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  • Fort Bragg Family readiness group leaders learn skills at conference

    Mar 18, 2011

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

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

    Mar 18, 2011

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

  • Womack Army Medical Center opens new satellite clinics

    Mar 18, 2011

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

  • Training to Assist

    Mar 17, 2011

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

  • Three JBLM captains earn MacArthur Leadership awards

    Mar 17, 2011

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

  • Senate confirms Dempsey as Army chief of staff

    Mar 17, 2011

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

  • Carson Family membercompetes for Youth of Year

    Mar 17, 2011

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

  • 4th Inf. Div. CG provides Iraq update

    Mar 17, 2011

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

  • Fort Drum photographers recognized in Armywide competition

    Mar 17, 2011

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

  • CAB Soldier receives Broken Wing Award

    Mar 17, 2011

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

  • Soldiers exercise team building in Warrior Adventure Quest

    Mar 17, 2011

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

  • Soldier wins enlisted aide competition

    Mar 16, 2011

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

  • Female comediennes bring comic relief for troops

    Mar 16, 2011

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

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

    Mar 16, 2011

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

  • Carson selects top Army medics

    Mar 15, 2011

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

  • Fort Hood unit assumes authority in southern Iraq

    Mar 15, 2011

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

  • First Army, USAG get involved in area schools

    Mar 14, 2011

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

  • Service and Support - to both TRADOC and FORSCOM alike

    Mar 11, 2011

  • Fort Bragg Army Emergency Relief kicks off annual contributions campaign

    Mar 11, 2011

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

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

    Mar 11, 2011

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

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

    Mar 10, 2011

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

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

    Mar 10, 2011

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

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

    Mar 10, 2011

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

  • Blackhorse Troopers take plunge into Pre-Ranger course

    Mar 10, 2011

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

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

    Mar 10, 2011

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

  • 2011 FORSCOM AFAP delegates take action

    Mar 10, 2011

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

  • 10th Mountain Division Soldiers volunteer to deploy to Afghanistan

    Mar 10, 2011

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

  • Strong bonds build better marriages

    Mar 10, 2011

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

  • Hunter holds Sprint Triathlon, Duathlon

    Mar 9, 2011

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

  • 2011 FORSCOM AFAP Conference

    Mar 9, 2011

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

  • Army life Rail Gunner style

    Mar 9, 2011

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

  • Construction of FORSCOM's band building marches ahead

    Mar 7, 2011

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

  • Man's best friend helps Soldiers cope with experiences

    Mar 7, 2011

  • Black Jack remembers Spc. Ortega

    Mar 7, 2011

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

  • Staying Army strong: Littlest Soldier receives biggest wish

    Mar 4, 2011

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

  • Third Army helps celebrate Kuwait's liberation

    Mar 4, 2011

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

  • Army's vice chief checks BRAC construction at Bragg

    Mar 3, 2011

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

  • Pope Air Force Base changes name, keeps same mission

    Mar 3, 2011

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

  • Fort Bragg Soldiers manage money during Military Saves Week

    Mar 3, 2011

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

  • Fort Bragg library hosts environmental programs from children

    Mar 3, 2011

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

  • Male Soldiers put empathy for expectant mothers to the test during wellness expo

    Mar 3, 2011

    The first Expectant and New Parent Health and Wellness Expo at Wilson Sports and Fitness Center tested male Soldiers' endurance by putting them in empathy bellies, 30-pound strap-on stomachs that simulate the look and feel of pregnancy.

  • Devers students help Fort Bragg's animals

    Mar 3, 2011

    First graders at Devers Elementary School got the chance to help some of the animals awaiting new homes at the Fort Bragg Animal Shelter during a learning experience Feb. 17. Fort Bragg's veterinary specialists and shelter volunteers, brought Elmer, a dog who has been a long-term resident at the shelter as well as three-week-old kittens with them to show the students. They taught the children how to properly approach animals and about playing safely with their dogs or cats. The students repaid their guests with a large donation of blankets, treats and toys for the shelter's fuzzy residents.

