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  • Behavioral Health Screening Study

    Jan 18, 2011

    Identifying Soldiers for behavioral-health problems before they deploy to a combat zone, and then coordinating continuing care for those Soldiers while they are overseas, can reduce suicidal thoughts, psychiatric disorders and other problems, according to a study published in the American Journal of Psychiatry.

  • 68th CSSB uncases colors

    Jan 14, 2011

    With the return of the 68th Combat Sustainment Support Battalion, 43rd Sustainment Brigade, in November, the unit signified its official return with a colors uncasing ceremony Jan. 6 at the Special Events Center.

  • Therapy dog gets promoted

    Jan 14, 2011

    A battalion of Fort Carson Soldiers attended a special ceremony Dec. 17 as one of their buddies, named Fox, was promoted to the honorary rank of sergeant - no small feat for this dog who is part of the Evans Pet Therapy Program.

  • New Organization Serves Homeless Veterans

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Neal Wheelis was just 17 when he vowed to defend the United States against all enemies, foreign and domestic, and joined the Coast Guard. Today he is homeless.

  • Army Extends Care For Gold Star Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- On a sunny, crisp winter day, Redstone Arsenal's newest three-star general reached out to families who daily live the meaning behind the Army's values of courage, selfless service and sacrifice.

  • Providing Home For Survivor Families

    Jan 14, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Emily McFall's life has led her to this moment. Standing among friends, supporters, well-wishers, and Army and community leaders, McFall could smile knowing she had completed a major milestone in a new Army initiative at Redstone Arsenal.

  • Preston talks past, present and future of Army

    Jan 14, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- "The U.S. Army has become a Family business for many of us, with our sons and daughters also now serving," said Sergeant Major of the Army Kenneth O. Preston to those gathered at the meeting of the Alamo Chapter of the Association of the United States Army at the Sam Houston Club Jan. 7.

  • Picatinny 'squeezes in' solution for MRAP ammo stowage

    Jan 14, 2011

    As a result of the innovation and expertise of the Armament Research, Development and Engineering Center (ARDEC), Soldiers are now using an Army-approved ammo stowage system that is safe, reliable and effective. The system is called MARS, which stands for Modular Ammunition Restraint System. ARDEC has already sent more than 700 into combat zones. But that is only the beginning. The Army estimates that several thousand MARS will be sent to Iraq and Afghanistan within the year.

  • CMOC provides aid to Tajikistan

    Jan 14, 2011

    Orphans gather together in the Khissar Polio Orphanage at Khissar, Tajikistan Dec. 17. Third Army's Civil-Military Operations Center conducted its first assessment trip to the Republic of Tajikistan from Dec. 16-23 since being activated in August of 2010.

  • Neighbor, MP rescue girl trapped under massive icicle

    Jan 13, 2011

    North Country children can potentially skirt danger outdoors this winter if they steer clear of homes, buildings or other structures prone to icicle formations. In an incident just before the holidays, 7-year-old Kate-Lynn Hopkins was pinned down in more than a foot of snow by a giant icicle in Fort Drum's Crescent Woods housing area.

  • NBC 'Today' show airs surprise baby shower from Fort Drum

    Jan 13, 2011

    The nation witnessed Fort Drum's holiday spirit recently as 112 expectant mothers were treated to an early-morning surprise by NBC's "Today" show.

  • Medal of Honor recipient tours Hollywood

    Jan 13, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta and wife Jennifer along with Staff Sgt. Erick and Jacqueline Gallardo toured southern California for five days, meeting the public, community leaders and the media. They also visited Disneyland, Universal Studios, conducted a face-off between the LA Kings and Toronto Maple Leafs and met Hollywood celebrities.

  • Sustainers transfer command during ceremony

    Jan 13, 2011

    FORT KNOX, Ky. (January 13, 2011) - The company commander of Headquarters and Headquarters Company, 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), turned over command during a change of command ceremony here at Natcher Physical Fitness Center on Jan. 13.

