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  • Ground broken for new brigade HQ

    Sep 20, 2010

    At the heart of Fort Polk, on the busy corner where Louisiana and Mississippi Avenues converge, top brass and distinguished guests gathered Sept. 9 to celebrate the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk ground breaking ceremony for the new 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division (Light) Headquarters. This is a brigade that has successfully deployed in the past and is preparing for another deployment to Afghanistan next month. Construction will take place while they are deployed and should be ready for occupation as they return home to Fort Polk.

  • Suicide Prevention - we don't have to be experts, we just have to care

    Sep 20, 2010

    I've stared at this blank canvas -- the open page on my word document program -- on and off for hours.

  • JRTC, Fort Polk's 2010 Woman's Conference celebrates 'Heroes Behind The Heroes'

    Sep 20, 2010

    Stressed out' Have your finances gone haywire' Computer troubles got you down' How do you learn to deal with these and other daily dilemmas and still find time to be romantic, cook new dishes, work out or just have a little fun' Army spouses deal with these challenges on a daily basis. Grasping the ins and outs of these topics and more was the purpose of the Joint Readiness Training Center and Fort Polk's 2010 Women's Conference held Sept. 15, hosted by Army Community Service.

  • Fort Irwin/NTC award Purple Heart to Korean War POW on POW/MIA Day

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Barstow, Calif. resident David Villafana was captured by the North Korean Army on Oct. 31, 1950 and held as a Prisoner of War until 1953. Almost 60 years later, Mr. Villafana formally received a Purple Heart for the injuries he suffered during his time as POW as Fort Irwin Garrison Commander Col. James H. Chevallier pinned the award to Mr. Villafana's left breast pocket during Fort Irwin and the National Training Center's National POW/MIA Day ceremony on Sept. 17.

  • Article 32 for alleged Fort Hood shooter remains open to media, public

    Sep 17, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A defense motion for a closed courtroom at the upcoming Article 32 hearing against Maj. Nidal Hasan was denied Sept. 16 during a status conference hearing. Hasan, an Army psychiatrist, has been charged with 13 specifications of premeditated murder and 32 specifications of attempted premeditated murder in the Nov. 5, 2009, shooting incident at Fort Hood. Hasan is considered innocent until, and unless, proven guilty.

  • Family Life Chaplain Promotes Suicide Prevention Month

    Sep 14, 2010

    The 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) has taken an active approach to preventing suicides by employing a Family life chaplain, a feat no other unit on Fort Knox can claim. Trained to respond effectively to co-workers, colleagues, neighbors and Family members who are suffering and may be at the risk of suicide, the 3d ESC's Family life chaplain is an important component in the Army's promotion of September as Suicide Prevent Month.

  • Fort Hood Muslims break Ramadan fast with service, breakfast

    Sep 13, 2010

    On Monday, Members of the Fort Hood Muslim community came together for a prayer breakfast to mark the end of the month-long Ramadan fast. About 20 Muslims joined Fort Hood leaders and chaplains for a morning service and breakfast to celebrate the end of the ninth month of the Islamic calendar and its associated fasting for Muslims.

  • Fort Hood opens first-of-a-kind outreach center in Harker Heights

    Sep 13, 2010

    HARKER HEIGHTS, Texas -- In a continuing effort to reach out to the Soldiers, family members and retirees off-post, Fort Hood opened the Harker Heights Community Outreach Center here Sept. 9. The center is the first of its kind in the Army.

  • Special Reaction Team students set sights on shooting success

    Sep 13, 2010

    Members of the 519th Military Police Battalion, 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade and the Directorate of Emergency Services Special Reaction Team participated in a marksman observer course on Fort Polk Aug. 16 through Sept. 3.

  • Musicians revisit COB Speicher

    Sep 13, 2010

    Hammer of the Broads, an all-female tribute band to Led Zeppelin, performed at COB Speicher Sept. 8.

  • Fallen Soldier honored by unit, friends

    Sep 11, 2010

    Sgt. Brandon Maggart was sleeping when the sirens went off August 22. Seconds after the warning, a rocket struck the roof of his housing unit on Basra,. Fellow Soldiers of the 5th Battalion, 5th Air Defense Artillery Regiment rushed to his side providing medical aid. He was removed from the room and rushed to the troop medical clinic emergency room.

