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  • Disabled American Veterans serving those who serve

    Dec 13, 2011

    Disabled American Veterans local chapter 187 teams with Team Bliss and other organizations to assist active military of all branches, and veterans, whether they have disabilities or not.

  • Arctic blast chills Bliss

    Dec 13, 2011

    Dec. 5 winter storm blankets Fort Bliss and the El Paso, Texas community making driving hazardous.

  • Soldiers serve Thanksgiving dinner to parents, students at Bliss Elementary

    Dec 13, 2011

    Soldiers from 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and 4 -- 1 Field Artillery, 3rd IBCT, 1st AD participated in decorating and serving the dinner. The Soldiers assisted with decorating bulletin boards in the hallway and dining room, which quickly brought the school into the holiday season.

  • CASCOM Receives Memorial Honoring Fallen Sustainment Soldiers

    Dec 13, 2011

    A memorial honoring sustainment Soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn was presented to the Combined Arms Support Command in a small ceremony Dec. 13.

  • 10th Mountain Division NCO receives Soldier's Medal

    Dec 13, 2011

    A 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier who pulled passengers to safety from a burning tour bus July 22, 2011, was awarded the Soldier's Medal Dec. 13, 2011, in Fort Drum's Multipurpose Auditorium.

  • PT, Camaraderie part of great workout on the ice

    Dec 13, 2011

    With the U.S. Army emphasis on running, sit-ups, pushups and pull-ups in its physical training program, a change of venue and team building can help cut down on daily workouts from going stale. Sacramento Recruiting Battalion Soldiers competed in broomball at an area skating rink with Team Officer versus Team Enlisted.

  • U.S. Soldier first to graduate Polish NCO Academy

    Dec 12, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Tomasz Bartoszyn, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, became the first U.S. Soldier to graduate from the Polish Land Forces NCO Academy in Poznan, Poland, Dec. 9, 2011. While Soldiers from other partner nations routinely train at the U.S. Army Europe's 7th Army NCO Academy in Grafenwoehr, Germany, this is the first time a U.S. Soldier has attended a foreign NCO Academy.

  • 2-87 Infantry Soldiers train ANA staff

    Dec 12, 2011

    ZHARAY DISTRICT, KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan--Throughout the past ten years, Soldiers have understood that the key to success in Afghanistan is partnership. Soldiers in the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Task Force Spartan), have been deployed to Kandahar province since April 2011, and partnered with Afghan security forces in every operation, both lethally and non-lethally.

  • RDECOM facilitates collective NCO feedback on communications-electronics capabilities

    Dec 12, 2011

    Non-Commissioned Officers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's centers provided a Soldier's perspective on defense technology when they visited the command's communications-electronics center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. They received a tour of CERDEC's facilities and hands-on demonstrations of its technologies as part of the RDECOM Quarterly NCO Professional Development program.

  • 412TEC celebrates the Holidays with Families

    Dec 12, 2011

    Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr., commander, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Flubacher and Chaplain Timothy Samorajski share a moment with Lt. Col. John Breland, Staff Judge Advocate Section Chief, and his family during the unit's Family Day/Christmas celebration Dec. 11, 2011 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss. (Photo: Capt. Maryjane Porter)

  • Good Ol'Boy

    Dec 12, 2011

    A Soldier at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., trains on handling a shotgun during a weeklong training exercise.

  • Military, civilian communities bid farewell to Army's oldest 4-star general

    Dec 12, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Retired Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, the former commanding general of U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, presents a flag to William Haines, the son of retired Gen. Ralph Haines Jr., at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Dec. 3. Soldiers from Fort Sam Houston and Fort Hood joined with community members to pay their respects for Haines, who was 98 years old at the time of his death and was the oldest living 4-star general and senior retired officer. Haines served as the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army from 1967 to 1968. He also served as the commanding general of 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas, and as the commanding general of III Corps, also at Fort Hood.

