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  • FH celebrates Easter with Sunrise Service, children's egg hunt

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The Religious Support Team and an estimated crowd of 400 celebrated Easter on Sunday with a 6:30 a.m. sunrise service on Fort Huachuca's Reservoir Hill. It was a worship, music and fellowship event dedicated to the resurrection of Jesus.

  • Foreign Soldier receives military education, provides self-defense training at FH

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - In November 2013, Bogdan left his loved ones and made his first trip to the United States to attend the Military Intelligence Captain's Career Course, or MICCC, here. When the class began, students created a personal profile to share with the group. Through this introduction, it became known that Bogdan was a Krav Maga Self Defense System instructor.

  • Rubik's Cube inspires learning, leads to competition

    Apr 28, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. -In 1974, Erno Rubik, a young professor of architecture in Budapest, Hungary, created a solid cube that twisted and turned -- and did not break or fall apart.

  • Mob/Demob mission ends, Armored Brigade primes for follow-on mission at Camp Shelby

    Apr 28, 2014

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- Troop preparation for overseas contingency operations in combat theater stood entrusted to First Army Division East's, 177th Armored Brigade for 10 years. The historic mission, supporting Soldiers in deployment rotation to and from areas of conflict, is now considered a legacy.

  • All For the Family

    Apr 28, 2014

    Throughout the Army there are stories about second and third generation Soldiers following in their parents and grandparents footsteps, but what about a young Soldier making a difference in a parents military career? For Spc. Yemima Tarber, a communications specialist from Charlie Company, 326th Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), that's exactly what happened.

  • SMA stresses importance of character, commitment, competence to Fort Leonard Wood Soldiers

    Apr 28, 2014

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III told attendees a Soldier's character, commitment and competence are keys to helping the Army combat sexual assaults and suicides in the Army, during a town hall at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., April 25, 2014.

  • 'Longknife' welcomes Blue Ridge Elementary students, teachers to Fort Riley

    Apr 28, 2014

    More than 80 Blue Ridge Elementary School students visited Fort Riley and their partner unit, the 5th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, on April 25. Part of their visit involved learning about military communications devices, and for their call signs, students chose their favorite cartoon characters or superheroes.

  • Marines: Blue Force Tracking parts on time, in budget

    Apr 28, 2014

    Team Tobyhanna is fabricating thousands of electrical and mechanical components for the U.S. Marine Corps.

  • The Crucible: warriors bring the Thunder

    Apr 28, 2014

  • Maj. Gen. Gerety, Command Sgt. Maj. Wills visit Afghanistan bound SFAAT DET 82

    Apr 28, 2014

    Maj. Gen. Bill Gerety and Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Wills, commander and senior enlisted leader 80th Training Command (TASS), visited with the Citizen-Soldiers of Security Forces Advisory Assistance Team, Detachment 82 at Fort Bliss Texas, April 24, 2014. The 16 person team, 15 of whom are from various units across the 80th TC, is scheduled for deployment to Afghanistan in May 2014 to advise and assist the Afghan Border Police at Regional Command West near the Iranian border.

  • 307 years of combined service lauded during Rock Island Arsenal retirement ceremony

    Apr 25, 2014

  • Living with autism: the early years

    Apr 25, 2014

    It is 4:30 a.m. Melinda Waller is awakened by her 4-year-old son wanting to watch videos on the computer. "Momma, dragon turtle, dragon turtle," he said as he tries to shake her awake. He grabs her hand and pulls. "Come on, dragon turtle." She slowly opens her eyes -- for what seems like the millionth time in the last few years -- and pulls him close and mumbles. "I sure do love you, son."

  • Hunting for the Eggs

    Apr 25, 2014

    Children and Families of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment and Fort Irwin attended an Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by the Protestant Woman of the Chapel, April 19.

  • Soldier earns Silver Star for braving hidden bombs to recover 14 troops

    Apr 25, 2014

    As he crawled on his hands and knees, looking for the hidden bombs that lay between him and a fallen soldier, Spc. Samuel Crockett forced any negative thoughts out of his mind.

