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  • First Army uses simulator training to prevent deaths on battlefield

    Jan 10, 2012

    With blood loss being the leading cause of preventable death on the battlefield, First Army Division East is incorporating more realistic, up-to-date training to prepare the nation's deploying Soldiers for treating injuries on the battlefield.

  • Squad Automatic Weapon Training

    Jan 10, 2012

    Soldiers of Division Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 1st Infantry Division qualified on squad automatic weapons at a Fort Riley, Kan., firing range Jan. 9. The range qualification is part of the Soldiers' preparation for an upcoming deployment.

  • Incoming RDECOM senior NCO visits command staff

    Jan 10, 2012

    Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert Beharie met with leaders Jan. 10 of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command -- his new duty station, effective March 2 -- to discuss its support to Warfighters.

  • Wounded Big Red One Soldier continues to serve Army family

    Jan 9, 2012

    For one 1st Infantry Division Soldier, his love for his family and his country led him into an Army recruiter's office, onto basic training, up the road to Fort Riley, Kan., and around the world to Afghanistan.

  • Two Sacramento COIs receive top tier award

    Jan 9, 2012

    The U.S. Army Recruiting Command added a medallion to its tool bag of awards to rightly recognize Soldiers, Department of Defense civilians and community leaders who have made a significant impact to the recruiting effort. This U.S. Army Recruiting Excellence Medallion was awarded to two Sacramento COIs

  • Army Hockey raising prostate cancer awareness

    Jan 9, 2012

    The Army Hockey team helped raise prostate cancer awareness with a "House of Blues" promotion during a home contest on Jan. 6. The Black Knights faced Atlantic Hockey Association rival Canisius and a bevy of events were planned to raise awareness. The first 2,000 fans through the turnstiles were presented with commemorative bracelets with the first thousand also receiving blue T-shirts.

  • Editorial: Celebrating Martin Luther King Day

    Jan 9, 2012

    The Army's senior leadership, including Sergeant Major of the Army Raymond F. Chandler III, Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, and Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh, released this message regarding the Martin Luther King Day recognition, Jan. 16.

  • 1st ID Combat Aviation Brigade to welcome new unit, new capability

    Jan 9, 2012

    The Combat Aviation Brigade, 1st Infantry Division is planning on adding a new combat strength to their capabilities in March with the addition of an unmanned aerial system company.

  • Army Releases First Quarter Accident Statistics

    Jan 9, 2012

    FORT RUCKER, ALA. -- The U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center recently compiled accident fatality data for the first quarter of fiscal 2012. From Oct. 1 through Dec. 31, 2011, 37 Soldiers were lost as the result of accidents: 26 off duty and 11 on duty. Overall, accidental fatalities increased 6 percent from the previous year's first quarter.

  • Spc. Justin Pfeiffer finds passion in helping others

    Jan 9, 2012

    Spc. Justin Pfeiffer, a medic with the 365th Engineer Battalion, was recently recognized by his leadership for spearheading a successful fundraising event to support the unit's Family Readiness Group. Pfeiffer is pictured with his mother, Jodie Miller, and Brig. Gen. Douglas R. Satterfield, deputy commanding general of the 412th Theater Engineer Command following the awards ceremony in Schuylkill, Pa., Dec. 11, 2011. (Photo: 2nd Lt. Renee Zimmerman)

  • U.S. Army Staff Sgt. Luis Badillo: Advisor and mentor to the Afghan National Police

    Jan 8, 2012

    When the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan command went searching last year for a volunteer to help advise the Afghan National Police, they didn't just find the right man for the job, they found Staff Sgt. Luis Badillo.

  • 599th supports 25th CAB loadout at Barber's Point

    Jan 6, 2012

    At Barbers Point Kalaeloa Harbor, Hawaii, in December, the 599th Transportation Brigade loaded the 25th Infantry Division Combat Aviation Brigade's cargo and equipment onto the M/V Green Lake for deployment to Afghanistan.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers Guests of Governor During Annual Address

    Jan 5, 2012

    Forty New York Army National Guard Soldiers were among the 50 members of the New York Army and Air National Guard who were honored at New York Gov. Andrew Mr. Cuomo's 2012 State-of-the-State Address on Wednesday, Jan. 4. A New York Army National Guard Color Guard took part in the opening ceremonies marking the governor's annual address to the Legislature and the people of New York. The Color Guard presented arms while New York Army National Guard Major Denise Sherman led the crowd of more than 2,000 people in the Pledge of Allegiance .

