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  • Training mission for Fort Polk's 162nd Inf Bde alters to accommodate Army's new objectives

    Feb 24, 2012

    The mission of American forces in Afghanistan is changing as troop drawdown efforts continue. What was once a battle against terrorism now becomes a battle against its resurgence, and one way to keep the bad guys at bay is to continue educating Afghanistan's army and police forces. Combat advisors are trained to teach and mentor host nation security forces (army, police) to be effective, independent entities capable of self-regulation and growth while protecting the civilian population of their country. The 162nd Infantry Brigade, whose home station is Fort Polk and the Joint Readiness Training Center, is the lead training resource for deploying combat advisors. Emphasis has been placed on counter insurgency operations, as "unfriendlies" (the Taliban) are the primary culprits that undermine Afghanistan's reach for an improved economy and infrastructure as well as democracy and autonomy. But the focus has now shifted.

  • Seeing, hearing, reporting key to Cavalry Scouts

    Feb 23, 2012

    Like ghosts in the wind moving silently over the terrain the Cavalry Scout is one of the most unique combat arms Soldiers in the U.S. military. Their mission is to not directly engage with the enemy, but to observe and relay information to their brothers-in-arms.

  • Silky fur and fangs; big eyes and floppy ears: Recognizing those other Family Members during Nationa

    Feb 23, 2012

    There are some totally innocent beings out there who look to us for shelter from the storms, food and water to exist, aid when they are sick, or even for a good tummy rub when they roll over and kick their legs up in the air.

  • African American women honored by 4th MEB

    Feb 23, 2012

    The 92nd Military Police Battalion, 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, sponsored the 4th MEB African American Observance and presented the attendees with a ceremony featuring black women in American history and culture, Feb. 21, at Nutter Field House.

  • Black history: Fort Lee ordnance company honors women

    Feb 23, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 23, 2012) -- Ordnance Soldiers from Bravo Company went above and beyond expectations recently when they participated in a company-wide competition celebrating Black History Month.

  • New assistant I.G. sworn in

    Feb 23, 2012

    VICKSBURG, Miss.- The 412th Theater Engineer Command's new assistant inspector general was sworn in during a ceremony at the TEC headquarters, Feb. 12, 2012.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps concludes Operation New Dawn in Iraq

    Feb 23, 2012

    Soldiers of XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg contributed to the end of nine long years at war in Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn, said Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, commanding general of XVIII Abn. Corps and Fort Bragg. Helmick made his comments during a leadership development program at Sports USA Feb. 16, which gathered senior leaders from across Fort Bragg to review the final operations in Iraq.

  • Cone discusses how TRADOC is shaping Army of the Future

    Feb 23, 2012

    Gen. Robert W. Cone, commanding general of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, provided updates on TRADOC initiatives that will help shape the future Army during the Association of the United States Army Winter Symposium at Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 23, 2012.

  • Soldiers join ranks of U.S. citizens

    Feb 23, 2012

    Tristan Gomez squirmed in his mother's arms Feb. 16 at the Colorado Springs Military Naturalization Ceremony. Born in the United States, Tristan had already been a U.S. citizen for two years. After taking the Oath of Allegiance, Tristan's father, Pfc. Heyner Gomez, 2nd Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, joined his son as an American.

  • Sustainable makeover: 1950s barracks renovation targets LEED certification

    Feb 23, 2012

    The lights click on, detecting when people occupy rooms, motion sensors on water fixtures dispense just the right amount of water and inviting colors were selected for the building's interior color scheme.

  • Film features past 'Ivy' Div. Soldier

    Feb 23, 2012

    As Steve Baskis made the final steps to the 20,162-foot summit of Mount Lobuche, audience members erupted in cheers and applause, some wiping away tears. On the screen, Baskis caught his breath as the camera panned around the Himalayas revealing the breathtaking sights he will never see.

  • Cav Soldiers earn their spurs

    Feb 22, 2012

    A heavy Washington rain poured down on 126 motivated Soldiers at Lancer field, as the 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment began its Spur Ride. These Soldiers took a strenuous journey through 18 hours of mental and physical tests at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Feb. 13.

