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  • Forum discusses future of Army Force Generation, impact on Total Army

    Oct 10, 2011

    "We had Army Force Generation before 2001, but we didn't call it force generation," said Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general and chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, and lead speaker of the Institute of Land Warfare Contemporary Military Forum on the future of Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN), at the 2011 Annual Meeting and Exposition of the Association of the United States Army, Oct. 10, 2011, in Washington, D.C.

  • FORSCOM opens new band training facility

    Oct 6, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band held a ribbon-cutting ceremony here today, officially opening its 18,748 sq. ft. training facility. Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromber, deputy commanding general of U.S. Army Forces Command, hosted the event. The new facility consolidates the band's operations, which were spread across various locations at the band's former home at Fort McPherson, Ga. The band made the move here last summer with FORSCOM, its parent unit, because of the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. The band's Brass Ensemble played during the ceremony. Afterwards, guests attended a reception and toured the facility, while the Jazz Guardians, Woodwind Quintet, Brass Brigade and Loose Cannons provided rousing background music.

  • FORSCOM commanding general recognizes logistics team members

    Sep 29, 2011

    Several members of the U.S. Forces Command logistics team were recognized in a Sept. 29, 2011 awards ceremony held at Marshall Hall, Fort Bragg, N.C. during the commanding general's visit to the G4 directorate.

  • Sustainment Soldiers practice supporting 'fast, furious' light infantry

    Sep 22, 2011

    Light infantry troops are like little birds. They get up into the highest mountains, and they say, "Feed me, feed me," according to one sustainment officer in the 82nd Airborne Division involved in supply-by-air training here Sept. 6-11, 2011.

  • FORSCOM deputy commander visits

    Sep 22, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- U.S. Army Air Traffic Services Command welcomed Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, Forces Command deputy commanding general, for the annual mission training brief and a coin ceremony recognizing outstanding Fort Rucker Soldiers on Sept. 15.

  • Surviving spouse shares traumatic event in hopes of saving others' lives

    Sep 22, 2011

    With the shot of one bullet, a day that was meant to celebrate her youngest child's birthday turned into a day when Megan LaClaire would make plans to bury her high school sweetheart and father of her children.

  • Civil Affairs brigade activates at Fort Hood

    Sep 22, 2011

    A brand new unit now has a home at Fort Hood. The 85th Civil Affairs Brigade officially stood up at the "Great Place" Sept. 16, 2011, after years of planning and coordination.

  • Hispanic American Heritage Month: Fort Carson celebrates diversity

    Sep 22, 2011

    The Mountain Post community gathered Sept. 20 at the Elkhorn Conference Center to celebrate the heritage and achievements of Hispanic Americans.

  • Fire in the hole: Engineers conduct demolition training

    Sep 22, 2011

    The combat engineers of Company C, 3rd Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, have been shaking the grounds of Fort Carson as they conduct their demolition exercise in the post training area. The training started Sept. 14 and ends Sept. 27.

  • Northeastern Army National Guard Soldiers train for Iraq deployment

    Sep 22, 2011

    New York, Connecticut and Maine Army National Guard Soldiers are conducting individual pre-mobilization training tasks that are required before individual deployment overseas.

  • FORSCOM holds Career Counselors of the Year competition

    Sep 22, 2011

    Soldiers from the 16 major subordinate commands across U.S. Army Forces Command came to compete to become the FORSCOM Career Counselor of the Year for either the Active or Reserve Component, Sept. 20-21.

  • FORSCOM recognizes Philip A. Connelly award finalist.

    Sep 21, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (Sept. 20, 2011) - At a field site near Sicily Drop Zone here today, the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Deputy Chief of Staff, G4, hosted a ceremony recognizing one of three units that will represent FORSCOM this year at the 44th annual Department of the Army Philip A. Connelly excellence in food service awards.

  • Kiowa Flies High With Unmanned Aircraft

    Sep 21, 2011

    DUGWAY PROVING GROUND, Utah -- Kiowa helicopter units deploying to theater will soon have another combat tool that will up their battle game.

