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  • $7.9 million renovation transforms Stewart Army Lodging

    Jul 29, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Guests who have stayed often in Army Lodging at Fort Stewart over the years have a word for newly renovated building 4950: "Wow!" That was not among the words used to describe the three-story building before a $7.9 million, 18-month renovation project transformed it into a warm, more modern and welcoming facility on Coe Avenue.

  • Stewart-Hunter SJA awarded for excellence

    Jul 29, 2010

    <FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Staff Judge Advocate office was presented the American Bar Association's award for excellence in Legal Assistance for Military Personnel during a ceremony held at the Fort Stewart courtroom, July 26. The LAMP award was presented to Lt. Col. Shane Bartee, deputy SJA for Stewart-Hunter, by Brig. Gen. Gill Beck, commander of the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command.

  • 3rd ID helps small village have big vision

    Jul 29, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE SPEICHER, Iraq - The security detachment compound was bustling. Soldiers walked back and forth, engaged in conversations and smiling. Their mission was a little different from their normal security patrols.

  • 2/156 Inf., 3rd Sustainment Bde., sets standard for responsible drawdown

    Jul 29, 2010

    VICTORY BASE COMPLEX, Iraq - As the reduction of forces takes place over the next year, a number of units have been curtailed without replacement. While the thought of returning home early may be music to some Soldiers' ears, it can present a logistical challenge to the units' logistics and supply teams.

  • 5/7 Cav, Iraqis build partnership by working and living together

    Jul 29, 2010

    BAGHDAD - When the Soldiers from Apache Troop, 5th Squadron, 7th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, arrived in Baghdad and went on a joint patrol with a team of Iraqi Federal Police policemen for the first time, they were a little shocked by the vast cultural differences.

  • 4/3 AAB arrives in Anbar, continues advise, train, assist mission

    Jul 29, 2010

    CAMP RAMADI, Iraq - An advise-and-assist brigade from the 3rd Infantry Division arrived earlier this month to begin its transfer of responsibilities with 1st Advise and Assist Brigade, 82nd Airborne Division, as their deployment draws to a close.

  • 293rd MP Co returns from Afghanistan

    Jul 29, 2010

    FORT STEWART, Ga., - A year ago, the 293rd Military Police Company, 385th MP Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, set out on a mission to Afghanistan to help train the Afghani armed forces and police. They returned home with honor and a hero's welcome from a thunderous cheering crowd of flag-waving Family Members, Soldiers and well wishers, July 21.

  • DoD reminds 'Stop-Loss' troops to submit claims

    Jul 29, 2010

    The Department of Defense wants to ensure that anyone who was under "Stop Loss" has an opportunity to apply for a stipend by the deadline of Oct. 21.

  • Bidens welcome home Fort Drum brigade

    Jul 29, 2010

    Vice President Joseph R. Biden Jr. and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden, spent Wednesday afternoon welcoming home Soldiers of 2nd Brigade Combat Team from Iraq and thanking them for their service.

  • Bidens welcome Soldiers home at Fort Drum

    Jul 29, 2010

    Soldiers of the 10th Mountain Division's 2nd Brigade Combat Team received a rousing welcome home from Iraq, not only from fellow Soldiers, family members and community leaders, but also from Vice President Joe Biden and his wife, Dr. Jill Biden.

  • 2nd BCT Soldier named Army Times Soldier of the Year

    Jul 28, 2010

    He's been shot at in combat, he's saved lives on the battlefield and he responded to the wounded victims of the Nov. 5 attack on Fort Hood, and now Staff Sgt. Zackary Filip has been named the Military Times Soldier of the Year.

  • U.S. Forces Command Soldier / NCO of the Year Competition Day 1

    Jul 27, 2010

    Photos from the first day of the U.S. Forces Command Soldier / NCO of the Year competition. The four-day competition is being held at Joint Base Lewis-McChord.

  • 27th Brigade Combat Team Conducting Brigade Annual Training at Fort Drum

    Jul 26, 2010

    By Sunday evening, more than one thousand New York Soldiers were encamped on remote ranges on Fort Drum, ready to begin the 27th Infantry Brigade Combat Team's first brigade-level field exercise since the unit returned from Afghanistan in 2009.

