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  • Practice makes perfect

    Sep 12, 2011

    A soft hum echoes through the rolling hills of Washington's Yakima Training Center, on a quiet breezy morning. As the humming gets louder, the breeze turns into a wind. Within minutes of hearing a CH-47 Chinook carrying an M777 howitzer, it barrels over a hill in the distance. As it approaches, the Chinook turns the quiet landing zone into a storm. The power of the propellers makes it almost impossible for anyone to stand. Rocks begin to levitate and fly as if they were in the center of a tornado. The fine dust which was once settled now whips around scratching everything and everyone in its reach. The Chinook releases the howitzer into the storm of dust, rocks and wind then takes off into the hills. As the dust storm settles, Soldiers from Bravo Battery, 2nd Battalion, 17th Field Artillery Regiment, charge up the hill where the howitzer waits.

  • 9/11 influences New York Soldiers' lives

    Sep 12, 2011

    A decade ago, the world witnessed an act of terrorism when two planes hit the World Trade Center Twin Towers in New York, killing thousands of people and causing destruction unlike any previously witnessed in the United States.

  • Undefeated Mayweather talks upcoming title-fight with TF Duke troops in Afghanistan

    Sep 12, 2011

  • Rodriguez takes command of U.S. Army Forces Command

    Sep 12, 2011

    Gen. David M. Rodriguez took command of U.S. Army Forces Command here today in a ceremony that formalized the transformation of the "Home of the Airborne and Special Operations Forces" into a "four-star" installation.

  • Third Army hosts Sept. 11 Service of Remembrance

    Sep 11, 2011

    Third Army's commitment to the well-being of its troops remains a priority. Through tributes such as the Sept. 11 Service of Remembrance, Third Army is honoring those who lost their life during that fateful day 10 years ago, as well as servicemembers who've made the ultimate sacrifice while serving our great country.

  • Fort Bragg observes ten-year anniversary of 9/11

    Sep 11, 2011

    In observance of an event that changed the lives of Americans forever, more than 300 community leaders and spectators met at Fort Bragg's main post flagpole to remember events of Sept. 11, 2001.

  • Part of World Trade Center backdrops 9-11 ceremony with troops in Afghanistan

    Sep 11, 2011

    Images from a ceremony at Bragram Air Field where U.S. troops mark the 10th Anniversary of 9-11 where a historic part of the World Trade Center served as a focal point

  • FORSCOM's Jazz Guardians to tour Kentucky, Indiana

    Sep 11, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command's Jazz Guardians is taking its talents on the road with an "Ohio River Valley Summer Jazz Tour," Sept. 13-20. The group's Soldier/musicians will perform public concerts and hold master classes and clinics with music students at schools along the way. Admission to all the concerts is free, and no tickets are required. Made up from the 64 Soldiers of The Army Ground Forces Band (, the Jazz Guardians is a 13-member ensemble whose primary mission is to maintain and promote the uniquely American art form of Jazz. Members of the Guardians also make up the smaller Jazz Combo and Dixie Band, both of which will participate in the tour.

  • Third Army hosts 9/11 5k run

    Sep 10, 2011

    Servicemembers and civilians participate in th Let Freedom Ring 5k run/walk at Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, Sept. 10. The run/walk is a part of the Service and Remembrance weekend, which gives Third Army personnel a chance to pay homage to the individuals killed during the attacks on Sept. 11, 2001, and honors those currently serving the U.S. throughout the world. Events of the weekend, which include a moment of silence and ecumenical church service, all in efforts to remember the sacrifice, celebrate the present and build hope for the future.

  • Third Army prepares for USF-I repositioning

    Sep 10, 2011

    As the Dec. 31 deadline nears for the repositioning of U.S. servicemembers in Iraq, Third Army/ARCENT Soldiers stand ready to assist with their transition.

  • SecDef, volunteers build Fort Meade playground to remember 9/11

    Sep 10, 2011

    Defense Secretary Leon E. Panetta pitched in alongside more than 300 military and civilian volunteers to build a new playground for children of military families at Fort Meade, Md.