  • Thurman Patriot Day speech honors 9/11 victims and Soldiers demonstrating nation's resolve

    Sep 9, 2010

    Gen James D. Thurman, commander of U.S. Army Forces Command, delivered the keynote address during a solemn Patriot Day ceremony at Fort McPherson, Ga. He honored the victims of the Sept. 1, 2001, terrorist attacks and commended America's Soldiers who have demonstrated this nation's resolve to beat the perpetrators of oppression. He said, "None of us knows exactly the sacrifices that might lie ahead. But what is certain is the outcome. We will win!"

  • 'You Are Not Alone': Suicide Prevention Month kicks off at Stewart-Hunter

    Sep 9, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Each of us is precious. That is what Brig. Gen. Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, told the Soldiers and Army Civilians filling the sanctuary and overflow room at Fort Stewart's Main Post Chapel, Sept. 2. Brigadier General Phillips was the guest speaker at the "You are not alone," Suicide Prevention Week kick-off. Narrator for the event was Tom Allmon, Directorate of Human Resources director.

  • TRADOC briefs FORSCOM on new Army Operating Concept

    Sep 8, 2010

    Lt. Col. Mark Elfendahl, chief of the Joint and Army Concepts Division at TRADOC'S Army Capabilities Integration Center, briefs FORSCOM on the new Army Operating Concept.

  • Watch live-streaming video of the September Army Leader Forum

    Sep 7, 2010

    Don't miss your opportunity to join Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, Vice Chief of Staff of the Army, on Sept. 8, 2010, as he discusses the health and future of the Army.

  • 200,000 residents of Al-Rumaitha to benefit from newly opened fish market

    Sep 7, 2010

    The Muthanna Provincial Reconstruction Team conducted a ribbon cutting ceremony for the recently completed renovation and construction of a retail and wholesale fish market located in the District of Al Rumaitha August 28. The $205,000 fish market renovation and construction project was funded by forces in United States Division-South, and was managed and developed with support from elements of 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Iraqi Air Force College academy returns to COB Speicher

    Sep 6, 2010

    Sgt. Ry Norris provides a news story detailing the move of the Iraqi Air Force academy back to its historical home at Contingency Operating Base Speicher, near Tikrit, Iraq.

  • Austin leads USF-I into New Dawn

    Sep 4, 2010

    As Gen. Raymond T. Odierno transferred leadership of USF-I to Gen. Lloyd J. Austin III, the world seemed to be watching.

  • Therapy takes many forms - Professionals learn how 'Horses for Heroes' programs helps woun

    Sep 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - In a dusty ring at the Fort Lewis Riding Club, Debbi Fisher patiently worked with "Vision," a 7-year-old American Paint horse chosen for his gentle nature. Soon, Fisher and Bob Woelk, RTR executive director, were surrounded by dozens of professionals from Warrior Transition Units and Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation offices from around the western region who gathered beneath the shade of nearby trees to learn how RTR's "Horses for Heroes" could help wounded warriors.

  • McHugh to fight for families

    Sep 3, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - During an interview with the Northwest Guardian, the secretary of the Army pledged his continued support for services as Congress considers next year's budget.

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers work the whole body; Kettlebell 101 promotes strength, better health

    Sep 3, 2010

    Lance Stucky, a civilian strength and conditioning coach at Tucker Physical Fitness Center, partners with the Soldier Performance Enhancement Program to properly train Soldiers in a number of functional training programs. One of the programs, his Kettlebell 101 class is designed to introduce Soldiers to basic kettlebell technique, progression and training concepts. The kettlebell trains both muscle endurance and aerobics, so that a Soldier is more agile in a live-fire situation.

  • Art From the Heart helps put second career into focus for Fort Bragg Soldiers

    Sep 3, 2010

    Through an Art from the Heart program being offered by the Fort Bragg/Pope Air Force American Red Cross, wounded warriors are getting the opportunity to focus on art and potentially make it a second career after transitioning from the Army.

  • Fort Bragg teens become Soldiers for a day

    Sep 3, 2010

    More than 20 Fort Bragg teenagers arrived at the Tolson Youth Activities Center Aug. 24, to theoretically, trade in sneakers for combat boots as the post held its annual Teen Soldier for a Day event. The event, which is in its third year, originated from one the post's youth leadership conferences, similar to a teen Army Family Action Plan.

  • Fort Bragg holds all inclusive Heritage Day

    Sep 3, 2010

    Servicemembers hail from different cultures and ethnicities to serve alongside each other in the armed forces. On Saturday, those cultures and ethnicities met in the inaugural Heritage Day celebration. Fort Bragg's Equal Opportunity Office sponsored the all-inclusive Heritage Day.