  • Army's biggest stateside lodging facility nears completion at Fort Lee

    Jan 5, 2012

    FORT LEE, Va. (Jan. 5, 2011) -- The corridors in the 1,000-room lodging facility at Fort Lee aren't just long, they're Army long.

  • Carson breaks ground for shared shooting complex

    Jan 5, 2012

    El Paso County, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson leadership broke ground Dec. 15 to begin building a massive outdoor shooting complex.

  • ASAP offers more than counseling, education

    Jan 5, 2012

    Counselors at the Army Substance Abuse Program have a message for Soldiers: they're here to help.

  • Meeting Demands of Changing Army

    Jan 4, 2012

    Gen. Ann Dunwoody, U.S. Army Materiel Command commanding general, is beginning the year with a strong sense of pride.

  • Pentagon Official Praises Arsenal Capabilities

    Jan 4, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Redstone Arsenal's "red carpet" was rolled out in December for a top Army official whose awareness of Arsenal programs and capabilities could well lead to a higher profile when it comes to funding of installation services, and energy security and management.

  • Military Offers Opportunities Of A Lifetime

    Jan 4, 2012

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For the Formica family, commitment is a two-way street.

  • Ugandans train on Raven unmanned aircraft system

    Jan 4, 2012

    Eight members of the Ugandan air force received training on the Raven Dec. 12-23, 2011.

  • Am I a Good Driver?

    Jan 3, 2012

    According to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration, there were 32,788 deaths on American roads in 2010. That means one person died on our roadways every 16 minutes that year. The good news is that according to NHTSA, fatalities have been declining during the past five years. Experts believe this is due to the strict enforcement of seat belt and car seat use, improvements in overall vehicle design safety and increased attention to safety when building or refurbishing roadways.

  • Don't Count on Luck

    Jan 3, 2012

    I was 18, airborne and invincible. I'd just received my enlistment bonus and decided it was time to get some transportation. I got one of my fellow troopers at Fort Bragg, N.C., to take me to the nearest Suzuki dealer. I wanted to buy a 650 GSL motorcycle, but my credit wasn't good enough to qualify for a loan, so my only option was to pay cash for a 450 GSL. Being the highly intelligent and experienced (translate that to young and dumb) person I was, I quickly purchased the motorcycle. After a short lesson on how to ride by the salesperson, I was on my way.

  • How Did Our Army Do?

    Jan 3, 2012

    Our Army continues to make progress on safety: Accidental fatalities were once again at near-peacetime levels during fiscal 2011, with dramatic reductions in on-duty losses leading the way.

  • Set Up for Success

    Jan 3, 2012

    Pages 2-40 through 2-42 of the latest edition of the OH-58D Maintenance Test Flight checklist outline the procedure for conducting an autorotation RPM check. This check has changed very little, if at all, since I went to the Maintenance Test Pilot Course in 1998. It consists of conducting a maneuver which places the aircraft in an autorotative state so the autorotation RPM can be measured. The maintenance test pilot performs a simple mathematical calculation, taking into account both the weight of the aircraft and the density altitude. The MTP then adjusts the main rotor pitch change links to achieve the desired RPM if a correction is required. It's not rocket science

  • Commentary: Some lessons last a lifetime

    Jan 3, 2012

    A while back, I heard about a story of a child accidentally shooting his father and wondered, "How could that happen?" It brought back a memory from my younger days when I was growing up in the Philippines. I was about 12 years old, and my parents left my brother and me with an uncle for a vacation.

  • Hell on Wheels

    Jan 3, 2012

    Winter was in full swing at Forward Operating Base Speicher, Iraq, but the sky was clear. I could still see the sun and feel a sense of warmth; however, once reality kicked in, the air was chilly even at mid-day. My unit was on the last leg of a yearlong deployment, and the overall morale of my fellow Soldiers was high.

