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  • Day of rest: After 69 years of service, Fort Gillem Chapel completes its final mission

    Nov 23, 2010

    Since its creation in 1941, the Fort Gillem Chapel, Bldg. 734, has been a survivor. Built from a World War II design, it has outlasted that war, the assault of time on its paint and features and even a lightning strike. But despite its fortitude, the one thing it could not stand up to is BRAC.

  • Robots to rescue wounded on battlefield

    Nov 22, 2010

    A robot now being tested may soon be used to rescue wounded Soldiers under fire without risking additional lives.

  • "Wranglers" transfer adopted school to Ft. Hood's WTB

    Nov 19, 2010

  • Veterans counseling center moves into new $300K facility

    Nov 19, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The Department of Veterans Affairs Soldier Services Counseling Center celebrated its move to Building 2751 with a ribbon-cutting ceremony Tuesday.

  • Fort Bragg golfer strikes silver, wins third at golf championship

    Nov 18, 2010

    Shawn Whitmore, a Virginia native who is assigned to the 122nd Aviation Support Battalion of the 82nd Airborne Division, competed for the All-Army Golf team tryouts at Fort Lee, Va., and finished tied for third. Whitmore advanced to competition in the All-Armed Forces National Tournament at Langley Air Force Base, Va., where the All-Army teams won silver.

  • National Public Lands Day event dedicated to fallen Fort Bragg Soldier

    Nov 18, 2010

    Members of the Fort Bragg Arbor Board and Soldiers from the Wolf Pack, the 1st Attack Reconnaissance Battalion, 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade, collaborated to assist in the preservation of Fort Bragg's natural resources. The volunteers gathered pine straw, weeded, cleaned McFadyen Pond, tended plants, removed garbage and planted trees and shrubs - all as a memorial to battalion member Spc. Timothy Fulkerson, who was killed in action in Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Fort Bragg schools use new cafeteria software system

    Nov 18, 2010

    Eleven schools at Fort Bragg are using Meals Plus to manage school cafeteria systems. Meals Plus provides advantages in tracking free and reduced (Title 1) meals eligible for federal reimbursement, breakfast and lunch account tracking by student, online bill payment for parents and even dietary restriction alerts on a per-student basis.

  • Fort Bragg military Family life consultants provide the needed support before, during, after deploym

    Nov 18, 2010

    Military Family life consultants work closely with Army Community Service, and are assigned to certain centers and are embedded with the children while engaging and building relationships with children. They provide an ear to listen to the issues and struggles military children sometimes go through. The consultants also help caregivers and Family members in the absence of a loved one. They provide informal, easy to access information about prarenting, single Soldier reunions and many other issues dealing with being a part of the military.

  • Fort Bragg opens doors to new wellness center

    Nov 18, 2010

    Fort Bragg joined the 'be your best self' campaign with the grand opening of a new Army wellness center on Nov. 4. Motivated by the motto 'prevention is the best cure,' the center's staff teaches the community to value mental, physical and emotional fitness for optimum resiliency.

  • Fort Bragg constantly works to take care of its children

    Nov 18, 2010

    The biannual education meeting was held Nov. 10 at Fort Bragg Club. The meeting brought representatives from neighboring school districts and other education professionals to discuss the care of military-connected children in schools. These are very important meetings because about 80 percent of Fort Bragg Families live off post, their children attend off post high schools, elementary and middle schools.

  • Fort Bragg community warned about the dangers of Spice

    Nov 18, 2010

    A recent XVIII Airborne Corps policy bans the use and possession of Spice. As of early November, legislation has been introduced in North Carolina state government to make the dangerous substance illegal. Spice and other synthetic cannabinoids are prohibited and violators of the policy will face punishment under the Uniform Code of Military Justice.

  • 3rd ID supports Veterans Day events in surrounding areas

    Nov 17, 2010

    Veterans Day 2010 is a memory. But for those who participated, sat back in the audience, stood on the streets, or had some other form of involvement, it will be one to remember.

  • New barracks coming for WTB

    Nov 17, 2010

    One of the main aspects of the Army Medical Action Plan, which went into effect in 2007, was the focus on improved housing for wounded Soldiers.

  • Baby loved disco

    Nov 17, 2010

    Baby Loves Disco kept Club Stewart's Ballroom rocking for three hours, Nov. 8.

  • 3rd HBCT honors fallen heroes

    Nov 17, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Eight names were added to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division's Operation Iraqi Freedom Memorial during a ceremony at Kelley Hill, Nov. 10.