  • Fort Bragg forces to liberate Pineland during September 2010 Robin Sage exercise

    Sep 3, 2010

    This fall, Special Forces candidates are once again on their way to help guerilla forces liberate Pineland, the fictional country overlapping 15 different North Carolina counties. Starting Sept. 11, over 100 of these students will begin Robin Sage, the final training exercise before they graduate. Robin Sage is the U.S. military's premiere unconventional warfare exercise. This exercise prepares future operators to lead and train indigenous forces by teaching guerrillas to communicate, move, fight and provide medical aid while helping to liberate a country by tactical force.

  • Fort Bragg Pathfinders prepare for the call during hurricane season

    Sep 3, 2010

    Nearly five years to the day after Hurricane Katrina devastated the Gulf Coast, the Pathfinders set out to train on personnel extraction during their waterborne operations training at Mott Lake last week. During their training, the Pathfinders got a chance to use and familiarize themselves with one of the most important part of their equipment - the Zodiac boat.

  • North Carolina communities support Fort Bragg brigade, bring joy to Soldiers

    Sep 3, 2010

    In the last five weeks the Fort Bragg and Charlotte, N.C., communities have rallied in support of the Soldiers of the 519th Military Intelligence Battalion donating personal hygiene items, blankets, pillows, sheets, socks and even electronics to the unit. The unit loaded and shipped the milvan more than three months ago but when the milvan arrived, it was cleaned out - everything stolen. Since then, the people of the Fort Bragg and Charlotte communities have readily been resupplying Soldiers with many needed items.

  • Army Ground Forces Band hosts mission readiness exercise

    Sep 3, 2010

    No matter the task, Army work ethic directs Soldiers to train to ensure missions are accomplished properly. On Sept. 1, Soldiers of the U.S. Army Ground Forces Band (AGFB) displayed that ethic by gathering in the Fort McPherson Post Theater to conduct a mission readiness exercise (MRE) for upcoming performances.

  • Fort Bragg leadership emphasizes suicide prevention is instrumental in sustaining the force

    Sep 3, 2010

    As the Army turns its focus to Suicide Prevention Month, which is held in September, officials at Fort Bragg, the Army's largest post in population, said it's important that Soldiers know there's help available. The Army Suicide Prevention Program has garnered national interest as the Army recently released a comprehensive 350-page report, under the direction of Army Vice Chief of Staff Gen. Peter W. Chiarelli, who heads the Army's Suicide Prevention Task Force.

  • In-processing tracking system speeds up at Fort Bragg

    Sep 3, 2010

    The Directorate of Human Resources on Fort Bragg has implemented a first in the Army tracking system for in-processing Soldiers that allows the Reception Company 72 hours to receive a Soldier and hand them over to their gaining unit. Even though Army regulations state that the installation has five days to fully in-process a Soldier, this program has condensed it to three days.

  • Memorial starts journey to new home

    Sep 3, 2010

    Command Sgt. Maj. Karl Roberts (left), U.S. Army Garrison (USAG) command sergeant major, and Chap. (Capt.) Bradley Godding, deputy garrison chaplain, watch as workers from Interstate Memorial Service, Forest Park, move the Haney Memorial Stone Aug. 27 from outside the Fort McPherson Chaplain Center for transport to Fort Jackson, S.C.

  • Jewish community prepares to observe Yom Kippur

    Sep 3, 2010

    U.S. Army Garrison Jewish lay leader The Jewish period of Yom Kippur will start Sept. 17 with the Kol Nidre observance and conclude one hour after sundown Sept. 18. The Jewish biblical source of Yom Kippur is found in the Torah's Book of Leviticus, Chapter 23: "The Lord spoke to Moses, saying, 'The tenth day of the seventh month is the day of atonement. It shall be a holy convocation to you, and you shall afflict your souls (fast).

  • Rosh Hashanah, Jewish new year, observance begins

    Sep 3, 2010

    The Jewish New Year period known as Rosh Hashanah will start on sundown Wednesday and continue for the following two days. On the afternoon of the first day of Rosh Hashanah, a special service called Tashlikh is held near a body of running water. It is customary for Jews in attendance to walk to a river or creek, preferably one with fish in it, and recite penitential prayers.

  • CSM's 35-year journey comes to an end

    Sep 3, 2010

    On July 29, 1975, a young private named Kenny LeonGuerrero enlisted in the Army, taking his first steps on a 35-year journey that would last through three wars, multiple peacekeeping operations, three uniform changes and every enlisted rank. On Aug. 26, members of the Fort McPherson community gathered to honor the journey and service of Command Sgt. Maj. LeonGuerrero, who will officially retire Nov. 30.