  • Sale of APG lighthouse painting benefits Wounded Warriors

    Dec 12, 2011

    The sale of Anna Justice's Pooles Island Lighthouse painting will benefit the families of America's Wounded Warriors. Anna Justice joined her husband, senior APG commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Fisher House Foundation representatives and APG officials Dec. 9 at Top of the Bay club to unveil her fourth painting to be sold to benefit charity.

  • NCO Induction Ceremony

    Dec 12, 2011

    stand alone photo

  • "Uniform 4" redeploys in time for the holidays

    Dec 12, 2011

    redeployment of 20 soldiers, photo and short article

  • 41st Fires Bde. host St. Barbara's Ball

    Dec 12, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--There were no horse-drawn carriages seen on this night. It was more plausible to say "Cinderella arrived at the ball on an M-270 Multiple Launch Rocket System."

  • Marne Division families, friends remember their fallen

    Dec 11, 2011

    Fort Stewart Soldiers, families, and Soldiers came together Dec. 10, 2011, to honor the memories of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the War on Terror. The 439 trees that line the Marne Division's Warriors Walk each received a wreath during the annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk ceremony.

  • FSRs work with mobile parts hospital to improve robots for Soldiers, Marines

    Dec 9, 2011

    Robotics field service representatives and machinists at the Camp Leatherneck Mobile Parts Hospital are working together to make improvements to the robots Soldiers and Marines use to investigate improvised explosive devises.

  • Patriot Express makes moving to Germany easier

    Dec 9, 2011

    Beginning in February, personnel on permanent change of station orders to Germany will fly overseas using a new phase of the Patriot Express Department of Defense-chartered air travel, which originates at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Maryland and lands at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

  • Army Leadership Class comes to Fort Bragg

    Dec 9, 2011

    In an effort to cut cost, the Army continues to use mobile training teams to meet the training demands of Soldiers across America. Rather than uprooting Soldier training groups and transporting them to conventional classrooms, the Army has cut costs by sending instructors to the students for the Army Leadership Class. The class emphasizes teaching 42 Alphas how to lead, as well as how to command situations that would call for them to educate others on what they have learned.

  • Strong bonds: Fort Bragg couples get more than a weekend getaway

    Dec 9, 2011

    Fort Bragg Soldiers and spouses found out the key to a strong, healthy relationships during the Strong Bonds retreat at Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, N.C., Dec. 2 to 4. They learn that the important skill sets of functioning as a team on the battlefield, it is equally important for them to effectively connect and communicate in a relationship with their spouse or significant other.

  • 14th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop: A toy's story

    Dec 9, 2011

    Steven Blum, from the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, is looking forward to participating in the 14th Annual Randy Oler Operation Toy Drop, a philanthropic project where Fort Bragg's paratroopers and visiting paratroopers from across the nation, donate toys to be distributed to children's homes and social service agencies across the country.

  • Army activates first-of-its-kind Cyber Brigade

    Dec 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command activated the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade to support U.S. and Army Cyber Commands with their missions to provide a proactive cyber defense, Dec. 1, 2011, at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Another Army-Navy tradition honored at West Point

    Dec 9, 2011

    The annual Goat-Engineers football games were played at Michie Stadium Dec. 8 during Army-Navy Spirit Week. In the women's flag football contest, the Engineers scored a field goal with seconds left on the clock to beat the Goats, 17-14. The tradition of the Goat/Engineer game dates back to 1905. It was a Thanksgiving morning and the Corps couldn't go home, so they played football.

  • Soldiers train to become EOD leaders

    Dec 9, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Staff Sgt. Kevin Renuart embraces the upcoming challenge of being a team leader as well as the responsibilities, which come in tow.

  • Arrowhead Family Readiness Group ready for deployment

    Dec 9, 2011

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash.- A small child peeks over the back seat of his family vehicle. His bright face peering through duffle bags to his father, pulling the gear that will sustain him over the next year from the trunk of their SUV. While he's unconcerned with events he doesn't understand, the mother next to him looks more concerned. Her husband leaves tonight, but he's not the only one facing a year of challenges.

