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  • Special Forces Soldier receives posthumous Medal of Honor

    Feb 23, 2011

    While no one will ever know for sure what was going through Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller's mind that frigid January night in 2008, Martin's words clearly reflect why Miller would forfeit his life to protect his brothers-in-arms during a fierce battle on the other side of the world.

  • Reluctant hero: Soldier becomes first living MOH recipient since Vietnam

    Feb 23, 2011

    Don't call Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta a hero. Don't say that he went above and beyond the call of duty when he single-handedly stopped two terrorists from kidnapping his wounded buddy during a ferocious firefight in Afghanistan in 2007.

  • Task Force Thunder rolls into Afghanistan

    Feb 23, 2011

    Task Force Thunder, composed of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and its subordinate battalions, started its relief in place in Regional Command South here with its sister brigade, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade (Task Force Destiny), in early February.

  • Maj. Gen. James L. Huggins visits Kandahar, Air Field

    Feb 23, 2011

  • JOAX helps All-Americans get back to basics

    Feb 22, 2011

    From the time of notification to the time the first Paratrooper's boots hit the ground, no division in the United States Army has the ability to get there quicker than the 82nd Airborne Division. The method of delivery - parachute drop. Jumping from an air plane to charge the enemy battlefield has been the 82nd's bread and butter since WWII. This is what they are training for in the Joint Operational Access Exercise.

  • Combined Services Help the 82nd Airborne reach mission success during JOAX

    Feb 22, 2011

    The 82nd Abn. Div. just completed its nine-day Joint Operational Access Exercise, Feb. 16, which focused on the basic tasks the division needs to perfect in order to reach mission accomplishment. The 82nd Paratroopers weren't the only ones out there in on the battlefield, important partnerships between outside units and the U.S. Air Force were crucial to getting the 82nd up in the air and out the door on time.

  • 82nd CAB Medevac trains to save lives

    Feb 22, 2011

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade medevac company conducted simulated medical evacuations in support of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division during the joint forcible entry exercise using the new HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter, Feb. 15.

  • 1st Team chemical Soldiers talk change

    Feb 22, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The operation tempo of today's Army is that of a high caliber, so is the advancement within each of its military occupational specialties. These progressions help each Soldier with knowledge and new devices to better themselves and the Army.

  • Sustainers participate in Joint Operations Access Exercise

    Feb 22, 2011

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in the Joint Operational Access Exercise with Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division from Feb. 8-16.

  • Coalition Soldiers participate in 50/20 Celebration rehearsals

    Feb 22, 2011

  • Coalition Soldiers participate in 50/20 Celebration rehearsals

    Feb 22, 2011

    A formation of armored vehicles, manned by U.S. Army and Marine Corps personnel, led a convoy of coalition forces Feb. 21, in a rehearsal through the parade grounds established for the 50/20 Celebration in Kuwait.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers become the new mixed martial arts 'strikeforce'

    Feb 18, 2011

    Michael Warren, owns the Academy of Martial Studies, a Soldier-run, military combatives training facility. He reaches out to Soldiers who see regulated fighting as therapeutic. AMS is a sanctuary for Soldiers, according to Warren. The Urban Military Combatives Program kicks up the operational tempo for Soldiers set to deploy to high-threat areas.

  • Fort Bragg Finance Rodeo set for Feb. 24

    Feb 18, 2011

    The Fort Bragg military pay office is gearing up for its annual finance rodeo, which will take place Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Sports USA. The event will serve as a one-stop location that allows Soldiers and other military members to take care of any finance concerns they may have, including MyPay personal identification number resets, pay inquiries and pre-deployment decisions.

  • Fort Bragg Families enjoy a night at the circus

    Feb 18, 2011

    For 50 Fort Bragg children and their Families it was a party under the big top last week. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus invited the Families to a special animal care seminar followed by the main event, "Zing Zang Zoom," at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, Feb. 10.

  • Aviation Brigade at Fort Bragg trains with new medevac helicopter

    Feb 18, 2011

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade's is transitioning to the new version of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter - the UH-60M. The transition is in keeping with the Army use of advances in technology to increase the odds of survivability from wounds Soldiers suffer. The medevac version of the aircraft, the HH-60M, incorporates the newer navigation system of the UH-60M and includes upgraded medical care equipment for the patients.

