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  • 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.

  • 3rd CAB Aviators receive Combat Action Badge

    Jun 30, 2010

    BAGRAM AIRFIELD, Afghanistan - U.S. Army Chief Warrant Officer Rick Campbell, a pilot in Task Force Knighthawk, 3rd Combat Aviation Brigade, TF Falcon, from Niles, Ohio, received a Combat Action Badge at Bagram Airfield, June 26.

  • Stewart-Hunter deployment manager focuses on preparing Soldiers, Families

    Jun 30, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- The Army Community Service Offices at Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield are busy places; that is a given. And in either one of them, you will find a variety of persons who take pride in their work and promise to give all who come in the best service available, even going beyond what may be required for the visitor.

  • Motorcycle safety a top concern at 188th Infantry Brigade

    Jun 30, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- During the summer months, as temperatures rise, experienced riders pull their motorcycles out of their garages more often, and future riders begin to consider their first investments to get them out on the road. And as gas prices continue to increase, so too has the popularity of Soldiers riding motorcycles. Currently more than 33,000 motorcycles are registered on Army installations, according to the U.S. Army Combat Readiness/Safety Center; subsequently, motorcycle accident rates have increased proportionately.

  • Wounded Ranger returns to Hunter Army Airfield

    Jun 30, 2010

    <b>HUNTER ARMY AIRFIELD, Ga. </b>- Rangers from the 1st Ranger Battalion, 75th Ranger Regiment greeted Staff Sgt. Cory Remsburg with cheers and applause when he arrived at Hunter Army Airfield in his van and was placed into his wheelchair, June 25.

  • 4th IBCT, 3rd ID, cases colors, head to Iraq

    Jun 30, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- A traditional ceremony marked the final step of deployment preparation for Soldiers assigned to the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team as the brigade and battalion's colors were cased on Fort Stewart's Cottrell Field, June 25.

  • 3rd Infantry Division headquarters Iraq deployment extended by 30 days

    Jun 30, 2010

    The Department of Defense decided June 25, that the Division Special Troops Battalion, 3rd Infantry Division, a 700-plus Soldier unit that comprises the headquarters of U.S. Division-North, is being extended in northern Iraq for 30 days.

  • ACS helps 4th IBCT Soldiers, Families prepare for deployment

    Jun 30, 2010

    <b> FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Army Community Service hosted a Pre-Deployment Briefing and Fair for Soldiers and Family Members of the 4th Infantry Brigade Combat Team, 3rd Infantry Division, at Fort Stewart's Caro Gym, June 14 - 25.

  • Commentary: Remember prices paid for Independence Day celebrations

    Jun 30, 2010

    For most of us, the coming weekend will be filled with family gatherings, festivals and fireworks. While we enjoy our freedoms here in the states, U.S. military members around the world are patrolling deserts, flying in darkness, navigating the high seas and risking their lives in far-off places like Iraq and Afghanistan.

  • PIF improves Husky to support Warfighter

    Jun 28, 2010

    The workforce at the Aviation, Missile Research, Development and Engineering Center's Prototype Integration Facility is engaged in the Vehicle Mounted Mine Detection Husky System Improvements Program that will soon to be deployed to Afghanistan.

  • The art of calling for fire

    Jun 28, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- A slight miscalculation when shooting an artillery round can mean the difference between destroying an enemy target and wiping out a city block.

  • Chiefs visit Fort Riley PX

    Jun 27, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - Zach Sheets said he's been a fan of the Kansas City Chiefs for 24 years - almost 25.

  • Home-style hangout: JBLM recreation center reopens after $4.5 million facelift

    Jun 25, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - Soldiers living in barracks have one less excuse to feel confined to them. After being closed for nearly 18 months, Nelson Recreation Center reopened its doors in a ceremony June 17. Originally built in 1960, the center underwent major renovations. It's all a part of the Army Family Covenant's promise to improve quality of life for Soldiers and their families.

  • I Corps CSM thanks community for its support

    Jun 25, 2010

    LAKEWOOD, Wash. - As part of I Corps' efforts to stay connected with surrounding communities, Command Sgt. Maj. Frank Grippe updated the Lakewood Chamber of Commerce military affairs committee on the return of I Corps from a deployment in Iraq and preparations for the return of 18,000 more Soldiers and Airmen throughout the summer.

