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  • 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.

  • Fort Bragg program offers healthy benefits, fitness options to retirees

    Jan 28, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports office now offers a program of circuit training that is designed especially for retirees. The program, which takes place at Towle Gym, features several circuits of weight machine exercises fused with various cardio routines.

  • Fort Bragg USO jolted by large coffee donation

    Jan 28, 2011

    The North Carolina Fort Bragg Center, received a donation of two thousand pounds of coffee; collected from customers at the Caribou Coffee store in Chapel Hill, N.C. and donated to the Fort Bragg USO.

  • Operation Kid Comfort provides Fort Bragg children with link to deployed parent

    Jan 28, 2011

    The Armed Services YMCA's Operation Kid Comfort gives each child of a deployed, active-duty servicemember a quilt or pillow featuring photos of their Family to help comfort the child. Children ages 5 and under with a deployed parent receive a free, handcrafted quilt featuring photos provided by the Family and children ages 6 to 12 receive a free, photo-transfer pillow.

  • 'Army strong' is a lifestyle at Fort Bragg, Army-wide, not a catch phrase

    Jan 28, 2011

    TheArmy has developed a Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program, which aims to improve the way Soldiers, Family members and Army civilians think, respond and live. Within CSF, the Army focuses on five core aspects of health - physical, emotional, social, Family and spiritual - otherwise known as holistic standards for the 'strong minds, strong bodies' mantra.

  • Army Enterprise e-mail migration to begin in February

    Jan 28, 2011

    Although the road toward Enterprise e-mail may seem complicated, there is a clear map, leaders know where the effort is headed, and the economy sized e-mail box Soldiers have now is about to become a luxury sedan, about 40 times bigger.

  • Fort Bragg teacher named 2011 Teacher of the Year

    Jan 28, 2011

    In February, members of the Fort Bragg school board will recognize a veteran teacher at Murray Elementary School who was named 2011 Teacher of the Year for the North Carolina District of the Department of Defense Education Activity.

  • Task Force Bragg commander presents Distinguished Service Cross to Soldier for combat heroics

    Jan 28, 2011

    Surrounded by civic leaders, comrades, veterans and relatives, and more than three years after his heroics in Afghanistan's Hindu Kush mountains, Staff Sergeant James M. Takes, a Mooresville, N.C., paratrooper was presented with the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second highest award for valor.

  • McPherson Federal job fair brings employers and potential employees together

    Jan 28, 2011

    When Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem close their gates in September due to BRAC, many people will be left without jobs. To make sure no Civilian employee or Soldier gets left behind, Fort McPherson hosted a federal agency job fair Jan. 20 at The Commons on Fort McPherson.

  • Love and War: Two couples share thoughts on dual-military marriage

    Jan 28, 2011

    MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan - Marriage is hard. Ask any couple, no matter how long they've been married, and they'll tell you it takes work. Throw in long periods of separation and a war on top of that, and it becomes that much more difficult.

  • 10th Mountain Division siblings reunite while deployed

    Jan 28, 2011

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - The war on terrorism is the longest military campaign that American forces have been involved in. As a result, service members have been separated from their Families for months, even years at a time. However, for one 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier, her assignment to the Fort Drum-based unit and deployment here provided an opportunity to reunite with her brother.

  • Fort Drum conservationists win top Army environmental award

    Jan 28, 2011

    Sixteen biologists, botanists and foresters who care about nature helped Fort Drum win big this year in the Army's annual environmental competition.

  • Soldiers, community build home for wounded Marne hero

    Jan 28, 2011

    Hundreds of volunteers made up of community members, Soldiers and contractors turned out on the morning of Jan. 21, to begin construction of a specially-adapted home for one of their own, Staff Sgt. Jason Letterman, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

  • MP fights adversity, fulfills Army commitment

    Jan 28, 2011

    While on patrol in Iraq on Aug. 13, 2008, Ballard's Humvee was struck by an improvised explosive device that resulted in an amputation of his left arm above the elbow. Rather than focusing on what he couldn't do, he kept a positive attitude by continuing to look at what he can do in life.