  • Marne Air's colors return to Hunter Army Airfield

    Nov 17, 2010

    There was electricity in the air as hundreds of Family Members and friends gathered in Hangar 860 on Hunter Army Airfield the night of Nov. 15 awaiting the return of 200 Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade from their year-long deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Marne Division says 'farewell' to three of its leaders

    Nov 17, 2010

    The Marne Division bid adieu to three of its finest Dog Face Soldiers with a Farewell and Retreat Ceremony for Brig. Gen. Patrick J. Donahue, III, deputy commanding general-maneuver; Brig. Gen. Thomas S. Vandal, deputy commanding general-support; and Command Sgt. Maj. Jeffrey L. Andrews, division command sergeant major, Nov. 15.

  • Sentinel laid to rest in Arlington National Cemetery

    Nov 17, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Karl R. Horst, Commanding General of the U.S. Army Military District of Washington and Joint Force Headquarters National Capital Region, presents a folded American flag to Staff Sgt. Adam Dickmyer's wife, Melinda Dickmyer, on Nov 17th in Arlington National Cemetery. Dickmyer was a Sentinel at the Tomb of the Unknowns from April 2004 to Sept. 2007. He was killed by an improvised explosive device outside of Kandahar, Afghanistan on Oct 28th.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness now more accessible to families

    Nov 17, 2010

    Army family members can now use the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness global assessment tool and all its online self-improvement modules without having a sponsored Army Knowledge Online account.

  • Fort Irwin/NTC celebrate Native American heritage, EEO director honored

    Nov 17, 2010

    As the dancers from Red Boy Productions kept in step with the steady beats from the tribal drum and songs sung in the tongues of Native American Indian tribes, Lupe Lopez from the Apache Nation told the Soldiers and civilians gathered for Fort Irwin and the National Training Center's Native American Heritage Month celebration how the dance has helped her son. The event was sponsored by the 916th Support Brigade on Tuesday.

  • A new chapter begins for Army Diversity and Leadership

    Nov 17, 2010

    The Army has realigned what was formerly known as the Army Diversity Office, Equal Employment Opportunity Civil Rights Office and the Equal Employment Opportunity Compliance and Complaints into the new organization known as the Army's Diversity and Leadership Office.

  • Aid stations at Campbell, Carson move from paper to digtal medical records

    Nov 17, 2010

    Replacing paper with electronic medical record systems, the 2nd Brigade Combat Team (BCT), 4th Infantry Division (ID) at Fort Carson, Colo., and the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade (CAB), 101st Airborne Division at Fort Campbell, Ky., are the latest to join the growing list of units using MC4, a once battlefield-only system, to document Soldier care in garrison. This enables units to familiarize themselves with a system they will ultimately use down range.

  • Obama presents Medal of Honor to Soldier at White House

    Nov 17, 2010

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, Nov. 16, 2010) -- President Barack Obama presented the Medal of Honor Tuesday to the first active-duty servicemember in nearly 40 years. Staff Sgt. Salvatore Giunta was described as a humble, low-key Soldier -- one that shies away from the limelight. But his actions on Oct. 25, 2007 were anything but low-key when he refused to let enemy fighters carry off a fellow wounded Soldier in Afghanistan. Giunta, then a specialist, individually pursued two insurgents who had captured a badly wounded Sgt. Joshua Brennan during a deadly firefight. Giunta killed one insurgent and injured the other, and immediately began to administer first aid to Brennan, all while under heavy enemy fire. It was this act of rare bravery that saved lives and warranted receipt of the Medal, Obama explained.

  • Deployed brigade trains on their big guns in Kuwait

    Nov 16, 2010

    The 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division deployed to southern Iraq, is revisiting its old stomping grounds: the gunnery range near Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

  • Blackhorse cooks rewarded for frying competition

    Nov 16, 2010

    11th ACR food services Soldiers were awarded by the FORSCOM commander for winning the FORSCOM level of the Connelly Competition in Active Army Field Kitchen Category, Nov. 12.

  • JROTC Day Hits All The Right Buttons At Airfield

    Nov 16, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- "Where's the button'" Sitting at the driver's console inside a HIMARS vehicle, all cadet Arienna McElroy could see around her were buttons. And she wanted to know which button would start the engine. But Staff Sgt. Ashly Bolton wasn't saying.

