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  • III Corps Soldiers reflect on history, heritage at DMZ

    Aug 21, 2011

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

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

    Aug 21, 2011

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

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

    Aug 19, 2011

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

  • 'Vanguards' deploy 2 engineer companies

    Aug 18, 2011

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

  • 4th BCT prepares for battle

    Aug 18, 2011

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

  • TRADOC commander visits NTC

    Aug 17, 2011

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

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

    Aug 17, 2011

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

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

    Aug 16, 2011

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

  • Sharpening The Blade

    Aug 16, 2011

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

  • Support paratroopers learn advanced marksmanship from Special Forces trainers

    Aug 15, 2011

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

  • JBLM performance enhancement specialist living “dream job”

    Aug 15, 2011

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

  • 589th hosts Logisticians' Best-by Test

    Aug 15, 2011

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

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

    Aug 12, 2011

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

  • Marne community welcomes new WIC clinic

    Aug 4, 2011

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

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

    Aug 4, 2011

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

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

    Aug 1, 2011

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

  • FORSCOM/USARC joint headquarters gets finishing touches

    Jul 29, 2011

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

  • It is beginning to look like home

    Jul 28, 2011

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

  • Progression of crew chiefs

    Jul 27, 2011

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

  • FORSCOM cannons installed at Fort Bragg

    Jul 27, 2011

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

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

    Jul 18, 2011

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

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

    Jul 18, 2011

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

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

    Jul 18, 2011

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

  • 10th Mountain hosts combat relay in Afghanistan

    Jul 17, 2011

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

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

    Jul 12, 2011

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

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

    Jul 12, 2011

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

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

    Jul 12, 2011

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

  • 3-time Fort Hood Champion to fight for III Corps

    Jul 12, 2011

    For a Soldier who had grown up wrestling in Pennsylvania and had been introduced to boxing after joining the Army, combining the two in the form of mixed martial arts and combatives seemed like a natural fit.

  • MP supply sergeant key leader in turn-in process

    Jul 11, 2011

    As Soldiers of 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, prepare to decrease the size of the brigade’s footprint in Iraq under Operation New Dawn, some troopers are increasing their work hours transitioning equipment and supplies. Brigade leadership regularly chooses Soldiers who put forth extra effort as “Long Knife Transition Soldier of the Week,” recognizing the troops for dedication to the mission in U.S. Division " North.

  • Soldier clears brush, expands protection

    Jul 11, 2011

    When deployed, even a seemingly simple task such as clearing brush around a base enhances security and increases protection for troops operating in the area. Sergeant Cody Stevens, a heavy equipment operator assigned to Company C, Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, earned the title of “Ironhorse Strong” Soldier of the Week for clearing out areas obscured by overgrown brush around Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, June 18 - 22.

  • Carson’s best battle III Corps elite

    Jul 7, 2011

    The III Armor Corps’ Best Warrior Competition 2011 took place at Fort Hood, Texas, June 27-29 as two Fort Carson warriors took on Soldiers from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Fort Sill, Okla.; Fort Riley, Kan.; and Fort Bliss, Texas, for Best Warrior bragging rights and a chance to compete at the Forces Command competition in July.

  • Leaders debate way ahead for 'Great Place'

    Jul 7, 2011

    Senior leaders on the Great Place joined III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr. to work on the installation's way ahead.

  • FORSCOM band accepts keys to new training facility

    Jul 7, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band took possession of its state-of-the-art training facility here today. The Army Ground Forces Band ( provides musical support for the Army’s largest command, U.S. Army Forces Command ( The turnover of the building took place after a final inspection was made by representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers, the post’s Department of Public Works Real Property and Master Planning Divisions, and LifeCycle Construction Services, the company that has overseen the overall project. The new 18,748-square-foot building will consolidate the band’s operations, which were scattered around various locations at the unit’s former home at Fort McPherson, Ga.

  • 1st Air Cav takes charge of aviation mission in northern Afghanistan

    Jul 6, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- During this past year, Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, trained and prepared for a unique mission in an unfamiliar area of operations. The brigade, with a plethora of combat veterans from the war in Iraq, was faced with a new challenge: deploy and execute combat operations in the rugged and mountainous terrain of Afghanistan.