  • Importance of cultural education-through the eyes of a former ROTC Cadet

    Apr 25, 2014

    Col. John Bessler is in his fourth year as a roundtable presenter for the George C. Marshall Seminar. He has spent the last half of his career developing and studying cultural relations within the assignments he has been given. Culture is important to tomorrow's officers, Bessler explained, because they need to better understand viewpoints outside of their own, particularly when they are in someone else's backyard.

  • Mobile Ministry

    Apr 25, 2014

    Fort Irwin, Calif -- As the United States Army draws down from armed conflicts, the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, also known as the Blackhorse Regiment, has brought new life to mobile ministry, a concept that defines the Chaplain Corps of the U.S. Army. It has become an important part of life for some Troopers of the 11th ACR.

  • Shoulder-to-shoulder First Army trains Ohio Guard engineers for major exercise

    Apr 24, 2014

    First Army observer coach/trainers and exercise/simulations staff travel to Columbus, Ohio in March 2014 to help prepare the Ohio Army National Guard's 16th Engineer Brigade to participate in a major simulations and Warfighter exercise with the Army's 82nd Airborne Division as the engineer support element.

  • Greca tagged for Central Command assignment

    Apr 21, 2014

    United States Central Command announced today that Army Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher K. Greca, currently the senior enlisted Soldier assigned to U.S. Army Forces Command, has been selected as the command senior enlisted leader, U.S. Central Command, Tampa, Fla.

  • 3rd CAB raises awareness on sexual assault

    Apr 9, 2014

    The 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade sexual assault response coordinator teamed with battalion victim advocates and other volunteers in the Hunter Army Airfield community in raising awareness about sexual assault by handing out flyers to everyone entering the gates onto Hunter Army Airfield April 4. The 3rd CAB SARC, Sgt. 1st Class Zane Jones, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, wanted to make an impact by doing his part to raise awareness on such a delicate matter during April, which is sexual assault awareness month.

  • Fort Hood shooting memorial preparation

    Apr 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1st Cavalry Division hang an American flag from the III Corps headquarters building on Fort Hood in preparation for a memorial service honoring the victims of the April 2 shooting on the base, April 7, 2014. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to attend the April 9 ceremony. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Fort Hood shooting memorial preparation

    Apr 8, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers with the 1st Cavalry Division hang an American flag from the III Corps headquarters building on Fort Hood in preparation for a memorial service honoring the victims of the April 2 shooting on the base, April 7, 2014. President Barack Obama and first lady Michelle Obama are scheduled to attend the April 9 ceremony. (U.S. Army photo by Sgt. Ken Scar, 7th Mobile Public Affairs Detachment)

  • Army Reserve Unit Receives Superior Unit Award during 106th Birthday of Army Reserve

    Apr 8, 2014

    The multi-component Army Reserve unit, 85th Support Command, located 25 miles northwest of Chicago, celebrated the Army Reserve's 106th birthday at the unit's headquarters with Mayor Thomas Hayes, local mayor, and former West Point, U.S. Military Academy graduate; on Apr. 5 which was immediately followed by an Army Superior Unit Award presentation there.

  • International sniper competition tests top shooters' tactical skills

    Apr 8, 2014

    Sniper teams from around the globe converged on the Special Forces Sniper Course at Fort Bragg, N.C., to put their skills to the test in this year's United States Army Special Operations Command International Sniper Competition.

  • 'Why I serve': 1st ABCT legal eagle flying high

    Apr 8, 2014

    Paralegal specialist Sgt. Nicolya Jones, military career began six years ago, but her life of service began more than 35 years ago as a military brat.

  • Under Secretary speaks at Army War College

    Apr 8, 2014

    In his first public presentation as Under Secretary of the Army, Brad R. Carson spoke to Army War College students about seeing the Army's future in a different way at Bliss Hall April 8 as part of Army Leader Day.

