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  • Soldiers honored during Purple Heart ceremony

    Feb 1, 2012

  • Local volunteers promote the spirit of giving, Toys for Tots Foundation provide for families in need

    Feb 1, 2012

    Today, more than 200 retired and active servicemembers representing all branches of service, Boy and Girl Scouts and local volunteers joined the Marine Corps Reserves Detachment 482 continuing Toys for Tot's 64 year tradition of giving by working for months to provide toys to more than 1,400 families Dec 22-23 at Woodland Square Loop.

  • Fort A.P. Hill Environmental Restoration Team wins Army award

    Feb 1, 2012

    The Fort A.P. Hill environmental restoration team garnered top honors in the Army for implementing an innovative program saving the government millions of dollars through the Environmental Protection Agency Facility Lead Agreement Program.

  • Crossing the Gap … Safely

    Jan 31, 2012

    Vehicle water crossings are an inevitable yet necessary task for Leaders, Soldiers and personnel to accomplish their mission. Because of the inherent danger in water crossings, it is imperative units conduct proper terrain analysis, personnel training in fording operations, equipment preparation and apply composite risk management during the planning process and well before the execution phase.

  • Pushing Beyond the Limits

    Jan 31, 2012

    In the combat arms profession, many Soldiers engage in competition daily. Based on my experience, one of the most common competitions is the art of pushing weights. When I say pushing weight, I mean working out in the gym using free weights as a means to test one's strength and ability. No service member wants the notoriety of being the weakest individual. Since many Soldiers work out together, it's common to push each other to, and even past, our physical capabilities.

  • Lack of Communication

    Jan 31, 2012

    While stationed in the southwest as an explosive ordnance disposal specialist, one of our unit's missions was to clear Air Force aerial bombing and gunnery ranges of unexploded and "practice" ordnance. Practice ordnance, while sounding innocuous, contains explosive charges to produce a white marking smoke and can, depending on the particular round, have explosive charges that are equivalent to 5 pounds or more of high explosives.

  • Reading the Road

    Jan 31, 2012

    Motorcycling is a lifelong learning process. Far too often riders think after a few years and a few thousand miles that they know it all. That concept can be fatal.

  • The Importance of Crew Coordination

    Jan 31, 2012

    It was a night almost like every other at Forward Operating Base Speicher. We were on the early morning shift, starting work at 3 a.m. We were told earlier in the day that we would be conducting a hasty air assault that night that would take about one hour to complete. After that, we would perform a follow-on recon and security mission. Flying Apaches, we departed about two hours earlier than our shift normally started and went to another FOB to get a quick final brief on the air assault, and then off we went.

  • Preflight Step 1: Place Ring in the OFF Position

    Jan 31, 2012

    One of the most difficult safety precautions to convince Soldiers to buy into is to remove jewelry before working around aircraft. Wedding bands, in particular, are not commonly removed because of the personal conviction that the symbolic jewelry should be worn at all times. Nearly all Soldiers have seen the photographic evidence of the dangers of wearing rings, but they accept the risk either to avoid violating their personal beliefs or possibly due to threats from their spouses.

  • What Professionalism is all About

    Jan 31, 2012

    The public becomes very concerned when they read the newspaper and see headlines such as "Near mid-airs over the Atlantic," "Aircraft lands on wrong runway in Boston," "Aircraft lands at wrong airport" or "Pilot turns off both engines on takeoff." In this day and age, with all the sophisticated technology onboard to keep the pilot informed of position, altitude and emergencies, mistakes are still taking place; mistakes that are difficult to understand. The pilots are blamed for everything from complacency to incompetence. Whatever the problem, something needs to be done.

  • Professional Courtesy

    Jan 31, 2012

    When do you keep it and when do you throw it out the window?

  • Flash -- Sizzle -- Dark Spot

    Jan 31, 2012

    Daily, the Army uses nonlethal weapons such as lasers to protect our forces. If used improperly, these types of weapons could backfire in the hands of our Soldiers, causing temporary -- or even permanent -- eye damage.

