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  • City businesses sponsor Backpack Brigade for Fort Bragg kids

    Aug 20, 2010

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - Fayetteville businesses joined together to help the Operation Homefront-North Carolina's "Backpack Brigade" Sunday distributing in more than 700 backpacks to school kids from military Families.

  • Fort Bragg children learn life lessons through literacy

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The library became a kitchen Aug. 10, as children ran up to a big pot, adding vegetables, chicken and beef to enhance the flavor of the bubbling, stone soup. While the pot and its contents were imaginary, children got the chance to see that they can overcome adversity by working together.

  • Fort Bragg G.I. Janes own Smith Lake for a day

    Aug 20, 2010

    Sixteen women pushed through the sweat, sand and "splash" of Smith Lake during the G.I. Jane ... Out o'Bounce race on Saturday. The two-woman teams raced from station to station in the muggy morning air, beginning at 8:30 a.m. with most teams finishing, in under two and a half hours ahead of schedule.

  • Operation Rising Star gives future Fort Bragg singers chance to record demo

    Aug 20, 2010

    Sports USA at Fort Bragg resembled more of a set from American Idol, nineteen contestants sang a cappella in front of four judges and an audience of about 75 for the chance to represent Fort Bragg and ultimately win a three-day professional recording studio experience in Los Angeles, a vocal coach, production of a three-song demo CD and an all expense paid trip for two.

  • Fort Bragg parachute riggers perform successful dual-row airdrop

    Aug 20, 2010

    On Friday, Soldiers gathered at Sicily drop to watch eight vehicles get dropped from a Pope Air Force Base C-17 Globemaster III aircraft, marking the unit's first successful dual-row airdrop system deployment in almost two years. The dual-row Airdrop System is a load platform in which two pieces of equipment are loaded side-by-side on the aircraft, as opposed to the standard single vehicle, front-to-back method.

  • Fort Bragg neighborhood hosts post's National Night Out party

    Aug 20, 2010

    Fort Bragg public safety professionals celebrated National Night Out with hundreds of military Family members Aug. 3, at the post's Linden Oaks neighborhood. The event is a time when neighbors can meet each other and build a sense of community.

  • JFK Special Warfare Center and School gets new commander

    Aug 20, 2010

    In a ceremony, held Tuesday on Fort Bragg's John F. Kennedy Plaza, Brigadier General Bennet S. Sacolick assumed command of the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School.

  • 7th Special Forces Group Soldiers receive Silver Stars

    Aug 20, 2010

    Seven Soldiers were decorated with the nation's third highest honor at a 7th Special Forces Group valor award ceremony Monday. The Soldiers were each awarded the Silver Star for heroic acts of valor displayed during the group's deployment to Afghanistan from 2007-2008. One of the medals was posthumously awarded to Sgt. 1st Class David Nunez.

  • Fayetteville community celebrates Fort Bragg way of life

    Aug 20, 2010

    Nearly 70 years to the day of the first United States Army airborne operation, the Fort Bragg and Fayetteville communities celebrated National Airborne Day Saturday, at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum in Fayetteville. This day celebrates and highlights Fort Bragg and Fayetteville's close community relationship that ensures high quality of life for Soldiers, Families and civilians.

