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  • 101st Soldiers grapple in Combatives Level 3 training

    Feb 10, 2012

    Forty-three Soldiers from the 101st Airborne Division volunteered to brawl with each other and physically exhaust themselves for four weeks. "This was really physical," said Spc. Tommy Rowland, an intelligence analyst from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 4th BCT. "You have to push yourself to the limit. You do [physical training] all day, at the same time operating while being exhausted." The Soldiers graduated from Combatives Level 3 training Feb. 3 at Lozada Physical Fitness Center.

  • Changes coming for the Army's Active Component retention program

    Feb 10, 2012

    Army Command, Army Service Component Commands and Direct Reporting Units will establish brigade-level reenlistment objectives and as in the past, commanders will be directed to retain a percentage of the eligible population. In March 2012 the reenlistment window opens for Soldiers whose enlistments end in fiscal year 2013.

  • FORSCOM Commander visits Stryker Brigades

    Feb 10, 2012

    During his visit to JBLM, Gen. David Rodriquez, commander U.S. Army Forces Command, took the opportunity to find out what the Soldiers of the 2nd and 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Teams, 2nd Infantry Division, have to show for equipment and manpower.

  • ALC-CC becomes necessity for NCO promotions

    Feb 10, 2012

    Soldiers can expect to see a decrease in promotion waivers issued for lack of noncommissioned officer education schools, such as Advanced Leader Course -- Common Core, said Sgt. Maj. Scott L. Denson, ALC-CC director at the U.S. Sergeants Major Academy, here.

  • Honorable Lamont visits TRADOC, Fort Eustis Army mariners

    Feb 10, 2012

    The Honorable Thomas R. Lamont, Assistant Secretary of the Army (Manpower & Reserve Affairs), was invited by Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, to get a firsthand look Feb. 9 at how the Army's Learning Model enhances real-world water logistics missions.

  • U.S. Reputation Goes Long Way Worldwide

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The reputation of the U.S. and its Army stands tall with foreign governments.

  • Fitness Center Renovation Nears Completion

    Feb 10, 2012

    Jensen Fitness Center has been closed for remodeling since December 2010, now over a year later; the completion of the two million dollar renovation is in sight.

  • Kayak Safety Taught On JBLM

    Feb 10, 2012

    the Northwest Adventure Center at JBLM offers a safe way for fans of kayaking to learn all the safety methods necessary to enjoy the fun of kayaking with a little less risk and a little more warmth.

  • Prototype Integration Facility Creates Real World Solutions

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Necessity truly is the mother of invention at the Prototype Integration Facility. Most of the inventions conceived at the Aviation and Missile Research Development and Engineering Center, Engineering Directorate PIF were inspired by war fighters' needs for rapid solutions to shortfalls or problems within the theater of operations.

  • Onsite paves way for FORSCOM Campaign Plan, a road ahead to Army of 2020

    Feb 10, 2012

    The United States Army Forces Command concluded its Onsite at its Fort Bragg headquarters to facilitate the development of the FORSCOM Campaign Plan. Over the two-and-one-half day Onsite, senior leaders and staff built the foundation for a consolidated approach to achieve the campaign plan.

  • New Soldiers Inducted into Sgt. Audie Murphy Club

    Feb 10, 2012

    Four Soldiers earned induction into the post chapter of the SAMC during a ceremony at the NCO academy auditorium, Jan. 6.

  • Wall Honors Leaders In Nation's Missile Defense

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- The Jan. 26 th annual membership luncheon of the Air, Space and Missile Defense Association included a tribute to the past with the unveiling of a Wall of Honor featuring leading scientists, business people and government civilians whose early contributions to the nation's space and missile defense have made it what it is today.

  • Space Capabilities Rank High For Decisive Force

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- As the Department of Defense and the Army look for ways to reduce forces while increasing strategic capabilities, the leader of the Space and Missile Defense Command/Army Forces Strategic Command is confident his organization will continue to provide capabilities essential to the Army's core strength.