  • Changes of command begin

    Jan 13, 2011

    The commander of the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Col. Pete Jones passes the 3rd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment's guidon to Lt. Col. Andrew Hilmes during 3/1 Cav. Regt. change of command ceremony at Kelley Hill, Jan. 7. Hilmes assumed command of the battalion from Lt. Col. Chris Kennedy.

  • New CDC opens on Stewart

    Jan 12, 2011

    Fort Stewart held a grand opening and ribbon cutting for a new child development center at building 7100, Dec. 21. The facility serves as a daycare for children of Soldiers.

  • Soldier has seizure while driving, woman jumps in to help

    Jan 12, 2011

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - A trip to the Main Post PX put Likedia Martinez in the right place at the right time to save a Soldier's life Dec. 28.

  • CSA helps commemorate 1 millionth R&R flier

    Jan 12, 2011

    Gen. George W. Casey Jr., chief of staff of the Army, joined several hundred supporters at the Dallas Fort Worth International Airport to welcome home the Rest and Recuperation flight of the one millionth service member, Jan. 11.

  • 1,000,000th Soldier returns for R&R

    Jan 11, 2011

    The U.S. Military Rest and Recuperation (R&R) program today observed the one-millionth soldier transported home from Iraq and Afghanistan. Today's incoming R&R flight at DFW International Airport was greeted by the U.S. Army Chief of Staff, General George W. Casey, Jr. and hundreds of 'Welcome Home a Hero' program volunteer greeters, who also participated in a ceremony marking the milestone.

  • Retired colonel shares Dr. King's dream with Fort Irwin/National Training Center

    Jan 11, 2011

    When retired Col. Nathan Thomas, Jr. spoke at Fort Irwin and the National Training Center's Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. commemoration on Tuesday, he didn't share Dr. King's dream from the civil rights movement of the 1960s. Instead Thomas, who participated in the civil rights movement including the walk from Selma, Ala. to Montgomery, Ala., shared Dr. King's dream for the Fort Irwin and National Training Center community in the present day.

  • Texas artist bringing the fallen to life

    Jan 11, 2011

    Duty, honor and country - three words that instill pride into any Soldier and their family. Yet, when a Soldier is killed or missing in action, these words can bring forth inspiration. This desire was felt by Phil and Lisa Taylor, founders of the American Fallen Soldier Project, to help bring closure to the families and friends of fallen Soldiers.

  • Crews Compete To Be the Best

    Jan 11, 2011

  • Chinn takes command of Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk

    Jan 11, 2011

    Brig. Gen. Clarence K.K. Chinn took command of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk in a ceremony at Honor Field Jan. 7.

  • Biden meets Karzai, visits troops in Afghanistan

    Jan 11, 2011

    Vice President Joe Biden today spoke with Afghan national and local leaders as he continued what White House officials described as a visit to assess progress and reinforce the U.S. commitment to Afghanistan.

  • Lt. Gen. Webster awards best Thanksgiving decorated Dining Facility

    Jan 10, 2011

  • Night vision just the beginning for Army technology

    Jan 7, 2011

    Night vision technology developed by the U.S. Army now allows the American warfighter to own the night.

  • I Corps begins preparations for Afghanistan deployment

    Jan 7, 2011

    This summer, America's Corps will arrive to man, equip and guide the operational arm of Gen. David H. Petraeus and the Kabul-based NATO International Security Assistance Force.

  • Fort Bragg rescuers rehearse down aircraft recovery procedures

    Jan 7, 2011

    Rescue units from Simmons Army Air Field responded to a simulated helicopter crash at the aerial gunnery range in the training area of Fort Bragg, Dec. 9, 2010. The exercise helped assessed the SAAF emergency response plan at night in a remote area of Fort Bragg where aircraft operate as well as fulfill a once-a-year requirement for such a drill.