  • On Thin Ice

    Jan 3, 2012

    It's easy to get that kid-like feeling at the sight of the glittering beauty of snow and ice. In fact, even in my mid-50s, I still find myself getting excited about the prospect of snow. However, I've also learned that snow and ice are not always so grand if we fail to take the proper precautions.

  • Dangerous Slopes

    Jan 3, 2012

    One of the many great things about being stationed in Europe is the skiing. Every year, my Family goes on several ski trips. Our battle rhythm is for the kids to take two days of lessons before they get to ski with their dad. Our 12- and 13-year-old children are excellent skiers like their dad; they've been taking lessons since they were 4 and 5. I, on the other hand, am an intermediate skier at best.

  • The Ice Cream 'Chaser'

    Jan 3, 2012

    Let's face it; a lot us enjoy a few "cold ones" from time to time. But what about following those beers with an ice cream chaser? For most, it probably doesn't sound too appetizing, does it? Well, my strange cravings one night, combined with my ignorance and peer pressure, nearly got the best of me. Here's my story.

  • RDECOM announces incoming command sergeant major

    Jan 3, 2012

    ABERDEEN PROVING GROUND, Md. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Lebert O. Beharie will take over March 2 as senior noncommissioned officer of the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command, officials announced Jan. 3. Beharie will assume duties from Command Sgt. Maj. Hector Marin, who will retire after more than 30 years of Army service. Beharie is scheduled to visit RDECOM and APG Jan. 9 and 10.

  • TF Duke hands over Khowst, Paktya missions in Afghanistan

    Jan 3, 2012

    Soldiers of the 1st Infantry Division's 3rd Brigade Combat Team, or Task Force Duke, officially relinquished command of coalition forces in Khowst and Paktya provinces in Afghanistan.

  • You've got mail

    Jan 3, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- It is 2:30 in the afternoon and Soldiers are lining up in front of a connex, excitedly waiting for the doors to open.

  • Spc. Megan Henry takes 'World-Class' shot at Olympics

    Jan 3, 2012

    It's not your everyday sleigh ride. Sliding headfirst down an icy trail at speeds in excess of 80 mph is 'like jumping out of an airplane without leaving the ground,' according to Spc. Megan Henry.

  • Ironhorse contractor gives to troops

    Jan 3, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Sitting on the side of a short concrete t-wall, he sports blue jeans, a brown Carhartt jacket, and comfortable athletic shoes. Topping off the ensemble is a tan ballcap embroidered with his unit's insignia; it is a fitting outfit for his personality.

  • New mission, new equipment

    Jan 3, 2012

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- When Operation Iraqi Freedom began in 2003, it was the first war where frontline troops were equipped largely by the Army Prepositioned Stock, or APS.

  • Kandahar Air Wing rings in New Year with annual open house

    Jan 1, 2012

    About 350 school children and elders from Kandahar Province visited the Afghan Air Force Kandahar Air Wing Jan. 1 during its third annual open house, where they had the opportunity to become familiar with the aircraft they often see or hear overhead.

  • 15th STB inducts new NCO's

    Dec 30, 2011

    "No one is more professional than I," is how the creed of the noncommissioned officer begins. Those who hold the distinction of being an NCO are tasked with the health, welfare, training and morale of Soldiers under their care.

  • Arizona Cardinals cheerleaders spread holiday cheer to Fort Bliss

    Dec 30, 2011

    Team Bliss welcomed members of the NFLs Arizona Cardinals cheerleading team to Freedom Crossing, Dec. 15.

  • Sesame Street talks, listens and connects with military families

    Dec 30, 2011

    Since the start of current combat operations in 2001, deployments have become all too common for many military families. While it may be easy at times to explain to adults that duty calls them away for an extended period, it can be very complicated to convey that message to children.

  • Literacy taught over airwaves in Afghanistan

    Dec 30, 2011

    In a country where the literacy rate is below 30 percent, a coalition Special Operations Forces team assists Afghan citizens by facilitating a regular radio literacy program in Jaji district, Afghanistan.

