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  • Soldiers hone defense tools during jBLM combatives tournament

    May 12, 2011

    Many participants were standing on the threshold of success during the second annual Joint Base Lewis-McChord Combatives Tournament May 2 to 5, but only a chosen few were able to break through the barricades and stand victorious.

  • Losing weight helps get NCO's career on track

    May 12, 2011

    When Staff Sgt. Brett Michael stepped off a scale in summer of 2008 and realized that by Army standards he was overweight, he wasn't all that surprised. It was when he failed a tape test to determine his body fat percentage that he began to critically re-evaluate his current physical condition. That was the moment the motor sergeant, now an instructor at the Henry H. Lind Noncommissioned Officer Academy, realized how severely he'd damaged his career.

  • 'Big Red One' commander says Fort Riley closing in on Premier Installation Distinction

    May 12, 2011

    Fort Riley is well on its way to being the Army's premier division-level installation the post's senior commander said May 11 in an update to post and community leaders on the Fort Riley 2015 Campaign Plan.

  • 'Raider' Soldiers show students life in the real Army

    May 12, 2011

    With news of Osama Bin Laden's death covering the news, images of the military are all about stealth missions to take out high-value targets, combat operations in Afghanistan and support efforts in Iraq. For high school students, the only option within the military may seem like combat. But for one school in South Carolina, a group of service members were brought together to change that view.

  • Stewart-Hunter use social media, connect with customers

    May 12, 2011

    More than 100 people joined the first-ever Stewart-Hunter Facebook town hall meeting, where attendees could address questions and concerns, from their personal computer, with senior garrison leadership, May 4.

  • Female Soldier proves dominant in hand-to-hand combat

    May 12, 2011

    Pfc. Jennifer Jones, with 2nd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, became the first-ever female fighter in the history of combatives competitions on Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., to advance to the final round of an event May 5, 2011, when she took top honors for her weight class (Bantamweight) during the second annual JBLM Combatives Tournament.

  • First Cav. Div. commander visits 'Long Knife' troopers at COS Marez

    May 11, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Maj. Gen. Daniel Allyn, commanding general of 1st Cavalry Division, visited Soldiers assigned to 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cav. Div., deployed to Contingency Operating Site Marez, near Mosul, Iraq, May 6-7.

  • Aviation battalion welcomes new commander

    May 5, 2011

    Soldiers from 1st Battalion, 2nd Aviation Regiment, 2nd Infantry Division, bid farewell to one comA,Amander as they welcomed in another Monday.

  • 597th Maint. Co. deploys 8 Soldiers

    May 5, 2011

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- Eight Soldiers from the 597th Maintenance Company deployed from Fort Rucker April 27 as part of Special Repair Activity 17 in support of operations New Dawn and Enduring Freedom.

  • 1-37th FA Leadership Completes Mangoday Challenge

    May 4, 2011

    As a part of the Red Lion Battalion's leader week, Mangoday consisted of eight stations that tested the mental, physical and teamwork abilities of the 1-37th FA's leadership. Leaders were organized into platoon-size elements to accomplish the tasks, and leadership positions were rotated among Soldiers regardless of rank. April 21, each team negotiated its way through the eight stations spread out on Joint Base Lewis McChord. Three of the stations consisted of Warrior Tasks and Battle Drills. Four stations were spread out along a 12-mile course on Joint Base Lewis-McChord and the final station, the regimental and brigade history challenge, was conducted back at the battalion conference room. The entire course took 13 hours to complete.

  • Army Ground Forces Band alumni reunite for final concert in Atlanta

    May 3, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band and 53 of its alumni bid farewell to Atlanta with a reunion concert at McEachern High School Performing Arts Center, April 30. This performance was the band's last public showcase in the Atlanta area before the band moves to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • "There's nothing more fitting" 2-75 commander publicly recognizes rangers for valorou

    May 2, 2011

    TACOMA, Wash. - With the quiet, picturesque Puget Sound as a backdrop, members of 2nd Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment were distinguished April 29 for the first time in a public setting for exceptional gallantry while engaged in recent combat operations in Afghanistan. Lt. Col. Dave Hodne, the battalion commander, awarded two Bronze Stars for valor; 11 Army Commendation Medals for valor; four Joint Service Commendation Medals for valor; 16 Purple Hearts; five Orders of Saint Maurice; and one Order of Saint Martin on the stadium grounds at Stadium High School. Ten rangers who couldn't be present also received awards.