  • House Armed Services Committee calls Fort Irwin and National Training Center 'critical' to

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Freshman U.S. Representative Scott Rigell, R-Va., has been in Congress less than a month, but during his visit to Fort Irwin and the National Training Center, he stressed the importance of the installation even as Congress considers budget cuts. Rep. Rigell, who represents VirginiaAca,!a,,cs 2nd District, and eight other members of the House Armed Services Committee led by chairman Rep. Howard Aca,!A"BuckAca,!A? McKeon, R-Calif., and ranking member Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., visited the installation on Thursday.

  • The FORSCOM band building 'show goes on' despite wintry weather

    Jan 27, 2011

    While the snow earlier in January slowed things up a few days on the outside, work continued on the inside of FORSCOM's Army Ground Forces Band's new training facility. The project is 55 percent complete and on schedule for completion in June. The 18,748-square-foot building will have a state-of-the-art concert band rehearsal hall, a jazz band/large group rehearsal room for a 25-piece ensemble, six small group rehearsal rooms for five- to eight-piece ensembles, and seven individual practice rooms. Acoustic control will be accomplished through finish selections such as acoustical ceiling tile, acoustical wall panels and acoustic floor panels, particularly in the main rehearsal room, practice rooms and main lobby. All finish materials have environmental benefits and are durable and easy to maintain and replace as necessary. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, the summer of 2011, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • 22 become U.S. citizens

    Jan 27, 2011

    Twenty-two Fort Carson Soldiers and Family members from 14 countries pledged their allegiance to the United States during a naturalization ceremony Jan. 20 at Grant Library.

  • Hunter youth, teens have options with top-notch facility

    Jan 27, 2011

    If you drive down South Perimeter Road on Hunter Army Airfield, away from post about three miles, you will come across a brand-new facility on your left, just past the gas station. This building, 8805, is the home of School Age Services, ages 6-12, and Middle School/Teen program at Hunter Army Airfield. The brand-new facility, which opened in February 2010, is a mecca for children on Hunter.

  • 1st Air Cav trains for high altitude rescue hoist operations

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The 1st Air Cav. Bde., 1st Cav. Div., takes to the skies near Fort Carson, Colo., during rescue hoist operations training, Jan. 19. The training was held in conjunction with the brigade's ongoing participation in high altitude, mountain environmental training; meant to help the brigade prepare for its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Greywolf leaders prepare as New Dawn approaches

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Leaders throughout 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division attended a Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace seminar last week to prepare them for their deployment to Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn.

  • Ministry teams train up to reach a broader audience

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - Chaplains have great listening techniques and vocal skills that allow them to speak to large groups and individuals. However, being interviewed by media and speaking to local leaders in another country may require a different set of skills in today's real-world operations.

  • 1st Air Cav set to reach new heights

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Flying at high altitudes and dealing with rugged terrain conditions can be a challenging endeavor for any pilot or crew chief, especially in a combat theatre like Afghanistan.

  • Fort Benning icon comes back to life

    Jan 26, 2011

    A relic of an historic era on post is set to be revived after persistent determination by a proud unit and generous contributions from those who understand the nostalgia of the old building. The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will rededicate the USAMU Round House, commonly called the "Patton Round House" in association with Gen. George Patton's time at Ft. Benning, at a ceremony Friday.

  • AFAP Conference set to discuss 88 issues

    Jan 25, 2011

    The annual Army Family Action Plan Conference will take place next week in northern Virginia to review 88 issues elevated from commands worldwide.

  • UFC fighters step into First Strike's ring

    Jan 25, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-The Soldiers were engaged in their daily duties inside the motorpool when they received a surprise visit from six of the Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters prior to their televised event "Fight for the Troop 2," Jan. 21.

  • III Corps commander discusses drawdown in Iraq

    Jan 25, 2011

    As the III Corps mission in Iraq winds down and the Soldiers prepare to return to Central Texas, Lt. Gen. Bob Cone, USF-I deputy commanding general for operations and III Corps commander, highlighted the positive impact the unit has had during its year-long deployment, and the challenges still facing Iraq as they prepare to depart.

