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  • Women's shura convenes for first time in 2 years

    Feb 16, 2011

    A CH-47 Chinook carrying eight Government of the Islamic Republic of Afghanistan officials, a 3-30th Military Police Company Personnel Security Detail comprised entirely of female soldiers, and members of Khowst Provincial Reconstruction Team and the 3-19th Agricultural Development Team from Indiana touched down Thursday, Feb. 10 on a patch of green farmland, which stood in stark contrast from the otherwise brown countryside.

  • Army wife, mom, became Soldier at 39

    Feb 15, 2011

  • Stained-glass windows preserve Paratrooper history

    Feb 14, 2011

    The 82nd Abn. Div. has its legacy chronicled in a thoroughly unique way - with stained-glassed windows. In July 1976, seven windows were installed in the Division's Memorial Chapel, depicting the division's actions in World War I, World War II, the Dominican Republic, and Vietnam.

  • 101st Combat Aviation Brigade Pathfinder Air Assault

    Feb 14, 2011

    Pfc. Heyward J. Lundy, Task Force Destiny Pathfinder, pulls security Feb. 10, 2011 near the village of Nevay Deh as Soldiers from Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One and gunners from the British Royal Air Force Regiment's 15th Squadron board a Destiny UH-60 Blackhawk helicopter. Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One and gunners from the British Royal Air Force Regiment's 15th Squadron met with some of the local elders in the southern Afghanistan village to address some of their concerns. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released) www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Task Force Destiny Pathfinders

    Feb 14, 2011

    Sgt. David Smitt, Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One, A team leader, pulls security Feb. 10, 2011 near the village of Nevay Deh as his unit's ride back to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, appears in the form of a UH-60 Black Hawk helicopter. Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One and gunners from the British Royal Air Force Regiment's 15th Squadron met with some of the local elders in the southern Afghanistan village to address some of their concerns. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released) www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Task Force Destiny Pathfinder Air Assault

    Feb 14, 2011

    Sgt. David Smitt, Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One, A team leader, pulls security Feb. 10, 2011 near the village of Nevay Deh as his unit's ride back to Kandahar Airfield, Afghanistan, appears in the form of two UH-60 Black Hawk helicopters. Task Force Destiny, 101st Combat Aviation Brigade, Pathfinder Team One and gunners from the British Royal Air Force Regiment's 15th Squadron met with some of the local elders in the southern Afghanistan village to address some of their concerns. (U.S. Army Photo by Task Force Destiny Public Affairs Officer Sadie Bleistein/Released) www.facebook.com/101cab

  • Fort Bragg and the Beast: How local talent is Rockin' the Cage

    Feb 11, 2011

    Soldiers and civilians turned out to see the caged Beast on Feb. 5, as Dan Severn (former world wrestling entertainment star and record holder of 15 title belts) made a guest appearance at the Rock Shop Music Hall for a night of mixed martial arts cage fighting. Partial proceeds from Rockin' the Cage went to the Special Forces Association, Chapter I-XVIII and Afghan war veterans.

  • Command-sponsored program at Fort Bragg helps strengthen marriage

    Feb 11, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Warrior Transition Battalion's Unit Ministry Team sponsored the first, of the 10 "Great Dates," that started in September 2010. The WTB's dates, held once a month, are hosted at local restaurants. At each date, the couples review one chapter of "10 Great Dates to Energize Your Marriage" by David and Claudia Arpthe so that each couple can further their communication skills and strengthen their marriage.

  • Fort Bragg Fire and Emergency Services train for any scenario

    Feb 11, 2011

    The start of the Fire and Emergency Service's rescue exercise on Jan. 20, saw Battalions 1 and 2 headed across post to the simulated vehicle accident. The "accident' involved a tiny Honda Accord and a five-ton military truck. This type of scenario allows rescuers to be prepared to face a dangerous situation when and if they come upon such an accident.

  • Joint Base Lewis-McChord Soldier named Army's top artilleryman

    Feb 10, 2011

    It was a letter from Maj. Gen. David Halverson, the commanding general of the United States Fires Center of Excellence and Fort Sill, notifying the platoon sergeant with B Battery, 2nd Battalion, 12th Field Artillery Regiment he had won the 2010 Gruber Award as the best field artilleryman in the Army.