  • 3rd HBCT trains Soldiers about suicide

    Feb 22, 2012

  • Air Defense Soldiers train for upcoming boxing tournament

    Feb 22, 2012

    Nine Soldiers, all of them from 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, will go to Fort Sill, Okla., to compete in the 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade's Boxing Smoker, Feb. 28-March 1.

  • Kansas State Rodeo hosts Military Appreciation Day.

    Feb 22, 2012

    The K-State Rodeo hosted a Military Appreciation Day on Sunday, Feb. 19, 2012, for Fort Riley troops and their Families. Sunday was the rodeo finals, featuring the best college cowboys and cowgirls in the region. Soldiers from the 1st and 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Teams were honored for recently returning from deployments and those from the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team and Division Headquarters were recognized for their upcoming tours to Afghanistan. Four troopers from the Commanding General's Mounted Color Guard presented the colors and represented Fort Riley Soldiers.

  • Division welcomes new senior enlisted adviser

    Feb 22, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Members of the Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) community welcomed their new senior enlisted adviser during a Mountain Salute ceremony Thursday at Magrath Sport Complex.

  • Spartan Soldiers join residents in celebrating Afghan Liberation Day

    Feb 22, 2012

    KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Afghan Liberation Day, established by the Afghan government in 2005, celebrates the last Soviet Union soldiers being pushed from the country by Mujahedeen fighters.

  • Robots to help TF Muleskinner Soldiers counter IED threat

    Feb 22, 2012

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The improvised explosive device has proven to be an effective albeit crude method of attack against military forces in Afghanistan.

  • Soldiers, Afghan leaders mark 'Highway 1 Day'

    Feb 22, 2012

    ZHARAY DISTRICT, KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- While Soldiers of 3rd Brigade Combat Team have made significant gains in the governance and security of Zharay and Maiwand districts of Kandahar Province, Afghanistan, they also worked to improve the main road that connects Helmand Province to Kandahar City -- Highway 1.

  • 2-14 Infantry medics train in austere conditions

    Feb 22, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Combat medical Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, conducted an Austere Weather-Rough Terrain training exercise Feb. 14-16 at Dry Hill Ski Resort, Watertown.

  • Rehabilitating our perception of PT profiles

    Feb 22, 2012

    Soldiers suffering through an injury often deal with more than just physical pain; there are the frustrations of being unable to perform at their normal level and the stigmas surrounding the physical training profile. For some Soldiers, the stigma of being "broken" or "weak" is enough to prevent them from seeking treatment and hampers their recovery. In response, the Army has begun taking steps to rehabilitate the perception of the PT profile and create an easy-to-follow plan for reconditioning at the unit level.

  • Behavioral Health Specialists experience combat in an effort to better understand Soldiers

    Feb 22, 2012

    In an effort to better understand Soldiers, behavioral health specialists from Aurora Behavioral Health Care, San Diego, traveled to the National Training Center to experience what Soldiers at Fort Irwin, Calif., go through during a training rotation

  • Charter signing makes NCO induction official

    Feb 21, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - More than 40 NCOs of the 1st Squadron, 89th Cavalry Regiment signed a charter Friday, inducting them into the Corps of the Non-Commissioned Officer.

  • Tools for Driving Success Only a Click Away

    Feb 21, 2012

    If you're looking for materials to set up, maintain or improve your unit's driver's training program, then check out Driver's Training Toolbox from the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center. The toolbox is a web-based program and repository of drivers training resources aimed to assist Leaders, commanders, master drivers and instructors.

  • Community gathers to honor diversity, history

    Feb 21, 2012

    Service members of past and present, politicians, firemen and other community members gathered Feb. 14 to watch performances in recognition of Black History Month at Tyee Park Elementary school in Lakewood, Wash.