  • Atterbury, Muscatatuck key training venues

    Aug 19, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visited Camp Atterbury Joint Maneuver Training Center and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center Aug. 18 to meet with mobilizing and demobilizing servicemembers, permanent party leadership and civilian expeditionary workforce contractors and employees. Camp Atterbury, a national deployment center, has mobilized and demobilized more than 100,000 servicemembers for deployment since the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001. McHugh, who began his tour at the Muscatatuck Urban Training Center, said the two training centers discharge their mission in a way that should make them an integral part of our military training for many years to come. "The uniqueness that exists at Muscatatuck and that urban setting is unequal to anywhere that I've ever witnessed in the United States Army," said McHugh. "It's the flexibility and ability to build upon it and create a huge variety of [training] scenarios." McHugh had an informal lunch with troops training at Camp Atterbury to thank them for their service, recognize their contributions and hear what their concerns were. McHugh then toured Camp Atterbury facilities and observed a Provincial Reconstruction Team preparing for deployment to Afghanistan. As part of the real-world scenarios, Dari and Pashtu speakers are incorporated into the training events to add realism and to assist in cultural immersion training. PRT members, who come from the Air Force, Army, Navy and civilian agencies, are chosen for their specialties, which support the core mission of enabling Afghan governance and development. "The work that they do once they've trained here and forward deployed is vital in building that trust that is necessary for success in these kinds of theatres," said McHugh. "[Afghans] want the same things most folks want, and that is just a better chance for a better tomorrow. "To do that, they need things, from roads to food projects to water projects, etc. The PRTs are a way in which we can begin to convey America's interest about them as a people and not just there simply as a conqueror or an occupier." McHugh said it's "uplifting" to see the strategies of the nation's leadership being realized at Camp Atterbury and Muscatatuck Urban Training Center in training vignettes that are preparing people to go over and do important work. Army Maj. Gen. R. Martin Umbarger, the adjutant general of the Indiana National Guard, thanked the secretary for visiting the center. "We're very proud of these facilities and our mission to train Sailors, Soldiers, Airmen and Marines to go off to war," he said. "It's something we take very seriously."

  • Phantom Command blood drive becomes a family affair

    Aug 19, 2010

    When Spec. Marie Sanon, Phantom Command's administrative specialist, arranged a military blood drive for her brothers and sisters deployed overseas, she had no idea it would turn into a genuine family affair. For the family of Maj. Kevin Kugel, it was a way of participating in a fun event that could save the life of a soldier just like theirs.

  • Sledgehammer torch party arrives home

    Aug 19, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, stepped off the plane at Lawson Army Airfield at Fort Benning after a year-long deployment during the early morning hours, Aug. 15.

  • Reunion briefings prepare Families for Soldiers' return

    Aug 19, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Soldiers of the 3rd Infantry Division have begun to return to Fort Stewart, Hunter Army Airfield and Kelley Hill at Fort Benning, after a year-long deployment. The initial reunion is full of hugs and happiness, but learning to be a Family again takes a lot of work.

  • Stewart-Hunter Forestry Branch builds roads, too

    Aug 19, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Some may think that managing nearly 300,000 acres of forest resources is enough work on its own, without having to be responsible for building and maintaining roads. But for Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Forestry Branch of the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works, it's just part of the job.

  • 4th IBCT Families hold Yellow Ribbon Walk

    Aug 19, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. Aca,!" More than 100 spouses and children of 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, Soldiers, extended Family Members, friends, fellow Soldiers and the garrison command team honored their Soldier serving in Iraq with a one-mile Aca,!A"Yellow Ribbon WalkAca,!A? to Iraq, Aug. 14.

  • Jewish War veterans visit Hunter Army Airfield

    Aug 19, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - Fifty-five members of the Jewish War Veterans of the USA visited Hunter Army Airfield to get a snapshot of the installation's mission, Aug. 12. The group's members included veterans from all the branches of the Armed Forces - most of whom served in World War II, the Korean War and the Vietnam War.

  • Fort Stewart says 'thank you' at Women's Equality Day Observance

    Aug 19, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - There was standing room only as kundreds of Marne Soldiers, Family Members, community leaders and Army Civilians came together to honor Women's Equality Day with an observance at the Main Post Chapel, Aug. 11.

  • Cav Troopers receive upgraded fighting vehicles

    Aug 19, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas -Cavalry Troopers from 2nd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division received their M2A3 Bradley Fighting Vehicles from the Army's reset program, here, Aug. 16.

  • Fort Polk breaks ground for Warrior Transition Unit barracks

    Aug 16, 2010

    Fort Polk officially broke ground on the Warrior Transition Unit barracks on Third Street Aug. 9. The new barracks will include 112 rooms to house wounded, active-duty Soldiers. The barrack's position on Third Street makes it a short distance for injured warriors to find treatment at Bayne-Jones Army Community Hospital.

  • Battle Buddies

    Aug 16, 2010

    Photo of Pfc. Drew Martin providing security along with a new friend during a combined Iraqi and U.S. operation to deliver food and supplies to Iraqi citizens in Basra Province.