  • Racing with Destiny

    Jan 31, 2012

    It's hard to resist rolling the throttle when you're straddling a motorcycle that can go from zero to 100 mph in less than six seconds. But that's what Staff Sgt. William Whiteside's potent 2005 Yamaha YZF-R1 sport bike could do. In 2007, the prior-service Sailor had been racing on a MotoGP track in Jerez, Spain, close to his assignment in Rota. Now back stateside, he was exiting Highway 167 North in Renton, Wash., onto the onramp to Interstate 405 North when he encountered some easy curves and a decent straightaway. With 165 horsepower at his fingertips and an agile bike, the onramp didn't have to be boring. At least that's what he thought as he entered the first curve.

  • New HRC website goes 'live' to better serve Soldiers, veterans

    Jan 31, 2012

    Jan. 31, the U.S. Army Human Resources Command launched a new website, www.hrc.army.mil, designed to increase Soldier awareness of and interest in HRC programs, policies and initiatives.

  • MP's hone leadership skills

    Jan 31, 2012

    Most days he is a team leader in a military police platoon. Today he steps up to the plate and takes over as squad leader for his team. Utilizing the training received from his leadership, the average onlooker would never guess that today is his first time as squad leader.

  • Puyallup/Sumner Chamber of Commerce spends day exploring JBLM

    Jan 31, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- The M249 Squad Automatic Weapon came to life as Karissa Thompson shot targets in the Engagement Skills Trainer 2000. This was not another day of training for the Soldiers on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, but an opportunity for members of the Puyallup Chamber of Commerce to bond with their military neighbors.

  • Spouses need a break too

    Jan 31, 2012

    Families of deployed Soldiers from Joint Base Lewis McChord participated in a Strong Bonds family retreat Jan. 27-29 held at the Redmond Marriott Town Center here. The retreat was held to bring the spouses together in a comfortable and fun environment in order to discuss the differences between the way men and women both think and respond and to take a break from their kids.

  • OC/Ts Sculpt the Faces of Future Warfighters

    Jan 31, 2012

    Mastering job skills while deployed can be quite difficult, but fortunately the Soldiers attending Silver Scimitar have the luxury of being trained by some of the best from the field. As the final week of Silver Scimitar 2012 begins, Soldiers participating in the training move from the classroom to applying what they've learned in a hands-on event.

  • Guard unit validates deployment training at Silver Scimitar

    Jan 31, 2012

    For the 633rd Theater Gateway, an Army National Guard unit training to deploy overseas, the human resources annual training exercise Silver Scimitar 2012 represents important firsts.

  • 8th HRSC Sharpens Skills with Silver Scimitar

    Jan 31, 2012

    Soldiers from the 8th Human Resources Sustainment Center, an active duty unit from Fort Shafter, Hawaii, may soon be trading their tropical beaches for the wind and sun blasted sands of Kuwait as they prepare for a deployment overseas. At Silver Scimitar 2012, the 8th HRSC is being trained by the 3rd and 14th HRSCs.

  • 'Iron Knights' support 82nd Abn. paratroopers during JRTC rotation

    Jan 30, 2012

    FORT POLK, La. -- "Iron Knight" Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 66th Armor Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, deployed to the Joint Readiness Training Center at Fort Polk, La., to help train paratroopers for an upcoming deployment to Eastern Afghanistan.

  • 'Iron Knights' share training, experience with Trinidad community

    Jan 30, 2012

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- Five "Iron Knights" Soldiers participated in an open forum at Trinidad State Junior College, where local citizens of the community asked questions about the Army, service to the nation, and the unit's recent deployment in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, Jan. 23.

  • 'The right people at the right time'

    Jan 30, 2012

    Senior Army general assesses division's deployment readiness.

