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  • National Guard units in South Carolina deal with flood aftermath

    Oct 7, 2015

    National Guard Soldiers and airmen in South Carolina continue to battle the ravages of historic flooding from Hurricane Joaquin.

  • A round every two seconds -- mortars fired to the limit at U.S. Army Yuma Proving Ground

    Oct 7, 2015

    U.S. Army Proving Ground (YPG) recently conducted a rate-of-fire test to verify that the Army's M1061 60mm mortar round could be used at the specified rate of fire without overheating the weapon system. Most YPG mortar tests are conducted remotely, with weapons operators remotely firing with a lanyard system while under protective cover. The realism necessary for this test, however, made that procedure impossible: the test called for the weapons operation crew to fire 320 rounds within 15 minutes, with an initial rate of fire of 30 rounds per minute for four minutes, or one every two seconds.

  • Dailey to Best Warrior Competitors: this is unlike anything you've done before

    Oct 6, 2015

    The U.S. Army's premier enlisted competition representing major commands from across the force wouldn't be complete without the presence of the Army's top enlisted Soldier.

  • Native-born Iraqis become U.S. Army cryptologic linguists

    Oct 6, 2015

    Gazing out a window at 35,000 feet flying over American airspace for the first time, Salam, a native-born Iraqi, was amazed at how much green was prevalent on the ground below.

  • Division Artillery returns to 'Big Red One': unit's activation set for Oct. 16

    Oct 6, 2015

    DIVARTY is back. After its inactivation 10 years ago in Germany, the "Big Red One's" Division Artillery is back and ready to resume the mission of effectively synchronizing joint fires across Fort Riley and the 1st Infantry Division.

  • 2015 CSM Jack L. Clark, Jr. Army Best Medic Competition

    Oct 5, 2015

    The 2015 Jack L. Clark Jr. U.S. Army Best Medic Competition (ABMC) will be conducted Oct. 27-30 at Fort Sam Houston, Tx and Camp Bullis. The competition is sponsored by the AMEDD Museum Foundation.

  • Nighthawk Battalion welcomes new commander

    Oct 5, 2015

    The 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade held a change of command ceremony on Hunter Army Airfield Oct. 1. The Nighthawk battalion openly welcomed Lt. Col. Jason L. West as the new commanding officer and bid farewell to Lt. Col. Jason E. Roncoroni. Col. John D. Kline, commander, 3rd CAB, spoke about the relationship he has had with the Roncoroni Family over his career.

  • Army engineers demonstrate anti-drone technology

    Oct 5, 2015

    Army engineers, who are seeking to adapt ongoing research to counter aerial systems that could threaten Soldiers, successfully shot down two aircraft as part of their final technology demonstration.

  • Compete, compete, compete: Welcome to the 2015 Best Warrior Competition

    Oct 5, 2015

    Soldiers, competitors, Warriors. Whichever title chosen, their arrival at the Fort A.P. Hill Army training installation marked the beginning of the U.S. Army's 2015 Best Warrior Competition. Sgt. Maj. Steven Payton, Headquarters of the Department of Army G 3/5/7 sergeant major, had one message for all the Soldiers - "compete, compete, compete!"

  • More than 1,300 Guard members respond to flooding throughout East Coast

    Oct 5, 2015

    At least 1,300 members of the South Carolina National Guard were on duty Monday to assist local governments in the wake of the historic flooding that has caused several deaths in the rain-battered state.

  • LongKnife Squadron conducts MGS Gunnery

    Oct 5, 2015

    Spc. Mason Yukiwo of Predator Troop, LongKnife Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment loads a high-explosive anti-tank round into the M1128 Mobile Gun System during gunnery at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Strykers from Colorado to California

    Oct 5, 2015

    Relief mixed with a slight drizzle of rain washed over a crowd of Soldiers as they finished a long day of rail load operations at Fort Carson, Aug. 26, 2015.