  • Fleet of Abrams arrive at Umm Qasr

    Aug 15, 2010

    The Iraqi Security Forces recently took their next step toward self-reliance with the delivery of eleven M1 Abrams main battle tanks at the port of Umm Qasr.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) Week in Review, August 9-15, 2010

    Aug 14, 2010

    A compendium of photographic highlights from the forward location of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Still making his pitch

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS_MCCHORD, Wash. - At 37, Bill King is not the youngest first lieutenant in the Army, but probably the only one under contract with a Major League Baseball franchise. He is certainly the only Army officer to have coaxed a spring-training pop flyout off the bat of Ken Griffey Jr. in his prime.

  • JBLM MOS library to boost Soldier learning

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Soldiers and Airmen looking to brush up on their military occupational specialties have a place to do so thanks to the Army Continuing Education System. Personnel from ACES celebrated the grand opening of an MOS Library Aug. 2, at Stone Education Center on Joint Base Lewis-McChord Lewis-Main.

  • Feeling good about Tarmiyah

    Aug 13, 2010

    BAGHDAD - As the third and final 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, unit to serve in Tarmiyah during Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2nd Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment had the honor of transferring authority of JSS Tarmiyah to the Iraqi security forces, along with a sense of stability that hasn't been seen in the area in many years.

  • Last U.S. combat brigade leaving Iraq

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE CONSTITUTION, Iraq - General Raymond Odierno, commander of United States Forces-Iraq, Abdel Qader Jassim, Iraqi Minister of Defense and other senior U.S. and Iraqi leaders, watched as two Iraqi and three American soldiers marched crisply across the parade field to a display where their units' colors and their nations' flags flew in the wind. The U.S. Soldiers, members of the 4th Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, removed the American flags from the display.

  • Army under secretary has high praise for JBLM Soldiers

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - An Army leader left Joint Base Lewis-McChord this week impressed with what he saw. Joseph Westphal, the under secretary of the Army, spent Aug. 2 and 3 reviewing JBLM and I Corps programs, receiving briefings, promoting an officer and sharing lunch with newly redeployed Stryker Soldiers. His impression at the end of the first day, he said, was of "the tremendous variety of things going on here."

  • Golf clinic benefits wounded vets

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - During the 31st annual U.S. Senior Open July 26 to Aug. 1, professional golfers and host Sahalee Country Club in Sammamish honored service members and their families and held a special clinic for wounded warriors.

  • Local community comes together for troops

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Not all Soldiers have loved ones to welcome them home from deployments. In an effort to make sure no Soldier comes home feeling unappreciated, the mayor of Gig Harbor and his wife are making sure no Soldier goes home to an empty barracks room. The community of Gig Harbor pulled together and collected hundreds of snacks and toiletries for Soldiers assigned to 201st Battlefield Surveillance Brigade.

  • JBLM students receive commissary scholarships

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Finding money for college can be a challenge during a difficult economy. For eight Joint Base Lewis-McChord youths, financing their education just became easier thanks to the award of the 2010 Commissary Scholarship Program July 29.

  • JBLM class introduces spouses to military life

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Being a military spouse means being part of a culture completely different from that of civilians. It can prove overwhelming at times, but with a little extra time and effort, it doesn't have to be. The Army Family Team Building program is offering "Military Spouse 101" for anyone interested in learning more about the military and how it pertains to their everyday life.

  • I Corps honors civilians for their service

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - It was time to honor inductees during the Joint Base Lewis-McChord Civilian Hall of Fame induction ceremony held at the American Lake Community Center Aug. 5.

  • JBLM camp helps kids cope with military life

    Aug 13, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Being a military child has its challenges. One of those challenges is understanding their mom or dad's role as a Soldier. At least one group of children at Joint Base Lewis-McChord is ahead of their peers in doing just that. Fifty-two children, ages 5 to 12, participated in the third annual deployment camp, hosted by 555th Engineer Brigade.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps welcomes three new generals

    Aug 13, 2010

    As the thunderstorm clouds rolled by and the heat and humidity began to rise, the XVIII Airborne Corps welcomed three generals to the unit with a 13 artillery cannon salute at the Main Post Parade Field.

  • Fort Bragg ACAP looks to increase capabilities for transitioning Soldiers

    Aug 13, 2010

    Soldiers planning to depart the Army in the upcoming months may be able to better market themselves to civilian employers, thanks to the Army Career Alumni Program's new Internet resources called PipelineNC.