  • Fort Hood recognized for environmental quality

    Apr 7, 2014

    Fort Hood wins the Secretary of the Army Environmental Award for environmental quality. Fort Hood is committed to promoting environmental excellence, reducing its environmental impact, improving the efficiency of costs of processes, encouraging stakeholder involvement, all while taking care of 218,823 acres and supporting a population of just under 75,000.

  • Marne Division welcomes new senior enlisted leader

    Apr 7, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Christopher G. Gilpin assumed the duties and responsibilities of caring for the Soldiers, Civilians and Families of the 3rd Infantry Division from Command Sgt. Maj. Edd Watson in ceremonies held April 4 at Marne Garden, Fort Stewart. Watson served as the Division Command Sergeant Major since March 2011. Gilpin's most recent assignment was as the senior enlisted adviser for the 2nd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, Fort Riley, Kansas.

  • NY Guardsmen score big in Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 7, 2014

    Three New York Army National Guard Soldiers were named Best Warrior's following a weekend competition at Camp Smith Training Site, N.Y., held April 4-6, 2014.

  • The End of an Era for the Army

    Apr 7, 2014

    The 3rd Stryker Cavalry Regiment is projected to be the last unit that will go through an Afghanistan preparation rotation at The National Training Center (NTC).

  • Salley award recipient credits military with citizen, Soldier skills

    Apr 7, 2014

    Command Sgt. Maj. Louis Santos' leadership skills are tested daily as a business owner, in his civilian capacity, and as a senior leader and advisor at the 7/98th Regiment, 3rd Brigade, 94th Training Division.

  • A Chaplain Protecting His Flock

    Apr 7, 2014

    Chaplain (Capt.) Chuck Lowman, is known to many as a motivated pastor who goes on missions with the same Soldiers whom he counsels. Chaplain Lowman explains, "Though I am not authorized to fire a military weapon (because of the specific occupation), I have a great opportunity to help Soldiers achieve their mission, whether I am helping them cross concertina wire or just being another set of eyes, I can be there to support them in their military mission, with the hopes that they can come to me for help with their personal mission."

  • Passing the Saber

    Apr 7, 2014

    The 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment bid farewell to Command Sgt. Maj. Philip N. Simpao and welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Carl A. Ashmead during a March 12, Change of Responsibility ceremony here.

  • Soldiers compete in the Thunder Crucible

    Apr 7, 2014

    CAMP CASEY, South Korea -- More than 125 Soldiers from 210th Field Artillery Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division competed in the Thunder Crucible, a team competition held April 3-4 on Camp Casey, South Korea. The two-day Thunder Crucible event was designed to test Soldier�'s mettle, teamwork and mastery of individual skills and knowledge including: the Army Physical Fitness Test, chemical defense, combat casualty care, tactical communications, weapons mastery skills, a foot march, written tests on Korean culture and the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention program, vehicle preventive maintenance checks and services, urban orienteering, and a surprise paintball event. The Thunder Crucible was an opportunity to highlight the demanding training required of 210th Field Artillery Brigade Soldiers as well as build espirit de corps within the brigade. (U.S. Army photos by 210th Field Artillery Brigade Public Affairs Team/Released)

  • Improved coating for howitzer spindles to save money, reduce environmental impact

    Apr 4, 2014

    U.S. Army engineers' efforts to implement an improved coating for howitzer breech spindles will provide several benefits -- easing the logistical burden on Soldiers, reducing hazardous waste and saving millions of dollars.

  • Retired Soldier receives Purple Heart

    Apr 4, 2014

    An Army specialist and Lebanon, Mo., native laid unconscious in a hospital bed in 2009 when his wife received the Purple Heart he earned in combat.

  • Fort Leonard Wood conducts inaugural Sexual Assault Response Team Seminar

    Apr 4, 2014

    Commanders and leaders across Fort Leonard Wood came together, March 27 for a candid -- and sometimes vivid seminar -- to gain a better understanding of sexual assault and harassment.