  • Town hall teaches safe baby practices

    Jan 7, 2011

    Womack Army Medical Center held a town hall meeting in support of this mission. The infant care town hall meeting, held in WAMC's Weaver Auditorium, familiarized parents and professionals with services like the New Parent Support Program and the hospital's state-of-the-art mother-baby unit.

  • Fort Bragg community-based primary care clinics set to revolutionize health care

    Jan 7, 2011

    Fort Bragg's community-based medical homes are set to open in Fayetteville and Hope Mills by the first week of March. The concept goes back to a time when Family doctors knew children by name and understood the medical needs of each patient. It also relates to the Army chief of staff's directive to improve access to care, which includes opening clinics within the community and bringing health care to the Families rather than requiring them to commute to post for wellness appointments.

  • 'Torch' element departs for Iraq

    Jan 7, 2011

    Early morning Jan 2, 25 Sky Dragon troopers mustered for the manifest that will carry them from Fort Bragg to duty stations in Kuwait and Iraq as the XVIII Airborne Corps first boots forward in its deployment to Operation New Dawn. This movement represents the tipping point as the battalion's weight shifts from preparing to deploy to the actual deployment,

  • Memorial features photos of fallen heroes

    Jan 7, 2011

    Twenty-one memorial portraits adorned the Fallen Heroes Family Center Oct. 14, when the Fort Carson garrison commander announced completion of renovations and initiation of Survivor Outreach Services. The Mountain Post began offering one-on-one counselors and support groups in a home-like atmosphere.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Fort Leonard Wood, ensures ongoing support

    Jan 7, 2011

  • Female MPs bring professionalism, added capabilities to fight

    Jan 7, 2011

    The Soldiers of the 64th Military Police Company assigned to Combat Outpost Fortress in Afghanistan's Kunar Province have seen plenty of action since they arrived at the outpost nearly nine months ago. Fortunately, the MPs at COP Fortress have a couple of "combat multipliers" in Spc. Cristine Gallagher and Spc. Lauren Hyman.

  • Army continues to push boundaries of food science

    Jan 6, 2011

    Technology being developed by Army food scientists may provide the American warfighter meals on the battlefield that taste freshly made up to three years after it was prepared.

  • Band building well underway as new year begins

    Jan 6, 2011

    In spite of the cold weather, the new Army Ground Forces Band building is still tracking on schedule. "We should finish the shingles in a couple of weeks and then work will focus mostly on the inside," said Project Manager George V. Blackard of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' Fort Bragg office. "Exterior brick work will also begin in a few weeks, which will bring out the true shape and color of the building." The placement of interior studs is well underway as are the mechanical, electrical and plumbing rough-ins. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, the summer of 2011, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • Exoskeleton enhances Warfighter strength, reduces injury

    Jan 6, 2011

    The American Warfighter can easily lift up to 200 pounds and significantly reduce knee and back injuries with emerging technology on display this week in the Army Strong Zone at the U.S. Army All-American Bowl.

  • Secretary of the Army visits Fort Leonard Wood USO

    Jan 6, 2011

  • Army lifer provides steady hand during Iraq drawdown

    Jan 6, 2011

    During his 22 years of military service, Rich Miles studied battle tactics - enrolling in advanced courses, soaking up the expertise of Army leaders and legends. But it was as a civilian that he finally deployed to a war zone. Now serving in Iraq as the Liaison Officer for the Program Executive Office Command, Control and Communications - Tactical (PEO C3T), Miles is putting his preparation to use. As the on-the-ground representative for the PEO, he is responsible for sustaining and supporting C3T systems in theater, as well as synchronizing the withdrawal of equipment and personnel with the drawdown of forces in Iraq.

  • Army works to create more comfortable body armor for women

    Jan 6, 2011

    Army and Air Force researchers are continuing to work on how better to fit female Soldiers with more comfortable form-fitting body-armor plates.

