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  • 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.

  • 260th QM participates in Wreath Laying Ceremony

    Dec 15, 2011

    The ultimate sacrifice of a Soldier in the midst of combat is one of the highest and most difficult callings of the military service. It is felt by the Family and the comrades of the Soldier, alike. The holiday season, however, becomes a time for heavier reflection for such a loss.

  • 2/3 Avn Flight Medics graduate Paramedic Training Course

    Dec 15, 2011

    Eight flight medics from the 2nd Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, became the first Marne Air medics to graduate from the Rescue Training Inc. paramedic course Dec. 9 in a ceremony at the Rescue Training building.

  • Tree planted in observance of Arbor Day

    Dec 15, 2011

    In early 1872, Sterling Morton proposed to the Nebraska Board of Agriculture that a special day be set aside for the planting of trees.

  • Excalibur 155mm artillery round vignette

    Dec 15, 2011

    The new Excalibur 155mm artillery round on display during the Joint Center of Excellence for Guns and Ammuniton ceremony at Picatinny Arsenal, N.J.

  • Fort Bragg moves to reduce impact of civilian reductions

    Dec 15, 2011

    The Army's move to reduce the size of its civilian workforce will impact Fort Bragg. However, measures taken will be voluntary and deliberate, and pragmatic choices will ensure that installation services will not be significantly impacted. But fewer employees will mean a reduction of some services. About 85 percent of the vacated positions will be filled by Soldiers, mainly providing security at access control points. Another ten percent will result in curtailment of existing services; and the remaining five percent will continue with modifications in service delivery.

  • Fort Lee military members honor the fallen

    Dec 15, 2011

    HOPEWELL, Va. (Dec. 15, 2011) -- More than two dozen service members from the Fort Lee community participated in the annual Wreaths Across America ceremony Saturday at Hopewell's City Point National Cemetery. Similar observances were conducted nationwide to honor the sacrifices of America's military and teach the nation's younger generation about the high cost of freedom and democracy.

  • Operation Snowball Express treats Families of Fallen service members

    Dec 15, 2011

    For Betsy Whisenhunt and her daughter, Allison, 7, the holidays are an especially difficult time -- and have been since 2008. That's when her husband and Allison's father, Sgt. 1st Class Jerald Whisenhunt of the 25th Infantry Division, was killed in Iraq.

  • Military Teen Talk: DUI Awareness

    Dec 15, 2011

    DUI. We have all heard it and I am sure we all know what it stands for - Driving Under the Influence. According to the Center for Disease Control and Prevention, in 2009 approximately 11,000 people were killed in alcohol related crashes, and over 1.4 million drivers were arrested for driving under the influence of alcohol or narcotics. That's a lot of people; don't you think?

  • Diamond students travel 'Around the World' for holidays

    Dec 15, 2011

    Diamond Elementary School second graders had the opportunity to travel around the world, Dec. 14. Their "Holidays around the World" adventure gave the students an opportunity to learn about seven countries -- Germany, England, Netherlands, Scotland, Mexico, Italy and Israel.

  • Hunter Soldier ends Rugby career with spot on All-Army squad

    Dec 15, 2011

    Rugby isn't your typical American family sport -- that is, unless you're part of the Rutkowski Family. Sergeant Matt Rutkowski, a section sergeant with Company D, 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, has played rugby since his adolescence in Delaware. He even married a rugby player -- he met wife Annessa on the rugby pitch in Hawaii.

  • St. Nick's benefit brings holiday joy to area children

    Dec 15, 2011

    The Fort Leonard Wood Lions Club, in combination with Army Community Service and numerous community groups surrounding the installation, hosted the 31st Annual St. Nick's Benefit, Dec. 13, here in Grant Hall. With the generous help of all involved, the 2011 St. Nick's Benefit will provide gifts to more than 830 children and young adults.