  • National Prayer Breakfast brings faiths together

    Apr 4, 2014

    Members of the Fort Leonard Wood community gathered at the Pershing Community Center March 27 to join together and pray for the nation, military members, president and elected officials as part of the 2014 National Prayer Breakfast.

  • 522nd MI (CEWI) Battalion passes tactical intelligence test. April 7, 1977

    Apr 4, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Army Intelligence received an extreme makeover in the mid-1970s. Following the end of the conflict in Vietnam, the Army Intelligence field was facing a difficult time of introspection and dwindling resources, compounded by harsh criticism from a review panel ordered by the Chief of Staff.

  • Army SARC takes SHARP to the community

    Apr 4, 2014

    As the SARC, Anderson is responsible for spearheading the U.S. Army's Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention efforts at the brigade, and its subordinate units in Concord, Calif., and Jacksonville, Fla. However, with fewer than 20 military members amongst the three locations, Anderson looked for a way to do more...

  • TBI Summit brings together Fort Irwin, UCLA Health System experts to help Soldiers

    Apr 4, 2014

    The fight against traumatic brain injuries was formalized between Fort Irwin and the University of California at Los Angeles Health System when leadership representatives of both organizations signed a memorandum of agreement, here, March 31. Colonel Cheryl Taylor-Whitehead, commander of United States Army Medical Department Activity here, and Shannon O'Kelley, chief operating officer of UCLA Health System, signed an MOA prior to the start of a TBI Summit, which brought experts from UCLA and the Army together to discuss the battle against TBI's.

  • 720th MP Bn Soldiers train in active-shooter scenarios

    Apr 4, 2014

    Members from the 720th Military Police Battalion, "Soldiers of the Gauntlet," 89th Military Police Brigade, together with local civilian law enforcement agencies, conducted joint law enforcement training March 24-27 in Killeen in order to develop active shooter response techniques.

  • On-post motorcycle courses help Soldiers ride safe

    Apr 4, 2014

    As the weather continues to warm up, more and more motorcycle riders will begin hitting the roads. For Fort Campbell Soldiers, the joy of riding comes with a requirement to complete a motorcycle training course.

  • On Location: 'Nashville' episode intertwines country music, Army lifestyle

    Apr 4, 2014

    The Fort Campbell community got a chance to see and participate in the making of an acclaimed television drama last week, when ABC's "Nashville" set up filming at Sabre Army Airfield and at McAuliffe Hall, the headquarters of the 101st Airborne Division. The episode, set to air May 7, will feature concert scenes, special guests and the appearances of many Soldiers and Family members as background extras.

  • Warrior games: WTB Soldiers, Veterans start selection trials

    Apr 4, 2014

    More than 40 Soldiers and Veterans from the Fort Campbell Warrior Transition Battalion are participating in the Army's Warrior Games unit-level selection trials, which began Monday and runs through Friday on post.

  • 101st Airborne plans brigade-level air assault

    Apr 4, 2014

    FORT CABMPELL, Ky. -- In preparation for the 3rd Brigade Combat Team's upcoming brigade-level air assault exercise, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), held an air commanders brief at 5th Battalion, 101st CAB headquarters April 2.

  • Fort Hood shooting claims four, wounds 16, investigation continues

    Apr 4, 2014

    A shooting incident at Fort Hood, Texas, April 2, 2014, claimed the lives of four Fort Hood Soldiers, including the alleged gunman, and injured another 16.

  • Patriot brigade stands against sexual assault

    Apr 3, 2014

    April is the Army's Sexual Assault Awareness Month and it is every leader's responsibility to make Soldiers aware of the realities of sexual assault. To do that, Sexual Harassment Assault Response and Prevention volunteers like Sgt. 1st Class Robert Cortes did his part to spread the word.