  • Fort Drum celebrates USO birthday, legendary volunteer

    Feb 10, 2011

    Members and friends of the Fort Drum community stopped by the USO at lunchtime Feb. 4 to celebrate the organization's 70th birthday and to honor an 87-year-old volunteer who has offered her time at New York-based USOs ever since President Franklin D. Roosevelt organized the group in 1941.

  • FORSCOM wins Army's 'Best Protection Program Award' for 2010

    Feb 10, 2011

    Department of the Army named U.S. Army Forces Command the winner of its Best Protection Program Award for calendar year 2010, during the Army's Antiterrorism and Force Protection Conference Jan. 31 in Orlando, Fla.

  • Army artillery, naval training

    Feb 10, 2011

    SAN DIEGO, Calif.-Today's military leaders are constantly seeking ways to improve training programs for Soldiers, Sailors, Airmen, and Marines, utilizing the most current and emerging technology.

  • Army aviation leaders gather to chart branch's future

    Feb 10, 2011

    More than 200 leaders in the Army Aviation Branch descended upon Fort Rucker, Ala., Jan. 31 to Feb. 3, to guide the future of aviation for 2011 and beyond.

  • Spouses form strong bonds

    Feb 10, 2011

    Division Special Troops Battalion, 4th Infantry Division, spouses participated in a Strong Bonds retreat Jan. 28-29 at the Cheyenne Mountain Resort.

  • 3rd BCT returns home to Family, friends

    Feb 10, 2011

    About 180 Soldiers assigned to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 4th Infantry Division, returned to the Mountain Post Feb. 1 from a deployment to Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • FORSCOM band coaches students while performing its community outreach mission

    Feb 10, 2011

    One of FORSCOM's Army Ground Forces Band's vital missions is community outreach. The band recently spent spent the good part of a weekend interfacing with the community with a concert at Clayton State University's Spivey Hall in Morrow, Ga., Friday evening, Feb. 4, and holding clinics with high school and middle school band students and performing follow-up concerts at Peachtree Charter Middle School in Dunwoody, Ga., Saturday, Feb. 5. The band and its various ensembles, or Musical Performance Teams, serve as musical ambassadors for the American combat Soldier to the American people, instilling pride in their troops and support for the nation's military through the performance of music at the local, regional and national levels.

  • Spartan Soldiers, Hinesville community join program to build home for local hero

    Feb 9, 2011

    Home - a place where many feel the heart remains no matter how far you drift away. For Soldiers, who often deploy for long periods of a time, home is what keeps Soldiers going; it reminds them of what they are fighting for.

  • Task Force Viper changes command

    Feb 9, 2011

    In some cultures rain is an auspicious sign of good things to come. As the rain fell Jan. 25 on Hunter Army Airfield, a new battalion commander saw another meaning for what the rain signified.

  • Task Force Brawler changes command

    Feb 9, 2011

    Soldiers from the 4th Battalion, 3rd Aviation Regiment, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade gathered Jan. 27, on the flightline at Hunter Army Airfield for a change of command ceremony to say farewell to Lt. Col. Robert Ault and to welcome Lt. Col. Craig Alia.

  • Career counselors represent 3rd ID in Army-wide competition

    Feb 9, 2011

    "If you want something, be hungry."

  • 3rd ID Soldier named EO Advisor of the Year

    Feb 9, 2011

    A Marne Soldier was recognized as the United States Army 2010 Equal Opportunity Advisor of the Year at the 2010 Diversity & Leadership Training Symposium, held at the Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center in Orlando, Fla., Dec. 16.

  • Seetin Receives Longevity Award

    Feb 9, 2011

    Gen. James D. Thurman, U.S. Army Forces Command Commanding General, presents Samuel Seetin with the Army's Longevity Award for 50 years of civilian service to the U.S. Army.

  • NTC holds African-American Heritage celebration

    Feb 9, 2011

    The 11th ACR's Regimental Support Squadron Equal Opportunity Office hosted an African-American History Month celebration at the National Training Center on Fort Irwin, Calif., Feb. 1. The guest speaker was Irma Hunter-Brown, a former member of the Arkansas General Assembly.

  • 82nd Airborne Brings Super Bowl Party to Wounded Warriors

    Feb 8, 2011

    Leadership and supporting organizations throw a Super Bowl party for wounded warriors at Walter Reed Army Medical Center. Distributed gifts and were joined by Washington Redskin cheerleaders. The All American Chorus performed for the wounded warriors.

