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  • 101st BSB learns why APS-5 means 'Ready to Fight'

    Nov 24, 2014

  • 299th BEB shares demolition knowledge

    Nov 24, 2014

    Soldiers stood in awe as a massive column of smoke created by 50 pounds of daisy-chained C4 explosives slowly dissipated at range 121A on Fort Carson, Colorado, Nov. 19.

  • Paratroopers showcase modern howitzer for World War II artilleryman

    Nov 24, 2014

    Time marches on, but brotherhood is forever.While it's been nearly 60 years since Carmine Sabato served in World War II, his memories of the artillery crew he worked beside in the 980th Field Artillery Battalion--touted with firing the first round into Germany from Belgium--have faded but have never extinguished.

  • 10th Sustainment Brigade conducts active shooter training

    Nov 24, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Sustainment Brigade conducted an active shooter exercise Nov. 13 at the 10th Special Troops Battalion headquarters to increase unit security readiness and provide the Fort Drum Directorate of Emergency Services certification training.

  • North Fort Hood monitoring area reaches operational capability

    Nov 24, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas --North Fort Hood's Controlled Monitoring Area Site is operational and ready to accept troops returning from Ebola virus disease outbreak areas. Troops are anticipated to arrive here for monitoring within the next few weeks.

  • 'Marne Division' adds streamer, cases colors to deploy to Afghanistan

    Nov 21, 2014

    The colors of the 3rd Infantry Division "Rock of the Marne," were cased for the sixth time, since 2003, in ceremonies held Nov. 20, 2014, at Marne Garden on Fort Stewart, Georgia.

  • A day in the life of an infantryman at Combined Resolve III

    Nov 21, 2014

    The beast's official designation is the M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicle. Most Soldiers, however, simply refer to it as "The Bradley." Built in response to the menacing Soviet BMP-1, the Bradley holds the distinct role of both tank and troop transporter. Its turret encapsulates a rocket launcher and possesses a 25 mm chain gun capable of shredding everything from light tanks to aircraft.

  • Researchers seek to enable autonomy

    Nov 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Research, Development and Engineering Command is synergizing research centers and labs to create a robotics community that will enhance the Army's ability to employ autonomy-enabled vehicle technologies to support the Soldier in every aspect of their operational life.

  • Right frequency for radio testing: Teaming, innovation

    Nov 21, 2014

    The U.S. Army Electronic Proving Ground's (USAEPG) new Tactical Radio Center is supporting Product Manager, Mid-tier Networking Vehicular Radio (PdM MNVR) in testing the Army's next-generation radio systems, here.

  • Fort Polk NCO and Soldier of the Year

    Nov 21, 2014

    FORT POLK, La. -- 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division congratulates the Fort Polk noncommissioned officer and Soldier of the year winners, U.S. Army Sgt. John Luckett, command group, 94th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. and Spc. Justin McLendon, an Infantryman, Company A, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. at an awards ceremony on Nov 21, 2014. Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk command team Brig. Gen. William Hickman and Command Sgt. Maj. Eric Crabtree presented the awards. The Patriot Brigade command team, Col. Guy Jones and Command Sgt. Maj. Michael Ferrusi were also in attendance. (U.S. Army Photo by Sgt. David Edge; 4th BCT, 10th Mtn. Div. Public Affairs)

  • Army selects 31 female Soldiers to serve as observer/advisors for potential Ranger Assessment

    Nov 20, 2014

    The Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade selected 31 female Soldiers to serve as observers and advisors for a potential Ranger Course Assessment that would begin this spring.

  • Researchers test insect-inspired robots

    Nov 20, 2014

    Army researchers are finding they have much to learn from bees hovering near a picnic spread at a park.

  • New York National Guard responds to historic snowfall in Western New York

    Nov 20, 2014

    For some 375 or so members of the New York National Guard called out to assist in Western New York's snow emergency, the biggest impression was the stark differences in snowfall across the various locations where lake effect snows from Lake Erie dumped up to six feet of snow.

  • IMCOM commander visits Fort Carson

    Nov 20, 2014

    The commanding general of Installation Management Command (IMCOM) traveled to Fort Carson Nov. 17-18 to learn more about the post and its programs.