  • Division SHARP team promotes concept of 'band of brothers, sisters'

    Apr 3, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- While the Army's Sexual Harassment / Assault Response and Prevention program is gaining more and more recognition, the 10th Mountain Division (LI)'s efforts are keeping up with the needs of the program by focusing on local victim services and putting power back in the hands of higher commands.

  • U.S., U.K. troops conduct joint training on post

    Apr 3, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The early morning silence on Fort Drum's Range 23 was shattered by machinegun fire Thursday that tore through the air as Soldiers assigned to 4th Battalion, 31st Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and British soldiers with 1 Rifles, 160 (Wales) Brigade, Gloucestershire, U.K., assaulted a notional enemy village.

  • 10th Mountain Soldiers turn up heat during culinary competition

    Apr 3, 2014

    The 10th Mountain Division's Culinary Arts Team turned up the heat to win a total of four medals and five commendable awards during the 39th Annual Military Culinary Arts Competitive Training Event at Fort Lee, Va. The event, which took place March 9-13, is the largest culinary competition in North America.

  • Spartan Brigade spotlights comprehensive fitness with martial arts demonstrations

    Apr 3, 2014

    PAKTIA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Spartan Soldiers and members of the 98th Combat Stress Control Detachment held a Comprehensive Soldier Health Expo last weekend at the main gym on Forward Operating Base Lightning in an effort to bring attention to the U.S. Army?'s Comprehensive Soldier and Family Fitness program (CSF2).

  • Fort Drum AFAP Conference helps bring quality-of-life issues to light

    Apr 3, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Civilians and Family Members gathered Monday for the Fort Drum Army Family Action Plan Conference outbriefing at the Commons. The local conference took place March 11-12, but the outbriefing was postponed due to inclement weather and an early release of the workforce.

  • 166th Aviation Brigade holds first Sergeant Audie Murphy Club board for Division West

    Apr 3, 2014

    The 166th Aviation Brigade held the first Sergeant Audie Murphy Club selection board March 22 for Division West's inaugural Sergeant Audie Murphy Award. When Division West's Command Sgt. Maj. Patrick K. Akuna Jr. proposed the idea of a SAMC selection board four months ago, 166th's Command Sgt. Maj. Glen Vela jumped at the opportunity.

  • FH National Sexual Assault Awareness Month begins with a walk

    Apr 3, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - The Fort Huachuca community kicked off Sexual Assault Awareness Month with a Walk of Respect at Warrior-Sentinel Field Tuesday, to promote the Sexual Harassment/Assault Response and Prevention, or SHARP, program awareness and support.

  • Breaking, banging -- Fort Huachuca Special Reaction Team trains in housing

    Apr 3, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Carrying their protective gear, weapons and other necessary equipment, the Fort Huachuca Special Reaction Team, or SRT, barreled their way through doors, windows and gates of a housing structure waiting to be demolished on Mott Circle, during their recent training.

  • April -- Month of Military Child

    Apr 3, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - For after-school and summer entertainment, parents of middle and high school students might consider the Middle School and Teen Program offered at the youth center on Fort Huachuca.

  • Post community runs, walks in Sports, Fitness and Aquatics' 5K

    Apr 3, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Az. - Post community runs, walks in Sports, Fitness and Aquatics' 5K

  • Army arsenal announces $6.7M in new contracts, bringing total to more than $18M in the last 60 days

    Apr 2, 2014

    WATERVLIET ARSENAL, N.Y. (April 2, 2014) -- The Watervliet Arsenal announced today that is has received two contracts worth more than $6.7 million to provide the U.S. Army with 39 120 mm tank barrels and inspection services for 500 120 mm Stryker mortar barrels. With today's announcement, the arsenal has in the last 60 days received more than $18 million in new orders.

  • Soldiers help Picatinny engineers test new lightweight mortar system

    Apr 2, 2014

    PICATINNY ARSENAL, N.J. -- Mortar system operators and maintainers visited Picatinny to help conduct a Technical Manual Validation and Verification event for the new lightweight M252A1 81mm Mortar Weapon System March 18 - 20.