  • Motorcycle riders put safety first

    Sep 9, 2011

    Soldiers from 555th Engineer Brigade ride to Mount Rainier to train on motorcycle safety

  • Fort Bragg opens center in Linden Oaks, dedicated to fallen Special Forces Soldier

    Sep 9, 2011

    Fort Bragg officials recognized the need to better serve it's military children and their parents. On Aug. 30, Fort Bragg dedicated it's brand new School Age Services center on Linden Oaks in honor of Staff Sgt. Orlando Morales. The nearly $8.3 million Morales SAS center will provide multiple activities for about 200 military children. Morales SAS center is the third of nine, new child development centers and SAS centers that are planned to help support the growing need for Family support on Fort Bragg.

  • Suicide prevention interactive role-play wakes up Soldiers

    Sep 9, 2011

    Fort Hood is waking up Soldiers and giving them the opportunity to join live actors on stage for a suicide prevention interactive play every Tuesday.

  • Fort Bragg students participate in ambassador program, visit England, France for summer

    Sep 9, 2011

    Through the People to People Ambassador Programs, two rising seventh graders enjoyed two weeks of high adventure, history and fun as they explored ancient ruins, toured historic battlefields and made a lot of new friends both from North Carolina and Europe. Darian Wyatt and Kate McCosh traveled with other North Carolinian ambassadors to spend time in England and France for 12 days of sightseeing, activities, history, intercultural studies and international politics.

  • 9/11 changes widow's life

    Sep 9, 2011

    A widow tells of the impact 9/11 had on her Family and the sacrifice made by her late husband. She shares what she had to do to keep her Family together.

  • Rebuilding an ecosystem

    Sep 8, 2011

    Prescribed burns, or small, controlled fires set by professionals, take place each year on Joint Base Lewis-McChord's 12,000 acres of prairie -- to help heal the land, not hurt it.

  • Back-to-school carnival makes life easier for EFMP families

    Sep 2, 2011

    A back-to-school carnival held Aug. 26 at the Chapel Support Center on McChord Field for families with Exceptional Family Member Program-enrolled children only solidified the belief for families like the Onates that Joint Base Lewis-McChord is the right place to be for special needs accommodation.

  • New York Army National Guard Soldiers Clear Roads, Contain Floodwaters

    Sep 2, 2011

    From shoring up a creek to transporting emergency supplies here, New York National Guard Soldiers are helping residents weather flooding and other damages caused by Hurricane Irene.

  • Campaign improves nation's preparedness

    Sep 2, 2011

    Although a specific figure could not be determined, it was estimated that 3,000 people lost their lives Sept. 11, 2001, as a result of the terrorist attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City.

  • Event highlights women's equality

    Sep 2, 2011

    Community members from across the Mountain Post gathered at the Elkhorn Conference Center Monday to recognize the struggles endured by women to gain equality.

  • 10th CSH unfolds new readiness book

    Sep 2, 2011

    Temporary travels away from home require concentrated periods of increased foresight -- especially when getting ready for a battlefield.

  • Course Ranger

    Sep 2, 2011

    Medal of Honor recipient attends the Boeing Classic

  • Spouses Committee reaches out

    Sep 2, 2011

    When Soldiers enter the Warrior Transition Battalion, many face unknowns: will they remain in the Army, will they leave, what will their future look like?

  • Ballplayer ready for his 'Day at the Show'

    Sep 2, 2011

    Soldier will patrol center field for senior league team this weekend during event at Safeco Field

  • FORSCOM conducts safety, suicide prevention stand down

    Aug 31, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command leadership directed all FORSCOM commands to conduct a safety and suicide prevention stand down before the Labor Day holiday weekend. Over the course of two days, Aug 30 - 31, all FORSCOM headquarters personnel complied with that directive and completed training on personally owned vehicle and in particular motorcycle safety, suicide prevention and, for good measure, how to use the Automated External Defibrillators found throughout the FORSCOM/U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters building and frequently in public venues.