  • GEN Casey visits NTC in Ft. Irwin

    Jan 24, 2011

  • Headstone for Medal of Honor awardee unveiled

    Jan 22, 2011

    Approximately 200 people gathered at the grave of 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Robert Miller to witness the unveiling of his Medal of Honor marker in a ceremony hosted by the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and the Miller family, at the All Faiths Memorial Cemetery in Caselberry, Fla.

  • Army chief of staff visits National Training Center, discusses changes to training

    Jan 22, 2011

    Versatility in training will be the biggest change the National Training Center can expect to see in the future as the Army shifts its deployment training focus to include hybrid threat scenarios, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. during a visit to the NTC, Jan. 22.

  • Unveiling Ceremony for Medal of Honor headstone

    Jan 22, 2011

    This morning at the All Faiths Memorial Cemetery in Caselberry, Fla., approximately 200 people gathered at the grave of 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Robert Miller to witness the unveiling of his Medal of Honor marker in a ceremony hosted by the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and the Miller family.

  • STX lane training at the National Training Center

    Jan 21, 2011

    A gunner from 570th Engineer Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, watches for threats during an urban mounted patrol situational training exercise Jan. 18 at the National Training Center's Ertebat Shar village.

  • Clinic construction begins

    Jan 21, 2011

    Members of the Fort Carson community gathered at The Foxhole Jan. 12 for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new behavioral health clinic slated to open in spring 2012 as part of the resiliency campus.

  • Fort Bragg unveils new website

    Jan 21, 2011

    After six months of feedback from units all over post, the Fort Bragg website launched Tuesday at 5 p.m. The new site will have a different look and will be more user-friendly and easier to manage. Those visiting the website at www.bragg.army.mil, can expect something new and improved.

  • Fort Bragg community reminded of post-holiday suicide awareness

    Jan 21, 2011

    For some, the period after the holidays, mid-January to late February, is a time that brings sadness and depression that could lead to more dangerous actions. Fort Bragg's Directorate of Human Resources is reminding the community that historically, February is the month when the Army has seen a spike in the number of suicides committed by servicemembers. Soldiers, Family members and civilians are urged to be extra vigilant during this time.

  • Womack Army Medical Center offers tips to prevent cervical cancer

    Jan 21, 2011

    WomacK Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg provided information on prevention of certain types of cancer. Of all the types of cancer, cervical cancer is the only one with an anticancer vaccine available in medicine right now. In other words, it is the most preventable.

  • Womack Army Medical Center runs strong with army of volunteers

    Jan 21, 2011

    These are the unsung heroes of Fort Bragg, the 350 Red Cross volunteers who serve our Soldiers and Family members are all valuable members of the Fort Bragg team. In essence, they serve our Soldiers so that Soldiers may serve our country.

  • Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center allows donors to save lives

    Jan 21, 2011

    January is National Blood Donor Month, Fort Bragg issued a call to the community to give the gift of life and donate blood.

  • AH-64 Apache simulator provides valuable training to Fort Bragg pilots

    Jan 21, 2011

    The AH-64D Apache aircraft has been called a flying tank - the most lethal aircraft ever created - But training on multi-million dollar aircraft when you're half a world away from a Middle Eastern conflict can be tricky. Fort Bragg has a training simulator created by the Boeing Corporation that features a solid, two-trailer combination, which resembles an enclosed, mobile sound stage. Inside, the simulator houses a cockpit, which features separate aviator seats, complete with screens, and a vast computer system that connects a mass of hardware and software for prime operability.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers give thanks to a dream that lives on today

    Jan 21, 2011

    Fort Bragg observed Martin Luther King Day with a ceremony at the Fort Bragg Club that included a reenactment of King's "I Have a Dream" speech, music from the 82nd Airborne Division Chorus and Band and a special presentation by two representatives of the Cape Fear Regional Theater, performing "Wheels of a Dream." The main speaker for the ceremony was Lt. Gen. Dennis L. Via, director for Command, Control, Communication and Computer Systems, J6.