  • Virtual simulation: Fort Bragg uses the new wave of training Soldiers for combat

    Feb 18, 2011

    On Jan. 26 and 27, the Mission Support Element G3 training, Counter Improvised Explosive Device and Asymmetrical Warfare Training Cell held a demonstration with computer software companies in hopes of integrating simulator equipment with virtual reality software. The IED/AW training cell is committed to training, informing, and preparing senior leaders for deployment to combat zones. The cell informs leaders of current conditions in the country they are deploying to, what types of weapons they can come into contact with and how the weapons can be used against them.

  • Army Cooks: feeding the force

    Feb 17, 2011

    Trying to feed more than 4,000 hungry mouths can be difficult for even the most experienced cooks. Add in the fact that the mouths are those of hungry Soldiers who are training in the intense Mojave Desert for 12 hours a day during a rotation at the U.S. Army's National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., and one might have themselves a new reality show on the Food Network Channel.

  • Carson chefs set for cook-off

    Feb 17, 2011

    Warm lobster with lemon vinaigrette, rack of lamb with apple lentils, wild mushroom soup with a rosemary parmesan cracker - these are a few gourmet recipes created by Fort Carson Soldiers.

  • Governor visits post

    Feb 17, 2011

  • Black Jack infantrymen solidify field skills

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" No matter what your job is in the Army, there is going to be an element of teamwork to what you do.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion participates in U.S. Paralympic Expo

    Feb 17, 2011

    The U.S. Paralympic Train-to-Trainer Expo kicked-off at Newman Fitness Center, Feb. 10. The two day exposition was aimed to train the Warrior Transition Battalion in adaptive sports, which featured wheelchair basketball, seated volleyball, swimming and spinning.

  • Soldiers honor 'Mountain' tradition with challenging competition

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The 10th Mountain Division was created to wage alpine warfare during World War II. Before the division called Fort Drum its home, it was located at Camp Hale, Colo., where volunteers trained on skills such as rock climbing, cross-country skiing, long marches, and winter and mountain survival techniques.

  • 1st ACB helps stock care packages for deployed troops

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, made care packages for deployed troops, Feb. 10, at the Soldiers' Angels headquarters in San Antonio.

  • Fort Drum welcomes home 1st BCT Soldiers from Afghanistan

    Feb 17, 2011

    One hundred forty-nine Fort Drum Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team received a warm welcome home from Family Members and friends Feb. 12 after serving a yearlong tour in Afghanistan.

  • Vanguard Brigade cook raises morale at Camp Fallujah

    Feb 17, 2011

    Succulent shrimp scampi, creamy chicken alfredo, spicy red rice with chicken cutlets-sounds like the menu at a five-star restaurant, right' Not at Camp Fallujah, Iraq. This is your standard Monday evening meal at the dining facility here.

  • Military children spend a day on deployment with ACS

    Feb 17, 2011

    During a day-long mock deployment Fort Hood children learned about Iraq and Afghanistan, went through a mock Soldier readiness processing where they received shots and eye examinations, tried on tactical gear, ate a Soldier-appropriate Jlunch and went on a road march.

  • Active shooter exercise prepares installation

    Feb 17, 2011

    In order to prepare for any potential crises that may come to Fort Stewart, the installation conducted a training exercise, Feb. 9.

  • Third Army, 20th Fighter Wing work together to ensure BRAC transition a success

    Feb 17, 2011

    In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure committee mandated that Fort McPherson, Ga. close, and the Third Army headquarters be moved to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. That means approximately 1,400 new military and civilians in the workforce, many with their Families, will be entering Shaw AFB, shopping at the Base Exchange, using the gym, taking their children to the child development center, and utilizing other facilities when the command complete its move later this summer.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Marne Soldiers

    Feb 17, 2011

    As the tenure as the 36th Army Chief of Staff draws to an end, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., visited Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga., Feb. 14, accompanied by his wife Shiela and Dr. Jill Biden.

  • Senior leaders hold ruck march, encourage morale

    Feb 17, 2011

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq- "You doing all right, first sergeant'" Command Sergeant Major Clifton Johnson, command Sgt. Maj. of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and a Lima, Ohio, native, yelled as he made his way to the rally point.