  • New Madigan Turns 20 Years Old

    Feb 21, 2012

    On Feb. 28, 1992 a dedication ceremony was held in the Medical Mall at Madigan Army Medical Center where more than 400 people watched congressman and generals dedicate the new, $280 million structure we now operate in known as Madigan. For the next few weeks, staff members worked tirelessly to transition equipment and finally on Mar. 21, 1992, the hospital was considered officially operational when patients were transferred to the new Madigan from the Old Madigan according to The Madigan Mountaineer from March 1992.

  • Quarters One offers snapshot of division, Fort Riley past

    Feb 21, 2012

    Quarters One, the home of the commanding general of the 1st Infantry Division and Fort Riley, is located at the top of the post's Forsyth Avenue. Completed in 1888, Quarters One has been home to all of Fort Riley's commanding officers for 123 years.

  • Army Aviation Branch selects 1st CAB CSM for top spot

    Feb 21, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Jim Thomson was recently selected to be the new command sergeant major of the U.S. Army Aviation Center of Excellence and Aviation Branch. He will officially assume his new duties during a ceremony March 27 at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • Army mentors students on track to engineer careers

    Feb 19, 2012

    Even though statistical reports have shown the United States faces about a 20-percent high school student dropout rate with many not showing an aptitude for the sciences, this was not the case at the 26th Black Engineer of the Year Awards (BEYA) Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) conference.

  • Seminar strengthens working relationship of sexual assault response team members

    Feb 17, 2012

    What began as a plan to gather about 30 people to discuss how to better help sexual assault victims, turned into a two-day Sexual Assault Response Team seminar, with nearly 130 Fort Drum, N.Y., and local community members in attendance.

  • Air Assault Course has new home at Fort Hood

    Feb 17, 2012

    The Air Assault Course is coming to Fort Hood, Texas. The 10-day course, which trains and tests Soldiers in air assault combat operations, sling load and rigging operations, and rappelling from a helicopter, will now have a permanent place at the installation.

  • Initiative aims to retain quality Soldiers as 2013 re-enlistment window opens

    Feb 17, 2012

    In an effort to address a downsizing Army, Army Directive 2012-03, Army Retention Initiatives, goes into effect March 1, 2012, the same day the re-enlistment window opens for Soldiers whose service contract ends in fiscal year 2013.

  • Victoria Cross recipient thanks 101st CAB crew

    Feb 17, 2012

    The most highly decorated soldier currently serving in the Australian army visited Fort Campbell Wednesday to thank aviation crews from the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade for their courageous actions in Afghanistan. The crew supported many of Cpl. Ben Roberts-Smith's missions during his deployment including one that resulted in him earning the Victoria Cross for Australia, the highest decoration in the Australian Honor System.

  • 101st Airborne's 'Strike' brigade first Army unit issued M26 shotgun

    Feb 17, 2012

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division, is the first unit in the Army selected to be issued the M26 12-gauge Modular Accessory Shotgun System.

  • 101st's 1st BCT trains with improved M320 grenade launchers

    Feb 17, 2012

    Twenty-three Soldiers from the Cannibals Company and two from Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 1st BCT, fired from various positions using 40mm Target, Practice Trainer orange paint rounds.

  • Former 82nd paratrooper returns to Fort Bragg to see final jump

    Feb 17, 2012

    Robert "Bobby" Ricketson came back to Fort Bragg, N.C.,to fulfill a dying wish -- to see paratroopers jump from their aircraft one last time.

  • JRTC and Fort Polk update: 2012 will be a banner year

    Feb 17, 2012

    an update on some of the great events, upcoming initiatives and community partnerships at the JRTC and Fort Polk

  • Afghanistan expert offers eyewitness perspective to 162nd Inf Bde stories

    Feb 17, 2012

    Sarah Chayes began her Feb. 13 visit with Soldiers from the 162nd Infantry Brigade and other units participating in rotational training at the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk prior to their deployment to Afghanistan as military advisor teams to the Afghan National Security Forces. Chayes was asked to speak because of her vast cultural knowledge of the Afghan people. She is a special assistant to the chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, and worked in the same job for two commanders of international troops in Afghanistan ---- Gen. David McKiernan and Gen. Stanley McCrystal. She was selected for these jobs due to her unique experience in Afghanistan, where she has lived for the bulk of the past decade.

