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  • Fort A.P. Hill launches mobile application for smart devices

    Apr 10, 2012

    Fort A.P. Hill is expanding its outreach to the Warriors it trains, employees who support them and the public with just a click of its new smart device and mobile application.

  • Job fairs offer opportunities for transitioning Soldiers, veterans, Family members

    Apr 10, 2012

    SAN ANTONIO--Are you a Soldier transitioning from active duty and looking for your next job?

  • Soldiers use virtual technology to prepare for battlefield

    Apr 10, 2012

    As current and future enemies attempt to adapt to the Army's tactics, techniques and procedures down range, counteraction seems to be a critical aspect of the training mission stateside.

  • Army examining what capabilities "make sense" for the network of the future

    Apr 10, 2012

    Network modernization is an Army priority. The U.S. Army will assess capabilities and emerging C4ISR technologies as part of its efforts to shape the future network when its annual integrated capabilities event begins at Fort Dix, N.J., April 16. The work will support initiatives to provide actionable intelligence at the squad level and improved situational awareness to dismounted Soldiers. The event, which provides an opportunity for stakeholders from across the DoD to integrate and exercise future force capabilities, will also inform efforts to accelerate and recapitalize C4ISR technologies into the current force, thus supporting the Agile acquisition process.

  • Regional Command (South) CSM conducts a battlefield circulation in Zabul province

    Apr 10, 2012

    In support of the mission in Regional Command (South), Command Sgt. Maj. Bryant C. Lambert, 82nd Airborne Division and RC(S) command sergeant major, conducted a battlefield circulation with leadership from RC(S) headquarters and Combined Task Force Arrowhead throughout Zabul province April 8.

  • 'Dreadnaught' earns Bronze Star for valiant effort

    Apr 10, 2012

    Spc. Alex Herron went above the call of duty to save a fellow Soldier who was wounded alongside him during a firefight Oct. 10, 2011, in the village of Jogram, Afghanistan.

  • Returning from another Cavalicious deployment

    Apr 10, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas --1st Cavalry Division friends and family members lifted welcome home signs, American flags and division logos into the air as two white buses pulled up in front of Cooper's Field.

  • A Nasty welcome for a company hero

    Apr 10, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C., Mar 26, 2012 -- After spending close to two years recovering at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center, a proud Paratrooper and combat engineer was given a heroes welcome by his former unit here last week.

  • New senior Army civilian joins Executive Service ranks

    Apr 9, 2012

    Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general/chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), hosted the induction into the Senior Executive Service (SES) of Mr. Guy C. Beougher, April 9, 2012, at Fort Bragg, N.C. The SES member serves a critical role between government leadership and the civilian workers who implement leadership directives. Beougher is the Assistant Deputy Chief of Staff, G4 (Logistics) for FORSCOM. The ceremony was the first of its type since the command's headquarters relocated to Fort Bragg from Fort McPherson, Ga., in 2011.

  • 412th TEC Soldiers, Family members relive Battle of Shiloh

    Apr 8, 2012

    Roby F. Evans, personnel security specialist, 412th Theater Engineer Command, and wife Trisha don Civil War-era traditional gear for the re-enactment of the Battle of Shiloh, Mar. 31, 2012.

  • Soldier aims to inspire, survive, thrive despite living with illness

    Apr 6, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 6, 2012) -- The plan is set. Sgt. 1st Class Patrick J. Kelly of Mike Company, 244th Quartermaster Battalion, 23rd QM Brigade, will lace up his boots, throw a 50-pound rucksack over his shoulders and march around the installation until he has covered 25 miles.

  • Secretary of the Army announces program to aid civilian employees

    Apr 6, 2012

    New directive encourages greater Army civilian professional development

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers wrap up largest JRTC rotation ever

    Apr 5, 2012

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light Infantry), formed the nexus of the largest Joint Readiness Training Center rotation ever, and single largest military exercise around Fort Polk, La., since the Louisiana Maneuvers of 1940.