  • Wabashin' Baghdad -- Wildcats serve in Iraq with Fort Riley aviation brigade

    Nov 16, 2010

    Seven Army officers commissioned from Kansas State University have made a full-circle journey from class to combat in Iraq, where they are assigned to an aviation brigade from neighboring Fort Riley, Kan. The officers graduated from the university's Army ROTC program at different times, and are serving together in the Enhanced Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division. While they now wear combat uniforms, the consensus among the graduates is that they still "bleed purple."

  • Army to upgrade force-tracking system

    Nov 15, 2010

    The Army is in the midst of several high-tech upgrades to its force tracking system - Force XXI Battle Command Brigade-and-Below, known as FBCB2 - to include new, next-generation software and a new, faster satellite network, service officials said.

  • Thurman's Perch gives Gen. Thurman permanent roost at NTC

    Nov 12, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- FORSCOM Commander Gen. James D. Thurman returned to a familiar place at the National Training Center Friday morning, a spot he spent countless hours during his time as time the NTC Operations Group Commander and the NTC's commanding general. To his surprise the spot was named Thurman's Perch as the NTC Operations Group hosted a ceremony unveiling a plaque that will serve as a lasting reminder and testament to all the things Gen. Thurman has done to help Soldiers, not only at the National Training Center, but across the Army. "I spent countless hours up here," Gen. Thurman said. "There's no greater honor that I've been given in my 35 years than this."

  • Domestic violence awareness training held at Fort Bragg

    Nov 12, 2010

    More than 100 community members gathered at Womack Army Medical Center's Weaver Auditorium Oct. 26, in observance of Domestic Violence Awareness Month and as a way to remember victims of domestic violence. A member of the hospital's Pediatrics Clinic staff conducted a session that explained what others can do if they or someone close to them is a victim of domestic violence. The class also included information about how domestic violence affects everyone and on what has become an increasing trend - teen domestic violence.

  • FORSCOMAca,!a,,cs Army Ground Forces Band building is going up

    Nov 10, 2010

    The new building for the Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Army Ground Forces Band (AGFB) is coming along well. The pads upon which the building will rise have been laid and half of the "red iron" beams are already in place, with the other half due by the end of the week. All of the metal roof decking is expected to be installed by Thanksgiving if all goes as planned, according to Joe Wright, the project superintendent who works for Lifecycle Construction Services, the prime contract design-builder. Elsewhere on the construction site, underground utilities work proceeds for laying water and sewage lines. 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.

  • FORSCOM civilian receives Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt

    Nov 10, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (Nov. 10, 2010)--Maj. Gen. (P) Howard B. Bromberg, special assistant to the FORSCOM commanding general, presented the Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt Certificate to Steven D. Sawicki, deputy director of FORSCOM's Continuous Process Improvement office. Sawicki is one of 43 Army personnel to earn the master black belt status. The courses offered during the Army's Lean Six Sigma training program consist of a series of workshops designed to certify participants at different levels of learning. Green Belt, Black Belt, and Master Black Belt workshops last about two to four weeks, and provide participants with the knowledge needed to complete Lean Six Sigma projects.

  • Advise and Assist Brigade trains on big guns while deployed

    Nov 10, 2010

    The 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division deployed to southern Iraq, is revisiting its old stomping grounds: the gunnery range near Camp Buehring, Kuwait.

  • Medal of Honor recipient assists in fight against 'epidemic'

    Nov 9, 2010

    Walking up on stage, retired Marine Col. Jay Vargas gently takes hold of Old Glory and gives her a kiss. He has earned that right.

  • FORSCOM and USARC Forward personnel get their H1N1 and seasonal flu shots

    Nov 9, 2010

    Soldiers and civilians assigned to the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) Forward at Fort Bragg took preventive steps to protect themselves from seasonal and H1N1 influenza viruses. Medics from the Womack Family Medicine Residency Clinic vaccinated FORSCOM and USARC personnel in order to reduce the chances of their falling ill as they set the conditions for the seamless transition of FORSCOM and USARC operations from Fort McPherson, Ga., to Fort Bragg, N.C. The move is in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation, which directed their current home, Fort McPherson to close not later than Sept. 15, 2011.

  • Fort Hood, Army review lessons learned from shooting

    Nov 9, 2010

    Just days after ceremonies marking the one-year anniversary of the Nov. 5 shooting at Fort Hood, Texas, the Army released an internal review citing 79 recommendations to improve security Army-wide.

