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  • Soldiers, NCOs compete to be "Best Warrior"

    Feb 25, 2011

  • Spouses 'get to know each other' during couples' game

    Feb 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Communication is key in relationships. Army Community Service showed couples how well they communicated and how much they knew about each other during "Guess What Your Mate Will Say," a game-show-like presentation Feb. 20 at Riley's Conference Center on Main Post. It took place alongside Riley's monthly brunch, which had a theme of "Brunch with your Little Valentine."

  • Kansas lawmakers recognize Military Appreciation Day

    Feb 25, 2011

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback hosted senior military leaders from around the state for the signing of the Army Community Covenant and the continuation of the Governor's Military Council(GMC) at the state capitol in Topeka, Kan., Feb.24.

  • Fort Carson observes Black History Month

    Feb 25, 2011

    The role of African-Americans was celebrated by the Fort Carson community during the Black History Month Observance at the Elkhorn Conference Center Feb. 15.

  • Author shares strategies with children of military

    Feb 25, 2011

    An award-winning children's author and illustrator visited Fort Carson students Feb. 15-18 during his "With You All the Way" tour in collaboration with the USO.

  • Medics educate students on Army

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Carson Soldiers joined Sierra High School students in discussing the various jobs and roles servicemembers play in the military.

  • Leaders discuss deployment issues

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Carson and Task Force Ivy leaders hosted a two-day U.S. Army Forces Command Rear Detachment Symposium Feb. 16-17 at the 4th Infantry Division headquarters building.

  • DoD 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' information portal

    Feb 25, 2011

    DoD 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' information portal

  • Top participants qualify to represent Fort Bragg in Bataan Memorial Death March

    Feb 25, 2011

    The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored 2011 Fort Bragg Post Intramural Combat Cross Country Meet, Feb. 17. The top five participants to cross the finish line in both men and women's divisions are eligible to continue on to New Mexico to represent Fort Bragg at Bataan Memorial Death March, in White Springs, N.M., March 27.

  • Fort Bragg commissaries now open seven days a week

    Feb 25, 2011

    In past years, defense commissaries were open every day of the week, except Sundays and Monday. For the Fort Bragg community, Defense Commissary Agency offers an added convenience as both of the post's commissaries are now open seven days a week. The decision to open an extra day was made months ago by the Fort Bragg senior leadership and commissary officials as a benefit to the community.

  • Honoring Soldiers, celebrating those who support them

    Feb 25, 2011

    The Atlanta Military Personnel Assistance Point celebrated helping its 1 millionth Soldier to travel on rest and recuperation (R&R) leave through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The R&R Leave Program provides the opportunity for U.S. servicemembers and DoD Civilians who are deployed within the U.S. Central Command combat theater for one year to take up to 15 days of leave away from their current area of operation while deployed.

  • Situational support: Fort Bragg Care Teams trained for Family tragedy

    Feb 25, 2011

    Family Readiness Group Care Team, is trained to be a first-responder in times of tragedy. The Care Team provides that logical and emotional support to a Family immediately after notification of a casualty. It allows the Family to focus on themselves, instead of all the things that go with that notification of a loss.

  • Fort Bragg program provides resource for military parents

    Feb 25, 2011

    With the added stresses of deployments and Family separation, military Families face challenges that other Families don't have to consider. Fort Bragg's Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program helps parents recognize the pressures they are under, enabling them to better care for themselves and their child. The FAP provides home visits and is a source of information for the parents - offering advice, answering questions and providing guidance on important measures like building your child's self worth and child proofing your home.

  • What do Soldiers need to know while the installations transition to closure'

    Feb 25, 2011

    Man on the street:This week the Sentinel asked first sergeants: What do Soldiers need to know while the installations transition to closure'

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers earn Expert Infantry Badge

    Feb 25, 2011

    Warfighters with the 82nd Airborne Division bestowed the title "expert" on 65 infantrymen Feb. 4 at Fort Bragg. From a field of 544 candidates, 65 paratroopers with 1st Brigade Combat Team passed a week-long series of tests required for the Expert Infantry Badge - a silver musket on a sky-blue rectangle worn only by the best of the infantry.