  • Patriotism Rings At Community Concert

    Jun 25, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Nine-year-old Samuel Tucker Styes of Harvest came decked out in his own military uniform to the Armed Forces Celebration Week's Concert in the Park at Joe Davis Stadium. He quickly made friends with the Veteran Memorial Museum's Randy Withrow, who showed the aspiring Soldier how a jeep from World War II is operated. That haphazard exchange - the sharing of military history along with Army values with a public that is interested, curious and supportive - was par for the course during an Armed Forces Celebration Week event June 14 that has long been a community favorite.

  • Polk's FreedomFest is free, features Trace Adkins

    Jun 25, 2010

    FreedomFest explodes at Fort Polk in a flare of fireworks and fun July 3 at the Polk Army Airfield beginning at 3 p.m.

  • Building Network Of Employment

    Jun 25, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Huntsville just became another top choice for national recognition. And this time, the recognition directly relates to the Army's veterans. During the signing of the Armed Forces Celebration Week proclamation June 14, community leaders shared the podium with the Army's director of Human Resources Policy Directorate, who announced a new Army program that will be launched in Huntsville to recruit, employ and retain veterans in federal employment.

  • A Co, 4-353rd Infantry Regiment sets C-IED training standard

    Jun 25, 2010

    "This is the best dismounted (improvised explosive device) indicator lane that I have ever seen," said Chuck Launderville, a counter-IED integration cell, or C12C, member from Fort Bragg, N.C. during a visit to the 162nd C-IED training lane June 9. CI2C representatives from Fort Bragg, N.C.; Fort Drum, N.Y.; Fort Campbell, Ky.; and Fort Stewart, Ga.; as well as two representatives from the 1st Army IED Master Trainer Program at Camp Shelby, Miss., visited the 162nd Infantry Brigade C-IED training conducted by A Company, 4th Battalion, 353rd Infantry Regiment, 162nd Inf Bde on North Fort Polk.

  • New VAAca,!E+clinic set to help local vets in 2011

    Jun 25, 2010

    Along the largely undeveloped stretch of La. Hwy 467 leading north out of Fort Polk, a small break occurs in the mostly unbroken line of long leaf pines. Set in the clearing June 23 was a canvas shelter with seats and a pile of dirt with four protruding shovels. The Department of Veterans Affairs and members of Fort Polk were performing a groundbreaking ceremony for a new, Community-based Veteran's Administration Outpatient clinic.

  • 'More than words on a bumper sticker ... This is by and large a family-based Army,' says A

    Jun 25, 2010

    Secretary of the Army John McHugh visits Fort Polk June 23.

  • Tattered Red, White, Blue stirs deep emotions for 2HBCT, 3ID Cdr

    Jun 25, 2010

    A brigade commander keeps an American flag he's had for 24 years.

  • Fort Stewart opens new SFAC

    Jun 25, 2010

    Fort Stewart opens new 15,000 square foot Soldier and Family Assistance Center.

  • Eagle Scout builds benches at Warriors Walk

    Jun 25, 2010

    Eagle Scout, Aaron Jacobs, led special project to build concrete benches for Families visiting Fort Stewart's Warriors Walk, which honors 3rd Infantry Division's fallen Soldiers.

  • Leisure Travel offers Soldiers, Families discounted vacations

    Jun 25, 2010

    Fort Stewart's Leisure Travel Office offers discounted vacation packages for Soldiers and Family Members.

  • Hunter Soldiers roll vehicle but survive

    Jun 25, 2010

    Hunter Army Airfield - Two Soldiers from Hunter Army Airfield rolled their vehicle but survived.

  • Five Marne Division Soldiers honored at Warriors Walk

    Jun 25, 2010

    Five 3rd Infantry Division Soldier who died while serving in Iraq were honored in a special ceremony.

  • Wounded warriors inspire the nation

    Jun 24, 2010

    Dedicated survivors and their supporters demonstrate their physical prowess and determination as they travel from San Francisco to Virginia Beach, Va. during the Sea to Shining Sea Ride Across America cross-country cycling event, stopping in Gunnison and Fort Carson, Colo.