  • New Jersey Army Reserve Soldier receives 'Chaplain of the Year' Award

    Jan 30, 2012

    Chaplain (Capt.) Karen A. Hallett (third from left) was presented the 'Chaplain of the Year' award at the Reserve Officers Association National Security Convention in Washington, D.C. Jan. 30, 2012. Hallett is pictured following the awards ceremony with Col. Kristina D. Moeller, USARC Chaplain, Brig. Gen. Douglas R. Satterfield, deputy commanding general, 412th Theater Engineer Command, and Rev. Ron Brovold. (Photo: 1st Lt. Jae Bin Ahn)

  • Army Reserve exceeds former active duty service members' expectations

    Jan 27, 2012

    For Specialists Jose' Duprey and Emilio Aguiar, coming off active duty into the Army Reserve meant new challenges.

  • Army recognizes top environmental performers

    Jan 27, 2012

    Today the Army announced the winners of the Fiscal Year 2011 Secretary of the Army Environmental Awards Program. Five installation and four teams will represent the Army at the Secretary of Defense competition later this year.

  • Go For Green to optimize health and fitness

    Jan 27, 2012

    The Go For Green program at Army dining facilities assists patrons with food choices by rating each food product. This program enables people to make better choices at each meal while going through the food line.

  • Taking care of those left behind: Foundation visits Fort Bragg

    Jan 27, 2012

    Members of the Patriot Foundation, a non-profit charity, saw the fruits of their labor on a tour of Fort Bragg, Jan. 20. Eleven Patriot Foundation board members and donors visited the headquarters of the XVIII Airborne Corps and 82nd Airborne Division as well as the engagement skills and medical skills trainers. They also tried out exercise equipment used by Soldiers for adaptive physical training. The foundation supports the Families of Soldiers in the XVIII Abn. Corps, 82nd Abn. Div., U.S. Army Special Operations Command, Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion and the Fort Bragg Survivor Outreach Services by funding merit-based scholarships for children.

  • Fort Bragg PMO partners with civilian law enforcement at checkpoint

    Jan 27, 2012

    The Fort Bragg Provost Marshal's Office in conjunction with the North Carolina state "Booze It & Lose It" program, conducted a multi-agency, driving while intoxicated checkpoint Jan. 13 and in the early morning hours of Jan. 14. It was a massive effort that partnered Fort Bragg law enforcement with all state agencies that share jurisdiction on N.C. Highway 87 that runs through the northeastern portion of the installation.

  • Korean War Veterans Honored by Korean Consul

    Jan 27, 2012

    Brig. Gen. Thomas Harvey, deputy commanding general for operations for the U.S. Army Sustainment Command, served as the keynote speaker at a ceremony honoring 15 Korean War veterans on Jan. 26.

  • New website helps JBLM community keep touch with its past

    Jan 27, 2012

  • Let the gaming begin at JBLM's Warrior Zone

    Jan 27, 2012

  • USAMU earns Army Superior Unit Award

    Jan 27, 2012

    The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit distinguished itself for extraordinary accomplishments in raising the Army's overall combat readiness through outstanding devotion and superior performance in executing its wide-ranging mission and with it earned the Army Superior Unit Award for 2010.

  • Fort Campbell Soldier has 'Healing Touch'

    Jan 27, 2012

    Blanchfield Army Community Hospital nurse meets medical needs of Afghanistan's women and children.

  • Fort Campbell's Warrior Care Clinic offers integrative therapies

    Jan 27, 2012

    Sergeant Richard Remalia, of Charlie Company, Warrior Transition Battalion, sits grasping a cane in an examination room of Fort Campbell's Warrior Care Clinic. He's been the recipient of countless treatments and therapies since his deployment to Afghanistan was cut short by an RPG attack in Kandahar. "I had a traumatic brain injury," said Remalia. "I fractured my lower back, hip and pelvis. I tore ligaments in my shoulder and now have to have surgery." After his injuries, Remalia was told he would likely never run again. While at the Warrior Transition Battalion in San Antonio, he was confined to a wheelchair. He decided that the story would not end there.