  • Road through valley of the Taliban

    Jan 6, 2011

    Afghan National Army and Australian forces gained control of Tangi Valley in the Deh Rahwod district, Afghanistan, in an operation to establish a foothold in a former Taliban concentrated area, Dec. 28.

  • Secretary of Army views Leonard Wood tornado damage

    Jan 6, 2011

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh met with officials and military families at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., in an effort to reach out to the local community.

  • MPs Assess Tornado Damages

    Jan 5, 2011

  • Peer to Peer encourages Soldiers to 'make a movie, save a life'

    Jan 5, 2011

    The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center and the Better Opportunities for Single Soldiers program are calling all Soldiers to put their best safety stories on camera for a chance to win the Third Annual Peer to Peer Safety Video Competition.

  • 'Lights, camera ... IED simulator:' Safety awareness video filmed at Fort Benning

    Jan 5, 2011

    In an effort to stem accidents and keep troops from making their own simulator devices in roadside bomb training, the Army is producing a short safety awareness video set for release this summer.

  • Bromberg gets third star, becomes FORSCOM deputy commander, chief of staff

    Jan 5, 2011

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Jan. 4, 2011) - Maj. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg was promoted to lieutenant general during a ceremony at U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters here today, and assumed duties as deputy commanding general and chief of staff for FORSCOM. Bromberg, who served as Special Assistant to the FORSCOM Commanding General pending confirmation of his promotion by the U.S. Senate, will now oversee the training and readiness of more than 750,000 Soldiers in the active Army, National Guard, Army Reserve and about 3,500 Army civilians who work for the Army's largest command, FORSCOM.

  • Holiday Generosity Provides For Fort Drum Families

    Jan 5, 2011

    The holiday season always seems to spark an accelerated generosity in us all. It is the season for giving and this inspires us to think of those who may have an unmet need or of those who are exceptionally generous to us. Soldiers and their Family Members are willing to give the ultimate sacrifice year round and because of this, were the recipients of an abundance of generosity at Fort Drum this past December.

  • New physical therapy clinic opens for First Team troopers

    Jan 5, 2011

    Supporting physical, mental and spiritual health for Soldiers is a major priority in the minds of commanders today. Providing easy access to these areas and a means for self-maintenance, within our own ranks, shows that these commanders' actions match their words.

  • CSA assesses tornado damage at Fort Leonard Wood

    Jan 5, 2011

    SLIDESHOW - Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. assessed the damage at Fort Leonard Wood, Mo., from a tornado that struck the post Dec. 31, 2010.

  • Last main body of 1st Infantry Division headquarters returns to Fort Riley

    Jan 4, 2011

    About 150 Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion were reunited with their Families during a ceremony on Jan. 3 at Fort Riley.

  • Army honors best in food service

    Jan 4, 2011

    The Department of the Army G-4 and the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence at Fort Lee are proud to announce the winners of the annual Philip A. Connelly Awards Program for Excellence in Army food service. From providing nutritional meals to creating morale boosting environments, food service professionals keep the Army rolling along. This program honors those professionals, Soldiers and Department of the Army Civilians, who rise above the standard and continually demonstrate excellence in food service.

  • Shaping the Future of the Army Reserve: Lt. Gen. Stultz explains the future of the Army Reserve and

    Dec 31, 2010

  • Sustaining safety during Operation New Dawn

    Dec 30, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq-After the first few months of being deployed, statistics show Soldiers can get comfortable with their surroundings and choose shortcuts that can put themselves or others in harm's way.

  • 2/7 Troopers celebrate Christmas in Iraq

    Dec 30, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY STATION INDIA, Iraq-The last holiday of the year is usually celebrated with a Christmas tree, lots of sparkling lights and Family gathering together.