  • Captain signs with minor league hockey team

    Dec 15, 2011

    3rd HBCT Soldier signs with Southern Professional Hockey League

  • 'True miracle' helps light Fort Hood tree

    Dec 15, 2011

    Lights shined brightly in the East Atrium during the annual III Corps and Fort Hood Christmas Tree Lighting Ceremony Dec. 7, 2011, but the glow on one set of parent's faces shone even brighter as they watched their little girl help the commanding general light the Christmas tree.

  • Army tightens retention

    Dec 15, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers whose term of service is scheduled to end in fiscal year 2012 and want to stay in the Army must make that commitment sooner rather than later.

  • 56th Army Band spreads holiday cheer

    Dec 15, 2011

    Three Soldiers from the 56th Army Band, accompanied by one of their spouses, formed a quartet of horns and visited different units on Joint Base Lewis-McChord to surprise them with music on 13 Dec.

  • 'Steel Rain' Soldiers home after fastpaced deployment

    Dec 15, 2011

  • ANASF and CF assess bridge construction in Day Kundi province

    Dec 14, 2011

    DAY KUNDI PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Afghan National Army Special Forces and coalition Special Operations Forces conducted a bridge assessment in Qasamabad village, Kajran district, Day Kundi province Dec. 10.

  • ALP: Afghanistan's Hometown Heroes

    Dec 14, 2011

    KONAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan -- Villages across Afghanistan have many different views of safety. Some villages take the task of security into their own hands, resisting anyone who they view as a threat, while others seek help from their government.

  • Summit Soldiers represent 1st BCT at Army Best Medic Competition

    Dec 14, 2011

    Two medics from 1st Battalion, 87th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, finished in sixth place in the demanding 72-hour Army Best Medic Competition last month at Camp Bullis, Texas.

  • Trees for Troops program delivers more than 700 trees to Fort Drum families

    Dec 14, 2011

    Some 720 farm-grown trees were delivered to Fort Drum Dec. 8, 2011, for distribution to Soldiers and their families as part of this year's Trees for Troops program, a national campaign.

  • Spartan Soldiers give new meaning to 'brothers in arms'

    Dec 14, 2011

    Specialists Craig Pruden and Anthony Gaston, while not biologically related, are like brothers in every other sense of the word.

  • Soldiers, Families stay Army Strong by maintaining good health through nutrition

    Dec 14, 2011

    Because of their demanding lifestyle, Soldiers are expected to stay in good physical shape. For a strict exercise regimen to be successful, it must be partnered with the right fuel. This begins with a healthy diet. To help them sustain a healthy lifestyle through the proper diet, Fort Drum personnel work with Soldiers and Families to keep them in tip-top shape, ultimately making them Army Strong and Family Strong.

  • Regional Command (South) NCOs receive the Sergeant Audie Murphy Award

    Dec 13, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- The Combined Joint Operation Area Afghanistan chapter of the Sergeant Audie Murphy Club welcomed six new members into its ranks during a ceremony on Kandahar Airfield Dec. 9.

  • West Point's new Army Mule Mascots Ranger III, Stryker assume duties

    Dec 13, 2011

    Ranger III and Stryker, the two new Army Mule Mascots made their public debut at at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., during a ceremony Dec. 8, 2011, at Michie Stadium. The two new Army Mule Mascots were welcomed by the Corps of Cadets while Raider and Ranger II were officially retired from service.

  • Tip of the SABER

    Dec 13, 2011

    Division recognizes Combat Aviation Brigade Soldiers for excellence in substance abuse prevention.

  • Master Gardeners demonstrate garden technique, water conservation in El Paso County

    Dec 13, 2011

    Master Gardeners, agriculture and water usage researchers, gathered in the frosty morning air Dec. 6 at Texas A & M AgriLife Research Center in El Paso, Texas. They to discussed gardening plans for 2012 and water usage within the Paso del Norte and Fort Bliss communities while walking through demonstrations gardens here.

  • Christmas Story, combat version

    Dec 13, 2011

    This poem was written by Kim Etherton last Christmas for her son Private First Class Alvaro Aquino-Cervantes of Kelso, Wash. Cervantes was deployed from July 2010 to June 2011 to Kandahar Airfield with Delta Company, 1-4 Aviation Reconnaissance Battalion, 1-501 Combat Aviation Brigade.