  • Helmick to Fort Bragg: 'Be proud of your community'

    Jan 21, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg commanding general, had a key message for the Soldiers, civilians and Family members that he leaves behind - "Be proud of your community and the units here on this installation." Helmick spoke with local reporters Tuesday, explaining the corps' mission during its upcoming deployment to Iraq; who will be in charge of Fort Bragg during the deployment and the current operation in the rebuilding country.

  • Nevada Army National Guard Soldier laid to rest

    Jan 21, 2011

    Nevada Army National Guard Soldier, Spc. Ronald Gaines, 1st Squadron, 221st Cavalry, was laid to rest in Las Vegas, Jan. 18. Gaines was killed in a hit and run accident on Jan. 8. Gaines redeployed from Afghanistan in 2010.

  • Fort Stewart Remembers Dr Martin Luther King Jr

    Jan 20, 2011

    For Sgt. 1st Class Bryan Harrison, an equal opportunity advisor with Third Infantry Division, one of Dr. Martin Luther King's many accomplishments is found among those he serves with.

  • Army sees slight reduction in active-duty suicides

    Jan 19, 2011

    The Army vice chief of staff reported a slight reduction this past year in suicides committed by Soldiers on active duty, from 162 in 2009 to 156 in 2010.

  • Brown: Don't let post changes blur mission

    Jan 19, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - As transformation to the Maneuver Center of Excellence unfolds with the spectacle surrounding the historic Armor-Infantry consolidation, leaders shouldn't lose sight of the post's primary mission, Maj. Gen. Robert Brown said.

  • Commission to recommend lifting ban on women in combat

    Jan 18, 2011

    A commission of current and retired officers, senior noncommissioned officers and civilians charged with evaluating Defense Department policies to ensure they promote equal opportunity plans to recommend lifting the ban on women in combat.

  • Life-like patrol helps prepare Black Jack Soldiers

    Jan 18, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A Soldier that's never been on a patrol in a combat zone would probably have a hard time imagining what it's like. They can hear stories from their bosses, read training manuals or watch war movies, but until they've been a part of it, they'll never know quite what to expect.

  • Study shows pre-deployment screening yields benefits

    Jan 18, 2011

    An Army study released today found that Soldiers who received extra behavioral-health screening prior to deployment had significantly lower rates of combat stress than those who did not.

  • Fort Bragg youth hockey tradition remains on a roll

    Jan 18, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's fall and winter youth ice hockey has been in full swing since October 2010 and won't end until February of this year. The Fort Bragg's FMWR has partnered with the Fayetteville-Cumberland Parks and Recreation to offer this exciting and tough sport to children both military and civilian.

  • Tracking Fort Bragg's newest engine

    Jan 18, 2011

    Fort Bragg ushered in the new decade with a softer-sounding chug, thanks to USAX 6508, a firebrick red engine commissioned for service on Dec. 15, 2010. The new model replaces one of two train engines that hauled military equipment for more than 20 years. The new engine runs on ultra-low sulfur fuel, an improved grade of diesel designed to lower emissions of particulate matter with a 2,900-gallon tank capacity of "greener" fuel, which will leave a lighter railmark for decades to come.

  • Fort Bragg mission essential personnel work through snow, ice to provide service to others

    Jan 18, 2011

    As everyone stayed snuggled up in their beds when Fort Bragg closed for inclement weather and hazardous road conditions Jan. 10 and 11, mission essential personnel carefully made their way to post to continue normal operations. Along with having crews scraping the roads clear of ice, DPW also ensures salt gets to customers who need it to prevent slipping on sidewalks frozen solid.

  • Fort Bragg lights flame to honor lives lost

    Jan 18, 2011

    Leaders from across Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base came together Friday to light the flame on the new memorial located on the Main Post Parade Field near the flagpole. The memorial pays homage to the victims of the Sept. 11, 2001 attacks and the servicemembers who have since fallen while fighting to protect our freedom.