  • Soldiers' best friend reports for duty

    Aug 30, 2011

    Arnold, a 200-pound English Mastiff, has spent the past five years populating his resume with therapy hours and hospital visits. His resume now lists him as the newest member of Fort Drum's Army Substance Abuse Program.

  • Robot conducts FORSCOM band's Woodwind Quintet

    Aug 27, 2011

    The Army Forces Command band's Woodwind Quintet found itself under the direction of an unexpected guest conductor during the WWQ's performance at the Arts Council of Fayetteville/Cumberland County on Aug. 26. Waste Management Inc.'s robot Cycler led the ensemble in an arrangement of the "Humming Chorus" from Giacomo Puccini's Madama Butterfly. And without any rehearsal! This was just one highlight of the week for The Army Ground Forces Band, which supported six other missions as well.

  • FORSCOM command surgeon promoted to brigadier general

    Aug 26, 2011

    One of the U.S. Army's most accomplished leaders in military medicine was promoted to brigadier general by the Army's surgeon general, during a ceremony at Marshall Hall , the U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) Headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C., today. With his wife, Terry, assisting, Col. Brian C. Lein was promoted by Lt. Gen. Eric B. Schoomaker. Brig. Gen. Lein is the command surgeon for U.S. Army Forces Command Headquarters.

  • 3rd CAB pilot makes last flight before retirement

    Aug 25, 2011

    Chief Warrant Officer Christopher Batt, brigade standardization pilot for the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, made his final flight as a Soldier in true Army Aviation style at Hunter Army Airfield, Aug. 16.

  • New York Army National Guard Military Police Soldiers Maintain Training Pace at Home

    Aug 25, 2011

    While their fellow unit members are deployed on missions around the globe, New York Army National Guard's military police Soldiers have been all around the state, and all about training. From Buffalo to Fort Drum and Utica, Soldiers of the 105th, 107th and 206th Military Police Companies met physical, tactical and weapons training requirements and kept abreast of basic battlefield tasks in recent weeks. About 120 Soldiers of the Buffalo-based 105th Military Police Company are in Iraq, and about 170 Soldiers of the 107th Military Police Company from Utica are in Guantanamo Bay Naval Base in Cuba.

  • Upcoming Army reality show wraps video shoot at JBLM

    Aug 25, 2011

    A video crew was at Joint Base Lewis-McChord to shoot the final footage segments for an Army-sponsored reality show called "Starting Strong," a project headed by television actor and producer Ricky Schroder. In each episode potential recruits are matched with a senior noncommissioned officer, who serves as a mentor, and two battle buddies. They then get to experience a few days-in-the-lives of those Soldiers. Toward the end of each episode, the civilian "prospect" also meets an Army veteran who now uses skills gained as a Soldier in a successful civilian career. The prospect then must make a decision whether to enlist or not.

  • 'Black Jack' Soldiers transition base

    Aug 24, 2011

    A training base, full of history between the Iraqi army and U.S. forces, transitioned Aug. 21. Soldiers of Company A, 1st Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division " North, officially transitioned Kirkush Military Training Base, Iraq, back to the Iraqi army.

  • Task Force Guns descends on Afghanistan, takes on mission

    Aug 23, 2011

    Task Force Guns, part of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, currently deployed in northern Afghanistan, is conducting combat operations supporting ground coalition forces in Regional Command North.

  • Afghan Medic completes flight training

    Aug 23, 2011

    After approximately 30 days of technical training, Afghan Air Force flight medic Sgt. Gulap Ahmadzia received a certificate of completion July 27 from Company C, 1st Battalion, 52nd Aviation Regiment, for his participation of the U.S. Army and Afghanistan Air Force medevac partnership program here. Ahmadzia flew as a flight medic aboard a UH-60A Blackhawk during 13 medevac missions involving Afghan National Army and local national casualties from June 22 to July 13.

  • The Fire-Resistant Uniform: An Effective Mitigation Strategy in the Prevention of Burn Casualties

    Aug 23, 2011

  • 200th MPC prepares for wartime mission during Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011

    Aug 23, 2011

    More than 50 Soldiers assigned to the 200th Military Police Command deployed to the Republic of Korea this month to participate in Ulchi Freedom Guardian 2011.