  • Black Jack troopers overcome obstacles at JRTC

    Feb 8, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. Aca,!" As the war on terror continues to evolve, so to must the training of those who fight it.

  • Greywolf rolls into Kuwait training

    Feb 8, 2011

    CAMP BUEHRING, Kuwait - Soldiers with 3rd Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division conducted their final training at Camp Buehring, Kuwait last week before they transition into Iraq in support of Operation New Dawn.

  • Brig. Gen. Ferrell takes helm at Fort Irwin and National Training Center

    Feb 8, 2011

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- A new leader emerged to write the next chapter of Fort Irwin and the National Training Center on Monday afternoon as Brig. Gen. Terry Ferrell assumed command of the installation. Brig. Gen. Ferrell replaced outgoing Fort Irwin and National Training Center commanding general Brig. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams during a change of command ceremony led by U.S. Army Forces Command commander Gen. James D. Thurman.

  • Fort Polk Family pleased persistent pug finds way home

    Feb 7, 2011

    A Fort Polk Family has discovered that happy endings can happen unexpectedly. Their story began when Sgt. 1st Class Keven Henry, Task Force 3, Operations Group, and his Family took a trip to Georgia with their new puppy, Buddy, in tow. The Henrys were in Georgia for their son's graduation and to visit Family. Toward the end of that trip, Buddy, a pug, escaped. "I left him with a friend and he got out. We looked all over for him, but we couldn't stay. We had to get back to Fort Polk," said Henry. "My girls, (Kevena, 11, and Marissa, 9) were highly upset, we all were."

  • Long Knife Brigade honors fallen comrades

    Feb 7, 2011

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING SITE MAREZ, Iraq - Senior leaders of U.S. Forces-Iraq and U.S. Division-North joined members of the 4th Advise and Assist Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, to pay respect to two fallen Long Knife brothers during a memorial ceremony at Contingency Operating Site Marez, Jan. 22.

  • Fort Gillem Reservists open new building

    Feb 7, 2011

    While BRAC is closing most buildings on Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem, in one instance, it has led to an expansion. On Jan. 20, staff members at the Southeastern Army Reserve Intelligence Support Center (SEARISC), Bldg. 839, on Fort Gillem hosted a ribbon-cutting ceremony to open a new annex to their building.

  • Fort Bragg programs offer chance to get into shape

    Feb 4, 2011

    Two exercise programs on Fort Bragg and Pope Air Force Base not only offer the chance to beat the winter blues, but they also offer the chance to live a healthier lifestyle. Jump into Shape, offered by Womack Army Medical Center, and The Biggest Loser, a NuCo fat loss contest, have both recently started.

  • Fort Bragg Exchange promotes healthier living

    Feb 4, 2011

    Dining at Fort Bragg is no longer a diet-buster as almost every establishment now offers healthy dining options. Subway's Fresh Fit menu provides eight sandwiches with less than six grams of fat, baked chips and a diet beverage. Burger King allows diners to select a side salad instead of fries for the same price. Also there is the "Fit Pick" program, created by the National Automatic Merchandising Association, "Fit Pick" educates Americans about the role of healthy snacks and the importance of a balanced diet and physical activity.

  • Fort Bragg conducts working dogs annual certification

    Feb 4, 2011

    Military working dog teams from Fort Stewart, Ga., Fort Hood, Texas, Fort Bragg and Fort Riley, Kan. went through traing for recertification recently. The annual certification course took place on Fort Bragg, Jan. 10 through the 14.

  • Fort Bragg volunteers rewarded for community service

    Feb 4, 2011

    Jose Aguimatang and Ksenia Kulik graduated Albritton Middle School and set aside the lazy days of summer for a volunteer stint with the American Red Cross, Fort Bragg/Pope Army Airfield. This started a partnership that would lasted through high school. On Jan. 26, the teens received prestigious Iron Mike pins in a ceremony that honored the service of Fort Bragg volunteers.

  • 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier receives Silver Star

    Feb 4, 2011

    KUNDUZ, Afghanistan - A 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier with 1st Brigade Combat Team received the Silver Star Medal - the nation's third highest award for valor in combat - during a ceremony Jan. 26 at Forward Operating Base Kunduz, in northern Afghanistan.