  • Army Civilians Take On Leadership Basics

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Good Army leaders start with the basics -- safety, training, and ensuring Soldier and family strength both physically and spiritually.

  • FMWR Focuses On Postwide Family Fun Activities

    Feb 10, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- All communities are defined by their quality of life. And that's no exception at Redstone Arsenal.

  • A different look at deployment: Wife deploys while husband mans the home front

    Feb 10, 2012

  • Bargains to be had at Fort Myer Thrift Shop

    Feb 10, 2012

    Secondhand. New to you. Previously-owned.

  • ACAP at JBLM prepares for drawdown with sturdier policy

    Feb 10, 2012

    The strategic reset is an initiative that has already trickled into effect for many Soldiers throughout Joint Base Lewis-McChord as criteria for promotion and reenlistment become stricter. The Army Career and Alumni Program is prepared to respond to the increase of transitioning Soldiers with revisions to the current transition policy.

  • Big Red One 'Iron Rangers' receive honors for courageous acts

    Feb 9, 2012

    The 1st Battalion, 16th Infantry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, honored ninety-four of its Soldiers during an awards ceremony.

  • CJTF-1 Soldier earns FORSCOM EOA of the Year

    Feb 9, 2012

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan--Soldiers join the Army from different parts of the world, trusting they will be treated fair and equal regardless of race, gender or religion. U.S. Army Master Sgt. George Parks, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., upholds these values and gives all his time and dedication to any Soldier who walks into his office, as the Combined Joint Task Force-1 Equal Opportunity Advisor.

  • Sappers keep it simple getting back to basics

    Feb 9, 2012

    The week began as two Chinooks landed in a field, lowering their back ramps to allow the squads to exit quickly and secure the area.

  • Soldier reflects on past, future during Black History Month

    Feb 9, 2012

    Staff Sergeant Marquita Young, Aviation Operations Sergeant, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, has a storied history in the Army.

  • Lighthorse leaders earn their spurs

    Feb 9, 2012

    Leaders from the 3rd Squadron, 17th Cavalry Regiment, put their Army knowledge, leadership skills, and physical stamina to the test Feb. 2 during the Lighthorse Spur Ride here, in hopes of earning the right to wear the Cavalry's Silver Spurs.

  • Robbery, identity theft case solved thanks to team effort

    Feb 9, 2012

    The six principles of the Third Infantry Division's command philosophy touches on the element of teamwork. It states that our outfit is loaded with great individual leaders, Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians, but we will only be as a good as our ability to work together. And, two Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Civilians and the local community exemplified just that.

  • Fort Drum's senior chaplain talks stigma

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Although he understands why 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers returning from war might feel stigmatized for struggling with issues like post-traumatic stress, Fort Drum's senior chaplain wants the community to know there is no dishonor in asking for help. Chaplain (Col.) Darrell Thomsen Jr., who recently took over as senior installation chaplain, likened the invisible wounds that Soldiers often receive to the fractured leg of a football player who temporarily leaves the game.

  • 3rd BCT torch party returns to Fort Drum after a year in Afghanistan

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The first Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), returned Feb. 2 to Fort Drum from their yearlong deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Fort Drum SKIES Unlimited program 'Kids in the Kitchen' encourages independence, responsibility

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Children of 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldiers are slicing and dicing, chilling and grilling their way to healthy after-school snacks in the "Kids in the Kitchen" class.

  • Headed to Afghanistan: Engineers case colors

    Feb 9, 2012

    Capt. Dustin Centofanti said his Soldiers are ready to deploy. "We're ready to go. They're excited. They're ready," he said before Wednesday's casing ceremony for the 569th Mobility Augmentation Company, 4th Engineer Battalion.

  • Hunting lets wounded warriors feel 'normal'

    Feb 9, 2012

    Sgt. 1st Class Johnny Moore knelt in the brush, sight set on the white-tailed deer. He pulled the trigger, sending the herd scampering. Ratcheting his high-powered rifle, Moore waited.