  • Flying high 'fives': Senior warrant officers reflect on mentorship

    Feb 17, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- In the Army Aviation community, when a chief warrant officer 5 walks through the door, they immediately receive respect. Earning the CW5 patch doesn't come easy; it comes with years of experience, deployments and sacrifices -- on and off duty.

  • Brig. Gen. Twitty helps EPCC celebrate black history month.

    Feb 17, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Stephen M. Twitty, deputy-commanding general for operations, 1st Armored Division and Fort Bliss, helped El Paso Community College with their celebration Feb. 13 at their Transmountain campus.

  • Fort Lee graduates first class of Stryker maintainers

    Feb 16, 2012

    Twenty Soldiers are making history at Fort Lee, Va., today by being the first to graduate from the brand new Stryker Systems Maintainer military occupational specialty.

  • Changes Supply Suppliers with Better Life, Training

    Feb 16, 2012

    "It's been a year of planning and preparation, and the results of this change will impact the Army's future force," said Keith Orage, deputy director, Logistics Training Department, U.S. Army Quartermaster School. The yearlong endeavor of converting the Automated Logistical Specialist (92A) course back to a single daytime shift came to fruition Feb. 6, and the benefits are already visible said Orage. "There's a noticeable increase in morale around LTD from the instructors to the students," said Orage. "It's too early to gauge, but we also anticipate an increase in the students' test scores as a result of this improvement." Since the mid 90s, Advanced Individual Training Soldiers attending the Military Occupational Specialty course attended in two shifts, 6 a.m. -- 1 p.m. and 1 -- 9 p.m., which resulted after a merge of multiple MOSs. The course hours are now 8:30 a.m. -- 5 p.m.

  • Changes to ACAP take effect at Fort Drum

    Feb 16, 2012

    With unemployment rates twice as high among young veterans when compared to nonveterans in the same age group, the Department of the Army has introduced sweeping changes to the services it offers transitioning Soldiers.

  • First Flight

    Feb 16, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Rick Merritt, right, 10th Mountain Division (LI) command sergeant major, along with James Moore, Range Operations safety officer, and Joe Wood, chief of Training Division, both from the Directorate of Plans, Training, Mobilization and Security, board a UH-60 Black Hawk on Friday. Merritt and his team took an aerial tour of Fort Drum, flown by Chief Warrant Officer 3 Nels Bergmark and Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jeffrey Kennedy, both from A Company, 3rd General Support Aviation Battalion, 10th Aviation Regiment.

  • Division commander visits deployed Soldiers: Milley spends three days with 3rd Brigade Combat Team

    Feb 16, 2012

  • 10th Mountain Division commander visits deployed Soldiers: Visit boosts morale of 7th Engineer Batt

    Feb 16, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Mark A. Milley, Fort Drum and 10th Mountain Division (LI) commander, made a stop at Forward Operating Base Shank on Feb. 6, to visit with 7th Engineer Battalion. During his three-hour visit, Milley spent time to meet the Soldiers and leaders of the battalion.

  • Spartan Soldiers see 'Visible Progress' along Afghan highway

    Feb 16, 2012

    Spartan Soldiers from 710th Brigade Support Battalion have significantly improved the lives of Afghan citizens living across Zharay and Maiwand districts through an initiative called "Operation Visible Progress," which is part of Spartan Brigade's nonlethal counterinsurgency campaign. It includes several aspects of improvement along Highway 1, the main road running through southern Afghanistan.

  • Mobility shop brings hope to Afghan amputees

    Feb 16, 2012

    Afghanistan has one of the highest amputee populations in the world, and with an estimated 10 million active mines, improvised explosive devices and unexploded ordnance still scattered throughout the country, the threat to the Afghan people is extremely high.