  • Fort Bragg honors Black History Month

    Mar 3, 2011

    In the annual celebration of diversity and acceptance, the XVIII Airborne Corps, U.S. Army Special Operations Command and Team Bragg Equal Opportunities representatives put together a unique presentation about African-Americans and the Civil War in honor of National Black History Month, Feb. 23. The presentation included remarks by Maj. Gen. Rodney Anderson, XVIII Airborne Corps' deputy commanding general, skits, poems and performances by the Yoruba Descendants Union of Fayetteville who talked about their country, their culture, clothing and danced for the audience. . The cast from the play, Dateline: Greensboro (Antony Bishop, Dashawn Bryon, Andra Hale, and Ken Keaton) acted out a scene about the civil rights sit-ins in Greensboro, N.C. Raqi Barnett, an Army spouse and director of the play, also read and acted out poems by Langston Hughes and Paul Laurence Dunbar. Closing the presentation was

  • Fort Bragg to hold resiliency fair

    Mar 3, 2011

    Fort Bragg continually works to stand up programs and resources that help Soldiers and their Family members maintain Army readiness. In that spirit, Fort Bragg will conduct a resiliency fair at the Soldier Support Center, March 10, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. to provide Soldiers an opportunity to learn more about all the different resiliency resources that are available currently on the installation.

  • Operation Enforce Standards: Fort Bragg MPs work to reclaim the streets

    Mar 3, 2011

    Operation Enforce Standards, a monthly initiative to ensure that Fort Bragg is a safe and law-abiding community was conducted Friday from11 a.m. to 10 p.m. The MPs from the 82nd Airborne Division set up multiple traffic checkpoints to check for driver's licenses, proper registration, insurance and cell phone violations. They also had speeding checkpoints on the All-American expressway, to catch drivers who exceeded the speed limit. There were 99 traffic citations, three towed vehicles, three apprehensions for possession of marijuana and Spice in Linden Oaks housing area and two more apprehensions for possession of Spice at the All-American Expressway.

  • Fort Bragg town hall addresses customers' concerns

    Mar 3, 2011

    More than 100 people attended the quarterly town hall meeting Feb. 23 at the Yntema Club on Gruber Road, to address several issues with the Fort Bragg Garrison commander, other leadership, and subject matter experts. Town halls are venues that allow servicemembers and their Families to bring issues to the attention of leadership and work together towards the resolution of those issues

  • Fort Carson honors retiring warriors

    Mar 3, 2011

    Ten Fort Carson warriors were honored Feb. 23 as Family, friends and colleagues gathered for the monthly retirement ceremony at the Special Events Center.

  • 1st Cav., 1-12 team up for training

    Mar 3, 2011

    When a 1st Cavalry Division aviation unit came to Fort Carson for high-altitude training to prepare for its deployment to Afghanistan, it needed the assistance of ground troops to make training as realistic as possible.

  • Facility opens for combatives training

    Mar 3, 2011

    A ribbon-cutting ceremony was held Wednesday at Pershing Field to commemorate the official opening of the Combatives Outdoor Physical Fitness Training Facility.

  • FORSCOM commander assembles command leaders for worldwide training

    Mar 3, 2011

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga., (March 3, 2011)-U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Commander Gen. James D. Thurman conducted a command-wide training session March 2, to educate senior leaders within FORSCOM about the changes in policy and expectations for behavior pertaining to the Don't Ask, Don't Tell Repeal Act. Wednesday's training session was available via video teleconference for more than 20 FORSCOM subordinate unit commands throughout the United States and abroad, to include Iraq and Afghanistan. This session is only one component of the Army's ongoing training plan for educating the total Army force about the DADT Repeal Act. Thurman, along with other Army general officer and senior executive service personnel, received training materials from the Chief of Staff of the Army, Gen. George W. Casey, to assist with their task to educate the total Army Force.

  • NTC/Fort Irwin CG says he'll engage community, stay on 'cutting edge' of training

    Mar 2, 2011

    As Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell begins his tenure as the National Training Center and Fort Irwin's newest leader, he wants the community to know he's glad he's here. "First and foremost, I would tell you that it is with great honor and pride that I have the opportunity to serve as your commander," said Ferrell. "My wife and I both are excited to be here. We look forward to the opportunity to serve with our Soldiers, families and civilians that make the mission happen every day."

  • New 3rd ID sign celebrated at Savannah-Hilton International Airport

    Mar 2, 2011

    A steady drizzle fell on the small crowd gathered at the entrance road to the Savannah/Hilton Head International Airport Feb. 25 to watch leaders and sponsors cut the ceremonial ribbon to the 3rd Infantry Division's newly erected sign, built high on an adjacent berm.

  • Canadian, US Paratroopers train together, exchange jump wings

    Mar 2, 2011

    Press release about joint training between the US Army's National Training Center and the Canadian Maneuver Training Center culminating with joint airborne operations.