  • Breaking the Links

    Dec 9, 2011

    A smashed UH-60 weathers under the hot Alabama sun, its scattered parts forever consigned to the ground. Nearby, in the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center's new crash dynamics lab, other aircraft, joined by tactical and privately owned vehicles, rest silently at recreated accident sites. However, these "ghosts" will not remain silent forever. Groups of students learning accident investigation will relive the final moments in these tragic mishaps. What they learn may one day help save Soldiers' lives.

  • AMCOM Urged To Become More Efficient

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Rogers wants you to help change this command for the better.

  • Future Military Officers Receive Career Advice

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Military officers of the past and present gathered Nov. 30 to honor their counterparts of the future.

  • JROTC Students Encouraged To Pursue Their Goals

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- What's the best branch of the military? The JROTC students at Sparkman High School were asked this by AMCOM Command Sgt. Maj. Ricky Yates, the speaker at their Career Day on Nov. 30. He got the expected resounding reply of "Army!" Then he corrected them.

  • Last major JBLM troop movement from Iraq finally home

    Dec 9, 2011

  • Local Gym Inspires Army Boxer's Return To Ring

    Dec 9, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Army recruiter Sgt. 1st Class Bobby Judge thought his boxing days were over. But everything changed when he saw something while driving in his truck in Huntsville.

  • Pacific Northwest Army-Navy game favors JBLM

    Dec 9, 2011

  • Rodriguez discusses Soldiers, the Army Family, service to nation in remarks to West Point Alums

    Dec 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) commanding general addressed members, family and friends of the West Point Society of the Piedmont during a luncheon in Greensboro, N.C., Dec. 5, 2011.

  • Tree lighting ceremony honors warriors' sacrifices

    Dec 9, 2011

  • Lost vinyl collection returned to AFN home

    Dec 9, 2011

  • 593rd Sust. Bde. opens post office

    Dec 9, 2011

    news story about a Soldier-run post office opened on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., one of only two currently in operation. various photos. 2 photos of Chaplain (Capt.) Somya Malasri (Army's only active duty Buddhist chaplain) mailing care packages.

  • ReportIt as official Army accident reporting tool

    Dec 9, 2011

    Staff Sgt. David L. Putnam, Supply NCO, updates Charlie Foreman, 412TEC Safety Manager, about the status of safety measures implemented for the Supply and Arms Room Dec. 9, 2011 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss. (Photo: Capt. Maryjane Porter)

  • EOD Team Leaders

    Dec 9, 2011

    An EOD Team Leader must be a highly competent individual. During this week's EOD Team-Leader Certification Training, Army Sergeant Brett Perkins caught some of these candidates in action.

  • M4s, 240 Bs, and Shotguns

    Dec 9, 2011

    2 LT John Mock tells Army Sergeant Dani Rhoades about his Soldiers getting hands on training with their weapons for a week.

  • Santa's Workshop brings joy this season

    Dec 8, 2011

    Countless Soldiers and their Families across post will have a merrier holiday season, thanks to the generosity of Santa's Workshop.

  • 'Rock of the Marne' Division is 94 years strong

    Nov 22, 2011

    The Third Infantry Division celebrated their 94th birthday Nov. 21, 2011. This anniversary of the Division marks the first time the entire Division has been home in more than five years of combat.

  • Tempo accelerates for convoy traffic out of Iraq

    Nov 21, 2011

    As Soldiers step up the pace moving out of Iraq, the teams that take control of their equipment are getting busier and the teamwork factor becomes increasingly more important.

  • HELLFIRE team sustaining fight, cutting costs

    Nov 21, 2011

    HELLFIRE missiles are the primary precision air-to-ground weapon used by joint and coalition services. Having a Forward Test and Repair Facility for them is saving the Army money.