  • Fort Bragg opens doors of new Family Readiness Group resource center

    Feb 4, 2011

    The 82nd Sustainment Brigade opened the doors to a new Family readiness group center on Fort Bragg, that will provide a centralized location for those servicemembers and Family members involved in the unit's FRG. The center is a place where Family members can receive resources and have meetings, a small place for kids to play while conducting business and a place to let your hair down when the deployment gets too long.

  • FORSCOM's top enlisted Soldier visits Bragg to review future living and working conditions

    Feb 4, 2011

    Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, the top enlisted Soldier for U.S. Army Forces Command, spent three days meeting with Soldiers and checking on the progress of construction projects in preparation for FORSCOM's move here later this year.

  • Waiting spouse finds time to volunteer with FRG

    Feb 4, 2011

    First of a planned series with various spouses of the 3-1 IBCT and how they are handling the separation of deployment.

  • Assistant Secretary Hammack visits Fort Carson

    Feb 3, 2011

    The assistant secretary of the Army for installations and environment visited Fort Carson Jan. 27 to gain an understanding of the post's sustainability and renewable energy strategies to help the Army achieve its future goals.

  • SES logistician at Army's largest command retires after 37 years service

    Feb 3, 2011

    Article on the retirement of Mr. David Campbell, Deputy G-4

  • 'Battle Ready' Brigade focuses on command supply discipline

    Feb 3, 2011

    Col. Robert A. Warburg, commander of the 188th Infantry Brigade, First Army Division East, hosted several high-level Army logisticians to conduct a logistics seminar for all 188th Brigade personnel not currently engaged in a mission. The seminar provided insight on the Army's logistics systems and introduced the new Global Combat Support System - Army.

  • Mapping your life: Embedded data in photos could tip off criminals

    Feb 3, 2011

    The potential dangers of geotagging and location-based social networking exists. Geotagging is the process of adding geographical identification to photographs, video, web sites and instant messages.

  • Petraeus lauds transition efforts in Afghanistan

    Feb 3, 2011

    The top coalition commander in Afghanistan presented a candid assessment on the topic of transition in Afghanistan to about 60-plus coalition leaders attending the Regional Support Commanders Conference at Camp Eggers, home to the NATO Training Mission-Afghanistan/Combined Security Transition Command - Afghanistan.

  • Raider Brigade changes command

    Feb 2, 2011

    The sun shone down on the Soldiers from 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, as they stood on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field and watched as a new brigade commander took control Jan. 28.

  • Black History Month: Mississippi native looks back on 32-year Army career

    Feb 2, 2011

    In 1979, Margaret Thatcher became Britain's first female prime minister; Saddam Hussein became President of Iraq; "Saturday Night Fever" was the Album of the Year; and Chief Warrant Officer 4 Gene Moore entered the Army.

  • Wildlife headlines annual gala at Stewart

    Feb 2, 2011

    Club Stewart, often filled with sounds of celebration, camaraderie, social gatherings and events marking major milestones in military life, was a place of different sounds Jan. 22.

  • Hunter WWII fire truck retires at the Mighty Eighth Air Force Museum

    Feb 2, 2011

    The shinny, little 1941 Ford Fire Truck affectionately called "Rags" moved slowly toward the entrance of the Mighty Eighth Museum to its final resting place inside among other World War II relics, January 28.

  • Jumpmaster-turned-country-music-star rocks Camp Victory

    Feb 2, 2011

    Jumpmaster-turned-country-music-star took to the Camp Victory stage as servicemembers cheered from the audience.

  • Rocky's Zone: Super Bowl home for Soldiers

    Feb 1, 2011

    Rocky's Zone will be showing the Super Bowl at an all-day Super Bowl party featuring tournaments, prizes and a chance for eight lucky Soldiers to get V.I.P. treatment while watching the game. Doors open at 11 a.m.

  • Families prepare to welcome home III Corps troops

    Feb 1, 2011

    The long wait is almost over for families of III Corps' Special Troops Battalion Soldiers. In the next few weeks, the Corps' steady return of Soldiers will continue and their families and friends could not be happier.

  • Deputy FORSCOM commander visits 'Resolute' brigade - tours watercraft

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS, Va (Jan. 28) - The 7th Sustainment Brigade enjoyed a visit from Lt. Gen. Howard Bromberg, the U.S. Army Forces Command deputy commanding general, Jan. 28. The visit began with the brigade's deployment ceremony at Anderson Field House and was immediately followed by a deployment brief in the 7th Sus. Bde. conference room. The 'Resolute' leadership and staff detailed the brigade's plans for their upcoming deployment, including the mission sets for both forward and rear personnel. Bromberg gave advice on deployment and his personal lessons learned.