  • 210th BSB Soldiers conduct cargo air drop training

    Apr 5, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. -- Soldiers from Distribution Platoon, F Company, 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team retrieved several pallets of cargo that were air dropped March 24 onto Geronimo Airfield at the Joint Readiness Training Center here.

  • Convoy Security Platoon provides vital transportation support

    Apr 5, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. -- When many people think about security within the Army, the jobs of military police, infantryman, cavalry scout or field artilleryman may come to mind. That is not the case in the Convoy Security Platoon of 210th Brigade Support Battalion (Provi-ders), 2nd Brigade Combat Team.

  • Warrior^Brigade DFAC thrives

    Apr 5, 2012

  • Young patriots: Fort Drum teen finds success in athletics, academics

    Apr 5, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- One Fort Drum teen is making tracks and splashes, while academically climbing to glory.

  • First 3d ESC Soldiers deploy to Afghanistan

    Apr 5, 2012

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (April 4, 2012) -- While much of Fort Knox's interest was focused on the activities on Fort Knox's Brooks Field the morning of April 4, the attention of about 50 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Soldiers and their Families were tightly focused on one thing -- saying goodbye.

  • Children hop into spring with Eggsperience

    Apr 5, 2012

    Children scrambled across the field Saturday to collect multicolored eggs with hopes of receiving candy at Eggsperience, the annual springtime event. But when the children exchanged their eggs for a bag of candy, one young boy insisted on keeping his empty Easter eggs.

  • Military child defies odds, beats cancer

    Apr 5, 2012

    Colton Taylor doesn't know how special he is. The rambunctious 3-year-old is more interested in swinging from the bar at his gymnastics facility, talking about his favorite super hero, Astro Boy, and eating his afternoon snack of Cocoa Puffs.

  • Observance brings sexual assault awareness

    Apr 5, 2012

    Sexual Assault Awareness Month kicked off Thursday with the annual Denim Day and more events are scheduled throughout the month to educate the community.

  • ASC's Small Business office presents at Milan Chamber of Commerce

    Apr 5, 2012

    Small Business presentation by Diane Wheeler, ASC, at Milan Chamber of Commerce on April 4 in Milan, Ill.

  • Sustainers case colors, prepare to deploy

    Apr 5, 2012

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (April 4, 2012) -- Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) cased its colors Wednesday April 4, during a ceremony on Brooks Field as it prepares to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • ASC historian presents RIA 150th anniversary program to local AUSA chapter

    Apr 5, 2012

    George Eaton, Army Sustainment Command historian, shares the Rock Island Arsenal 150th Celebration plans during the monthly Association of the United States Army meeting March 29 at the Arsenal Golf Club. RIA is planning a celebration in July for the RIA personnel and the public.

  • 'New' tanks arrive at Fort Riley

    Apr 5, 2012

    Several dozen of the Army's "newest" Abrams tanks wait to be offloaded from flatbed train cars March 28 at Fort Riley's Railhead. The M1A2 SEP V2 tanks arrived at Fort Riley March 27 and were delivered to the Soldiers with the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division April 2. The new tanks are "refurbished zero-mile/zero-hour tanks" that contain system enhancements, including a new cooling system and fully digital operations. Tank crews with the 1st Battalion, 63rd Armor Regiment and 1st Battalion, 18th Infantry Regiment will begin training on them later this spring. More M1A2 SEP V2s are scheduled to arrive at Fort Riley later this year to update the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team's tank fleet.

  • Fort Riley aviation Soldiers team with Airmen for deployment exercise

    Apr 5, 2012

    Soldiers from the 601st Aviation Support Battalion, Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division conducted an Emergency Deployment Readiness Exercise at Marshall Army Airfield March 30.

  • Det. 21, DCP 2 return from Afghanistan

    Apr 5, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Kevin D. Rogers, Detachment 21, Deployable Command Post 2, 412th Theater Engineer Command, accepts his Welcome Home Warrior Citizen award from Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Flubacher, TEC's senior enlisted leader, during the detachment's Welcome Home Warrior-Citizen ceremony, Camp Shelby, Miss., Apr. 3, 2012.