  • Strykers take to the sky at NTC

    Oct 5, 2015

    Helmet-mounted red lights danced across the inside of the pitch black belly of a C-17 Globemaster III moments after landing while Airmen rushed to unbind hulking chains from Strykers weighing more than 49,000 pounds, Sept. 10, 2015

  • Flying Tigers to deploy in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel

    Oct 5, 2015

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. (Oct. 5) -- A ceremony honored Soldiers from an aviation unit scheduled to deploy from the National Training Center and Fort Irwin. B Company "Flying Tigers", 229th Aviation Regiment, 2916th Aviation Battalion deploys to Afghanistan later this month in support of Operation Freedom's Sentinel. The unit, which activated here October 2014, operates MQ-1C Gray Eagle unmanned aircraft systems. The mission of the Soldiers in the company is to provide dedicated, mission-configured, UAS support to division combat aviation, fires and battlefield surveillance brigades, brigade combat team and other Army and Joint Force units.

  • Best Warrior contenders run, climb, navigate

    Oct 5, 2015

    Day two of the U.S. Army's Best Warrior Competition commenced before dawn, with shouting and grunting as competitors rapidly completed their push-ups, sit ups and 2-mile run events during the Army Physical Fitness Test here, Oct. 5, 2015. Not long after recovering from the APFT, Soldiers and Noncommissioned Officers donned uniforms and assault packs to run an undisclosed distance to the next event of the competition, an obstacle course.


    Oct 4, 2015

    FORT A.P. HILL, VA. -- Soldiers had just arrived at the U.S. Army Asymmetric Warfare Training Center for a couple hours when they were called to a formation and begin preparations for the start of the U.S. Army's Best Warrior Competition here, Oct. 4, 2015. Competitors began the essay and weapon-zeroing portion of the competition during the afternoon. While the essay portion is essential to the soldiers' score, they were most interested in beginning the weapons portion, zeroing an M4 carbine on a 25-meter indoor range.

  • Fort Carson community celebrates Hispanic heritage

    Oct 1, 2015

    Members of the Fort Carson community gathered Sept. 28, 2015, at the Elkhorn Conference Center to celebrate the culture and contributions of Hispanics in America

  • Conference highlights everyday resilience skills

    Oct 1, 2015

    Fort Carson Army Community Service (ACS) held a Carson Connection Conference Sept. 25, 2015, to provide interactive, engaging and empowering experiences to attendees of the conference in the area of resilience.

  • Army, Navy practice deck landing techniques

    Sep 30, 2015

    Soldiers, assigned to the 185th Theater Aviation Brigade, and Sailors, of the USS Essex (LHD 2), a Wasp-class amphibious assault ship, took part in a joint, deck-landing qualification exercise in the Persian Gulf, Sept. 28.

  • Fort Irwin Sgt. Audie Murphy Club inducts first new member in 14 months

    Sep 29, 2015

    In a Sept. 2 ceremony at Sandy Basin Community Center attended by a hundred NTC senior leaders and Audie Murphy Club members, the coveted Forces Command Sergeant Audie Murphy Award bronze medallion was presented to 2916th Aviation Battalion's Staff Sgt. Jeffrey Clapp. In receiving this award, Clapp gained entry in Fort Irwin's Sergeant Audie Murphy Club, its first inductee in the past 14 months.

  • Celebrate start of holiday savings at your commissary

    Sep 29, 2015

    October represents the unofficial start of the holiday season for commissary customers who want to see store promotions, giveaways and more opportunities for discounts beyond their usual 30 percent or more savings

  • 20th CBRNE to participate in Army-wide evaluation

    Sep 24, 2015

    The U.S. Army's only formation that combats chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear and explosive threats will participate in the Network Integration Evaluation, or NIE, here Sept. 25 - Oct. 8.

  • Yudh Abhyas 15 comes to an end

    Sep 24, 2015

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division and 6th Battalion of the Kumaon Regiment concluded the 11th iteration of exercise Yudh Abhyas at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, September 9-23. Yudh Abhyas is an annual, U.S. Army Pacific-sponsored Theater Security Cooperation Program bilateral exercise designed to strengthen the U.S. and Indian army partnership. This was the first iteration of this exercise held at JBLM.

  • Air Assault Honor Graduate

    Sep 23, 2015

    Teresa Groton, a cadet at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, celebrates her birthday by becoming the honor graduate of the Sabalauski Air Assault School Class 701-15, Sept. 22.