  • 7th Sustainment Brigade 'Resolute Warriors' case colors for deployment to Afghanistan, Ira

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT EUSTIS, Va (Jan. 28) - Soldiers of the 7th Sustainment Brigade stood shoulder to shoulder at Fort Eustis' Anderson Field House this morning for a 10 a.m. deployment ceremony. The brigade's Headquarters and Headquarters Company, Special Troops Battalion, and the 53rd Transportation Battalion, officially cased their unit colors and bid a fond farewell to family and friends in light of their pending deployment to Afghanistan and Iraq.

  • Fort Riley officials showcase new resiliency campus

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Brig. Gen. Rhonda Cornum, Army Comprehensive Soldier Fitness director, visited Fort Riley Jan. 28 to assist leaders in opening the post's new resiliency campus during a ribbon-cutting ceremony at the Resiliency Learning Center on Custer Hill.

  • Brig. Gen. Abrams reflects on tenure at Fort Irwin and National Training Center

    Jan 31, 2011

    Fort Irwin and National Training Center commanding general Brig. Gen. Robert "Abe" Abrams can't look at any one thing and say it's what he's most proud of during his nearly two years in command in the High Desert. "There's so many things the National Training Center has accomplished over the last two years that to neck it down to one thing would be a disservice to everyone," he said. One thing he has seen occur during the past two years is the emergence of a unity of effort across all the different organizations on Fort Irwin, he noted, which has helped the training center continue to adapt and remain ahead of the requirements in training units for deployment.

  • One year program masters degree from Columbia University available

    Jan 31, 2011

    Opportunities are available for Army captains and majors to strengthen their leadership and organization development through the Eisenhower Leader Development Program. By exercising the Enhanced Graduate School Program option, officers may enroll in the 12-month ACS/EGSP program which culminates in a Master of Arts from Columbia University in social-organizational psychology. The ELDP is jointly administered between the U.S. Military Academy and the Teachers College at Columbia University.

  • Enterprise Email Migration

    Jan 31, 2011

    During 2011, all Army email users will migrate to Enterprise Email service. Instead of accessing email through local email servers at each installation, they will reach through the network to access email services from centralized servers known as the Department of Defense (DoD) cloud. The migration of email services to the Defense Information Systems Agency (DISA) is part of a larger DoD effort to consolidate information technology services, improve capabilities, and reduce overall costs.

  • Air Cav lends support to Zack & Jim's 18th Annual Blowout

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Every year, Zack Owen and Jim Cody, hosts for the Zack and Jim radio show on WACO 100, host an "Annual Blowout" concert to show their appreciation for their fans.

  • Warhorse troopers gather for fallen comrade

    Jan 31, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Friends, family members and comrades of Spc. Ian Borelli, formerly with B Company, 3rd Battalion, 8th Cavalry Regiment, 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division, gathered at the 76th St. Memorial Chapel, Jan. 26, to remember his life and service.

  • Apple Pie Brigade greets troops with smiles, pies

    Jan 31, 2011

    Not every brigade has "soldiers" who wear combat boots or carry weapons. Armed with apple pies and smiles, the warriors of the Apple Pie Brigade have a mission: To deliver a pie and appreciation to every Soldier deploying or arriving home from a deployment.

  • 1-4 Infantry leaves legacy of team work in Afghanistan

    Jan 31, 2011

    ZABUL, Afghanistan- After four years of continuous 6-month deployments, the Soldiers of 1st Battalion, 4th Infantry Regiment concluded their mission in Afghanistan. As 1-4 refocuses its effort on its main role as opposing forces for units preparing to deploy at the Joint Multinational Readiness Center in Hohenfels Germany, their Romanian brothers from Zabul have taken a stronger, more active lead in the overall mission in Afghanistan.

  • TF Rakkasan transfers authority to TF Duke

    Jan 30, 2011

    A Transfer of Authority ceremony, in which the command of Khowst and Paktya Provinces was formally handed over from the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division to the 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Infantry Division, was held on Forward Operating Base Salerno in Khowst Province, Afghanistan, Jan. 30.