  • Special Forces Regimental Day marks 50 years of history with the green beret

    Apr 5, 2012

    The past and present of the green beret were celebrated during a Special Forces Regimental Day ceremony April 5 on Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Hurricane rehearsal gets into the nitty-gritty

    Apr 5, 2012

    On the second day of U.S. Army North's interagency hurricane response drill, emergency response leaders went step-by-step through response scenarios in a war-gaming process meant to weed-out ineffective and inefficient processes.

  • McMaster tapped for promotion, command of Benning

    Apr 4, 2012

    FORT BENNING, Ga. (April 4, 2012) -- The Chief of Staff of the Army announced March 27 the selection of Brig. Gen. Herbert .R. McMaster Jr., for promotion to major general and Command of the U.S. Army Maneuver Center of Excellence (MCoE) and Fort Benning.

  • Army Releases Second Quarter Accident Statistics

    Apr 4, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, ALA. -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently compiled Army-wide accident fatality data for the second quarter of fiscal 2012. From Jan. 1 through March 31, 2012, 30 Soldiers died in accidents, a 6 percent decrease from the first quarter of the year.

  • Enablers Critical to First Army Training Successes

    Apr 4, 2012

    Planning and conducting training exercises for Army National Guard units is nothing new for First Army's skilled trainers. However, bringing multiple organizations together within 75 days to train and evaluate the headquarters staff of the Indiana Army National Guard's 76th Infantry Brigade Combat Team on an unfamiliar deployment mission introduced some new challenges. More than 60 trainers and support personnel from seven different organizations converged here to train, support and evaluate the 76th during its four-day culminating training exercise, a key component, prior to its Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan.

  • Screaming Eagle Soldier to be presented Distinguished Service Cross

    Apr 4, 2012

    Sgt. Felipe Pereira will be presented with the Distinguished Service Cross by Gen. Ray Odierno, chief of staff of the Army, during a ceremony scheduled for April 12, 2012 at the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) Headquarters located on Fort Campbell, Ky. Pereira is assigned to Company A, 1st Battalion, 502d Infantry Regiment (Strike).

  • Behind polished brass: Soldiers of the I Corps Honor Guard

    Apr 4, 2012

    Since the I Corps Honor Guard's Soldiers serve in a ceremonial unit, they're chosen through meeting criteria such as demonstrated physical skills and the manual dexterity needed to handle flags and ceremonial rifles. They must be in compliance with height and weight standards. Those Soldiers chosen for assignment to the honor guard are tested for competence in performing ceremonial duty.

  • Cavalry troopers pursue EIB, demonstrate proficiency in tasks

    Apr 4, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas--"They say that the EIB is the mark of a man for an infantry Soldier," stated Spc. Royce Applegren, an infantryman assigned to Company A, 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division.

  • 3BSTB conducts PT challenge

    Apr 4, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas --The 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a physical fitness challenge at the baseball fields on Battalion Ave. here on Fort Hood to foster friendly competition and esprit d' corps amongst its units on Mar. 28, 2012.

  • 864th Engineer Bn hosts lunch-and-learn community outreach

    Apr 4, 2012

    Commanders, past and present, came together for a day of sharing and reflecting March 22nd. Lt. Col. John Henderson, commander of the 864th Engineer battalion, together with other battalion staff and Soldiers spent the day with retired Vietnam era 864th commander, Col. Mel Wohlman, and some of his fellow members of the Gig Harbor Welcome Club touring the base and sharing history.

  • Fort Riley Soldiers complete decontamination exercise

    Apr 4, 2012

    Soldiers of the 172nd Chemical Company recently took part in an annual external evaluation designed to evaluate the company's mass casualty decontamination skills following a simulated chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear (CBRN) attack.