  • Disabled American Veterans serving those who serve

    Dec 13, 2011

    Disabled American Veterans local chapter 187 teams with Team Bliss and other organizations to assist active military of all branches, and veterans, whether they have disabilities or not.

  • Arctic blast chills Bliss

    Dec 13, 2011

    Dec. 5 winter storm blankets Fort Bliss and the El Paso, Texas community making driving hazardous.

  • Soldiers serve Thanksgiving dinner to parents, students at Bliss Elementary

    Dec 13, 2011

    Soldiers from 43rd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 2nd Battalion, 11th Air Defense Artillery Brigade and 4 -- 1 Field Artillery, 3rd IBCT, 1st AD participated in decorating and serving the dinner. The Soldiers assisted with decorating bulletin boards in the hallway and dining room, which quickly brought the school into the holiday season.

  • CASCOM Receives Memorial Honoring Fallen Sustainment Soldiers

    Dec 13, 2011

    A memorial honoring sustainment Soldiers who have made the ultimate sacrifice supporting operations Iraqi Freedom and New Dawn was presented to the Combined Arms Support Command in a small ceremony Dec. 13.

  • 10th Mountain Division NCO receives Soldier's Medal

    Dec 13, 2011

    A 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier who pulled passengers to safety from a burning tour bus July 22, 2011, was awarded the Soldier's Medal Dec. 13, 2011, in Fort Drum's Multipurpose Auditorium.

  • PT, Camaraderie part of great workout on the ice

    Dec 13, 2011

    With the U.S. Army emphasis on running, sit-ups, pushups and pull-ups in its physical training program, a change of venue and team building can help cut down on daily workouts from going stale. Sacramento Recruiting Battalion Soldiers competed in broomball at an area skating rink with Team Officer versus Team Enlisted.

  • U.S. Soldier first to graduate Polish NCO Academy

    Dec 12, 2011

    Staff Sgt. Tomasz Bartoszyn, 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, became the first U.S. Soldier to graduate from the Polish Land Forces NCO Academy in Poznan, Poland, Dec. 9, 2011. While Soldiers from other partner nations routinely train at the U.S. Army Europe's 7th Army NCO Academy in Grafenwoehr, Germany, this is the first time a U.S. Soldier has attended a foreign NCO Academy.

  • 2-87 Infantry Soldiers train ANA staff

    Dec 12, 2011

    ZHARAY DISTRICT, KANDAHAR PROVINCE, Afghanistan--Throughout the past ten years, Soldiers have understood that the key to success in Afghanistan is partnership. Soldiers in the 3rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Task Force Spartan), have been deployed to Kandahar province since April 2011, and partnered with Afghan security forces in every operation, both lethally and non-lethally.

  • RDECOM facilitates collective NCO feedback on communications-electronics capabilities

    Dec 12, 2011

    Non-Commissioned Officers from the U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command's centers provided a Soldier's perspective on defense technology when they visited the command's communications-electronics center at Aberdeen Proving Ground, Md. They received a tour of CERDEC's facilities and hands-on demonstrations of its technologies as part of the RDECOM Quarterly NCO Professional Development program.

  • 412TEC celebrates the Holidays with Families

    Dec 12, 2011

    Maj. Gen. William M. Buckler Jr., commander, 412th Theater Engineer Command, Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Flubacher and Chaplain Timothy Samorajski share a moment with Lt. Col. John Breland, Staff Judge Advocate Section Chief, and his family during the unit's Family Day/Christmas celebration Dec. 11, 2011 at the George A. Morris Army Reserve Center in Vicksburg, Miss. (Photo: Capt. Maryjane Porter)

  • Good Ol'Boy

    Dec 12, 2011

    A Soldier at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., trains on handling a shotgun during a weeklong training exercise.