  • Driver safety lessons stick through enforcement, practice

    Apr 2, 2014

    CAMP PARKS, Calif. -- Skills are often lost when not used on a daily basis. For this reason the 1st Regiment 363rd Combat Support/Combat Service Support Training Battalion focuses its training on HMMWV's with drivers training and troop leading procedures.

  • WAREX 2014 equips Soldiers for combat deployments

    Apr 2, 2014

    FORT McCOY, Wis. -- Warrior Exercise 86-14-02 gathers Army Reserve units from across the nation here to reinforce warrior tasks and training from March 22 through April 11. "The idea of the WAREX is that Army Reserve Soldiers are able to come to Ft. McCoy and increase their functional capabilities," said Brig. Gen. George Thompson, 86th Training Division commanding general. "If they were to deploy, they would be able to do what the Army has trained them to do and support that combatant commander in theatre."

  • 'Moving forward without forgetting'

    Apr 2, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. --Alashia Quick's dreams of living a long life with her Army husband were dashed suddenly on a Sunday morning in August 2006.

  • 'Big Red One' NCO vies in nationwide CrossFit Games

    Apr 2, 2014

  • 'Death March' survivors motivate CA Soldiers to success

    Apr 2, 2014

    Following the surrender of nearly 75,000 troops during the battle of Bataan, the arduous 5-day, 65-mile Bataan Death March would begin and ultimately result in the deaths of 7,000 to 10,000 men. The annual Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M. honors those men, and 5 Soldiers assigned to Bravo Company, 81st Civil Affairs Battalion, 85th Civil Affairs brigade, tested their mettle at the event March 23. The team would overcome the desert, steep elevation changes and exhaustion as they carried rucksacks weighing 35 pounds or more across 26.2 miles of the New Mexico Desert to place second within the Male Military Heavy category.

  • Grateful community embraces Vietnam veterans

    Apr 2, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Despite the cold, windy and rainy day, the third annual Welcome Home Vietnam Veterans event at the Veterans Memorial in downtown Huntsville on Saturday was enough to warm the hearts of those who attended.

  • 'Sex Signals' aims to eliminate sexual assault

    Apr 2, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. -- First Army ditched the PowerPoint and embraced the powerful. The unit hosted "Sex Signals," a dramatic, interactive play designed to combat sexual assault, in Rock Island Arsenal's Heritage Hall April 1.

  • How do Soldiers communicate these days?

    Apr 1, 2014

    Communication: a two-way street

  • Fort Hood units test skills in Best Team Competition

    Apr 1, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Sweat dripped down the faces of Sgt. Joshua Mubarak and Spc. Mathew Boyle as they ran carrying an injured soldier in a litter. They could feel their hearts pounding as they made their way to the tower. As soon as they got in position another explosion was heard. Mubarak grabbed an M9 and started firing at his target.

  • More than 6,000 marchers participate in 25th Bataan Memorial Death March

    Apr 1, 2014

    After training for eight weeks, I joined more than 6,000 wounded warriors, service members and civilians in the pre-dawn opening ceremony of the 25th Bataan Memorial Death March at White Sands Missile Range, N.M., March 23, 2014.

  • Last Call

    Apr 1, 2014

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

  • III Corps and Fort Hood honor the National Colors every day

    Apr 1, 2014

    Twice a day, every day, U.S. military bases stop everything. In the morning, during the Reveille ceremony as the American flag is raised, and at the end of the day, during Retreat, when it is lowered.

  • Strong Bonds builds resiliency in returning single Soldiers

    Apr 1, 2014

    Single Soldiers redeploying can sometimes find it hard readjusting back to barracks life. 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division is using the Strong Bonds program to combat the difficulties of returning to home station.

  • Living war legend boosts morale of deploying aviation Soldiers

    Mar 28, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- The 166th Aviation Brigade was honored to host Medal of Honor recipient Col. (Retired) Bruce R. Crandall at its recent spring formal. Crandall was awarded the MOH for his actions in the first major conflict of the Vietnam War in the Ia Drang Valley during November 1965. He was immortalized by the movie "We Were Soldiers," played by famous actor Greg Kinnear.