  • Army Ground Forces Band alumni reunite for final concert in Atlanta

    May 2, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band and 53 of its alumni bid farewell to Atlanta with a reunion concert at McEachern High School Performing Arts Center, April 30. This performance was the band's last public showcase in the Atlanta area before the band moves to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen and Marines enjoy Fun, Fishing, Fellowship at annual N.C. event

    May 1, 2011

    The 6th Annual "Warriors on the Water" Bass Tournament was held at Jordan Lake, N.C., April 29, 2011. The event, sponsored by local, regional and national businesses and individuals from across the United States gave more than 150 service members the opportunity to develop their angling skills under the watchful eye of an equal number of professional bass anglers and other dedicated fisherman. The "catch and release" protocol followed ensured the great majority of gamefish caught were returned to the lake, where they will continue to grow and propagate the species.

  • Enthusiasm grows as FORSCOM band building progresses

    Apr 29, 2011

    With construction of their new 18,748-square-foot, state-of-the-art training facility 76 percent complete, The Army Ground Forces BandAca,!a,,cs Soldiers are feeling good about their move into their new building. "I'm excited and ecstatic about this world-class facility," declared Sgt. Maj. Leander Singletary after conducting an inspection on April 25. "It's certainly fitting for a band that has the prestige and significance that ours does." The band will move in June from Fort McPherson, Ga., to Fort Bragg, N.C., in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation

  • Warriors on the Water - Soldiers, Anglers, Heroes Meet

    Apr 28, 2011

    The Fort Bragg, N.C. community came together during the the 6th Annual Warriors on the Water Icebreaker Gathering, April 27, 2011 at Fort Bragg, N.C. More than 400 sponsors, professional and amateur bass anglers, boaters and servicemember "co-anglers" from Fort Bragg, Pope Field, Cherry Point Marine Corps Air Station and other locations, were in attendance at the opening ceremony for this year's event which culminates on Friday, April 29, with a fishing tournament at Jordan Lake, N.C. More than 150 donated boats are expected to be on the waters for a full day of bass fishing.

  • Army Ground Forces Band bids Atlanta farewell with reunion concert

    Apr 27, 2011

    Past and current members of the U.S. Army Forces Command's Army Ground Forces Band will hold a reunion concert in what will be a final public performance before the band moves from Fort McPherson, Ga., to Fort Bragg, N.C. The concert will be held at the McEachern High School Performing Arts Center in Powder Springs, Ga., at 7 p.m., Saturday, April 30. Admission is free and no tickets are required. More than 50 AGFB alumni band members are expected to come in for the concert, some from as far away as Shickshinny, Penn.; Exeter, N.H.; Owatonna, Minn.; Cherokee, Iowa; and Missoula, Mont. The current band consists of 64 Soldiers and two officers. The band and FORSCOM will move to Fort Bragg, this summer in compliance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • Jazz Guardians give highlight performance for Jazz Appreciation Month

    Apr 24, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band's Jazz Guardians performed as one of the highlights of the WFSS-FM-sponsored Fayetteville, N.C., Jazz Appreciation Month, April 22. And by the end of the evening's concert, the eleven-member ensemble had given the Fayetteville, N.C., community a swinging taste of the highly polished and professional quality the U.S. Army Forces Command's band will bring to the region when it moves here permanently this summer from Fort McPherson, Ga. in compliance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) legislation.

  • FORSCOM Forward OIC addresses North Carolina Defense Business Association Symposium and Exposition

    Apr 20, 2011

    Ronna Garrett, officer in charge of U.S. Army Forces Command Forward, gave the keynote address to attendees at the North Carolina Defense Business Association Symposium and Exposition during their luncheon session at Pinehurst, N.C., April 20, 2011. In telling them about the Base Realignment and Closure-directed relocation of FORSCOM & U.S. Army Reserve Command Headquarters to Fort Bragg, N.C., Garrett explained that the three guiding considerations in accomplishing the move have been to maintain continuity of operations, retain or recruit a highly capable workforce and take care of people as they make the move and settle in. FORSCOM is moving from Fort McPherson, Ga., in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) legislation.

  • FORSCOM band pursues professional development with major music industry trainer

    Apr 15, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band's Brass Brigade and Loose Cannons are always looking to take their performances to a higher level. One way these members of the U.S. Army Forces Command's band have sought to do that was by having Tom Jackson Productions of Nashville, Tenn., come here for a two-day training session, April 13-14. Tom Jackson Productions states that its mission is to help build artists' live music shows, taking their performances from good to great.