  • Trailblazer cooks whip up top-notch meal

    Sep 21, 2011

    Anyone who has seen the Walt Disney movie Tarzan probably remembers the scene of the young apes discovering the human camp. It's like the chaos of the Trailblazer Dining Facility's (DFAC) kitchen during a weekly Top Cook competition on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. The apes' curiosity about humans and the accidental discovery of the sounds they could create, came together to make music. Like the apes in the movie, the Trailblazer cooks take unknown ingredients and put them together to create a mouth-watering meal.

  • Army Force Generation Synchronization Board identifies, develops issues

    Sep 19, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, deputy commanding general/chief of staff, U.S. Army Forces Command, makes opening remarks to representatives of the Army's Readiness Core Enterprise (RCE), during the RCE's 4th Quarter, Fiscal Year 2011, Army Force Generation Synchronization Board (ASB) Plenary Session, Sept. 19, 2011, at Fort Bragg N.C. The plenary session will further develop issues identified during the FORSCOM-led ASB process for possible consideration by the Army's senior leadership. (U.S. Army photo by Bob Harrison, FORSCOM Public Affairs)

  • Afghan Air Force Increases Crew Coordination

    Sep 16, 2011

    Sgt. Mohammed Shafi, a crew chief for the Afghan Air Force's Kandahar Air Wing, did some hands-on training with crewmembers of Task Force Lift (7th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment) during a mission in southern Afghanistan Sept. 14.

  • Vietnam vet still in the fight

    Sep 16, 2011

    A $5 bill transformed Roy Brown's boyhood dream into reality in 1971. "My mother asked me how I knew I wanted to be a pilot if I'd never flown, so I went to the local airport, paid $5 and rode in a Piper 140 airplane for about 20 minutes," Brown said. "Then I walked right into the Army recruiting office and said, 'Send me to flight school.'"

  • "Project Healing Waters" helps Spartan's wounded Soldiers through unique handicraft instruction

    Sep 16, 2011

    Wounded warriors from the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Task Force Spartan), have multiple avenues to recover from and relieve stress. Those in the United States, have a wide range of options available to them, along with the continuous support of their fellow Soldiers and leadership. While deployed, however, those who are still recovering from battle injuries in Afghanistan have support and resources available to them through the new Spartan Resiliency Center located at Forward Operating Base Pasab, as well as an initiative known as Project Healing Waters.

  • Secretary of the Army visits 'Black Jack' Soldiers, reviews U.S. transition of mission in Iraq

    Sep 16, 2011

    Secretary of the Army, the Honorable John McHugh, commended Soldiers of U.S. Division -- North during a brief visit to Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, Iraq, Sept. 14. Responsible for every aspect of the U.S. Army, from manpower and equipment to the Army's fiscal budget, McHugh met with Soldiers of 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, to express his appreciation for their service while deployed in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • 101st Soldiers compete for Best Medic

    Sep 16, 2011

    Nine medics from the 1st, 2nd and 3rd Brigade Combat Teams competed in the 101st Airborne Division Best Medic Competition Sept. 8-9 to decide who will proceed to the Armywide Best Medic Competition at Fort Sam Houston, Texas, in November.

  • Assistance available to Soldiers dealing with student loan debts

    Sep 16, 2011

    In these tough economic times, many Soldiers and their Families not only struggle to pay their regular bills, but also may bear the expense of repaying student loans. Betty Geren, financial advisor at the Fort Campbell Army Community Service Financial Readiness Office, said counselors there have seen an increase in Soldiers of all ranks swimming in debt from educational loans. "We're seeing too many of them," she said. "This debt is not going to go away."

  • 20th Quartermaster wins first place at ROWPU Rodeo

    Sep 16, 2011

    To remain on top of the game in matters of equipment and training, members of the military water community meets yearly at the FORSCOM Logistics Training Cluster at Fort Story, Virginia, for the Sgt. Maj. John C. Marigliano Award of Excellence Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit Competition. It's known by most as the ROWPU Rodeo. This year's grueling, three-part competition wrapped up Aug. 25. Of the six competing units (four Army, two Marine), Fort Campbell's 20th Quartermaster Support Company proved themselves the best and snagged the first place trophy.