  • Hot and cold: From combat to taxes

    Jan 27, 2012

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. -- Specialist Lucas Sutton has always believed that in life things happen for a reason. So when a severe knee injury interrupted his ability to perform any longer as an infantryman and shattered his longtime dreams of becoming an Army ranger, he let his faith run its course. "It's sad, but I'm a very positive person, and I like to think on the upside of life," he said. "I'm a big believer in 'everything happens for a reason.'" Now, little more than a year after a serious case of runner's knee brought his aspirations to a screeching halt, the Virginia Beach, Va., native has found himself in a rather peculiar situation for combat Soldiers -- still serving in the Army, but now preparing taxes instead of training in the field.

  • CSA visits TRADOC for updates on the future force

    Jan 27, 2012

    FORT EUSTIS, Va. -- Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond T. Odierno made his first trip to the new U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command headquarters at Fort Eustis, Va., for updates on how TRADOC is shaping the Army's role in the Joint Force of 2020 Jan. 26.

  • Unique course gives all the right tools to new, upcoming JBLM leaders

    Jan 27, 2012

    Sergeant 1st Class Shvoda Gregory remembers a time in the Army when new sergeants coming up in the world learned to care for their Soldiers the hard way: by making mistakes.

  • U.S., Iraqi pastors connect through Christian faith at Fort Bragg

    Jan 27, 2012

    Although the mission in Iraq was completed as part of Operation New Dawn in December 2011, the United States continues to nurture its partnership with the Iraqi people.

  • Historic charter signing unites 10th Mountain Division cavalry units

    Jan 27, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Dozens of Stetson-clad Troopers gathered Jan. 27 at the Commons on Fort Drum to celebrate cavalry tradition, spirit and camaraderie and to write another chapter in the history of the 10th Mountain Division (LI).

  • Snow, sub-zero temperatures don't slow Golden Dragons, live-fire exercise

    Jan 26, 2012

    Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, and 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd BCT, conducted a live-fire exercise Friday on Fort Drum.

  • SMA visit focuses on Army transition

    Jan 26, 2012

    Sgt. Maj. of the Army Raymond Chandler visited Fort Jackson last week to talk about training issues and to brief Soldiers and noncommissioned officers about upcoming changes and challenges.

  • Leaders learn training skills

    Jan 26, 2012

    Leaders from 210th Brigade Support Battalion, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, conducted a Tactical Exercise Without Troops, Jan. 10 -11, on Fort Drum.

  • 24th FM CO deploys to Afghanistan

    Jan 26, 2012

    The cold, crisp early morning air Jan. 19 held many emotions for the Soldiers of Detachment C, 24th Financial Management Company, Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division as 24 Provider Soldiers prepared to deploy to Afghanistan.

  • 1/3 AVN, 3/17 CAV combine for Helicopter Crash Drill

    Jan 26, 2012

    Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade joined the Hunter Army Airfield Fire Department, Police Department and Emergency Medical Services to participate in a helicopter crash response Jan. 11 at the Compass Rose.

  • Army Civilians: Virginia or Kansas?

    Jan 26, 2012

    The Civilian Education System Intermediate Course, currently offered at Fort Belvoir, Va., will soon be moving to a different building … different area … different state.

  • Selfless Service: Donate bone marrow, save a life

    Jan 26, 2012

    Giving of oneself to another is a common theme found within persons of a military background.

  • 'Viper' Apache pilot in ranks with Amelia Earhart

    Jan 26, 2012

    When Chief Warrant Officer 2 Jennifer Hakeman, an AH-64 "Apache" helicopter pilot with the 1st Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, arrived at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum Jan. 19 at dusk, she said she was expecting to spend a relatively low-key evening honoring female aviators. Maybe meet an interesting person or two. There'd be food, drinks, a small token of gratitude from the hosts, and that'd be that. After all, through all her years as an Army Aviator, Chief Hakeman said she wanted to be recognized as a pilot, not as a female pilot.