  • Deterring insurgency with solar lights

    Dec 30, 2011

    Coalition Special Operations Forces partnered local leaders and Afghan National Army forces to coordinate installing solar panel lights in the Kotgay village bazaar to extend the hours the market could stay open safely.

  • Memphis 2nd graders send letters, care packages to Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Dec 30, 2011

    2nd graders at Lausanne Collegiate School proudly show letters and snacks they have prepared for the Soldiers of the 689th Engineer Company currently deployed to Afghanistan.

  • Afghan Commandos practice medical evacuations

    Dec 29, 2011

    BALKH PROVINCE, Afghanistan - Medics from the Afghan National Army's 5th Commando Kandak trained on the proper loading and unloading of casualties onto medical evacuation aircraft in Mazar-E Sharif, Dec. 27.

  • Coalition forces coordinate birth defect repair surgery for Afghan boy

    Dec 29, 2011

    Coalition Special Operations Forces in southern Afghanistan worked with international charities to help 13-year-old Rafeeullah have his cleft palate repaired.

  • NY Guard prepares for New Year's Eve duty

    Dec 29, 2011

    The 280 members of the New York National Guard's Joint Task Force Empire Shield will be on duty New Year's Eve assisting police in security missions in New York, N.Y.

  • Lancer brothers stay together

    Dec 29, 2011

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- It is common for Soldiers to meet up after years of being assigned to the same unit, but it is unique for two brothers to have the same timeline documented on their enlisted record brief.

  • TBI leads Fort Campbell Soldier to new mission

    Dec 28, 2011

    It is a philosophy that has found its way into Vineyard's recovery after having surgery on his knee and being treated for a traumatic brain injury after the Mine Resistant Ambush Protected vehicle he was the gunner for was hit with an improvised explosive device. It is something that also helps his fellow Soldiers assigned to Fort Campbell's Wounded Warrior Transition Battalion.

  • Best in Army Food Service Honored

    Dec 28, 2011

    The winning units for the 2012 Philip A. Connelly Award for Excellence in Army food service have been selected for the active Army, National Guard and Reserve components. The U.S. Army Quartermaster School, which is part of the Combined Arms Support Command, headquartered at Fort Lee, Va., manages the program through the Joint Culinary Center of Excellence. The International Food Service Executives Association and Department of the Army G-4 are co-sponsors of this awards program.

  • Army spouse finishes half triathlon, sets sights on full triathlon

    Dec 27, 2011

    For Lisa McCombs, a former U.S. Army engineer officer with the 62nd Engineer Battalion at Fort Hood, Texas, it was truly a thrill to add a half triathlon to her list of accomplishments in 2011.

  • Big cost savings comes in tiny package

    Dec 27, 2011

    A small fingerprinting device allows recruiters to quickly gather background information on applicants while saving the Army money.

  • Ironhorse changes tack

    Dec 27, 2011

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait -- Over the past five months, Soldiers of the 1st Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division took on the responsibility of securing Iraq's roadways running south to Kuwait, aiding in the successful withdrawal of over 30,000 troops and millions of dollars worth of equipment. With one historic moment complete, their mission continues.

  • Four Soldiers win national wrestling championships at U.S. Open

    Dec 26, 2011

    Four U.S. Army World Class Athlete Program wrestlers won national championships Dec. 16-17, 2011, at the 2011 U.S. Open in Arlington, Texas.

  • Home for holidays: Last Soldiers redeploy to Fort Bragg from Iraq

    Dec 23, 2011

    For many spouses, family members and friends, their holiday wishes came true when their beloved Soldiers made it home from Iraq to Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 22, 2011, just in time for the holidays.

  • Don't let your pet burn down your house

    Dec 23, 2011

    Kitchen fires may not always start for obvious reasons.

  • Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff Gen. Martin Dempsey visits Regional Command (South)

    Dec 22, 2011

    Gen. Martin Dempsey, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff, along with his wife Deanie; Marine Sgt. Maj. Bryan Battaglia, Senior Enlisted Advisor to the Chairman; his wife, Mrs. Lisa Battaglia; and USO tour members Minka Kelly, actress, Jordyn Sparks, singer, Robert Horry, NBA player, and Thomas "Uncle Tommy" Miles, comedian, visited RC(S) for a variety of reasons, both professional and for morale. The Chairman's focus was to gain an operational overview of the security situation in key districts, the status of ANSF capabilities and transition opportunities.