  • Fort Bragg community focuses on antiterrorism awareness

    Aug 13, 2010

    The events that happened on Sept. 11, 2001 have caused United States citizens to become more vigilant in their efforts to combat terrorism. Now, nine years later, the Army and Fort Bragg continue to keep anti-terrorism awareness at the forefront.

  • Reaching for the gold: Armed Services YMCA holds Children's Olympics at Fort Bragg

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. -- Children of Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base active and retired servicemembers perform warm-up drill before competing in the 11th annual Armed Services YMCA Olympics Saturday at the Polo Fields.

  • Fort Bragg Youth Action Council meeting gives next generation a voice

    Aug 13, 2010

    Fort Bragg has a reputation for listening to the voice of its Soldiers, but a Child, Youth and School Services action council also gives the chance to listen to the voice of its youth.

  • Moving tips for the military Family

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Packing tape, boxes, cleaning supplies and house hunting ... the average Family moves once every six years, but this rate can double for military Families who often relocate according to Army needs.

  • Fort Bragg officials provide tips to minimize fires on post

    Aug 13, 2010

    In recent months, the U.S. Army Installation Management Command has reported a significant increase in property damage caused by fire. Of the 56 structural fires reported since October 2009, 33 have originated from unattended stoves and IMCOM officials want to make everyone aware of this trend.

  • Fort Bragg Hearts Apart program closes the distance

    Aug 13, 2010

    Military separation isn't so isolating thanks to the Army Community Service Hearts Apart program. Although the name suggests a program designed to increase the connection between Families, it's actually a way for Family members to stay active in the Fort Bragg community. It's a way for Families to know what's going on while their servicemember is deployed.

  • Fort Bragg community focuses on antiterrorism awareness

    Aug 13, 2010

    - The events that happened on Sept. 11, 2001 have caused United States citizens to become more vigilant in their efforts to combat terrorism. Now, nine years later, the Army and Fort Bragg continue to keep anti-terrorism awareness at the forefront.

  • Fort Bragg Youth Action Council meeting gives next generation a voice

    Aug 13, 2010

    The Youth Action Council held its meeting July 26, at 1 p.m., at Tolson Youth Activities Center. YAC is comprised of youth at least 13 years old, and helped youth prepare for next year's, two-day Youth Leadership Conference to be held in June. Youth were able to discuss their likes and dislikes about the Youth Leadership Council which took place in June at Albritton Junior High School. The conference fosters leadership skills among youth and allows them, through workshops, to discuss issues that affect their quality of life as military-connected individuals.

  • Fort Bragg ACAP looks to increase capabilities for transitioning Soldiers

    Aug 13, 2010

    Soldiers planning to depart the Army in the upcoming months may be able to better market themselves to civilian employers, thanks to the Army Career Alumni Program's new Internet resources called PipelineNC. PipelineNC allows the transitioning Soldiers to post resumes and network with civilian employers.

  • Fort Bragg youth receives Iron Mike Award

    Aug 13, 2010

    On July 30, Michael "Mika" Taylor, 10, accepted the first Iron Mike Youth Award in honor of his dedication to the Fort Bragg and Special Operations community. Taylor shook the hand of Maj. Gen. Rodney Anderson, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, and set the stage for future generations of Army youth who value courage, dedication and service in the tradition of Iron Mike, the iconic Airborne Trooper.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers make life sweeter for surrendered pets

    Aug 13, 2010

    A dozen Soldiers from the Fort Bragg chapter of the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club volunteered July 31, for yard chores at the Raeford no-kill animal shelter, "The Haven - Friends for Life." By coming out to the shelter, the Soldiers were contributing to the community, said Sgt. 1st Class Kwame A. Pettus, who is assigned to the 2nd Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division.

  • Army rolls out revised Warrior Leader Course this fall

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Army plans to launch a new version of the Warrior Leader Course, formerly labeled the Primary Leadership Development Course, on Oct. 1. Modeled after a 17-day format, the revised WLC removes certain components while placing greater emphasis on leader development tasks which are considered crucial to success in the field.

  • Army rolls out revised Warrior Leader Course this fall

    Aug 13, 2010

    The Army plans to launch a new version of the Warrior Leader Course, formerly labeled the Primary Leadership Development Course, on Oct. 1. Modeled after a 17-day format, the revised WLC removes certain components while placing greater emphasis on leader development tasks which are considered crucial to success in the field. The program takes active duty, National Guard and Reserve Soldiers of all military occupational specialties and trains them for military-grade leadership positions.