  • Barracks Life - Three tips to financial security

    Jan 26, 2012

    There is nothing worse than running out of money, especially when the realization hits you in public. Be it at the grocery store or out shopping, seeing "denied" on an LCD screen is never a good sign.

  • Stress coping mechanisms proves vital for Resiliency Training Graduate

    Jan 26, 2012

    Department of the Army Civilian, Renthia Richardson, gained a greater sense of self and how to better serve customers by participating in recently held Resiliency Training class.

  • Bradley gunnery provides rare opportunity for female Soldier

    Jan 26, 2012

    Maj. Julie D'Annunzio became one of the first females to ever complete Bradley fighting vehicle gunnery, a combat position that is normally a male-only event.

  • Soldier Readiness Process prepares Desert Rogues for deployment

    Jan 26, 2012

    The Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 64th Armored Regiment, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, Third Infantry Division, have gone through months of preparation for the units upcoming deployment, whether it is the outfitting of equipment, or countless hours honing combat skills and successfully completing various gunnery ranges. However, the final step for the Desert Rogue Soldiers will be to complete the Soldier Readiness Processing.

  • Stewart ICE Heroes Honored During CLIF

    Jan 26, 2012

    Ten Fort Stewart Civilians received formal recognition for exhibiting superior customer service Jan. 24 during the community leader's information forum. Colonel Christopher Hughes, deputy commanding general-support Third Infantry Division, congratulated the awardees just moments before the start of the program at Club Stewart.

  • Savannah Schools receive $1.2 million grant

    Jan 26, 2012

    Students, educators and community leaders gathered at Southwest Elementary School cafeteria, sponsored by the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, to celebrate a Department of Defense Reading Grant during a press conference, Jan. 20.

  • Commitment: Key to mind-body connection

    Jan 26, 2012

    The human body is an amazing machine, that we often take it for granted. As the Summer Olympic Games approach, we realize that we will be able to witness some of those amazing things that the human body can do. The world will watch athletes who will engage in a battle of wills, and who will display powerful determination as they compete with the world's best.

  • 7 decades of growth, change

    Jan 26, 2012

    In a warehouse off of Specker Avenue, Steve Ruhnke works, diligently handling photographs, documents and artifacts that represent 70 years of Fort Carson history.

  • U.S. citizens pledge their allegiance

    Jan 26, 2012

    Nineteen servicemembers and Family members began the new year by raising their right hand and vowing their loyalty to the United States during a ceremony Jan. 19 at the Elkhorn Conference Center.

  • Behavioral health clinic nears completion

    Jan 26, 2012

    The Mountain Post Behavioral Health Clinic at Fort Carson, Colo., Evans Army Community Hospital's newest premiere medical facility, is slated to open in March.

  • State and federal agencies establish continuum of response and capabilities

    Jan 25, 2012

    During the first week of January, members of state and local civilian and military emergency response agencies within Texas met with the United States Marine Corps Chemical Biological Incident Response Force to develop a deeper understanding of capabilities and limits inherent to each group.

  • Corps of Engineers offers internships for warriors in transition

    Jan 25, 2012

    Soldiers in Warrior Transition Units at four installations now have the option to learn valuable construction and engineering skills through internships with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers Savannah District.

  • Army chaplain attributes life experience to success with Soldiers

    Jan 25, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When people think of a new recruit, they might envision a fresh-faced high school or college graduate ready to conquer the world, not someone with a whole other life of experiences.

  • 'Go for broke' Soldier remembered

    Jan 25, 2012

    Family and friends of a Japanese-American Soldier who fought in World War II gathered to celebrate his life and to honor his military service at a memorial held Friday at St. Columba's Episcopal Church. Mitsuru Hayashi was awarded the Congressional Gold Medal but could not attend the presentation ceremony in Washington, D.C. due to his failing health. Hayashi died Nov. 16, and his children accepted the medal on his behalf during the memorial service Jan. 6.

