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  • Military Explorers "explore" First Army Headquarters

    Jun 24, 2011

    Two squads of area Military Explorers visit First Army's new headquarters building at Rock Island Arsenal.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord students learn about military life

    Jun 24, 2011

  • Only one way down

    Jun 23, 2011

    Sgt. Josh R. Brandt, 2nd Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 2nd Brigade Combat Team, lowers himself from the Light Fighter School rappel tower last week during training at Fort Drum. Brandt was one of 84 students to graduate the Air Assault Course, which culminated in a 12-mile foot march.

  • Fort Drum Soldier earns honor as Transportation NCO of the Year

    Jun 23, 2011

    Each year, the U.S. Army Transportation Corps selects one deserving noncommissioned officer for recognition as the Transportation Corps Regimental NCO of the Year. For 2010, that honor has been awarded to a Fort Drum Soldier.

  • Fort Drum community recognizes Warrior Leader Course graduates

    Jun 23, 2011

    Fort Drum Soldiers, civilians and Family Members gathered June 14 to recognize 97 graduates of Warrior Leader Course Class 09-11 at the Multipurpose Auditorium.

  • Being the expert

    Jun 23, 2011

    Soldiers from 2-2 SBCT challenge themselves to earn their Expert Infantryman Badges at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Washington.

  • EOD unit deploys to assist brigade

    Jun 23, 2011

    Fort Carson’s 749th Ordnance Company deployed to Afghanistan June 17 to assist 2nd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division.

  • Engineers clear the way forward

    Jun 23, 2011

    Combat engineers from the 4th Engineer Battalion conducted route-clearance patrol training on Fort Carson April 11-20 and May 31-June 12 in preparation for an upcoming deployment.

  • Civilian Assistant to the Secretary of Army for N.C. , civic leaders visit new headquarters

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 23, 2011) -- Tommy Bolton, the Civilian Assistant to the Secretary of the Army for North Carolina, and 20 business and community leaders from Pinehurst, N.C., visited the newly completed U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex here today. Ted Kientz, the FORSCOM Base Realignment and Closure Liaison Team leader, escorted the group and answered their insightful questions, which ranged from what FORSCOM and USARC’s missions are, to the project’s economic impact on the region. As they traveled from floor-to-floor, viewing design feature after design feature, Kientz told the group about the sustainable materials used in the building’s construction, environmental and historic considerations, and state-of the-art enhancements designed to optimize mission accomplishment, and working conditions for the nearly 2,800 Soldiers and Army civilians who will occupy in the building. FORSCOM is the Army's largest command and the generating force provider for combatant commanders worldwide. A major subordinate command of FORSCOM, USARC commands, controls and supports all conventional Army Reserve units in the continental United States. Both headquarters are now relocating to Fort Bragg in accordance with the 2005 BRAC legislation.

  • President Obama visits Fort Drum after announcing drawdown

    Jun 23, 2011

    FORT DRUM, N.Y. -- The day after announcing a drawdown of troops from Afghanistan, President Barack Obama visited Fort Drum on Thursday afternoon to thank members of an Army division that was among the first to deploy units following the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Manila training cycle kicks off with live fire range operations

    Jun 22, 2011

    Soldiers of Battery A, 1st Battalion, 5th Field Artillery Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, supported members of the 1st Kurdish Regional Guard Brigade during an AK47 live fire weapons familiarization exercise at the Manila Training Center, Iraq, June 15. The training center’s Iraqi cadre, graduates of previous training courses led by U.S. forces, now lead the courses and exercises for new recruits cycling through Manila Training Center as U.S. Soldiers continue their supervisory and support role.

  • 'Torch Of Freedmon' Burns Bright For 236 Years

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Expressing his pride in leading a patriotic state, Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley steered the spotlight at a June 15 Army birthday celebration to the real reason the Huntsville and Tennessee Valley community honors the military during its annual Armed Forces Celebration Week.

  • AMC Crosses Historic Goal Line At Redstone

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--June 15, 2011 will be remembered as an “exceptionally special day” in the history of the Army Materiel Command.

  • Contracting Command Unveils Colors To Cement Move

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--The Army Contracting Command is now an official resident of sweet home Alabama.

  • NCO/Soldier Of The Year Rewarded For Their Efforts

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--Two Soldiers have been recognized as Redstone Arsenal’s best of the best for 2011.