  • Behavioral Health Screening Study

    Jan 18, 2011

    Identifying Soldiers for behavioral-health problems before they deploy to a combat zone, and then coordinating continuing care for those Soldiers while they are overseas, can reduce suicidal thoughts, psychiatric disorders and other problems, according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

  • 68th CSSB uncases colors

    Jan 14, 2011

    With the return of the 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, in November, the unit signified its official return with a colors uncasing ceremony Jan. 6 at the Special Events Center.

  • Therapy dog gets promoted

    Jan 14, 2011

    A battalion of Fort Carson Soldiers attended a special ceremony Dec. 17 as one of their buddies, named Fox, was promoted to the honorary rank of sergeant - no small feat for this dog who is part of the Evans Pet Therapy Program.

  • New Organization Serves Homeless Veterans

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Neal Wheelis was just 17 when he vowed to defend the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and joined the Coast Guard. Today he is homeless.

  • Army Extends Care For Gold Star Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On a sunny, crisp winter day, Redstone Arsenal's newest three-star general reached out to families who daily live the meaning behind the Army's values of courage, selfless service and sacrifice.

  • Providing Home For Survivor Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Emily McFall's life has led her to this moment. Standing among friends, supporters, well-wishers, and Army and community leaders, McFall could smile knowing she had completed a major milestone in a new Army initiative at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Preston talks past, present and future of Army

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- "The U.S. Army has become a Family business for many of us, with our sons and daughters also now serving," said Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston to those gathered at the meeting of the Alamo Chapter of the Association of the United States Army at the Sam Houston Club Jan. 7.

  • Picatinny 'squeezes in' solution for MRAP ammo stowage

    Jan 14, 2011

    As a result of the innovation and expertise of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Soldiers are now using an Army-approved ammo stowage system that is safe, reliable and effective. The system is called MARS, which stands for Modular Ammunition Restraint System. ARDEC has already sent more than 700 into combat zones. But that is only the beginning. The Army estimates that several thousand MARS will be sent to Iraq and Afghanistan within the year.

  • CMOC provides aid to Tajikistan

    Jan 14, 2011

    Orphans gather together in the Khissar Polio Orphanage at Khissar, Tajikistan Dec. 17. Third Army's Civil-Military Operations Center conducted its first assessment trip to the Republic of Tajikistan from Dec. 16-23 since being activated in August of 2010.

  • Neighbor, MP rescue girl trapped under massive icicle

    Jan 13, 2011

    North Country children can potentially skirt danger outdoors this winter if they steer clear of homes, buildings or other structures prone to icicle formations. In an incident just before the holidays, 7-year-old Kate-Lynn Hopkins was pinned down in more than a foot of snow by a giant icicle in Fort Drum's Crescent Woods housing area.

  • NBC 'Today' show airs surprise baby shower from Fort Drum

    Jan 13, 2011

    The nation witnessed Fort Drum's holiday spirit recently as 112 expectant mothers were treated to an early-morning surprise by NBC's "Today" show.

  • Medal of Honor recipient tours Hollywood

    Jan 13, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta and wife Jennifer along with Staff Sgt. Erick and Jacqueline Gallardo toured southern California for five days, meeting the public, community leaders and the media. They also visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, conducted a face-off between the LA Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs and met Hollywood celebrities.

  • Sustainers transfer command during ceremony

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (January 13, 2011) - The company commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), turned over command during a change of command ceremony here at Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Jan. 13.

  • Changes of command begin

    Jan 13, 2011

    The commander of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Col. Pete Jones passes the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment's guidon to Lt. Col. Andrew Hilmes during 3/1 Cav. Regt. change of command ceremony at Kelley Hill, Jan. 7. Hilmes assumed command of the battalion from Lt. Col. Chris Kennedy.

  • New CDC opens on Stewart

    Jan 12, 2011

    Fort Stewart held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for a new child development center at building 7100, Dec. 21. The facility serves as a daycare for children of Soldiers.

  • Soldier has seizure while driving, woman jumps in to help

    Jan 12, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A trip to the Main Post PX put Likedia Martinez in the right place at the right time to save a Soldier's life Dec. 28.

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