  • Paralegal AIT course begins at Fort Lee

    Apr 4, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 4, 2012) -- Fort Lee's newest military occupational specialty producing school started training March 26 in the trailers near the Aerial Delivery and Field Services Department building.

  • Certification program puts teachers to the test

    Apr 4, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (April 4, 2012) -- Earning high marks during a recent accreditation inspection, an instructor development program here has the potential of becoming a standard practice throughout the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command's Advanced Individual Training community.

  • DLA Aviation's multi-servivce partnership with Tooele Army Depot

    Apr 4, 2012

    In the continuing effort to provide alternative means of supporting Defense Logistics Agency-managed national stock numbers, DLA Aviation in Ogden, Utah is partnering with Tooele Army Depot's, Tooele, Utah, engineering staff, growing the depot's organic manufacturing capability. The partnership is proving beneficial to both DLA and Tooele with workload generating from DLA Aviation and DLA Troop Support.

  • Gen. Rodriguez presents Purple Heart, re-enlists 11 Soldiers at FORSCOM band ceremony

    Apr 4, 2012

    Gen. David M. Rodriguez, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, officiated at a ceremony at which he awarded a Purple Heart to one Soldier and administered the Oath of Enlistment to 11 Soldiers of The Army Ground Forces Band, April 4, at Fort Bragg, N.C. While serving with the 1st Infantry Division band in Iraq, Master Sgt. James K. Freeman was wounded in action by an enemy improvised explosive device (IED) while he was en route to a performance mission, July 3, 2010. The re-enlisting Soldiers pledged again "to support and defend the Constitution of the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic," as well as "bear true faith and allegiance to the same" and obey the orders of the President of the United States and the orders of the officers appointed over them.

  • 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry cases colors

    Apr 4, 2012

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. -- Proud onlookers fill the stands as 4,000, 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, Soldiers stand ready to deploy to Afghanistan. The 2nd SBCT, 2nd ID, "Lancers" cased its colors on Watkins Field March 30, in preparation for their mission to support Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Senior leaders of Area IV sign Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation

    Apr 4, 2012

    DAEGU, South Korea--Brig. Gen. Paul C. Hurley, 19th Expeditionary Sustainment Command commanding general, and Col. Kathleen Gavle, United States Army Garrison--Daegu commander, signed this year's Sexual Assault Awareness Proclamation April 4 in front of the 19th ESC headquarters building located on Camp Henry.

  • Posthumous awards given to Texas WWII veteran's family

    Apr 3, 2012

    Almost seven decades after his honorable discharge from the United States Army, the late Pfc. James Rhoads has been recognized for his bravery and valor for service to his country.

  • Fort Drum troops help Security Force Assistance Teams prepare for Afghan tour

    Apr 3, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. - Soldiers from, 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment deployed to the Joint Readiness Training Center in March with the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) to assist in training hundreds of members of Security Force Assistance Teams. The SFATs will be deploying to Afghanistan to advise and assist Afghanistan's police and military to facilitate the transition of the country's security to them.

  • 3rd Cav completes conversion with Strykers' arrival

    Apr 3, 2012

    Fort Hood leadership joined 3rd Cavalry Regiment troopers for a Stryker Christening Ceremony, April 2, 2012, at Fort Hood's Rail Operations Center.

  • 46th ASB conducts first STX

    Apr 3, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. -- Soldiers from the 46th Aviation Support Battalion conducted a Situational Training Exercise at training area eight to be evaluated on Soldier skill level one tasks March 26-30.

  • Soldiers honored for saving child in stolen vehicle

    Apr 2, 2012

    Two Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Third Infantry Division, were recognized during a ceremony held at Hunter Army Airfield, Ga., for their actions of pursuing a fleeing suspect and leading to the safe return of a child.

  • Vietnam Veteran Receives Bronze Star, Thanks to A Loyal and Dedicated Friend

    Apr 2, 2012

    An Army veteran who helped close down the final operations of the Vietnam War 40 years ago was given a long overdue honor.