  • 2nd Transportation Company's colors fly again on American soil

    Nov 9, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Although the Soldiers from the 2nd Transportation Company returned from their yearlong deployment to Iraq on Sept. 20, the company was missing a key piece of its identity until Tuesday morning. The missing piece, its company guidon, was cased prior to the unit's return to Fort Irwin and the National Training Center and wasn't uncased until Tuesday morning when Capt. Jason Johnson and 1st Sgt. Bradley Schemmel pulled the cover off the colors as guidon bearer Spc. Huan Tran stoically watched in front of family and friends gathered for the ceremony.

  • 4th BCT Soldiers earn EIBs

    Nov 9, 2010

    Seventy-three Soldiers with the 1st and 2nd Battalions, 12th Infantry Regiment, and 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, were awarded Expert Infantryman Badges at a ceremony held in Ironhorse Park Oct. 22. Originally, 749 Soldiers were identified as eligible candidates for the prestigious badge. This number was reduced to 503 upon completion of qualifying expert with the M4 carbine or M16 rifle.

  • Worley honors military families with concert

    Nov 9, 2010

    Darryl Worley's "God & Country Tour" came to Fort Carson, Colo., Oct. 30, to pay tribute to military families with a free concert. The "God & Country Tour" is a country music tribute to the military and their families, and Fort Carson was the fourth stop of seven U.S. military installations.

  • Anti-drug campaign targets post community

    Nov 9, 2010

    The annual Red Ribbon Week campaign kicked off Oct. 25 across the nation, and Fort Carson joined in the effort to educate the community about the hazards of drug and alcohol use. The campaign is the oldest and largest drug prevention program in the nation. Red Ribbon Week was established in 1988 to commemorate Drug Enforcement Administration Special Agent Enrique "Kiki" Camarena, who died while investigating a drug-trafficking case.

  • NTC prepares 1st Cav scouts for upcoming deployment

    Nov 9, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Greywolf troopers incorporated aspects of a rescue mission, Nov. 1, at the National Training Center, on Fort Irwin, Calif.

  • Medical trauma training at NTC

    Nov 9, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - Soldiers from 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, held a mass casualty evacuation exercise on Nov. 2, at the National Training Center, here.

  • Fire mission from NTC

    Nov 9, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. - For the first time since 2008, Steel Dragons are making an impact on the National Training Center.

  • Navajo Soldier inspired to serve by 'code talker' grandfather

    Nov 9, 2010

    For Pfc. Chelsea Draper, now serving with a forward support company in southern Iraq, joining the military followed in the footsteps of her grandfather, a Navajo code talker.

  • Secretary of the Army, CSA honor Fort Hood medical staff

    Nov 8, 2010

    On the one-year anniversary of the Fort Hood shooting, medical personnel were recognized by the Secretary of the Army and Chief of Staff of the Army for saving many lives.

  • Female engagement team finds strength behind burkas

    Nov 8, 2010

    When Warrant Officer Caitlin Purinton lifted up the thin blue cloth of the burka, she would not have been surprised to see despair in the eyes of the woman underneath who spends most of her life hidden behind the garment that conceals her from head to toe.

  • One year later, Army family finds strength in Fort Hood's darkest day

    Nov 8, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The darkest day at this Central Texas installation, Nov. 5, 2009, was marked by the deaths of 12 Soldiers and one civilian, but also the heroic efforts of Soldiers, civilians and first responders who rushed in to help the dying and more than 30 wounded. One year later, 52 of those who fought to save the wounded and stop the gunman were honored during an awards ceremony that included the unveiling of a granite monument in memory of the 13 lost in the shooting.

  • Comics bring laughs from home

    Nov 8, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers stationed here were treated to a night of smiles and laughs as comedians with the Comics Ready To Entertain Tour entertained the deployed servicemembers, Nov. 5.

  • 82nd Soldier, brother honors fallen Fort Polk heroes

    Nov 8, 2010

    In January 2005, Fort Polk Soldiers Sgt. Brett Swank and Sgt. Andrew Brown, 1st Battalion (Airborne), 509th Infantry Regiment, lost their lives in combat operations during a deployment to Iraq. After the unit returned to Fort Polk, the drop zone at Beauregard Regional Airport in DeRidder - often used by 1st Bn, 509th Inf Reg and other Fort Polk units - during rotational deployments at Fort Polk, was named Brown-Swank Drop Zone in honor of the two Soldiers. At the time Swank was killed, his younger brother, Jonathan, was a junior in high school. After completing school, the younger Swank said he enlisted in the Army. Npow, several years later, Jonathan jumps onto DZ named for his fallen brother.