  • Sleep: "Trauma-Associated Sleep Disorder" proposed by Army medicine researchers

    Nov 20, 2014

    Trauma, the kind a Soldier may have faced in combat in Afghanistan or Iraq, has effects beyond physical wounds and traumatic brain injury. Disturbances in the ability to get a good night's sleep following traumatic incidents are a real consequence of deployment for Soldiers. Army Medicine researchers are helping to focus on this issue.

  • 3-2 ADA Executes SPEAR Utilizing New Facility

    Nov 20, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla.- On November 17th, 3rd Battalion, 2nd Air Defense Artillery Regiment, 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade began conducting their Standardized Patriot Engagement and Assessment of Reporting, or SPEAR here at the new Mission Training Complex or MTC.

  • Army Identifies Aviation Brigade to Inactivate

    Nov 20, 2014

  • The new suicide prevention awareness

    Nov 20, 2014

    Chaplain Charles Walker, the 1st Squadron, 3rd Cavalry Regiment "Tiger" Squadron Chaplain, Capt. Brenan, Capt. Patterson and Spc. Welsh, members from the 528th Combat Stress Team, began a series of suicide prevention awareness classes.

  • Soldiers back from Liberia completing controlled monitoring

    Nov 20, 2014

    Eight Soldiers from Joint Base Langley-Eustis' 688th Rapid Port Opening Element are completing their 21-day controlled monitoring period at Langley Air Force Base, Virginia, after returning from Liberia.

  • Army researchers develop pocket-sized aerial surveillance device

    Nov 19, 2014

    Researchers at the U.S. Army Natick Soldier Research, Development and Engineering Center are developing technologies for a pocket-sized aerial surveillance device for Soldiers and small units operating in challenging ground environments.

  • Total Army effort at Rock Island supports new ambulance production for National Guard

    Nov 19, 2014

    Last January, the Rock Island Arsenal Joint Manufacturing and Technology Center (RIA-JMTC) unveiled the newest tactical HMMWV ambulance in the Army. The M997A3, the most modern ambulance in the fleet, is fitted on a HMMWV chassis with a modified body and now is headed to Army National Guard (ARNG) units around the country. Today, RIA-JMTC continues to satisfy the National Guard's order for 500 ambulances. RIA-JMTC manufactures the shelter box and integrates it with the HMMWV purchased from a contractor. The program has continually improved since the first five pilot trucks were made last year. Last month, the program clocked in ahead of schedule and on budget.

  • Soldiers seize simulated WMD site during exercise

    Nov 19, 2014

    ELMA, Washington -- U.S. Army units conducted an air assault on a simulated chemical weapons site Nov. 12.

  • Fort Bliss Soldiers continue to deploy to West Africa

    Nov 19, 2014

  • Guard, Reserve Soldiers to mobilize for Ebola relief

    Nov 18, 2014

    More than 2,000 Army National Guard and Army Reserve troops will be mobilized in support of Operation United Assistance in West Africa, the Department of Defense has announced.

  • 3ID, 3CR form TAAC-E in eastern Afghanistan

    Nov 18, 2014

    The recently formed Train, Advise, Assist Command - East assumed its new mission in eastern Afghanistan Nov. 4, 2014.

  • 4th CAB escorts United States Secretary of Defense

    Nov 18, 2014

    VICTORVILLE, CALIF. -- United States Secretary of Defense Chuck Hagel arrives in California to be escorted by helicopters from 2nd General Support Aviation Battalion, 4th Aviation Regiment, 4th Combat Aviation Brigade, 4th Infantry Division, for his visit to Fort Irwin, California, Nov. 16, 2014. (Photos by 4th Combat Aviation Brigade Public Affairs Office, 4th Infantry Division/Released)

  • New York National Guard Soldiers brave cold to sharpen chemical, biological and radiological respons

    Nov 18, 2014

    More than 375 New York National Guard Soldiers and Airmen sharpened their skills responding to chemical, biological, radiological or nuclear hazards during training at the Erie County Emergency Services Training and Operations Center Nov. 12-16 as part of a regional disaster response force.

  • Joint Task Force United Assistance commander hosts virtual town hall meeting

    Nov 18, 2014

    Soldiers and families of the 36th Engineer Brigade, gathered in the brigade's conference room to participate in a virtual town hall meeting hosted by Maj. Gen. Gary Volesky, Joint Task Force United Assistance commander from his headquarters in Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 13, 2014.