  • Iraqi Prime Power Production Course students learn CPR

    Jul 6, 2011

    Soldiers from the 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, recently taught a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course to a group of Iraqi Army Soldiers with the Prime Power Production Course for the Government of Iraq Ali Power Academy.

  • Turnover of FORSCOM band facility is just days away

    Jun 29, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) " The Army Ground Forces Band’s state-of-the-art training facility came a step closer to becoming home for the U.S. Army Forces Command’s band today as the post Department of Public Works conducted a thorough and detailed inspection. The building is scheduled to be turned over to the post on Thursday, July 7, after the discrepancies turned up by the DPW inspectors have been fixed.

  • Army’s largest command cases colors for move to Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Jun 24, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command, a command responsible for more than 800,000 Soldiers nationwide, cased its colors today in advance of its permanent relocation to Fort Bragg, N.C. Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, led the casing ceremony and was assisted in rolling the command’s colors by Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, the FORSCOM command sergeant major. Headquartered at Fort McPherson, Ga., since 1973, FORSCOM was directed to relocate under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. Other Fort McPherson units, such as U.S. Army Reserve Command and U.S. Army Central (Third Army), were also directed to relocate. Fort McPherson is to close by Sept. 15.

  • Military Explorers "explore" First Army Headquarters

    Jun 24, 2011

    Two squads of area Military Explorers visit First Army's new headquarters building at Rock Island Arsenal.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord students learn about military life

    Jun 24, 2011

  • Only one way down

    Jun 23, 2011

    Sgt. Josh R. Brandt, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, lowers himself from the Light Fighter School rappel tower last week during training at Fort Drum. Brandt was one of 84 students to graduate the Air Assault Course, which culminated in a 12-mile foot march.

  • Fort Drum Soldier earns honor as Transportation NCO of the Year

    Jun 23, 2011

    Each year, the U.S. Army Transportation Corps selects one deserving noncommissioned officer for recognition as the Transportation Corps Regimental NCO of the Year. For 2010, that honor has been awarded to a Fort Drum Soldier.

  • Fort Drum community recognizes Warrior Leader Course graduates

    Jun 23, 2011

    Fort Drum Soldiers, civilians and Family Members gathered June 14 to recognize 97 graduates of Warrior Leader Course Class 09-11 at the Multipurpose Auditorium.

  • Being the expert

    Jun 23, 2011

    Soldiers from 2-2 SBCT challenge themselves to earn their Expert Infantryman Badges at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

  • EOD unit deploys to assist brigade

    Jun 23, 2011

    Fort Carson’s 749th Ordnance Company deployed to Afghanistan June 17 to assist 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Engineers clear the way forward

    Jun 23, 2011

    Combat engineers from the 4th Engineer Battalion conducted route-clearance patrol training on Fort Carson April 11-20 and May 31-June 12 in preparation for an upcoming deployment.

  • Civilian Assistant to the Secretary of Army for N.C. , civic leaders visit new headquarters

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 23, 2011) -- Tommy Bolton, the Civilian Assistant to the Secretary of the Army for North Carolina, and 20 business and community leaders from Pinehurst, N.C., visited the newly completed U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex here today. Ted Kientz, the FORSCOM Base Realignment and Closure Liaison Team leader, escorted the group and answered their insightful questions, which ranged from what FORSCOM and USARC’s missions are, to the project’s economic impact on the region. As they traveled from floor-to-floor, viewing design feature after design feature, Kientz told the group about the sustainable materials used in the building’s construction, environmental and historic considerations, and state-of the-art enhancements designed to optimize mission accomplishment, and working conditions for the nearly 2,800 Soldiers and Army civilians who will occupy in the building. FORSCOM is the Army's largest command and the generating force provider for combatant commanders worldwide. A major subordinate command of FORSCOM, USARC commands, controls and supports all conventional Army Reserve units in the continental United States. Both headquarters are now relocating to Fort Bragg in accordance with the 2005 BRAC legislation.

  • President Obama visits Fort Drum after announcing drawdown

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The day after announcing a drawdown of troops from Afghanistan, President Barack Obama visited Fort Drum on Thursday afternoon to thank members of an Army division that was among the first to deploy units following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Manila training cycle kicks off with live fire range operations

    Jun 22, 2011

    Soldiers of Battery A, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, supported members of the 1st Kurdish Regional Guard Brigade during an AK47 live fire weapons familiarization exercise at the Manila Training Center, Iraq, June 15. The training center’s Iraqi cadre, graduates of previous training courses led by U.S. forces, now lead the courses and exercises for new recruits cycling through Manila Training Center as U.S. Soldiers continue their supervisory and support role.