  • Reserve color guard NCOs honor World War II veterans during NFL game

    Nov 8, 2010

    CHARLOTTE, N.C. - A thunderous roar of more than 73,000 fans welcomed the color guards from all five branches of the U.S. Armed Forces during a National Football League's Carolina Panther football game against the New Orleans Saints Nov. 7. As part of Panthers' military appreciation day activities, Army Reserve Soldiers from the 81st Regional Support Command, based at nearby Fort Jackson, S.C., carried "Old Glory" and

  • Task Force Destiny Soldiers receive the Distinguished Flying Cross

    Nov 7, 2010

    Four Alpha Company, 5-158 Aviation Regiment, "Fighting Falcons," Soldiers were awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross Nov. 1st at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan for their heroism on an aerial flight April 2, 2010. Chief Warrant Officer two Sean Johnson, Chief Warrant Officer Two Eric Wells, Sgt. William Ebel and Spc. Todd Marchese were part of the successful medevac of eight German commandos in the vicinity of Konduz, Afghanistan. The Germans were ambushed by insurgents and this crew performed multiple suppressive gun runs which kept the insurgents from surrounding the commandos and allowed the bird to land and extract the wounded. This crew has already received the German Gold Cross of Honor for Bravery. They are four of 14 foreigners to have ever received this award. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Noncommissioned Officer Tracy Weeden/Released)

  • Wounded warrior rides bike across Israel

    Nov 6, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 4, 2010) Aca,!" A Fort Lee employee had the opportunity of a lifetime recently when he traveled across Israel on his bike.

  • Fort Hood shooting victims remembered during Afghanistan cross-fit competition

    Nov 6, 2010

    Cross-fit competition held in honor of the victims of the Fort Hood shooting.

  • III Corps and Fort Hood Remembrance Ceremony and Run to Remember

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Hundreds gathered at Fort Hood Nov. 5, 2010, to remember those who were killed or wounded in the Fort Hood shooting incident Nov. 5, 2009, and to thank the first responders who provided immediate aid and support. In the morning, III Corps and Fort Hood hosted an awards ceremony where the Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey, Jr. and the Honorable John McHugh, secretary of the Army, presented 52 medals, including 10 Soldier's Medals. In the afternoon, the community attended a remembrance ceremony, honoring the fallen. Nov. 6, the community gathered for a Run to Remember.

  • Community unites against domestic violence

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. -- Forty-five people: that's how many lost their lives in Georgia as a result of domestic violence in 2009.

  • Veterans parade captures past and future

    Nov 5, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- This year's Veterans Day Parade and all the other activities surrounding it will represent "something old, something new."

  • BRAC Mobile Unit and BRAC Training Grant are installations' best kept secret

    Nov 5, 2010

    It's no secret that Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem will close their gates next year. It's also no surprise that as a result of this, there are a number of base personnel who are, or will be, looking for employment between now and closure. This can undoubtedly be a daunting and somewhat frightening proposition for those of us who haven't had to look for a job for quite some time. And even for those of us new to federal service, the prospect of looking for employment in the current job market can seem like a monumental task.

  • Iraqi immigrant fulfills dream as U.S. Army Soldier

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT LEE, Va. (Nov. 4, 2010) -- One can acquire everything in solitude but character. - Stendhal If the statement by the French writer suggests that character is built through deed and habit then Spc. Mazin Mozan has done more than enough to fulfill his role as a Soldier.

  • Former Carolina Panther brings inspiration to Fort Bragg students

    Nov 5, 2010

    Students at Fort Bragg's Albritton Junior High School got a special and inspirational treat as former Carolina Panther defensive end Mike Rucker visited the school Oct. 26, courtesy of the Fort Bragg Chapter of the United Services Organization.

  • Fort Bragg celebrates Military Family Month

    Nov 5, 2010

    President Barack Obama declared this November Military Family Month and Fort Bragg has scheduled many activities to celebrate the military Family.

  • Health fair provides care for Fort Bragg civilian employees

    Nov 5, 2010

    The purpose of the Civilian Personnel Advisory Center health fair is to help smooth the transition and to enable employees to make informed decisions about health care. CPAC's health fair was held Oct. 27, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Fort Bragg Club.