  • Second Lady visits school, speaks with spouses

    Feb 17, 2011

    As the halls of Joseph Martin Elementary School stand filled with decorative photo boards of Soldiers and their Families, the teachers and students waited for the arrival of a special guest, one who holds military Families dear to her heart. Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, accompanied by Mrs. Sheila Casey, visited the home of the 3rd Infantry Division, Feb. 14.

  • 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier receives Silver Star

    Feb 17, 2011

    KHILLIGAY, Afghanistan - A 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier with 1st Brigade Combat Team received the Silver Star Medal, the nation's third highest award for valor in combat, during a ceremony Wednesday at Forward Operating Base Khilligay in northern Afghanistan.

  • FORSCOM's Command Sgt. Maj. assesses quality of life for Soldiers during JBLM visit

    Feb 16, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, U.S. Army Forces Command's senior enlisted leader, assessed the quality of life among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis McChord Feb. 15-16 during a two-day visit to the installation.

  • FORSCOM CSM visits Joint Base Lewis McChord

    Feb 16, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, visits with Soldiers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 15 during a two-day stop on JBLM - one of only a few FORSCOM-predominate Army installations in the world - to assess the quality of life and training among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers.

  • 4th AAB infantrymen enhance IA skills, train on M16 rifles

    Feb 16, 2011

    JOINT SECURITY STATION INDIA, Iraq - Troops assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, taught Iraqi Army soldiers basic rifle marksmanship skills, Feb. 6.

  • Joint patrols offer leaders a community view

    Feb 16, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Keeping Soldiers safe while off-duty is a concern for leaders on Fort Hood.

  • Women's shura convenes for first time in 2 years

    Feb 16, 2011

    A CH-47 Chinook carrying eight Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials, a 3-30th Military Police Company Personnel Security Detail comprised entirely of female soldiers, and members of Khowst Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 3-19th Agricultural Development Team from Indiana touched down Thursday, Feb. 10 on a patch of green farmland, which stood in stark contrast from the otherwise brown countryside.

  • Army wife, mom, became Soldier at 39

    Feb 15, 2011

  • Stained-glass windows preserve Paratrooper history

    Feb 14, 2011

    The 82nd Abn. Div. has its legacy chronicled in a thoroughly unique way - with stained-glassed windows. In July 1976, seven windows were installed in the Division's Memorial Chapel, depicting the division's actions in World War I, World War II, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Pathfinder Air Assault

    Feb 14, 2011

    Pfc. Heyward J. Lundy, Task Force Destiny Pathfinder, pulls security Feb. 10, 2011 near the village of Nevay Deh as Soldiers from Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One and gunners from the British Royal Air Force Regiment's 15th Squadron board a Destiny UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One and gunners from the British Royal Air Force Regiment's 15th Squadron met with some of the local elders in the southern Afghanistan village to address some of their concerns. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released) www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Task Force Destiny Pathfinders

    Feb 14, 2011

    Sgt. David Smitt, Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One, A team leader, pulls security Feb. 10, 2011 near the village of Nevay Deh as his unit's ride back to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, appears in the form of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One and gunners from the British Royal Air Force Regiment's 15th Squadron met with some of the local elders in the southern Afghanistan village to address some of their concerns. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released) www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Task Force Destiny Pathfinder Air Assault

    Feb 14, 2011

    Sgt. David Smitt, Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One, A team leader, pulls security Feb. 10, 2011 near the village of Nevay Deh as his unit's ride back to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, appears in the form of two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One and gunners from the British Royal Air Force Regiment's 15th Squadron met with some of the local elders in the southern Afghanistan village to address some of their concerns. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released) www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Fort Bragg and the Beast: How local talent is Rockin' the Cage

    Feb 11, 2011

    Soldiers and civilians turned out to see the caged Beast on Feb. 5, as Dan Severn (former world wrestling entertainment star and record holder of 15 title belts) made a guest appearance at the Rock Shop Music Hall for a night of mixed martial arts cage fighting. Partial proceeds from Rockin' the Cage went to the Special Forces Association, Chapter I-XVIII and Afghan war veterans.

  • Command-sponsored program at Fort Bragg helps strengthen marriage

    Feb 11, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion's Unit Ministry Team sponsored the first, of the 10 "Great Dates," that started in September 2010. The WTB's dates, held once a month, are hosted at local restaurants. At each date, the couples review one chapter of "10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage" by David and Claudia Arpthe so that each couple can further their communication skills and strengthen their marriage.