  • Virginia quake tremors felt at FORSCOM

    Aug 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command Soldiers and civilians return to their offices after having evacuated Marshall Hall, the new FORSCOM/U.S. Army Reserve Command headquarters, because of tremors felt here at Fort Bragg that were caused by a 5.9-magnitude earthquake centered northwest of Richmond, Va. The occasion provided a real-world opportunity to test the building's evacuation procedures.

  • FORSCOM headquarters, Marshall Hall, hosts 1st major conference at Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Aug 23, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command new headquarters at Fort Bragg, N.C., Marshall Hall, is... the host location for its first major conference. Representatives from across the country gathered to discuss training and support requirements for Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN).

  • Servicemembers respond to worst-case scenario during 'Vibrant Response' 12 exercise

    Aug 22, 2011

    More than 7,000 Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, Marines and Department of Defense civilians are descending upon the Muscatatuck Urban Training Complex at Camp Atterbury, Ind., and various surrounding areas in Indiana, to execute DoD support to civil authorities in a consequence management role during the Vibrant Response 12 exercise.

  • 'Red Dragon' medics continue to train Iraqi counterparts

    Aug 22, 2011

    Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division-North, trained Iraqi Army soldiers on various medical tasks to help ensure they have the knowledge and capability to take care of injured comrades.

  • 'Red Dragon' medics continue to train Iraqi counterparts

    Aug 22, 2011

    Soldiers with 3rd Battalion, 82nd Field Artillery Regiment, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, U.S. Division " North, trained Iraqi Army soldiers on various medical tasks to help ensure they have the knowledge and capability to take care of injured comrades. Capt. David Marcoux, a Lancaster, Ohio, native and physician assistant for "Red Dragons," and a team of medics traveled to 4th Battalion, 17th Iraqi Army Brigade's compound and conducted medical training exercises.

  • 166th follows up on units' training

    Aug 22, 2011

    In an effort to improve training future units, key leaders of the 166th Aviation Brigade met with active-duty commanders of Task Force Thunder (159th Combat Aviation Brigade) in Afghanistan about the Reserve and National Guard units augmenting them on deployment. They also talked to the National Guard and Reserve commanders about the training their Soldiers received before the deployment.

  • EEO, FMWR drive summer work program for disabled students

    Aug 22, 2011

    The heat is on in places like Fort Hood, Texas, and Fort Sill, Okla., but the sun is burning extra bright at Fort Drum, where the Equal Employment Opportunity office outshined all other Army EEOs this summer by recruiting six college students with disabilities to work on the installation.

  • III Corps Soldiers reflect on history, heritage at DMZ

    Aug 21, 2011

    The blue paint looked as cold as the icy glares from the Soldiers guarding the buildings. For many III Corps troops, this was their first encounter with Republic of Korea soldiers and the North Korean military as they toured the historic Demilitarized Zone Aug. 11.

  • III Corps commanding general is presented with honorary Ji-hwi-bong

    Aug 21, 2011

    Lieutenant Gen. Don Campbell Jr., III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General passes the baton with Gen. Sang Eui Lee, commanding general of the 3rd Republic of Korea Army during a ceremony Aug. 21 held in Yongin, South Korea. During the ceremony Lee presented Campbell with the honorary Ji-hwi-bong Commander's Baton as Phantom Warrior Soldiers get ready to kick off the Ulchi Freedom Guardian exercise.

  • Jeep rebuild unites Fort Campbell community to support fallen Soldier's family

    Aug 19, 2011

    Garrhett Adkins' father, Sgt. 1st Class Charles Adkins, died in in Afghanistan April 16, 2011. Staff Sgt. Jason Axelson is now fixing up the jeep that Charles bought to turn the rusty reminder of what could have been into a celebration of Charles' life.