  • Fort Bragg MP patrol cars go high-tech

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg Military Police are now able to access a vast database of information while on the go. Using a computer system in their patrol cars, military police can access various state and national vehicle databases. They can even link to the 911 call center to receive information. The system enhances law enforcement operations by allowing a military policeman to look up information regarding a vehicle or driver without having to call a dispatch station to retrieve it.

  • Soldiers must maintain mission readiness during transition

    Feb 25, 2011

    As Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem continue on their path toward BRAC, a number of positions will empty as personnel either move on to other assignments or retire. As a result, Soldiers and other select personnel will be called upon to help backfill these positions through closure.

  • Fort Bragg National Prayer Breakfast serves food, 'spiritual fitness'

    Feb 25, 2011

    A National Prayer Breakfast was held the morning of Feb. 16, at the Fort Bragg Club, offering healthy portions of scripture and breakfast food to those who attended. The keynote speaker, Chaplain (Col.)Pat Hash, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Command chaplain, spoke and used the story of Daniel in the Lion's Den to illustrate why principles, character and personal courage are essential for Soldiers serving in the United States military.

  • Fort Bragg champ radiates green energy

    Feb 25, 2011

    Jennifer McKenzie, earned her right to be named the 2011 Energy Champion and the entire Fort Bragg community benefitted. The Fort Bragg energy manager with the Directorate of Public Works, McKenzie has worked to improve Soldiers' quality of life while reducing operational costs. Each year, the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program hosts a "You Have the Power" campaign, which honors the work of one outstanding federal employee.

  • Fort Bragg takes over Pope Air Force Base under BRAC

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg's rich heritage will get a lift Monday as Pope Air Force Base becomes Pope Field. During a 10 a.m. ceremony to be held at Pope Air Force Base's Hangar 4, the base will become Pope Field and several Air Force units will be re-designated or inactivated. Pope will become an Army operated facility supporting Air Force operations and merging the post's growing Army and joint force community.

  • Personal pain of post closure

    Feb 25, 2011

    Yesterday, the garrison staff held its quarterly BRAC town hall meeting. It was an extremely successful event in that a great amount of useful, timely information was released and discussions were active and insightful. As always, the major topic of conversation and concern involved personnel issues.

  • I Corps deputy pins on second star

    Feb 24, 2011

    Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Lloyd Miles was promoted Feb. 17, during a ceremony at American Lake Community Club on JBLM Lewis North. Miles is one of fewer than 100 major generals on active duty in the U.S. Army. Fewer than one-half of 1 percent of commissioned U.S. officers make it into the top echelon, the highest three ranks.

  • Culinary arts: strong program forges history

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Net Zero waste goal becoming a reality at JBLM

    Feb 24, 2011

    This year, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord sustainability team has received two prestigious national awards for its accomplishments in 2010.

  • Mortuary affairs Soldiers train for contingencies

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 24, 2011) -- In a mass casualty emergency, the 111th Quartermaster Company would be employed to recover remains. Part of that responsibility would be to ensure the remains are safe to handle.

  • Paratroopers get back to basics with JOAX

    Feb 24, 2011

    Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division and two of its brigade combat teams conducted a Joint Operations Access Exercise, or JOAX, Feb. 8-16, to test their ability to jump into a hostile environment and conduct combat operations.

  • Preparing for repeal of DADT brings training for Soldiers

    Feb 24, 2011

    With pending repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law banning gays and lesbians from military service, the Army is implementing a tiered training program for Soldiers worldwide.

  • Army command sergeants major focus on Afghanistan

    Feb 24, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - More than 55 command sergeants major attended the Command Sergeant Major Sustainment and Equipping Conference at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 14-18, either in person or via video telephone conference, to discuss ways to equip Soldiers and improve the equipment available to them.

  • Night Stalkers awarded for combat heroics

    Feb 24, 2011

    Six Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) were honored at Hunter Army Airfield for their actions during the battalion's recent deployments to Afghanistan, Feb. 17.

  • Army cook serves up smiles, strength to deployed Soldiers

    Feb 24, 2011

    CAMP RAMDADI, Iraq - Hundreds of deployed troops - plus civilian contractors and local national employees - swarm the dining facility at Camp Ramadi, Iraq, every evening, eager to fill their stomachs with a hot meal. But despite what's featured on the night's menu, one Army cook is ensuring that these troops are first fed a healthy smile.