  • Test Week Brings Out Best Of Military Hardware

    Jun 22, 2011

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala.--In the military, test and evaluation is a serious business.

  • Iraqi soldiers start first iteration of field artillery training

    Jun 21, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to Battery B, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, taught Iraqi soldiers how to emplace and displace the M198 155mm towed howitzer during training at Ghuzlani Eagle Training Site, Iraq, June 15. The first group of soldiers assigned to the newly established 102nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Iraqi Army Division, learned how to effectively use the weapon system to fight against external national threats.

  • Congresswoman Visits Fort Riley, Tours Barracks

    Jun 21, 2011

    Congresswoman Lynn Jenkins, R-Kan., was able to get a closer look at Fort Riley June 20. Escorted by division and Ft. Riley leaders, Jenkins was able to take a tour of on post barracks and speak with the Soldiers who occupy them.

  • Chaplain corps focuses on different type of fitness

    Jun 21, 2011

    Cadets at Army ROTC's Leader's Training Course, Fort Knox, Ky., have a chaplain team available to ensure their spiritual fitness.

  • U.S., Iraqi senior enlisted personnel visit maintenance facility

    Jun 20, 2011

    Sergeants major from both the Iraqi army and United States Forces-Iraq met to discuss vehicle and weapon maintenance concerns at the Joint Repair Parts Center in Taji, Iraq, June 15.

  • Iraqis learn critical behavioral health skills for care of soldiers

    Jun 20, 2011

    Stress is one of the many challenges most deployed service members face when going through their deployment. Whether it’s caused by physical labor, being in a different environment, or even relationship problems back at home, some individuals need help to find solutions to their problems.

  • Ministry of Interior officials observe U.S. courtroom training

    Jun 20, 2011

    In an effort to improve capabilities in the establishment of a trustworthy and a more independent military rule of law, Iraqi Ministry of Interior representatives observed a courtroom ‘mock trial’ that involved U.S. judge advocates playing the roles of attorneys, witnesses and jurors on Camp Victory, June 15.

  • 207th Aviation supports command group

    Jun 20, 2011

    Operations in Iraq depend on generals making decisions and Soldiers executing them. Attending scheduled and unscheduled meetings, on and off base, is a part of the leadership’s decision-making process and flights are needed to support this.

  • New police officers graduate MPSA

    Jun 20, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to Task Force Shield, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and Iraqi officials watched as police academy graduates showcased newly acquired skills at the Mosul Public Service Academy, June 12. During the four-week basic recruit training course at the MPSA, students learned the fundamentals of operating as police officers, including police ethics, martial arts, evidence collection, crime scene security, marksmanship and rights of the accused.

  • Iraqi soldiers practice ambush techniques

    Jun 20, 2011

    Soldiers of Troop C, 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted ambush training with troops from 1st Battalion, 10th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, June 9, 2011.

  • Making the transition

    Jun 20, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE WARHORSE, Iraq " As a new unit begins to take over an area from a unit rotating home, they can face a pretty steep learning curve; meeting local leaders, developing an understanding of the enemy in the area, and setting up routes for supplies are just some of the many things a unit has to consider. Fortunately, there is usually a wealth of information right there with them: the unit they are replacing.

  • Ninja turtles not needed for this “shredder”

    Jun 20, 2011

    Civilian employees gathered outside Bldg. 62 for hours to turn in their documents to the Shred-it mobile paper shredding and recycling truck. The company is based out of Tucker, Ga.

  • Fort Campbell bound

    Jun 20, 2011

    Doris Johnson (right), Child, Youth and School Services (CYSS) center director, Fort Campbell, Ky., hauls a piece of equipment from the Fort McPherson Youth Activities Center (Bldg. 400) to Matt Moriarty, a supply technician at the Fort Campbell CYSS. The two visited Fort McPherson Monday to get equipment for the Fort Campbell CYSS program before it was sold off at the Fort McPherson CYSS cash-and-carry sale June 16.

  • NY Guard aviators retrieve stranded boat from brink of Niagara Falls

    Jun 20, 2011

    When a New York State Park Police boat ran aground 1,000 feet from the brink of Niagara Falls during a rescue mission, New York officials turned to the CH-47 aviators of the Detachment 1, Company B ,3rd Battalion, 126th Aviation to retrieve the stranded vessel before it plunged over the natural wonder, damaging the falls and interfering with navigation.

  • Summer of change: 2-338th moves colors, changes leadership

    Jun 20, 2011

    A battalion of local soldiers has experienced two major changes in the past few weeks--they’ve moved their battalion and welcomed a new leader.