  • Mulvaney visits Third Army's new headquarters at Shaw AFB

    Jan 28, 2011

    The Honorable John M. "Mick" Mulvaney, U.S. Congressman for South Carolina's Fifth district, visited Shaw Air Force Base, S.C., Jan. 28, spending an afternoon getting to know the military personnel who serve in his district and welcoming Third Army as his new neighbors.

  • Fort Bragg Families kick it up at Armed Services YMCA

    Jan 28, 2011

    For Robert, Jarod and Katrina Wood, Family time includes teaching other Families and couples the art of yang tai chi and youn wha ryu tae kwon do. The training received from the Wood Family is geared toward a person's skill level that is strengthened through progression. Wood said martial arts is great physical exercise and fitness and it helps teach diligence by setting goals and working toward accomplishing those goals.

  • Fort Bragg program offers healthy benefits, fitness options to retirees

    Jan 28, 2011

    The Fort Bragg Family and Morale, Welfare and Recreation Sports office now offers a program of circuit training that is designed especially for retirees. The program, which takes place at Towle Gym, features several circuits of weight machine exercises fused with various cardio routines.

  • Fort Bragg USO jolted by large coffee donation

    Jan 28, 2011

    The North Carolina Fort Bragg Center, received a donation of two thousand pounds of coffee; collected from customers at the Caribou Coffee store in Chapel Hill, N.C. and donated to the Fort Bragg USO.

  • Operation Kid Comfort provides Fort Bragg children with link to deployed parent

    Jan 28, 2011

    The Armed Services YMCA's Operation Kid Comfort gives each child of a deployed, active-duty servicemember a quilt or pillow featuring photos of their Family to help comfort the child. Children ages 5 and under with a deployed parent receive a free, handcrafted quilt featuring photos provided by the Family and children ages 6 to 12 receive a free, photo-transfer pillow.

  • 'Army strong' is a lifestyle at Fort Bragg, Army-wide, not a catch phrase

    Jan 28, 2011

    TheArmy has developed a Comprehensive Soldier Fitness Program, which aims to improve the way Soldiers, Family members and Army civilians think, respond and live. Within CSF, the Army focuses on five core aspects of health - physical, emotional, social, Family and spiritual - otherwise known as holistic standards for the 'strong minds, strong bodies' mantra.

  • Army Enterprise e-mail migration to begin in February

    Jan 28, 2011

    Although the road toward Enterprise e-mail may seem complicated, there is a clear map, leaders know where the effort is headed, and the economy sized e-mail box Soldiers have now is about to become a luxury sedan, about 40 times bigger.

  • Fort Bragg teacher named 2011 Teacher of the Year

    Jan 28, 2011

    In February, members of the Fort Bragg school board will recognize a veteran teacher at Murray Elementary School who was named 2011 Teacher of the Year for the North Carolina District of the Department of Defense Education Activity.

  • Task Force Bragg commander presents Distinguished Service Cross to Soldier for combat heroics

    Jan 28, 2011

    Surrounded by civic leaders, comrades, veterans and relatives, and more than three years after his heroics in Afghanistan's Hindu Kush mountains, Staff Sergeant James M. Takes, a Mooresville, N.C., paratrooper was presented with the Distinguished Service Cross, the nation's second highest award for valor.

  • McPherson Federal job fair brings employers and potential employees together

    Jan 28, 2011

    When Fort McPherson and Fort Gillem close their gates in September due to BRAC, many people will be left without jobs. To make sure no Civilian employee or Soldier gets left behind, Fort McPherson hosted a federal agency job fair Jan. 20 at The Commons on Fort McPherson.

  • Love and War: Two couples share thoughts on dual-military marriage

    Jan 28, 2011

    MAZAR-E-SHARIF, Afghanistan - Marriage is hard. Ask any couple, no matter how long they've been married, and they'll tell you it takes work. Throw in long periods of separation and a war on top of that, and it becomes that much more difficult.

  • 10th Mountain Division siblings reunite while deployed

    Jan 28, 2011

    KANDAHAR, Afghanistan - The war on terrorism is the longest military campaign that American forces have been involved in. As a result, service members have been separated from their Families for months, even years at a time. However, for one 10th Mountain Division (LI) Soldier, her assignment to the Fort Drum-based unit and deployment here provided an opportunity to reunite with her brother.