  • 2nd Brigade Combat Team hosts Resiliency Daytreat

    Feb 16, 2012

    The 2nd Brigade Combat Team conducted a Company Commanders and Spouses Resiliency Daytreat on Feb. 7 at the Commons.

  • Youths learn discipline while 'kicking it' at SKIES Unlimited taekwondo classes

    Feb 16, 2012

    Fort Drum children are learning to channel their energy by focusing their minds and bodies. SKIES Unlimited offers two programs to teach youths 4 to 18 the fundamentals of martial arts.

  • Weapons safety video : 'Privately Owned and Assigned'

    Feb 16, 2012

    Here's a weapons safety video from the latest series on weapons safety produced at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala. Our thanks to the pros at the Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Ga., for their assistance. Safe shooting and remember: Army Safe is Army Strong!

  • Fort Stewart Civilians earn GCAOE honors

    Feb 16, 2012

    Vernacular like "excellence" and "outstanding" does not give justice to the superior service Fort Stewart Civilians exhibit while executing the Army's mission. The Garrison Commander's Award of Excellence Employee of the Year Luncheon honors Civilians who exemplified such service. With many guests in attendance, the GCAOE ceremony took place at Club Stewart, Feb. 13.

  • 3/7 Cavalry gets back to the basics

    Feb 16, 2012

    While many Soldiers from 2nd "Spartan" Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, have started to deploy in support of combat operations in Afghanistan, this does not mean an end to the continual training of Soldiers remaining at Fort Stewart.

  • 'I just wanted to fly': Former Tuskegee airman, Carson civilian reflects

    Feb 16, 2012

    A thin layer of dust rests on the medals, certificates and picture frames that tell the story of Franklin Macon's life. On the curio in the corner of his living room sits a portrait of Macon at 19, flight helmet and goggles on his head. A red and blue model airplane sits next to the portrait.

  • Art explores war injuries

    Feb 16, 2012

    The reaction to the opening of "Wounded in Action: An Art Exhibition of Orthopaedic Advancements" at Evans Army Community Hospital was personal. Some people fell silent as they approached framed pieces on the walls. Others huddled in groups, pointing and whispering at watercolors or oils. More than a few conversations began with, "That reminds me of …" and "When I was in Iraq …"

  • Mr. Wells goes to Washington

    Feb 16, 2012

    Arimus Wells has an impressive resume: student body president at Fountain-Fort Carson High School, president of the National Honor's Society, literacy tutor, honor student.

  • Bubbling to the top

    Feb 16, 2012

    Superb and fantastic are not words often used to describe menu items at an Army dining facility; but they were commonly spoken by several of the Third Infantry Division's sergeants major at a dinner held on Fort Stewart, Feb. 8.

  • The man behind the lens, an award winning photographer

    Feb 16, 2012

    Determination and passion for taking pictures are fundamental ingredients to creating award winning photographs that capture the imagination. Using these qualities, professional photographer, Jimmy McSalters, continues to develop unforgettable pictures for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield as part of the Multi-Media Visual Information Service Center.

  • Expanded Army accident investigation training facility opens

    Feb 16, 2012

    The Army's newest accident investigation training facility officially opened with a ribbon cutting at Fort Rucker, Ala., Feb. 14, 2012.

  • Professional Development Program tour hosted by DESbrings eye-opening insight to installation Civili

    Feb 16, 2012

    The Fort Stewart Directorate of Emergency Services was the next in line playing host to the quarterly Garrison Professional Development Program participants, Feb. 10, all of whom are fellow Civilians of the garrison workforce.

  • Soldiers share Army experiences, inspire kids

    Feb 16, 2012

    Five Soldiers from 3rd Battalion, 69th Armor Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, braved the hallways of George Washington Carver Elementary School, Feb. 3, for the school's career day.

  • Students learn key to bright smiles

    Feb 16, 2012

    In observance of National Children's Dental Health Month, members of the dental community, such as U.S. Army Dental Activity and Dental Clinic number four on Fort Stewart, are on a mission to show children proper oral hygiene methods.

