Military, recruited a platoon of volunteers from the greater Los Angeles area to come to Fort Irwin to help decorate the post's Towne Center for Christmas.

  • National Training Center supporter has a blast

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers of the 759th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company hosted a visit by a young, devoted friend of the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, Nov. 25. Fifteen-year-old honorary Command Sgt. Maj. Adam Wolf and his family received a warm welcome and spent the day learning about the EOD mission. The 759th EOD responds to calls when ordnance has been discovered. Soldiers evaluate dangerous situations and take a course of action to make areas safe for Soldiers and civilians.

  • Soldiers emphasize to Students the importance of science that goes into modernizing the Army

    Dec 5, 2014

    Science, technology and education converged for the students of Coronado High School when they visited the Integration Motor Pool, also known as the IMP at Fort Bliss, Texas on Nov. 18. The field trip gave students a firsthand look at practical scientific applications and some of the technology innovations that are being realized in their own backyard.

  • UFG complete, on to new missions in Pacific

    Dec 5, 2014

    I Corps successfully completed the computer-simulation Exercise Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 on Aug. 28, at Camp Yongin, South Korea. "It was great to be here to train with the [Korean] army," said Lt. Gen. Stephen Lanza, I Corps Commanding General. "The exercise continues to build our partnership with our strategic allies here and to sustain the defense of South Korea."

  • I Corps, TROKA take on critical role in UFG '14

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers of I Corps and Third Republic of Korea Army set up a joint operations center in preparation for the computer-simulation Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2014 exercise at Camp Yongin, South Korea, which begins Aug. 25. The I Corps JOC joins multiple other operations centers, simultaneously standing up for the large-scale exercise happening at bases throughout the Korean peninsula.

  • 7th ID builds relationship with new Philippine army commanding general

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers from the 7th Infantry Division welcomed the commanding general of the Philippine army to Joint Base Lewis-McChord, July 2. During a stop on his visit to the U.S., Lt. Gen. Hernando Iriberri visited JBLM to learn about potential training opportunities with 7th Infantry Division and I Corps units.

  • Crossing The Line: 93rd Military Police Battalion hold "Thin Blue Line" Ceremony

    Dec 5, 2014

    Soldiers of the 93D Military Police Battalion are about to cross the "Thin Blue Line" during a ceremony that signifies an MP is ready to patrol the streets of Fort Bliss, Texas, Nov. 26. The 93D Military Police Battalion's "Thin Blue Line Ceremony" is a rite of passage for military police officers who have either recently entered the ranks of MP's, or are returning from deployment and will shortly begin a road assignment on Fort Bliss. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. James Avery, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • 1st Armored Division hosts seminar on battlefield communication

    Dec 5, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty address Fort Bliss Fires commanders at the Mobile Command Training center on Fort Bliss, about the need for synchronization between ground and aerial forces at the 1st Armored Division Fires Seminar, Dec. 2. The 1AD Fires Seminar was held to stimulate discussion on current Fires related topics with key leaders across both the Army and Fires community, to enhance knowledge, and demonstrate the abilities of the 1AD DIVARTY. The seminar would provide and interactive discussion on the integration and synchronization of artillery with key Army, Fires community and 1AD leadership. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. James Avery, 16th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • New York National Guard Marks Birth of President Martin Van Buren By Laying Presidential Wreath at H

    Dec 5, 2014

    Martin Van Buren-- the eighth president of the United States- who probably introduced "OK" into American English and reinvigorated two-party politics in the United States was honored Friday, Dec. 5 by the New York National Guard on the 232nd anniversary of his birth. Army Brig. Gen. Raymond Shield, the New York National Guard's Director of Joint Staff, joined Representative Chri Gibson, National Park Service officials from the Martin Van Buren National Historic Site and local elected leaders, in placing a wreath from President Barack Obama at Van Buren's grace in the historic Kinderhook Reformed Cemetery. "It's great to see today's turn- out on this cold December morning to remember and honor President Martin Van Buren," Sheilds told the crowd of more than 100, which included three busloads of forth grade students from nearby Ichabod Crane Elementary School.