  • Fort Bragg dedicated teacher walks for cancer, community

    Nov 5, 2010

    On the sunny morning of Oct. 22, teachers and students alike gathered outside of Irwin Elementary School to encourage and surprise one of their own - Brenda Warren, a science teacher who has been walking every day for the last month to prepare for the nearly 40 mile walk in the Avon Walk for Breast Cancer event. The Avon Walk for Breast Cancer events are hosted in several cities across the United States each year, and each participant must raise at least $1,800 to participate - Brenda Warren, with the help of some of the staff at Irwin Elementary School, raised $5,500.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers give students a taste of the Army

    Nov 5, 2010

    As part of their Family and Consumer Science class, the class of 24 eighth graders came to Fort Bragg to get a glimpse of the life a 92G, food service specialist, and sample some of the food an Army dining facility serves. The field trip was part of an ongoing partnership between Ebony McAllister, who teaches the Family and Consumer Science class, and her aunt, Master Sgt. Charlotte R. Boone, a Fayetteville native and the 82nd CAB food supervisor.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers participate in Warrior Adventure Quest

    Nov 5, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Following the completion of the pre-mission requirements, paratroopers began to talk strategy. Only this time, it was strategy against their fellow platoon members. The paratroopers from Company C, 1st Battalion, 325th Airborne Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division gathered at Freedom Paintball Field outside Fort Bragg Oct. 28, to participate in the Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation's Warrior Adventure Quest program.

  • Operation Toy Drop returns for Fort Bragg 2010 holiday season

    Nov 5, 2010

    The Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop, hosted by the U.S. Army Civil Affairs and Psychological Operations Command, has run for 12 years giving the opportunity for Fort Bragg's military community to help Families in need over the holiday season. By donating a toy, paratroopers are given the chance to earn foreign jump wings from allied soldiers around the world.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers recognized at Iron Mike awards ceremony

    Nov 5, 2010

    Twenty-three volunteers who help make Fort Bragg the community of excellence that it is were recognized Tuesday during an Iron Mike awards ceremony at Memorial Hall. In 2009, volunteers saved Fort Bragg about $20 million. The volunteers were recognized for their selflessly at Army Community Service, American Red Cross, 16th Military Police Brigade and various units in the 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Fort Bragg installs emergency call boxes around post

    Nov 5, 2010

    The Directorate of Emergency Services has installed a feature throughout Fort Bragg which will assist residents in the event of a life threatening emergency. Twenty-eight, solar-powered, emergency call boxes have been placed throughout Fort Bragg, facilitating faster, accurate calls when time is a factor.

  • ONE MILLION COMBAT FLIGHT HOURS FLOWN BY ARMY UNMANNED AIRCRAFT

    Nov 5, 2010

    Brief article highlighting the Army's Unmanned Aircraft surpassing the 1 million combat flight hour milestone in support of Operation's Enduring Freedom/Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn.

  • Researchers begin Army-wide anthropometric survey

    Nov 4, 2010

    An Army-wide Anthropometric Survey, called ANSUR II, which will update the Army's anthropometric database used for a wide range of human engineering-related applications is now being conducted by staff from the Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center.

  • 3rd ID Soldiers Build Lasting Ties

    Nov 3, 2010

    <b>BAGHDAD</b> School is out for the day at the North Halabsah School northwest of Baghdad.

  • Reintegration: ACS puppet program prepares children for homecoming

    Nov 3, 2010

    In preparation of Soldiers returning home after a year-long deployment, children and their parents gathered for their own reintegration seminar, a program designed specifically for children.

  • FORSCOM Hispanic warrant officer attains a first in his professional field

    Nov 3, 2010

    Chief Warrant Officer Four (CW4) Princido Texidor, the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Food Service advisor, was promoted today to the rank of Chief Warrant Officer Five (CW5). The promotion made Texidor of Arecibo, Puerto Rico, the first Hispanic to achieve the rank of CW5 in the Army's Food Service branch. CW5 is the highest rank in the Warrant Officer Corps. Maj. Gen. Raymond V. Mason, FORSCOM's G4/Director of Logistics, presided over the promotion ceremony, which took place in the Hall of Heroes at the Soldier Support Center at Fort Bragg, NC.

  • USARC's top enlisted Soldier visits new headquarters

    Nov 3, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Schultz, the command sergeant major for the Office of the Chief, Army Reserve (OCAR), and the U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC), visited the USARC Forward operations here today to spend time with enlisted members of the USARC Advanced Echelon (ADVON) and see how construction on the new U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and USARC combined headquarters complex is progressing.

  • Fort Irwin students touch the stars with helping hand from NASA

    Nov 2, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- During their preschool days, Tiefort View Intermediate School fifth-graders Kayla Hensley, Hannah Kaczor and J.M. Malana sang, "Twinkle, twinkle little star. How I wonder what you are." Last year as fourth-graders at TVIS, the trio not only discovered the composition of stars but the moon as well as they participated in the LCROSS mission, which revealed more about the lunar make-up to NASA scientists through the Lewis Center for Education Research (LCER) program. The program enables students at TVIS to operate and control a deep space radio telescope as part of the Goldstone Apple Valley Radio Telescope program.