  • 'Torch Of Freedmon' Burns Bright For 236 Years

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Expressing his pride in leading a patriotic state, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley steered the spotlight at a June 15 Army birthday celebration to the real reason the Huntsville and Tennessee Valley community honors the military during its annual Armed Forces Celebration Week.

  • AMC Crosses Historic Goal Line At Redstone

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--June 15, 2011 will be remembered as an “exceptionally special day” in the history of the Army Materiel Command.

  • Contracting Command Unveils Colors To Cement Move

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army Contracting Command is now an official resident of sweet home Alabama.

  • NCO/Soldier Of The Year Rewarded For Their Efforts

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Two Soldiers have been recognized as Redstone Arsenal’s best of the best for 2011.

  • Test Week Brings Out Best Of Military Hardware

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--In the military, test and evaluation is a serious business.

  • Iraqi soldiers start first iteration of field artillery training

    Jun 21, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to Battery B, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, taught Iraqi soldiers how to emplace and displace the M198 155mm towed howitzer during training at Ghuzlani Eagle Training Site, Iraq, June 15. The first group of soldiers assigned to the newly established 102nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Iraqi Army Division, learned how to effectively use the weapon system to fight against external national threats.

  • Congresswoman Visits Fort Riley, Tours Barracks

    Jun 21, 2011

    Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., was able to get a closer look at Fort Riley June 20. Escorted by division and Ft. Riley leaders, Jenkins was able to take a tour of on post barracks and speak with the Soldiers who occupy them.

  • Chaplain corps focuses on different type of fitness

    Jun 21, 2011

    Cadets at Army ROTC's Leader's Training Course, Fort Knox, Ky., have a chaplain team available to ensure their spiritual fitness.

  • U.S., Iraqi senior enlisted personnel visit maintenance facility

    Jun 20, 2011

    Sergeants major from both the Iraqi army and United States Forces-Iraq met to discuss vehicle and weapon maintenance concerns at the Joint Repair Parts Center in Taji, Iraq, June 15.

  • Iraqis learn critical behavioral health skills for care of soldiers

    Jun 20, 2011

    Stress is one of the many challenges most deployed service members face when going through their deployment. Whether it’s caused by physical labor, being in a different environment, or even relationship problems back at home, some individuals need help to find solutions to their problems.

  • Ministry of Interior officials observe U.S. courtroom training

    Jun 20, 2011

    In an effort to improve capabilities in the establishment of a trustworthy and a more independent military rule of law, Iraqi Ministry of Interior representatives observed a courtroom ‘mock trial’ that involved U.S. judge advocates playing the roles of attorneys, witnesses and jurors on Camp Victory, June 15.

  • 207th Aviation supports command group

    Jun 20, 2011

    Operations in Iraq depend on generals making decisions and Soldiers executing them. Attending scheduled and unscheduled meetings, on and off base, is a part of the leadership’s decision-making process and flights are needed to support this.

  • New police officers graduate MPSA

    Jun 20, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to Task Force Shield, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and Iraqi officials watched as police academy graduates showcased newly acquired skills at the Mosul Public Service Academy, June 12. During the four-week basic recruit training course at the MPSA, students learned the fundamentals of operating as police officers, including police ethics, martial arts, evidence collection, crime scene security, marksmanship and rights of the accused.

  • Iraqi soldiers practice ambush techniques

    Jun 20, 2011

    Soldiers of Troop C, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted ambush training with troops from 1st Battalion, 10th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, June 9, 2011.

  • Making the transition

    Jun 20, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE WARHORSE, Iraq " As a new unit begins to take over an area from a unit rotating home, they can face a pretty steep learning curve; meeting local leaders, developing an understanding of the enemy in the area, and setting up routes for supplies are just some of the many things a unit has to consider. Fortunately, there is usually a wealth of information right there with them: the unit they are replacing.

  • Ninja turtles not needed for this “shredder”

    Jun 20, 2011

    Civilian employees gathered outside Bldg. 62 for hours to turn in their documents to the Shred-it mobile paper shredding and recycling truck. The company is based out of Tucker, Ga.