  • Fort Bragg Fire and Emergency Services train for any scenario

    Feb 11, 2011

    The start of the Fire and Emergency Service's rescue exercise on Jan. 20, saw Battalions 1 and 2 headed across post to the simulated vehicle accident. The "accident' involved a tiny Honda Accord and a five-ton military truck. This type of scenario allows rescuers to be prepared to face a dangerous situation when and if they come upon such an accident.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier named Army's top artilleryman

    Feb 10, 2011

    It was a letter from Maj. Gen. David Halverson, the commanding general of the United States Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, notifying the platoon sergeant with B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment he had won the 2010 Gruber Award as the best field artilleryman in the Army.

  • Fort Drum celebrates USO birthday, legendary volunteer

    Feb 10, 2011

    Members and friends of the Fort Drum community stopped by the USO at lunchtime Feb. 4 to celebrate the organization's 70th birthday and to honor an 87-year-old volunteer who has offered her time at New York-based USOs ever since President Franklin D. Roosevelt organized the group in 1941.

  • FORSCOM wins Army's 'Best Protection Program Award' for 2010

    Feb 10, 2011

    Department of the Army named U.S. Army Forces Command the winner of its Best Protection Program Award for calendar year 2010, during the Army's Antiterrorism and Force Protection Conference Jan. 31 in Orlando, Fla.

  • Army artillery, naval training

    Feb 10, 2011

    SAN DIEGO, Calif.-Today's military leaders are constantly seeking ways to improve training programs for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, utilizing the most current and emerging technology.

  • Army aviation leaders gather to chart branch's future

    Feb 10, 2011

    More than 200 leaders in the Army Aviation Branch descended upon Fort Rucker, Ala., Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, to guide the future of aviation for 2011 and beyond.

  • Spouses form strong bonds

    Feb 10, 2011

    Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, spouses participated in a Strong Bonds retreat Jan. 28-29 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

  • 3rd BCT returns home to Family, friends

    Feb 10, 2011

    About 180 Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, returned to the Mountain Post Feb. 1 from a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • FORSCOM band coaches students while performing its community outreach mission

    Feb 10, 2011

    One of FORSCOM's Army Ground Forces Band's vital missions is community outreach. The band recently spent spent the good part of a weekend interfacing with the community with a concert at Clayton State University's Spivey Hall in Morrow, Ga., Friday evening, Feb. 4, and holding clinics with high school and middle school band students and performing follow-up concerts at Peachtree Charter Middle School in Dunwoody, Ga., Saturday, Feb. 5. The band and its various ensembles, or Musical Performance Teams, serve as musical ambassadors for the American combat Soldier to the American people, instilling pride in their troops and support for the nation's military through the performance of music at the local, regional and national levels.

  • Spartan Soldiers, Hinesville community join program to build home for local hero

    Feb 9, 2011

    Home - a place where many feel the heart remains no matter how far you drift away. For Soldiers, who often deploy for long periods of a time, home is what keeps Soldiers going; it reminds them of what they are fighting for.

  • Task Force Viper changes command

    Feb 9, 2011

    In some cultures rain is an auspicious sign of good things to come. As the rain fell Jan. 25 on Hunter Army Airfield, a new battalion commander saw another meaning for what the rain signified.

  • Task Force Brawler changes command

    Feb 9, 2011

    Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade gathered Jan. 27, on the flightline at Hunter Army Airfield for a change of command ceremony to say farewell to Lt. Col. Robert Ault and to welcome Lt. Col. Craig Alia.

  • Career counselors represent 3rd ID in Army-wide competition

    Feb 9, 2011

    "If you want something, be hungry."

  • 3rd ID Soldier named EO Advisor of the Year

    Feb 9, 2011

    A Marne Soldier was recognized as the United States Army 2010 Equal Opportunity Advisor of the Year at the 2010 Diversity & Leadership Training Symposium, held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 16.

  • Seetin Receives Longevity Award

    Feb 9, 2011

    Gen. James D. Thurman, U.S. Army Forces Command Commanding General, presents Samuel Seetin with the Army's Longevity Award for 50 years of civilian service to the U.S. Army.

  • NTC holds African-American Heritage celebration

    Feb 9, 2011

    The 11th ACR's Regimental Support Squadron Equal Opportunity Office hosted an African-American History Month celebration at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 1. The guest speaker was Irma Hunter-Brown, a former member of the Arkansas General Assembly.