  • A place to call home

    Sep 16, 2011

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier-engineers pitch in to push local Habitat for Humanity project over the top.

  • 'Red Dragons' conduct search and protection training for ISF

    Sep 13, 2011

    Soldiers from Battery B, "Red Dragons," 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division -- North, conducted a crime scene search and protection training course for Iraqi Security Forces at the Samarra Joint Coordination Center, Iraq, in July. Charles Matthews, a law enforcement professional for Battery B, instructed members of the Samarra District Headquarters Major Crimes Unit and training section, and the Samarra Operations Command during the class.

  • 994th Medical Detachment ensures safe food for servicemembers

    Sep 12, 2011

    The 994th Medical Detachment (Veterinary Services) set up the first U.S. Army Reserve-operated food surveillance laboratory in Third Army's area of responsibility early this month.

  • Aviation Soldiers Commemorate 10-yr. Anniversary of 9/11

    Sep 12, 2011

    Soldiers from Task Force Wings (4th Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade) commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Wolverine in Afghanistan Sept. 11. The Soldiers have been deployed from Fort Campbell, Ky., in support of Operation Enduring Freedom for approximately seven months.

  • Deployed Soldiers Commemorate 10-yr Anniversary of 9/11 at Tarin Kowt

    Sep 12, 2011

    Soldiers from Task Force Attack (3rd Battalion, 101st Aviation Regiment, 159th Combat Aviation Brigade) commemorated the 10th anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks with a ceremony at Forward Operating Base Tarin Kowt in southern Afghanistan Sept. 11. The unit has been deployed from Fort Campbell, Ky. for nearly seven months in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 52nd EOD has 'quick' change of command

    Sep 12, 2011

    The 52nd Ordnance Group held a change of command ceremony at the Passenger Processing Center Sept. 1, which lasted a little more than a half-an-hour. Colonel Marue R. Quick took command from Col. Thomas Langowski during the uncasing ceremony.

  • Safety Stand-down: 1st Brigade 'drives drunk' during simulation

    Sep 12, 2011

    September 1 marked the 101st Airborne Division's Safety Stand-down Day where Soldiers sat through classes on the important steps to stay safe just before their Labor Day weekend. However, the 1st Brigade Combat Team celebrated this day with a unique experience. Aside from teaching Soldiers about importance of suicide prevention training, firearm safety, privately owned vehicle safety awareness and motor cycle safety, they heavily stressed the issue of drunk driving.

  • Practice makes perfect

    Sep 12, 2011

    A soft hum echoes through the rolling hills of Washington's Yakima Training Center, on a quiet breezy morning. As the humming gets louder, the breeze turns into a wind. Within minutes of hearing a CH-47 Chinook carrying an M777 howitzer, it barrels over a hill in the distance. As it approaches, the Chinook turns the quiet landing zone into a storm. The power of the propellers makes it almost impossible for anyone to stand. Rocks begin to levitate and fly as if they were in the center of a tornado. The fine dust which was once settled now whips around scratching everything and everyone in its reach. The Chinook releases the howitzer into the storm of dust, rocks and wind then takes off into the hills. As the dust storm settles, Soldiers from Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, charge up the hill where the howitzer waits.

  • 9/11 influences New York Soldiers' lives

    Sep 12, 2011

    A decade ago, the world witnessed an act of terrorism when two planes hit the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York, killing thousands of people and causing destruction unlike any previously witnessed in the United States.

  • Undefeated Mayweather talks upcoming title-fight with TF Duke troops in Afghanistan

    Sep 12, 2011

  • Rodriguez takes command of U.S. Army Forces Command

    Sep 12, 2011

    Gen. David M. Rodriguez took command of U.S. Army Forces Command here today in a ceremony that formalized the transformation of the "Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces" into a "four-star" installation.

  • Third Army hosts Sept. 11 Service of Remembrance

    Sep 11, 2011

    Third Army's commitment to the well-being of its troops remains a priority. Through tributes such as the Sept. 11 Service of Remembrance, Third Army is honoring those who lost their life during that fateful day 10 years ago, as well as servicemembers who've made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our great country.