  • Army engineering team builds solutions in Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2012

    American Soldiers in Afghanistan confronted with a technological hurdle have a new resource they can engage. The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command Field Assistance in Science and Technology-Center, or RFAST-C, Prototype Integration Facility became fully operational in late December, said Sgt. Maj. Matt DeLay, the team's noncommissioned-officer-in-charge from July to November 2011.

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness director visits Fort Hood

    Jan 24, 2012

    The resilience of Soldiers, civilians and family members at Fort Hood was on full display Jan. 12, 2012, during a visit from the new Director of the Comprehensive Soldier Fitness program, Brig. Gen. Jim Pasquarette.

  • 'Carl Gustaf' weapon extends Soldiers' lethal reach

    Jan 24, 2012

    With the need for Soldiers in Afghanistan to engage the enemy at longer distances, Picatinny Arsenal has completed an initial training and fielding of a weapon for traditional Army units previously used only by special operations commands.

  • JBLM Families make the best of bad weather

    Jan 24, 2012

    With weather bad enough to delay military operations, close down schools and block some roads on JBLM, the families who live here still managed to enjoy the "snow days" Jan. 17-20.

  • Former Marine sharpens knives to support Soldiers

    Jan 24, 2012

    Personality feature about an AAFES concessionaire at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • Deployed Soldiers connect with Army scientists for technical solutions

    Jan 24, 2012

    American Soldiers deployed across Afghanistan are asking questions and making suggestions about their equipment, weapons and vehicles to U.S. Army scientists at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan.

  • 'Proud Americans' make Field Artillery history on Fort Riley

    Jan 24, 2012

    The 2nd Battalion, 32nd Field Artillery, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, held its first live fire exercise with the Ultra lightweight Field Howitzer M777, on Fort Riley, Kan., Jan. 23. This was the first time the M777 was fired by a field artillery battalion in the 1st Infantry Division.

  • Winter comes calling to Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Jan 24, 2012

  • Family in no short supply as staff sergeant becomes an officer

    Jan 24, 2012

    Having spent the last decade in the Army, Erica McLean is more than familiar with the act of rendering a salute. Having others salute her, however, might take some getting used to. After 10 years of climbing her way through the Army's enlisted ranks, McLean finally stepped into the shoes of an officer Jan. 13 -- for the first time, and for good -- trading her staff sergeant stripes for the gold bar of a second lieutenant during a direct commissioning ceremony at Joint Base Lewis-McChord's North Chapel.

  • 110th Chem. Bn. trains for mission success

    Jan 24, 2012

    Snow, rain and ice did not deter Soldiers of the 110th Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort) as they suited up to train on their meticulous and vital mission at Joint Base Lewis- McChord, Wash., Jan. 24.

  • Town hall to take new approach with social media integration

    Jan 23, 2012

    The Fort Hood, Texas, Facebook and TV Town Hall, which will run from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. on Jan. 26, 2012, will combine social media, over-the-air television broadcasts and Internet radio for the first time in an attempt to engage as many community members as possible during the event.

  • Dutch defense minister visits Fort Hood

    Jan 23, 2012

    Dutch Defense Minister Hans Hillen came to Fort Hood, Texas, Jan. 10, 2012, to meet with his troops training here under the 21st Cavalry Brigade (Air Combat).

  • Author, World War II vets remember 'Operation: PLUM'

    Jan 23, 2012

    A military author, World War II veterans, military and community leaders around Savannah, Ga., gathered to remember the men of the 27th Bombardment Group, which returned home with only 30 percent of their men after World War II.

  • A Tale of Two Command Sergeants Major

    Jan 23, 2012

  • Wounded Warrior headed to Paralympic Games

    Jan 23, 2012

    Showcasing courage, determination and inspiration, USA Shooting has announced the nomination of Sgt. 1st Class Josh Olson of the U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit to the 2012 U.S. Paralympic Team contingent on the approval of the U.S. Olympic Committee. Olson is the first active-duty Soldier to be nominated for the Paralympic Games and first active-duty servicemember to ever be nominated to compete in shooting sports at the games.