  • Fort Lee offers Biblical resiliency classes

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb.9, 2012) -- The Religious Support Office has launched another new initiative in the chapels at Fort Lee. The latest will help measure individual strength - biblically speaking.

  • Soldiers, students create a work of art

    Feb 9, 2012

    Mountainside Elementary School officials unveiled their 15-foot papier-mâché marionette art project during a ceremony at the school Feb. 3.

  • Fort Hood honors fallen general with cannon salute

    Feb 9, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- A cannon salute was fired Feb. 9 in front of III Corps Headquarters in honor of the late Brig. Gen. Terence J. Hildner. The 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Commanding General died in Afghanistan Feb. 3 of apparent natural causes.

  • MAC is back: 55th Mobility Augmentation Company returns to post

    Feb 8, 2012

    More than 90 Soldiers with the 55th Mobility Augmentation Company, 5th Engineer Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, were greeted by Family members, friends, and comrades who filled the gymnasium at the welcome home ceremony held at Davidson Fitness Center Feb. 5.

  • Onsite focuses on FORSCOM Campaign Plan, road to Army of 2020

    Feb 8, 2012

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Feb. 8, 2012) The United States Army Forces Command is conducting a two-and-a-half-day onsite here at the FORSCOM headquarters. The purpose of the gathering is to facilitate the final development of the FORSCOM Campaign Plan and establish an agreed-upon way ahead. "The Army is going through lots of changes here," said Gen. David M. Rodriguez, the FORSCOM commanding general, during his opening remarks. "What we've got to do is get ahead of it. We've got to stay ahead of it. We've got to help drive it. And we've got to help the Department (of the Army) get through it because when we get out to 2020, it'll be some of the things we do now and across that time period that gets us to the place we need to be."

  • The Value of Selfless Service

    Feb 8, 2012

    Soldiers and spouses of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, received recognition during the Division's fourth Volunteer of the Quarter ceremony at the Riley Conference Center, Feb. 7.

  • CJTF-1 soldier earns FORSCOM EOA of the year

    Feb 8, 2012

    Soldiers join the Army from different parts of the world, trusting they will be treated fair and equal regardless of race, gender or religion. U.S. Army Master Sgt. George Parks, a native of Chattanooga, Tenn., upholds these values and gives all his time and dedication to any soldier who walks into his office, as the Combined Joint Task Force-1 Equal Opportunity adviser. Parks' hard work paid off this past year, as he won the 2011 United States Army Forces Command Equal Opportunity adviser of the Year award.

  • Chinook pilot receives Distinguished Flying Cross

    Feb 8, 2012

    The commanding general of the XVIII Airborne Corps presented the Distinguished Flying Cross to a helicopter pilot now serving with the 82nd Airborne Division in a ceremony at Fort Bragg, N.C., Monday.

  • 110th MP Company conducts training exercise

    Feb 8, 2012

    Military policemen assigned to 110th Military Police Company, 759th Military Police Battalion, conducted a training exercise in preparation for an upcoming deployment to Afghanistan at the Fort Carson Training Area, Jan. 18-20.

  • 11th ACR Pre-Ranger Course conducts CWST

    Feb 8, 2012

    U.S. Army 1st Sgt. Michael J. Spear, first sergeant for K Troop, 2nd Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment, top left, guides 1st Lt. Neil E. Plummer, bottom right, platoon leader for 3rd Platoon, 51st Tactical Interpreter Company, Regimental Support Squadron, 11th ACR as he completes and exercise for the Combat Water Survival Test during the 11th ACR's Pre-Ranger Course at Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 7. Soldiers from the 11th ACR must complete the course in order to attend the Army's Ranger School.

  • 'Bullets don't last forever'

    Feb 8, 2012

    "Bullets don't last forever," said Sgt. 1st Class Stephen Martin. "I have buddies who were actually captured by insurgents during deployment, and they said that, even with a basic knowledge of Combatives Level 1, they could have been able to free themselves."