  • Electrical space heaters

    Nov 21, 2011

    Portable electric space heaters are a convenient option for warming a work or living space, but they can also be dangerous.

  • Army safety video wins international award

    Nov 21, 2011

    The safety video "Pass it On," produced by the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala., won a first-place award at the 22nd International Military Film Festival held in Bracciano, Italy, Nov. 7-13, 2011.

  • Fort Meade launches web app for smart phones

    Nov 21, 2011

    The popularity of smartphones and other mobile devices has changed the way we communicate, and the Fort Meade, Md., Public Affairs Office is taking advantage of those changes.

  • FORSCOM Band and Fayetteville Symphonic Band to perform free Holiday Concert

    Nov 21, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command's own Army Ground Forces Band and the Fayetteville Symphonic Band will perform a joint Holiday Concert at Reeves Auditorium on the Methodist University campus, 7:30 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 15. The free performance will include traditional and contemporary holiday music that is perfect for the entire family's enjoyment. General admission tickets are available, while they last.

  • 302nd MEB Military Policeman awarded Purple Heart

    Nov 21, 2011

    Capt. Brien Durkee woke up at 3 a.m. and went to the Bahgram Airfield MP station to call his family back home in Massachusetts before starting the workday on September 11, 2010.

  • Lean Six Sigma streamlines processes, saves time and money

    Nov 21, 2011

    Complex processes can lead to unintended, and multifaceted, challenges that can consume more time and money than necessary. Whether it is inventory control, the preparation of Soldiers and equipment to deploy, or the tracking and management of information flow within a large headquarters, the better the process works -- the better the quality with the least amount of wasted money and time. In 2005, the U.S. Army adopted the Lean Six Sigma methodology as a strategic approach for continuous process improvement.

  • Age-old rite of passage makes some of Army's newest sergeants proud to wear their stripes

    Nov 21, 2011

    For some Soldiers the achievement of sergeant rank comes quickly and easily. For Sgt. Nathaniel Floyd Jr., it was more of a journey.

  • 94TH AAMDC's Guardian Angel

    Nov 21, 2011

    Senior noncommissioned officers are faced with making on the spot decisions everyday when dealing with Soldiers safety and their well-being.

  • Fort Lee's newest soldiers join old 'GIs' at D.C. observance

    Nov 20, 2011

    WASHINGTON, D.C. -- About 110 advanced individual training Soldiers from the Ordnance School at Fort Lee spent Veterans Day at the National World War II Memorial here, paying tribute to those who served in past wars.

  • Campbell Soldiers earn right to wear Stetsons, spurs

    Nov 19, 2011

    With the dark of the night, a chill in the air and rain preparing to pour, Bandits still proved themselves to be a tough squadron capable of any task even in the worst weather conditions. Soldiers of the 1st Squadron, 32nd Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, conducted their Spur Ride Nov. 9 at different locations around post. The Spur Ride is an event in which cavalry Soldiers complete a set of tasks meant to test their physical and mental endurance in order to earn the right to wear silver spurs and Stetsons.

  • AUSA president: European command adds unique value to nation

    Nov 18, 2011

    HOHENFELS, Germany -- All his adult life, he's been a Soldier and he doesn't care who knows it. That's why he makes it a point to educate Congress and the public on the merits of America's land force. His career started in 1959, and the Army has been his passion ever since, and retired Army Gen. Gordon R. Sullivan, the president and chief operating officer of the Association of the United States Army (AUSA) and the 32nd Chief of Staff of the Army observed Kosovo Force training on November 16 in Europe, after mentoring Noncommissioned Officers and Officers at leadership development discussions on Grafenwoehr and the Hohenfels Training Area.