  • German delegation visits 20th CBRNE Command

    Sep 23, 2015

    A German military delegation visited the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md., Sept. 23.

  • Fire support specialist partners with Apaches for close combat attack training

    Sep 22, 2015

    A fire support specialist team assigned to Charlie Battery, 3rd Battalion, 319 Airborne Field Artillery Regiment, 82nd Airborne Division Artillery, work collectively to ensure proper adjustments are made before calling in a AH-64 Apache helicopter during an aerial gunnery training exercise, Fort A.P. Hill, Va., on Sept. 17. The aerial gunnery allowed fire support specialist the ability to call up close combat attacks using helicopters assigned to 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • 20th CBRNE supports NTC training rotation

    Sep 22, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) gather around an enemy cave they just exploited, within the cave lurked the entire gambit of wicked problems this team was designed to exploit and mitigate.

  • Fanning to be nominated as Army secretary

    Sep 21, 2015

    President Barack Obama announced his intent Friday to nominate seven individuals to key administration posts, included among those is Eric K. Fanning, who will be nominated for the position of Army secretary.

  • Combined Resolve V to exercise Army's regionally-aligned forces to Europe

    Sep 21, 2015

    The U.S. Army will exercise its regionally-aligned forces to Europe at the Grafenwoehr and Hohenfels training areas during Exercise Combined Resolve V, Sept. 22 through Nov. 21.

  • Warrior Brigade assumes mission in Iraq

    Sep 21, 2015

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, case the unit's colors in a transfer of authority ceremony in Baghdad Sept. 17, 2015. At the ceremony, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, known as Task Force Warrior, assumed the Advise and Assist mission in support of Combined Joint Task Force - Operation Inherent Resolve. The 82nd Airborne's Panther Brigade has been deployed to Iraq since January.

  • NC Guard combat engineers test knowledge, strength at Sapper Competition

    Sep 21, 2015

    "What is the first step in evaluating a casualty?" Staff Sgt. Andrew Crouse asks his team as they navigate through the woods of Fort Bragg, NC September 12, 2015. The team responds in unison while maintaining their pace count at a slight run.

  • Army names best post financial institutions

    Sep 18, 2015

    The Army recently named two financial institutions that operate on its installations as being the best among their peers in 2014.

  • Recruiting command commits to bringing on more linguists

    Sep 18, 2015

    Maj. Gen. Jeffery Snow, commanding general of U.S. Army Recruiting Command, headquartered on Fort Knox, Kentucky, visited the Defense Language Institute Foreign Language Center at the Presidio of Monterey, California, Sept. 17.

  • Army's Regional Hub Nodes to provide phone and internet service when disasters strike

    Sep 17, 2015

    In the wake of the recent anniversaries of Hurricane Katrina and 9/11, the Army is finalizing a new capability that will provide commercial phone and internet service to first responders when disaster strikes.

  • Army names annual safety award recipients

    Sep 16, 2015

    Winners of the annual Secretary of the Army and Army Chief of Staff Safety Awards were recently named by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness Center.

  • Packing ground power into an aircraft, Cav unit prepares for fast response

    Sep 16, 2015

    In an attempt to narrow their response time, Soldiers with the 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division performed an emergency deployment response exercise Sept. 11 here.

  • 20th CBRNE EOD techs defuse explosive devices

    Sep 16, 2015

    In addition to deploying for military operations, 20th CBRNE Command EOD troops defuse unexploded ordnance on post and support law enforcement agencies when military munitions are found off post.

  • 20th CBRNE Command marks 9/11 anniversary

    Sep 11, 2015

    The commanding general of the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) marked the 14th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks.

  • Rising Thunder training begins with mounted operations

    Sep 10, 2015

    Soldiers from the 4th battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division and the 33rd Infantry Regiment, 10th Division, Japanese Ground Self-Defense Force, joined together to conduct a mounted operation for the bilateral training exercise at YTC, Washington, Sept. 9.