  • Blackhorse muscles motorpool PT

    Jul 26, 2010

    Soldiers from RHHT, 11th ACR, conduct PT at the troop motorpool. Dubbed "Motorpool Mondays," the Soldiers partake in team building exercies such as tire flips, HMMWV pulls and sandbag carries.

  • 2nd Strykers pay tribute to fallen comrade

    Jul 26, 2010

    Zabul, Afghanistan - Dragoons from the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment and Soldiers from Combined Team Zabul packed the small building on Forward Operations Base Apache Thursday night, July 22, 2010, to pay their respects and honor the memory of a very special hero.

  • Army Ground Forces Band gets new commander

    Jul 23, 2010

    Capt. Treg Ancelet (left) receives the unit colors from Lt. Col. Hillary Luton of U.S. Army Forces Command July 8 at Fort McPherson as a symbol of his accepting command of The Army Ground Forces Band. Ancelet assumed command from Maj. Domingos Robinson.

  • Fort Bragg gyms receive much needed renovations

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - If you've noticed that there are fewer gyms on Fort Bragg lately, you're not alone.

  • Fort Bragg inline roller hockey rink adds to quality of life

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Skating aficionados came together to mark the ribbon cutting of a new, state-of-the art inline roller hockey rink Friday on Fort Bragg.

  • Fort Bragg driver improvement school reinforces safety

    Jul 23, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - The goal of the Driver Improvement Training Program is not to serve as punishment for drivers who have been issued citations, but rather to serve as a reinforcement of safety on Fort Bragg.

  • Summertime fun: Fort Bragg children enhance learning skills

    Jul 23, 2010

    Fort Bragg Schools came up with the ultimate learning experience to enhance and strengthen students' reading, language and math skills this summer. The Summer Enrichment program was held from June 21 through Friday at Devers Elementary, Gordon Elementary and Irwin Intermediate schools. Students explored famous musicians, authors and composers with many hands-on learning and creative activities to excite children about learning.

  • Fort Bragg ACAP increases capabilities, marketing for transitioning Soldiers

    Jul 23, 2010

    Soldiers planning to depart the Army in the upcoming months may be able to better market themselves to civilian employers, thanks to the Army Career Alumni Program's new Internet resources called PipelineNC. PipelineNC allows the transitioning Soldiers to post resumes and network with civilian employers and employers are also able to check the posted resumes and return follow-up conversation with prospective employees.

  • Fort Bliss farewells Bromberg, welcomes Pittard

    Jul 22, 2010

    Maj. Gen. Howard Bromberg relinquishes command of Fort Bliss to Maj. Gen. Dana J.H. Pittard.

  • 3/69 Armor Regiment Soldiers train IA on M1A1 Abrams

    Jul 22, 2010

    JOINT SECURITY STATION AL RASHEED, Iraq - At 8:30 a.m. it is 98 degrees Fahrenheit under the tarpaulin. A group of eager Iraqi Army soldiers huddle around Sgt. Jasen Sumner as he explains how to conduct preventive maintenance checks and services on the track pads of the M1A1 Abrams Main Battle Tank. Sumner speaks, his linguist translates, and the students nod their heads in understanding.

  • 'Troop' comforts wounded warriors

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.-The image of a Soldier is usually that of a camouflaged person, weapon in hand, body armor slung over his body as he goes about his duties.

  • State-of-the-art fitness facility dedicated to its namesake

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT BLISS, Texas -- The Joshua W. Soto Physical Fitness Facility at East Fort Bliss was dedicated to its namesake, Sgt. Joshua W. Soto, during the dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony held at the facility's indoor basketball courts July 7.

  • Aviation unit displays effectiveness on the ground in Afghanistan

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE SHANK, Afghanistan - As battle tactics in Afghanistan are adjusted to defeat the enemy, adaptability is a valuable asset to any Army unit involved in combat actions. At Forward Operating Base Shank, Task Force Brawler, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, is displaying its adaptability by being as equally effective on the ground as they are in the air. With the creation of a civil affairs team, led by Capt. Douglas Gray, civil affairs officer in charge, Headquarters and Headquarters Company, TF Brawler, from Ojai, Calif., supports the ongoing counterinsurgency tactic by helping remote villages in the mountainous regions of Afghanistan.