  • Fort Bragg observes ten-year anniversary of 9/11

    Sep 11, 2011

    In observance of an event that changed the lives of Americans forever, more than 300 community leaders and spectators met at Fort Bragg's main post flagpole to remember events of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Part of World Trade Center backdrops 9-11 ceremony with troops in Afghanistan

    Sep 11, 2011

    Images from a ceremony at Bragram Air Field where U.S. troops mark the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 where a historic part of the World Trade Center served as a focal point

  • FORSCOM's Jazz Guardians to tour Kentucky, Indiana

    Sep 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command's Jazz Guardians is taking its talents on the road with an "Ohio River Valley Summer Jazz Tour," Sept. 13-20. The group's Soldier/musicians will perform public concerts and hold master classes and clinics with music students at schools along the way. Admission to all the concerts is free, and no tickets are required. Made up from the 64 Soldiers of The Army Ground Forces Band (www.forscom.army.mil/band), the Jazz Guardians is a 13-member ensemble whose primary mission is to maintain and promote the uniquely American art form of Jazz. Members of the Guardians also make up the smaller Jazz Combo and Dixie Band, both of which will participate in the tour.

  • Third Army hosts 9/11 5k run

    Sep 10, 2011

    Servicemembers and civilians participate in th Let Freedom Ring 5k run/walk at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Sept. 10. The run/walk is a part of the Service and Remembrance weekend, which gives Third Army personnel a chance to pay homage to the individuals killed during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and honors those currently serving the U.S. throughout the world. Events of the weekend, which include a moment of silence and ecumenical church service, all in efforts to remember the sacrifice, celebrate the present and build hope for the future.

  • Third Army prepares for USF-I repositioning

    Sep 10, 2011

    As the Dec. 31 deadline nears for the repositioning of U.S. servicemembers in Iraq, Third Army/ARCENT Soldiers stand ready to assist with their transition.

  • SecDef, volunteers build Fort Meade playground to remember 9/11

    Sep 10, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta pitched in alongside more than 300 military and civilian volunteers to build a new playground for children of military families at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Motorcycle riders put safety first

    Sep 9, 2011

    Soldiers from 555th Engineer Brigade ride to Mount Rainier to train on motorcycle safety

  • Fort Bragg opens center in Linden Oaks, dedicated to fallen Special Forces Soldier

    Sep 9, 2011

    Fort Bragg officials recognized the need to better serve it's military children and their parents. On Aug. 30, Fort Bragg dedicated it's brand new School Age Services center on Linden Oaks in honor of Staff Sgt. Orlando Morales. The nearly $8.3 million Morales SAS center will provide multiple activities for about 200 military children. Morales SAS center is the third of nine, new child development centers and SAS centers that are planned to help support the growing need for Family support on Fort Bragg.

  • Suicide prevention interactive role-play wakes up Soldiers

    Sep 9, 2011

    Fort Hood is waking up Soldiers and giving them the opportunity to join live actors on stage for a suicide prevention interactive play every Tuesday.

  • Fort Bragg students participate in ambassador program, visit England, France for summer

    Sep 9, 2011

    Through the People to People Ambassador Programs, two rising seventh graders enjoyed two weeks of high adventure, history and fun as they explored ancient ruins, toured historic battlefields and made a lot of new friends both from North Carolina and Europe. Darian Wyatt and Kate McCosh traveled with other North Carolinian ambassadors to spend time in England and France for 12 days of sightseeing, activities, history, intercultural studies and international politics.

  • 9/11 changes widow's life

    Sep 9, 2011

    A widow tells of the impact 9/11 had on her Family and the sacrifice made by her late husband. She shares what she had to do to keep her Family together.

  • Rebuilding an ecosystem

    Sep 8, 2011

    Prescribed burns, or small, controlled fires set by professionals, take place each year on Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 12,000 acres of prairie -- to help heal the land, not hurt it.