  • 'Vanguards' deploy 2 engineer companies

    Aug 18, 2011

    Hundreds of Soldiers from 4th Engineer Battalion assembled to case the colors of two companies Aug. 12, as the units' final formal step toward deploying for route-clearing missions in Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • 4th BCT prepares for battle

    Aug 18, 2011

    "This is phase line bravo, standby, over," 2nd Lt. Matthew Jadrnak said over his radio. The leader of 3rd Platoon, Troop B, 3rd Squadron, 61st Cavalry Regiment, 4th Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, waited for a response inside the Humvee, where he held command over five other vehicles.

  • TRADOC commander visits NTC

    Aug 17, 2011

    As the U.S. prepares to withdraw from Iraq, the National Training Center stands ready to meet the Army's changing training requirements, said Gen. Robert Cone, commander of U.S. Army Training and Doctrine Command, during an Aug. 16 visit to the NTC. Cone served as commanding general of the NTC and Fort Irwin from Sept. 2004 to June 2007.

  • 1st Cav. Div. enlisted leader makes tour of southern Iraq

    Aug 17, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE ADDER, Iraq--In a first-ever visit to 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division here in southern Iraq, Division Command Sgt. Maj. Isaia Vimoto conducted a tour of the brigade's areas of responsibility to build morale and familiarize himself with the troops and their mission in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • 'Guardians' of the Sky 101st BSB Soldiers keep Kirkuk skies safe for military aircraft

    Aug 16, 2011

    Soldiers of "Guardians," 101st Brigade Support Battalion, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, 1st Infantry Division, conducted Counter Surface-to-Air Improvised Explosive Device patrol operations around Contingency Operating Site Warrior, Iraq, Aug. 14, 2011. "The purpose of the mission is to deter, stop, or prevent enemy set up and firing of surface-to-air missiles or surface-to-air IEDs at military aircraft," said Staff Sgt. Jonathan Grape, a tactical operations noncommissioned officer, assigned to 101st BSB.

  • Sharpening The Blade

    Aug 16, 2011

    Story and photos highlighting First Army's 93rd Birthday celebration. Highlights include historical synopsis and a look at the future for First Army.

  • Support paratroopers learn advanced marksmanship from Special Forces trainers

    Aug 15, 2011

    Dozens of cooks, fuelers, logistics troops and medics received advanced rifle marksmanship training at Fort Bragg, N.C., from Special Forces Soldiers, Aug. 1-4, 2011

  • JBLM performance enhancement specialist living “dream job”

    Aug 15, 2011

    Shannon Baird, a performance enhancement specialist at Joint Base Lewis-McChord, Wash., has been working with the 109th Military Intelligence Battalion for the past six months to help its Soldiers fine-tune their mental preparation for certain tasks. Baird headed into the field to work with Soldiers from B Co. for the entire duration of a ten-day field training exercise Aug. 8-18 intended to prepare them for a deployment sometime within the next year.

  • 589th hosts Logisticians' Best-by Test

    Aug 15, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas--Roughly 30 logisticians from the 589th Brigade Support Battalion and 575th Forward Support Company completed a grueling week-long competition to find out who is the best in their field, Aug. 8-12.

  • 101st Airborne Division 'Screaming Eagles' get new commander

    Aug 12, 2011

    Hundreds gathered at the Fort Campbell Division Parade Field for the 101st Airborne Division (Air Assault) change of command ceremony Friday.

  • Marne community welcomes new WIC clinic

    Aug 4, 2011

    The grand opening of the reconstructed, remodeled Women, Infants and Children clinic took place at Fort Stewart during a ribbon-cutting ceremony, July 29.

  • An 18,000-mile journey to help military veterans

    Aug 4, 2011

    After 15,000 miles on his bicycle, Doug Adams was finally on familiar territory. For 10 months, the retired lieutenant colonel had averaged 60 miles a day across 48 states when he turned on to East Gate Road on July 28. It was the first time on his journey Adams recognized the road he traveled on.

  • New FORSCOM/USARC headquarters honors Gen. George C. Marshall

    Aug 1, 2011

    The U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command dedicated their new combined headquarters complex during a ceremony Aug. 1, 2011, in honor of General of the Army George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff from 1939 to 1945.