  • Cav trooper receives Purple Heart

    Dec 30, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY STATION INDIA, Iraq-With their Operation New Dawn mission well on its way, Soldiers deployed to northern Iraq are continuously on the lookout to ensure the enemy doesn't try to bring harm to them, the Iraqi people or their mission.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command Combined Headquarters Construction Project - In R

    Dec 29, 2010

    A series of images, taken over time, of the new U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters project at Fort Bragg, N.C. Covering the period Oct. 2009 - Dec 2010, the images show the changes in the facility as work has progressed. As directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) legislation - the headquarters elements of the two commands will relocate from Fort McPherson, Ga., in 2011.

  • 3/1 IBCT heads downrange; largest Knox deployment since WWII

    Dec 28, 2010

    Under the watchful eyes of their commanders and noncommissioned officers, Soldiers of the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, are heading overseas from Fort Knox, Ky., in numbers not seen here since the Second World War.

  • Civilian Expeditionary Workforce prepares civilians for deployments

    Dec 28, 2010

    The Civilian Expeditionary Workforce is a Defense Department program to deploy some of its civilian employees to support military operations. The deployments are voluntary and they receive their training and processing here at Camp Atterbury and at Muscatatuck Urban Training Center.

  • Guard Soldiers respond to snowstorm

    Dec 27, 2010

    About 100 Soldiers from the Virginia National Guard's 116th Brigade Combat Team were called to state active duty Dec. 25 in Norfolk, in response to a severe snowstorm which dropped a record amount of snow on the Hampton Roads area (pictured here). Elsewhere, hundreds of Guard Soldiers and Airmen from Delaware, Maryland, Massachusetts, North Carolina and Rhode Island responded to the snow emergency, rescuing stranded people as well as assisting in evacuations due to coastal flooding.

  • High-tech Army equipment, robots to also star at 2011 All-American Bowl

    Dec 27, 2010

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command will display "Army Strength Through Technology" as part of Army All-American Bowl week activities in San Antonio, Jan. 6-9, 2011.

  • Progress continues with ANP facility in Wardak Province

    Dec 26, 2010

    Steady but slower than expected progress continues at the new Afghanistan National Police Training Center in the Wardak Province, with expectations of the first class starting early March still in the plans.

  • Christmas in Kuwait

    Dec 25, 2010

    The Christmas meal shared by troops deployed to Kuwait

  • Army's top officer visits troops at COB Speicher for holidays

    Dec 24, 2010

  • Christmas Eve Road March Draws More than 300 to Salute Deployed Troops

    Dec 24, 2010

    More than 320 Soldiers, Marines, Airmen, veterans and military family members and friends took part in the annual Christmas Eve Road March held Friday, Dec. 24 at the New York State Armory here. It was the largest turnout since Sgt 1st Class Arthur Coon, the New York Army National Guard recruiter here, organized the first march in 2003. The walk from the Army National Guard Armory to Warren County Airport and back is a way for the local community to say thank you to soldiers spending their holidays overseas.

  • International bomb-squad detonates explosives, protects Afghanistan

    Dec 24, 2010

    Creating large explosions is a regular part of the job for the 466th Air Expeditionary Group, EOD Flight and their international partners on Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan. They destroy roadside bombs, unexploded munitions and anything else that could be a danger to servicemembers or the local population.

  • Army Chief of Staff Visits Third Army

    Dec 24, 2010

    The Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. visited Third Army Servicemembers at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait Dec. 24.

  • CSA visits medical center at Kandahar

    Dec 23, 2010

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. George W. Casey Jr. visited Kandahar, Afghanistan, Dec. 23.

  • Special delivery from Leon County

    Dec 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas-While Santa Clause is up at the North Pole packing his sleigh and the elves are preparing the reindeer for this year's Christmas voyage another merry team from a warmer part of the world is gearing up to take a similar trek through Central Texas; only smaller and without Rudolph leading the way.

  • President signs repeal of 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' policy

    Dec 22, 2010

    President Barack Obama today signed the bill to repeal the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" policy on gays in the military.