  • 82nd Airborne Brings Super Bowl Party to Wounded Warriors

    Feb 8, 2011

    Leadership and supporting organizations throw a Super Bowl party for wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Distributed gifts and were joined by Washington Redskin cheerleaders. The All American Chorus performed for the wounded warriors.

  • Black Jack troopers overcome obstacles at JRTC

    Feb 8, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. Aca,!" As the war on terror continues to evolve, so to must the training of those who fight it.

  • Greywolf rolls into Kuwait training

    Feb 8, 2011

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - Soldiers with 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division conducted their final training at Camp Buehring, Kuwait last week before they transition into Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Brig. Gen. Ferrell takes helm at Fort Irwin and National Training Center

    Feb 8, 2011

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- A new leader emerged to write the next chapter of Fort Irwin and the National Training Center on Monday afternoon as Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell assumed command of the installation. Brig. Gen. Ferrell replaced outgoing Fort Irwin and National Training Center commanding general Brig. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams during a change of command ceremony led by U.S. Army Forces Command commander Gen. James D. Thurman.

  • Fort Polk Family pleased persistent pug finds way home

    Feb 7, 2011

    A Fort Polk Family has discovered that happy endings can happen unexpectedly. Their story began when Sgt. 1st Class Keven Henry, Task Force 3, Operations Group, and his Family took a trip to Georgia with their new puppy, Buddy, in tow. The Henrys were in Georgia for their son's graduation and to visit Family. Toward the end of that trip, Buddy, a pug, escaped. "I left him with a friend and he got out. We looked all over for him, but we couldn't stay. We had to get back to Fort Polk," said Henry. "My girls, (Kevena, 11, and Marissa, 9) were highly upset, we all were."

  • Long Knife Brigade honors fallen comrades

    Feb 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Senior leaders of U.S. Forces-Iraq and U.S. Division-North joined members of the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, to pay respect to two fallen Long Knife brothers during a memorial ceremony at Contingency Operating Site Marez, Jan. 22.

  • Fort Gillem Reservists open new building

    Feb 7, 2011

    While BRAC is closing most buildings on Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, in one instance, it has led to an expansion. On Jan. 20, staff members at the Southeastern Army Reserve Intelligence Support Center (SEARISC), Bldg. 839, on Fort Gillem hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a new annex to their building.

  • Fort Bragg programs offer chance to get into shape

    Feb 4, 2011

    Two exercise programs on Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base not only offer the chance to beat the winter blues, but they also offer the chance to live a healthier lifestyle. Jump into Shape, offered by Womack Army Medical Center, and The Biggest Loser, a NuCo fat loss contest, have both recently started.

  • Fort Bragg Exchange promotes healthier living

    Feb 4, 2011

    Dining at Fort Bragg is no longer a diet-buster as almost every establishment now offers healthy dining options. Subway's Fresh Fit menu provides eight sandwiches with less than six grams of fat, baked chips and a diet beverage. Burger King allows diners to select a side salad instead of fries for the same price. Also there is the "Fit Pick" program, created by the National Automatic Merchandising Association, "Fit Pick" educates Americans about the role of healthy snacks and the importance of a balanced diet and physical activity.

  • Fort Bragg conducts working dogs annual certification

    Feb 4, 2011

    Military working dog teams from Fort Stewart, Ga., Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Bragg and Fort Riley, Kan. went through traing for recertification recently. The annual certification course took place on Fort Bragg, Jan. 10 through the 14.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers rewarded for community service

    Feb 4, 2011

    Jose Aguimatang and Ksenia Kulik graduated Albritton Middle School and set aside the lazy days of summer for a volunteer stint with the American Red Cross, Fort Bragg/Pope Army Airfield. This started a partnership that would lasted through high school. On Jan. 26, the teens received prestigious Iron Mike pins in a ceremony that honored the service of Fort Bragg volunteers.

  • 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier receives Silver Star

    Feb 4, 2011

    KUNDUZ, Afghanistan - A 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier with 1st Brigade Combat Team received the Silver Star Medal - the nation's third highest award for valor in combat - during a ceremony Jan. 26 at Forward Operating Base Kunduz, in northern Afghanistan.