  • Chaplain assistant seeks 'low-density' religions, cares for all

    Dec 5, 2014

    Specialist David Shaffer, 101st Sustainment Brigade, joined the Army Reserves in Kansas City, Mo., in 2006. Originally he wanted to become a medic, but the closest unit was about 300 miles away. Of the options he was given, chaplain assistant seemed like it would be the next best thing.

  • Rakkasan chaplain assistant helps brothers-in-arms

    Dec 5, 2014

    Chapel duty a few weekends out of the year is just one of the responsibilities of installation chaplain assistants. The chaplain assistant, as a member of the U.S. Army Chaplain Corps, is a Soldier that provides expertise in religious support and religious support operations, according to the Army. It's a job and mission that Fort Campbell's Memorial Chapel chaplain assistant Staff Sgt. Eric Esposito embraces. In addition to completing administrative paperwork, helping with religious programming and being the 3rd BCT chaplain's right-hand man, Esposito said the joy of the job for him is "just helping Soldiers out."

  • 4th MEB engineer company gets back to roots

    Dec 4, 2014

    The 595th Engineer Company (Sapper) conducted field training exercises last month, the unit's first since moving to Fort Leonard Wood from White Sands Missile Range, New Mexico earlier this year and the first since the company returned from an Afghanistan deployment last year.

  • Food fight! Warrior food service specialists take top honors during Thanksgiving 'Best Decorated Mes

    Dec 4, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- After months of planning and hard work, culinary specialists across the 10th Mountain Division (LI) had transformed each dining facility into their vision of Thanksgiving in preparation for a competition that would allow each Soldier to shine and show their fellow Soldiers and their Families what they can truly do.

  • Take charge of your online identity

    Dec 4, 2014

    I encourage you to review your own social media accounts and ask that your family members do the same. Personal security and operational security go hand in hand; they are vital to our workforce and nation's security and it is everyone's responsibility to practice OPSEC.

  • Army EOD troops host Air Force Academy cadets

    Dec 4, 2014

    Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal troops hosted U.S. Air Force Academy cadets for a joint training exercise at Fort Carson, Colorado, Nov. 20, 2014.

  • New complex aids air defense artillery training

    Dec 4, 2014

    Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery initiated their latest Standardized Patriot Engagement and Assessment of Reporting (SPEAR) Nov. 17 at Fort Sill at its new Mission Training Complex.

  • Operation Just Cause in Panama remembered 25 years later

    Dec 4, 2014

    Twenty-five years ago this month, on Dec. 20, 1989, U.S. forces commenced combat operations in Panama as part of Operation Just Cause.

  • SMA discusses professionalism, living Army Values during town hall

    Dec 4, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III made a stop at Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 3, 2014, and hosted a town hall meeting with Soldiers and family members at the post's All-American Chapel.

  • Division West conducts relinquishment of command ceremony

    Dec 4, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- First Army Division West said farewell to its sixth commanding general in a relinquishment of command ceremony on Cameron Field near Division West headquarters here Dec. 4.

  • Congressional delegation visits TAAC-E, meets with troops in eastern Afghanistan

    Dec 2, 2014

    A congressional delegation including six representatives from the U.S. House Armed Services Committee visited Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Tactical Base Gamberi Nov. 22, 2014.

  • TAAC-E advisers attend police summit in Nangarhar, Afghans address progress and challenges

    Dec 2, 2014

    Representatives from all groups of Afghan security forces and Train, Advise, Assist Command - East advisors attended a local police summit at the provincial governor's palace in Nangarhar province Nov. 26, 2014.

  • Soldier earns battlefield promotion in Afghanistan

    Dec 2, 2014

    A Soldier from the 787th Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company earned a battlefield promotion to staff sergeant, for his service in Afghanistan.