  • Mentors, new riders team up for safety ride

    Jun 20, 2011

    More than 40 motorcycle riders from the 158th Infantry Brigade participated in a motorcycle mentorship ride here and toured Northrop Grumman Ship Systems in Pascagoula June 10.

  • Iraqi mortar crews build confidence, prepare for Operation Iron Lion

    Jun 20, 2011

    Soldiers assigned to 1st Battalion, 10th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division, conducted a mortar live-fire exercise at Destiny Range in Ninewa province, Iraq, June 16, 2011, in preparation for Operation Iron Lion.

  • High temperatures and heat-related injuries can go hand in hand

    Jun 20, 2011

    Summer may have started on June 21, but unless you’ve been living under a rock for the last two months you’ve probably noticed it’s already really hot outside. Many consider summer the season of endless fun in the sun, but Texas heat and humidity are both potential factors for serious, or even life-threatening, heat-related injuries. In 2010, there were 1,734 reported heat injuries among Soldiers Army-wide. Of that number, 207 suffered from heat strokes, and sadly, one Soldier died, Maj. Rebecca Zinnante, the Carl R. Darnall Army Medical Center chief of environmental health said.

  • Iraqi soldiers increase proficiency at GWTC

    Jun 20, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq -- For the past six months, Soldiers assigned to 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, worked with battalions from 3rd Iraqi Army Division, to improve the units' modern warfare tactics.

  • Father and son deploy with Greywolf brigade

    Jun 20, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq -- On Dec. 6, 1907, Monongah, W.Va. was the scene of a mining disaster in which 210 fathers lost their lives. Mrs. Grace G. Clayton organized the first observance of Father’s Day on July 5, 1908 in Fairmont, W.Va. to celebrate their lives.

  • 402nd AFSB helps equip advise & assist troops

    Jun 20, 2011

    The 402nd Army Field Support Brigade is providing ready equipment as a Stryker Advise and Assist Brigade hands over mission to a Heavy Brigade Combat Team, the newest Advise & Assist Brigade in Iraq.

  • IA instructors use U.S. Army techniques to train new soldiers

    Jun 19, 2011

    After months of training with their U.S. partners, Iraqi instructors from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Iraqi Army Division, showcased their ability to train and mentor fellow soldiers during classes near Joint Security Station India, Iraq, June 13. “Ghost” troopers from Troop D, 2nd Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist, 1st Cavalry Division, observed Iraqi soldiers conduct weapons familiarization and maintenance techniques.

  • ‘Hamilton’s Own’ enters the New Dawn

    Jun 19, 2011

    “Golden Dragons” Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 14th Infantry Regiment, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, concluded their assignment at the Manila Training Center at Fire Base Manila, Iraq, following a graduation ceremony for Iraqi students, June 2. The Golden Dragons turned over the advise, train and assist mission with Kurdish Regional Guard brigades in Kirkuk province to 1st Bn., 5th Field Artillery Regiment, “Hamilton’s Own,” 1st AATF

  • ‘Black Jack’ Brigade take reins in two Iraqi provinces

    Jun 17, 2011

    Soldiers of 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, “Black Jack,” 1st Cavalry Division, assumed responsibility for the U.S. mission in Salah ad-Din and Diyala provinces, Iraq, during a Transfer of Authority ceremony at Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, June 13. Black Jack Brigade replaced 2nd AAB, 25th Infantry Division, as “Warrior” Brigade wrapped up a year-long deployment in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom and Operation New Dawn.

  • Fort Bragg hosts professional development workshop for spouses

    Jun 17, 2011

    The Family member employment and career conference was held at the Fort Bragg Club, June 6 and 7, the conference covered tools for making the job hunt a success.

  • Fort Sill dedicates Graham resiliency center

    Jun 16, 2011

    FORT SILL, Okla. -- Being a place where people can go to get help with issues confronting them, Fort Sill's resiliency training campus was dedicated June 13 to a family that has portrayed exactly what resiliency is all about. The Graham Resiliency Training Center is named in honor of the two sons Carol and Maj. Gen. Mark Graham lost: one to combat in Iraq, the other to depression and suicide.