  • FORSCOM commander welcomes XVIII Airborne Corps commander, Soldiers home from Iraq

    Dec 22, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command commander, Gen. David M. Rodriguez, was on hand Dec. 22 to welcome home to Fort Bragg Soldiers of the XVIII Airborne Corps and 82nd Airborne Division, including Lt. Gen. Frank Helmick and Command Sgt. Maj. Earl Rice, commander and command sergeant major of the XVIII Airborne Corps.

  • Homeless vets not alone

    Dec 22, 2011

  • Soldier's lengthy job search not unique in bad economy

    Dec 22, 2011

  • Outpouring prompts family to give back

    Dec 22, 2011

  • Man's best friends provide needed therapy

    Dec 21, 2011

    Myah the dog reminds Shirley Schmunk of her son's sacrifice, and helps with the psychiatric rehabilitation and therapy to wounded veterans.

  • Virtual Recruiting

    Dec 21, 2011

    Recruiting Command's Virtual Recruiting and Social Media Center (VRC) enables recruiters to stay in touch with the target market and Future Soldiers through social media.

  • Making Time to Exercise May Be Easier Than You Think

    Dec 21, 2011

    Civilian employees with the 3rd Medical Recruiting Battalion at Fort Knox, Ky., take advantage of the Civilian Wellness/Fitness Program to fit exercise into their day.

  • 4th Brigade Combat Team Soldier earns Silver Star for valor

    Dec 21, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. -- A Soldier with 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI) was awarded the Silver Star on Friday for his actions under fire that saved the lives of two comrades in Afghanistan.

  • Spartan Brigade leaders share update from Afghanistan

    Dec 21, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Col. Patrick D. Frank, 3rd Brigade Combat Team commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. James Carabello, senior enlisted adviser of the "Spartan" Brigade, met with members of the local media Dec. 13 via video teleconference to update North Country residents on the brigade's progress in Afghanistan and to thank them for their support.

  • 3-6 Field Artillery Soldiers dedicate Wall of Heroes

    Dec 21, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Pfc. Eric Clark, Pfc. Stephen Snowberger, Spc. Arturo Huerta-Cruz, Spc. Joshua Harton, Sgt. Michael Kirspel and Sgt. 1st Class Todd Harris. To some, these may just be names, but to the Soldiers of 3rd Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, these are more than just names; they are comrades, brothers and friends who paid the ultimate sacrifice for their country.

  • Odierno visits deployed Soldiers in Afghanistan

    Dec 21, 2011

    Army Chief of Staff Gen. Ray Odierno visited with Soldiers deployed to Afghanistan Dec. 21, 2011, to share a holiday message and his gratitude to those deployed through the holiday season.

  • Still serving

    Dec 21, 2011

    Veterans visit Fort Riley to offer time, talents to BRO family

  • Leaders hone skills, explore developmental potential with "feedback intensive" program

    Dec 21, 2011

    The eighth annual U.S. Army Forces Command Leader Development Program (FLDP) was held at the Center for Creative Leadership (CCL) in Greensboro, N.C., Dec. 5-9 . Twenty military-lieutenant colonels and promotable majors, along with six senior civilians- GS 13 and 14, represented FORSCOM. The mission of the program is to provide leaders with an opportunity to stimulate a process of growth by focusing on assessing and better understanding their strengths and developmental needs as leaders which will allow them to better function in leading the groups or units within which they live and work, and the organizations to which they belong. The FORSCOM commanding general, Gen. David M. Rodriguez, opened the program by addressing the attendees.

  • Army Chief of Staff Gen. Raymond Odierno visits Regional Command (South)

    Dec 21, 2011

    Army Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army, visited Kandahar Airfield in Regional Command (South) for a visit with task force and headquarters leadership; and conducted a re-enlistment and awards ceremony Dec. 20-21.