  • DSTB changes command, re-designates as HHBN

    Feb 8, 2012

    Soldiers of Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, gathered as their battalion commander, Lt. Col. Matthew Tedesco, and senior enlisted leader, Command Sgt. Major Keith Moore, cased the battalion's colors one final time during a deactivation ceremony at Fort Carson, Colo., Jan. 23.

  • Fort Carson welcomes new deputy commanding general for support

    Feb 8, 2012

    Fort Carson, Soldiers and community leaders welcomed Brig. Gen. Darsie Rogers to the 4th Infantry Division during a ceremony at the "Ivy" Division Headquarters Feb. 6.

  • Warrior skills put to the test

    Feb 8, 2012

    Blood, sweat and dedication covered the faces of eleven 4th Infantry Division soldiers battling to become proficient in the art of Army hand-to-hand combat at the Fort Carson Modern Army Combatives Program Fight House, Jan. 19

  • 'Attack' deploys to Afghanistan, departs Fort Carson for first time

    Feb 8, 2012

    First Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, deployed to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom in January of 2012.

  • NFL legend looks to help Army tackle behavioral health stigma

    Feb 7, 2012

    NFL legend. Heisman Trophy winner. Named as the best running back in college football history by ESPN. These all describe Herschel Walker, best known as a running back for the Dallas Cowboys. However, many people may not know that there are other sides to Walker.

  • 261st Signal Co. helps West Texas Food Bank

    Feb 7, 2012

    A platoon from 261st Signal Company, 15th Special Troops Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade willingly volunteers their time to help those less fortunate than themselves. The Soldiers who volunteer from 261st spend every Tuesday volunteering at the West Texas Food Bank.

  • Day of firsts for operators' of new radar system

    Feb 7, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- The radar truck moved into position on top of an observation point overlooking sparse ground that has been pock marked with impacts from artillery shells. A team of Soldiers poured out of the vehicle to set up their equipment. Jumping into action the Soldiers began swinging hammers, emplacing grounding stakes into the packed gravel around the radar. They leveled the radar, grounded the generator and had the system fully functional in less than five minutes. The radar and crew are ready to track incoming mortar and artillery rounds so that a counterbattery can return fire

  • The Army's premier maneuver unit, the famed Blackhorse Regiment celebrated its 111th birthday

    Feb 7, 2012

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. The Army's premier maneuver unit, the famed Blackhorse Regiment celebrated its 111th birthday with the residents of the Veterans Home of California - Barstow, Feb 2.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps hosts welcome home return ceremony

    Feb 6, 2012

    The XVIII Airborne Corps commanding general and command sergeant major, subordinate division commanders and more than 100 distinguished guests attended the XVIII Airborne Corps' Welcome Home Return Ceremony on Fort Bragg, N.C., Feb. 2, 2012.

  • Tuskegee Airman shares history with deploying Soldiers

    Feb 6, 2012

    More than 60 Army Reserve Soldiers attended a meet-and-greet with a local member of the Second World War's famed Tuskegee Airmen, Jan. 27, 2012, at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

  • Odierno declares 1st ID Afghan training event successful

    Feb 6, 2012

    U.S. Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno met with 1st Infantry Division leaders following the completion of Unified Endeavor 12-01.

  • New 101st CAB Soldiers learn ins, outs

    Feb 6, 2012

    New Soldiers of the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade's Task Force Shadow prepared for the unknown at the Joint Readiness Training Center during the month of January.

  • JBLM's first combined college graduation

    Feb 6, 2012

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. -- Master Sgt. Ramiro R Cantu, the noncommissioned officer in charge of Madigan Army Medical Center's consolidated education division, is presented his master's degree during the first combined college graduation ceremony for Joint Base Lewis-McChord here at Clover Park Technical College Feb. 3.