  • Fort Stewart commissary now offers fresher, natural and organic items

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-With many Americans working toward living healthier lifestyles, which includes the food they eat, the commissary at Fort Stewart is now offering more organic and natural items, including produce, beef and seafood.

  • New ADA simulator offers high-tech training

    Jul 22, 2010

    FORT SILL, Okla. --With a point of a finger the Air and Missile Defense Crewmember team-in-training spotted simulated aircraft in the digital terrain of the Joint Fires Multipurpose Dome. The rumble of the plane was heard and felt Friday, as Soldiers from Avenger class number 10-10 stepped onto the platform with a stinger missile in hand.

  • Stewart, Benning DENTAC swap commanders

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Colonel Mark N. McDonald assumed command of The United States Army Dental Activity at Fort Stewart during a change of command ceremony at Marne Garden, July 20, but not before the sound of a dentist drill could be heard from the Marne-Tron.

  • Two more Marne Soldiers honored at Warriors Walk

    Jul 22, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Captain Michael P. Cassidy and Pfc. Francisco Guardado-Ramirez were honored for their service to the nation, July 15, as two trees were added to the long rows of Eastern Redbuds that line Warriors Walk at Fort Stewart.

  • TF Marne honors fallen Peshmerga warriors

    Jul 22, 2010

    CAMP ZAYTUN, ERBIL, Iraq - Task Force Marne Commanding General, Maj. Gen. Tony Cucolo, posthumously awarded two Iraqi Peshmerga the U.S. Army Commendation Medal with Valor Device at Camp Zaytun, Erbil, Iraq, July 18. The awards were presented to the families of the fallen Kurdish Fighting Forces.

  • Fort Bragg Family readiness group members recognized at deployment ceremony

    Jul 22, 2010

    Sixteen Family members of the 525th Battlefield Surveillance Brigade were recognized in a ceremony Friday at the brigade's parade field where they were awarded the Commander's Award for public service, a brigade coin and a blue service star flag.

  • Korean task force dons Marne combat patch

    Jul 22, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan -Soldiers from the Republic of Korea, Task Force Taegeuk, took part in a combat patch ceremony at Bagram Airfield, Afghanistan, July 14. The task force put on the combat patch of the unit they are subordinate to, the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, part of the 3rd Infantry Division.

  • Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo entertains, honors Fort Carson Soldiers

    Jul 22, 2010

    COLORADO SPRINGS, Colo.-The Pikes Peak or Bust rodeo family once again honored the men and women of the Fort Carson community July 14 at the Norris-Penrose Event Center in Colorado Springs at the 70th annual Pikes Peak or Bust Rodeo.

  • Global Medic 2010: Multi-service units train in national exercise

    Jul 22, 2010

  • Special Forces Soldiers receive medals for valor

    Jul 22, 2010

    Fifty-eight Soldiers of the 7th Special Forces Group were honored in an awards ceremony at the U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School Friday, for valorous actions during Operation Enduring Freedom.

  • Spouse jobs program to relaunch in October

    Jul 21, 2010

    The Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program will resume Oct. 25, but with some significant changes to the popular spouse employment program.

  • Unit Risk Inventory provides commanders snapshot of unit

    Jul 20, 2010

    FORT POLK, La. -- Often, when an officer takes command of a unit, he or she might not know the Soldiers well.

  • Wrangler Brigade Shows Off Hand-to-Hand Combat Skills

    Jul 20, 2010

    While the Fort Hood and III Corps combatives tournament dominated many units' schedules during the week of June 28 to July 1, many of those units, including the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), and its team did their share of domination throughout the competition...