  • It's All in the Details

    Apr 7, 2011

    With major elements of the FORSCOM/USARC Combined Headquarters Construction Project well on the way to completion, much of the attention is now on the finer details and finish work necessary to bring work on the 631,000 sq. ft., $302M facility to a close. With more than 1.3 million "craft hours" safely logged, 1.2M sq. ft. of drywall installed and 18.5 million linear ft. of power and communications cable run, the project is moving towards a scheduled turnover to the U.S. Army on June 21.

  • FORSCOM band members train student musicians

    Apr 5, 2011

    Students from the East Lincoln Middle School band traveled from Iron City, N.C., to listen and learn in master classes and a performances conducted by the U.S. Army Forces CommandAca,!a,,cs Army Ground Forces Band.

  • Command Readiness Program Provides Vital Forum for Total Army Discussions

    Apr 4, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command hosted its annual Command Readiness Program March 28-30 to update senior commanders and staff on mobilization, deployment and FORSCOM's missions - to include introducing a new regulation detailing Army Force Generation. As part of the total force, all three components -- the Active Army, United States Army Reserve and the Army National Guard -- were represented at the conference near Little Rock, Ark.

  • MTT trains 29 new Pathfinders at JBLM

    Apr 4, 2011

    The MTT brings training to a local unit or base and saves the Army money by bring the training to the local unit.

  • Greywolf Soldiers compete in quarterly competition

    Apr 4, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - Units across the Army use a variety of tools to motivate, educate and recognize their Soldiers.

  • Army, Construction team celebrate progress, prepare for "Race to the Finish" at FORSCOM/US

    Mar 29, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (March 28, 2011) - "Gentlemen - start your engines!" On command, engines from three stock cars rumbled to life as Art Chambers, safety manager, Hensel Phelps Construction Co., kicked off the "Race to the Finish" celebration here, March 24. As hundreds of craft workers, project leaders and representatives of the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers gathered to mark a significant safety milestone, quality, and progress as work on the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM)/U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) Combined Headquarters Project nears completion.

  • DPW team tours FORSCOM/USARC building to assess custodial and recycling needs

    Mar 29, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (March 29, 2011) Aca,!" Representatives of the Fort Bragg Department of Public Works took a familiarization tour March 28 of the new U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command Combined Headquarters in order to determine custodial, recycling and other contractual requirements. Aca,!A"This was very useful because it gave us a better handle on the scale of the support needed and on the various materials used in the building than we could get from just looking at floor plans,Aca,!A? said Aaron Brown, operations officer for the DPW Operations and Maintenance Division. FORSCOM and USARC personnel will begin occupying the building in late June.

  • FORSCOM, INSCOM discuss ways to enhance partnership

    Mar 28, 2011

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (Mar. 24, 2011) - With an anticipated decision that will promote a closer working relationship between the Intelligence and Security Command (INSCOM) and U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), the two commands met here today to discuss ways to optimize the processes that man, train, equip, certify, mobilize, deploy, and support military intelligence forces in support of Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN). The meeting was held in the FORSCOM Kerwin Conference Room and provided the respective staffs of each command the opportunity to meet and brief each other. The purpose of the meeting and briefings was to educate both staffs on each others' roles supporting ARFORGEN, and to solidify unofficial, and pending official, alignments to optimize support to intelligence readiness.

  • FORSCOM band commander reaches out to unit's new hometown community

    Mar 27, 2011

    FORSCOM's Army Ground Forces Band commander, Maj. Treg Ancelet, met while here on a March 24-25 visit with arts/music program directors in the Sand Hills area schools and with the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County and the Veterans Affairs Hospital volunteer service chief. He introduced the band to them, explained how community outreach is an important part of Army bands' mission, and discussed future performance possibilities. Ancelet also checked on the progress of the construction of the band's new training facility, which is proceeding on schedule.The band will move here in June from Fort McPherson, Ga., with its parent unit, Army Forces Command, in compliance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure (BRAC) legislation. It will be ready to take on musical missions beginning Aug. 1.

  • Leaders Visit as Fort Bragg BRAC Preparations Continue

    Mar 25, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -Civilian leaders representing the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) G3/5/7 Directorate traveled to Fort Bragg and Camp Mackall, N.C., March 23, for a first-hand look at temporary and permanent workspaces being readied for the relocation of the command's headquarters in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure Legislation.