  • Task Force Hurricane in the forecast for northern Afghanistan

    Feb 6, 2012

    Soldiers of the 841st Engineer Battalion's headquarters and forward support companies lead by (L-R) 1st Lt. Santos Ortiz and 1st Sgt. Stephon McAffee, headquarters company, Capt. Geoffery Givens and 1st Sgt. Corey Thompson, Forward Support Company. Seated, (L-R) Florida Governor Rick Scott, 841st Engineer Battalion commander Lt. Col. William Schaper, 926th Engineer Brigade commander Col. Lew Irwin and Miami Dade College president Dr. Jose A. Vicente during a departure ceremony at Miami Dade College, Feb. 4, 2012. The two companies will deploy to Afghanistan as part of Task Force Hurricane to provide command and control of combat and construction missions. The task force will also collaborate with the Afghan National Army in Regional Command North to improve security, development, and governance of the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan (Photo by Sgt. 1st Class Phillip Eugene, 412th TEC Public Affairs)

  • Austin sworn in as 33rd Army vice chief of staff

    Feb 3, 2012

    The Army welcomed a new vice chief of staff during a swearing-in ceremony for Gen. Lloyd Austin III Jan. 31. John M. McHugh, Secretary of the Army, recited the oath of office for Austin, becoming the 33rd Army vice chief of staff at the ceremony held on Joint Base Myer-Henderson Hall.

  • Accident investigators show students future value of science

    Feb 3, 2012

    Army accident investigators from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker had a point to make to 50-60 members of the science club Feb. 1 at Dauphin Junior High School in Enterprise, Ala.

  • FORSCOM Civil Affairs Brigade hosts USAID seminar

    Feb 3, 2012

    The earthquake that hit Japan in March 2011 and the subsequent U.S. rescue efforts that followed were a chilling lesson in humanitarian aid management. With so many different organizations involved, how do all of the agencies stay synchronized?

  • U.S., Iraqi pastors connect through Christian faith at Fort Bragg

    Feb 3, 2012

    the United States continues to nurture its partnership with the Iraqi people and U.S. Army Christian chaplains from Fort Bragg and two Iraqi Christian pastors, Reverends Aziz Makadsi and Joseph Francis, came together to share ideas and stories during a pastor meeting at John F. Kennedy Memorial Chapel Jan. 27.

  • Fort Bragg Fury Brigade troops train on hand-held detectors

    Feb 3, 2012

    Soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 508th Parachute Infantry Regiment spent a week becoming familiar with the Army's latest technology in mine-detection equipment. The training was conducted by the U.S. Army Forces Command Counter IED Integration Cell, part of the FORSCOM effort to push more training to home station.

  • Wonderful World for Kids hosts first RecycOlympics at Fort Bragg

    Feb 3, 2012

    Children at the Wonderful World for Kids carried the torch for sustainability at the installation's inaugural RecycOlympics in January. Organizers said the venue was important because it is an excellent way to teach children about environmental awareness and understanding.

  • Airborne scholarships available for Fort Bragg students

    Feb 3, 2012

    The Airborne Scholarship Association provides merit-based, undergraduate school scholarships to the dependent Family members of active duty, veterans and Department of the Army civilians from non-divisional units within the XVIII Airborne Corps who have served since September 11, 2011,

  • South Post Commissary at Fort Bragg undergoes renovations

    Feb 3, 2012

    The South Post Commissary is undergoing renovations. The upgrades will include new chilled and frozen food display cases; extending the building's usable space; improving the restrooms; enhancing the entrances and updating the air conditioning and heating systems. John Moore, the South Post Commissary store director, said that the project will be completed in phases over the next 14 months.

  • Holiday demob surge no match for First Army Division East

    Feb 3, 2012

    With a normal demobilization load of about 4,600 troops coupled with a surge demob load of nearly 2,500 troops, First Army Division East personnel proved their professionalism and reinforced their reputation as the premier organization for demob support with the successful demobilization of more than 7,000 returning Warriors.