  • 4th MEB holds snowy Turkey Bowl

    Dec 2, 2014

    The 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, held its annual officers vs. noncommissioned officers football game, dubbed the Turkey Bowl, Nov. 26 in the Fort Leonard Wood snow.

  • Soldier Lives by Selfless Service

    Dec 2, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla.- Putting the welfare of the Nation, the Army and your subordinates before your own is the U.S. Army's definition of Selfless Service. Soldiers are taught the ability to go a little further and endure a little longer to ensure mission success. Spc. Melvin Rivera, a native of Lawrence, Maryland is a Food Service Specialist assigned to 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade, recently he put these skills to the test when he had to make a life-changing decision.

  • Cav trades in ground vehicles for air transport

    Dec 2, 2014

    Scouts with Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, recently traded in their ground transport vehicles for CH-47 Chinooks and UH-60 Black Hawks during a training exercise at Rodriguez Live Fire Complex, South Korea.

  • 1st Cavalry Soldiers trained, ready to monitor personnel returning from duty in West Africa

    Dec 2, 2014

    With only weeks to organize, Soldiers of the 2nd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, put into place operations for the North Fort Hood Ebola controlled monitoring site and are trained and ready to receive and monitor Service members and volunteer civilians returning from duty in West Africa.

  • Cav brigade hosts Turkey Bowl

    Dec 2, 2014

    Officers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division represented their battalions in flag football game competitions during the brigade-sponsored "Turkey Bowl" to enhance esprit de corps across the formation Nov. 25 at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Fort Sill Soldiers, Singaporean armed forces train together

    Dec 1, 2014

    Throughout the past two weeks, Fort Sill, Oklahoma, has been alive with the sounds of helicopters and artillery as battalions from the 214th Fires Brigade and 75th Field Artillery Brigade hosted the Singapore armed forces, during Operation Daring Warrior.

  • Joint Forces Command-United Assistance celebrates Thanksgiving in Liberia

    Dec 1, 2014

    With 79 percent humidity and a warm ocean breeze, Thanksgiving for Soldiers deployed in Monrovia, Liberia, feels far from traditional. But thanks to a variety of Thanksgiving activities and fare, Soldiers can still get into the holiday spirit throughout the Joint Forces Command-United Assistance area of operations in Liberia.

  • 'Open season' shopping for federal employee health care could result in savings

    Dec 1, 2014

    Many federal employees say they're happy with their health insurance and are not planning to shop around for other plans. That would be a mistake, said Federal Employees Health Benefits expert Walton Francis, who is also an economist. He estimated that some 50 percent of FEHB enrollees could save around $2,000 a year by choosing a plan with lower premiums and out-of-pocket costs.

  • TAAC-S and 1st Cavalry Division host Thanksgiving celebration

    Nov 28, 2014

    Turkey, mashed potatoes, cranberry sauce, the familiar feel and comfort of family and friends. These images are the typical ones many think of when they describe Thanksgiving.

  • Aviation refines doctrine to meet emerging threats

    Nov 28, 2014

    In a climate of ever-changing operational environments and emerging threats, Army Aviation must transform to meet the demands required to defeat the enemy. It all begins with doctrine.

  • First Army Welcomes New Deputy Commander

    Nov 26, 2014

  • First Army Briefs Civilian Aides to Secretary of Army

    Nov 26, 2014

  • Army Chief of Staff visits 'Devil' brigade in Kuwait

    Nov 26, 2014

    Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno visited with Soldiers and leaders of the 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, at their headquarters at Camp Buehring, Kuwait, Nov. 24. Odierno was accompanied by U.S. Army Central commanding general Lt. Gen. James L. Terry.

  • Warfighting capacity at increasingly worrisome levels, says Army planner

    Nov 25, 2014

    One of three things that the Army chief of staff worries about most, is the possibility that at some point a combatant commander will request forces that are either not properly trained or are simply nonexistent, said his planning and operations point man.

