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  • 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 PiƱon 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.

  • Commander's Message on the First Team Birthday

    Sep 12, 2014

    To the Troopers, Veterans, Families, Good Neighbors and Friends of the 1st Cavalry Division: September is here, marking the official arrival of autumn. For many, that means a new school year and football season, but at the "Great Place" and everywhere around the world our Troopers are deployed, it also means another birthday for America's First Team!

  • 2014 FORSCOM NCO/Soldier Warrior of the Year Week in Review

    Sep 12, 2014

    Twenty-one Soldiers are followed throughout the week as they compete for Warrior of the Year at Fort Bragg, North Carolina.

  • Women volunteers needed for Ranger course assessment

    Sep 12, 2014

    The Army is asking for female volunteers to possibly attend a Ranger course in the spring.

  • 101st ABN platoon completes 120th mission in Kunar Province

    Sep 12, 2014

    Members of 2nd Platoon, Charlie Company, 1st Squadron, 75th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, currently operate in Kunar province, Afghanistan.

  • Army Reserve MPs forge new partnerships during DSCA exercise

    Sep 12, 2014

    Army Reserve Soldiers had a unique opportunity to collaborate with Tennessee's National Guard, in support of local and state agencies during a tabletop Defense Support of Civil Authorities training exercise Sept. 5.

  • Newest Intrepid Spirit Center opens at Campbell

    Sep 11, 2014

    The newest Intrepid Spirit Center officially opened at Fort Campbell, Kentucky, Sept. 8, 2014.

  • Mounted color guard Soldiers represent 'Big Red One' at Kansas State Fair

    Sep 11, 2014

    With its most experienced muleskinners long departed, the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard took a rookie team to this year's Kansas State Fair, in Hutchinson, Kansas, Sept. 6, 2014, and walked away with seven ribbons.

  • 23rd Military Police Company Soldiers return from Afghanistan

    Sep 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Family Members and friends welcomed home 47 military police Soldiers during a ceremony Monday at Monti Physical Fitness Center.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team hosts Best Medic Competition

    Sep 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 2nd Brigade Combat Team medical operations hosted a Best Medic Competition on Sept. 3-4 to determine the four best candidates to represent the brigade in the 10th Mountain Division (LI) BMC later in the month.

  • Muleskinners operate largest SSA in the Army : 10th Sustainment Brigade supports warfighters, retrog

    Sep 11, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The 10th Sustainment Brigade, Task Force Muleskinner, operates the largest supply support activity in the Army here that supplies Soldiers and supports retrograde efforts.

  • Future 7th Brigade Engineer Battalion Soldiers train together for first time

    Sep 11, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 7th Engineer Battalion and 1st Brigade Special Troops Battalion took to the field Aug. 11-17 to train as a combined battalion for the first time. The two battalions are merging to provide enhanced maneuver support capabilities as part of a larger 10th Mountain Division (LI) restructure.

  • Deployed, but still giving back : Soldier continues to volunteer while serving in Afghanistan

    Sep 11, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Although currently deployed to a combat environment, a 10th Sustainment Brigade Soldier has not stopped thinking about what else she can do to help American veterans or the less fortunate in a foreign country.

  • Exercise tests mutual support

    Sep 11, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. Sept. 11, 2014 -- The 75th Field Artillery Brigade exercised with 1st Squadron, 6th Air Cavalry Sept. 4-5 here.

  • I Corps partners with Japan Ground Self Defense Force for Rising Thunder 14

    Sep 10, 2014

    Japan Ground Self Defense Force troops trained alongside Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, during 2014 Rising Thunder Exercises, Sept. 3-6, 2014, at Yakima Training Center, Washington.

  • Tomahawks battalion partners with Japan Ground Self-Defense Force for Rising Thunder 14

    Sep 10, 2014

    Japan Ground Self-Defense Force troops trained alongside Soldiers of 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment during 2014 Rising Thunder exercises. The annual training partners Japanese military personnel with units from Joint Base Lewis-McChord and 7th Infantry Division, I Corps.

  • JBLM Kiowa squadron inactivates

    Sep 10, 2014

    Soldiers from the 4th Attack Reconnaissance Squadron, 6th Cavalry Regiment gathered at Watkins Field on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Aug. 14 to case the unit colors and formally inactivate the squadron.

  • Division West trainers oversee Wyoming Guard artillery unit re-mission

    Sep 9, 2014

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 395th Field Artillery, 120th Infantry Brigade, began assessing a Wyoming National Guard unit's re-mission progress, as they switch from using towed M198 Howitzers, to the High Mobility Artillery Rocket System.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers conduct joint air training mission

    Sep 9, 2014

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Washington -- The 110th Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) trained with the 502nd Military Intelligence Battalion during a joint air training mission.