  • FORSCOM installs stained glass history in new headquarters

    Jun 14, 2011

    Along with all the modern amenities and state-of-the-art technology offered here to Soldiers and Army civilians in the new U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) and U.S. Army Reserve Command (USARC) Headquarters here, a colorful bit of pre-Civil War history will be part of the FORSCOM Chaplain’s Office. Three stained glass pieces that came originally from the Cadet Chapel at the U.S. Military Academy at West Point, N.Y., have been brought from FORSCOM’s current home at Fort McPherson, Ga.

  • FORSCOM, USARC Forward Team Celebrates 236th Army Birthday

    Jun 14, 2011

    Senior Leaders, Soldiers, Army civiians and key players in the construction of the new U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command Combined Headquarters Construction Project came together in the new facility to celebrate the 236th Birthday of the U.S. Army, and the near-completion of the project - which is set for June 21, 2011.

  • FORSCOM conference examines challenges being faced, initiatives being taken

    Jun 8, 2011

    The FORSCOM G-4 “Back to Basics” Conference in Fayetteville, N.C., continued today, highlighted by a presentation from Lt. Gen. Mitchell H. Stevenson, the Department of the Army deputy chief of staff for logistics. Stevenson spoke on a range of issues facing the Army logistics community, now and in the future. The three-day conference has brought together more than 160 people who represent FORSCOM and its subordinate corps, divisions, mission support element G-4’s, as well as sustainment commanders and leaders. Subject matter experts on a variety of sustainment/logistics topics will engage the attendees in large forum discussions, presentations and breakout sessions.

  • FORSCOM G-4 “Back to Basics” Conference examines sustainment issues

    Jun 7, 2011

    The FORSCOM G-4 “Back to Basics” Conference in Fayetteville, N.C., began today with opening remarks by Maj. Gen. Raymond Mason, the Army Forces Command deputy chief of staff for logistics, that gave a frank assessment of the unique and collective challenges facing those responsible for sustaining the Army now and in the future. The three-day conference has brought together more than 160 people who represent FORSCOM and its subordinate corps, divisions, mission support element G-4’s, as well as sustainment commanders and leaders. Subject matter experts on a variety of sustainment/logistics topics will engage the attendees in large forum discussions, presentations and breakout sessions.

  • FORSCOM volunteer puts Lean Six Sigma skills to work in Iraq

    Jun 6, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command’s Process Improvement Specialist and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt Jon Shupenus volunteered for a six-month tour with the Joint Plans Integration Center in Baghdad, Iraq, helping with plans for the withdrawal of Army personnel and equipment by the end of 2011. “Part of the challenge was to comply with the commander’s understandable guidance to keep as much in-country as long as possible for operational and force protection purposes without causing a last-minute crunch,” Shupenus said.

  • "Tomodochi" - Soldiers from Fort Bragg support Japan Earthquake recovery

    Jun 3, 2011

    On March 12, the world watched in disbelief as news reports surfaced of an 8.9 earthquake that rocked Japan. We quickly learned the earthquake was minor compared to what was still heading towards the Japanese shores. The tsunami that followed rolled across the Pacific at 500 mph and brought untold millions of gallons of water into Japan, washing away homes, farms, and lives. Capt. Daniel Hill, commander of the 49th Public Affairs Detachment (Airborne) at Fort Bragg, was ordered to create an ad hoc unit of eight Soldiers and fly to Japan.

  • Combat engineers teach Iraqi Army proper route clearance techniques

    Jun 3, 2011

    Soldiers of A Company, Brigade Special Troops Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 3rd Infantry Division, are helping their Iraqi Army counterparts learn how to defeat improvised explosive devices in an effort to make the streets of Anbar safer.

  • Combined operation expands security in rural Afghanistan

    Jun 2, 2011

    Soldiers of Blackhawk Company, 2nd Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 10th Mountain Division, Task Force Warrior, and Afghan National Army troops moved though orchards and farmland toward the Chak district center, unaware of the fierce enemy opposition they would encounter during the 48-hour Operation Compass, May 15-16, 2011.

  • Installations play role in Marietta Memorial Day ceremony

    Jun 2, 2011

    Kevin Stabinsky Sentinel editor Soldiers from Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem joined with other military members and Civil War re-enactors Memorial Day to render honor to the men and women who gave their lives in defense of freedom.

  • I Corps ready for challenges in Afghanistan

    Jun 2, 2011

    With its colors cased, America’s Corps is ready for deployment to Afghanistan to help lead the International Security Assistance Force Joint Command in Kabul.