  • Massive Construction, Renovation Project Preserves History, Tradition - From Roof Lines to Floor Til

    Sep 3, 2010

    To maintain the traditional look of the historic Main Post area of Fort Bragg, N.C., and to preserve the original appearance and original materials of historic buildings under renovation; new construction and remodeling being done to facilitate the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure-directed relocation of the headquarters of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command to Fort Bragg has been closely coordinated with the N.C. State Historical Preservation Office. From new roof lines to historic windows and floor tile, supporting contract firms and the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers are taking appropriate measures to maintain the historic symbolism, aesthetics and atmosphere that have always been an important part of living and working on the Fort Bragg cantonment.

  • Fort Carson WTB complex breaks ground

    Sep 3, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The Mountain Post held a ground-breaking ceremony marking construction on Fort Carson's new Warrior Transition Battalion Complex Aug. 26. The complex, which will include the recently opened Soldier Family Assistance Center, will be located on the corner of Titus Boulevard and Cochrane Circle, close to Evans Army Community Hospital, for improved Soldier access to care.

  • It's not 'Hogan's Alley' anymore

    Sep 3, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Fort Carson has a unique battle training asset that saves time, bullets, fuel and a whole lot more. The Battle Command Training Branch is where unit leaders can take their people to train in almost any imaginable scenario.

  • Black bear cozies up in Fort Carson's Cheyenne Village tree

    Sep 3, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Fort Carson wildlife conservation and Provost Marshal police officers were dispatched to Cheyenne Village housing area Aug. 25 to respond to a 200-pound black bear nestled in a tree enjoying some apples. Officials kept the bear in the tree to ensure the safety of the Mountain Post community until Colorado Division of Wildlife officers arrived on scene. Fort Carson conservation officers tranquilized the bear and, after post veterinarians examined the sleeping giant, transported the bear to PiAfA+-on Canyon per request of Colorado Division of Wildlife officials. The bear was released back into the wild.

  • Sharing words of wisdom - Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, U.S. Army Forces Command, visits Resolute

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT EUSTIS, Va (Aug. 31, 2010) - Standing room only was the order of the day at the Eustis Club as 7th Sustainment Brigade welcomed Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald Riling, U.S. Army Forces Command, command sergeant major, into their home Aug. 31 as part of a meet and mentor-themed tour geared toward introducing himself to all of FORSCOMs 587,000 active duty Soldiers.

  • Sustainers test readiness with tactical operations exercise

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky (Aug. 30, 2010) - Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) held a Tactical Operations Center Exercise on Fort Knox 23-26 Aug. The purpose of the TOCEX was to test the 3d ESC's readiness for a short-notice deployment, like the one the unit dealt with when it went to Haiti earlier this year.

  • Hunter Army Airfield breaks ground on new elementary school

    Sep 2, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga.</b> -Military and civilian leaders broke ground on Hunter Army Airfield, Aug. 24, at the Pulaski Elementary School site on South Perimeter Road where a new school building will replace the existing one, located just beyond the Montgomery Street Gate.

  • Vanguard Brigade Soldiers celebrate anniversary of 19th Amendment

    Sep 2, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq - Soldiers with 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, United States Division-Center, paid tribute to women whose efforts helped pave the way for other women today during an equal opportunity observance program, Aug. 26.

  • Forum addresses Fort Carson growth, support

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-More than 250 community members gathered at the Antler's Hilton Colorado Springs Aug. 26 to receive an update on Fort Carson's continued growth and deployment activity and how they affect the local area. The Fort Carson Community Partnership Forum featured Maj. Gen. David G. Perkins, commanding general, 4th Infantry Division and Fort Carson, providing a "Fort Carson 101" update to include population growth, construction projects and deployment activity while Kate Hatten, Military Impact Planning program manager, Pikes Peak Area Council of Governments, spoke on the progress of the Fort Carson Regional Growth Plan. A one-hour question-and-answer session and open house social hour concluded the event sponsored by PPACG.

  • TF Falcon trains Afghan air crews on combat ops

    Sep 2, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, worked alongside Afghan National Army Air Corps pilots during attack helicopter operations training at Kabul International Airport, Aug. 25.

  • Cottonbalers bring tanks to USD-C headquarters

    Sep 2, 2010

    BAGHDAD - United States Division-Center now has two armored vehicles parked in front of its headquarters, thanks to coordination between 1st Armored Division and 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division leaders.