  • Military panel urges agility as budgets decline

    Jan 23, 2012

    The U.S. military must become more agile to defeat future adversaries as budgets shrink, defense officials said Jan. 19. Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, commanding general of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, led the five-member panel discussion, "Meeting the Warfighters' Full Spectrum Operations Challenge: Joint Warfighter Requirements and Challenges." "When we know we have a wartime mission coming up, we want to be able to rapidly equip the latest technologies," Justice said in opening remarks to about 75 military officials and defense contractors at the 11th annual Warfighter TechNet Conference.

  • Miami Soldier attends 'State of the Union' Address

    Jan 23, 2012

    2nd Lt. Brittany Ramos, assigned to the 841st Engineer Battalion, had the chance of a lifetime at the State of the Union address Jan. 24, 2012, thanks to an invitation from Florida Congresswoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz. The 22-year old was selected for the opportunity following an impressive interview with Schultz's District Office staff. Ramos, a native of Flower Mound, Texas, and an Honors BOLC graduate last year, is proud of her family's Army strong heritage.

  • GA senator encourages 3rd ID Soldiers to 'let freedom ring'

    Jan 20, 2012

    The Third Infantry Division joined in on the nation's celebration and remembrance of Civil Rights Icon Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. during an equal opportunity observance ceremony held at Fort Stewart, Jan. 18.

  • Stewart, local community work together for cause

    Jan 20, 2012

    Among the six principles of the Third Infantry Division's Command Philosophy, the element of team work exemplifies the collaboration between Fort Stewart and the local community.

  • Using resiliency training skills at home keeps things in perspective

    Jan 20, 2012

    Embracing skills learned from resiliency training helps Family Member Michelle Grabill with daily stressors as an Army spouse and mother. Like other spouses, Grabrill registered to attend the four-day course that's offered though Army Community Services which focused on five core competencies.

  • Honor Dr King by living Army Values

    Jan 20, 2012

    As our nation reflects on the legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. this week, I encourage our Soldiers, Family Members and Department of the Army Civilians at Fort Stewart -Hunter Army Airfield to pay tribute to the American hero by embodying the beliefs and ethics that he exhibited during his lifetime. It's no coincidence that these same beliefs happen to provide the framework for our Army--we know them more commonly as core Army Values.

  • 'Balers' add streamers during 200th birthday ceremony

    Jan 20, 2012

    'Balers' add streamers

  • Shred It -- Don't Share It Days

    Jan 20, 2012

    It seems that 2012 will offer little respite from identity theft. It is already being reported that over 300,000 individuals have fallen victim to this crime. The risk of printed Personally Identifiable Information being compromised is a constant threat. Identity Theft in many cases is a low tech crime accomplished through dumpster diving for your information.

  • Signal Soldier becomes unlikely hero

    Jan 20, 2012

    A hero doesn't always wear tights and go by an alias. Sometimes if you look hard enough, you may find a hero among your own ranks. Someone like Spc. Michael Steven Cox.

  • 3SB Soldiers, Families attend FRG War Week

    Jan 20, 2012

    Soldiers and Family Members of 3rd Sustainment Brigade, Third Infantry Division attended War Week, hosted by the Army Community Service Mobilization/Deployment Program Staff for members of the Family Readiness Group.

  • WANTED! "Garryowen" Troopers who served with 3/7th Cav during Operation Iraqi Freedom

    Jan 20, 2012

    Troopers from 3rd Squadron, 7th U.S. Cavalry, 2nd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, also known for being cavalryman, horseman, troopers, or its historical nickname "Garryowen," are focusing their efforts on an important new mission during 2012, which will honor all former 3-7th CAV Troopers who have gallantly served and put themselves in harm's way.