  • Squadron prepares for complex missions to span three countries, two continents

    Sep 9, 2014

    Soldiers of 1st Squadron "Garryowen," 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division, are training at Fort Hood, Texas, for Atlantic Resolve and Combined Resolve III.

  • Fort Campbell Intrepid Center, third of nine completed nationwide

    Sep 9, 2014

    Members of the Intrepid Fallen Heroes Fund (IFHF), along with senior Army leaders and dignitaries, dedicate the new $11 million Intrepid Spirit Center Sept. 8, 2014 at Fort Campbell, Ky. The Fort Campbell Center is the third of nine completed nationwide.

  • 1-71 Cavalry trains with Dragoons in Canada

    Sep 8, 2014

    Cavalry scouts from Fort Drum, New York, encountered a unique training experience when they had an opportunity to work alongside members of the Canadian Royal Dragoons, Aug. 11-20, 2014, in Petawawa, Canada.

  • Soldiers team up to C.A.R.E. for their community

    Sep 8, 2014

    20th CBRNE (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) Command Soldiers from the 25th Chemical Company, 22nd Chemical Battalion, conducted a second community service project to pick up trash and plant gardens Friday in an east Baltimore neighborhood.

  • Wounded Warrior weekend highlights resiliency among injured veterans

    Sep 8, 2014

    Excitement was in the air this weekend as the Wounded Warrior Amputee Softball Team, along with national sports celebrities, visited Fort Riley and Manhattan, Kansas, to play a double-header against local VIPs Sept. 6 at Tointon Family Stadium.

  • First Team Commander 'hangs out' from Afghanistan

    Sep 5, 2014

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- During a deployment, keeping Family and community leaders informed back on the home front is an important responsibility of the unit commander.

  • High Tech Tools Save Lives Faster, Cheaper, Smarter

    Sep 5, 2014

    U.S. Southern Command's Science, Technology and Experimentation division wowed the crowd at the Conference Center of the Americas on Wednesday, showcasing a wide spectrum of technologies that could help in disaster relief and humanitarian operations. The cutting-edge gadgetry included drones, portable water purification equipment, satellite communications that fits in luggage, and a device that breaks through language barriers with ease.

  • Women's Equality Day: FH celebrates at Alvarado Hall

    Sep 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, arizona - "Celebrating Women's Right to Vote" is this year's theme, commemorating the 1920 passage of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, granting women the equal right to vote.

  • Force protection exercise proves successful at Fort Huachuca

    Sep 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - On Aug. 27 at approximately 8 a.m., an active shooter in the 309th Military Intelligence Battalion "shot" and "killed" a noncommissioned officer during a morning formation in Prosser Village, on Fort Huachuca.

  • Feisty female among strong fighters in 2014 All Army Boxing Trials

    Sep 5, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona - Feisty female among strong fighters in 2014 All Army Boxing Trials

  • Lancer triathlon

    Sep 5, 2014

    Soldiers assigned to Company B, 2nd Battalion "Lancer," 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team "Ironhorse," 1st Cavalry Division competed in a triathlon, Sept. 5, at Fort Hood, Texas. Participants completed a four mile ruck march, a squad collective 600 meter swim and finally ran four miles back to the starting point. (U.S. Army photo by Spc. Paige Behringer, 1BCT PAO, 1st Cav. Div.)

  • Religious support teams promote spiritual health

    Sep 4, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Spiritual health is one of the five pillars of the Army's Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program. The Army Chaplain Corps is charged with maintaining that pillar to the highest caliber to ensure Soldiers are spiritually fit -- on and off duty.

  • Field artillery Soldiers get back to basics

    Sep 4, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Under cover of darkness, firing platoons of Alpha and Bravo batteries, 2nd Battalion, 15th Field Artillery Regiment creep towards their positions across Fort Drum in preparation for the battalion's culminating exercise, Allons Peak.

  • Soldier and Family Readiness

    Sep 4, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- "The strength of our nation is our Army, the strength of our Army is our Soldiers, the strength of our Soldiers is our Families, this is what makes us Army Strong!" Gen. Raymond T. Odierno spoke these words shortly after he assumed the position of United States Army Chief of Staff and these words still hold true to this day.

  • Month focuses on national preparedness

    Sep 4, 2014

    National Preparedness Month is a month-long federally recognized awareness campaign occurring every September to improve the preparedness of our nation.