  • Fort Bragg builds archery range at McKellar's Rod and Gun Club

    Feb 3, 2012

    Fort Bragg celebrated its archery range grand opening at McKellar's Rod and Gun Club with a ceremonial ribbon cutting Jan. 24. The new range consists of 10 targets that are positioned at varying distances of 15 to 75 yards away from archers. The range is designed to meet the needs of everything from the casual archer to the avid bow hunter.

  • Eagle Assault conducts aircrew contingency training

    Feb 3, 2012

    Realistic, scenario-based training is something Soldiers depend on to stay sharp in their military occupational specialty and to stay alive should they ever encounter a dangerous situation.

  • Golf tournament offers free tickets to service members

    Feb 3, 2012

    PRESIDIO OF MONTEREY, Calif. - Service members are invited to attend the AT&T Pebble Beach National Pro-Am Golf Tournament at Pebble Beach for free a few days of the event, which spans Feb. 6-12. Thousands of fans attend the tournament every year. Notable professionals competing this year include Tiger Woods, Phil Mickelson, Davis Love III, Chris DiMarco, Rocco Mediate, Geoff Ogilvy, Ian Poulter, Vijay Singh, Zach Johnson and the defending champion D.A. Points.

  • Marne Division embraces CrossFit

    Feb 2, 2012

    A two-day CrossFit level 1 certification course was offered to Third Infantry Division Soldiers at Fort Stewart, Ga., to learn the philosophy and the techniques of the CrossFit program and obtain certification as CrossFit Level 1 instructors.

  • Team Lee helps kids learn healthy eating, fitness

    Feb 2, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 2, 2012) -- Four noncommissioned officers from Fort Lee participated in a Jan. 25 fitness program at Matoaca Elementary School in Chesterfield County.

  • Writer uses literary cadence to motivate, enlighten, educate

    Feb 2, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 2, 2012) -- You don't have to meet Latorial Faison to know her. Her life and experiences - the search for self-identity, the revelation of family secrets, her academic triumphs, motherly aspirations, spirituality, perspectives on African-American history and culture, and a number of other topics - have all been offered up for public consumption in the form of poetry, which can be read at www.latorialfaison.com.

  • 'Army Brat' becomes leader in energy, cost-saving initiative

    Feb 2, 2012

    People know him as the director of the Directorate of Public Works. People call him Mr. Baumgardt, which is a sign of respect. People associate him with planting the seed for the Chip and Haul Program, which is an energy-reduction, cost-saving innovation at Fort Stewart. But, at the end of the day, the director Mr. Baumgardt is just Robert Baumgardt or Bob, as he prefers to be called -- a man with a plan and no stranger to the military world.

  • Veterans organization provides free Internet at Edelweiss

    Feb 2, 2012

    GARMISCH-PARTENKIRCHEN, Germany -- As the snow falls in Garmisch, a service member couple on vacation at the Armed Forces Recreation Center, Edelweiss Lodge and Resort cozy up to the fireplace and enjoy a glass of wine after a great day. Another family who is on R&R leave from Iraq is relaxing in the hot tub after a sightseeing tour to the famous Neuschwanstein castle. Outside the resort, the kids are enjoying making a snowman with their dad who just returned from a long deployment.

  • 82nd Civil Affairs welcomed as tenant unit to Fort Stewart

    Feb 2, 2012

    The home of the Third Infantry Division is making way for a new battalion - the 82nd Civil Affairs Battalion. The battalion falls under the 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, United States Forces Command's only active duty CA Brigade.

  • Marne Soldiers to vie for EIB

    Feb 2, 2012

    Hundreds of Third Infantry Division Soldiers vie for the coveted Expert Infantryman Badge, Jan. 30-Feb. 3, on Fort Stewart.

  • CSM Hood brings his love of Soldiers to Hunter

    Feb 2, 2012

    He is a familiar face in the 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team and the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team; but Command Sgt. Maj. Stanley Hood is lesser known to those at Hunter Army Airfield, where he assumed responsibility as garrison command sergeant major, Jan. 5.