  • Stewart, Hunter ready to 'Read Across America'

    Feb 24, 2011

    To someone just dropping in, it might look like a kind of little folks' "March Madness" will take over Fort Stewart's Brittin, Diamond and Kessler elementary schools March 7-10.

  • Army Enterprise Collaboration

    Feb 23, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Army Enterprise Collaboration is an effort to improve knowledge management and promote IT efficiency through the delivery of collaboration capabilities as a managed service. The Army will use existing enterprise licenses to provide access to centrally managed versions of Microsoft SharePoint® and IBM FileNet. These products will enable team collaboration, content management, records management and business- process management among all Army users, regardless of location. Importantly, they also will integrate with the systems used by Army forces during training and deployment. While the Army will retain oversight of the Enterprise Collaboration service, its day-to-day management will rest with the service provider, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

  • FORSCOM's Annual AFAP Conference

    Feb 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) G-1 Well-Being officials are steadily preparing for the command's 2011 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference which will be held March 7-11, in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Special Forces Soldier receives posthumous Medal of Honor

    Feb 23, 2011

    While no one will ever know for sure what was going through Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller's mind that frigid January night in 2008, Martin's words clearly reflect why Miller would forfeit his life to protect his brothers-in-arms during a fierce battle on the other side of the world.

  • Reluctant hero: Soldier becomes first living MOH recipient since Vietnam

    Feb 23, 2011

    Don't call Staff Sgt. Salvatore "Sal" Giunta a hero. Don't say that he went above and beyond the call of duty when he single-handedly stopped two terrorists from kidnapping his wounded buddy during a ferocious firefight in Afghanistan in 2007.

  • Task Force Thunder rolls into Afghanistan

    Feb 23, 2011

    Task Force Thunder, composed of the 159th Combat Aviation Brigade and its subordinate battalions, started its relief in place in Regional Command South here with its sister brigade, the 101st Combat Aviation Brigade (Task Force Destiny), in early February.

  • Maj. Gen. James L. Huggins visits Kandahar, Air Field

    Feb 23, 2011

  • JOAX helps All-Americans get back to basics

    Feb 22, 2011

    From the time of notification to the time the first Paratrooper's boots hit the ground, no division in the United States Army has the ability to get there quicker than the 82nd Airborne Division. The method of delivery - parachute drop. Jumping from an air plane to charge the enemy battlefield has been the 82nd's bread and butter since WWII. This is what they are training for in the Joint Operational Access Exercise.

  • Combined Services Help the 82nd Airborne reach mission success during JOAX

    Feb 22, 2011

    The 82nd Abn. Div. just completed its nine-day Joint Operational Access Exercise, Feb. 16, which focused on the basic tasks the division needs to perfect in order to reach mission accomplishment. The 82nd Paratroopers weren't the only ones out there in on the battlefield, important partnerships between outside units and the U.S. Air Force were crucial to getting the 82nd up in the air and out the door on time.

  • 82nd CAB Medevac trains to save lives

    Feb 22, 2011

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade medevac company conducted simulated medical evacuations in support of 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division during the joint forcible entry exercise using the new HH-60M Black Hawk helicopter, Feb. 15.

  • 1st Team chemical Soldiers talk change

    Feb 22, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The operation tempo of today's Army is that of a high caliber, so is the advancement within each of its military occupational specialties. These progressions help each Soldier with knowledge and new devices to better themselves and the Army.

  • Sustainers participate in Joint Operations Access Exercise

    Feb 22, 2011

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) participated in the Joint Operational Access Exercise with Fort Bragg's 82nd Airborne Division from Feb. 8-16.

  • Coalition Soldiers participate in 50/20 Celebration rehearsals

    Feb 22, 2011

  • Coalition Soldiers participate in 50/20 Celebration rehearsals

    Feb 22, 2011

    A formation of armored vehicles, manned by U.S. Army and Marine Corps personnel, led a convoy of coalition forces Feb. 21, in a rehearsal through the parade grounds established for the 50/20 Celebration in Kuwait.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers become the new mixed martial arts 'strikeforce'

    Feb 18, 2011

    Michael Warren, owns the Academy of Martial Studies, a Soldier-run, military combatives training facility. He reaches out to Soldiers who see regulated fighting as therapeutic. AMS is a sanctuary for Soldiers, according to Warren. The Urban Military Combatives Program kicks up the operational tempo for Soldiers set to deploy to high-threat areas.