  • Operation Shower: Non-profit hosts baby shower for moms-to-be

    Nov 18, 2011

    Veterans Day weekend gave more than 50 moms-to-be at Fort Campbell a little more to be thankful for. As spouses of deployed or injured service members or Soldiers themselves, they were invited to take part in a baby shower hosted by Operation Shower. The non-profit partnered with Birdies for the Brave and Pottery Barn Kids to make the event something the moms would remember.

  • Fort Campbell officially opens WTB barracks

    Nov 18, 2011

    Fort Campbell ushered in a new level of care for wounded warriors Tuesday as the community gathered for the Warrior Transition Battalion Complex's ribbon cutting ceremony. The completed facility, which houses barracks, headquarters buildings for the battalion as well as two companies and the Soldier and Family Assistance Center, is designed to help wounded Soldiers with resources and medical care as they make the decision to continue active duty service or enter into civilian life. The 15,000-square-foot SFAC opened in July 2010, and is located across the street from Blanchfield Army Community Hospital.

  • Army Chief of Staff addresses top issues at Fort Bliss

    Nov 18, 2011

    Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, visited Fort Bliss Nov. 17, 2011, where the Army is testing systems that will make up the network of tomorrow.

  • Maj. Gen. Joseph Anderson assumes command of 4th Inf. Div., Fort Carson

    Nov 17, 2011

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Major General Joseph Anderson assumed command of the units and Soldiers of 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson during a change of command ceremony at Founders Field, Nov. 16.

  • Afghan man killed by insurgent IED

    Nov 17, 2011

    KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- An Afghan man working on a canal irrigation project was killed when he unknowingly stepped on an insurgent's improvised explosive device in Zharay district, Nov. 13.

  • Fort Drum honors America's warriors on Veterans Day

    Nov 17, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. --- Soldiers, veterans, their loved ones and Fort Drum community members gathered in a cold and windy Memorial Park to honor the sacrifices of American service members past and present.

  • Fort Drum spouses on their way to becoming financial counselors

    Nov 17, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. --- In a time when not only Americans but people worldwide are being forced to tighten their financial belts, some Fort Drum spouses have been given an opportunity to help Soldiers and Families alleviate financial strain and learn how to stretch a buck.

  • Artillery crewmen change to personal security

    Nov 16, 2011

    The 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment's Personal Security Detachment is tasked with providing protection wherever the battalion's commander, Lt. Col. Kolin Bernardino goes to conduct business. Whether it's visiting civilian facilities to assess their needs, or meetings with local leaders, the PSD is a security presence to protect the commander, those he's meeting with and any nearby civilians.

  • Rodriguez receives historic award, celebrates veterans in return to home area

    Nov 11, 2011

    PHILADELPHIA (Nov. 11, 2011) -- Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, was presented the prestigious Abraham Lincoln Award during a Veterans Day celebration at The Union League of Philadelphia, here today.

  • Command surgeon delivers Veterans Day speech

    Nov 10, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command's command surgeon, Brig. Gen. Brian Lein, told the almost 500 people attending the Fayetteville-Cumberland County Chamber of Commerce's annual Military Affairs Council luncheon here today, "Our veterans are coming home and are unemployed at a higher rate than the rest of the community. We have to fix that. We've got to make opportunities for those Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines to get jobs." Naming several recent outreach efforts, Lein also acknowledged how exemplary the Fayetteville, Cumberland County and surrounding communities have been for a long, long time in supporting its service members and their Families: "You are the community that supports the Family that supports the Soldier that is the key to the Army."

  • Soldier's sacrifice leads chaplain back to Army service

    Nov 9, 2011

    After a break in service following eight years as a Reserve medic, the death of a Soldier inspired Todd Cheney to rejoin the Army as a chaplain in 2006. Today, Cheney is a captain in the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade, ministering to Soldiers at Tarin Kowt, Afghanistan.

  • CG's spouse gets behind-the-scenes look at FORSCOM band

    Nov 8, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Nov. 8, 2011) Mrs. Ginny Rodriguez, wife of the U.S. Army Forces Command's commander, Gen. David Rodriguez, spent the morning visiting with The Army Ground Forces Band at its new training facility here. She chatted with many of the band's Soldiers, learning about the band, its music performance teams and its new training facility.