  • Photographer shows the lives of 3rd ID Families

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga. - Last night in Dorset, in the Long Trail School, at 7 p.m., for $10 a head, an auditorium full of Dorset people came to experience a slide show of images and commentary about Soldiers and their Families in faraway Georgia, entitled, "Ready, Set, Go!"

  • Flagpole Installation - U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (Forward) H

    Sep 2, 2010

    A 30' flagpole was installed in front of Old Bowley School at Fort Bragg, N.C., Sept. 1, 2010, yet another in a myriad of tasks involved in preparing temporary facilities for the headquarters elements of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command. The commands are relocating from Fort McPherson, Ga., to Fort Bragg, N.C. in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. Leaders from each command placed commemorative command coins in the base of the new flagpole.

  • Operation New Dawn: Change of mission no problem for Task Force Marne

    Sep 2, 2010

    Bottom line - we received a change of mission. During Operation Iraqi Freedom we were allowed to do the full spectrum of military operations - including block and tackle, offense and defense types of operations that come with a war. Operation New Dawn changes our mission to what Army and joint service doctrine calls Stability Operations. Within Stability Operations, our main role now as a third party armed force in a sovereign nation is Civil Security - help the host nation (Iraq) protect their population.

  • Fort Carson launches 'Give a Buddy a Ride'

    Sep 2, 2010

    "Sergeant Bob," a USO volunteer and former servicemember, has shared rides with Soldiers needing a lift and now the program is be instituted around the post with stops for Give a Buddy a Ride.

  • Fort Irwin/NTC Commanding General signs Suicide Awareness/Prevention proclamation

    Sep 2, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- "We are engaged in a war and the third leading cause of death is suicide," Fort Irwin/National Training Center Commanding General Brig. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams told those gathered at the Aug. 23 Community Services Council meeting as he prepared to sign a proclamation declaring September "Suicide Awareness and Prevention Month" at Fort Irwin and the NTC.

  • Kuwaiti Reunion: Siblings reunite while deployed

    Sep 2, 2010

    Selfless service, according to the Army values, means placing the welfare of the nation, the Army, and your subordinates before your own. In some cases, the commitment to selfless service goes beyond the individual and encompasses entire Families with rich military tradition.

  • Infantry Soldiers in 3rd Brigade Combat Team complete squad live-fires

    Sep 2, 2010

    In preparation for 3rd Brigade Combat Team's rotation at Joint Readiness Training Center, Fort Polk, La., Soldiers in every battalion are training up and getting qualified on their weapons systems and tactics.

  • 104th Engineer Company revamps museum display

    Sep 2, 2010

    The John B. Mahaffey Museum Complex on Fort Leonard Wood underwent renovation, Aug. 17, and will anticipate the opening of a new engineering exhibit, thanks to the cooperative efforts of the 104th Engineer Company, 62nd Engineer Battalion, out of Fort Hood, Texas.

  • Going Out The Door Feeling Blessed

    Sep 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- It's another busy morning in the command suite at the Aviation and Missile Command. AMCOM commander Maj. Gen. Jim Myles is meeting behind closed doors with his deputy and the chief of staff.

  • Defense Department prepares for Hurricane Earl response

    Sep 2, 2010

    The Defense Department is ready to respond should Hurricane Earl's projected landfall this weekend bring disaster to the Atlantic coast.

  • Forestry technicians' work has real ups and downs

    Sep 2, 2010

    The job of forestry technicians with Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Forestry Branch of the Environmental Division of the Directorate of Public Works has its ups and downs - literally. According to Caroline Fore, lead fire tower operator, a forestry tech may be manning one of Stewart's five, 100-foot fire towers one week then the next week, he or she may be on the ground marking trees in some remote wooded area of the installation.

  • Soldiers at JBLM offered resources for career development and continued education

    Sep 1, 2010

    Service members and spouses on Joint Base Lewis-McChord have access to Stone Education Center, a 31,000 square foot facility where they can do anything from plan their future to advance their career.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (Forward) Photo Update, August 23 -

    Aug 31, 2010

    A compendium of images highlighting the work being done at Fort Bragg, N.C. to prepare for the BRAC 2005-directed relocation of the headquarters of U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command from Fort McPherson, Ga.

  • Secretary of the Army pledges support for Soldier, family programs

    Aug 27, 2010

    The secretary of the Army spent two days at Joint Base Lewis-McChord last week, getting a firsthand view of its services and facilities.