  • Fort Campbell bound

    Jun 20, 2011

    Doris Johnson (right), Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) center director, Fort Campbell, Ky., hauls a piece of equipment from the Fort McPherson Youth Activities Center (Bldg. 400) to Matt Moriarty, a supply technician at the Fort Campbell CYSS. The two visited Fort McPherson Monday to get equipment for the Fort Campbell CYSS program before it was sold off at the Fort McPherson CYSS cash-and-carry sale June 16.

  • NY Guard aviators retrieve stranded boat from brink of Niagara Falls

    Jun 20, 2011

    When a New York State Park Police boat ran aground 1,000 feet from the brink of Niagara Falls during a rescue mission, New York officials turned to the CH-47 aviators of the Detachment 1, Company B ,3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation to retrieve the stranded vessel before it plunged over the natural wonder, damaging the falls and interfering with navigation.

  • Summer of change: 2-338th moves colors, changes leadership

    Jun 20, 2011

    A battalion of local soldiers has experienced two major changes in the past few weeks--they’ve moved their battalion and welcomed a new leader.

  • Mentors, new riders team up for safety ride

    Jun 20, 2011

    More than 40 motorcycle riders from the 158th Infantry Brigade participated in a motorcycle mentorship ride here and toured Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula June 10.

  • Iraqi mortar crews build confidence, prepare for Operation Iron Lion

    Jun 20, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, conducted a mortar live-fire exercise at Destiny Range in Ninewa province, Iraq, June 16, 2011, in preparation for Operation Iron Lion.

  • High temperatures and heat-related injuries can go hand in hand

    Jun 20, 2011

    Summer may have started on June 21, but unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last two months you’ve probably noticed it’s already really hot outside. Many consider summer the season of endless fun in the sun, but Texas heat and humidity are both potential factors for serious, or even life-threatening, heat-related injuries. In 2010, there were 1,734 reported heat injuries among Soldiers Army-wide. Of that number, 207 suffered from heat strokes, and sadly, one Soldier died, Maj. Rebecca Zinnante, the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center chief of environmental health said.

  • Iraqi soldiers increase proficiency at GWTC

    Jun 20, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -- For the past six months, Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, worked with battalions from 3rd Iraqi Army Division, to improve the units' modern warfare tactics.

  • Father and son deploy with Greywolf brigade

    Jun 20, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- On Dec. 6, 1907, Monongah, W.Va. was the scene of a mining disaster in which 210 fathers lost their lives. Mrs. Grace G. Clayton organized the first observance of Father’s Day on July 5, 1908 in Fairmont, W.Va. to celebrate their lives.

  • 402nd AFSB helps equip advise & assist troops

    Jun 20, 2011

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade is providing ready equipment as a Stryker Advise and Assist Brigade hands over mission to a Heavy Brigade Combat Team, the newest Advise & Assist Brigade in Iraq.

  • IA instructors use U.S. Army techniques to train new soldiers

    Jun 19, 2011

    After months of training with their U.S. partners, Iraqi instructors from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division, showcased their ability to train and mentor fellow soldiers during classes near Joint Security Station India, Iraq, June 13. “Ghost” troopers from Troop D, 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist, 1st Cavalry Division, observed Iraqi soldiers conduct weapons familiarization and maintenance techniques.

  • ‘Hamilton’s Own’ enters the New Dawn

    Jun 19, 2011

    “Golden Dragons” Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, concluded their assignment at the Manila Training Center at Fire Base Manila, Iraq, following a graduation ceremony for Iraqi students, June 2. The Golden Dragons turned over the advise, train and assist mission with Kurdish Regional Guard brigades in Kirkuk province to 1st Bn., 5th Field Artillery Regiment, “Hamilton’s Own,” 1st AATF

  • ‘Black Jack’ Brigade take reins in two Iraqi provinces

    Jun 17, 2011

    Soldiers of 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, “Black Jack,” 1st Cavalry Division, assumed responsibility for the U.S. mission in Salah ad-Din and Diyala provinces, Iraq, during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, June 13. Black Jack Brigade replaced 2nd AAB, 25th Infantry Division, as “Warrior” Brigade wrapped up a year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

  • Fort Bragg hosts professional development workshop for spouses

    Jun 17, 2011

    The Family member employment and career conference was held at the Fort Bragg Club, June 6 and 7, the conference covered tools for making the job hunt a success.