  • Fort Drum conservationists win top Army environmental award

    Jan 28, 2011

    Sixteen biologists, botanists and foresters who care about nature helped Fort Drum win big this year in the Army's annual environmental competition.

  • Soldiers, community build home for wounded Marne hero

    Jan 28, 2011

    Hundreds of volunteers made up of community members, Soldiers and contractors turned out on the morning of Jan. 21, to begin construction of a specially-adapted home for one of their own, Staff Sgt. Jason Letterman, 3rd Battalion, 7th Infantry Regiment, 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

  • MP fights adversity, fulfills Army commitment

    Jan 28, 2011

    While on patrol in Iraq on Aug. 13, 2008, Ballard's Humvee was struck by an improvised explosive device that resulted in an amputation of his left arm above the elbow. Rather than focusing on what he couldn't do, he kept a positive attitude by continuing to look at what he can do in life.

  • House Armed Services Committee calls Fort Irwin and National Training Center 'critical' to

    Jan 27, 2011

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Freshman U.S. Representative Scott Rigell, R-Va., has been in Congress less than a month, but during his visit to Fort Irwin and the National Training Center, he stressed the importance of the installation even as Congress considers budget cuts. Rep. Rigell, who represents VirginiaAca,!a,,cs 2nd District, and eight other members of the House Armed Services Committee led by chairman Rep. Howard Aca,!A"BuckAca,!A? McKeon, R-Calif., and ranking member Rep. Adam Smith, D-Wash., visited the installation on Thursday.

  • The FORSCOM band building 'show goes on' despite wintry weather

    Jan 27, 2011

    While the snow earlier in January slowed things up a few days on the outside, work continued on the inside of FORSCOM's Army Ground Forces Band's new training facility. The project is 55 percent complete and on schedule for completion in June. The 18,748-square-foot building will have a state-of-the-art concert band rehearsal hall, a jazz band/large group rehearsal room for a 25-piece ensemble, six small group rehearsal rooms for five- to eight-piece ensembles, and seven individual practice rooms. Acoustic control will be accomplished through finish selections such as acoustical ceiling tile, acoustical wall panels and acoustic floor panels, particularly in the main rehearsal room, practice rooms and main lobby. All finish materials have environmental benefits and are durable and easy to maintain and replace as necessary. The band will move to Fort Bragg with Headquarters, Army Forces Command, the summer of 2011, in accordance with the 2005 Base Realignment and Closure legislation.

  • 22 become U.S. citizens

    Jan 27, 2011

    Twenty-two Fort Carson Soldiers and Family members from 14 countries pledged their allegiance to the United States during a naturalization ceremony Jan. 20 at Grant Library.

  • Hunter youth, teens have options with top-notch facility

    Jan 27, 2011

    If you drive down South Perimeter Road on Hunter Army Airfield, away from post about three miles, you will come across a brand-new facility on your left, just past the gas station. This building, 8805, is the home of School Age Services, ages 6-12, and Middle School/Teen program at Hunter Army Airfield. The brand-new facility, which opened in February 2010, is a mecca for children on Hunter.

  • 1st Air Cav trains for high altitude rescue hoist operations

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The 1st Air Cav. Bde., 1st Cav. Div., takes to the skies near Fort Carson, Colo., during rescue hoist operations training, Jan. 19. The training was held in conjunction with the brigade's ongoing participation in high altitude, mountain environmental training; meant to help the brigade prepare for its upcoming deployment to Afghanistan.

  • Greywolf leaders prepare as New Dawn approaches

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas- Leaders throughout 3rd Brigade Combat Team, 1st Cavalry Division attended a Leader Development and Education for Sustained Peace seminar last week to prepare them for their deployment to Iraq as part of Operation New Dawn.

  • Ministry teams train up to reach a broader audience

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT POLK, La. - Chaplains have great listening techniques and vocal skills that allow them to speak to large groups and individuals. However, being interviewed by media and speaking to local leaders in another country may require a different set of skills in today's real-world operations.

  • 1st Air Cav set to reach new heights

    Jan 26, 2011

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-Flying at high altitudes and dealing with rugged terrain conditions can be a challenging endeavor for any pilot or crew chief, especially in a combat theatre like Afghanistan.