  • Lions' Club members never forget sacrifices

    Feb 16, 2012

    An Eastern Redbud tree, number 186, planted along Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk represents the ultimate sacrifice former Hinesville Lion's Club District 18 Liaison, Sgt. 1st Class Robert Hollar, Jr., 108 Cav., Ga. National Guard, paid for his country Sept. 1, 2005.

  • 260th QM BN supports local JROTC

    Feb 16, 2012

    The field at Armstrong Atlantic State University in Savannah resonated with the marching sounds of 200 Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets at the Drill and Color Guard Meet Feb. 4.

  • "World's Most Dangerous Man" visits the Rock of the Marne

    Feb 16, 2012

    Ken Shamrock, renowned MMA fighter and dubbed "The World's Most Dangerous Man" visited Fort Stewart, Feb. 8-10.

  • Weapons safety video series: "Range and weapons safety toolbox'

    Feb 16, 2012

    Here's a weapons safety video from the latest series on weapons safety produced at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala. Our thanks to the pros at the Army Marksmanship Unit at Fort Benning, Ga., for their assistance. Safe shooting and remember: Army Safe is Army Strong!

  • Weapons safety video series: 'Range and weapons safety toolbox'

    Feb 16, 2012

    Here's a weapons safety video from the latest series on weapons safety produced at the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center at Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • Weapons safety video series: 'Redeployment weapons handling'

    Feb 16, 2012

    Another video in the latest series on weapons safety produced by the USACR/Safety Center, Fort Rucker, Ala.

  • Sgt Rocky TV Show earned Army Best Practice recognition

    Feb 16, 2012

    Sgt. Rocky's Neighborhood is a T.V. show that plays on Fort Stewart's-Hunter Army Airfield's television channel called Marne TV. It is geared towards Soldiers and family members. The show was recognized as the "Army's best Practice."

  • Army combatives about more than winning

    Feb 16, 2012

    A team consisting of six Soldiers assigned to the 85th Civil Affairs Brigade competed in the 2012 Fort Hood Combatives Championship preliminaries held Feb. 13-16 at the Abrams Physical Fitness Center on base.

  • Army Safety Program strong, off-duty challenges remain

    Feb 16, 2012

    The 2012 Winter Army Senior Safety Symposium was held Feb. 14-16, 2012, at Fort Rucker, Ala., with 65 of the Army's senior safety Leaders in attendance to assess current Army Safety Program efforts and chart a path forward to ensure continued success of the program.

  • Battalion Bids Farewell to First CSM

    Feb 16, 2012

    After nearly three years as their senior noncommissioned officer, Soldiers of 'Defiant' Battalion bid farewell to Command Sgt. Major Tonia Walker.

  • 'Best Kept Secret In The Army'

    Feb 15, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- One of the Army's best kept secrets just got a higher profile. The commander of the Aviation and Missile Command's Corpus Christi Army Depot, Texas, made appearances in a big way last week to tout the accomplishments of the only functional aviation depot within the Department of Defense. Col. Christopher Carlile spoke Feb. 8 at the Worldwide Aviation Logistics Conference held at Bob Jones Auditorium and later that day at the Army Aviation Association of America's Cribbins Aviation Product Symposium at the Von Braun Center.

  • Listen live as leaders discuss how TRADOC is leading the transition to the Army of the Future during

    Feb 15, 2012

    Senior leaders from U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command will discuss how TRADOC is leading the Army's transition to the Army of the Future during the upcoming Association of the U.S. Army's Institute of Land Warfare Winter Symposium Exposition in Fort Lauderdale, Fla., Feb. 22 through 24.

  • Aviation gives troops decisive edge

    Feb 15, 2012

    Army aviation is flying high because of the Soldiers on the ground and the civilians who support the program.

  • Mission becomes battle for treasure

    Feb 15, 2012

    When telling how his team recovered more than 6,000 of Iraq's treasures from eight different countries, Marine Reserve Col. Matthew Bogdanos is very much like a tour guide, taking his audiences on a journey deep into ancient history.

  • 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...