  • Forging a bond

    Sep 10, 2015

    After conducting training over the last week in preparation to help suppress wildfires affecting Northeastern Washington, Soldiers of Task Force First Round, out of Joint Base Lewis-McChord, are out on the line, and for one team, they know their relationship is just as important as the mission in front of them. Chris Scott, a military crew adviser tasked to provide oversight of Soldiers assigned to Task Force First Round and 2nd Lt. Julian Crockett, crew team six leader, have only worked together for a few days but are already learning about each other and increasing the overall potential for success on the finelines.

  • 3-2 SBCT squares off against near-peer force and insurgency during training

    Sep 10, 2015

    There are few training opportunities in the military that prepare a unit like the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Patriot Brigade welcomes a new Battalion

    Sep 9, 2015

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) welcomed the newest addition to the Patriot family during a ceremony at Fort Polk's Honor Field on September 3, 2015.

  • Patriots case their colors

    Sep 9, 2015

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry) cased its brigade colors during a ceremony at Fort Polk's Honor Field on September 3, 2015. The colors were cased in preparation of their upcoming deployment in support of Operation enduring Freedom.

  • Global Response Force successfully employs 'flying command post'

    Sep 8, 2015

    The Army successfully deployed its Enroute Mission Command Capability during Dragon Spear, a Joint Forcible Entry exercise involving a parachute assault by the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and the Assault Command Post of the XVII Airborne Corps.

  • III Corps cases colors ahead of Middle East deployment

    Sep 3, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Lt. Gen. Sean MacFarland, III Corps and Fort Hood commanding general, and Command Sgt. Maj. Alonzo Smith, III Corps and Fort Hood command sergeant major, led a retreat and color-casing ceremony here, Aug. 31, representing the 450 III Corps Soldiers who will lead Combined Joint Task Force-Operation Inherent Resolve.

  • 20th CBRNE units recognized for Liberia mission

    Sep 3, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) were awarded the Armed Forces Service Medal for their service in Liberia.

  • Dailey visits Soldiers in Texas

    Sep 2, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey visited troopers, from 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, on Fort Hood, Texas, Aug. 27. Dailey asked Soldiers about their well-being, leadership, and answered some of their questions about the future of the Army.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command names Noncommissioned Officer, Soldier of the Year for 2015

    Aug 28, 2015

    U.S. Army Forces Command named an air defense squad leader from Fort Bragg, N.C., and an infantryman from Fort Drum, N.Y. as the 2015 Noncommissioned Officer and Soldier of the year during a banquet culminating five days of grueling competition at Fort Bragg, N.C., Aug. 27, 2015.

  • Multinational paratroopers jump into Swift Response

    Aug 26, 2015

    More than 1,000 paratroopers from Germany, Italy, the Netherlands, Poland, the U.K., and the U.S. conducted an Airborne Operation as a part of Exercise Swift Response on the Hohenburg Drop Zone, here, Aug. 26.

  • National Guard medic awarded state's top military honor for heroism

    Aug 25, 2015

    Staff Sgt. Marlana Watson was spending a quiet night at her Syracuse home playing video games when the New York Army National Guard medic and Afghan War veteran, heard gunshots coming from the street outside.

  • Devil Brigade ready to begin Operation Swift Response 15

    Aug 24, 2015

    Paratroopers, assigned to the 1st Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division, and six NATO nations arrived to conduct a massive airborne combined joint forcible entry operation on Hohenfels and Grafenwoehr training areas in Germany, Aug. 17 through Sept. 8.

  • Senior NCO says passion, discipline leads Soldiers to top

    Aug 24, 2015

    The pinnacle of success is exemplified in many different ways across different professions. For some, the measure of success in the enlisted Army profession comes at the achievement of earning the rank of command sergeant major.

  • 173rd Airborne leads three-nation parachute assaults in Bulgaria

    Aug 24, 2015

    AVIANO AIRBASE, Italy -- Over 400 paratroopers from 12 NATO countries conducted simultaneous parachute assaults into Balchik and Tenevo Airfields in Bulgaria Aug. 24, 2015 led by the U.S. Army's 173rd Airborne Brigade to start Exercise Swift Response 15.

  • 20th CBRNE Command supports Prominent Hunt

    Aug 21, 2015

    Soldiers from 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) trained with interagency partners in Southern California during Exercise Prominent Hunt, Aug. 13 - 17.