  • Desert Rogue Soldier accomplishes dream of American Citizenship

    Feb 2, 2012

    For one Soldier of 1st Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, a dream came true when he was sworn in as a U.S. citizen during a naturalization ceremony at the Atlanta Immigration Office, Jan 9, just 2 months before his unit's deployment to Afghanistan.

  • 1/3 BSTB Medic practice saving lives under fire

    Feb 2, 2012

    Two Soldiers rushed to cover from 'enemy gunfire' as a firefight broke out. Moving behind an ancient piece of machinery they called out to where a Soldier lay on the ground, covered in 'blood'. Receiving nothing but groans of pain, the two Soldiers laid down suppressive fire as they moved up, checking the surroundings for any sign of threat as one kneeled to check the mock casualty's vitals. Within moments of the two medics determined the problem and after administering initial first aid, dragged the Soldier carefully to a safe location to be evacuated.

  • Ghost Riders reunite: 90th HR receives warm welcome home

    Feb 2, 2012

    Friends, Family Members, and fellow Soldiers welcomed home the Headquarters Detachment of 90th Human Resources Company, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division early on the morning of Jan. 26 after a 12-month deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Air traffic control unit earns prestigious awards

    Feb 2, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers with an air traffic control company from Task Force Knighthawk, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, earned five Army Aviation Association of America awards from their performance during the recent deployment to eastern Afghanistan.

  • Dustoff crew wins Air/Sea Rescue award for mission in Afghanistan

    Feb 2, 2012

    An aviation crew with C Company "Dustoff," Task Force Phoenix, 10th Combat Aviation Brigade, recently earned an Army Aviation Association of America National Award for a mission conducted in June 2011 in Kunar Province, Afghanistan.

  • Don't be complacent; stay involved

    Feb 2, 2012

    This morning, Phil will leave his burrow at 7:20 a.m. at Gobbler's Knob in Punxsutawney, Pa., and he will observe the weather conditions and look for his shadow. He will then make his prediction for the remainder of winter.

  • Ready? OK! Hard work, motivation pay off for Military Child of the Year semi-finalist

    Feb 2, 2012

    When Alexis Stamm decides she's going to do something, she doesn't just put her best foot forward; she immerses herself in the task, giving it her complete mind, body and heart -- a trait that makes her the ideal candidate to represent military children throughout the world.

  • 'Pale Riders' recognize Soldiers for valor, courage

    Feb 2, 2012

    The "Pale Riders" 4th Squadron, 4th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, conducted an awards ceremony, honoring their troops for acts of valor and courage while deployed to Afghanistan, at Fort Riley, Kan., Jan. 25, 2012.

  • MRAP training comes to Fort Lee

    Feb 2, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 2, 2012) -- One of the vehicles responsible for saving hundreds of U.S. lives and changing the face of warfare in Iraq and Afghanistan has made its way to Fort Lee.

  • Fort Drum honors three fallen Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team

    Feb 2, 2012

    Families, friends and fellow comrades of three fallen Soldiers attended a Mountain Remembrance ceremony Thursday at the Main Post Chapel to honor the memories of their warriors recently killed in Afghanistan.

  • Inexpensive cooking for Soldiers, spouses

    Feb 2, 2012

    Tonight I cooked my wife a birthday meal, without burning it, for fewer than $25. It's the first time I've successfully followed a recipe that didn't come from the back of a frozen entrée.

  • Soldier athletes compete for Olympics

    Feb 2, 2012

    The U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program provides outstanding Soldier athletes from all Army components the support and training they need to compete and succeed in national and international competitions while maintaining military careers.

  • 1-22 Inf. Regt., 'Regulars,' mentor next generation of leaders

    Feb 2, 2012

    FORT CARSON, CO--Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 22nd Infantry Regiment, "Regulars," 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, attended team leader training, Jan. 9-12, at the battalion company operations facility and Fort Carson Training Area 5.

