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

    Jan 30, 2012

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

  • 'The right people at the right time'

    Jan 30, 2012

    Senior Army general assesses division's deployment readiness.

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

    Jan 30, 2012

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

  • Army Reserve exceeds former active duty service members' expectations

    Jan 27, 2012

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

  • Army recognizes top environmental performers

    Jan 27, 2012

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

  • Go For Green to optimize health and fitness

    Jan 27, 2012

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

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

    Jan 27, 2012

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

  • Fort Bragg PMO partners with civilian law enforcement at checkpoint

    Jan 27, 2012

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

  • Korean War Veterans Honored by Korean Consul

    Jan 27, 2012

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

  • New website helps JBLM community keep touch with its past

    Jan 27, 2012

  • Let the gaming begin at JBLM's Warrior Zone

    Jan 27, 2012

  • USAMU earns Army Superior Unit Award

    Jan 27, 2012

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

  • Fort Campbell Soldier has 'Healing Touch'

    Jan 27, 2012

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

  • Fort Campbell's Warrior Care Clinic offers integrative therapies

    Jan 27, 2012

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

  • Hot and cold: From combat to taxes

    Jan 27, 2012

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

  • CSA visits TRADOC for updates on the future force

    Jan 27, 2012

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

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

    Jan 27, 2012

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

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

    Jan 27, 2012

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

  • Historic charter signing unites 10th Mountain Division cavalry units

    Jan 27, 2012

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

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

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • SMA visit focuses on Army transition

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • Leaders learn training skills

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • 24th FM CO deploys to Afghanistan

    Jan 26, 2012

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

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

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • Army Civilians: Virginia or Kansas?

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • Selfless Service: Donate bone marrow, save a life

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • 'Viper' Apache pilot in ranks with Amelia Earhart

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • Barracks Life - Three tips to financial security

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • Stress coping mechanisms proves vital for Resiliency Training Graduate

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • Bradley gunnery provides rare opportunity for female Soldier

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • Soldier Readiness Process prepares Desert Rogues for deployment

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • Stewart ICE Heroes Honored During CLIF

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • Savannah Schools receive $1.2 million grant

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • Commitment: Key to mind-body connection

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • 7 decades of growth, change

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • U.S. citizens pledge their allegiance

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • Behavioral health clinic nears completion

    Jan 26, 2012

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

  • State and federal agencies establish continuum of response and capabilities

    Jan 25, 2012

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

  • Corps of Engineers offers internships for warriors in transition

    Jan 25, 2012

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

  • Army chaplain attributes life experience to success with Soldiers

    Jan 25, 2012

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

  • 'Go for broke' Soldier remembered

    Jan 25, 2012

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

  • Army engineering team builds solutions in Afghanistan

    Jan 25, 2012

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

  • Comprehensive Soldier Fitness director visits Fort Hood

    Jan 24, 2012

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

  • 'Carl Gustaf' weapon extends Soldiers' lethal reach

    Jan 24, 2012

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

  • JBLM Families make the best of bad weather

    Jan 24, 2012

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

  • Former Marine sharpens knives to support Soldiers

    Jan 24, 2012

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

  • Deployed Soldiers connect with Army scientists for technical solutions

    Jan 24, 2012

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

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

    Jan 24, 2012

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

  • Winter comes calling to Joint Base Lewis-McChord

    Jan 24, 2012

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

    Jan 24, 2012

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

  • 110th Chem. Bn. trains for mission success

    Jan 24, 2012

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

  • Town hall to take new approach with social media integration

    Jan 23, 2012

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

  • Dutch defense minister visits Fort Hood

    Jan 23, 2012

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

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

    Jan 23, 2012

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

  • A Tale of Two Command Sergeants Major

    Jan 23, 2012

  • Wounded Warrior headed to Paralympic Games

    Jan 23, 2012

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

  • Military panel urges agility as budgets decline

    Jan 23, 2012

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

  • Miami Soldier attends 'State of the Union' Address

    Jan 23, 2012

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

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

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Stewart, local community work together for cause

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Using resiliency training skills at home keeps things in perspective

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Honor Dr King by living Army Values

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • 'Balers' add streamers during 200th birthday ceremony

    Jan 20, 2012

    'Balers' add streamers

  • Shred It -- Don't Share It Days

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Signal Soldier becomes unlikely hero

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • 3SB Soldiers, Families attend FRG War Week

    Jan 20, 2012

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

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

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Author, WW II vets remember 'PLUM'

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Federal employees break record in CFC giving

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Spiritual fitness takes Soldiers to new heights

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Visit from Savannah community changes perspectives

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Spartan Soldiers adopt a new way to look at fitness

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Commit to be Fit: Resolutions - winning mindset required

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Fort Campbell well-represented in online show

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Everything is Roses for the Horse Cavalry Detachment

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Fort Campbell MP Battalion deploys to Afghanistan for one year

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Stallion medics compete for "Best"

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • "Long Knife" troops keep skills sharp

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Army Crash Dynamics Lab nears completion

    Jan 20, 2012

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

  • Do your part and help Fort Bragg recycle

    Jan 20, 2012

    The Fort Bragg Bragg About Recycling event Jan. 14, collected over 5,000 pounds of electronic waste.

