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  • Team Bliss' 47th Transportation Company prepares for worldwide transportation support

    Feb 15, 2012

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- Soldiers with 47th Transportation Company, 142nd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 15th Sustainment Brigade, Fort Bliss, Texas were activated on Jan. 16, 2012 for a two-week emergency deployment readiness exercise.

  • Incoming!

    Feb 15, 2012

  • Logistic Support Battalion puts safety first

    Feb 15, 2012

    Safety comes first, whether a unit is serving in support of overseas contingency operations or stationed stateside. One motor pool has found a winning recipe for an accident-free maintenance shop, staying safe at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, N.J.

  • Father performs heroic act for little hero

    Feb 15, 2012

    As an Army combat medic, Sgt. 1st Class Antwan Williams never had the experience of delivering a baby. After 14 years in the Army, Williams had almost given up on helping a child into the world, until earlier this month, when he found himself in a situation where his baby's life would depend on his training.

  • AMCOM team eliminating invalid transaction orders

    Feb 15, 2012

    Back Orders -- the bane of shoppers -- are especially baneful for Soldiers deployed across the globe.

  • Army takes care of its own

    Feb 15, 2012

    The 2012 Army Emergency Relief campaign will open March 1 and continue through May 15.

  • Discussions center on aviation challenges

    Feb 15, 2012

    The most important aspect to maintaining Army aviation through today's cost-cutting environment is ensuring that communication lines remain open between the Army and its industry contractors.

  • Nation's budget affects future of aviation

    Feb 15, 2012

    Two of Redstone Arsenal's aviation leaders emphasized the need to move forward with aviation goals, adapting and changing to accommodate Army needs and budget constraints.

  • MICC deputy inducted into senior executive service

    Feb 15, 2012

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- The Mission and Installation Contracting Command deputy to the commander was appointed to the Senior Executive Service today during a ceremony here today recognizing exceptional skills and abilities in transforming the government.

  • 368th Engineer Battalion Soldier surprises wife on Wheel of Fortune

    Feb 14, 2012

    Game show prize money? Fourteen thousand dollars. New Sony Tablet? Four hundred dollars. Reuniting with your spouse after a yearlong tour of duty? Priceless.

  • Road to Gold: Community helps Fort Polk chefs train to win

    Feb 14, 2012

    Good food warms your heart and fills your belly, but learning how to do it well is the recipe for success. Whether the menu is sweet pastries or savory soups, several Fort Polk Soldiers are learning how to make delicious food with help from culinary masters within the local community.

  • 81st CA Medics Provide Lifesaving Skills to Students

    Feb 14, 2012

    KILLEEN, Texas -- You're at your favorite restaurant with some friends and suddenly a man at the neighboring table grips at his chest. His frantic motions indicate that he's in the throes of a cardiac arrest. Do you know what to do in this situation? Some of the high school juniors and seniors from the Career and Technical Education Campus certainly do.

  • El Paso community leaders visit Pentagon, pledge support

    Feb 14, 2012

    Community leaders from the city of El Paso, Texas, met with Secretary of the Army John McHugh Feb. 7, 2012, to reaffirm their commitment to making Ft. Bliss the most efficient Army installation in the country and to pledge their support for Soldiers and Families

  • Family members experience glimpse of infantry life

    Feb 14, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- The sunshine seemed perfect for the day's mood as wives and Family members came out to see what it was to be an infantryman, at least for the day.

  • Division West trainers focus on infantry skills

    Feb 14, 2012

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- After two years of focused observer controller/trainer work, Soldiers in the 2nd Battalion, 393rd Infantry Regiment turned their attention back to basic infantry skills with two weeks of intense field and range training this month.

  • Logisticians learn Strategic Management System

    Feb 14, 2012

    Logisticians assigned to units and organizations at Fort Carson and Fort Sill learned how to operate the Strategic Management System during a four-day class at the Fort Carson Training Support Center, Feb. 6-9.

  • Digging in: 864th Engineers bring back 'old way of training'

    Feb 14, 2012

    The 864th Engineer Battalion is getting back to the basics -- back to the old way of doing things -- and away from the counter-insurgency fight with which it has grown so familiar.

  • Guard partnership program seen among solutions in constrained environment

    Feb 14, 2012

    During the fifth Unified Quest seminar last week, many participants said one Army National Guard program could go far in expanding capabilities for the force of the future.

  • Ordnance Sgt. Maj. visits Fort Carson

    Feb 14, 2012

    Command Sergeant Major Sultan A. Muhammad, regimental command sergeant major, U.S. Army Ordnance Corps, met with Ordnance Corps Soldiers and noncommissioned officers during a visit to Fort Carson, Feb. 8-10.

  • Fort Carson exceeds CFC goals

    Feb 14, 2012

    The Fort Carson community recognized the giving spirit of "Mountain Post" Soldiers and civilians during the 2011 Combined Federal Campaign Award Ceremony at the 4th Infantry Division headquarters, Feb. 13, 2012.

  • Fort Carson observes National Prayer Breakfast

    Feb 14, 2012

    Soldiers, Families and Fort Carson civilians gathered to break bread and pray during the Fort Carson National Prayer Breakfast at the "Mountain Post" Special Events Center, Feb. 9.