  • Army National Guard units get new comms gear with synchronized fielding, training

    Nov 18, 2014

    Whether serving as first responders for domestic emergencies or deploying to hot spots around the world, the citizen-Soldiers of the Army National Guard must be able to communicate.

  • Hon. Shyu's reaction as NIE 15.1 comes to a conclusion: 'more efficient and systems are doing well'

    Nov 18, 2014

    Prior to the conclusion of Network Integration Evaluation 15.1, the Hon. Heidi Shyu, assistant secretary of the Army for Acquisition, Logistics and Technology (ASA(ALT)), visited Fort Bliss, Texas and the surrounding areas to observe the Soldier evaluation process in action.

  • Women to serve as observers, advisers for potential Ranger Course Assessment

    Nov 18, 2014

    Airborne and Ranger Training Brigade selected 31 female Soldiers to serve as observers and advisers for a potential Ranger Course Assessment that would begin this spring.

  • Arrowhead mechanics keep trucks rolling, cannons firing

    Nov 18, 2014

    Anyone who has had their car break down on the side of the road can attest to how important mechanics are.

  • Equal Opportunity Leaders Course teaches more than expected

    Nov 18, 2014

    Staff Sgt. Veronica Dennison, a motor transport operator with Headquarters Support Company, 7th Infantry Division, Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., was a Soldier who endured a period of time where she was the target discrimination. It was several years ago, when she was a younger Soldier, just trying to accomplish her mission.

  • JBLM units prepare for 'WMD component' missions

    Nov 18, 2014

    In what was described as historic, Operation Gryphon Longsword brought to bear the capabilities of some 1,400 service members and three units for the first exercise of its kind.

  • Cav Soldier cuts music tracks in Korea

    Nov 18, 2014

    With his headphones on and music playing, the Soldier's focus is not on the world around him, but on the melodies flowing into his ears. He is busy comparing the harmony now playing to the original idea he developed in his head, debating if what he's hearing matches what he had envisioned.

  • Mock disaster showcases new communications for National Guard and first responders

    Nov 17, 2014

    When the Army National Guard rolls in with its new Disaster Incident Response Emergency Communications Terminal system, they can immediately provide 4G/Wi-Fi, commercial phone and internet access, and the ability to connect all the disparate radios that various responders bring to the incident site.

  • The art of gunnery: Paratroopers enhance skills during training at Fort Pickett

    Nov 17, 2014

  • 200th MPCOM Soldiers roll through Performance Triad

    Nov 17, 2014

    Nearly 400 Soldiers participated in the Army Reserve's pilot Performance Triad program Nov. 1-14 here.

  • 31st Air Defense Artillery Brigade Recognizes Sponsorship Excellence

    Nov 17, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla.- For Soldiers and their Families reporting to a new unit and installation can be a daunting process. Knowing where to report to, where the housing office is, or what school will their child go to are some of the questions that need to be answered.

  • Division West Soldiers receive the Prestigious Order of Saint Maurice

    Nov 17, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- Ten First Army Division West Soldiers were recently awarded the Order of St. Maurice during a ceremony at the Zum Edelweiss restaurant in Killeen, Texas.

  • GarryOwen hosts spur ride amid Texas chill

    Nov 17, 2014

    The cold weather did not put a damper on the enthusiasm of 25 spouses and their Families from the 2nd Battalion, 7th U.S. Cavalry Regiment "GarryOwen," 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division as they took part in spouse spur ride, Nov. 15.

  • Department of the Army Identifies ARNG and USAR Units for OUA Rotation

    Nov 16, 2014

  • Defense Secretary: NTC prepares Soldiers for future threats, challenges

    Nov 16, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- The Secretary of Defense for the United States observed training and spoke with Soldiers during a visit to the Army's National Training Center, Nov. 16. Chuck Hagel, the nation's 24th Defense Secretary, flew on a helicopter to the U.S. Army's vast terrain in the Mojave Desert and saw a portion of the training conducted here that builds readiness for brigade combat teams. Soldiers of 3rd Armored Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division (from Fort Carson, Colo.) reacted to a scenario within the training village, "Razish" -- where NTC Soldiers of the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment provided an opposing force. Non-commissioned officers and commissioned officers from Operations Group here served as observer/controller/trainers for the rotational unit.