  • First-time deployers earn 3ID combat patch

    Nov 25, 2014

    Twelve soldiers from the U.S. Army's 3rd Infantry Division, home stationed at Fort Stewart, Georgia and assigned to Train, Advise, Assist Command - East earned their combat patches at a ceremony held at Tactical Base Gamberi Nov. 21, 2014.

  • Winter weather could impact holiday travel

    Nov 25, 2014

    An active weather pattern is in place across the central and eastern U.S. for the middle of the week. A surface low is forecast to develop over the Gulf of Mexico on Tuesday along the stalled frontal boundary. This feature will intensify as it moves towards the northeast, and become a nor'easter as it passes the Mid-Atlantic region and New England.

  • Thanksgiving greetings from Gen. Mark A. Milley, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command

    Nov 25, 2014

    Gen. Mark A. Milley expresses his appreciation and wishes for a safe and enjoyable Thanksgiving holiday to the FORSCOM team of Soldiers, Army civilians and Family members.

  • Leaders thank 20th CBRNE Soldiers, civilians

    Nov 25, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Maryland -- Top leaders from the Department of Defense's only formation that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats around the world thanked Soldiers and civilians here Nov. 25.

  • NATO counterparts conduct MOUT training

    Nov 25, 2014

    Polish and American Soldiers from Company A., 2nd. Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, stationed at Fort Hood, Texas, shared knowledge on how to clear buildings, at a range near Drawsko Pomorskie, Poland, Nov. 19, 2014.

  • Army North, Canadian military talk training

    Nov 25, 2014

    History was made during a momentous planning conference between representatives from the U.S. and Canadian militaries Nov. 18-20 here.

  • Head of Pakistani army visits National Training Center

    Nov 24, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The chief of army staff for Pakistan visited this installation, Nov. 21. General Raheel Sharif received a command brief at the National Training Center headquarters before visiting Operations Group. There, the general listened to a description of an exercise design for rotational units, who train here.

  • 101st BSB learns why APS-5 means 'Ready to Fight'

    Nov 24, 2014

  • 299th BEB shares demolition knowledge

    Nov 24, 2014

    Soldiers stood in awe as a massive column of smoke created by 50 pounds of daisy-chained C4 explosives slowly dissipated at range 121A on Fort Carson, Colorado, Nov. 19.

  • Paratroopers showcase modern howitzer for World War II artilleryman

    Nov 24, 2014

    Time marches on, but brotherhood is forever.While it's been nearly 60 years since Carmine Sabato served in World War II, his memories of the artillery crew he worked beside in the 980th Field Artillery Battalion--touted with firing the first round into Germany from Belgium--have faded but have never extinguished.

  • 10th Sustainment Brigade conducts active shooter training

    Nov 24, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Sustainment Brigade conducted an active shooter exercise Nov. 13 at the 10th Special Troops Battalion headquarters to increase unit security readiness and provide the Fort Drum Directorate of Emergency Services certification training.

  • North Fort Hood monitoring area reaches operational capability

    Nov 24, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas --North Fort Hood's Controlled Monitoring Area Site is operational and ready to accept troops returning from Ebola virus disease outbreak areas. Troops are anticipated to arrive here for monitoring within the next few weeks.

  • 'Marne Division' adds streamer, cases colors to deploy to Afghanistan

    Nov 21, 2014

    The colors of the 3rd Infantry Division "Rock of the Marne," were cased for the sixth time, since 2003, in ceremonies held Nov. 20, 2014, at Marne Garden on Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  • A day in the life of an infantryman at Combined Resolve III

    Nov 21, 2014

    The beast's official designation is the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Most Soldiers, however, simply refer to it as "The Bradley." Built in response to the menacing Soviet BMP-1, the Bradley holds the distinct role of both tank and troop transporter. Its turret encapsulates a rocket launcher and possesses a 25 mm chain gun capable of shredding everything from light tanks to aircraft.