  • Improved analysis of airborne threats provides more time for pilot to respond

    Apr 2, 2012

    The Integrated Aircraft Survivability Equipment Technology Demonstration Program Correlation Software is government developed software that improves aircraft survivability and mission planning beyond currently available software by bringing together available threat data and analyzing that data so the pilot doesn't have to do so separately.

  • Demobilization Process prepares 45th IBCT Soldiers to transition back to civilian lives

    Apr 2, 2012

    FORT MEADE, Md. - The ultimate goal for more than 3,000 Oklahoma National Guard Soldiers returning from eight-month deployments to Afghanistan and Kuwait is to complete the demobilization process at Camp Shelby Joint Forces Training Center, Miss., and return home as soon as possible. Already, more than 2,000 Soldiers have made that transition and are now home with their friends and families.

  • Setting Conditions for Success

    Apr 2, 2012

    Editor's note: Two pilots assigned to the 160th SOAR (Airborne) received the Broken Wing Award Dec. 12, 2011. Chief Warrant Officer 3 Stephen Love and Chief Warrant Officer 3 Bryan Young were presented the award from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center for their skill, judgment and technique during an in-flight emergency. The Broken Wing Award recognizes aircrew members who demonstrate a high degree of professional skill while recovering from an in-flight failure or malfunction requiring an emergency landing. Love and Young were able to safely bring down their MH-47 Chinook after experiencing a complete hydraulic failure as a result of enemy fire.

  • First Army Division East Best Warrior Competition

    Apr 2, 2012

  • A Flair for Science

    Apr 2, 2012

    NGIC supports student success in science and technology

  • Vietnam veterans welcomed home -- finally

    Apr 2, 2012

    The Vietnam Veterans Homecoming Celebration drew more than 60,000 veterans, family members and friends to the Charlotte Motor Speedway, N.C., Saturday.

  • U.S. Forces Fight in the Atropian City of Razish

    Apr 2, 2012

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- Many people are not aware of the war between the countries of Donovia and Atropia over the border city of Razish, and for good reason, it's not real. The countries aren't real and the battles are only a training simulation. But, no matter how simulated the combat is, the outcome of the fighting will have a major impact on the future of the Army.

  • 449th Engineer Company train at NTC in preparation for deployment

    Mar 31, 2012

    Reserve Soldiers from the 449th Engineer Company, 926th Engineer Brigade, perform a dismounted roadside bomb search during a route clearance convoy at the National Training Center. (Photo: Spc. Devin M. Wood, 412th TEC Public Affairs)

  • Rangers honored for valor, physical prowess

    Mar 30, 2012

    In duel ceremonies, Rangers of the 1st Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment, were honored for their sacrifice, acts of valor and their physical prowess.

  • Westphal discusses the future of the Army with 1st Mission Support Command

    Mar 30, 2012

    Westphal discusses the future of the Army with 1st Mission Support Command

  • Westphal: Diversity is Army's strength, leadership it's cornerstone

    Mar 30, 2012

    Emphasizing the importance of diversity and leadership within the U.S. Army, Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal delivered the keynote address to more than 175 cadets during the University of Puerto Rico-Rio Piedras' ROTC ball.

  • Army Spring Summer Safety Campaign Underway

    Mar 30, 2012

    Fort Rucker, Ala. (April 1, 2012) -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center commences it's official Spring and Summer safety campaign and encourages all Soldiers, Family Members and Department of the Army Civilians to remain prepared for the fun and hazards associated with warmer weather.

  • Unit aims to save Army $383,000, employs Soldiers at Fort Hood CRSP yard

    Mar 30, 2012

    When the 297th Inland Cargo Transfer Company was conducting operations in Afghanistan, part of the unit's mission was running a shipping and distribution point in theater. They are taking on a similar mission at Fort Hood; a mission that also presents new challenges and training opportunities.

  • JBLM units receive Navy Presidential Unit Citation

    Mar 30, 2012

    The Navy Presidential Unit Citation was awarded to the 4th Battalion, 23rd Infantry Regiment, and Alpha Company, 1st Battalion, 17th Infantry Regiment, during a ceremony here, March 23.