  • Fort Bragg opens doors of new Family Readiness Group resource center

    Feb 4, 2011

    The 82nd Sustainment Brigade opened the doors to a new Family readiness group center on Fort Bragg, that will provide a centralized location for those servicemembers and Family members involved in the unit's FRG. The center is a place where Family members can receive resources and have meetings, a small place for kids to play while conducting business and a place to let your hair down when the deployment gets too long.

  • FORSCOM's top enlisted Soldier visits Bragg to review future living and working conditions

    Feb 4, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, the top enlisted Soldier for U.S. Army Forces Command, spent three days meeting with Soldiers and checking on the progress of construction projects in preparation for FORSCOM's move here later this year.

  • Waiting spouse finds time to volunteer with FRG

    Feb 4, 2011

    First of a planned series with various spouses of the 3-1 IBCT and how they are handling the separation of deployment.

  • Assistant Secretary Hammack visits Fort Carson

    Feb 3, 2011

    The assistant secretary of the Army for installations and environment visited Fort Carson Jan. 27 to gain an understanding of the post's sustainability and renewable energy strategies to help the Army achieve its future goals.

  • SES logistician at Army's largest command retires after 37 years service

    Feb 3, 2011

    Article on the retirement of Mr. David Campbell, Deputy G-4

  • 'Battle Ready' Brigade focuses on command supply discipline

    Feb 3, 2011

    Col. Robert A. Warburg, commander of the 188th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, hosted several high-level Army logisticians to conduct a logistics seminar for all 188th Brigade personnel not currently engaged in a mission. The seminar provided insight on the Army's logistics systems and introduced the new Global Combat Support System - Army.

  • Mapping your life: Embedded data in photos could tip off criminals

    Feb 3, 2011

    The potential dangers of geotagging and location-based social networking exists. Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification to photographs, video, web sites and instant messages.

  • Petraeus lauds transition efforts in Afghanistan

    Feb 3, 2011

    The top coalition commander in Afghanistan presented a candid assessment on the topic of transition in Afghanistan to about 60-plus coalition leaders attending the Regional Support Commanders Conference at Camp Eggers, home to the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan.

  • Raider Brigade changes command

    Feb 2, 2011

    The sun shone down on the Soldiers from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, as they stood on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field and watched as a new brigade commander took control Jan. 28.

  • Black History Month: Mississippi native looks back on 32-year Army career

    Feb 2, 2011

    In 1979, Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first female prime minister; Saddam Hussein became President of Iraq; "Saturday Night Fever" was the Album of the Year; and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Gene Moore entered the Army.

  • Wildlife headlines annual gala at Stewart

    Feb 2, 2011

    Club Stewart, often filled with sounds of celebration, camaraderie, social gatherings and events marking major milestones in military life, was a place of different sounds Jan. 22.

  • Hunter WWII fire truck retires at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

    Feb 2, 2011

    The shinny, little 1941 Ford Fire Truck affectionately called "Rags" moved slowly toward the entrance of the Mighty Eighth Museum to its final resting place inside among other World War II relics, January 28.

  • Jumpmaster-turned-country-music-star rocks Camp Victory

    Feb 2, 2011

    Jumpmaster-turned-country-music-star took to the Camp Victory stage as servicemembers cheered from the audience.

  • Rocky's Zone: Super Bowl home for Soldiers

    Feb 1, 2011

    Rocky's Zone will be showing the Super Bowl at an all-day Super Bowl party featuring tournaments, prizes and a chance for eight lucky Soldiers to get V.I.P. treatment while watching the game. Doors open at 11 a.m.

  • Families prepare to welcome home III Corps troops

    Feb 1, 2011

    The long wait is almost over for families of III Corps' Special Troops Battalion Soldiers. In the next few weeks, the Corps' steady return of Soldiers will continue and their families and friends could not be happier.

  • Deputy FORSCOM commander visits 'Resolute' brigade - tours watercraft

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS, Va (Jan. 28) - The 7th Sustainment Brigade enjoyed a visit from Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg, the U.S. Army Forces Command deputy commanding general, Jan. 28. The visit began with the brigade's deployment ceremony at Anderson Field House and was immediately followed by a deployment brief in the 7th Sus. Bde. conference room. The 'Resolute' leadership and staff detailed the brigade's plans for their upcoming deployment, including the mission sets for both forward and rear personnel. Bromberg gave advice on deployment and his personal lessons learned.