  • Gates nominates Thurman to command in Korea

    Mar 2, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates announced March 1 his recommendaiton to the President that he nominate Army Gen. James D. Thurman to take command of U.S. Forces in the Republic of Korea. A native of Marietta, Okla., Thurman currently commands U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), the U.S. Army's largest organization, where he is responsible for the oversight, manning, training, and equipping of 237,000 Active Component Soldiers and the training and readiness oversight of 560,000 Soldiers of the Army National Guard and the U.S. Army Reserve. Dr. Gates made the announcement during a Pentagon press briefing. If confirmed by the U.S. Senate, Thurman would succeed Army Gen. Walter "Skip" Sharp in Korea who is set to retire after his tour as commander of the 28,500 U.S. troops stationed in South Korea.

  • Preston retires after record SMA stint

    Mar 2, 2011

    WASHINGTON (Army News Service, March 1, 2011) -- The 13th sergeant major of the Army retired today after having served more than seven years -- the longest term for the position since its inception in 1966.

  • TF Bastogne Soldiers rebuild damaged Afghan roads

    Mar 2, 2011

    Engineers attached to 1st Brigade Combat Team, Task Force Bastogne, in cooperation with the Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan and Afghan National Security Forces, began the process of rebuilding damaged roads in the Khogyani and Sherzad districts of Nangarhar rrovince in early February.

  • Taking on non-lethal ammo training

    Mar 1, 2011

    BAGHDAD, Iraq - By, with, and through were the guiding words for the Soldiers of Troop A, 6th Squadron, 9th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, as they prepared for their upcoming advise and assist missions in Iraq.

  • Pegasus 6 visits troops at JSS India

    Mar 1, 2011

    Photos of MG Allyn's visit to JSS India, Iraq.

  • Cav artillerymen celebrate St. Barbara's Day

    Mar 1, 2011

    BELTON, Texas - It's a peaceful night full of remembrance, tradition and fun.

  • High tech commo training for Rail Gunners

    Feb 28, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-Satellite communications specialist and noncommissioned officers throughout the 41st Fires Brigade took part in the High Capacity Line-of-Site (HCLOS) certification training on Fort Hood, Texas, Feb. 23-25

  • 'Black Dragons' help federal police secure checkpoints

    Feb 28, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Soldiers assigned to Battery A, 5th Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, trained Iraqi policemen of 3rd Federal Police Division on checkpoint operations, Feb. 17.

  • 1st Cav embraces Black History Month

    Feb 28, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - From the bloody battle of Chaffin's Farm during the last years of the Civil War to the beaches of Normandy on D-Day, African-Americans have played an immeasurable role in the history of our nation and our military.

  • Fort Hood partners with local school district to gather recyclables

    Feb 28, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas -The Fort Hood Recycle Center and Killeen Independent School District have formed a partnership in which the garrison will provide recycle services to the Meadows and Duncan Elementary Schools. Next school year, the recycling effort could be extended to nine campuses on Fort Hood.

  • APG honors Maryland National Guard unit as it deploys

    Feb 26, 2011

    Hundreds gathered inside the Maj. Gen. Warren D. Hodges Armory Feb. 26 to exchange handshakes, hugs, kisses and goodbyes as 77 Maryland National Guard Soldiers, flanked by family and friends, prepared for deployment.

  • Spouses prepare to help others face worst parts of Army life

    Feb 26, 2011

  • Gates challenges cadets to change Army culture

    Feb 25, 2011

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates told cadets here that they must continue changing the culture of the Army to ensure the service can handle the challenges facing America.

  • Soldiers, NCOs compete to be "Best Warrior"

    Feb 25, 2011

  • Spouses 'get to know each other' during couples' game

    Feb 25, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Communication is key in relationships. Army Community Service showed couples how well they communicated and how much they knew about each other during "Guess What Your Mate Will Say," a game-show-like presentation Feb. 20 at Riley's Conference Center on Main Post. It took place alongside Riley's monthly brunch, which had a theme of "Brunch with your Little Valentine."

  • Kansas lawmakers recognize Military Appreciation Day

    Feb 25, 2011

    Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback hosted senior military leaders from around the state for the signing of the Army Community Covenant and the continuation of the Governor's Military Council(GMC) at the state capitol in Topeka, Kan., Feb.24.

  • Fort Carson observes Black History Month

    Feb 25, 2011

    The role of African-Americans was celebrated by the Fort Carson community during the Black History Month Observance at the Elkhorn Conference Center Feb. 15.

  • Author shares strategies with children of military

    Feb 25, 2011

    An award-winning children's author and illustrator visited Fort Carson students Feb. 15-18 during his "With You All the Way" tour in collaboration with the USO.

  • Medics educate students on Army

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Carson Soldiers joined Sierra High School students in discussing the various jobs and roles servicemembers play in the military.