  • 210th BSB Soldiers train on sling load operations

    Mar 29, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. -- Soldiers assigned to A Company, 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, conducted sling load training March 14, on the Self Airfield during their Joint Readiness Training Center rotation here.

  • Sappers practice explosive tricks of trade

    Mar 29, 2012

    Soldiers from 693rd Engineer Company, 7th Engineer Battalion, 10th Sustainment Brigade, conducted a series of Sapper training events this month to teach new Soldiers tricks of the trade.

  • GMACC officials visit, tour Marne Division

    Mar 29, 2012

    The home of the Third Infantry Division was visited by Georgia Military Affairs Coordinating Committee officials, March 22-23. The visit included GMACC Executive Director Maj. Gen. (Ret.) David Bockel, Deputy Executive Director Col. (Ret.) Bill Cain, Maj. Gen. (Ret.) Jeff Arnold, Command Sgt. Maj. (Ret.) Jeffrey Ashmen and former Hinesville Mayor Tom Ratcliffe.

  • Saber Squadron teaches importance of AER

    Mar 29, 2012

    Troopers from 3rd "Saber" Squadron, 7th Cavalry, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, did their part to ensure that the Saber Squadron is living up to the Army Emergency Relief's Campaign motto of "Soldiers taking care of their own" during a special Army Emergency Relief signing ceremony, March 16.

  • Get SHARP: Soldiers encouraged to report

    Mar 29, 2012

    "It's important to report," said a Third Infantry Division female NCO Soldier. She will be referred to as Sgt. Doe, who wished to remain anonymous for the purpose of this interview. "If you would have asked me that question a year a half ago, my answer probably wouldn't be the same, but it is important."

  • 'Vanguard' Soldiers launch into rare TOW missile training at Fort Stewart

    Mar 29, 2012

    Cavalry Scouts with the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division fired into a training opportunity not too common at Fort Stewart, Ga., March 23. Three crews with Troop B, 6th Squadron, 8th Cavalry Regiment, triggered two, tube-launched, optically tracked, wire-guided missiles--a first-time event for the Vanguard Brigade at their home-station.

  • Pride of Ownership in Personal Safety

    Mar 29, 2012

    As the spring and summer seasons approach, the likelihood a Soldier will become an accident statistic increases. To counter that trend, the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center is asking service members to take pride of ownership in their personal safety.

  • Engineers compete at Black Diamonds squad challenge

    Mar 29, 2012

    Soldiers from the 92nd "Black Diamonds" Engineer Battalion participated in the unit's squad competition field training exercise held at Fort Stewart, Mar. 19 -23.

  • 3rd ID observes Women's History Month

    Mar 29, 2012

  • Police Officer, College Student, Human Resource NCO are top New York Army National Guard Warriors

    Mar 29, 2012

    A Korean-American police officer with three combat tours under his belt, and a community college student slated to deploy for the first time in the fall have been selected as traditional Non-commissioned Officer of the Year and Soldier of the Year for the 10,500-member New York Army National Guard. Staff Sgt. Sihoon Chung, a resident of Ridgefield, N. J. and a Leonia, N.J. police officer was named traditional part-time Non-commissioned Officer of the Year. Spec. Brian Lekhmus, a student a Dutchess County Community College and a Salt Point, N.Y. resident was selected as junior enlisted Soldier of the Year following a competition here on March 24-25. Sgt. David Martinsen, a Troy resident, was picked as the outstanding Active Guard and Reserve Non-commissioned Officer of the Year for the New York Army National Guard.

  • Gold Star spouses honored for continued selfless service

    Mar 29, 2012

    Those of us in uniform serve because we love our country; our spouses serve out of their love for us. They support us on the home front while we defend our country's freedoms, ensuring that day-to-day operations run smoothly and efficiently.