  • I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord Women's Equality Day Observance

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD- Suffrage, equality in the workplace and women in the service, were just a few of the themes celebrated during the I Corps and Joint Base Lewis-McChord Women's Equality Day Observance held at the McChord Co-located Club, Aug., 26.

  • Army Ground Forces Band's Jazz Guardians host professional development clinic

    Aug 27, 2010

    The Army Ground Forces Band's Jazz Guardians hosted "A Day with Joe Gransden," Aug. 26. An Atlanta-based performer and recording artist, Gransden is considered a leading international authority on Big Band Jazz. Working with the Jazz Guardians throughout the day-long event, Gransden used his vast professional experiences and knowledge to make an immediate impact on the sound of the band. The 40 attendees left with a better understanding of strategies that can be used in creating a professional Big Band sound.

  • Employee Assistance Counselor Ready To Listen

    Aug 27, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- He never expected his life to change, but he could not be more grateful that the Employee Assistance Program and Richard Lewis were there when it did.

  • Fort Bragg sports program keeps youth on right track, teaches character

    Aug 27, 2010

    Fort Bragg youth participate in Sports Authority, a Child, Youth and School Services fitness club that builds character as well as muscles. Sports Authority meets every Thursday, at 4:30 p.m., at Tolson Youth Activity Center. According to a program assistant at Tolson YAC, the aim is to make youth well-rounded, responsible citizens.

  • Army Family Action Plan enlists help of Fort Bragg Families

    Aug 27, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Sometimes a single suggestion can manifest a better quality of life for the military. This is the goal of the Army Family Action Plan, established in the early 1980s, which increases awareness of Armywide issues and funding for installation projects and programs.

  • VAC wings Fort Bragg wounded warrior west

    Aug 27, 2010

    As evidence of the close relationship between the Fayetteville community and Fort Bragg, a local pilot volunteered to fly a Fort Bragg wounded warrior Aug. 17, from Grannis Field in Fayetteville to her niece's wedding in Enid, Okla., as part of the Veterans Airlift Command.

  • Fort Bragg youth attend leadership forum

    Aug 27, 2010

    If the next generation will one day lead America, then the Installation Management Command, Southeast Region, Youth Leadership Forum is the place where they will acquire the skills with which to do so. Two Fort Bragg youth attended the forum, held June 21 to 25 in Norcross, Ga. Hanha Hobson, 16, and Aleighia Stewart, 14, were nominated by Child, Youth and School Services staff to represent Fort Bragg.

  • Survivor outreach 'near and dear' to JBLM volunteer's heart

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Tina Robbings spends about as much time in other people's offices as some do in their own. The difference is that they are getting paid, and she is not. Robbings donates time to several organizations, but the one she considers most meaningful is Survivor Outreach Services.

  • New JBLM townhomes move-in ready

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The wait for new housing is over for some Joint Base Lewis-McChord families. Equity Residential hosted an Open House Aug. 18, inviting the community to experience brand- new, upgraded townhomes, which are available to those in grades O1 through O5 and E7 through E9.

  • JBLM officials point out dangers of 'spice'

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The message is clear: Be aware and steer clear of "spice." Joint Base Lewis-McChord Force Protection Division is warning military members against the use and possession of an intoxicant that has become the subject of much debate in civilian circles.

  • I Corps re-shifts its focus to Pacific

    Aug 27, 2010

    With news of the sinking of a South Korean navy vessel less than five months old, this year's annual exercise, Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2010, is a timely reminder of I Corps' defense commitments to the country's Asian-Pacific allies.

  • Community programs help JBLM Soldiers transition to workforce

    Aug 27, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Whether returning from a deployment or re-entering the civilian workforce, service members have a lot of decisions to make. There are dozens of organizations on Joint Base Lewis-McChord designed to help transitioning service members, and the help doesn't stop there.

  • Fort Bragg 'Survivor' celebrity turns 10th anniversary bash into a tropical paradise

    Aug 27, 2010

    The Fort Bragg South Post Commissary celebrated its 10th anniversary on July 29, with a special appearance by "Sassy" Sandra Diaz-Twine, the crowned "queen" of Survivor, a popular reality television show featuring contestants who battle for $1 million in exotic locations around the world. Diaz-Twine holds the two-time Survivor title, a feat unmatched by any other contestant on the show. Diaz-Twine is a Fayetteville resident and the wife of a Fort Bragg Soldier deployed to Afghanistan.