  • Back-to-school carnival makes life easier for EFMP families

    Sep 2, 2011

    A back-to-school carnival held Aug. 26 at the Chapel Support Center on McChord Field for families with Exceptional Family Member Program-enrolled children only solidified the belief for families like the Onates that Joint Base Lewis-McChord is the right place to be for special needs accommodation.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers Clear Roads, Contain Floodwaters

    Sep 2, 2011

    From shoring up a creek to transporting emergency supplies here, New York National Guard Soldiers are helping residents weather flooding and other damages caused by Hurricane Irene.

  • Campaign improves nation's preparedness

    Sep 2, 2011

    Although a specific figure could not be determined, it was estimated that 3,000 people lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001, as a result of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

  • Event highlights women's equality

    Sep 2, 2011

    Community members from across the Mountain Post gathered at the Elkhorn Conference Center Monday to recognize the struggles endured by women to gain equality.

  • 10th CSH unfolds new readiness book

    Sep 2, 2011

    Temporary travels away from home require concentrated periods of increased foresight -- especially when getting ready for a battlefield.

  • Course Ranger

    Sep 2, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient attends the Boeing Classic

  • Spouses Committee reaches out

    Sep 2, 2011

    When Soldiers enter the Warrior Transition Battalion, many face unknowns: will they remain in the Army, will they leave, what will their future look like?

  • Ballplayer ready for his 'Day at the Show'

    Sep 2, 2011

    Soldier will patrol center field for senior league team this weekend during event at Safeco Field

  • FORSCOM conducts safety, suicide prevention stand down

    Aug 31, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command leadership directed all FORSCOM commands to conduct a safety and suicide prevention stand down before the Labor Day holiday weekend. Over the course of two days, Aug 30 - 31, all FORSCOM headquarters personnel complied with that directive and completed training on personally owned vehicle and in particular motorcycle safety, suicide prevention and, for good measure, how to use the Automated External Defibrillators found throughout the FORSCOM/U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters building and frequently in public venues.

  • Soldiers' best friend reports for duty

    Aug 30, 2011

    Arnold, a 200-pound English Mastiff, has spent the past five years populating his resume with therapy hours and hospital visits. His resume now lists him as the newest member of Fort Drum's Army Substance Abuse Program.

  • Robot conducts FORSCOM band's Woodwind Quintet

    Aug 27, 2011

    The Army Forces Command band's Woodwind Quintet found itself under the direction of an unexpected guest conductor during the WWQ's performance at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County on Aug. 26. Waste Management Inc.'s robot Cycler led the ensemble in an arrangement of the "Humming Chorus" from Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly. And without any rehearsal! This was just one highlight of the week for The Army Ground Forces Band, which supported six other missions as well.

  • FORSCOM command surgeon promoted to brigadier general

    Aug 26, 2011

    One of the U.S. Army's most accomplished leaders in military medicine was promoted to brigadier general by the Army's surgeon general, during a ceremony at Marshall Hall , the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C., today. With his wife, Terry, assisting, Col. Brian C. Lein was promoted by Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker. Brig. Gen. Lein is the command surgeon for U.S. Army Forces Command Headquarters.

  • 3rd CAB pilot makes last flight before retirement

    Aug 25, 2011

    Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Batt, brigade standardization pilot for the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, made his final flight as a Soldier in true Army Aviation style at Hunter Army Airfield, Aug. 16.

  • New York Army National Guard Military Police Soldiers Maintain Training Pace at Home

    Aug 25, 2011

    While their fellow unit members are deployed on missions around the globe, New York Army National Guard's military police Soldiers have been all around the state, and all about training. From Buffalo to Fort Drum and Utica, Soldiers of the 105th, 107th and 206th Military Police Companies met physical, tactical and weapons training requirements and kept abreast of basic battlefield tasks in recent weeks. About 120 Soldiers of the Buffalo-based 105th Military Police Company are in Iraq, and about 170 Soldiers of the 107th Military Police Company from Utica are in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.

  • Upcoming Army reality show wraps video shoot at JBLM

    Aug 25, 2011

    A video crew was at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to shoot the final footage segments for an Army-sponsored reality show called "Starting Strong," a project headed by television actor and producer Ricky Schroder. In each episode potential recruits are matched with a senior noncommissioned officer, who serves as a mentor, and two battle buddies. They then get to experience a few days-in-the-lives of those Soldiers. Toward the end of each episode, the civilian "prospect" also meets an Army veteran who now uses skills gained as a Soldier in a successful civilian career. The prospect then must make a decision whether to enlist or not.