  • Leaders discuss deployment issues

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Carson and Task Force Ivy leaders hosted a two-day U.S. Army Forces Command Rear Detachment Symposium Feb. 16-17 at the 4th Infantry Division headquarters building.

  • DoD 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' information portal

    Feb 25, 2011

    DoD 'Don't Ask, Don't Tell' information portal

  • Top participants qualify to represent Fort Bragg in Bataan Memorial Death March

    Feb 25, 2011

    The Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation sponsored 2011 Fort Bragg Post Intramural Combat Cross Country Meet, Feb. 17. The top five participants to cross the finish line in both men and women's divisions are eligible to continue on to New Mexico to represent Fort Bragg at Bataan Memorial Death March, in White Springs, N.M., March 27.

  • Fort Bragg commissaries now open seven days a week

    Feb 25, 2011

    In past years, defense commissaries were open every day of the week, except Sundays and Monday. For the Fort Bragg community, Defense Commissary Agency offers an added convenience as both of the post's commissaries are now open seven days a week. The decision to open an extra day was made months ago by the Fort Bragg senior leadership and commissary officials as a benefit to the community.

  • Honoring Soldiers, celebrating those who support them

    Feb 25, 2011

    The Atlanta Military Personnel Assistance Point celebrated helping its 1 millionth Soldier to travel on rest and recuperation (R&R) leave through Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. The R&R Leave Program provides the opportunity for U.S. servicemembers and DoD Civilians who are deployed within the U.S. Central Command combat theater for one year to take up to 15 days of leave away from their current area of operation while deployed.

  • Situational support: Fort Bragg Care Teams trained for Family tragedy

    Feb 25, 2011

    Family Readiness Group Care Team, is trained to be a first-responder in times of tragedy. The Care Team provides that logical and emotional support to a Family immediately after notification of a casualty. It allows the Family to focus on themselves, instead of all the things that go with that notification of a loss.

  • Fort Bragg program provides resource for military parents

    Feb 25, 2011

    With the added stresses of deployments and Family separation, military Families face challenges that other Families don't have to consider. Fort Bragg's Army Community Service, Family Advocacy Program helps parents recognize the pressures they are under, enabling them to better care for themselves and their child. The FAP provides home visits and is a source of information for the parents - offering advice, answering questions and providing guidance on important measures like building your child's self worth and child proofing your home.

  • What do Soldiers need to know while the installations transition to closure'

    Feb 25, 2011

    Man on the street:This week the Sentinel asked first sergeants: What do Soldiers need to know while the installations transition to closure'

  • Fort Bragg paratroopers earn Expert Infantry Badge

    Feb 25, 2011

    Warfighters with the 82nd Airborne Division bestowed the title "expert" on 65 infantrymen Feb. 4 at Fort Bragg. From a field of 544 candidates, 65 paratroopers with 1st Brigade Combat Team passed a week-long series of tests required for the Expert Infantry Badge - a silver musket on a sky-blue rectangle worn only by the best of the infantry.

  • Fort Bragg MP patrol cars go high-tech

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg Military Police are now able to access a vast database of information while on the go. Using a computer system in their patrol cars, military police can access various state and national vehicle databases. They can even link to the 911 call center to receive information. The system enhances law enforcement operations by allowing a military policeman to look up information regarding a vehicle or driver without having to call a dispatch station to retrieve it.

  • Soldiers must maintain mission readiness during transition

    Feb 25, 2011

    As Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem continue on their path toward BRAC, a number of positions will empty as personnel either move on to other assignments or retire. As a result, Soldiers and other select personnel will be called upon to help backfill these positions through closure.

  • Fort Bragg National Prayer Breakfast serves food, 'spiritual fitness'

    Feb 25, 2011

    A National Prayer Breakfast was held the morning of Feb. 16, at the Fort Bragg Club, offering healthy portions of scripture and breakfast food to those who attended. The keynote speaker, Chaplain (Col.)Pat Hash, the U.S. Army Special Operations Command Command chaplain, spoke and used the story of Daniel in the Lion's Den to illustrate why principles, character and personal courage are essential for Soldiers serving in the United States military.

  • Fort Bragg champ radiates green energy

    Feb 25, 2011

    Jennifer McKenzie, earned her right to be named the 2011 Energy Champion and the entire Fort Bragg community benefitted. The Fort Bragg energy manager with the Directorate of Public Works, McKenzie has worked to improve Soldiers' quality of life while reducing operational costs. Each year, the Department of Energy's Federal Energy Management Program hosts a "You Have the Power" campaign, which honors the work of one outstanding federal employee.