  • Plan now for absentee voting

    Sep 4, 2014

    The 2014 general election is 60 days away, and the Fort Carson voting assistance officer said now is the perfect time to be thinking about absentee voting.

  • Brazilian officers meet with 1st Inf. Div. Soldiers, leaders

    Sep 4, 2014

    Officers from the Brazilian army visited Fort Riley Aug. 28, observing several 1st Infantry Division brigades before speaking with Col. Kenneth L. Kamper, the division's chief of staff.

  • 20th CBRNE troops train with 82nd Airborne Division

    Sep 3, 2014

    The U.S. Army's only command that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats is training with paratroopers from the 82nd Airborne Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team, at the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, Louisiana, this month.

  • 5-20th virtually prepares for anything

    Sep 3, 2014

    Photos and story by Sgt. James J. Bunn, 5th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment "Enemy troops in the open, three o'clock," a Soldier calls out. The gunner scans for the target and in less than a second identifies and engages the enemy combatants. This was the scenario for Soldiers with 5th Battalion, 20th Infantry Regiment, 3-2 Stryker Brigade Combat Team as they conducted Virtual Battlespace 2 training Aug. 28 at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • 20th CBRNE Soldiers complete Ulchi Freedom Guardian

    Sep 2, 2014

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) conducted a change of mission and prepared for redeployment, following their recent participation in Ulchi Freedom Guardian in South Korea, Aug. 28, 2014.

  • General Odierno to Honor 36 Army Logistics Units In September 10th Ceremony At the Pentagon

    Aug 29, 2014

    Thirty-six U.S. Army logistics units will be honored at the Pentagon at 9 a.m. on Wednesday, September 10, at the 10th Annual Chief of Staff of the Army's Combined Logistics Excellence Awards (CLEA) ceremony. Chief of Staff of the Army General Raymond T. Odierno and Acting Deputy Chief of Staff for Logistics Ms. Kathleen S. Miller will speak at the ceremony and recognize the winners for excellence in deployment, supply, and maintenance. The ceremony will be carried live on DoD News http://www.defense.gov/live.

  • Commandos fire TOW missiles

    Aug 28, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- For the first time in five years, more than 50 Soldiers from across 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), conducted a combined tube-laun-ched, optically-tracked, wire-guided (TOW) missile training to prepare for unified land operations.

  • Soldiers, civilian accept awards during quarterly ceremony

    Aug 28, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Thirteen Soldiers and one civilian of the 10th Mountain Division (LI) received honors during the division's quarterly awards ceremony Aug. 13 at Hays Hall. Eight Soldiers were inducted into the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club (SAMC), while five Soldiers each received the Maj. Gen. Aubrey "Red" Newman Award.

  • SASMO team pulls their weight in support of retrograde operations

    Aug 28, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- Soldiers assigned to the 10th Sustainment Brigade Sustainment Automation Support Management Office recently contributed to retrograde operations by recovering logistics information systems.

  • 4th MEB leads gap crossing exercise

    Aug 28, 2014

    The Fort Riley, Kansas-based 1st Infantry Division conducted a combined arms gap crossing exercise with the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade's 5th Engineer Battalion spearheading the operation, Aug. 18 through 21.

  • Combat engineers fire up Volcano

    Aug 28, 2014

    Fort Carson combat engineers from 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion, trained on the Volcano Mine System after years of focusing on route clearance training.

  • 20th CBRNE training prepares Soldiers for all hazards

    Aug 27, 2014

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) is operating with ground combat units during decisive action training rotations at the U.S. Army's premier training centers.

  • DOD and the NCAA join forces in a grand alliance to understand traumatic brain injury

    Aug 27, 2014

    The Army has signed on as the executive agent for the Department of Defense's (DOD) concussion initiative with the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The initiative, known as the Grand Alliance, is a joint venture that will serve to enhance and accelerate research of traumatic injuries and concussive brain injuries, and the development, testing and regulatory approval of screening and diagnostic devices, clinical practice regiments, return to play/return to action protocol, and human prevention strategies, such as resiliency training to prevent such injuries.

  • Army Medicine participates in NFL hosted think tank on concussions

    Aug 27, 2014

    NFL think tank wraps its "head" around concussion diagnosis, research and management.

  • 2014 Women's Equality Day tri-signed letter

    Aug 26, 2014

    The Nation's annual observance of Women's Equality Day commemorates the addition of the 19th Amendment to the Constitution, which guaranteed women the right to vote. This victory moved our Nation forward on the path towards equal civil and political rights for all Americans. This is a letter from our Army Senior leaders pertaining to this topic.

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