  • U.S., NATO Soldiers enjoy chance to meet Lithuanian residents, show off hardware

    Nov 14, 2014

    U.S. Army Soldiers, along with their NATO counterparts, turned out with vehicles, weapons and equipment to show off and meet the local residents of Pabrade, Lithuania, Nov. 9, 2014, as part of a groundbreaking NATO exercise being held nearby.

  • Industry mentorships could help Soldiers transition after Army

    Nov 14, 2014

    As the Army draws down its end strength, more Soldiers will be looking for work in the private sector -- some one million over the next 10 years. A kind of corporate mentorship might be one example of how industry could make that transition easier for Service members, said the Army's senior enlisted advisor.

  • Volesky: Fewer Soldiers will deploy to West Africa than planned

    Nov 14, 2014

    Nearly 2,200 U.S. troops are in West Africa today, working to stop the spread of Ebola, and that number will peak just short of 3,000 next month, according to the task force commander.

  • Soldiers reunite at Great Place after 10 years of separation

    Nov 14, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Growing up practically inseparable from her two older brothers, Sgt. Sarah McCoy never imagined she would be separated for long from her siblings.

  • Several challenging leadership development opportunities now open to Army civilians

    Nov 14, 2014

    WASHINGTON (Nov. 14, 2014) -- The application window for GS-12 and GS-13 Army civilians to attend Command and General Staff Officer Course, and participate in additional new professional development opportunities, begins March 2015.

  • Honoring our Veterans: Palm Springs' Veterans Day Parade

    Nov 14, 2014

    Members of the Palm Springs, California community showed their support for U.S. veterans by holding its 18th annual Veterans Day Parade on Nov. 11. The City of Palm Springs was selected as a regional site for Veterans Day by the Veterans Day National Committee of the Department of Veterans Affairs. Sites are chosen based on the history of events, planned activities and ceremonies.

  • Army EOD Battalion puts rounds downrange

    Nov 14, 2014

    FORT HOOD, Texas -- U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technicians put rounds downrange during a live fire exercise in October.

  • Noncommissioned officer's quick thinking saves retired Army Colonel

    Nov 14, 2014

    A noncommissioned officer from the 1st Infantry Division was recognized during a brief ceremony, Thursday for taking quick action to save a retired Army colonel who was choking at the Fort Belvoir Dining Facility Nov. 4.

  • EOD Soldier named top student in leadership course

    Nov 14, 2014

    FORT POLK, Louisiana -- An Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal technician was named top student at the Warrior Leader Course here in October.

  • IMCOM unveils plan for 2025 and beyond

    Nov 14, 2014

    The U.S. Army Installation Management Command released "IMCOM 2025 and Beyond," a new campaign plan operationalizing the commanding general's vision for the organization.

  • Washington Federal leadership symposium

    Nov 14, 2014

    Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash. -- Maj. Gen. Kenneth Dahl, deputy commanding general of I Corps, speaks to a group of senior executives from Washington Federal Bank during a leadership symposium Nov. 14 in Seattle, Wash.

  • 10th Mountain Division headquarters returns from historic mission

    Nov 13, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- After 10 months in Afghanistan, Soldiers of the Headquarters and Headquarters Battalion, 10th Mountain Division (LI) received an enthusiastic welcome home by their Families and loved ones Thursday evening at Magrath Sports Complex.

  • 2-14 Infantry 'Polar Bears' benefit from realistic training

    Nov 13, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- While there is no perfect time to infiltrate an opposing force's defenses, the cover of darkness provides advantageous conditions. Low visibility obscures the number of men and creates uncertainty regarding the operations the Soldiers are conducting. Under the waxing moon, the Polar Bears awaited their flying chariots to carry them into battle.

  • Engineers, infantrymen 'decimate' fictional enemy

    Nov 13, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Sappers assigned to A Company, 41st Engineer Battalion, collaborated with Soldiers assigned to C Company, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, to fortify defensive fighting positions that ena- bled the infantry to destroy hostile forces during 2nd Brigade Combat Team's Mountain Peak exercise Oct. 26 to Nov. 5 on Fort Drum.

  • 'Water Dogs' provide vital support to mission

    Nov 13, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When the words "water treatment specialist" are uttered, a handful of mid-90s comedies featuring dim-witted water boys turned accidental hero might spring to mind.