  • Fort Bragg Finance Rodeo set for Feb. 24

    Feb 18, 2011

    The Fort Bragg military pay office is gearing up for its annual finance rodeo, which will take place Feb. 24, from 10 a.m. until 4 p.m., at Sports USA. The event will serve as a one-stop location that allows Soldiers and other military members to take care of any finance concerns they may have, including MyPay personal identification number resets, pay inquiries and pre-deployment decisions.

  • Fort Bragg Families enjoy a night at the circus

    Feb 18, 2011

    For 50 Fort Bragg children and their Families it was a party under the big top last week. Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey Circus invited the Families to a special animal care seminar followed by the main event, "Zing Zang Zoom," at the Crown Coliseum in Fayetteville, Feb. 10.

  • Aviation Brigade at Fort Bragg trains with new medevac helicopter

    Feb 18, 2011

    The 82nd Combat Aviation Brigade's is transitioning to the new version of the UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter - the UH-60M. The transition is in keeping with the Army use of advances in technology to increase the odds of survivability from wounds Soldiers suffer. The medevac version of the aircraft, the HH-60M, incorporates the newer navigation system of the UH-60M and includes upgraded medical care equipment for the patients.

  • Virtual simulation: Fort Bragg uses the new wave of training Soldiers for combat

    Feb 18, 2011

    On Jan. 26 and 27, the Mission Support Element G3 training, Counter Improvised Explosive Device and Asymmetrical Warfare Training Cell held a demonstration with computer software companies in hopes of integrating simulator equipment with virtual reality software. The IED/AW training cell is committed to training, informing, and preparing senior leaders for deployment to combat zones. The cell informs leaders of current conditions in the country they are deploying to, what types of weapons they can come into contact with and how the weapons can be used against them.

  • Army Cooks: feeding the force

    Feb 17, 2011

    Trying to feed more than 4,000 hungry mouths can be difficult for even the most experienced cooks. Add in the fact that the mouths are those of hungry Soldiers who are training in the intense Mojave Desert for 12 hours a day during a rotation at the U.S. Army's National Training Center in Fort Irwin, Calif., and one might have themselves a new reality show on the Food Network Channel.

  • Carson chefs set for cook-off

    Feb 17, 2011

    Warm lobster with lemon vinaigrette, rack of lamb with apple lentils, wild mushroom soup with a rosemary parmesan cracker - these are a few gourmet recipes created by Fort Carson Soldiers.

  • Governor visits post

    Feb 17, 2011

  • Black Jack infantrymen solidify field skills

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas Aca,!" No matter what your job is in the Army, there is going to be an element of teamwork to what you do.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion participates in U.S. Paralympic Expo

    Feb 17, 2011

    The U.S. Paralympic Train-to-Trainer Expo kicked-off at Newman Fitness Center, Feb. 10. The two day exposition was aimed to train the Warrior Transition Battalion in adaptive sports, which featured wheelchair basketball, seated volleyball, swimming and spinning.

  • Soldiers honor 'Mountain' tradition with challenging competition

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - The 10th Mountain Division was created to wage alpine warfare during World War II. Before the division called Fort Drum its home, it was located at Camp Hale, Colo., where volunteers trained on skills such as rock climbing, cross-country skiing, long marches, and winter and mountain survival techniques.

  • 1st ACB helps stock care packages for deployed troops

    Feb 17, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers from the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, made care packages for deployed troops, Feb. 10, at the Soldiers' Angels headquarters in San Antonio.

  • Fort Drum welcomes home 1st BCT Soldiers from Afghanistan

    Feb 17, 2011

    One hundred forty-nine Fort Drum Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team received a warm welcome home from Family Members and friends Feb. 12 after serving a yearlong tour in Afghanistan.

  • Vanguard Brigade cook raises morale at Camp Fallujah

    Feb 17, 2011

    Succulent shrimp scampi, creamy chicken alfredo, spicy red rice with chicken cutlets-sounds like the menu at a five-star restaurant, right' Not at Camp Fallujah, Iraq. This is your standard Monday evening meal at the dining facility here.