  • 'Black Jack' Soldiers transition base

    Aug 24, 2011

    A training base, full of history between the Iraqi army and U.S. forces, transitioned Aug. 21. Soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division " North, officially transitioned Kirkush Military Training Base, Iraq, back to the Iraqi army.

  • Task Force Guns descends on Afghanistan, takes on mission

    Aug 23, 2011

    Task Force Guns, part of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, currently deployed in northern Afghanistan, is conducting combat operations supporting ground coalition forces in Regional Command North.

  • Afghan Medic completes flight training

    Aug 23, 2011

    After approximately 30 days of technical training, Afghan Air Force flight medic Sgt. Gulap Ahmadzia received a certificate of completion July 27 from Company C, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, for his participation of the U.S. Army and Afghanistan Air Force medevac partnership program here. Ahmadzia flew as a flight medic aboard a UH-60A Blackhawk during 13 medevac missions involving Afghan National Army and local national casualties from June 22 to July 13.

  • The Fire-Resistant Uniform: An Effective Mitigation Strategy in the Prevention of Burn Casualties

    Aug 23, 2011

  • 200th MPC prepares for wartime mission during Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011

    Aug 23, 2011

    More than 50 Soldiers assigned to the 200th Military Police Command deployed to the Republic of Korea this month to participate in Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011.

  • Virginia quake tremors felt at FORSCOM

    Aug 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command Soldiers and civilians return to their offices after having evacuated Marshall Hall, the new FORSCOM/U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters, because of tremors felt here at Fort Bragg that were caused by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va. The occasion provided a real-world opportunity to test the building's evacuation procedures.

  • FORSCOM headquarters, Marshall Hall, hosts 1st major conference at Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Aug 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command new headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C., Marshall Hall, is... the host location for its first major conference. Representatives from across the country gathered to discuss training and support requirements for Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN).

  • Servicemembers respond to worst-case scenario during 'Vibrant Response' 12 exercise

    Aug 22, 2011

    More than 7,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Department of Defense civilians are descending upon the Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and various surrounding areas in Indiana, to execute DoD support to civil authorities in a consequence management role during the Vibrant Response 12 exercise.

  • 'Red Dragon' medics continue to train Iraqi counterparts

    Aug 22, 2011

    Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-North, trained Iraqi Army soldiers on various medical tasks to help ensure they have the knowledge and capability to take care of injured comrades.

  • 'Red Dragon' medics continue to train Iraqi counterparts

    Aug 22, 2011

    Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division " North, trained Iraqi Army soldiers on various medical tasks to help ensure they have the knowledge and capability to take care of injured comrades. Capt. David Marcoux, a Lancaster, Ohio, native and physician assistant for "Red Dragons," and a team of medics traveled to 4th Battalion, 17th Iraqi Army Brigade's compound and conducted medical training exercises.

  • 166th follows up on units' training

    Aug 22, 2011

    In an effort to improve training future units, key leaders of the 166th Aviation Brigade met with active-duty commanders of Task Force Thunder (159th Combat Aviation Brigade) in Afghanistan about the Reserve and National Guard units augmenting them on deployment. They also talked to the National Guard and Reserve commanders about the training their Soldiers received before the deployment.

  • EEO, FMWR drive summer work program for disabled students

    Aug 22, 2011

    The heat is on in places like Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Sill, Okla., but the sun is burning extra bright at Fort Drum, where the Equal Employment Opportunity office outshined all other Army EEOs this summer by recruiting six college students with disabilities to work on the installation.

  • III Corps Soldiers reflect on history, heritage at DMZ

    Aug 21, 2011

    The blue paint looked as cold as the icy glares from the Soldiers guarding the buildings. For many III Corps troops, this was their first encounter with Republic of Korea soldiers and the North Korean military as they toured the historic Demilitarized Zone Aug. 11.