  • Fort Bragg officials provide tips to minimize fires on post

    Aug 13, 2010

  • Fort Bragg community focuses on antiterrorism awareness

    Aug 13, 2010

  • Fort Bragg community focuses on antiterrorism awareness

    Aug 13, 2010

    This month, the post is observing anti-terrorism awareness month and post official are urging the Fort Bragg community to become more vigilant in fighting terrorism. As part of the Anti-Terrorism Awareness campaign, Fort Bragg officials implemented the iWATCH Army program on Aug. 1. The iWatch, program is a modern version of Neighborhood Watch, which was developed by the Los Angeles Police Department to encourage and enable its citizens to identify and report suspicious behavior in their communities.

  • XVIII Airborne Corps welcomes three new generals

    Aug 13, 2010

    The XVIII Airborne Corps welcomed three generals to the unit with a 13 artillery cannon salute at the Main Post Parade Field Aug. 5. Major Gen. Rodney O. Anderson, Brig. Gen. Michael X. Garrett, and Canadian Brig. Gen. J.C.G. (Christian) Juneau were presented the Howitzer brass casings commemorating their ceremony.

  • Spouses learn coping skills at first Resilient Spouse Academy

    Aug 13, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - More than 20 spouses spent four days in an intensive resilience training program that gave them the tools and coaching needed to help Soldiers and Families handle the effects of deployments. The Resilient Spouse Academy, which was open to all spouses, taught participants how to handle finances, domestic violence and someone considering suicide, through a variety of videos, guest speakers, breakout groups and role playing sessions.

  • Army Guard names Soldier, NCO of the year

    Aug 13, 2010

    The Army National Guard named its Soldier and NCO of the Year at the Enlisted Association of the National Guard of the United States Conference in St. Louis, Aug. 11.

  • Fort Stewart's Holbrook has something to offer everyone

    Aug 12, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - The Holbrook Pond Recreation Area and campground run by Fort Stewart's Directorate of Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation is the place to go to help give customers ideas as to what kind of activities they can do in the outdoor environment.

  • 3rd ID resumes Pakistani relief missions after 3 days of rain

    Aug 12, 2010

    After three days of rain, the clouds parted allowing U.S. and Pakistani forces to resume flood relief efforts, Aug. 9 in the Swat Valley of Pakistan.

  • Transfer of authority ceremony bids paratroopers farewell, welcomes Vanguard Brigade to Al Anbar

    Aug 12, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq - Paratroopers from 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, officially handed their mission in Al Anbar, Iraq, to the Soldiers of 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, during a transfer of authority ceremony at Camp Ramadi, Aug. 2.

  • Carson facilities earn USACE awards

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Two 4th Infantry Division facilities garnered top spots in the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers 2010 Chief of Engineers Design and Environmental Awards Program announced in early June.

  • 4th Bn., 10th SFG(A) set to activate at Carson

    Aug 12, 2010

    The 4th Battalion will be activated Aug. 19, having achieved a milestone of 70-percent manning strength - more than 300 Soldiers - come activation day.

  • A rare class: 3rd Sustainment Bde promotes officer to CW5

    Aug 12, 2010

    JOINT BASE BALAD, Iraq- There are approximately 2.5 million Soldiers in Army's ranks. Of those, there are roughly 15,000 Soldiers in the Warrant Officer Corps and approximately 550 who achieve the rank of Chief Warrant Officer 5.

  • 3rd ID DCG, CP North prepare for responsible drawdown of forces

    Aug 12, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ - The Task Force Marne Command Post-North, is transitioning to stability operations by moving personnel to supplement the redeployment of Soldiers in crucial positions. CP-North will redeploy numerous Soldiers early, including Sgt. Lani Melendez and Spc. Hector Ramos who are knowledgeable on the communication systems and technology utilized in the Operations Office. To combat this, the Ops Office will rely heavily on their experienced noncommissioned officers who will train Soldiers from other CP-North offices to ensure operations keep running smoothly.

  • PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site welcomes community

    Aug 12, 2010

    PINON CANYON MANEUVER SITE, Colo. - Fort Carson hosted an open house for Southern Colorado community members at the PiAfA+-on Canyon Maneuver Site Aug. 5.