  • Fort Polk Education Symposium builds momentum among community partners

    Mar 28, 2014

    About 700 educators, Soldiers and family members congregated at Fort Polk's Bayou Theater March 27 to attend an Education Symposium spearheaded by Fort Polk Progress, a regional community organization that takes a proactive stance in the growth of Fort Polk. The Education Symposium was part of a larger Education Initiative, a partnership among Fort Polk Progress, the Vernon Parish School District and Fort Polk, to acknowledge the achievements of the Vernon Parish schools and prepare for future educational challenges.

  • Sky Soldiers jump in Cameroon during Central Accord 14

    Mar 27, 2014

    DOUALA, Cameroon--Approximately 150 Paratroopers from the Vicenza, Italy based 173rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team (Airborne) participated in multinational Exercise Central Accord here March 11-21, 2014.

  • Deployed troops become U.S. citizens

    Mar 27, 2014

    Perhaps for the last time during major combat operations, 11 deployed service members from the U.S. Army and Marine Corps, from nearly all points of Afghanistan, took the oath of citizenship during a naturalization ceremony..

  • Medic finds place working on engineer team

    Mar 27, 2014

    PAKTIA PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Not far from the gate of Forward Operating Base Rushmore, engineers with 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), perform final checks on a convoy preparing to embark on a route clearance mission -- among the most hazardous jobs in Af-ghanistan.

  • Shared knowledge: Soldiers serve as state-certified police instructors

    Mar 27, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- It's often said that a truly effective teacher is one who continually seeks out opportunities to further his or her own learning. A hunger for knowledge and a desire to present that knowledge in the most effective manner possible can make the difference between a presenter and a truly inspiring educator. Four Soldiers from Fort Drum Directorate of Emergency Services' Training Division recently learned the value of continuing education when they completed a rigorous New York State Instructor Development Course in Watertown.

  • 55-year-old back in basic training after 37 years

    Mar 27, 2014

    Soldiers from Company D, 3rd Battalion, 10th Infantry Regiment, look just like any other Soldiers from a Basic Combat Training company -- but one individual has people doing double takes. That's because Sgt. 1st Class John Taffe is 55 years old.

  • Top Dogs have their day

    Mar 27, 2014

    A Fort Carson competition brought together 11 K-9 teams from Fort Carson, Fort Riley, Kan., and the Colorado Springs Police Department, March 19-20, to determine which working dog and handler had what it took to be named �"Top Dog."

  • Best Warrior Competition

    Mar 27, 2014

    Fort Leonard Wood's Soldiers, Seabees and Marines put their top service members to the test for the Maneuver Support Center of Excellence 2014 Best Warrior competition.

  • Fort Carson Reserve unit mobilizes

    Mar 27, 2014

    Reserve Soldiers from the 2215th Mobilization Support Battalion, 85th Support Command, based at Fort Carson, bid farewell to Family and friends as they mobilized to Fort Bliss March 21 to support Reserve and National Guard troops who were deploying to the Middle East.

  • Red Cross volunteers provide a century of service

    Mar 27, 2014

    Fort Carson Red Cross chapter offers a variety of services to community members, as well as many volunteer opportunities. In observance of National Volunteer Week, American Red Cross hosts a Run for the Red five-kilometer walk/run, April 17.

  • Missouri spring tornado season means taking precautions

    Mar 27, 2014

    The spring tornado season is here for Missouri and the surrounding Midwest states.

  • The Write Stuff: Army AL&T magazine announces annual ALTies winners

    Mar 27, 2014

    The award-winning Army AL&T magazine announced the winners of its annual ALTies awards, celebrating the best article, commentary, graphic, ad and photograph from 2013.