  • Military children spend a day on deployment with ACS

    Feb 17, 2011

    During a day-long mock deployment Fort Hood children learned about Iraq and Afghanistan, went through a mock Soldier readiness processing where they received shots and eye examinations, tried on tactical gear, ate a Soldier-appropriate Jlunch and went on a road march.

  • Active shooter exercise prepares installation

    Feb 17, 2011

    In order to prepare for any potential crises that may come to Fort Stewart, the installation conducted a training exercise, Feb. 9.

  • Third Army, 20th Fighter Wing work together to ensure BRAC transition a success

    Feb 17, 2011

    In 2005, the Base Realignment and Closure committee mandated that Fort McPherson, Ga. close, and the Third Army headquarters be moved to Shaw Air Force Base, S.C. That means approximately 1,400 new military and civilians in the workforce, many with their Families, will be entering Shaw AFB, shopping at the Base Exchange, using the gym, taking their children to the child development center, and utilizing other facilities when the command complete its move later this summer.

  • Army Chief of Staff visits Marne Soldiers

    Feb 17, 2011

    As the tenure as the 36th Army Chief of Staff draws to an end, Gen. George W. Casey Jr., visited Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division at Fort Stewart, Ga., Feb. 14, accompanied by his wife Shiela and Dr. Jill Biden.

  • Senior leaders hold ruck march, encourage morale

    Feb 17, 2011

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq- "You doing all right, first sergeant'" Command Sergeant Major Clifton Johnson, command Sgt. Maj. of the 3rd Sustainment Brigade, 103rd Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and a Lima, Ohio, native, yelled as he made his way to the rally point.

  • Second Lady visits school, speaks with spouses

    Feb 17, 2011

    As the halls of Joseph Martin Elementary School stand filled with decorative photo boards of Soldiers and their Families, the teachers and students waited for the arrival of a special guest, one who holds military Families dear to her heart. Second Lady Dr. Jill Biden, accompanied by Mrs. Sheila Casey, visited the home of the 3rd Infantry Division, Feb. 14.

  • 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier receives Silver Star

    Feb 17, 2011

    KHILLIGAY, Afghanistan - A 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier with 1st Brigade Combat Team received the Silver Star Medal, the nation's third highest award for valor in combat, during a ceremony Wednesday at Forward Operating Base Khilligay in northern Afghanistan.

  • FORSCOM's Command Sgt. Maj. assesses quality of life for Soldiers during JBLM visit

    Feb 16, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, U.S. Army Forces Command's senior enlisted leader, assessed the quality of life among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers at Joint Base Lewis McChord Feb. 15-16 during a two-day visit to the installation.

  • FORSCOM CSM visits Joint Base Lewis McChord

    Feb 16, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, the senior enlisted leader for U.S. Army Forces Command, visits with Soldiers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Feb. 15 during a two-day stop on JBLM - one of only a few FORSCOM-predominate Army installations in the world - to assess the quality of life and training among units and the concerns of both leaders and junior Soldiers.

  • 4th AAB infantrymen enhance IA skills, train on M16 rifles

    Feb 16, 2011

    JOINT SECURITY STATION INDIA, Iraq - Troops assigned to 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, taught Iraqi Army soldiers basic rifle marksmanship skills, Feb. 6.

  • Joint patrols offer leaders a community view

    Feb 16, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Keeping Soldiers safe while off-duty is a concern for leaders on Fort Hood.

  • Women's shura convenes for first time in 2 years

    Feb 16, 2011

    A CH-47 Chinook carrying eight Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials, a 3-30th Military Police Company Personnel Security Detail comprised entirely of female soldiers, and members of Khowst Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 3-19th Agricultural Development Team from Indiana touched down Thursday, Feb. 10 on a patch of green farmland, which stood in stark contrast from the otherwise brown countryside.