  • Happy Hour: Comedy with a message

    Dec 20, 2011

    The Fort Hood Army Substance Abuse Program teamed up with comedian Bernie McGrenahan as he performed "Happy Hour -- Comedy With a Message," at Howze Auditorium on Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 2, 2011.

  • Explosive Ordnance Disposal Soldiers learn leadership skills

    Dec 20, 2011

    Soldiers from the 3rd Explosive Ordnance Disposal Battalion were challenged for 10 days at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., as part of the unit's Team Leader Training Academy.

  • Child Development Center opens after $9 million in improvements

    Dec 20, 2011

    The Beachwood Child Development Center at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., reopened Dec. 6, 2011, after $9 million in improvements.

  • Trip To Pacific Showcases Nation's Strength

    Dec 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- For Soldiers throughout the world, the support of the Aviation and Missile Command is just a video teleconference or email away. But sometimes that support comes in the form of actual "boots on the ground" visits by senior leadership who want a better understanding of the issues and working conditions of Soldiers who are trained and experienced in fielding the aviation and missile systems managed by the command.

  • Doing The Right Thing For This Community

    Dec 20, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's not every month that police, fire and security personnel get recognized for their commitment to a job that requires working in challenging situations, hazardous conditions and threatening environments.

  • Vietnam Vets visit 'BRO' Warriors

    Dec 20, 2011

    Members of the Vietnam Veterans of America's Heart of America Chapter 317 visited with Soldiers with Fort Riley's Warrior Transition Battalion on Dec. 14, 2011. The Veterans made a special stop to tour the WTB facilities during their weekly visit to the installation to prepare and serve food for the USO "No Dough Dinner."

  • Fort Polk Soldier receives Silver Star

    Dec 20, 2011

    Sgt. Timothy Gilboe was awarded the Silver Star Dec. 16, 2011, for actions in Wardak Province, Afghanistan.

  • Net Zero Waste workgroups hold kick-off focus session

    Dec 19, 2011

    Work continues to move forward on the Net Zero Waste program at Fort Hood, Texas.

  • 'Duty, honor and valor' values espoused during Menton Week

    Dec 19, 2011

    Soldiers with the1st Special Forces Group reunited with "forcemen" from Canada for a week of joint recognition and exhibition of their countries' elite Soldiers, better known as the 67th annual Menton Week, Dec. 5-9, 2011, at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash.

  • Fort Stewart Soldiers give gift of written word to local students

    Dec 19, 2011

    Soldiers with Fort Stewart's 703rd Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, dressed up as characters from their favorite holiday stories and read Christmas stories to the students as part of the battalion's adopt-a-school community outreach program.

  • Exercise tests response to chemical, biological, radiological, nuclear threats

    Dec 19, 2011

    This is the first of a two-part look at the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade's Defense Chemical, Biological, Radiological and Nuclear Response Force training exercise conducted at Fort Polk, La., Dec. 4-9, 2011.

  • Maj. Gen. Buckler holds second Town Hall meeting

    Dec 19, 2011

    Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr., commanding general, 412th Theater Engineer Command, discuss priorities and the Army Force Generation process with Soldiers and full-time civilian personnel during a town hall meeting Dec. 13, 2011 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss. (Photo: Capt. Maryjane Porter)

  • JEFF labs tackle Taliban, train Afghans

    Dec 19, 2011

    Half way around the world and peppered across the battle spaces of Afghanistan, Joint Expeditionary Forensic Facilities carry out their critical mission of providing tactical science technology at the tip of the spear in the Army's continuing war on terror.

  • Bagram's digital detectives dig in

    Dec 19, 2011

    There is another war in Afghanistan. A war that has no armor or aircraft yet expands well beyond the boundaries of every nation known to man, the vast landscape of the digital realm.

  • 'Black Jack' brigade home for holidays

    Dec 19, 2011

    Exactly eight months to the day they cased their colors, Soldiers with the 2nd "Black Jack" Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, assembled again on Cooper Field at Fort Hood, Texas, Dec. 15, 2011, and uncased their colors, marking one of the last units to leave Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn and allowing Soldiers to be home just in time for the holidays.