  • First Army partners with Guard, Reserve to train for today's requirements, tomorrow's contingencies

    Mar 27, 2014

    ROCK ISLAND ARSENAL, Ill. - The support and resources First Army can offer Army National Guard and Reserve units were the focus of a Training Support Synchronization Working Group (TSSWG), held at First Army headquarters March 19-20. The working group discussions will be further solidified at a conference to be held at Fort Bragg, N.C., next month.

  • ATEC hosts memorial for Wounded Warrior Kelly Keck

    Mar 27, 2014

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. - Aberdeen Proving Ground leaders, Soldiers, civilians and guests of the U.S. Army Test and Evaluation Command gathered in the headquarters atrium March 24 to remember Wounded Warrior Kelly Keck, who died suddenly March 13.

  • 642nd Engineers continue projects at Fort A.P. Hill

    Mar 27, 2014

    642nd Engineer Company Soldiers from Fort Drum, N.Y. continued to work on construction projects at Fort A.P. Hill, Va.

  • 20th CBRNE welcomes new senior enlisted advisor

    Mar 27, 2014

    The responsibilities of the senior enlisted advisor for the 20th CBRNE Command transitioned from Command Sgt. Maj. David M. Puig to Command Sgt. Maj. Harold E. Dunn IV during a Change of Responsibility Ceremony at the APG South (Edgewood) recreation center March 19.

  • Carson sworn in as 31st Under Secretary of U.S. Army

    Mar 27, 2014

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh swore in Brad R. Carson as the 31st Under Secretary of the Army and Chief Management Officer of the Army, during an informal ceremony amongst family, friends and colleagues at the Pentagon.

  • Calling All Vietnam Vets For Recognition

    Mar 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Wherever he goes, Warren Harmon carries with him the Vietnam War.

  • Program Supplies Wounded Warriors To Workforce

    Mar 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- All it takes is one item.

  • Unmanned Aircraft Systems Reach Combat Milestone

    Mar 26, 2014

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- No matter how you look at it, 2 million flight hours is a big accomplishment for the Army's family of unmanned aircraft systems.

  • First Army Division West hosts USMA rugby team

    Mar 26, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- When the United States Military Academy rugby team planned its spring break, First Army Division West Soldiers helped arrange a tour for the players, including exhibition games played at local universities. The players also soaked up valuable leadership experience from Fort Hood officers and noncommissioned officers, who provided insight on leadership as it relates to rugby and life.

  • TRADOC CG to senior NCOs: Paint the big picture

    Mar 26, 2014

    Rounding out his first week as the new commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, Gen. David G. Perkins sat down with command and staff sergeants major at the unit's headquarters here, March 21.

  • Serve, Protect, Defend: Former Army MP, CID Agent Awarded For Heroics

    Mar 26, 2014

    During a formal ceremony March 25, 2014, in the office of the Majority Whip of the U.S. House of Representatives, a former U.S. Army Military Policeman and CID Special Agent was posthumously awarded the Distinguished Service Cross for his heroic actions during the Korean War.

  • Reserve Soldiers respond to dangerous truck accident

    Mar 26, 2014

    Three Soldiers from the 3rd Battalion, 348th Regiment, were among the first to respond to an overturned 18-wheeled tractor-trailer carrying flammable material on Interstate-59 in Hattiesburg, Miss., March 11, 2014.

  • New instructional methods challenge students to become critical thinkers

    Mar 26, 2014

    Skills-Based Training, which is a new instructional method implemented at the Ordnance School at Fort Lee, Va., has gradually gained acceptance and support.

  • Army manufacturer seeks to raise its quality, confidence of infantrymen

    Mar 25, 2014

    Watervliet Arsenal, N.Y., recently announced that it was bringing on line more than $26 million of new or enhanced manufacturing capability this fiscal year. Part of this enhanced capability involves improving the arsenal's quality control.

  • U.S. Army leaders discuss transformation in Korea

    Mar 25, 2014

    U.S. Army leaders are gathering to discuss transformation in South Korea, March 25-27, 2014.

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