  • Fort Hood Soldiers, family members help search for missing Texas girl

    Mar 25, 2011

    Three months ago Hailey Dunn vanished from Colorado City, Texas, seemingly without a trace. Soldiers and spouses in the 4th Battalion, 5th Air Missile Defense Artillery Regiment, 69th Air Defense Artillery Brigade have voluntarily made two 500-mile trips to help in the search.

  • 1-1 CAV first to train for Operation New Dawn at NTC

    Mar 25, 2011

    Soldiers from 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, have earned a distinction at the National Training Center - they're the first unit to train here for a deployment in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Fort Drum unit trains at Lee

    Mar 24, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 24, 2011) -- An element of 10th Mountain Division chose Fort Lee as the location to conduct a two-week deployment training exercise that ends this weekend.

  • Army leaders to focus on efforts to sustain Reserve Components as part of Total Army Force, cooperat

    Mar 24, 2011

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (March 24, 2011) - More than 200 senior Army leaders, commanders and their staff members from at least 30 states and territories will meet soon at Camp Robinson, near Little Rock, Ark., to discuss Army readiness priorities, involving the Army National Guard and U.S. Army Reserve forces. Their focus, "Sustaining the Reserve Components as part of the Total Force"," will detail discussions about the latest lessons learned and best practices to prepare units, Soldiers and their Families for war-time deployments; share how to better reset units upon their return; and preview innovative planning methods to provide these forces more stable, predictable deployment cycles in the future.

  • Fort Drum, Canadian officers bond over bluegrass in Afghanistan

    Mar 24, 2011

    Afghanistan: combat, progress, bluegrass' Two ISAF Regional Command (South) officers bring a little twang to Southwest Asia

  • FORSCOM Process Improvement Branch Offers Efficiencies Training at Forts Bragg, Drum and Riley

    Mar 24, 2011

    Efficiencies Training at Fort Bragg Fort Drum Fort Riley

  • Community Showcase,Travel Show comes to Hunter

    Mar 24, 2011

    About 200 Soldiers, Family Members and civilians participated in Hunter Army Airfield's Community Showcase and Travel Show on Mar. 8, in the Tominac Fitness Center.

  • Clydesdales Horses pay Fort Stewart a visit

    Mar 24, 2011

  • Soldiers to appear in upcoming cooking show

    Mar 24, 2011

    On April 1 and 2, Soldiers with the Third Infantry Division will be participating in the 2011 Southern Home Show Celebrity Kitchen.

  • Fort Stewart Community Showcase, Travel Show brings enlightenment

    Mar 24, 2011

    Soldiers, Family Members, civilians and retirees received important community wide information at the Fort Stewart Community Showcase and Travel Show, at Club Stewart, March 9. This bi-annual event is offered each spring and fall, and held in conjunction with the Regional Information Sharing Forum that allows participants to learn what the community has to offer.

  • 3rd ID Soldiers, other Service Members participate in world famous Savannah Saint Patrick's Day

    Mar 24, 2011

    This year's 2011 St. Patrick's Day parade evolved into a fun-filled bustling celebration as servicemembers from Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield marched through the streets of downtown Savannah, March 17.

  • Hunter Soldiers, Families compete in 'Amazing Race'

    Mar 24, 2011

    Like the contestants on the CBS reality competition show "The Amazing Race," about 60 people spent the morning of March 12 running around Hunter Army Airfield trying to complete tasks to get their passport stamped during the first-ever Hunter Army Airfield Amazing Race.

  • AFAP conference delegates in Atlanta surveyed about knowledge of Army Force Generation

    Mar 23, 2011

    ATLANTA, Ga. (Mar. 23, 2011) - About 50 delegates from U.S. Forces Command (FORSCOM) units nationwide here for the Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) Conference took part in a survey to gauge their knowledge of Army Force Generation. Consisting of 15 questions, the survey was conducted using FORSCOM's Survey Response System (SRS) that features automated anonymous response technology. This is done by providing each survey participant with a wireless, interactive, remote response device use to give quick, real-time answers to each question. The anonymity of the system makes participants more apt to offer honest feedback, said Lt. Col. Nicole Parker, chief of FORSCOM Public Affairs' Strategic Communication Team. The purpose of this particular survey was to help improve the qualitative and quantitative research about the effectiveness of Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) strategic communication efforts. The FORSCOM AFAP Conference delegates were chosen to take part in the survey, because they represented a broad, Command-wide audience.

  • Daughters dance with their heroes

    Mar 23, 2011

    Three-hundred-forty-three servicemembers and their princesses slipped on their dancing shoes for the fifth annual Father-Daughter Dance Saturday at the Colorado Springs Crowne Plaza Hotel.