  • Fort Polk's 83rd Soldiers receive food for body, spirit

    Jul 20, 2010

    Fort Polk's 83rd Chemical Battalion held a prayer breakfast at the 1st Maneuver Enhancement Brigade Dining Facility July 14. Retired Chap. (Col.) Scott McChrystal spoke at the event about stress in the lives of Soldiers. Along with a speech from McChrystal, attendees also received copies of his book "Daily Strength for the Battle: You, God's Word, 5 Minutes."

  • 21st Combat Support Hospital Remembers Soldier

    Jul 20, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - Friends and family members gathered at the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) chapel July 13 to pay their respects to Spc. Lacy Ann Null...

  • FORSCOM Command Team Visits Fort Bragg, New Headquarters Site

    Jul 20, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. Aca,!aEURc Asked about his first impression of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex under construction here, Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, simply said Aca,!aEURc "Wow". Making their first visit to Fort Bragg since taking charge of the Army's largest command, Thurman and FORSCOM's new top enlisted Soldier, Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling, spent an event-filled Thursday, on post, meeting with XVIII Airborne Corps leaders and Soldiers, attending the 1st Theater Support Command's change of command ceremony and touring the headquarters construction site.

  • Carson Soldier receives national CFC Hero award

    Jul 16, 2010

    Fort Carson's Combined Federal Campaign project officer was among 10 federal employees to receive the U.S. Office of Personnel Management's national Hero Award during a White House ceremony.

  • FORSCOM Command Team Visits Fort Bragg, New Headquarters Site

    Jul 16, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. Aca,!aEURc Asked about his first impression of the U.S. Army Forces Command/U.S. Army Reserve Command combined headquarters complex under construction here, Gen. James D. Thurman, FORSCOM commanding general, simply said Aca,!aEURc "Wow".

  • FORSCOMAca,!E+torch party recognized

    Jul 16, 2010

    Soldiers and Civilian employees of U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM), the Army's largest command, gathered at FORSCOM headquarters Wednesday to recognize 13 members of FORSCOM's "Torch Party" during a departure ceremony that marked the official start of FORSCOM's move to its new home at Fort Bragg, N.C. The FORSCOM employees who participated in the ceremony will be joined by 37 other FORSCOM staff members in North Carolina as they plant the command's ceremonial guidon at the Old Bowley School on Fort Bragg and begin preparations for the arrival of several hundred additional members of FORSCOM's advance echelon in October. Under the provisions of BRAC legislation of 2005, Fort McPherson must close no later than Sept. 15, 2011.

  • Fort Stewart MP SkyWatch gives traffic enforcement a lift

    Jul 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - Most people look to the skies to star gaze. If you were on Georgia Hwy 144 a few miles outside the gate Friday afternoon, you just may have seen one star a little closer to the horizon. Brigadier General Jeffrey Phillips, 3rd Infantry Division deputy commanding general-rear, was in the sky - 24 feet up, to be exact - with the help of an elevated SkyWatch tower.

  • 3rd ID NCO named first CSM of the new Army Reserve Legal Command, first female CSM for JAG Corps

    Jul 15, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga.</b> - She first joined the Army in June 1984, enlisting as a 27D, paralegal specialist. Now at the top of her profession, Sgt. Maj. Claudia L. Turner looks back on her career, satisfied that she made the right decision to join the Army and the right decision to be a paralegal specialist. In September, this Army Reserve Soldier, who is currently serving on active duty with the 3rd Infantry Division's Staff Judge Advocate office, will take charge of a new Army Reserve unit. She'll be the first command sergeant major for the U.S. Army Reserve Legal Command as well as the first female command sergeant for U.S. Army Judge Advocate General's Corps.

  • 3rd CAB joins Korean counterparts on first mission in Afghanistan

    Jul 15, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - Soldiers from the 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, Task Force Falcon, had the opportunity to join their Republic of Korea counterparts in the ROK Army's first aviation mission in Afghanistan out of Bagram Airfield, July 8.

  • Proofing the System

    Jul 15, 2010

    Thomas deployed to Iraq with the 404th Aviation Support Battalion, caring for the 4th Infantry Division's Aviation Brigade in June of 2008. Medical supply was among her many duties, which included designing a system for tracking casualties and other troops evacuated from the battlefield. When Thomas was suddenly overtaken by a medical condition during her deployment, she was quickly evacuated and tracked by the very same system she designed.