  • FORSCOM/USARC joint headquarters gets finishing touches

    Jul 29, 2011

    Some finishing touches were taken care of today in the pre-function area of the U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command's new combined headquarters complex in preparation for the dedication of the building and uncasing of their command colors here during a 9 a.m., Monday, Aug. 1, ceremony. In particular, the display featuring General of the Army George C. Marshall, Army chief of staff, 1939-1945, was made ready for the ceremony. The new headquarters has been named in honor of Gen. Marshall.

  • It is beginning to look like home

    Jul 28, 2011

    The flags of the 50 United States and six territories (U.S. Virgin Islands, Puerto Rico, Guam, District of Columbia, Northern Marianas and American Samoa) were raised today for the first time in front of the new Army Forces Command and U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex at Fort Bragg.

  • Progression of crew chiefs

    Jul 27, 2011

    In the military, personnel move up in rank, depending on their time in and desire to do so. In the aviation community, crewmembers can move up in position, regardless of rank. Here, on the aircraft, rank and position are mutually exclusive.

  • FORSCOM cannons installed at Fort Bragg

    Jul 27, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (July 27, 2011) - As of today, the two 12-pound Napoleon cannons that had stood guard at the old Army Forces Command headquarters at Fort McPherson, Ga., are now position in front of the new FORSCOM/U.S. Army Reserve Command joint headquarters complex here. The guns were loaded up on a flatbed truck on July 25 and installed here in time for the upcoming dedication of the FORSCOM/USARC building and the uncasing of their command colors during a ceremony, Monday, Aug. 1.

  • Soldiers head north to Alaska to hone skills, improve materiel readiness

    Jul 18, 2011

    In a partnership between the "generating force" and the "operating force," Soldiers are turning wrenches in Alaska to hone their skills and improve materiel readiness.

  • Fort Polk offers high-tech, air-conditioned convoy training

    Jul 18, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. "" The gunner sits atop his HMMWV, armed, ready to fire as the vehicle traverses a remote Afghan dirt road.

  • FORSCOM marks milestone with first in-processing in new headquarters

    Jul 18, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command marked another milestone today as 120 people were the first of its civilian employees to in-process in the new FORSCOM headquarters building here. The arriving staff members represented the latest wave of people to relocate here from FORSCOM’s previous home at Fort McPherson, Ga. The move is being made in order to comply with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • 10th Mountain hosts combat relay in Afghanistan

    Jul 17, 2011

    Servicemembers at Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, raced against each other during a 10-mile combat relay hosted by the 10th Mountain Division, July 17.

  • “Rough Rider” medics train troops at U.S. base in Iraq

    Jul 12, 2011

    Combat medics assigned to Company C, 27th Brigade Support Battalion, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, conducted a combat lifesaver course for service members stationed at Contingency Operating Site Marez, July 4-8. During the five-day medical refresher course, the service members trained on how to treat a casualty until professional medical help arrives.

  • District police, U.S. forces discuss progress and future

    Jul 12, 2011

    Members of the Provincial Police Transition Team, 1st Advise and Assist Task Force, visited the Dibbis district police station, northwest of Kirkuk City, Iraq, July 6. Lieutenant Colonel Steven Hughes, Team Chief for the Provincial Police Transition Team, 1st AATF, toured the Dibbis police headquarters and met with Lt. Col. Moayed Bakir Sidiq, Dibbis chief of police, to discuss progress, the current state of affairs and future plans for the district.

  • “Long Knife” food service specialist goes the extra mile to build morale

    Jul 12, 2011

    Before leaving China, Spc. Jun Zhao promised his mother he would go to America and make something of himself. Zhao, currently assigned to Troop D, 1st Squadron, 9th Squadron, 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, enlisted in the military four years ago as food service specialist.

  • 3-time Fort Hood Champion to fight for III Corps

    Jul 12, 2011

    For a Soldier who had grown up wrestling in Pennsylvania and had been introduced to boxing after joining the Army, combining the two in the form of mixed martial arts and combatives seemed like a natural fit.