  • 7th Sustainment Brigade 'Resolute Warriors' case colors for deployment to Afghanistan, Ira

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS, Va (Jan. 28) - Soldiers of the 7th Sustainment Brigade stood shoulder to shoulder at Fort Eustis' Anderson Field House this morning for a 10 a.m. deployment ceremony. The brigade's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, and the 53rd Transportation Battalion, officially cased their unit colors and bid a fond farewell to family and friends in light of their pending deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Fort Riley officials showcase new resiliency campus

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum, Army Comprehensive Soldier Fitness director, visited Fort Riley Jan. 28 to assist leaders in opening the post's new resiliency campus during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Resiliency Learning Center on Custer Hill.

  • Brig. Gen. Abrams reflects on tenure at Fort Irwin and National Training Center

    Jan 31, 2011

    Fort Irwin and National Training Center commanding general Brig. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams can't look at any one thing and say it's what he's most proud of during his nearly two years in command in the High Desert. "There's so many things the National Training Center has accomplished over the last two years that to neck it down to one thing would be a disservice to everyone," he said. One thing he has seen occur during the past two years is the emergence of a unity of effort across all the different organizations on Fort Irwin, he noted, which has helped the training center continue to adapt and remain ahead of the requirements in training units for deployment.

  • One year program masters degree from Columbia University available

    Jan 31, 2011

    Opportunities are available for Army captains and majors to strengthen their leadership and organization development through the Eisenhower Leader Development Program. By exercising the Enhanced Graduate School Program option, officers may enroll in the 12-month ACS/EGSP program which culminates in a Master of Arts from Columbia University in social-organizational psychology. The ELDP is jointly administered between the U.S. Military Academy and the Teachers College at Columbia University.

  • Enterprise Email Migration

    Jan 31, 2011

    During 2011, all Army email users will migrate to Enterprise Email service. Instead of accessing email through local email servers at each installation, they will reach through the network to access email services from centralized servers known as the Department of Defense (DoD) cloud. The migration of email services to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is part of a larger DoD effort to consolidate information technology services, improve capabilities, and reduce overall costs.

  • Air Cav lends support to Zack & Jim's 18th Annual Blowout

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Every year, Zack Owen and Jim Cody, hosts for the Zack and Jim radio show on WACO 100, host an "Annual Blowout" concert to show their appreciation for their fans.

  • Warhorse troopers gather for fallen comrade

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Friends, family members and comrades of Spc. Ian Borelli, formerly with B Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered at the 76th St. Memorial Chapel, Jan. 26, to remember his life and service.

  • Apple Pie Brigade greets troops with smiles, pies

    Jan 31, 2011

    Not every brigade has "soldiers" who wear combat boots or carry weapons. Armed with apple pies and smiles, the warriors of the Apple Pie Brigade have a mission: To deliver a pie and appreciation to every Soldier deploying or arriving home from a deployment.

  • 1-4 Infantry leaves legacy of team work in Afghanistan

    Jan 31, 2011

    ZABUL, Afghanistan- After four years of continuous 6-month deployments, the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment concluded their mission in Afghanistan. As 1-4 refocuses its effort on its main role as opposing forces for units preparing to deploy at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels Germany, their Romanian brothers from Zabul have taken a stronger, more active lead in the overall mission in Afghanistan.

  • TF Rakkasan transfers authority to TF Duke

    Jan 30, 2011

    A Transfer of Authority ceremony, in which the command of Khowst and Paktya Provinces was formally handed over from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was held on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 30.

  • Mulvaney visits Third Army's new headquarters at Shaw AFB

    Jan 28, 2011

    The Honorable John M. "Mick" Mulvaney, U.S. Congressman for South Carolina's Fifth district, visited Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 28, spending an afternoon getting to know the military personnel who serve in his district and welcoming Third Army as his new neighbors.

  • Fort Bragg Families kick it up at Armed Services YMCA

    Jan 28, 2011

    For Robert, Jarod and Katrina Wood, Family time includes teaching other Families and couples the art of yang tai chi and youn wha ryu tae kwon do. The training received from the Wood Family is geared toward a person's skill level that is strengthened through progression. Wood said martial arts is great physical exercise and fitness and it helps teach diligence by setting goals and working toward accomplishing those goals.

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