  • Cav Soldiers train at platoon level

    Mar 23, 2011

    Developing platoon-level planning, resourcing and execution was the focus of the 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment's two weeks of field training at Fort Carson beginning Feb. 28.

  • JBLM Impacts World Aid

    Mar 23, 2011

    over 900 family members passed through the Joint Reception Coordination Center at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from Japan, March 22, as part of Operation Pacific Passage.

  • 'Sons of Anarchy' actors ride with troops to promote motorcycle safety

    Mar 23, 2011

    About 300 Soldiers throttled up cruisers, sport bikes and custom choppers recently to take a 50-mile motorcycle mentorship ride dedicated to safety.

  • 1st Air Cav wraps up three months of high altitude training

    Mar 22, 2011

    The Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, culminated three months of high altitude mountain environment training event at Fort Carson, Colo., March 15.

  • Lewis-McChord assists family members back from Japan

    Mar 22, 2011

    An influx of people arriving this week at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport from the earthquake and tsunami-ravaged country of Japan have prompted a multi-agency response by the federal government.

  • Female aviators defy reported odds

    Mar 21, 2011

    According to a study released earlier this month by the Military Leadership Diversity Commission, women account for only 16 percent of leadership positions in the military - a seemingly staggering statistic to release during National Women's History Month. The numbers aren't so shocking when compared to the overall statistic of women serving in the military, which is 16.4 percent, according to a Sept. 30 report released by the Department of Defense.

  • Historic McPherson may become scientific, residential community

    Mar 18, 2011

    Since 2005 Fort McPherson has been on the Department of DefenseAca,!a,,cs Base Realignment And Closure list of installations to shut down, and whatAca,!a,,cs planned in its place may become a boon to the community, Atlanta and the local economy, McPherson authorities said. The central focus of this planned community will be a science and technology center with the tentative name Aca,!A"Georgia Institute for Global Health.Aca,!A?

  • WAMC Emergency Department at Fort Bragg leaves big footprint

    Mar 18, 2011

    In fiscal year 2010, Womack's Emergency Department volume was 67,000 patients. The patient population is expected to continue to grow as Base Closure and Realignment and other grow-the-Army initiatives continue to increase the beneficiary population in and around Fort Bragg. The recently-expanded Critical Care Area currently consists of a two-bay resuscitation/trauma room, 22 critical care monitored beds, two gynecology exam rooms and a special examination room, which supports the WAMC Emergency Department's sexual assault nurse examiner program. The entire Emergency Department is scheduled for a comprehensive renovation in 2012 to 2014.

  • Fort Bragg's Cleland Ice Rink skaters boogie the night away

    Mar 18, 2011

    Fort Bragg's Cleland Ice Rink boogied the night away with their skating production, Flapper Days to Disco Nights - A Rock Around the Rink Production, March 13. Thirty-six skaters of all ages performed to music from different generations going back to the 1930s.

  • Fort Bragg mothers, daughters, grandmothers enjoy tea at ASYMCA event

    Mar 18, 2011

    Many little girls love to serve tea, whether it's to all their favorite stuffed animals, their mother or an unwilling brother. On March 13, Fort Bragg daughters and their mothers and grandmothers dressed up for the real thing at the Armed Services YMCA Mother/Daughter Tea and Fashion Show. As guests walked into the main room where spring-colored decorated tables were lined up in rows, everyone received a gift. After tea was served the girls strutted their stuff and showed off their gowns during the fashion show.

  • Teamwork helps Fort Bragg unit to celebrate one year of no DUIs

    Mar 18, 2011

    The 189th Infantry Brigade celebrated a new record of one year with no driving under the influence for the 590 Soldiers who represent it. The unit continues to maintain this zero incident approach even after the holiday season has ended. The Soldiers, ranging in age from 21 to 57, understand the importance of drinking responsibly since its leaders continuously remind them that a DUI can end a career.

  • Fort Bragg housing contractor puts Families first with preventative maintenance visits

    Mar 18, 2011

    Picerne Military Housing manages nearly 6,300 homes on Fort Bragg, and every resident's safety and comfort remains the company's first priority. To ensure that all concerns are addressed first-hand, Picerne implemented the annual preventative maintenance visit. The visits are similar to annual inspections conducted in off-post communities nationwide.