  • Fort Bragg takes over Pope Air Force Base under BRAC

    Feb 25, 2011

    Fort Bragg's rich heritage will get a lift Monday as Pope Air Force Base becomes Pope Field. During a 10 a.m. ceremony to be held at Pope Air Force Base's Hangar 4, the base will become Pope Field and several Air Force units will be re-designated or inactivated. Pope will become an Army operated facility supporting Air Force operations and merging the post's growing Army and joint force community.

  • Personal pain of post closure

    Feb 25, 2011

    Yesterday, the garrison staff held its quarterly BRAC town hall meeting. It was an extremely successful event in that a great amount of useful, timely information was released and discussions were active and insightful. As always, the major topic of conversation and concern involved personnel issues.

  • I Corps deputy pins on second star

    Feb 24, 2011

    Deputy Commanding General Maj. Gen. Lloyd Miles was promoted Feb. 17, during a ceremony at American Lake Community Club on JBLM Lewis North. Miles is one of fewer than 100 major generals on active duty in the U.S. Army. Fewer than one-half of 1 percent of commissioned U.S. officers make it into the top echelon, the highest three ranks.

  • Culinary arts: strong program forges history

    Feb 24, 2011

  • Net Zero waste goal becoming a reality at JBLM

    Feb 24, 2011

    This year, the Joint Base Lewis-McChord sustainability team has received two prestigious national awards for its accomplishments in 2010.

  • Mortuary affairs Soldiers train for contingencies

    Feb 24, 2011

    FORT LEE, Va. (Feb. 24, 2011) -- In a mass casualty emergency, the 111th Quartermaster Company would be employed to recover remains. Part of that responsibility would be to ensure the remains are safe to handle.

  • Paratroopers get back to basics with JOAX

    Feb 24, 2011

    Paratroopers of the 82nd Airborne Division and two of its brigade combat teams conducted a Joint Operations Access Exercise, or JOAX, Feb. 8-16, to test their ability to jump into a hostile environment and conduct combat operations.

  • Preparing for repeal of DADT brings training for Soldiers

    Feb 24, 2011

    With pending repeal of the "Don't Ask, Don't Tell" law banning gays and lesbians from military service, the Army is implementing a tiered training program for Soldiers worldwide.

  • Army command sergeants major focus on Afghanistan

    Feb 24, 2011

    KANDAHAR AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - More than 55 command sergeants major attended the Command Sergeant Major Sustainment and Equipping Conference at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, Feb. 14-18, either in person or via video telephone conference, to discuss ways to equip Soldiers and improve the equipment available to them.

  • Night Stalkers awarded for combat heroics

    Feb 24, 2011

    Six Soldiers of the 3rd Battalion, 160th Special Operations Aviation Regiment (Airborne) were honored at Hunter Army Airfield for their actions during the battalion's recent deployments to Afghanistan, Feb. 17.

  • Army cook serves up smiles, strength to deployed Soldiers

    Feb 24, 2011

    CAMP RAMDADI, Iraq - Hundreds of deployed troops - plus civilian contractors and local national employees - swarm the dining facility at Camp Ramadi, Iraq, every evening, eager to fill their stomachs with a hot meal. But despite what's featured on the night's menu, one Army cook is ensuring that these troops are first fed a healthy smile.

  • Stewart, Hunter ready to 'Read Across America'

    Feb 24, 2011

    To someone just dropping in, it might look like a kind of little folks' "March Madness" will take over Fort Stewart's Brittin, Diamond and Kessler elementary schools March 7-10.

  • Army Enterprise Collaboration

    Feb 23, 2011

    <b>What is it' </b> Army Enterprise Collaboration is an effort to improve knowledge management and promote IT efficiency through the delivery of collaboration capabilities as a managed service. The Army will use existing enterprise licenses to provide access to centrally managed versions of Microsoft SharePoint® and IBM FileNet. These products will enable team collaboration, content management, records management and business- process management among all Army users, regardless of location. Importantly, they also will integrate with the systems used by Army forces during training and deployment. While the Army will retain oversight of the Enterprise Collaboration service, its day-to-day management will rest with the service provider, the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA).

  • FORSCOM's Annual AFAP Conference

    Feb 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) G-1 Well-Being officials are steadily preparing for the command's 2011 Army Family Action Plan (AFAP) conference which will be held March 7-11, in Atlanta, Ga.

  • Special Forces Soldier receives posthumous Medal of Honor

    Feb 23, 2011

    While no one will ever know for sure what was going through Staff Sgt. Robert J. Miller's mind that frigid January night in 2008, Martin's words clearly reflect why Miller would forfeit his life to protect his brothers-in-arms during a fierce battle on the other side of the world.

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