  • Wood fuel innovation saves money, reduces energy

    Feb 13, 2012

    Cost-effective, energy-reduction strategies are what the home of the Third Infantry Division is all about. And one directorate at Fort Stewart is doing just that -- saving money and reducing energy one wood chip at a time.

  • FORSCOM CSM: 'There's always a place in the Army for a good leader'

    Feb 13, 2012

    Less than a year ago, Command Sgt. Major Darrin J. Bohn completed a tour as the top senior enlisted advisor to the commander of International Security Assistance Forces -- Joint Command, overseeing daily operations for the war in Afghanistan. Today, he is settling into his new role as command sergeant major of U.S. Army Forces Command at Fort Bragg, N.C. With just over 90 days in his new position as FORSCOM's top enlisted Soldier, Bohn's focus is on the training and readiness of units for combat.

  • 'The right one'

    Feb 13, 2012

    Little things help love last for one 'BRO' couple...

  • Carson sworn in as 20th general counsel of the U.S. Army

    Feb 13, 2012

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal hosts the swearing-in ceremony for the general counsel of the Army

  • Soldier, civilian firefighters work together on Hunter

    Feb 13, 2012

    Seven Soldier firefighters with the 24th Ordnance Co. are assigned to Hunter Army Airfield, where they work alongside the civilian firefighters, augmenting the department.

  • Carson sworn in as 20th general counsel of the U.S. Army

    Feb 13, 2012

    Brad R. Carson was sworn in as the 20th general counsel of the Army, by Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal, during a ceremony in the Hall of Heroes at the Pentagon, today.

  • Fort Bliss Soldier punches his way toward the Olympics

    Feb 13, 2012

    In Operation Iraqi Freedom, Fort Bliss Soldier Pfc. Maximino Ramos fought for his country; now he is just one competition away from fighting for his country with Team U.S.A. Boxing in the London 2012 Olympics.

  • Earning His Spurs

    Feb 13, 2012

    Pfc. William Medina, combat medic, 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment, is attempting to be one of those Soldiers to earn his spurs during his squadron spur ride, Feb 14th.

  • Border Rumble showcases Fort Bliss and El Paso boxing talent

    Feb 13, 2012

    Big hits and quick feet were on full display during the Fort Bliss and El Paso Golden Gloves "Border Rumble" Feb. 10. For more than four hours, the free event featured amateur and seasoned boxers squaring off in the center ring.

  • 'Colts' certify forward observers

    Feb 13, 2012

    Four Soldiers assigned to the Combat Observation and Lasing Team, "Colt" platoon, Headquarters and Headquarters Detachment, 1st Special Troops Battalion, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, completed the final stage of their forward observer certification process, participating in several joint live-fire missions on post, Feb. 6-10.

  • Pinning the competition

    Feb 13, 2012

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Fans cheered throughout the gymnasium, as two men stepped onto a mat and faced-off on opposite sides of a circle. The referee gave each contestant a brief pat down and lifted his hand in the air. Glancing at both men, he swiftly lowered his arm to signify the wrestling match had begun. Captain Derek Moore, field artillery officer, 4th Battalion, 42nd Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, competed in the Dave Schultz Memorial International Tournament, Feb. 3, in preparation for the Iowa City Olympic Trials in April.

  • Medics partner with chemical units for training

    Feb 13, 2012

    Soldiers of the 56th Mobile Medical Battalion conducted field training exercises Feb. 6-10 in preparation to take part in a Defense of Civilian Support Agencies (DSCA) mission.

  • FORSCOM band will perform free concert at Methodist University, March 3

    Feb 13, 2012

    The U.S. Army Forces Command's own Army Ground Forces Band will perform a free concert in Methodist University's Reeves Auditorium at 7 p.m., Saturday, March 3. No tickets are required for this "Stage, Screen, & Patriotic Favorites" performance. The evening will feature a lively mix of music that will be fun-for-the-family and unabashedly patriotic.

  • Fort Meade Soldier hopes to make a difference on Capitol Hill

    Feb 10, 2012

    With the desire to positively influence the lives of Soldiers everywhere, Capt. Adrian Foster applied to the Army Congressional Fellowship Program -- and was accepted. Today, he looks forward to swapping Army fatigues and combat boots for suits and Oxfords.

  • 101st, Strike Soldiers remember comrade

    Feb 10, 2012

    An improvised explosive device detonated on June 18, 2010 in southern Afghanistan, taking from the world a man holding a rifle and camera. He was a Soldier, a writer, a leader, a friend, a brother and a son; he was Staff Sgt. James P. Hunter, the combat correspondent who loved to tell the Soldier's story. Hunter was an expert at telling the Strike's story on and off the battlefield. He helped put the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, also known as "Strike," in newspapers, on television screens and uploaded to the web. His devotion to telling the Soldier's story is still felt today and his unit, Strike's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, honored their fallen hero during a morning combat focused physical training session, Jan. 24.

  • Major building projects under construction at Fort Campbell

    Feb 10, 2012

    Along Wickham Avenue sounds of bulldozers and hammers echo across the installation as construction continues on the new 716th Military Police Battalion Headquarters. A few blocks down, at the corner of 46th Street, workers construct a new vehicle maintenance facility for 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault). These two buildings are just a couple of the new facilities under construction at Fort Campbell.

  • 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.