  • Fort Bragg Survivor Outreach Services educates public about ID changes

    Mar 18, 2011

    Fort Bragg had more than 74,000 military Family members access its post in fiscal year 2010 and continually strives to maintain a relationship worthy of a Soldiers commitment to service. Some people know that "D" is the designation for the child or dependent parent of a Soldier, but what some may not know is that the designation for surviving spouses of fallen servicemembers has long been "URW," which denotes an unmarried widow. Some people are just becoming aware of the change since ID cards often do not expire for five to six years. It is important to familiarize the Fort Bragg community with the change and Survivor Outreach Services and the Directorate of Human Resources have joined to get the message out to the public.

  • Flags fly at half-staff to render full honors

    Mar 18, 2011

    As directed by President Barack Obama, the flag flies at half-staff Tuesday in honor of Cpl. Frank Buckles. Buckles, the last surviving World War I veteran, was buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery, Va., March 15.

  • Fort Bragg staff judge advocate answers survivors' questions about entitlements

    Mar 18, 2011

    When a person's status changes, they often have questions about whether their entitlement to services has changed. Fort Bragg has hree legal assistance offices that can help survivors with legal issues during the difficult time of transition, dealing with probate and estate issues, and also afterward with preparation of new estate planning documents for the survivors whose situations have changed. As long as a survivor maintains a valid military identification card, they remain entitled to services at the legal offices.

  • Today's class: understanding 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' repeal

    Mar 18, 2011

    Don't Ask, Don't Tell may be ending soon, but there was asking and telling going on at the repeal of Don't Ask Don't Tell training brief held March 11 at The Commons at Fort McPherson. The purpose of the training was to inform senior military leaders and high grade Civilian employees about the repeal and the effects it will have on the military and its day-to-day operations.

  • Fort Bragg Family readiness group leaders learn skills at conference

    Mar 18, 2011

    On March 15, Family readiness group leaders from various units on Fort Bragg learned to better perform the duties required of group leaders to exhibit leadership and counseling skills similar to senior military leaders. A world-renowned expert on helping Families to face conflict and create great relationships was the keynote speaker and he gave the FRG members various scenarios, many of them based on his own experience with his children, and he explained how he handled them.

  • Votes are in: AFAP issues prioritized, presented to FORSCOM's senior leaders

    Mar 18, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) 2011 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference concluded Friday with the selection of five quality-of-life issues for referral to the senior leaders of the Army's largest organization for further consideration.

  • Womack Army Medical Center opens new satellite clinics

    Mar 18, 2011

    In the continuing push to stand up facilities that deliver the best quality of life for Soldiers and their Families, Army leadership opened two Womack Army Medical Center satellite clinics March 9 in Cumberland County. The medical facilities are healthcare as it should be -easy to access, patient-centered, team-based and quality-focused.

  • Training to Assist

    Mar 17, 2011

    Paratroopers with the 2nd Security Force Assistance Brigade, along with soldiers role-playing as the Iraqi Army, assault a compound in a search for a hidden weapons cache, during a training exercise, Mar., 17. The 2d Brigade is conducting numerous training exercises as part of a rotation at the Joint Readiness Training Center in Fort Polk, La.

  • Three JBLM captains earn MacArthur Leadership awards

    Mar 17, 2011

    Captain Zach Corke, 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade, Capt. Robert Snyder III, 1st Special Forces Group, and Capt. Derek Noel, 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, received the MacArthur Leadership Award for 2010, given each year to company grade officers and warrant officers who live up to General Douglas MacArthur's ideals of duty, honor and country. "The driving force was to establish an award to recognize the future leaders of the United States Army," Gen. Douglas MacArthur Foundation Executive Director William J. Davis said.

  • Senate confirms Dempsey as Army chief of staff

    Mar 17, 2011

    Gen. Martin E. Dempsey was confirmed by the Senate March 16 for assignment as the next chief of staff of the Army.

  • Carson Family membercompetes for Youth of Year

    Mar 17, 2011

    When Brianna Leahy took the chocolate cake with strawberry buttercream frosting out of the box, the children in the project room at the Fort Carson Youth Services Center abandoned their paintings, knitting and drawings to line up for a slice.

  • 4th Inf. Div. CG provides Iraq update

    Mar 17, 2011

    The combined command information brief/town hall meeting with 4th Infantry Division forward, at McMahon Auditorium March 10 drew a crowd of 200 Soldiers, Family members, post employees, Fort Carson Good Neighbors, retirees and community leaders.

  • Fort Drum photographers recognized in Armywide competition

    Mar 17, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. --- Two Fort Drum photographers beat out thousands of people in an Armywide digital photography contest.