  • III Corps commanding general is presented with honorary Ji-hwi-bong

    Aug 21, 2011

    Lieutenant Gen. Don Campbell Jr., III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General passes the baton with Gen. Sang Eui Lee, commanding general of the 3rd Republic of Korea Army during a ceremony Aug. 21 held in Yongin, South Korea. During the ceremony Lee presented Campbell with the honorary Ji-hwi-bong Commander's Baton as Phantom Warrior Soldiers get ready to kick off the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise.

  • Jeep rebuild unites Fort Campbell community to support fallen Soldier's family

    Aug 19, 2011

    Garrhett Adkins' father, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Adkins, died in in Afghanistan April 16, 2011. Staff Sgt. Jason Axelson is now fixing up the jeep that Charles bought to turn the rusty reminder of what could have been into a celebration of Charles' life.

  • 'Vanguards' deploy 2 engineer companies

    Aug 18, 2011

    Hundreds of Soldiers from 4th Engineer Battalion assembled to case the colors of two companies Aug. 12, as the units' final formal step toward deploying for route-clearing missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • 4th BCT prepares for battle

    Aug 18, 2011

    "This is phase line bravo, standby, over," 2nd Lt. Matthew Jadrnak said over his radio. The leader of 3rd Platoon, Troop B, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, waited for a response inside the Humvee, where he held command over five other vehicles.

  • TRADOC commander visits NTC

    Aug 17, 2011

    As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from Iraq, the National Training Center stands ready to meet the Army's changing training requirements, said Gen. Robert Cone, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, during an Aug. 16 visit to the NTC. Cone served as commanding general of the NTC and Fort Irwin from Sept. 2004 to June 2007.

  • 1st Cav. Div. enlisted leader makes tour of southern Iraq

    Aug 17, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq--In a first-ever visit to 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division here in southern Iraq, Division Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia Vimoto conducted a tour of the brigade's areas of responsibility to build morale and familiarize himself with the troops and their mission in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • 'Guardians' of the Sky 101st BSB Soldiers keep Kirkuk skies safe for military aircraft

    Aug 16, 2011

    Soldiers of "Guardians," 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, conducted Counter Surface-to-Air Improvised Explosive Device patrol operations around Contingency Operating Site Warrior, Iraq, Aug. 14, 2011. "The purpose of the mission is to deter, stop, or prevent enemy set up and firing of surface-to-air missiles or surface-to-air IEDs at military aircraft," said Staff Sgt. Jonathan Grape, a tactical operations noncommissioned officer, assigned to 101st BSB.

  • Sharpening The Blade

    Aug 16, 2011

    Story and photos highlighting First Army's 93rd Birthday celebration. Highlights include historical synopsis and a look at the future for First Army.

  • Support paratroopers learn advanced marksmanship from Special Forces trainers

    Aug 15, 2011

    Dozens of cooks, fuelers, logistics troops and medics received advanced rifle marksmanship training at Fort Bragg, N.C., from Special Forces Soldiers, Aug. 1-4, 2011

  • JBLM performance enhancement specialist living “dream job”

    Aug 15, 2011

    Shannon Baird, a performance enhancement specialist at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., has been working with the 109th Military Intelligence Battalion for the past six months to help its Soldiers fine-tune their mental preparation for certain tasks. Baird headed into the field to work with Soldiers from B Co. for the entire duration of a ten-day field training exercise Aug. 8-18 intended to prepare them for a deployment sometime within the next year.

  • 589th hosts Logisticians' Best-by Test

    Aug 15, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Roughly 30 logisticians from the 589th Brigade Support Battalion and 575th Forward Support Company completed a grueling week-long competition to find out who is the best in their field, Aug. 8-12.

  • 101st Airborne Division 'Screaming Eagles' get new commander

    Aug 12, 2011

    Hundreds gathered at the Fort Campbell Division Parade Field for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) change of command ceremony Friday.

  • Marne community welcomes new WIC clinic

    Aug 4, 2011

    The grand opening of the reconstructed, remodeled Women, Infants and Children clinic took place at Fort Stewart during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, July 29.