  • Researchers seek to enable autonomy

    Nov 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is synergizing research centers and labs to create a robotics community that will enhance the Army's ability to employ autonomy-enabled vehicle technologies to support the Soldier in every aspect of their operational life.

  • Right frequency for radio testing: Teaming, innovation

    Nov 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground's (USAEPG) new Tactical Radio Center is supporting Product Manager, Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio (PdM MNVR) in testing the Army's next-generation radio systems, here.

  • Fort Polk NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Nov 21, 2014

    FORT POLK, La. -- 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division congratulates the Fort Polk noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the year winners, U.S. Army Sgt. John Luckett, command group, 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. and Spc. Justin McLendon, an Infantryman, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. at an awards ceremony on Nov 21, 2014. Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk command team Brig. Gen. William Hickman and Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Crabtree presented the awards. The Patriot Brigade command team, Col. Guy Jones and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Ferrusi were also in attendance. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. David Edge; 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. Public Affairs)

  • Army selects 31 female Soldiers to serve as observer/advisors for potential Ranger Assessment

    Nov 20, 2014

    The Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade selected 31 female Soldiers to serve as observers and advisors for a potential Ranger Course Assessment that would begin this spring.

  • Researchers test insect-inspired robots

    Nov 20, 2014

    Army researchers are finding they have much to learn from bees hovering near a picnic spread at a park.

  • New York National Guard responds to historic snowfall in Western New York

    Nov 20, 2014

    For some 375 or so members of the New York National Guard called out to assist in Western New York's snow emergency, the biggest impression was the stark differences in snowfall across the various locations where lake effect snows from Lake Erie dumped up to six feet of snow.

  • IMCOM commander visits Fort Carson

    Nov 20, 2014

    The commanding general of Installation Management Command (IMCOM) traveled to Fort Carson Nov. 17-18 to learn more about the post and its programs.

  • Sleep: "Trauma-Associated Sleep Disorder" proposed by Army medicine researchers

    Nov 20, 2014

    Trauma, the kind a Soldier may have faced in combat in Afghanistan or Iraq, has effects beyond physical wounds and traumatic brain injury. Disturbances in the ability to get a good night's sleep following traumatic incidents are a real consequence of deployment for Soldiers. Army Medicine researchers are helping to focus on this issue.

  • 3-2 ADA Executes SPEAR Utilizing New Facility

    Nov 20, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla.- On November 17th, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade began conducting their Standardized Patriot Engagement and Assessment of Reporting, or SPEAR here at the new Mission Training Complex or MTC.

  • Army Identifies Aviation Brigade to Inactivate

    Nov 20, 2014

  • The new suicide prevention awareness

    Nov 20, 2014

    Chaplain Charles Walker, the 1st Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment "Tiger" Squadron Chaplain, Capt. Brenan, Capt. Patterson and Spc. Welsh, members from the 528th Combat Stress Team, began a series of suicide prevention awareness classes.

  • Soldiers back from Liberia completing controlled monitoring

    Nov 20, 2014

    Eight Soldiers from Joint Base Langley-Eustis' 688th Rapid Port Opening Element are completing their 21-day controlled monitoring period at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, after returning from Liberia.

  • Army researchers develop pocket-sized aerial surveillance device

    Nov 19, 2014

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are developing technologies for a pocket-sized aerial surveillance device for Soldiers and small units operating in challenging ground environments.

  • Total Army effort at Rock Island supports new ambulance production for National Guard

    Nov 19, 2014

    Last January, the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC) unveiled the newest tactical HMMWV ambulance in the Army. The M997A3, the most modern ambulance in the fleet, is fitted on a HMMWV chassis with a modified body and now is headed to Army National Guard (ARNG) units around the country. Today, RIA-JMTC continues to satisfy the National Guard's order for 500 ambulances. RIA-JMTC manufactures the shelter box and integrates it with the HMMWV purchased from a contractor. The program has continually improved since the first five pilot trucks were made last year. Last month, the program clocked in ahead of schedule and on budget.