  • Load, fire: Airmen, Soldiers team up for joint training

    Nov 13, 2014

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- With the goal to boost readiness and take advantage of having an Air Force base close to Fort Sill, the "Steel Warriors" of 1st Battalion, 14th Field Artillery conducted a rapid infiltration exercise Nov. 6.

  • Army updates reg defining inappropriate relationships

    Nov 13, 2014

    Gossip -- arguably a favorite "sport" in our society -- ranks right up there with football and basketball for things we like to talk about. And, even better, it's never out of season.

  • 4th Bde. 'Highlanders' take top honors in intramural swim meet

    Nov 13, 2014

    The Soldiers of 4th Brigade, 1st Armored Division, won the Commander's Cup swim meet held Nov. 4 through 6 at the Aquatics Training Center on East Fort Bliss.

  • Changing Lives: Reserve Soldier pays it forward, volunteers to help other Soldiers

    Nov 13, 2014

    For two weeks, one Army Reserve Soldier volunteered to get up at 5 a.m. to help Soldiers improve their fitness levels.

  • 2014 Army Best Medic Competition

    Nov 13, 2014

    The 2014 Army Best Medic Competition was held at Camp Bullis, Texas Nov 3-7 2014.

  • Army completes environmental study for possible force reductions

    Nov 13, 2014

    The Department of the Army announces the availability of the Finding of No Significant Impact for the Supplemental Programmatic Environmental Assessment for Army 2020 Force Structure Realignment. The Army evaluated the environmental impacts of potential reductions of active-component Soldiers and Army civilians (Army employees) at 30 installations. The Army determined that there are no significant impacts, other than socioeconomic impacts, and that preparation of an environmental impact statement is not required.

  • Fort Campbell brigade takes on logistics role in Liberia

    Nov 13, 2014

    The logistical element for Joint Forces Command - United Assistance unfurled its colors in a military ceremony held at Firestone, Monrovia, Liberia, Nov. 12.

  • Predator progress for the Arizona Air National Guard

    Nov 12, 2014

    Fort Huachuca, Arizona -The sounds of cheers, applause and an occasional "woohoo" filled the air as an MQ-1 Predator from the 162nd Wing lifted off and flew a set flight pattern at Libby Army Airfield, Nov. 5, marking the Arizona Air National Guard's first Predator flight on U.S. soil.

  • EOD company receives award for Afghanistan service

    Nov 12, 2014

    A U.S. Army Explosive Ordnance Disposal Company was awarded the Valorous Unit Award for its service in Afghanistan.

  • Freedom and Latvia

    Nov 12, 2014

    Freedom is one of the most common ideals for democracies around the world. The word itself is described as a relationship free of oppression or coercion and the absence of disabling conditions. It is also referenced when individuals exercise their rights or the rights of a group, such as with religion or speech. For many, freedom is having the ability to make their own decisions and express them as they see fit.

  • A tale of two lieutenants, engineers from two armies train as they fight- together

    Nov 12, 2014

    On a day when the raw cold soaks into your bones, soldiers from A Company, 91st Engineer Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division from Fort Hood, Texas, spent the afternoon training Latvian army soldiers how to operate a U.S. Army D7R2 bulldozer.

  • It's like show-and-tell, but with really big guns

    Nov 12, 2014

    We all remember show-and-tell time in kindergarten. That time of the school year when we're allowed to bring one of our favorite toys to school, sit in a semi-circle on the carpeted area at the back of the classroom, and eagerly await our turn to show off the plastic keepsake to all of classmates and explain exactly what it means to us.

  • New technology to reduce Soldier's load

    Nov 12, 2014

    Current and future developments in energy production promise to lower the Soldier's combat load and reduce the logistical footprint, said an Army systems expert, during an Operational Energy forum Nov. 12, 2014, in the Pentagon.

  • High School Auto Shop meets Army Auto Shop

    Nov 11, 2014

    FORT IRWIN, Calif. -- Students of the Burroughs High School automotive shop class in Ridgecrest, California found out what Army mechanic's do each day during a visit on Nov. 6, here.

  • Remote lethality: Army researchers address a host of challenges

    Nov 10, 2014

    In popular culture, the idea of robots that perform human-like functions has a special hold on the imagination, based on real-life examples like space exploration, unmanned aerial drones and stoked by futuristic scenarios in movies like the "Terminator" series.