  • New commander arrives for 'Above and Beyond' Battalion

    Jul 15, 2010

    FORT RUCKER, Ala. -- The Soldiers of "Above and Beyond" 2nd Battalion, 58th Aviation Regiment welcomed their new commander during a ceremony at the U.S. Army Aviation Museum July 10.

  • Double amputee takes charge of Wounded Warrior Program

    Jul 14, 2010

    The U.S. Army Wounded Warrior Program gained a new director Tuesday-one who has a lot in common with those he'll be leading. Lt. Col. Gregory D. Gadson, a West Point graduate, lost both of his legs to a roadside bomb in Iraq in 2007.

  • Carson Soldiers feature of TV spots

    Jul 14, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. - Sgt. 1st Class Easy, Staff Sgt. Lefty and Pfc. Ahab are just three Fort Carson Soldiers being featured in American Forces Network television spots taped July 13 and 14.

  • First Army's top NCO selected for duty at Forces Command

    Jul 14, 2010

    An interview with Command Sgt. Maj. Riling upon his departure from First Army.

  • First Army Soldiers arrive for duty at Rock Island Arsenal

    Jul 14, 2010

    The first two First Army Soldiers to officially be stationed at Rock Island Arsenal arrived June 28.

  • First wave of FORSCOM staff carries 'torch' to North Carolina

    Jul 13, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (July 13, 2010) - The first of many Soldiers and Civilian staff members of the Army's largest command gathered today at their headquarters to mark the official start of U.S. Army Forces Command's relocation to Fort Bragg, N.C. Dubbed the "Torch Party" departure ceremony, the event included hundreds of FORSCOM staffers, who assembled to recognize 13 members of the first wave of their fellow headquarters personnel departing for North Carolina. These initial "torchbearers" will be joined at Fort Bragg by 37 other FORSCOM staff members from Fort McPherson as they plant the Command's forward element's guidon at the Old Bowley School on Fort Bragg. The mission of the 50-member Torch Party is to begin preparations for the arrival of hundreds with the FORSCOM Advance Echelon to Bragg in October.

  • Army's largest command welcomes new Command Sergeant Major

    Jul 13, 2010

    Guns fired in salute as the Army's largest command welcomed its 16th Command Sergeant Major during a Change of Responsibility ceremony in front of U.S. Army Forces Command's headquarters, July 12.

  • Army nursing students save patient's life in Madigan parking lot

    Jul 13, 2010

    Two practical nursing course students used Army medical skills and quick instincts to save the life of a patient suffering from a heart attack June 25, outside Madigan Army Medical Center.

  • Combat advisors learn advanced lifesaving skills

    Jul 13, 2010

    Combat advisor teams from the Army, Navy and Air Force learned lifesaving techniques for use on today's modern battlefield at the 6th Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Infantry Brigade's Tiger First Responder course, or TFR. The three-day class complies with Army Medical Department doctrine and training and is taught by instructors with various backgrounds and personal experiences.

  • FORSCOM bids farewell to retiring CSM Carey

    Jul 12, 2010

    FORT McPHERSON, Ga. (July 12, 2010) - "The steel mill closed...I was tending bar, working for a plumber, and I saw a John Wayne movie...," said Command Sgt. Maj. Dennis M. Carey, U.S. Army Forces Command, when asked why a young man from Phoenixville, Pa. joined the Army in 1977. When Carey passes responsibility to Command Sgt. Maj. Ronald T. Riling July 12, 2010, he will have spent more than four years as the senior enlisted Soldier of FORSCOM and more than 33 years in uniform. With dozens of commendations during the last three decades, Carey served in every leadership position from team leader to command sergeant major.

  • 2nd Strykers assume responsibility of area in southern Afghanistan

    Jul 12, 2010

    Zabul, Afghanistan - The Sabers of 4th Squadron of the 2nd Stryker Cavalry Regiment became the first Squadron in the Regiment to assume responsibility of an area of operation in southern Afghanistan. During a transfer of authority ceremony held June 28 the Sabers replaced 8th Squadron, 1st Cavalry Regiment as the commanding unit at Forward Operating Base Spin Boldak, Afghanistan, near the Pakistan border.