  • Fort Sill dedicates Graham resiliency center

    Jun 16, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Being a place where people can go to get help with issues confronting them, Fort Sill's resiliency training campus was dedicated June 13 to a family that has portrayed exactly what resiliency is all about. The Graham Resiliency Training Center is named in honor of the two sons Carol and Maj. Gen. Mark Graham lost: one to combat in Iraq, the other to depression and suicide.

  • FORSCOM installs stained glass history in new headquarters

    Jun 14, 2011

    Along with all the modern amenities and state-of-the-art technology offered here to Soldiers and Army civilians in the new U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) Headquarters here, a colorful bit of pre-Civil War history will be part of the FORSCOM Chaplain’s Office. Three stained glass pieces that came originally from the Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., have been brought from FORSCOM’s current home at Fort McPherson, Ga.

  • FORSCOM, USARC Forward Team Celebrates 236th Army Birthday

    Jun 14, 2011

    Senior Leaders, Soldiers, Army civiians and key players in the construction of the new U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command Combined Headquarters Construction Project came together in the new facility to celebrate the 236th Birthday of the U.S. Army, and the near-completion of the project - which is set for June 21, 2011.

  • FORSCOM conference examines challenges being faced, initiatives being taken

    Jun 8, 2011

    The FORSCOM G-4 “Back to Basics” Conference in Fayetteville, N.C., continued today, highlighted by a presentation from Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, the Department of the Army deputy chief of staff for logistics. Stevenson spoke on a range of issues facing the Army logistics community, now and in the future. The three-day conference has brought together more than 160 people who represent FORSCOM and its subordinate corps, divisions, mission support element G-4’s, as well as sustainment commanders and leaders. Subject matter experts on a variety of sustainment/logistics topics will engage the attendees in large forum discussions, presentations and breakout sessions.

  • FORSCOM G-4 “Back to Basics” Conference examines sustainment issues

    Jun 7, 2011

    The FORSCOM G-4 “Back to Basics” Conference in Fayetteville, N.C., began today with opening remarks by Maj. Gen. Raymond Mason, the Army Forces Command deputy chief of staff for logistics, that gave a frank assessment of the unique and collective challenges facing those responsible for sustaining the Army now and in the future. The three-day conference has brought together more than 160 people who represent FORSCOM and its subordinate corps, divisions, mission support element G-4’s, as well as sustainment commanders and leaders. Subject matter experts on a variety of sustainment/logistics topics will engage the attendees in large forum discussions, presentations and breakout sessions.

  • FORSCOM volunteer puts Lean Six Sigma skills to work in Iraq

    Jun 6, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command’s Process Improvement Specialist and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Jon Shupenus volunteered for a six-month tour with the Joint Plans Integration Center in Baghdad, Iraq, helping with plans for the withdrawal of Army personnel and equipment by the end of 2011. “Part of the challenge was to comply with the commander’s understandable guidance to keep as much in-country as long as possible for operational and force protection purposes without causing a last-minute crunch,” Shupenus said.

  • "Tomodochi" - Soldiers from Fort Bragg support Japan Earthquake recovery

    Jun 3, 2011

    On March 12, the world watched in disbelief as news reports surfaced of an 8.9 earthquake that rocked Japan. We quickly learned the earthquake was minor compared to what was still heading towards the Japanese shores. The tsunami that followed rolled across the Pacific at 500 mph and brought untold millions of gallons of water into Japan, washing away homes, farms, and lives. Capt. Daniel Hill, commander of the 49th Public Affairs Detachment (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, was ordered to create an ad hoc unit of eight Soldiers and fly to Japan.

  • Combat engineers teach Iraqi Army proper route clearance techniques

    Jun 3, 2011

    Soldiers of A Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, are helping their Iraqi Army counterparts learn how to defeat improvised explosive devices in an effort to make the streets of Anbar safer.

  • Combined operation expands security in rural Afghanistan

    Jun 2, 2011

    Soldiers of Blackhawk Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Warrior, and Afghan National Army troops moved though orchards and farmland toward the Chak district center, unaware of the fierce enemy opposition they would encounter during the 48-hour Operation Compass, May 15-16, 2011.