  • Army wife, mom, became Soldier at 39

    Feb 15, 2011

  • Stained-glass windows preserve Paratrooper history

    Feb 14, 2011

    The 82nd Abn. Div. has its legacy chronicled in a thoroughly unique way - with stained-glassed windows. In July 1976, seven windows were installed in the Division's Memorial Chapel, depicting the division's actions in World War I, World War II, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Pathfinder Air Assault

    Feb 14, 2011

    Pfc. Heyward J. Lundy, Task Force Destiny Pathfinder, pulls security Feb. 10, 2011 near the village of Nevay Deh as Soldiers from Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One and gunners from the British Royal Air Force Regiment's 15th Squadron board a Destiny UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One and gunners from the British Royal Air Force Regiment's 15th Squadron met with some of the local elders in the southern Afghanistan village to address some of their concerns. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released) www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Task Force Destiny Pathfinders

    Feb 14, 2011

    Sgt. David Smitt, Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One, A team leader, pulls security Feb. 10, 2011 near the village of Nevay Deh as his unit's ride back to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, appears in the form of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One and gunners from the British Royal Air Force Regiment's 15th Squadron met with some of the local elders in the southern Afghanistan village to address some of their concerns. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released) www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Task Force Destiny Pathfinder Air Assault

    Feb 14, 2011

    Sgt. David Smitt, Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One, A team leader, pulls security Feb. 10, 2011 near the village of Nevay Deh as his unit's ride back to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, appears in the form of two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One and gunners from the British Royal Air Force Regiment's 15th Squadron met with some of the local elders in the southern Afghanistan village to address some of their concerns. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released) www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Fort Bragg and the Beast: How local talent is Rockin' the Cage

    Feb 11, 2011

    Soldiers and civilians turned out to see the caged Beast on Feb. 5, as Dan Severn (former world wrestling entertainment star and record holder of 15 title belts) made a guest appearance at the Rock Shop Music Hall for a night of mixed martial arts cage fighting. Partial proceeds from Rockin' the Cage went to the Special Forces Association, Chapter I-XVIII and Afghan war veterans.

  • Command-sponsored program at Fort Bragg helps strengthen marriage

    Feb 11, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion's Unit Ministry Team sponsored the first, of the 10 "Great Dates," that started in September 2010. The WTB's dates, held once a month, are hosted at local restaurants. At each date, the couples review one chapter of "10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage" by David and Claudia Arpthe so that each couple can further their communication skills and strengthen their marriage.

  • Fort Bragg Fire and Emergency Services train for any scenario

    Feb 11, 2011

    The start of the Fire and Emergency Service's rescue exercise on Jan. 20, saw Battalions 1 and 2 headed across post to the simulated vehicle accident. The "accident' involved a tiny Honda Accord and a five-ton military truck. This type of scenario allows rescuers to be prepared to face a dangerous situation when and if they come upon such an accident.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier named Army's top artilleryman

    Feb 10, 2011

    It was a letter from Maj. Gen. David Halverson, the commanding general of the United States Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, notifying the platoon sergeant with B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment he had won the 2010 Gruber Award as the best field artilleryman in the Army.

  • Fort Drum celebrates USO birthday, legendary volunteer

    Feb 10, 2011

    Members and friends of the Fort Drum community stopped by the USO at lunchtime Feb. 4 to celebrate the organization's 70th birthday and to honor an 87-year-old volunteer who has offered her time at New York-based USOs ever since President Franklin D. Roosevelt organized the group in 1941.

  • FORSCOM wins Army's 'Best Protection Program Award' for 2010

    Feb 10, 2011

    Department of the Army named U.S. Army Forces Command the winner of its Best Protection Program Award for calendar year 2010, during the Army's Antiterrorism and Force Protection Conference Jan. 31 in Orlando, Fla.

  • Army artillery, naval training

    Feb 10, 2011

    SAN DIEGO, Calif.-Today's military leaders are constantly seeking ways to improve training programs for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, utilizing the most current and emerging technology.

  • Army aviation leaders gather to chart branch's future

    Feb 10, 2011

    More than 200 leaders in the Army Aviation Branch descended upon Fort Rucker, Ala., Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, to guide the future of aviation for 2011 and beyond.

  • Spouses form strong bonds

    Feb 10, 2011

    Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, spouses participated in a Strong Bonds retreat Jan. 28-29 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

  • 3rd BCT returns home to Family, friends

    Feb 10, 2011

    About 180 Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, returned to the Mountain Post Feb. 1 from a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • FORSCOM band coaches students while performing its community outreach mission

    Feb 10, 2011

    One of FORSCOM's Army Ground Forces Band's vital missions is community outreach. The band recently spent spent the good part of a weekend interfacing with the community with a concert at Clayton State University's Spivey Hall in Morrow, Ga., Friday evening, Feb. 4, and holding clinics with high school and middle school band students and performing follow-up concerts at Peachtree Charter Middle School in Dunwoody, Ga., Saturday, Feb. 5. The band and its various ensembles, or Musical Performance Teams, serve as musical ambassadors for the American combat Soldier to the American people, instilling pride in their troops and support for the nation's military through the performance of music at the local, regional and national levels.