  • An 18,000-mile journey to help military veterans

    Aug 4, 2011

    After 15,000 miles on his bicycle, Doug Adams was finally on familiar territory. For 10 months, the retired lieutenant colonel had averaged 60 miles a day across 48 states when he turned on to East Gate Road on July 28. It was the first time on his journey Adams recognized the road he traveled on.

  • New FORSCOM/USARC headquarters honors Gen. George C. Marshall

    Aug 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command dedicated their new combined headquarters complex during a ceremony Aug. 1, 2011, in honor of General of the Army George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff from 1939 to 1945.

  • FORSCOM/USARC joint headquarters gets finishing touches

    Jul 29, 2011

    Some finishing touches were taken care of today in the pre-function area of the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command's new combined headquarters complex in preparation for the dedication of the building and uncasing of their command colors here during a 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 1, ceremony. In particular, the display featuring General of the Army George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff, 1939-1945, was made ready for the ceremony. The new headquarters has been named in honor of Gen. Marshall.

  • It is beginning to look like home

    Jul 28, 2011

    The flags of the 50 United States and six territories (U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, District of Columbia, Northern Marianas and American Samoa) were raised today for the first time in front of the new Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex at Fort Bragg.

  • Progression of crew chiefs

    Jul 27, 2011

    In the military, personnel move up in rank, depending on their time in and desire to do so. In the aviation community, crewmembers can move up in position, regardless of rank. Here, on the aircraft, rank and position are mutually exclusive.

  • FORSCOM cannons installed at Fort Bragg

    Jul 27, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (July 27, 2011) - As of today, the two 12-pound Napoleon cannons that had stood guard at the old Army Forces Command headquarters at Fort McPherson, Ga., are now position in front of the new FORSCOM/U.S. Army Reserve Command joint headquarters complex here. The guns were loaded up on a flatbed truck on July 25 and installed here in time for the upcoming dedication of the FORSCOM/USARC building and the uncasing of their command colors during a ceremony, Monday, Aug. 1.

  • Soldiers head north to Alaska to hone skills, improve materiel readiness

    Jul 18, 2011

    In a partnership between the "generating force" and the "operating force," Soldiers are turning wrenches in Alaska to hone their skills and improve materiel readiness.

  • Fort Polk offers high-tech, air-conditioned convoy training

    Jul 18, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. "" The gunner sits atop his HMMWV, armed, ready to fire as the vehicle traverses a remote Afghan dirt road.

  • FORSCOM marks milestone with first in-processing in new headquarters

    Jul 18, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command marked another milestone today as 120 people were the first of its civilian employees to in-process in the new FORSCOM headquarters building here. The arriving staff members represented the latest wave of people to relocate here from FORSCOM’s previous home at Fort McPherson, Ga. The move is being made in order to comply with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • 10th Mountain hosts combat relay in Afghanistan

    Jul 17, 2011

    Servicemembers at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, raced against each other during a 10-mile combat relay hosted by the 10th Mountain Division, July 17.

  • “Rough Rider” medics train troops at U.S. base in Iraq

    Jul 12, 2011

    Combat medics assigned to Company C, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a combat lifesaver course for service members stationed at Contingency Operating Site Marez, July 4-8. During the five-day medical refresher course, the service members trained on how to treat a casualty until professional medical help arrives.

  • District police, U.S. forces discuss progress and future

    Jul 12, 2011

    Members of the Provincial Police Transition Team, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, visited the Dibbis district police station, northwest of Kirkuk City, Iraq, July 6. Lieutenant Colonel Steven Hughes, Team Chief for the Provincial Police Transition Team, 1st AATF, toured the Dibbis police headquarters and met with Lt. Col. Moayed Bakir Sidiq, Dibbis chief of police, to discuss progress, the current state of affairs and future plans for the district.

  • “Long Knife” food service specialist goes the extra mile to build morale

    Jul 12, 2011

    Before leaving China, Spc. Jun Zhao promised his mother he would go to America and make something of himself. Zhao, currently assigned to Troop D, 1st Squadron, 9th Squadron, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, enlisted in the military four years ago as food service specialist.

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