  • I Corps welcomes new Canadian exchange officer

    Jun 2, 2011

    Lieutenant General Mike Scaparrotti, I Corps commanding general, had nothing but glowing praise for his departing chief of staff, Canadian Army BGen. Eric Tremblay, during a ceremony honoring Tremblay’s departure and welcoming Canadian Army BGen. Jean-Marc Lanthier as America’s Corps new deputy commanding general of sustainment.

  • Iraqi Army soldiers successfully complete combat training rotation at GWTC

    Jun 1, 2011

    With mortar rounds flying overhead and artillery rounds exploding near the front lines, Iraqi Army soldiers maneuvered toward their objective during a battalion-level live-fire exercise at Ghuzlani Warrior Training Center, May 26, 2011.

  • Div West Soldiers sweep First Army BWC

    Jun 1, 2011

    Two Soldiers from First Army’s left coast division emerged as winners of the Fort Gillem, Ga. " based command’s annual Best Warrior Competition, held May 22-26 at Joint Base McGuire - Dix - Lakehurst, N.J.

  • Full Spectrum Operations

    Jun 1, 2011

    Video package of 3-2 SBCT conducting Full Spectrum Operations training at Yakima Training Center, Washington. The Arrowhead Brigade is preparing for their NTC rotation at Fort Irwin, California this fall where they will be tested on their ability to successfully integrate their air and ground forces.

  • Field artillery regiment completes first air assault mission in battalion’s history

    May 31, 2011

    Soldiers from Task Force Duke’s 1st Battalion, 6th Field Artillery Regiment, supporting combat operations in Serpa district, Khowst province, Afghanistan, made battalion history with the unit’s first combat air assault, May 13, 2011.

  • Coalition, Afghan forces continue push into Nerkh

    May 31, 2011

    A recent three-day operation, based out of a joint security station in Nerkh, pushed westward into the Nerkh district of Wardak province, Afghanistan, in an effort to detain insurgents in an area traditionally known to be an enemy safe haven.

  • FORSCOM deputy commanding general addresses Fort Bragg audience

    May 25, 2011

    Lt. Gen. Howard B. Bromberg, FORSCOM Deputy Commanding General/Chief of Staff, addressed an audience of 200 military, civic and industry leaders during the keynote luncheon for the Braxton Bragg Chapter of the Association of the United States Army, 15th Annual Conference and Exposition, May 24, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • FORSCOM G3--operations on track during BRAC transition

    May 25, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Mark Graham, Army Forces Command’s FORSCOM deputy chief of staff, G3/5/7 , spent Tuesday, May 24, receiving on-the-ground updates regarding the preparations for the FORSCOM move here this summer in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. Graham said he was pleased with the progress that has been made. In particular, he complimented the FORSCOM Operations Center (Forward) on the excellent job it has done since assuming the lead from the FOC at FORSCOM’s current home in Fort McPherson, Ga., on April 1. “That, of course, is the way it’s supposed to work,” he said. “And it’s great to see that that’s how it has worked, so seamlessly and transparently that no one noticed the switch.”


    May 21, 2011

    Field feeding teams from 3rd Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, trained on their contribution to the mission by providing fresh, hot meals to Soldiers during the Arrowhead Brigade's multi-echelon field training exercise at Yakima Training Center May 15 to June 8.

  • 296th BSB Supports the Warfighter

    May 21, 2011

    In preparation for full spectrum operations at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., the 296th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Stryker Brigade, 2nd Infantry Division, began setting up and running a brigade support area (BSA) on the vast land of Yakima Training Center during a field training exercise which began May 15.

  • Dual Military Marriage

    May 18, 2011

    Married Army Officers prepare for back to back deployments and discuss how they make it work.

  • Soldiers take part in Braves-Phillies festivities

    May 18, 2011

    Fort Benning played a role in Major League Baseball's fifth annual Civil Rights Game on Sunday at Turner Field, while a Warrior Transition Battalion Soldier stepped out of the dugout as the day's "Hometown Hero."

  • 1st Infantry Division commander salutes Tuskegee Airmen

    May 17, 2011

    The commanding general of the "Big Red One" applauded the contributions of America's first black military aviators during a dinner celebrating the Tuskegee Airmen May 14. "Tuskegee Airmen are an inspiration, for me and for many generations yet to come," said Maj. Gen. Vincent Brooks, commanding general of the 1st Inf. Div. and Fort Riley. "They live on in each of us who commit to the principals that made them successful so long ago."