  • The counting is not over

    Dec 22, 2010

    This blood drive turned out to be one of the largest held on Fort Hood in the last three years. The 36th Engineer Brigade (Rugged) is one of the busiest and most deployed units on Fort Hood. The brigade sends groups of Soldiers overseas both as complete units and as supplements to other force packages. At present, the commander, Colonel Kent Savre is deployed to Iraq.

  • Fort Hood blood donor inducted into Donation Hall of Fame

    Dec 22, 2010

    Ronald Decker, a Robertson Blood Center donor and volunteer was inducted into the Donation Hall of Fame. This award, sponsored by a leading healthcare company focused on the development and marketing of products and services for the transfusion medicine industry, recognizes individuals nationwide who have demonstrated an extraordinary commitment to blood donation.

  • Unit and family team up!

    Dec 22, 2010

    Specs. Erin Jones and William Jones of Portland, Ore., have quite a bit in common. In addition to serving together in A company, 21st Combat Support Hospital at Fort Hood, Texas, both medics know the value of donating blood. Which is why the couple worked together to sponsor an Armed Services Blood Drive at their company on Nov. 9, 2010.

  • Army wife helps vets with 'Open Arms'

    Dec 22, 2010

    Dedie Davis, the founder and president of Operation Open Arms, a non-profit organization devoted to providing food and supplies to homeless veterans and veterans suffering from Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, explained her passion for charitable work is fueled by her personal experiences.

  • New York State Military Museum Puts Information on 360,000 Civil War Soldiers Online

    Dec 22, 2010

    As the Nation prepares to observe the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the New York State Military History Museum and Veterans Research Center is making capsule histories of 360,000 New York Civil War Soldiers available online. The entire roster of New Yorkers who served during the Civil War Years, 1861-1865, is now available online, as well as the five annual reports issued by the Bureau of Military Statistics from 1864 to 1868 that chronicle the accomplishments of New Yorkers in battle.

  • American general decorates German colonel in Afghanistan

    Dec 21, 2010

    For one German officer it was a time to say goodbye after a successful six-month tour. For an American general , it was a time to recognize him for his work in a change of command ceremony Dec. 9. Col. Ralf Kneflowski, co-commander of the Regional Support Command-North at Camp Spann near Mariz-e Shariff, said serving in Afghanistan was a life-changing experience. The other co-commander is American Col. Paul Calbos.

  • Mother: 'God put those Soldiers there'

    Dec 20, 2010

    After saving a 21-year-old civilian trapped in a burning truck, three members of the 1-509th Infantry received the Soldier's Medal Dec. 15 at Fort Polk, La.

  • Deployed brigade reaches reenlistment goal in record time

    Dec 20, 2010

    According to Department of the Army goals, the 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, had one year to reenlist 427 Soldiers starting Oct. 1. It took them 61 days.

  • Out of sight, out of mind, indispensible: 1st Inf. Div. Hub Platoon keeps units in Iraq connected

    Dec 20, 2010

    Every day in southern Iraq, thousands of U.S. Soldiers across 33 bases are communicating with each other. Most don't realize it, but their connectivity is due to the efforts of a small group of Big Red One Soldiers in Kuwait.

  • World War II veteran, 98, receives long awaited Bronze Star

    Dec 17, 2010

    Recognition for an act of heroism more than six decades ago during World War II finally caught up with a 98-year-old Atlanta resident Dec. 16, when the Army awarded him the Bronze Star Medal during a ceremony here in U.S. Army Forces Command headquarters.

  • Blackhorse Soldiers become newest citizens

    Dec 17, 2010

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment became the newest U.S. citizens during a naturalization ceremony on Fort Irwin, Calif., Dec. 9. A total of 21 Soldiers stationed at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin took the Oath of Allegiance and became the nation's newest citizens. For some, the ceremony marked the end of the long journey to citizenship.