  • Military, civilian communities bid farewell to Army's oldest 4-star general

    Dec 12, 2011

    FORT SAM HOUSTON, Texas -- Retired Lt. Gen. Guy Swan III, the former commanding general of U.S. Army North and Fort Sam Houston, presents a flag to William Haines, the son of retired Gen. Ralph Haines Jr., at the Fort Sam Houston National Cemetery Dec. 3. Soldiers from Fort Sam Houston and Fort Hood joined with community members to pay their respects for Haines, who was 98 years old at the time of his death and was the oldest living 4-star general and senior retired officer. Haines served as the Vice Chief of Staff of the Army from 1967 to 1968. He also served as the commanding general of 1st Armored Division at Fort Hood, Texas, and as the commanding general of III Corps, also at Fort Hood.

  • Sale of APG lighthouse painting benefits Wounded Warriors

    Dec 12, 2011

    The sale of Anna Justice's Pooles Island Lighthouse painting will benefit the families of America's Wounded Warriors. Anna Justice joined her husband, senior APG commander Maj. Gen. Nick Justice, Fisher House Foundation representatives and APG officials Dec. 9 at Top of the Bay club to unveil her fourth painting to be sold to benefit charity.

  • NCO Induction Ceremony

    Dec 12, 2011

    stand alone photo

  • "Uniform 4" redeploys in time for the holidays

    Dec 12, 2011

    redeployment of 20 soldiers, photo and short article

  • 41st Fires Bde. host St. Barbara's Ball

    Dec 12, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--There were no horse-drawn carriages seen on this night. It was more plausible to say "Cinderella arrived at the ball on an M-270 Multiple Launch Rocket System."

  • Marne Division families, friends remember their fallen

    Dec 11, 2011

    Fort Stewart Soldiers, families, and Soldiers came together Dec. 10, 2011, to honor the memories of those who paid the ultimate sacrifice during the War on Terror. The 439 trees that line the Marne Division's Warriors Walk each received a wreath during the annual Wreaths for Warriors Walk ceremony.

  • FSRs work with mobile parts hospital to improve robots for Soldiers, Marines

    Dec 9, 2011

    Robotics field service representatives and machinists at the Camp Leatherneck Mobile Parts Hospital are working together to make improvements to the robots Soldiers and Marines use to investigate improvised explosive devises.

  • Patriot Express makes moving to Germany easier

    Dec 9, 2011

    Beginning in February, personnel on permanent change of station orders to Germany will fly overseas using a new phase of the Patriot Express Department of Defense-chartered air travel, which originates at Baltimore/Washington International Airport in Maryland and lands at Ramstein Air Base in Germany.

  • Army Leadership Class comes to Fort Bragg

    Dec 9, 2011

    In an effort to cut cost, the Army continues to use mobile training teams to meet the training demands of Soldiers across America. Rather than uprooting Soldier training groups and transporting them to conventional classrooms, the Army has cut costs by sending instructors to the students for the Army Leadership Class. The class emphasizes teaching 42 Alphas how to lead, as well as how to command situations that would call for them to educate others on what they have learned.

  • Strong bonds: Fort Bragg couples get more than a weekend getaway

    Dec 9, 2011

    Fort Bragg Soldiers and spouses found out the key to a strong, healthy relationships during the Strong Bonds retreat at Great Wolf Lodge in Concord, N.C., Dec. 2 to 4. They learn that the important skill sets of functioning as a team on the battlefield, it is equally important for them to effectively connect and communicate in a relationship with their spouse or significant other.

  • 14th Annual Randy Oler Memorial Operation Toy Drop: A toy's story

    Dec 9, 2011

    Steven Blum, from the 2nd Battalion, 504th Parachute Infantry Regiment, is looking forward to participating in the 14th Annual Randy Oler Operation Toy Drop, a philanthropic project where Fort Bragg's paratroopers and visiting paratroopers from across the nation, donate toys to be distributed to children's homes and social service agencies across the country.

  • Army activates first-of-its-kind Cyber Brigade

    Dec 9, 2011

    The U.S. Army Intelligence and Security Command activated the 780th Military Intelligence Brigade to support U.S. and Army Cyber Commands with their missions to provide a proactive cyber defense, Dec. 1, 2011, at Fort Meade, Md.

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