  • 82nd Airborne Division Run Jump Starts All American Week

    May 17, 2011

    Maj. Gen. Jim Huggins, 82nd Airborne Division commander, and Command Sgt. Maj. Bryant Lambert, division command sergeant major, kick off All American Week with the annual four-mile Division Run May 16, 2011, at Fort Bragg, N.C. It was the first time since 2006 all of the division's brigades were at home for the week of celebration and remembrance. More than 20,000 paratroopers participated in the run.

  • Soldier receives CIB from 1st CAV CG

    May 17, 2011

  • Standards are Non-Negotiable

    May 17, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - Operation New Dawn is a different kind of fight. It is not the door-to-door, street-by-street fight that was typical of Operation Iraqi Freedom, but that does not mean that the lessons learned from the previous years of sacrifice in Iraq cannot translate into success for Operation New Dawn. For the Soldiers of the Personal Security Detachment, 6th 'Saber' Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Infantry Division, United States Division - Center, the lessons learned from years of operations in Iraq are evident as they prepare for every mission.

  • Gates to troops: U.S. must sustain force excellence

    May 17, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates spoke with Marines and Soldiers and watched them train today at two East Coast military installations, thanking them for their service, and -- 48 days away from his June 30 retirement -- saying goodbye.

  • 'Head Hunter' squadron trains Iraqi Army on cordon, search techniques

    May 16, 2011

    Iraqi Army Soldiers of 3rd Company, 2nd Battalion, 9th Brigade, 3rd Iraqi Army Division cordoned the area and stormed through the neighboring buildings during the urban operations exercise, May 12, 2011, while Soldiers from the "Head Hunter" 1st Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division watched intently, taking note of the Iraqi soldier's progress.

  • Blackhorse Troopers dominate at NTC combatives tournament

    May 16, 2011

    Soldiers from the 11th Armored Cavalry Regiment took first place in six out of seven weight divisions at the Warrior Challenge Combatives Tournament at the National Training Center at Fort Irwin, Calif., May 9-10, 2011.

  • Charlie Co. Titans prove versatility in deployment training

    May 13, 2011

    The Signal Corps Soldiers have been conducting convoy operations training in preparation for their slated deployment this summer to Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • "I'm just here to compete" Female Soldier proves dominant in hand-to-hand combat

    May 13, 2011

    Pfc. Jennifer Jones, a Soldier with 2nd Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, became the first female May 5 to take top honors in her respective weight class during the second annual Joint Base Lewis McChord Combatives Tournament, held May 2-5.

  • U.S., Dutch partnership benefits both nations during aviation training

    May 13, 2011

    Active duty and National Guard U.S. Soldiers are training with 139 Dutch soldiers as part of a combined effort to benefit both forces.

  • Soldiers hone defense tools during jBLM combatives tournament

    May 12, 2011

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

  • Losing weight helps get NCO's career on track

    May 12, 2011

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

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

    May 12, 2011

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

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

    May 12, 2011

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

  • Stewart-Hunter use social media, connect with customers

    May 12, 2011

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

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

    May 12, 2011

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

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

    May 11, 2011

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

  • Aviation battalion welcomes new commander

    May 5, 2011

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

  • 597th Maint. Co. deploys 8 Soldiers

    May 5, 2011

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

  • 1-37th FA Leadership Completes Mangoday Challenge

    May 4, 2011

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

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

    May 3, 2011

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

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

    May 2, 2011

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

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

    May 2, 2011

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

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

    May 1, 2011

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

  • Enthusiasm grows as FORSCOM band building progresses

    Apr 29, 2011

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

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

    Apr 28, 2011

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

  • Army Ground Forces Band bids Atlanta farewell with reunion concert

    Apr 27, 2011

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

  • Jazz Guardians give highlight performance for Jazz Appreciation Month

    Apr 24, 2011

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

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

    Apr 20, 2011

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

  • FORSCOM band pursues professional development with major music industry trainer

    Apr 15, 2011

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

  • It's All in the Details

    Apr 7, 2011

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

  • FORSCOM band members train student musicians

    Apr 5, 2011

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

  • Command Readiness Program Provides Vital Forum for Total Army Discussions

    Apr 4, 2011

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

  • MTT trains 29 new Pathfinders at JBLM

    Apr 4, 2011

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

  • Greywolf Soldiers compete in quarterly competition

    Apr 4, 2011

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

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

    Mar 29, 2011

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

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

    Mar 29, 2011

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