  • New commander takes charge at 198th Infantry Brigade

    Jul 9, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - The 198th Infantry Brigade installed a new commander June 30 - and bid farewell to his predecessor. COL Bruce Parker took over the leadership post during a change of command ceremony at Sand Hill's Kannell Field. He replaces COL Daniel Kessler, who's retiring after 27 years on active duty.

  • 289th Quartermaster Company Deploys to Iraq

    Jul 9, 2010

    Friends, family members and fellow Soldiers filled the Kieschnick physical fitness center to say farewell to the 289th Quartermaster Company, 553rd Combat Sustainment Support Battalion July 1...

  • JRTC roleplay props: Ultimate in special effects

    Jul 9, 2010

    Prior to deployment, units from throughout the Army participate in a rotation, a series of immersive training exercises conducted at the JRTC over the course of several days or weeks.

  • British officer makes the grade in the Cav

    Jul 9, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - A pivotal moment in a 1st Cavalry Division Soldier's career is when he or she gets promoted or receives an award. These promotions and awards show the utmost recognition of a job well done.

  • Fort Bragg youth enjoy canoeing on Smith Lake

    Jul 9, 2010

    FORT BRAGG, N.C. - Since Marcial Reyes, 11, began participating in the Experience, Develop, Grow and Excel program, he said one of his favorite activities has been socializing with friends.

  • Fort Bragg Toddler Summer Camp

    Jul 9, 2010

    Fort Bragg toddler summer camp, Twaddler Time at Rodriguez Child Development Center costs $14 a day, Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Twaddler Time includes playtime, outside fun, learning self-help techniques, dress-up, circle time, arts and crafts and a snack time.

  • Fort Bragg, XVIII Abn. Corps win Best Antiterrorism Program

    Jul 9, 2010

    On June 17, Headquarters, Department of Army announced Fort Bragg's "Team Protect," a combined effort between the XVIII Abn. Corps protection cell and the Fort Bragg Security and Intelligence Division, the winner of the 2010 Best Army Antiterrorism Program for a large installation.

  • Fort Bragg uses OPSEC site for Families of deployed Soldiers

    Jul 9, 2010

    Operation Security is of the utmost importance to Soldiers and often, one of the biggest threats to our Soldiers' safety in combat comes from one of their biggest assets in peace - their Families. Because of this, the Army has created a website designed to explain to Family members the importance of operation security.

  • Fort Bragg military police honor fallen comrades

    Jul 9, 2010

    The 16th Military Police Brigade's memorial ceremony June 29, was held under a downpour of rain. The ceremony honored their fallen comrades, friends, husbands, fathers and sons. Family members huddled under a yellow and black tent as the National Anthem played softly in the rain. "This memorial represents their sacrifice and represents patriots who gave everything," said Col. Mary Maier, commander of the 16th MP Bde.

  • At Your Service: Best iPhone apps for military lifestyle

    Jul 9, 2010

    United States Soldiers are the ultimate globetrotters of the 21st century. Balancing work, Family and everything in-between, is a breeze thanks to Apple's invention of the iPhone - a digital hybrid that takes cellular service and Internet use to the next level. Now boasting over 10,000 selections, iPhone applications (better known as apps) turn mobile devices into powerhouses of information offering everything from workout routines to mortgage rate calculators.

  • Fort Bragg inducts new Sgt. Audie Murphy Club members

    Jul 9, 2010

    Members of one of the Army's most prestigious societies, the Sgt. Audie Murphy Club named in honor of the nation's most decorated Soldier, welcomed three Fort Bragg noncommissioned officers June 25 at Memorial Hall here.

  • 1st Air Cavalry Brigade changes command

    Jul 9, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas - The 1st Air Cavalry Brigade, 1st Cavalry Division, and four of its battalions changed command, here, July 7.