  • Author, WW II vets remember 'PLUM'

    Jan 20, 2012

    In November 1941, 1,209 men with the 27th Bombardment Group left what is now Hunter Army Airfield to beef up Gen. Douglas MacArthur's defense of the Philippines. A year later, only 20 returned to the U.S. Of the remaining, the rest were killed or became prisoners of war. Only 30 percent of the unit ever returned home.

  • Federal employees break record in CFC giving

    Jan 20, 2012

    Colonel Kevin Milton, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield garrison commander, accepted a certificate of appreciation from Coastal Georgia Combined Federal Campaign Chairman Gerry Phelan at the 2011 CFC Awards Breakfast and Celebration, held at the Savannah Civic Center, Jan. 11. This year, Third Infantry Division pledges totaled $582,667; more than $100,000 over its goal of $475,000, according to Amy Riesinger, the campaign director. It was also the first year that campaign pledges topped the 2006 record.

  • Spiritual fitness takes Soldiers to new heights

    Jan 20, 2012

    HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas--Several First Strike Soldiers along with the help of their battalion chaplain and his assistant, made small work of some oversized boulders while showing the true strength of their combined spiritual fitness.

  • Visit from Savannah community changes perspectives

    Jan 20, 2012

    The adverse weather did not impact a local community group when visiting the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade at Hunter Army Airfield, Jan. 11.

  • Spartan Soldiers adopt a new way to look at fitness

    Jan 20, 2012

    Drawing from the proven methods employed by the Army's 75th Ranger Regiment, the Soldiers from Bravo Company, 1st Battalion, 64th Armor Regiment with the help of the unit's commander, spearheaded a new pilot physical training comprehensive development program focused on Soldiers to become more resilient in combat and reach new levels of fitness.

  • Commit to be Fit: Resolutions - winning mindset required

    Jan 20, 2012

    A new year can mean a fresh start; a renewed hope and a list of resolutions that you vow to keep in the coming months.

  • Fort Campbell well-represented in online show

    Jan 20, 2012

    When an online reality challenge program began looking for active duty special ops Soldiers, two Fort Campbell representatives answered the call: Sgt. 1st Class Drew Penny of the 5th Special Forces Group and Staff Sgt. Cody Sieber of the 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment. The object was to compete in a variety of challenges, including marksmanship and rescue missions, to see who would emerge as 2011's Maximum Warrior.

  • Everything is Roses for the Horse Cavalry Detachment

    Jan 20, 2012

    PASADENA, Calif. -- The 1st Cavalry Division's Horse Cavalry Detachment rang in 2012 in Pasadena, Calif. by representing the First Team for the ninth time in the 123rd Annual Tournament of Roses Parade Jan 1.

  • Fort Campbell MP Battalion deploys to Afghanistan for one year

    Jan 20, 2012

    As he walked into one of the post shopettes dressed in an Army Multi-cami uniform, Lt. Col. David Thompson said he was told, "thank you" and "welcome home" from a few of the civilians there. "They thought I had come home from a deployment," he said. The fact was Thompson, commander of the 716th Military Police Battalion, 101st Sustainment Brigade, was actually preparing to head out on deployment. He and the rest of his battalion headquarters staff left this week for their year-long tour to Afghanistan.

  • Stallion medics compete for "Best"

    Jan 20, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- The sky was overcast and the climate cool as Soldiers donned protective body armor and helmets. These Soldiers steeled themselves, steadied their nerves and readied their weapons for the next life-saving ten minutes of their lives

  • "Long Knife" troops keep skills sharp

    Jan 20, 2012

    FT. HOOD, Texas -- Soldiers from 2nd Battalion, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, ruck marched out to the Black Gap range complex in order to conduct rifle marksmanship training, here Jan. 11-12.

  • Army Crash Dynamics Lab nears completion

    Jan 20, 2012

    The Crash Dynamics Lab (CDL), a state-of-the-art training facility for Army safety investigators, took a giant step toward completion Jan. 18 with the placement of a CH-47 'Chinook' helicopter accident display.