  • Eagle Attack NCOs mentor future leaders

    Aug 17, 2015

    Noncommissioned officers with 3rd Battalion, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), mentored students participating in cadet troop leader training here from July 17 to Aug. 7.

  • 2-87 Infantry Regiment platoon live fire

    Aug 17, 2015

    Soldiers assigned to 2nd Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), Fort Drum, N.Y., conduct platoon live fire exercises on Fort Drum Aug. 14.

  • Army advances rapid acquisition for cyber defense

    Aug 17, 2015

    The Army is moving forward with a unique approach that will enable rapid acquisition of defensive cyber capabilities in response to emerging requirements.

  • 101st, Fort Campbell welcome new deputy commanding general

    Aug 17, 2015

    Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) and Fort Campbell welcomed the new deputy commanding general for support during an Honor Eagle ceremony held Aug. 12 in front of the division headquarters building here.

  • Dailey: NCOs should strive to serve at National Training Center

    Aug 14, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey emphasized the importance of the mission of the National Training Center, which trains 10 brigades per year, and was the site of Exercise Joint Forcible Entry Dragon Spear, Aug. 5-6, during a visit here, Aug. 4-6.

  • Troops sharpen skills during leaders course

    Aug 14, 2015

    U.S. Soldiers discover enemy troops planting improvised explosive devices on the road to a weapons of mass destruction site.

  • Freedom 6 Sends

    Aug 13, 2015

    Gen. Robert B. Abrams, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, sends his first message as the new commander to the officers, noncommissioned officers, Soldiers, and civilians of FORSCOM.

  • Diehard' Soldiers play with Spiders: Unit first to detonate new system at Fort Riley

    Aug 13, 2015

    FORT RILEY, Kansas -- Soldiers assigned to Company A, 1st Brigade Engineer Battalion, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, participated in training with the M-7 Spider Landmine July 31 at Range 7.

  • Cav medics meet small helicopters

    Aug 13, 2015

    Combat medics with the 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division met with a senior flight medic from the 2nd Battalion, 151st Air Ambulance to train on a smaller, more agile medical evacuation helicopter, the UH-72 Lakota Light Utility Helicopter, Aug. 4 at Camp Shelby, Mississippi, during the Exportable Combat Training Capability exercise.

  • NCO of the Year proves merit is more than just a title

    Aug 12, 2015

    "I will strive to remain technically and tactically proficient. I am aware of my role as a noncommissioned officer. I will fulfill my responsibilities inherent in that role. All Soldiers are entitled to outstanding leadership; I will provide that leadership."

  • First Army Division East, Maryland Army National Guard partnership a 'booming' success

    Aug 12, 2015

    Guard unit provides salute battery during change of command ceremony

  • 'Avengers' redeploy to Fort Riley: Financial Soldiers supported operations in Afghanistan

    Aug 12, 2015

    About 24 Soldiers assigned to Company C, 230th Financial Management Unit, 541st Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 1st Infantry Division Sustainment Brigade, redeployed Aug. 8 to Fort Riley after a nine-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Abrams takes charge of FORSCOM as Milley departs to become 39th Army Chief of Staff

    Aug 10, 2015

    Gen. Robert B. Abrams took charge of the Army's largest command, Aug. 10, Monday, as his predecessor, Gen. Mark A. Milley, relinquished the U.S. Army Forces Command colors and departed for duty in Washington, D.C., to become the 39th chief of staff of the Army.

  • First Army Division East welcomes new commander

    Aug 7, 2015

    FORT GEORGE G. MEADE, Md. -- Soldiers of First Army Division East welcomed their new commanding general during a change of command ceremony here Aug. 7. Maj. Gen. Brian J. McKiernan accepted the commanding general baton from outgoing commanding general Maj. Gen. Jeffrey L. Bailey.

  • Royal Air Force leaders visit 20th CBRNE Command

    Aug 7, 2015

    British Royal Air Force leaders visited the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Aug. 7.