  • Future Army officers get early introduction to special operations at Fort Bragg

    Jul 9, 2010

    The U.S. Army John F. Kennedy Special Warfare Center and School has opened three special operations forces courses to senior U.S. Military Academy at West Point, and U.S. Army Cadet Command cadets over the summer: Special Forces Assessment and Selection and the Survival, Evasion, Resistance and Escape course at Fort Bragg, and the Combat Diver Qualification Course in Key West.

  • TRADOC Band Commander lends support to 82nd Airborne Division's Band

    Jul 9, 2010

    Within the first week of assuming responsibility as the U.S. Army TRADOC Band Commander, at Fort Monroe, Capt. Scott McKenzie has been to the fire and back.

  • Army Ground Forces Band baton passes to new commander

    Jul 8, 2010

    Maj. Domingos Robinson relinquished command of The Army Ground Forces Band to Capt. Treg Ancelet during change of command ceremonies at Fort McPherson, Ga., July 8, 2010.

  • Guard opens language training center in Georgia

    Jul 8, 2010

    The newly constructed Georgia National Guard Language Training Center recently opened its doors at the Clay National Guard Center in Marietta, Ga., and provides the resources necessary for military intelligence linguists to hone their language skills.

  • Town hall meeting addresses Fort Riley residents' concerns

    Jul 7, 2010

  • Home run, Hearts Apart Families take in ballgame

    Jul 7, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Families of deployed Soldiers were treated to a picnic and were given tickets to a Junction City Generals baseball game.

  • Dads, daughters bond at tea party

    Jul 7, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Fathers and daughters shared a unique experience during the second annual Dad and Me Tea Party.

  • Warrior Transition Battalion spouses retreat at Rock Springs

    Jul 7, 2010

  • 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary) Headquarters Returns

    Jul 7, 2010

    Hundreds of families and friends were crowded inside the Kieschnick physical fitness center on Support Avenue for the homecoming ceremony of the 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary). Approximately 240 Soldiers from the 13th ESC headquarters redeployed July 3...

  • Wrangler Brigade NCOs Learn Advanced Marksmanship

    Jul 7, 2010

    The 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), sees a constant shuffle between deploying and redeploying units throughout the year. In order to prepare its troops for those various missions, both on the home front and abroad, the Wrangler Brigade is creating a team of noncommissioned officers to share their knowledge on advanced marksmanship...

  • Wrangler Brigade Motorcycle Safety Week

    Jul 7, 2010

    Motorcycle riders from the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary), recently spent a week participating in various safety classes and activities that culminated in a group motorcycle ride June 25...

  • 49th Transportation Battalion Change of Command

    Jul 7, 2010

    In a ceremony June 24, Lt. Col. Lillard D. Evans accepted command of the 49th Transportation Battalion, 4th Sustainment Brigade, from Lt. Col. Peter M. Haas. The change of command took place at Guidon Field with Soldiers, friends, and family members of Haas and Evans present...

  • Exercise helps Soldiers think through the unthinkable

    Jul 7, 2010

  • AW2 Symposium puts GI Bill transferability among top issues

    Jul 7, 2010

    Being able to transfer GI Bill benefits to dependents if medically retired rates high among concerns for wounded warriors, as identified at the Army Wounded Warrior Program Symposium, June 21-25, in San Antonio, Texas.

  • MRAP being loaded on a trailer

    Jul 7, 2010

    A Mine Resistant Ambush Protected Vehicle being loaded onto a trailer at Joint Base Balad as part of the Durable Express. The Durable Express is an effort of the 1st Sustainment Brigade in the Responsible Drawdown of Forces from Iraq.

  • World War I veteran awarded Purple Heart 92 years later

    Jul 7, 2010

    More than 92 years after getting wounded, Cpl. Gus Bishop was rightfully awarded the Purple Heart, and thanks to his grandson's efforts, will forever be remembered as an American hero.

  • Fort Riley, Junction City chosen as historic Kansas 'wonder'

    Jul 6, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - And then there were eight. A selection committee from the Kansas Sampler Foundation has counted the votes and the Fort Riley-Junction City area has been selected as one of the 8 Wonders of Historic Kansas.