  • FORSCOM leaders bike in 2nd Annual Ride 2 Recovery Cyclefest

    Nov 6, 2011

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. (Nov. 6, 2011) Led by Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, members of the FORSCOM family were among the more than 100 able-bodied and Wounded Warrior riders in the 2nd Annual Ride 2 Recovery Cyclefest today. They were there to demonstrate their support for wounded veterans.

  • ANA Commandos and ANAF work together to strengthen capabilities

    Nov 4, 2011

    HERAT PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- For the first time, Afghan National Army Commandos partnered with the Afghan National Air Force to conduct joint operations training outside a coalition forces camp in Herat province, Oct. 29. The purpose of the training between the ANAF and the Afghan National Army's 2nd Company, 9th Commando Kandak was to rehearse battle drills such as requesting air assets. The exercise also helped to improve the working relationship between the two elite branches of the Afghan National Security Forces.

  • Courage in the face of fire

    Oct 31, 2011

    An Army Civil Affairs Reserve Soldier receives Army's Safety Guardian Award for his actions in saving a woman's life.

  • Task Force Resolute Soldiers reenlist at Kandahar Airfield

    Oct 31, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - The Task Force Resolute retention office hosted a reenlistment ceremony at the Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, TF-Resolute motorpool at Kandahar Airfield Oct. 24.

  • Army's largest command welcomes new top enlisted Soldier

    Oct 28, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) officially welcomed its new top enlisted Soldier in a ceremony here today at Marshall Hall, as Command Sgt. Maj. Darrin J. Bohn assumed responsibility as the 18th FORSCOM command sergeant major in the ceremony hosted by Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the FORSCOM commanding general.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits FORSCOM

    Oct 27, 2011

    Chief of Staff of the U.S. Army, Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, visits FORSCOM headquarters at Fort Bragg for briefings on ARFORGEN and the command's role in setting the stage for the Army of 2020.

  • FORSCOM band holds "Concert in the Courtyard"

    Oct 26, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Oct. 26, 2011) Things were jumping today at the Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters building when the FORSCOM band's Loose Cannons and Brass Brigade performed a lunch-hour concert in the courtyard.

  • FORSCOM hosts Family Readiness Group welcome event

    Oct 25, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Oct. 25, 2011) Almost 200 Soldiers, civilians and Family members associated with U.S. Army Forces Command attended a Family Readiness Group welcome event today. The FORSCOM commanding general, Gen. David M. Rodriguez and Mrs. Rodriguez talked to the attendees about life at Fort Bragg, while John Meroski, president and CEO of the Fayetteville, N.C., Area Convention and Visitors Bureau, spoke of all the city has to offer. A small information fair was held in the pre-function area of the FORSCOM/U.S. Army Forces Command joint headquarters building.

  • FORSCOM recognizes personnel critical to successful BRAC move

    Oct 21, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, presented FORSCOM certificates of appreciation to 29 Soldiers and Army civilian employees for the leadership they demonstrated from August 2010 to September 2011 in laying the groundwork and ensuring the smoothest possible transition of the main body from Fort McPherson, Ga., to here.

  • 'Ironman' a game-changer on battlefield

    Oct 14, 2011

    After a 2 1/2 hour firefight in Afghanistan Iowa National Guard Solders started wondering how they could carry loads of crew-served weapon ammunition over rough terrain like Jesse Ventura did in the movie "Predator."