  • Aviators perform medevac training, military working dogs climb to new heights

    Aug 6, 2015

    U.S. Army Soldiers with F Company, 5th Battalion, 159th Aviation Regiment, a medevac unit out of Clearwater, Florida, and the 345th Combat Support Hospital, a military field hospital out of Jacksonville, Florida, conducted hoist evacuation training for military working dogs and their handlers, July 24, 2015, at Camp Bondsteel, Kosovo. The training was held to familiarize the dogs, handlers and medical team on how to secure and safely hoist the dogs for transport during an emergency situation.

  • First Army names top NCO, Soldier of year

    Aug 6, 2015

    CAMP SHELBY, Miss. -- After putting six Best Warrior candidates through 12 grueling events in three sweat-soaked summer days, First Army named its top noncommissioned officer and Soldier of 2015. Sgt. 1st Class Waylon Wren, an observer coach/trainer with 1-345th Engineer Battalion, 157th Infantry Brigade, Division East at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and Spc. Allante Gay, a movement specialist with Company C, Continental United States Replacement Center Battalion, 5th Armored Brigade, Division West at Fort Bliss, Texas, are First Army's top NCO and Soldier of the year. Wren will represent First Army in the U.S. Forces Command Best Warrior Competition at Fort Bragg, N.C., later this month.

  • Military working dogs certify on Fort Carson

    Aug 6, 2015

    Military working dogs and their handlers from Army posts throughout U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) were tested in a variety of areas to judge their effectiveness in regards to their law enforcement mission and their combat mission at Fort Carson July 27-30, 2015, as the post hosted certification testing.

  • 20th CBRNE Command hosts Saudi EOD group

    Aug 5, 2015

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) hosted a group of Saudi Explosive Ordnance Disposal (EOD) leaders on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, Aug. 3.

  • 2BCT honors history; builds on their legacy

    Aug 5, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), held a rededication ceremony here July 30, 2015, officially moving the memorials to their new location. The ceremony was one of the many event featured during the Day of the Eagles.

  • Active duty, National Guard units partner together

    Aug 4, 2015

    Almost two years in the making, a multi-component partnership set out to execute a new idea. The 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division is working with its partner unit, the 155th Armored Brigade Combat Team, Mississippi Army National Guard in a large training exercise at Camp Shelby, Mississippi.

  • 1st Inf. Div. welcomes new, honors outgoing deputy commanders

    Aug 4, 2015

    The 1st Infantry Division is amidst a season of change. Upon completion of its recent nine-month deployment to Iraq, the headquarters is experiencing a "period of great transition and turbulence," its commander said July 30 during a Victory with Honors ceremony at Fort Riley.

  • 101st Airborne Division Engineers SLAM training

    Aug 3, 2015

    Engineers from the 101st Airborne Division came together recently with Project Manager Close Combat Systems to field the M4 selectable lightweight attack munition here July 21-24.

  • Cav unit Bradley crews remain prepared

    Aug 3, 2015

    The 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division held an M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle range July 28 here.

  • Maj. Gen. James Rainey assumes command of 3ID, U.S. National Support Element -- Afghanistan

    Aug 1, 2015

    Maj. Gen. James Rainey assumed command of the U.S. National Support Element -- Afghanistan and duties as the U.S. Forces Afghanistan, Deputy Commanding General - Support from Maj. Gen. Mike Murray during a change of command ceremony today.

  • Improved Multiple Launch Rocket System tested at White Sands Missile Range

    Jul 31, 2015

    Over 100 artillery rockets were launched June 16 at White Sands Missile Range to test an improved version of the M270A1 Multiple Launch Rocket System.

  • 20th CBRNE Command supports exercise in Australia

    Jul 31, 2015

    The 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) participated in Exercise Talisman Sabre in Australia this month.

  • Transforming into T-90 MBT's

    Jul 30, 2015

    Fort Irwin, Calif. -- The M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tanks changes it look to replicate the T-90 Main Battle Tank across Hawg Company, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at the National Training Center to better replicate the current threat in deployed environments.

  • 189th Infantry Brigade welcomes new command team

    Jul 28, 2015

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Washington -- The 189th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division West, welcomed a new command team here, July 22 in a traditional ceremony to the music of the 34th Infantry Division's "Red Bull" band.