  • Fort Benning icon comes back to life

    Jan 26, 2011

    A relic of an historic era on post is set to be revived after persistent determination by a proud unit and generous contributions from those who understand the nostalgia of the old building. The U.S. Army Marksmanship Unit will rededicate the USAMU Round House, commonly called the "Patton Round House" in association with Gen. George Patton's time at Ft. Benning, at a ceremony Friday.

  • AFAP Conference set to discuss 88 issues

    Jan 25, 2011

    The annual Army Family Action Plan Conference will take place next week in northern Virginia to review 88 issues elevated from commands worldwide.

  • UFC fighters step into First Strike's ring

    Jan 25, 2011

    FORT HOOD, Texas-The Soldiers were engaged in their daily duties inside the motorpool when they received a surprise visit from six of the Ultimate Fighting Championship fighters prior to their televised event "Fight for the Troop 2," Jan. 21.

  • III Corps commander discusses drawdown in Iraq

    Jan 25, 2011

    As the III Corps mission in Iraq winds down and the Soldiers prepare to return to Central Texas, Lt. Gen. Bob Cone, USF-I deputy commanding general for operations and III Corps commander, highlighted the positive impact the unit has had during its year-long deployment, and the challenges still facing Iraq as they prepare to depart.

  • GEN Casey visits NTC in Ft. Irwin

    Jan 24, 2011

  • Headstone for Medal of Honor awardee unveiled

    Jan 22, 2011

    Approximately 200 people gathered at the grave of 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Robert Miller to witness the unveiling of his Medal of Honor marker in a ceremony hosted by the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and the Miller family, at the All Faiths Memorial Cemetery in Caselberry, Fla.

  • Army chief of staff visits National Training Center, discusses changes to training

    Jan 22, 2011

    Versatility in training will be the biggest change the National Training Center can expect to see in the future as the Army shifts its deployment training focus to include hybrid threat scenarios, said Chief of Staff of the Army Gen. George W. Casey Jr. during a visit to the NTC, Jan. 22.

  • Unveiling Ceremony for Medal of Honor headstone

    Jan 22, 2011

    This morning at the All Faiths Memorial Cemetery in Caselberry, Fla., approximately 200 people gathered at the grave of 24-year-old Staff Sgt. Robert Miller to witness the unveiling of his Medal of Honor marker in a ceremony hosted by the United States Army Special Operations Command (USASOC) and the Miller family.

  • STX lane training at the National Training Center

    Jan 21, 2011

    A gunner from 570th Engineer Company, 14th Engineer Battalion, watches for threats during an urban mounted patrol situational training exercise Jan. 18 at the National Training Center's Ertebat Shar village.

  • Clinic construction begins

    Jan 21, 2011

    Members of the Fort Carson community gathered at The Foxhole Jan. 12 for a groundbreaking ceremony for a new behavioral health clinic slated to open in spring 2012 as part of the resiliency campus.

  • Fort Bragg unveils new website

    Jan 21, 2011

    After six months of feedback from units all over post, the Fort Bragg website launched Tuesday at 5 p.m. The new site will have a different look and will be more user-friendly and easier to manage. Those visiting the website at www.bragg.army.mil, can expect something new and improved.

  • Fort Bragg community reminded of post-holiday suicide awareness

    Jan 21, 2011

    For some, the period after the holidays, mid-January to late February, is a time that brings sadness and depression that could lead to more dangerous actions. Fort Bragg's Directorate of Human Resources is reminding the community that historically, February is the month when the Army has seen a spike in the number of suicides committed by servicemembers. Soldiers, Family members and civilians are urged to be extra vigilant during this time.

  • Womack Army Medical Center offers tips to prevent cervical cancer

    Jan 21, 2011

    WomacK Army Medical Center at Fort Bragg provided information on prevention of certain types of cancer. Of all the types of cancer, cervical cancer is the only one with an anticancer vaccine available in medicine right now. In other words, it is the most preventable.

  • Womack Army Medical Center runs strong with army of volunteers

    Jan 21, 2011

    These are the unsung heroes of Fort Bragg, the 350 Red Cross volunteers who serve our Soldiers and Family members are all valuable members of the Fort Bragg team. In essence, they serve our Soldiers so that Soldiers may serve our country.

  • Fort Bragg Blood Donor Center allows donors to save lives

    Jan 21, 2011

    January is National Blood Donor Month, Fort Bragg issued a call to the community to give the gift of life and donate blood.

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