  • Fort Bragg events geared to building camaraderie

    Jan 20, 2012

    Every other month, through a program coordinated by the Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation an event called Bosses' Night, is held. The flip side of Bosses' Night is known as Right Arm Night, designed to give senior leadership the opportunity to mingle with their "right-arm" or junior personnel. FMWR strategically coordinates Bosses' Night to coincide with the Leadership Development Program.

  • Kickboxing changes up normal aerobic activity on Fort Bragg

    Jan 20, 2012

    Aerobic kickboxing doesn't involve kicking butt, but it does offer Pope Fitness Center members a break from the normal grind of everyday fitness routines. Sometimes changing workout routines helps to keep it interesting for gym members, said Amanda Christianson, kickboxing instructor and group fitness manager for Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation. Deviating from the normal routine sometimes makes a big difference.

  • Wounded warriors gather for Army Warrior Games shooting camp

    Jan 20, 2012

    Twenty five wounded Soldiers came to El Paso and Fort Bliss, Texas, from different installations to participate in the Warrior Games Shooting Training Camp, Jan. 11-14, 2012.

  • T-Hawk gives Soldiers, Marines eyes on the battlefield

    Jan 19, 2012

    Soldiers and Marines are getting a new unmanned aerial vehicle that will give them real time intelligence on the battlefield.

  • A Fort Drum Icon: Retired colonel reflects on Army career, road to 10th Mountain Division and Fort

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Michael Plummer has been championing Fort Drum's progress since 1984, the year he played a role in bringing the 10th Mountain Division to a little-known Army training post in northern New York.

  • Fort Drum community bids farewell to senior leader

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- Soldiers, Family Members and civilians bade farewell to a senior leader who served Fort Drum and the 10th Mountain Division (LI) for the past 16 months.

  • Fort Drum community celebrates King legacy

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- A 10th Mountain Division (LI) brigade commander credits Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. with who he is today and allowing him the opportunity to travel the road to get here.

  • Career counselors help Soldiers find their place after active duty

    Jan 19, 2012

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- When Soldiers prepare to leave active-duty service, they have to go through many steps to clear the installation. One of the many stops on their outprocessing checklist is a visit to Fort Drum's Reserve Component Transition Office.

  • Keenan pins major general: MEDDAC receives new commander

    Jan 19, 2012

    Col. John M. McGrath took the helm of Fort Carson Medical Department Activity from Col. Jimmie O. Keenan during a change of command ceremony at the Special Events Center Jan. 12.

  • TAPS honors Soldiers for mentoring

    Jan 19, 2012

    Fifty Soldiers were honored in the Fallen Heroes Family Center Jan. 13 for taking an extra, extraordinary step as Soldiers.

  • New Fort Carson TSC facility improves training

    Jan 19, 2012

    Fort Carson's ability to ready Soldiers for contingency operations expanded and improved this month with the opening of a new Training Support Center.

  • Accessions Command discontinued

    Jan 19, 2012

    A Fort Knox, Ky., ceremony Wednesday marked the end of the Accessions Command, which is being discontinued in a cost-cutting measure ordered by the Department of the Army.

  • Make way for Hunter Ridge

    Jan 19, 2012

    The lined-up shovels with construction helmets mounted on the handle marked the ceremonious occasion of an upcoming Family housing community at Hunter Army Airfield. Community leaders gathered for the groundbreaking ceremony of Hunter Ridge, Jan. 12.

  • 'Vanguard' Soldiers unmask with confidence during CBRN training

    Jan 19, 2012

    The smoke caused by burning O-chlorobenzylidene-malononitirle gas capsules wafted slowly to the top of the chamber. When the door at the head of the building opened and the Soldiers stepped in, the smoke snaked toward the opening, almost inviting the Soldiers to come in and play.

  • 'Bushmasters' plunge into deep end to train

    Jan 19, 2012

    The Soldiers, wearing Kevlars, load-bearing vests and blindfolds over their faces, inched their way to the outer edges of their respective diving board.

  • Army general's promotion reflects strength of family, character

    Jan 19, 2012

    Maj. Gen. Mark Yenter, Maneuver Support Center of Excellence and Fort Leonard Wood commanding general, was promoted to the rank of major general during a ceremony held here, Jan. 18. Maj. Gen. Merdith Temple, U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, acting chief of engineers and acting commander, presided over the ceremony.

  • SMA Chandler: 'We have an incredible Army'

    Jan 18, 2012

    Redstone Arsenal, Ala., happened to be a test ground for more than missiles and helicopters on Jan. 10-11, 2012.

  • Training center's Engagement University critical to deployment train-up

    Jan 18, 2012

    Leaders at every level of command within a soon-to-deploy brigade combat team learn valuable relationship-building skills at the Joint Readiness Training Center's Engagement University.

  • Fort Bliss Junior Enlisted Family Center a "blessing" for Soldiers

    Jan 18, 2012

    When Spc. Javad Golphin moved to Fort Bliss with his family a few months ago his household goods shipment was delayed. He worried about having his three small children sleeping on the floor, and with a self-described level of skepticism, turned to the Fort Bliss Junior Enlisted Family Center for help. What happened next, he said, was a true blessing.

  • Former players connect with transitioning Soldiers

    Jan 18, 2012

    The Hub hosted a "Game Day" Sunday where Soldiers and Families met with four former NFL players to discuss common reintegration challenges facing servicemembers today.