  • Fort Bragg Families get treated to Sizzlin' Saturday at Smith Lake

    Aug 27, 2010

    Sizzlin' Saturday made waves over the weekend with a Family-friendly celebration at Smith Lake. Beach babes, sweatin' Soldiers and sandy toddlers took to the waters for some afternoon fun that included canoeing, swimming and tossing around the beach ball. The free event lasted from 3 to 11 p.m. and took full advantage of the hot sunrays and warm summer night.

  • Fort Bragg Families of the fallen grieve among new friends

    Aug 27, 2010

    Band of brothers' is a term we've come to understand and connect with the Army. That same sense of brotherhood and sisterhood is the glue that bonds survivors of fallen Soldiers within the Tragedy Assistance Program for Survivors. On Saturday, nearly 250 survivors within the Fort Bragg community, spouses, parents, siblings and children, converged on the grounds of the Pinehurst Golf Resort for a weekend of remembrance.

  • Fort Bragg wounded warrior returns to duty as a military working dog handler

    Aug 27, 2010

    December 26, 2007 is a day Sgt. Chris Burrell, a military working dog handler from the 108th Military Police Company, 16th MP Brigade, will never forget. During a tour in Iraq, three explosively formed penetrators pierced his vehicle, one of them severing his left leg above the knee during a patrol in Baghdad. Now he has a new date to remember - July 8, the day he reported back to duty at the Fort Bragg kennels and to the job he loves.

  • Fayetteville mayor reflects on his city's growth into a 'Military Sanctuary City'

    Aug 27, 2010

    While other municipalities are adjusting to the closing of longtime neighboring military installations, Fayetteville is adjusting to a Fort Bragg that is staying and expanding. The city of Fayetteville and Fort Bragg are committed to continuing to focus on community relationships to ensure high quality of life for Soldiers, Families and civilians.

  • Fort Bragg 'green' officer selected as range manager of the year

    Aug 27, 2010

    Bill Edwards, the Fort Bragg installation range officer who recently won the 2010 Installation Management Command range manager of the year award, constantly seeks to optimize resources for cost-saving projects in support of the Army's strategic goals and objectives while protecting the environment to ensure the sustainability of Fort Bragg.

  • Surviving sexual assault

    Aug 27, 2010

    First Sgt. Angela Isles hated the military for a long time. She was angry, bitter and scared because of a dark secret she tried to bury when she was an 18-year-old and in the Air Force-a secret that destroyed her life and ultimately drove her to join the Army, and make a rank she could use to protect other young servicemembers.

  • Fort Drum Soldiers graduate Warrior Leader Course

    Aug 27, 2010

    Fort Drum community members gathered Aug. 18 at the Multipurpose Auditorium as Soldiers became leaders during Warrior Leader Course graduation.

  • 16th CAB to support Pakistan flood relief

    Aug 27, 2010

    Soldiers and helicopters of the 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, 16th Combat Aviation Brigade are preparing to rapidly deploy in support of U.S. Government humanitarian assistance and disaster relief efforts in Pakistan.

  • Mrs. Georgia-America visits Fort Stewart

    Aug 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The newly crowned Mrs. Georgia-America 2010, LaLona Richards, visited, listened to and spoke with cadets at Fort Stewart's Youth Challenge Academy, Aug. 20. A former middle school teacher from the Atlanta area, Richards visited Youth Challenge Academy as part of her year-long speaking tour of the state and nation.

  • Bricklaying ceremony stepping stone to new 4th IBCT complex

    Aug 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Under the hot morning sun, individuals gathered on just one plot of the 475 acres that will house the new area for the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, to enclose their special bricks in a time capsule on the building, Aug, 18.

  • U.S. Army Forces Command (Forward) and U.S. Army Reserve Command Forward (Forward), Week in Review,

    Aug 26, 2010

    A compendium of images and captions highlighting the activites at the forward locations of Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command and Headquarters, U.S. Army Reserve Command at Fort Bragg, N.C., during the week of August 16-22, 2010.

  • Stewart-Hunter commissaries not affected by egg recall

    Aug 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> -The Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield commissaries are not affected by the half-billion egg recall, according to Steven Young, Fort Stewart commissary store director.

  • 434th Soldier honored at Warriors Walk

    Aug 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b> -Sergeant Johnny Wayne Lumpkin loved his wife, Carol; he loved his cat, Gammy; and he loved fixing things. He was known to those close to him as "Big Country," and was, as his wife said, "unapologetically loud, proud and country."

  • Timber industry big for Georgia, Stewart-Hunter

    Aug 26, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The total economic activity making up the forest industry in Georgia amounts to nearly $30 billion a year. This figure includes not only the actual sale of timber statewide but also the wages of more than 128,000 forest industry employees plus federal payments to landowners. Part of that figure also includes timber sales at Fort Stewart and Hunter Army Airfield.