  • Soldiers seize simulated WMD site during exercise

    Nov 19, 2014

    ELMA, Washington -- U.S. Army units conducted an air assault on a simulated chemical weapons site Nov. 12.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers continue to deploy to West Africa

    Nov 19, 2014

  • Guard, Reserve Soldiers to mobilize for Ebola relief

    Nov 18, 2014

    More than 2,000 Army National Guard and Army Reserve troops will be mobilized in support of Operation United Assistance in West Africa, the Department of Defense has announced.

  • 3ID, 3CR form TAAC-E in eastern Afghanistan

    Nov 18, 2014

    The recently formed Train, Advise, Assist Command - East assumed its new mission in eastern Afghanistan Nov. 4, 2014.

  • 4th CAB escorts United States Secretary of Defense

    Nov 18, 2014

    VICTORVILLE, CALIF. -- United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrives in California to be escorted by helicopters from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, for his visit to Fort Irwin, California, Nov. 16, 2014. (Photos by 4th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division/Released)

  • New York National Guard Soldiers brave cold to sharpen chemical, biological and radiological respons

    Nov 18, 2014

    More than 375 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen sharpened their skills responding to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear hazards during training at the Erie County Emergency Services Training and Operations Center Nov. 12-16 as part of a regional disaster response force.

  • Joint Task Force United Assistance commander hosts virtual town hall meeting

    Nov 18, 2014

    Soldiers and families of the 36th Engineer Brigade, gathered in the brigade's conference room to participate in a virtual town hall meeting hosted by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, Joint Task Force United Assistance commander from his headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 13, 2014.

  • Army National Guard units get new comms gear with synchronized fielding, training

    Nov 18, 2014

    Whether serving as first responders for domestic emergencies or deploying to hot spots around the world, the citizen-Soldiers of the Army National Guard must be able to communicate.

  • Hon. Shyu's reaction as NIE 15.1 comes to a conclusion: 'more efficient and systems are doing well'

    Nov 18, 2014

    Prior to the conclusion of Network Integration Evaluation 15.1, the Hon. Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)), visited Fort Bliss, Texas and the surrounding areas to observe the Soldier evaluation process in action.

  • Women to serve as observers, advisers for potential Ranger Course Assessment

    Nov 18, 2014

    Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade selected 31 female Soldiers to serve as observers and advisers for a potential Ranger Course Assessment that would begin this spring.

  • Arrowhead mechanics keep trucks rolling, cannons firing

    Nov 18, 2014

    Anyone who has had their car break down on the side of the road can attest to how important mechanics are.

  • Equal Opportunity Leaders Course teaches more than expected

    Nov 18, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Veronica Dennison, a motor transport operator with Headquarters Support Company, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., was a Soldier who endured a period of time where she was the target discrimination. It was several years ago, when she was a younger Soldier, just trying to accomplish her mission.

  • JBLM units prepare for 'WMD component' missions

    Nov 18, 2014

    In what was described as historic, Operation Gryphon Longsword brought to bear the capabilities of some 1,400 service members and three units for the first exercise of its kind.

  • Cav Soldier cuts music tracks in Korea

    Nov 18, 2014

    With his headphones on and music playing, the Soldier's focus is not on the world around him, but on the melodies flowing into his ears. He is busy comparing the harmony now playing to the original idea he developed in his head, debating if what he's hearing matches what he had envisioned.

  • Mock disaster showcases new communications for National Guard and first responders

    Nov 17, 2014

    When the Army National Guard rolls in with its new Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal system, they can immediately provide 4G/Wi-Fi, commercial phone and internet access, and the ability to connect all the disparate radios that various responders bring to the incident site.

  • The art of gunnery: Paratroopers enhance skills during training at Fort Pickett

    Nov 17, 2014