  • Fort Bliss completes latest testing of Force 2025 communications system

    Nov 10, 2014

    The Brigade Modernization Command completed their latest field test of the second increment of the Warfighter Information Network-tactical communication system, a Force 2025 initiative that will push real-time intelligence down to a maneuver brigade's company level for the first time, at Fort Bliss, Texas, Nov. 4, 2014.

  • Army focuses on autonomous system development

    Nov 10, 2014

    The U.S. Army has invested in robotics technology for many years, and the focus is ever increasing toward autonomous system development.

  • SDDC units deploy equipment, supplies to support Ebola response

    Nov 10, 2014

    The U.S. Military Surface Deployment and Distribution Command's 832nd and 842nd Transportation Battalions, located at the ports of Jacksonville, Florida, and Beaumont, Texas, respectively, loaded shipments of over 1,740 pieces of equipment and U. S. military vehicles this week in support of Operation United Assistance.

  • Nov. 7, 2014 -- CSA's remarks at Gen. George C. Marshall Park dedication ceremony

    Nov 10, 2014

    Nov. 7, 2014 -- CSA's remarks at Gen. George C. Marshall Park dedication ceremony

  • Army Production premieres 'iSoldier' newscast

    Nov 10, 2014

    Soldiers at Defense Media Activity-Army Broadcasting recently premiered the new iSoldier newscast, a new multi-media program aimed at younger Soldiers.

  • Nov. 7, 2014 -- SecArmy's remarks at Lt. Cushing's Hall of Heroes Induction Ceremony

    Nov 10, 2014

  • One Flag at aTime

    Nov 9, 2014

    "Always at stake are the freedoms we have fought so hard to defend. There will always be those who will want to take away our freedoms and way of life. At its heart, it's a test of wills, and we as a nation through generations of veterans, have shown that we will prevail." Lt. Col. Charles Fisher, 94th BSB, 4th Brigade, 10th Mtn. Div.

  • Follow Me! 412th TEC's Motorcycle Mentorship Program gets their kickstands up

    Nov 8, 2014

    Despite the cool fall weather, U.S. Army Reserve Soldiers geared up at November's battle assembly to participate in their first motorcycle safety ride round-trip from the 412th Theater Engineer Command in Vicksburg, Mississippi to Natchez, Mississippi. Seasoned motorcyclists spearheaded the training for the 150-mile route on interstate and country roads to practice riding in a group, using hand signals, spacing between bikes and riding defensively.

  • Assistant Secretary of the Army visits TAAC-E in eastern Afghanistan

    Nov 8, 2014

    The Hon. Katherine Hammack, Assistant Secretary of the Army for Installations, Energy and Environment visited Train, Advise, Assist Command - East at Tactical Base Gamberi Saturday. During her visit, Hammack met with senior leaders and staff to discuss TAAC-E bases, projects and logistics.

  • NY Guard aviators move up to CH-47F

    Nov 7, 2014

    New York Army National Guard aviators in Rochester, New York, are now operating the Army's latest version of the venerable Chinook dual rotor helicopter -- the CH-47F.

  • 20th CBRNE troops prove mettle during 'Iron Dragon'

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers proved their mettle during the Iron Dragon Leader Certification Course at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington, Oct. 30, 2014.

  • Paratroopers gain confidence in M50 protective mask

    Nov 7, 2014

  • Veterans Day Message from the Commanding General, U.S. Army Forces Command

    Nov 7, 2014

  • Cavalry infantrymen seek desired badge, build international relations

    Nov 7, 2014

    Since 1944, the Army's Expert Infantryman Badge has symbolized Soldiers' proficiency in infantry skills and has played vital role in infantry tradition. Keeping with that tradition, approximately 111 infantrymen with the 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment and 1st Battalion, 12th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team "Greywolf," 1st Cavalry Division, trained and tested for the EIB at Camp Casey, South Korea, October 6-23.

  • Cavalry troops conduct same scenario, use different tactics

    Nov 7, 2014

    Two troops with the 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted split multifunctional convoy training here Oct. 30.

  • Cushing faithful 'til death, says SecArmy at Hall of Heroes

    Nov 7, 2014

    First Lt. Alonzo H. Cushing remained at his post, wounded but fighting valiantly until he was shot dead. Beside his cannon he fell, "blackened by powder and soaked red by blood," said Secretary of the Army John M. McHugh at the Pentagon Ceremony inducting the Civil War officer into the Pentagon Hall of Heroes.