  • FORSCOM Foreign Disclosure Officer receives Army-level award

    Oct 14, 2011

    Kay Buice of the U.S. Army Forces Command G-2 (Intelligence) Directorate was presented today with the 2010 Kenneth C. Raymer Memorial Award by Patricia Stokes, senior security advisor to the director of Counterintelligence, Human Intelligence, Disclosure and Security at the Department of the Army. Buice is the FORSCOM Command Foreign Disclosure Officer whose duties entail executing requests for foreign visit authorization to FORSCOM senior mission commands and separate units. Last year her work affected more than 3,200 foreign national visitors within her command. She was selected from more than 230 nominees Army-wide for "exemplifying the attributes of expertise, professionalism and devotion to duty essential to providing U.S. Army commands with clear, concise, responsive and accurate foreign disclosure support."

  • Long Range Surveillance Soldiers tell their story

    Oct 12, 2011

    Long Range Surveillance Soldiers from the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade relayed the story of their recent deployment to the area south of Kandahar, Afghanistan, to an engaged audience during a "Warriors Corner" presentation at the 2011 Association of the United States Army Annual Meeting and Exposition.

  • Rodriguez stresses importance of the Reserve Component as an operational force

    Oct 10, 2011

    Gen. David Rodriguez, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, highlighted the critical role of Reserve Component Soldiers and units during the keynote address at the Maj. Gen. Robert G. Moorhead Guard/Reserve Breakfast at the 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the United States Army.

  • Forum discusses future of Army Force Generation, impact on Total Army

    Oct 10, 2011

    "We had Army Force Generation before 2001, but we didn't call it force generation," said Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, and lead speaker of the Institute of Land Warfare Contemporary Military Forum on the future of Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN), at the 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the United States Army, Oct. 10, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

  • FORSCOM opens new band training facility

    Oct 6, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band held a ribbon-cutting ceremony here today, officially opening its 18,748 sq. ft. training facility. Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromber, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, hosted the event. The new facility consolidates the band's operations, which were spread across various locations at the band's former home at Fort McPherson, Ga. The band made the move here last summer with FORSCOM, its parent unit, because of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. The band's Brass Ensemble played during the ceremony. Afterwards, guests attended a reception and toured the facility, while the Jazz Guardians, Woodwind Quintet, Brass Brigade and Loose Cannons provided rousing background music.

  • FORSCOM commanding general recognizes logistics team members

    Sep 29, 2011

    Several members of the U.S. Forces Command logistics team were recognized in a Sept. 29, 2011 awards ceremony held at Marshall Hall, Fort Bragg, N.C. during the commanding general's visit to the G4 directorate.

  • Sustainment Soldiers practice supporting 'fast, furious' light infantry

    Sep 22, 2011

    Light infantry troops are like little birds. They get up into the highest mountains, and they say, "Feed me, feed me," according to one sustainment officer in the 82nd Airborne Division involved in supply-by-air training here Sept. 6-11, 2011.

  • FORSCOM deputy commander visits

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- U.S. Army Air Traffic Services Command welcomed Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, Forces Command deputy commanding general, for the annual mission training brief and a coin ceremony recognizing outstanding Fort Rucker Soldiers on Sept. 15.

  • Surviving spouse shares traumatic event in hopes of saving others' lives

    Sep 22, 2011

    With the shot of one bullet, a day that was meant to celebrate her youngest child's birthday turned into a day when Megan LaClaire would make plans to bury her high school sweetheart and father of her children.

  • Civil Affairs brigade activates at Fort Hood

    Sep 22, 2011

    A brand new unit now has a home at Fort Hood. The 85th Civil Affairs Brigade officially stood up at the "Great Place" Sept. 16, 2011, after years of planning and coordination.

  • Hispanic American Heritage Month: Fort Carson celebrates diversity

    Sep 22, 2011

    The Mountain Post community gathered Sept. 20 at the Elkhorn Conference Center to celebrate the heritage and achievements of Hispanic Americans.

  • Fire in the hole: Engineers conduct demolition training

    Sep 22, 2011

    The combat engineers of Company C, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, have been shaking the grounds of Fort Carson as they conduct their demolition exercise in the post training area. The training started Sept. 14 and ends Sept. 27.