  • Fort McPherson honors Georgia's fallen in Soldier Tree ceremony

    Dec 17, 2010

    The names of Georgia's fallen Soldiers will never be forgotten. That was the message of the Fort McPherson Soldier Tree ceremony on Hedekin Field Dec. 8, which honored more than 200 Georgia servicemembers who lost their lives.

  • Marne Division's fallen heroes honored during Wreaths for Warriors Walk

    Dec 16, 2010

    Many traveled far and wide to Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field for the 4th Annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk wreath ceremony, Dec. 11, to pay homage to those Third Infantry Division Soldiers who made the ultimate sacrifice.

  • Hunter gets new running trail

    Dec 16, 2010

    Instead of sharing roads with cars and bicyclists, service members at Hunter will soon have a new asphalt-paved running trail on North Lightning Road to use for physical training each morning.

  • Wounded Warriors return to Iraq, find closure in Anbar

    Dec 16, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI , Iraq - Eight service members returned to Iraq-a place where they nearly lost their lives-and were welcomed back Dec. 10 by Soldiers with 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, upon their visit to Al Anbar, Iraq.

  • Amputee Infantryman yields not to superior odds

    Dec 16, 2010

    A blinding, bright-red chrome Harley Davidson stands out amongst the dozen smaller foreign bikes sitting in the distance, as a seemingly average-looking group of new motorcycle enthusiasts prepare to ride on a clear, but bitter cold and windy day, Dec. 10.

  • 1st Brigade uncases colors

    Dec 16, 2010

    On a cold December morning, Families of 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team waited with bated breath for their Soldiers to march across Cottrell Field. Although it was past 1:30 a.m., Dec. 12, the Families were more than willing to wait. The 3rd Infantry Division band strikes up a lively marching beat, breaking the lull in the crowd's screams, and Soldiers emerge from the tree line. As Soldiers of 1st HBCT have been returning since early November, this coming home ceremony marked the return of the brigade command and command sergeant major.

  • Re-building relationships important after deployments

    Dec 16, 2010

    If you have recently returned from deployment, welcome home! I've deployed many times and I know personally that even the best relationships are put under extra pressure during and after deployment. This is a perfect time to put relationships on the front page of the newspaper - to talk about what makes relationships sound and secure.

  • Spiritual Fitness Can 'Lighten Load' for Troops, Families

    Dec 15, 2010

    Spiritual fitness can help "lighten the load" for servicemembers and their families, whether they're facing combat, dealing with health issues or just managing the day-to-day stressors of military life, the Army's chief of chaplains said.

  • Army looking at VTOL, balloons to meet ISR requirements

    Dec 15, 2010

    Unmanned air vehicles that can provide persistent stare capabilities and that can launch vertically are something the Army is investigating now.

  • Girl Talk: Bridging the cultural gap with Iraq's teens

    Dec 15, 2010

    As the sun rose over the city of Saniyah, the Diwaniyah Provincial Reconstruction Team, supported by 3rd Squadron, 3rd Armored Cavalry Regiment, set out on the first of several planned youth outreach programs in the area. The setting of this mission was not to be the site of a newly reconstructed facility or a meeting of provincial leaders but rather a classroom full of Iraqi teenage girls.

  • Basra Soldiers talk about sexual assault

    Dec 15, 2010

    The Big Red One Society Against Sexual Assault, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division-South held a day-long "BRO-SASA" conference at the post Chapel in Basra Dec. 8, to candidly discuss sexual assault in the military.

  • 25th annual holiday concert kindles spirit of the season

    Dec 14, 2010

    More than 2,500 Atlanta residents of all ages braved freezing weather and snow flurries in order to attend The Army Ground Forces Band's 25th Annual Holiday Concert at the Cobb Energy Performing Arts Centre, Dec. 12. The silver anniversary production proved well worth their effort, with many people who had attended previous concerts over the years agreeing that this was the best one ever. In addition to the traditional and contemporary holiday music, five pre-recorded video greetings from metropolitan Atlanta Soldiers currently serving in Afghanistan were shown on huge screens. Members of their Families in the audience were recognized with enthusiastic rounds of applause. Hundreds of attendees signed the poster-sized holiday cards especially created for the occasion. The cards will be sent with the concert guests' best wishes to America's service members who are deployed during this holiday season.