  • MP supply sergeant key leader in turn-in process

    Jul 11, 2011

    As Soldiers of 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, prepare to decrease the size of the brigade’s footprint in Iraq under Operation New Dawn, some troopers are increasing their work hours transitioning equipment and supplies. Brigade leadership regularly chooses Soldiers who put forth extra effort as “Long Knife Transition Soldier of the Week,” recognizing the troops for dedication to the mission in U.S. Division " North.

  • Soldier clears brush, expands protection

    Jul 11, 2011

    When deployed, even a seemingly simple task such as clearing brush around a base enhances security and increases protection for troops operating in the area. Sergeant Cody Stevens, a heavy equipment operator assigned to Company C, Special Troops Battalion, 2nd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, earned the title of “Ironhorse Strong” Soldier of the Week for clearing out areas obscured by overgrown brush around Contingency Operating Base Warhorse, June 18 - 22.

  • Carson’s best battle III Corps elite

    Jul 7, 2011

    The III Armor Corps’ Best Warrior Competition 2011 took place at Fort Hood, Texas, June 27-29 as two Fort Carson warriors took on Soldiers from Fort Leonard Wood, Mo.; Fort Sill, Okla.; Fort Riley, Kan.; and Fort Bliss, Texas, for Best Warrior bragging rights and a chance to compete at the Forces Command competition in July.

  • Leaders debate way ahead for 'Great Place'

    Jul 7, 2011

    Senior leaders on the Great Place joined III Corps and Fort Hood Commanding General Lt. Gen. Don Campbell Jr. to work on the installation's way ahead.

  • FORSCOM band accepts keys to new training facility

    Jul 7, 2011

    The Army Ground Forces Band took possession of its state-of-the-art training facility here today. The Army Ground Forces Band ( provides musical support for the Army’s largest command, U.S. Army Forces Command ( The turnover of the building took place after a final inspection was made by representatives from the Army Corps of Engineers, the post’s Department of Public Works Real Property and Master Planning Divisions, and LifeCycle Construction Services, the company that has overseen the overall project. The new 18,748-square-foot building will consolidate the band’s operations, which were scattered around various locations at the unit’s former home at Fort McPherson, Ga.

  • 1st Air Cav takes charge of aviation mission in northern Afghanistan

    Jul 6, 2011

    CAMP MARMAL, Afghanistan -- During this past year, Soldiers of the 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, trained and prepared for a unique mission in an unfamiliar area of operations. The brigade, with a plethora of combat veterans from the war in Iraq, was faced with a new challenge: deploy and execute combat operations in the rugged and mountainous terrain of Afghanistan.

  • Iraqi Prime Power Production Course students learn CPR

    Jul 6, 2011

    Soldiers from the 215th Brigade Support Battalion, 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, recently taught a cardiopulmonary resuscitation course to a group of Iraqi Army Soldiers with the Prime Power Production Course for the Government of Iraq Ali Power Academy.

  • Turnover of FORSCOM band facility is just days away

    Jun 29, 2011

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. (June 29, 2011) " The Army Ground Forces Band’s state-of-the-art training facility came a step closer to becoming home for the U.S. Army Forces Command’s band today as the post Department of Public Works conducted a thorough and detailed inspection. The building is scheduled to be turned over to the post on Thursday, July 7, after the discrepancies turned up by the DPW inspectors have been fixed.

  • Army’s largest command cases colors for move to Fort Bragg, N.C.

    Jun 24, 2011

    U.S. Army Forces Command, a command responsible for more than 800,000 Soldiers nationwide, cased its colors today in advance of its permanent relocation to Fort Bragg, N.C. Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, led the casing ceremony and was assisted in rolling the command’s colors by Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, the FORSCOM command sergeant major. Headquartered at Fort McPherson, Ga., since 1973, FORSCOM was directed to relocate under the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation. Other Fort McPherson units, such as U.S. Army Reserve Command and U.S. Army Central (Third Army), were also directed to relocate. Fort McPherson is to close by Sept. 15.

  • 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.