  • CAB Soldier receives Broken Wing Award

    Mar 17, 2011

    A Soldier from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade was awarded the Army Aviation Broken Wing Award, March 7, at Hunter Army Airfield. Chief Warrant Officer 3 James Hagerty, a Black Hawk pilot and safety officer for 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd CAB, received the award for his actions in Afghanistan when his aircraft experienced an engine failure.

  • Soldiers exercise team building in Warrior Adventure Quest

    Mar 17, 2011

    Soldiers from the 526th Engineer Company, 92nd Engineers Battalion, participated in the Warrior Adventure Quest program at Holbrook Pond Recreation Area and Campground, March 10.

  • Soldier wins enlisted aide competition

    Mar 16, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (March 17, 2011) -- While the 36th Annual Culinary Arts Competition came to a close Friday, the work of one competitor is moving toward a whole new level.

  • Female comediennes bring comic relief for troops

    Mar 16, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers assigned to 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, delighted in comedic performances from entertainers of the "It's Not That Time of the Month" All Female Comedy tour, March 12.

  • Combat stress control Soldier, working dog inducted into Order of Spur

    Mar 16, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 85th Medical Combat Stress Control Detachment were recognized for their hard work providing behavioral health services for the deployed troopers of 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, during an awards ceremony March 8.

  • Carson selects top Army medics

    Mar 15, 2011

    Almost 200 Soldiers, from privates to majors, attempted to earn the Expert Field Medical Badge at a rural Rocky Mountain training range in March. Evaluators there expected 30 candidates to pass. Six made it.

  • Fort Hood unit assumes authority in southern Iraq

    Mar 15, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq - 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division uncased its colors and assumed authority of Muthanna, Dhi Qar, Maysan and Basrah Provinces from 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division in a ceremony on Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq on March 12.

  • First Army, USAG get involved in area schools

    Mar 14, 2011

    In honor of Read Across America Day March 2, Capt. Lawrence Reid, finance resources officer, First Army G-8, prepares to read the Dr. Seuss book "Go Dog Go!" to Virgann Maddison's first grade class at W.A. Fountain Elementary School, one of First Army's partnership schools. Col. Deborah Grays, U.S. Army Garrison commander, visits with students at Hapeville Elementary School as part of their Military Day event Feb. 17.

  • Service and Support - to both TRADOC and FORSCOM alike

    Mar 11, 2011

  • Fort Bragg Army Emergency Relief kicks off annual contributions campaign

    Mar 11, 2011

    AER has provided more than $1.2 billion in assistance to Soldiers and their Family members during emergency situations. The formula is the annual AER campaign to gather contributions for replenishing AER funds. Army Community Service kicked off this year's campaign March 2, with an 8 a.m. breakfast at the Fort Bragg Club. The campaign is expected to run through May 15, with the theme of "Helping Maintain Army Strong."

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers receive Soldier's Medal for heroism during Haiti earthquake relief operatio

    Mar 11, 2011

    The 82nd Airborne Division Pre-Ranger Training Course was held Jan. 31. Each candidate had to pass the Big Five events: land nav, a road march, PT test, obstacle course, and a five-mile run to keep alive the slim chance of Ranger selection. Of the 55 candidates who joined the Pre-Ranger ranks, only nine emerged successful after 17 days.

  • They get one shot: Joint Base Lewis-McChord hosts Expert Field Medical Badge

    Mar 10, 2011

    A warrior focus marks Expert Field Medical Badge training and testing, held this year on Joint Base Lewis-McChord. More than 300 Soldiers from at least 10 different units representing installations across the country are competing for the coveted badge, which on average less than one in five candidates will earn.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord retreat offers single parents quality time with children, chance to recharg

    Mar 10, 2011

    Strong Bonds is a chaplain-led program designed to build resiliency by connecting family members through relationship education and skills training. Last week's retreat focused on challenges Soldiers endure daily as single parents, while giving them an opportunity to bond with their children in a fun environment relatively close to home.

  • III Corps commanding general nominated for fourth star, TRADOC command

    Mar 10, 2011

    KILLEEN, Texas Aca,!" A Fort Hood official announced that the President nominated Fort Hood and III Corps Commanding General, Lt. Gen. Bob Cone, for promotion to general and command of the U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command at the conclusion of a general membership meeting of the Greater Killeen Chamber of Commerce Government Affairs Committee here March 10.

  • Blackhorse Troopers take plunge into Pre-Ranger course

    Mar 10, 2011

    11th Armored Cavalry Regiment Blackhorse Troopers participate in a Pre-Ranger Assessment Course at Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 28-March 2.