  • Desert Rogue Soldiers receive Purple Heart

    Aug 12, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> - On Aug. 5, two Desert Rogue Soldiers received the Purple Heart, a medal given to military men and women for wounds suffered in combat, for their wounds suffered during Operation Iraqi Freedom.

  • Fort Stewart DPW branch manages forest resources

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Fort Stewart is the largest Army installation east of the Mississippi River, covering nearly 300,000 acres. Anyone driving the "Green Tunnel" on GA-144 from Richmond Hill to the back gate can see that most of the installation is covered in forests. Managing Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield's forest resources is the job of the Forestry Branch of the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works.

  • Carson school honors fallen warrior

    Aug 12, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - The legacy of a local boy who put others first, graduated from West Point and was killed in combat in 2006 continued Monday as Fountain-Fort Carson School District Eight officially dedicated its newest elementary school.

  • Third Army co-hosts Land Forces Symposium

    Aug 12, 2010

    Senior leaders from 13 countries in Third Army/U.S. Army Central's (Third Army) area of operations came together for the fifth Land Forces Symposium in Columbus Aug. 1 through 4. The LFS was co-hosted by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George Casey, Jr. and Third Army commander Lt. Gen. William G. Webster.

  • First three-star Army general of Hawaiian ancestry retires

    Aug 12, 2010

    The first person of Hawaiian ancestry to wear the three stars of an Army lieutenant general retired at Fort McPherson Aug. 2 after 38 years of service to the Army and nation. Lt. Gen. Joseph F. Peterson, deputy commanding general, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), had served as the deputy commander of FORSCOM since Dec. 11, 2006, when he arrived following service in Iraq.

  • Fort Campbell director of contracting chosen as AUSA's Army Civilian of 2010

    Aug 12, 2010

    Leslie H. Carroll is the 2010 recipient of the Association of the U.S. Army's Joseph Cribbins Army Civilian Award as its top Army civilian. Carroll, the director of contracting at the Mission and Installation Contracting Command-Fort Campbell Ky., director of Contracting, will be honored during the AUSA annual meeting in Washington, D.C., this October.

  • New uniform for OEF protects Soldiers, hides them better

    Aug 11, 2010

    Soldiers deploying to Afghanistan will now go with a new uniform in their mobility bag -- one that fights fire and fleas, and makes them less visible to insurgents.

  • Outreach To Survivor Families

    Aug 11, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- When it comes to the families of fallen Soldiers, the Army is standing up to a responsibility to watch over these survivors of war's devastation as long as support is needed. That's no different at Redstone Arsenal, where recent staff and facility additions will make a difference in the level of support Army Community Service can provide family members coping with their loss while hoping for a better future.

  • Blackhorse Troopers plunge into Pre-Ranger Course

    Aug 10, 2010

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment pushed themselves to their limits to earn a chance to go to Ranger School. The event also provided Soldiers with an idea of what to experience from Ranger School and also what they were weakest in and how to imrove about them.

  • Blackhorse medics provide life-saving training

    Aug 10, 2010

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment's Regimental Aid Station provided vital life-saving training for members of the New York National Guard's 719th Transportation Company.

  • Gates announces cuts as part of Pentagon efficiencies initiative

    Aug 10, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is putting meat on the bones of his initiative to reform the way the Pentagon does business and to eliminate duplicative, unnecessary overhead costs.

  • Longer 'dwell' time poses new challenges for Army

    Aug 10, 2010

    The chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff stressed the need for strong garrison leadership, underscoring the effects longer periods at home between deployments may have on troops and their families in the future.

  • Preparing Signal Officers, Soldiers for the Fight

    Aug 9, 2010

    The article is overall about preparing Signal Officers and Soldiers for the Fight and specifically about a FORSCOM initiative of Signal Support Teams or SST's.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) Week in Review, August 2-8, 2010

    Aug 9, 2010

    Images capturing the progress of the BRAC-Directed relocation of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command from Fort McPherson, Ga. to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • Band of battalion commanders: Fort Polk's answer to Backstreet Boys

    Aug 9, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- By day, they command battalions of Soldiers and provide instruction on the art of war. Two are soon to take their warriors to face enemy combatants in Afghanistan. They are rugged, tough and macho - real men's men. But when the sun sinks and the stage lights rise, they become leaders of a different sort, taking their audiences on a musical journey through classic rock with a touch of country thrown in for good measure.