  • Army increases support for suicide prevention

    Nov 2, 2010

    In an attempt to combat the rise in Army-wide suicides, efforts are being made to increase awareness of the risk factors and warning signs to prevent suicides. In addition, Army leadership across the board is stepping up to provide better assistance in mitigating causes linked to suicidal thoughts and actions.

  • Move Forward: Physical Therapists bring motion to life

    Nov 2, 2010

    October is the month designated, by the American Physical Therapy Association in 1982, as National Physical Therapy Month to celebrate physical therapy nationwide. This year's theme for National Physical Therapy Month is Move Forward: Physical Therapists bring motion to life.

  • Drill Team displays precision, skill at Fort Hood

    Nov 2, 2010

    Coverage of "The Old Guard's" recruiting visit to Fort Hood, Texas.

  • 10th Mountain Division (LI) takes command of RC(S) during TOA

    Nov 2, 2010

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan -- Maj. Gen. Nick Carter, outgoing commander of Regional Command South, handed over command to Maj. Gen. James L. Terry, 10th Mountain Division (LI) and new RC(S) commander, during a transition of authority ceremony Tuesday on Kandahar Airfield.

  • Garrison Signs for New Headquarters Complex

    Nov 1, 2010

    USAG-MIAMI, Fla. -- In a modest ceremony representing the transfer of more than a quarter-billion dollars of property, John Burgess, U.S. Army Garrison-Miami's Director of Public Works signed a memorandum taking ownership of the new SOUTHCOM Headquarters Complex in Doral.

  • Servicemembers and families walk through a nightmare

    Nov 1, 2010

    Zombies, witches, killer-clowns and famous slasher-movie characters populated the woods and buildings of Shoreline Park to create an environment of horror and fright for the patrons of "Theatrical Nightmare: A Walk in the Dark," Oct. 28 - 30.

  • Explosive Detection Dogs invaluable asset to Coalition Forces in Afghanistan

    Nov 1, 2010

    The sun hasn't risen yet as an Explosive Detector Dog team of American K-9 Detection Services (AMK9) prepares to lead a dismounted patrol through Panjwai'i District in Kandahar province Oct. 8. The partnered dismounted patrol leaving Combat Outpost Nejat consists of Afghan National Army soldiers, Afghan National Police and Canadian forces of the 1st Battalion, The Royal Canadian Regiment Battle Group.

  • Third Army, Host Nation forces-Ready Tonight

    Oct 30, 2010

    Third Army Soldiers took to the sands of Kuwait Naval Base and the waters of the Port of Shuaiba Oct. 27 to conduct bilateral training in conjunction with the Kuwait Ministry of the Interior and the Kuwait Ministry of Defense during Khaleje Response.

  • Secretary of the Army, Chief of Staff of the Army visit Fort Bragg

    Oct 29, 2010

    The Army's top military officer said Friday that there was no unit more capable of ensuring a successful U.S. withdrawal from Iraq than the Fort Bragg-based XVIII Airborne Corps. General George W. Casey, Jr., chief of staff of the Army, who traveled with Army Secretary John M. McHugh visited the Fort Bragg on Friday.

  • Fort Bragg Soldier coaches youth in art, sport of judo

    Oct 29, 2010

    Major Ted Chittenden is a first-degree black belt who began judo training as a 20-year-old, college student at the University of Tennessee. Now, as the father of two sons; William, 8 and Jon, 6, the 18th Fires Brigade major is passing judo down not only to his sons, but to other children as an instructor at the Fayetteville/Fort Bragg Judo Club.

  • Fort Bragg USO features new leadership, steady programs

    Oct 29, 2010

    For the past six months, the Fort Bragg chapter of the United Services Organization has been under the leadership of its director, Renee Lane and her assistant, Beverly Jackson. Under the new team, the agency has continued to flourish and provide the support to Fort Bragg Soldiers that it has become well known for.

  • Fort Bragg small dining facility makes big culinary impact

    Oct 29, 2010

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade Dining Facility staff emphasizes the Army's 'go for green' meal guidelines, which rank foods according to their health benefits. High performance foods, according to Army guidelines, provide premium fuel for the Soldier athlete and are fresh, flavorful and packed with nutrients. The 82nd CAB DFAC encourages more consumption of foods with the green label and provides them for a price the Soldiers can afford.