  • Strike conducts Walk and Shoot to gear up for JRTC

    Jul 28, 2015

    FORT CAMPBELL, Ky. - Soldiers with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division conducted a brigade-wide walk and shoot exercise, July 20-24 in the vicinity of observation post 13 here. The exercise was conducted in conjunction with 1st Battalion, 320th Field Artillery Regiment, Division Artillery, 101st Airborne Division and was intended to prepare maneuver units to integrate fire support assets for future combat operations.

  • Strike Soldiers sharpen skills at ARM progression training

    Jul 28, 2015

    Soldiers from Company A, 1st Battalion, 26th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), conducted an advanced rifle marksmanship and demolition training exercise here Monday.

  • Rakkasans train in virtual reality

    Jul 22, 2015

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault), recently became the first active duty Army unit to field the unstabilized gunnery trainer-individual, a virtual training system that allows unit master gunners to build scenarios for crew gunners to virtually engage targets and validate them before conducting live-fire gunnery tables.

  • Army researchers develop 'One display to rule them all'

    Jul 13, 2015

    U.S. Army researchers reduce the cognitive load on Soldiers by streamlining critical surveillance functions as part of counter-explosive, route clearance missions inside the Medium Mine Protected Vehicle, known as MMPV.

  • 'Quarterhorse' Soldier receives award for life-saving efforts

    Jul 10, 2015

    A Soldier with the 1st Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Armored Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, received the Army Commendation Medal June 30 for saving a child's life.

  • I Corps Soldiers PT Australian Style

    Jul 10, 2015

    On a cool morning, six I Corps Soldiers conducted physical training, lifting truck tires, full water cans, and three-foot steel bars. It could have been any PT session, but this one had a bit of a twist. This session was led by several soldiers from the Royal Australian Army and served as an icebreaker before the start of Talisman Sabre 15.

  • Dailey calms fears over troop cuts

    Jul 10, 2015

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Daniel A. Dailey addressed 1st Infantry Division Soldier and family trepidation about troop cuts during his first visit to Fort Riley, Kansas, as sergeant major of the Army, July 7-9.

  • First Army presents Purple Heart to Local Veteran

    Jul 9, 2015

    Air Force veteran was wounded during an artillery and rocket attack while in Vietnam on August 24, 1965 at Bien Hoa Air Force Base

  • Military working dog handlers: 'It's the best job ever'

    Jul 8, 2015

    U.S. Forces-Afghanistan is proud of their military working dogs and everything they bring to the mission.

  • 22nd Chemical Battalion holds change of command

    Jul 8, 2015

    The 22nd Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) conducted a change of command ceremony on Aberdeen Proving Ground, Maryland, July 2.

  • 20th CBRNE operations chief completes 27-year career

    Jul 8, 2015

    The operations officer for the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) retired from the U.S. Army here July 2.

  • Greywolf Soldiers test potential upgrades to combat vehicles

    Jul 8, 2015

    Soldiers recently tested a new capability to be installed into existing armored vehicles to give troopers inside a 360-degree picture of what's going on around them.

  • 5th AR changes command, 402nd FA cases colors at Fort Bliss

    Jul 7, 2015

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- For nearly a decade, 5th Armored and 402nd Field Artillery Brigades worked side by side as both units served as training and operations brigades respectively to provide ready forces to combatant commanders throughout the world.

  • CONUS Replacement Center Soldier wins Soldier of the Year

    Jul 2, 2015

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- A CONUS Replacement Center Soldier competed and won the First Army Division West Soldier of the Year competition here May 26-29, 2015.

  • Innovation to fuel future Army

    Jul 1, 2015

    The Army of the future will be fueled by innovation according to military leaders in research and development.

  • Army's mobile network program granted Full Materiel Release

    Jun 29, 2015

    The Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) program was granted Full Materiel Release (FMR) for its mobile tactical communication network backbone, WIN-T Increment 2.

  • Division takes lead of command in Iraq

    Jun 29, 2015

    The 82nd Airborne Division took command of the Combined Joint Forces Land Component Command -- Iraq, from the 1st Infantry Division during a transfer of authority ceremony in Baghdad, Iraq, June 28.