  • Stryker NBC recon vehicles to make Raider Brigade safer, independent

    Mar 29, 2012

    Two teams from 3rd Brigade Special Troops Battalion are training to be the first in 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team's history to become fully licensed on the Stryker Nuclear, Biological, Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicles.

  • Soldiers stand tall at St Patrick's Day events

    Mar 29, 2012

    It was that time of year again in Savannah: the streets were flooded with green, white and gold and filled to the brim with people from across America and the world celebrating Irish heritage. And, like every year that Savannah stages America's largest St. Patrick's Day Parade, the Third Infantry Division played an integral part.

  • Vanguard Soldiers train in vehicle recovery

    Mar 29, 2012

    Sixteen troops tested their ability to prove that no terrain is too tough to help keep the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, on the right path. The 'Vanguard Brigade' mechanics performed more than a routine maintenance procedure, March 5-20, and learned how to unearth hefty military vehicles submerged in Fort Stewart's red clay.

  • 3SB SGM sets standard for NCOs

    Mar 29, 2012

    The first thing built on a house is the foundation; it has to be good and strong in order to survive. The same can be said for a military career; it depends heavily on having a strong base foundation.

  • Gentle giants greet troops, Families

    Mar 29, 2012

    Eight of the most recognizable icons in American culture paraded through the Fort Stewart Post Exchange parking lot, March 14. As crowds gathered on the sidewalks with cameras flashing, the Budweiser Clydesdale horses pulled the fire engine red wagon complete with the popular brewery's signature Dalmatian, around the parking lot before pausing by the entrance for pictures.

  • Division West Soldier honors historic heroes in Bataan Death March

    Mar 29, 2012

    WHITE SANDS MISSILE RANGE, N.M. -- Nearly 7,000 military personnel, retirees and civilians gathered here March 25 to commemorate the 70th anniversary of the Bataan Death March and participate in the 23rd Annual Bataan Memorial Death March, a 26.2-mile marathon.

  • Youth Mock Deployment: Fort Hood youth 'deploy' to walk a day in Soldiers' boots

    Mar 29, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Fort Hood youth spent March 24 in their Soldier-parent's boots during Operation Military Youth Mock Deployment at the Bronco Youth Center. This event marked the fifth time Fort Hood has hosted the Army Community Service and Child, Youth and School Services-sponsored event.

  • Fort Hood turns on solar field, generates renewable energy

    Mar 29, 2012

    After a year of planning and construction, Fort Hood, Texas, and Universal Services Fort Hood Inc. activated a solar field of nearly 3,000 photovoltaic panels.

  • CG offers recognition for Vietnam vets

    Mar 29, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas - III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr. keeps a memento of a special Vietnam veteran close to his heart. Along with his own Army-issued dog tags, a dog tag his wife was issued as a spouse in Europe, and a St. Christopher medallion, the general wears a dog tag from his father, retired Col. Donald M. Campbell Sr.

  • Youths tackle 'Blow Tube Envy,' 'Red Venus'

    Mar 29, 2012

    Alex Rodriguez pulled himself over the lip of "Blow Tube Envy." He looked up the sandstone face -- still 30 feet to go. Grasping onto the thin holds, Alex braced himself against the 35-mph winds that blew through the canyon.

  • Employers pledge to hire spouses

    Mar 29, 2012

    Laura Bailey didn't expect to represent the thousands of spouses affiliated with Fort Carson March 21 at the Military Spouse Employment Program Pikes Peak Regional Induction and Signing Ceremony held at the Elkhorn Conference Center.

  • DPW protects cultural sites

    Mar 29, 2012

    Remnants of cultures long ago lay in the canyons, hilltops and grasslands across Fort Carson's 373,000 acres. The preservation of these prehistoric and historic sites remains a top priority for garrison staff members of the Cultural Resources Management Team at Fort Carson.

  • Fightin' Fifth Honors Women's History

    Mar 29, 2012

    5th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade sponsored the 2012 Women's History Month observance, which focused on women's empowerment, held at Abrams Theater here, March 28.