  • Air Defenders return from Afghanistan

    Nov 7, 2014

    Soldiers from the 2nd Battalion, 44th Air Defense Artillery Regiment, supported by the 101st Sustainment Brigade, 101st Airborne Division, returned to Fort Campbell, Kentucky, and uncased their battalion colors Oct. 30 signifying the end of a successful mission. In addition to the air defenders from the battalion's headquarters and Battery A, approximately 20 members of the 72nd Veterinary Detachment, 86th Combat Support Hospital, returned home as well.

  • First Army Presents World War II Veteran with Distinguished Flying Cross

    Nov 7, 2014

    Ceremony held inside First Army headquarters

  • Sustainability involves repairs, latest technology, planning for future

    Nov 7, 2014

    The Directorate of Public Works here strives to keep this post, not only operational, but modern for personnel to conduct the mission of the National Training Center. In the past two fiscal years, DPW has been involved with numerous projects that continue the sustainability and upgrading of the installation, said DPW Director Mohammed Bari. Installation Management Command headquarters funded 86 recovery projects (22 completed) at a cost of $82 million to repair damage by rain and windstorms from 2013 and this year. In addition, the directorate received funding to study the 100-year flood scenario for the installation. The new storm water management plan will update the original plan (created in 1979) and recommends an estimated $100 million in renovations and repairs with the Army Corps of Engineers and Army Reserve units.

  • Final Muleskinner brigade headquarters Soldiers return

    Nov 6, 2014

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The 10th Sustainment Brigade hosted a welcome home ceremony Tuesday at Magrath Sports Complex to greet the last group of Soldiers assigned to the brigade headquarters who were deployed in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • 10th Mountain completes OEF mission

    Nov 6, 2014

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -- In its last deployment to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom, the 10th Mountain Division (LI), as Combined Joint Task Force-10, completed its mission in Regional Command-East here Tuesday, as Maj. Gen. Stephen J. Townsend and Command Sgt. Maj. Ray Lewis cased its colors in preparation to depart for Fort Drum, N.Y., in front of what used to be a 9-11 Memorial: an I beam donated by the people of Breezy Point, N.Y.

  • 5th Eng. Bn. conducts Sapper Stakes competition

    Nov 6, 2014

    Bragging rights were on the table as the 5th Engineer Battalion -- part of the 4th Maneuver Enhancement Brigade, 1st Infantry Division -- conducted a Sapper Stakes competition where 11 squads from three companies flexed their engineering muscles, Oct. 21-22.

  • General recognizes former Soldier for bravery in Iraq

    Nov 5, 2014

    The commanding general of the 20th CBRNE Command (Chemical, Biological, Radiological, Nuclear, Explosives) recognized one of his former Soldiers Nov. 4.

  • 1st Armored Division Stryker brigade trains on Army's mobile network

    Nov 5, 2014

    To increase unit versatility and operational flexibility across the force, the Army is working to bring modernized mission command network capability to all formations and echelons, including Stryker units, which are now receiving the service's mobile tactical communications network backbone -- Warfighter Information Network-Tactical (WIN-T) Increment 2.

  • Chief of Staff Challenges Aviation Community on Class A Accident Rate

    Nov 5, 2014

    Aviation leaders and all rated and non-rated aircrew members have been issued this challenge by Gen. Raymond T. Odierno, Chief of Staff of the Army: Reduce our manned aviation Class A mishap rate to below 1.0 per 100K flight hours. If we measured our Fiscal Year 14 results against this metric, we would have missed the mark because our mishap rate increased from last year's rate of 0.81 to this year's rate of 1.52.

  • Dragon Soldiers hold Stryker NBCRV live-fire exercise

    Nov 4, 2014

    Soldiers, from the 22nd Chemical Battalion (Technical Escort), conducted a Stryker Nuclear Biological Chemical Reconnaissance Vehicle live-fire exercise in October, at Fort Drum, New York.

  • 'Big Red One' Soldier, 10th Mountain Division Soldiers earn Soldier's Medal for heroism

    Nov 4, 2014

    The 18th chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff awarded the Soldier's Medal to three Soldiers at Fort Drum, New York, for their actions in helping to save a distressed boater on the Black River earlier this year.