  • Spartan Soldiers, Hinesville community join program to build home for local hero

    Feb 9, 2011

    Home - a place where many feel the heart remains no matter how far you drift away. For Soldiers, who often deploy for long periods of a time, home is what keeps Soldiers going; it reminds them of what they are fighting for.

  • Task Force Viper changes command

    Feb 9, 2011

    In some cultures rain is an auspicious sign of good things to come. As the rain fell Jan. 25 on Hunter Army Airfield, a new battalion commander saw another meaning for what the rain signified.

  • Task Force Brawler changes command

    Feb 9, 2011

    Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade gathered Jan. 27, on the flightline at Hunter Army Airfield for a change of command ceremony to say farewell to Lt. Col. Robert Ault and to welcome Lt. Col. Craig Alia.

  • Career counselors represent 3rd ID in Army-wide competition

    Feb 9, 2011

    "If you want something, be hungry."

  • 3rd ID Soldier named EO Advisor of the Year

    Feb 9, 2011

    A Marne Soldier was recognized as the United States Army 2010 Equal Opportunity Advisor of the Year at the 2010 Diversity & Leadership Training Symposium, held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 16.

  • Seetin Receives Longevity Award

    Feb 9, 2011

    Gen. James D. Thurman, U.S. Army Forces Command Commanding General, presents Samuel Seetin with the Army's Longevity Award for 50 years of civilian service to the U.S. Army.

  • NTC holds African-American Heritage celebration

    Feb 9, 2011

    The 11th ACR's Regimental Support Squadron Equal Opportunity Office hosted an African-American History Month celebration at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 1. The guest speaker was Irma Hunter-Brown, a former member of the Arkansas General Assembly.

  • 82nd Airborne Brings Super Bowl Party to Wounded Warriors

    Feb 8, 2011

    Leadership and supporting organizations throw a Super Bowl party for wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Distributed gifts and were joined by Washington Redskin cheerleaders. The All American Chorus performed for the wounded warriors.

  • Black Jack troopers overcome obstacles at JRTC

    Feb 8, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. Aca,!" As the war on terror continues to evolve, so to must the training of those who fight it.

  • Greywolf rolls into Kuwait training

    Feb 8, 2011

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - Soldiers with 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division conducted their final training at Camp Buehring, Kuwait last week before they transition into Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Brig. Gen. Ferrell takes helm at Fort Irwin and National Training Center

    Feb 8, 2011

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- A new leader emerged to write the next chapter of Fort Irwin and the National Training Center on Monday afternoon as Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell assumed command of the installation. Brig. Gen. Ferrell replaced outgoing Fort Irwin and National Training Center commanding general Brig. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams during a change of command ceremony led by U.S. Army Forces Command commander Gen. James D. Thurman.

  • Fort Polk Family pleased persistent pug finds way home

    Feb 7, 2011

    A Fort Polk Family has discovered that happy endings can happen unexpectedly. Their story began when Sgt. 1st Class Keven Henry, Task Force 3, Operations Group, and his Family took a trip to Georgia with their new puppy, Buddy, in tow. The Henrys were in Georgia for their son's graduation and to visit Family. Toward the end of that trip, Buddy, a pug, escaped. "I left him with a friend and he got out. We looked all over for him, but we couldn't stay. We had to get back to Fort Polk," said Henry. "My girls, (Kevena, 11, and Marissa, 9) were highly upset, we all were."

  • Long Knife Brigade honors fallen comrades

    Feb 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Senior leaders of U.S. Forces-Iraq and U.S. Division-North joined members of the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, to pay respect to two fallen Long Knife brothers during a memorial ceremony at Contingency Operating Site Marez, Jan. 22.

  • Fort Gillem Reservists open new building

    Feb 7, 2011

    While BRAC is closing most buildings on Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, in one instance, it has led to an expansion. On Jan. 20, staff members at the Southeastern Army Reserve Intelligence Support Center (SEARISC), Bldg. 839, on Fort Gillem hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a new annex to their building.

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