  • Fort Bragg runners take top honors in 10 miler

    Oct 29, 2010

    Three Fort Bragg teams placed in their categories at the Sunday's 26th Annual Army Ten-Miler with the women's team taking first place. The men's team and the men's master team both took third place in their categories. Three Fort Bragg teams placed with the high scores, which were the sums of a team's top four runners. The women's team score was 4:21:27, the men's team was 3:46:01 and the men's masters was 4:19:83, according to the official scorer.

  • Fort Bragg Army Family Action Plan provides forum for community

    Oct 29, 2010

    Colonel Stephen Sicinski, Fort Bragg Garrison commander, began the Army Family Action Plan conference outbrief Oct. 21, by telling Soldiers, Families and employees anything that could be fixed at his level would be fixed. AFAP allows Soldiers and their Families, and Department of Army civilians to voice concerns to leadership and make recommendations for change, all in an effort to enhance quality of life.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command, Reserve Soldiers, civilians begin to arrive to in-process, set up shop

    Oct 29, 2010

    About 30 U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command Soldiers and civilian personnel arrived in 'Carolina Country' Monday. They are part of the first large group of personnel to in-process at Fort Bragg from Fort McPherson, Ga. Added to the 'Torch Party' that arrived in August, and the liaison team that has been here since last summer, there are now 190 Soldiers and Army civilians on the ground. About 350 personnel are expected by the end of November.

  • Army seeks new Reserve call-up authority

    Oct 29, 2010

    Army officials are seeking a new limited Title 10 authority to mobilize the Guard and Reserve in peacetime for rotations to Europe, Korea and elsewhere.

  • FORSCOM Commander Visits Forward Team At Fort Bragg

    Oct 29, 2010

    General James D. Thurman, commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command, visited his forward command post at Fort Bragg, N.C., Oct. 28, 2010, for an up-close view of the continuing preparations for the FORSCOM headquarters relocation to Fort Bragg, as directed by the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. By the end of Nov. 2010, more than 200 members of the FORSCOM staff will be on the ground ensuring a successful arrival of the main body of the command in 2011, while also ensuring seamless mission continuity as FORSCOM provides trained and ready forces to combatant commanders, at home and abroad, through the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) process.

  • 3rd ID troops continue to return to Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield

    Oct 28, 2010

  • JBLM Soldiers help make a difference for local communities

    Oct 28, 2010

    Soldiers from all across the installation spread out into surrounding communities to participate in this year's national Make a Difference Day Oct. 23.

  • Hunter Firefighters win firefighting challenge

    Oct 28, 2010

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  • From the CSMs Desk: Domestic, sexual violence hurts us all

    Oct 28, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.<b> Garrsion command sergeant major commentary on domestic and sexual violence.

  • ASC sets its highest performance in Army Ten-Miler

    Oct 28, 2010

    A team of eight runners from the Rock Island Arsenal's Army Sustainment Command participated in the 26th running of the Army Ten-Miler on Oct. 24 in Arlington, Va. Master Sgt. Louis Aguilar led this year's all active-duty team as the coach and as a third-time runner in this annual event.

  • BOSS Soldiers get Welcome Home gift bags

    Oct 28, 2010

    <b> HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga.<b> Gift bags given to Single Soldiers upon their return to their barracks.

  • 3rd ID troops continue to return to Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield

    Oct 28, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. <b> Soldiers with 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team and Division Special Troops Battalion, both with 3rd Infantry Division, returned home to their Families in a welcome home ceremony at Cottrell Field on Fort Stewart, Oct. 24.

  • FRG leaders hear message of Spiritual Resiliency, 'Strong Bonds'

    Oct 28, 2010

    WASHINGTON, D.C. (Oct. 27, 2010) - U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Family Readiness Group leaders attended the third and final Family Forum session Oct. 27 at the 2010 Association of the U.S. Army National Meeting and Exposition at the Walter E. Washington Convention Center in Washington, D.C. Representing FORSCOM units nationwide, the 470 FRG leaders heard U.S. Army Chief of Chaplains Maj. Gen. Douglas L. Carver speak about spiritual resiliency and Strong Bonds. Resiliency was the topic Carver first brought to their attention, explaining that the outcomes of spiritual resilience could range from greater emotional health, happiness, martial stability, social support, less alcohol use and less delinquency.

  • Army expanding its Special Operations force

    Oct 27, 2010

    The U.S. Army Special Operations Command will double in size by 2017, compared to what it was before the war on terror, said its commander.

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