  • Northeastern Army National Guard Soldiers train for Iraq deployment

    Sep 22, 2011

    New York, Connecticut and Maine Army National Guard Soldiers are conducting individual pre-mobilization training tasks that are required before individual deployment overseas.

  • FORSCOM holds Career Counselors of the Year competition

    Sep 22, 2011

    Soldiers from the 16 major subordinate commands across U.S. Army Forces Command came to compete to become the FORSCOM Career Counselor of the Year for either the Active or Reserve Component, Sept. 20-21.

  • FORSCOM recognizes Philip A. Connelly award finalist.

    Sep 21, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2011) - At a field site near Sicily Drop Zone here today, the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Deputy Chief of Staff, G4, hosted a ceremony recognizing one of three units that will represent FORSCOM this year at the 44th annual Department of the Army Philip A. Connelly excellence in food service awards.

  • Kiowa Flies High With Unmanned Aircraft

    Sep 21, 2011

    DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah -- Kiowa helicopter units deploying to theater will soon have another combat tool that will up their battle game.

  • Trailblazer cooks whip up top-notch meal

    Sep 21, 2011

    Anyone who has seen the Walt Disney movie Tarzan probably remembers the scene of the young apes discovering the human camp. It's like the chaos of the Trailblazer Dining Facility's (DFAC) kitchen during a weekly Top Cook competition on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The apes' curiosity about humans and the accidental discovery of the sounds they could create, came together to make music. Like the apes in the movie, the Trailblazer cooks take unknown ingredients and put them together to create a mouth-watering meal.

  • Army Force Generation Synchronization Board identifies, develops issues

    Sep 19, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general/chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, makes opening remarks to representatives of the Army's Readiness Core Enterprise (RCE), during the RCE's 4th Quarter, Fiscal Year 2011, Army Force Generation Synchronization Board (ASB) Plenary Session, Sept. 19, 2011, at Fort Bragg N.C. The plenary session will further develop issues identified during the FORSCOM-led ASB process for possible consideration by the Army's senior leadership. (U.S. Army photo by Bob Harrison, FORSCOM Public Affairs)

  • Afghan Air Force Increases Crew Coordination

    Sep 16, 2011

    Sgt. Mohammed Shafi, a crew chief for the Afghan Air Force's Kandahar Air Wing, did some hands-on training with crewmembers of Task Force Lift (7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment) during a mission in southern Afghanistan Sept. 14.

  • Vietnam vet still in the fight

    Sep 16, 2011

    A $5 bill transformed Roy Brown's boyhood dream into reality in 1971. "My mother asked me how I knew I wanted to be a pilot if I'd never flown, so I went to the local airport, paid $5 and rode in a Piper 140 airplane for about 20 minutes," Brown said. "Then I walked right into the Army recruiting office and said, 'Send me to flight school.'"

  • "Project Healing Waters" helps Spartan's wounded Soldiers through unique handicraft instruction

    Sep 16, 2011

    Wounded warriors from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Task Force Spartan), have multiple avenues to recover from and relieve stress. Those in the United States, have a wide range of options available to them, along with the continuous support of their fellow Soldiers and leadership. While deployed, however, those who are still recovering from battle injuries in Afghanistan have support and resources available to them through the new Spartan Resiliency Center located at Forward Operating Base Pasab, as well as an initiative known as Project Healing Waters.

  • Secretary of the Army visits 'Black Jack' Soldiers, reviews U.S. transition of mission in Iraq

    Sep 16, 2011

    Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh, commended Soldiers of U.S. Division -- North during a brief visit to Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq, Sept. 14. Responsible for every aspect of the U.S. Army, from manpower and equipment to the Army's fiscal budget, McHugh met with Soldiers of 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, to express his appreciation for their service while deployed in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • 101st Soldiers compete for Best Medic

    Sep 16, 2011

    Nine medics from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Brigade Combat Teams competed in the 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition Sept. 8-9 to decide who will proceed to the Armywide Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in November.

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