  • Installations play role in Marietta Memorial Day ceremony

    Jun 2, 2011

    Kevin Stabinsky Sentinel editor Soldiers from Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem joined with other military members and Civil War re-enactors Memorial Day to render honor to the men and women who gave their lives in defense of freedom.

  • I Corps ready for challenges in Afghanistan

    Jun 2, 2011

    With its colors cased, America’s Corps is ready for deployment to Afghanistan to help lead the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Kabul.

  • I Corps welcomes new Canadian exchange officer

    Jun 2, 2011

    Lieutenant General Mike Scaparrotti, I Corps commanding general, had nothing but glowing praise for his departing chief of staff, Canadian Army BGen. Eric Tremblay, during a ceremony honoring Tremblay’s departure and welcoming Canadian Army BGen. Jean-Marc Lanthier as America’s Corps new deputy commanding general of sustainment.

  • Iraqi Army soldiers successfully complete combat training rotation at GWTC

    Jun 1, 2011

    With mortar rounds flying overhead and artillery rounds exploding near the front lines, Iraqi Army soldiers maneuvered toward their objective during a battalion-level live-fire exercise at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, May 26, 2011.

  • Div West Soldiers sweep First Army BWC

    Jun 1, 2011

    Two Soldiers from First Army’s left coast division emerged as winners of the Fort Gillem, Ga. " based command’s annual Best Warrior Competition, held May 22-26 at Joint Base McGuire - Dix - Lakehurst, N.J.

  • Full Spectrum Operations

    Jun 1, 2011

    Video package of 3-2 SBCT conducting Full Spectrum Operations training at Yakima Training Center, Washington. The Arrowhead Brigade is preparing for their NTC rotation at Fort Irwin, California this fall where they will be tested on their ability to successfully integrate their air and ground forces.

  • Field artillery regiment completes first air assault mission in battalion’s history

    May 31, 2011

    Soldiers from Task Force Duke’s 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, supporting combat operations in Serpa district, Khowst province, Afghanistan, made battalion history with the unit’s first combat air assault, May 13, 2011.

  • Coalition, Afghan forces continue push into Nerkh

    May 31, 2011

    A recent three-day operation, based out of a joint security station in Nerkh, pushed westward into the Nerkh district of Wardak province, Afghanistan, in an effort to detain insurgents in an area traditionally known to be an enemy safe haven.

  • FORSCOM deputy commanding general addresses Fort Bragg audience

    May 25, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, FORSCOM Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff, addressed an audience of 200 military, civic and industry leaders during the keynote luncheon for the Braxton Bragg Chapter of the Association of the United States Army, 15th Annual Conference and Exposition, May 24, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • FORSCOM G3--operations on track during BRAC transition

    May 25, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Mark Graham, Army Forces Command’s FORSCOM deputy chief of staff, G3/5/7 , spent Tuesday, May 24, receiving on-the-ground updates regarding the preparations for the FORSCOM move here this summer in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. Graham said he was pleased with the progress that has been made. In particular, he complimented the FORSCOM Operations Center (Forward) on the excellent job it has done since assuming the lead from the FOC at FORSCOM’s current home in Fort McPherson, Ga., on April 1. “That, of course, is the way it’s supposed to work,” he said. “And it’s great to see that that’s how it has worked, so seamlessly and transparently that no one noticed the switch.”


    May 21, 2011

    Field feeding teams from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, trained on their contribution to the mission by providing fresh, hot meals to Soldiers during the Arrowhead Brigade's multi-echelon field training exercise at Yakima Training Center May 15 to June 8.

  • 296th BSB Supports the Warfighter

    May 21, 2011

    In preparation for full spectrum operations at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., the 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, began setting up and running a brigade support area (BSA) on the vast land of Yakima Training Center during a field training exercise which began May 15.

  • Dual Military Marriage

    May 18, 2011

    Married Army Officers prepare for back to back deployments and discuss how they make it work.

  • Soldiers take part in Braves-Phillies festivities

    May 18, 2011

    Fort Benning played a role in Major League Baseball's fifth annual Civil Rights Game on Sunday at Turner Field, while a Warrior Transition Battalion Soldier stepped out of the dugout as the day's "Hometown Hero."


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