  • Fort Irwin saving billions of drops of water through recycling program

    Jul 6, 2010

    FORT IRWIN, Calif.- Each day that Fort Irwin and the National Training Center's recycled water, or tertiary treated water, program is in use more than 1.8 billion drops of water or 200,000 to 300,000 gallons of water are saved, which is a significant effort in any climate, but especially in the Mojave Desert, where Fort Irwin is located.

  • Soldiers 'unleash the chaos' for Independence Day

    Jul 6, 2010

    Soldiers with Company C, 1st Battalion, 38th Infantry Regiment, 4th Stryker Brigade Combat Team, 2nd Infantry Division, celebrate the Fourth of July by throwing chemical lights into the air to take the place of fireworks during an Independence Day celebration in Baghdad, July 4.

  • Servicemembers become citizens during Fourth of July ceremony in Iraq

    Jul 4, 2010

    One hundred fifty-six service members from 56 different countries recited the Oath of Citizenship in the rotunda of Al Faw Palace and marked the Fourth of July as the day they became American citizens.

  • Casualty assistance officers help families find light in darkness

    Jul 2, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The Army has come a long way from the days of Vietnam, when families of service members killed on active duty were greeted with telegrams coldly notifying them of their loss. Today, the Army sends trained notification teams, followed rapidly by casualty assistance officers to guide families through decision-making and completion of the necessary paperwork for all the benefits they have coming to them.

  • JBLM spouse faces a painful, new reality

    Jul 2, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - The news came loud, but unclear. Erica Paci was awakened by vigorous knocking at her front door. Her heart pounding, she jumped out of bed and ran to see who was there. Met by two service members, a military spouse's worst nightmare suddenly became Paci's reality.

  • War Fighter Takes Reins Of Logistics Team

    Jul 2, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Col. Robert "Pat" Sullivan prefers looking at things from a service-oriented point of view. So, when asked what he expects from the more than 600 military, civilian and contractor employees working for the Logistics Support Activity, the organization's new commander changed the question around and asked "What should they expect from me'" In his view, the answer to both questions is the same.

  • TF 12's Victory Chapel nears completion for July dedication

    Jul 2, 2010

    Soldiers of the 12th Combat Aviation Brigade often greet one another with the unit greeting of "Wings of Victory," but that phrase will take on new meaning with the completion of Task Force 12's own Victory Chapel July 1 at Contingency Operating Base Adder, Iraq. As U.S. Army Europe Command's premier aviation brigade nears the end of its tour, it is leaving behind a legacy of great relationships and successful partnerships with various units in Iraq. One significant legacy it will leave for those who will rotate into country is that of a place for spiritual guidance and resiliency at Victory Chapel.

  • USDS Psychologist fights battle of minds

    Jul 2, 2010

    Soldiers are known for performing under pressure, but even the hard chargers need someplace to turn when the going gets tough.

  • New emergency services on Fort Irwin commemorated

    Jul 1, 2010

    Fort Irwin and the National Training Center, Calif., has procured new resources and provided upgrades to its emergency services system. Ten emergency medical dispatchers and nine paramedic firefighters have been hired. A new communications 800 MHz repeater has been installed to provide communications from Fort Irwin to trauma centers in the County of San Bernardino and the state of Nevada. In addition, new emergency medical dispatch computer hardware and software has been incorporated into the existing Fort Irwin emergency dispatch center.

  • FORSCOM, USARC coordinate BRAC relocation

    Jul 1, 2010

    Planners and leaders from U.S. Army Forces Command and U.S Army Reserve Command met to coordinate the next milestone in Base Realignment and Closure relocation of the two commands to Fort Bragg, N.C.

  • 1/10 FA pays respects to fallen warrior

    Jun 30, 2010

    CONTINGENCY OPERATING BASE DELTA, Iraq - Soldiers of COB Delta filled the theater to pay their final respects to a fellow warrior, June 4. Team Kahuna, a military transition team from Fort Riley, Kan., attached to the 1st Battalion, 10th Field Artillery Regiment, 3rd Heavy Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, paid their final respects to one of their own.

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