  • 'Task Force Duke' Soldiers patrol Khowst province

    Dec 19, 2011

    Soldiers with the 1st Infantry Division's, 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team partnered with members of the Afghan National Army for a patrol through Khowst province, Afghanistan.

  • Phoenix Soldiers green on communication

    Dec 19, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Communication is essential to the basic every day operations and it is the key to every successful mission in the Army. Like all others functional skill-sets in the Army, communication is a skill that requires constant training, upgrades and reevaluation.

  • FORSCOM Band, Fayetteville Symphonic Band perform rousing joint Holiday Concert

    Dec 16, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command's own Army Ground Forces Band and the Fayetteville Symphonic Band wowed an audience of almost 1,000 with a rousing evening of entertainment during their first ever joint Holiday Concert at Reeves Auditorium on the Methodist University campus in Fayetteville, N.C., Dec. 15

  • FORSCOM logistics team brightens holidays for foster children

    Dec 16, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command logistics directorate (G4) at Fort Bragg donated gifts for more than 50 needy children through Cumberland County (N.C.) Department of Social Services.

  • 'Terps' commissioned by Under Secretary of Army

    Dec 16, 2011

    Under Secretary of the Army Joseph W. Westphal hosted the University of Maryland's Fall Commissioning Ceremony Dec. 15, 2011, in the Pentagon.

  • Soldier gets back to 'old' routine following deployment

    Dec 16, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-- As Sgt. Quentin Johnson hugged four of his children, the weariness from long months spent deployed seemed to melt away. He had been waiting for what seemed like forever for this moment, and when it was over, he finally felt like he was home.

  • Pilot's pinnacle promotion bittersweet

    Dec 15, 2011

    When the aviation community's newest chief warrant officer five, Kyle Hill, received his rank Dec. 1, 2011, he knew the promotion was bittersweet.

  • 'Welcome home' signals end of war in Iraq

    Dec 15, 2011

    More than 3,000 service members gathered at Pope Army Airfield on Fort Bragg, N.C., Dec. 14, to hear President Barack Obama deliver a speech marking the end of the war in Iraq.

  • Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Kandahar Airfield

    Dec 15, 2011

    The objective of Secretary of the Army John McHugh's visit to Regional Command (South) and Kandahar Airfield Dec. 14 was to assess the current status of U.S.-Afghan relations in RC(S) and to see military training and facilities.

  • Quartermaster School riggers donate toys to local community

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT PICKETT, Va. (Dec. 15, 2011) -- Operation Toy Drop now has a Quartermaster School version.

  • Comedian delivers side-splitting safety messages

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (December 15, 2011)-Drawing the audience in with humor, comedian Bernie McGrenahan was able to impart a powerful message to the Fort Lee community during the installation's annual Safety Show Dec. 6-7

  • Stewart-Hunter on path to meet manpower goals

    Dec 15, 2011

    Installation leaders are confident the efforts underway since late last spring to meet the Army's manpower goals have local workforce numbers on a glide path to avoid involuntary separations in the future.

  • Hunter kicks off holidays with Tree Lighting ceremony

    Dec 15, 2011

    It's that time of the year again. Bright colorful lights, wreaths, and signs that convey messages of good tidings and cheer are displayed en masse throughout Hunter Army Airfield. With all of the friendly displays of the season, there was only one thing missing: the annual Christmas tree lighting ceremony.

  • First ever ICE heroes honored at Stewart's CLIF

    Dec 15, 2011

    The first order of business at the community leader's information forum Dec. 6 was used to recognize 10 Civilians who exhibit superior customer service in their daily line of work. Fort Stewart's Garrison Commander Col. Kevin Milton briefly addressed the fully packed ballroom at Club Stewart and recognized each individual.

  • Civilian leader ends 36 year-long career, leaves profound legacy

    Dec 15, 2011

    Dedicated and loyal are words used to portray Royce Kennedy, Director of Logistics, by his employees. Kennedy ends his 36-year career with the directorate and turns over the reins to James Niksch effective Dec. 31.

  • Getting into the holiday spirit, even away from home

    Dec 15, 2011

    For most, the holiday season is a time to gather with Family and friends, spend some time around a fireplace, and generally enjoy the time spent together.