  • 3-6 FA Soldiers fire 'big guns' on Fort Drum ranges

    Feb 2, 2012

    Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team's 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment conducted a live-fire exercise Jan. 23-29 with their M-119A2 towed howitzers throughout the Fort Drum training area.

  • Construction begins on new training center

    Feb 2, 2012

    Fort Carson leaders and representatives from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers and the Native American Services Corp shoveled the first scoop of dirt in a Jan. 27 ceremonial groundbreaking event, signifying the start of construction of the Mission Command Training Center.

  • 210th BSB conducts snow challenge

    Feb 2, 2012

    Soldiers from 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team participated in the Provider Snow Challenge, Jan. 18-20 on Fort Drum.

  • Historic charter signing unites division's cavalry units

    Feb 2, 2012

    Dozens of Stetson-clad troopers gathered Jan. 27 at the Commons on Fort Drum to celebrate cavalry tradition, spirit and camaraderie and to write another chapter in the history of 10th Mountain Division (LI).

  • Army initiative helps connect Fort Drum Soldiers to local home, apartment rentals

    Feb 2, 2012

    For those choosing to rent a residence off post, one program is helping to bridge the gap and build better relationships between Soldiers and landlords.

  • Helmick, Rice lead XVIII Airborne Corps redeployment run

    Feb 2, 2012

  • Soldiers receive new mattresses through First Sergeants Barracks Program

    Feb 2, 2012

    Soldiers residing in Fort Irwin's barracks may have gotten a comfortable change to their living quarters this week. Seven hundred new mattresses were installed in barracks rooms during the week of January 23 as part of the First Sergeants Barracks Program, an Armywide initiative that aims to improve quality of life for single Soldiers by streamlining the management of their quarters.

  • 'Warrior Diplomats' Hone Skills at Boaz MOUT site

    Feb 2, 2012

    More than 50 "Warrior Diplomats" from A Company, 81st Civil Affairs Battalion, 85th Civil Affairs Brigade, conducted a civil military operations focused situational training exercise consisting of various scenarios at the Boaz Military Operations in Urban Terrain Site at Fort Hood Jan. 31.

  • "America's Contingency Corps"

    Feb 2, 2012

    Over 14,000 Soldiers from across the XVIII Airborne Corps participated in the XVIII Airborne Corps run at Fort Bragg, Feb. 2. Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick, commanding general, XVIII Abn. Corps and Fort Bragg, and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice, XVIII Abn. Corps and Fort Bragg command sergeant major, led the Soldiers along the four-mile route. The XVIII Abn. Corps recently redeployed from a year-long deployment to Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn. Runners included Soldiers from the 10th Mountain Division out of Fort Drum, N.Y., the 3rd Expeditionary Sustainment Command from Fort Knox, Ky., the 35th Signal Battalion from Fort Lewis, Wash., and 3rd Infantry Division from Fort Stewart, Ga.

  • 3-6 FA Soldiers fire 'big guns' on Fort Drum ranges

    Feb 2, 2012

    Soldiers of 1st Brigade Combat Team's 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment conducted a live-fire exercise Jan. 23-29 with their M-119A2 towed howitzers throughout the Fort Drum training area.

  • Oswego community bids farewell to local heroes

    Feb 2, 2012

    The Oswego community showed up in full force to demonstrate their support and bid farewell to their local heroes, the men and women of the 444th Engineer Company, during a mobilization ceremony Jan. 31, 2012 in Oswego, New York.

  • Digital partnership improves health care access for veterans

    Feb 1, 2012

    Part of the demobilization process for Reserve and National Guard troops has gone digital with a partnership between the Department of Veterans Affairs Health Eligibility Center and First Army Division East. In November 2011 the pair implemented an online application for returning service members to register for health benefits during the demobilization process, rather than the traditional paper application. This online application is helping thousands of returning troops get health benefits faster.

  • Soldiers honored during Purple Heart ceremony

    Feb 1, 2012