  • Sutton takes reins as Fort Polk garrison command sergeant major

    Aug 9, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Command Sgt. Maj. Theodore R. Sutton donned the mantle of garrison command sergeant major during a change of responsibility ceremony Aug. 3 at Fort Polk's Bayou Theater.

  • Task Force Tiger returns to Fort Polk

    Aug 9, 2010

    Task Force Tiger, a group of 42 Soldiers from the 162nd Infantry Brigade, returned to Fort Polk Aug. 1 after a six-month deployment to Afghanistan. During their deployment, they worked with the North Atlantic Treaty Organization to recruit and train 1,000 Afghan national police.

  • 1-4 Infantry Battalion changes mission

    Aug 9, 2010

    GRAFENWOEHR, Germany - The 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment (1-4) of Hohenfels, Germany, shifts-focus, as it begins to wind-down from its mission in support of the Combined Task Force Zabul at the end of this year.

  • Fort Bragg youth learn techniques and teamwork at basketball summer camp

    Aug 6, 2010

    Child, Youth and School Services hosted it's annual basketball summer camp the week of July 26 to 30 at Tolson Youth Activities Center with the help of the Methodist University men's basketball team.

  • Green acres: The Fort Bragg challenge to live sustainably

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The Army's latest mission involves the comfort of your own home.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers receive Iron Mike Awards

    Aug 6, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - "Who can we send and who will go for us'" Major General Rodney Anderson, deputy commanding general, XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, paraphrased a familiar quote when he spoke to 27 Iron Mike Award recipients recently.

  • Lt. Dan Band performs from the heart to welcome home Fort Bragg Soldiers, Pope AFB Airmen

    Aug 6, 2010

    FAYETTEVILLE, N.C. - As the lights dimmed, the sound of a helicopter flying low filled the Crown Coliseum.

  • Fort Bragg continues to provide support through survivor outreach services

    Aug 6, 2010

    The Army has always had a legacy of taking care of its Families. Even when a Soldier dies in the line of duty, the support does not stop and Fort Bragg officials want to ensure that surviving spouses and Family members know that. On July 28, the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg Commanding General Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick hosted a symposium at the Watters Center for Family Life and Religious Education for surviving spouses that included representatives from the post's various agencies designed to support them.

  • Fort Bragg welcomes Devil Brigade home

    Aug 6, 2010

    The Army's chief management officer joined friends and Family members July 30, welcoming Devil Brigade Soldiers home at a Pope Air Force Base's Green Ramp ceremony, after a year-long deployment to Iraq. Joseph P. Westphal, the under secretary of the Army, welcomed 334 Soldiers from different elements of the 82nd Airborne Division's 1st Brigade Combat Team as they returned to Fort Bragg.

  • Fort Polk opens Army's first Holiday Inn Express

    Aug 6, 2010

    Aug. 4 marked a big day on the U.S. Army's and Fort Polk's calendar as the post became the first of 10 Army installations to have a Holiday Inn Express branded hotel.

  • Bragg builder installs model work station for FORSCOM, USARC headquarters

    Aug 6, 2010

    The two Headquarters for U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command each received a new addition this week, courtesy of builder Hensel Phelps Construction Company: a model work station demonstrating the new features a typical staff member will enjoy at their desks when they move to Fort Bragg, N.C. The models will permit Soldiers and employees a preview of their potential Fort Bragg workspace. The two model work stations are examples of the 2,773 work stations Hensel Phelps will install next year at the new five-story Fort Bragg combined headquarter building. "This is state of the art stuff, all new," said FORSCOM G-1 BRAC Planner Gary Goulden. "For example, the flexible computer-monitor arm will permit you to swivel and angle your monitor, to rotate it and bring it closer to you."

  • 42nd Infantry Division Commander Visits Troops at Fort Drum

    Aug 6, 2010

    Brig. Gen. Steven Wickstrom, the commanding general of New York's 42nd Infantry Division, visited the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team on Fort Drum last week. As he toured the Orion Brigade's area of operations on Fort Drum, he reviewed Soldiers' training as the 27th IBCT prepares for a possible deployment. "The 27th Brigade is the focus of effort for the entire State of New York," Wickstrom said. "We do have other units that are deploying that are getting a lot of attention; however, the 27th needs to be successful."