  • CASCOM honors nation's 10th president

    Mar 29, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Stephen E. Farmen officiates ceremony at Hollywood Cemetery

  • Soldier attributes accomplishments to family support

    Mar 29, 2012

    Warrant Officer Roxanne Pitts and her daughter Evelyn after Pitts' graduation from the Warrant Officer Candidate School, Fort Rucker, Ala. March 30, 2010. Pitts credits support from her family for her military achievements.

  • FORSCOM, TRADOC conference communicates strategically with Reserve Component generals

    Mar 28, 2012

    For the first time, U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command "nested" their annual conferences with Army Reserve Component senior leadership into one combined conference, the FORSCOM Command Readiness Program and TRADOC Reserve Component General Officer Conference at the LaVern E. Weber National Guard Professional Education Center, Camp Robinson, Ark., March 26-28. With a theme of "Shaping the Army of 2020: Meeting the Needs of the Nation," the purpose of the conference was to communicate strategically with general officers from the Army Reserve and Army National Guard while addressing both FORSCOM's and TRADOC's priorities.

  • First Army-based Starbase Academy opens on Hunter Army Airfield

    Mar 28, 2012

    The Third Infantry Division and Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield partnered with the Savannah-Chatham County School System, the STARBASE Savannah Foundation and Gulfstream to open the first-ever STARBASE Academy on an active-Army installation. The goal of STARBASE is to give local fifth graders specialized STEM learning - science, technology, engineering and math.

  • Family Readiness Support Assistant making a difference at the 841st Engineer Battalion

    Mar 28, 2012

    Lt. Col. William Schaper, commander of 841st Engineer Battalion, presents a certificate of appreciation to Janette Chandler, the battalion's Family Readiness Support Assistant for coordinating a successful Yellow Ribbon event for more than 500 Soldiers and their families in Miami, Fla.

  • Joint Task Force Civil Support conducts readiness training

    Mar 28, 2012

    Joint Task Force Civil Support commands and controls federal forces during an emergency in support of state and local authorities at the request of the state governor following a natural or manmade disaster. JTFCS commands and controls designated DOD forces and conducts time-critical support operations to save lives, prevent further injury, and enable community recovery.

  • Army focuses on university research

    Mar 28, 2012

    Undersecretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal came to the University of Texas at Austin looking to strengthen the school's ties with the Army.

  • Excercise Sudden Response March 2012

    Mar 28, 2012

    Servicemembers and civilian federal employees assigned to Joint Task Force Civil Support based at Fort Eustis, Va., set up tents (modular deployable rapid assembly shelters) as part of Sudden Response One during a readiness exercise March 13, 2012. JTFCS commands and controls designated Department of Defense forces and conducts time-critical support operations to save lives, prevent further injury, and enable community recovery in the event of national catastrophes. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. Barry St. Clair)

  • Chief of Transportation earns his star

    Mar 28, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March28, 2012) -- Fellow Soldiers, Family members and friends gathered at the Lee Club Friday to celebrate the promotion of Stephen E. Farmen to brigadier general.

  • Exercise Sudden Response prepared for disaster relief

    Mar 28, 2012

    Joint Task Force Civil Support (JTFCS) command assessment mission analysis complex located at JTFCS headquarters, Fort Eustis, Virginia during a Sudden Response One exercise March 13, 2012. JTFCS commands and controls designated DOD forces and conducts time-critical support operations to save lives, prevent further injury, and enable community recovery.

  • Four-star general lights up North Country morning

    Mar 28, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A former brigade commander, turned four-star general, lit up the North Country with her expertise and recollection of fond Fort Drum memories during a visit here Thursday.

  • 'ROC Drill' explores Army Transportation's future

    Mar 28, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 28, 2012) -- A strategy session here this week will help shape the future of Army transportation or, more specifically, the Joint Logistics Over The Shore operations that supplement the U.S. military's ability to move thousands of personnel and many tons of equipment by sea.