  • Secretary of the Army visits FORSCOM

    Jun 24, 2010

    FORT MCPHERSON, Ga. (June 24, 2010)-Secretary of the Army John McHugh arrived at Headquarters, U.S. Army Forces Command (FORSCOM) earlier today, to attend a series of presentations from FORSCOM Commander Gen. James D. Thurman and other FORSCOM officials. The purpose of the secretary's visit was for him to enhance his knowledge of FORSCOM's mission and current operations. Briefing topics included FORSCOM's role as an Army Command and an Army Service Component Command, the Army Force Generation (ARFORGEN) process, and the operational transition of the Reserve Component.

  • Chiarelli: suicides down, but not enough

    Jun 24, 2010

    While the number of suicides among active-duty Soldiers has fallen, the Army's vice chief told lawmakers that it's not enough.

  • Army screening uncovers wounds of war

    Jun 23, 2010

    Established in 2005, the Post-Deployment Health Reassessment screens for physical and behavioral health issues that may have developed due to deployment in a combat area.

  • Black Jack engineers 'blow the lid' on training

    Jun 22, 2010

    FORT HOOD, Texas- There are a lot of ways to make a hole. You can use a shovel. You can use your hands. You can even get someone else to do it for you. Or, if you're an Army combat engineer, you can take a little bit louder of an approach.

  • Gates reviews military spouse career program

    Jun 22, 2010

    Defense Secretary Robert M. Gates is grappling with the best way to reopen the Military Spouse Career Advancement Accounts program to new applicants, concerned that the program has morphed beyond its original intent and cost estimates.

  • 81st Adjutant General Detachment Receives Unit Award

    Jun 21, 2010

    The Soldiers of the 81st Adjutant General Detachment (Postal), 4th Sustainment Brigade, stood proudly in the Kieschnick Physical Fitness Center as they received recognition for their tireless work and professionalism for the postal operation they executed in the joint military mail terminals in Iraq and Kuwait June 10...

  • Full 'Bird' father promotes son to Captain

    Jun 21, 2010

    Capt. Dwight C. Thompson not only shares a name with his father, he also chose to follow in his father's footsteps as an Army officer. Thompson's parents both traveled from the west coast to attend his promotion ceremony June 9, and his father, Col. Dwight A. Thompson, performed the promotion at the 4th Sustainment Brigade, 13th Sustainment Command (Expeditionary)...

  • PHOTOS: FORSCOM commander visits Long Knife troopers

    Jun 21, 2010

    FORSCOM commander visits Long Knife troopers

  • Warrior Zone provides entertainment, place to hang out for Fort Riley Soldiers

    Jun 19, 2010

    FORT RILEY, Kan. - For Soldiers looking for something to do, a place to hang out or a place get a quick bite to eat, the Warrior Zone has it all.

  • Fort Carson ACS program teaches community about Army life

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- An Army Community Service program exclusive to Fort Carson gives members of the surrounding community a better understanding of military life.

  • Quilt tells fallen Soldiers' stories

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---Continuing its nationwide journey paying tribute to fallen servicemembers from the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, the Lost Heroes Art Quilt was on display at the Fort Carson Post Exchange over Memorial Day Weekend.

  • Fort Carson SFAC holds open house

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo. -- The Soldier and Family Assistance Center hosted an open house for Fort Carson and members of the community June 3, showing off its new building and the many different services offered to wounded Soldiers and their Family members.

  • 'Extraordinary time' to be in the military

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORT BENNING, Ga. - Adm. Mike Mullen discussed various hot spots around the globe during his June 4 town hall meeting on Sand Hill.

  • Guide Dog Gives New Way Of Looking At Life

    Jun 18, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- Maj. Tracey Smith sounds like any other proud mama when she talks about her "Garland." She is quick to show you a picture or tell you a story about all of Garland's "firsts." You can hear the joy in her voice when she talks about bringing Garland home for the first time; you can hear the strain when she talks about the day Garland left for college. For a brief moment, you almost forget that Garland is a dog. Of course, she's not just any dog; she is well on her way to being a guide dog for the Guiding Eyes for the Blind organization.

  • Recognizing America's Civilian Heroes

    Jun 18, 2010

    REDSTONE ARSENAL, Ala. -- "Please accept this on behalf of a grateful command." "Please thank your family." "Thank you for what you have done." Those were the words of appreciation expressed over and over again by Maj. Gen. Jim Myles, commander of the Aviation and Missile Command and Redstone Arsenal, to more than 50 civilian and contractor employees Thursday during an AMCOM Deployed Workforce Recognition Ceremony.