  • Army teams up with Air Force to load C-17s in joint base effort

    Mar 10, 2011

    Soldiers from the 80th Ordnance Battalion, 593rd Sustainment Brigade, took the 62nd Airlift Wing's challenge last week, hauling out a 600-pound-capacity Laundry Advance System and a Reverse Osmosis Water Purification Unit.

  • 2011 FORSCOM AFAP delegates take action

    Mar 10, 2011

    This slideshow contains photos captured during day two of the 2011 FORSCOM Army Family Action Plan Conference.

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers volunteer to deploy to Afghanistan

    Mar 10, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. - Soldiers from 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (LI), have volunteered to deploy to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Strong bonds build better marriages

    Mar 10, 2011

    Retreat is not a word often used when describing servicemembers, yet that is what some of the Soldiers of the 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division accomplished.

  • Hunter holds Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon

    Mar 9, 2011

    About 150 Hunter Sprint Triathlon and Duathlon competitors met at Hunter the morning of March 5 for the second triathlon and duathlon competition.

  • 2011 FORSCOM AFAP Conference

    Mar 9, 2011

    About 50 delegates from FORSCOM subordinate units across the country are attending the weeklong conference to prioritize FORSCOM's top 10 quality-of-life issues for resolution.

  • Army life Rail Gunner style

    Mar 9, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Rail Gunner Soldiers welcomed 80 Junior Reserve Officer Training Corps cadets, March 7, from the A J. Moore Academy out of Waco, Texas, and gave them an in-depth view of the multiple launch rocket systems, and the various weapons used within the 41st Fires Brigade.

  • Construction of FORSCOM's band building marches ahead

    Mar 7, 2011

    Already more than 65 percent complete, the FORSCOM Army Ground Forces BandAca,!a,,cs new training facility is moving ahead right on schedule for a late June handover. During separate visits in February, Maj. Gen. Todd T. Semonite, commander of the South Atlantic Division, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, and Col. Jeffrey M. Hall, commander and district engineer for the USACEAca,!a,,cs Savannah District, expressed their satisfaction with the progress and the quality of the construction project. An aerial view of the site shows clearly how far along the building has come. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, this summer, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • Man's best friend helps Soldiers cope with experiences

    Mar 7, 2011

  • Black Jack remembers Spc. Ortega

    Mar 7, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Soldiers, civilians and family members gathered together to mourn the loss of Spc. Juan Ortega Jr. at a memorial service held in his honor on Fort Hood, Texas, March 3.

  • Staying Army strong: Littlest Soldier receives biggest wish

    Mar 4, 2011

    Forty Soldiers surprise a struggling 9-year-old boy with a special birthday at the "Castle of Good Dreams."

  • Third Army helps celebrate Kuwait's liberation

    Mar 4, 2011

    Third Army/U.S. Army Central (Third Army) and 3rd U.S. Infantry Regiment, The Old Guard, provided 300 troops in support of Kuwait's 50/20 Parade. The parade, held Feb. 26, celebrated Kuwait's 50 years of independence and the 20 years since its liberation in the Gulf War.

  • Army's vice chief checks BRAC construction at Bragg

    Mar 3, 2011

    Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli visited the future home of the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., today, for an up close and personal view of the 631,000-square-foot facility slated for completion June 21.

  • Pope Air Force Base changes name, keeps same mission

    Mar 3, 2011

    Before a crowd of dignitaries, generals, Airmen and Soldiers at Hangar 4, Maj. General Rodney O. Anderson, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, and Air Force Col. James C. Johnson, 43rd Airlift Wing commander, signed a proclamation, Tuesday, officially changing Pope Air Force Base's name back to the historic Pope Field. The 63-year change in ownership was due to the 2005 Base Closure and Realignment Act.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers manage money during Military Saves Week

    Mar 3, 2011

    Army Community Service Financial Readiness Program financial specialists were on hand at the Military Saves Week kick off, which took place at the Fort Bragg Club's Lafayette room, Feb. 22. The program targets Soldiers' spending habits and features educational forums, individual financial counseling and money-related materials. It encourages Families to set realistic goals that focus on long-term solutions over financial fads.

  • Fort Bragg library hosts environmental programs from children

    Mar 3, 2011

    In the spirit of environmental responsibility, Sustainable Fort Bragg has partnered with John L. Throckmorton Library to host a series of environmental programs for children designed to educate children about the environment and provide a connection to the natural world. The programs will feature stories, music and activities with an environmental theme.


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