  • Hunter Army Airfield joins Tree City USA

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- Hunter Army Airfield recently became a member of a program called, "Tree City USA" and on July 29 an official sign was unveiled on Wilson Boulevard to show it.

  • COMET trains 3rd ID leaders for Humvee rollovers

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-You're out on patrol in an up-armored High Mobility Multipurpose Wheeled Vehicle more commonly referred to as simply the Humvee, and you suddenly hear "ROLLOVER! ROLLOVER! ROLLOVER!" What do you do' Fortunately for Soldiers assigned to Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield, that feeling of uncertainty is lessened by Humvee Egress Assistance Training offered here. Rollovers have been, and continue to be, a threat for today's servicemembers, so being prepared in the event of a rollover can be the ultimate factor between life and death.

  • Fort Stewart Pet Boarding facility rivals resorts

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Heading out of town or just plain tired of replacing the couch one too many times that the dog or dogs have mauled and made as their as the latest chew toy while you're at work' Well, if that is your situation, then you're in luck. The Fort Stewart Pet Boarding Facility and Doggie Daycare at Holbrook Pond on Fort Stewart may just be the place you're looking for. However, don't wait too long; this place fills up daily, faster than hotels in Orlando on the 4th of July.

  • BCTs change to AABs to meet new role

    Aug 5, 2010

    The U.S. Army has seen significant technological, doctrinal and structural changes within the past decade. The latest adaptation, turning Brigade Combat Teams into Advise and Assist Brigades, reflects tremendous developments in the Iraqi Security Forces and a major change in emphasis for U.S. Soldiers in Iraq.

  • Chiarelli: Enemy acquiring technology faster

    Aug 5, 2010

    The Army needs to modernize the way it's allowed to buy technology, so it can put the best tools in the hands of the warfighter faster than the enemy pushes technology out to its foot soldiers, said the Army's vice chief of staff.

  • Fire temporarily closes Fort Stewart fitness center

    Aug 5, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Fire may have caused Newman Fitness Center to be down, but thanks to the Fort Stewart Fire Department and with the combined efforts of the Hinesville Fire Department, the Fitness Center is certainly not out. The Fort Stewart Fire Department was dispatched for a fire alarm activation at Newman Fitness Center at 2:37 a.m., July 29, said William Shanholzer, Deputy Chief, Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield Fire Department. At 2:43 a.m. the fire chief on scene reported heavy smoke and requested a full alarm response, at which time the Hinesville Fire Department also responded in support of the Fort Stewart Fire Department. The fire was reported under control by the interior fire attack team at 3:38 a.m., said Shanholzer, and the fire was declared extinguished at 3:53 a.m.

  • Third Army co-hosts Land Forces Symposium

    Aug 5, 2010

    The Land Forces Symposium is co-hosted by Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. and Third Army Commander Lt. Gen. William G. Webster. During the four-day event which addressed multilateral approaches to regional challenges, participants not only exchanged ideas, they focused on how to exchange efforts to address 21st challenges. This was done through a series of panel topics on Consequence Management/Critical Infrastructure Protection, Regional Security Challenges and Security Cooperation programs.

  • BCTAca,!E+changes complement war mission

    Aug 5, 2010

    FORT JACKSON, S.C. -- The one thing in the Army that remains constant is that things will always change. You can count on that. Change, of course, in an operational setting is a necessity because we continually must adapt to ensure the success of the warfare mission and address the new challenges that we face. Changes start at the ground up, and at Fort Jackson that translates to Basic Combat Training.

  • Casey shares vision of National Guard's future

    Aug 5, 2010

    "No one wants to go back to the Guard being just a strategic reserve," Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. said during a visit to the 2010 National Guard Family Program Volunteer Workshop. "We have come way too far. Half of the Guard are combat veterans. That's a fundamentally different force and, as a result, it's a fundamentally different Army."

  • 'Apps for Army' to shape future software acquisition

    Aug 4, 2010

    Knowledge learned from the Army's recent "Apps for the Army" application-development challenge will be used to help the service more quickly acquire software applications.

  • Exemplary Iron Brigade Soldier recognized

    Aug 4, 2010

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