  • Personnel chief of Army's largest command retires after 32 years of service

    Dec 14, 2010

    After more than four years as Deputy Chief of Staff G-1 for the Army's largest Command, Brig. Gen. E. Eric Porter retired today during a ceremony at U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) headquarters here. Gen. James D. Thurman, commanding general of FORSCOM, hosted the ceremony that was held in the G-1 Atrium of the headquarters. "It is a true honor for me to host this event today," said Thurman. "Today we recognize an exceptional leader who has given more than 32 years of selfless service to this great nation ... and (we) thank him for his unwavering commitment and steadfast dedication to our Army."

  • 3/1 says goodbye through deployment ceremony

    Dec 13, 2010

    The 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, held a deployment ceremony Thursday, Dec. 9, to officially case their colors and say goodbye to Fort Knox, Ky, until they reuturn in 2012.

  • Hunting for recreation: Fort Bragg wounded warriors enjoy day

    Dec 10, 2010

    Patriot Hunts is a nonprofit organization dedicated to connecting wounded warriors with wilderness excursions. On Dec. 4, Rachaelle Langmack (whose husband died in the line of duty) and her 12-year old son, Carson participated in a European tower pheasant shoot, hosted on the 2,000 acre Allen Brothers Hunting Preserve near Bladenboro, N.C.

  • Extreme makeover: Improving Fort Bragg buildings to meet the demands of today

    Dec 10, 2010

    The buildings where we live and work contribute more greenhouse gases into the atmosphere than the cars we drive. Currently there are 11 projects which aim to fine-tune or retro-commission many of the buildings on Fort Bragg. This retro-commissioning projects aims to make a large impact on the 25 million square feet of floor space on the installation

  • Tree lighting ceremonies kick off Stewart, Hunter holiday season

    Dec 10, 2010

  • Fort Bragg doctor continues Family history of military service

    Dec 9, 2010

    Capt. Kamal Kalsi marks the fourth generation of serving in the military, with his great-grandfather having served in the Royal British army and his grandfather and father having served in the air force in India. Kalsi is a Soldier in the United States Army, assigned to Womack Army Medical Center's Emergency Department. Kalsi is a Sikh, which has been classified as the fifth largest religion in the world.

  • Peace Light journeys from Bethlehem to Fort Bragg

    Dec 9, 2010

    A flame from Bethlehem, spread its message of hope and light to Fort Bragg Dec. 1. The chief of staff of religious support operations at Fort Bragg, drove to Maryland to bring back the Peace Light to the Cumberland County area. Each year a child from Austria fetches the light from the grotto in Bethlehem where Christians believe that Jesus was born. The Peace Light is flown to New York where people across the country take the light back with them to spread to other communities.

  • Soldiers become U.S. citizens at Fort Irwin in first ceremony on installation

    Dec 9, 2010

    Spc. Sven Kramer, a Bradley fighting vehicle mechanic with the 1st Squadron, 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment at Fort Irwin, Calif., pledged himself to fight for the United States when he was not a citizen 26 months ago. On Dec. 9, 2010, Spc. Kramer, who is a native of South Africa, took the oath of allegiance along with 20 other Soldiers at the National Training Center and Fort Irwin, as his wife, Jennifer Kramer, along with more than 100 other Soldiers and family members joined in the ceremony.

  • Fort Bragg 2010 Family of the Year light post Christmas tree

    Dec 9, 2010

    First Sgt. George Donnelly, his wife, Kristina and their three children - sons, Kyle, 11 and Shawn, 8, and daughter, Alyson, 5 - were named the Fort Bragg Family of the Year for 2010.

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