  • 'Give us your Soldiers with a problem': CATEP comes to Fort Carson

    Aug 26, 2010

    Dr. Lester McFarling, with Army Personnel at headquarters, Department of the Army, said this was too late. Those 400 were referred because of a serious incident - either driving while under the influence, abuse of a Family member or the like. What the Army would like to happen is that Soldiers seek help before drinking becomes a serious problem. A possible solution is the Confidential Alcohol Treatment and Education Pilot program currently being tested. McFarling, along with Wayne Stramer, Dr. Wanda Kuehr and Linda Martinez of the Army Installation Management Command, came to Fort Carson Aug. 23 to brief commanders and Soldiers about the program, which starts Aug. 30 on post.

  • 'New Dawn' to open new potential for Iraq

    Aug 26, 2010

    When Operation Iraqi Freedom ends and Operation New Dawn launches Sept. 1, don't look for a lot of fanfare as the mission officially moves from combat to stability operations.

  • Army Combat Uniform may have female-only version in 2014

    Aug 25, 2010

    Female Soldiers may be wearing a more form-fitting version of the Army Combat Uniform featuring more room in the hips and legs by 2014, according to developers at Program Executive Office Soldier.

  • Groups examine healthcare at conference

    Aug 25, 2010

    Stakeholders met Aug. 13-14 in Basra to discuss the state of healthcare in Iraq, which in the last few years has improved in some geographic areas, but remains a pressing concern, especially in most rural communities.

  • Team of Soldiers drop supplies from the skies

    Aug 25, 2010

    With the constant threat of improvised explosive devices and insurgent attacks, as well as few usable roads and treacherous mountain passes, getting necessary supplies to troops at some of Afghanistan's most remote posts and bases can prove both challenging and deadly.

  • Retired military leaders worry recruit population is 'Too Fat to Fight'

    Aug 24, 2010

    A study initiated by more than 100 retired generals and admirals claims that being overweight or obese is the leading medical reason why potential recruits fail to qualify for military service.

  • CSM Carey Retirement Ceremony

    Aug 24, 2010

    The 3d U.S. Infantry Regiment (The Old Guard) provides ceremonial support in a Special NCO Retirement Ceremony for Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis M. Carey at Conmy Hall, Joint Base Myer- Henderson Hall on August 20.

  • Bringing Iraq to Fort Bragg

    Aug 23, 2010

    Human Intelligence Collectors from the 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 82nd Airborne Division conducted an intense training event designed to improve the Paratroopers information gathering skills, Aug. 4. (U.S. Army Photo by Staff Sgt. Seth Laughter, 2BCT PAO NCOIC)

  • Fort Polk Soldiers first active BCT issued MultiCam ACUs

    Aug 20, 2010

    Soldiers with Fort Polk's 4th Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, became the first active-component BCT to receive the Army's new MultiCam Army Combat Uniforms Aug. 16 in preparation for the unit's upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Sustainers graduate from battle staff training

    Aug 20, 2010

    FORT KNOX, Ky. - Eleven members of Fort Knox's 3d Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) graduated from the Battle Staff Noncommissioned Officer Course Friday, Aug. 13 during a ceremony here at Skidgel Hall.

  • Semi-professional football team finds talent at Fort Bragg

    Aug 20, 2010

    Several Fort Bragg servicemembers have joined a local, semi-professional football team and found yet an additional brotherhood. Sergeant Antares White plays defensive tackle with the Fayetteville Enforcers, members of the Alliance Football League which features teams throughout the mid-west and eastern United States.

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers participate in first-ever Mike-to-Mike run

    Aug 20, 2010

    In the first Mike to Mike run, Lt. Gen. Frank G. Helmick, commander of the XVIII Airborne Corps and Fort Bragg, led servicemembers about 10 miles from the Iron Mike statute on Armistead Street to its counterpart at the Airborne and Special Operations Museum on Bragg Boulevard in Fayetteville, Aug. 14.

  • Military information support group at Fort Bragg takes the lead in motorcycle safety

    Aug 20, 2010

    In the last 12 months the 4th Military Information Support Group motorcycle mentorship program has held six training events to train riders, to enhance their skills and learn to minimize the risk that they assume every time they ride. The program is now providing required training at unit level thanks to the initiative of Sgt. 1st Class Jeffrey Bopp, the 4th MISG billeting non-commissioned officer,

  • 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.

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