  • Fort Carson, 4th Inf. Div. celebrate Iron Horse Week

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORT CARSON, Colo.---With the thunderous boom of a cannon and the raising of colors, approximately 8,500 Soldiers of Fort Carson and the 4th Infantry Division rendered honors to the nation June 14 beginning festivities for Iron Horse Week and creating precedence for a new Mountain Post tradition.

  • Kids reel in stringers of fun at Fort Stewart Fishing Rodeo

    Jun 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- Kids of all ages, along with their parents, lined the banks of Fort Stewart's Pond #30 for a morning of fishing fun, June 12. So many Families showed up for this summer's first fishing rodeo that parking extended from the designated parking area onto the road leading to it with spill over parking along the side of the dirt roads surrounding other smaller ponds.

  • Joing Base Lewis-McChord preparing for Warrior Forge

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - Preparing tomorrow's battlefield leaders for the austere conditions found in forward deployed areas is a tough mission. Preparing the training areas and schedules for the Leader Development and Assessment Course can be even tougher. For the past few months, 1st Battalion, 94th Field Artillery Regiment has been hard at work setting the stage for Warrior Forge 2010.

  • Mariners shortstop 'thankful' for troops

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-MCCHORD, Wash. - With friends and family in the military, Josh Wilson knows about the values of duty and personal sacrifice. He's seen them up close. That's why the Seattle Mariner shortstop considered making the 50-mile trip south to Joint Base Lewis-McChord June 1 the least he could do.

  • Soldiers charged in Afghan killings

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD. Wash. - Charges were preferred Tuesday evening against three additional Soldiers who are accused in the deaths of three Afghan civilians between January and May 2010.

  • JBLM triathlete returns to All-Army team competition after two-year absence

    Jun 18, 2010

    JOINT BASE LEWIS-McCHORD, Wash. - In 2008 he defended his doctoral dissertation. Last year, he defended his country by deploying to Iraq. For those reasons, Mark Orwat has been absent from the Armed Forces Men's Triathlon Championship for two years. He hopes to make a triumphal return as a member of the All-Army team in the 2010 event, which takes place June 5 at Naval Base Ventura County, Point Mugu, Calif.

  • 3rd ID Field Artillery CSM makes a difference in his Soldiers' lives

    Jun 18, 2010

    FORWARD OPERATING BASE MAREZ, Iraq - The Vietnam War had a tremendous impact on the lives of many people, especially following the fall of Saigon in April 1975. In particular, the war impacted Command Sgt. Maj. Hai Dang and his Family, who immigrated to the U.S. following the war's end. Along with an estimated 1.4 million refugees who resettled to the United States, was the command sergeant major of 1st Battalion, 9th Field Artillery, Command Sgt. Maj. Dang. He came with his mother, sister, two brothers, and three aunts. Life in a new country wasn't easy and brought with it many things that took getting used to.

  • Hunter employees briefed on hurricanes, severe weather

    Jun 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "Make a plan, get a kit, and stay informed" was the message to Hunter Army Airfield Soldiers, Family Members, and DoD Civilians at their annual Hurricane Briefing held June 9 at the Hunter Post Theater.

  • Register now for absentee ballot

    Jun 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>- "There are potentially six million military voters that could vote in the upcoming election," said Louisa Sigman, voting assistance officer with Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield's Directorate of Human Resources. "Many people may think this year is an off-year election, but Americans will be voting on 38 seats for the U.S. Senate, all 434 seats in the U.S. House of Representatives and 39 state or territorial governor seats."

  • Fort Carson, community leaders discuss partnership

    Jun 18, 2010

    Fort Carson and local community members met at Alternate Escapes to discuss ways to better support Soldiers and their Families through the Warrior Family Community Partnership.

  • Stewart, Hunter celebrate Army's 235th birthday

    Jun 18, 2010

    <b>FORT STEWART, Ga. </b>-Fort Stewart-Hunter Army Airfield leaders celebrated the Army 235th birthday with a cake cutting ceremony held at the 3rd Infantry Division Museum and at the Hunter Club, June 14.

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